The third annual  Christmas Lantern walk held last Saturday was organized by Port Dalhousie’s Beautification and Works Committe (BWC) and was a huge success that put everyone in the mood for the holidays!


Folks made their way out to the new pavilion in Lakeside Park and enjoyed  weather that could be described in short as a perfect December evening.


A new feature this year was an ample supply of hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts, all kindly donated by Rocco Giovannelli , who will be opening his new restaurant at One Lock St in the Spring.


The event kicked off with a few words from Mayor Walter Sendzik who was delighted that this was the first winter event to be held on the pavilion site for as long as he could recall.


The first musical set was performed by the Salvation Army who entertained a crowd of about 250…Then off to the Lakeside Bandshell where a choir from St Johns Church sang… next to the old Port Mansion site to hear Ian Woods and his guitar…. The Eagles Nest Choir were stationed at the Legion site …… and the last stop was the Christmas Market Stage where Zan Dominick and her accompanying guitarist drew the walk to a close.


It was a great family oriented evening and the BWC collected over $800 which was donated to the St Catharines “Out of The Cold “ program.



Port Dalhousie has a unique character that is enhanced by its natural surroundings and by the people that live there and the Port Dalhousie Beautification and Works Committee believes that certain areas within Port Dalhousie should be improved upon. 
Their goal is to ensure quality workmanship that reflects the style and character of the unique past, present, and future of Port Dalhousie.
The BWC believes in team work, community participation, and inclusive membership.
The BWC was birthed from the idea that a private citizen group of volunteers can work together to achieve positive results that benefit the City of St. Catharines and its waterfront jewel. Building positive relationships throughout our community, and gaining their support. 

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