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    In 2024, Total Eclipse Comes to WNY (and Ontario)

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    If you thought Monday’s partial eclipse was cool, just wait seven years.

    On April 8, 2024 — just 2,422 days from now — a total eclipse will cover the entire Western New York region, stretching south through Cleveland, Indianapolis, Dallas and even central Mexico.

    In Niagara Falls, Destination Niagara USA President and CEO John Percy said he’s already preparing for worldwide media coverage in April 2024.

    New CEO for Niagara Parks

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    There’s a new leadership structure at the Niagara Parks Commission.

    NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson announced Friday that Reegan McCullough will begin his tenure as chief executive officer of the provincial agency, effective Nov. 7.

    McCullough is currently the executive director of Oil Sands Community Alliance in Alberta. Prior to that, he served as assistant Deputy Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation for Alberta.

    “Reegan’s exceptional experience in executive management positions within both the public and private sector, focused on large scale operations, strategic policy and regulatory development, capital construction and financial accountability, make him the ideal candidate to assume the responsibilities of CEO,” Thomson said.

    IMAX Theatre to stay put despite land sale

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The sale of land on Fallsview Boulevard that is home to the IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls will have no impact on the operation of the theatre, the U.S.-based operator of the theatre says.

    The giant-screen, 600-seat theatre is owned by Utah-based Destination Cinema Inc., has been operating at the site since 1986. The sale of the property, which hosts the theatre, the Niagara Falls Daredevil Gallery and the National Geographic Store, was finalized on March 20.

    “Despite the sale of the property, it’s business as usual for Destination Cinema and the IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls,” said Bob Perkins, CEO of Destination Cinema.

    Tourism’s not shrinking in the summer heat

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The heat wave of 2012, which has had Niagara baking in 40°C heat on a number of days, hasn’t wilted the region’s summer tourism industry.

    Hotel occupancy rates in June for the region were up 7.8 % over the same time last year, according to the Tourism Partnership of Niagara.

    “It’s great to see that increase,” said Robin Garrett, CEO of the non-profit organization that works with tourism partners to promote and market Niagara as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.

    “From speaking with our industry partners, I’ve heard July numbers have been consistent with last year, maybe a little bit higher.”

    August is also expected to be a successful month, Garrett said.

    Tourism agency names first CEO

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The head of a leading provincial tourism marketing agency has been named the first chief executive officer of a new Niagara tourism agency.

    Robin Garrett, president of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, was appointed CEO of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, the organization announced Monday.

    “It will be a very exciting opportunity,” Garrett said in an interview about her new role promoting Niagara’s tourism offerings. “It is know internationally. It really does have an opportunity to be a tourism powerhouse for the province and the country,” Garrett said.

    Bergamo: ‘NFR is the last man standing’

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    From the Buffalo News:

    For more than a decade, Niagara Falls Redevelopment has been buying properties in downtown Niagara Falls, leaving residents to wonder what the company has planned for the land.

    The company, controlled by Howard Milstein, now controls roughly 85 acres.

    The following are full responses provided by Anthony Bergamo, chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Redevelopment, to questions from The News last week.

    President of Niagara Clifton Group has passed away

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    I saw this notice in the paper on Saturday. Charles Dudley Davenport Burland, the President of Beefeater Niagara Limited/Niagara Clifton Group passed away last week. Niagara Clifton Group operates the Mystery Maze, Brick City, and several other attractions and a hotel.

    My condolences go out to the Burland family.

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