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Cultural Sustainability

Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial to be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 12

Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial to be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 12

After years of research, planning and fundraising, a memorial to honour 137 workers who lost their lives during construction of the Welland Canal will finally be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force invites family members and descendants of the fallen workers and the entire Niagara community to […]

Celebrating Indigenous Arts and Culture this weekend – the Celebration of Nations

Celebrating Indigenous Arts and Culture this weekend – the Celebration of Nations

Celebrating Indigenous Arts and Culture this weekend – the Celebration of Nations This weekend, we’re proud to welcome distinguished guests, several Chiefs, Clan Mothers and Veterans from communities across Ontario to our hometown and to welcome the Honourable LG Elizabeth Dowdeswell to the Celebration of Nations. The festival is about celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of […]

150 – Poem by Mikko Kivisto – Winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Mikko Kivisto, winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Contest to celebrate Poetry Month in April and promote literacy, arts, culture and reading in our community. The first Mayor’s Poetry Challenge in Canada was started by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi in collaboration with The League of Canadian Poetsand the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. I want […]

Niagara Regional Labour Council donates $25,000 to honour fallen workers

Niagara Regional Labour Council donates $25,000 to honour fallen workers

Niagara Regional Labour Council makes $25,000 donation to honour fallen workers Oct. 21, 2016 – The Niagara Regional Labour Council, representing workers from across the Niagara region have donated $25,000 to the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force to help honour and remember 137 men who died building the fourth Welland Canal. Task force chair, […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Edward Burtynsky

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Edward Burtynsky

On Saturday June 4, Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the Key to the City to St. Catharines born, world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky at a special reception for nominees and sponsors of the St. Catharines Arts Awards. “The Key to the City is bestowed upon individuals whose contributions in their career reflect positively on our hometown,” said […]

Presenting the Key to the City of St. Catharines to Dr. Jack Lightstone

Presenting the Key to the City of St. Catharines to Dr. Jack Lightstone

On Saturday, I presented the Key to the City of St. Catharines to Dr. Jack Lightstone at his farewell celebration. The Key to the City is bestowed upon those whose significant contributions have reflected positively on our hometown. As President of Brock University, Dr. Jack Lightstone has been a key catalyst in transforming our downtown. […]

Mayor Sendzik Launches Poetry Contest

Mayor Sendzik Launches Poetry Contest

Sharpen your pencils and bust out the dictionary, Mayor Walter Sendzik is challenging everyone to a poetry contest. Mayor Sendzik invites all St. Catharines residents to submit an original poem about Downtown St.Catharines and what it means to them for his first ever Mayor’s Poetry Challenge. All types of poetry will be accepted, and the […]