It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas – everywhere we go in Pelham. The holiday spirit began early in Pelham when the Shoppes of Ridgeville hosted holiday open houses over the November 2-4 weekend. Then, the Fenwick United Church also got a jump on the season with Christmas crafts and gifts at their annual Fall Bazaar. And, as if by the magic of St. Nick himself, Christmas street light decorations appeared throughout the Town this past week.

Spreading the Christmas Spirit for another year, we are once again one of the locations participating in Be a Santa to a Senior.  The ornaments have arrived (paper light bulbs with requests for gifts/essentials from both men and women written on them- all requests are anonymous).  People are encouraged to pop by Pleasantview Funeral home and pick up an ornament.

Examples of requests: hats, mittens, toiletries, laundry basket, toaster...

The tree/ornaments are located at Pleasantview Funeral Home (entrance off of Merritville Highway), (open 9-5).

More than 1800 items are up for grabs in this year's Rotary TV Auction and proceeds go to local and international charity projects!  It's a WIN/WIN!!  The Rotary TV Auction is a joint venture between all of the Rotary Clubs of Niagara and TV Cogeco. All items are donated by local, community minded businesses.

We have art work, gift baskets, electronics, toys, baseball Spring training, basketball tickets, restaurant gift certificates, golf packages and more!

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A little more than 2 weeks until the 2017 Annual Pelham Community Food Drive...Saturday December 2nd!!

Our major food drive of the year...will stock the shelves for the coming months, providing much needed nutrition for families in the Pelham community, when in need.

Volunteers will go door-to-door in the built up areas of Pelham starting at 9:00 a.m., collecting food and personal care donations for Pelham Cares! Food sorting and packing will take place at Rice Road Greenhouses again this year.

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The tradition continues.
The Parish Community of St. Kevin hosts its 20th annual Distinguished Speaker Night on Monday, November 27 commencing at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s guest is former Wellander Ellen Kaas.

Kaas, who has a rich background as a social justice activist, will speak on: ‘My Story’. It promises to be informative, enriching and challenging.

So does my home. Get your home Holiday ready with this Scentsy Cinnamon Bundle. Apple & Cinnamon Sticks, Cinnamon Vanilla, Clove & Cinnamon, Cinnamon Bear, Holly Berry Cinnamon, and Homestead Holiday. They all smell god enough to eat. Don’t like cinnamon? That’s ok because Scentsy has tons of AMazing scents to choose from. Buy 5 and get the 6th scent free!! Shop online at or call me to receive free shipping. 


Pelham Cares is currently seeking new members of the Board of Directors. Please see the advertisement attached, you may contact us for more information at 905-892-5300 or And please share this with anyone you know who may be interested!

WELLAND – Want some comfort on a cold, mid-winter day in Welland? Then get your tickets for Soup’s On! The soup is hot, and, the camaraderie and hospitality, warm and welcoming.

2nd Annual Miscast Cabar-EH Fundraiser benefiting Youth at Risk in Theatre - Saturday December 2nd, 8pm at Mahtay Café & Lounge.


A night you will never forget - local Singers serenade you with Broadways Hits .....and Misses......with a TWIST! $10 a ticket presale (email Jenny Dean for tix or $15 at the door. ADULT CONTENT SHOW. Cash bar and food available, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more! Cabar-EH Youth Theatre

We enjoyed a fun night of visiting with our local business neighbours as we strolled to the 29 stores, offices and studios that were open late to welcome us. Thank you to all the participating businesses for your generous samples, shopping specials and the 10 incredible gift baskets that were awarded to the 10 lucky passport holders who completed visits to a minimum of 10 business locations.

Saturday, November 25th  marks the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence that starts on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on December 10, the International Human Rights Day. The campaign is national and international, and invites everyone to take action to end gender-based violence. CFUW Welland and District Unit invites you to take part in this important campaign. 

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a festive spread of desserts and treats. This season, we’re here to help you reimagine sweet holiday favourites with recipes you’ll love – and love to make.  And if the busy holiday rush leaves you with little time to bake, we’ve got delicious store-bought options and other time-saving and gift-giving solutions.

Get your Lights on! On-line nominations are NOW being accepted for the Town of Pelham’s Annual Christmas Light Competition until December 15, 2017. 

On December 10th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, the Town of Pelham, in association with the Pelham Panthers, will be hosting a FREE public skate to celebrate Canada 150!  Come out to the Pelham Arena and Let’s Skate Together!

This fun packed camp includes face painting, a reptile show, skating and a visit from Pelham's own fire department just to mention a few of the exciting things.  Lots of indoor and outdoor games and crafts will round out our days!  Our camp maintains a 7:1 camper to staff ratio and all leaders are trained in Standard First Aid and are High Five certified.

Parkhill Properties – who outlined their affordable, seniors housing project at a Nov. 6, 2017 Council meeting – purchased the parcel of land for a record-setting $743,243 per acre for pre-development approved land. Parkhill purchased a total of 1.48 acres, for a total of $1.1 million, closing on a date of no later than March 31, 2018.

Unfortunately, due to poor manufacturing of some garmets, they do not withstand the dry cleaning process well. It is crucial for the consumer to be aware of these problem pieces and if possible, refrain from purchasing them or hand wash them. Be advised that these items will say “dry clean only” on their tags, but they have been idenified as problematic due to a manufacturers defect. A black ladies zipper pocket blazer made of polyester, rayon & spandex. There are black synthetic leather (polyurethane) trim panels at the shoulders. The care label simply reads, “Dry Clean.” There are no International Cleanability Code care symbols.

Congratulations Dennis on winning myPelham and Fonthill United Church "Homes for the Holidays' Christmas House Tour “Favourite Christmas Story” Contest. Dennis will be enjoying the "Homes for the Holidays' Christmas House Tour taking place on November 18th.

As the season of giving quickly approaches, planning for the 27th annual Pelham Community Food Drive is well underway.  Pelham Cares, with community partners Fonthill and District Kinsmen Club, Fonthill Lions Club and Fenwick Lions Club, will carry on this tradition.  

I want to thank all of the members who attended our information session on Thursday to learn more about Bill 148 from Deborah-Marie Forrester. The evening was full of delicious platters from Ridgeberry Farms, an educational session and enjoyable company. We look forward to hosting more of these events and seeing more of our members in the future.


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