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Niagara Parks to Host Community Tree Planting and Niagara Glen Nature Events on May 2

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

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For Immediate Release
April 21, 2015

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to once again be partnering with Forests Ontario, as part of a province-wide free community tree planting event to be held on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Participants will get the chance to directly support their community in a local reforestation project and learn about the benefits of trees, shade and green urban spaces. The NPC planting site is located directly across the street from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre at 3050 Niagara Parkway.

As a result of its strong partnership with Forests Ontario, NPC has greatly expanded its tree planting program. In 2014, over 30,000 new trees were planted in the Park, including the restoration of over nine hectares (24 acres) at the Legends on the Niagara Golf Course Complex. In 2015, NPC intends to plant an additional 40,000 new trees and seedlings on the over 1,300 hectares of property it is entrusted to protect. (more…)

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Annual Rock Scaling Operations Along Gorge Wall Now Underway

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

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For Immediate Release
April 21, 2015

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is now conducting its annual rock scaling operations along the wall of the Niagara Gorge on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls. This rock scaling will continue through the week of April 20, until completion, weather permitting.

A sure sign of spring, staff from The Niagara Parks Commission undertake this activity to remove any of the loose rocks and debris that had built up over the winter months. If not removed, these rocks could pose a concern to the safe operations and opening of the lower observation deck of the Journey Behind the Falls attraction. (more…)

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Swing into Spring as the Golf Season Begins at Niagara Parks

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

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Niagara Falls, ON – With warmer temperatures upon us and golfers ready to start the new season, The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce that its Battlefield Golf Course at Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex will open on April 17, while its popular Ussher’s Creek and picturesque Whirlpool Golf Courses will begin play on April 24.

NPC courses are in excellent condition, having withstood much of the harsh winter conditions experienced in Niagara this past year. Dust off your clubs and enjoy the best of what spring and Niagara Parks Golf has to offer. Spring rates will be in effect at all Niagara Parks courses until May 22, with weekday rates at $55 plus tax and weekend rates at $60 plus tax. Green fees include golf, power carts and use of the practice range when playing at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield and Ussher’s Creek courses. (more…)

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2nd Annual Trivia Night to be Held at Old Fort Erie

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

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Fort Erie, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission’s (NPC) Old Fort Erie is pleased to announce the return of its popular Old Fort Trivia Night, on Saturday, April 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Test your knowledge of the War of 1812 and the Town of Fort Erie. There will be prizes for the top three teams, as well as door prizes and snacks provided during the evening. Tickets are only $15 per person or $80 per table, with a maximum of eight people per table. (more…)

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New Procurement Documents Available Online

Wed, Mar 25, 2015

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Effective March 26, 2015, The Niagara Parks Commission Request for Tenders, Proposals, Quotations, Pre- Qualifications, Information and other solicitation documents will be advertised and available for electronic download from www.biddingo.com/niagaraparks.

In order to assist the process and provide potential vendors with a time / cost saving mechanism to view and bid on opportunities the Niagara Parks Commission will be partnering with Biddingo.com. This partnership will provide an opportunity for vendors to register for opportunities and allow the NPC to maintain an up to date vendor’s list. Biddingo.com is an online portal that connects vendors providing various goods and services to buyers from the Provincial, Municipal, Education, Crown Corporation, Housing, Construction, Healthcare, and Private sectors across Canada.
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