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    An easy climb

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It was short, just over a minute long, but kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara got to do something no one else will be able to do.

    They were among the first passengers to ride the new Niagara Parks Commission Incline Railway along with a select group of politicians and other dignitaries.

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    Cochrane delivers on promise

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Jay Cochrane came before City politicians Tuesday night bearing gifts for the Tender Wishes Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara and the City.

    The 68-year-old funambulist raised more than $10,000 to be split evenly between the two organizations.

    “He’s really an angel of men,” boys and girls club board member Flory Massi said. “When you look at what he’s done for children here and around the world, to us he’s really special.”

    Cochrane Launches Skywalk 2012

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    From WBEN AM:

    He’s been walking tightropes for 50 years, and Jay Cochrane will be spending his summer walking over a part of Niagara Falls, Ontario. He’ll be walking each night for 12 weeks from Niagara Fallsview Hilton Hotel’s north tower to the top of the Skylon Tower, 600 feet in the air.

    Cochrane says the goal is to help raise money for a pair of children’s charities, the Boys and Girls Club and Tender Wishes, which helps terminally ill children have their wishes granted. “I always have a goal, and I try to surpass it. Instead of setting a limit, I’d rather be able to say I raised more than I expected,” explains Cochrane in not mentioning how much he’d like to raise. The walks are free, as are posters, and spectators can give donations. They can also buy DVDs of his performances, the proceeds of which will go to charities.

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