Community Events

From litter cleanup events, to policy discussions, to tree planting, and much more. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!


Canada Day Grand Parade

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022 - 3PM

The Town of Pelham is putting on a big Canada Day celebration and parade, and Pelham PATH is participating. We have our very own float and are looking for participation. Wear your "Green T-shirts" and come on out. Contact Mike Jones to participate. For more information about the festivities, visit the Town's website.


PAST EVENTS

Fenwick Lions Grand Parade

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022

Pelham PATH is participating in the Parade. Members and friends are invited to join us at 6 PM at Bethany Christian Reformed Church on Balfour Street. The Parade starts at 7 PM. Wear your green t-shirts. Free 'Friends of the Steve Bauer Trail' t-shirts for the first 25 participants who sign up. View the official facebook event page for more information. Contact Mike Jones to participate.

Earth Day Rally

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022

PATH's 1st Annual Earth Day Rally. Meet at Peace Park at 1PM, rain or shine! The Strong Water Women from the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre will be in attendance as well as local musicians. After the speakers, those who are able will take a short walk around the community. Bring your signs! Show your concern about the climate crisis and other local issues. This is an election year. There is no better time to demonstrate to politicians that citizens want action on these issues. All of Niagara's environmental organizations, nature clubs and citizens are encouraged to attend!

Art Show and Reception

APRIL 2, 2022 1-3PM

Krista McMillan Art, in collaboration with PATH and Adam Shoalts, invite you to attend an art show and reception at the Meridian Community Centre located at 100 Meridian Way in Fonthill.

Krista McMillan is an acrylic artist who works in a loose impressionistic style. She paints a variety of trees and landscapes inspired from time spent in nature. She works and lives in the Niagara area of Ontario Canada.

Named one of the “greatest living explorers” by Canadian Geographic, and declared “Canada’s Indiana Jones” by the Toronto Star, Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer and the author of four national best-selling books.

Additional thanks to the Town of Pelham and the Pelham Arts Advisory Committee.

Earth Week in Pelham

APRIL 17 - 25, 2022

Earth Week in Pelham from April 17-25, 2022, will focus on green initiatives within the community that include a clean-up day and new rain barrel program.

Part of the "Go Green" events include an opportunity for Pelham residents to purchase subsidized rain barrels. Rain barrels can be used to catch chlorine-free water from property downspouts and are an eco-friendly way for seasonal watering for gardens and landscaping.

As part of the National Pitch-in week initiative, the one-day Pelham community clean-up invites area residents to Pitch-in and volunteer to assist in removing litter from neighbourhood streets, parks, and playgrounds. Participants in the Pelham event will receive clean-up materials and are invited to register to attend the kick-off ceremony at the Meridian Community Centre on April 23, 2022.

Residents can also participate in the Pelham Earth Week Challenge offered on the free app GooseChase. From April 18-25, 2022, the digital scavenger hunt style event will have activities and challenges for participants to complete. Earth week challenges will focus on environmentally friendly activities, and it is free for participants to join.

For more information, including eco-tips and to purchase a rain barrel, visit www.pelham.ca/earthweek

New Logo Contest

UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2022

Seeing our name has been changed and this is a truly grass movement, I believe we need a logo. I have created an sample that I came up with. You do not have to use mine, improve or design your own. By looking at mine it is obvious that I am not a great artist. I am hoping that you can come up with something that will be much better. Your reward is having your design on our website, Facebook group page, and next T-shirt with acknowledgment. Hoping that all ages will enter. Contest runs to February 28th. Good Luck to all participates.

Mike Jones

'National Tree Day' Walk

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Wednesday September 23rd we are celebrating the 10th Annual Tree Day in Canada. To commemorate this day, the Pelham Tree Conservation Society will be hosting a walk from Merritt Road entry of the Steve Bauer Trail to Peace Park. The walk starts at 4:30 sharp!! Please wear your Friends of the Steve Bauer Trail T-shirts if you have one. If not don’t worry, maybe you could find something of Green.

At the end of the walk, we are going to present to the Town a signed T-shirt from Steve Bauer. I have been told by our Mayor that it will be placed in the Meridian Community Centre for public viewing next to the Marlene Stewart Streit Display!

Feel free to bring your whole family and friends, just dont forget to bring your masks and maintain safe distances.

Hope to see you all there!

Youth Art Contest

POSTERS DUE BY APRIL 24, 2021

Calling all young artists between the ages of 10-19 yrs. who are also budding environmentalists – this Youth Art Challenge should be right up your alley!! Check it out!! The Pelham Art Festival’s theme for 2021 is OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE. When we heard about the Rotary Club’s Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup initiative, we thought it was a great idea to promote their awesome event by doing a poster contest for that purpose and while we were at it, an art contest for the May Online Festival too!

Zoom Meeting

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2021

This Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm we will be having our first Zoom Meeting. I am really looking forward to hearing from you and providing as much information that I have available. The purpose of this meeting is to update everyone on what has been going on since December, when our first major campaign on trying to preserve the Steve Bauer Trail and what has transpired since the Town Council has reported to having received our information and petitions. We are currently working on a game plan to go forward and hoping for your input on our direction. Also the topic of Earth Day has came been brought up. Suggestions and getting volunteers will be on the agenda. Anyone who would like an invite to the meeting, email pelhamtreeconservationsociety@gmail.com OR send Mike Jones a message via Facebook Messenger. Hope to see you there!

Poster Contest

DECEMBER 15, 2020 - JANUARY 2, 2021

ATTENTION TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PELHAM. WE HAVE STARTED A POSTER CONTEST! Event details

ATTENTION TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PELHAM. WE HAVE STARTED A POSTER CONTEST!

FOUR PRIZES WORTH TOTAL OF $250.00. GRAND PRIZE $100.00 COUPON FROM SOBEYS. THREE PRIZES OF $50.00 GIFT CARDS FOR PETER PIPERS PUB HOUSE, 111 HWY 20 EAST IN FONTHILL.

ALL POSTERS MUST PUT A POSITIVE REASON WHY THE TRAIL IS IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE, OR PICTURES SHOWING HOW YOU USE IT OR NATURE ON THE TRAIL, ETC.

NAME, AGE, CONTACT,SCHOOL & GRADE MUST BE ON POSTER

THE CONTEST RUNS FROM DEC. 15 TO JAN.2, 2021

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN !!!

JUDGING WILL BE DONE ON JAN.4

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON “PELHAM TREE CONSERVATION SOCIETY” FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE

AT THIS MOMENT THERE ARE ONLY THREE DROP OFF LOCATIONS

ALL POSTERS MUST PUT A POSITIVE REASON WHY THE TRAIL IS IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE, OR PICTURES SHOWING HOW YOU USE IT OR NATURE ON THE TRAIL, ETC.

NAME, AGE, CONTACT, SCHOOL & GRADE MUST BE ON POSTER

THE CONTEST RUNS FROM DEC. 15 TO JAN.2 2021