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Thin Ice Advisory

Posted Mar 19th, 2015 in General

Starting Friday, March 20th, the water levels of Welland’s Waterway will be raised to operating level by the St. Lawrence Seaway. As a result, please be cautioned that open water will be present along the shorelines.

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RegattaSport Partners with Dragon Boat Niagara 2015

RegattaSport Partners with Dragon Boat Niagara 2015

Posted Feb 5th, 2015 in General

​Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 is delighted to announce Niagara’s own RegattaSport as the Official Apparel Partner and Volunteer Outfitter for the two international championships taking place at the Welland International Flatwater Centre this August.

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Safety First As Ice Forms on Waterways

Posted Jan 6th, 2015 in General

With the reduced temperatures being experienced and ice forming on local area waterways, many folks will be looking to expand their recreational activities onto and around the ice. Be cautioned that ice that may ‘look safe’, may very well not be safe and be too thin for recreational purposes. With many factors affecting ice thickness and the unpredictability of water and weather conditions, there is no sure way to guarantee the safety or thickness of ice.

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Be a Part of an Arts and Culture Legacy in Welland

Be a Part of an Arts and Culture Legacy in Welland

Posted Dec 8th, 2014 in General, Events

​Being a part of an Arts and Culture Legacy in Welland is as simple as stroking a paintbrush. The public is encouraged to leave their mark on the Pan Am Community Canoe through an easy paint-by-numbers station that will be set up at the Seaway Mall in a storefront, called the Community Project Shop.

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Ontario Trillium Foundation Invests in Welland’s Flatwater Centre with Dragon Boat Acquisition

Ontario Trillium Foundation Invests in Welland’s Flatwater Centre with Dragon Boat Acquisition

Posted Dec 1st, 2014 in General

The Welland Recreational Canal Corporation, in partnership with Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) and the South Niagara Canoe Club (SNCC), received funding to purchase dragon boats for permanent use at the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. The $123,800 grant provides the necessary base funding to acquire both large (20 person) and small (10 person) international standard dragon boats.

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St. Mary Catholic Elementary School Youth Have Paddles at the Ready in the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank

St. Mary Catholic Elementary School Youth Have Paddles at the Ready in the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank

Posted Dec 1st, 2014 in General

Approximately 40 St. Mary Catholic Elementary School students took part in the first of many Community Programming sessions at the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank on Wednesday, November 19th.

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Community Groups Receive Honourariums from WIFC Events

Community Groups Receive Honourariums from WIFC Events

Posted Oct 6th, 2014 in General

This past flatwater season, over 30 events were successfully hosted on the Welland’s Recreational Waterway at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North and South Courses. Hosting over 11, 000 participants throughout the season was no small feat and there are many individuals who deserve to be recognized for working hard and for making each event a success.

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Allons-y Welland, soyons au cœur des Jeux! Le recrutement des bénévoles est maintenant ouvert  pour les Jeux panaméricains/parapanaméricains 2015

Allons-y Welland, soyons au cœur des Jeux! Le recrutement des bénévoles est maintenant ouvert pour les Jeux panaméricains/parapanaméricains 2015

Posted Apr 11th, 2014 in General

Hé Wellanders, aimeriez-vous représenter votre pays et votre communauté, et jouer un rôle dans l’accueil de la plus importante épreuve multisport internationale jamais tenue au Canada? Êtes-vous amateur(e) de sports ou passionné(e) de culture, ou alors un(e) grand(e) partisan(e) de votre communauté ou un(e) étudiant(e) à la recherche d’une expérience inestimable?

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Come on Welland, Let’s Be the Heart of the Games! Volunteer recruitment now open for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Come on Welland, Let’s Be the Heart of the Games! Volunteer recruitment now open for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Posted Apr 11th, 2014 in General

Hey Wellanders, are you eager to represent your country and community and play a role in hosting the largest international multi-sport event ever held in Canada? Are you a sports fan or culture maven? How about a community booster or a student looking to gain invaluable experience?

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Welland présentera les championnats du monde de kayak-polo de la FIC 2018

Welland présentera les championnats du monde de kayak-polo de la FIC 2018

Posted Apr 11th, 2014 in General

​À la suite de la présentation avec succès des championnats du monde juniors et des moins de 23 ans de canotage de vitesse de la FIC 2013, la Fédération internationale de canotage a confié les championnats du monde de kayak-polo 2018 à Welland, en Ontario. La compétition de cinq jours aura lieu au Centre international en eau calme de Welland en août 2018 et on s’attend à attirer des équipes de 30 pays.

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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.

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  • “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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