Cowabunga! Apparently that term just isn’t used anymore since Dan nearly dropped to the floor laughing at me. I guess I’m too far removed from today’s youth to understand the current lingo. Or maybe I just watched too much Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid.
We were excited to see that Port Colborne brought Boarder Pass into Niagara. To celebrate and kick things off, they held their Grand Opening this past Friday. Embrace Niagara was there to grab this momentous occasion and find out a bit more on what this whole Boarder Pass thing is about.
In a short statement, Niagara Boarder Pass is all about having fun.
The set-up is a straight-line cable wakeboarding system established right in Sugarloaf Marina in Port Colborne. There doesn’t seem to be any age limit, as long as the gear fits, and they are extremely patient with instructions ensuring everyone feels safe while having fun and learning a new sport.
“It’s our contribution to the destination Niagara theme,” Mayor Vance Badawey states during the opening ceremonies at Port Colborne’s new Boarder Pass location. The mayor’s desire is to expand the activities at the waterfront and this is just the beginning. Port Colborne is becoming a premiere water destination in Niagara. There are even rumours of a possible zip line coming in.
Councillor Bill Steele even got out and hit the water!
It has long been a goal to increase tourism interest in Port Colborne and Niagara Boarder Pass is already helping. People from all over have been coming in to try their hand at wakeboarding. When I was there, there was even a youth group that had travelled in from Hamilton.
What lies in the future? There are plans to hold wakeboarding competitions here. Boarder Pass is also currently offering a Summer School program for kids looking to do something fun and active for the summer. And when Dan or I get up the courage to jump on a wakeboard ourselves, we’ll let you know.
To learn more details about Niagara Boarder Pass, please visit their website at niagaraboarderpass.com.