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Niagara Falls announces summer events

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From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

Niagara Falls announced events and activities for this summer.

Destination NiagaraUSA, Old Falls Street, USA, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara Falls State Park held a joint press conference Thursday to announce the plans.

“I am so pleased that all of our downtown partners have come together to share all of the exciting events and activities that will be taking place this summer,” said John Percy, President & CEO of Destination Niagara USA in a statement. “As we look forward to another extremely successful tourist season, we are thrilled that our visitors and residents will have access to such a diverse and entertaining list of things to do.”

Casino concerns bring Niagara officials to Queen’s Park

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Wow… it doesn’t matter what side of the river you are on, everyone seems to be concerned about casino revenue and related jobs!

From the Niagara Falls Review:

The day after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation started a process to find new operators for Casino Niagara and the Fallsview Casino, a delegate from Niagara will head to Toronto to speak out against potential job losses. Read More…

‘It’s just captured people’s imagination’

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s just been open six days, but the new zipline attraction in Niagara Falls has become quite an international hit.

Attraction operators and the Niagara Parks Commission have been flooded with interview requests from media across the world since last Friday, when riders were first able to descend 670 metres on four high-speed, side-by-side wires from the Niagara Parks Commission’s Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge below.

Prior to Wednesday afternoon’s official opening, where dignitaries attended a press conference, cut a ribbon and some even zipped down, Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the commission, told the Niagara Falls Review the attraction has already received “spectacular international coverage.”

In addition to coverage from the Review, including a video shot about two weeks ago that garnered more than three-million views, the zipline has received much love on social media.

Commission spokesman Tony Baldinelli said articles have appeared in international travel magazines, print and digital media from around the world, as well as extensive television coverage.

Wallenda abruptly cancels final practice

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From Niagara This Week:

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, who will be crossing the Falls between the U.S. and Canada on June 15, has been holding his practice sessions open to the public May 12-22 at the Seneca Niagara casino, twice a day and yet before Tuesday’s last appearance he unexpectedly cancelled.

Spectators lined up against the concrete barriers waiting for their chance to catch a glimpse of Wallenda but instead were met with the announcement.

Greg Faust, from the entertainment department at Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel spoke to the crowd anticipating the training session that at Tuesday’s noon press conference “Nik Wallenda announced that due to mental and physical exhaustion that the training session between 3:30 and 5 p.m. has been cancelled.”

Niagara Falls Tightrope Walker: Nik Wallenda Will Become The First In Over A Century

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From the Inquisitr:

World renown tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk a high-wire over Niagara Falls, making him the first person to do so in more than one-hundred years. He stated during a Wednesday press conference:

“This has been a dream for so long, since I was 6 years old.”

Daredevil Nik Wallenda discusses proposed Falls stunt

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From the Niagara Gazette:

Nik Wallenda’s motto in life is never quit.

So when asked Wednesday about remaining opposition to his plan to walk a wire across the Canadian Falls, he said he’s approaching the whole effort as if failure isn’t an option.

“My dream actually is to walk right into the middle of that mist and disappear and walk out the other end,” said Wallenda who joined local officials during a press conference at the Top of the Falls Restaurant overlooking the spot on Goat Island where he said he would like to take his first step on his wirewalking journey.

Go RVing Canada kicked off the RV vacation season with a splash

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From the RV D@ily Report:

Go RVing Canada kicked off the RV vacation season at an exclusive press conference event hosted at The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), in Niagara Falls, an all-time favorite RV camping destination for Canadians.

Go RVing Canada highlighted the increase in summer bookings in Ontario campgrounds, indicating that RV owners will be enjoying more vacation time within Canada this year. Go RVing Canada also emphasized the success of the Canadian RV industry, with RV shows & sales seeing impressive increases in attendance and sales figures across the board…

“Ontario Niagara Parks is about preserving a rich heritage, conserving natural wonders and inspiring people worldwide!” stated NPC Chair Fay Booker. “A great way to explore all that Ontario and Niagara Parks has to offer is by travelling in an RV. I want to thank Go RVing Canada for launching the season here in Niagara Parks, with the spectacular natural wonder of the Falls as our backdrop. I also want to thank them for their continued support in promoting tourism throughout Canada,” added Booker. “I invite everyone to come and be inspired by Niagara Parks this summer.”

EDITORIAL: New concert venue at casino seven years overdue

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Although the announcement of a 7,000-seat entertainment centre at the Fallsview Casino is seven years late, it’s definitely a case of better late than never.

It’s never really been a question of should the casino build a larger entertainment complex, but why the heck didn’t they do it in the first place.

At a press conference Wednesday, casino representatives said they had wanted to increase the facility size for a number of years and commissioned a feasibility study for the project.

A look at the numbers released by the casino reveal something we all knew: This needs to happen here.

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