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    Ontario’s Niagara Parks celebrates 80th Anniversary of Oakes Garden Theatre

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    From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen at Niagara at Large (from September 18):

    In a ceremony held today, The Niagara Parks Commission was pleased to rededicate the awe-inspiring amphitheatre, Oakes Garden Theatre, in celebration of the venue’s 80th anniversary.

    Oakes Garden Theatre and its associated Rainbow Gardens are outstanding examples of design and architecture created to specifically act as a dramatic gateway to Canada. Influenced by the City Beautiful architectural movement of the mid-20th century, the venue was first opened to the public with an original dedication ceremony held on September 18, 1937.

    Ontario’s Niagara Parks Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing Event – Monday, August 21st

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    From a Niagara Parks press release seen on Niagara at Large:

    The Niagara Parks Commission will host a solar eclipse viewing event at the new Niagara Glen Nature Centre on Monday, August 21th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join us at the Niagara Glen to view the solar eclipse from our recently unveiled Niagara Glen Nature Centre.

    The event will include guided viewing tours with special protective glasses, as well as crafts for kids and light refreshments, all with a panoramic view of the Niagara River under the darkened sky caused by the eclipse.

    Celebrate the Civic Holiday Weekend – August 4th thru 7th – with Ontario’s Niagara Parks

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    From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen at Niagara at Large:

    Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission will be hosting a diverse lineup of activities and promotions for all visitors to enjoy while spending the Civic Holiday weekend in Niagara Parks:

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    Ontario’s Niagara Parks Launches Life on Display Exhibit

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    From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

    This July 28th, The Niagara Parks Commission officially launched its Life on Display exhibit at the Floral Showhouse, a key component of Niagara Parks’ Begin Here campaign to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Canada and the province of Ontario.

    New focus at Niagara Glen Nature Centre

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The iconic stone building at the Niagara Glen along the Niagara Parkway has been used as a restaurant, caretaker’s residence, temporary residence for School of Horticulture students and spent many years a gift shop.

    The Niagara Glen Nature Centre recently underwent a series of renovations to add new programming to highlight Niagara Parks’ stewardship role.

    “The Niagara Glen is an undeniable treasure of natural beauty,” Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission, said Friday during the attraction’s grand re-opening.

    “(The glen) is a defining feature of the Niagara River experience and a site that has been protected and preserved by the Niagara Parks Commission since 1894.”

    With support from the Ontario150 funding program, the building has been converted into an interpretation facility that highlights the geological, environmental and historical significance of the area.

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    Celebrate Spring at Annual Hydrangea Display at Niagara Parks’ Floral Showhouse

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    From a press release seen at Niagara at Large:

    Take in the dazzling sight of giant floral displays bursting with the colours of spring. Among this year’s features are enormous hanging baskets – some over five feet wide, overflowing with colourful hydrangeas.

    A seasonal specialty, the annual Hydrangea Display at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse will run from Saturday, May 6 through to Friday, June 2.

    Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Wild Ontario Exhibit

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    From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

    The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to welcome a new family-friendly, educational exhibit “Wild Ontario – A Celebration of Ontario’s Biodiversity,” that will be taking place at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, June 11.

    Visitors will be introduced to various fascinating species of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and invertebrates, all native to this province. Interactive and bilingual displays will explain Ontario’s three different Ecozones: the Hudson Bay Lowlands, the Ontario Shield and the Mixed Wood Plains, as well as the unique regions and habitats that can be found within these Ecozones.

    Niagara Falls to be Illuminated – Tuesday, February 14th – in Pink and Red In Celebration of Valentine’s Day

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    From Niagara at Large:

    Niagara Falls will be bathed in soft pink and red lights this Valentine’s Day, providing the perfect backdrop to celebrate this romantic evening.
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    Ontario’s Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Northern Owls Exhibit

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    From Niagara at Large:

    The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to present Northern Owls, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that offers a unique look into the intriguing world of owls.
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    U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer To Canada – Be A Good Neighbor And Add More Border Agents – It’s a Win-Win

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    From NiagaraAtLarge.com:

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer met with the new Canadian Consul General Phyllis Yaffe and Canadian Ambassador David McNaughton this December 1st and urged them to immediately address staffing issues that are causing long wait times at all international border crossings between Buffalo and Canada including the Peace Bridge.

    Schumer said wait times this past summer got out of control because of a lack of available CBSA agents, and this lack of border agents could cause further delays during the upcoming busy holiday travel season, especially as construction begins on the Peace Bridge, reducing travel to one lane.

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