Brenda, Jackie, Janet, Wanda and Gary
Brenda, Jackie and Wanda are sisters. Janet is their mother, and Gary is Jackie’s husband.
They stayed at our Angel’s Hideaway Bed and Breakfast from August 29 to Aug 31, 2011. They are very funny. Every morning, Gary just told me that he was getting bigger. Continue reading
Due to a large number of requests from the public, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board has decided to illuminate Niagara Falls in orange on Saturday to commemorate the career and memory of the late Jack Layton. The Falls will be illuminated in orange during the following times:
9:00 – 9:15 p.m.
10:00 – 10:15 p.m.
11:00 – 11:15 p.m.
In keeping with the State Funeral which is being held in honour of Mr. Layton, Flags throughout the Parks will also be flown at half mast until sunset Saturday.
By RAY SPITERI Niagara Falls Review
A decades-old dream for some politicians and tourism officials became a reality after city council unanimously approved a 10-year agreement with the Niagara Parks Commission for a new people-mover system.
The decision was made during a special council meeting held at city hall Thursday.
Parks commissioners have already ratified a draft agreement. Continue reading
Niagara Falls is a picturesque place and different season has different unique scene. Autumn is my favorite season, not only because the weather condition, but also the colorful leaves everywhere. The most beautiful days here in Niagara Falls are the middle of October (Oct 10~20). Don’t miss the great view and the warm hospitality at Angel’s Hideaway Bed and Breakfast! Continue reading
Nik Wallenda planned to tightrope walk across the Canadian Horseshoe Falls next year. Though his porposal is denied by Niagara Parks Commission, but he said he is optimistic to get approved. Nik Wallenda is the great-grandson of Karl Wallenda, founder of the famous The Flying Wallendas.
I’ll keep updated on this news.
Date: Aug 06-07, 2011
Location: Old Fort Erie
350 Lakeshore Road
Fort Erie, Ontario
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The staff and volunteers at The Niagara Parks Commission’s (NPC) Old Fort Erie are preparing the final details for the 25th Annual Siege Weekend at Old Fort Erie on August 6 – 7, 2011. Canada’s largest battle re-enactment weekend portrays the excitement and drama of the War of 1812 with an action packed schedule of events planned for the entire weekend.
Event highlights include battle re-enactments on Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 8 p.m., where hundreds of re-enactors will participate in Drummond’s Night Assault on the Fort. Follow the action up-close and then experience a dramatic Lantern Tour of the Fort under attack at 9 p.m.
A memorial service honouring all of those who fell in battle will be held on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and the last battle re-enactment of the weekend, the American Sortie will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. Please visit www.niagaraparksheritage.com for full schedule of events.
Hours: Saturday, August 6 Fort Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Battles: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Lantern Tour: 9 p.m. Sunday, August 7 Fort 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.; Battle 1 p.m.
Admission:Entrance includes Day Programs or Evening Lantern tour. Battles are free. Adult: $12.25 (13+), Children (6-12): $7.95 plus tax, Children under 5 are free.
Located at 350 Lakeshore Road in Fort Erie, Ontario, Old Fort Erie is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) or a scenic 20-minute drive south of Niagara Falls and is close to the Peace Bridge from Buffalo, New York. The new Visitor Centre, grounds and the main floor rooms of the Fort are wheelchair accessible.
Old Fort Erie is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission, an Agency of the Government of Ontario. It is NPC’s mission to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while remaining financially self-sufficient.
25th Annual Siege of Old Fort Erie Schedule of Events
Tours of the Old Fort Erie start at the Welcome Centre, hourly from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. At 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. guides will escort tours to battle site.
Saturday, August 6
10:00 a.m. Fort and Camps open to the public
11:00 a.m. South Field – Major Buck’s Surrender & ‘Stars & Stripes’ run up
12:00 p.m. Inside Fort – Uniforms of the War of 1812
1:00 p.m. South Field – British Artillery Demonstration
2:00 p.m. South Field – BATTLE
3:00 p.m. Camp Displays
4:00 p.m. Inside Fort – U.S. Artillery Demonstration
6:00 p.m. Fort and Camps will be closed to the public
8:00 p.m. South Field – BATTLE- Drummond’s night assault on the Fort
9:00 p.m. In the Fort – Lantern tours* – ‘After the Battle’ see the effects of the Failed British Attack.
*Separate tickets are required and are available at the Gift Shop – regular admission applies. Tours start at the front gate of the Fort.
Sunday, August 7
10:00 a.m. Fort and Camps open to the public
10:30 a.m. Memorial Service at the Monument
1:00 p.m. South Field – BATTLE: ‘U.S. Sortie’
2:00 p.m. In the Fort – American Evacuation of the Fort & ‘Union Jack’ run up
4:00 p.m. Camp closed to the public
5:00 p.m. Fort Closed
Upcoming Events in the Parks
June 17 – August 26, 2011
Friday Night Frights at Old Fort Erie
A popular tradition – hear the eerie stories of the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Call for more information: (905) 871-0540.
June 24 – September 4, 2011
RCMP Officer Meet and Greet
Canada is known for many things but nothing is more notable than the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Come to Table Rock Centre, located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls during the summer on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet a RCMP officer for photos and to answer questions.
July 30 & 31, 2011
Simcoe Days at the Mackenzie Printery
Why is the Civic Holiday also known as Simcoe Day? Find out at the Printery. Stop by the Mackenzie Printery on “Simcoe Day” and learn how the nation’s oldest printing press helped John Graves Simcoe shape the province of Upper Canada.
August 6 & 7, 2011
The Siege of Fort Erie, 1814
Witness the battles of 1814 that turned Old Fort Erie into Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. On-going events throughout the weekend with Canada’s largest Battle of 1812 re-enactment taking place. Special evening lantern tours through the fort after the Battle re-enactment.
August 13 & 14
Art in the Gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See the beauty of fine art by local Artisans from the Parkway Artist Guild showcased in the dazzling manicured Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Visitors and art enthusiasts alike can saunter at leisure through the exhibits that are pleasantly laid out along the walkways that run throughout the 99 acre garden. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Botanical Gardens, 2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls.
August 28, 2011 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Annual End of Summer BBQ at Queenston Heights
Join the fun at Queenston Heights Restaurant Patio, high atop the Niagara Escarpment, at the foot of Brock’s Monument. Cost is $30 Adults; $18 Children. Space is limited. Call 905-262-4274 for reservations.
Photo taken on May 19, 2010
In 1950 Ontario Hydro built a Floral Clock on the north side of the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station No. 1. It was inspired by the famous floral clock built in 1902 in Princes St. Cardens in Edinburgh, Scotland. Westminster chimes and speakers are housed in the ivy-load tower which rises above the clock dial at the rear. They instone the quater hour, and strike on the hour. Continue reading