Niagara Falls Comedy Fest is holding the 5th Annual Rodney Pentland Komedy for Kidneys Benefit Show on March 7th at the Greg Frewin Theatre. In memory of Rodney Pentland, a comedian raised here in Niagara Falls, this show benefits the construction of the Dialysis Centre in Niagara Falls. The full line up is not finalized but the performers confirmed so far include: Johnny Gardhouse, Paul Haywood and Mark Matthews. You can check the performers out on YouTube.. audience discretion. Continue reading
New to the Butterfly Conservatory from February 9th to May 12th, there will be an awesome Venom Exhibit. If you have never visited the Butterfly Conservatory before, it is a great little attraction in Niagara Falls. This self-guided walking tour starts with an informative video and allows you to walk through lush, tropical gardens. Within this beautiful gardens area, you will walk the path with 2000 tropical butterflies! Continue reading
Wine Sense Events is a business that focuses on bringing to light the delicious variety of wine that can be found here in the Niagara region. They offer exclusive wine & food tasting events or you can partake in one of their open events! Of course, we had to see what it was all about so Lisa and Jen were sent to investigate… they’ve come back and given me the scoop! Continue reading
Now I’m not sure if growing up in Niagara Falls had anything to do with my love of wine but I know one thing.. icewine is the nectar from the gods! And luckily.. there is a full festival celebrating Niagara’s expertise in this category! If you have never tried icewine , you need to. Plain and simple. Then you’ll understand. Continue reading
It’s back! Our second annual Robbie Burns Supper is taking place right here at the hotel; Saturday January 26th. Everyone had such a wonderful time last year that we brought it back. We’d like to welcome back our Master of Ceremonies: John Graham, Entertainer: Brian McLaughlin, Piper: Bruno Frattarole and our chef, Matt Roberts with guest chef J. Mark Hand. Once again there will be an optional Scotch Tasting with Linus Hand at 4pm on Saturday for only $15/person. Continue reading
Starting at 7:30pm (come earlier to get your spot), Queen Victoria Park will be one big party hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey, Matte Babel and Rosey Edeh. There will be food and beverage vendors, with designated licensed areas for alcoholic beverages. Three great Canadian performers will keep the party going all the way till midnight. Opening with Dragonette to Hedley and onto Nelly Furtado counting down to midnight with you! Of course what kind of Niagara Falls New Years would it be without some firework displays? The first planned for 8:45pm in case you can’t make it until midnight and a midnight show to welcome 2013! Continue reading
This year’s Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade is happening November 17th! Now that may seem a little early to be celebrating the holiday season but Santa has a lot of parades to partake in and a ton of toys to make… so get in the Christmas spirit early!
Every year volunteers, sponsors, charities and schools get together to parade around Niagara Falls downtown to help everything run smoothly and make sure everyone is having a wonderful morning! For me, the Santa Claus Parade was always about bundling up in a scarf, grabbing a box of Timbits and some hot chocolate and enjoying all the excitement in the air. There are bands, dancing groups, high school students chanting away and of course Saint Nick himself, with his loving wife Mrs. Claus!
If you have never been, check out the video of last year’s parade!
The parade route starts at Victoria & Jepson, goes down Victoria, down Valleyway, down Queen Street and stops at Queen & Erie. So the parade starts at 11:00am, come early and find a good spot to post up for the morning with the kids (bring some blankets and lawn chairs).
I have recently declared red wine as the best drink. Now this may not be everyone’s opinion but I know there are a ton of you out there who love their wine as much as I do… and this event is perfect for us! For the month of November you can “Taste the Season” here in Niagara with delicious wine and food pairings from many of our favourite wineries.
The wineries around the Niagara region do such a wonderful job making sure that there are lots of events to enjoy Niagara’s gems (not the waterfalls… the wineries). We have discussed a few of them in our blog from chocolate pairings to winter cocktails. It is the perfect excuse for locals to get out and appreciate what is in our own backyards and gives visitors something to do every weekend in November.
This year Taste the Season is featuring over 25 wineries, which I think could keep you very busy throughout the month. The passes are $44.25 (plus tax) and it allows you to try all the tastings featured. To get your taste buds going, check out some of these exciting pairings that you can enjoy!
- Lailey Vineyard is putting together a 2010 Chardonnay and a spiced squash soup with asiago and rosemary shortbreads (sounds perfect for a chilly afternoon in November)
- Pondview Estate Winery is pairing a 2010 Bella Terra Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay with diced sweet roasted red pepper and creamy smoked salmon tartlet (FANCY!)
- Jackson-Triggs is featuring a 2012 Black Series Meritage with house cured back bacon and St. Paulin Grilled Cheese, on roasted garlic bread with garden tomato and bacon jam (loving the upgrade on such a casual sandwich… seems you can find a wine pairing for everything)
This post is simply because I am super excited about Halloween coming up… like always! I know that every little kid is excited about Halloween, dressing up and getting candy but usually people stop thinking it’s cool and put less effort into their costumes; not me!
My mom was always getting creative with our costumes when we were younger from Pippy Long Stocking to Wednesday Adams to a Bubble Bee… all of them home made. So I kept this tradition going, refusing to ever wear a store bought costume. Some of my own costume creations include: Lumber Jill, Mechanic, Pirate, Robin and last year’s post Siracha Hot Sauce. This year I believe I am going to try and create one of my favourite characters from my favourite book series… but you will just have to wait and see!