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Boom Days: Plan On It!

Boom Days are upon us once again! Spring is on its way and the
ice boom is coming out of Lake Erie. Parties, ceremonies, and activities abound
on Saturday, April 18th at three different regional venues.  Mark your
calendar and plan to join in! For more information, visit or Facebook.

They even have a poetry contest. Celebrate Buffalo Niagara and
the waterfront in poetry! Prizes: 1st:
$300, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50. No length limit;
all entries must be in English. Submit to: by noon on Thursday, April 16th, 2009.
Winners will be notified ahead of time and announced at the Dug’s Dive party
(see below).

Events kick off Saturday morning, April 18th:

9AM to Noon: Up to 1,000 hard-working volunteers will partner
with Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER to clean up the shoreline of 40 sites
throughout the Buffalo Niagara region. For more information or to sign up to
volunteer, click
here or call (716)

1PM to 4PM: Kite flying at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann
Boulevard, Buffalo. The only day of the year you can fly a kite at Tifft! Make
a kite with our help or bring one of your own.

April 18th:

Dug’s Dive, 1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo (NFTA Small Boat Harbor)

5:30 –
10:00 p.m. Food, fun, and firework. Be sure to try some of Flying
 Ice Boom Bock with sales benefiting
Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER.

5:45 –
Welcome to Boom Days 2009 – Boom Days Chair Rick Smith, President of Rigidized
Metals Corporation and Julie Barrett O’Neill, Executive Director, Buffalo
Niagara RIVERKEEPER. Shoreline Cleanup Report and Volunteer Recognition, Kerri
Bentkowski, Citizen Action Coordinator, Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER. Poetry
contest winners announced.

6:15 – Living
Waters: Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes.
Reading and book
signing by the author–Margaret Wooster, Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER Watershed
Planner. Books will be available for purchase.

6:30 –
Music begins – The Stonebridge Band.

8:30 –
50/50 split followed by a fireworks display by WNY Skylighters

9:00 –
Music resumes – The Stonebridge Band


April 18th:

LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 South 68th St, Niagara Falls

6:00 –
10:00 p.m. Food, fun, and fireworks 

6:15 –
Music – Ladies First Jazz, created by Jennifer May

6:45 –
Cannon fire / musket fire – LaSalle Yacht Club & Fort Niagara; canoe
landing – LaSalle, Hennepin, Frontenac, & Co.; Pledge of Allegiance;
Environment Pledge of Allegiance; City Proclamation – Mayor Paul Dyster; Senate
Proclamation – Senator Antoine Thompson; Song – America the Beautiful.

7:15 –
Music – Ladies First Jazz, created by Jennifer May

7:30 –
LaSalle Waterfront Park Plans on large TV in bar area

8:30 –
Fireworks display by WNY Skylighters

9:10 –
50/50 split

9:15 –
Music – Ladies First Jazz, created by Jennifer May


April 18th:

Yacht Club, 491 Water Street, Youngstown

TBA – Kite-flying with Buffalo Audubon Society. Make a kite with our help or
bring one of your own.

p.m. – Cash/credit bar and dinner. Reservations suggested – call (716) 745-7230
x14.  Group exhibits.

7:00 p.m.
– Music – The Carl Filbert Band

Photo: by Dan Syrcher

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