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Mayor’s Report – February 25, 2019.

Mayor’s Report – February 25, 2019.

The Mayor’s Report informing the residents of St. Catharines about events, news and business in #OurHomeSTC.

The City of St. Catharines is looking for residents to get involved and help shape our community by joining one of our advisory committees.  Applications are open until March 11 – to learn more or to apply visit – stcatharines.ca/committee

The Annual St. Catharines Volunteer awards are approaching (event to be held on April 9th) – if you know of someone who gives their time back to our community then please nominate them for the award.  New this year – MyHoodSTC Awards, they are determined by ward with 2 categories across all wards – Youth Award and Connection Award.  To learn more about the awards or to purchase tickets please visit the City’s website .  Note the deadline for nominations is March 1st.

Lots of great community building here in St. Catharines – including the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, looking forward to hitting the lanes with St. Catharines Councillors on Saturday.   Also – congratulations to all involved for the Coldest Night of the Year Walk that was held this past weekend in support of Start Me Up Niagara.  They raised over $107,000 – special shout out to Gritty Council team – thanks for stepping up and getting involved.

Also – congratulations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation for an outstanding event this past weekend the Celebrity Ice Cup.  The event raised $265,000 and has raised over 1 million in the past 5 years.  Thank you to the organizers, volunteers and to the NHL players for an amazing day supporting an important health care institute here in Niagara.

Speaking of sport and athletics, congratulations to Sharon Stewart, 2018 St. Catharines Sportsperson of the Year and Anje Wynands, 2018 Athlete of the Year – tune into the presentation at 6 p.m tonight prior to council and next time you are at the Meridian Centre you can take a look at the trophies and display.

A reminder to our residents to download the PingStreet app – stay up to date on City communications and a great tool to report downed tree limbs, graffiti etc.

Looking forward to longer, warmer days ahead.