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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 or call 905-835-2900 ext. 566.
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.
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.
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.
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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