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October 2019
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Reservations Now Open: Sleep Cheap Charities Reap
Over the last 15 years, our community has had great success with Sleep Cheap Charities Reap, raising over $2 million for local charities! Open exclusively to residents of the Niagara Region, the 16th annual event runs for 5 days from Sunday, November 10 to Thursday, November 14, 2019. Reservation desks are now open! For the full list of participating hotels and attractions, please visit
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The WonderFalls Pass: 10 Attractions for only $10!
The WonderFalls Pass provides Niagara Region residents the opportunity to visit 10 of Niagara Falls’ must-see tourist attractions for only $10.00 per person, during the week of Sleep Cheap! WonderFalls Pass 2019 attraction  information will be announced next week! Be sure to sign up to the Sleep Cheap Charities Reap newsletter to be the first to know. Sign up here:
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Trick or Try-It Tickets Now Available for Sale
A healthier Halloween treat from the City of Niagara Falls in partnership with the Niagara Falls YMCA. Buy a 40-pass booklet for $10 (tax included) and let all the little ghouls and goblins in your neighbourhood enjoy a free skate or swim! Booklets are now available for purchase at City Hall, MacBain Communty Centre, and Gale Centre for only $10.
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Fire Prevention Week: Not Every Hero Wears A Cape
It's National Fire Prevention Week from October 6th to 12th with this years' theme being "Not Every Hero Wears A Cape". The Niagara Falls Fire Department is educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. If there is a fire in your home, you may have as little as one to two minutes to safely escape. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today. View more information.
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Harvest Hoopla at the Farmers' Market: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Celebrate the Harvest at the Niagara Falls Farmers' Market, Saturday, October 12th, from 7am-1pm. Bring the kids and enjoy the bounty of the season; corn, pumpkins, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, apples, pears and so much more! The Market is located at 5943 Sylvia Place, Niagara Falls behind the Niagara Falls History Museum near the corner of Main and Ferry.

The Harvest hoopla will feature a bouncy castle, face painting and all proceeds from pumpkin sales (donated by DeVries Fruit Farm) will go to Niagara Nutrition Partners. Niagara Nutrition Partners is a Region-wide initiative providing coordinated nutrition programs in elementary and secondary schools. 
Follow the Niagara Falls Farmers' Market on Facebook.
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Residential Water Meter Replacement Program
Open House: October 16, 2019
The City is replacing all residential water meters throughout Niagara Falls. The Residential Water Meter Replacement program will ensure the continued accuracy of customers' water bills and improve reading efficiencies. Neptune Technology Group has been contracted by the City to upgrade all residential water meters over the next two years, neigbourhood by neighbourhood. Homeowners will receive correspondence from the Neptune Technology Group when they are heading to your area and will need to respond by booking a water meter replacement appointment at a time convenient for you. Installation of the new water meter is free.

The City will be hosting an open house on October 16th, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Gale Centre in the Memorial Room. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Water Meter Replacement Program and to ask questions. View more information.

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TD Green Space Tree Planting at Firemen's Park
Friday, October 18, 2019
The Park in the City Committee received a $25,000 grant from TD Green Space through the Arbor Day Foundation to help replenish park setting areas with shade trees. 60 native trees and 500 pollinator flowers will be planted at Firemen’s Park in celebration of the grant that enhanced the urban forest in our community. A number of the trees have already been planted at 6 various parks that were recently renovated with new playground equipment.

The City is looking for volunteers to help plant the trees and pollinator flowers, on Friday, October 18, 2019 starting at 10:00 am. The event will conclude once all of the plantings have been installed. If you are interested in volunteering please call 905-356-7521 ext. 3341. Please note, space is limited. View more information.
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Waste Reduction Week Activities 
October 21- 27, 2019
The Niagara Region has week-long activities planned in support of Waste Reduction Week, occuring October 21 - 27, 2019. Waste Reduction Week is a national environmental campaign which builds awareness around sustainable and responsible consumption, and promotes actions to divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources. The Region will be offering free public tours, hosting an information booth and holding a contest to inform residents about the importance of waste reduction. Tours are free of charge; however, reservations are required to participate in the tours and space is limited. For more information, visit
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Original Art created for Lundy's Lane utility boxes
The winner of the Niagara Falls Utility Box Art Program is local artist Sonia Wilkinson. Her original artwork has been wrapped in vinyl on 11 utility boxes along Lundy's Lane from Garner Road to Montrose Road.

Born in Galt, Ontario, Sonia Wilkinson is an artist now living in Niagara Falls. With the use of acrylic paint and working through a design process, Wilkinson recreates the human face in unusual ways using distorted, textured and colourful lines and shapes.

The Utility Box Artwork Program is the first of many installments of artwork on Lundy’s Lane, as the City and Lundy's Lane BIA commence the first phase of the Lundy’s Lane Streetscape Masterplan from Garner Rd to Montrose Rd. An official unveiling of the Utility Box Artwork Program will be held on Wednesday October 16th at 4pm at Lundy’s Lane at Kalar on the Southwest corner at Kalar. Parking is available adjacent in the FreshCo parking lot. View more information including an artist statement by Sonia Wilkinson.
Santa claus parade saturday november 16, 2019, 11am
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year and Santa’s elves are busy preparing for the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade! This year's Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11 am in Downtown Niagara Falls.

We need a small army of volunteer elves! Sign up online at An important volunteer meeting will be held on November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm, at the MacBain Community Centre. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Local businesses also have the chance to get their businesses recognized in front of more than 12,000 people attending the parade. For any questions, please contact Lori Albanese at or call 905-356-7521, ext. 3332.
Stay in the Know: Updates & Events
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Municipal Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
Niagara Falls Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 for Thanksgiving. Niagara Falls Transit will be running a holiday schedule. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
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Sleep Cheap Charitable Applications
The Sleep Cheap Charities Reap Committee is seeking application from local charities and incorporated not-for-profits serving residents of the City of Niagara Falls that are interested in receiving a donation from funds generated by the annual initiative. View more information.
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iRide Cards for Chair-A-Van Registrants
Purchase your new iRide Card at the Chair-A -Van Office, City Hall, MacBain Community Centre, WEGO Building or at various convenience store locations in the City. View more information.
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Niagara Student Summit
The Niagara Student Summit is planned by students, for students with the support of our generous partners and sponsors. The one-day event will be held at Brock University on Thursday, October 17, 2019. This year's keynote speaker is Joel Hilchey, founder of the youth engagement initiative, The Beanstalk Project. Learn more and register today at
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Seniors 65+  ride Niagara Falls Transit for free
From September 1 - November 30, seniors, 65 years and older, are able to ride Niagara Falls Transit, including WEGO Red & Blue Lines and Chair-A-Van* services (for registered clients only) for free. In order for seniors to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, a promotional Seniors i-Ride card will need to be picked up at a participating City facility. Proof of Niagara Falls residency and photo identification are required. View more information.
Montrose Road Closure:
Construction on Montrose Road from the north driveway entrance of the MacBain Community Centre to Kinsmen Court is expected to last until October 31, 2019, weather permitting. Businesses and residents will have access during the closure but may be directed to take an alternate route to get to their destination. Businesses will remain open at all times. For details, visit
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Paisley Janvary-Pool Pathway
The closure of the Paisley Janvary-Pool Pathway section of the Millennium Trail (Portage Road to Thorold Stone Road) has been extended until November 1, 2019. View more information.
Niagara 2021 Summer Games
Niagara  2021 Summer Games
The Canada Summer Games are coming to the Niagara Region in August 2021. These Games will feature approximately 5,000 athletes and coaches in 18 sports from all 13 Provinces and Territories.
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