Don’t miss: 10th anniversary, Owenpaloooza, Saturday, July 28, Club Richelieu.
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WANT TO BE A CANDIDATE IN THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION?
WELLAND – The election is being held October 22 and the nomination period is almost at its end. It started May 1 and wraps up Friday, July 27. NOMINATIONS MAY BE FILED UNTIL 2:00 P.M. ON 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
OPENING CEREMONIES FOR WORLD POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS
WELLAND – Join in as the city welcomes the world to Welland for the 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships!
Opening ceremonies are Monday, July 30, 6pm to 10pm at the Merritt Amphitheatre. This is a free event, featuring the Parade of Athletes. Music on the floating stage by Honeymoon Suite with opening act, The Associates. Food trucks and vendors will be onsite.
JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET CONCERT SERIES
WELLAND – Come out this summer at Welland Farmers’ Market and enjoy entertainment while you mingle, shop and browse. Farmers’ market opens 6am and closes at noon.
Here is the schedule for the balance of the Jammin’ at the Market series:
Avery Turner – Saturday, July 28
Heather Glabb – Saturday, August 4
Cameron Lee – Saturday, August 11
Joe Crawford – Saturday, August 18
Lisa Campion – Saturday, September 1
The performances are from 9:30am to 10:30am.
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
DON’T MISS ST. GEORGE FAMILY DAY
WELLAND – The annual St. George Family Day is taking place Sunday, August 19, from 1pm to 9pm. Join in the family-friendly fun. St. George Park is at 391 St. George St., Welland.
SUMMER HOURS AT LIBRARY, BRANCHES
WELLAND – Summer is here! Welland Public Library is in summer hours mode. Hours have changed to better serve the community during the summer, at the main library as well as branches at Diamond Trail public school and Seaway Mall. For the complete schedule of summer hours please visit: wellandlibrary.ca/
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
WELLAND – St. Mary parish is holding the 63rd anniversary, Parish Feast of the Assumption on Sunday, August 12. The program includes: Solemn Mass in Italian, 9am, Solemn Mass, procession and Eucharistic Benediction, with Bishop Gerard Bergie the celebrant, 4pm. There is also a rich entertainment program with bands, choir and singers taking place in the market square commencing at 6:30pm. Host for the evening is Patrizia Di Vincenzo from CHIN Radio TV International, Toronto.
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 – Put your best foot forward! 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)