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Sandie Bellows recognized for contributions to Canada Games at Walker Sports and Abilities Centre

Sandie Bellows recognized for contributions to Canada Games at Walker Sports and Abilities Centre

In a private ceremony held Aug. 24, a plaque honouring Sandie Bellows was unveiled at the Walker Sports and Abilities Centre at Canada Games Park. The event, attended by Sandie’s sons Spencer and Colton, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik, Regional Chair Jim Bradley, along with other City and Niagara Region officials, saw the unveiling of […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Doug Hamilton

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Doug Hamilton

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the Key to the City to Doug Hamilton, Chair of the 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games. “The Key to the City of St. Catharines is bestowed upon those whose significant contributions have reflected positively on our community. Doug Hamilton has been a key catalyst for the Canada Summer Games, […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Olympic gold-medalist Kristen Kit

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to Olympic gold-medalist Kristen Kit

Kristen Kit, a decorated Canadian rower who helped Canada’s women’s eight capture Olympic gold last summer in Tokyo, has been presented the Key to the City by St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. A highly accomplished coxswain, Kit’s passion for the sport began in 2003 while rowing for her Sir Winston Churchill school team. Since those […]

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to award-winning musician Tim Hicks

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the Key to the City to country music star Tim Hicks. The St. Catharines resident, an award-winning singer and songwriter, was recognized on April 27, prior to Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games’ Rise with Glowing Hearts concert at Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines. Hicks has earned many prestigious […]

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge shines light on sport, Canada Summer Games

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge shines light on sport, Canada Summer Games

The Mayor’s Poetry Challenge is returning this April with a theme to help celebrate the upcoming Canada Summer Games. Thousands of young athletes from across the nation will converge on Niagara Region August 6 to 21, for the Canada Summer Games. For this year’s poetry challenge, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik invites St. Catharines residents […]

City partnering with community groups to build labyrinth, offering public space for self-healing and reflection

City partnering with community groups to build labyrinth, offering public space for self-healing and reflection

Visitors enjoying the green space and trails at Fairview Park and John Page Park will soon be able to enjoy a quiet space to reflect and meditate. Signage has recently been erected to note an outdoor walking labyrinth will be constructed in the coming months at Fairview Park, formerly home to the Fairview Golf Course […]

Civic Christmas Carol to be broadcast on YourTV Niagara

Civic Christmas Carol to be broadcast on YourTV Niagara

While an in-person event was still not possible this year, the long-standing holiday tradition of the Civic Christmas Carol Concert continues. The 31st Annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert will return this week through a broadcast on YourTV Niagara, prerecorded for the second year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While residents were once again unable […]

Statement on St. Catharines City Council’s support for regionalized transit in Niagara

Statement on St. Catharines City Council’s support for regionalized transit in Niagara

Dec. 8, 2020 – Tonight was a great night for the City St. Catharines and our Council, as we made a historic decision to pledge our support to one single, integrated transit commission to serve all of Niagara. Thank you to the St. Catharines Councillors who supported this progressive decision to enhance transit across our […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples 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 […]

City unveils first Pride Crosswalk as commitment to inclusivity and diversity continues

As Pride Month celebrations get underway the City of St. Catharines is celebrating the installation of its first Pride Crosswalk, recognizing the community’s diversity and the importance of continued efforts toward inclusion. The crosswalk was installed last week at the St. Paul Street pedestrian crossover located in front of the FirstOntario PAC, with a design […]

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge celebrates ‘Our Community Heroes’

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge celebrates ‘Our Community Heroes’

The Mayor’s Poetry Challenge is returning this April with a theme to celebrate the everyday heroes that have made a difference over the last year. Mayor Sendzik invites St. Catharines residents to submit an original poem, based on the theme “Our Community Heroes”, for the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge. All types of poetry will be accepted – […]

Remembering Neil Peart a year later: City’s work on memorial at Lakeside Park pushing forward

Remembering Neil Peart a year later: City’s work on memorial at Lakeside Park pushing forward

One year after Neil Peart’s passing on Jan. 7, 2020, momentum continues to build in the establishment of a commemorative work of art that will honour the legendary Rush drummer from Port Dalhousie. This past year, St. Catharines City Council, with the support of the community, voted to name the newly rebuilt pavilion at Lakeside […]