Thinking of visiting Buffalo and Niagara Falls? Want to experience a little bit of everything? Then mark your calendars for June 25-28 2009 for the next Buffalo Homecoming Weekend…
Pride in Buffalo shined last year. Even though the weather didn’t always cooperate, it was an amazing weekend! Buffalo Homecoming 2008 showcased the best that Buffalo has to offer! The four day celebration June 26-29 gave us the opportunity to share the great restaurants that the Greater Buffalo Region has to offer, and showcase 20 of the most progressive CEO’s. There were 40 companies at the Career Fair with amazing job opportunities.
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We celebrated the Arts and Cultural organizations in Delaware Park and saw the launch of the row boats in Hoyt Lake after years of them not being available. Some took in art exhibits at the Albright Knox Gallery others enjoyed local artists in the Casino on Hoyt Lake while the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet played. And as our event ended, many people strolled over to Shakespeare Hill to enjoy King Lear.
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On Saturday we discovered all that is great about Buffalo from the Downtown Housing Tour and the variety of neighborhood tours. Then there was the Buffalo Bison’s Game — where I got to invite everyone to the Sunday Brunch at the Buffalo Zoo, where we paid tribute to Tim Russert. We had a reunion party that joined the 80’s Bash because of weather, and in true Buffalonian spirit, one event opened its arms to another! Buffalo is truly the city of Good Neighbors. Don’t you want to call it home too? Below is a slide show of all the photos that were taken on my camera during the event.
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It is hard to believe that it was just a year ago that Buffalo NY lost our greatest ambassador in Tim Russert. Two weeks after his death we had an amazing weekend that celebrated everything he loved about Buffalo NY. I was an honored to be a member of a group of Buffalo ambassadors that organized this event.
I returned to the Buffalo area after 21 years of being away to be closer to family late last year. Inspired by Oprah’s “Big Give” I gave some time and expertise to Buffalo Homecoming. In doing so, I made new friends and was inspired by the many wonderful Buffalo Ambassadors we have right here in Buffalo NY.
Visit www.buffalohomecoming.com and www.NiagaraRises.com for more information and the blog for details about the weekend. While you are there, you can find out how to sponsor and volunteer and get that feeling I was talking about!