Tourist Information Booth Coming To Town
May 26 Photo - Rose Marar, 5, and Adam Marar, 4, are all smiles after receiving these bikes from The Broken Spoke Bike Program. Pictured with, from left, Gary Sherk, Aubrey Foley, Bruce Lowther

Tourist Information Booth Coming To Town

Let’s celebrate! Sponsored by the Fort Erie EDTC for job creation to hire a Tourism Visitor Information Counsellor, Advancing Crystal Beach is proud to announce that the Crystal Beach Makers Market will be the home of Fort Erie’s newest Tourist Information Booth. On Sunday June 2 at 10:30, Fort Erie’s own, Anaïs Zen, will kick off the celebrations, belting out her signature style Broadway and Blues.


The revitalisation of the Crystal Beach Makers Market, coupled with the construction of a purpose built European Style Market Hut, has created a respectable and irresistible location for a professional Information Booth. The anticipated increase in traffic at the Market this season is the perfect opportunity to showcase the progression of Greater Fort Erie. We can get serious about accessing our tourists; close to 40,000 of them will pass by the Market this season.


The construction of our Market Hut is nearing completion, as a 4 week DIY Shed Workshop at the Market. Troy Morningstar of Timbers Custom Contracting is our construction specialist, and has custom designed the Market Hut to have 2 serve through windows, one for Advancing Crystal Beach HQ, and the other for the Tourist Information Booth, on Market days. There’s still time to pin him down if you would like to hear any of his tips and tricks for home reno’s this Sunday, as he puts the finishing touches on the Info Booth, including the trim, and a beachy thatch roof.


Aubrey Foley and Gary Sherk of The Broken Spoke Bike Program will be back again with their tools and tips for bike safety checks, tube repairs, shifter and brake tune ups, and diagnostics. As well as being a top initiative for reducing waste, essentially eliminating the number of bikes that would end up in Niagara landfills – over 7000 and counting – his program donates the refurbished bikes back to the community, into the hands of those that need them the most. Aubrey says he “does it for the look on the kids faces.” There is no charge for his services. Priceless. He’ll also be accepting old, disused and broken bicycles to bring back to the shop.


Sandra Lyons from The Apothecary Shoppe in Crystal Beach brings her lovely line of hand made soaps and skin care products every week – Sandy’s Soap Co., and this week she was excited to introduce her new venture – Coastal Coffee, the perfect complement for the Bourbon butter tarts from Jean’s Baked Goods. Todd Cronshaw brings the home made butter tarts, but they have stiff competition from his own Freddie’s Fried Chicken, fried right on site. Finger lickin’ great.


Market Fixpert favourites Slasher’s Knife Honing and Roxanne’s Creations will be back this Sunday, so bring knives and mending.


Although gardening season is off to a slow start, we are full steam ahead for our Plant Swap on June 9. Find us on Facebook to register in advance for a table.


Please contact us if there is anyone in the Crystal Beach community that has a need for children’s bikes:

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