Mayor’s Report – August 21, 2017.
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We are in the last weeks of summer and hope that everyone is getting out to experience the great things and events taking place in our hometown. We invite the community to join us on August 31st at 12:00 p.m. for the official opening of Lakeside Park & take advantage of all the new upgrades. Congratulations to the Foster Festival on another successful season at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Gillian’s Place recently marked 40 years in St. Catharines, YWCA No Fixed Address was another success, congrats to Cody & Holden and good luck in your quest for the Minto Cup. Congratulations to Joe Ferrante from Ferrante Picture Framing 25th anniversary, Express Home Limited and Lang Vietnamese BBQ & Hot Pot Restaurant both recently had their grand openings. Niagara College graduates and young entrepreneurs have opened at 7 James Street – Hair by SOPHIA, Kevin Unger Photography, Morning Light Photography, Young Glass Photography and R & R Refinery – I encourage you to support these businesses. Great events are taking place including Downtown D’Lish (Aug 11-26) – check out the great culinary scene downtown St. Catharines. The Celebration of Nations is taking place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre September 8-10, visit their website for schedule of events, workshops – both ticketed and free. The Terry Fox flag is up at City Hall and the run takes place on Sunday, September 17th at Brock University, I encourage all to attend – you can walk or run the 5k. I have my annual Mayor’s Au Marche taking place on August 26th at 13th Street Winery in support of the Niagara Community Foundation featuring local food, wine, beer and entertainment. Tickets are still available and it is a great event out in wine country to soak in the last bit of summer.
I hope you enjoy these last weeks of summer in our community, great events taking place and I look forward to seeing you out and about.