Category: Niagara Falls Events

Winter Festival of Lights receives international award

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has received a top award by the International Festivals & Events Association.

The local event was awarded the IFEA pinnacle award for best festival mobile application during the association’s annual convention in Arizona.

Falls ready to welcome Invictus athletes

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara tourism partners will host hundreds of international athletes and their families next week as part of the upcoming Invictus Games in Toronto.

Up to 500 athletes, family members and coaching staff will take a specially chartered Via Rail train to Niagara Falls on Wednesday for a day-long outing to enjoy the destination’s attractions and activities.

The participants are scheduled to arrive at the Niagara Falls train station on Bridge Street at 11 a.m.

From there, they will board WEGO buses for Table Rock and will have free time to enjoy attractions.

They will depart for the train at 2:30 p.m. for their return to Toronto.

Ontario’s Niagara Parks Introduces New Literary Speaker Series

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

The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce a new four-part literary speaker series, Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the multitude of unique and extraordinarily talented, female literary voices found within this country.

The new series will take place on the first Thursday of each month from September to December, beginning on Thursday, September 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Laura Secord Homestead. Each event will comprise a wine and cheese with a lecture and open discussion, highlighting a different Canadian female author and a feature novel they have written.

Oakes Garden Theatre celebrates 80th annivesrary

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

A ceremony to mark the official re-dedication of Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls will be held Monday.

The 4 p.m. event will showcase the recently completed restoration work at the Niagara Parks landmark and includes a Canadian Citizenship ceremony.

Zombie Mud Run this weekend in Falls

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

About 500 people will try and survive a 21-obstacle course in Niagara Falls this weekend.

Survive, because they will hunted down by at least 50 zombies.

The fourth annual Zombie Mud Run returns to Campark Resorts on Lundy’s Lane Saturday.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., participants will navigate a five-kilometre muddy obstacle course, all the while trying to avoid a horde of walkers trying to take away their lifelines.

New Horror Event this November!

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A couple of weeks ago I received an email about the Frightmare in the Falls event taking place in November at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

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