Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals 1:00 pm
Artist Talk: Why We Need Art 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Why We Need Art @ Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Join artist Robin Nisbet in a lively discussion about “Why We Need Art” and how important it is to allow ourselves the time to be creative. This is a free event, but donations will be taken to help support the St Catharines Art Association’s Scholarship Fund. This event is hosted by Niagara Shores Artists.
44th Annual Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival 10:00 am
44th Annual Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival @ Balls Falls Centre for Conservation
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
More than 170 unique artisans, crafters, local farmers, and talented musicians from across the country will once again descend upon Ball’s Falls Conservation Area this long weekend, for the 44th Annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival. In addition to the arts, crafts, and wares, visitors will enjoy the incredible beauty and spectacular scenery nestled on the majestic Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley eco-system. This Festival has something for everyone, from live entertainment, brews, and wines, to family-friendly activities, a farmer’s market, and unique vendors to get visitors started on their holiday shopping. This event is hosted by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
Unity in the Community 11:00 am
Unity in the Community @ Westview Centre4Women
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Unity in the Community: A place we can ALL call our own Join the Westview Centre4Women for: Face painting Canadian cuisine Bouncy castle Bones the Dog Music Community agencies Admission is free. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Plentiful Pantry. Come feel the culture and celebrate with the community. Bring the whole family! If you would like to represent your community agency at this event or for more information, contact Jane LaVacca (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Westview Centre4Women.
Niagara Regional Native Centre Traditional Powwow 12:00 pm
Niagara Regional Native Centre Traditional Powwow @ Montebello Park
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm
Niagara Regional Native Centre is hosting their 6th annual “Nurturing Our Roots” Traditional Powwow on October 6th and 7th, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day. This free event will take place in Montebello Park (St. Catharines). Open to all members of the community, this celebration of Indigenous life and culture offers the opportunity to experience traditional drumming, dancing, and knowledge along with a variety of art, food, and information booths for the whole family. Grand entry occurs at noon on both days. Vendor, sponsorship, and donations are welcome (contact NRNC by phone). Bring your own folding chair for comfort. This is a drug and alcohol-free event. This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.
Nonprofit Driven 2018
The Brock University Effect: How Thousands of Students and Millions of Dollars Energize the Economy of Niagara Communities 9:00 am
The Brock University Effect: How Thousands of Students and Millions of Dollars Energize the Economy of Niagara Communities @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Brock University Effect: How thousands of students and millions of dollars energize the economy of Niagara communities, is a report on the economic impact of Brock University. Dr. Jeff Boggs (Geography) and research assistant Lauren Peddle will present their findings in an open forum on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 am, at Pond Inlet. The report will be released that day as part of the NCO policy brief series, #36. A panelist discussion, followed by an open Q&A will follow. Please RSVP to email@example.com. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.
Fall Lecture Series: Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism 10:00 am
Cannabis Webinar Series: Cannabis Legalization 12:00 pm
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Presentation: Karen Fraser, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Please RSVP your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and Innovation in Aging Forum: Aging, Technology and Privacy 1:00 pm
Financial Concerns and Role of the Power of Attorney 6:30 pm
Fall Lecture Series: Music That Moves Us – From Rhythm to Social Behaviour 10:00 am
Working With Patients Who Use Substances: Assessment, Brief Interventions and Strategies 4:00 pm
Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research 6:30 pm
Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to join a special presentation on Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research. Come and be part of the live audience, as this presentation will be taped for YouTube. Speakers: Dr. William Brown, Professor of Neurology, McMaster University Medical School Gerry Bucsis, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
The Niagara Railway Museum 7:30 pm
The Niagara Railway Museum @ Carnegie Building
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Niagara Railway Museum Ken Jones – President, Niagara Railway Museum Inc. The Niagara Railway Museum’s mandate is preserving and promoting the railway heritage of the Niagara region and is located in the former Canadian National Fort Erie diesel shop built in the early 1950’s. Began in 1994 with an assortment of railroad paper work and photographs, the museum acquired an ex-CP Rail track motorcar and 2 baggage carts in August 1996. The museum collection now includes 12 track motorcars, from the CNR, CP Rail, TH&B and the Chesapeake & Ohio, a small hand operated crane from CP built by Pyke, and 4 lorries used to carry tools and supplies behind the motorcars. 3 models representing the various railway bridges of Niagara Falls were added in 1998 and in April 2006, the museum acquired the last remaining steam locomotive from the Hydro Electric Power Commission’s Sir Adam Beck Generating Station. Other acquisitions have followed, including railway track tools, various railway signs, lanterns, oilcans, and books on railways throughout the world. This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.
