WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Through a donation and membership, you can help preserve a Downtown Welland treasure, the Central Fire Station. You can celebrate our firefighting past and contribute to enhancing the city by polishing this jewel.

The Central Station Education Initiative (CSEI) will use your donation to upgrade and promote the unique 1920 fire hall.

It will spotlight firefighting and emergency service heritage in Welland and Niagara Region as well as honour those who serve and have served.

CSEI, a non-profit group, has a five-year lease to turn the unused city-owned fire hall into a self-sustaining attraction for Downtown Welland.

It will use the stunning setting with its firehall contents to create an energetic display of firefighting heritage for residents and visitors.  On the upper two floors of the three-storey firehall, it will lease office and other space to generate income.  The non-profit society will also seek heritage grants from governments and foundations.

Central Fire Station will join the Main Street Bridge, Welland Farmers Market, Welland Civic Centre, Welland Museum and the Welland Recreational Canal to strengthen the appeal of downtown Welland.

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