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Special Falls Illumination for Winter Olympics

As the 2010 Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver, Niagara Falls will be showcasing the start of a brand new type of special illumination.

During the 17 days of the Winter Olympic Games, visitors to the Ontario Pavilion in Vancouver, over 3,000 kilometres away, will have the unique opportunity to change the colour of the lights on Niagara Falls using the power of their minds!

The Illumination of Niagara FallsThe Illumination of Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board and The Niagara Parks Commission are pleased to be part of this exciting Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture initiative at the Ontario Pavilion, which is designed to feature Ontario’s cutting edge technology, all while highlighting the beauty and stature of three of the Province’s most recognizable sites: Niagara Falls, The CN Tower and the Parliament Buildings.

While visiting the Pavilion, guests will be invited to don special headsets at the InteraXon “Bright Ideas” attraction and then they will be taught to use their thoughts to in turn control the three light shows taking place in Ontario, thousands of kilometres away.

For more information on InteraXon, click here.

Background on Niagara Falls Illumination
Established in 1925, The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario Power Generation Inc., the City of Niagara Falls, New York, 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. The world-renowned cataracts will be lit every evening between the hours of 6 and 11 p.m. during the Winter Olympics.

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