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Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival – Volunteer Opportunities
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival – Volunteer Opportunities @ Downtown Port Colborne
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day
A source of great community pride, Canal Days is Port Colborne’s signature event, and it is the hundreds of local volunteers who work tirelessly that make this unique event Niagara’s premier summer festival. Canal Days encompasses the entire community with vendors along the Canal, a Concert Series, Car Show, Kite Show, Craft Show, Museum, Midway, Kids Zone, Vessels, and so much more. Volunteer opportunities include: Bar Service Bar back line service Ticket Sales Concert Entrance Gates Information Ambassador Volunteer Registration General Labourer Kids Zone Sponsors Lounge As a volunteer you will be provided with a meal each day, a volunteer t-shirt, and you will be invited to the annual Port Colborne volunteer appreciation night. If you are interested please contact Luke Rowe at lukerowe@portcolborne.ca or call 905-835-2900 ext. 566.
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Civic Holiday
Civic Holiday
Aug 5 all-day
 
2021 Canada Summer Games – Two Year Out Countdown Celebration 7:00 pm
2021 Canada Summer Games – Two Year Out Countdown Celebration @ Craig Swayze Memorial Grandstand
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
This event launches the 2-year countdown to the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games and celebrates the official opening of the 137th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Featuring live music, fireworks, food trucks and Niagara craft beverages and more! Grandstand gates open at 7:00pm. Welcome from hosts and officials at 8:15pm. Fireworks over Martindale Pond at dusk, concert following. Free shuttle service will be running from Henley Island to the Grandstand throughout the evening from 6:45pm until 10:45pm. Public parking is available on the island.
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Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Collingwood Meeting of the International Joint Commission 4:00 pm
Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Collingwood Meeting of the International Joint Commission @ Royal Canadian Legion - Collingwood Branch, Normandy Room
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join the International Joint Commission and the Collingwood region’s organizations, governments and citizens who are working to protect the region’s water resources. Learn about key successes and challenges for the community’s waters, and contribute your views about the health and vitality of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron and the Great Lakes. You are invited to step in and speak out for the Great Lakes and participate in this valuable conversation. Microplastics, chemical and nutrient contamination, invasive Phragmites and local development are the top issues to be discussed at this meeting. After short presentations by local experts, participants will discuss these and other topics in small groups, followed by summaries presented from each group. This IJC meeting is part of its consultation throughout the Great Lakes region to assess both countries’ progress to accomplish the goals they agreed to in the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Your and others’ views are essential to the IJC’s review process, so thank you for participating and please share this invitation with others.
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Introduction to Confident Speaking 6:00 pm
Introduction to Confident Speaking @ PenFinancial
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Start your journey to speaking with confidence! Would you like to become a better public speaker and have confidence when giving presentations? Join us for this 6-week program that will run Wednesdays from July 10th to August 14th from 6-7:30pm. You will learn the basic building blocks of public speaking You will gain confidence in all aspects of communication; speech writing, impromptu speaking, body language, listening skills, etc. You will receive actionable feedback on your progress and have lots of fun along the way! Your fee includes a 6-month membership to Niagara-On-The-Lake Toastmasters.
Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Goderich Meeting of the International Joint Commission 7:00 pm
Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Goderich Meeting of the International Joint Commission @ Goderich Columbus Hall
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the International Joint Commission and the Goderich region’s organizations, governments and citizens who are working to protect the region’s water resources. Learn about key successes and challenges for the community’s waters, and contribute your views about the health and vitality of Lake Huron and the Great Lakes. You are invited to step in and speak out for the Great Lakes and participate in this valuable conversation. The region’s Coastal Action Plan will be discussed as well as water quality issues related to recreation, the connection between agriculture and water quality, and success stories to ensure a healthy Lake Huron. The meeting will include panel presentations and conversation with meeting participants. This IJC meeting is part of its consultation throughout the Great Lakes region to assess both countries’ progress to accomplish the goals they agreed to in the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Your and others’ views are essential to the IJC’s review process, so thank you for participating and please share this invitation with others.
