Have you ever wanted to try to be an artist? Join instructor Rachael Green in exploring your creative side. This drawing workshop will use your visual senses and develop your drawing and shading skills while learning how to see as an artist. Participants may bring in their own drawing inspiration including photos or objects.
This will be a supervised cardiovascular, strength and balance class designed to help with everyday living, all in a one hour circuit class.Exercises will benefit & resemble everyday activities to maintain independence. Equipment such as rowers, steppers, kettle bells, dumbbells & slam balls are just some of the equipment in the circuit.
Christmas is around the corner and we are slowly seeing Christmas lights appear! We would love to celebrate great Christmas lights displays around Pelham! Nominate a neighbour, your own home or just a great display that you think deserves recognition.
Give the gift of community, socialization and discounts this Holiday Season with an Older Adult (55+) Membership! Memberships are only $36.00 per year, gaining the card holder with exclusive access to the Active Living Lounge and daily activities, while also offering them discounts on select concert and theatre tickets, socials and other events! All daily activities for members can be found on the calendar attached. Memberships can be purchased at the Customer Service Desk at the Meridian Community Centre.
With parents being just as busy as Santa's Elves this time of year, this is the perfect opportunity to get your last minute shopping done as the holidays quickly approach! Bring your children to the Meridian Community Centre for a night of crafts, movies, popcorn and holiday spirit! With a Panther's Den hotdog or hamburger and fries for dinner, your child will have a night of fun while you get your shopping done!
Registration for the Town of Pelham’s winter camp is now open. Beginning just before Christmas, on Dec. 23 and running through until January 3, 2020, there is plenty of fun scheduled over the holidays.
Registration for the Town of Pelham’s winter camp is now open. Beginning just before Christmas, on Dec. 23 and running through until January 3, 2020, there is plenty of fun scheduled over the holidays. Activities such as: crafting, games, movies, skating, gym time, and more are included throughout the duration of the camp.
We are very excited to be experimenting with a new approach to intergenerational programming. SAY IT! On Stage provides a creative outlet for theatre enthusiasts, and a chance for people of different generations to work together to craft and perform an original stage play.
Join us for the Pelham Outdoor Christmas Market located under the arches in Fonthill, for an outdoor celebration where residents gather with friends and family to celebrate the tradition and romance of Christmas.
Meet Brock Godfrey, retired RCMP officer with a specialty in anti-fraud. On November 27th, Brock will be at the Meridian Community Centre to inform the community on current scams. This is a FREE event with an option to purchase lunch for $3.00. Registration is available online through Eventbrite.
Save The Last Dance is a fun, energetic and touching concert of Michael Bublé’s most popular songs, sung by Smile Theatre performer, Jay Davis. Sit back, relax, and be transported to the jazz club with songs like, “Moondance”, “Haven’t Met You Yet”, “Home” and, of course, “Save The Last Dance”. Jay is an outstanding performer, with recent credits including the acclaimed Toronto production of “Dear Evan Hansen”, “The 27 Club”, and “Mama Mia” at Neptune Theatre in Halifax.
Campers will start their morning playing circle and parachute games! After snack, campers will have the opportunity to go skating! Lunch will be your choice of a hamburger or hotdog with frenchfries and a juice box from the Panther's Den! After lunch, campers will get creative with a craft and make their own slime to take home! We will spend the remainder of the afternoon playing sports and organized camp games!
The Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee invites you to join them at the Seniors Information & Active Living Fair on October 1st, 2019 at the Meridian Community Centre from 9am-1pm. No registration required and transit is FREE for seniors.
The fall/winter Life in Pelham guide will be on your doorstep September 12. Delivered in your edition of Niagara This Week, the Life in Pelham guide features community voices, Town programming and information, and a glimpse into Pelham’s hidden gems.
Flexagility™ + is a fusion of movement forms that assist in accomplishing better form, fitness and understanding in all motion. Components of the class include a mixed movement cardio section, a standing strength and endurance section, a balance and movement mechanics component and stretch.
