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Manager 'Confident' in Next Five Years for Welland International Flatwater Centre
The City of Welland's manager of recreation and culture Richard Dalton at Welland International Flatwater Centre - Photo: Kris Dube, Torstar

It's been a successful transition since the city took over operations of Welland International Flatwater Centre from Welland Recreational Canal Corp. in 2017, says the municipality's manager of recreation and culture Richard Dalton.

"I'm very confident with how the next five years at WIFC will operate," Richard Dalton says, adding the city is " relentlessly trying to make sure it's a success."

Built in 2013 for $10 million ahead of the 2015 Pan Am Games, the facility along the recreational canal has hosted a plethora of regional, provincial and international events in rowing, canoe-kayak, dragon boating, canoe polo, swimming, triathlon and more.

Fantasy Realms Spring to Life at MiniWarGaming Bunker in Welland
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MiniWarGaming co-owner David Nordquist is ready to welcome the world, and do battle across multiple fantasy realms, with the opening of The Bunker on Saturday.
Photo: Steve Hensche, Torstar

From the second guests step into the MiniWarGaming Bunker, they will be immersed in fantasy.
The new location, replete with themed guest suites, fantasy-inspired game studios and a grand tournament hall decked out as a futuristic imperial bunker, is another extension of the storytelling that has become the bread and butter for the business that started 12 years ago as a simple modelling supply company for fans of the tabletop strategy games " Warhammer 40,000" and " Warhammer Age of Sigmar." For those unfamiliar with the games, players pit armies, either in the far-flung future of space or a medieval fantasy realm, made up of miniatures against one another in a quest for dominance.
Grand Canal Retirement Residence in Welland Ready Late 2020 to Early 2021
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PlazaComm is building a five storey, 130-unit senior living home on King Street beside Welland Community Wellness Complex. Photo: Dave Johnson, The Welland Tribune
A game room, theatre, large dining room, bistro, beauty parlour and spa are some of the amenities that will be in a new five-storey, 130-unit building geared toward seniors under construction in Welland.

Yehuda Gestetner, president of PlazaComm, says the seniors home - to be called The Grand Canal Retirement Residence - should be ready for residents sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.

Once complete, it will sit along the east bank of the Welland Recreational Canal and just south of Welland Community Wellness Complex.

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