1. David Drum
    January 4, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I have participated in two very successful group shows at the Roselawn and loved the facilities. It would be my pleasure to donate some major pieces of my art to raise funds. I have donated art these last several months to raise funds for the Pumphouse Gallery in NOTL, the Riverbrink Art Museum in Queenston and the Sanctuary for the Arts in Ridgeway. All works were sold in silent auction over a period of several weeks. We must preserve this historic site. Best Wishes…..David C. Drum


  2. Embrace Niagara
    January 4, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    David, we are just beginning of putting a group together to come up with sustainable plans for the future of the Roselawn. I am sure the group would be delighted to take you up on your generous offer because any good plan needs resources to make it happen!


  3. Pat Bowman
    January 13, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    Roselawn could be such a drawing card for people interested in the arts. William Thomas is right when he states that Port Colborne needs to be known for more than being a “hockey town”. What about venues such as “The Moth”, a series popular in the United States where people do readings of famous stories or their own literary creations on an open mike? What about a movie series like the one currently featured at The Shaw Festival (movies such as “Salmon Fishing in Yemen”, or documentaries that have limited showings). What about working with the Niagara School of Horticulture students to create a plan to spruce up the historical grounds design and encourage more outdoor concerts on the lawn?
    We’ve got to start somewhere to successfully bring the people back to the centre.


  4. Connie
    January 17, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    Don’t do it, Find a way to keep it going. Even if selling it to a private citizen for residential purposes is better than tearing it down to sell it off for “lots”. Jeepers.


  5. Connie
    January 17, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    Just a question, if this is a designated historical/heritage site, can they even do this?


  6. Embrace Niagara
    January 17, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    Hi Connie,

    The best thing that can be done is to share this story and make sure the city council understand that it is important. At this point, NOTHING has been decided one way or another, but it is clear at this point that we still have time to put a plan together and make sure that we communicate the importance of a centre like this to our community.

    There are lot of options and all we need is a viable plan that includes cultural interests for all ages of our community. (IMO) We need to offer events that engage the next generation and create a will to drive the future of the centre.


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