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This week the Foundation celebrates 15 years of working with amazing volunteers, donors, charities and staff to build and support smart and carry communities. We've seen the impact of our grants grow from $6,500 in 2001 to more than $1.11 million in 2014. These grants support charities in all sectors in all communities across Niagara. And we've seen our endowment funds grow from $200,000 in 2000 to more than $28 million this month. Donors from all walks of life and from coast to coast to coast here in Niagara have supported our work.

5 Fenwick teams will be participating in the Fenwick Purina® Walk for Dog Guides on May 24, 2015 to help raise funds for the training and placement of Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing and medical or physical disabilities.

 

Registration will be open for Pelham Residents on April 15th, 2015 and April 29th, 2015, for non-residents!

Looking for vendors to participate in St. Ann's Church, Fenwick CHURCH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE.

Registration is open now for 6 different camps for ages 5 to 13 offered by Carousel Players.  Theatre classes are led by professionals and take place at the Old Courthouse, 101 King Street, 2nd Floor in downtown St. Catharines beside Market Square.

Meet Candy Ashbee - Creative Social Media Content Designer, Passionate Entrepreneur, Community Supporter

Candy works as part of the myNiagaraOnline marketing team in partnership with Business Sponsors to help them make the most of what myNiagaraOnline has to offer. From content creation recommendations to social media implementation strategies you can count on Candy to assist local businesses to make their online marketing dollars reach further.

Imagine being an archer in flight, controlling your arrows through a magical medieval setting; or fending off waves of enemies in a trapped western city of Copper Canyon.​  These are just two original student-created games that will be on display at Niagara College’s second annual Game Development Launch April 16.

Help raise money for team ‪#‎OHMYGUT‬ IN THE Crohn's and Colitis Canada ‪#‎GUTSYWALK‬ until June 7 by coming in and purchasing tickets for amazing prizes donated by many local GUTSY business owners!!!

The Pelham Art Festival will be hosting its Annual Spring Media Day Tuesday, April 21st 10:00 am - 1:00pm in the Festival Room at the Pelham Library.

Take a quick look at the TVCogeco Niagara video coverage of last year's Media Day.

One of the most important things about translation (and many people don’t think about this) is keeping the writing / the translation interesting.

Known for their Pilates expertise, so many visitors were pleasantly surprized with how much more they had to offer.   As well as the expected Pilates workshop, attendees had a chance to participate in free Meditation, Yoga, Nordic Walking, Functional Flexibility, TRX and Golf Conditioning workshops.

The Niagara Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported 603 property sales processed through the NAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) system in March. This represents an increase of 14.2% in sales over March of last year. The residential average sale price of $261,279 was 5.2% higher than last March.

Janet Werner is an acclaimed Canadian painter with an international reputation who teaches at Concordia University. As part of a visit to Brock University – in which she will be selecting works by senior Brock University Visual Arts students to be exhibited in the upcoming exhibition.  April 1 – 26, 2015 Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Cres., St. Catharines Free community event.

Spring is in the air, time to remove your winter hair. Winter has come to an end and Spring like weather  is just around the corner. This winter may have left you with a little extra hair.

Want to know what to expect or how to get the most from your Spinning class? Here are the answers to frequently asked questions. Can't find what you're looking for?

Habitat for Humanity Niagara’s Women Build promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes by hosting build projects with the majority of the planning and execution undertaken by women volunteers. Women Build is not about excluding men but it is all about including women!

Many Canadians look forward to an annual tax refund from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It's a mini-windfall-and it's tempting to spend the money on something frivolous.

 

The Niagara Youth Orchestra is celebrating its 50th anniversary!  Founded in 1965 by local music teacher, Paul van Dongen, the orchestra has been the premiere training ground for local young musicians for five decades. Anniversary Celebrations take place May 30 and 31, culminating with a commemorative concert on May 31st.

This past week  the Best Western Rose City Suites hosted an Open House welcoming the community to help them celebrate '25 wonderful years of hospitality'. Members of the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce joined in the festivities with a Business After 5 gathering that included a tour of the facilities and lots of conversation over a fine buffet of appetizers served up by local restaurant, The Blue Star.

The Town of Pelham received a provincial Community Transportation Pilot Grant to help improve community transportation services for seniors, youth, persons living with disabilities, and other members of the community who need transportation.

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