Category: Niagara Falls Convention Centre

CWF Canada invades Niagara Falls

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From Niagara This Week:

Over the years Niagara Falls has always been a popular destination for honeymoons and professional wrestling.

From the years of Tony “Cannonball” Parisi, Neo Spirit Pro Wrestling’s monthly shows at the old Polish Hall on Stanley Avenue, and the WWE retail store on Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls has always been a staple in the professional wrestling business.

On Saturday, August 12, professional wrestling returns to Niagara Falls as CWF Canada invades the Scotiabank Convention Centre with an action packed card inside of the Fallsview Theatre at 7:00 pm.

While the card is still being established, some of the early names for this event feature some of the very best in professional wrestling today.

Former WWF superstar Paul London will be in attendance as he takes on “Reckless” Ryan Swift in what will be a hard-hitting and fast-paced contest.

New concert series coming to convention centre

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

From the ashes of Niagara Concerts comes a new live music series starting in September.

Organized by the Scotiabank Convention Centre, where Niagara Concerts spent its final three seasons, the Live by the Falls series kicks off with the Cowboy Junkies on Sept. 16, followed by Niagara Falls’ own The Trews Oct. 21, David Usher Nov. 24 and Gowan Dec. 7.

Convention centre growing in popularity

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Canada’s dominant leisure destination has also become the best meeting destination, says Noel Buckley, president and general manager of the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

“We are the dominant leisure destination in Canada, generating more international demand than any other leisure destination in the country,” Buckley recently told Niagara Falls city council as he updated politicians on how the Stanley Avenue facility is performing.

“But part of rounding out a destination is becoming a destination that attracts more than one type of visitor. The best leisure destinations in North America are also the best meeting destinations. We have become that.”

He said since opening six years ago, the centre has significantly grown in the number of event days it hosts — from 140 in 2011 to 282 in 2016.

Mayors highlight community development

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Six mayors fielded questions from the Niagara business community Wednesday and highlighted some recent developments in their municipalities.
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Elvis takes over Scotiabank Convention Centre

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The King of Rock n’ Roll takes centre stage at the Scotiabank Convention Centre this week for a worthy cause.

Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories, runs Feb. 14 through 19 at the Stanley Avenue facility.

The musical biography, told through the eyes of Elvis’ business manager, Colonel Tom Parker, details Elvis’ humble beginnings at Sun Records to the Hollywood years and on to the flamboyant Las Vegas residency.

“This is a major production,” said organizer Ken Lamb. “People are going to see an outstanding musical about the life and times of one of the world’s most iconic performers.”

Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo brings thousands to Niagara Falls

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

During the winter months unless you’re ice fishing, a lot of fishermen are dreaming of the days the fish are ready to be caught. This weekend, thousands are traveling to The Conference and Event Center of Niagara Falls to get prepared.

One fisherman told News 4,”Gone are the days of the little red and white bobber and a hunk of worm.”

Although it can be as simple as hook, line and sinker, fishermen at the Niagara Convention Center have lots of gadgets to help them get the best catch.

‘It was definitely busier than last year’

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Some celebrities hadn’t even flown out Monday morning after another successful Comic Con, yet co-founder Chris Dabrowski was already planning for 2017.

In fact, Dabrowski said dates for next year’s pop-culture extravaganza have already been set for the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls: June 2, 3 and 4.

A few guests have been booked, while several vendors indicated they want to come back, he said.

It’s a positive vibe Dabrowski is used to getting now after organizing five events.

“Our attendance this year surpassed last year’s attendance, and we hope that continues for years to come,” he said.

Comic Con draws thousands to convention centre

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Geeking out is a family affair to West McDonald.

“The family who geeks together, stays together,” the Port Colborne man joked.

McDonald brought his Wolverine alter ego to Niagara Falls Comic Con on Saturday and he didn’t come alone.

He was joined by wife Lesley Stratford, as Wolverine’s love interest Jean Grey, and their nine-year-old daughter Arywn McDonald, as Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The family was a hit with the massive crowd at the Scotiabank Convention Centre and they weren’t able to walk too far before being asked to pose for photos.

“I have a lot of fun seeing all the people,” Arwyn said.

The article includes several photos. The review also had more photos in their Gallery: Crazy weekend for ComicCon fans post.

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