Niagara International Kite Festival – Sep 27th – 30th 2007

Great festival coming up this weekend with over 100 kite flyers coming from around the world. Check it out here… niagarakite.com

Join the worlds premier kite flyers as they bring the magical delights and awesome wonder of kiteflying to the Niagara region end of September.

The Homan Walsh 1848 kite contest re-enactment on Thursday and Friday which will be followed by an attempt to connect the USA and Canada with an arch of kites.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30th, activities will be at Reservoir State Park in Lewiston. There will be of kites of all descriptions- large inflatable show kites, artistic kites, sport kites, historical kites, indoor kites, fighter kites, and more! A variety of exhibitions – kite history, kite aerial photography, miniature kites and kite stamps- and demonstrations of kite buggying and kite mountain boarding are scheduled for both days.

Because of both popular demand and the remarkable success of the last year’s Niagara International Kite Festival, we; the Niagara Tourism Convention Corporation and Sky’s the Limit; have come to the simple conclusion that we must do our best to make this festival an annual event.

We have no doubt the event holds enormous potential for both the kite world and the regional community. The annual theme for the Niagara International Kite Festival is “Connecting the Past, Present, and Future with a Kite String”. This year’s program highlights the Myths, the History, and the time-honored tradition of Daredevils lured to Niagara Falls.

Keep in mind that both the event and web site are current works in progress. Details will be posted as promptly as they are available.

Here is a huge list of the kiters that will be there..

Over 107 Confirmed Flyers from 10 Countries will be in Attendance

Canada
Vania Beaubien
Robert Trepanier
Bob White
Vaino Raun
Gary Mark
Michelle Welsford
Don Brownridge
Carlos Simoe
George Paisiovich
Ray Bethell ( Watch Master Kite Flyer and World Record Holder Ray Bethell Fly )
Dolores Taylor Bethell
Doug Isherwood
Ziggy Racek
Pete Rich
Mary & Paul Kort
Bill Wilson
Anne Sloboda
Eric Curtis
Royal City Fun Flyers , Guelph, Ont.
Bill Peart
Kerry St Dennis
Kathy Holt
Lucy Jonkman
Jessica St Dennis-Jonkman

Niagara Windrider Kitefliers Association – Port Colborne
Toronto Kitefliers Association – Toronto
Wind Climbers Kite Club – Cambridge

England
Martin Lester
Dave Mitchell
Sheila Mitchell
Michael Howard
Linda Howard
Kelvin Woods (flying 20 of his beautiful hand made Butterflies. Each one of the butterflies represents an actual species)
Malcolm Goodman
Jeanette Goodman

Germany
Team No limit
Kisa

Israel
Eli & Shula Shavit

Japan
Makoto Ohye

Mexico
Jose Sainz

New Zealand
Jenny Cook

Switzerland
Iqbal Husain (Making the arch to connect the US & Canada this year)

Tasmania
Robert Brassington

United States of America
Berkeley Kite Wranglers (California)
Thomas McAlister
David Hoggan
Shaun Hoggan
John Kahn Jr
Michael North
Team Sky Burner (Michigan)
Wayne Brunjes
Jon Trennepohl
Michael VanCleve
Dan Welbaum
Aaron Fegley
Scot Skinner (Colorado)
Kathy Goodwind (Washington)
Bill Albers (New York)
Jim Day (Washington)
Steve & Sue Santos (Rhode Island)
Laurie & Richard Dutton (New York)
Charles Stewart (New York)
Dorothy Stewart (New York)
Cheryl & John Hall w/MAX (Michigan)
Ted Shaw (New York)
Meg Albers (New York)
Russ & Pat Mozier (Florida)
Chris Schultz (Texas)
Glenn Davison (Massachusetts)
Charles “AJ” Jackson (Texas)
Tim & Sue Boyle (Massachusetts)
Sue Edwards (Michigan)
Nancy Swift (Michigan)
Kathy Virgilio (Michigan)
Windjammers (Michigan)
Gary Maynard
Nate Williams
James Kinsey
Mike Carisle
George Wright
Team I-Quad (USA & Canada)
John Barresi (Oregon)
Steve de Rooy (British Columbia)
JD Fabich (Oregon)
David Hathaway (British Columbia)
Glenn Pedro (New Jersey)
Dooley (California)
David Gomberg (Oregon)
John Martin (Maine)
Ralph Reed (Massachusetts)
Jackie & Dick Maciel (Massachusetts)
Arnold Family; John, Suzette, John, Jace (Michigan)
Kaluzny Family; Walt, Sabrina, Alex, Nick (New York)
Team Skyjesters (Ohio)
Dean Proudfoot
Vickie Proudfoot
Don Tuff (Massachusetts)
Kim Linehan (Massachusetts)
Kyle Lemieux (Rhode Island)
Kyle Alves (Rhode Island)
Mark & Brenda Williams (New Hampshire)

Great Lakes Kitefliers Society (Buffalo, New York)

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