Media Release: Town of Lincoln invites everyone to attend “Havin’ a Time in the Niagara Benchlands” as part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

Media Release:  Town of Lincoln invites everyone to attend “Havin’ a Time in the Niagara Benchlands” as part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games


July 27, 2022 (Lincoln, ON) - The Town of Lincoln has teamed up with the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador to host a spectacular celebratory cultural event with activities for everyone as the next step in powering up the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. 

"Havin' a Time in the Niagara Benchlands" is the first of 13 municipally led events across the Niagara region to showcase the 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games and celebrate the beauty of the Region with residents and visitors.  The cultural festival program pairs municipalities with provinces or territories to host local events is the first of its kind, and the Town of Lincoln is thrilled to partner with Newfoundland and Labrador. They will be the host province for the next Canada Summer Games to be held in St. John's in 2025.

“Lincoln is a leader in Niagara, and I guarantee we will knock your socks off with this event!” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “We are very pleased to collaborate with our partners across the region and to work so closely with our friends from the east coast in Newfoundland and Labrador to host what will truly be a special celebration for all to enjoy.”

"Good food, good music and havin’ a time are a big part of who we are as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians,” said the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation. “Thank you to the Town of Lincoln for partnering with us on an event that will certainly be ‘a time.’ I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy a fun-filled day. This is a great way to kick-off the Games, and showcase all our province has to offer.”

“This event will shine a light on our community as a premier tourism destination in Niagara, across Canada and internationally,” said the Town of Lincoln’s Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Kirkopoulos. “It will be a unique celebration of everything our community stands for, and I would like to thank everyone who has been working so diligently at making this event happen – from staff to our regional partners to our new friends in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

The event's main entertainment are Shanneyganock, one of Newfoundland’s most identifiable bands, and LadyLike, an exciting new Country Music Band to round out the featured bands. The event also welcomes Chef Ange, Culinary Ambassador and Featured Chef from the Florian Hotel in Newfoundland and Labrador, to bring a mouth-watering culinary experience to visitors.

Various activities and musical performances are planned for people of all ages.  View the event itinerary at the Havin’ a Time in the Niagara Benchlands.

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Location: Charles Daley Park | 1969 North Service Rd. Jordan, ON

Admission: Admission to this family-friendly event is free and open to individuals of all ages and abilities.

Parking: There will be no onsite parking, but a complimentary shuttle service will be available throughout the event.  Shuttles begin at 11:30 a.m. and will run at intervals of approximately 25 minutes.

Complimentary Shuttle Locations: 

Jordan Lions Park | 2793 Fourth Ave., Jordan Station, ON

Town of Lincoln Municipal Administrative Offices | 4800 South Service Rd., Beamsville, ON

Twenty Valley Public School | 4057 Victoria Ave., Vineland Station, ON

Learn more about the Havin’ a Time at the Niagara Benchlands cultural event.

Learn more about the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games 13 for 13 Cultural Festival in the Niagara Region.

The Town of Lincoln proudly welcomed the 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games Torch on Sunday, July 24, 2022; several community torchbearers participated, with Mayor Sandra Easton carrying the torch for the final stretch, which ended at the Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre. 

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For event and media inquiries, please contact:

Britnie Bazylewski
Tourism Coordinator
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 218
Tel: 289-668-5009

Tina Newhook
Director of Communications
Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation 
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 
709-729-4570, 728-2837

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