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Alan Halberstadt

“Super Heroes Run” at Malden Park September 27, 2014

Posted September 14, 2014 @ 2:06PM

Sept. 27: The John McGivney Children’s Centre presents Super Heroes Run at Malden Park, Matchette Road with check in beginning at 10 a.m. The Super event features both 5k and 1k adventure runs with a myriad of activities and obstacles to make it fun for anyone! Proceeds benefit the centre’s programs and services, which enrich the lives of children and youth with disabilities and special needs. Cost to participate ranges from $15 (children 12 & under - 1 km), $25 (children 12 & Under - 5 km and adults 1 km), $50 (adults 5 km), $150 (group/family  5 km); free for children 3 & under! Awards to follow at the John McGivney Children’s Centre next to Malden Park. For more information or to register, please visit SuperHeroesRun.ca.

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Cpl Andrew Grenon Memorial Ride September 14, 2014

Posted September 1, 2014 @ 11:48AM

The 1st CAV, Canadian Army Veterans, Verrieres Ridge, Motorcycle Unit, will be hosting the "2nd annual Cpl Andrew Grenon Memorial Ride" on September 14, 2014

The ride will be leaving from RCL Br261 @12326 Lanoue St Tecumseh Ont. (Tecumseh & Lesperance).  Registration is from 8 am to 11 am with the ride leaving at 11:30 for a 125 km trip through beautiful Essex County.  

Breakfast will be available at the legion from 8 am for $7.  The cost of the ride is $20 which includes a steak dinner and entertainment by the Kool Kats. 

All are welcome for dinner after 2pm at RCL br 261.  Pre registration is 9-11-14 Sept 14 at RCL Legion 261 from 2pm-7pm.  Special guests are Theresa & Mike Charbonneau, parents of Andrew Grenon and all proceeds will go to Wounded Warriors Canada. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bob Papak @ 519-969-2583 President Verrieres Ridge 1st CAV.

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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CF Ride, August 31, 2014

Posted August 25, 2014 @ 12:50PM

Celebrating the 11th Annual Ride for the Breath of Life

On Sunday August 31st, 2014, Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Essex-Kent Chapter will be hosting its 11th Annual Ride for the Breath of Life to raise funds for research into a cure or control for cystic fibrosis.  The Ride is hosted in the honour and in memory of Renée Marie Boivin who passed away July 2001 from cystic fibrosis at 19 years of age.   Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Applebee’s at Walker and Division Road with the poker run beginning at 10 a.m.   The Ride will extend through Windsor streets and country roads venturing into Chatham-Kent for an amazing ride through our wine country!  The ride will end at the Belle River Royal Legion, Branch 399 for awards and after run festivities.

Registration fees for the event are $25 per rider and $20 per passenger.  Registration fee includes an event t-shirt.  Best Poker Hand will win a $500 Thunder Road Gift Certificate and Most Pledges Raised also wins a $500 Thunder Road Gift Certificate.  The Ride welcomes all makes and models of motorcycles and the event will run rain or shine.  Those who don’t ride but would still like to contribute can come to Applebee’s Windsor – Walker Road, who will be serving a breakfast buffet for $6.99 on August 31st, 2014.  It is open to everyone from 9 am to 11 am.  All proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Canada.  For more information call 519-252-2850 or visit www.rideforthebreathoflife.ca



11th Annual Ride for the Breath of Life supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Essex-Kent Chapter

Date:                    Sunday, August 31, 2014

Time:                    Registration at 9 a.m., Ride begins at 10 a.m.

Location:             Applebee’s at Walker and Division Road


Ride for the Breath of Life

Since the first Ride for the Breath of Life almost thirty years ago, this national motorcycle fundraiser has grown from eight to 12,000 riders and now takes place in many cities across Canada in various rides between May and October. Join the Cystic Fibrosis Canada Essex-Kent Chapter for their 11TH Annual Ride for the Breath of Life on Sunday, August 31st, 2014, and help them breathe life into the future for Canadians with cystic fibrosis. To register, sponsor or join a team, visit www.rideforthebreathoflife.ca.


Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It is a multi-system disease that mainly affects the lungs and the digestive system. Most deaths related to cystic fibrosis are due to lung disease. Severe respiratory problems result from a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs of CF patients, where the effects are most devastating. Mucus and protein also build up in the digestive tract, making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. There are 4,000 Canadians living with cystic fibrosis.


Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and the only non-government organization in Canada investing in vital CF research and care. In 2012/2013, we will invest more than $7.5 million in innovative research and clinical care, including funding 51 research projects, six targeted programs and partnerships, and 47 fellows and students.


