On Second Street East, the Fort Frances Lions Club is using its energy to develop a children’s play area and park. They are using funds from their projects, government and town grants, and citizen pledges to accomplish this major project.
Upon completion, it will be known as the Fort Frances Lions Club Millennium Park. The club and Luke Schill, as chairman, are to be congratulated. All this is totally logical and well-earned!
Across the avenue is the second ice surface project. A group of Fort Frances citizens, who chose the name “Ice for Kids” as their identity, have given their energy and time to this project for eight years. Funds being used are from their fundraising efforts, government grants, and $570,000 in citizen pledges.
Upon completion, the second ice surface will be called ’52 Canadians Arena. The overall complex will be known as the Memorial Sports Centre.
Logical? Only to our mayor and council, especially Couns. Tibbs, Bourgeault, Cunningham, and Gilson.
To our shame, neither Fort Frances (to show civic pride) nor “Ice for Kids” (to show respect and gratitude to the citizens of our community for $570,000 in pledges) is included in the identity of this once-in-a-lifetime project.
Again, shame on us!
Yours without prejudice
Kenneth J. Egan
P.S. A last twitch from an “Ice for Kids” supporter.