An Arts Centre Greater Fort Erie High School – Niagara Film Fest #NIFF The Idea Girl Says Awesome NEWS!
Greater Fort Erie High School – Mayor Wayne Redekop, Town Hall, Members of Council, Town Staff, DSBN Reps plans architectural renderings public meet
blogger linda randall idea girl canada with roberta marie munroe film director producer #NIFF 2014 Niagara Film Fest white oaks
the idea girl says
I was taking a look at the Mayor of Fort Erie – Wayne Redekop’s Facebook Wall and was delighted to find a picture of the high school they are planning to build on Garrison Rd, Sunset Drive here in Fort Erie Ontario Canada.
I’m pretty excited about this new school project because I heard at our Tuesday’s Social Group meeting (Mary was talking about the increase in property taxes of 16% and how she wasn’t too happy with us getting an arts centre there.
Then I told them WHY we really NEED an ARTS Centre ( A Big one that can seat over 1,000 people if possible!)
Bill Marshall NIFF Founder of TIFF Bell LIghtbox Theatre Toronto coming to Niagara Region for Movie, Shortest Film Festival June 2014
the idea girl says (continued)
In June 2014 we had our first #NIFF Niagara Film Fest from the Niagara Integrated Film Festival at the White Oaks Tennis and Raquet Club and the local cinema’s and wineries in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.
Over 10,000 people attended! Now that’s a RECORD in attendance. #NIFF wants to expand this film festival and I wanted to bring it into the Fort Erie area (lord knows we need the jobs and tourism industry here). Once we build a large auditorium for films and plays (theatre, arts events) we can invite them to bring a “children’s / teen’s film festival here.
#NIFF 2014#TIFF Founder Bill Marshall with Volunteer Blogger Linda Randall Idea Girl Canada Harry’s pic 19 Jun 2014
harold chisholm linda randall Tony Watts Sundance Cannes Film Festival #NIFF 2014 Bobby Roth Industry Panel 21 Jun 2014
the idea girl says (continued)
Now the #TIFF Toronto International Film Festival in 2009 (stats I found in a PDF Financials File which has ALL be blogged on this website back in May to Sept 2014 along with photos of celebrities, film producers, directors, actors and screen writers both Harold and I met while at the event.)
#Tiff or Toronto International Film Festival hosts over 736,000 people every YEAR. They make around $150 million dollars in revenue from the Event.
#NIFF is Niagara Integerated Film Festival which so far is focusing on local artists in Ontario and they have an International film Industry that needs expanding here. (Bollywood which is like the USA Hollywood wants to expand here in Canada) and we have the opportunity to be a part of that!
St Catharines is building a large arts centre but it only holds around 2000 people. Imagine your first year event having 10,000 people with each film showing around 500 to 1000 seats at a time?
You can see how they will need more seats to expand here in the Niagara Region!
Our tax dollars is going to stimulate our economy. We will expand hotels, restaurants and JOBS in this area if we have a decent sized arts centre.
There’s room to grow in the film industry and Our Canadian Artists really want to expand it here.
We already have many sold out seats for some of the smaller film festival’s that have been held here locally.
So not only do we have our film fans to draw from, we have a large tourism industry of over 100,000 people crossing the Peace Bridge every day, plus the millions of people that visit Niagara Falls, St Catharines and Niagara on the Lake.
We just have to THINK big and look outside the box of what we’ve seen in the past. It takes dedication and hope to change a situation. Many of us have seen many failures. But as John Cena on WWE says, “Never give Up!”
We can make a difference if we just try… 🙂
Wayne Redekop photo 2014 2015 Mayor of Fort Erie ON Canada St Paul’s Anglican Church Serving the Community Luncheon 24 Jan 2015
dir jason lupish linda randall #NIFF 2014
Coordinator Patricia Awards Ceremony #NIFF 2014 Niagara Film Fest white oaks restort linda randall
linda randall harold chisholm (back) Dir Dan Hartley Tony Watts Awards #NIFF 2014 white oaks
White-Oaks-Resort and Spa #NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014 Headquarters Host Hotel 253 Taylor Rd Niagara on the Lake On Canada 1 800 263 5766
#NIFF 2014 blogger linda randall (idea girl canada) with hubby harold chisholm the garden foyer white oaks
#NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014 Headquarters White Oaks Resort and Spa 253 Taylor Rd Niagara on the Lake ON Canada Google Maps QEW Niagara
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YMCA outside building view 14 mar 2014 snow day bike racks open 7 days a week canada usa memberships welcomed linda randall idea girl canada clarion hotel
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