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    Fall and Winter Community Event Pull Out Changing the Dynamic of a Neighbourhood Pg 2 Fort Erie community guide Fall/Winter 2017/18 www.forterie.ca Facebook: /Fort Erie Twitter: @TownofFortErie

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    A FUN, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY EXPERIENCE! Upcoming at the museum for 2017 “Welland and Pelham, A Community’s Gifts of Heritage - Celebrating Canada’s 150th” exhibit opens May 2017 Murder Mystery – April 29th at Welland Legion Art from the Heart – March 18th March Break activities – March 14-17 Gift shop – variety of unique items plus “All Welland Good” T-shirts Please call 905-732-2215 for more info or visit us at www.wellandmuseum.ca Horaires des activités pour l’année 2017 : «Welland et Pelham – les trésors historique d’une communauté célébrant le 150e anniversaire du Canada» - mai 2017 Soirée Meurtre et mystère – 29 avril 2017 à la Légion de Welland L’art du cœur – 18 mars Activités de la semaine de relâche du mois de mars – 14 au 17 mars Boutique de cadeaux – avec une variété de pièces uniques et les T-shirts « All Well and Good » Svp, appelez le 905-732-2215 pour plus de renseignements ou visitez notre site web au www.wellandmuseum.ca www.wellandmuseum.ca (905) 732-2215 140 King Street, Welland, Ontario L3B 3J3

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    How to use the Guide Let’s Inform This Guide is broken down into five sections: 1. Public Services (p2): Snapshots of various municipal, regional and community services. 2. Parks, Trails & Waterfront (p19): Town parks, outdoor attractions and a detailed map of Fort Erie. 3. Community Programs (p26): Detailed information about seasonal community and recreational programs from local organizations. 4. Events (p38): A listing of Fort Erie events hosted by local community organizations. 5. Directory (p49): A listing of local non-profit and community organizations. Did You Know This Community Guide was funded through local advertising and was developed in partnership with the Town of Fort Erie and Fort Erie Times. Let’s Connect We do, what we can, with the information we have. If your community organization is not currently in the Guide but you think it should be, please email communications@forterie.ca or call 905-871-1600. Let’s Hang-out Local is where the fun is at. If you have an event that you would like to promote in our Community Events Calendar (both online and in the Guide), please visit www.forterie.ca and click on the “Submit Your Event” button on our homepage. TIP Look for the Community Events Calendar in the middle of the Guide. Remove the calendar and place it on the fridge or beside your family calendar for future use. Challenge Attend two or more events in Fort Erie that you’ve never attended before. Remember to take lots of photos. After a couple of years, you will have enough memories to make a ‘Made in Fort Erie’ family photo album. Fall/Winter 2017/18 · Fort Erie Community Guide | 1

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    public services Changing the Entire Dynamic of the Neighbourhood Pictured are M.P.P. Wayne Gates; Niagara Region Chair, Alan Caslin; Fort Erie Mayor, Wayne Redekop and Regional Councillor, Sandy Annunziata. The Town of Fort Erie was excited to be part of the unveiling announcement by the Region of Niagara on July 20, 2017 at the site of the abandoned County Fair Mall, located at 200 Garrison Road. Regional Chair, Alan Caslin, spoke about the importance of providing high quality, responsive long-term care services in the Niagara Region and described the redevelopment of the 11 acre site to include a new, modern Gilmore Lodge with a campus of facilities and services that will better meet the needs of Niagara’s aging population. Staff from the present 80 bed Gilmore Lodge facility were on hand and excited about their future workplace and the improved environment a new facility will provide for their many residents. Fort Erie Mayor, Wayne Redekop, described how the project will revitalize and change the entire dynamic of the neighbourhood. The Mayor also noted that the location has existing infrastructure and sits on an existing transit route. Regional Councillor, Sandy Annunziata, noted during the unveiling that this is one of his greatest accomplishments as a Regional Councillor as the project not only creates an incredible campus style build but also shows how well the Region and municipality have worked together to make this a reality. Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in 2019. CANADA 150 Community Cultural Mosaic The Canada 150 Community Cultural Mosaic Mural consists of 400 tiles created by community members, based on a design by key artist, Lewis Lavoie. The finished 8’ x 8’ mural, which represents one of the Town’s iconic landmarks, The Old Fort, was unveiled in the Leisureplex Atrium in June. The Town of Fort Erie’s mural is one of 150 community murals (over 80,000 individual paintings) across all of Canada’s te itories and provinces. This initiative, celebrating Canada’s 150th, was made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Niagara Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast. Special thank you to all participants, Corporate Challenge Teams, the Fort Erie Arts Council and Boho Studios. 2 | Fort Erie Community Guide · Fall/Winter 2017/18

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    TOWN INFO in this section Animals & Pets......................3 Building & Home Renovations............................3 Cemetery Services................4 Economic Development.....4 Events........................................5 Fire & Emergency Services............ 6 Garbage & Recycling.......... 6 Licences & Permits..............7 Opportunities....................... 11 (employment, volunteer) Parking..................................... 8 (ticket payments, bylaws) Roads........................................ 9 (resurfacing, reconstruction) Town Council.........................10 Town Hall................................ 11 Transit..................................... 12 (local, inter-municipal, specialized) Tree Removal........................ 13 (public, private, Emerald Ash Borer) Water........................................ 14 (water & wastewater services) Winter Control...................... 14 Fall/Winter 2017/18 · Fort Erie Community Guide | 3

