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Niagara Falls To Be Illuminated In Support Of The Afzaal Family

NIAGARA FALLS, ON – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be illuminating both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls in white, in support of the Afzaal family of London, Ontario. The illumination will take place tonight, Tuesday June 8 between 9:30pm and 10:30pm.

The Illumination Board expresses its sincere condolences to the Afzaal family and stands in unity with the people of the city of London against hatred, violence and prejudice.

All special illumination requests are reviewed and approved by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, which has financed and operated the “illumination of Niagara Falls” since 1925. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Niagara Parks Commission. It is the Illumination Board’s responsibility and mandate to finance and maintain the nightly illumination of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.

(Source: Niagara Parks media release. Supplied photo)

Niagara Parks To Host Virtual Black History Speaker Series

  • Three-part speaker series will focus on Black history and culture in Canada
  • Virtual events will be held in January, February and March, with full details and tickets available at niagaraparks.com/blackhistory

NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Parks will host a three-part virtual speaker series exploring perspectives on Black history and culture in Canada, delivered by leading historians and commentators. The online events will be held on the last Wednesday of the month in January, February and March.

The three-part virtual series features an incredible line-up of speakers, including the return of acclaimed author Saladin Allah and renowned historian, Rochelle Bush, both of whom presented at Niagara Parks’ Black History Symposium last February. Joining them to kick-off the series on January 27th will be Order of Ontario recipient, Rosemary Sadlier.

The interactive online sessions will each focus on a unique topic related to Canadian Black History and Culture.

  • January 27: Rosemary Sadlier, Blacks in the Military
  • February 24: Saladin Allah, The Power of Cultural Competence
  • March 31: Rochelle Bush, Fugitive Freedom Seekers Escape to Niagara

Additional event details and tickets are available at niagaraparks.com/blackhistory. Tickets are $15 per event, with access to all three events available for $35. All sessions will begin at 7:00pm.

About Niagara Parks

Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.

(Source: Niagara Parks news release)