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Ontario Senior of the Year Award to Wynne Nicholson

Ontario Senior of the Year Award to Wynne Nicholson

Last night I had the privilege of presenting the St. Catharines 2016 Ontario Senior of the Year Award to Wynne Nicholson at our Council meeting. Wynne has been an invested volunteer in our city for many years including – 10 years on the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, Arts Awards Sub Committee and the SCCIP […]

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik – Economic Development and Small Business in #OurHomeSTC

This show features Marco Marino, Economic Development Officer for the City of St. Catharines speaking to the economic development strategy for the City of St. Catharines and Niagara – including steps we are taking to attract private investment. Later we are joined by Lori Elstone, Proprietor of Provisions Food Company to discuss the local food […]

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik – Urban Renewal in Downtown St. Catharines

This show features Samir Husika who is the Downtown Development Officer with the City of St. Catharines to discuss the transformation of downtown St. Catharines. Later we are joined by Lousje from Lousje and Bean who just celebrated their 10 anniversary to discuss her business and the changes she has seen downtown over the past […]

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. […]

Royal Canadian Legion Polish Veterans Branch 418 70th Anniversary

This weekend the Royal Canadian Legion Polish Veterans Branch 418 celebrated their 70th anniversary in our community. The Polish army fought alongside Canadian forces during WWI and WWII and today Poles continue to serve alongside Canadians in peacekeeping missions around the world. Thank you to the Polish Legion for supporting returning Polish veterans and their […]

Sharing Shoes at Westdale Public School DSBN

Sharing Shoes at Westdale Public School DSBN

Today I met Mackenzie Lubeck and her friends Angelena Guermain and Michelle Simons who formed a small committee titled Sharing Shoes at Westdale Public School DSBN . Principal Poppy Gilliam was also in attendance and has encouraged and supported her students throughout this initiative. The Sharing Shoes initiative collects gently used footwear and has Community […]

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 […]

Mayor Sendzik welcomes IKEA to “Team St. Catharines” at official opening

St. Catharines is officially home to the newest IKEA Canada location with the opening of a new Pick-Up and Order Point today at the Fairview Mall. Mayor Walter Sendzik and members of St. Catharines City Council joined IKEA Canada president Stefan Sjöstrand to cut the ribbon at the grand opening.  Thirty new employees and an […]