Liam Kearney Show is Classic songs for toddlers, big kids, mom, dad, and grandparents. This is a concert for children that adults will enjoy. If the little ones like Raffi and you like the Beatles, the whole family will have something to sing-a-long to. Children 2 and under are free!
The Garden City Comedy Festival road show returns with a second installment of "Comedy Night in Pelham!" After a successful sold out inaugural event, we are proudly bringing the one and only Jeff Leeson to the Meridian Communtiy Centre!
The community that plants together, grows together! Take part in a morning tree planting activity, promoting community engagement and environmental action! To participate in this family friendly event, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy! We will supply the rest—the trees, forestry specialists, and mulch.
Get your baskets ready, Pelham’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza is just around the corner. Residents are asked to take special note of the location change to this year’s event, now taking place at Centennial Park in Fenwick. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. sharp for all age groups. A bouncy house will be operating from 10:30 a.m. – noon and the Pelham Fire Department will bring a fire truck down to the park.
Comedy Night in Pelham - Saturday February 23. Doors open at 7pm, Showtime 8pm.
The Garden City Comedy Festival is proud to present "Comedy Night in Pelham", an evening of laughs headlined by 'That Canadian Guy' Glen Foster!
Glen Foster has been one of the top headliners in Canada for over three decades. He didn't just work the road, he's one of the guys who helped to build it. Glen appeared in his first one hour comedy special, "That Canadian Guy" in 2000 and, since then, the moniker has stuck. Many of his fans, don't even know his actual name, but they do know one thing: "That Canadian Guy" is one of the funniest comedians anywhere.
Please be advised that due to an upcoming winter storm beginning Saturday, Winter Parking Regulations are now in effect in Pelham.
NO parking on ANY Town streets at any time, to allow for winter maintenance operations.
Roads staff will be concentrating on all main arterial roadways first, collector roads, and then rural roads. Secondary roads and subdivisions will be cleared when the storm ends or if conditions permit.
Are you interested in playing shuffleboard at the Meridian Community Centre?
Shuffleboard Fun For all ages
Shuffleboard is fun for any age or skill group, regardless of your strength or size. Shuffleboard helps to develop eye hand coordination and requires finesse and a soft touch. Try Shuffleboard. You'll love it!
An evening filled with fun, while parents finish up their holiday shopping! Kids will make a small gift/crat to take home, play games, have dinner (hot dog, rice krispie and juice box) and watch a movie with popcorn!
The Pelham Public Art Advisory Committee has hung new artwork on display at the Meridian Community Centre, you are encouraged to come view it! Art pieces are available for purchase if you fall in love with one.
At this time, we would like to ask you to submit to us information on any special events that your organization or group is planning for the upcoming holiday season that you would like us to include in the Christmas in Pelham Event Listing. Please note that individual commercial advertising is not permitted and event inclusion is not guaranteed. Attached is the 2016 event listing so that you can see the type of events featured.
Join us on Tuesday, September 25th for the Seniors Information & Active Living Fair! Community Vendors, Activity Demonstrations, Workshop, Health Clinics and much more! Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The town of Pelham is looking for a Skateboard Instructor. This program runs July to August for approximately 6 hours/week. Interested applicants should contact Julie Cook at 905-892-2607 ext. 329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Sunday, July 1st for Canada Day Celebrations at Harold Black Park and Peace Park! NEW this year – Join us for a Picnic in the Park. Have dinner with us an enjoy lawn games and activities from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family!
Registration is now OPEN for Triathlon Club! Running, biking and swimming are 3 of the most popular sports for all ages! This program will focus on skill development, fitness and FUN! For more information, visit our website. http://www.pelham.ca/en/experience/Triathlon-Club.aspx
Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day Heritage Tea! Guests will enjoy sandwiches, scones, cookies, tea and lemonade catered by Nature's Corner Bakery & Cafe. Guests are invited to dress in period costume. A prize will be given at each seating for the best hat or fascinator. Tickets available at Town Hall & Nature's Corner.
