Generally, each year my family purchases a daily calendar for us to read at dinner. We’ve done jokes, trivia about certain TV shows, etc. Last year we had a daily Family Feud calendar. On December 4, the survey question was “Tell me something you associate with Canada”. The number 2 answer was about Niagara Falls.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
As Romania’s Doru Hamza stepped off the Via Rail train in Niagara Falls Wednesday, it felt like “fate” he was here.
Before he was an athlete with the Invictus Games, he was a sergeant with his country’s 300th Infantry Battalion. In 2008, while patrolling the Qalet-Kandahar highway in Afghanistan, his vehicle crossed over an improvised explosive device. His injuries required surgery, performed by a Canadian doctor.
“He treated me very well,” he said. “I’m grateful to him and the entire medical staff from Canada.”
Hamza is now one of 550 competitors from 17 nations taking part in the third annual Invictus Games…
Shortly after arrival, athletes boarded WEGO buses for Table Rock. For many, it was their first glimpse of Niagara Falls up close.
From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen at Niagara at Large (from September 18):
In a ceremony held today, The Niagara Parks Commission was pleased to rededicate the awe-inspiring amphitheatre, Oakes Garden Theatre, in celebration of the venue’s 80th anniversary.
Oakes Garden Theatre and its associated Rainbow Gardens are outstanding examples of design and architecture created to specifically act as a dramatic gateway to Canada. Influenced by the City Beautiful architectural movement of the mid-20th century, the venue was first opened to the public with an original dedication ceremony held on September 18, 1937.
From the Niagara Gazette:
Why does the Canadian-side of Niagara Falls develop so much better than the American-side?…
Suddenly, even though neither one of us had made a single step, we both had found ourselves instead of a simple mile away from the Canadian border, we were now may have well been out on the Mexican desert, so far away from yet another reason why the Canadian side looks like it looks in development, and why the American side is little more than the butt of a bad joke.
From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:
The Niagara Global Tourism Institute (NGTI) has asked the city of Niagara Falls for $50,000 to create three blocks of public WIFI between the Seneca Niagara Casino and Niagara Falls State Park on Old Falls Street.
The purpose of the WIFI is to help tourists avoid the “roaming” charges that sometimes happen with phones that are close to Canada, and to also encourage tourists to expand their trip outside of the State Park.
From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:
This July 28th, The Niagara Parks Commission officially launched its Life on Display exhibit at the Floral Showhouse, a key component of Niagara Parks’ Begin Here campaign to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Canada and the province of Ontario.
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