Monthly Archives: February 2016

Tickets now on Sale! SoupFest is back on April 7th

Soup is on – Join us for this special event to raise funds for our Reach Out Food Centre. Sample delicious soups cooked and served up by local students from the culinary classes of Port Colborne High School, Lakeshore Catholic High School, Niagara College and our very own Port Cares team.

Enjoy live music from Port Colborne High School and Lakeshore Catholic High School, fun prizes, a 50/50 draw and more. To find out how much fun we had last year view our video courtesy of Cogeco.
SoupFest 2015 video

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Enjoy Family Day -Port Cares is celebrating 30 years of serving our Community!

Port Cares began in 1986 and we have been working hard to support families and individuals in need in Port Colborne and surrounding communities. We offer many services to families at the Reach out Centre and at 92 Charlotte Street, which includes our Ontario Early Years Centre. Come on out and explore!

As part of our celebrations this year  we will be featuring one of our many programs each month on our Website, Facebook, Twitter and in the Media and we invite you to explore the many way we can assist you this year.

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Ontario Early Years – Port Colborne- Wainfleet Literacy event a hit!

Our Port Cares Ontario Early Years Centre held the The Port Colborne and Wainfleet Family Literacy Event Day “Building with our Future Words” on February 6th, 2016. Over 64 families including 118 children attended the event at the Vale Centre.

Everyone had a wonderful time playing and enjoying the many activities including face-painting, arts and crafts  and of course free books provided by Port Cares. Entertainer Dez Sargeant captivated the children with her  story telling and Therapy Tails Ontario enthralled the kids with their therapy dogs. Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers for making this event possible.

For more information on the Ontario Early Years Centre here at Port Cares, contact Christina McNicoll, Manager of the Port Colborne/Wainfleet, Fort Erie, West Lincoln and Lincoln sites. She can be reached at  905-834-9071 or by visiting with her and our friendly staff at our 92 Charlotte Street location.           

For additional information see Ontario Early Years


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Pancake Brunch to raise funds and awareness on the plight of Homelessness a success.

The Port Cares Annual Pancake Brunch on February 2.2016 was a success  with celebrity servers such as Mayor John Maloney, Mayor April Jeffs, M.P.P. Cindy Forster, Bryan Ingram representing M.P. Vance Badawey and Brian Salmon and Chuck Lafleur from Giant FM & Country 89. Board members Cathy Boggio and Melanie Cherevaty also joined Executive Director Christine Clark Lafleur in dishing out the pancakes and yummy sausages donated by Tendercuts.

Many thanks also to all of the Port Cares staff members who helped make this event happen and to the over 130 guests who attended this year’s event. Proceeds from the meal will support vital programming at Port Cares and a portion of the toque sales will go to the “Raising the Roof “National campaign to raise awareness and to fight homelessness.

We thank you for your support.


Images courtesy of Shelby Riddell and news article published by J. T. Lewis of Erie Media

Erie Media article 

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