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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ELIO’S? New foot comfort clinic opens Tuesday, August 30, Pine Shopping Centre Elio’s Shoe & Leather Repairs, Western Boots, 9 Front St. S.


Elio’s evolution continues with a big expansion to better serve customers in the Niagara Region with two Thorold locations, including their new foot care clinic opening on August 30th in the Pine Shopping Centre. • • • •

Orthopedic Footwear Bracing Compression Stockings

Foot Assessments by Certified Pedorthists

Plan to visit Elio’s new centre in a much larger space designed to assist customers with more patient assessment rooms in a modern and totally functional facility. For customer convenience, ample free parkingwill always be available right in from at Elio’s new wheel chair accessible centre. Meet Elio’s expanded team of foot care specialists with state of the art equipment. Contact Elio’s anytime to book a no-charge assessment or consultation with one of their certified pedorthists. Elio’s Front Street store will be closed August 22-29 for renovations to open Elio’s Shoe & Leather Repairs. The grand opening event to celebrate Elio’s new location will be held on Friday, September 30th. Stay tuned for more event details to be announced soon.

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How do you feel about the new Reds at D.M.? In September, Denis Morris Catholic High School Official will begin a new era as the “Reds” and a new mascot will soon be unveiled for the St. Catharines Thorold community. In May, students and staff at the school, along with Grade 8 students from Denis Morris feeder schools voted for Reds as the school’s new moniker, Other suggestions were Cardinals, Spirit, Red Defenders, and Wild Cats, but Reds was a clear favourite, and many students in Thorold love it. The REDMEN name is history at DM, as the moniker change was chosen to create: school spirit, engage the community, be inclusive of the school’s diverse culture, Catholic character, student body, and unify the school brand. Denis Morris will be identified using this new Reds moniker both in the school and the greater community. The new moniker for the local high school for many students from Thorold captures the history of the local Catholic tradition, and officials say will personify the school brand how do you feel about a new DM Reds logo for the local brand name? Join the conversation on




THE TRAGICALLY HIP TRAGICALLY HIP FINAL CONCERT PARTY HOSTED BY CLUB BELVEDERE FOR CHARITY Get ready to rock for charity in Thorold with the Tragically Hip final concert party and benefit on Saturday August 20th at the Club Belvedere. The audience will view the show on six TVs with enhanced sound. The event starts at 7:30 pm. “Donations will be accepted at the door, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Gord Downie Foundation for Brain Cancer Research,” said Lou Venneri, the Club Belevedere event promoter. Club Belvedere is located at 57 John St. in Thorold. Phone 905-680-5246 for more information. The final concert of the Tragically Hip’s upcoming summer tour will also be broadcast and streamed live on CBC TV. The broadcast might satisfy frustrated Hip fans who failed to obtain tickets and pushed the CBC to televise the band’s final performance. The big show will be staged at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in the Hip’s hometown of Kingston. The street in front of the arena is named after the Hip. Read more on

THOROLD STREET DANCE Come out for great music, cold drinks, and catch up with friends at the annual Thorold Street Dance, hosted by Protection Hose Company No.1 (Thorold Station. 1 Volunteer Firefighters) on Saturday, August 20th at 7 PM - 1 AM. The community event will be held in the downtown parking lot on 16 Towpath Street,corner of Albert St. W. Live music by the Renegade band will rock the event with fantastic party tunes to get you moving. This event is sponsored by Molson Canadian and Forty Creek, something to please everyone. The grill will be fired up to cook mouth watering snacks. Admission is $5.00 at the gate. Proceeds will go to benefit Community Care and other local charities. Licensed even no person under 19 years of age will be permitted entry. Valid identification will be required. Doors open @ 7pm . Invite your friends to the event on


DJ Lou and event organizer Santino

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An amazing display of vehicles filled Front Street for fans to admire at the Thorold Car Show today. Fans admired more than 120 cars and trucks in the showcase at the annual event hosted by the Thorold Business Improvement Area. DJ Lou pumped up the classic rock tunes to liven up the air to blend the sounds and sights with nostalgia to celebrate in the heritage area. The

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Lions Club and Youth Unlimited promoted their charities and revved up the community spirit. Shoppers cruised into stores to buy Show day specials at Elio’s, Henderson’s and other local businesses. Congratulations to Santino Perri and the BIA for producing an awesome event from start to finish. After a hiatus in 2015, the annual event has shifted gears for a high performance.




JAMES SYMONS LEADS VOLUNTEERS FOR NIAGARA HEALTH EXPO Working together is the key to the success for the Niagara Health Expo as doctors, healthcare providers, media partners, and volunteers collaborate to produce the event. Volunteers will play a vital role at the third annual Expo to be held on October 1 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. Catharines. “The upcoming Expo will be the third year I have volunteered for the event. The interactive event allows vistitors to gain information on treatment and prevention of health related matters. The healthcare providers are up to date with most recent health trends,” said James Symons, a dedicated Expo supporter. Free admission and free parking for all Expo visitors is made possible thanks to local sponsors such as Gluckstein Lawyers, Henderson’s Pharmacy, Elio’s

Foot Comfort Centre, among others. “The volunteer experience at the Expo is also great for high school, college and university students pursuing health related studies. They can meet with potential employers and learn about the various health care professions. Connecting with the community is very important to future success. I encourage interested volunteers to contact me to join the team,” said James Symons. Anyone interested in volunteering can email James at jamessymons79@ or phone event producer, Paul Carfagnini, 905-328-5296. Snacks will be provided for volunteers and exhibitors. High school students can apply the volunteer experience at the event toward community service hours.



