Each year, the Welland-Pelham Chamber of Commerce celebrates the spirit of business in our community with the Ruby Awards. Seven unique awards highlighting excellence in the areas of local business, community involvement and youth enrichment are presented at our Gala Reception. Named after instrumental Chamber founder Ruby Quaker, the awards are a commemoration of excellence in local business and community involvement. 

Here are your 2019 Award Categories:

The word funeral is often misunderstood. The word can be defined and interpreted differently based on what people have been told or what they’ve experienced in their life. While some might be more comfortable with the concept, it might set off alarm bells for others. But what I’ve observed is that for many, it’s clear there is some misunderstanding about what a funeral is and that’s where I come in as a funeral director.

New backpacks and school supplies are being collected now for our 17th annual backpack distribution to kids in need in our community. They can be dropped off at the Mission Centre at 22 Fifth Street, Redeemed Goods at 298 Crowland Avenue or the Downtown Welland BIA office at 195 East Main Street. We are collecting until July 26. 

The City of Welland has received reports of coyote sightings in the north end of the city. Although coyotes do not typically approach humans, they will approach family pets and small animals if given the opportunity. It is advised to keep dogs leashed while out walking and ensure cats remain indoors from dusk to dawn when coyotes are most active. As a safety precaution, be aware of all surroundings when out walking. 


By pre-registering online and bringing all your printed and signed waivers makes the sign-in process quick and easy. But if you missed the pre-registration deadline, don’t fret. You can still float – you’ll just have to register at the welcome desk before you enter the park.

This event is free, we just ask that you bring an item to donate to our food bank.

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July 10 – Centre Court

Kids can follow along with Beverly Sneath in this step by step paint session!

Pre register at Customer Service for or one of 2 classes! 12pm -1pm or 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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Country Corner Market (CCM) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday July 27 and you are invited to join the party!

Believe it or not owner, Rick Lowes never made sausage before he and his wife, Robin opened their doors in 1994.

Never one for shortcuts, the quality and flavours of CCM sausages grew. Big size, big variety and big dreams started it all.

Since then the business has grown from a simple meat and deli to a Specialty Food Store, catering to their customers’ needs wherever possible.

Five local restaurant Chefs from Butcher and Banker Pub, The Righteous Monger (at Kame & Kettle Beer Works), Country Corner Market, Cracker Jack's and Tofollo Catering will be showcased as the Fonthill Lions once again host their highly popular outdoor fundraising party at G. L. Klager Park. (Highway 20 at Hurricane Rd, Fonthill)

Join us on Saturday August 24th 4-10pm and relax to the soulful sounds of live Blues in the park while you savour the tastes created by our featured Chefs.

The first day of July is the beginning of the Rotary year as well as being Canada’s birthday, and it is our custom, at this time, to give you some idea of Rotary’s focus in the coming year. The Rotary motto this year is “Rotary Connects the World” and we believe this somewhat straight forward statement needs explanation.


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