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 this fall. 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

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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!

 

 

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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 Theatre Series - Proceeding Virtually 
 

All shows are held in the Dr. Gary & Mall Accursi Room 

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

Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre

For more information, please visit: https://www.sayitonstage.com/

 

**Due to COVID-19 participants have been meeting virtually through Zoom to continue to connect and develop a new project, watch for more about this exciting and creative approach to meeting the goals of this program**

 

The Town of Pelham is creating a designated space for seniors in the Meridian Community Centre.  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, 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 in Fall 2020. Performance Date is to be determined. 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 stage 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.

 

Theatre Development 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

 

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

 

 Public Art
Public art can be defined as visual art, permanent or temporary, that is accessible to the public. The art should be aesthetic, may be functional as well as free standing or integrated into a site. The art should be commissioned, purchased or donated to the Town of Pelham in a process that is supported by the Public Art Policy.

 

Types of public art:

  • independent sculpture or discrete element
  • site specific
  • integrated or functional
  • event based or temporary
  • gateway

 

Pelham Public Art committee

Public Art Master Plan 

Policy

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

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