I know everyone says it, but time sure does fly! Back in 2010 when I heard that Greg Frewin was going to receive the Magician of the Year award ad the World Magic Awards, I contacted my father-in-law to record it for me. He had a fancy DVR that would record from TV and burn to DVD. Now almost 7 years later it is amazing how that technology seems to ancient. The quality of the video was poor, but at least I had a copy.
If you are interested in Niagara Falls, then you’ve probably seen that Greg Frewin is often promoted as the Apparently he won a variety of awards within a short period of time, almost like winning the grand slam of golf or tennis. Since he had all the big awards, he was referred to as the International Grand Champion of Magic.
I had not heard of the World Magic Awards before then, but apparently it had been on TV for a few years. However, I think 2010 may have been the last year.
I checked on YouTube, and it doesn’t look like anyone has posted it, so here, for your viewing pleasure, is the 2010 World Magic Awards. Despite the poor quality, that magic is pretty exceptional. There are many different acts, and then Greg Frewin finishes the show.
Nightmares Fear Factory, the longest-running haunted house in North America, features all new frightening effects for Halloween 2010, but to find out what the changes are visitors will have to observe it for themselves – or will they?!
Nightmares Fear Factory, located in the Clifton Hill Tourist District in Niagara Falls (5631 Victoria Avenue), is a 15 minute walk-through attraction distinguished by its authentic ‘theatre of the mind’ experience; it preys on each visitor’s own fears and phobias. Some make it through, but some chicken out (106,828 to date: really!).
The dates are now official: Circle Nov. 15 to 18 on the calendar to Sleep Cheap.
But act quickly to reserve a room because the hotels participating in this year’s Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event fill up quickly.
Hotel rooms will become available for booking starting at 7 a.m. Monday.
“We have a real nice collective mix of properties scattered throughout the city,” said Jim Diodati, the Niagara Falls councillor and mayoral candidate who came up with the idea six years ago and has watched it grow into a huge success.
Over the past five years, Sleep Cheap has raised more than $700,000 for Niagara charities, without any expenses coming out of the event. “We have 28 properties. That includes all the major hotels and all three of the water parks, which is key, especially for the families,” said Diodati.
One new thing this year is that half of the proceeds will go to a charity determined by the individual hotel, and the other half goes to the Sleep Cheap committee to divide among charities that apply for funding. I like that idea.
The original information can be found here. As of the time of the original posting, there are 28 hotels participating, along with a special rate for the Bird Kingdom and skating at the new Gale Centre.
The participating hotels for Sleep Cheap 2010 are:
I’ve had numerous people email me asking when Sleep Cheap 2010 is going to be. I haven’t received any information, but I would assume the information would be released soon. Looking back on last year, at the beginning of October they were accepting applications from local charities, and then things were announced on Oct 23. In 2008 it was on Oct 17. Obviously we’ll find out very soon when the dates will be for 2010…
New York City drops a crystal ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. In Niagara Falls, N.Y., 2010 will be ushered in with the dropping of a big guitar.
A 10-foot fiberglass guitar will be dropped at midnight at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Niagara Falls. The model of a Gibson electric guitar was raised atop an 80-foot-high scaffold on the restaurant earlier this week.