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Everyman Sparks a mainstay on Showboat stage

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Everyman Sparks a mainstay on Showboat stage

One of Artistic Director Derek Ritschel’s most important jobs is choosing which actors will appear on the Showboat stage every summer. Since in many ways casting can make or break a show, Ritschel and the guest director will often see dozens of hopefuls vying for the same role and debate their relative merits for weeks […]

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Preserving habitat for pollinators one ditch at a time

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Preserving habitat for pollinators one ditch at a time

Port Colborne’s Patty Moss is on a mission of public education trying to get people to help preserve the habitat for pollinators during the summer months. “It all started because I’m interested in pollination, I grow my own food, I understand the need for it,”  Moss said. “I used monarch butterflies to teach kids about […]

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Pig roast fundraiser helps raise funds for the hungry

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Pig roast fundraiser helps raise funds for the hungry

People need help all year round and the 2nd annual Port Cares Brews and Beans Pig Roast is a chance to help support those people in need. The five-hour event raises funds that help fund the vital services that are needed by the community’s most vulnerable, the families, the children, that rely on the Port […]

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Thoughtful farce on the prairie at Showboat Festival Theatre

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Thoughtful farce on the prairie at Showboat Festival Theatre

Showboat Festival Theatre press release – Prairie Nurse – on stage August 14 to 25/2019, at Showboat Festival Theatre in Port Colborne – explores big, complex issues like immigration, identity, and power dynamics. That it does so while making audiences laugh out loud makes this play by Marie Beath Badian something special. “Prairie Nurse is […]

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Free concert series helps people in need

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Free concert series helps people in need

With support from friends and fans from all over the Niagara Region, local entertainer Joe Crawford is holding the Joe Crawford Live 4th Annual Free Summer Concert Series. On Tuesday nights in August, he will be at King George Park in Port Colborne. The concerts start at 7 p.m. The concerts are free, all that […]

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Photo Gallery: Canal Days fun

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Photo Gallery: Canal Days fun

Port Colborne was the place to be this weekend for ship watching, food, entertainment, and fun.

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