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    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.

    Dollar Day returns to Niagara Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It all started with a cough that wouldn’t go away for Angela Morris.

    “They started thinking I had pneumonia,” Morris, a Grade 9 student at Stamford Collegiate Secondary School says.

    As it turns out, doctors at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines site found it was something completely different — and life changing — for the Niagara Falls teen. It was discovered she had cystic fibrosis or CF for short…

    Since being diagnosed last year, Morris has had to make a few changes in her life.

    “I can’t sleep over a friends’ houses. I can’t play sports,” she says.

    But according to Nancy Clayton, vice-president of CFC’s Niagara chapter, situations like Angela’s can now be avoided.

    Clayton is busy putting together the finishing touches on this year’s Dollar Day, which raises funds for cystic fibrosis research. Niagara Falls residents can get into a 13 different attractions — wax museums, haunted houses and others — on Clifton Hill for just a loonie. This year’s event — the 29th annual — takes place on Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of the Ripley’s Moving Theatre, which closes at 3 p.m.

    Moody Mother Nature doesn’t dampen annual Museums Dollar Day for Cystic Fibrosis

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Despite some moodiness from Mother Nature, the annual Museums Dollar Day for Cystic Fibrosis was “a smashing success”, according to organizer Nancy Clayton.

    “It took a few years off my life, worrying about the weather,” Clayton said with a laugh.

    What started out as a rainy day with a few breaks in the weather grew wintrier as the day wore on. By mid afternoon it had begun to snow, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from checking out attractions on Clifton Hill and area, even with some long lineups.

    “I was at Movieland (Wax Museum) and you could tell the weather by what people had on,” Clayton said. “By 3 p.m. people had snow on them.”

    Justina Fife of Niagara Falls has lived in the area all of her life and had never visited the museums. She was impressed by what she saw at the Rock Legends Wax Museum on Centre Street.

    “I just wanted to try them out,” she said.

    And she said she liked what she saw at Rock Legends.

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    $1 Museum Day on Clifton Hill this weekend

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    …Canadian researchers are viewed as leaders in the global effort to find a cure or control for CF.

    Th at effort, however, takes dollars …lots of dollars.

    “Research is our answer,” said Nancy Clayton, vice-president of the Niagara chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

    The largest local fundraiser to support CF research is the annual $1 Museum Day on Clifton Hill.

    The 26th annual event takes place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Niagara Falls residents will be able to visit 17 tourist attractions for just $1 each.

    Clayton has been organizing the popular community event since 1988.

    She came up with the idea after trying to think of a way to raise money for a disease few people were aware of.

    Dollar Day returns to Niagara Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Polish off those loonies because Dollar Day at museums in and around Clifton Hill is here again.

    And as it turns out, residents are already chomping at the bit, one of the women organizing the Jan. 13 event says.

    “The phone has already been ringing. People are calling wanting to know the date,” Rosemary Croteau, who handles publicity and is the right hand for organizer Nancy Clayton.

    Now in it’s 25th year, the event allows Niagara Falls residents entry to a selection of Clifton Hill museums and attractions for $1. All proceeds will go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada to be used toward research into the fatal disease.

    Attractions open doors for a loonie to help charity

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara museums will go loonie later this month with more than a dozen attractions in the Clifton Hill area offering a deep discount on admission prices for local residents.

    Niagara Falls residents can visit 14 attractions for $1 on Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The popular $1 Museum Day event will raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada. More than $12,000 was raised last year.

    The event has been entertaining local residents for the past 24 years.

    “It’s become a second-generation event,” said Nancy Clayton, vice-president of the foundation’s Niagara chapter.

    “Now, we get people who grew up with the event who are now bringing their own kids.”

    $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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