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Canal Days: shuttles, parking, road closures

23 Jul 2019

Canal Days is floating back into Port Colborne on Aug. 2 to 5, and with thousands of people making a port of call in the city, there’s lots to see and do. Here’s a quick guide to navigating the Canal Days waters, including road closures, shuttle services, parking provisions and facility closures. There are plenty of ways to get to the city…

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Port Colborne artist branching out

22 Jul 2019

James Kerr latest artist on exhibit at Arts Place Gallery Making art has always been part of James Kerr’s routine. “I started painting when I was about 10, so that means I’ve been doing it for,” said Kerr as he stopped to ponder how exactly he wanted to quantify his years. “Let’s say: Close to 60 years,” he…

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Port Colborne’s West Side Tennis Courts get a makeover

16 Jul 2019

Looking to swing a tennisracketor pickleball paddlethis summer? Good news, the City has recently resurfaced theiroutdoor tennis courts to accommodate both tennis and pickleball.Utilizing deferred budgeted funds,the Parks Department invested $60,000 into the courts at 143 Helen Street. Court Services Specialists, based out of Toronto, were contracted…

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The traveler’s guide to Port Colborne for Canal Days

16 Jul 2019

Everything you need to know about road closures, shuttle services and parking provisions From August 2-5, 2019: hundreds of thousands of visitors will be heading into Port Colborne for the 41stAnnual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival.Here is everything a visitor, or resident, needs to know about road closures, shuttle services, parking provisions…

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S’more ways to PORTicipate at Nickel Beach this summer

13 Jun 2019

The City of Port Colborne is set to host monthly community bonfires at Nickel Beach throughout the summer.These free family-friendly evenings will include abonfire on the beach, marshmallow roastwith s’more making,and live acoustic music. Special thanks to sponsors Brandon’s No Frills and Oskam Steel.Parking will be free on the beach, in…

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A Successful Inaugural Brew at the Zoo at Safari Niagara!

12 Oct 2016

Safari Niagara hosted their inaugural Brew at the Zoo Craft Beer Festival this past October 2016. This Oktoberfest festival was the first of its kind in the Niagara Region, exclusively featuring Ontario craft beer/cider breweries including Brimstone Brewing Company. Beer/Cider Vendors Included: Beau's All Natural Brewing CompanyBig Rig BreweryBrimstone…

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Facer European Festival seeking performers, food vendors for inaugural event

15 Jul 2016

A group of Niagara residents have come together to celebrate one of the region’s most unique neighbourhoods, but they need some help doing it. The Facer District Merchants and Residents Association is seeking cultural performance artists, retailers and food vendors for its inaugural Facer European Festival on Monday, Aug. 1 on Facer Street in…

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Be Your Own Superhero Summer Camp

04 Jul 2016

EVERY SUPERHERO NEEDS A SUPERPOWER, RIGHT? We are gearing up for our Be Your Own Superhero summer camp here at the Niagara Safety Village. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn about important safety skills and knowledge while participating in icebreakers, games, crafts and role playing exercises that are fun and interactive! Ages 7-9…

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Jiffy Lube Supports Rides to Cancer Treatment

01 Jul 2016

The Annual Jiffy Lube 'Wheels of Hope' fundraiser provides needed money to subsidize the costs of all the volunteers who use their vehicles to assist in driving cancer patients to their appointments.  The Southern Ontario Jiffy Lube store locations generate over $100,000 annually to support this great cause. This campaign starts July 1st until…

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New for 2016 Pelham Summerfest! Wristbands!

01 Jul 2016

Wristbands have become synonymous with festivals and are quickly being adopted by all types of festivals across the globe. Wristbands make perfect sense for festivals for so many reasons. Wristbands are helping festivals everywhere cut down on their lines. That means less waiting time and more party time. And who doesn’t want more party time?…

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Bissell's SUMMER CONCERT Series - Got your Tickets yet?

27 Jun 2016

Make plans for a GREAT summer of music at Bissell's on our new permanent concert stage! Come out to our next show "Reggae-Fest"  Enjoy Hometown summer FUN while supporting several fantastic organizations that support our communities. Experience this amazing collection of artists in the serenity of one of Ontario's most pristine vacation campgrounds…

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Fonthill Banshell Concert: Oh Canada! We sing for thee!

27 Jun 2016

Thursday, June 30th 7PM at the Fonthill Bandshell Concerts - Leisa Way starring in Oh Canada! We sing for thee! - presented by Boggio Family Pharmacy. Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!  celebrates the songwriters and artists that give our great country it’s heart and soul.  Our writers continue to influence the sound of every generation,…

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2016 Fort Erie Friendship Festival

27 Jun 2016

The annual five-day international celebration - July 21-24 - attracts over 100,000 visitors from Western New York and Southern Ontario. Fireworks, children's events, an air show and a line-up of world-class live musical acts make it a must see summer highlight. For more information call 1-888-333-1987 or visit their website at www.friendshipfestival.com…

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For those with a taste for adventure, visit Port Colborne July 29 - August 1, 2016

27 Jun 2016

2016 celebrates the 38th annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival offers activities and attractions that will enliven the senses. Vessels gather in Port Colborne each Civic holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage along the canal. Explore the decks, try your hand at the wheel, or feel the spray as you cruise the Empire…

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2016 Marshville Heritage Festival in Niagara's South Coast

09 Mar 2016

The Marshville Heritage Festival is September 3, 4, & 5 2016 The festival takes place from 10am-5pm each day at the Wainfleet Arena Festival activites include: • Family oriented event• Everyone in period costumes • 400 friendly volunteers to help • On-going, hands-on demonstrations • 15 restored buildings…

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