Networking Events

Sunday, October 16th

The Golf Tour event has been cancelled. Paid participants will receive a full refund.


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - First Time Attendee Reception - SCCN - Port Colborne Lounge

This reception offers first time attendees the opportunity to meet the ERAPPA Board as well as others who are attending the conference for the first time.  It is an opportunity to receive information about APPA and ERAPPA, general information about the 2016 Annual Meeting and a sneak peek at what is to come in 2017.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Sunday Opening Reception, Hall of Resources - SCCN - Exhibit Hall A

OAPPA and Niagara Falls welcomes the 2016 ERAPPA Annual Meeting delegates to journey through the falls to a true Canadian Welcome in the Hall of Resources.  Come meet this year's exhibitors while being tantalized by the tastes, sights and sounds of what Canada has to offer.  We have big surprises in store for you - from the momen you enter the doors to when the event ends.  Come prepared to be wowed!

Monday, October 17th
6:00 pm - 12:00 am - Event at the Table Rock Centre - Niagara Parks ($)

We invite everyone to this premier networking event to enjoy the more playful side of Niagara Falls. This year’s networking event will take place at the famous Table Rock Centre on the brink of the Falls ( ). Come explore the “funner” side of the falls – the Casino and Clifton Hill side with games and interactive experiences complimented by food stations and music to suit most palates. Experience the Creation of the Falls at the “Niagara’s Fury” immersive 4-D experience! Take the Journey Behind the Falls where you can walk through tunnels far behind the Falls and to observation decks at the foot of the Falls. Don't forget Pop & Lolly's - a fun and interactive candy shop located on the upper level of Table Rock. Amid sparkling, vibrant colors and accessories, a confectionary chef works at a chocolate station, dipping fresh fruit or candy in decadent chocolate. Then join us for the grand party in Elements on the Falls Restaurant where we can see the Falls light up in ERAPPA’s colours and dance the night away.

elements restaurant falls view

Tuesday, October 18th

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Awards Gala Reception - SCCN - Ballrooms A&B

6:45 pm - 9:00 pm - Awards Gala  Dinner - SCCN - Ballrooms C&D

Tuesday night we recognize ERAPPA’s finest – so let’s do it local and in style. We kick the evening off with a 1930s mob style reception celebrating Niagara Falls history that is steeped in rumours of Mafia presence. Wear you best gangster style 1930’s finery while feasting on traditional canapés and specialty cocktails from that era. Then join us for the ERAPPA awards ceremony followed by a farm-to-table feast featuring local ingredients and wine. We will end the evening at “Club ERAPPA” where we can dance the rest of the night away.

9:00 pm - 12:30 am - ERAPPA After Hours Club - (ticket required) - SCCN - Port Colborne Lounge

Wednesday, October 19th
7:00 am - 8:00 am - Morning Fun Run/Walk ($)

Fun Run

This year the annual 5 k run starts outside the doors of the Marriott Fallsview Hotel and takes the participants along the bluffs above the falls. Descending the bluff through picturesque Dufferin Islands the views only get better as the route follows the Niagara River past the brink of the falls. As the mist from the falls refreshes the runners, they will need to get ready to climb the Murray Street hill. The 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series, downhill skating challenge race, was held on this formidable ascent. This hill is sure to separate the hardy amongst the runners.  Once achieved the runners have a short distance to the hotel to discuss bragging rights.

Fun Walk
For the 2016 Fun Walk, the route will take walkers from the hotel towards Niagara’s tourist district of Clifton Hill. The early morning walk will offer a chance to scope out the honkytonk atmosphere known for its nightlife, museums and many attractions, before the crowds hit the streets. Next, a scenic riverside stroll will bring the walkers back to the hotel through beautiful Victoria Park. This park overlooks the lower Niagara River and American Falls which will certainly be a spectacular morning view.

($) denotes additional fee applies to participate in activity