Monthly Archives : May 2017

Community centre campaign off to a $1-million start ​

PELHAM – May 17, 2017 –  Gary Accursi can remember back in the 1970s when proponents for a new arena in town came knocking on his door.

[Photo Caption: The Accursi family was out en masse last week as Dr. Gary Accursi and his wife Mall were celebrated for a $300,000 contribution to the ongoing construction of a new Pelham Community Centre. – Steve Henschel/Metroland]

While he’s now a town councillor, at the time the dentist was still fairly new to town. He moved to Pelham 44 years ago. He decided to chip in to that fundraising campaign. As he recalls it was about $10 he contributed to the Pelham Arena that now sits on Haist Street.

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Thanks A Million, Pelham! Donor Announcement

PELHAM – May 12, 2017 – PRESS RELEASE

The Town of Pelham announced that over $1 million in gifts have been confirmed to the Pelham Community Centre’s (PCC) $3 million dollar fundraising campaign. An intimate celebration event was held on May 11, 2017, at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club to recognize several respected community leaders and organizations for their outstanding generosity.

The Pelham Community Centre will become central to the community fabric of Pelham and the Niagara Region. This multi-purpose lifestyle hub will offer Pelham residents an opportunity to engage in sports & athletics, personal wellness classes, art activities, and community events in a state-of-the art 143,000 sq ft facility, opening in 2018 at the corner of HWY 20 and Rice Road.

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