From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:
The Canadian Aerial Demonstration team, the Snowbirds, visited Niagara Falls Wednesday.
The Snowbirds did several flyovers at the falls on the sunny summer evening, wowing their audience with their impressive tricks and aerial formations.
The precision flying team performed aerobatic maneuvers over the Horseshoe Falls for about 20 minutes, while crowds gathered and watched in amazement on both sides of the falls.
You can also see the Nipawin Journal for some nice pictures
As I tweeted on Saturday, I came down on Saturday with my family to try and see some of the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition, but there were no events during the day. I also tried to watch it on RedBull.TV but at the time I checked they still weren’t showing anything.
I know there are loads of articles about the event, but here are some that I found that I thought were worth sharing:
- Niagara This Week – Red Bull Crashed Ice – This is a great place to start as there were several articles that you can get to from this page
- Mississauga.com – 40 seconds, 76-metre drop: Brothers skate to the extreme
- WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo had several good articles and videos
- There were also some CNW Group press releases (available on Yahoo!):
- Top 32 Canadian Athletes Carve Out Spots in Red Bull Crashed Ice Qualifying Round
- Canadians Dominate Elimination Round and Skate Into the Finals at The Falls
- Reigning world champion Croxall takes Ice Cross Downhill win in Niagara Falls season opener
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The King was here, but his followers missed the memo.
The first annual Niagara Falls Elvis Festival was marred by slim crowds and some angry vendors over the weekend.
Most wondered why the event wasn’t promoted more, and felt sorry for the top notch entertainers gathered at Oakes Garden Theatre.
“One of the Elvis’ said (on Friday), ‘I’m not sticking around, there’s no one to sing to,’ ” said vendor Sheila Szalai, who paid nearly $600 with her husband Karl to operate a jewelry booth for the three-day event. By Saturday afternoon, they had made just two sales.
“We won’t be back.”
The sour mood hung over the venue Saturday as Elvis tribute artists played to barely 150 people by late afternoon. It was a far cry from the thousands organizers expected for the inaugural event.
“This is stupid, this place should be packed,” said Niagara Falls resident Della Meunier. “I love Elvis, and I am very disappointed for this. Fans just didn’t know it was going on.
“Why was it kept so secretive?”
Someone with a Blogger blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (along with some pictures):
Despite the crowds and all the vendors/shows/shops anxious to have you deposit your Loonies with them, the natural attractions at Niagara Falls are simple awesome.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The whiff of free magic and being on TV has them lining up early.
The show doesn’t start until 6:30 p. m., but by 5 p. m. the lobby is already starting to fill up at the Greg Frewin Theatre. Before they enter, they’re greeted by a sign telling them they will be filmed tonight: “If you attend this event, your image may appear in the production and you hereby give consent to the use of your image.”
For many, that’s the reason they’re here. Two kids decked out in Greg Frewin T-shirts have already seen the show. But mention being on TV, and their eyes light up.
Frewin’s CBC special will take three weeks to film, and this is one of the biggest nights. A good crowd is crucial. A good-looking crowd is equally important. Organizers seat some of the more ‘camera friendly’ patrons near the stage, where they’re more likely to be filmed.
Hats and shirts with corporate logos are a no-no. A greeter asks everyone to smile. A lot.
Oh, and don’t look at the cameras.