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City News & Updates: January 2019

A happy and diverse group of young graduates raise their caps.
MYAC: Jim Mitchinson Scholarship
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee is accepting applications from Niagara Falls' graduating high school students who have demonstrated a strong sense of leadership and community involvement. Inspired by the lifetime achievements of Niagara Falls' own Jim Mitchinson. Learn more and apply for the scholarship at

Follow @nfmyac on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Chavez, the crimson-rumped Toucanet.
Family Day: Wild Times at the Museum
Spend Family Day exploring biodiversity and habitat conservation @ the Museum! The Earth Rangers present four shows with unique and up-close animal encounters that will educate and inspire you to help protect animals in the wild.

Other activities include scavenger hunts, crafts, FREE family portraits and three galleries full of artifacts that explore our local history! For more information visit
Family Day: Free skating at the Gale Centre
Come out and join us for a skate at the Gale Centre on Monday, February 18 from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Admission to Rinks 1 & 2 will be free of charge! Plus free face painting for the kids and magic tricks for everyone! For more information call 905-356-7521 ext 5601 or visit
Family Day: Free Activities for Everyone at the YMCA
Enjoy free day pass access and special family-friendly activities like Family Bounce, the Family Fitness Challenge, and more at the Niagara Falls YMCA. Simply bring your photo ID to the front desk on Monday, February 18. And if you join the Y on Family Day, you could save up to $150. Learn more at
Three young children make arts & crafts
Family Day: Special Hours & Activities at the Library
On Monday, February 18, the Victoria Avenue Library and MacBain Community Centre Library will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with special children's activities from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (no registration is required)! For more information, please visit

(Note: the Stamford Centre and Chippawa Libraries will be closed.)
Cartoon illustration: three snowmen and the Heartland forest logo
Family Day: Winterfest at Heartland Forest
There will be indoor and outdoor activities for everyone this Family Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heartland Forest's Winterfest presented by OPG and Tim Hortons. All proceeds support Heartland Forest's work experience, environmental and camp programs. Free parking onsite. For more information and event details, please visit
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Heritage Week & the 5th Annual Heritage Awards
The Niagara Falls Municipal Heritage Committee presents the 5th Annual Heritage Awards on February 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Everyone is welcome to Celebrate Heritage Success and listen to Craig Finlay, Chair of the Thorold LACAC, speak about winning the Prince of Wales Prize for Heritage. Learn more at
A diverse group of healthcare practitioners
Know your healthcare options in Niagara
Niagara's Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres are busy over the winter months. There are many other options for healthcare in Niagara. Understanding your medical options will help you get the right care as quickly as possible. Learn more at
A pair of golved hands hold a blue coffee take-away cup with a snowflake symbol
Coldest Night of the Year
By walking at dusk during a cold winter's night, you'll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. By fundraising, you'll be contributing much-needed money to Project Share of Niagara Falls. On average, Project Share supports 100 local families living below the poverty line every day. Learn more at
Stay in the Know: City Updates
Illustration: Tax notices and an alarm clock.
Municipal Tax Notice: February 28 & April 30
Installment due dates for the 2019 Interim Levy. Tax rates as per By-law No. 2019-6. Tax notices were mailed on February 7, 2019. For more information contact the Finance Department at 905-356-7521 extension 4309. Sign up for the MyCity Dashboard to access your accounts online.
We're hiring
Employment Opportunities
The City is currently accepting applications for School Crossing Guards, Summer Student Positions at the Museums, Seasonal Labour, and Lifeguards. Visit for details and to apply.
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Let's Talk Niagara Falls
The City's online engagement site allows for the community to contribute ideas and feedback on important City matters! We need your voice Niagara Falls! Register now online at
A woman holds a tablet displaying the MyCity Guide e-edition
Fall/Winter MyCity Guide
The MyCity Guide provides residents with information about services, programs, and organizations in Niagara Falls. Read the current issue online.
Bundled in winter clothing, a parent carries their smiling daughter.
Extreme Cold Relief 
City facilities are open to the public during regular business hours. Visit for more information and additional resources for anyone who needs a place to keep warm and stay safe this winter.
Fire alarm on a red brick wall
Fire Calls: January 2019
Total Calls: 496
Fire: 109
Medical 266
Rescue: 46
Other: 75

FEB 16
5th Annual Heritage Awards
1 to 4 PM - Niagara Falls History Museum (5810 Ferry Street)
The Municipal Heritage Committee presents an afternoon to celebrate heritage success in Niagara. See and share the event details at
FEB 16
21st Annual Sweep for Kids Bonspiel 
8 AM to 5 PM - Niagara Falls Curling Club (5801 Morrison Street)
A charity curling competition with silent auction, raffle, and awards.
Registration is open to teams and individuals looking for a team by calling 905-356-2444 or online at
FEB 18
Family Day at the Museum!
10 AM to 4  PM - Niagara Falls History Museum (5810 Ferry Street)
The Earth Rangers present four shows at 11, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. with unique and up-close animal encounters. Check out all the other activities, too at
FEB 18
Family Day Skating!
11:30 AM to 2  PM  - Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road)
Free skating on two rinks, face painting and magic tricks. Learn more at or call 905-356-7521 ext 5601.
FEB 18
Family Day at the Library!
11:30 AM to 1  PM  - Victoria (4848 Victoria Avenue)
11:30 AM to 1 PM - Community Centre (7150 Montrose Road)

Special children's activities. No registration required! Drop in and have fun. Learn more at
*Other branches will be closed.
FEB 18
Family Day at the Niagara Falls YMCA
10 AM to 5  PM  - MacBain Community Centre (7150 Montrose Road) 
Free day pass for the whole family with special membership offers and family-friendly activities. No membership required. Please bring photo ID. Learn more at
FEB 18
Family Day: Winterfest
11 AM to 3  PM  - Heartland Forest (8215 Heartland Forest Road) 
All proceeds support Heartland Forest's work experience, environmental and camp programs. Free parking onsite. For more information and event details, please visit
FEB 20
Fundraiser: Trivia Night
8 PM - 9 PM - Club Italia (2525 Montrose Road)
The Rotary Club of Niagara Falls hosts their 21st annual Trivia Night with cash prize, 50/50 draw, live auction, raffle and door prizes. For more information, please call Libby at 905-380-2809 or email
FEB 23
Fundraiser: Coldest Night of the Year
4 PM to 8 PM  - St. Paul High School (3834 Windermere Rd)
Join Project Share and Meridian Credit Union for a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting people in our community. To register, make a donation, or see how much has been donated so far, please visit
FEB 26
City Council Meeting
5 PM - Council Chambers
Niagara Falls City Council Meeting. Watch live on Cable 10 YourTV (subject to scheduling) or via the Live Stream available online.
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