Productive Partnership with Eastdale Secondary School

Posted Jun 10th, 2014

Productive Partnership with Eastdale Secondary School

As the 2014 school year comes to a close, the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation (WRCC) would like to thank Eastdale Secondary School for a successful year of partnership with Mr. Brandon’s  manufacturing class.   

Grade 11s and 12s at Eastdale Secondary School fabricated picnic  tables and barricades as part of their curriculum and these items will be used at WIFC events throughout the spring, summer and fall  months. 

Eastdale Secondary School Manufacturing Teacher, David Brandon,  believes that “It was a great learning experience for all students  involved. Students learned about production work and how to build  jigs and fixtures to create parts and assemble the tables and  barriers.”    

The WRCC supplied the students with materials, while the students  were able to gain experience with many aspects of working in the  trade industry after graduation. With the guidance of their Manufacturing Teacher, the grade 12 students were able to take a leadership role in the project and organize and oversee the details.    

One of the students, George Binder stated that “working with the  Welland Recreational Canal Corporation has been a great learning  experience; I learned a lot of valuable hands-on skills through this  project, such as how to meet deadlines. I will be graduating next  year and plan on going into the trades, so it was great to get a taste  of what it will be like.”   

The students celebrated their successful completion of the project  with a pizza party, generously donated by Rose City Pizza. The  Welland Recreational Canal Corporation is very grateful and impressed with the work the Eastdale students  accomplished, and looks forward to working with Eastdale Secondary School in September.


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Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to Present Gold Medals at the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Aug 21st, 2015

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, will be in attendance in the afternoon of Saturday, August 22 , at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course for the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Her Honour will present gold medals to members of the winning team.


  • “Dragon Boat Canada is looking forward to our continued working partnership with the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation and we only expect the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships to flourish in years to come.The Welland International Flatwater Centre is a great asset to the dragon boat community and Dragon Boat Canada is excited to call the Welland International Flatwater Centre home for upcoming Championships”
    Chloe Greenhalgh, Executive Director of Dragon Boat Canada.

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