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Cultural Sustainability

Emancipation Day STC

Matter of Black and Blackowned905 – a group of young community members presented Emancipation Day STC an important day in our history. Emancipation Day is a day to celebrate the Slavery Absolution Act of 1834, marking the end of those enslaved throughout the British empire.  It’s a day for celebration, reflection, education and to recognize the history and […]

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council had a productive zoom council meeting last night and wanted to share some highlights with our community. Beaches: ⛱☀️ Hot topic here in St. Catharines and Niagara. Last night council made the decision to restrict access to city owned beaches to Niagara residents only. Since we opened our beaches earlier this summer […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

equalityAs we watch the justified unrest and protests in the United States after the brutal death of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, it has reignited the need for communities across Canada to take demonstrable actions to combat racism. We are not immune to racism, to the rise of white supremacy organizations, […]

Black History Month

Black History Month

February is Black History month and I encourage all members of our community to learn more and celebrate St. Catharines rich black history. Many are familiar with Harriet Tubman and that historically St. Catharines was a stop along the Undergound Railway which served as a sanctuary for those who fled for freedom and from persecution. […]

The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

As industrial St. Catharines is rejuvenated with a modern edge, you’ve got another reason to visit this part of Ontario. Condé Nast Traveller – by NOAH KAUFMAN – January 24, 2020 The signs of life show early Saturday morning on an icy St. Catharines Street, in Ontario’s Niagara region. A couple of college students from nearby Brock […]

Sendzik sees ‘bright horizon’ for St. Catharines in 2020

Sendzik sees ‘bright horizon’ for St. Catharines in 2020

by Melinda Cheevers  Niagara This Week – St. Catharines As the calendar changes to a new year — and a new decade — there’s plenty on the horizon for the Garden City says Mayor Walter Sendzik. The City of St. Catharines had plenty of positive highlights in 2019, he said, including the surprise announcement and moving up […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Dan Patterson

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Dan Patterson

Mayor Walter Sendzik presented Dr. Dan Patterson, President of Niagara College with a key to the city at a special retirement celebration this weekend. “The key to the city is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions and I can think of no leader more deserving than Dan Patterson,” stated Mayor Sendzik. “Dan has […]

National Indigenous People’s Day

Today is National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to honour and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People to Canada. The City of St. Catharines and Niagara region is the traditional home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. The land is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue […]

Black History Month – Harriet Tubman and her connection to St. Catharines

Black History Month – Harriet Tubman and her connection to St. Catharines

As we are in the middle of Black History Month – I wanted to share this TVO piece on Harriet Tubman and her connection to St. Catharines. Harriet was a woman of strength, dignity and honour. She had extraordinary courage while leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. We celebrate Harriet and her connection to St. […]