Are you a local restaurant/caterer, winery, brewery or cidery? Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the Thursday Night Experience Supper Market - application deadline is March 30! Don't delay! www.pelham.ca/supper-market
Hop on down to our Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street, Pelham, ON). Starting at 11:00 a.m. SHARP local children, 12 years and under, will be able to participate in an exciting Easter Egg Hunt.
The Town of Pelham invites you to a day of free family fun on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street). Celebrating Family Day, the Town is hosting free public skates, a community expo, children’s snowshoe races, and the battle of the Golden Boot hockey game, where Pelham firefighters take on Pelham Minor Hockey coaches for the ultimate bragging rights.
WHEN: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 7-10pm at Old Pelham Town Hall (491 Canboro Rd, Ridgeville, ON)
Win awesome door prizes! Wear Casual Attire and enjoy complementary snacks, tea, coffee & water!
Tickets are available for purchase at Pelham Town Hall or at the doors for just $10.00!
This fun packed camp includes face painting, a reptile show, skating and a visit from Pelham's own fire department just to mention a few of the exciting things. Lots of indoor and outdoor games and crafts will round out our days! Our camp maintains a 7:1 camper to staff ratio and all leaders are trained in Standard First Aid and are High Five certified.
Learn the East Coast Swing and the Fox Trot at the 2018 Winter Ballroom Dance Lessons! Open to all ages. Couples or singles welcome. No experience is required. There will be sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting January 8th .
Adults at any age (18+) can start skating with this program which is geared towards learning, or improving on, the basics of skating. Participants will be introduced to various skills involving moving forward and backward, gliding, stopping, turning and developing endurance. If you are interested in building your fundamentals or just want to learn to skate recreationally, Adult Learn to Skate is for you!
She shoots...she scores! Both beginner and intermediate females wanting to learn the sport of hockey, drop by the Pelham Arena for Women's Learn to Play Hockey. Expect to have plenty of fun and get lots of exercise while learning the skills of this amazing sport!
Get your Lights on! On-line nominations are NOW being accepted for the Town of Pelham’s Annual Christmas Light Competition until December 15, 2017. Nomination forms and the terms and conditions can be found at www.pelham.ca/christmas. Let’s see Pelham’s Christmas Spirit!
The Town of Pelham is creating a legacy piece to celebrate Canada 150 to hang in the new Pelham Community Centre. This quilt, made by a local resident, will be made up of 15 iconic symbols that represent Canada. Residents are encouraged to choose a symbol that that they feel most connected with. Sponsors names will be stitched on the back of the quilt.
On December 10th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, the Town of Pelham, in association with the Pelham Panthers, will be hosting a FREE public skate to celebrate Canada 150! Come out to the Pelham Arena and Let’s Skate Together!
The Town of Pelham is creating a legacy piece for our community to hang in the new Pelham Community Centre. This quilt, made by a local resident, will be made up of 15 iconic symbols that represent Canada. Residents are encouraged to choose a symbol that that they feel most connected with to have their name stitched on the back of. Residents can sponsor a square of their choice on quiltfor just $15.00. The completed quilt will be unveiled at the Pelham Christmas Market. There are only 150 Squares Available. Get YOURS while quantities last!
Join us for the Pelham Outdoor Christmas Market located under the arches in Fonthill, for an outdoor celebration where residents gather with friends and family to celebrate the tradition and romance of Christmas. Get some Christmas shopping done, whilst enjoying the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of the tradition of Christmas.
A Comprehensive Safety Program That Prepares Children to Stay Home Alone. Is your child ready to stay home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children and their families get ready for their child's first steps towards independence and being home without adult supervision. This safety program is ideally suited for children ages 9-12 years old. Safety and accident prevention are the common theme throughout this program.
