The department of recreation, culture, and wellness develops vibrant and dynamic cultural projects and programs. With our partners, our goal is to develop a creative community and a place of discovery, learning and exploration for all residents and visitors. Learn more by viewing our Cultural Master Plan and our many Festivals and Events.

Recreational programming and facility rentals will be gradually reintroduced. Keep an eye on the website and the Town's social media pages for updates and announcements. Alternatively, you can call 905-892-2607 x347

Connected Coffee House - October 2020 - Watch Virtually!

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The Connected Coffee House showcases 12 Niagara area performers and connects them virtually with the community. This four part series released throughout October can be enjoyed virtually across Niagara. Hosted by local comedian David Green, each episode features three performers who will be sharing their talents in a traditional coffee house style. Watch for up and coming talent and local favourites ranging from comedy to music and everything in between in this Connected Coffee House series!

 

 

Presented by the Town of Pelham, with support from the Niagara Region - Niagara Investment in Culture Grant and sponsored by PSI - Audio Visual.

 

Episode 4 - Watch here when the video goes live on October 28th at 8PM

 

Connected Coffee House Episode 4

Join us for Episode 4 of the Connected Coffee House featuring Niagara area performers:

 

Buzz Hummer

Levi Mann

Danny Langelann

Andrew Kadabra

 

 

Episode 3 - October 21 - 8PM - Watch Anytime Here

 

Episode 3 Connected Coffee HouseJoin us for Episode 3 of the Connected Coffee House featuring Niagara area performers: 

 

By Design

Magic by Gil

Tim Atherton

 

 

 

Episode 2 - October 14 - 8PM - Watch Anytime Here

 

Episode 2 Connected Coffee HouseJoin us for Episode 2 of the Connected Coffee House featuring Niagara area performers: 

 

Emilio Geremia

Scoop McCoy

Strings Attached

 

 

 

  

Episode 1 - October 7th - 8PM - Watch Anytime Here

 

Episode 1 Connected Coffee House

Join us for Episode 1 of the Connected Coffee House featuring Niagara area performers:

 

Katey Gatta and Dan Serre

Adam Wickens

Simon Milavec

 

 

  

 

Call for Performers! Now Closed.Calling all performers

Share your talent! We are looking for Niagara performers, from comedy to poetry to music to juggling or anything in between! All filming segments will take place with all COVID-19 precautions as per Niagara Region Public Health. Applications must be submitted before midnight on September 13th to be considered. 

Applications are now closed. 

 

 

 

Hosted by David GreenAbout your Connected Coffee House Host: David Green

Since moving from Nottingham to Niagara Falls, British comedian David Green has established himself as a rising star in the Canadian entertainment industry. With numerous TV and festival appearances under his belt, this award winning performer is a sought after corporate entertainer! 

A multi-talented performer, David is the host of the award winning talk show “Live on Queen with David Green” as well as the "Hilarity in the Horseshoe" TV Show which airs on Cogeco YourTV. He has written, starred and directed two short films and multiple music videos. As a writer he is the recipient of the Culture Capital of Canada Literary Arts Award. 

 

Thank you to our event sponsor - PSI Niagara

PSI LogoPSI is a boutique audio visual company. Our differentiator is our people. They are highly skilled, creative people who are excellent communicators. They are the reason our clients keep coming back. For over 20 years, we have been supporting clients with events such as galas, conferences, trade shows, press conferences, concerts and fundraisers.

 

This event is made possible with the funding support from the Niagara Investment in Culture Program provided by the Niagara Region.

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SAY IT! on Stage - Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre On Stage
 

SAY IT! On Stage - Proceeding Virtually due to COVID-19

Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre

www.sayitonstage.com

 To join in on future SAY IT! On Stage projects please fill out this form and we will be in contact:

 

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The second season of SAY IT! On Stage had us exploring new ways to be creative and stay connected. No longer able to meet in person, we have congregated in Zoom rooms, experimenting with a hybrid theatre art: old-time radio plays performed on a videoconferencing app of our own technological age. The project is as intergenerational as the participants!

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​After months of meeting weekly to read through vintage scripts, we set to work creating a radio play of our own. Rehearsing from a living document in a virtual venue had its challenges, but neither unstable internet connections nor endless electronic versions of a monster draft document could deter us. 

 

With all the safety precautions, and when restrictions allowed, the group was able to record all of the performers' voices. When all the scenes had been read through and each sound effect included, the editing began!  The final result is the radio play..."Unearthed"

 


 

Shovel in Ground Unearthed Podcast

 

 

With the sound of sirens, the sleepy little town is awakened. Nothing ever happens there. Until it does...

 

Come along and help our armchair detectives unravel a delicious tangle of suspects and clues.

 

Listen to the original Radio Play Here.

 

 

 

 

 

More about SAY IT! on Stage
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SAY IT! On Stage. “SAY IT” stands for “Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre”.

It is a program designed to strengthen connections and encourage collaboration between teens and their elders. The Town of Pelham, students from E.L. Crossley High School, and community volunteers will be apart of this exciting creative process that will finish in the performance of an original dramatic production. Performance Dates and delivery change with each production. 

Through intergenerational conversation circles, senior participants will have the opportunity to share anecdotes and experiences from their lives; these stories will provide the foundation for a play that will be produced and performed by both youth and senior participants.

This initiative also seeks to showcase the broad range of talents and passions individuals bring to the project – music, dance, visual arts, crafts, trades. Our aim is to involve the community of Pelham in all of its diversity, including Indigenous presence and storytelling approaches.

 

We hope you will join us in this artistic endeavour.

 Goals of SAY IT! on Stage
 Goals of the Project: 
  • To provide opportunities for seniors to share their life stories
  • To validate and celebrate the life experiences of seniors within our community
  • To foster connections between seniors and youth through storytelling and drama activities
  • To encourage collaboration between high school students and seniors as they create, rehearse, and perform community theatre
  • To offer co-op placement and community involvement opportunities for high school students
  • To enrich cultural life for all residents of Pelham with a new performance arts initiative
 Theatre Development : Conversation Circles

**Due to COVID-19 participants have been meeting virtually through Zoom to continue the Conversation Circles**

 

Conversation Circles will be held every Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 5pm at Meridian Community Centre.
Free to attend. Come join us for some light snacks and refreshments

 

 

 

Pelham Big Band Dance Night – Featuring the Jimmy Marando Swing Band  - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Pelham Big Band Dance Night Featuring the Jimmy Marando Swing Band runs the third Tuesday of every month in the Accursi Room at the Meridian Community Centre. 

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the band plays from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

 

Donations are welcome for the band. Bar & food services available; food service is cash only. *Free admission

Meridian Community Centre Art Exhibit Rental 

Apply to have your art work showcased at the Meridian Community Centre:

Application Form

 

 

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