Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
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
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. The book is slated for an early 2018 release and can be pre-ordered through the St. Catharines Museum until October 1st. Several Welland Public Library staff members contributed articles to this collection – the first of which, by Conor Echlin, can be read here: http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/09/07/fallen-workers-a-young-life-cut-short
COLLEGE SCHEDULES FALL CONVOCATION
WELLAND – Niagara College’s Fall 2017 Convocation ceremony will take place on October 27 at 10 a.m. at the Welland Campus with a reception immediately following the ceremony.
BOOK SALE RAISES FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP
WELLAND – Canadian Federation of University Women Welland and District hold their annual book sale Saturday, September 30, 9am to 3pm at the Niagara Regional Exhibition site’s Building B, 1100 Niagara Street North.
Always lots of fun between the covers at this popular event. It features great bargains on books and more! Proceeds to scholarships and community projects.
For more info or to donate items: firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of the telephone numbers provided in the graphic, above .
FIND AN OPEN ARMS WELCOME AT CAMPUSFEST
WELLAND – Open Arms Ministry hosts its CampusFest at the Open Arms Ministry Campus, 933 Forks Road W., near Pietz Road, Welland on Saturday, September 23 from 10am to 3pm.
A great family experience with: vendors, food trucks, car show, warehouse furniture and electronics sales, children’s activities, campus tour, farm stand produce sale and more.
LIBRARY HOSTS PLAY FOR PEACE
WELLAND – Come to the main branch library lounge Saturday, September 23, for a world music adventure in celebration of International Day of Peace. Karl Dockstader of the Oneida Nation, a leader in the Niagara Indigenous community, will lead attendees in a traditional opening address celebrating peace, friendship, and unity. The celebration will continue with drum therapist and music teacher, Mark Chindemi of Chinwa Rhythms leading an open drum circle and teaching rhythms along the way using world instruments including African flutes, didgeridoos, and djembes (West African drums).
All are welcome to listen and participation IS encouraged! Admission is free.
Light refreshments will be provided.
IT’S FALL-ICIOUS AT SEASONS
WELLAND – Seasons First Avenue, 163 First Avenue, Welland hosts a Fall-licious Open House, Sunday, September 24 from 1pm to 4pm. Celebrate fall, experience fine foods and entertainment, all welcome. More info, 905-735-5333.
FASHION SHOW HOSTED BY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
WELLAND – Welland Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Fashion Show, Wednesday, October 25 at the Croatian National Home, 6 Broadway. Doors open 5pm, dinner promptly at 6pm, fashion show at 730pm. Door prizes, raffles, vendors. Tickets $50, cash bar.
EASTDALE ALUMNI TO MEET
WELLAND – Eastdale Alumni Association will meet Wednesday October 4, 7pm in the school library. Come out and get involved. Visit http://www.eastdalealumni.com for more info or call Barb @ 905-735-3778
MOVIE NIGHT IS BACK IN DOWNTOWN WELLAND
WELLAND – Big Movie Night presents the Disney family classic, The Mighty Ducks. This flick is all it’s quacked up to be and more! Friday, September 22, Welland Civic Square, at dusk. Grab your lawn chairs and head down to the square for this free family-friendly event.
MINISTRY FUNDING WILL BOOST SENIORS’ PROGRAMMING
WELLAND – The City of Welland Recreation and Culture Division is receiving two grants from the Elderly Persons Centre (EPC) funding, provided through the Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs. The city’s Recreation and Culture Division is receiving $42,700 in maintenance and operating funding for the Rose City Seniors Activity Centre, along with a special grant of $14,478. Both grants will offset operational costs and purchase new supplies and equipment to support seniors’ programs.
The city depends on EPC funding to assist in maintaining affordable memberships and programming for seniors. Due to past funding from EPC, the Recreation and Culture Division was able to create new programs, and expand existing programs for seniors. Previous grants have assisted in purchasing new computers for the lab, ping pong tables, billiards upgrades, furniture, quilting supplies, and aquatic equipment.
“Our seniors play such a vital role in our community,” said Krista Bowie, Community Recreation Coordinator for the City of Welland. “It’s important that we provide the resources necessary to enable them to continue sharing their valuable time, skills, and knowledge in meaningful ways.”
FROM THE WELLNESS COMPLEX THEATRE, IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!
WELLAND – You won’t be able to sit still once Fiddlin’ Around takes to the stage as part of the Friday Night Live Concert Series.
Enjoy a mix of Celtic, East Coast and toe-tappin’ fiddle tunes with a guitar, fiddle and Bodhran. Come out and enjoy this free event, the kickoff for Culture Days in Welland. When: Friday, September 29, 7pm, in The Theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex. This is a FREE event. More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or email@example.com
AUXILIARY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
WELLAND – Welland Hospital Auxiliary gift shop is in need of new volunteers and auxiliary members. Interested, call 905-732-6111 ext. 33141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30am for a 40 Minute Walk on Merritt Island.