Fort Erie Lions donate $55,000 to Sugarbowl Park pavilion

The Fort Erie Lions Club is following in the footsteps of previous Lions by making a generous donation to a Fort Erie park.

Sugarbowl Park, which held a ribbon cutting for its new splash pad in June, received a $55,000 donation from the club. The funds were raised through a variety of means including bingo, the sale of takeout meals, and trivia nights.

Club President Keith Rothney was present for the ribbon cutting and said it was “just amazing, the happiness you saw on the children’s faces.”

He told Fort Erie Radio that the donation will go towards the pavilion going up this fall and added that the impact of the donation will be “fantastic.”

Rothney said that the club had previously made a significant contribution to the park back in 1995, and that his club had also made a donation of $5,000 to the Ridgeway Lions Club last week in support of their campaign for the Hospice Niagara courtyard garden.

Credit: Fort Erie Lions Club

Less locally, some Fort Erie Lions recently travelled to Camp Dorset–aptly located in Dorset, Ontario–to help build a new addition to a medical centre that assists dialysis patients.

Camp Dorset is a unique resort that offers a vacation opportunity for dialysis patients and their families.

“(Patients) can be there in the summer and enjoy themselves with the whole family at a minimal cost,” said Rothney.

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