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Gearing up for the Grand Prix

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Project SHARE is gearing up for the 15th annual Niagara Falls Review SHARE Grand Prix.

The go-kart race, to be held May 13 at Niagara Go-Karts and Mini-Putt, has become a popular spring event and is a major fundraiser for the charity.

“We have a really great following for this event, with numerous racing teams that return annually,” said Katie Cuviello, fundraising coordinator at Project SHARE.

A team from Chippawa Presbyterian Church was the top finisher last year and the church has also been the top fundraiser for the past eight years.

Sleep Cheap raises $126,250 for charities

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From Bullet News Niagara:

Thanks to the committed efforts of participating Niagara Falls hotels and attractions, this year’s Sleep Cheap event raised $126,250 to benefit local charitable groups.

This total amount raised for charity over the past eleven years now totals $1,442,825.

Community support for the event is unparalleled – everybody wins in this fundraiser. Niagara Region residents get the chance to take a break and stay overnight in some of our most luxurious hotels; hoteliers have the opportunity to give back to the community while sharing with the locals the awesome accommodations they have to offer and most importantly, local charities put the proceeds to work in our community.

Niagara Falls invaded by cheerleaders and dancers

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From the Welland Tribune:

There was plenty to cheer about in Niagara Falls on the weekend – not only inside the Scotiabank Convention Centre during the Canadian National Cheer & Dance Championships – but across the city where restaurants and hotels were booked to capacity.

“We had over 86 athletes with our five teams and they all came along with parents, grandparents and other spectators who came to watch and most of them stayed overnight or a full weekend,” said Jasmine Tessier, a coach with Thunder Cheerleading from Mississauga.

“Niagara Falls is always lots of fun for the girls. Many of them hit Clifton Hill and some were going to the Butterfly Conservatory,” said Tessier. “Not only is it a good event, we like the way things are run and the kids really get the full experience because they have the theatre, the arena and the ballroom.”

Competition watered down by steady rain

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Oakville teen Jonathan Cosentino was one of the few skateboarders who got to show off his tricks at what was billed as Canada’s largest skateboarding competition in Niagara Falls over the weekend.

Steady rain Saturday turned the “Take the Cake” contest into a soggy affair and forced a competition among 15 professional skateboarders to be watered down Saturday.

West 49, a chain of stores that sell skateboard gear and apparel, sponsored the event offering $100,000 in total prize money.

It turned the stage at Oakes Garden Theatre into a temporary outdoor skatepark for the weekend.

The world comes to run in Niagara

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Veterans of the Niagara Falls International Marathon were shocked by what they saw Sunday.

Blue skies. Warm temperatures. No rain coats. They’re so used to lousy weather, being dry is like a consolation prize.

It made for more smiles and a bigger crowd cheering them on during the annual run, which saw more than 5,500 runners participate.

“It’s a beautiful race,” raved Gwen Bartlett of Oakville, who completed the half-marathon portion of the event. “It’s nice and flat, and the scenery is great.”

Niagara Falls Canada Welcomes Summer with Music, Festivals & More

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From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

Summer in Niagara Falls Canada brings beautiful weather for enjoying the Falls and an array of special events to keep everyone entertained–especially music lovers. Weekend visitors will enjoy the Niagara Falls Fireworks & Concert Series with free concerts and Falls fireworks at Queen Victoria Park every Friday and Sunday through October 9, 2009.

Can the downtown do it again with Springlicious?

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Last year’s April Wine has evaporated, but the buzz lingered all year. It’s time now to see if the 2009 vintage of Springlicious has the same intoxicating effect last year’s event did.

A year ago, people fell in love with the downtown again -even if, in some cases, it was just a one-night stand. The first-ever Springlicious music and food festival last year gave people a reason to come downtown…

The question this year is, can lightning strike twice?

Will Springlicous, version 2.0, build on the goodwill last year’s event garnered?

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