COVID-19 has left Many in the Industry Unemployed
News from the Niagara Falls Illumination Board and Niagara Parks Commission
Posted September 1st, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be illuminating both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls in red on September 1st, joining over 1,500 venues from across North America in appreciation of the live events industry which has been devastated by the impacts of COVID-19.
A second illumination will also take place on September 22nd.
The illumination is part of The Red Alert Day of Action, which seeks to draw attention to the 12 million people that work in the live events industry who are currently unemployed due to the pandemic.
The Falls will be illuminated in red for 15 minutes at each half hour mark, beginning at 8:30pm.
All special illumination requests are reviewed and approved by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, which has financed and operated the illumination of Niagara Falls since 1925.
The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, 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.
A Brief Footnote from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large – The following petition has been posted online in support of assistance for those in the live event industry. To visit it, click on – https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-event-industry-aid-for-covid-19
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