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Kristen French CACN at NextNiagara’s Priceless

July 14, 2016   |   Snapd -St. Catharines

On July 14, young professionals from around Niagara converged at Jackson-Triggs in Niagara-on-the-Lake for this year’s NEXTNiagara Priceless. Guests were encouraged to bid their time, not their dime.

Youth Support Group at Kristen French CACN

July 6, 2016   |   Niagara this Week

Young would-be thespians are getting the opportunity to be taught by some of industry professionals thanks to a collaboration offered through Canada’s newest theatre festival, The Foster Festival.

Priceless in Niagara

July 6, 2016   |   Niagara this Week

Those looking to start or add to their art collection can do so rather cheaply Thursday, July 14 – provided they have the time. NEXTNiagara, a Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce council, is holding its third annual Priceless Niagara art auction at Jackson-Triggs an “art auction for Yo-Pros” where you can bid on work with your time — volunteer hours to local not-for-profit organizations —instead of dollar amounts.

2nd Annual Niagara Developers Playhouse Build Competition & Auction for Victims of Crime

April 21, 2016   |   Snapd, St. Catharines

The annual Niagara Developers Playhouse Build Competition and Auction was held on April 17 and sponsored by Penner Building Centre. Four local Niagara developers, Mountainview Homes, Phelps Homes, Rinaldi Homes and Southport Builders, competed against each other to increase awareness of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.

Update: St.Catharines thanks its volunteers

April 13, 2016   |   St.Catharines Standard

Lending a helping hand can be rewarding. It can also be an experience deserving of recognition. Dozens of people Tuesday were recipients of the City of St. Catharines Volunteer Recognition Award, an honour that recognizes outstanding volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service to an organization has made a significant difference in the community.

Red Sand Project – Red Sand Project’s Newsletter

February 11, 2016   |   Red Sand Project

We can’t say THANK YOU enough! We’ve heard from thousands of people from around the world who have been filling sidewalk cracks with bright red sand by their homes, in streets, near schools, around state capitol buildings, and in other public places to raise awareness of vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking.

EDITORIAL: Trafficking hidden in plain sight

January 20, 2016   |   Niagara This Week

People hear the term human ‘trafficking’ and they envision vulnerable, poor people being smuggled across borders by mercenary-type criminals in far-away countries. Few Niagara residents probably even realize there’s a grim practice of young girls as young as 13 being turned into virtual sex slaves right here in this region.

Red Sand Project draws attention to human trafficking victims

January 15, 2016   |   Niagara This Week

A man walking down Queen Street in Niagara Falls sees a small crowd of people pouring red sand into cracks and expansion gaps in the sidewalk and pauses, curious. “What’s this about?” he asks.

Norm Foster ready to make himself at home in Niagara

October 26, 2015   |   Niagara This Week

Once they got through the business of announcing which plays will make up the first season of The Foster Festival, Patricia Vanstone and Norm Foster settled into roles as familiar as an old married couple. More precisely, Foster played a cantankerous novelist, with Vanstone his maid of 28 years.

Comedy fundraiser supports Foster Festival

October 21, 2015   |   Niagara This Week

Organizers of the Norm Foster Theatre Festival are putting the fun in fundraising. Take a trip with the festival during a Comedy Through the Ages fundraiser, set for Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Cresc. in St. Catharines. The event, a fundraiser for next summer’s festival, takes place just a day after the lineup for the inaugural season is announced.

Couples retreat seeks to demystify love

October 11, 2015   |   Niagara This Week

Love has been called one of life’s greatest mysteries. Is there a way to solve that mystery without ruining the magic? A couple’s workshop being held in St. Catharines later this month will look at the science of love, with a focus on the bonds that form between people.

Harper: law and order on election trail

September 18, 2015   |   Niagara This Week

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper used an informal fireside chat with victims rights advocate Sheldon Kennedy to announce new support Friday for child advocacy centres and a further crackdown on serious crime.

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