We are bringing back the Bike Blender! This time it will be set up at the Pelham Arena on November 17th during the PD Day Afternoon Skate between 12:30pm-2pm. Kids 3-12 will be given the opportunity to test out Pelham's Bike Blender, a bicycle-powered blender, to create their own Squash/Pumpkin smoothie.
We're getting ready for Christmas in Pelham 2017. At this time, we would like to ask you to submit to us information on any special events that your organization or group is planning for the upcoming holiday season that you would like us to include in the Christmas in Pelham Event Listing. Please note that individual commercial advertising is not permitted and event inclusion is not guaranteed.
Create, Participate & Share. Immerse yourself in culture by participating in CULTURE DAYS – a weekend-long event dedicated to promoting culture and arts in communities across Canada. Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration representing the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. The purpose of Culture Days is to raise awareness, participation, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities by allowing artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups to host FREE participatory public activities in communities like our own, across the nation. Culture Days features hands-on activities that invite the public to participate in the "behind-the-scenes" world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.
We are looking for any special events that your organization or group is planning for the upcoming holiday season that you would like us to include in the Christmas in Pelham Event Listing. Please note that individual commercial advertising is not permitted and event inclusion is not guaranteed.
Canboro Road in downtown Fenwick will come alive on Saturday, August 19, when the Town of Pelham hosts a Green Street Challenge, swapping the road’s usual asphalt for grass and creating a temporary park in the heart of the village.
By transforming the street into a pop-up park, the Green Street Challenge creates an opportunity for children and families to play outside and enjoy all the benefits that community green spaces have to offer! Communities all across Canada have been chosen to participate in this initiative managed by Come Alive Outside to promote the importance of outdoor, unstructured play. The Green Street challenge offers a way to celebrate outdoor play and green spaces as essential ingredients to the well being of our society.
NEW Pelham Transit Summer Schedule starts Monday, June 26. Changes to the schedule include hours of operation between 7:23am-7:07pm, new stops at Centennial Park and Marlene Stewart Streit Park (Public Pool and Skatepark) throughout the day and new Thursday Night Dial-a-Ride between 7:00-9:30PM. Take transit to Peace Park to enjoy the THURSDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE!
FREE Skatepark Program supported by the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund!
Join us at MSSP this Saturday for Free Skateboard Lessons from 10:15-11:45AM. Learn new skills with our qualified male and female instructors. Ages 4-12. Pre-register online at www.pelham.ca/kids
Helmet and skateboard required*
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 PelhamFarmers' 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!
The Town of Pelham's (TOP) Recreation, Culture & Wellness Department, working with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, is launching the Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit initiative to encourage kids and families to eat healthier, and to make vegetables and fruits part of their everyday lives.
Join the Challenge! The Town of Pelham's (TOP) Recreation, Culture & Wellness Department, working with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, is launching theChoose to Boost Veggies and Fruit initiative to encourage kids and families to eat healthier, and to make vegetables and fruits part of their everyday lives.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th with a Heritage Tea Party at Old Pelham Town Hall! The event will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14, with two seating options available: 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, or Nature’s Corner Bakery & Café for $15.00.
SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate Canada’s 150th at the Town of Pelham’s Heritage Tea Party. This event will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th, 2017 at Old Pelham Town Hall. Catered by Nature’s Corner Bakery & Café, guests can enjoy sandwiches, scones, cookies, tea, and lemonade!
Attendees are invited to dress in period costumes from the Victorian Era, and a Hat/Fascinator Contest will be held at each seating.
Seating 1 will be held at 12:30pm and Seating 2 at 3:00pm. Purchase a full table (minimum 8 seats) and receive a gift from Nature’s Corner!
Corporate Challenge Day - Thursday April 20
Local business' are you up for a challenge?
Help keep Pelham beautiful by ensuring your business and surround area look their best! Please register your business/organization below. Provide the location for collection and contact name and information. The Town of Pelham will provide you with garbage bags, gloves and safety vests for the duration of the clean up. Why not challenge another local business to participate?
