Rotary Community Stage

Bringing back a little piece of history…

As far back as 1917, well-known musicians such as Guy Lombardo regularly 
played the sun-kissed beaches of Grand Bend, bringing people from all over Southwestern Ontario together under a single dance tent, and later, the Lakeview Casino dance hall. The music was tragically cut short on Canada Day in 1981, when a fire devastated the casino.

Fittingly, in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial, the stage has been brought back. A new stage has been built – the result of contributions from over 90 individual donors, 8 different community groups, and 16 businesses. In total, $250,000 was raised to construct the stage, including a Canada 150 infrastructure grant from the Government of Canada.


Lakeview Casino Dance Hall

Band performing concert on the Grand Bend Beach


The stage is available to rent for musical concerts and theatrical performances open to the general public. Visit our event planning page for more information on policies, fees and the application process to rent the stage.

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