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City News & Events: June 2019

June is Recreation & Parks Month!
See you at the pool!
All public outdoor swimming pools open June 28 across the City and F.H. Leslie hosts a special advance opening June 22 and 23!  There's still time to sign up for Swim Kids and our Swim Team. Did you know you can now register online? Learn more at
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Celebrate at A.J. McKinley Park!
Everyone is welcome to check out the new playground and basketball court updates at A.J. McKinley Park on Saturday, June 15! Free pizza, face painting, bouncy castle and sports with local athletic clubs! Learn more at
Pickle Ball!
Learn to play a new sport this summer! Come out for a free demonstration and one-hour lesson from a trained instructor on Saturday, June 15 at Prince Charles Park. Raquets and pickle balls provided. Proper footwear required. Learn more at
Garage Sale at the Gale
One day only! Shop nearly 100 vendors and support local children through the Activity Subsidy Fund on Saturday, June 22. Visit for details and updates. (For vendor inquiries, call 905-356-7521 ext. 3342.)
Niagara Falls Farmers' Market Strawberry Jam Saturday, June 22, 2019
Get your JAM on!
It's strawberry season at the Niagara Falls Farmers' Market so come on out for great music, seed planting workshops, crafts and local farm fresh strawberries! PLUS! Project Share is giving out strawberry treats for donations. Saturday, June 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Arts + Crafts @ the Market!
Every Saturday in June we're making crafts! Get your craft on with the kiddos! FREE! This week we're making paper bookmarks that look like strawberries, watermelons, bees and lady bugs! Check us out at
Save Water.  Save Money.
We're offering the Flowie Discount Program to promote water conservation among homeowners and property managers. The Flowie water flow sensor learns water usage patterns and also helps minimize property damage by detecting water use, leaks, power outages, humidity and temperature. Plus! You could win a Floodie! Details at
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Check out the Region's #RecyclingMatters YouTube series featuring Improv Niagara for fun tips on tricky recycling situations. (Or just read all about it at
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Firemen's Park Events
Tuesday and Thursday nights at Firemen's Park, the Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (SCVFA) hosts their annual summer Twilight Tuesdays and Blues in the Park. For details and more events visit them on Facebook!
Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebrations
There's so much happening downtown on Canada Day! Stay tuned for a special edition Canada Day e-newsletter and check out this year's line up at!
Next Month
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Holiday Notice: Canada Day
We wish everyone a safe and happy Canada Day long weekend with clear skies, warm weather and not too much traffic. Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 1 and Transit will run the new extended holiday schedule with all routes running up until 9 p.m. Monday night. Detours for Route #204 will be posted in the Niagara Falls Review and online at
A lush green garden path. "2019 Pollinator Plants Challenge," Summer Trillium logo.
Summer Trillium Nomination Deadline: July 1
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 happy young girl in a swim cap lifts her goggles and smiles from her lane in the pool.
Red Cross Swim Kids Session 1:  July 2-12
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
Stay in the Know: City Updates
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Park Maintenance Update: Spring 2019
Outdoor activities in our parks are important to us, but a late spring thaw and rainy season have waterlogged many greenspaces throughout the City. Until we can safely bring our heavy equipment into these areas, without damaging the turf and creating unsafe playing environments, park maintenance and sports field preparations will be delayed.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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Field Closure Hotline
When the weather is bad but you've got a game, you can easily find out if your sports field has been closed.
Our Field Closure Hotline is updated daily by 3 p.m.  Call (905) 356-7521 ext 3399.
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Tax Reminder
The next installment for the 2019 Final Levy for residential, pipelines, farmlands and managed forest only is due June 28.  Tax notices were mailed on June 7, 2019.

Did you know you can sign up for e-billing and do more online with the MyCity Dashboard? Learn more and register today at!
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Water Rate Changes
Do you have a question about the new water rates? Call (905) 356-7521 ext. 4346.

For billing inquiries, please call ext. 4347 instead.

For service questions (meters, locates, leaks, maintenance or new installations), speak with staff at ext. 6322.

We're hiring
Employment Opportunities
The City is currently accepting applications for Temporary Clerical Staff, Bus Operators, Summer Student Lifeguards, and more. Looking for something else? Sign up for employment notifications!
Visit for details and to apply.
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Fire Calls: May 2019
Total Calls: 438
Fire: 107
Medical: 230
Rescue: 37
Other: 64
June is Recreation and Parks Month
June 15 |  11 AM to 2 PM
A.J. McKinley Park | 4868 Crysler Avenue
Celebrate with us and check out the new playground and basketball court upgrades at A.J. McKinley Park. Free pizza, face painting, bouncy castle and games with local sports clubs.
Pickle Ball Demonstrations
June 15 |  1 PM to 3 PM
Prince Charles Park | 6320 Arad Street
Raquets and pickle balls will be provided during the free demonstrations. Learn to play a new, low-impact sport this summer and have a great time with friends.
Advance Pool Opening
June 22 & 23 | 1 PM to 5:50 PM
F.H. Leslie Community Pool | 5250 Valley Way
Free admission! Everyone is welcome.
Garage Sale at the Gale
June 22 | 8 AM to 12 PM 
Gale Centre parking lot | 5152 Thorold Stone Road
Rain or shine! One day only. Shop nearly 100 vendors in one convenient, outdoor location and support the Activity Subsidy Fund for local kids. Stay for the Terry Fox Committee BBQ, too!
Strawberry JAM!
June 22 | 7 AM to 1 PM
Niagara Falls Farmers' Market | 5943 Sylvia Place
Get your JAM on! It's strawberry season at the Market so come on out for some great music, seed planting workshops, crafts, bouncy castle and local, farm fresh strawberries. Project Share treats, too!
All Pools Open!
June 28 |  9 AM to 12:30 PM
Various Locations
Pool season officially begins at all five outdoor public pools in Niagara Falls. Free admission! For locations, adult swim and public swim hours, Red Cross Swim Kids and Swim Team programs, visit
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