Apr
25
Wed
Making Sense of Longevity Markets for Your Business, Career and Community @ Niagara College - Room AH225
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

No Surprises. Age demographics are shifting. On the road to 2030, the social and economic landscape for markets in a longevity society is rapidly unfolding a host of opportunities for the way business marketing appropriately speaks to the needs of consumers through their life course. Look forward. This will not be exclusively a Boomer-driven economy.

Both market and gerontology researchers have well noted, we are living longer, healthier lives than previous generations, but we are also living cyclical, rather than linear lives. This changes the way we market everything – new opportunities, new perspectives for business, career and community.

How and where will you and your business fit in the evolution of this bigger market picture? What are the possibilities – business products, human services, education, work and community? How do you better market to segments of older adult populations, upward to age 105?

Mark Venning – Change Rangers – Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network, launched by AGEWORKS and Niagara College.

Apr
27
Fri
Building Authentic Engagement: Leveraging the Wisdom of Content and Context Experts @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - Robertson Theatre
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join internationally recognized facilitator and community builder Sylvia Cheuy for a workshop exploring the authentic engagement of citizen leaders: how it is nurtured; and, why it is a strategy a growing number of organizations and municipalities are embracing.

Deepening the experience of community in our neighbourhoods and cities is THE opportunity of our time. Learn how and why engaging and reconnecting residents to each other and facilitating processes that transform isolated individuals into a group of powerfully connected neighbours is an essential foundation that must be cultivated before citizens, organizations and municipalities can actively co-create a positive future together. When local connections and relationships are nurtured, the community’s capacity to care for one another – its resilience – is restored.

Throughout the day, you will discover the key principles and practices needed to promote authentic engagement across sectors; cultivate citizen leadership; apply what you are learning; and, hear powerful stories that illustrate what is possible when citizens, organizations and municipalities, (both content AND context experts), discover how to work effectively together. This is a workshop that will fill your brain, reawaken your heart, and engage your hands in activities that explore both the challenge and inspiration of this work.

This event is hosted by Tamarack Institute in partnership with the City of St. Catharines.

Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser @ St. Catharines Market Square
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Links for Greener Learning is hosting this Eco Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser in support of aspiring entrepreneur women.

This event is a celebration of eco-artisans who strive to reduce and reuse waste by creating beautiful clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. This will be an exhilarating fashion show and gala filled with performances from the renowned Niagara Dance Academyand the Laura Secord Junk Band. It will feature beautiful and creative fashions by local green artisans including LGL’s own Eco Chic, 3R’s Boutique, Plato’s Closet and much more.

This event is hosted by Links for Greener Learning.

Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund @ Community Centre (Anderson Lane)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This annual fundraiser benefits the NOTL Community Fund (by Vince and Margaret Pillitteri & Family), supporting Kidsport Niagara, Red Roof Retreat, and the Terry Fox Foundation.

This event sells out every year and is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with some laughs – all for a GREAT cause.

Crowd favourite Clifford Myers will return as host this year and promises to play nice with Lord Mayor Pat Darte. We are also excited to welcome accomplished performer and stage actress Sandra Battaglini who can’t wait to take the stage! Headliner Joe Pillitteri has been performing extensively throughout Ontario this past year but can’t wait to get back to his favourite and most cherished event of the year.

Apr
28
Sat
YWCA Niagara Region’s 90th Incorporation Event @ St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This is an exciting year at the YWCA Niagara Region as they are commemorating their 90th anniversary. Celebrate all that the YWCA has accomplished in 90 years of being a voice for women and equality here in Niagara. This anniversary is not only a milestone for the YWCA as an organization, but for the entire Niagara region. Come out and mark this important day in Niagara history!

Past. Present. Always.
A celebration of the YWCA Niagara Region’s 90th Anniversary.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Arienne Good, Community and Public Relations Coordinator at YWCA Niagara Region (see contact information above).

This event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.

Apr
29
Sun
Playhouse Build & Auction Event @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Playhouse Build & Auction in support of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Event is held each spring.

Local Niagara Builders volunteer their time to compete & build backyard playhouses that are auctioned off to the community to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

During the building competition, the event is expanded to include a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities for the children and families attending to stay & play and be in attendance at the end of the afternoon to participate in the Live Auction.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Centre to support much needed programs & services for children & youth victims of abuse. Expanded event to include some great food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy!

This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ John Michaels Banquet Hall
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Red Roof Retreat invites you to their 16th Annual Pasta Dinner.

Doors open at 4pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Dinner, prizes, silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes!

Children 5 and under are free. Tables seat 10 people.

