Welcome to our Made in Welland Spring Edition. We hope you are looking forward to warm weather as much as we are.  So many amazing things are happening in Welland for 2015, we have filled you in on a few here in our Newsletter.

GUEST POST by Amanda Deschenes

The Many Hands Project Reveal Day will be a carnival inspired community event, signalling the completion of the renovation to Strive Niagara. Everyone that contributed to the project will have the opportunity to view the success of the project and see where their generous contributions went. We encourage everyone to come out and see the positive change that the project will bring to the communities of Niagara.

I've had the pleasure to visit Casa Dante Lodge at 34 Lincoln St. West in Welland many times. This time it was a bit different as I met with current Club President Vito Tofano. He has been president for 5 years and has led the club out of some difficult times to the current state as a very busy organization.


Love culture? Love Pelham? You could be the next member of the new Pelham Culture Advisory Committee. Established to address, explore, and facilitate opportunities set out in the Cultural Master Plan, the new Culture Committee will coordinate resources and collaboration among community groups for community events and cultural activities. If you’re interested in participating, please visit opportunities in the coming weeks to apply.

It’s time to make a contribution toward your retirement and other savings goals. Which savings vehicle is the best option? It’s a perennial challenge for many Canadians — contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA).

Guest Post by Amanda Deschenes

Things are happening in Downtown Welland! Join David Clow ( on March 7 for the grand opening of Welland’s newest community hub. This is a space that will give Wellanders a place to gather, get work done and enjoy one another’s company. A host of free business services will mean you don’t have to dig deep into the pocketbook.

Guest video post by Kurtis McCartney

Coldest Night of the Year walk video from Welland 2015 in support of anti-poverty initiatives led by the Open Arms Mission.


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