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    Kate Moss in Niagara

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Supermodel Kate Moss visited Hornblower Niagara Cruises on Monday.

    Moss is known for her modelling work for brands such as Calvin Klein, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.

    “We were thrilled to welcome Kate Moss at Hornblower Niagara Cruises today to experience Niagara Falls up close,” said Mory DiMaurizio, general manager of Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

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    Noel Buckley to head Scotiabank Convention Centre

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    Noel Buckley, a recognized Niagara Falls, Ont. hospitality industry leader, is returning to Southern Ontario to run the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

    Buckley, 55, has been named the convention center’s president and general manager, filling a position that had vacant for nearly 20 months. Buckley was selected for a national headhunting search. He begins his new Niagara Falls tenure next month.

    Terms of his new contract were not disclosed.

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    Fazio out as Winter Festival of Lights GM

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After 10 years, the Winter Festival of Lights and its general manager Dino Fazio have parted ways.

    Fazio confirmed in an e-mail to the media Wednesday that he has left the long-running festival to pursue “personal projects.” He had been on a leave of absence “for awhile,” according to festival board co-chairman Brian Crow.

    He said Fazio was a “great” leader for the festival during an often turbulent decade. During his stint, the festival had to bow out of the annual New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park, and last year ended its partnership with Disney after more than two decades.

    Painter out as convention centre boss

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Scotiabank Convention Centre is looking for a new president and general manager.

    Kerry Painter, president and general manager of the Stanley Avenue facility, is no longer with the Centre. The news came following a meeting of the centre’s board of directors on Wednesday morning.

    Sources, who did not want to be identified, said Painter’s “termination was performance related” but councillor Wayne Thomson, who is also chair of the convention board, said that isn’t the case at all.

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    Hornblower Niagara Cruises Welcomes Mory DiMaurizio as its New General Manager

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    From a PR Web press release:

    Hornblower Niagara Cruises (HNC) is delighted to announce the addition of Mory DiMaurizio to its management team. DiMaurizio will serve as the company’s General Manager, initially working to develop infrastructure for HNC’s brand new, multi-faceted Niagara Falls touring and entertainment facility and overseeing hiring and Human Resources.

    DiMaurizio has 18 years of deep and rich experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, specializing in implementing corporate initiatives, projects, and changes; building and leading high-performance teams; fostering productive relationships among internal teams as well as with media, governments, and stakeholders; maintaining high ethical standards; and focusing on generating revenue and streamlining budgets.

    Meet the new boss

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    From Niagara This Week:

    John Lohuis is a busy man.

    He had to push back a scheduled interview for this story to accommodate an early morning meeting. When he was done, he was off to another. Such is the life of the Niagara Parks Commission’s new general manager.

    The former Director of Parks and Recreation took over from Fay Booker, who resigned from the position last February.

    For Lohuis, who began his NPC duties on August 1, his new duties don’t present much of a change from his Mississauga job.

    “I had two golf courses, two marinas and 5,000 acres of parks to look after,” Lohuis said. “So this isn’t much different.”

    Speedway OMB draws to a close

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The checkered flag has been waived and the Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the proposed Canadian Motor Speedway is over.

    Proceedings continued until last Thursday, wrapping up one day earlier than the initial two-week block set aside, and well short of the four-weeks originally scheduled for the hearing.

    “Finishing early is a very good sign,” said Economic and Development Tourism general manager Jim Thibert.

    Parks official resigns post in Canada

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Fay Booker, general manager of the Niagara Parks Commission, has resigned from the Canadian park agency.

    The reasons for Booker’s resignation are unclear, though a source familiar with the situation said tensions between the agency and the Niagara Falls, Ont., city government likely played a role.

    Before her hiring as general manager last summer, Booker served as chairwoman for the commission, which has garnered increased attention in recent months because of its decision to allow stuntman Nik Wallenda to walk on a tightrope above the falls and awarding a 30-year contract allowing Hornblower Cruises to run boat tours around the falls.

    “We will build on the foundation Ms. Booker helped to establish and continue moving in a new strategic direction to ensure a strong, sustainable future for the Niagara Parks Commission,” interim Parks Commission Chairwoman Janice Thomson said in a statement.

    Booker resigns from Niagara Parks

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    From Niagara This Week:

    After less than one year on the job, Fay Booker is out as general manager of the Niagara Parks Commission.

    Sources told Bullet News that the decision was made Tuesday and senior staff members at the Parks Commission were informed this morning. Later Wednesday, a news release from Niagara Parks stated that Booker resigned effective March but that she is taking time.

    Effective immediately, the commission’s internal auditor, Gershom Moyo, will assume her responsibilities to ensure operational continuity, the release stated.

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