Port Colborne flag raisings celebration of community

City of Port Colborne photo – Friday the flag for Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet was raised at City Hall.

The importance of community was the focus of the celebration Friday May 12 as the City of Port Colborne raised two flags.

Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet and the Special Olympics Ontario flags were raised at City Hall.

“Today we celebrated Community Living month, in May every year, with a flag raising,” Vicki Moreland, executive director Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet said.

“We are trying to make people aware of Community Living and what we are all about which is that we provide opportunities that are inclusive for people in the community,” she said. “We help them live, work and play in the communities they live in and that’s what we are all about.”

For information about Community Living Port Colbornne-Wainfleet including volunteer opportunities, check their website: http://www.portcolbornecommunityliving.com/index.php .

The second flag to be raised was from the Special Olympics Ontario arranged by the Knights of Columbus in Port Colborne. The Knights of Columbus has been supporting the Special Olympics and its athletes since their inception.

“Like Community Living we are raising our flag,” Sandy MacIntyre Knights of Columbus said. “The two go hand-in-hand.”

“We are hoping to bring awareness to the Special Olympics Ontario which are running through the schools,” he said. “June 11 through 13, they’ll be at Brock University and other areas in the Niagara Region bringing over 1,200 athletes from all over Ontario to our area.”

For more information about the Special Olympics in Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Welland and Pelham check their website: http://welland.specialolympicsontario.ca/ .

“Both these organizations are very important to us in Port Colborne,” said Port Colborne Mayor John Maloney. “I have seen both organizations in action and what a blessing they are to the people they help, we are honoured that they are here in Port Colborne.”

The Special Olympics Ontario flag was raised in Port Colborne bringing awareness to the upcoming events in June in the Niagara Region.



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