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Sunday, March 3, 2024
Letter: Willow lauded for annual Cake Parade
Friends of Fort George chair Tony Chisholm presents a cheque to Sean O'Donnell of Willow Cakes & Pastries. SUPPLIED

Dear editor:

Friends of Fort George president Tony Chisholm and staff stopped by to meet Sean O’Donnell at Willow Cakes & Pastries to say thanks for once again donating the time, effort, supplies, space and skills for the huge cake for Canada Day – and to also give a donation to help support their efforts.

For more than 10 years, Willow has donated a large four- by eight-foot cake designed by Catherine O’Donnell and her team.

The giant cake travels down Queen Street to Simcoe Park on July 1, where it is distributed to over 2,000 Canada Day participants each year.

Earlier this year, the Friends of Fort George succeeded in obtaining a grant from the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake to help to cover the cost of the Canada Day fireworks, as well as the Cake Parade.

A $600 donation was given to Willow from these funds.

Canada Day celebrations in Niagara-on-the-Lake are truly a community event, including many volunteers from the Friends of Fort George, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club and several local businesses, like Willow, that support the festivities.

We are so glad we can support each other this way and are looking forward to working together again in 2024.

For many local people, the Cake Parade is the highlight of the Canada Day celebrations and we owe a huge “Thank You” to Willow Cakes & Pastries.

Amanda Gamble
Executive director
Friends of Fort George

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