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Love on the Brain – Event in Support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 5:30 pm
Love on the Brain – Event in Support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Paris Crepes Cafe
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm
“Love on the Brain” is an event in support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. 3-course dinner, silent auction, healthy brain foods & nutrition education presentation. For tickets call Brittany at 905-353-9555. $65 per person.
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Information Session: Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) Request for Proposals 1:00 pm
Information Session: Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) Request for Proposals @ Four Points by Sheraton
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Proposals are invited from the community for projects that will provide an effective service to address poverty for residents of Niagara. The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) seeks to build strong neighbourhoods to ease the enduring impacts, stigma and stress associated with living in poverty. Stronger and healthier communities will provide individuals with social supports and access to the broader factors that affect health. Applications will be available at http://www.niagaraprosperityinitiative.ca/ from February 4, 2019 to March 1, 2019. An information session will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton (3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold). This information session is hosted by the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.
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Trivia Night to Benefit Oak Centre and the Lake House 6:00 pm
Trivia Night to Benefit Oak Centre and the Lake House @ Royal Canadian Legion
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00pm, pizza at 6:30pm, and the competition begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person (8 people per table). Tickets include pizza, snacks, and door prize entry ballot. There will be a cash bar, prize for winning team, and team names. Tickets are first come first served. For tickets or more information, please contact Sylvie, Marlena, or Natalie J. at 905-788-3010. This fundraiser is hosted by the Oak Centre.
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Age-Friendly Niagara Network Community Forum 9:00 am
Age-Friendly Niagara Network Community Forum @ Meridian Community Centre
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The AFNN, in partnership with the Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee, is hosting a Niagara-wide forum at the newly-opened Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill. This event will provide updates on developments in research on aging; explore the positive effects, for Niagara, of older adults of all income levels having access to a range of suitable housing options; and engage people in Age-Friendly action that creates the conditions for aging well in neighbourhoods across the region. Participants will include older adults from across Niagara, newly-appointed municipal Seniors and Age-Friendly advisory committee members, recently-elected and returning municipal council members, as well as individuals whose focus is on lifespan wellness. Speakers will include Dr. Parminder Raina, lead investigator for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging; Sarah Webster, Knowledge Broker with the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program (and Niagara Connects Sr. KB); Arlene Etchen, Knowledge Mobilization, CMHC (who will share her ‘hot off the press’ work showing the relationship between social inclusion and housing options); and municipal Age-Friendly leaders in Thorold who are working to better understand ways to improve access to a range of housing options for older people in our community. This event is hosted by the Age-Friendly Niagara Network.
Southern Tier Mayor’s Luncheon 11:30 am
Southern Tier Mayor’s Luncheon @ Bridgewater Country Club
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the South Niagara Chambers for lunch and presentations from five mayors of the Niagara Region! This event is sponsored by PenFinancial Credit Union.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Meeting @ Niagara College
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If you have ever wanted to improve your speaking skills, become a better communicator and develop your leadership skills, this is the time and place for you! Toastmasters are proud to announce that we are starting a new club in Niagara On The Lake. Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping others develop their skills in leadership and public speaking. It’s time to get that job, ace that interview and lead teams with confidence. We have the tools to help you whatever your goals are. This event is hosted by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters.
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Boys and Girls Club of Niagara’s 21st Annual Sweep for Kids Bonspiel
Boys and Girls Club of Niagara’s 21st Annual Sweep for Kids Bonspiel @ Niagara Falls Curling Club
Feb 16 all-day
Join the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara for their 21st Annual Sweep for Kids Bonspiel charity fundraiser. The event will see 20, 4-person teams from beginners on up, participate in a curling competition with all proceeds in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Niagara. Take to the ice to enjoy some friendly competition and comradery, with the ultimate goal of raising funds to support the organization’s programs and services benefitting children and youth across the Region. Registration fees are $50 per person or $200 per team, and includes 2 games (6 ends) and lunch. There will be prizes for top pledges, trophies for the winning teams and silent auction. Register in person at the Boys and Girls Club (8800 McLeod Rd., Niagara Falls), by phone during business hours (905-357-2444 x221), or online. This event is hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara.
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Age-Friendly Niagara Consultation: 5-Year Review of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP) 9:00 am
Age-Friendly Niagara Consultation: 5-Year Review of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP) @ BCM Insurance Co. - Community Room
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This event will support the 5-year review of Niagara Region’s 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP). It will provide the Age-Friendly Niagara Network an opportunity to: Hear about the recent and ongoing work of the HHAP Share about the experience of older adults related to housing and homelessness from 2013-2018 (the first 5 years of the HHAP) Review and validate input received from community stakeholders through the 5-year review process Provide input on the housing needs of older adults and how those needs could be addressed in 2019-2023 (the next 5 years of the HHAP) Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 50 participants. RSVP to Jennifer McKenzie by phone (905-980-6000 ext. 3808) or email (Jennifer.McKenzie@niagararegion.ca). For more information, please contact Jeffrey Sinclair, Homelessness Action Plan Advisor, Homelessness Services, Niagara Region by phone (905-980-6000 ext. 3814) or email (Jeffrey.Sinclair@niagararegion.ca). This event will be held in the Community Room at BCM Insurance Co. Plenty of free parking is available behind the building. Please enter through the front doors. The Community Room is at the back of the building, past the main reception desk. This event is hosted by Niagara Region and the Age-Friendly Niagara Network.
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Ask the Expert: The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project 1:30 pm
Ask the Expert: The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project @ Online
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Do you have any burning questions related to your work and the mental health of immigrants and refugees? If so, join the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project for an online live-session with subject matter experts Dr. Debra Stein and Bonnie Wong. You will be joining social, settlement, and health service providers across Canada in asking our experts questions to support your every day work with immigrants and refugees. This session is hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project.
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Meridian Credit Union Coldest Night of the Year for Project SHARE 4:00 pm
Meridian Credit Union Coldest Night of the Year for Project SHARE @ St. Paul Catholic High School
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
The Meridian Credit Union Coldest Night of the Year is a 2, 5 or 10 km winter walk raising funds to support the hungry, homeless and hurting in Niagara Falls who rely on Project SHARE. Gather a team or friends, family or coworkers, or join Project SHARE’s team, collect pledges and come out for a fun winter walk. Warm up after with hot chocolate and soup. Register to walk, volunteer or donate at www.cnoy.org.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Meeting @ Niagara College
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If you have ever wanted to improve your speaking skills, become a better communicator and develop your leadership skills, this is the time and place for you! Toastmasters are proud to announce that we are starting a new club in Niagara On The Lake. Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping others develop their skills in leadership and public speaking. It’s time to get that job, ace that interview and lead teams with confidence. We have the tools to help you whatever your goals are. This event is hosted by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters.
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