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Thursday, October 6, 2022
40 Winks for Red Roof Retreat
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Niagara’s Finest Hotels is offering an opportunity to act like a tourist in our own town, with discounted rates on rooms at the Harbour House Hotel, The Charles Hotel, Shaw Club Hotel, and Colonel Butler Best Western on Thursday Feb. 7, 2019.

The deal is part of the annual 40 Winks event, with all funds raised going to Red Roof Retreat, a local charity for young people with special needs and their families.

This is the 11th year for the well-established and much anticipated happening, and Steffanie Bjorgan, the charitable institution’s executive director, can’t wait.

“I never miss it, actually,” she says. “A bunch of us mums who have kids with special needs go every year. You can imagine how hard it is to find care so we can get away for one night. Some of the parents — this is the only time I see them.”

Of course Bjorgan’s just as happy to receive the funding, which last year added up to $5,000 that went towards RRR’s operational costs. “Vintage Hotels is an amazing organization,” she says. “They’ve been doing events for us from the very beginning. Once we settled on this one it was perfect — easy for them to organize and manage, and a great thing to offer the community.”

If you’re happier with forty winks in your own bed, you can invite friends and family to visit NOTL without having to tidy up the guest room.

Reservations for 40 Winks begin on Thursday Dec. 13 at 9 a.m., and must be booked by Dec. 23.