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Niagara’s economic growth expected to slow
Niagara can expect its economic growth to slow somewhat this year, the Conference Board of Canada says in its latest report. The forecast is for real GDP to expand by 1.2 per cent in 2018 and 1.4 per cent in 2019. Declining new home construction is a drag on the economy of St. Catharines-Niagara, although non-residential activity will offset that decline and allow the overall construction sector to grow at what was described as a healthy rate.
“Our growth is moderate, and at a steady pace — and that’s a fair assessment of our economy,” said Mishka Balsom, president and CEO of Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Leadership Niagara Welcomes Class of 2019
Leadership Niagara is excited to welcome its 12th cohort of 33 aspiring leaders to their Community Leadership Program. Participants are proudly supported by the 20 local organizations that represent Niagara’s private, public and non-profit sectors.
Since its inception in 2007, Leadership Niagara is proud to have been a part of the leadership journey of over 385 community leaders and has supported 69 community projects.
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Doors officially open at Niagara College’s Community Employment Services’ 43 Church St. office
Downtown St. Catharines community members and and clients of Niagara College’s Community Employment Services are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the team’s new office and community space, located at 43 Church St. in St. Catharines, on Monday, Aug. 27.
The new space also features a bright, open work area and three large training rooms that will allow Community Employment Services to offer new and expanded training and support programs.
Safari Niagara’s Boo at the Zoo Welcomes Vendors
From October 6 to 8, Safari Niagara will be hosting their 6th annual Boo at the Zoo event. Last year, the event brought in an outstanding 6,500 people. Come on out and show your community support by interacting with those you serve in the Niagara Region.
Safari Niagara is inviting your organization to take part in this highly anticipated event FREE of charge with the participation of a trick-or-treating vendor booth. If you do not have time to man your own vendor booth and are interested in sponsoring a vendor booth, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Alzheimer Society Invites You to a Special Presentation
On September 12, join the Alzheimer Society Niagara Region for a special presentation on “Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving, and Research.” The event will be taped and shown on YourTV.
Speakers include Dr. William Brown, Professor of Neurology at McMaster University Medical School; Doug Ure; Lynn Van Egmond; and Gerry Bucsis. The event takes place at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Carousel Plays takes award-winning Peter Pan on the Road in October
Carousel Players, Niagara’s professional theatre for young audiences, is proud to announce its production of Bad Hats Theatre’s award-winning adaptation of Peter Pan. With live acoustic music and inventive design, this playful show encourages kids and kids-at-heart to dream, imagine possibilities, and embrace the power of make-believe.
J. M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up will come to life this fall in a lively musical reimagining for kids and kids-at-heart touring Niagara from October 10—28, 2018.
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