One of the oldest high schools in Ontario is now a vacant lot of weeds and broken bricks. Welland High grew with the emerging Upper Canadian society and its demise began with the decline of industry in the 1970’s. In 1763 France surrendered many of its’ colonial possessions – including Canada – to the British. Many place names at this time were French.  Lake Erie was Lac du Chat named after the large population of cougars in the area. After the American War of Independence,  Britain  lost  its’ American Colonies. 30,000 loyalist settlers came as refugees to Upper Canada. Giant red and white oak trees up to 100 feet high covered the Niagara Escarpment at this time...


Our mandate is to promote and beautify North Welland and create an atmosphere of prosperity for our member businesses.  With that goal in mind, we have launched our new website with a full membership directory to give each of our members a presence online.

Are you beginning to notice the Canoe Art now appearing around the Rose City? Thank you to Local Photographer, Anthony Gallaccio for sharing these photos of the Art Canoe recently installed at Market Square entitled "Water Bubbles" - it is the collaborative work of George Doros and Ron Beauparlant.

The Merritt Park Amphitheatre was filled with an enthusiastic audience who were treated to inspired performances by Jesse Cobb and the Elton Lammie Band. The beautiful sunset topped off a wonderful opening night! Thank you to the North Welland BIA and the Downtown Welland BIA, along with the City of Welland...... Concerts on the Canal is an excellent collaborative project that is honoured to help promote.

With today's changing investment landscape, now is a good time to assess your investment goals, comfort level with risk and portfolio mix. In this short video, Investment Strategist Craig Fehr discusses...

The Welland Museum also has a section specifically for kids! It’s a brightly colored space with a table and chairs and it even has an aquarium with two pet turtles.


Four years in the cold north has yielded some great new songs and tunes. Your help will bring them to life and get me back out on tour!

The Children's Fishing Derby is a long-standing Welland Rose Festival tradition. Thank you to Local Photographer, Anthony Gallaccio who was there to capture alll the action last Sunday morning!

Anthony has a collection of 90 event photos that you can view on his Facebook Profile here:

Congratulations to 2015 Winners:

Concerts on the Canal would like to thank Reuter & Reilly Insurance Brokers (Welland) Limited and Flett Beccario, Barristers & Solicitors the "Sponsors on the Canal" for our June 26th Country Night featuring Jesse Cobb and Elton Lammie

Very! Seven out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some time in their lives. It is the most common dental problem, and it can progress quite painlessly until you have a real problem. That's why it is so important to prevent gum disease before it becomes serious



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