After weeks of exchanging letters, a class of students from Niagara College finally met face-to-face with their pen pals from St. Catharines-based Heidehof Home for the Aged on April 10. The Pen Pal Social marked the culmination of an inaugural Pen Pal project which paired 60 first-year Recreation Therapy students from the College with 20 seniors from Heidehof. Over a four-week period prior to the social, the students and seniors exchanged hand-written letters. Each letter focused on a pillar of well-being: happiness, compassion, diversity and gratitude. On April 10, marking their fifth and final week of the project, faculty and students travelled to Heidehof to meet their pen pals and participate in their final theme: social connectedness.

Who  would have guessed 32 years ago, when a small band of Niagara artists and Friends of the Fonthill Library chose as a fundraiser to share their passion for art and the beautiful countryside of Pelham, that the Pelham Art Festival they created would grow to become a premier Fine Art show and sale in Southern Ontario?

49,000 square-foot facility to be named Marotta Family Innovation Complex. Niagara College announced today that the family of Benny and Louise Marotta are donating $1 million to support the College’s Achieving Dreams Campaign.

If disaster should strike your home, will you and your family be ready? As members of Disaster Kleenup International, our professional teams at Miller Restoration have provided clean-up services for countless Niagara homeowners following disasters like fire, flood and excessive storm damage. 

Niagara's move towards daily GO Train service in Niagara marked another significant milestone with the adoption of the Niagara Falls GO Transit Station Secondary Plan at Niagara Falls City Council on March 27, 2018.

​Join Niagara Region in celebrating Earth Week 2018 by participating in the following activities, which are provided to residents free of charge. Finish off the week with Earth Day on April 22, 2018 and celebrate the largest environmental event in the world at home with your family and friends.

The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with Public Health Units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month. The Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy campaign is geared to parents and focuses on the impact dental health has on kids’ healthy growth and development, as well as the free dental programs and services that are available for eligible kids up to age 17. 

Niagara College has 11 million reasons to thank those who have generously supported students through the recently completed Achieving Dreams fundraising campaign. At a special event tonight thanking those who have made significant contributions to the campaign, it was announced that Achieving Dreams far surpassed its goal of $7 million, raising a total of $11,450,791. 

The Cuvée Grand Tasting rang in a milestone 30th anniversary by bringing more than 800 guests together to celebrate excellence in the thriving Ontario wine industry.

Organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), a record crowd came to the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on Friday, March 23 to sample from the largest selection of Ontario wines under one roof and taste unique culinary dishes from local chefs.

The opening of Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site on March 24, 2013, ushered in a new standard of hospital care in Niagara. New and enhanced regional programs were introduced in St. Catharines and at our sites across the region. Thousands of cancer, heart, mental health and other patients now have access to vital healthcare services right here in Niagara.


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