Monthly Archives: August 2019

THIS WEEK: Meetings In Welland

Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Information is obtained from the applicable agency, board, committee, or commission and downloaded to this calendar as it becomes available. Information is subject to change. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information, including cancellations.

August
6
Council Meeting in Committee-of-the-Whole ≫
4:30 PM Tuesday Aug. 6 2019 –
A trade secret or scientific, technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information, supplied in confidence to the municipality or local board, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization:
– Brownfield redevelopment opportunity.

Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board:
– Gadsby property transaction.
– Property along the waterway.

A trade secret or scientific, technical, commercial or financial that belongs to the municipality or local board and has monetary value or potential monetary value:
– Regional governance Review update.

A trade secret or scientific, technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information, supplied in confidence to the municipality or local board, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization:
– Bid opportunities at the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC).

Proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board:
– Potential disposition of property.

Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees and Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board:
– Personnel update

Council Ante Room

6
Council Meeting ≫
7:00 PM Tuesday Aug. 6 2019 –
Council Chambers

7
City of Welland Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
5:00 PM Wednesday Aug. 7 2019 –
Room 108, Civic Square, 60 East Main Street

(Source: City of Welland website)

Bier Ist Wunderbar! Project Brew Is back With Augtoberfest, August 9

Fourth-semester Brewmaster students standing in the craft side of NC’s Teaching Brewery. Students are pictured by the mash tun using paddles to mix the grain for an NC beer. From left to right: Mike Lounds, Clayton Berglis, Doug Rolfe, Collin Wareham, Aidan Roos, Garrett Saulis, George Eagleson, Max Saumure, Tim Miller, Doug Salloum and Woo Chul Sim. (Supplied photo)

Brewmaster students from Niagara College are brewing up a variety of unique and delicious beers for Project Brew: Augtoberfest to take place on August 9 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Market Square in St. Catharines will be the venue for the College’s celebrated student-run craft beer festival. The event, held each semester, will feature 20 innovative and thirst-quenching beers crafted by NC students, and is a chance for the public to sample the small-batch creations of students in their final term of the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program. Local food, music and games are also on tap.

“Project Brew is the capstone of our Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program, said April Tyrrell, faculty advisor for the event. “Students get hands-on experience crafting original recipe beers from scratch while also planning and executing a large-scale public event.”

For Brewmaster student Garrett Saulis and his fellow classmates, the Augtoberfest theme was inspired by the ethos of Oktoberfest. “We loved the idea of a Biergarten, and allowing people to mingle and socialize while sampling beers and discussing their thoughts on what they’re trying,” said Saulis.

Students have brewed a variety of summer-friendly brews to appeal to beer lovers of all kinds, including a raspberry saison, a mango smoothie IPA, a wine-like grisette, a kettle sour, and some grassy IPAs. Other brews include a light Mexican lager, an experimental low calorie beer, and Saulis’s own dark beer made with maple syrup from his aunt and uncle’s sugar bush.

“It’s definitely interesting when you’re toying with the concept of developing a beer that represents who you are as a brewer,” said Saulis. “Project Brew takes all of the knowledge we’ve gained from the program to be able to create the recipe, develop and oversee the steps for production, troubleshoot any problems that arise, and finish with what you hope is a quality beer that people will enjoy.”

Saulis sees Project Brew as preparation for his career as a brewer. “It’s a great way to get our foot in the door of the brewing scene, and add to our resumés that we have experience developing recipes and organizing a beer festival,” he said.

Proceeds from Project Brew support the Matt Soos Memorial Fund, which awards a scholarship each year to the student who brews the best beer at Project Brew. Established by Muskoka Brewery and Railway City Brewing, the scholarship is in memory of Matt Soos who died at the age of 26 in August 2015, just a year after he graduated from the Brewmaster program.
Student beers will be judged on-site by the Soos family who will award a $4,500 scholarship to the graduating student who creates the winning beer.

“Project Brew has a very special meaning to us. We lost Matt four years ago and his dream is alive. What he wanted to do we are doing for him,” said brother Dan Soos, owner and head brewer of Natterjack Brewing in West Lorne, Ontario. The Soos family opened their brewery doors in 2018, dedicated to Matt who dreamed of owning a brewery of his own.

For the first time, two NC Brewmaster students, Aiden Roos and Adam Weverink, had the chance to work with Natterjack Brewing on a special beer for Project Brew – a dark ale brewed with 50lbs of blueberries donated by local farmers in Elgin County.

“Cheers to another successful year of Project Brew, and cheers to Matt. He would have wanted to be right in there up to his elbows in spent grain coming out of the mash tun, joking and chatting with everyone,” said Soos.

Meet the brewers, get a sneak peek at the brews, order tickets and find more details at niagaracollege.ca/projectbrew. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.
*Must be 19 years of age or older. Valid photo ID required. Proceeds will be donated to the Matt Soos Memorial Scholarship.

(Source: Niagara College media release)

NC’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program was launched in 2010 as the first of its kind in Canada. The award-winning, two-year program offers extensive hands-on training at an on-site, state-of-the-art Teaching Brewery to prepare students for employment in the expanding brewery, microbrewery and brewpub industries. Located at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, students learn from award-winning faculty and have access to on-site hop yard and local farm products to brew a full range of beer styles. ncteachingbrewery.ca