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This fun packed camp includes face painting, a reptile show, skating and a visit from Pelham's own fire department just to mention a few of the exciting things.  Lots of indoor and outdoor games and crafts will round out our days!  Our camp maintains a 7:1 camper to staff ratio and all leaders are trained in Standard First Aid and are High Five certified.

Learn the East Coast Swing and the Fox Trot at the 2018 Winter Ballroom Dance Lessons! Open to all ages. Couples or singles welcome. No experience is required. There will be sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting January 8th .

Come with your friends and learn a unique racquet sport played outdoors in fall, winter and spring.  It combines the best elements of tennis with racquetball and squash.  It’s fun, addictive and makes cold and grey skies a good thing! Racquets and balls will be supplied.

Adults at any age (18+) can start skating with this program which is geared towards learning, or improving on, the basics of skating. Participants will be introduced to various skills involving moving forward and backward, gliding, stopping, turning and developing endurance. If you are interested in building your fundamentals or just want to learn to skate recreationally, Adult Learn to Skate is for you!

She shoots...she scores! Both beginner and intermediate females wanting to learn the sport of hockey, drop by the Pelham Arena for Women's Learn to Play Hockey. Expect to have plenty of fun and get lots of exercise while learning the skills of this amazing sport!

The Town of Pelham’s Winter Programs are starting up in January 2018! Registration is NOW OPEN!

Get your Lights on! On-line nominations are NOW being accepted for the Town of Pelham’s Annual Christmas Light Competition until December 15, 2017. Nomination forms and the terms and conditions can be found at www.pelham.ca/christmas. Let’s see Pelham’s Christmas Spirit!

The Town of Pelham is creating a legacy piece to celebrate Canada 150 to hang in the new Pelham Community Centre. This quilt, made by a local resident, will be made up of 15 iconic symbols that represent Canada. Residents are encouraged to choose a symbol that that they feel most connected with. Sponsors names will be stitched on the back of the quilt.  

On December 10th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, the Town of Pelham, in association with the Pelham Panthers, will be hosting a FREE public skate to celebrate Canada 150!  Come out to the Pelham Arena and Let’s Skate Together!

The Town of Pelham is creating a legacy piece for our community to hang in the new Pelham Community Centre. This quilt, made by a local resident, will be made up of 15 iconic symbols that represent Canada. Residents are encouraged to choose a symbol that that they feel most connected with to have their name stitched on the back of. Residents can sponsor a square of their choice on quilt for just $15.00. The completed quilt will be unveiled at the Pelham Christmas Market. There are only 150 Squares Available. Get YOURS while quantities last!

Join us for the Pelham Outdoor Christmas Market located under the arches in Fonthill, for an outdoor celebration where residents gather with friends and family to celebrate the tradition and romance of Christmas. Get some Christmas shopping done, whilst enjoying the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of the tradition of Christmas.

A Comprehensive Safety Program That Prepares Children to Stay Home Alone. Is your child ready to stay home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children and their families get ready for their child's first steps towards independence and being home without adult supervision. This safety program is ideally suited for children ages 9-12 years old. Safety and accident prevention are the common theme throughout this program.

We are bringing back the Bike Blender! This time it will be set up at the Pelham Arena on November 17th during the PD Day Afternoon Skate between 12:30pm-2pm. Kids 3-12 will be given the opportunity to test out Pelham's Bike Blender, a bicycle-powered blender, to create their own Squash/Pumpkin smoothie.

The Pelham Public Art Advisory Committee is seeking new members. This committee provides advice to Council on all matters related to public art, as per the Pelham Public Art Master Plan.

The Town of Pelham is NOW accepting applications for the 20th Annual Pelham Santa Claus Parade

We're getting ready for Christmas in Pelham 2017.  At this time, we would like to ask you to submit to us information on any special events that your organization or group is planning for the upcoming holiday season that you would like us to include in the Christmas in Pelham Event Listing. Please note that individual commercial advertising is not permitted and event inclusion is not guaranteed.  

Create, Participate & Share. Immerse yourself in culture by participating in CULTURE DAYS – a weekend-long event dedicated to promoting culture and arts in communities across Canada. Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration representing the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. The purpose of Culture Days is to raise awareness, participation, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities by allowing artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups to host FREE participatory public activities in communities like our own, across the nation. Culture Days features hands-on activities that invite the public to participate in the "behind-the-scenes" world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.