To donate a prize for the auctions or raffle, please contact Karen at 289-362-6104.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Apr
25
Wed
Making Sense of Longevity Markets for Your Business, Career and Community @ Niagara College - Room AH225
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

No Surprises. Age demographics are shifting. On the road to 2030, the social and economic landscape for markets in a longevity society is rapidly unfolding a host of opportunities for the way business marketing appropriately speaks to the needs of consumers through their life course. Look forward. This will not be exclusively a Boomer-driven economy.

Both market and gerontology researchers have well noted, we are living longer, healthier lives than previous generations, but we are also living cyclical, rather than linear lives. This changes the way we market everything – new opportunities, new perspectives for business, career and community.

How and where will you and your business fit in the evolution of this bigger market picture? What are the possibilities – business products, human services, education, work and community? How do you better market to segments of older adult populations, upward to age 105?

Mark Venning – Change Rangers – Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network, launched by AGEWORKS and Niagara College.

Apr
27
Fri
Building Authentic Engagement: Leveraging the Wisdom of Content and Context Experts @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - Robertson Theatre
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join internationally recognized facilitator and community builder Sylvia Cheuy for a workshop exploring the authentic engagement of citizen leaders: how it is nurtured; and, why it is a strategy a growing number of organizations and municipalities are embracing.

Deepening the experience of community in our neighbourhoods and cities is THE opportunity of our time. Learn how and why engaging and reconnecting residents to each other and facilitating processes that transform isolated individuals into a group of powerfully connected neighbours is an essential foundation that must be cultivated before citizens, organizations and municipalities can actively co-create a positive future together. When local connections and relationships are nurtured, the community’s capacity to care for one another – its resilience – is restored.

Throughout the day, you will discover the key principles and practices needed to promote authentic engagement across sectors; cultivate citizen leadership; apply what you are learning; and, hear powerful stories that illustrate what is possible when citizens, organizations and municipalities, (both content AND context experts), discover how to work effectively together. This is a workshop that will fill your brain, reawaken your heart, and engage your hands in activities that explore both the challenge and inspiration of this work.

This event is hosted by Tamarack Institute in partnership with the City of St. Catharines.

Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser @ St. Catharines Market Square
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Links for Greener Learning is hosting this Eco Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser in support of aspiring entrepreneur women.

This event is a celebration of eco-artisans who strive to reduce and reuse waste by creating beautiful clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. This will be an exhilarating fashion show and gala filled with performances from the renowned Niagara Dance Academyand the Laura Secord Junk Band. It will feature beautiful and creative fashions by local green artisans including LGL’s own Eco Chic, 3R’s Boutique, Plato’s Closet and much more.

This event is hosted by Links for Greener Learning.

Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund @ Community Centre (Anderson Lane)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This annual fundraiser benefits the NOTL Community Fund (by Vince and Margaret Pillitteri & Family), supporting Kidsport Niagara, Red Roof Retreat, and the Terry Fox Foundation.

This event sells out every year and is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with some laughs – all for a GREAT cause.

Crowd favourite Clifford Myers will return as host this year and promises to play nice with Lord Mayor Pat Darte. We are also excited to welcome accomplished performer and stage actress Sandra Battaglini who can’t wait to take the stage! Headliner Joe Pillitteri has been performing extensively throughout Ontario this past year but can’t wait to get back to his favourite and most cherished event of the year.

Apr
28
Sat
YWCA Niagara Region’s 90th Incorporation Event @ St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This is an exciting year at the YWCA Niagara Region as they are commemorating their 90th anniversary. Celebrate all that the YWCA has accomplished in 90 years of being a voice for women and equality here in Niagara. This anniversary is not only a milestone for the YWCA as an organization, but for the entire Niagara region. Come out and mark this important day in Niagara history!

Past. Present. Always.
A celebration of the YWCA Niagara Region’s 90th Anniversary.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Arienne Good, Community and Public Relations Coordinator at YWCA Niagara Region (see contact information above).

This event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.

Apr
29
Sun
Playhouse Build & Auction Event @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Playhouse Build & Auction in support of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Event is held each spring.

Local Niagara Builders volunteer their time to compete & build backyard playhouses that are auctioned off to the community to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

During the building competition, the event is expanded to include a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities for the children and families attending to stay & play and be in attendance at the end of the afternoon to participate in the Live Auction.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Centre to support much needed programs & services for children & youth victims of abuse. Expanded event to include some great food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy!

This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ John Michaels Banquet Hall
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Red Roof Retreat invites you to their 16th Annual Pasta Dinner.

Doors open at 4pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Dinner, prizes, silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes!

Children 5 and under are free. Tables seat 10 people.

To donate a prize for the auctions or raffle, please contact Karen at 289-362-6104.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

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