For more information, please visit:

The Ride for the Breath of Life at www.rideforthebreathoflife.ca

Cystic Fibrosis Canada website www.cysticfibrosis.ca

Cystic Fibrosis Canada on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CysticFibrosisCanada 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CFCanada, hashtag #Ride4BreathLife.

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Help Golfer Erica Rivard Realize Her Dreams On August 25, 2014

Posted August 18, 2014 @ 12:39PM

Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport (LAWS) is in the throes of planning a very unique event, which is a golf event (not a tournament) for women only with a dual purpose.

First, it is another opportunity to share the work of LAWS with the community; second, it is a shared fundraiser to assist Erica Rivard with her golf aspirations. Erica is a local golfer currently in the qualification process for the LPGA.

The design of the event is based on the concept of Networking through Sport - Doing Business on the Golf Course. There will be some instruction but also some info about the value of golf to advance a career. You do not need a foursome - register as an individual. The information follows and is on our website at www.l-a-w-s.org under events.


Link Up With LAWS - Doing Business on the Golf Course

When: Monday August 25 (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm) 

Where: Rochester Place, Belle River 

What: A networking opportunity for women with a brief seminar by Erica Rivard on the importance of golf as a lifetime sport and career builder, including some tips to help women have more confidence on the links.   

Cost: $100 per participant includes: lunch, golf tips, 9 holes of golf play your own ball, cart, technical feed-back from Erica, post play networking social and lots of fun. Lunch women only, $30; Post golf networking women and men, $40 

Register: Please visit www.l-a-w-s.org or 519-253-3000 Ext. 2436 

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Love Food? Check Out 30 Windsor Essex Restaurants For a Great Price Aug 11 to 17, 2014

Posted August 9, 2014 @ 3:13PM

It’s time to celebrate our local restaurants!  For one week only, diners and food lovers can celebrate Windsor and Essex County’s local dining scene by taking part in a unique culinary event.

From August 11 to August 17, 2014, visit any Eat Your City Restaurant Week participating restaurant and indulge in 3-course meals for lunch or dinner at great values across the county. Each restaurant will offer a unique Eat Your City menu and highlight the diverse and exceptional local dining in the region.

Diners can enjoy a 3 course lunch for $10 or $15 or head out to dinner and indulge in a 3 course meal for $25 or $35 and choose from multiple selections for each course.

“This year we have over 30 restaurants participating,” says Adriano Ciotoli, co-owner of WindsorEats. “It's the most that have ever taken part in an Eat Your City Restaurant Week. It has grown in popularity over the years and become a much anticipated event. Customers have a chance to visit their favourite restaurants and get a great deal or visit a restaurant they've never been to before and experience something new.” 

Many of the participating restaurants are also offering items not normally on their regular menu.

"The restaurant week allows restaurants to get creative and come up with items outside of their regular menu and that are only offered for the duration of the restaurant week," says Ciotoli.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Normally reserved for private members, The Windsor Club will be opening its doors to the general public for the duration of Eat Your City Restaurant Week.
  • Jack's Gastropub is celebrating all things pig with an all pork menu.
  • House of Pong is giving Eat Your City diners 25% off if they show their Eat Your City restaurant receipt. 

Eat Your City Restaurant Week is a summer celebration showcasing the diverse cuisine Windsor and Essex County has to offer with prix fixe menus at many of the area’s top restaurants.
Eat Your City 3-course meals are per person and do not include beverages, taxes or tip.

To get a complete listing of participating Eat Your City restaurants and to view menus visit www.windsoreats.com/eatyourcity

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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"River Rock" Presented by The Windsor-Essex Pride Fest August 8, 2014

Posted July 28, 2014 @ 2:15PM

The Windsor-Essex Pride Fest presents "River Rock", a music event that will take place as part of the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest on Friday, August 8 from 7 pm until 1 am at the Riverfront Festival Plaza in Downtown Windsor, Ontario.Hosted by 93.9FM The River Radio’s Dan MacDonald, the event will feature Windsor’s own The Walkervilles and other exciting local artists such as the Unquiet Dead, The Blue Stones and the Tara Watts Band.

The event will also feature a cash bar, food and merchant vendors in a celebration of music, food and of course, a great time!

Admission: A suggested donation of $5. Proudly sponsored by Biz X Magazine.

Visit www.facebook.com/events/941621602530605/   to learn more.
Click on the poster below to enlarge to see all details.

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Spend Sunday In July at Cooper's Hawk Vineyards

Posted July 6, 2014 @ 2:45PM

Jazz Up Your Summer and Support the New Hospice Residence

Each Sunday in July, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards will be filled with the smooth sounds of world-renowned jazz flautist, Alexander Zonjic, and numerous other musicians for the Jazz on the Vine Festival of the Arts.

