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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: email@example.com
FOOD DRIVE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
WELLAND – The 26th annual Welland Community Food Drive takes place Saturday, November 3. Canvassers will be going door to door, starting at 10am. Food should be left outside by the door. Non-perishable items please. Proceeds divided equally among Hope Centre, Open Arms Mission and Salvation Army food banks. More info to follow.
NOTRE DAME HOLDS 43rd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
WELLAND – Sunday, October 28 marks the day for Notre Dame College School’s 43rd annual Pilgrimage for the Developing World. The Pilgrimage is an opportunity for the school community (students, teachers, parents, friends, and alumni) to “put their feet to the gospel” by walking in solidarity with those of the developing world who are less fortunate.
The Notre Dame community invites and encourages alumni and friends to be a part of this special Notre Dame tradition. Registration is at 8:30am, departure prayer at 9am, and Pilgrimage Eucharist at approximately 1pm.
Over the years, Notre Dame has raised over $2 million through this event for development projects throughout the world. From the Pilgrimage it is learned that Canadian Christians are abundantly blessed – we have the ability and means to respond to the needs of the poor. Please support Notre Dame students as they walk in solidarity with those who are less fortunate. If you can’t be there, please consider a donation online at http://www.notredamewelland.com
KINDRED PRESENTS CELTIC JOURNEY
WELLAND – An evening of Kindred’s Celtic to Cajun Journey, and some reflections of the Christmas season. The popular local group performs Saturday, December 1, in the theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex at 7pm. Tickets: $12 for passholders and $15 for non-passholders. More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HO, HO, HO TIME!
WELLAND – Want some great exposure on your organization this November? Join in one of Welland’s most celebrated events. On November 17, the Welland Santa Claus Parade will open the holiday season and entertain families with floats, festivities, and treats.
Applications are open until November 12. Come be a part of the excitement and join the 2018 Welland Santa Claus Parade! You can apply on the city’s website.
‘ZOMBIES’ TO WALK IN DOWNTOWN WELLAND
WELLAND – The 8th annual Welland Zombie Walk takes place this evening, October 21, 6pm downtown Welland ( Hellems Ave between Main and Division streets.) This event is community run and has grown in size thanks to the commitment of its volunteers and local sponsors. As in past years thanks to local businesses there will be prizes for best costume as well as added attractions Brampton Batman and the 89 Batmobile as well as appearances by Crossfire wrestlers Rage and Beautiful Bea, available for pics and autographs. And of course the Zombie Dance Party. So come out dressed in your best and zombie costume or any costume you like (no fake or real weapons please as this is a family friendly event) or just come and watch the fun but please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable people or pet food item for local charities Hope Centre Welland and Pets Alive Niagara.
E.T. ON CITY HALL SCREEN!
WELLAND – Come out and enjoy E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen at Civic Square – free family fun. Friday, October 26, – dusk (approximately 6:30pm)
WEAR COSTUMES TO THIS HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISER
WELLAND – The annual fund-raising Kacey Lynn Halloween Dance is on Friday, October 26 at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, 111 second St. Doors open at 7pm, ribbon cutting at 7:30pm, music starts at 8pm, costume contest at 10pm. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door, call Mary or Jim, 905-735-9526 for tickets or more info.
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PARTY
WELLAND – Boo! Search for ghosts in a spine-tingling scavenger hunt, listen to some scary stories, and try your hand at a spooktacular craft. And yes, there will be candy! You’re invited, Wednesday, October 31 5pm to 7pm at Welland Public Library’s Seaway Mall Branch. Costumes welcome. No registration required.
MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE
WELLAND – Think you know music? Come on out and show what you’ve got in support of your library! The 4th annual Trivia Night Fundraiser will once again feature music trivia by Shawn McCart from “Name This Tune.” If you missed it last year, now’s your chance to experience the fun that everyone is raving about! Join in at the Croatian National Home, Broadway, on Friday, November 2 for their endless (well, almost) penne and meatballs dinner. Gather a few friends – or enter as a team of up to 10 – for some friendly competition! Prizes for the top three tables.Tickets are on sale for $25 each at all library branches.
MAIN BRANCH OPEN SUNDAYS
WELLAND – Welland Public Library is pleased to announce that the Main Branch is open Sundays 1pm – 5pm.
These special Sunday hours, which started October 14, will run to April 28, 2019. The library’s main branch is at downtown Welland’s Civic Square.
WALK FOR WOMEN’S PLACE AT SEAWAY MALL EVENT
WELLAND – Join a wave of men, women, youth and children Saturday, November 3 as you walk to WIPE OUT domestic violence in support of the local women’s shelters operated by Women’s Place. Put on some beachwear, come in from the cold and join for a 5 km mall walk and beach party. By raising pledges and walking, you will be helping women and children to transition to lives free of abuse. The event is perfect for walkers of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on some sunscreen and register for this fun event. Time: 9 a.m. (check-in starts at 8 a.m.) at Seaway Mall.
‘POLKA KING’ OSTANEK HERE FOR LIVE CONCERT
WELLAND – Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3, when Walter Ostanek and his friends Big John T Bone Little and Roger Wyatt perform at the Welland Community Wellness Complex starting at 7pm! Tickets: Advanced (until October 21): $12.50 passholder & $14.50 non-passholder; Regular (October 22 onward): $13.50 passholder & $15.50 non-passholder. All tickets plus HST
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 on the blog appearing most often on Sundays.)