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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
CITY IN PROCESS OF DESIGNING NEW MASTER PLAN
WELLAND – The City of Welland is moving forward with designing a comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan that will reflect the public’s needs and Council’s strategic priorities.
Welland City Council approved Monteith Brown Planning Consultants to manage the project process and facilitate the design of a 10-year Master Plan that will evolve through public engagement. The Parks, Recreation, and Culture Divisions last implemented a Master Plan in 2006, which was designed successfully due to extensive community engagement.
Welland staff will work closely with Monteith Brown Planning Consultants to ensure the city’s Master Plan is community-driven and responds to the unique character and needs of Welland’s demographics. A complete and thorough public engagement strategy will be made available on the city’s online public engagement platform YourChannel.
“This plan will be a foundational document that will inform Council and staff decision making and will ensure the city’s parks, recreation and cultural programs and facilities continue to be a cornerstone of the quality of life enjoyed by Welland residents and appealing to the new residents moving to our City,” said Gary Long, Chief Administrative Officer.
For more information about City of Welland Parks, Recreation, and Culture visit welland.ca.
PRAYER SERVICE AT HOLY TRINITY
WELLAND – A World Day of Prayer service on Friday, March 1 will be hosted by Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Division Street. The service will start at 1:30pm.
MARCH BREAK PROGRAM GUIDE AVAILABLE
WELLAND – Are you ready for March Break? Welland Public Library is! The library has taken a ton of great programs and activities to keep your kids and teens busy all week long. Take a look at all of the exciting things going on!
Program guides are now available at all branches and online.
Registration for programs begins Monday, February 11. All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.
ATLAS: MEMORIES FORGED IN STEEL
WELLAND – Do you have memories of Atlas Steels? Welland Historical Museum wants to hear from you. Share them by calling 905-732-2215 to set up an appointment.
FAMILY FUN DAY AND FAMILY DAY FREE SKATE
WELLAND – Looking for something to do on Family Day? Have some fun with the family at the Welland Community Wellness Complex and the Welland Main Arena. Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated. This is a free family-friendly event. Monday, February 18, 10am-2pm. More info on city website.
MAYOR’S COFFEE BREAK
WELLAND – Join Mayor Frank Campion at the Welland Community Wellness Complex for coffee and an update on what’s happening in Welland. This is a free event. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, February 21, 10:45am to noon.
CALL FOR MUSICIANS
WELLAND – The city is looking for performers for the 2019 Friday Night Live Concert Series. Fill out an application today online or pick one up at the Welland Community Wellness Complex Located at 145 Lincoln Street.
PUBLIC MEETING WITH GUEST SPEAKER
WELLAND – Hosted by the Visual Artists of Welland, Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, in the upper meeting room at Chippawa Park, 90 First Ave., Welland. Open to the public and anyone interested in becoming a member (membership is $35), or registering for the Spring Fling Art Show and Sale (April 5, 6, 7) – Registration package on the website: http://www.visualartistsofwelland.com/. Contact: Deedee Alexandre, co-president via phone: 905-732-4782 or email: email@example.com
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR HUMANITARIAN AWARD
WELLAND – T. Roy Adams was an eminent Niagaran, well known throughout the region, Canada, and abroad for his service to God, his country and his fellow citizens. In his memory, Niagara Region initiated a memorial award in 2003 to honour a resident of Niagara who best exemplifies Roy’s values and dedication to community service; a person who sees volunteerism as an integral part of their life. (Welland resident Paul Turner was the 2016 recipient of the award.)
Nominations are now open for the 2019 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award. Nomination info is available online at: https://www.niagararegion.ca/government/awards-bursaries/t-roy-adams/nomination-form.aspx
SKATE-A-THON AT YOUTH ARENA
WELLAND – La Boîte à soleil is holding a skate-a-thon Sunday, February 10, 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the Jack Ballantyne Memorial Youth Arena, 501 King Street, Welland. Don’t forget your gloves and helmets for the little ones. Free snacks and hot chocolate. La Boîte à soleil will accept monetary donations at the door. Receipts will be available for donations of $ 20 or more. Bring your family and your friends.
HARVEST KITCHEN SEASON IS UNDERWAY
WELLAND – Welland’s Harvest Kitchen program is in its 23rd season. The weekly schedule is:
Sundays: Central United Church, 12 Young St., 5pm; Mondays: Eglise du Sacre-Coeur, 72 Empire St., 5:30pm; Tuesdays: Hope Centre, 570 King St., 5:30pm; Wednesdays: St. Kevin Roman Catholic Church, 307 Niagara St., 5pm; Thursdays 5pm for all: first Thursday of the month, Hope Centre, second Thursday, Southridge Community Church, 414 River Rd., third Thursday, Holy Trinity Anglican Church (use the market square door at the back), fourth and fifth Thursdays, Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 300 Chaffey St. and new this season, third and fourth Fridays, 5pm: Southridge Community Church.
For emergency shelter please call 905-714-5007.
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 7:30am for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.
(City Shorts is a weekly feature on the blog appearing most often on weekends.)