It is the custom for this column to feature the out-going president of Welland Rotary. This time we’re not going to focus as much on the man himself, but his time as president. David, coming from his position of  Welland City councillor some years ago, brought his desire to bring people together, working  as a conduit for Welland Rotary to the organizations of the Niagara Region.

Staff and students at the Niagara College Teaching Brewery have tapped into the history of the Second World War to create a special beer in honour of the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. donated a parcel of residential land to Habitat for

Humanity Niagara to provide a site for a future home building project.

For more than three years Welland Hydro has supported Habitat Niagara by donating funds to help build homes in Welland, and also provided team members who have rolled up their sleeves and helped to hammer nails and paint walls in Habitat homes.

To help curb rodent issues in Welland, the city is introducing a Residential Rodent Control Rebate Program, which offers a maximum eligible rebate for the service of a licensed pest control expert of $200 per residential property per calendar year. The rebate is retroactive to pest control services dating back to May 1, 2018.

Niagara College Hairstyling student Camryn Cormier proved her skills are a cut above the rest, taking home the gold medal in the Hairstyling competition at the 2019 Skills Ontario Competition, held earlier this month at the Toronto Congress Centre.

McLeod Road in Niagara Falls is Niagara’s worst road, according to CAA’s 16thannual Worst Roads campaign. McLeod, having climbed its way up the list from ninth in 2017 to second in 2018, surpassed Drummond Road to claim this year’s title.  

Get your tickets now! Don’t miss out on this fantastic day of fun and frivolity including REAL LIVE UNICORNS, drone demos, swimming, WATER PARK, learn to ride a paddle board, play lacrosse, bingo, LIVE BANDS plus much, much more. It’s the Perfect Father’s Day Gift! Please go to

Helping to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara through the Rotary Club of Fonthill. We thank you!

Take advantage of this GREAT offer from the Welland-Port Colborne Concert Association-all six concerts for $145 . This is only available until May 31st. After this date the price will revert to the regular price of $160. Don't miss out!

While he remains as passionate and energized about Niagara College as he was at the beginning of his presidency almost 25 years ago, Dan has indicated that he feels it is the right time to make a change, knowing the college is in a strong place and well positioned to meet the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.


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