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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Heart Niagara Celebrates 40th Anniversary by Hosting Picnic on the Q Event

Picnic proceeds to support 2018 Guinness World Records application

In 2017, Heart Niagara celebrates 40 years of providing community based cardiovascular health services, health promotion and community development. Over the years, the organization has grown its programs to reach Niagara residents in schools, at work, and throughout the community.

To celebrate Heart Niagara’s 40th anniversary and to mark Canada’s 150th birthday, they will be hosting a fundraiser along Queen Street called, Picnic on the Q.

The event is intended to bring the community together in a cheerful picnic atmosphere while supporting local businesses, building relationships, encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. Guests of Picnic on the Q can either bring a packed dinner or order food from a local Queen Street restaurant.

“Picnic on the Q is a thoughtful approach to making our community stronger. Eating together unites and acquaints people of all ages,” said Heart Niagara’s executive director, Karen Stearne.

“Through this event, Heart Niagara will encourage support of local businesses while inspiring community relationships, healthy eating and physical activity. We’re building a movement to help make our community stronger, healthier and more active,” Stearne added.

Picnic on the Q is a fundraising opportunity for Heart Niagara and the net proceeds will go to support the organization’s 2018 Guinness World Records application for the longest table.

The event takes place on Thursday, June 8th, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, at Heart Niagara’s new location of 4635B Queen Street in Niagara Falls.

Tickets for Picnic on the Q are $120 and include picnic seating for 6-8 people and table covering. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, a chance to win a 50/50 raffle, and play zones with activities for all ages.

Heart Niagara’s project development officer, Vanessa Raso, is seeking 20 event day volunteers, sponsorship and donations for swag bags. All volunteers will receive complimentary Canada 150 t-shirts. For more information call 905-358-5552 ext. 114.

To purchase Picnic on the Q tickets call Heart Niagara at 905-358-5552 ext. 114, e-mail or visit

For further information please contact:

Heart Niagara Inc.
Vanessa Raso, Project Development Officer
Phone: 905-358-5552 ext. 114

For 40 years, Heart Niagara has been providing cardiac health education and services to the region on a non-profit level, relying on the generosity of the community to support its programs.

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