The other day I received this press release via email:
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.
Madalena Phillips Marketing & Public Relations, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls
905-356-2238 office 647-231-3321 cell
615-646-7465 – office
615-496-5949 – cell
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.
As you know, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum building facade was renovated to look like a building on it’s side. To the far left it looked like pipes and other “underground” things. The other day I noticed that the area has been covered up with a big new banner.
Someone with a Blogger blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (including some pictures):
Well we arrived in Niagara Falls on the 25th of July. We took the first day to relax and enjoy all the activities of the campground. We are at another KOA and they always have lots to do.
Today we caught the bus down to all the attractions. We went on the Maid of the Mist first. It is well worth the money. AWESOME!!! It is really beyond words. After the boat ride, we walked up Clifton Hill. That is where all the roadside attractions are. It is a little Las Vegasey. There was the Guiness Museum of World Records, Haunted Houses, MGM studios, WWF Pile Drive ride, the large ferris wheel (SkyWheel), Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and countless other carnival like places. We went to Wendy’s and had lunch and then caught the bus to Table Rock where you can go the the Journey Behind the Falls and see the 4D show called The Fury.