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City News & Events: May 2019

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Longer Sundays and Happier Holidays
You asked for longer, later service on Sundays and holidays. We're listening. On Sunday, May 12 our Sunday and holiday service schedules were extended up until 9 p.m. on all City routes. Learn more at
Cartoon fire hands reach in to touch a firetruck, police cruiser and construction loader.
Touch-A-Truck: Saturday, May 25
In honour of National Public Works Week (May 19 to 25), come check out the Municipal Works fleet and talk to our friendly operators! The Niagara Falls Fire Department, EMS and Niagara Regional Police will be there, too. Free admission and parking. Project Share hosts a BBQ fundraiser. Details at
Ride of Silence: May 15 7 PM Firemen's Park. Free bicycle check compliments of Inception Cyclery at 6:15 PM.
Ride of Silence #ShareTheRoad
Join us on the 10k or 5k family-friendly route. Come early for a free bike check by Inception Cyclery and stay late for a BBQ with SCVFA (bring cash). Special thanks to Amici per la Vita Niagara Cycling Club. Details at
A lush green garden path with peonies and evergreens.
Summer Trillium Awards
Recognizing beautiful landscapes in Niagara Falls, the Summer Trillium Recognition Program encourages residents to enhance their curb appeal. This year's challenge: pollinator plants. Get your gardens ready or simply nominate a neighbour at
A group of excited young entrepreneurs
Summer Company: Be Your Own Boss This Summer
The Summer Company program is open for applications through May 19! Administered by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre, this program provides successful applicants with valuable business training, mentorship, and funding up to $3,000 to operate their business over the course of the summer. For details and how to apply visit
Next Month
Children play at the MacBain Centre splash pad
Pools & Splash Pads Open for the Season
Weather permitting, we'll open the City's six splash pads by June 3! All five of our outdoor pools are scheduled to open for the season on June 28 and F.H. Leslie is scheduled to open early for the June 22 and 23 weekend. Learn more at
A small boy jumps into a clear, blue pool on a hot summer day.
Red Cross Swim Kids
Help your kids ditch their water wings and become safer, stronger swimmers. Lessons are offered for children 4 months to 12 years of age at the City's outdoor pools, over three summer sessions. Space is limited. Learn more and register online today at
A happy young woman celebrates her scholarship in a field of long grass.
Ralph Bradley Memorial Bursary
A $600 bursary for local students pursuing post-secondary studies in environmental sciences or engineering is offered by The Niagara Region Chapter of the Drainage Superintendents Association of Ontario. Apply by June 7! Scroll for details at
A woman browses a large jewellery collection at an outdoor market.
Garage Sale at the Gale: Saturday, June 22
When you participate in the annual Garage Sale at the Gale, you help local children participate, too. The Children's Activity Subsidy Fund helps local children pay for recreational program fees and equipment. Learn more at and @GarageSaleAtTheGale.
A happy woman and her little dog pose at the dog park.
Coming Soon!
Stay tuned for details on the Grand Opening of the City's South End Off Leash Dog Park at
Stay in the Know: City Updates
Holiday Notice: Victoria Day
We wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend with clear skies, warm weather and not too much traffic. Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day. Transit will run the new extended holiday hours schedule. Details at
A cascade of golden fireworks explode against the night sky. Photo credit Niagara Parks 2018.
2019 Fireworks Begin: May 17
Canada's longest running fireworks series is back and better than ever! This year's schedule features an expanded series with nightly shows throughout the summer months. Full schedule and details
Niagara Falls Farmer's Market presents Aaron Berger live May 18 from 10:30 to 12 noon
Aaron Berger: Live at the Market!
Niagara Falls Farmer's Market presents Niagara Music Award winner, Aaron Berger, Saturday, May 18 from 10:30 AM to 12 noon. 
PLUS! Churchill Natural Meats is giving away ONE HUNDRED mouth-watering, hot beef-on-a-buns starting at 9 a.m. until supplies run out (approximately, 9:05 a.m.) 5943 Sylvia Place (near Main and Ferry--behind the Museum!)

A crew of lifeguards are on the lookout for others to join their crew.
Higher Wages for Lifeguards!
We're looking for the best, certified Lifeguards to join our crew! Working at the City's pools this summer would be a great way to give back to the community and save up for college or university. Check out our new, higher wages and apply today at
A big green rain barrel against a leafy background.
NEW! Rain Barrel Rebate Program
Instead of a one-day sale, we're now offering rebates on rain barrels. Learn more about the program and why rain barrels are a great way to save water, money and the environment at
Emergency Preparedness Week 2019
Are you covered? Do you need insurance? If you experience a disaster, do you have the funds for temporary housing and repairs to your property? The focus of this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week is insurance, as it’s your number one financial assistance in the event of a natural disaster like flooding. Everyone needs insurance–whether you own property or rent. Learn more about emergency preparedness at
TripAdvisor Workshop
Learn to create and enhance your TripAdvisor presence. Ideal for small and medium-sized tourism operators who want to grow their business online. Space is limited. Details and registration at
We're hiring
Employment Opportunities
The City is currently accepting applications for Manager of Accounting, Manager of Policy Planning, Building Inspector, Summer Student Lifeguards, and more. Looking for something else? Sign up for employment notifications!
Visit for details and to apply.
Canada Day 2019: Volunteer with us!
Be part of one of the largest Canada Day celebrations!  Volunteers are needed for 3-hour shifts between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on July 1. Learn more and sign up at
Fire alarm on a red brick wall
Fire Calls: April 2019
Total Calls: 439
Fire: 117
Medical: 229
Rescue: 37
Other: 56

The MyCity Customer Service Centre at the MacBain Community Centre
MyCity Customer Service Centre
Did you know you can pay your City taxes, water bills, parking tickets and more at the MacBain Centre?

We offer extended hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, too!

Learn more at\macbain.
Public Consultation Deadline
Take part in the Province's regional government review by Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Take the online survey, write a letter or send an email. Learn more at
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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
May 15
Ride of Silence
May 15 |  7 PM to 8 PM
Meet us at Firemen's Park | 2275 Dorchester Road
#Sharetheroad and our passion for cycling. Come early for a complimentary bike check courtesy of Inception Cyclery (starting at 6:15 PM). Stay late for a family-friendly BBQ with SCVFA (bring cash). Learn more at
May 19
Deadline for Summer Company Applications
May 19 
Successful applicants will receive valuable business training, mentorship, and funding up to $3,000 to operate their business this summer.
May 25
May 25 |  10 AM to 2 PM
Gale Centre | 5150 Thorold Stone Road
Bring the kids and check out the big trucks that get the big jobs done. Climb inside! Grab the wheel! Honk! That! Hornnnnnnnnn! Meet the friendly operators, too! Details at
May 29
TripAdvisor Workshop ($20)
May 29 |  9 AM to 12:30 PM
Small Business Enterprise Centre | 4343 Morrison Street
An in depth orientation on TripAdvisor, teaching small business owners how to optimize their profile and manage their reputation effectively. Details at
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