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Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits the City of Welland January 7, 2011

The PM’s visit to Welland, population 50,000 started with a tour of the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Prime Minister Harper told the audience at the Lions Club he was in their community to inform volunteers across the nation of new awards to recognize their outstanding contributions. The Prime Minister's itinerary in Welland ended with a business consultation and luncheon at the Blue Star restaurant located in the rustic downtown a few distance from the Welland canal.

Report and photos by Edward Akinwunmi

Welland Wellness Community ComplexWelland Wellness Community Complex Welland Wellness Comunity ComplexWelland Wellness Comunity Complex Welland Wellness Community ComplexWelland Wellness Community Complex Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice CanadaRob Nicholson, Minister of Justice Canada. Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice Canada introduces Prime Minister HarperRob Nicholson, Minister of Justice Canada introduces Prime Minister Harper. Community Leaders, business leaders and members of not-for-profit organizations at the Lions Club announcement of Volunteer Awards of the Prime MinisterCommunity Leaders, business leaders and members of not-for-profit organizations photographed at the Lions Club during the announcement of Volunteer Awards of the Prime Minister. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Canada ath Lions Club WellandDiane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Canada at the Lions Club Welland Marcel Lauziere, President and CEO Imagine CanadaMarcel Lauziere, President and CEO Imagine Canada. Protest in front of Lion Club over the appointment of  former top cop Julian Fantino as Minister of State.Protest in front of Lions Club over the appointment of former top cop Julian Fantino as Minister of State. John Plentai, co-owner Blue Star RestaurantJohn Plentai, co-owner Blue Star Restaurant. Doug Dobias and daughter Alexis were at the Blue Star during the Prime Minister's visit. Doug is a bxing trainer and owner of Nappers Boxing Club Welland.Doug Dobias and daughter Alexis were at the Blue Star during the Prime Minister's visit. Doug is a boxing trainer and owner of Nappers Boxing Club Welland. Poster of Mohamed Ali and George Chuvalo's Boxing Fight 1972 on the wall of the Blue StarPoster of Mohamed Ali and George Chuvalo's Boxing Fight 1972 on the wall of the Blue Star Prime Minister Harper meets patrons of the Blue StarPrime Minister Harper meets patrons of the Blue Star. Prime Minister Harper greets a patron of Blue StarPrime Minister Harper greets a patron of Blue Star. Patrons of Blue Star pose with the Prime MinisterPatrons of Blue Star pose with the Prime Minister Staff of Blue Star pose with the Prime MinisterStaff of Blue Star pose with the Prime Minister Staff pose for photos with PMStaff pose for photos with the PM. Prime Minister Harper and co-owner of Blue Star John PlentaiPrime Minister Harper and co-owner of Blue Star John Plentai. Jillian,8 gave Prime Minister Harper yellow rose on arrival at the Blue Star.Jillian,8 gave Prime Minister Harper yellow rose on arrival at the Blue Star. Owners of small business hold discussions with the Prime Minister.Owners of small business hold discussions with the Prime Minister. Owners of small business hold discussions with Prime Minister HarperOwners of small business hold discussions with Prime Minister Harper. Owners of small business hold discussions with Prime Minister Harper.Owners of small business hold discussions with Prime Minister Harper. PICT4306Owners of small business hold discussions with Prime Minister Harper. Owners of small business hold discussions with Prime Minister HarperOwners of small business hold discussions with Prime Minister Harper. The Blue Star, Welland.The Blue Star, Welland. A bridge of the Welland CanadaA bridge of the Welland Canal WellandWelland WellandWelland
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