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    Rogers Hometown Hockey coming to Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Falls will be part of the 2017-2018 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour.

    It was revealed Thursday morning that the Honeymoon Capital will be the first of 24 stops this season.

    The two-day celebration of hockey takes place every Saturday and Sunday, this year beginning Oct. 7 and 8 at Niagara Parks’ Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls.

    It is open to fans of all ages, free of charge.

    Niagara Falls ready for Canada Day

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s not going to be your typical Canada Day in Niagara Falls.

    In fact, it’s going to be a three-day celebration.

    “People are expecting a bigger and better celebration,” said Lori Albanese, community development co-ordinator for the City of Niagara Falls.

    “It’s going to be a lot more fun. We’re getting a lot of people calling from out of town, asking what’s going on? Where can we get a hotel room? They’re looking forward to coming to Niagara Falls and enjoying our celebration.”

    Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

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    From a Marketwired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday with a nationwide celebration, ‘Canada 150’ and the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa invites guests to celebrate right at the heart of it all. And the Niagara Region is going a step above, hosting a localized ‘Niagara 150’ event in conjunction with Canada 150. Combined these events celebrate Canada and the Niagara Region. The festivities include a number of special events, free admission to historic Canadian locations and more. Marriott’s iconic luxury Niagara Falls hotel is poised to be the perfect home base for those looking to celebrate.
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    HIGGS: Before Niagara Falls was a city

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    What was life like in the early days of the Niagara area — even before it was a fully fledged city? I hope you are somewhat interested as I am part of the planning committee for the Niagara Falls 125th celebration and will be writing about the early days in Niagara Falls each week.

    Mayor Paul Dyster will be holding a press conference this Wednesday to announce some of the plans. We have a long and colorful history and we can always learn from it. There will be various events which will highlight our history throughout the year and I hope you will be a part of them…

    Old newspapers are the main source of my research and the Niagara Falls Gazette was publishing during these times and I have online sources to refer to also. Of course, the Local History Department at the Main Street library is also a great source for information. So let’s begin “before” we were a “city.”

    How should Falls celebrate Canada’s 150th b-day?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s still 11 months until Canada’s 150th birthday, but Niagara Falls officials are not wasting any time when it comes to preparing for next year’s grand celebration.

    A survey is up on the city’s website (www.niagarafalls.ca/) asking the public to help them plan for the big bash in 2017. The survey is expected to remain on the website until Aug. 26.

    Lori Albanese, the city’s community development co-ordinator, said once a Canada Day event concludes, officials immediately begin planning for the next one, trying to secure sponsorships, entertainment and volunteers.

    And with the next Canada Day being the country’s sesquicentennial, Albanese said her committee wants the public to have even a bigger say on how the city’s celebration will unfold.

    Convention centre game changer

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Described as a critical piece of the pie in terms of attracting people to Niagara, the gleaming new Scotiabank Convention Centre opened in Niagara Falls on Friday to much fanfare.

    Years in the making, the new centre across from the old Loretto Academy attracted hundreds of people to the opening celebration.

    It’s expected the $100-million building, which received federal and provincial funding as well as funding from local business improvement areas and the private sector, will become an institution that generations of people will use for graduation ceremonies, proms, weddings, and business meetings.

    It’s also expected that the convention centre will have a huge economic impact: it’s already created 70 full-time and 210 part-time jobs, and it’s projected that it will generate $83 million worth of new visitor expenditures in the region annually.

    If those projections hold true, it will practically pay for itself in a little over a year.

    Fallsview Casino celebrates Chinese New Year

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    From CANOE Travel:

    When he gets back to Australia, Daniel Whin will be able to tell all his friends about how the Chinese celebrate the new year.

    He was sitting in the restaurant at the Fallsview Casino on Thursday afternoon when he heard some loud drums and decided to see what all the excitement was about.

    In the lobby, five lions and 16 performers were taking part in the traditional Lion Dance parade in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.

    “This was really nice and I got some great photos,” said Whin, who spent two days in Canada and was heading to New York City later in the day.

    Olympic take on Oh Canada Eh

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Thought the Olympics closing ceremonies looked familiar? If you’ve seen the Oh Canada Eh dinner show in Niagara Falls, you weren’t imagining things.

    From the moose to the lumberjacks to the hockey players, the cheeky celebration of all things Canadiana was like a carbon copy of the award-winning show that has been tickling tourists since 1994.

    “Anne of Green Gables was the only thing missing in their performance that’s in ours,” said an amused Oh Canada Eh vice-president Anne Robinson…

    Robinson had so much deja vu watching the closing ceremonies, she wondered if the Olympic producers took in a show or two of Oh Canada Eh at some point.

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