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Common Approach to Impact Measurement: Common Foundations 12:00 pm
Common Approach to Impact Measurement: Common Foundations @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Common Approach to Impact Measurement is a community of non profits, social enterprises, grant makers, investors and academics building a better way to measure social impact. Using this flexible standard will allow social enterprises to effectively tell its story, communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders and operate in a high impact manner. The project is led by Dr. Kate Ruff, Co-Director of the Centre for Community Innovation and Assistant Professor at Carleton University. In this one hour video session, Kate will take an in-depth look at one of the five key elements of the Common Approach to Impact Measurement project- Common Foundations. Common Foundations provides Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) with a common set of tools, resources, and training to help improve the quality of reporting and analysis of their overall impact. At their core, all impact measurement approaches have the same basic steps. They are: (1) Plan your intended change, (2) Use performance measures, (3) Collect useful information, (4) Gauge performance and impact, and (5) Report on results. This webinar is hosted by The Common Approach to Impact Management.
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United Way Niagara Golf Tournament
United Way Niagara Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 12 all-day
Join United Way Niagara at this premier course to help play your part in kicking off the 2019 campaign! Last year, United Way golf tournaments attracted over 300 attendees and raised over $75,000 combined. Registration is $250 per golfer, per tournament. This event is hosted by United Way Niagara.
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You Got This – Fostering Resilience in Older Adults 11:00 am
You Got This – Fostering Resilience in Older Adults @ Online
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources, and technology topics. Speaker: Patty Bordie, Director of the Area Agency on Aging & Aging and Disability Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area Resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of significant sources of distress plays an increasingly important role in successful aging. Learn more about ways aging network providers and community partners can support older adults in problem solving, preparing for challenges and cultivating this essential component for well-being across the lifespan. This webinar is hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region.
Ask the Expert: Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project 1:30 pm
Ask the Expert: Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project @ Online
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Join the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project for an online “Ask the expert” live session with Dr. Clare Pain. You will have the opportunity to pose questions related to your work with immigrants and refugees. This will be applicable to settlement, social and health service providers; however, this session may be more clinical in nature. This session is hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project.
Grandparents/Grandchildren Swim and Movie Night 5:00 pm
Grandparents/Grandchildren Swim and Movie Night @ Thorold
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grandparents/Grandchildren Swim and Movie Night A free swim will be held at the heated Thorold City Pool (111 Richmond Street, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.). A free movie (Disney’s Aladdin, 2019) will be held at Thorold Community Activities Group (131 Richmond Street, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). Please bring your own blankets, drinks and snacks. Folding chairs will be available. All children must be accompanied by a grandparent, older adult 55+ or a parent. This event is hosted by the City of Thorold, Thorold Age-Friendly Committee, and Thorold Community Activities Group.
Introduction to Confident Speaking 6:00 pm
Introduction to Confident Speaking @ PenFinancial
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Start your journey to speaking with confidence! Would you like to become a better public speaker and have confidence when giving presentations? Join us for this 6-week program that will run Wednesdays from July 10th to August 14th from 6-7:30pm. You will learn the basic building blocks of public speaking You will gain confidence in all aspects of communication; speech writing, impromptu speaking, body language, listening skills, etc. You will receive actionable feedback on your progress and have lots of fun along the way! Your fee includes a 6-month membership to Niagara-On-The-Lake Toastmasters.
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Ontario Health Teams and Community Mental Health and Addictions: Are You Ready? 12:00 pm
Ontario Health Teams and Community Mental Health and Addictions: Are You Ready? @ Online
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For community mental health and addictions organizations in the province of Ontario, the countdown is now on. The first Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) will be announced sometime in the Fall of 2019. OHT’s will be required to measure, report on and improve performance across a standardized framework of domains linked to the ‘Quadruple Aim’: better patient and population health outcomes; better patient, family and caregiver experience; better provider experience; and better value. OHT’s will also need to demonstrate high quality care that is informed by the best available evidence and clinical standards with an ongoing focus on the best possible outcomes through continuous quality improvement.
