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Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Blue in Recognition of International Nurses Day

May 12, 2020

Niagara Parks

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be illuminating both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls in blue on the evening of May 12 from 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. as a symbol of appreciation for nurses who are on the frontlines of the fight to contain COVID-19.

National Nursing Week is from May 11 to 17 in Canada, while May 12 is recognized around the world as International Nurses Day. The World Health Organization also designated 2020 as “The Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” This special illumination is intended to thank and recognize the heroism and sacrifices of nurses who have been working tirelessly to protect the health and wellbeing of all people and communities around the world.

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.

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 Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.