From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (includes video):
For one night last year Nik Wallenda returned Niagara Falls to its past glory with his daredevil wire walk.
Now a source tells 2 On Your Side that Wallenda may return to the Falls next July, this time with his family’s acrobatic show to perform for up to six weeks during the height of the summer tourist season.
From the Niagara Gazette:
…Saturday was the one year anniversary of Wallenda’s historic walk over this city’s giant waterfalls, and an informal Gazette survey showed that while the impact of the media storm of publicity last year is still unclear, the good news is that the city is now able to take advantage of additional publicity expected to follow Wallenda’s canyon walk…
I know I’m behind, but I still wanted to post some articles about Nik Wallenda and his attempts to get approval to walk on a wire over Niagara Falls.
The rest of the posts today and at least one tomorrow will be on his recent trip to Niagara Falls Ontario to present to the Niagara Parks Commission.
Wirewalker to make pitch on Falls crossing
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Nik Wallenda is used to wowing people. Now he hopes he’s able to wow the Niagara Parks Commission.
Wallenda will have his chance in two weeks to finally convince Niagara Parks commissioners his proposal to walk on a tightrope across the Horseshoe Falls between Canada and the United States is the work of an experienced and talented performer, not that of a thrill-seeking stuntman.
The Florida wire walker submitted his request online to speak before the commission, a request interim chairwoman Janice Thomson granted for the Nov. 16 meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Legends golf course.
“Separately, (Wallenda) sent me a letter with some of the details of how he would propose to do this walk,” said Thomson.
Yesterday I posted a few links to articles about Nik Wallenda and how Governor Cuomo has approved his proposal. If you are interested, here are bunch more links. Note that many of them use material from the Associated Press, but then add in their own comments: