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  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS| CASINOS| THEME PARKS| TOURS 
WINERIES| SHOPPING| GOLF| WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS| EVENTS  
  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS| WINERIES 
THEME PARKS| TOURS| CASINOS| GOLF| SHOPPING 
WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS| EVENTS  
  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS 
WINERIES| THEME PARKS| TOURS 
CASINOS| SHOPPING| GOLF| EVENTS  
WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS 

Niagara Region

Niagara Falls

Unique One-time Situation

After a long waiting and time-consuming negotiations, the Ontario Parks Commission approved a one-time exemption in to allow Wallenda to attempt a single crossing, reversing the 128-year ban on stunts.

Nik Wallenda Practice

Niagara Parks chairwoman Janice Thomson had said the approval was a "unique one-time situation" and that Mr. Wallenda was able to prove he had proper controls and safety measures in place. She also said the commission would only consider requests for such events from skilled professionals once every 20 years.

"Not only is it a dream but we had to change two laws in two countries that were over 100 years old," Mr. Wallenda said. "I am a very challenge-driven person," he said. "Don't tell me it can't be done, because I'll find a way to do it."

Eventhough his family is "a little nervous" about this walk, Wallenda says they are proud and happy that he will get to tackle a life-long dream.

Terry Troffer, a retired acrobat who serves as his chief-rigging engineer and safety expert. During the June 15 stunt, Wallenda will be able to talk with his father through an earpiece the entire time.

Witness: The Iconic Walk over the Falls