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GranFesta Niagara Hosted by Sheraton on the Falls

Friday, August 30th, 2013

granfondo2013The GranFondo Niagara is coming to Niagara Falls for its inaugural event Friday September 13th through Sunday September 15th.  Sheraton on the Falls is  proudly hosting the GranFesta Event that kicks off the festivities on Friday.  The GranFesta will include the following.

Athlete Sign-In. Just like the pros do it. Sign in to make it official.
Package Pickup. Get your event package (bike plate, wrist band and sponsor swag).
Participant ID. Your event package will contain your Event ID. Wear all Event ID according to the instructions given for admittance to the Course, Rest Stops, and Celebration Plaza.
Sponsor Expo. See what our sponsors have in store for you.
GranFondo Store. Look sharp in your official GranFondo Niagara Falls Jersey.
Welcome Festival. Meet and greet your fellow riders, swap strategies and drink up the excitement of the weekend.

Get Ready for GranFondo Niagara

Sheraton on the Falls welcomes all the participants, family members and spectators to the inaugural GranFondo Niagara. Good Luck to all the Riders.

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Time to visit the Floral Clock in Niagara Falls

Monday, August 26th, 2013

floralclocktop10If you were to guess what the second most photographed landmark in Niagara Falls was, would you guess the Niagara Parks Commission’s Floral Clock?

The Floral Clock, built in 1950, is photographed almost as much as the falls itself!

Comprised of up to 16,000 carpet bedded plants, the clock’s intricate floral design is changed twice every year by the Niagara Parks Commission’s horticulture staff – once in the spring and again in late summer. The horticulture staff use viola in the Spring and four cultivars of Alternanthera along with green and grey forms of Santolina Sage during the Summer and Fall. California Golden Privet and Blue Festuca Grass are occasionally used for contrast.

The grounds surrounding the clock feature bedding displays and a tower at the back of the clock houses Westminster chimes that greet each quarter hour. Another feature is the 10-foot wide water garden that curves 85 feet around the base of the timepiece and is a popular place to make a wish.

The clock is located at 14004 Niagara Parkway, Queenston, Ontario, Canada, behind the Sir Adam Beck Power Plant and near the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge.

 

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Anniversary Celebrations in Niagara Falls with extended Fireworks Displays

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

fireworksnfIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) and the 50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge span, a special extended 12-minute fireworks display will take place over Niagara Falls on Friday, August 23 at 10 p.m. (EST).

Head down near the brink of the falls to see the fireworks up close, or visit Windows by Jamie Kennedy, located on the 14th floor of the Sheraton on the Falls, and get a window seat to enjoy a perfect panoramic view of the spectacle while enjoying dinner or dessert.

The Niagara Falls Fireworks Illuminations show is the longest running of its kind in Canada, however this one-time only celebration won’t be repeated again!

A free concert, sponsored by Coca-Cola will also be taking place on the Niagara Parkway, near the falls.  The concert will feature Stone the Radio performing at Queen Victoria Park Stage. Stone the Radio covers upbeat alt rock and will be putting on a groovy show under the fireworks.

 

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Niagara’s Food Festival is coming September 6th through 8th

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

niagara_food_festivalThe Niagara’s tastiest party is back for it’s 20th annual event ! Beginning September 6th and running through to September 8th 2013.

The Niagara Food Festival serves up great food from local restaurants and food producers, celebrity chefs are highlighted on the Mobile Culinary Theatre. Live musical entertainment for all ages including Head of the Herd, The Trews and Big Sugar will perform.

Festival Hours :  Sept. 6: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.         Sept. 7: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.      Sept. 8: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Great Meetings Happen Here

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

SheratonMeet_6Niagara Falls, a meeting destination that provides state-of-the-art meeting facilities, located just steps from Niagara Falls. At the Sheraton on the Falls, we will deliver meeting facilities and service that is unsurpassed.

With over 140.000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, over 1,200 deluxe guestrooms and suites with the most spectacular views of Niagara Falls, a four-season enclosed walkway to Casino Niagara and Falls Avenue Resort.

We will take your next meeting to a whole new level in Niagara Falls.

Our spacious meeting rooms are designed to take meetings to the highest level of excellence. From small intimate gatherings to large meetings, our Conference Team can handle executive board meetings, large formal meetings and conventions accommodating your delegates ranging from 100 to 2200.

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