About Maria Rekrut

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Maria holds an M.A. Degree in vocal solo performance from the Conservatory of Music "S. Cecilia", Rome, Italy and from the Escuela Superior de Canto, Madrid, Spain. Maria has a won a number of international music festival awards and scholarships for her vocal interpretive design of chamber and recital music from Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States. Her exquisite interpretive strength and ability has led her to first world performances of the Spanish composers Nelson de Macedo, Carmelo Bernaloa and Canadian composers Grace Dansereau and Randy Scott. In 1986, Maria moved from New York City to Niagara-on-the-Lake and not only continued to perform but also was asked to direct the Grace United Church and Canadiana Choirs. She developed vocal programes for Niagara College and the Niagara District Seconday Performing Arts School. As founder of the Niagara Oratorio Society, she has performed both oratorios and recital works in both Canada and the United States. Maria has a number of C.D.'s the most recent is Christmas with Maria Rekrut and friends.

Marineland

Marineland was opened over 50 years ago and takes great pride in educating the world on its unique aquatic life and attractions. Attractions at Marineland include: the Arctic Cover (where you can get up close and personal to touch and feed the white whales), friendship cove (which allows an uncles underwater view of the killer whale), the Beluga whales, and even traditional land animals (including bison, elk, and deer)! Marineland has something to offer everyone!
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To find out more information visit: www.marineland.ca

Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway is lined with more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls, natural rock walls, lakes, and is about 232kms! Stretching from Jasper to Lake Louise, you will be able to hike for miles in this breathtaking parkway. Home to wildlife creatures such as, bears, bighorn sheep and more. You can hike on your own or you can take a guided tour of Lake Louise and Jasper in their “Roam the Rockies Tour.”

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For more information visit: www.icefieldsparkway.com

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is one of the worlds leading natural history and world cultures, museums. They offer a wide variety of exhibitions that change frequently throughout the year in order to give you the best experience possible. Currently on display they have exhibitions including: Viva Mexico! (clothing and culture), New Dino Discovered (yes thats right, a new dinosaur has been discovered!!), Dawn of Life Preview, Toronto Underfoot, The Bat Cave, and more! They also feature a slew of exhibitions in their gallery, where you can find statues and sculptures from all around the world, and even paintings and artifacts from places including, Egypt, China, Greece, and Nubia!

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For more information regarding visits and exhibits, visit: www.rom.on.ca

Stanley Park!

Stanley Park is Vancouvers first and largest urban park! Home to an abundance of wildlife and greenery, you can explore 400-hectares of land, including hiking and biking trails, as well as trails by the lake. Stanley Park is also home to the famous Seawall which you can cycle alongside for 8.8km! As the snow falls this winter, bundle up, and hike on!

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For more information visit: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx

Distillery District

The historic distillery district, located in Toronto, is home to dozens of unique shops, bakeries, venues, and restaurants. Often celebrated here are multi-faceted cultural festivals, music festivals, and art displays. Coming up this week until the beginning of February, they will be having a baby ASL classes! As well as on January 25th, there will be the annual Robbie Burns Brewmasters Supper from 5:30pm-11pm!

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The Distillery District Before and After Photos

The Distillery District Before and After Photos

For more information regarding upcoming events, visit: www.thedistillerydistrict.com

Candlelight Stroll- Old Town

On December 3rd, 6:30pm, join the Niagara area for a candlelight stroll through the streets. You will be able to purchase candles here to carry along with you ($3 per candle or $5 for 2 candles). Admission fee is a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. Fun for the whole family, and a wonderful way to start off the holiday season, be sure to join us for this beautiful walk through the town.

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For more information visit: https://www.niagaraonthelake.com/displayevent/jpage/1/p/de/id/1733/content.do

NOTL Santa Claus Parade!

Join us here at NOTL for Ontario’s best Santa Claus Parade! Beginning at 11am on December 12, this is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Fun for the whole family, there will be food, candy, and holiday cheer! Beginning on Wellingtonto Buron and then on to Queen Street, admission is FREE, and will last until a little after noon that day.
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For more information visit: http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/events/niagara-on-the-lake-santa-claus-parade/

Niagara Falls Candlelight Stroll

On December 3rd, 6:30pm, join the Niagara area for a candlelight stroll through the streets. You will be able to purchase candles here to carry along with you ($3 per candle or $5 for 2 candles). Admission fee is a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. Fun for the whole family, and a wonderful way to start off the holiday season, be sure to join us for this beautiful walk through the town.
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For more information visit: https://www.niagaraonthelake.com/displayevent/jpage/1/p/de/id/1733/content.do

Old Town Wine and Cheese Tour

Take a stroll through Old Town Niagara on this 3 hour narrated wine tour! These tours depart daily downtown at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm. Visiting 4 award winning wineries, you will be given the opportunity to taste 16-20 different wines along with gourmet cheeses and a chucuterie tray that will be paired with the selected wines. Here you will also learn about the intricate process of winemaking. Reserve your spot today!!
For more information visit: www.niagaragetaways.com

Bike and Wine Getaway Tours

Roll through the Niagara area on this self-guided bicycle and wine tour! Travel at your own pace between winery to winery and spend as much time at each, as you would like! These daily tours are from 10am-5pm (but are closed on Monday and Tuesday). Ticket prices vary depending on if you would like to join the group for a picnic lunch, regardless, each ticket includes your bicycle tour, helmet, the tour through 5 award winning wineries, 16-20 different wines to taste, a trip to a winery where you will learn about the process of wine making, and a personal pickup of any of your wine purchases made while on tour! Make your reservation today before the weather gets too chilly!!
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For more information, visit: www.niagaragetaways.com