New Niagara Convention & Civic Centre in Niagara Falls Canada Partners with Chef Anna Olson

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Endorsing Celebrity Chef from Niagara Region will Showcase Best of the Season with UnConventional Cuisine at the New Niagara Convention & Civic Centre to Open in 2011.

Renowned Chef Anna Olson is bringing her farm-fresh philosophy to the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre in Niagara Falls Canada - set to open in Spring, 2011. Guests are sure to be delighted by the contributions of popular host of Food Network Canada's "Fresh with Anna Olson" - who brings creative flair with locally sourced seasonal produced - paired with world-class Niagara wines.

As the Endorsing Celebrity Chef and creative culinary director, Anna will ensure that the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre delivers UnConventional Experiences, starting in the kitchen. Located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, just 500 yards from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in the fashionable Fallsview Tourist District, the 280,000 square foot LEED certified Niagara facility will also be home to:

  •     an 80,000 square foot free-span Exhibition Hall
  •     a distinctive 17,000 square foot Ballroom
  •     26,500 square feet of flexible Meeting & Breakout Space
  •     an intimate 1,000 seat Theatre with live performances
  •     State-of-the-Art Technology

According to Victor Ferraiuolo, Executive Director of Niagara Falls Tourism, "We are pleased about this innovative partnership between the new Niagara Convention & Civic Centre and Anna Olson, as it showcases the wonderful culinary culture of the Niagara Falls region. Whether here for a conference or staying over for an Ontario getaway, Olson will help introduce visitors to one of the many attractions of our region."

Anna's superb knowledge of area farms and their bounty is key to her successful Olson Foods at Ravine, a culinary partnership with the acclaimed Ravine Vineyards in beautiful St. Davids. It also drives the success of her renowned TV show, filmed from her historic home in the heart of Niagara. She is the author of six cookbooks including "Fresh with Anna Olson," released in the fall of 2008.

The new Niagara Convention & Civic Centre site is surrounded by 5,000 upscale rooms at hotels in Niagara Falls within a one-mile radius, plus exciting Niagara attractions, entertainment, gourmet dining, one-of-a-kind sightseeing, night life, golf, shopping, and adventures for all. A complete package, Niagara is the perfect choice to host an event and is ideally located within driving reach of 55% of the U.S. and 62% of the Canadian population, with nearby plane and train access.

For more information about Niagara Falls, Canada, visit or call 800-563-2557.

About Niagara Falls Tourism:

Niagara Falls Tourism (Visitor and Convention Bureau) is the official tourism marketing organization of Niagara Falls, Canada. Niagara Falls, Canada borders Niagara Falls, New York within 20 miles of the Buffalo Airport and within 55 miles of the city of Toronto. Niagara Falls tourism has launched an innovative website with interactive features such as Falls TV, a Niagara Falls Blog at, and Niagara Falls photo submissions.


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