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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.

The Adult Recreational rowing program at the Notre Dame Rowing Club is just starting.  It’s not too late to join!  Come out and see what rowing is all about.  Meet some new people and get some fantastic exercise!  See our flyer for more information.

For the past 7 years the Club has hosted potluck dinners in member’s homes to ‘break bread’ together and to support the education of girls in Afghanistan. The goal, of raising funds to finance the hiring of a teacher for girls, has been repeatedly achieved by members and their dinner guests. Since beginning this project, the Club has supported the hiring of 11 teachers ($700 a teacher for six months salary). 

 

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