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    public services Animals & Pets In partnership with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the Town is committed to keeping people, pets and animals safe in Fort Erie. Animal Control: The SPCA is a non-profit organization that is responsible for pet adoptions, strays, dog bites, dog licences, exotic pets, dogs running at large, dangerous dogs and animal cruelty complaints. Enforcement: The Town’s By-law Enforcement Officers are responsible for enforcing animal control issues relating to noise (such as a barking dog) or zoning issues (such as keeping certain animals within certain areas of Town). Contact Fort Erie SPCA 410 Jarvis St., Fort Erie, L2A 2T1 905-871-2461 admin@forteriespca.ca www.forteriespca.ca Contact Town of Fort Erie 1 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie, L2A 2S6 905-871-1600 www.contactus.forterie.ca Tip Dog licences expire on December 31 every year but the SPCA offers dog owners a 3-month grace period. Get your licence before March 31 to avoid a $15 late charge. Building & Home Renovations Did you know that some home building renovations require a building permit? Make sure you talk to a Building Inspector before starting a large construction project such as new additions, decks, or a shed to store your summer furniture and pool equipment for the season, and plumbing. The Building Inspector will give you the resources and information you will need to make your project a success and to avoid potentially time consuming and costly setbacks. Demo videos on various building processes are coming to the town’s web-site soon. Contact Town of Fort Erie 1 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie, L2A 2S6 905-871-1600 www.contactus.forterie.ca Did You Know Some home renovations require a building permit such as new additions, pools, decks and plumbing. 4 | Fort Erie Community Guide · Fall/Winter 2017/18

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    Cemetery Services We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one and will work with you through the process. Choose between one of three cemeteries in Fort Erie (Greenwood Cemetery, McAffee Cemetery and Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery) or one of three Columbarias. TOWN INFO Contact Town of Fort Erie 1 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie, L2A 2S6 905-871-1600 www.contactus.forterie.ca Did You Know A beautiful black metal bench or tree, complete with a plaque, can be purchased and dedicated to a loved one in a Town park or along the Friendship Trail. Economic Development and Tourism Corporation (EDTC) The EDTC is mandated by Town Council to lead Fort Erie’s economic growth, progress and diversification. They are a team of professionals who give hands-on, personalized service for those relocating a business, expanding current operations or starting a new enterprise. The team can assist with site location studies, marketing programs, referral services and tourism strategies. Contact EDTC 660 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie, L2A 6E2 905-871-1332 edtc@forteriecanada.com www.forteriecanada.com Fall/Winter 2017/18 · Fort Erie Community Guide | 5

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    public services Events Celebrating a special occasion, The Lions Banquet Hall is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped pond and gazebo, perfect for fall and winter photos. Make any event one to remember. Hosting a family reunion, fundraiser, etc.? Consider hosting your event at one of our many municipal parks for a small fee. In addition, Town supplies can be borrowed such as garbage cans, benches and blockades if available. Running a sports tournament or house league? The Town maintains many soccer and football fields, arenas etc. All sports facilities are regularily maintained by the Town. Contact Town of Fort Erie 1 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie, L2A 2S6 905-871-1600 www.contactus.forterie.ca 6 | Fort Erie Community Guide · Fall/Winter 2017/18

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    Fire and Emergency Services (FES) Fort Erie FES is among the Town’s first line of defence when faced with an emergency. It is made up of 120- 140 men and women who sacrifice their sleep, work and family time to volunteer as firefighters and public education officers. Contact your local fire department to find out more about its community events such as Sparky’s Community Fire Safety Day as well as school and festival visits. TOWN INFO Contact Town of Fort Erie 1 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie, L2A 2S6 905-871-1600 www.contactus.forterie.ca Garbage and Recycling Niagara Region is responsible for collecting waste and recycling materials in Fort Erie. Contact Niagara Region if you are a new home owner to receive free recycling containers. To throw away large items (such as mattresses and dressers), book online or call at least two working days in advance of your regular collection day. Contact Niagara Region 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, L2V 4T7 905-890-6000 www.niagararegion.ca Did You Know The Salvation Army (Wintemute St., Fort Erie) accepts donations that are in good, clean and useable condition. Call 905-871-9433 for large item pick-up. Fall/Winter 2017/18 · Fort Erie Community Guide | 7

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    public services Licences & Permits The Town issues licences and permits to ensure that everyone follows the same processes and standards. For example, building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in a community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. Licences/Permits: · Building · Business · Dog (issued by SPCA) · Events · Gaming · Marriage Contact Town of Fort Erie 1 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie, L2A 2S6 905-871-1600 www.contactus.forterie.ca New Lower Prices JOE ’ S Valu-mart “family owned & operated” Qualities you've come to expect from your local neighbourhood grocery store! 311 GORHAM ROAD RIDGEWAY 905-894-5266 www.valumart.ca Lower Prices to Save You More! OPEN 7 DAYS! Monday - Friday 8am – 9pm Saturday & Sunday 8am – 8pm Home of & Products 8 | Fort Erie Community Guide · Fall/Winter 2017/18

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