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Do you enjoy cycling? Join us on June 13 for the first Pelham Slow Roll of the summer! Pre-register online today at pelham.ca/slow-roll

Niagara is rich with musical talent and Pelham Summerfest makes it a priority to feature local bands and entertainers.   It all starts on Thursday in Peace Park with long-time favourites, The Caveners in the Band Shell. 

Friday night is Country Night on Pelham Street with Bert Cashman and his Landseers taking the stage at 4:00 pm, followed by Mountain Momma at 6:00 pm and Elton Lammie at 9:00 pm. 

Thank you Pelham!

With the help of all your donations last Saturday our Fonthill Lioness Fill A Truck For Diabetes was a great success – we collected 116 bags, 137 boxes and 14 boxes of books.

We're celebrating two big milestones: Canada's 150th birthday and Sobeys turns 110! To kick off the party, check out Celebrate - you'll find tasty recipes, limited edition products and great tips that will make your get-togethers easy and fun!

Of all the conversations that occurred over a glass of wine in 2013 — living in wine country  certainly offers its fair share of opportunity — Town of Pelham Councillor Peter Papp and Wellspring Niagara Executive Director Ann  Mantini-Celima may have shared one of the year’s most important, especially for those who rely on the cancer support centre.

Want a backstage pass into some of the most extraordinary pools , ponds, and waterfalls in Niagara? 

Get your tickets now for The Hope Centre Outdoor Living and Water Feature Tour. This is an outdoor living experience you don’t want to miss! This event is rain or shine

The Hope Centre will be onsite at Rice Road Greenhouses on Saturday May 27th from 10:00am-2:00pm. to promote the event and sell tickets.

 

Sobeys Fonthill is proud to team up with Niagara Nutrition Partners (NNP) once again for the 5th Annual Golf Tournament in support of student nutrition programs. 17,000 Niagara students are provided a nutritious breakfast, snack and or lunch program daily.  With your support and participation Sobeys will reach this year’s goal, raising a total of $50,000!

There is nothing like a well-groomed man to make a girl’s heart flutter, or impress a potential boss. Men are often intimidated when they have their legs, face, back or chest waxed, whether it is because of having a “macho” image, or they are worried about the pain. You can see many horror waxing-videos on YouTube, but you need to remember that those people are Not professionals. By going to a professional to get a wax or sugaring, you are in the safe hands of someone with experience. You will save time, energy and emotions. When you do go to a professional, stay relaxed during the procedure. The professional will use the right kind of wax or sugar, and the right thickness for each part of your body.

The Town of Pelham is pleased to welcome Teresa Quinlin to serve as the acting Director of Corporate Services and Town Treasurer during the transition period of permanent recruitment for the role. Ms. Quinlin is a knowledgeable professional in the corporate and financial services sectors and has experience leading and executing significant capital projects. Ms. Quinlin joins the Town of Pelham with decades of relatable experience at Niagara College and, most recently, an independent consulting firm for not-for-profits that focuses on budgeting, scenario planning, financial reporting, and risk management. 

The site plan, lease agreement, and purchase of land documents signed Monday, May 15, at Pelham Town Council, signified the next step in Wellspring Niagara’s move to Pelham. As agreed upon in a 2014 memorandum of understanding, the Town will lease lands in East Fonthill to Wellspring Niagara for a renewable term of 20 years at an annual rent of one dollar. The parties agreed that the actual fair value of the lands ($1,040,119.81) leased to Wellspring will be a donation by the Town to the Wellspring building campaign.

Your family and loved ones could 'lose' quite a lot if your will is incomplete, poorly drafted or 'out of date'. Not having a will or one that is properly drafted could cost your estate many thousands of dollars in legal bills, bitter family disputes, as well as court-room battles between siblings and/or their spouses!

The Pelham Historical Society is celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary by doing some research into Pelham’s roots. In 1867 there were about 2,500 people living in Pelham. In 2017 there are more than 17,000.

Music, art, food and drink, oh my!~With over 70 artist under one roof, you never want the Pelham Art Festival weekend to end.

Once again this year art enthusiasts flocked to Pelham for a unique experience of creativity and community.

Hats off to the Pelham Art Festival Committee and our local army of volunteers for doing us Pelham PROUD for the 31st year in a row!

This year the 31st Annual Pelham Art Festival showcased a special exhibit celebrating Canada 150 and Canadian artists.  28 of the Festival Artists created artworks inspired by their favourite Canadian artist. These  #Canada150 works were specially labelled at their booths.

The crowd favourite was by Artist, Josh Tiessen, selected as the Canada 150 winner by the visitors to the Pelham Art Festival.

Communities only get stronger when their leaders do. Additionally, local leadership is stronger, more relevant, and responsive when business, government, and the voluntary sectors work together. ~Brenda Herchmer

This years’ Canada Day Parade will be held on July 1 at 3:00pm in Fonthill. The Town is still accepting applications to participate in the Canada Day Parade.

Submit an original recipe for a snack or meal emphasizing fruit and/or vegetables that your family loves to enjoy for a chance to win $20.00 in Pelham Farmers' Market Bucks! Two winners will be drawn each month from April to September, 2017. All participants will receive a special CODE WORD to use as a stamp on their TOP Eating Games Passport

Since Statistics Canada recently released additional information from the 2016 Census, I thought I would write here about the demographics of Pelham. And, since they also provide information for communities from the 2011, 2006, 2001 and 1996 Census, one can compare the make-up and changes of our population over a twenty-year period.

Congratulatons to Gwen Farrow on the best veggie inukshuk made with goddies from the Pelham Farmers Market. Gwen says "I love the market because our community comes together and there's lots of yummy treats!" She will receive $25 Market Bucks.

Last year an amazing 132 cars rolled up to Peace Park and spent the day enjoying the good vibes of Summerfest. Car families love this event because it has something fun for everyone in the family. 

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