New LaSalle Dock Officially Opens
Mayor Ken Antaya and members of LaSalle Council, along with members of the LaSalle Rowing Club, officially opened the new LaSalle dock at Front Road Park. The dock is located on the Detroit River, close to the Riverdance building. The LaSalle Rowing Club and University of Windsor Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre operate out of the Riverdance Building.
“The Town of LaSalle values its unique shoreline and is focused on enhancing recreational opportunities for residents to enjoy our historical waterfront. The new dock will offer user groups and the public a safe and enjoyable opportunity to engage with the Detroit River as well as supporting the activities of the LaSalle Rowing Club,” said Julie Columbus, Director of Culture and Recreation.
The new LaSalle dock replaces an aging dock. It was engineered by Poralu Marine and is made from aluminum and polyethylene eco-style decking. The 100′ x 9′ floating system will fluctuate with water levels. The project was a joint venture between the Town of LaSalle and the LaSalle Rowing Club.
“LaSalle Rowing Club would like to thank the Town of LaSalle for all their planning and support throughout the project. We are very excited to have a new dock ensuring safe access to LaSalle’s waterway for multiple recreational water activities. We are also thrilled that the community will have a way to connect with its beautiful waterfront for years to come.” – Kevin Nyman, President of the LaSalle Rowing Club.
Also taking place on Saturday morning is a Learn to Fish event. The Town of LaSalle, University of Windsor and Detroit River Canadian Cleanup are hosting a Learn to Fish event. It takes place during Ontario Family Fishing week when residents can fish in Ontario waters without the mandatory license. Expert anglers from Just Fishin’ Friends will help participants for a fun morning on the river. Fishing equipment will be available for public use for free and there will be displays, giveaways, prizes, and more.