Dragon Boat Races Support Newcomers

By Michelle Allenberg, Tribune Staff

South Niagara Canoe Club Warlocks paddle to shore after finishing a race during the Dragon Boat Races on Saturday afternoon. Saturday June 11, 2016 in Welland, Ont. Michelle Allenberg/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

South Niagara Canoe Club Warlocks paddle to shore after finishing a race during the Dragon Boat Races on Saturday afternoon June 11, 2016 in Welland, Ont. -Michelle Allenberg/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Onlookers watched and cheered as dragon-shaped boats glided majestically across the water of the Welland International Flatwater Centre on Saturday.

Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre executive director Janet Madume said she was hoping for some nice weather and was happy the sun was shining for the 15th annual Welland Dragon Boat Festival.

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A taste of home: CaribAfrica Specialty Shop opens on Welland’s East Main Street

CaribAfrica Specialty Shop

CaribAfrica Specialty Shop

Steve Henschel/Staff Photo

Naomie Cesar celebrated the grand opening of her business, CaribAfrica Specialty Shop last Friday. The shop brings a taste of her native Haiti to downtown Welland.

Niagara This Week – Welland

WELLAND — A taste of home can go a long way, and, in some instances some will go a long way for a taste of home.

When Naomie Cesar first immigrated to Canada from her native Haiti in January of 2008 she soon found herself going a long way for some of the amenities of home.

Last week on Friday that dream officially became a reality as she celebrated the opening of her store, CaribAfrica Specialty Shop at 234 East Main St.

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Improving Prosperity for Niagara’s Women Business Owners

It’s women who are “making waves and building businesses.”

Now Claire Masswohl, the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre’s executive director, says the organization is launching a program to help women reach their goals, regardless of where they come from.

“We’re the fastest-growing group of people who are doing that right now,” Masswohl said Monday evening while announcing the new program.  “We’re going to be the next economy.”

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