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City of Welland
For Immediate Release
APRIL 26, 2021
Welland, ON – Flags will be flown at half-mast at all Welland facilities on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in memoriam of former MP and Mayor of Welland Allan Pietz who passed away on April 23, 2021.

Mr. Pietz served as Welland’s mayor from 1965 to 1978 and as a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1984 to 1988. He finished his political career as a regional councillor representing Welland. Prior to his illustrious career in politics, Mr. Pietz was well-known in the community as the owner/operator of Sunnyside Dairy.

The City of Welland offers its condolences to the Pietz family.

We are sharing the same survey with all BIAs and Chambers across Niagara, with the hopes that your administration will complete it and share the link with your membership for their completion.  

The objective of this survey  is to help Niagara 2022 understand how we can best support your Niagara’s business community  in the months prior to and during the Games, August 6-21, 2022 through street banners, window posters, clings, website content, etc. This survey will take no more than five minutes to complete.  It is suggested that the person completing the survey is able to make decisions on behalf of your business, BIA or Chamber of Commerce.  Please submit by May 14, 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to connect should you have any questions.  I am happy to address them as best I can.

Thank you very much for your participation!

Kind regards,


Paula Racher

Manager, Events & Community Relations

Gestionnaire, Événements et relations communautaires


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Cell | 289 690 7044 

Email | cenpure@2022pnanqntnzrf.pn 

25 Corporate Park Drive; Suite 302; Box 10 

St. Catharines, ON | L2S 3W2


During the month of May, United Way is running our annual Period Promise campaign – collecting menstrual hygiene products to distribute to agencies across Niagara. This year, we aren’t able to gather for collections events or hold workplace collection drives, so we have come up with something new. The campaign aims to reduce period poverty in Niagara (Did you know that 1 in 4 people in Niagara struggle to afford period products for themselves or their dependents?).

Period poverty simply refers to when a person cannot afford period products causing them to resort to alternate means to manage their periods. This could mean missing work or school or using alternate methods which could cause harm to ones health. On average, those who have periods, have them for 68 days per year, that could mean a lot of missed opportunities.

You can help us end period poverty during the month of May and also by JOINING US on May 12TH from 12pm-1pm for OUR FIRST EVER VIRTUAL COMMUNITY DAY OF CARING!

City of Welland
For Immediate Release
APRIL 22, 2021
Welland, ON – City Council supported the Jumpstart Gift Agreement authorizing staff to enter into an agreement with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) at its meeting on April 20, 2021. The gift agreement will fund the “Jumpstart Inclusive Multisport Court” enhancement as a sub-facility within the Empire Multicourt. In addition to the Jumpstart Inclusive Multisport Court, Jumpstart will also install a new Inclusive Splash Pad on the grounds of the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

The key features of the Jumpstart Inclusive Multisport Court are:
·      Sport and para sport court lines for basketball, tennis, ball hockey, volleyball, pickleball and badminton
·      6 fixed-height & 2 adjustable-height basketball nets
·      Self-guided play area High contrast four-square court and Hop-scotch
·      Contrasting colours to support visual impairment
·      Shaded double-wide benches for improved accessibility
·      Wheelchair-accessible seating and tables
·      Shaded accessible bleachers
·      4 double-wide entry points
·      4 LED overhead court lights
·      Cushion Comfort Plus Laykold acrylic surfacing system

The splash pad will be positioned approximately 100m away from the Empire Multicourt and close to the recreational trail to ensure a natural flow of activity on the site between the Waterway, event activities, splash pad and Multicourts.

“Jumpstart, with generous support from Niagara-area Canadian Tire Dealers, has offered a tremendous opportunity to the City of Welland to enhance our recreational facilities at the “Empire Multicourt” and the Welland International Flatwater Centre,” stated Richard Dalton, Manager of Recreation and Culture.
Stay well,

Alexis Higginbotham
Executive Director
60 East Main Street
Welland, ON
L3B 3X4
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