One of the signs at The Post Office Shannon Passero on Front Street promotes “Be Local. Go Local. Shop Local.” With this motto in mind, , the Post Office features a local artist and designer popup promotion on Saturdays.

Evermine Essential Love specializes in Essential Oil diffusing jewellery. A family, home based business. operated by Fallon, a mother of two beautiful children. The local artisan believes in the benefits that essential oils offer when used aromatically. “Each bracelet is handmade to order with love,” says Fallon.

Pictured here under the tent in front of the store during the Thorold Car Show. Kathy from The Post Office on Front Street joined local artisan, Fallon from Evermine Essential Love.

DOUBLE LUNG RECIPIENT GIVES BACK TO CHARITY Karen Vandyk wants to give back to charity, and say thanks to the organ donors that helped to save her life and the lives of more than 1,200 Ontarians in 2014/15.

Canada (which is the disease Karen has battled) and TGH transplant research. “Alpha 1 is the most misdiagnosed rare disease, it’s not new by any stretch, it’s hereditary, but doctors stopped testing for it because the government stopped paying for it,” said Karen.

She is hosting a special event on September 24 at the Allanburg Community Center. The primary purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the benefits of organ donation.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Canada Inc. (Alpha-1 Canada) is a national “not for profit” organization committed to providing information and support to people affected by alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; informing the medical community about alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; and to generating broad awareness about this genetic liver, lung and skin disease.

Karen is a double lung recipient and now has hope for a better life. On May 27th she celebrated the first year anniversary of the successful procedure. “I feel great and decided I wanted to give back,” said Karen. The casino - stag style event will feature a silent auction, penny auction, crown and anchor wheels, and a bake sale. Entertainment will feature live music by double lung recipient Marc Pettigrew as well as a DJ. Food and drinks will be available. Tickets cost $5 each. Proceeds will benefit Alpha 1

September 24, 7:30 pm to 12 midnight Allanburg Community Center

Karen Vandyk stepping up to an active life three weeks after a lung transplant

For people who are unable to attend the event, but want to support the cause, donations can be made online at For event details call 905-394-2445 or email kvandyk@

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T H OROL D C OM M U N I T Y E V E N T S C A L E N DA R Aug. 10, 17 7:30 p.m.

Thorold Reed Band Summer Pops Series: The Thorold Reed Band will perform for a summer of music at the Battle of Beaverdams Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come to the park to enjoy the entertainment provided by the Thorold Reed Band, under the direction of Conductor Andrew Carruthers. Music starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Donations to the band appreciated.

August 11 4-7pm

Beef on a Bun Night. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Holy Rosary Hall. $9.00 per person per serving, includes potato, coleslaw, coffee. Mounds of slow simmered roast beef on a North American Style Kimmel Weck Bun. Choice of mashed or roasted potatoes topped off by their famous coleslaw and pickles. Kaiser Bun will also be an option for those who prefer the original style.

August 10 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm

An Evening Of Theatre at the Holy Rosary Hall will feature two short one-act comedies. A Scent of Honeysuckle by Jean Lenox Toddie tells the story of mothers and daughters and the ties of love and conflict that bind them together. The Ugly Duckling by A.A. Milne takes us to the fairy-tale land of “happily ever-after” where appearances and riddles are not what they seem and “happily never-after” is a possibility. Both productions showcase the youth of our parish. Costs: $10 & Non-perishable food items – Adults Time: 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $5 & Non-perishable food items – Seniors. $5 & Non-perishable food items – Students Refreshments available at intermission Non-perishable food items – Children Under 12 Tickets can be purchased at the door. If you would like to reserve tickets, please leave your name with Sandra at the Parish Office 905-227-3178. Tickets can be purchased at the door. General admission seating. All proceeds to go to the needs of the Church and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

August 20 7pm - 1 am

Thorold Street Dance, hosted by Protection Hose Company No.1 (Thorold Station. 1 Volunteer Firefighters) 16 Towpath St. Renegade rock band. Admission is $5.00. Proceeds will go to benefit Community Care and other local charities. See more details on page 2.

August 20 9am - 5pm

Thorold Community Theatre is hosting a Stage Lighting Workshop for Live Theatre Trinity United Church - 15 Pine Street South, Thorold. This day long workshop and is presented by Mr. Jack Benes who will introduce the students to the workings of theatrical stage lighting. Open to all interested adults. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to consider volunteering their new found knowledge during one or more of our shows in the future.

Sept 7 9 am - 9 pm

Senior’s Day at Henderson’s Pharmacy: Senior’s get 20% discount at Henderson’s on first Wed. of every month.

Sept 9 5 - 7 pm

Business After Five at The Post Office, Shannon Passero,18 Front St N, Admission is free. N registration required. Meet and mingle with Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce members and their guests. Learn more about the host location. Bring business cards. Light refreshments served, a great place to relax and do business!

Sept. 24 7:30pm -12am

There’s Always Hope | Casino Party, Allanburg Community Center. Live music by Marc Pettigrew and DJ. Food and drinks available. ilent auction, penny auction, crown and anchor wheels,50/50, bake sale, etc. Tickets $5 each. Proceeds will benefit Alpha 1 Canada. Event hosted by double lung transplant recipient Karen Vandyk. See more details on page 3.

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