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Rose Manor Feature

Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood on 41 Frazer Street is one of Welland’s absolute gems! The Rose Manor is a beautiful, spacious bed and breakfast that combines its timeless historic architecture with contemporary hand-picked décor. This is a space for a local weekend getaway, an out-of-town retreat, and smaller scale events! The Rose Manor is under new ownership and these owners have so much in store for the property.

Sisters Kristen and Kathryn Groom followed their dreams to go into business together and operate a bed and breakfast. The sisters wanted to connect their passions for travel, hospitality, cooking, and meeting new people, so when the manor went up for sale, they jumped on the opportunity. Kristen and Kathryn were born and raised in the Niagara region, so they were happy to stay in the area and be able to share all the special things about where we live.

What’s unique about this bed and breakfast? For starters, there are 8 beautiful rooms, each with their own notable style, and each room is actually named after an original Rose family member! The original home is very large and was built in 1906, but in 2016 another extension was built on the back to provide even more room for guests. It’s difficult to decide which part of the home to enjoy first because every corner has its own charm. The front porch may be one of the most popular spots with the beautiful view of the canal, while you’re surrounded by flowers…and being served by Kristen with one of Kathryn’s delicious creations! Breakfasts are a plated, sit down experience and are seasonally based. Dietary restrictions are accommodated and there is even a garden on site for the chef to incorporate fresh produce.

What’s next for the Rose Manor? With such a large unique space, the sisters want to offer massage therapist and aesthetic services to their guests as well! They are currently on the hunt for massage and aesthetic service professionals, so please reach out if this opportunity interests you! Kristen and Kathryn want to be the reason that people come explore what Welland has to offer and give you a memorable stay while you’re here. The Rose Manor isn’t just a place to stay, it’s a whole experience!

It doesn’t stop there…please consider this venue for all your small-scale event needs! The sisters would love to use their beautiful space to its full potential for micro-weddings, bridal showers, weekend group retreats, girls’ trips, and much more! Kristen and Kathryn would be excited to partner with local businesses to create fun experiences for locals and visitors. They love to promote the best spots to dine, shop, kayak, and explore in Welland.

The Rose Manor is open 7 days a week, and bookings will soon be available online pending the website launch, but for now the best way to contact them is through social media (@rose.manor.welland) or email (ebfrznabejryynaq@tznvy.pbz). Stay tuned to their Instagram or Facebook to see what’s going on at the Manor! Kristen and Kathryn are an amazing duo, and we recommend that you choose them as your hosts for a relaxing stay in the Rose City.

Media Release


Jumpstart Inclusive Splash Pad Now Open in Welland

The new space provides a place to play for kids of all abilities 


August 24, 2022

Welland, ON – The City of Welland and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) are proud to announce the grand opening of a Jumpstart Inclusive Splash Pad at the Rotary Club of Welland Park, strategically designed so kids of all abilities can play together.

“The City of Welland is grateful for this generous donation from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities,” said Rob Axiak, Director of Community Services. “Our community will greatly benefit from this unique and inclusive addition to our splash pads here in Welland, situated in the heart of our city at the Rotary Club of Welland Park.

Through collaboration with Jumpstart and thanks to the generosity of Niagara Region Canadian Tire Dealers Owen Billes, Patrick McMaster and Paul Medeiros, as well as donations from Canadian Tire Financial Services, CT Real Estate Investment Trust, and Jumpstart Board Member Mary Turner, local kids of all abilities can participate in water play, supporting a more inclusive and healthier community.

“Through play, kids have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as teamwork, confidence and creativity,” said Marco Di Buono, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “We are proud to partner with our Canadian Tire Dealers and the City of Welland to bring the power of inclusive play to the Rotary Club of Welland Park.”


About Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sport and recreation. With an extensive national network of more than 1,000 grantees and 289 local chapters, Jumpstart helps eligible families cover the costs of registration, transportation, and equipment, and provides funding to selected organizations for recreational infrastructure and programming. Supported by the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, Jumpstart has provided more than 2.5 million opportunities for Canadian kids to get in the game since 2005. For more information, visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.

Follow Jumpstart on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook to learn how the Charity is giving kids across Canada a sporting chance.

For City of Welland inquiries:
Elliot Gunarso
Communications Intern
City of Welland
905-735-1700 x2334


For Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities inquiries:
Angela Frangos
Specialist, Corporate Communications
Canadian Tire Corporation


Focus on Small Business

How to Get Ready for The Next Recession

Small Business Trends

A hot topic among small business owners is that a new recession is coming or the country is already in a recession. With inflation being so high, but unemployment so low, some economists want to change the definition of a recession (two consecutive quarterly drops in GDP). The recent decrease in the monthly unemployment rate only confuses the situation when a lot of big tech companies like Amazon and Spotify are laying their employees off.

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Government of Canada to offer loans of up to $50,000 to women entrepreneurs and business owners

Government of Canada

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced that Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) will be providing loans of up to $50,000 to women entrepreneurs and business owners this fall through the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund.

WEOC will deliver the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund through its regional loan fund partners. They will work with women entrepreneurs at every stage of the application process and deliver top-quality wraparound business support, including helping applicants with the development of viable business plans and providing advisory services, training and loan aftercare.

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Media Release


Welland delegates complete AMO conference schedule of meetings with cabinet ministers, parliamentary assistants


August 24, 2022

Welland, ON – Attending this year’s Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference from Aug. 14 to 17, City of Welland delegates met with various cabinet ministers and parliamentary assistants to raise awareness of the city’s critical projects and strategic priorities.

Topics raised by Welland delegates included hospital capacities, physician attraction, mental health, long-term care, growth planning, and more.

Mayor Frank Campion, and Councillors Adam Moote, John Chiocchio, John Mastroianni, Leo Van Vliet, and Graham Speck, along with members of the city’s corporate leadership team, met with:

  • Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Francophone Affairs
  • Hon. Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport
  • Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade
  • Hon. David Piccini, Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks
  • Ric Bresee, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Health
  • John Jordan, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Long-Term Care
  • Amarjot Sandhu, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Infrastructure

“Attending AMO is important for our community; it allows the City of Welland to meet with decision-makers at the provincial level to discuss Welland’s future,” said Mayor Campion. “Welland is becoming the heart of Niagara and growing unlike any other municipality, and our relationships with the province are as important as ever.”

Welland delegates, after consecutive years of virtual participation, were able to connect with provincial and other municipal representatives in-person in Ottawa.

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as an essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system. For more information on AMO, visit www.amo.on.ca.


For inquiries, please contact:

Adam Eckhart

Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator

Welland Fire and Emergency Services

905-735-1700 ext 2400


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Alexis Higginbotham
Executive Director
60 East Main Street
Welland, ON
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