This July represents a new Rotarian year and this year we are stressing the fact that we are MAD, or we are Making A Difference. We have been challenged to do this in all aspects of our personal or club lives, from helping the underprivileged, to working on community projects such as the Rose Festival, and technology for elementary schools, to the larger scope of ridding the world of polio.

GUEST POST by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

WELLAND – About 1,000 athletes are expected in Welland over the approaching weekend for the Rose City Triathlon.

Saturday’s races include Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon and the Give-It-A-Tri.

Sunday’s is the long course event.

For new drivers or home owners, or those without extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies, missing a few of your insurance payments may not seem like a big deal. A lot of people don’t know what exactly happens in these situations, however, missing just one payment can cost you a lot of money and potentially leave you unable to drive your vehicle legally.

If you contribute regularly to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and other retirement accounts, you might think you’ll be in pretty good shape when you retire. Yet none of us can predict the future. And if you were faced with a critical illness, the financial burden could threaten your retirement savings — so it pays to protect yourself and your family. 

Niagara’s two Community Legal Clinics have agreed to explore the potential to work more collaboratively in a process that could eventually see a single clinic organization providing legal services to all the communities that make up Niagara.   Both clinic boards are in agreement that any new model would retain the current two office locations and that staffing numbers will remain at current levels.

Providing safe, quality healthcare to our patients is our top priority at Niagara Health, so it’s an incredible honour to be recognized nationally for our achievements in patient safety for our Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) program.

A New Economy – explores what would happen if working together for the good of all was the most common business model.

It is sure to be an inspirational night of community building for Niagara's #ANewEconomy changemakers including: Niagara Sustainability Initiative; Social Enterprise Niagara; Niagara Co-op Network; Niagara Farm Project; Cowork Niagara; Next Niagara; myNiagara Online

Four years later, twenty-year-old Madeline Leblanc has continued to turn her passion of stand up paddle boarding into a fundraiser to honour two friends lost to cancer. Madeline bought her first board and started paddling in 2012, after she fell in love with the sport at age ten. In 2011 Julia Turner passed away at fifteen due to a brain tumor, and earlier that same year Lynn Lambert passed at thirty-seven. They were two wonderful people that deserve to be remembered because of their legacy’s they left behind. They were always giving back to others in the community and putting others needs before theirs. They both taught all of Welland to treasure every moment of your life, and dedicate yourself to helping others when you can.

Due to Victoria Day Celebrations being rained out, all 10 semi-finalists will perform on Canada Day starting at 2:30. Five finalists will be chosen for the last round performing a second time with the winners announced early evening. Our North Welland BIA is the proud community sponsor of the Talent Showcase event at Canada Day in Welland 2017

We invite you to click each of the images below to meet our 10 Contestants and get ready to cheer them on!

City’s Time Capsule Will Close July 1, 2017: It’s Not Too Late To Get In

Canada’s 150th year of celebrations and events is well underway, and I hope everyone has the opportunity to participate in some of the many events that have taken place throughout or vibrant city. This is a year of unity for our country and our hometown. 2017 not only marks a 150 years of Canada; it also marks 100 years that Welland has been incorporated as a city. This is the year that we should be looking back at 100 years of growth and history, while we continue to build the present and look forward to a bright future. In the spirit of celebrating our past, present, and future; the City is preparing to launch a time capsule 50 years into the future. The capsule is scheduled for closure on July 1, 2017 at Welland Civic Square and will remain closed until July 1, 2067.


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