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Niagara Falls to be illuminated in blue in recognition of Doctors’ Day

Posted at 11:09 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 11:09:30-04

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board said it will be illuminating both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls in blue on the evening of May 1 from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., as a symbol of appreciation for doctors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors' Day happens every year in Canada on May 1.

The illumination is part of a province-wide show of appreciation organized by the Ontario Medical Association as a way to recognize doctors for their bravery and dedication.

Residents on both sides of the border are also invited to participate by turning on the flashlight on their phones and holding it high - either through their window, from their balcony, front porch or driveway, for five minutes at 9 p.m.

All special illumination requests are reviewed and approved by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, which has financed and operated the “illumination of Niagara Falls” since 1925.

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Niagara Parks Commission.