Student Participation Day - Friday April 21
2017 Call for Musicians: The Pelham Supper Market is developing a roster of pre-qualified, local musicians to perform a range of music genres in Peace Park from June to September. We want to showcase local talent and enhance the overall community environment of the Supper Market and the Thursday Night Experience through musical entertainment. Musicians of all ages and genres are encouraged to apply!
Join us on Monday, February 20th at the Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street, Fonthill) for the Town of Pelham’s free FAMILY DAY EVENT: An afternoon packed with fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Event Timeline: 11:00am-12:00pm Free Public Skate
Lace up your skates and head to the ice for a Free Public Skate courtesy of Family and Children’s Services Niagara
Join us on Monday, February 20th at the Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street, Fonthill) for the Town of Pelham’s free FAMILY DAY EVENT: An afternoon packed with fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy!
·Lace up your skates and head to the ice for a Free Public Skate courtesy of Family and Children’s Services Niagara
Looking to get involved in a meaningful and engaging way? We’ve got you covered! The Town of Pelham offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year to support our community programs and special events! Visitwww.pelham.ca/volunteer to see what’s available under the following Volunteer categories...
2017 Marks the 150th Birthday of Canada!
In commemoration of this historical year, the Town of Pelham will be working with the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural team, which is composed of three Canadian artists. The Mosaic Mural team has launched a two-year project involving all of Canada’s territories and provinces. This project will result in over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals that when united will form one gigantic mural mosaic. The goal is that by July, 2017 150 Murals will be created in 150 Communities across Canada!
On Saturday, February 11th, the Town of Pelham will be hosting an instructor-led, Valentine’s themed Ballroom Dance Social from 7:00-10:00pm at Old Pelham Town Hall! Tickets are now available at Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, for only $10.00. Complementary snacks, coffee, tea & water will be available, along with a chance to win awesome door prizes!
If you or members of your club/organization/congregation may be interested in attending this event, please feel free to display this post and help spread the word!
Join us at the Pelham Arena this Family Day, Monday February 20, for an afternoon full of free family fun!
This year, you can expect a wide range of activities from snowshoe races to free public skating. After that, head upstairs to the Pelham Hall to check out our second annual Winter Community Expo and learn all about the services, programs, and events offered in Pelham for 2017!
Each week the Town of Pelham offers a drop-in Zumba program at the Pelham Arena Hall! Classes are held on Tuesdays at 9:30-10:30am & 7:00-8:00pm, Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30pm, and Thursdays at 10:00-11:00am
We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Certified Zumba Instructor to lead our classes! For more details or to apply, contact recreational programmer Julie Cook at email@example.com or 905-892-2607 ext. 329
This Family Day, Monday Feb. 20th head down to the Pelham Arena for an afternoon of Free Public Skating, Family Activities, and our Winter Community Expo – a great way to get to know services, programs, and events offered in your community. Free Skate 11:00am-3:00pm, Family Activities TBD, Community Expo 12:00-2:00pm
myPelham.com is proud to be a Pelham Community Expo Media Sponsor
Ballroom Dance – Want to learn the Tango and Cha Cha? Join Pelham’s Ballroom Dance Class every Monday evening at Old Pelham Town Hall! January 16 – March 27. All ages, no partner or experience required
Register your child in Monkeynastix, the Town’s newest physical literacy and active play program! Starts January 11 until April 5, Wednesday evenings at Old Pelham Town Hall. Register online at Pelham.ca/Register or directly at Pelham Town Hall
Monkeynastix is a fun and challenging fitness movement education program developing physical literacy in children ages 2 to 8 years.
