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City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, advertisements, community service information and events, bulletin boards, requests, telephone requests, web postings, email requests etc.) of short items (in most cases) about matters of local interest in Welland. Want to submit an item for consideration? Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFE TO SWIM AT YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?
WELLAND – Check the water before you go swimming this weekend, or any day. Make sure the water is safe. This is a great service provided by Regional Niagara.
For latest results, visit http://www.niagararegion.ca/living/water/beaches/default.aspx?topic=1
CONCERT ON THE CANAL
WELLAND – Enjoy free concerts on the floating stage at Merritt Park. All concerts are Friday nights and begin at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.
This evening, Friday, August 11: Welland Rocks on the Canal – The Associates, The Howling Horns and Heather Glaab.
POP-UP IN THE PARK
WELLAND – The City of Welland has more than 447 acres of parkland for children to enjoy! Join playground leaders for some truly extraordinary summer fun! Informal games, activities and creative crafts in the park for absolutely free!
- Tuesday, August 15 10am-12pm Gaiser Road Park
- Thursday, August 17 10am-12pm Memorial Park
- Sunday, August 20 1-6pm St. George Park
- Tuesday, August 22 10am-12pm Merritt Island
- Thursday, August 24 10am-12pm Chippawa Park
- Tuesday, August 29 10am-12pm Maple Park
- Thursday, August 31 10am-12pm Memorial Park
WELLAND HERITAGE MARKET
WELLAND – Go back in time at the Welland Farmers’ Market. Bring the family for a corn roast and some carnival games. Enjoy the photo booth, make your own ice cream, enjoy the old tyme fiddlin’ and much more. Saturday, Aug. 26, 9am to 11am. Welland Farmers’ Market, 70 Young Street, Welland.
STUDENTS SERVE UP CRAFT BREWS
ST. CATHARINES – The public will have an opportunity to sample what’s on tap from Canada’s next generation of brewmasters at Project Brew Beer Expo 150.
The Canadian sesquicentennial summer exhibition of student-made craft beer is hosted by students in the final semester class of Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program today (Friday, August 11), 5:30pm to 9:30pm at St. Catharines Market Square, 50 Church St., St. Catharines.
Students will present a selection of 17 beer styles that have been locally developed and produced at the NC Teaching Brewery – with a Canadian twist. The Expo 150 theme was selected as a tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Montreal’s Expo 67. The students have each selected a different Canadian-themed icon to identify their beer and themselves as a brewer.
Faculty advisor April Tyrrell noted that the event is an opportunity for the public to sample unique, locally developed and often experimental small batch beers from the College’s Teaching Brewery; and for graduating students to showcase what they have learned.
TRIATHLON IN TOWN
WELLAND – Another busy Saturday at Welland International Flatwater Centre. In town tomorrow is the Triathlon Ontario Draft Legal Provincial Championships, bringing about 150 competitors here from across the province. A one-day event, it will see Canal Bank Street being closed between Ontario Road and St. Claire Drive from 6:30am to 11am.
SUMMER READING CLUB
WELLAND – Join the Welland Public Library at the Merritt Island pavilion for the library’s Summer Book Club, Tuesday, August 15, 2 p.m.
Participants will be reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. No registration required. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact the library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
BINGO, ELIMINATION DRAW FUNDRAISERS FOR IRISH HOOPSTERS
WELLAND – Having accepted an invitation to play in a holiday hoops tournament in south Florida, Notre Dame senior boys basketball team is holding a bingo fundraiser in September.
The bingo is one of two fundraisers scheduled for fall. The date is Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Delta Bingo, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15 which includes two single books which contain regular games and the regular jackpot only. Also one $5 voucher for use in the Tap Tix machines.
Tickets can be purchased from Coach Gallagher, 905-788-2636 or Chris Biggar, 905-380-2593 until school starts in September.
The second fundraiser is an elimination draw evening. More details will be released at a later date.
The senior Irish will be in the All-Catholic New Year’s Holiday Tournament in Miami the first week of January 2018. The tourney is being hosted by Belen Jesuit Prep School. The tournament features six south Florida teams, a team from New York City, and the Irish.
YOGA ON THE LAWN
WELLAND – Join certified yoga teacher Rose Kobelka for a monthly calming morning yoga class at the Welland Library on the lawn overlooking the canal, Saturday, August 19, 10:30 a.m.
Morning Yoga on the Lawn is a beginner yoga class, however, its location will make it appealing to all experience levels. Please come dressed in appropriate outdoor yoga attire. In the event of rain, the class will meet in the Community Room of the Civic Square. This program is FREE but space is limited so please register online at wellandlibrary.ca or by calling the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 for more details.
CROATIAN TOURING GROUP IN CONCERT
WELLAND – Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) Lodge 617 Hrvatski Sinovi, Welland is hosting the Croatian Tour 2017 group TS SARMERI & VLATKA KOPIC-PERKOVIC “TENA” Saturday, August 19, in the Croatian National Home clubroom. Tickets $40 for dinner and concert, dinner 5pm, concert 7:30pm. For tickets call Ann Simunic 905-734-9851.
DON’T MISS JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET
WELLAND – The 2017 music series Jammin’ at the downtown market is in full swing. Upcoming performers are: David and Joni, August 12; Niagara Region Old Tyme Fiddlers, August 26; Jessica Wilson, September 2 and Tracks, September 9. Great entertainment while you shop at our local farmers market. Performances are 9:30am to 10:30am.
JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30am for a 40 Minute Walk on Merritt Island.