Monthly Archives: November 2019

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Meeting Calendar
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.

November
18
Budget Review Committee Meeting ≫
5:00 PM Monday Nov. 18 2019 –
Council Chambers

19
Council Meeting in Committee-of-the-Whole, in Camera ≫
5:30 PM Tuesday Nov. 19 2019 –
Proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board:
– Sale of land and development updates.
– Youngs Sportsplex update.

A trade secret or scientific, technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information, supplied in confidence to the municipality of 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:
– Potential service delivery changes.

Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees:
– Personnel matter. Council Chambers

19
Council Meeting in Open Session ≫
7:00 PM Tuesday Nov. 19 2019 –
Council Chambers

20
Transit Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
5:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 20 2019 –
Council Ante Room, at the Civic Square, 60 East Main Street

20
Committee of Adjustment Hearing(s) ≫
5:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 20 2019 –
Council Chambers

20
Market Square Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
6:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 20 2019 –
Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street

21
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
9:30 AM Thursday Nov. 21 2019 –
LOCATION: Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street

21
Human Resources Committee Meeting ≫
10:00 AM Thursday Nov. 21 2019 –
Administrative Boardroom

21
Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
3:00 PM Thursday Nov. 21 2019 –
Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.

(Source: City of Welland webpage)

Niagara Community To Celebrate Career, Accomplishments Of Dan Patterson

The career and accomplishments of Niagara College President Dan Patterson will be celebrated at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines on the evening of Friday, November 22. In May 2019, Patterson announced that he would be stepping down as president of the College following his current term.

A formal program will begin at 7 p.m. in Partridge Hall. Current and former community and business, leaders, colleagues and other special guests will share their stories and experiences with Patterson, and highlight his many contributions to Niagara College and the wider Niagara community over the past 25 years. A reception featuring food and beverages from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute will follow at 9 p.m. in the Algoma Lobby. The event is presented by Niagara College’s board of governors.

Tickets to the event are $55 per person, and are available online and through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

Dan Patterson has been president of Niagara College since 1995. Under his leadership, enrolment has grown from 4,500 to over 11,000 full-time students in over 130 programs, and has seen significant changes to its two pioneering campuses that have made Niagara College one of Canada’s most innovative post-secondary institutions.

(Source: Niagara College news release)

Registration Open For NC’s Fall Open House Nov. 16

This fall, Niagara College will open its doors to prospective students for an interactive look inside all that college life has to offer.

On Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the College will welcome students, parents and families for its Fall Open House, to explore programs, facilities and services at both its innovative campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Future students can engage with faculty, staff, and current students to help guide their journey to postsecondary education.

“Fall Open House is one of the best times to experience Niagara College and envision your future with us,” said NC President Dan Patterson. “Come out and meet our remarkable students, faculty and staff, tour our impressive facilities and services, and learn about our innovative programs.”

Open House visitors can register for a chance to win a $2,000 credit towards their tuition in September 2020, January 2021 or May 2021. New this year, prospective students who register before Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11:59 p.m. and attend open house will be entered to win 1 of 10 $100 Amazon gift cards. Pre-registration is not mandatory to attend Fall Open House, but only those who pre-register will be eligible for the gift card draw.

The focal point for the event will be the ‘Academic Marketplace’ where visitors can explore the variety of program offerings – for both full- and part-time studies – available at each campus, speak to program faculty and students, and depart for lab tours specific to their program areas of interest where they can see for themselves what experiential learning is all about.

Visitors can get a look inside NC’s unique environments and visit classrooms, labs, and learning enterprises such as the Teaching Salon, Dental Clinic, simulation and technology labs at the Welland Campus; or the Teaching Winery, Teaching Brewery, Teaching Distillery, greenhouse, and culinary and research labs at the NOTL Campus. It will also be an opportunity to view some of the newest areas on campus from NC’s $65-million campus redevelopment project, such as the renovated libraries at both campuses, the Marotta Family Innovation Complex at the NOTL campus, and the Marilyn I Walker Centre of Excellence in Visual Arts and Technology at the Welland campus.

Guests can roam freely or attend guided campus tours departing every half hour, led by current students. On-campus residences will be open for tours on a drop-in basis throughout the day.

The College is hosting an information session on: Making the transition – Hear from our Financial Aid team to learn more about The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), bursaries and scholarships, fee deadlines and payment options. You’ll also hear from a current student on their real life experiences at NC and advice on what they wished they knew in first year.

Guests can also browse through the Student Services Fair at each campus to learn about available supports the College offers. Financial Aid and Enrolment Services staff will also be on site and ready to facilitate student applications.

While visitors are welcome to attend both campus open houses, those who are unsure of where their programs of interest are located are encouraged to visit the College website here: niagaracollege.ca/openhouse/fall/academicdisplays.
Free parking is available at all lots at both campuses during the event. For directions and campus info visit niagaracollege.ca/openhouse/fall/directions.

For more information about the Fall Open House and schedules, visit niagaracollege.ca/openhouse.

(Source: Niagara College news release)

Monday’s Service At Welland Cenotaph Will Go On As Planned

WELLAND – The Community Commemoration of Remembrance Day tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 11 in Chippawa Park, will go on regardless of weather conditions, said Ken Cassavoy, an organizer of the event.

The service is held at the Welland-Crowland War Memorial, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The commemoration centres on the live CBC Radio broadcast from the National Cenotaph in Ottawa with a local live reading of In Flanders Fields.

Another highlight: all the names engraved on the cenotaph are displayed in separate large posters placed beside the monument for the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony the public is invited to leave their poppies pinned to these posters near the names or conflicts of personal importance or significance to them, according to a news release. The posters, with the public’s poppies still in place, become part of the Welland Museum’s Remembrance Day Display which is open to the public during regular visitor hours. The Cenotaph Poppy Posters will remain on display until the end of the year.

