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Monday, April 22, 2024
Niagara Parks explored in style

If you were walking through Old Town on a recent Friday evening, you might have noticed a string of shining Porsches making its way past the clock tower.

The convoy was made up of slick rides, driven by members of the Porsche Club of America’s Upper Canada Region branch, who headed into town after spending the day checking out a long list of Niagara Parks attractions.

The group of 27 cars started in Vineland and headed over to Old Fort Erie for a tour, including old-fashioned shortbread and lemonade. History was followed by a putting contest at Legends golf course, lunch at the newly $10-million renovated Table Rock, an exclusive tour of the decommissioned Canadian Niagara Power facility and the Floral Showhouse in Niagara Falls, before heading to Niagara-on-the-Lake for more cruising, finishing up at Queenston Heights.

“It was to get everyone together and explore everything Niagara Parks has to offer, tip to tail,” said Kim Viney, senior director of business development for Niagara Parks.

Viney secured herself a hole-in-one in the mini-putt competition, some of the drivers said.

Marlene Walther, a Virgil resident, and one of the 53 that went along, said, “The power plant was unbelievable.”

“It’s a decommissioned one that’s closed to the public and they only opened it for us for this day. It’s got spiderwebs and all kinds of things.”

The lunch at Table Rock and the view over the falls was also a highlight for Walther, she said. “And the company.”

Stefan Walther, Marlene’s son, and president of the Upper Canada Region Porsche club, led the group during the adventure.

He said the group had a fantastic day.

“The Porsche Club always enjoys touring through Niagara with so many great roads, beautiful scenery and wonderful attractions, this day was no different as we had pit stops into some incredible Niagara Parks venues. The club has five driving tours in Niagara this year, including this August long weekend — you may see 50 Porsches pulling through town on Saturday, and then again in October to take in the autumn colours.”

The group explores the de-commissioned Canadian Niagara Power plant in Niagara Falls. (Supplied photo)


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