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Posted Monday, April 05, 2021

Safe Travels StampTourism St. Catharines has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. This is a globally recognized symbol ensuring visitors and the St. Catharines community that the City has adopted health and hygiene standardized protocols – so consumers can experience safe travels.
“This recognition reflects Tourism St. Catharines’ commitment to our community, our businesses and...
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Posted Thursday, April 01, 2021

As the Province moves Ontario into a shutdown, effective April 3, several City facilities will close alongside program cancellations.
“The additional measures announced by the province are an unfortunate but necessary measure designed to protect the health and wellbeing of our community,” said Mayor Walter Sendzik. “As cases of COVID-19 including the more transmissible variants of concern continue to surge, we must take steps now to protect our residents...
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Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Triumph & Tragedy: The Welland Ship CanalAfter eight years of detailed research and dedicated writing, the latest publication about the Welland Canal is now available for addition to bookshelves everywhere.
“Triumph & Tragedy: The Welland Ship Canal” chronicles the forgotten story of the canal’s fallen workers, as well as documenting the achievement of the canal’s construction.
“Over three dozen authors with specialized backgrounds and expertise contributed to this sizeable writing...
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Posted Monday, March 29, 2021

There’s loads of new ways to explore local history at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.
Come April 1, the museum’s latest exhibit — Just a Line to Say — opens, alongside several other exhibits that opened during the latest lockdown and until now have largely remained unseen by the public. With travel on hold due to the pandemic, Just a Line to Say, invites residents to take a trip and connect with the world around them via postcards...
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Posted Monday, March 22, 2021

Several deadlines are approaching for applications to various funding streams of the St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP).
The program — with a goal of strengthening the city’s cultural landscape — offers annual funding through several program streams, serving diverse segments of the creative community.
“Artists and non-profits make up the very heart of our creative and cultural community,” said Acting Supervisor of Cultural...
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