This campaign is to raise funds to cover the start-up cost of HeartCore. In line with Heart Niagara’s mission of empowering our community to take control of their heart health, we are happy to announce the opening of Heart Core.

Fall has arrived at the Welland Farmers' Market and with it, the colourful bounty of fresh produce from our local growers.

#myWelland Community Photographer, Paul Duncan captured this beautiful mosaic of images last Saturday morning. WIth Thanksgiving just around the corner it's time to stock up and get ready to celebrate our abundant local harvest.

The Niagara Community Foundation's first and only Executive Director, Liz Palmieri, will wind down more than 15 years of leadership when she retires next year. The Foundation has begun the process of seeking Liz's successor as Executive Director. Her last day will be May 5, 2016, as she retires from the post she has held since October 2000.

If you have had the experience of moving older family members to a new home you have seen first hand how much stress these moves can cause. I have recently become aware of the labeling of this phenomenon as Relocation Stress Syndrome, or transfer trauma. It is thought that RSS can affect behaviour, mood, morbidity and even mortality. Symptoms can include sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and disorientation. If the senior already suffers from dementia, physical frailty or sensory impairment there can be additional confusion and agitation. The effects can be worse if the move is not being made by choice, and may still exist even if the senior had made a willing decision.

On September 24, 2015 the entire CTFS management team put a little extra elbow grease into their workday. They spent the day volunteering their time and skills to renovate and transform the new home of the Hope Centre in Welland, Ontario.


The Nominees for the 2015 Ruby Awards were announced at a breakfast held this morning at the Seaway Mall Centre Court. The Chamber is happy to see the community once again put forth so many deserving businesses and citizens. Over 60 nominations have been accepted for the various business and community service awards that will be presented at the Ruby Awards Ceremony, taking place on October 16th 2015 at Lookout Point Golf & Country Club from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  Tickets for the event are $50.00 per person, or $40 per person when booking a table of 8 or more. To book your spot now, contact the Chamber at 905-732-7515.

The Ruby Award Kick Off Breakfast was held on Thursday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m , at the Seaway Mall in Center Court. All of the 2015 nominees were announced at the breakfast.

It’s a vintage year for Niagara College’s teaching restaurant. Benchmark Restaurant, located within the College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, has been announced the winner of a 2015 Licensee of the Year Award at the Niagara Wine Festival. The award was presented to CFWI staff on Sept. 18 as part of the festival’s annual RBC Ontario Awards which honour supporters of Ontario’s grape and wine industry.

Final wrap up from this years 1st Annual Cowboy Classic! $16,500.00 raised and over $85,000.00 since started 8 years ago. Great way to honour Claude Poulin. Feel free to share and pass along. Thank you to all involved, sponsors, players, family and friends.

Since 1982 (second annual National Terry Fox Run), local residents and community supporters have been passionately involved in Terry’s cause to raise money and awareness for cancer research.


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