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WFOL Hosting Volunteer Recruitment Barbeque on October 13th!

Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is looking to expand its team of volunteers

With the start of its 34th season rapidly approaching the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) is preparing to host their annual Volunteer Recruitment Barbeque on October 13th at Heartland Forest from 5-7PM. The Festival’s dedicated group of volunteers are the driving force that make this treasured winter tradition possible. In 2015 one hundred and twenty people volunteered for the Festival putting in a grand total of three thousand-four hundred hours.


While many of the Festivals volunteers return year after year, this season the WFOL is looking to grow its volunteer base in order to support the new events and programming that are planned for the 2016/17 season. The barbeque is free to attend. Food and snacks will be served including hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and water. Those interested in attending must RSVP and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend. At the BBQ attendees will learn about events planned for the upcoming WFOL season as well as volunteer opportunities and incentive programs.


“The Festival is growing. This season we will be offering more events and programming for attendees which means we are looking to recruit more volunteers,” says Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights Executive Director, Tina Myers. “We have an award winning volunteer program and I would encourage anyone that is looking to get involved in the community to attend our BBQ on October 13th and learn about our volunteer opportunities.”


What: Annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights Volunteer Recruitment BBQ

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 – doors open at 5PM, event concludes at 7PM

Where: Heartland Forest Nature Centre, Forestview Wing

8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0L5 RSVP to: Volunteer Coordinator Janet Wilson by email:


The 34th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights season will begin with Opening Ceremonies in Niagara Parks Queen Victoria Park on Saturday November 19th, 2016 and will run until January 31st, 2017.


About the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights and breathtaking illuminations. The Festival takes place November 19, 2016 to January 31, 2017. The eight kilometre Festival illumination route runs along the Niagara Parkway, past the Falls, into Dufferin Islands and the surrounding districts of Fallsview Boulevard, Victoria Centre, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane. The Festival’s iconic lighting displays, special events and attractions have become a tradition for more than one million visitors each year.  Make it your winter tradition. For festival details including the Opening Ceremonies, Laser Light Shows, 3D Projection Mapping Shows, Winter Fireworks, Grand View Winter Marketplace and more, please visit


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is proud to be part of the Niagara Falls community and the Winter Festival of Lights. For more than 90 years, OPG’s Sir Adam Beck hydroelectric stations in Niagara Falls have generated clean, renewable power. Today, 99 per cent of the electricity OPG produces is free of emissions that cause smog or climate change. For more information please visit

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