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Survey: Making Niagara Region Transit Better
Survey: Making Niagara Region Transit Better @ Online
Aug 16 all-day
Niagara Region is conducting a public opinion survey on Niagara Region Transit and is looking to hear from you. Whether you use Niagara Region Transit every day, once in a while or not at all, you are invited to participate in this survey and have a hand in moving transit forward. Niagara Region will be conducting the survey between July 29 and August 16. Survey responses will be collected through the Niagara Region website and in person by staff at various locations across the community. The survey will ask for your opinion regarding Niagara Region Transit in a number of areas, including: Service levels (i.e. frequency and routes) Satisfaction with the service What features you would like the service to include Why you do or do not ride Niagara Region Transit The purpose of the survey is to gather feedback from the community to aid in a review of the Niagara Region Transit service, identify opportunities to expand or add additional services and develop communications and marketing strategies. Click here to complete the survey
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PwC MS Bike – Niagara 8:00 am
PwC MS Bike – Niagara @ Crystal Ridge Arena and Community Centre
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
On August 18, cycle along the historic Niagara parkway before hitting the picturesque Friendship Trail. Choose either a 40km or 75km flat route and make this one of the best ways to experience the Niagara region. With easy access to some of Ontario’s premier wineries and small towns, you can make this a full-weekend experience by visiting local attractions before joining us on Saturday for the evening social with fellow PwC MS Bike cyclists. PwC MS Bike gives you a fully supported cycling and fundraising experience through every kilometre of your journey. This event is hosted by the MS Society.
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Anger Solutions – Summer Training
Anger Solutions – Summer Training @ Thorold
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day
Everything you need to run an effective group counseling or coaching sessions in one package! Are you frustrated with the time and effort required to research and develop effective anger tools? Need a solid base of tools and resources? The Anger Solutions Program as developed by Julie Christiansen, MA over 4 years of study and practical use. It has been delivered to over 150 agencies across Ontario for over 20 years, and is currently in use by various corrections-based, addictions and recovery, and social service agencies across Canada and internationally. Facilitator Boot Camp August 21, 2019 $397+HST/person All training materials included. Train The Trainer 3-Day Intensive Course August 21-23, 2019 $1,197+HST/person All training materials and first year license included.
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Supporting the Rainbow Community in Long-Term Care 1:30 pm
Supporting the Rainbow Community in Long-Term Care @ Online
Aug 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
This is the second webinar in a series of two, focusing on the LGBTQI2S+ community living in long-term care homes. This session will address a variety of real case scenarios and challenges provided by registered attendees. Learning objectives: Learn strategies to build culturally-competent staff and volunteer teams Gain a deeper understanding of how to create a culture in your LTC home that feels welcoming and safe to LGBTQ residents Explore opportunities to communicate effectively to residents, families, and the public that you are an LGBTQI2S-friendly and inclusive home This webinar is hosted by Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care.
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ TBA
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm
ASIST is a two-day workshop that provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants in the workshop learn how to: Recognize invitations to help. Reach out and offer support. Review the risk of suicide. Apply a suicide intervention model. Link people with community resources. Please contact dcniagara@distresscentreniagara.com to register. This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
Self-Care for the Caregiver 12:30 pm
Self-Care for the Caregiver @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Self-Care for the Caregiver is a 16-week educational program designed to help you learn how to take better care of yourself. Presenter: Denise Verreault, Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region This program occurs every Wednesday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. from August 28, 2019 to December 11, 2019.
Intellectual Property Panel 6:00 pm
Intellectual Property Panel @ Spark Niagara
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you have valuable intellectual property? Is your business name, slogan and product protected? Learn more from industry experts at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, on how to protect YOUR valuable intellectual property! Learn IP basics from a former federal judge, IP firm strategies and cross -border intellectual property to ensure that your intellectual property stays protected. This event is hosted by Spark Niagara.
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