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Niagara Falls planning unreal holiday lights festival this year

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From blogTO:

Canada’s largest lights festival is celebrating its 35th anniversary in Niagara Falls this year – and organizers say it’ll be their “brightest season yet.”

More than a million people from around the world come each year to see more than two million lights displayed throughout Niagara Falls during the city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights.

“Tour our 8km long illumination route that travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts,” reads the Niagara Falls Tourism website.

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.

Eclipse watchers pack Niagara Glen

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The last time so many Canadians stared up at the sky at the same time, Rod Stewart’s Do You Think I’m Sexy was the No. 1 song and Laverne & Shirley was TV’s No. 1 show.

It was Feb. 26, 1979, that the last total solar eclipse passed through North America, and for the most part it was an underwhelming, cloud-covered affair.

It took 38 years for the next one to swing by, but people hoping for darkness in the afternoon were again disappointed Monday. Most of Canada missed the totality some Americans enjoyed, with the best views around Victoria, B.C., where about 90 per cent of the sun was blacked out.

In Niagara Falls, the partial eclipse reached its peak at about 2:33 p.m. when the moon was closest to the sun, resulting in about 75 per cent coverage. Even then, the sky only slightly dimmed, as if the sun was being filtered by a nylon.

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.

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.

Niagara Parks issues RFP for development of Queen Victoria Park concept master plan

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission has issued a formal Request for Proposals to the planning, architectural and landscape architectural consultant community to help develop a renewed master plan that will become the provincial agency’s blueprint for the future.

The purpose of the master plan is to guide continued development, programming and management of Niagara Parks lands within the Queen Victoria Park area while also protecting and preserving the natural and historic features within the area, said Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission.

Under the RFP, the Queen Victoria Park area is defined as Niagara Parks lands between the Rainbow Bridge and Kingsbridge Park in Chippawa.

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.

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