St. Catharines, ON
City of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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St. Catharines is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, Canada. It lies in Southern Ontario and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States of America along the Niagara River. St. Catharines carries the official nickname "The Garden City" due to its 1,000 acres of meticulously groomed parks, gardens and trails.
The Art of Peace Festival is now in its fifth year, the Festival seeks to increase community engagement in art as a tool for reflecting on peace issues. Montebello Park fills with performing arts events, workshops, an elementary school art exhibition, vendors, and Peace Through Art Stations at which peace groups make information available and offer arts activities. The city's goals are to increase connections between artists and the public, increase community engagement in peace issues and increase youth engagement.
The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival is a non-profit organisation that presents three popular wine festivals in St. Catharines and Niagara during the year, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region each year. This event known by most locals simply as "Grape and Wine" attracts young and old varying from party-goers to wine connoisseurs.