Fun-Filled Weekend planned in Port Colborne!
Safety Awareness Day, Arabella’s Pie Social & History Fair, Community Garden and more!
It’s sure to be a fun-filled weekend in Port Colborne with lots of ways to PORTicipate!
Friday, May 25, 2018
3:30 – 4:50 p.m. – Ball Hockey
Kick off the weekend right with a friendly ball hockey game with your friends! Every Tuesday and Friday on the Rink 1 floor at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street.
8 – 9:30 p.m. – Retro Roll is back!
Retro Roll has returned Friday nights to the Rink 1 floor in the Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street. Standard pay as you play rates apply.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
10 – 11 a.m. – Yoga in Sugarloaf Marina Pavilion
Find your Zen this spring and summer at our outdoor pay as you play yoga classes. $5 per class.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. - The 24th Annual Safety Awareness Day will be held at the Port Colborne Fire Hall, 3 Killaly Street West, to prepare Port Colborne residents for a safe and healthy summer. This free event will allow members of the community and their families to learn more about the importance of overall safety and fire prevention. Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services will have interactive displays and Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary will be providing boating safety information. Other activities involved in the event include: the Bike Rodeo, operated by the Port Colborne Optimist Club, to provide bike safety tips through the use of an interactive bike course; Touch-A-Truck; and complimentary hotdogs and refreshments. At approximately 1 p.m. Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services will be demonstrating a live burn cell to provide a vivid image of how quickly fire can spread.
7 – 8 p.m. – Public Skating, Vale Health & Wellness Centre The ice remains in Rink 2 at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre all summer with public skating programming continuing to help you cool off on those hot summer nights! Standard pay as you play rates apply.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
12 – 4 p.m. - The 34th Annual Arabella’s Pie Social & History Fair
The sweetest event of the year returns to the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum, 280 King Street, and Arabella’s Tea Room, encouraging the Port Colborne community to enjoy a slice of homemade pie with a hot or cold beverage at Arabella’s Tea room before, or after, a walk through the museum grounds where traditional heritage is on display with live demonstrations, exhibits and entertainment. Some additional activities taking place on the Museum grounds include: discovery of traditional skills at the Niagara Antique Power demonstration and museum Blacksmith; spinning demonstrations in front of the Log House; card printing on the heritage press; traditional costume dress up station; perennial plant sale; Towpath Treasures Flea Market and live piano performance by musician Frank Krahn from 12-3 p.m.
2 p.m. – Dedication of Library Gazebo – Port Colborne Public Library, 310 King Street
The Library Gazebo will be dedicated to the Port Colborne Lions Club, who presented the Library Board with a cheque for $10,000 for an outdoor seating area. The gazebo has been built on the north side of the library for shade and accessible seating.
3 – 5 p.m. – Lockview Park Community Garden Planting Party
Friends of the Lockview Park Community Garden will gather at the garden located between Lakeshore Catholic High School and Chestnut Park for a season opening planting party. A free barbecue sponsored by Tender Cuts will start at 4:00 p.m. Non-perishable food donations to the Port Cares Food Bank will be accepted.
The Lockview Park Community Garden is a community effort to support the local food bank. Last year, more than 853 kilograms of fresh produce was grown in eleven raised beds at the site. The produce was donated to the Port Cares Reach Out Centre, which typically distributes 6,750 kilograms of food to families living in Port Colborne and Wainfleet each month. Approximately 450 kilograms of that food is fresh produce.
For more information about all events and pay as you play programs, visit www.portcolborne.ca