Village Events for May
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Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in April and supported the election of new members to the Executive Committee. 

As a reminder the Executive Committee consists of:

  • President – Mark Brown
  • Vice-President – Noel Curran
  • Treasurer – Ron McKenzie
  • Communications Officer – Sue Henry
  • Recording Officer – open (Yes we still need someone!)

The Executive would like to thank the members of the past Executive who have completed their terms:

  • Acting President – David Antay
  • Recording Secretary – Judy McHattie

It’s all about volunteers folks – nothing happens if people are not willing to give of their time!

Here’s all the details of the AGM if you missed it.

Coming Events:
The Social Committee has been busy organizing several events coming up soon!
Garage Sale

The Village Community Garage Sale

Time to get serious about Spring Cleaning!
Saturday May 27
8 am – 12 noon
Rain or Shine
The Village Community Garage Sale already has 28 homes participating!
If you would like to participate there is still time to register. 
Contact Mary Taylor at  
Cost:  $5.00 to cover advertising, signage and maps.  The fee can be dropped off to Mary at 1 Jordan Street.     
Participants will be selling their treasures from their own properties (garages, driveways, porches).
Maps detailing participant locations will be handed out to visitors at the Garrison Village Drive entrance (at Niagara Stone Road).
Something New at the Garage Sale - “Art in the Park” (weather permitting)
At the Brock and Kirby Parkette
Does art from your old house not work in your new house?  Do you need art for your new house?
If you have art that you would like to sell we will have a display location in the small park at the corner of Kirby and Brock.  This will be staffed by VCA volunteers. 
Please put your name, phone number, email, item description and minimum price on a sheet at the back of the item and bring it to the parkette by 7:45 a.m. on the morning of the garage sale.  Money from sold items or unsold items will be returned to you. 
Black and White

Supper Market Black & White Social

Wednesday, May 31
Celebrate Spring at the Supper Market
Come out to eat, drink and get acquainted or reacquainted with your Village neighbours and support the Newark Neighbours.
When:      Wednesday, May 31    Come Early - 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
                Rain Date:  June 7th 
Where:     Supper Market Space (north end)
                Look for the 4 tables decorated in Black and White Polka Dots 
Wear:       Black and White, White or Black (not mandatory but fun)
Seating:    We will have 4 tables but we will also be providing black and white napkins and tablecloths if you wish to select a separate seating spot.    
Feel free to bring lawn chairs for extra seating. 
Looking forward to seeing you at the Supper Market. 
For more information contact Heidi Brown at

Supper Market Starts Wednesday May 24

Food, Entertainment and Alfresco dining.  The Supper Market starts at the market site on the grass area/tent across from the CIBC/Shoppers on May 24 and continues each Wednesday from 4:30/5:00 to dusk.  
A wonderful variety of food trucks and vendors will be there with something for everyone, along with beer and wine providers. Each week brings something different.   There is also usually a water truck so bring your portable beverage container.  
Dogs are welcome provided that they are on a leash.
Learn more about the Supper Market.  
Supper Market

Thank You from Christmas Decorating Committee

The Christmas Decorating Committee would like to thank all those who made a contribution at the April VCA meeting. In total, $177.00 was contributed that night. Previously, 2 individuals anonymously contributed a total of $50, and the three Village builders, DF Design, Gatta Homes and Traditional Neighbourhood Developments donated $250.00 each. We appreciate this support from everyone.

Dale DesIslets

Follow up on the Medical Hub meeting held (included in last Month’s newsletter).  Niagara Advance story

Newcomer tips!

Resident Parking Permit
As a resident of NOTL you can buy a $15 yearly parking pass rather than feeding those meters every time you head downtown.  Just get the sticker.
Here’s the parking pass info from the town.
Bridge info
Have you ended up sitting at one of the Welland Canal bridges waiting for a boat to pass?  Get the app on your phone to check in advance.  The app can tell you the times each bridge will be unavailable so you can plan your route.
Scoop the poopThey say fences make for good neighbours – but I don’t know if everyone agrees about that.  But I can say with certainty that good neighbours with pets take responsibility for cleaning up after their dogs.  Please ensure you scoop when your pet poops!  Nobody else should be cleaning up after your furry friend.  Let’s keep the neighborhood clean!

The last word from John Hawley 

Spring is here!!!
Dear Neighbours,
With the advent of spring everyone will be tending to their yards and gardens, and you may be considering some work on your house too.
One of the questions we hear often from visitors when they tour The Village is, "How do you keep The Village looking so beautiful?" When we explain to them it's due to the pride of ownership of our residents, who spur one another on, they're amazed that there isn't a condo association, or something similar ensuring these high landscaping standards. 
And it's not just how you keep your properties well maintained - the variety and individuality of the landscaping is incredible. 
Congratulations to everyone!!
When it comes to completing work on your house - whether it's repainting, reshingling, or more significant work like screening in a back porch or adding a gazebo, please send us a quick email first describing what you'd like to do to ensure you will meet The Village Architectural Codes. We can usually confirm compliance quickly so you aren't held up. 
This is a watershed year for us with the ravine phase being completed.  We should all be extremely proud of what an amazing place The Village is. So many "hands" have contributed to this, not the least of whose are yours.
Liz and I want to sincerely thank you for your continued contribution to making The Village the best place to live in Niagara on the Lake, and arguably anywhere!
John Hawley
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