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STUDENT PORTFOLIOS WILL BE FEATURED AT AWARDS SHOW
WELLAND – Student photographers will be on the other side of the camera lens on Friday, April 27 as Niagara College celebrates photography creativity at its eight annual Photography Awards Show.
Both the college community and the public are welcome to attend the event, which will be held at the Welland Campus. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Applied Institute Auditorium, followed by a print gallery reception in the Learning Commons.
“This is a great opportunity for the public to see quality work by today’s students who are tomorrow’s premier photographers,” said Stephen Dominick, professor and program coordinator for NC’s Photography program, School of Media Studies. “The work that will be on display is of the highest caliber.”
Several awards will be presented including Best of Show Trophy (sponsored by Bell Arte Camera), Associate Dean’s Award of Excellence, Premium Building Group Architectural Photography Award, Tym Hrycusko Memorial Trophy, Big Heart Award, and Portfolio of the Year (sponsored by Nikon Canada).
The ceremony will also feature the unveiling of Inception8 – a highly collectible annual publication of student portfolios.
STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE AT NIAGARA PARKS
NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Parks, one of the region’s largest employers with over 1,700 full-time and seasonal employees, will be hosting a Job Fair on Saturday, May 5 at Niagara Parks’ Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex.
Job Fairs allow Niagara Parks to showcase the seasonal job opportunities that exist within the organization each year, while providing individuals with an opportunity to connect directly with various departmental hiring managers. Representatives from Niagara Parks’ Human Resources Department will be on-hand to help answer any questions.
There are still positions open for student and part-time staff for 2018 in the following areas: culinary services (cooks, cashiers, dishwashers), golf operations (grounds maintenance), heritage (interpreters), transportation (bus drivers – valid BZ or CZ licence required), all departments (janitors).
Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume that day, as well as create an online profile to submit their formal applications ahead of Saturday, May 5 at niagaraparks.com/employment.
Job fair date and time: Saturday, May 5, 10am to 2pm at Legends on the Niagara Clubhouse, 9561 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls (Entrance off Willoughby Rd.)
Contact: For more information and to apply online, please visit niagaraparks.com/employment
POSSIBILITY OR PERIL – SELF-PUBLISHING IN A DIGITAL WORLD
WELLAND – What are the odds of landing a deal with a traditional publisher as a new author? What you don’t know can hurt your chances of success. Come and learn the tricks of the trade from Janice J. Richardson, author of five books – two of which have hit Amazon’s bestsellers list twice!
This is scheduled for April 21 at the library’s Seaway Mall branch. To learn more, or to register visit the Events Calendar or call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH READING
WELLAND – Do you have a passion for poetry? Then Welland library’s 3rd annual National Poetry Month Reading and Coffeehouse Event is for you! Poets Eva Tihanyi, Keith Inman, Taylor Peebles and Mori McCrae will share their diverse and impassioned works followed by an open mic opportunity and refreshments.
Please register in advance for the open mic session by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21; you will receive confirmation of receipt by email.
HORT SOCIETY PLANT SALE BLOOMS IN MAY
WELLAND – Welland Horticultural Society is hosting its annually-held plant sale Saturday, May 19. Hours are 9 am – noon, at 1100 Niagara Street North, the Niagara Regional Fairgrounds in Building B.
Shoppers will find mostly perennials that have been generously donated by the society’s members. They will have a few vegetables, herbs and native plants as well. Experienced gardeners will be there to answer questions. Donations from the public are also welcome.
If you are willing to donate plants to the sale, please have them potted, labeled (with name, colour, height, and if they are a sun or shade plant), and that they are a perennial. Donations will be accepted at the fairgrounds site Thursday, May 17 (noon to 5 pm) and Friday, May 18 (9 am – 4:30 pm). Any questions contact: email@example.com or call 905-329-4217.
The day of the sale the doors open at 9 am. Terms: cash only, no taxes.
REGION ANNOUNCES COMPOST GIVEAWAY
WELLAND – To celebrate Compost Awareness Week, Niagara Region will be hosting a compost giveaway from May 7 to May 11. In exchange for compost, residents must donate a non-perishable food item or cash in support of local charities. Visit niagararegion.ca/waste for more info.
YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY
WELLAND – Niagara Centre YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day Sunday, April 29, 1pm to 4 pm. This is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. A FREE event for everyone in the community, participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family.
MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA PRESENTS ROMANCE
WELLAND – The Mandolin Orchestra is holding this concert Sunday, May 27, 3pm at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Tickets are$12 for passholders; $15 for non-passholders. International favourites, North American tunes, Broadway hits, Celtic music, Pops, light classics – the Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara does it all. Under the direction of Sylvia Hlywka Brabson, this group of musicians presents a wide range of music sure to delight any audience.
TIX ON SALE FOR LIBRARY LOUNGE
WELLAND – Enjoy performances by local musicians, sample the flavours of Welland’s esteemed food service providers, and place your silent auction bids at our after-hours library lounge. The event is May 11 starting at 7pm, doors open at 645pm.
Featuring performances by: Dawson Chamberlain and Emily Yochim,Cindy and Brett & Jesse Crawford’
It’s all in support of the library’s continuous efforts to promote literacy, provide responsive services to everyone in our community, and integrate technology in all aspects of service.
$20 per person – tickets are available at all branches.
WENDY SOMERS GUESTS AT HORT SOCIETY MAY MEETING
WELLAND – Ever want to place an entry in a flower competition, but not sure how? Want to see how to do a design? Have questions? The Welland Horticultural Society would like to welcome everyone to listen to Wendy Somers, Wednesday, May 16 at Wesley United Church, First Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm and meeting will start at 7 pm.
Somers is a design and horticultural judge. She will be designing one of the designs that will be in the society’s Rose and Flower show in June and what will be in the Niagara Regional Exhibition in September. She will also discuss how to prepare your entries for competition. Handouts will be provided.
B4 MIDNIGHT TO PLAY WELLNESS CENTRE STAGE
WELLAND – The city’s Friday Night Live program presents B4 Midnight, a Niagara country/folk band. B4 Midnight is a versatile trio featuring Gord Watt on guitar and vocals, Kirk Smith on fiddle, Jeff Friesen on bass and introducing Tania Di Paolo. Watt and Smith have been playing together for over 25 years, and were part of the Glenridge Boys. B4 Midnight has over 200 songs in their collection, and play originals , classic country, folk, old rock, modern indie and more. The performance takes place Friday, May 18, 7pm in the theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex. This is a free event.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GIFT SHOP
WELLAND – Welland Hospital Gift Shop is seeking volunteers and auxiliary members. Interested? Call 905-732-6111 ext. 33141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – Meet Mayor Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.
(City Shorts is a weekly feature on the blog appearing Thursdays or Fridays)