Other Events

The Friends of Crystal Beach (FOCB) is truly dedicated to improving our little village.  We sponsor and assist with a variety of community events and ensure that credit is given where due.

Below you will find photos of some of these wonderful events.

Special presentation by Bert Miller Nature Club

Thursday April 28 7:00 p.m.
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February 2016

C.O.P.E. St. Vincent De Paul

The Friends of Crystal Beach once again made donations to the Community Outreach Program Erie (COPE) and the St Vincent de Paul food banks.

Crystal Beach Community Christmas Carol Sing

December 2015

In December 2015, the Friends of Crystal Beach brought together a merry group of friends, family and neighbours for an evening of hot chocolate, candy canes, and Christmas cheer.  We sang Christmas carols and shared some joy at Queen's Circle Park. 

A special thank you goes out to Laura for all her hard work!

 

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2015 Turkey Project

October 2015-December 2015

 

The Friends of Crystal Beach voted to continue its Turkey Program this year to address the needs of our community.  Turkeys were donated to the Crystal Beach Public School Annual Christmas Lunch and also to the Lions Club Annual Christmas Dinner.   These efforts fed hundreds of people during the Christmas season!

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Kids Off to Camp!!

June 2015

In May of 2015, we had special guests join us at our monthly meeting.  A grade 7 student and a grade 8 student from Crystal Beach Public School requested a one-time contribution to offset the cost of sending a student to their annual end-of-year trip to camp.  The students gave an impressive presentation and the Friends of Crystal Beach decided to donate enough money to send TWO kids to camp.

We heard that all students went to camp and had a blast!

Community Wide Yard Sale~Best Behaviour in the Park

June 2015

In June of 2015, the Friends of Crystal Beach organized a community-wide yard sale which concluded with a small concert at Queen's Circle featuring Best Behaviour. 

Also, the Fort Erie Fire Department (Crystal Beach Station #6) joined us to raise funds for a new family swing to be installed at the Corporal Albert Storm Playground at Waterfront Park.

 

 

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Queen's Circle Gazebo

May 2015~July 2015

 
In the spring of 2015, some of our members noticed the deterioration of the gazebo located at Queen's Circle Park. We inquired at Town Hall and learned that the gazebo could be restored sooner than planned if the Friends of Crystal Beach helped out. We agreed to make a financial contribution and the restoration was completed in July of 2015.

 

Here are the before and after pictures of our beloved gazebo:

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Crystal Beach Public School Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 2015

As in many previous years, the Friends of Crystal Beach donated both financially and with our dedicated volunteers to the Crystal Beach Public School Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  This event is certainly a beloved one within our community!

February 2015

Donation

 

In February of 2015, the Friends of Crystal Beach donated to two local food banks: the Community Outreach Program Erie (COPE) and the St Vincent de Paul food bank in Crystal Beach.

During the previous year (2014), we had learned that the hardest time for food banks is February, so we decided to use our "leftover" Turkey Project budget to help ease this burden.

Rededication of Queen's Circle Plaque

December 7, 2014

When the Friends of Crystal Beach noticed that the plaque at Queen's Circle had gone “missing without a trace”, they contacted the people who had funded the original plaque.  With their backing, FOCB replaced the stone plaque so it was identical to the original. The plaque is dedicated to the rejuvenation of Queen's Circle in 1999 and the "eternal spirit of the Crystal Beach community."

 

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Crystal Beach Public School Easter Egg Hunt

The Crystal Beach Public School Easter Egg Hunt was as always a big hit. As requested The Friends of Crystal Beach supplied a variety of items for the prize baskets (sand buckets and shovels, beach towels and bags, sunglasses, sunscreen, chalk, bubbles and of course, some chocolate eggs).
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