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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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Less than 170 Days Away from  Welland Welcoming the World Again….

Less than 170 Days Away from Welland Welcoming the World Again….

Posted Feb 27th, 2015 in Events

Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 (DBN2015) was delighted to launch its Volunteer Program on Wednesday, February 25th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Community (WRCC) Community Office located at the Seaway Mall.

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Eventful 2015 on Welland’s Recreational Waterway

Posted Feb 9th, 2015 in Events

The 2015 season will see more than twenty (20) events hosted on Welland's Recreational Waterway. The flatwater sport season will consist of a wide range of events taking place on the North and South Courses of the Welland International Flatwater Centre, along the Waterway, as well as the PenFinancial Credit Union Flatwater Community Centre.

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Welcome the World with us this Summer

Welcome the World with us this Summer

Posted Feb 9th, 2015 in Events

​Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 is delighted to launch its Volunteer Program on Wednesday, February 25th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Community Office located at the Seaway Mall across from Sportchek. The community is invited to join the excitement and learn more about welcoming the world with us this summer.

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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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Boarding Pass Program: The Welland Indoor Paddle Tank Welcomes You

Boarding Pass Program: The Welland Indoor Paddle Tank Welcomes You

Posted Jan 22nd, 2015 in Events

The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) will launch the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank Boarding Pass Program on February 6 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: a community oriented initiative welcoming individuals of all ages and experience levels to participate in flatwater sports throughout the winter months for free.

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Welland to Be Long Term Host of the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships

Welland to Be Long Term Host of the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships

Posted Jan 8th, 2015 in Events

Following successful hosting of the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships in Welland in recent years and the December 2014 announcement of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s investment in dragon boats for the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC), Dragon Boat Canada is teaming up with the WIFC to make Welland the host City of the national championships five (5) of the next six (6) years, with an opportunity to renew the collaborative agreement, making Welland host of ten (10) out of the next

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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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  • The 2013 Junior and U23 champs was the most wonderful experience for us in South Africa. Although our kayak community is relatively small, we are an intense group of loyal supporters. Following the build-up on your website as well as your Facebook and the photos on WIFC Facebook page was the highlight of my day. Not only mine but many of us shared links from early morning. Thanks for the effort and a huge congratulations on your achievement. The live streaming gave many of us goose bumps and the occasional lump in the throat. I checked many comments by parents all over the globe, don`t worry, we are all the same, from Japan, Canada, Africa. Thanks for sharing the wonderful experience. Today I could watch my son`s semi-final on Youtube, tonight we will watch it again and every day I will check Youtube for new uploads.
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