Date Completed

October, 1997

Amount Donated


The Story


Point Edward Waterfront Park is a beautiful recreation area for the residents of Point Edward and Sarnia. It’s best known for the annual Mackinac yacht race, a tradition begun in 1925 when hundreds of colourful sailboats pass under the park’s bridges.

The park was in need of an upgrade that would include creating an entrance to the park as well as a picturesque gazebo.


The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation donated $200,000 to fund the park upgrade.


Project Status

The project was completed in October 1997, giving the park a beautiful new entrance complete with new landscaping, water fountains and walkway. The gazebo was erected in the memory of Norman’s parents, Joseph and Francis Alix, who were long-time residents of Point Edward.



Point Edward Waterfront Park welcomes thousands of visitors each year and is a centerpiece for the village. The gazebo, besides serving as an attractive addition to the park, provides a scenic resting spot for people using the trail through Centennial Park connecting to the Point Edward Waterfront Trail.


Point Edward


Michigan Ave. and Livingston St. Pt. Edward, Ontario