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Platinum Jubilee Celebration in Honour of Queen Elizabeth II

May 31, 2022

Niagara Parks

Platinum Jubilee Celebration to be held on June 4 in Honour of Queen Elizabeth II

  • Public ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 4, in Queen Victoria Park
  • Niagara Parks Police Honour Guard, Niagara Regional Police Pipe and Drum Corps to kickoff the ceremony, followed by dignitary remarks
  • Special regal purple Falls illuminations are scheduled nightly from June 2 to 5

Niagara Falls, ON – In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Niagara Parks and the City of Niagara Falls will host a formal celebration to commemorate the Queen’s 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

On Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m., the Niagara Parks Police Honour Guard and Niagara Regional Police Pipe and Drum Corps will march with attending dignitaries through Queen Victoria Park and gather at the foot of the King George VI statue, overlooking Niagara Falls.

Special remarks will be provided by Niagara Parks Chair April Jeffs, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, Gimaa Stacey Laforme, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Niagara Falls Historian Sherman Zavitz, who will provide insight on the connection between Niagara Parks and royalty. Formal remarks will be followed by a ceremonial tree planting and a complimentary slice of cake for all in attendance. Available seating on-site will be limited and those attending the ceremony are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at Queen Victoria Park Restaurant, South Terrace.

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board has also scheduled special tribute illuminations happening nightly from June 2 to 5, with Niagara Falls to be illuminated in regal purple.

Quote from Niagara Parks Chair April Jeffs

“Niagara Parks has many meaningful historical connections to Britain and the royal family. These include visits to Niagara Parks by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with other royal family members and, of course, the beautiful Queen Victoria Park, which was named in honour of Her Majesty’s great-great-grandmother. We are very much looking forward to celebrating the Queen’s jubilee at Niagara Parks, recognizing her unprecedented accomplishment of 70 years on the throne.”

Quote from Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati

“What an amazing testament to the friendship between our countries and Queen Elizabeth II that we are celebrating with events like these throughout Canada. We wish Her Majesty heartfelt congratulations from Niagara Falls on this incredible milestone and her 70th anniversary on the throne!”

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Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.