Category: Niagara Falls Events

Canada’s birthday party continues in Niagara Falls

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From Niagara This Week:

Canada Day might have come and gone, but the party for Canada’s 150th isn’t over yet.

Members of the Canada 150 committee in Niagara Falls have been busy planning and organizing the city’s official Canada 150 Signature event entitled 150 Fun Fest in the Falls, set to take place this Saturday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Festivities include a daytime and evening component featuring Canadian musician Matthew Good — both are free to attend.

“We wanted to provide members of our community the chance to celebrate what it is to be Canadian, with an event tailored for people of all ages,” said Chris Dabrowski, chair of the Niagara Falls Canada 150 committee. “Best of all, it’s free to attend.”

Eclipse watchers pack Niagara Glen

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The last time so many Canadians stared up at the sky at the same time, Rod Stewart’s Do You Think I’m Sexy was the No. 1 song and Laverne & Shirley was TV’s No. 1 show.

It was Feb. 26, 1979, that the last total solar eclipse passed through North America, and for the most part it was an underwhelming, cloud-covered affair.

It took 38 years for the next one to swing by, but people hoping for darkness in the afternoon were again disappointed Monday. Most of Canada missed the totality some Americans enjoyed, with the best views around Victoria, B.C., where about 90 per cent of the sun was blacked out.

In Niagara Falls, the partial eclipse reached its peak at about 2:33 p.m. when the moon was closest to the sun, resulting in about 75 per cent coverage. Even then, the sky only slightly dimmed, as if the sun was being filtered by a nylon.

Indigenous music rumbles Falls

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Across both sides of the river, drums played back and forth during the opening ceremony of Rumble at the Falls on Saturday night at Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls.

Though they were tough to hear at some parts from the other side, during the swells of traditional Indigenous drums and singing, the message was clear across the Niagara River — Indigenous people are still here and still rocking today.

Following the kickoff, the music was loud and spirits high as the sounds of rock and blues filled the air of Clifton Hill, featuring Indigenous musicians including two-time Juno Award winner Derek Miller.

Ontario’s Niagara Parks Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing Event – Monday, August 21st

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From a Niagara Parks press release seen on Niagara at Large:

The Niagara Parks Commission will host a solar eclipse viewing event at the new Niagara Glen Nature Centre on Monday, August 21th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us at the Niagara Glen to view the solar eclipse from our recently unveiled Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

The event will include guided viewing tours with special protective glasses, as well as crafts for kids and light refreshments, all with a panoramic view of the Niagara River under the darkened sky caused by the eclipse.

Fireworks Monday to Friday at 10pm

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Join ‘The Indians Who Rocked the World’ for a ‘RUMBLE AT THE FALLS’

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From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

“RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World” presents RUMBLE AT THE FALLS, offered by Rezolution Pictures in association with the Niagara Parks Commission and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

This signature live concert event will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7:30 PM, at Niagara Parks’ Oakes Garden Theatre, overlooking the powerful Niagara Falls.

Celebrate the Civic Holiday Weekend – August 4th thru 7th – with Ontario’s Niagara Parks

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From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen at Niagara at Large:

Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission will be hosting a diverse lineup of activities and promotions for all visitors to enjoy while spending the Civic Holiday weekend in Niagara Parks:

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Cruisin’ the country in vintage style

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From Niagara This Week:

or Rodney and Linda Tritten, a visit to Niagara Falls was always one of those bucket list things.

Now the Saskatchewan couple can check that one off as the Tritten’s, along with 99 other couples, stopped for an impromptu classic car show on Queen Street on Sunday. They are a part of the Canada Coasters, a classic car group that takes their vehicles across the country once every 10 years. This year, the group is marking the 50th anniversary of the first tour taken in 1967.

“We’re having a ball,” Linda said, as she and Rodney parked their 1953 Pontiac Chieftain along Queen Street and sought out some nearby shade. “We’re doing this just to see the country.”

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