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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 […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik on the sale of the Niagara IceDogs

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik on the sale of the Niagara IceDogs

Following today’s announcement of the sale of the Niagara IceDogs – pending the approval of the Ontario Hockey League board of governors – I would like to thank Bill and Denise Burke for helping bring the OHL back to St. Catharines. The OHL has a deep history in our community, and the Burkes renewed that […]

Working Group established to develop marketing campaign to address youth substance use and abuse

Working Group established to develop marketing campaign to address youth substance use and abuse

As a grieving parent who had just lost his 21-year-old son to an accidental overdose, Steve Borisenko felt lost when he tried to find information and assistance available for both youth using drugs and for parents who were looking for help for their children who were showing signs of using drugs. An emotional conversation with […]

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 […]

Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city highlights push to regain pre-pandemic momentum, recovery efforts

Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city highlights push to regain pre-pandemic momentum, recovery efforts

It’s been just over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the community, but St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik says the City is ready to forge ahead with recovery in 2022. The mayor, during his annual State of the City address at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday night, said while few generations before us […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik as Niagara marks two-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik as Niagara marks two-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

Today the City of St. Catharines marks the National Day of Observance for the second year, commemorating the people who have lost their lives, and the significant impacts our community has felt, because of COVID-19. As we mark this anniversary, flags at City facilities will be lowered through the weekend in honour of those who […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding Russian invasion and attack on Ukraine

Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding Russian invasion and attack on Ukraine

Today, I am joining leaders across the globe in strongly condemning Russia’s violent attack on Ukraine. As a community, we stand with the brave people of Ukraine and the many Ukrainian Canadians who call St. Catharines home. This unprovoked military aggression against an independent and peaceful country is a violation of international law, including the […]

Statement from Ontario’s Big City Mayors urging all orders of government to work together to end the convoy protests

Statement from Ontario’s Big City Mayors urging all orders of government to work together to end the convoy protests

As a member of the Ontario Big City Mayors, I join my fellow mayors in condemning the damaging actions by the convoy protestors and call on all orders of government to work together to end the convoy protests and defend peace, order and good government. Thank you to Premier Doug Ford for taking action by […]

Statement regarding act of vandalism against Councillor Porter

Statement regarding act of vandalism against Councillor Porter

On behalf of City Council, staff and our community, I want to state that acts of violence against anyone – including elected officials – will never be tolerated in our community. Last night, while Councillor Karrie Porter and her family slept, a person threw a rock at their front window. This was a deliberate act […]

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 […]

Sendzik says community ‘healing’ and ‘recovery’ focus of 2022

Sendzik says community ‘healing’ and ‘recovery’ focus of 2022

‘This pandemic has created some cracks in our community as a whole’ By Karena Walter, St. Catharines Standard Reporter January 7, 2022. The past two years have been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic but St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik is hoping 2022 is the year for healing. With health experts saying the pandemic could reach […]