I recently began looking for people around Niagara who contribute positively to the community. My interest in the subject was sparked while writing 8 Reasons Why The Niagara Region Is Making The World A Better Place. The response has been incredible! A Unique Perspective is an amazing artist with a passion for our community. The art Jennifer produces is a reflection of her love for our region, it is a beautiful form of creativity and self-expression.
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Two members of the A.K. Wigg Early Act Club, Emma Fyfe and Jayden Pelletier, made a special presentation this week to the Rotary Club of Fonthil.  The EarlyAct Club would appreciate any help from the community, whether by donation or by another means.  One of the things the club was hoping to obtain was some type of small favour/gift for the tournament participants.

Now approaching the 30th year, the Pelham Art Festival is the Premiere Southern Ontario Spring Art Festival, a juried show featuring a wide variety of contemporary fine art in a wide variety of mediums. The annual show takes place at the Pelham Arena 1120 Haist Street in the Village of Fonthill, Town of Pelham, in the heart of the Niagara Region every Mother's Day weekend. Please check the website for more information.

Baby, or young hair, is thinner than adults. This causes the hair to get tangled quickly and easily, leading to breakage. Although adults understand routine hair care helps prevent tangles and knots, babies and toddlers may need encouragement. Here are a few ways to help your youngster enjoy a hair care routine...

Book now and save 50%! Includes Gift Certificates over $30 if you don't know your dates yet! Also Half-Day, Full-Day and weekly rentals!

Welland's ONLY Bicycle Rentals! Enjoy the Wind in your hair as you ride along the Welland Canal Waterfront Trails, Do a self-guided tour of the Welland Murals, Stop for a picnic on Merritt Island, enjoy a scenic country cruise along the Niagara Wine Route, or go Mountain Biking in Shorthills Provincial Park! Whatever your pleasure, we have your transportation covered!!

We would like to thank all of the schools in the Pelham area as well as the Welland French Schools and Home School that sent students to our Effective Speaking contest on February 22. Thanks to all the contestants, your speeches were informative and entertaining. In our eyes you were all winners.


Many of you were interested in giving back to your community by helping to build a Habitat home - well its time to polish up your work boots and book anAdopt a Day on our Welland Habitat Niagara build site!

This is our first modular house build in partnership with Niagara College's Construction Techniques program and will be delivered in pieces to Martin Street in Welland to be completed - be a part of this unique project and reserve your build day today!


Are you wanting to feel better?  Do you need help getting on track with your health and fitness goals?  Do you have pain?


It's not a topic of conversation that comes up all that often, or all too easily but it's critical you know who you can turn to for such an important decision. You only get to choose your final resting place once and you don't want to feel pressure or regret for the choices you make. 

Council recently approved the Town’s 2016 Operating Budget. The new budget translates into an increase of approximately 7.8% (or $107.44) on the Pelham portion of your property tax bill for the average residential property (assessed at $309,200). Since Pelham’s portion of your property taxes represents roughly 37% of your overall residential tax, we anticipate the average “blended” increase – including the Regional and Provincial portions – to be around 2.9%.


Have Your Say about Active Transportation in Pelham. Take our brief survey to share your ideas.


Pelham Mudfest Challenge May 14th, 2016 is a mud run obstacle course that is 6 km in length, over hills and dales, and all contained within the amazing terrain of Bissell’s Hideaway. Natural and built elements are combined for you and your teammates to race over, under, around and maybe even through.

This year the Fabulous Fenwick Lions Club annual fundraising draw features a new GRAND PRIZE! ....A Tracker Pro Guide™ V-16 WT Boat, 75 HP Mercury and Trailer. Tickets are $10 each. Second place prize is $500 GIft Certificate to Bass Pro Shop.

Beautiful room for rent inside a busy day spa located in Downtown Fonthill; Looking for any health practice that will compliment the spa. Room is approx. 9 x 10

Includes the use of a designated sterilizing area +hand washing sink

A great read for all the people in ‪#‎Niagara‬. If you know someone who suffers from dizziness and/or vertigo! Get assessed by a trained Vestibular Therapist. Mark Georgiev, Lead Physiotherapist here at AH&WC has been treating and assisting people suffering from vertigo and dizziness for 8 years. If you want to experience immediate relief call our clinic to book your appointment.

One of our local favourite community events is re-launching with a new twist - the Pelham Home AND GARDEN Show.

For the last 20 years the Fonthill and District Kinsmen have named the show the 'Pelham Home and Leisure Show'. Fonthill Kinsmen Member, Bob Wastle explains, "With all the local interest in gardening and growing local food we felt it was time to bring in more vendors that provide products and services for garden enthusiasts. The timing of our show is ideal - right at the beginning of the Spring when people are just getting ready for the new gardening season.

They may be heading to warmer climates for their Reading Week break, but several of Niagara College students have helping others on their itinerary. One group bound for Honduras will have soccer balls, jerseys and other recreation equipment in tow, to bring to poverty stricken children in Honduras. Another is preparing to roll up their sleeves and work on a community build project as part of a Me to We volunteer trip to Nicaragua.

When it comes to an investment portfolio, one size does not fit all. Like many things in life, your investment portfolio should be customized to meet your particular needs.  A good place to begin is determining your desired asset allocation – the relative proportion of equities, cash, and fixed-income investments you want to hold. Although asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market, it is extremely important. As described in a report in Financial Analysts Journal by researchers Gary P. Brinson, Brian Singer and Gilbert Breebower, asset allocation typically accounts for more than 90 per cent of your portfolio’s long-term performance. 




Proud Niagaran Bryan Rose has been chosen as the next Executive Director of the Niagara Community Foundation.

Be a part of planning our award winning community festival! The Pelham Summerfest Committee is looking for two new members from the community at large. 

Whether you are looking to meet new people, give back to the community or gain experience we invite you to get involved.

Functions of the Pelham Summerfest Committee:


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