Fun Passes Make Family Outings More Affordable This Summer

    1.4 Million Children Get In Free At Provincial Attractions Starting
    July 1

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, June 21 /CNW/ - Ontario's Fun Pass is back by popular
demand, just in time for parents looking for affordable ways to keep their
kids busy this summer, Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor and Niagara Parks
Commission (NPC) Chairman Jim Williams announced today.
    Each fun pass provides one free children's admission, with the purchase
of an adult ticket, at each of 15 participating provincial attractions - and
an Ontario Provincial Parks daily vehicle permit discount. According to MPP
Kim Craitor, "The Fun Pass gives families 16 different reasons to discover an
Ontario that is exciting, educational and inspiring." He went on to add, "The
pass also helps boost tourism by bringing in new visitors who want to enjoy
all that Niagara has to offer."
    The Fun Pass has been distributed to 1.4 million elementary school
students across the province and will be accepted at all participating
provincial attractions from July 1 until September 3. The pass, launched by
the McGuinty government in 2005 as a pilot program, has been expanded to
include almost all school boards and private schools operating in Ontario.
    "Keeping kids active during the summer can be challenging," said Tourism
Minister Jim Bradley. "That is why the McGuinty government is helping parents
by making Ontario's wide range of attractions more affordable for families."
    "Niagara Parks is pleased that its Butterfly Conservatory and historic
Old Fort Erie attractions are once again partner destinations in this great
program," stated NPC Chairman Jim Williams. "We look forward to welcoming
those students and their families who will be coming to Niagara and Niagara
Parks for a little adventure, history and of course, fun."

    The Niagara Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario has
preserved and maintained the parklands and attractions surrounding the Falls
since 1885. Every dollar spent helps preserve the nature and heritage of the
Falls and the lands along the Niagara River corridor.

For further information:

For further information: Tony Baldinelli, Communications Manager, The
Niagara Parks Commission, (905) 371-0837

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