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    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?

    Discover Queen Street during Springlicious

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    From the Niagara Falls Review

    Last year, over 35,000 people were re-introduced to a revamped Queen Street during the inaugural Springlicious festival.

    “It was a big surprise,” said Don Weaver, owner of GPS Pursuits and chairman of Celebrate Old Downtown which is the special events wing of the downtown business association.

    “We didn’t realize there were that many local people out there who were still interested in seeing Queen Street.”

    Twelve months after the original Springlicious, the downtown core has continued to evolve and organizers are optimistic the festival’s return will once again revitalize the area.

    The second annual beer, wine and food festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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