Niagara Falls celebrates Canada 150

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    From the Niagara Falls Review (includes photos):

    Marching bands, giant inflatables, colourful floats, jugglers, dancers and community groups helped Niagara Falls celebrate a special Canada Day with its annual downtown parade Saturday.

    Residents and visitors, most decked out in red and white, lined the streets and waved Canadian flags as the country celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

    Tanya Wright, a Canadian citizen who is now a permanent resident in the United States living in Grand Island, N.Y., felt it was important to bring her five-year-old daughter, Hadley, to the OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade.

    “She’s inundated with American culture, so I felt it was very important to me that she understands her Canadian roots as well,” said Wright.

    Wright’s American husband, Jerod Dahlgren, was impressed by the parade and the people.

    “The national pride is a lot less partisan here,” he said.

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