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.
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.
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.
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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.
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: