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Family Feud daily calendar – Niagara Falls

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Generally, each year my family purchases a daily calendar for us to read at dinner. We’ve done jokes, trivia about certain TV shows, etc. Last year we had a daily Family Feud calendar. On December 4, the survey question was “Tell me something you associate with Canada”. The number 2 answer was about Niagara Falls.

“Disney-style amusement parks open in Canada” – June 25, 1979

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The other day I came across a Google News archived/scanned story from the Star-Phoenix out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was from 1979, when Maple Leaf Village was opening.

The move to large amusement parks took visible form in the last week when Maple Leaf Village – Canada’s newest – opened in Niagara Falls, Ont., better known as the honeymoon capital of the world.

Owned by York Hannover Developments Ltd. and Wost Holdings Ltd., it cost $26 million and will have an annual payroll of $3 million. A feature is the $2 million giant wheel observation tower, tallest in North America, from which visitors may get a breathtaking view of the Falls.

Cool stuff!

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