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City News & Events: March 2019

A mischievous little boy draws butterfly wings on the wall behind his happy little sister.
March Break in the City: Keep the Kids Busy!

What's happening this March Break? Check out our short list of great events and programs:

REPTILE KINGDOM and more! @ the Museum
Amazon Rainforest Reptiles, Giant Creatures Reptiles, Australian Outback Reptiles, and the Hungry Reptiles Feeding Frenzy Show! For details visit niagarafallsmuseums.ca.


MAKE YOUR OWN LEGO MOVIE and more! @ the Niagara Falls Public Libraries
There is something for EVERY child at the library this March Break. Try bouncy, playful Parkour and bring your favourite stuffed animal for a sleepover! Plus lots of crafts and a drive-in movie. Registration may be limited for some programs. For details visit my.nflibrary.ca
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WONDERPASS and more! @ the Niagara Parks Commission
Wild Ontario, Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, the Butterfly Conservatory, and the Floral Showhouse! For more information about WonderPass, Wild Ontario and March Break Family Matinees at Old Fort Erie visit niagaraparks.com
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MARCH BREAK CAMP @ the Niagara Falls YMCA (MacBain Community Centre)
YMCA March Break Day Camps offer kids ages 5-12 fun-filled days of activities like swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and games. Watch their confidence grow as they make new friends, have fun and develop lifelong skills. Register now while space is available at ymcaofniagara.org
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KIDS GO FREE @ GO Transit
Starting March 9, kids 12 and under ride for free on all GO trains and buses. See the Niagara Falls/Toronto schedule at niagarafalls.ca/gotrain
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Members of MYAC pose with Councilor Strange on a Niagara Falls Transit Bus
50-Cent Student Fares Return for March Break!

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) has once again worked with Transportation Services to bring 50-cent bus rides to local students from March 9 to 17. The annual initiative encourages local youth to try our transit systems and reduce their environmental impact, while developing more independence. Learn more at niagarafalls.ca/myac.
Follow @nfmyac on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Summer Company participants showcase their businesses at Staples in 2018
Students: Be Your Own Boss This Summer

The Summer Company program is now open for applications! Administered by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre, the 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 more information and how to apply visit niagarafallsbusiness.ca.
International Women's Day: March 8, 2019. URL: niagarafallsbusiness.ca
Celebrating Exceptional Women in Business

We are proud to celebrate International Women's Day with a spotlight on exceptional women and the businesses they run in Niagara Falls. Our spotlight series is available now at niagarafallsbusiness.ca.
A women holds a tablet displaying the online edition of the Spring Summer 2019 MyCity Guide
Everything You Need to Know About the City

The Spring/Summer 2019 MyCity Guide has information about local services, programs, and organizations. Look for your free copy in the March 7 edition of Niagara This Week! Free copies are also available at City Hall, the MyCity Customer Service Centre (MacBain Centre), and other City facilities while supplies last. Or view and easily search the online edition at niagarafalls.ca.
An old motel sign
Let's Talk SROs: A New Housing Trend in Niagara Falls

What do you think about hotels and motels renting single rooms as permanent residences (SROs) in Niagara Falls? Help Council protect our residents and business owners with amendments to the Official Plan and by-laws by taking our short survey at letstalk.niagarafalls.ca/sro

Come to our public open house on Monday, March 18 at the Niagara Falls History Museum from 5 to 7 p.m. for brief presentation and an opportunity to meet Staff and ask questions.
Speak Up & Win Survey presented by niagararegion.ca/health
Tobacco, Cannabis and Vaping in Outdoor Public Spaces
Niagara Region Public Health is looking for your opinion on tobacco, cannabis and vaping in outdoor public spaces in Niagara. Complete this short survey for a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards. Your input will help shape the amendments to the Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces By-law.
Stay in the Know: City Updates
An alarm clock and pink tulips
Daylight Savings Time
Spring is near! Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour and change your smoke alarm batteries, too!
We're hiring
Employment Opportunities
The City is currently accepting applications for School Crossing Guards, Summer Student Lifeguards, and a Building Inspector. Visit niagarafalls.ca/jobs for details and to apply.
Fresh and local! A tray of farm fresh brown and white eggs
Farmers Market: Vendors Wanted
We're busy planning an exciting new season at the Niagara Falls Farmers' Market! Interested in becoming a vendor? If you make, bake, or grow a local product apply online at niagarafalls.ca/market. The Market re-opens April 6th!

