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Thorold

of Niagara Niagara Region and beyond for almost 20 years in community based activities, civic parades, military parades, and a variety of other events. The Pipe Band is solely supported by fundraising activities. The band's weekly practices are hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 17. The band's typical parade season is from May to November. '''Official Name''': The "City of Thorold Pipe Band" '''Clan''': MacGregor '''Motto''': 'S rioghal mo dhream (Gaelic: Royal


Al Ain

", many well-maintained parks popular with families in the summer evenings, and a heritage village. Opened in 2012, Wadi Adventure is located near Jebel Hafeet and provides a range of water-based activities including surfing, kayaking and rafting. On top of Jabel Hafeet is the Mercure (Mercure Hotels) Hotel. Al-`Ain has three major malls — Al Ain Mall in the town center, Al-Jimi Mall in the Al-Jimi district, and Bawadi Mall located in the Al-Khrair


Mission, British Columbia

Harbour railway station . Mission differs from some of the other Fraser Valley Communities because of its access to the Fraser River. The Fraser near Mission is for the most part undeveloped and unspoiled which makes Mission the perfect launch point for the water based activities that happen there year round. Soft adventure jet boat eco tours run from Mission as well as some of the best salmon or sturgeon fishing expeditions in North America. The Mission Waterfront is also at the early stages


Dahab

immediately adjacent to waterfront hotels. The nearby Blue Hole (Blue Hole (Red Sea))-which is nicknamed as "The World's Most Dangerous Diving Site"- and Canyon are internationally famous dive spots. The increasing destruction of coral from reckless divers dive centres diving is a pressing issue that is causing some worry, sparking the need to regulate dive centres more thoroughly. Land based activities include camel, horse, cycling, mountain bikes trips, jeep


Eilat

. '''Eilat''' (אילת, aka '''Elat''') is the only Israeli city on the '''Red Sea'''. Located at the southernmost tip of the country, with its "window on the Red Sea", Eilat is first and foremost a resort town devoted to sun, fun, diving, partying and desert-based activities. Some 320 km (200 miles) from the tensions of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Eilat's climate-induced relaxed atmosphere has always provided a convenient year-round escape


Burlington, Ontario

the communities of Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) and Oakville and provides a variety of canoe-based activities for local residents focusing primarily on the two disciplines of sprint canoe and sprint kayak. Burloak Canoe Club is located on Navy Flats along the banks of Sixteen Mile Creek (Sixteen Mile Creek (Ontario)) and boasts a sizable building that caters not only to sport but to special events as well. The '''Model Aeronautics Association of Canada''' (MAAC) is the official organization


Rotorua

. So along with the geothermal wonders, many water-based activities such as fishing, boating and white water rafting are available. Geologically, Rotorua is in the middle of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, named after Lake Taupo, the largest volcano in the area. This geologically active zone produces the heat that is needed to drive all the geothermal activity. Along with many volcanic hills and mountains, the zone contains several major volcanic calderas (large subsidence craters). These are important for tourism because they host the region's largest lakes (including Lake Taupo and Lake Rotorua), and because geothermal activity tends to occur around their edges. Rotorua caldera, some 22 km (14 mi) across, contains the city and Mount Ngongotaha as well as the lake. It was created in a huge eruption around a quarter of a million years ago. With Rotorua's concentration of geothermal features, a significant amount of hydrogen sulfide is released into the air and the city has a unique "rotten eggs" smell. Get in By car Rotorua is a 3-hour drive (non-stop) south of Auckland, with several nice towns and villages along the way. There are two main routes: the first is via Hamilton, initially on State Highway 1, then joining State Highway 5 at Tirau. The other is via Matamata on State Highway 2 and 27, leaving SH 1 at Pokeno (50 km south of central Auckland) and rejoining it at Tirau. The Matamata route has lighter traffic and is probably more interesting for travellers, but the road is of a lower standard than SH 1. A third option to get amongst the rural farmland is to travel via Te Aroha and then south along old Te Aroha Road, stopping to see Wairere Falls. Be careful on the narrow windy unpainted roads. There are two options from Tauranga. One is SH 2 via Te Puke, then SH 33. The other is SH 36 via Pyes Pa, which is now sealed all the way. Allow 1 hour 10 minutes non-stop From Wellington, follow State Highway 1 north to Taupo, then take State Highway 5. Allow 6 hours non-stop. By plane Rotorua also has an small airport serviced regularly by Air New Zealand who fly there from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (and onwards to Queenstown (Queenstown (New Zealand)) without changing); a daily Qantas jet service also links the city to Christchurch (seasonal - suspended since late 2009). There are direct trans-tasman flights from Sydney twice a week, on Saturdays and Tuesdays. By bus Bus services are provided by Intercity Coach and Naked Bus All services arrive and depart from the main tourist information centre on Fenton Street. Services can also be booked there. Backpacker coach services tend to do pick-ups from the major hostels. By bike The same routes apply as for car drivers. Rotorua is 300 m (985 ft) above sea level, therefore a trip to the Bay of Plenty (Tauranga, Whakatane or Papamoa will be a mainly downhill trip of 70-100 km (44-62 mi). Travelling north towards Waikato also will be downhill to near sea level; conversely a trip to Taupo will be an up and down affair with some challenging climbs. Get around Commons:Category:Rotorua


Oakville, Ontario

canoe kayak racing (canoe racing) club located in Oakville, Ontario. It serves the communities of Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) and Oakville and provides a variety of canoe-based activities for local residents focusing primarily on the two disciplines of sprint canoe and sprint kayak. Burloak Canoe Club is located on Navy Flats along the banks of Sixteen Mile Creek (Sixteen Mile Creek (Ontario)) and boasts a sizable building that caters not only to sport but to special events


Dhaka

view_award.php?award_person_id 112&lang en In collaboration with academic and research institutions over the world, ICDDR,B conducts research, training and extension activities, as well as programme-based activities, to develop and share knowledge for global lifesaving solutions. '''Monipur High School & College''' is a secondary school located in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The school is also known as '''Monipur Uccha Biddalay Ebong College''' ('''MUBC'''). In 2007, 2008


Zimbabwe

such as minerals, arable land and wildlife, many opportunities lie in resource-based activities such as mining, agriculture and tourism and their downstream industrial activities. The mining sector remains very lucrative, with some of the world's largest platinum reserves being mined by Anglo American plc and Impala Platinum. The Marange diamond fields, discovered in 2006, are considered the biggest diamond find in over a century. "Diamond company in trouble with Harare MPs", ''iol.co.za'', 2 February 2010. They have the potential to improve the fiscal situation of the country considerably, but almost all revenues from the field have disappeared into the pockets of army officers and ZANU-PF politicians. WikiPedia:Zimbabwe Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Commons:category:Zimbabwe


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