Posted on Sep 10, 2017
The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake is providing assistance to Civil Air Rescue Emergency Services (CARES) Niagara to keep their headquarters at Niagara District Airport dry. Rotary President Bill French and Club member Nadja Lepere presented CARES volunteers, Terry Nord and Randy Klaassen with a cheque for $2,000.
The donation will go toward replacing the roof shingles on CARES’ 30-year-old building at the airport, which began to leak last fall. 
“It will be a relief to not to have to cover our equipment with plastic in order to keep it dry,” said Gord Tessier, CARES building manager and pilot. “It’s a challenge considering we need to be ready to launch 24/7/365.”
Providing aviation search and rescue resources for south central Ontario, CARES Niagara owns and is financially responsible for its training facility and operation of a mobile command vehicle and a Cessna 182 aircraft. In addition, a member owns a Cessna 337 Skymaster. CARES members are trained to professional standards, and evaluated every two years by members of the Canadian Forces.
CARES Niagara is a registered charity, and member of the national Civil Air Search And Rescue Association (CASARA) whose members are all volunteers, serving in a variety of roles, both on the ground and in the air. For more information, to volunteer or donate to CARES, see the web site, or leave a message at 905-684-0408.