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snow flowerIs it spring yet? 

Please say it will be soon! 
Might be... Let's hope it sticks!  In the meantime let’s think warm thoughts. 

No Parking

Good News on Overnight Parking in NOTL

If you are following the recent NOTL Council activities - there has been real progress on the overnight parking issue - finally!   Councillors approved the removal of the 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. parking prohibition on all town streets at the Feb 10, 2020 meeting.

The ink on the Council Minutes hasn't dried yet so we can't confirm when this will take effect.  We are watching the town website to confirm all the details. 
Meanwhile here's the announcement in the Local paper on the parking decision.  

Background info on overnight parking in The Village

Reminder of the April Village Community Association Annual General Meeting

Save the Date for the VCA AGM on April 22
Join us for the Village Community Association Annual General Meeting
  • Date:  Wednesday, April 22
  • Time:  7 pm
  • Location:  Old Winery Restaurant  (Lower Level)
Agenda, Past Minutes and all other related documents will be posted on the VCA website shortly.
If you cannot attend please use the Voting Proxy form on the VCA website and let another VCA member vote for you.
Old Winery
The Old Winery Restaurant has graciously offered their space for our meeting at no charge!

Drop by early to have dinner upstairs!  Book a reservation for 5:30 to enjoy dinner before the meeting. 
As a member of the VCA, you will receive your 10% member discount on your food order.
Call Old Winery  905-468-8900
The Old Winery Restaurant

Survey Reminder for the Social Committee

SurveyTo assist in planning for the coming social season the VCA Social Committee asked for your input on a short electronic survey last month. 
Thank you the 100 members who replied to the Survey…. Results will be shared at the AGM, April 22.

VCA Flyers

FlyersWe deliver paper flyers to every home in The Village a couple of times a year. We want to be sure to keep as many residents informed of our activities as not everyone receives our newsletter.
This is the only way to ensure we catch everyone.

However if you are away for an extended period you might not want a flyer stuck in your door until spring.
So we are taking the following steps:
  1. Join our No-Flyer List
    • Send your name and address to Randy Churchill to be added to the NO Flyer list.
  2. If a flyer has been delivered to your house prior to our receiving an email from you, we will return a couple of days after delivering our flyer and remove it, if it’s still there.
    • Please Note that we will not remove flyers or advertising delivered by any third party. 
Randy email:

Area Captains needed to assist with VCA membership

mapDo you want to see the VCA membership grow in 2020?  How about volunteering to be a street/area Captain? 

Currently almost half the homes in The Village are VCA members.  Since we work for everyone in The Village, we’d like as many resident as possible to support the Association.
Randy Churchill, our Membership Coordinator, is looking for 8-12 volunteers to represent their street or area (depending on how many volunteer).   
What we need your to help with:
Deliver a flyer to the homes in your street or area
In April, there will be a membership drive.  Each Captain will be responsible for delivering a flyer to all the homes in his/her area or street.
Assist current VCA members renew prior to the April AGM, and outline benefits of membership to potential members.
Please contact Randy if you can assist. (
A meeting of all Captains will be held late March/early April.  Flyers will be ready for distribution, and benefits of VCA membership information will be provided.

Shaw Guild Garden Tour

Shaw TourWe made it through January and February – spring can’t be far behind. 
It’s not too soon to talk about the Shaw Garden Tour.
Tickets are available now for the Tour on June 13.
You can also join the Sense, Savour & Stroll event for a private viewing the evening before.

Benefits VCA of Membership
And speaking of spring....

If you have a look on the VCA website under the Benefits you will see several companies that offer a discount to VCA members.
One of the most popular is Mori Gardens.  We know you are dreaming of getting into that garden!  
You will receive a 10% discount on your purchases at the garden centre if you present your current VCA membership card.

Mori Gardens

Another Sign of Spring

Consider supporting the migrants arriving to work in Niagara.  There are several programs to help in welcoming the workers back.
  • Collect items for the Welcome Kits
  • Donate a bike to be refit for the migrants
  • Donate a dinner to the Peach Pickers Picnic
Niagara Workers Welcome
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