Facebook   @niagarafallsfarmersmarket
Instagram  @nffarmermarket
Twitter      @nffarmermarket1
Sports Wall of Fame at the Gale Centre
Sports Wall of Fame Committee: Apply Now!
For more information about volunteering on the Sports Wall of Fame Committee, please visit niagarafalls.ca/swof. Past inductees and others with a demonstrated interest in local sports are encouraged to apply by March 18, 2019.
Volunteers carry the OPG Canada Day Banner in the 2018 parade.
Canada Day 2019: Apply Now!
Participation forms are due May 3! (Vendors: April 25!)
For more information about participating in the 2019 Canada Day celebrations in Downtown Niagara Falls as a volunteer, vendor or sponsor please visit niagarafalls.ca/canadaday.
Municipal Tax Notice
The next installment due date for the 2019 Interim Levy is April 30. Tax notices were mailed on February 7, 2019. For more information contact the Finance Department at 905-356-7521 extension 4309.

To access your accounts online, sign up for the MyCity Dashboard.
MyCity Dashboard
Have you signed up yet?
Access your property tax and water billing accounts online at niagarafalls.ca/dashboard.
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 niagarafalls.ca\macbain.
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 niagarafalls.ca 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: February 2019
Total Calls: 383
Fire: 97
Medical: 205
Rescue: 31
Other: 50

 
Smiling young woman using her smart phone
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 letstalk.niagarafalls.ca.
Events
International Women's Day
March 8 #BalanceforBetter
We are proud to celebrate International Women's Day with a spotlight on exceptional women and the businesses they run in Niagara Falls. Read all our articles for free beginning March 8 at niagarafallsbusiness.ca.

 
Daylight Savings Time
March 10
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour this weekend! 
Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Maker March Break at the Library
March 11 to 15 - All branches
For children ages 5-12 there are new things to make and learn every day of March Break. Programs and events vary by location. Registration may be required and space may be limited. Learn more at my.nflibrary.ca.
MAR 11
March Break Camp at the Niagara Falls YMCA
March 11 to 15  - MacBain Community Centre 
Offering kids ages 5-12 fun-filled days of activities like swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and games. Watch their confidence grow as they make new friends, have fun and develop lifelong skills. Registration required. Details at ymcaofniagara.org.
MAR 12
Reptile Kingdom: March Break at the Museum!
March 12-15 - Niagara Falls History Museum
Reptile Kingdom brings new and exciting reptiles to the March Break party every day, including Amazon Rainforest Reptiles, Giant Creatures Reptiles, Australian Outback Reptiles, and the Hungry Reptiles Feeding Frenzy Show! Show times are at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Afterwards take a journey through the museum, have a party with the Kids Celebrate! exhibition, make a craft and complete a scavenger hunt, then finish the day off with a movie at 3 p.m. Learn more at niagarafallsmuseums.ca.
Public Open House: Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
March 18  - Niagara Falls History Museum (5810 Ferry St)
Presentation at 5 p.m. followed by Q&A (until 7 p.m.)

Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment File No. AM-2019-005 City of Niagara Falls proposal to add Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units and Buildings as permitted uses. Learn more and take our survey at letstalk.niagarafalls.ca/SRO.
Transit Driver Day
March 18 | #tdad
Join us in celebrating and thanking all of the hard-working Niagara Falls Transit, WEGO and Regional Bus operators who get you where you need to go, safely, every day. Learn more about Transit Driver Day at transitdriverday.org.
MAR 19
City Council Meeting
March 19 @ 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.
MAR 20
School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
March 20 | #ONcrossingguard
Schools across Niagara will provide special thank you notes for students to share with the hard-working crossing guards who help everyone navigate the morning, midday and afternoon traffic in our school zones. Learn more at niagarafalls.ca.
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