Please join us for this year’s annual Music and a Message on the topic of Ticks and Lyme Disease.

Lyme Disease is now a public health issue and an emotional topic. With the complexity of diagnosing Lyme Disease and the current protocols in our health system, there are many questions and concerns. Here, where our forest cover is fragmented, the winters are warm and there is plenty of ideal habitat for both ticks and mice, Lyme Disease is a present and growing concern for all of Niagara’s residents.

What is the health impact of Lyme disease on our families and our pets? What can we do about the Tick problem? How can improving the environmental biodiversity help mitigate the problem? 

Date – Saturday  June 17, 2017

LocationRiverstone Event & Conference Centre -414 River Rd, Welland, ON L3B 0A2

Time – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


  • Jazz Music
  • Light Meal
  • Cash Bar
  • Keynote Presentation –  Ticks & Lyme Disease
  • Panel Discussion
  • Silent Auction

Speakers & Discussion – 

Katie Clow, DVM, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph will join us as keynote speaker. Supporting her for a panel discussion and question & answer session will be representatives from Niagara’s Public Health Department and the Region of Niagara.  Throughout the evening, the Niagara Land Trust will offer its expertise and insights on the benefits and challenges of improving biodiversity in Niagara, and what can be done to help.

Tickets – $50


If you would like to pay for your ticket by cash/cheque, please contact:

Gary King

About our Keynote Speaker


Dr. Katie Clow, DVM, PhD Candidate, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph in 2011. During veterinary school, she completed internships at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Following graduation, she practiced small animal medicine in Renfrew, ON and then returned to the CFIA, where she helped develop proactive biosecurity guidance documents for goat and dairy producers. In the fall of 2013, Katie began her PhD thesis examining the ecology and epidemiology of Lyme disease in Ontario. She has a keen interest in veterinary public health, and hopes to continue her career in academia, with a strong focus on vector-borne disease research, teaching and international development. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, running, cooking and spending time with her family and pets. 

A Journey into the Woods: Understanding Lyme Disease Ecology in Ontario

In this talk, participants will explore the key ecological factors associated with the blacklegged tick and Lyme disease in Ontario. Emphasis will be placed on the role of habitat, climate and wildlife for the establishment and spread of this emerging disease. Participants will be provided with practical knowledge on how to protect themselves from blacklegged ticks, while still enjoying the great outdoors

Event is organized by the Niagara Land Trust

Niagara Land Trust is a volunteer based, charitable organization that works with landowners to acquire, conserve and manage ecological and agricultural land for public interest and benefit, while providing leadership in sustainable land stewardship on the properties they own and manage in the Niagara Peninsula. 

Proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase and long-term conservation of a 30 acre forested property in West Lincoln, called the Glenn Robbins Woodlot.  

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