870 Niagara St.
Welland, ON L3C 1M3
Phone: (905) 732-4811
Fax: (905) 732-9654
Welland Centennial Secondary School strives for an all-round development of its students. A well balanced curriculum is supplemented by sports facilities, a library and various activity clubs. These offer the students a chance to bring out the best qualities in them, be it in the field of academics, arts, literature, music or outdoor sports. For details about admissions and enrollment, please log on to their website.
Nestled in the heart of Welland which is also called the 'Rose City' at the renowned Welland Canal, Downtown Welland, is a historic part of the city. Located near Downtown is Merritt Park, a natural wonder and haven for hikers, walkers, skaters and cyclists besides being a popular picnic spot. The amphitheater in the park is a favored venue for annual and seasonal concerts. Don't miss out on the Murals, the biggest open air art gallery of its kind in the city, featuring 28 massive canvases created by local artists. A walking tour is advisable to see these beautiful art pieces. Visit the significant Welland Farmers’ Market in the core of downtown which was built in 1919. Downtown Welland is home of the annual Niagara Food Festival and many others, and is the one of the most vibrant locations in Ontario.
Nestled in the heart of North Pelham, Comfort Maple is a sugar maple tree. It is believed that the tree is more than 500 years old, making it one the oldest sugar maple trees in the country. The area around this tree, along with the tree has been preserved as the Comfort Maple Conservation Area. The tree stands at a height of 24.5 metres (80 feet), with the trunk's circumference measuring 6 metres (20 feet). The tree is named after the Comfort family, who owned the land in the early 19th Century.
Spread over an expanse of over 660 hectares (1630 acres), the Short Hills Provincial Park is a part of the Niagara Escarpment. Running through St. Catherine's, Pelham and Thorold, about 19 kilometers (12 miles) away from Niagara Falls, the provincial park is blessed with a wide variety of flora and fauna which includes meadow vole, white-tailed deer and many species typical to North America. With waterfalls, hills and meadows sprinkled throughout the entire area, the park has to offer many panoramic views and hiking, biking as well as horseback riding trails.
White Meadows Farms is a dream come true for jaded urban souls. Those who crave a dash of spice in their lives must visit this rustic farm that has a handful of charms to keep you blissfully occupied. Visit the farm during their pancake weekend in spring and be treated to exotic temptations. Go skating on their ice rink while here and explore the best of two worlds in one! Register for a sugar Bush Adventure and be carted off into the past as you let the history of maple syrup-making enchant you. You will find many a school tots exploring the farm and its treats with their nimble minds and eager tummies. You can also rent the hall space for hosting private events and parties. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Morningstar Mill represents the early milling industry of the 19th Century. The mill was used to process wheat, barley, oats and rye and has undergone many technical developments. This quaint mill with wooden windows and gabled rooftops has a blacksmith shop, a carpentry shop and even a Natural Heritage Center. The mill has become more like a museum with the old equipments being a matter of curiosity for many. You can also visit the miller's house in the premises. You can also find a church here that is 200 years old. This place is also a venue for many weddings because of its lush green and peaceful surroundings.
Heartland Forest opened its doors in 2004. It was founded by Dan Bowman who bought a land in 1999 and transformed it into a Carolinian forest with a nature center, trails, tree houses, a stream, frog and turtle ponds and ephemeral pools. Besides these, the park also has picnic spots, a butterfly garden, playground, observation stations, restrooms and a mini-putt. Spread across 37.64 hectares (93 acres), it is home to a wide variety of trees, birds, amphibians and other animals. Explore the forest on foot, with interpretive signs along the way. The environment-friendly nature center has a woodworking shop, an art studio, a nature store and snack bar. Heartland Forest annually hosts five events that garnered a lot of attention. They are the WinterFest, Frogfest, Hoedown, PumpkinFest and Christmas Tree Party. It is a fun place to be and learn more about nature in a wonderful environ. So bring along your family with your dog in tow for a memorable time in the outdoors.
Henry of Pelham Family Estate is, perhaps, one of the earliest modern wineries of the region tracing back to 1984. An old structure that greets you at the entrance was used as a carriage house in the middle of 19th Century. It now houses a wine store and tasting rooms for the visitors. The vineyards of Henry of Pelham Family Estate is spread across one of the most productive land mass in the state. The grapes are grown and nurtured with utmost care as the makers believe that the quality of the wine depends on the growth of the grapes. A perfect place to enjoy a weekend with family and friends, visit their website for more information.
If you're looking for a place to, not just study and excel academically, but also learn values for life, make Brock University your next destination. It has a host of undergraduate, graduate, part-time, full-time, correspondence and professional courses in the arts, sciences, humanities, business and education, among others on offer. Fostering a dynamic outlook, this university encourages its students to accept and develop multicultural tolerance. A passel of extracurricular activities, sports events, cultural dos and art events are organized from time to time to help facilitate a well-informed approach. A wealth of student facilities: admissions, accommodation, interaction and counseling, are in place to help one and all. Check website for more details.
Considered to be one of the largest family estates operating in Canada, the vineyards of Hernder Estate Wines spreads over a sprawling space. The estate was founded in the year 1991 by Gottfried Hernder and was opened for public tours in 1993 after it established itself among finest wine brands. The wines are certified and are derived from fine varieties found in the vineyards of the estate. Besides, you can also indulge in wine tasting sessions that are guided by expert wine tasters at a nominal fee charged per glass of wine. Call or visit their website to know more.
Owned by Canada's most popular golfer Mike Weir, the Mike Weir Wine is a famous brand that has won several hearts from the time it launched business in 2005. This range of exquisite wines comes from the specially cultivated wineries of Ontario's Niagara Peninsula which boast of a distinct taste. The proceeds from the sale of the Mike Weir Wine go the Mike Weir Foundation from where they are redirected to various child welfare organizations.
Rockway Glen Golf Course and Estate Winery is a popular golfing arena and winery located in a tranquil corner of St. Catharines. Spread across a huge green expanse, the winery produces quality VQA wines that boast of an excellent taste. Besides tasting its rare collection, visitors get to walk through the charming environs of the estate as also pay a visit to the museum on-site. There's also an 18-hole championship course where golf championships and corporate events take place. On a regular note, the events lined-up here include wine tasting sessions, weddings, receptions and other private gatherings. Check website to know more.