A Busy 2017 in Store for Bayfield Lion’s Club

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2017 is going to be a big year for the Bayfield Lion’s Club.

President Bill Rowat explains Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, Lion’s International is 100 years old and the Bayfield Lion’s Club celebrates its 70th birthday.

With that in mind, Rowat says the Bayfield Lion’s have embarked on several community projects they’re launching in the new year.

Rowat says the first is the construction of a covered, mobile performing stage that would be available to any community groups that wished to use it.

Rowat says the stage would be complete with wiring and a sound system for performing bands.

The second project is the construction of eight bicycle racks that will be placed throughout the village.

The third project is the rehabilitation of Clan Gregor Square and that involves hiring an arborist to come in and create a long-term tree replacement plan for the Square, removing dying and damaged trees.

They’ll also replace all of the old picnic tables on the Square and finally they’re asking the municipality to re-seed the grass on the Square with a grass that can withstand the heavy traffic there.

Rowat adds they’re using local people wherever possible to construct all of the things they’ll need next year and the arborist they’re hiring is from Clinton.

Rowat says the Lion’s will replace all of the dead trees the municipality takes out and then they can work on an on-going plan for re-planting new trees.