Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk across Niagara Falls
FOOD TRUCK EATS Kick off your summer at this year's ultimate Backyard Bash. Food Truck Eats pulls into town for the May long weekend and is parking in our backyard. 16 Food Trucks from Canada and the United States are coming together to deliver the most daring, tasty and innovative street food available. 16 wines from Peller Estates favourite vintages will be poured at this weekend event. Buy Tickets Now online or call 1-888-673-5537 (http://reservations.andrewpeller.com/events/food-truck-eats.html?__store=peller) Sunday, May 20th / 12 pm - 6 pm Monday, May 21st /12 pm - 5 pm $15.00 per person Food Truck Eats & Sleeps - Niagara Cottage Rental is offering special pricing for an overnight package that includes accommodation, tickets to Food Truck Eats at Peller Estates and transportation to and from the event. Book now at http://niagara-on-the-lake-cottagerental.com or call them at 1-866-226-4730.
Earth Day in the Vineyard
Where: Southbrook Vineyards, 581 Niagara Stone Road, RR4, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, Canada,
Dates: 2012 Apr 21 to 2012 Apr 25
Ontario Wine Society Halton Chapter presents Earth Day in the Vineyard
Saturday April 21, 2012
581 Niagara Stone Road, RR4 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0
12:00 Noon Members $55, Non-members $65
(Includes: lunch, vineyard tour and tasting)
What better way to celebrate Earth day than to spend an afternoon in the vineyard. Southbrook Vineyard’s is Ontario’s pioneer of organic and biodynamic viticultural practices. In 2008 they were awarded the Gold level of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for their winery building, the first award of its kind to any winery in Canada.
Join us for a fabulous afternoon as we wander the vineyard and learn how herbal teas and lunar energy play a part in the biodynamic process. As we leave the vineyard we will head into the winery for an opportunity to taste the impact of the unique viticultural methods. Once our tour is complete we will enjoy a delectable lunch prepared with local ingredients paired with Southbrook’s finest wines. If you wish to stay overnight in Niagara on the Lake call 905-980-0346 or 1-866-226-4730 for reservations.
A night to remember in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada
Irish Harp Pub to host Titanic-themed dinner
A night to remember. Trevor Smyth, owner of The Irish Harp Pub in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will be honouring the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic with a special dinner event on April 12, 2012.
Get out your boarding passes, the Irish Harp is taking people on a journey back in time for a night to remember.
On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic, dubbed the ‘unsinkable ship,’ set sail from Southampton, England, with a final destination of New York City, N.Y. Operated by White Star Line, at the time of her maiden voyage she was the largest ship afloat, carrying 2,224 passengers, including some of the wealthiest people in the world.
However, five days after its departure the ‘unsinkable’ ship collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and did what no one thought possible: it sank. More than 1,500 people died in what many call one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.
Over the years the legend of Titanic and her story have lived on through movies, literature, and song. For many, including Trevor Smyth owner of The Irish Harp Pub in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the mystery surrounding the ship has proven to be a lifelong fascination.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s first and last journey. To mark the occasion, Smyth is hosting a Titanic-themed dinner event, “A Night to Remember.”
His King Street pub will be transformed into the luxurious surroundings of the first-class dining hall, with replica dishes and table linens, servers dressed in period costume, and the exact 10-course menu that was served on the ship the night before it sank. Courses include lamb in mint sauce, roast duckling, Lyonnaise chicken, filet mignon Lili, roasted squab and cress and more. Smyth said they turned to the Titanic Historical Society for help understanding some of the outdated menu items, like vegetable marrow farci and punch romaine.
“We wanted to make it as authentic as possible,” said Smyth, who admits he’s had a lifelong fascination with the Titanic.
Growing up in Ireland, Smyth said he was always intrigued by the stories about the ship built in Belfast at Harland & Wolff, the world’s biggest shipyard at the time.
“I was always reading books and doing research on the Titanic,” he said, adding he was drawn to the many myths surrounding the ship and also the unanswered questions.
“Why were there not enough lifeboats, how did so many people die, why didn’t any of the other boats in the area get there quicker?” he rambled off, listing some of the questions that haunt people interested in the ship’s legend.
Some of those questions, he said, experts will attempt to answer during the question-and-answer portion of the night. Music will be provided by a string ensemble playing selections that would have been heard aboard the ship. There will also be rare footage of the Titanic’s departure, and memorabilia including letters from survivors and replica items.
Smyth will be dressing up as the ship’s captain, Edward John Smith, and the Irish Harp managers will be dressed as the ship’s officers.
Space will be limited for the event, with only 50 spots available. Smyth said seats are filling up fast and many of the guests have already indicated that they too will be coming dressed in costume. While it’s not a requirement, Smyth does encourage attendees to wear formal dress.
In lieu of tickets, guests will be given a reproduction of the White Star Line boarding pass that would have been used to board the Titanic.
“It’s going to be a great evening,” said Smyth.
The April 12 event kicks off at 7 p.m. The cost is $90 per person for the 10-course meal and evening activities.
The Irish Harp is located at 245 King St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake. To reserve a spot for “A Night to Remember” call 905-468-4443 .
If you’re looking for accommodations call 905-980-0346 or 1-866-226-4730 .
Niagara Historical Museum – Bicentennial of the War of 1812
For a list of Exhibitions, Programs and Events at the Niagara Historical Museum: visit: www.niagarahistorical.museum or call
905-468-3912 to get more information.
Feb 1- Dec 31, 2012 Exhibition on display re: Niagara on the Eve of War of 1812
1812 Lectures Series – 3rd Thursday of each month from March-September 2012
June, July and August 2012 – Petticoats, Boots and Muskets – 1812 Walking tour ad theatrical performance from Thursday-Sunday.
The events being hosted at the Niagara Historical Museum is a perfect opportunity for history buffs to get a first hand view of life in Niagara on the Lake on the eve of the War of 1812!!
Don’t miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity.
It’s wonderful to walk through Niagara on the Lake and be enveloped and surrounded by our beautiful historic buildings. You can enjoy Niagara while sitting in one of our charming outdoor cafes enjoying a cappuccino or a glass of Niagara wine watching the world go by.
For the cyclists and walkers, you can cycle and walk safely throughout the town of Niagara, there are delightful surprises awaiting you as you cycle on the Niagara Parkway.
You can stop and purchase fresh fruit on the bicycle route and then go for lunch at the wineries. You can finish off your day by taking an afternoon swim in Lake Ontario. Niagara on the Lake is the “Prettiest Town in Canada” and was the First Capital of Canada. This year, in 2012, Niagara is celebrating 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States. Every weekend there are many special events that you can participate in.
Come and stay in Niagara, enjoy the many activities being offered, de-stress, recharge and prepare to go back to your normal life.