Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
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
WANT TO BE A CANDIDATE IN THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION?
WELLAND – The municipal election is being held October 22 and the nomination period is already underway, having started May 1 and continuing through to July 27. Interested in running…thinking about running…not sure what’s involved? The City of Welland has everything you need to know available on its website. Please visit: https://www.welland.ca/Elections/CandidateInformation.asp
SPRING CONVOCATION AT COLLEGE’S WELLAND CAMPUS
WELLAND – Spring Convocation ceremonies are being held at Niagara College’s Welland campus June 19 – June 22.
For individual ceremony details visit http://www.niagaracollege.ca/enrolmentservices/convocation/ceremony-schedule/
JUNE DATE FOR SKATEBOARD PARK GRAND OPENING
WELLAND – The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council presents the grand opening of the Welland Skateboard and BMX Park, Saturday June 9 starting at noon with the official ribbon cutting. Free prize for first 200 to arrive! Raffle prizes. The local skate shop presents a Stunt Team Demo at 12:30pm. The Associates take the stage at 1:15pm. Enjoy on-site food trucks, Community Living Youth Art Project, Niagara Inflatables, face painting and balloon animals. Parking will be available at the Welland Community Wellness Complex and the Welland Arena.
BUSY, BUSY SUMMER ON THE WATERWAY
WELLAND – Lots of action on the local waterway in the weeks ahead. If you’re not aware of what’s going on, the city has a good listing of the various events and competitions posted on its website. Please visit: https://www.welland.ca/Leisure/events.asp
WELLAND BOAT RENTAL PROGRAM
WELLAND – Kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and stand up paddleboards….. Free for all renters 12 and under! Weekend hours: 11am to 6pm.
More info: https://www.welland.ca/localattractions/BoatRentals.asp
ST. DAVID’S CHURCH HOSTS PLANT SALE
WELLAND – St. David’s Anglican Church, 369 Thorold Rd., is hosting its 10th annual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 26 from 8am to noon.
A wide assortment of annuals and perennials will be available.
BET YOU’RE ITCHING TO GO TO THIS
WELLAND – A flea market is being held at Welland Curling Club, 197 King St.,
Saturday, May 26 8 am to 1 pm. Huge yard sale of household items, toys, books, clothing, tools. Also bake sale, vendor and craft tables and a BBQ.
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.
VELVETONES HOST SPRING PERFORMANCE
WELLAND – Join the Velvetones for their spring performance Sunday, June 3, 2pm at the Wellness Complex theatre. The Music Goes On promises to be a toe-tapping, hand-clapping good time. Tickets: $8 for passholders and $10 for non-passholders.
SUMMER BOARDWALK BANTER AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY
WELLAND – New things are happening this summer and the library is excited to share it with you! Check out the newest issue of Boardwalk Banter to get the inside scoop on everything that is happening.
Available at all branches, or read it online.
Stay tuned for the Summer Program Guides coming later this month!
WANT TO BE A VOLUNTEER WITH THE CITY?
WELLAND – The City of Welland encourages individuals of all ages and abilities
to play an active role in their community by volunteering their time to help deliver recreation and culture programs.
View opportunities here: https://www.welland.ca/RecCulture/volunteer.asp
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 email@example.com.
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)