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    Photos from Rogers Hometown Hockey

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    Yesterday I posted a link to a Niagara Falls Review article about the recent Rogers Hometown Hockey event held in Queen Victoria Park. I stopped by the park on the Saturday of the event. It wasn’t that busy yet at that point, but there was lots of stuff setup. I think most of the events were happening later on Saturday evening and on Sunday, so I’m sure it was quite an exciting place to be.

    Hometown Hockey comes to Niagara

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It was a case of sibling rivalry at Queen Victoria Park.

    Eight-year-old Joshua Schreiber wore his prized Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers jersey as he checked out the activities at the Rogers Hometown Hockey event while his little sister Aimee, 4, opted for a Montreal Canadiens jersey.

    “McDavid is my favourite player because he scores lots of goals and he’s really fast … fast like me,” the St. Catharines youngster said. “The Oilers are the better team.”

    The Schreiber family was among thousands of people who attended the two-day festival at the park, which kicked off the 2017-18 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour. About 5,000 people were at the park Saturday and between 8,000 and 10,000 were expected Sunday.

    Rogers Hometown Hockey coming to Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Falls will be part of the 2017-2018 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour.

    It was revealed Thursday morning that the Honeymoon Capital will be the first of 24 stops this season.

    The two-day celebration of hockey takes place every Saturday and Sunday, this year beginning Oct. 7 and 8 at Niagara Parks’ Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls.

    It is open to fans of all ages, free of charge.

    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.

    Niagara Falls receives funds for annual New Year’s Eve show

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The city has secured funding from the province to help with the costs associated with the annual New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park.

    Earlier this year, staff submitted a funding request to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Celebrate Ontario program and was approved. The city will receive $35,000 to help cover costs associated with the event, including securing talent.

    “The cost to produce the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve show increases annually and these additional funds will assist in covering these increased expenses,” council heard from staff in a report that came before them at a special council meeting on June 22.

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    SEARCH ENGINE: Hydro plants built to impress

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Q: As I was driving in Niagara Falls past Dufferin Islands near the falls, I noticed how beautiful the detailing on the power authority buildings are. It must have been some intensive work to get the shaping of corners and windows on those buildings. The architecture of those buildings are a treasure and I was wondering who cast or built them for the authority?

    I made a U-turn and saw part of the engravement is spelled with a “v,” as in avthority. Why is there a “v” instead of a “u” on the engravement?

    A: The stately facades of the old power plants along the Niagara Parkway in Queen Victoria Park have stood the test of time…

    What beautiful spring weather! (photos)

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    Yesterday was a warm and beautiful day in Niagara Falls. As I was out for a walk at lunch, I took a bunch of pictures. Enjoy!

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