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Gearing up for the Grand Prix

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Project SHARE is gearing up for the 15th annual Niagara Falls Review SHARE Grand Prix.

The go-kart race, to be held May 13 at Niagara Go-Karts and Mini-Putt, has become a popular spring event and is a major fundraiser for the charity.

“We have a really great following for this event, with numerous racing teams that return annually,” said Katie Cuviello, fundraising coordinator at Project SHARE.

A team from Chippawa Presbyterian Church was the top finisher last year and the church has also been the top fundraiser for the past eight years.

Magic show conjures up help for Project SHARE

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From Niagara This Week:

While illusionist Greg Frewin was wowing audiences with his now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t talent, staff from his namesake theatre were performing a little magic of their own.

Over eight nights between Jan. 13 and 23, a series of industry nights were held at the Ellen Street theatre, attendees from a wide range of industries were treated to a full Frewin show for the cost of a nonperishable food item or financial donation to Project SHARE.

And when the smoke cleared — literally — and Frewin had given his final performance, more than 1,400 pounds of food and $590 had been collected for the service agency.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! food drive

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This past Sunday Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums/odditoriums in North America started their food drive for local food banks. In Niagara Falls they are raising money for Project Share. Until Thursday you can get admission for $5.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Holds 2nd Annual Gimme Five Food Drive to Fight Hunger in the Niagara Falls Area
Donate 5 cans of food and get a ticket to Ripley’s Niagara Falls  Odditorium for only $5 from November 4-8

Niagara Falls, Ont. (Oct. 12, 2012) Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is bringing back its Gimme Five Food Drive campaign to combat hunger in all the cities where it has Believe It or Not! Odditoriums.

This year’s event will take place from Sunday, November 4 through Thursday, November 8.

Here’s how it works: guests who bring a donation of five non-perishable food items can get a ticket to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls Odditorium for just $5 (regular adult ticket price is $13.99). All the food collected will go to Project S.H.A.R.E. and be distributed to families throughout the Niagara Region.

“This is a win-win situation,” said Jim Pattison Jr., President of Ripley Entertainment Inc. “We’re able to help needy families put food on the table and also offer a great discount when families visit our Odditoriums.”

Last year’s Gimme Five Food Drive netted more than 15,000 donations and helped feed tens of thousands of people across the country.

Facts on hunger in Ontario:

  • More than 3,600 people receive emergency food from Project S.H.A.R.E. each month.
  • Over 39% of people receiving food donations are under 16 years of age.
  • Project S.H.A.R.E provides an average of 60,000 pounds of emergency food each month.

Suggested donations include juice, soup, beans, tuna, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and baby food.

Ripley’s Niagara Falls Odditorium is located at 4960 Clifton Hill. Hours are from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 am to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Ripley’s “Gimme Five” promotion may not be combined with any other offers. One discount ticket available for every 5 non-perishable food items donated.

Media contacts:

Madalena Phillips
Marketing & Public Relations, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls
905-356-2238 office
647-231-3321 cell
mphillips@ripleys.com

Tim O’Brien
VP Communications Ripley Entertainment
615-646-7465 – office
615-496-5949 – cell
Obrien@ripleys.com

About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 12 million annually at its 80-plus attractions in 10 countries. In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

Still time to sign up to play mini-putt with Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati in aid of local food bank

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From Bullet News Niagara:

There’s still time to sign up to golf with Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati on Clifton Hill.

Oh yes, the golf is mini-putt, which the mayor jokes is just his speed. The cause for the inaugural event, known as Mayor Diodati’s Who’s Your Caddy? tournament, is ProjectSHARE, the local food bank.

$5 admission at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! during “Gimme Five Food Drive”, Nov. 6-10

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A couple of weeks ago I posted an article from Niagara This Week about a special promotion that Ripley’s had on to support Project Share in Niagara Falls. Here is the full press release:

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! To Hold  

“Gimme Five” Food Drive to Fight Hunger in  

the Niagara Falls Area 

Donate 5 cans of food and get a ticket to Ripley’s Niagara Falls 

Odditorium for only $5 from November 6-10

Niagara Falls, Ont. (Oct. 7, 2011) Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is launching an international campaign to combat hunger in cities across North America which host Believe It or Not! Odditoriums. The Ripley’s Gimme Five Food Drive will take place from Sunday, November 6 through Thursday, November 10 and will aim to collect non-perishable food items to assist struggling families through the holiday season.

Here’s how it works: guests who bring a donation of five non-perishable food items can get a ticket to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls Odditorium for just $5 (regular adult ticket price is $13.99). All the food collected will go to Project S.H.A.R.E. and be distributed to families throughout the Niagara Region.

“We’re in the business of ‘unbelievable’, and the number of families needing help putting food on the table is truly unbelievable,” said Jim Pattison Jr., President of Ripley Entertainment Inc. “That’s why we started this national effort to help food banks across the country.”

 Facts on hunger in Ontario: 

  • More than 3,600 people receive emergency food from Project S.H.A.R.E. each month.
  • Over 39% of people receiving food donations are under 16 years of age.
  • Project S.H.A.R.E provides an average of 60,000 pounds of emergency food each month.

Suggested donations include juice, soup, beans, tuna, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and baby food.

Ripley’s Niagara Falls Odditorium is located at 4960 Clifton Hill. Hours are from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 am to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Ripley’s “Gimme Five” promotion may not be combined with any other offers. One discount ticket available for every 5 non-perishable food items donated.

Media contacts:

Madalena Phillips
Marketing & Public Relations, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls
905-356-2238 office
647-231-3321 cell
mphillips@ripleys.com

Tim O’Brien
VP Communications
Ripley Entertainment
615-646-7465 – office
615-496-5949 – cell
Obrien@ripleys.com

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Niagara Falls

Located on Clifton Hill since 1963, the always growing Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Niagara Falls Odditorium (www.ripleysniagara.com) still holds on to the reputation as Niagara’s most-visited museum. Authentic shrunken heads, the world’s rarest egg and two-headed animals are only the beginning here. Housing an impressive collection of the odd, strange and unbelievable from around the world, the museum showcases over 700 mind boggling exhibits, oddities, curiosities and illusions throughout 20 extraordinarily themed galleries.

About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 12 million annually at its 80-plus attractions in 11 countries. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

Niagara Idol hits stage at Oakes Park

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Some hope to be discovered, while others just enjoy the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience.

Whatever their reason, 11 finalists were given the opportunity to showcase their talents during the Niagara Idol Finale held Saturday at Oakes Park in Niagara Falls.

Last week, more than 40 Niagara-based solo acts took to the Niagara Idol audition stage at Dave & Buster’s on Clifton Hill to perform in front of three judges for a chance to win a grand prize valued at more than $1,500.

After some tight scoring and judging, a total of 12 performers advanced to the Niagara Idol Finale which took place on the main stage at the Women Who Care for Project SHARE at Oakes Park.

Free skating at Rink at the Brink on Tuesday (today)

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Rink at the Brink will offer a free skate event Tuesday in support of Niagara food banks.

Residents of Niagara can enjoy a complimentary skate rental and parking on Tuesday with proof of residency and a food or cash donation to Project SHARE, Community Care or the Hope Centre.

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