Made in Welland Masthead
 July  2015


Welcome to our Made in Welland Summer Edition. We hope you are enjoying the warm weather as much as we are.  So many amazing things are happening in Welland for 2015, we have filled you in on a few below. 

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Lina DeChellis
City of Welland Economic Development Office   

Pan Am Games mural of Welland venue.



As athletes gear up for the Pan Am Games, Niagara economic development gurus are planning a victory of their own.


Niagara officials have been quietly working behind the scenes with Hamilton to make the most of an event that will draw thousands of foreign visitors with business connections.


The playbook - as they call it - involves drawing foreign dignitaries and game sponsors already in Niagara for rowing and canoe events. as well as those hanging out at Hamilton's Pan Am soccer stadium.

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Following her graduation from the Niagara campus of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Sarah Chaudhry will begin her residency with Welland McMaster Family Health Team. (Handout/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network)


The doctor is in - well, almost.


Fonthill native Sarah Chaudhry took the next step in earning the title when she graduated from the Niagara campus of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.


Having walked proudly across the convocation stage, she's set to begin her residency with Welland McMaster Family Health Team - a move she expects to follow with the launch of her own family practice in Niagara.


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Biodiesel will once again flow from the taps of a Dain City industry after months of beingshutdown.

The former Great Lakes Biodiesel plant, closed last year after falling into receivership, officiallyreopened Thursday as Atlantic Biodiesel, a new company established by Luxembourg-basedHeridge SARL to run the 1 St. Clair Dr. facility.

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Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 is delighted to announce its partnership with the Niagara Economic Development (NED) and Welland Economic Development Offices. NED is providing an initial investment of $25,000 in support of the event to support the events' delivery and regional impact, information exchange from participants, and engagement both at the venue and at official receptions. The two international championships that make up Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 are taking place at the Welland International Flatwater Centre this coming August and will include the Pan American Club Crew Championships and the World Dragon Boat Racing Championships.


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City Celebrates Success Made in Welland 

Sometimes you just have to strut your stuff.


The city of Welland's economic development office did just that last Wednesday at the Welland International Flatwater Centre with the sixth annual Made in Welland Event, an annual celebrations of economic success in the city.


Canada Fullbright International School math teacher Brittany Johnson goes over an assignment with Grade 9 students Karen Long and Kaka Chen on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Welland, Ont. The school opened in the former Crowland Central School building in January. Maryanne Firth/Welland Tribune/QMI Agency


The classrooms are again abuzz with activity at the former Crowland Central School.

Nearly two years after the Lyons Creek Rd. elementary school closed its doors, students are again walking through the halls on a path to higher learning.

New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck, shown checking Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak, is among the Welland Minor Hockey Association graduates putting the city on the hockey map. FILE PHOTO


The latest NHLer added into the Welland Sports Wall of Fame is certain that he won't be the last. Not by a long shot.


Ken Breitenbach, 60, maintains the Rose City's reputation as a hotbed for hockey is blooming as never before, thanks to the Welland Minor Hockey Association (WMHA) graduates currently playing - and starring - on the sport's biggest stage.

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Niagara College kicks of campaign with $1.2M donation 


Ben Laurence spent about four months in Chile, working with a company from St. Catharines that builds unmanned submarines.


"I was doing 3D imagery underwater with these submarines," he said. "It was really cool stuff."


And recently, the 33-year-old returned to his hometown college after spending eight months on co-op placement with a large aerospace company in Winnipeg, working on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter plane as part of a U.S. military contract.


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Women's tennis CEO got her start cleaning courts for 25 cents at Welland Tennis Club  
Stacey Allaster, the chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, is being inducted into the Welland Sports Wall of Fame in a ceremony at Seaway Mall. File photo


When Stacey Allaster was growing up playing tennis in Welland, Al Dicenso, Alison Hannah and Dianne McIver were her doubles partners on the court.


Off the red clay courts at the tennis club on Hooker St., Allaster, a Welland native who grew to become one of the most-powerful women in sports worldwide, could count on many others for support and to nurture her dream of making a living in sports marketing.


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Over 1200 Job Seekers in Welland Found Work!






Employment Ontario Service Providers in  Welland are working together for you, to help Job Seekers get to work and Employers meet their hiring needs.  


Training Incentives; including wage subsides, candidate sourcing, Job Fairs and Human Resource consulting are just some of the services available for you.


From Entry Level to Professional positions & Apprenticeships to Skilled Trades, CERF Niagara, Employment Solutions and Job Gym are here to help!

Welland dragon boat championship action like 'NASCAR in boats'


Members of the Welland Warlocks dragon boat team practise on the Welland Recreational Canal. (Bernd Franke/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network)


Welland's recreational canal will be awash with dragons of the drum-beating, muscle-straining
and high-fiving kind.


Upwards of 3,000 athletes from across Canada are competing in the Canadian Dragon Boat
Championship taking place on Welland International Flatwater Centre's north course beginning


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