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    Parks to implement Chinese pay options

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Starting next month, Chinese visitors will have Chinese mobile payment options at Niagara Parks attractions.

    After a procurement process, OTT Pay Inc. was selected as the preferred vendor, catering to the emerging Chinese tourism market. The agreement was finalized with a signing ceremony on March 14.

    Once implemented, Niagara Parks will be able to accept the preferred payment methods used by Chinese travellers (WeChat Pay and Alipay) at its attractions, stores, restaurants and the renovated Table Rock Centre. It will also use the service to leverage marketing opportunities to the Chinese tourism market.

    Maves, Jeffs appointed to Niagara Parks Commission

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Two former regional councillors have been appointed to the Niagara Parks Commission board.

    Bart Maves, a former Niagara Falls councillor, and April Jeffs, former mayor of Wainfleet, were appointed to the commission Jan. 31 by the Progressive Conservative government.

    They will each serve a three-year term.

    Niagara Parks begin parkway, trail improvements

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara Parks Commission began road work this week on the Niagara Parkway, and will be making improvements to five locations along the Niagara River Recreation Trail.

    Each year, Niagara Parks invests capital funding toward the maintenance of its properties, gardens, parklands, facilities, recreational trails and parkway.

    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 Introduces New Literary Speaker Series

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

    The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce a new four-part literary speaker series, Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the multitude of unique and extraordinarily talented, female literary voices found within this country.

    The new series will take place on the first Thursday of each month from September to December, beginning on Thursday, September 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Laura Secord Homestead. Each event will comprise a wine and cheese with a lecture and open discussion, highlighting a different Canadian female author and a feature novel they have written.

    Oakes Garden Theatre celebrates 80th annivesrary

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A ceremony to mark the official re-dedication of Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls will be held Monday.

    The 4 p.m. event will showcase the recently completed restoration work at the Niagara Parks landmark and includes a Canadian Citizenship ceremony.

    NPC receives no proposals for marina development

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Parks is not giving up on a waterfront development opportunity at its marina along the Niagara Parkway in Fort Erie despite two unsuccessful procurement efforts.

    The Niagara Parks Commission announced this week that despite extensive efforts and input, including two extensions to the request for proposal timeline, no proposals were received.

    This, after a previous request for qualifications didn’t yield a submission that Niagara Parks felt met its requirements.

    “We don’t know the reasons why yet,” said David Adames, chief operating officer of the commission, when asked why he believes it’s been difficult to move the project forward.

    Ontario’s Niagara Parks Unveils New Pollinator Exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory

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

    This August 18th, The Niagara Parks Commission officially launched its new pollinator exhibit, Saving the Pollinators; Our World Depends on It, at the Butterfly Conservatory with an announcement and unveiling led by Niagara Parks Chair, Janice Thomson.

    At this new bilingual exhibit, visitors can learn more about Ontario’s pollinating species, from bees to hummingbirds, who, despite their small size, play a major role in maintaining our environment.

    Join ‘The Indians Who Rocked the World’ for a ‘RUMBLE AT THE FALLS’

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

    “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World” presents RUMBLE AT THE FALLS, offered by Rezolution Pictures in association with the Niagara Parks Commission and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

    This signature live concert event will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7:30 PM, at Niagara Parks’ Oakes Garden Theatre, overlooking the powerful Niagara Falls.

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