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Aviva Re-Confirms Support of Riehl Skate Park

Posted on June 04, 2013 10:00 AM

Aviva Canada Inc. contacted the Town of Pelham today to re-confirm their $115,000 of Aviva Community Fund support for the Isaac Riehl Memorial Skate Park. Aviva clarified that their support will not be jeopardized by the Branscombe Family’s recent rejection of construction at Fonthill’s Harold Black Park.

While Aviva prefers that the Town complete the skate park by September 2013 – so that they can highlight the project at the launch of the 2014 Aviva Community Fund – the
agreement with the Town extends...

Branscombe Family Rejects Isaac Riehl Skate Park Town to Act Quickly to Choose New Site

Posted on June 04, 2013 10:00 AM

A letter received yesterday by Pelham Town Council through River Realty Development Inc., states that the Branscombe Family rejects the request to build the Isaac Riehl Memorial Skate Park in Fonthill’s Harold Black Park.

Isaac’s parents, local skate boarders, an Aviva Insurance Broker, and representatives from Pelham’s sport clubs, local Service Clubs, and the Niagara Regional Police, used a comprehensive site identification and evaluation process on February 21, 2013 to select Harold Black Park...

Pelham Awarded Prestigious Bicycle Friendly Designation

Posted on May 29, 2013 10:00 AM

Today, the Town of Pelham becomes the first Canadian town of its size to receive the coveted Bicycle Friendly Community designation. Awarded during the 2013 Ontario Bike Summit, Pelham joins Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, and Hamilton in accepting a Silver designation—no municipality has yet attained Gold.

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition, an Ontario-based organization promoting bicycling through advocacy, selected Pelham for its commitment to healthy lifestyles, active transportation and safe cycling.

“Council...

Teaching Fire Safety to Pelham Elementary Students

Posted on April 09, 2013 10:00 AM

Pelham elementary school students in grades four to eight are in for a treat! The E.L. Crossley Drama Department is putting on a play to teach them about fire safety.

Saskia Holditch, Fire Prevention Officer with the Town of Pelham, approached the high school drama department to help develop an effective educational tool for elementary school students. “I wanted the message to come from a group the children looked up to so that it resonated better with them.”

To help gather inspirational stories for...

Major Development Coming to Pelham's East Fonthill

Posted on April 04, 2013 10:00 AM

Developer Fonthill Gardens Inc. (operating as the Allen Group) is poised to bring a state-of-the-art medical facility, multifaceted seniors housing complex, and various commercial, retail and food establishments to Pelham by 2015.

The proposed development in East Fonthill extends from Regional Road 20 along Rice Road to south of Merritt Road, and is owned by both the Town of Pelham and the Allen Group. In an effort to strategically utilize the Town’s 32 acres and the Allen Group’s 20 acres, Town Council...

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