“This is a great accomplishment for our Association,” stated President Summers, “our members worked hard to make sure that this project came to fruition,” he went on to say.
Mayor Bob Kilger and Mr. Leonard Hart, a veteran of WWII and a Wing 424 member for over 50 years, officially cut the ribbon to open the docks. President Summers thanked his fellow Wing member’s, the City of Cornwall, Mike Lamarche from Hec’s Tree Service and Gerry Rose from Demo Plus for their help.
“Undertaking projects that help provide strong local character is part of our overall mandate,” said President Summers, “and also this is a project that is aiding in welcoming the public to our facility,” he added.
“Our Association has been located in a building that is one of Cornwall’s most historic landmarks. We’ve been here for over 60 years and our goal is to make sure we are here for at least another 60 years,” President Summers stated.
The Wing only has nine months left on its lease and are hoping to continue in the facility that have occupied for over 60 years. Speculation about the location being the target of developers has the membership focused on making sure it survives.
The Wing is located right on Water Street in Cornwall Ontario. They are open to the public and their patio and now docks offer an amazing waterfront location to relax and have a beverage and bite right in the Heart of the City.