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EASTER BAZAAR AT UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC PARISH
WELLAND – The Parish of St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church is hosting its first annual Easter Bazaar tomorrow, Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 1pm in the parish hall, 411 Harriet St, Welland. For a $3 admission you’ll get coffee or tea with a taste of lovely baked goods. There will be homemade cabbage rolls, perogies and Easter paskas (breads) for sale as well. Vendor tables will be selling Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky), arts, crafts and other treasures.
NEW NAVIGATION SEASON SET TO START
WELLAND – The 2018 shipping season on the St. Lawrence Seaway will soon start. The date? The canal opens Thursday, March 29, at 8 am.
Plans call for Top Hat ceremonies at Lock 3, St. Catharines for the first upbound vessel and at Lock 8 Gateway Park, Port Colborne for the first downbound vessel.
The ceremony in Port Colborne starts at 8am at 163 Mellanby Ave. with a pancake breakfast and McKay Elementary School students providing entertainment. Mayor John Maloney is scheduled to present a top hat to the captain of the first downbound vessel at 8:30am.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE ELECTION INFO SESSION
WELLAND – An upcoming Candidate Information Session will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 7 pm at the Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls. This presentation will be provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Office to provide information to all interested parties.
YUMMY! CROATIAN CABBAGE ROLLS ON SALE
WELLAND – Croatian National Home, Broadway Avenue, is having a cabbage roll sale.
You can buy 15 cabbage rolls for $20. Limited quantities are available, and you must pre-order by April 8. Call Kathleen 905-735-5089.
Pick up is on Wednesday April 11, from 3pm to 5pm.
HAIR STYLIST SOUGHT
WELLAND – Wanted: hair stylist with social conscience.
Open Arms Mission Centre, 22 Fifth St., is seeking a Welland hair stylist who would like to give back to the community. All you need do is come to the mission to cut hair for the needy once a month. If you’re interested call Pastor Rob, 905-788-3800.
SPRINGING INTO NEW PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY
WELLAND – New programs are emerging this spring at Welland Public Library including Ukrainian Egg Painting, Traveling the World on a Budget, and a Wine & Words Book Club! Morning Yoga on the Lawn and iPad Basics return along with many other popular programs. The library will be hosting guest speakers Janice J. Richardson, Darrell Epp, Robert McGill, Louise Davis and more. Take a look at the Spring Program Guide 2018 now available at all branches.
Register online or call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
‘ELVIS’ IS IN THE BUILDING
WELLAND – An Elvis tribute show is being held Saturday, March 31 at Welland Legion, 383 Morningstar Ave. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm. Tickets are $30.
CANALSIDE PLAYERS PRESENT BARE BEAR BONES
WELLAND – The Canalside Players are pleased to present performances of Bare Bear Bones. The performances are Friday, April, 13 and Saturday, April 14 at 7pm and Sunday, April 15 at 2pm, all in the Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Other performances are Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 also at 7pm. Tickets: $15 for passholders and $17 for non-passholders. A hilarious comedy about love and communication.
NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR PRESTIGIOUS 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 memory of the late councillor, Niagara Region initiated a memorial award in 2003 in his name to honour a resident of Niagara who best exemplifies his values and dedication to community service; a person who sees volunteerism as an integral part of their life. The 2017 recipient was Tom Rankin.
Application info and other details are available on-line: niagararegion.ca/government/awards-bursaries. Nominations close March 31.
LIBRARY CONTRIBUTES TO LOCAL HISTORY BOOK
WELLAND – “Triumph and Tragedy: the Welland Ship Canal” profiles the fallen workers whose lives were lost during the construction of Welland’s waterway. Several Welland Public Library staff members contributed articles to this collection.
AGM FOR ROSE CITY SENIORS CENTRE FOUNDATION BOARD
WELLAND – Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation Board is holding its annual meeting Tuesday, April 17 at 1pm in the Community Wellness Centre meeting room, 145 Lincoln Street.
If you are 50+ years of age and hold a valid Wellness Complex Pass, you are eligible to vote on all Foundation Board matters.
AGENDA: Accountant’s Report for 2017 will be received; the Chair’s year-end report will be received; Election of Directors will be held, three to be elected.
Any person meeting bylaw requirements wishing to let her/his name stand for election must do so in writing no less than five (5) business days prior to the date of the AGM. There will be no nominations from the floor.
Please bring your Wellness Pass as identification.
100 CANDLES FOR HORT SOCIETY
WELLAND – Welland Horticultural Society is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. A special event is planned on Saturday, October 20, featuring Carson Arthur from Home to Win, the Marilyn Denis Show and City Line. He will be speaking on Eco Backyards. More information will be made available soon.
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.
YOUR CHANCE TO BLOOM
WELLAND – Welland Horticultural Society invites new members. The society’s meetings offer guest speakers, demonstrations, lessons and projects. More info, call 905-329-4217.
JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – Meet Mayor Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.
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