JAY COCHRANE – IS A WELL-KNOWN PERFORMER IN NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO CANADA -the guy who has done about 300 tightrope walks across the Canadian portion of Niagara Falls. Now in his 60’s, Jay has walked the wire for three summers between various points in the Fallsview area and raised more than $157,000 for charity. In 2005, he completed the longest tightrope walk in North America - walking 1,800 feet from the top of the Fallsview Casino to the top of the Skylon Tower.
Cochrane said the final details are being worked out, but he plans to come back to the city this summer and will walk from the Skylon to the Hilton Hotel once a day between June and September. Donations will be split between Tender Wishes and the Boys and Girls Club.