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Despite its vast presence in our local and global communities, many are still unsure what Rotary is. So, what is Rotary anyway? The first Rotary Club was started in 1905, in Chicago, Illinois, by a small group of businessmen who wanted to do more for their community. They took as their motto “Service above Self” and adopted the cogwheel as their logo. The name Rotary comes from the fact that they would rotate the meetings among their homes

Running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise with many health benefits such as building healthy bones, strengthening muscles, helps maintain a healthy weight, strengthens your lungs, helps to relieve stress and gives you an boost in overall mental health.

One Saturday June 20th the PanAm Torch began its visit to Niagara with a community celebration at the Welland Market before visiting the Welland International Flatwater Centre, the canoe/kayak – sprint venue for the TORONTO 2015 PanAm Games.

Special thanks to Paul Duncan and Anthony Gallaccio for sharing their event photos with us here on #myWelland.

A warm #myWelland welcome to Welcomics Books, Arts & Services  Offering Art Classes, Traditional and Digital Media, specializing in portraits, caricatures, fan art, artistic drawings, artistic painting and amazing vintage pin ups. Owners Alex Stockler and Cris de Lara are very talented and their love and passion for Welland can be seen in their store and through their welcoming conversations.

The Professional Referral Group of Pelham was pleased to award Taylor Beres of E.L. Crossley with this year's PRG scholarship.  The Professional Referral Group has been awarding a scholarship to a graduating E.L. Crossley with a business focus for five years.

At the Niagara Food Festival, there’s a tried and true recipe that makes for a great party. It takes one part eager food vendors, two parts exciting mainstage entertainment, a handful of local wineries, breweries and distilleries, a pinch of chefs doing live cooking demonstrations and sprinkle liberally with support from sponsors throughout the region.

On June 13th, 2015 #PanAmDay was celebrated across Canada. Our City joined in with a day of festivities at Chippawa Park. Thank you to #‎myWelland‬ community contributor Paul Duncan for sharing his photos & video clips of the days activities. We put together this  VIDEO keepsake to commemorate Pan Am Day in Welland.

June is a popular month for weddings. If you’re getting married this month, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you’ll want to have another discussion — about your finances. It might not sound glamorous, but couples who quickly “get on the same page” regarding their financial situation are actually taking a step that can help them immensely as they build their lives together.

 

This year’s inaugural Spring Fling in our Hunters Pointe community was a well attended event with over 250 people attending. Guests were treated to a bar-b-que and drinks and were invited to tour our newest model homes in Ontario’s finest Adult Lifestyle Community.

Niagara College kicked off its 2015 Spring Convocation Ceremonies on Tuesday, June 15 with the help of two distinguished leaders in the Niagara community – Janet St. Amand, chief executive officer of YMCA Niagara, and Debi Pratt, wine industry leader and public relations specialist.

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