American, Canadian officers having a tug of war on Niagara Falls bridge


Published May 3, 2023 at 3:50 pm

The International Law Enforcement Tug of War between the Niagara police men's and women's teams will be returning to the Niagara border on the Rainbow Bridge on May 13. (Photo: NRPS Facebook)

Pretty soon, there could be some Americans landing on Canadian soil without authorization. Conversely, it could be Canadians landing on American soil but we can guarantee no one’s getting arrested.

Missing for the past three years, the International Law Enforcement Tug of War will be returning to the Niagara border on May 13.

The competition pits the Niagara Police men’s and women’s tug of war teams against their counterparts from the Niagara Falls, New York.

Now in the 55th year for this event, the tug of war will take place smack-dab in the middle of the Rainbow Bridge that connects the two nations.

At 1:45 pm, the Niagara Police teams will march down Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, being led by the Chief’s Honour Guard and the award-winning Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band.

At 2 pm sharp, the Niagara Police and American side will square off on the international bridge to see which side really brings the muscle to their law enforcement.

Members of the public are welcome watch the event and cheer on the Niagara Police teams on the Rainbow Bridge but as they’re on the bridge, they will need to have their passports or NEXUS cards.

Here, in a 1959 clip from a then-popular game show called I’ve Got A Secret, the mayors from each Niagara Falls try to beat the panel when it comes to guessing the event.

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