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    Festival of Lights gears up for 32nd season

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    While the mighty mouse may be gone, the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has added turtle power to its upcoming season.

    The festival parted ways with Disney in 2013 after more than 20 years of partnering with them for light displays and various attractions including having Mickey and Minnie Mouse participate in the opening ceremonies.

    This season, organizers have partnered with Paramount Canada for a new display featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    The illuminated renditions of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael will be set up at the top of Clifton Hill.

    There will also be a special screening of the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie at the Ripley’s Moving Theatre on Dec. 16, the day the summer movie will hit store shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD.

    “We are always seeking new and creative ways to expand the festival and this partnership brings a new element to the attraction,” said Brian Crow, co-chairman of the festival.

    The festival’s 32nd season runs from Nov. 15 to Jan. 12.

    Changes coming to Winter Festival of Lights

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It is a time of change for the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.

    After years of adding events, organizers are pulling back a little with the festival acting more as an umbrella organization for the city’s annual winter celebration.

    “We have a new strategic plan and a new board,” said WFOL co-chair Brian Crow said.

    In what will be a year of transition, new illuminations are on the way, and Crow is excited for what the future holds for the festival.

    Fazio out as Winter Festival of Lights GM

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After 10 years, the Winter Festival of Lights and its general manager Dino Fazio have parted ways.

    Fazio confirmed in an e-mail to the media Wednesday that he has left the long-running festival to pursue “personal projects.” He had been on a leave of absence “for awhile,” according to festival board co-chairman Brian Crow.

    He said Fazio was a “great” leader for the festival during an often turbulent decade. During his stint, the festival had to bow out of the annual New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park, and last year ended its partnership with Disney after more than two decades.

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