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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. […]

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 6, 2018 This week is Treaties Week, an opportunity to honour the importance of treaties with First Nations and learn more of our shared history.  Treaties are legally binding agreements between First Nations and the federal and provincial governments. Treaties set out rights, responsibilities and relationships. Although cities did not sign […]

An Ode to the Garden City – Poem by Caroline Moffatt – Winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge

An Ode to the Garden City – Poem by Caroline Moffatt – Winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge

Congratulations to Caroline Moffatt, winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Contest to celebrate Poetry Month in April and promote literacy, arts, culture and reading in our community. The first Mayor’s Poetry Challenge in Canada was started by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi in collaboration with The League of Canadian Poetsand the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. I want to thank everyone […]

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge

Mayor’s Poetry Challenge

The Mayor’s Poetry Challenge is returning this April to celebrate a city where everyone can play.   Mayor Sendzik invites St. Catharines residents to submit an original poem about parks in St. Catharines for the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge. All types of poetry will be accepted – from Shakespearean sonnets to fantastical Dr. Seuss-inspired pieces.   Poems […]

Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial to be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 12

Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial to be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 12

After years of research, planning and fundraising, a memorial to honour 137 workers who lost their lives during construction of the Welland Canal will finally be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force invites family members and descendants of the fallen workers and the entire Niagara community to […]

Celebrating Indigenous Arts and Culture this weekend – the Celebration of Nations

Celebrating Indigenous Arts and Culture this weekend – the Celebration of Nations

Celebrating Indigenous Arts and Culture this weekend – the Celebration of Nations This weekend, we’re proud to welcome distinguished guests, several Chiefs, Clan Mothers and Veterans from communities across Ontario to our hometown and to welcome the Honourable LG Elizabeth Dowdeswell to the Celebration of Nations. The festival is about celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of […]

150 – Poem by Mikko Kivisto – Winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Mikko Kivisto, winner of the Mayor’s Poetry Contest to celebrate Poetry Month in April and promote literacy, arts, culture and reading in our community. The first Mayor’s Poetry Challenge in Canada was started by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi in collaboration with The League of Canadian Poetsand the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. I want […]