Registration is now OPEN for our NEW Quilting Lessons for Beginners Program. Learn the basics of quilting and complete a runner/wall hanging during this 7 week program. Starts January 17 until February 28, each Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30pm at Old Pelham Town Hall. Register online at Pelham.ca/Register or directly at Pelham Town Hall
The Town of Pelham offers a variety of recreation programs providing residents of all ages with many options and opportunities to keep physically active while maintaining healthy lifestyles within our community. Registration is now open for the following featured activities:
Pelham Transit has extended their regular transit hours to include a free transit service that brings people to and from the Outdoor Christmas Market under the Arches in Donwntown Fonthill THIS Friday Dec. 2nd
The Fighting Days performance: On Friday, November 11th at Old Pelham Town Hall, celebrate the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote by attending this play that follows the real life story of two Canadian women as they face the challenges of war, conscription, and the right to vote in 1910-1917.
Adults at any age can start skating with this program which is geared towards learning, or improving on, the basics of skating. Participants will be introduced to various skills involving moving forward and backward, gliding, stopping, turning and developing endurance.
If you are interested in building your fundamentals or just want to learn to skate recreationally, Adult Learn to Skate is for you!
The Town of Pelham has partnered with Monkeynastix to offer a fun and challenging fitness movement education program to help develop physical literacy in children ages 2 to 8 years. “Following the success of our Monkeynastix sessions this summer during our Free Play in the Park program, we saw increasing interest and demand for this type of activity in our community,” said Recreation, Culture & Wellness Director, Vickie vanRavenswaay. “We are excited to offer sessions Wednesday evenings for 2 to 8 year olds at Old Pelham Town Hall (491 Canboro Road).”
Join Pelham as we celebrate Culture Days – the largest-ever Canada-wide public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community.
From Friday, September 30th until Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, get to know your local artist, cultural workers, organizations and groups by participating in free, hands-on activities at the Pelham Public Library.
Monkeynastix is a fun and challenging fitness movement education program developing physical literacy in children ages 1 to 8 years. Level 1 (1-2 years) Enjoy a variety of safe activities and music with your little one! This program is an introduction to move-ment education where participants explore through music, location and circuit activities in a fun, safe environment.
Part of our 2016 Canada Day Celebrations, Guests are invited to dress in period costumes from the Victorian Era to commemorate Fonthill's 160th Anniversary and enjoy a display featuring our Town's history. SUNDAY JUNE 26th
Pelham celebrated the launch of our Healthy Kids Community Challenge this weekend at Isaac Riehl Memorial Skate Park. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge combines a community-based approach with centralized provincial supports to help communities develop and implement policies, programs and environmental supports that enable one common outcome: healthy children.
T.O.P. is a program designed to help youth ages 9 to 12 build the skills and confidence necessary to prepare healthy and tasty recipes emphasizing vegetables and fruit. Along with recipe preparation, youth are taught basic kitchen safety and healthy eating principles over the course of the one week day camp.
Getting the word out about all the great programs and activities to its Town of Pelham residents is important. We are happy to report that we will have weekly postings from the Town of Pelham’s Culture & Wellness Programmer Julie Cook.
In our weekly newsletter, and on our myPelham website we will be listing up and coming fitness classes, camp registration and other activities. Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter here, to stay up to date with all the great activities Pelham has to offer!
Focusing on skills, balance and style, skateboarders will have 2 ½ hours of instruction, 3 days per week. Campers will be placed in groups based on age and ability level. Whether you are a true beginner or working on improving your skating, you will enjoy what this camp offers. This camp includes Bissell's on Tuesday and Thursday day trip. Helmet and pads are required.
AGE: 8-12 years of age
Week: August 15-19 -Trip Thursday to Marineland
Location: Marlene Stewart Streit Park, 55 Park Lane, Fonthill
This program provides campers with an interactive opportunity to learn fire safety and gain insight into the career of a firefighter and their daily routine. Led by volunteer firefighters and camp staff, this is hands on learning for campers including: hose operation, search and rescue, fire extinguishers, ropes and knots, ground and aerial ladders, first aid, CPR and extrication. This program encourages campers to work together, instilling team spirit and leadership skills.