Healthfest 2018 9:00 am
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drop in to browse the room of exhibitors and grab a healthy snack. Bring the kids to enjoy some of the features in store especially for them. There will be guest speakers throughout the day. This event is hosted by Wainfleet BIC Church.
Niagara Health Expo 10:00 am
Niagara Health Expo @ Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come to the Niagara Health Expo to connect with doctors, healthcare practitioners and wellness specialists. Visitors can meet exhibitors, ask questions, view demonstrations, try samples, participate in activities and tests, attend expert speaker sessions, and get free chances to win prizes. A 50/50 draw and a silent auction will be featured to support the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation. The first 100 people to enter the Expo will receive a gift bag filled with items from our event partners. The one day shop for health and wellness will cover an array of services and products, from head to toe. Get tips on prosthetics and orthotics, home health care, personal injury law, hearing aids, breast assessment, mental health, vision, dental, chiropractic, Family Doctors, COPD, fitness training and Pilates, pharmacies, naturopathic medicine, foot care, and much more. This event is hosted by Divine Media.
Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care: How Discrimination Affects Our Mental Health 11:00 am
Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care: How Discrimination Affects Our Mental Health @ Brock University - South Block 203
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Uppala Chandrasekera, Director of Public Policy, Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Those of us who work in health care often believe that because we are part of a helping profession, we are immune to discrimination. Yet discrimination persists – it impacts service users, service providers, organizations and the entire health care system. This lecture will explore the causes and impacts of discrimination on mental health and identify opportunities and resources for addressing discrimination at an individual, organizational and systems level. This event is free and open to the Brock Community. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend. The Yosif Al-Hasnawi Memorial Lecture Series: Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care is named in memory of a first-year Medical Sciences student who died in the service of another in 2017. Yosif had dreams of becoming a doctor and hoped to one day make a difference in the world. This event is hosted by Brock University.
Dress Purple Day
Dress Purple Day @ Various
Oct 24 all-day
Held during October, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Dress Purple Day is a province-wide initiative to promote awareness of the community’s role in keeping children and youth safe. Together with our local school boards and community partners, Family and Children’s Services Niagara will be encouraging everyone to Dress Purple and to post your picture on social media to show your support for the cause. October 24th is Dress Purple Day!
Fall Lecture Series: Truths and Myths About Genetically Modified Organisms 10:00 am
Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences 1:00 pm
Survey: Internationally Trained Professionals in Niagara
Fall Lecture Series: How Are the Great Lakes Doing? 10:00 am
Halloween Luncheon and Card Party Fundraiser 12:30 pm
Halloween Luncheon and Card Party Fundraiser @ Wesley United Church
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Wesley United Church is hosting a Halloween Luncheon and Card Party Fundraiser on October 31, 2018. Bring cards, scrabble board, or chess and enjoy your luncheon of fun and games or just eat and chat. This event is hosted by Wesley United Church.
Application Deadline: Niagara Investment in Culture Program 4:30 pm
Application Deadline: Niagara Investment in Culture Program @ Online
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm
The Niagara Investment in Culture program promotes culture in Niagara by funding a range of innovative and collaborative projects. Applicants from the following two categories are eligible for the program: Any one of Niagara’s 12 municipalities Non-profit Niagara cultural organizations Submit your completed application form by email or mail/drop-off to Bonnie Dewar at Niagara Region (1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold).