November 28, 2011

South Niagara Community Futures Development Corporation, Port Colborne

The South Niagara CFDC took over the fledgling Roselawn Centre in 1995, when it was on the verge of collapse.  With the support of  local MP John Maloney, Industry Canada, HRDC and the City of Port Colborne, an agreement was put in place that not only saved the Roselawn Centre, but also allowed the complex to become one of the most recognized cultural arts centres in the Region of Niagara.

Roselawn is a tremendous success story and demonstrates what can happen when people work together.  The road to Roselawn's success was not always smooth, but belief in the mission and vision was never lost.  Today, Roselawn is vibrant, successful, and is a focal point for tourism in the community.  It is also the permanent home of Showboat Festival Theatre and the City of Port Colborne’s Economic & Tourism offices; the City assumed management of the facility in the fall of 2007.

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