Guest post by Joe Barkovich

Hard not to feel proud at the World Dragonboat Championships this morning.

Hard not to feel proud on two counts: Watching Canadian boats win more than a handful of first-place finishes in morning racing; and, a re-affirmation that Welland has a venue that measures up to world-class standards.

As the Toronto couple seated on lawn chairs next to us on the east-side bank said: It’s a great day for racing (weatherwise) and a great place for this sport’s world championships.

The Welland Museum will be running its second annual Heritage House Tour fundraiser on Saturday, October 24th.  We hope to have one church and four –five private homes and businesses in Welland and Pelham open for Tour goers between 10 am and 4 pm that day.

Due to the lack of response for volunteers for this year's Welland Zombie Walk the event organizers are considering closing the book on this event ... but there is still time! The 5th Annual Welland Zombie Walk is tentatively scheduled for October 25th, 2105. There are already Sponsors lined up for this year but the event will not be moving forward with any further plans until Volunteers are in place.

Thanks to Peter Murray of Omni Media for sharing the link to the video below, which was produced by Singapore Community Chest (similar to a United Way).   What would you do if you were the man in the line?

Volunteers participating in Habitat for Humanity Niagara’s first-ever Women Build will get a little help from Niagara College. On Wednesday, August 19, a group of Habitat Niagara Women Build volunteers will be at Niagara College’s Welland Campus assembling kitchen cabinets. The cabinets will soon be installed as part of a historic Habitat Niagara Women Build, which promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes by hosting build projects with the majority of the planning and execution undertaken by women volunteers.

With the support of Canadian Tire Financial Services and Canadian Tire Jumpstart, the Snacks N’ Sneakers program at The Hope Centre will be helping parents that are facing hardships by providing their children with an equal playing field when it comes to participating in physical activity and being ready to learn. However, more support is needed…over 1,000 children in Welland are registered with The Hope Centre, many of whom will not have access to back to school essentials.  

When it comes to investing, there's not a one-size-fits-all approach. Your portfolio should be tailored to your situation and the amount of risk you're comfortable taking. In this short video, Investment Strategist Craig Fehr discusses a few key considerations related to your risk tolerance.

RBC Wealth Management – Dominion Securities Presents the 2015 Welland Mayor’s Charity Gala – Murder at the Drive-In;  Saturday, September 26, 2015 Riverstone Event Centre
Proceeds to the Niagara Community Foundation - Welland Mayor’s Children & Youth Fund; Tickets $150.00 all inclusive - Tables of 8 are available at $1,100.00

Welland will be host to the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships, August 19 – 23, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course. The best dragon boat crews from around the globe will leave it all on the water next week in Welland. This is the first time the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships are to be hosted in Canada and will be drawing from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Macau, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States. Each day, this event will attract nearly 5,000 individuals to Niagara.

We've changed our logo to reflect our focus on Heating and Air Conditioning products.  While we still can perform minor plumbing repairs to support our dedicated customers, our growth over the past few years has been in the HVAC marketplace.

 Our commitment to providing quality products and superior service has made us one of  Ontario's largest Rheem dealers with over 300 HVAC system installs in the past year alone.


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