Youth Platform Tennis - combining the best elements of tennis with racquetball and squash

Played outdoors in fall, winter and spring - it’s fun, addictive and makes cold and grey skies a good thing! Racquets and balls will be supplied.

We are looking for any special events that your organization or group is planning for the upcoming holiday season that you would like us to include in the Christmas in Pelham Event Listing. Please note that individual commercial advertising is not permitted and event inclusion is not guaranteed.  

Learn the West Coast Swing and the Quickstep at the 2017 Fall Ballroom Dance Lessons! Open to all ages. Couples or singles welcome. No experience is required. Casual Attire is encouraged.
 
There will be sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting September 11 for 12 week sessions.
Beginner lessons: Mondays 7-8pm
Intermediate lessons: Mondays 8-9pm

Canboro Road in downtown Fenwick will come alive on Saturday, August 19, when the Town of Pelham hosts a Green Street Challenge, swapping the road’s usual asphalt for grass and creating a temporary park in the heart of the village.

Let us know if you'll be at the Pelham Indie Music Festival! Enjoy an evening of live music and local beverages!

PELHAM INDIE MUSIC FESTIVAL
A one-day event celebrating original art and live music performances by local artists.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
3:00-11:00PM at Peace Park
http://www.pelham.ca/en/experience/indie-music-festival.aspx

By transforming the street into a pop-up park, the Green Street Challenge creates an opportunity for children and families to play outside and enjoy all the benefits that community green spaces have to offer! Communities all across Canada have been chosen to participate in this initiative managed by Come Alive Outside to promote the importance of outdoor, unstructured play. The Green Street challenge offers a way to celebrate outdoor play and green spaces as essential ingredients to the well being of our society.

SAVE THE DATE: Pelham Indie Music Festival at Peace Park on Saturday August 12 from 3-11pm! A one-day event celebrating original music and art from local artists.

NEW Pelham Transit Summer Schedule starts Monday, June 26. Changes to the schedule include hours of operation between 7:23am-7:07pm, new stops at Centennial Park and Marlene Stewart Streit Park (Public Pool and Skatepark) throughout the day and new Thursday Night Dial-a-Ride between 7:00-9:30PM. Take transit to Peace Park to enjoy the THURSDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE!

FREE Skatepark Program supported by the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund!

Join us at MSSP this Saturday for Free Skateboard Lessons from 10:15-11:45AM. Learn new skills with our qualified male and female instructors. Ages 4-12. Pre-register online at www.pelham.ca/kids
Helmet and skateboard required*

 Slow. Social. Fun.

Free for all riders. No experience necessary.

A bicycling group for all ages, all skill levels, and all people of Pelham!

Pre-Register Online HERE. Preregistration is encouraged to help the organizers judge how many will attend, but it is not mandatory. Sign-up the evening of the ride is permitted.

  Join us for an instructor led ballroom dance social at Old Pelham Town Hall on Saturday June 10 from 7-10pm. Tickets are $10.00 and available at Town Hall

REGISTER TO PAINT YOUR OWN TILE OF THE MURAL:

Mural Workshops June 8 & 9 at Old Pelham Town Hall

Do you enjoy cycling? Join us on June 13 for the first Pelham Slow Roll of the summer! Pre-register online today at pelham.ca/slow-roll

This years’ Canada Day Parade will be held on July 1 at 3:00pm in Fonthill. The Town is still accepting applications to participate in the Canada Day Parade.

Submit an original recipe for a snack or meal emphasizing fruit and/or vegetables that your family loves to enjoy for a chance to win $20.00 in Pelham Farmers' Market Bucks! Two winners will be drawn each month from April to September, 2017. All participants will receive a special CODE WORD to use as a stamp on their TOP Eating Games Passport

The Town of Pelham's (TOP) Recreation, Culture & Wellness Department, working with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, is launching the Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit initiative to encourage kids and families to eat healthier, and to make vegetables and fruits part of their everyday lives. 

Join the Challenge! The Town of Pelham's (TOP) Recreation, Culture & Wellness Department, working with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, is launching theChoose to Boost Veggies and Fruit initiative to encourage kids and families to eat healthier, and to make vegetables and fruits part of their everyday lives. 

Celebrate Canada’s 150th with a Heritage Tea Party at Old Pelham Town Hall! The event will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14, with two seating options available: 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, or Nature’s Corner Bakery & Café for $15.00.

