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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jay Cochrane's Skywalk on a wire in Niagara Falls continues through Sept. 24

(News Release)
In an awe-inspiring event, Jay Cochrane, Canada’s Prince of the Air, continues the "Summer of Skywalks" in the Niagara region.

Daily at 7 p.m. through Sept. 24, Cochrane, 68, for Skywalk 2012 crosses a 400 m (quarter mile) distance over 50-stories in the sky.

This is called the greatest building-to-building skywalk in North American history for its 12-week run in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Sponsored by The Tourism Partnership of Niagara and presented by the Fallsview BIA, Skywalk 2012
puts Cochrane into a league of his own.

His highwire extends 340 m (1,300 feet) from the top of the Niagara Fallsview Hilton Hotel North Tower at a height of 177 m (581 feet) to the top of the Skylon Tower at a height of 160 m (520 feet) in the heart of Niagara Falls.

Cochrane walks the wire daily at 7 p.m. (weather permitting), traveling a distance well over 30 km
(20 miles) between the two structures in his 80 scheduled performances.

Jay Cochrane and the Niagara region have a long and storied history.

In 2005, the "Skylon Tower Skywalk" began atop the 32-story, 110 m (364 feet) Niagara Fallsview
Casino, traversing a distance of 380 m (1,250 feet), and finished atop the Skylon Tower at a height of
160 m (520 feet). Jay's performance was astounding, set to music as he talked to the crowd below,
giving the spectators a first-hand experience of what it is like to be on the wire.

Skywalk 2012 performances will be both higher and longer, and once again, Jay will interact with the
viewers from above.

“Niagara Falls is the premier venue in the world for Skywalk 2012,” said Cochrane. “This walk
approaches the grandeur of my Great China Skywalk across Qutang Gorge above the Yangtze River.
I’m excited to give a spectacular performance that will draw attention to my home country of Canada
and inspire people to visit Niagara.”

In addition to being home to Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders, Niagara
Canada offers visitors a host of smaller treasures that inspire on a completely different level.

With dozens of wineries, golf courses and heritage sites, endless recreational trails and Great Lake
shorelines, world-class dining and theatre, as well as casino excitement, Niagara was recently named
Trip Advisor’s #1 Family Holiday destination in Canada.

Visit visitniagaracanada.com for trip ideas and special offers to watch Jay’s record breaking Summer of Skywalks.

Jay Cochrane is the premier skywalker in the world. Cochrane’s popularity was cemented in 1995 by
The Great China Skywalk in Qutang Gorge, viewed in-person by an audience of 250,000, in addition
to live China TV coverage viewed in the PRC and around the world by an estimated one-billion people.
Jay’s skywalk stretched 640 m (2,098 feet) over the Yangtze River at a height of 408 m (1,340 feet), the
highest and longest highwire walk ever completed.

Jay holds World Records for the longest building-to-building skywalk; longest and highest
BLINDFOLDED skywalk; longest and highest nighttime building-to-building skywalk; longest and
highest combined skywalk; longest time living on a wire; and the farthest cumulative distance traversed
on a highwire.

During the length of the performance schedule, Cochrane will pass several milestones for cumulative
distance on a single wire, with celebrations to match. Niagara is your adventure vacation destination
during the Summer of Skywalks.

For more information: www.visitniagaracanada.com
Twitter: @princeoftheair Facebook: JayCochrane
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