The Centre makes financial sense.

Supporting the arts has significant economic benefits. These benefits extend far beyond just the price of admission. Those taking part in the arts also support local restaurants, shops, lodging and more.

It’s estimated that every attendee of an arts event generates an average of $25.00 worth of economic activity over and above the price of the ticket. Tourists spend nearly $40.00 above the cost of admission.

In its Strategic Plan, Fort Erie Town Council identified boosting tourism as an important priority. The addition of the Centre will make a significant contribution towards that goal.

The Centre builds community.

Sure, it involves bricks and mortar. But, at its heart, the Fort Erie Centre for the Arts will be a place where you and your family come together with your friends and neighbours.

Quality time together and shared experiences help bond families together and create strong connections. Whether it’s a play, a movie, a lecture series or some other event, the Centre for the Arts will help families create lasting memories of time together.

Best of all, those experiences and those memories will be made right here in Fort Erie, our home. Embracing Greatness means taking steps to continue building Fort Erie as a vibrant community with much to offer; building a place where our children and grandchildren will be proud to raise their families one day.


Building the centre for the arts
will help build a stronger Fort Erie


Ovation Founding Member

EJ Freeland Foundation

Fort Erie Jaycees

Hugh James Corcoran Memorial Trust

Encore Founding Members

Hollywood North Fundraising Committee

TD Canada Trust

Barbican Architectural Products Ltd.

Wise Guys Charity

Bravo Founding Members

Warren Hoshizaki

DSBN Director of Education

Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce

Wayne Redekop

Fort Erie Rotary

Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation

East Bertie Auxiliary Volunteer Fire Association

Pen Financial

Additional Donors

The Magic & Comedy of IncrediBrent

Jennifer Schoenhals-McAteer

Shawn Chesney

Charles Climenhage

Judy and Tim Nicholls

Area 1 Schools

Janet del Rio

All Saints Anglican Church

Marina Butler

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 128

FESS Class of 1986

Dr. Peter Hatzidiakos & Christine Hatzidiakos-Eggleton

Jeffrey & Lorraine Eggleton

Nancy Kent

Paul Mabee

Mark Harvey

Lori Sherk Lampitt

Joe & Shari Infurna

Chris Burton

Lars & Missy Jensen

Catherine Henningham-Puttick

Angie Scott

Steve Horst

Shawn O'Connor & Nancy Niznik

Darin Tufts

Tracy DeVinney Bukator

Mark & Kristen Brooks

Dianne & Peter Flake

Georgina Doukas-Weeks

The Happy Baker

FESS Class of 1991

Claire Walker-MacSweyn

Jenny Walker

Nikki Train

Chris Knutt

Jennifer Stoltz-Brown

H.R. Bremner

Kim Purpura

Ija Petersen-Reed

Craig Melenbacher

Joan & Joseph Dube

Fort Erie Timber Mart

John Howard Society

OSSTF District 22

Fort Erie Fire Station #3

Katherine McDonald

FESS Class of 1986

FESS Class of 1990

Kelli Parton

R. Allen & B. Morellato

John Howard Society of Niagara

FESS Class of 2005

FESS Class of 1985

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Inc.

Peninsula Plastics Limited

Fort Erie Secondary School

Nigh's Sweet Shop

John Mollicone

DSBN Area 2 Schools

Garrison Road Public School

Shirley Scott

David Giuffrida

Joan & Joseph Dube

Pamela Hensler

Timber Mart

Geoff & Luanna George

Zoltan Pisoyni


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