Registration is now OPEN to reserve your tile that will make up a piece of Pelham’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural! Painting Workshops will take place on June 8 and 9 between 1-9pm at Old Pelham Town Hall.

Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests Ontario, Ontario Wood, and the Town of Pelham, on April 28th between 1-3pm for a Community Tree Planting Event.
 

 Community Clean up Day-  Saturday April 22 ** EARTH DAY**

Residents can register at the link below or come to Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to participate.

Stay for a complimentary BBQ hosted by the Fabulous Fenwick Lions!

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate Canada’s 150th at the Town of Pelham’s Heritage Tea Party. This event will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th, 2017 at Old Pelham Town Hall. Catered by Nature’s Corner Bakery & Café, guests can enjoy sandwiches, scones, cookies, tea, and lemonade!
Attendees are invited to dress in period costumes from the Victorian Era, and a Hat/Fascinator Contest will be held at each seating.
Seating 1 will be held at 12:30pm and Seating 2 at 3:00pm. Purchase a full table (minimum 8 seats) and receive a gift from Nature’s Corner!

Corporate Challenge Day - Thursday April 20
Local business' are you up for a challenge?
 
Help keep Pelham beautiful by ensuring your business and surround area look their best!  Please register your business/organization below.  Provide the location for collection and contact name and information.  The Town of Pelham will provide you with garbage bags, gloves and safety vests for the duration of the clean up.  Why not challenge another local business to participate?
 
Student Participation Day -  Friday April 21

NEW: Ride Pelham Transit for FREE every Saturday!

This Mother's Day, spend your afternoon enjoying high-tea at Old Pelham Town Hall! An elegant event that will commemorate community heritage and culture. Stay tuned for more details

2017 Call for Musicians: The Pelham Supper Market is developing a roster of pre-qualified, local musicians to perform a range of music genres in Peace Park from June to September. We want to showcase local talent and enhance the overall community environment of the Supper Market and the Thursday Night Experience through musical entertainment. Musicians of all ages and genres are encouraged to apply!

Join us on Monday, February 20th at the Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street, Fonthill) for the Town of Pelham’s free FAMILY DAY EVENT: An afternoon packed with fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Event Timeline:
11:00am-12:00pm Free Public Skate          
Lace up your skates and head to the ice for a Free Public Skate courtesy of Family and Children’s Services Niagara

Join us on Monday, February 20th at the Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street, Fonthill) for the Town of Pelham’s free FAMILY DAY EVENT: An afternoon packed with fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Event Timeline:

11:00am-12:00pm           

·Lace up your skates and head to the ice for a Free Public Skate courtesy of Family and Children’s Services Niagara

12:00-2:00pm

March Break Camp: Registration now OPEN for Pelham Residents! This March Break, join us at the Pelham Arena for a week packed with games, activities, special guests, and field trips.

Looking to get involved in a meaningful and engaging way? We’ve got you covered! The Town of Pelham offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year to support our community programs and special events! Visitwww.pelham.ca/volunteer to see what’s available under the following Volunteer categories...

2017 Marks the 150th Birthday of Canada!
In commemoration of this historical year, the Town of Pelham will be working with the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural team, which is composed of three Canadian artists. The Mosaic Mural team has launched a two-year project involving all of Canada’s territories and provinces. This project will result in over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals that when united will form one gigantic mural mosaic. The goal is that by July, 2017 150 Murals will be created in 150 Communities across Canada!

On Saturday, February 11th, the Town of Pelham will be hosting an instructor-led, Valentine’s themed Ballroom Dance Social from 7:00-10:00pm at Old Pelham Town Hall! Tickets are now available at Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, for only $10.00. Complementary snacks, coffee, tea & water will be available, along with a chance to win awesome door prizes!
 
If you or members of your club/organization/congregation may be interested in attending this event, please feel free to display this post and help spread the word!

Join us at the Pelham Arena this Family Day, Monday February 20, for an afternoon full of free family fun!

This year, you can expect a wide range of activities from snowshoe races to free public skating. After that, head upstairs to the Pelham Hall to check out our second annual Winter Community Expo and learn all about the services, programs, and events offered in Pelham for 2017!

