We all know that walking is a great form of exercise to improve overall fitness.  This is especially true for individuals who have been diagnosed with a neurological disorder such as a stroke, MS, cerebral palsy or a brain injury. However, if you find walking difficult this may seem like an impossible goal.  

With substantial completion less than two months away, bookings for renting space in the new Meridian Community Centre are now being accepted. Enquiries about renting spaces in the 143,120 square foot facility has been ongoing, dating back to mid-2017.

If you pay your property taxes by installments, you will know that the second installment of your 2018 property tax bill comes due in two weeks (April 30). With this deadline approaching, I wanted to tell you about Pelham’s 2018 blended residential property tax increase – at 1.9% – and also to compare with other Cities and Towns.

Amber Lee Williams exhibition: (un)hidden

Date: Thursday April 5 to Saturday April 28

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 pm

Location: Visual Arts Exhibition Space, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

A free community event!

Brock Visual Arts student Amber Lee Williams presents photographs, sculptures and installations investigating motherhood, relationships within the family, and loss. 


Three local women who have recorded an outstanding 50 years of service each to Niagara Health will be part of a group of 850 passionate and caring Volunteers and Auxilians honoured this week as part of celebrations marking National Volunteer Week.  Phyllis Drake, Nell Brest Van Kempen and Marilyn Irvine began volunteering with the St. Catharines Hospital Auxiliary in 1968 and credit their commitment to healthcare and the lifelong friendships they made over a half a century for their longtime service.

Planning a kitchen renovation this Spring? Call the Salvage Team at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore! They have a team of expertly trained volunteers and Habitat team members that will remove your existing kitchen FREE of charge and you’ll receive a tax receipt for the donation.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Make Mom happy this year with your choice of 3 Scentsy Mother’s Day Bundles. Each Warmer comes with 3 Scentsy bars. Get these beautiful Bundles while supplies last. Contact me today to save on shipping. 

A recent RE/MAX survey conducted by Leger found more than one in four Canadian homebuyers report feeling pinched by the stress test, which came into effect in January of this year. However, projections for the spring market show optimism with most markets expected to remain stable or improve.

Registration for the 2018 T-Ball season will be closing soon. Please visit to register. Registration is as always offered on a first come, first served basis, and is necessarily limited by team size. Teams filled up very quickly last year so please register now to avoid disappointment!

FORE Restaurant at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club is a public restaurant that draws culinary inspiration from North American and European cultures. Our gourmet soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and charcoal grilled burgers are all prepared to order and made from scratch. Specializing in breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we take pride in our ability to deliver high-quality food and beverage in a friendly and inviting environment—no matter if you’re dining in or on the go.

The Fabulous Fenwick Lions Carnival Parade is coming May 25, 2018 and we are now accepting applications from all interested participants. 

Everyone needs the occasional refresh when it comes to preparing the produce we know and love. Luckily, it’s easy to become a stem-to-tip cook, using up every part of the vegetable, especially the bits that are typically destined for the compost bin. Being innovative with leafy tops and tough stems is surprisingly rewarding and helps reduce kitchen waste as well.

Thank you our new Gold Sponsors! The Welland Honda/Carstar team, led by Clint Bowman, Lori Zanth and Chris Merritt, are excited to partner with the Rotary Club of Fonthill at the Niagara Mudfest Challenge on May 5th this year. Numerous staff have said they are ready and raring to go at the annual Niagara Mudfest to be held at Bissell’s Hideaway in Fonthill. Mudfest is the most important Rotary event of the year helping to raise funds and awareness for Big Brother Big Sisters of South Niagara. Formerly known as the Pelham Mudfest, the Niagara Mudfest Challenge is less than three weeks away. Keen Mudfesters ages six and over are asked to go to our website atniagaramudfest.comand sign up on Eventbrite today. Don’t miss out.

Enjoy free concerts on the floating stage at Merritt Park this summer. All concerts are on Friday nights and begin at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.

2018 Concerts on the Canal Lineup:

Come to the Festival and listen to live musical entertainment by Loralee McGuirl Jazz vocalist with Adrean Farrugia on piano and Jim Casson on drums!

And meet the artists...enjoy the nibbles...and a glass of wine.
Opening Night – Friday, May 11th, 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN) will host its first meeting Wednesday April 25th at Niagara College, Welland Campus with a presentation by  Mark Venning - Change Rangers - Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger 'MAKING SENSE OF LONGEVITY MARKETS for your business, career and community.' Launched by AGEWORKSin conjuction with Niagara College BANN is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.



This event is a unique blend of colour, light and sound. Learn how to use the power of sound to cultivate higher states of health, awareness and well-being.

Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. has been awarded the contract to supply and deliver their state-of-the-art, patented 3D Total Coverage® avian radar system to one of Canada’s busiest airports, the award-winning Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

The week of April 15thto 22nd, 2018 has been proclaimed National Volunteer Week,  a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers!   This is also an opportunity to reflect back on our history and acknowledge Pelham Cares volunteers past and present, as we celebrate 35 years of serving the Town of Pelham! 

All are welcome to attend the annual Daffodil Tea on Thursday, April 26th at 2:00pm. Guests will enjoy music with Gary Smith along with some light food and refreshments.  Admission for the public is $3. All proceeds will go to the Cancer Society. Please RSVP to 905-892-9218.


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