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Opinion | Have an event happening in Niagara? Help us spread the word.

Opinion | Have an event happening in Niagara? Help us spread the word.

It’s about trust. Our relationship with our readers is built on transparency, honesty and integrity. As such, we have launched a trust initiative to tell you who we are and how and why we do what we do. This column is part of that project.

After more than two long years following the great shutdown in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, business, attractions — and especially events — are back up and running.

This week our newspaper featured a special section, Best of Summer, which highlights some of the best festivals and attractions taking place across Ontario. The feature will continue throughout the month of June.

One of the pieces, by Abby Green, centred on Pride month and all the ways in Niagara to celebrate it — from flag raisings to a selection of curated films to the fan favourite Pride in the Park event.

But unfortunately, we don’t know about everything and we know the difficulties non-profit groups and grassroots organizations have trying to get the word out about their events and press releases with small teams and varied budgets.

The good news is we can help.

Whether it’s a fundraiser, festival, farmers’ market or holiday happening, we invite community groups and organizations to share news of their events on our website.

Our online events calendar is a popular feature. And the best part? It’s absolutely free.

Looking to submit an event? Follow these simple steps:

• Visit

• Register for a free account or login using your existing credentials

• Under your username, select “Submit Your Content”

• Click on “Submit Event” to create an event

• Fill out the required fields and click submit.

If you run into issues, you can download an easy-to-follow guide or reach out to a member of our team at

With life starting to return to normal — or perhaps the new normal — people are anxious to venture out again and enjoy the places and events they took for granted in the past. Perhaps your event can become a new favourite.

Mike Zettel is the online editor for Niagara this Week.