Jazz on the Vine is a local festival, celebrating world class music, fine wine, food and friends. Tickets are $45 per person and include entry to watch the concert, a glass of wine and one gourmet food item. Proceeds from the concert series will support the Hospice Erie Shores Campus.

“This is a great way to really kick things off and get into the fundraising events for Erie Shores,” said Carol Derbyshire, executive director of The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. “Holding something out in the county and having the proceeds go directly back to help build that residence is just fantastic.”

Jazz on the Vine takes place every Sunday in July from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards in Harrow, ON. For more information, please visit www.coopershawkvineyards.com

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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2014 "Walkervile Art Walk & Rock" July 4 & 5, 2014

Posted June 24, 2014 @ 11:33AM

Wyandotte St. E. will be closing between Gladstone & Devonshire from 6pm Friday, July 4ththroughto 2am Saturday, July 5th 


The Walkerville BIA is proud to once again host The Walkerville Art Walk & Rock, bringing together a collection of Windsor Essex County’s finest artists with many small businesses that call Walkerville home. This exciting annual event has brought thousands of people to the Walkerville neighbourhood to experience the flare of an area that is both trend forward and respectful of its’ heritage.  Artists will also be set up in outdoor booths along Wyandotte St. E. between Kildare and Devonshire Rd.


Visitors to the event have the opportunity to win $500 Walkerville Dollars by having their invitation stamped at all participating locations.  15,000 postcards have been distributed to Windsor residents.  Don’t worry if you do not receive one, you can pick one up at any participating shop prior or during the Walk.


Friday 5pm–9pm and Saturday 11am-5pm Luv Local Makers Market will be at Walkerville Brewery.


Live Entertainment Friday evening beginning at 8pm with The Pianomen, Saturday beginning at 6pm with Rob Sef and Simantix opening for headliners - 



We are also excited to welcome #digwalkerville Wine & Brew Tent featuring Walkerville Brewery, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, Aleksander Estate Winery, and Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards located on Wyandotte St. E. between Windermere and Lincoln Rd.


The Rotary Club of Windsor-Walkerville will be hosting a dunk tank, bouncy castle and more family fun!


-Saturday 8am Breathe Pilates & Fitness and The Walkerville Yoga Loft will feature Yoga in the Street on the corner of Windermere & Wyandotte St. E.


-Saturday 1pm Bicycle Parade hosted by City Cyclery, 553 Lincoln Rd.

-Face painters, Jangles the Clown, Party Putt Mini Golf, extended patios until 2am, select stores & street vendors will remain open until 9pm.


For more information or a complete schedule of events, please email:info@walkervilledistrict.com
  or visit on facebook....

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Bike To The Fireworks June 23, 2014

Posted June 21, 2014 @ 11:44AM

Beat the traffic and ride your bicycle downtown to see the spectacular fireworks over the Detroit River on Monday, June 23rd, 2014! To make Active Transportation the obvious choice,  the Windsor Bicycling Committee will provide valet bike parking service just minutes from the Riverfront and Festival Plaza.

Beginning at 7pm, you can bring your bike to Charles Clark Square (University Avenue East, across from City Hall) and lock it up safely in the WBC's valet bike parking corral. Volunteers from the committee will be on hand all evening, watching the bikes and ensuring their safety.

Cyclists are asked to bring a lock for their bike- the volunteers will use the lock to keep your bike even safer while they watch over it. Each rider will receive a ticket to hold onto during the evening; you'll have to return this ticket in order to retrieve your bike. This free service will be available for everyone from 7pm until 11:30pm.

Bike safety literature and Windsor bike trail maps will also be available!

Remember to wear your helmet and light-coloured clothing, and don't forget to put lights on your bikes for the ride home after the fireworks!

More information can be found at cyclewindsor.ca, or by calling 3-1-1.

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Pre-register for the Bob Probert Memorial Ride on June 19, 2014

Posted June 17, 2014 @ 9:24AM

A special pre-registration night for the 4th annual Bob Probert Memorial Ride is taking place on Thursday, June 19thfrom 3 pm – 8pm at Dirty Jersey’s Sports Grill (6675 Tecumseh Rd E).  Registration is $20 for Riders and $10 for passengers.  All participants are required to register in person in order to sign the mandatory participation event waiver.

Everyone who pre-register’s for the event will receive a free Probert Ride koozie! 

The 4th Annual Bob Probert Memorial Ride takes place this Sunday, June 22nd.  The Ride launches from Thunder Road Harley Davidson at 10:30 a.m. with Ride stops including: the Verdi Club, Colchester Bar and Grill, Parkside Grille at Rochester Place and the final stop Riverside Sportsmen’s Club.

Day of event registration commences at 9 a.m. at Thunder Road.

Come on out to preregistration night and avoid registration lines the morning of the event!

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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