The Schumacher Lions Club's Mark West wrote a thank you letter for the recently opened Peace Park. The full text follows:
On behalf of the Schumacher Lions Club, I would like to thank all those who played instrumental roles in believing in the Peace Park project and contributing to bringing it to fruition.
First, Lloyd Salamone, of the Schumacher Arts and Culture group, for putting forth the idea and working hard to make it a reality.
In addition, to my fellow Lions for unequivocally supporting this proposal as an addition to our park. Particular mention should go to fellow Lion Jim Nault for his tireless efforts.
Also, the planning and support of the Timmins multicultural centre were invaluable. Without their co-operation and efforts and those of all the ethnic groups that make up the mosaic of our city, who willingly agreed to adorn poles with messages in various languages, the Peace Park could not have happened.
And finally, and most important, the Schumacher Lions would like to thank Newmont Mining, Kirkland Lake Gold and the Schumacher Arts Culture and Heritage Association for their financial contributions to the success of the project.