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In The Orchard will be hosting weekly Summer Art Markets on Thursday evenings between 4 and 9:30 PM.  Our Summer Art Markets will focus on sustainability, organics and quality arts and crafts.  We are inviting artisans, crafters and local organic farmers to contact us regarding the markets. Our markets will host a variety of local vendors every week that will bring new, inventive and imaginative small businesses to the Pelham Community.

 

Our summer camp schedule is now out! Please contact me (Samm) for any questions or registration forms. Our camps this summer will include all sorts of fun themes, including some of the popular favourites- Fashion & Bling, Paint Big annnndddd.... MINDCRAFT! (Please register as soon as possible!)

 

 

Rotary Club of Fonthill is providing fun for the community on Canada Day at Harold Black Park, Fonthill. There will be lots to amuse children who are celebrating the holiday. Kids of all ages can enjoy bouncing on several inflatables. Summer games will be available for the younger set to try their skill or luck with the fish pond, football toss, hula hoops, basketball shoot and Connect Four.

Sandtastik returns for another year of fantastic critters at the craft station. Using coloured sand and lots of decorations, kids get to be creative and unique. Canada Day Windmills will also be back for a special souvenir of the day....and Sno cones will be on sale to help beat the heat!

This year there at Pelham's Canada Day celebration there will be a silent auction for two sets of two tickets to “Walk the Winds”  with Sundance Hot Air Balloons at their Kitchener-Waterloo location.  Each pair of tickets will have a minimum bid of $200 and the auction sheets will be available at the Farmers’ Market/Supper Market Thursday evenings in June and again at Harold Black Park on Canada Day with a closing time of 6:00 pm on July 1st.

As we take this opportunity to gather and to proudly celebrate all it means to be Canadian, let’s also celebrate all the wonderful features about our Town! From breathtaking vistas, to babbling brooks, to plentiful orchards and rich agricultural soil, Pelham enjoys a refreshingly natural and rural character. This natural character especially stands out during the spring and summer.

 

Show your pride by participating in our house decorating contest along the parade route and win bragging rights for 2015. Decorate with red, white, maple leafs, flags, etc. 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag. Please embrace this event! No registration required. Use your creativity!

 

The weekly "This Week In Baseball" articles overview the activities of various Pelham Minor Baseball Association teams.  Teams span from T-Ball to Midget age with several rep teams representing Pelham across the region.  Please watch for some familiar names throughout the season!

With today's changing investment landscape, now is a good time to assess your investment goals, comfort level with risk and portfolio mix. In this short video, Investment Strategist Craig Fehr discusses...

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? If not—you should!  You’ll get access to all of our posts including financial resources, tips and monthly contests. Simply like our page and be a part of our Facebook community today! Each month, we’ll be choosing one fan from our Facebook page to win $150 plus a Meridian swag bag.

Enjoy our slide show presentation of this Fonthill one-of-a-kind showcase home featuring main floor master bedroom w/ensuite bathroom, soaring ceilings in Great Room with full 2 story height brick wall fireplace - an upper floor office overlooks Great Room below;  2 large bedrooms & large bathroom with vaulted ceiling & skylight on 2nd Floor; detached 3 bay handyman's dream garage.

Get ready to witness gravity-defying BMX bike stunts as the Krusher BMX Stunt Team performs tricks such as back flips, 360s, superman's to the beat of pulse-raising music at Canada Day this year!

The Krusher BMX Stunt Team show will take place in Harold Black Park at 4:00 pm and again at 7:30 pm. Check out this video to get a taste of what you can expect to see:

This week we had a fun photo shoot with our GOLD & DIAMOND Level Sponsors!

Pelham Summerfest 2015 opens in Downtown Fonthill just a littel over TWO short weeks from now on Thursday July 16th continuing through to Sunday July 19th. The success of our Town's signature festival relies heavily on community involvement, including contributions from local and area businesses

Rio de Janeiro will play host to the top junior rowers from around the world at this year’s World Rowing Junior Championships.  The regatta is taking place from August 5 -9, 2015. The young rowers will give the Olympic rowing course in Brazil a test run one year before the Olympic regatta is scheduled to take place in 2016.  Pelham rowers, Jared Naar and Nick Tavares, will be joining team Canada in Brazil in August and they need your help to get there!  Consider visiting their GoFundMe site to show your small town support!

The Welland Museum also has a section specifically for kids! It’s a brightly colored space with a table and chairs and it even has an aquarium with two pet turtles.

 

The Region of Niagara has put in place an annual funding program directed at resolving issues related to poverty. The program is known as the Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI). Efforts began in 2006 when an Ontario Early Years Data Analysis Coordinator facilitated community focus group sessions across the twelve municipalities. At these sessions participants looked at maps to determine neighbourhood boundaries. Through consensus 74 neighbourhoods were identified and named.

Located in quaint downtown Fonthill area in a century, converted commercial home. Completely renovated exterior. 
One of 3 treatment rooms available (with shared reception area,) available August 1st 2015. Currently offering treatments in Massage Therapy & Skin care/Esthetics. Welcoming persons in the same or any relating health/general wellness field. 

John Wink is the current chair of the Pelham Summerfest Committee and has been on the committee for 5 years. As you can see from this Pelham Summerfest file photo John sure knows how to show BIG KIDS how to have fun at #PelhamSummerferst too!

He is a resident of Fonthill for 29 years. John is married to Sue and between them have 4 children and one grandchild. John is the Branch Manager of Meridian Credit Union in Fonthill for the past 7 years and has been employed with Meridian for 32 years.

 

Who else thinks it is pretty wonderful that Lookout Point Country Club has a Facebook Album dedicated to photos of rainbows over their fairways?

This iconic Pelham Golf Course was designed by Walter J. Travis in 1919. Completed in 1922, Lookout is considered one of Travis’ finest and most challenging accomplishments. In the 1930's, Lookout’s General Brock Open was a regular stop on what is now the PGA Tour. Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Walter Hagen and Tony Penna are some of the many famous golfers who participated.

The kids are finished school and now you need to maintain a good hair style. Styling our kids’ hair is so much fun, but sometimes we just run out of ideas! There are even times when things get too hectic and we end up not having enough time to do anything at all with it, especially during the busy summer months. Allow me to come to the rescue! 

The Sunday of Pelham Summerfest plays host to both a free Family Fun Walk and a Family Fun Ride sponsored by Lucchetta Homes. Register on Saturday at the Active Zone kiosk or on Sunday July 19th  at 9:15 am in Peace Park. The walk and the ride will follow a short route through downtown Fonthill and the Steve Bauer Trail suitable for the whole family.  The family friendly ride begins at 9:30 am with a safety orientation provided by the Freewheelers Cycling club . The walk takes place at 10 am on Sunday morning.

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