Category: Niagara Falls Events

Niagara Falls Business Events Launched

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From Meetings + Incentive Travel:

Niagara Falls Tourism has entered into a partnership with the Scotiabank Convention Centre to manage and deliver its meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) program.

As part of this new partnership, the former program has been given a full rebrand under the name Niagara Falls Business Events. In addition, the website, fallsmeetings.com, has been officially relaunched.

Hotels nearly booked as Niagara Falls prepares for Wallenda stunt

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

It’s expected to be one of the biggest events happening at Niagara Falls this year – Erendira Wallenda will be flying, suspended from a helicopter by her teeth, over the falls.

“For whatever reason, every time there’s this sense of wonder,” said Andrea Czopp, the Communications Director for Destination Niagara USA. “People do all kinds of crazy things for crazy reasons and I think there’s something about the power of this water that ignites an intrigue.”

The stunt is taking place at 8:30am Thursday, June 15.

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Erendira Wallenda to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls

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From Global News (includes video):

The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls.

Five years after Nik Wallenda walked over the falls on a high wire, aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls.

The one comment that was left on that page at the time I posted this had a one word comment… “Why?” 🙂

Gearing up for Niagara Falls Comic Con

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s game on for Charles Martinet.

The California resident has spent the last few days cramming in as much sight-seeing adventures as he could into his first trip to Niagara because, starting Friday, his calendar will be pretty full.

“I’m enchanted with Niagara Falls,” he said Wednesday. “It is absolutely beautiful.”

Martinet, who has been the voice of Mario in Nintendo’s flagship video game franchise for the past 27 years, will be among a number of celebrity guests at the sixth annual Niagara Falls Comic Con which starts Friday.

Chewbacca actor roars into Niagara Falls Comic Con

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From the Buffalo News:

Few people could have predicted how massive the “Star Wars” phenomenon would become when it was released 40 years ago. It certainly boosted the profile of Peter Mayhew, the 7’3” English actor who played the iconic Chewbacca in the space adventure series. Mayhew will be one of the featured guests at Niagara Falls Comic Con June 2-4.

During a recent phone interview, Mayhew said he’s looking forward to returning to Niagara Falls, Ont. for the three-day convention. When asked how many years has he been touring on the convention circuit, he laughed and said, “Too many. It’s been a long time (since I’ve been in Niagara Falls). I was quite amazed the first time I went up there and saw all the water and the whole lake.”

Niagara Falls approves $35,000 for Erendira Wallenda stunt

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

The Niagara Falls Common Council approved $35,000 for a June 15 stunt over Niagara Falls that will feature the wife of famed Niagara Falls tightrope-walker Nik Wallenda.

Erendira Wallenda, an acrobat, plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter over the falls on June 15, the five-year anniversary of Nik’s stunt.

Niagara Falls announces summer events

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From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

Niagara Falls announced events and activities for this summer.

Destination NiagaraUSA, Old Falls Street, USA, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara Falls State Park held a joint press conference Thursday to announce the plans.

“I am so pleased that all of our downtown partners have come together to share all of the exciting events and activities that will be taking place this summer,” said John Percy, President & CEO of Destination Niagara USA in a statement. “As we look forward to another extremely successful tourist season, we are thrilled that our visitors and residents will have access to such a diverse and entertaining list of things to do.”

The King reigns supreme at Niagara Falls Elvis Festival

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Real estate agent Sylvain Leduc travelled to Niagara over the weekend but it wasn’t to check out the region’s hot real estate market.

The Quebec resident was a competitor in the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at Greg Frewin Theatre.

Leduc began entertaining family and friends with his Elvis Presley skills when he was just 15.

“I grew up with his music,” he said Saturday as he prepared to take to the stage for the second round of the competition. “It’s almost the only music I’ve listened to all my life.”

While he has performed as an Elvis tribute artist — referred to as an ETA — for decades, he didn’t enter the competition circuit until a few years ago.

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