WELLAND – Mayor Frank Campion is encouraging residents to “support their local farmers” by shopping at the Welland market. The invite is part of a personal message by the mayor, posted on the City of Welland Bulletin.
Campion’s message reads:
“The historic Welland Farmers’ Market has been viewed as the pillar of the Welland community where local farmers have been providing quality products to local residents and tourists since 1907.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic strict protocols were put forth by the Provincial Government and Public Health which unfortunately resulted in the closure of the historic farmers’ market for a few months. The farmers’ market resumed operations with a small group of vendors on July 11. On August 29, the farmers’ market expanded to include both buildings along with outside vendors.
With the harvest season upon us, I encourage Welland residents and visitors to support their local farmers. Visit our website www.welland.ca for the current list of market vendors which will be expanding through the coming weeks. Stop by and take advantage of all the Welland Farmers’ Market has to offer.
Thank you to the vendors and the community for their patience as we move through this pandemic together. Strict protocols mandated by Public Health remain in place in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to keep everyone safe.
I remind everyone that it is up to you to follow the rules of social distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask or face covering when required, staying home if displaying symptoms or having been in close contact with cases of COVID-19. A two-metre distance must be maintained at all gatherings – indoor gatherings of 50 people and 100 people for outdoor gatherings. Stay safe. Stay healthy. ”
The market is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon.
(Photos shown are file photos from a previous year)
WELLAND – The City of Welland is re-opening more facilities and expanding services that keep people active, social, and connected to their city. The following facilities will offer modified or expanded services:
Welland Farmers’ Market
Will expand to include both buildings, and outside vendors on Aug. 29, 2020
Farmers’ Market hours will remain 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings
Patrons are reminded to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings
Welland Community Wellness Complex (WCWC)
Will open on Aug. 31, 2020, for modified programs and services
A new online version of the Wellness Guide will launch Aug. 28, with online registration beginning on Sept. 3
The city’s program roster will grow in 2021 as more programs will become available with the winter program session
Members are reminded to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings
City of Welland Main Arena
Will open its doors to user groups on Sept. 8, 2020
The arena will have strict public safety Return to Play protocols in place to help lessen the spread of COVID-19 and create a recreational space where participants feel comfortable and safe
Recreation and Culture Ambassadors will be on-site to perform temperature screenings at the facility entrance and assist with hand sanitization and Return to Play procedures
Spectators are not permitted in the arena due to provincial guidelines allowing a maximum of 50 people indoors; however, one parent or caregiver per child is allowed to enter with the child during registered ice-time
Everyone entering the facility, from age five and up, must wear a face covering when not on the ice
“We’re confident that our Return to Play procedures will create an environment where people feel protected and can enjoy themselves,” said Richard Dalton, Manager of Recreation and Culture. “It will be great to have our members back at WCWC, expansion at the Market, and also see people having a good time out on the ice in the coming weeks.”
For more information on Welland Recovery, Moving Beyond COVID-19, visit www.welland.ca.