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The Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre is  thrilled to be the recipient of funding from Status of Women Canada for Improving Prosperity for Niagara’s Women Business Owners .  The Heritage Council project was selected through the Government of Canada’s recent call for proposals.

 

Starting October 1, you will be able to use your Welland Public Library card to borrow movies, television episodes, music albums and audiobooks from Hoopla, our newest digital media service. View or listen to the content by streaming on your computer, or download it to your smart phone or tablet. Titles are always available (no holds required!) and borrowed items will simply expire without the hassle of returns or late fees.

Imagine that you live in a truly vibrant place: the bustling neighborhood of every Placemaker’s dreams. Picture the streets, the local square, the waterfront, the public market. Think about the colors, sights, smells, and sounds; imagine the sidewalk ballet in full swing, with children playing, activity spilling out of storefronts and workspaces, vendors selling food, neighborhood cultural events and festivals taking place out in the open air. Take a minute, right now. Close your eyes, and really picture it.

 

The Welland Museum will once again be hosting a fall Heritage House Tour. This year, the event has been bumped up to October 24, 2015 and will run all day from 10 am – 4 pm. 

 

 

 

 

As an investor, what are your goals? You can probably think of quite a few — but over the course of your lifetime, your objectives typically will fall into four key categories. And once you’re familiar with these areas, you can start thinking of what they’ll mean to you in terms of your financial and investment strategies. 

 

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.

 

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