Activities start at 11:00am, visit www.pelham.ca/community-expo for full details

Each week the Town of Pelham offers a drop-in Zumba program at the Pelham Arena Hall! Classes are held on Tuesdays at 9:30-10:30am & 7:00-8:00pm, Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30pm, and Thursdays at 10:00-11:00am
We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Certified Zumba Instructor to lead our classes! For more details or to apply, contact recreational programmer Julie Cook at jcook@pelham.ca or 905-892-2607 ext. 329

This Family Day, Monday Feb. 20th head down to the Pelham Arena for an afternoon of Free Public Skating, Family Activities, and our Winter Community Expo – a great way to get to know services, programs, and events offered in your community. Free Skate 11:00am-3:00pm, Family Activities TBD, Community Expo 12:00-2:00pm

myPelham.com is proud to be a Pelham Community Expo Media Sponsor

   Ballroom Dance – Want to learn the Tango and Cha Cha? Join Pelham’s Ballroom Dance Class every Monday evening at Old Pelham Town Hall! January 16 – March 27. All ages, no partner or experience required

Register your child in Monkeynastix, the Town’s newest physical literacy and active play program! Starts January 11 until April 5, Wednesday evenings at Old Pelham Town Hall. Register online at Pelham.ca/Register or directly at Pelham Town Hall

Monkeynastix is a fun and challenging fitness movement education program developing physical literacy in children ages 2 to 8 years.

Registration is now OPEN for our NEW Quilting Lessons for Beginners Program. Learn the basics of quilting and complete a runner/wall hanging during this 7 week program. Starts January 17  until February 28, each Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30pm at Old Pelham Town Hall. Register online at Pelham.ca/Register or directly at Pelham Town Hall

Want to spend some quality time with family and friends? Our local Tim Hortons invite you to skate for free this holiday season!

Tim Hortons FREE Holiday Skates:
December 30th 8:00-9:30pm
January 2nd 1:00-2:00pm 
January 3rd 7:30-8:30pm
January 8th 1:00-2:20pm

Pelham.ca/Arena-Programs

Follow the Town of Pelham on Twitter and Like the Town of Pelham on Facebook  for a chance to win!

Be the first to answer the surprise questions posted randomly throughout the month of December on Facebook or Twitter and win $50.00 in Pelham Bucks!

For more details, click here

The Town of Pelham offers a variety of recreation programs providing residents of all ages with many options and opportunities to keep physically active while maintaining healthy lifestyles within our community. Registration is now open for the following featured activities:

Pelham Transit has extended their regular transit hours to include a free transit service that brings people to and from the Outdoor Christmas Market under the Arches in Donwntown Fonthill THIS Friday Dec. 2nd

 Updates include:
a.       New morning/evening routes
b.      An additional morning trip
c.       Revised Dial-a-Ride hours
d.      Updated time schedule
Visit Pelham.ca/Transit to view our revised schedule & map

 

The Fighting Days performance: On Friday, November 11th at Old Pelham Town Hall, celebrate the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote by attending this play that follows the real life story of two Canadian women as they face the challenges of war, conscription, and the right to vote in 1910-1917.

 It's Never too Late to Learn to Skate!      

Adults at any age can start skating with this program which is geared towards learning, or improving on, the basics of skating. Participants will be introduced to various skills involving moving forward and backward, gliding, stopping, turning and developing endurance.

If you are interested in building your fundamentals or just want to learn to skate recreationally, Adult Learn to Skate is for you! 

Mondays 1-2 pm

The Town of Pelham has partnered with Monkeynastix to offer a fun and challenging fitness movement education program to help develop physical literacy in children ages 2 to 8 years. “Following the success of our Monkeynastix sessions this summer during our Free Play in the Park program, we saw increasing interest and demand for this type of activity in our community,” said Recreation, Culture & Wellness Director, Vickie vanRavenswaay. “We are excited to offer sessions Wednesday evenings for 2 to 8 year olds at Old Pelham Town Hall (491 Canboro Road).”

Join Pelham as we celebrate Culture Days – the largest-ever Canada-wide public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community.

From Friday, September 30th until Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, get to know your local artist, cultural workers, organizations and groups by participating in free, hands-on activities at the Pelham Public Library.

Monkeynastix is a fun and challenging fitness movement education program developing physical literacy in children ages 1 to 8 years. Level 1 (1-2 years) Enjoy a variety of safe activities and music with your little one! This program is an introduction to move-ment education where participants explore through music, location and circuit activities in a fun, safe environment.