Niagara is under a snowfall warning on Monday. Snow is forecast to move into the region early Monday morning with all areas likely to receive accumulations of 15 cm by late Monday night. Northern Niagara could see snowfall amounts near 25 cm.

A service will also take place Monday at Welland Branch 4, Royal Canadian Legion but it will be moved indoors rather than on the grounds.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Meeting Calendar
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.

November
11
Budget Review Committee Meeting ≫
5:00 PM Monday Nov. 11 2019 –
Council Chambers

11
Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area Meeting ≫
5:30 PM Monday Nov. 11 2019 –
Room 108/109, Civic Square, 60 East Main Street

12
Special Council Meeting in Committee-of-the-Whole (Closed to the Public) ≫
6:25 PM Tuesday Nov. 12 2019 –
Proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board and litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board:
– Property matter.

Council Chambers

12
Special Council Meeting in Open Session, in the Council Chambers Immediately following Special Council – General Committee Meeting in Open Session ≫
7:00 PM Tuesday Nov. 12 2019 –
Council Chambers

13
Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
6:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 13 2019 –
Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.

(Source: City of Welland website)

Rogers Hometown Hockey, City Prep For Action-Packed Weekend

WELLAND – The City of Welland is welcoming the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour to the downtown core this weekend and city staff are excited to help design one of the city’s most anticipated special events of the year. Welland is one of 25 selected communities across the nation to host the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour. Welland is the sixth stop on the tour, which commenced on Oct. 5, 2019, in Halton Hills, Ontario, and is scheduled to end March 29, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Rogers Hometown Hockey and the City of Welland expect to delight fans from Friday to Sunday evening with a long list of free hockey-related activities. The City of Welland is opening the weekend festivities with an invite to the public this Friday at 8:45 a.m. at Civic Square for an official flag-raising ceremony and ball hockey scrimmage. Friday is also the city-wide Jersey Challenge, to help officially start the weekend and welcome Rogers Hometown Hockey to Welland. Residents, students, and businesses are encouraged to wear a jersey to school, work, or play.

A Weekend Warm-up party is planned for Friday evening with a Skate with Hometown Hank from 6:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. at the Main Arena. The public is invited to a free skate with Mayor Frank Campion, Hometown Hank, and other famous mascots from Niagara. Hometown Hank will also drop the puck at 7:00 p.m. to kick-off the Welland Tigers vs West Niagara Flying Aces hockey game.

The fun continues through Saturday afternoon at Civic Square with the Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival. Festival attendees can expect appearances and autograph signings from NHL Alumni, live entertainment, and plenty of family-focused fun. Hockey fans are encouraged to stay into the evening for the 6:00 p.m. Overtime Event to enjoy a live broadcast of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs the Philadelphia Flyers. The evening also includes live music with Jonesy, food trucks, activities, raffles and more.

The weekend celebrations resume on Sunday with more of the Hometown Hockey Festival and a long list of family-friendly activities. The weekend’s highlight concludes with the Rogers Hometown Hockey program, starring Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, followed by a live broadcast of the Toronto Maple Leafs taking on the Chicago Blackhawks on Sportsnet.

“We’re excited to welcome Rogers Hometown Hockey to Niagara, and even more excited to welcome residents and visitors to enjoy the festival in downtown Welland,” said Mayor Frank Campion. “Hometown Hockey and city staff have a great weekend planned, and everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the celebrations.”

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Follow @HometownHockey on Instagram

For a full weekend schedule of the Welland Rogers Hometown Hockey weekend, visit welland.ca. For information on the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, visit hometownhockey.com.

(Source: City of Welland news release)

Welland Is Developing A Corporate Climate Adaptation Plan

WELLAND —  The City of Welland is moving forward with a Corporate Climate Adaptation Plan Initiative. The city — along with other neighbouring municipal governments — is partnering with Niagara Adapts to gain a better understanding of Niagara’s environmental vulnerabilities, manage climate impacts, and identify risks and opportunities posed by climate change. Niagara Adapts was initiated by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, and is comprised of key staff from Brock University, Welland, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Grimsby, Lincoln, and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Gary Long

The Corporate Climate Adaptation Plan Initiative is in its initial research and partnership stages. City staff are forming an internal Climate Adaptation Steering Committee, which will help shape the plan through interdepartmental expertise and experience. Additionally, the final adaptation plan will help guide city staff with future infrastructure projects, programs, and services. The Corporate Climate Adaptation Plan will also review wastewater management throughout the city.

Niagara Adapts is asking the public to participate in a survey so the organization can gain a better understanding of public concerns. Public engagement is a priority for Niagara Adapts and city staff. The survey, along with more details on the climate adaptation initiative, can be found on the city’s public engagement platform, yourchannel.welland.ca.

Niagara Adapts brings action and ideas together to establish climate change adaptation strategies and plans, which will mitigate adverse climate impacts to Niagara’s residents and infrastructure. The Niagara Adapts team is committing to a two-year partnership with seven of Niagara’s municipalities to produce a comprehensive Niagara Climate Adaptation Plan by the fall of 2021.

“Having Welland partner with Brock University to develop a climate adaptation plan aligns with Welland’s new strategic pillar of health and well-being,” said CAO Gary Long. “We want to be a part of the climate adaptation conversation taking place regionally, nationally, and globally while moving the city forward in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.”

For more information on the City of Welland environmental initiatives, visit welland.ca, or for more information on the Corporate Climate Adaptation Plan Initiative, and to access the survey, visit yourchannel.welland.ca.

(Source: City of Welland news release)