Rotary Community Stage - Grand Bend Main Beach - Photo Credit to Frank Beattie

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Rotary Community Stage

Bringing back a little piece of history...

Lakeview CasinoAs far back as 1917, well-known musicians such as Guy Lombardo regularly played the sun-kissed beaches, bringing people from communities from all over Southwestern Ontario together under a single dance tent, and later, the Lakeview Casino dance hall.

Rotary Community Stage - Grand Bend Main Beach - Source: Grand Bend Canada Day Committee Facebook Page

The music was tragically cut short on Canada Day in 1981, when a fire devastated the casino, but now, fittingly, in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial, it has been brought back. A new stage has been built - the result of a contributions from over 90 individual donors, 8 different community groups, and 16 businesses. In total, $250,000 was raised to construct the building, including a Canada 150 infrastructure grant from the Government of Canada.

Contact for more information

The stage is available to rent for musical concerts and theatrical performances open to the general public. Please contact the Community Services Department for more information, availability, and rental rates.

 

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