Author Archives: Janet Madume

Excellence in advocacy recognized

Niagara This Week – Welland By Steve Henschel WELLAND — It was a long road that brought Tumadir Al Hilaly from her native Sudan to Welland, where, on Friday, she was recognized for advocating excellence in her community. “Her story is so phenomenal, it touched everybody,” Welland Heritage Council executive director Janet Madume said during the

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Lebanese-Canadian finds her calling by helping newcomers 

By Michelle Allenberg, Tribune Staff Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:18:38 EDT AM Sima Nahli, settlement counsellor and youth co-ordinator at Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Council, talks about her desire to help people and how her Lebanese background shaped her. Michelle Allenberg/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network. Read more here

Celebrating 40 Years of Cultural Diversity

By Michelle Allenberg, Tribune Staff Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:29:32 EDT PM Janet Madume, Executive Director of the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, is excited to be celebrating the organizations 40th anniversary. For 40 years, the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre has been lending a helping hand to newcomers. The organization not only offers

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Dragon Boat Races Support Newcomers

By Michelle Allenberg, Tribune Staff Sunday, June 12, 2016 6:31:13 EDT PM 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

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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

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We were ready then and well be ready now

During a crisis in late 2004, Niagara opened its doors to hundreds of refugees from all over the world. And now, as another refugee crisis emerges, Niagara is again ready to take action, said Claire Masswohl, Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre executive director. See Welland tribune for full story 

Heritage Council Promoting Voting Among Youth

Young people do care.  And members of the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre’s Global Youth Info-Series hope to prove just how much they care when this fall’s federal election takes place. Sima Nahli, the heritage council’s youth diversity co-ordinator, has been working with Global Youth Info-Series members to film a video encouraging more young

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June 7, 2015 It would appear that Derek Avis has been bitten by a dragon.  He was exhibiting all the symptoms Saturday: A perpetual grin, an upbeat attitude and infectious laughter. It was his first time paddling in dragon boat, an opportunity afforded by the Welland Dragon Boat Festival, and his Port Colborne employer, J. Oskam

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Sweet Treats a Good Start for Entrepreneur

Check out the progress of Wilma, a graduate from our Women’s Entrepreneur Program! See the Welland Tribune’s Bizz Buzz article for the full story, photo and article by Franki Ikeman