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: email@example.com
BUS ROUTE CHANGES ON THE WAY
WELLAND – Niagara Region Transit has new region-wide routes and stops coming into effect on September 4. Be sure to check them out ahead of time to see if your typical route is affected! Visit: https://www.niagararegion.ca/transit/routes2.aspx
LIBRARY TO HOLD BOOK SALE
WELLAND – In September, Welland Public Library is hosting its first Book Sale in over a decade! DVDs, CDs, audio books, and a large selection of donated books and gently-used books from our collection will be made available to the public. Adult fiction, non-fiction, children’s and teen titles will be included. The sale takes place on Saturday, September 15 in the front lobby of Civic Square from 11am – 3pm. Fill a library tote bag or your own bag for only $5.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
WELLAND – Welland Public Library – along with the City of Welland – is hosting a Battle of the Bands competition. This national Culture Days event will take place at Merritt Park on the floating stage on September 29, noon to 3pm.
Submissions will be accepted to September 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a completed entry form (available at all WPL branches and online) and recordings of two songs. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (provided by the Kiwanis Club of Welland).
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND
WELLAND – All branches will be closed on Monday, September 3 for the Labour Day Holiday. Online resources are available 24/7.
The library wishes you a safe and happy long weekend.
For information pertaining to all city hall departments, please visit: https://www.welland.ca/HotTopics/HolidayHours.asp
JOHN-MICHEAL MARTIN MEMORIAL TOURNEY AT WHISKY RUN
WELLAND – The 9th annual John-Micheal Martin Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, September 9. Registration will take place at Whisky Run Golf Course, Port Colborne, at 2 p.m. with a 3 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is the same as last year: $65 for 9 holes, cart, dinner and $25 tax receipt. You can pay directly on-line at: https://whiskyrun.com/product/john-micheal-martin-memorial/
John-Micheal Martin graduated from École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier in June 2006. Three weeks later he drowned.
WELLAND DOG PADDLE AT MEMORIAL PARK POOL
WELLAND – Memorial Park Pool is going to the dogs for one last swim before it is drained for the season. Dog owners are invited to bring their pets to Memorial Park pool for an all-dog swimming party, Monday, September 3. Small Dogs (under 30 pounds) 4 to 5pm; Larger Dogs (over 30 pounds) 5 to 6pm. Cost: donation to the Welland & District Humane Society.
MAYOR’S FUNDRAISER HAS WATERFRONT THEME
WELLAND – Welland Hydro Electric System Corporation presents The mayor’s annual fund-raising event, Friday, September 7. This year’s theme is: An Evening on the Waterfront. At the Welland International Flatwater Centre for an evening of great food, music and more. Tickets: $150 per person (all inclusive) 905-735-1700 Ext. 2101 or email email@example.com
JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET CONCERT SERIES
WELLAND – Come out to Welland Farmers’ Market and enjoy entertainment while you mingle, shop and browse. Farmers’ market opens 6am and closes at noon. This Saturday’s concert, last in the series, features Lisa Campion – Saturday, September 1. The performance is from 9:30am to 10:30am.
WELLAND FAIR AHEAD
WELLAND – You know fall is around the corner when there’s talk about the annual fall fair.
The Welland Fair, sponsored by Niagara Regional Agricultural Society, soon starts its three-day run. Dates are Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. More info to be announced.
ALZHEIMER COFFEE BREAK
WELLAND – Tuesday, September 25 from 9am to 3pm at Welland Community Wellness Complex. Join in and support the Alzheimer Society in our community.
FALL PROGRAM GUIDE AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY
WELLAND – Registration for Fall programs at Welland library is now taking place and the program guide is available now! Find out more of what the library has to offer. Get into a new routine with baby and toddler programs, learn new technologies or crafting skills, attend an author visit or book club, and connect with your community!
The program guide is available online, and at all branches.
To register for programs use our Events Calendar, or call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
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, appearing Thursdays or Fridays)