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    Hotels nearly booked as Niagara Falls prepares for Wallenda stunt

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    It’s expected to be one of the biggest events happening at Niagara Falls this year – Erendira Wallenda will be flying, suspended from a helicopter by her teeth, over the falls.

    “For whatever reason, every time there’s this sense of wonder,” said Andrea Czopp, the Communications Director for Destination Niagara USA. “People do all kinds of crazy things for crazy reasons and I think there’s something about the power of this water that ignites an intrigue.”

    The stunt is taking place at 8:30am Thursday, June 15.

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    Meet the Woman Planning to Hang by Her Teeth over Niagara Falls

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    From Vice:

    Niagara Falls played host to famed circus performer Nik Wallenda who walked across the natural phenomenon on a high-wire passing between the US into Canada just short of five years ago. Now, on the anniversary of his performance, his wife Erendira Vasquez Wallenda will attempt a world recording-breaking feat as she hangs from a helicopter above the falls on June 15—by her teeth.

    “I come from eight generations of the circus on my mom’s side, and seven generations on my father’s side, so this has been something that’s been in my life for a long time,” Erendira, who is an aerialist, told VICE. “I started performing when I was five years old—I’ve been around people doing this sort of thing my entire life.”

    We reached out to Erendira to ask her why in the world someone would want to hang by their teeth over the Falls and about what it’s like to come from a long hereditary line of circus performers.

    Niagara Falls approves $35,000 for Erendira Wallenda stunt

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    The Niagara Falls Common Council approved $35,000 for a June 15 stunt over Niagara Falls that will feature the wife of famed Niagara Falls tightrope-walker Nik Wallenda.

    Erendira Wallenda, an acrobat, plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter over the falls on June 15, the five-year anniversary of Nik’s stunt.

    Wallenda’s feat is given monumental recognition

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The tethered steps that Nik Wallenda took on a mist-drenched, 2-inch steel cable across Niagara Falls more than two years ago gave the former honeymoon capital of the world a chance to reclaim a moment in the spotlight.

    But that 26-minute walk before a television audience of more than 10 million also catapulted the daredevil to global fame.

    Last year, he got the chance to walk untethered across a gorge near the Grand Canyon. Later this year, he plans to stride across the top of the Chicago skyline.

    Wallenda’s June 15, 2012, walk from the U.S. to the Canadian side of the falls was remembered Monday with the official unveiling of a monument on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park.

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    Take the GO Train to watch tight-rope walk across Niagara Falls

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    From a CNW Group press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    GO Transit will operate a special event train for passengers to experience a unique tight-rope walk across Niagara Falls. Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross the natural wonder on an 1,800-foot wire on the evening of Friday, June 15.

    GO will run a train from Union Station at 3:30 p.m. to arrive in Niagara Falls at 5:34; events around the Falls are due to begin in the early evening. Following the event, the return trip will leave Niagara Falls at 12:01 a.m. and arrive in Toronto at 2:04.

    Exciting Spring Events in Niagara Falls

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    Earlier this week I received the latest newsletter from the Fallsview Group.

    Official Wallenda Walk Date Established

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    Many news outlets have articles about the official Wallenda Walk date. Here are a few:

    Wallenda set to announce June 15 wire walk date

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    Several news sources say that the big announcement regarding when Nik Wallenda will perform over Niagara Falls is set for tomorrow:

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