PELHAM – May 29, 2018 -With Mayor Dave Augustyn looking on Arleen Mosley outlines her reasons for contributing $5,000 to the community fundraising campaign for the new Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill during a campaign launch event Tuesday.
With the new Meridian Community Centre nearing completion the town has launched a community fundraising campaign. The new campaign follows a successful capital campaign that has raised over 90 percent of Pelham’s goal for the centre.
PELHAM – May 29, 2018 – Pelham Ward 2 Coun. Gary Accursi provides a tour of Meridian Community Centre shortly after a media event to launch a community fundraising campaign for the $36-million facility that will open officially in the fall.
PELHAM – Since 1997, the lacrosse organization has operated under the guise of the Welland Raiders. This will soon change with the opening of the Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill as the players return home to Pelham, once again adopting the name the Pelham Raiders.
“We’re bringing it (Raiders lacrosse) back to its roots,” said Raiders president Ben Chambers. He explains that the organization was originally founded as the Pelham Raiders as a centennial project for the town back in 1967. When the organization began to flourish in the 1990s, the requirement for a facility pushed its teams to Welland.