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    Another festive Family Day in the Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Puppets, pythons and little princesses. All part of Family Day in Niagara Falls Monday.

    With a fresh layer of snow and the day off from school and work, hundreds of families took advantage of free events at two of the city’s prime destinations, Niagara Falls History Museum and Heartland Forest.

    “It’s quite often our biggest day of the year,” said Clark Bernat, the city’s culture and museums manager. “Last (Family Day) was arguably our biggest day since our opening. We had about 1,200 people out last year.”

    Falls’ new Thunder Gallery gets cracking

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The rumbling started last spring. This year, the Thunder Gallery wants to storm Niagara Falls.

    Located on Robinson Street next to Club Seven, the contemporary gallery has a hefty ‘to do’ list for the upcoming months. In addition to a Niagara Falls ‘art walk’ and Family Day video projection, owner and curator Marinko Jareb hopes to establish a weekly Night Market during the summer featuring art, food trucks and live music.

    It’s part of Jareb’s plan to create a local gallery with tourism appeal.

    “I would like to embed myself in the cultural fabric of this area,” says Jareb. “This is an international destination, there are a ton of opportunities here.”

    For Immediate Release – Family Day @ the Museum

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    I recently received the following press release from the Niagara Falls Museum:

    February 10, 2014

    For Immediate Release

    Family Day @ the Museum 

    Niagara Falls Museums is pleased to offer a great event with Family Day @ the Museum on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls.

    Don’t miss out on the FREE Family Fun!

    Admission to the museum is free. Inside, families can explore the galleries, enjoy entertainment and demonstrations, and take part in the activities related to the current exhibition in the OPG Temporary Gallery titled “Space”, which features a moon rock and a portable planetarium StarLab.

    Starlab shows run every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour and will be first come first serve. Entertainment will include musicians and a magician.  There will be a constellation craft that younger visitors can create and families can get their portrait taken “on the moon”.

    All the Museums galleries will be open during the day and there will be scavenger hunts and quizzes to fill out.  Walk the tightrope, build a bridge or dress up in War of 1812 uniforms.

    A detailed agenda including map will be available when you check in at the Museum and there is lots of free parking in the Sylvia Place parking lot.


    For further information, please visit www.niagarafallsmuseums.ca or you may contact:

    Clark Bernat
    Niagara Falls Museums
    Come for the Falls – Fall for the History
    Phone: 905-358-5082

    Travelodge At the Falls (20130124)

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    A couple of weeks ago I received the latest newsletter from the Niagara Clifton Group (the Travelodge, Fun House, Brick City, etc).


    To sign up for the newsletter, click on the Join our FREE Email Mailing List link on the side of some of the pages at Falls.com

    Clifton Hill Update – February 2012

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    (I know I’m a couple of weeks late, but some of the dates for booking are still valid, so I still wanted to get this up)

    A couple of weeks ago I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.

    You can subscribe to the Clifton Hill Resort Update newsletter by visiting the Clifton Hill Newsletter page.


    Making memories on Family Day in Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara – It’s not so much what you do on Family Day, it’s more about having fun and spending time with all those who are so important in your life.

    Mario DeVellis was planning to spend the day at home just relaxing, but his son, grandson and son-in-law had a better idea. They convinced him to go along while they enjoyed some free family skating at the Gale Centre.

    “Winter is very long so it’s really nice to have this Family Day,” said DeVellis. “It gives people a bit of a holiday, especially people who like winter sports like skating, skiing and snowboarding. I think it’s wonderful and I’m all for it. I hope that everybody enjoyed their long weekend.”

    Family Day is the third Monday of February. It’s observed as a public (or statutory) holiday in the three Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

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