Tag Archives: Welland

View From The Bridge

A view of the Welland River and a stretch of its bank taken from Woodlawn Bridge, mid-afternoon Nov. 9. Fall’s brilliant colours are all but gone and most of the foliage has fallen from trees. This is the last of a series showing the beauty of the season, previous others can be found on the site. (View From The Bridge is a recurring feature on the blog. /Joe Barkovich photo)

Remembrance Day Services In Welland

Welland-Crowland War Memorial, Chippawa Park. /Joe Barkovich file photos.

WELLAND – Two services for Remembrance Day will be held in Welland tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11.

A community commemorative service takes place at Welland-Crowland War Memorial , Chippawa Park, starting at 10:45 a.m. It centres on the live CBC Radio broadcast from the National Cenotaph in Ottawa followed by a reading of In Flanders Fields by service co-organizer Betsy Warankie.

After the service attendees are invited to leave their poppies on the war memorial or pinned to the new Remembrance Day 2022 Cenotaph Commemoration Canvas. The poppy canvas, after the service, will be taken to the entrance lobby of city hall where it will be on public display until month end.

Welland Branch 4, Royal Canadian Legion, will hold its Remembrance Day service at the legion on Morningstar Avenue.

The service starts at 10:45 a.m. and is open to the public.

Last Call

Trying to put the garden to bed for the winter but a handful of late bloomers won’t let me do the work that needs to be done. Have had roses in bloom even into early December on a few occasions but can’t recall clematis in flower this late. But there they were, on the sideyard fence. These photos were taken mid-afternoon, Tuesday, Nov. 8. /Joe Barkovich photos.

Those Ubiquitous Little Signs

What better reminder of the annual city-wide food drive than the signs that popped up across the city this week. The Martin family of Regional Glass and Mirror has been in charge of the signs for years, said food drive co-ordinator Monique Finley. They put them out, collect them, clean them and store them in their facility here in Welland. Said Finley: “I believe the signs and the awareness the signs create are THE most important component of the food drive marketing plan. Cathy and Wayne Martin and their family are as dependable and generous with their time and money as a family can get. They are unwavering supporters of the Hope Centre where their daughter Samantha works. The impact that this family has had on helping and feeding the needy is unbelievable! And again, they are silent soldiers, unsung heroes, working tirelessly and relentlessly.” Welland residents are asked to put food donations outside their front doors by 10 a.m. this Saturday. Shortly after that some 80+ teams of people will scour the streets, collecting the food donated. /Joe Barkovich photos.