Some people believe a summer festival isn’t centred on the entertainment, the activities, or the special prizes to be won from various vendors. For these people, a summer festival is all about the food.

Curious where all the ‪#‎PelhamSummerfest‬ Festivities will be happening in Downtown Fonthill and Peace Park? Download these Pelham Summerfest festival maps to help plan your Festival experience.


On Saturday July 11th the community of Fenwick gathered together for in the words of local resident, Deborah Marie Forrester an experience of 'music, dancing and general awesomeness in beautiful Downtown Fenwick!'

She coined the term ‪#‎FenFest‬ 2015 and according to lots of conversations held last night there certainly appears to be lots of interest in making the Fenwick Street Party an annual local event. 

Mobile infant massage instruction available in your home...where you and your infant are most comfortable! I supply oil, yoga mats and the ability to teach parent/caregiver the nurturing touch that strengthens the bond as well instills trust with your infant! Benefits out of the 5 classes are to increase interaction, stimulation, relief and relaxation.




A concussion is caused from a direct or indirect hit to the head or body, making the brain rock back and forth inside the skull. The signs and symptoms of concussion may be subtle and may not be immediate. Concussion may or may not involve loss of consciousness. Concussions have traditionally been underreported or have gone unrecognized.

CLARE’S 60th year in business. 60 Years of GREAT Riding! It all began as a small shop in Welland, Ontario, Canada back in 1955. CLARE’S was moved out to Fenwick where over the years it has grown to be the large and successful business that it is today. Over the years CLARE’S added Harley-Davidson®, Yamaha, Honda & Suzuki lines to the dealership.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre received additional funding from the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Integrated Health Network (HNHB LHIN) to expand its Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) program to accommodate specialized populations. 

So there’s a move in your future. It can be a stressful juggling act: selling one home, buying another. We deal with this all the time, and have some tips for making a smooth move through these two transactions...

International success is brewing at the Niagara College Teaching Brewery. On July 4, the NC Teaching Brewery – the first of its kind in Canada based at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus – was announced as the winner of three medals at the 2015 United States Open Beer Championship. More than 4,000 beers and ciders from professional breweries and award-winning home brewers from more than 20 countries were entered into this year’s competition, based in Oxford, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia.

I’ve been a member of the Welland-Pelham Chamber of Commerce for as long as I’ve been in business and I can say with absolute certainty that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the Chamber’s constant support and various networking opportunities.

During a Special Meeting on June 23, 2015, Council approved the architect's revised schematic design in principle (as also approved by the Architectural Design Advisory Committee), but paused further work by the architect until staff provided a high-level costing evaluation of the design and until the Architectural Design Advisory Committee (ADAC) met to review the plan again. As a result, the design drawings won’t be ready for the public to comment on during Summerfest, as reported in the June 15, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights. 


On Saturday, July 18th, the all-day street party includes an Active Zone on Pelham Street in Downtown Fonthill from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Pelham Active Transportation Committee has organized a variety of events and services to promote an active lifestyle and a car-free experience at Pelham Summerfest

The loveliest thing happened. I went into Duffin's Appleworks on Rice Road near Hwy. 20 in Fonthill. I got there moments before closing time at 6pm. I was thrilled to find they had two cherries pies left, because I wanted to take one with me to friends for dinner tonight. Then I realized that I didn't have any cash, and they don't take debit.

Mokus restaurant in Fonthill showed their community support and raised $600 towards the Faith Fundraiser. On April 3, 2015 Faith Flagg  was struck by a hit and run driver while walking with friends along Canboro Rd. between Church Hill and Haist St. in Fonthill.

In April I provided you with a timeline for the design and possible construction of a new Multi-Faceted Community Centre in the East Fonthill area. Council recently paused that process to get more information.

The Miller Restoration Mosquito Rep team took to the road this weekend for a tournament in Mitchell, Ontario.  The team played stellar baseball, winning all three of their qualifying games to place first in their division and earn a seat in the semi-finals on Sunday morning.





Bill Gibson is a member of the Pelham Active Transportation Committee, the Pelham Summerfest Committee and the Pelham Seniors' Advisory Committee. He received his Degree in Industrial Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design...



The week before a trip get all your must have bathing suit  prep  services booked. First should be a  bikini  wax or sugaring . It’s always an awkward (and painful) process to get this service done but I have few tips on how to make it a wee bit better. First, exfoliate “down there” the morning of your appointment. This will banish the excess skin, which makes the process a lot less painful.



To eat or not to eat... This simple question has a simple yet complex answer. Both strategies (eating before and eating after exercise) are good for performance, fitness, and health. However, how to eat for exercise is dependent on several factors, specifically, how long you exercise, your type of exercise, your exercise experience, and health factors that may play a role in how you process food. Nutrition plays a key role in building fitness, that's for sure.

Come Chill on the Hill!  Four days of family fun take place in Downtown Fonthill starting at 4pm on Thursday July 16th – Bring your family, your sunscreen, your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes!

What began in 2011 as a single day to celebrate the completion of the Downtown Streetscaping in Fonthill has since grown to a four day festival event which includes music & entertainment for all ages, children’s activities, retail & food vendors, arts, crafts, wine garden, beer pavilion and Sunday morning breakfast in Peace Park


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