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    Winter Festival of Lights returns for 37th season

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights marked the start of its 37th season with a day of interactive festivities at Queen Victoria Park Saturday.

    There was live entertainment, food trucks and a variety of interactive displays including illuminated teeter totters.

    Glowing review for 36th Winter Festival of Lights

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It was another successful season for the Winter Festival of Lights, with increased visitor traffic and donations.

    The 90-day festival, which ran Nov. 3 to Jan. 31, saw 89,350 vehicles and 464 tour buses go through Dufferin Islands, up from the roughly 76,000 vehicles and 400 buses the previous season.

    Festival moves to world stage

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    As the Winter Festival of Lights prepares for its 35th anniversary, organizers envision a future where the seasonal attraction rivals other world-class showcases.

    “It is extremely important to continue to grow as a festival, so that we can keep people coming to the destination and staying longer,” said Tina Myers, executive director of the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.

    “We want to make Niagara Falls a four-season destination. The Winter Festival of Lights has always been a huge contributor to bringing people in the off-season, but we want to take it to that next level. We want to make it like the Vivid Sydneys of the world, or the Montreal Lumiere festival, or the Calgary Stampede, where we’re bringing in millions (of people) a week, as opposed to a million over the course of 75 days.”

    Winter Festival of Lights receives international award

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has received a top award by the International Festivals & Events Association.

    The local event was awarded the IFEA pinnacle award for best festival mobile application during the association’s annual convention in Arizona.

    More funding means brighter Niagara Falls event

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Organizers of the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights say extra funding from the city will allow for the festival to expand its programming for the 2017-18 event.

    On May 9, city politicians approved a request for $300,000 in additional funding so organizers could expand programming to mark a number of milestones — the festival’s 35th anniversary, along with the sesquicentennial of both Ontario and Canada.

    “Not only will this funding allow us to draw more visitors to Niagara Falls but at the same time we can expand our programming which provides locals with a world-class festival right here in Niagara,” said Tina Myers, executive director of the festival.

    Record year for Winter Festival of Lights

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A record number of people checked out the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights last season. Read More…

    Vandals strike WFOL display

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    From Niagara This Week:

    One of the more recent illuminations added to the Ontario Power Generation Festival of Lights is now dark.

    It’s all thanks to an act of vandalism which occurred sometime between midnight on Jan. 15 and 5 p.m. Jan. 16. That’s when an individual or a group caused substantial damage to the Sylma display at Dufferin Islands. The arched lighting display came from France, according to Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) executive director Tina Myers.

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