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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 […]

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 […]