Mayor’s Report – April 23, 2018.
The latest Mayor’s Report for an update on community events, news and business in #OurHomeSTC
St. Catharines was ranked by MoneySense as one of the top cities to buy real estate for affordability, quality of life and economic activity.
Thank you to the Clean City Committee, schools, organizations, businesses, associations and residents who took part in Pitch In Day – our city has had some well deserved attention and spring has finally arrived.
Thank you to all the volunteers across our city – great to meet many of you throughout the week at the various recognition events.
Thank you to the 10th Field Battery for organizing the dedication of two Vimy Oak trees in Victoria Lawn Cemetery descended from acorns brought back by a Canadian soldier from an oak tree situated on the Battlefield at Vimy Ridge.
Also – congratulations to Sts Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church who celebrated their 75th anniversary, 13th Street Winery and Bakery celebrated 20 years in St. Catharines. Thank you to Doug and Karen Whitty and John Mann who produce amazing wine and butter tarts! Congrats to the team at Innovate Niagara on 10 years.
We have some new business investing in St. Catharines – CTRL V a virtual reality gaming on Hartzel Road and Trinity Capital an investment company in downtown St. Catharines.
Spring has sprung and we have some great events taking place in St. Catharines – the In the Soil Arts Festival is this weekend downtown St. Catharines and the inaugural Hats and Horses Niagara at the Meridian Centre on May 5th.
Niagara Region has a public meeting to discuss traffic flow for the Geneva/Carlton/Dunlop intersection – so please attend and give your feedback.
Also – special shout out to St. Catharines City employee Rob Lapensee who competed at the Boston Marathon last week and came 404 overall and 27 in his category. Congrats Rob – we are all proud of you.
Until next time – enjoy the great weather and sunshine!