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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.

So much fun for just a buck

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From Niagara This Week:

For a pair of local youngsters, it was a chance to hang for a few minutes with Katy Perry — at least a wax rendition of the pop singer anyway.

“Everything!” Brooke Annette said when asked what she liked about the annual Museums Dollar Day for Cystic Fibrosis.

“Everything is great,” sister Caitlin added.

The Annette girls’ excitement was music to Nancy Clayton’s ears. The vice-president of the Niagara Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis is the organizer of the annual fundraiser, which allows residents entrance to a selection of museums and attractions in the Clifton Hill area for just a loonie.

“There’s so many happy families, so many happy kids,” Clayton said as she watched visitors take in displays at the Movieland Wax Museum, one of the most popular sites to visit Sunday afternoon, it seemed. Lineups were long, but were constantly moving.

Sleep Cheap reservations start Friday

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Reservations for the 13th annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap fundraiser can be made starting Friday at 8 a.m.

Sleep Cheap will run for five nights again this year — from Nov. 13-17.

During the event, many Niagara Falls hotels offer rooms to Niagara residents only at discounted prices. The proceeds help select local charities. To date, more than $1.5 million has been raised.

Minimum donations for rooms remain the same as last year: $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark.

Participating hotels can be found at sleepcheapcharitiesreap.com.

Tower steps no match for cancer fighters

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From Niagara This Week:

More than 500 participants huffed and puffed, climbing to the top of the Skylon Tower, all to raise money for the fight against children’s cancer. All conquered the 660 steps to the top of the iconic tower overlooking the Horseshoe and American falls — some more than once — and raised more than $50,000, with pledges still coming in.

Amazing Race Canada duo in Falls Saturday

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I know it’s old, but I still wanted to include it…

From Bullet News Niagara:

In partnership with Niagara Falls Tourism, Niagara College’s Event Management program is excited to announce that Jet Black and Dave Schram, hilarious duo from Amazing Race Canada, will be hosting Solving Niagara April 5.

The Amazing-Race-style event is a fundraiser for Niagara College’s Many Hands Project, supporting renovations to The Upper Deck Youth Centre in Vineland.

Sleep Cheap Charities reap true to its name

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From Niagara This Week:

True to the name, charities did reap from an annual fundraiser that allows Niagara residents to take advantage of cut rate hotel rooms in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati was busy Tuesday, handing out cheques to 18 different organizations who all shared in the $131,075 raised by 2013’s 10th annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event, which took place from Nov. 10 to 14. In total, 23 Niagara Inns and Hotels took part. In addition several attraction including the Skylon Tower, Bird Kingdom and Greg Frewin Theatre also took part, offering discounts on admission.

Rocky Horrow Show Returns to Oh Canada Eh?

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For the 10th year Rocky Horror Show is returning to a live stage at Oh Canada Eh?. This is becoming a Halloween tradition.  The event is also a fundraiser for AIDS Niagara.

From the Bullet News Niagara:

Every now and then, Craig Maguire doesn’t mind dressing up in women’s clothes — especially for a good cause.

Maguire will once again be donning heels, hose and a corset all while applying healthy gobs of mascara and eyeliner that will transform the Niagara Falls actor into that “Sweet Transvestite” Frank N. Furter as Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre presents the Rocky Horror Show.

Sleep Cheap charity nears $1-million mark

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Ten local charities that are being helped this year from the Sleep Cheap Charities Reap fundraiser will be using their money for everything from funding new equipment at the Boys & Girls Club to upgrades to kitchen facilities at the Niagara Falls Community Outreach.

This year’s event generated $120,444.98, bringing the total amount raised in seven years to just over $830,000.

Mayor Jim Diodati, who has been the driving force behind the event, said members of the committee who have been working on this project are quite excited because they are closing in on the $1-million mark.

“Our goal will be to hit it next season. We have already started on coming up with some creative ideas so that we can add some elements of excitement so that we can hit the big mark.”

$1 day at Clifton Hill Sunday

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From Niagara This Week:

For Nancy Clayton there couldn’t be an easier fundraiser than the $1 museum day.

As the vice-president of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF)’s Niagara chapter, she’s been organizing the event for the past 23 years. It started with a need to fundraise funds for cystic fibrosis research but what it’s become is an annual community event that Niagara Falls residents not only participate in, it’s something they look forward to.

“We’ve had people calling asking us when the next one’s going to be,” she said. “The community really likes it.”

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