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'Winds, Waves & Wines': Aquarium of Niagara toasts summer's end

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
Pictured is a scene from a past `Winds, Waves & Wines` event.
Pictured is a scene from a past "Winds, Waves & Wines" event.

The Aquarium of Niagara announces "Winds, Waves & Wines 15" will toast summer's end on Thursday, Sept. 11. M&T Bank will once again serve as grand marque sponsor for this annual event, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.

Participating wineries include: Merritt Estate Winery, Long Cliff Winery, Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, A Gust of Sun Winery, Midnight Run Wine Cellar, Black Willow Winery, Chateau Niagara Winery, Dr. Frank's Winery, Standing Stone Wines, Vetters Vineyards, Willow Creek Vineyard, Schulze Vineyards & Winery and Victorianbourg Wine Estates.

Caterers and restaurants include The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Sheraton At The Falls, Starbucks Coffee/Niagara, Just Say Cheesecake, Four Points By Sheraton, Quality Hotel & Suites, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Webster's Bistro & Bar, Ellden's Grill at River Oaks Golf Club and Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.

The popular Rod Nickson Project, sponsored by Turner Construction, will provide music. DJ Pat Proctor of Premier Sound will play music in the courtyard. A silent auction with great prizes also is planned.

Free parking will be available at the Aquarium of Niagara lot, between Third and Whirlpool streets. Shuttle service, provided by the Niagara State Park Trolley, will run from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. Parking also is available on city streets and in nearby lots.

The popular Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser will once again feature Aaron Mentkowski of WKBW Channel 7 as celebrity host.

Prizes for the silent auction have been donated by Whitenight's Jewelers, Art Effects Glass, Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eye Care, WELCOME magazine and many more. Media sponsors are Niagara Frontier Publications and Greater Niagara Newspapers.

Tickets for the event are $75 each and can be purchased in advance at the Aquarium of Niagara or at the door that evening.

For more information or to be included as an event sponsor, call 716-285-3575, ext. 216.

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