Three boys take part in dabkeh group dancing during the Syrian open house in St. Catharines Saturday night.

Refugees climb language barrier

For the first time, the Niagara Folks Arts Festival featured a Syrian open house. Roberston Hall on Church was packed to standing room only Saturday n

Branksome Hall rowers from Toronto participated in the South Niagara High School Invitational over the weekend in Welland. Saturday May 21, 2016 in Welland, Ont. Michelle Allenberg/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Traffic busy on the rec canal

High school rowing teams from across Ontario and parts of the United States participated in a fun regatta over the long weekend.

Spears dominate Warriors

The Niagara Spears senior varsity squad opened the Ontario Varsity Football League regular season with a commanding 55-12 win.

South Niagara sports roundup

Ryan Dear singled, scored two runs and stole three base to help the visiting Welland Chiefs defeat the St. Catharines Cobras 6-3 in senior men’s baseball Saturday night.

Caitlynn MacDonald, 6, rolls around inside an inflatable ball at the Victoria Day Glow Party in Welland. Sunday May 22, 2016 in Welland, Ont. Michelle Allenberg/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Glowing Victoria Day party

Families from across Niagara joined in on some Welland fun at the second annual Victoria Day Glow Party on Sunday evening.