Are you looking for something fun, social and active to do?....

.....Then how about trying our fun Ballroom Dance Lessons and Ballroom Dance Socials!

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Sign up for ballroom dance lessons and learn the Fox Trot and East Coast Swing!

Fall Session runs Mondays, from September 12 to November 21  (7:00-8:00 p.m. or 8:00-9:00 p.m. times available)

Are you a local artist looking to showcase your talents? Participate in Pelham Culture Days September 30th, October 1st & 2nd

If you're looking to promote cultural participation in the community and have an activity that will showcase any form of cultural or artistic expression, you've come to the right place!

Join the Fun! Welcome to Town of Pelham. We are proud to offer a wide range of activities and events for the whole family!

Pelham's Dial-a-Ride Service offers transit services within the city limits, available to anyone for a fee of $3.00/ride. 

Call 289-438-1344 

Hours of Operation:
This service runs Monday through Saturday, between the hours of

  • 8:45AM - 10:45AM
  • 3:00PM - 5:15PM
  • 6:30PM - 8:00PM

**All rides must be pre-booked 48 hours in advance**

Please note: Priority is given to persons with disabilities.
This service is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

As part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge the Town of Pelham is offering FREE Summer Skateboard Sessions, Play in the Park Fridays, Transit Fun Passes & Helmet Credits!

Read all about these exciting Programs at the link below:

 Summer Skateboard Sessions

Where: Marlene Stewart Streit Park 55 Park Lane 

When: Saturdays starting June 11 - August 27

           Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 5 - August 25

2016 Town of Pelham Summer Camps & Programs

Mark your calendars - and register online NOW!

Register online for programs and activities

It’s the best time of the year - pool season! The Pelham Community Pool will open for 2016 on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Part of our 2016 Canada Day Celebrations, Guests are invited to dress in period costumes from the Victorian Era to commemorate Fonthill's 160th Anniversary and enjoy a display featuring our Town's history.
SUNDAY JUNE 26th

Pelham celebrated the launch of our Healthy Kids Community Challenge this weekend at Isaac Riehl Memorial Skate Park. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge combines a community-based approach with centralized provincial supports to help communities develop and implement policies, programs and environmental supports that enable one common outcome: healthy children.

 

T.O.P. is a program designed to help youth ages 9 to 12 build the skills and confidence necessary to prepare healthy and tasty recipes emphasizing vegetables and fruit.   Along with recipe preparation, youth are taught basic kitchen safety and healthy eating principles over the course of the one week day camp. 

 

 

The Town of Pelham is eager to help kids run, jump, and play every day this summer by offering free activities for youth and families in partnership with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara.

 

Join us for an instructor-led Pelham Ballroom Social

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 7-10pm at Old Pelham Town Hall.  (491 Canboro Road, Ridgeville)  *casual attire

TICKETS$10

Complimentary snacks, coffee, tea & water.

Win awesome door prizes!

Getting the word out about all the great programs and activities to its Town of Pelham residents is important.  We are happy to report that we will have weekly postings from the Town of Pelham’s  Culture & Wellness Programmer Julie Cook.

In our weekly newsletter, and on our myPelham website we will be listing up and coming fitness classes, camp registration and other activities.  Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter here, to stay up to date with all the great activities Pelham has to offer! 

Love culture? Love Pelham? You could be the next member of the new Pelham Culture Advisory Committee.

Focusing on skills, balance and style, skateboarders will have 2 ½ hours of instruction, 3 days per week.  Campers will be placed in groups based on age and ability level.  Whether you are a true beginner or working on improving your skating, you will enjoy what this camp offers.  This camp includes Bissell's on Tuesday and Thursday day trip.  Helmet and pads are required.

AGE: 8-12 years of age

Week: August 15-19 -Trip Thursday to Marineland 

Location:  Marlene Stewart Streit Park, 55 Park Lane, Fonthill 

This program provides campers with an interactive opportunity to learn fire safety and gain insight into the career of a firefighter and their daily routine.  Led by volunteer firefighters and camp staff, this is hands on learning for campers including:  hose operation, search and rescue, fire extinguishers, ropes and knots, ground and aerial ladders, first aid, CPR and extrication.  This program encourages campers to work together, instilling team spirit and leadership skills.

Age: 10-12 years of age