A list of some of Niagara’s special events, June 14, 15 and 16
June 14, 15 and 16 at Optimist Park
Optimist Park plays host to Niagara Falls Rotary Sunrise’s annual Ribfest, where BBQ, treats, great music, a kids’ zone and vendor market are all in one great location!
June 15, 8 a.m. at The Salvation Army on Dorchester Road
Enjoy finding a great deal? Want to help out The Salvation Army in your community at the same time? Come visit out garage sale and find something nice for you while supporting us!
June 15th 2013, 7:30 p.m. at Corks WineBar & Eatery
Returning for the second year at Corks’ Playhouse Theatre, right on busy Queen Street in Niagara-On-The-Lake, “The Rocky Horror Show” is sure to entertain you unlike any other event in Old Town! Live actors with a live band, the classic cult hit will take you on a strange journey that will have you singing, dancing and cheering in your seats. Participation packages can be purchased for only $5, with some proceeds benefiting Big Brothers & Big Sisters of St. Catharines-Thorold & District. An intimate theatre set upstairs at Corks Winebar & Eatery, this production will have you feeling like you are a part of the show, with no embarrassment (unless you like that kind of thing!). Don’t miss out on this fabulous experience that you will never forget! From June-September!
June 15th 2013, 1 p.m. at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls Odditorium
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is partnering with the International Jugglers Association to celebrate World Juggling Day.
In Ontario, the public can watch local jugglers show off their skills Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm at Ripley’s Niagara Falls Odditorium. All jugglers (regardless of skill level) are invited to participate – just bring your balls, clubs, rings or whatever you juggle and join in the fun! It’s also an opportunity for people to try juggling for the very first time. Jugglers recruited by the International Jugglers Association will be on hand to help those who have always wanted to juggle, but never had the chance.
The juggling event is free. Visitors who want to tour the Odditorium will need to purchase tickets.
Through June 30 at 60 King St., Welland
During the building of the Welland Canal from 1914-1932, 124 men tragically lost their lives while working in difficult and dangerous conditions. When the canal opened in 1932, the Federal Minister of Canals and Railways of the time committed to building a memorial to remember the sacrifice of those men. Unfortunately to this day, that memorial still does not exist.
Malcolm Allen Member of Parliament for Welland is putting a call out to the community for photographs, letters, artifacts or historical pieces relating to the Canal workers. Items loaned to our office by community members/organizations will be displayed in our constituency office at 60 King St for the month of June in order to promote the need for a permanent memorial.
June 14-15, a relay race from Cobourg to Niagara Falls
Ragnar is the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport. A team is made up of 6-12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and novice runners to run together. Over 2 days and 1 night, teams run across 200 miles of the country’s most scenic terrain.
The race begins in Cobourg and is set to end up in Niagara Falls, June 15 from the Rapidsview parking lot.
Located at Buns Masters Bakery and Marketplace at 209 Carlton St., St. Catharines, the fundraiser will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The BBQ will start at 11 a.m.
The YWCA Niagara Region in partnership with The City of St. Catharines have organized Who Gives a Fork?, a luncheon event. This edition of Who Gives a Fork? includs: Rise Above Bakery, Dani’s Bistro, El Gastronomo Vagabundo, Dom’s Pasta & Grill, Cafesito and The Tide & Vine Oyster Company. Sample delicious food items ranging in price from $3 to $12, including such items as beef on a bun, penne with meatballs, mini caprese salad, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, fried chicken tacos, vegetable spring rolls, and more! $1 from each sale goes to benefit YWCA Niagara Region. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.
June 14, 15 in Welland, on the Old Welland Canal
IlluminAqua is a unique blend of music, fire, and fountains all set on the waters of the Old Welland Canal. Live music performances by award-winning artists take place on a floating stage surrounded by floating fire pods. The outdoor music festival features season packages, general admission seating, food vendors, wine and beer gardens.
This year, IlluminAqua is introducing five stacked weekends full of your favourite music genres including jazz, blues, folk, rolk, and celtic. This weekend, the following performers are featured: June 14 – Matt Dusk; June 15, Emilie Claire Barlow. Ticket cost varies by choice – available in packages or by event. Concerts take place rain or shine; all seating is general admission. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are non-refundable.
Saturdays in June through Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market
Artist Michelle Marcotte sets up bright collections of produce and prepared foods from the Niagara Falls farmers’ market, then paints and teaches painting right there. Join her teaching sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and begin with drawing. At the end of the summer you will have several new paintings. Call Marcotte at 289-296-6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The cost to join is $25.
June16, Montebello Park, St. Catharines
Food Not Bombs – Niagara is a working group of volunteers who are dedicated to feeding hungry people vegan food that would otherwise go to waste. The group cooks every Sunday at noon and serves from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Montebello Park, during the months of April-October.
The seconda;ry school’s athletic department will benefit from your $5 donation – and in return, your car will be free from dirt! The school is located at 50 Ormond St., North, Thorold. For information call 905-227-1188.
June 15, Beaverdams Park, Thorold, in the bandshell
The Thorold Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee holds a showcase of budding musical talent June 15 at the Bandshell in Beaverdams Park in Thorold. Performances will include bands, dancers, card tricks and singers. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the show from the view in front of the bandshell. Snacks will be available for purchase (pop and chips) so don’t forget to bring some change. Come down to be entertained and show your support for the talented youth of Thorold. For information, call Chris Kenny 905-941-1182 or email email@example.com.