Rappelling over the edge

Over the Edge to raise funds for Niagara charities

Niagara This Week – Niagara Falls

Two Niagara-based organizations are taking fundraising to new heights with the upcoming Over the Edge event.

Set to take place Oct. 17, prominent community members — including Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati, former Olympian Mike Strange and CKTB host Kevin Jack — will rappel 23 storeys down the side of the Marriott Gateway on the Falls.

While Over the Edge events have taken place in other cities around Canada, raising millions of dollars for non-profit organizations in the process, this will mark the first time such an event has taken place in Niagara Falls. Rosella Born of Women’s Addiction Recovery Mediation (WARM) Niagara said when she saw a similar event held in Hamilton, she knew it would be a perfect fit for Niagara Falls.

“You can’t get a much better view than this,” she said Read more