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South Asian Centre of Windsor Annual Dinner, April 25, 2014 at Caboto Club

Posted April 8, 2014 @ 3:46PM

Event: South Asian Centre Annual Dinner

Where: Caboto Club

Date: Friday, April 25,  2014

Time: 6 pm doors open

Speaker: Prof. Silvia Pedraza, Sociology, Univ of Michigan

Chief Guest: Consul General of India, Hon. Mr. Mishra

Cultural event: Classical and Bollywood dances, gourmet East Indian Dinner

Tickets just $50 per person.

Call President Sushil Jain, 519-966-2474 to get your tickets! You can also call Jeewen Gill, 519-252-7447 or email: info@southasiancentre.ca

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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2014 Harold Hewitt Scholarship - Call For Submissions by Arpil 18, 2014

Posted March 30, 2014 @ 8:04PM

Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) is excited to announce that submissions are being accepted for the 2014 Harold Hewitt Scholarship. The Harold Hewitt Scholarship (HHS) was established in 2001 as a yearly contribution to the post-secondary education of youth in our community. Since 2001, over $70,000 has been presented under the HHS. WFCU is proud to continue the tradition by presenting a total of $5,000 to 16 youth through the HHS program this year.

Students enrolled in JK to Grade 12, are invited to tell WFCU, in no more than 250 words, "What contribution do you see yourself making to Windsor and Essex County, now or in the future?" For example, you may want to start your own business or run for political office, etc.

Selected submissions from each age category (noted below) will be chosen and the authors will be named recipients of WFCU's 2014 Harold Hewitt Scholarship.

Recipients from each age category will receive:
JK - Grade 2
3 @ $100 each
Grade 3 - Grade 5
3 @ $200 each
Grade 6 - Grade 8
3 @ $300 each
Grade 9 - Grade 10
3 @ $400 each
Grade 11 - Grade 12
4 @ $500 each
This special scholarship was inspired by the late Harold Hewitt, WFCU's long term Director on the Board whose dedication to the community was an integral part of the Credit Union.

Harold Hewitt Scholarship submission forms are available to download by clicking on the link: Harold Hewitt Scholarship - Call for Submission Form

Deadline for submissions to be received by WFCU is Friday, April 18, 2014 no later than 5p.m. Details as to delivery methods are available on the WFCU website - www.wfcu.ca.
For more information please contact:
Susan Stockwell Andrews 
Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Secretary 
Martin J. Komsa 
President and Chief Executive Officer 

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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North American Bicycle Week March 27 to 30, 2014

Posted March 21, 2014 @ 8:18PM

North American Bicycle Week launch in Windsor

Businesses and organizations in Windsor and Detroit are collaborating and working together to celebrate cycling for the region's first North American Bicycle Week taking place March 27-30, 2014.

The event is organized by Detroit Bike City and WindsorEats along with partners Bike Friendly Windsor Essex, Cycle Culture, and the University of Windsor Cyclists Association will be hosting the Windsor launch to North American Bicycle Week on Thursday, March 27th.

“Each city shares a unique but connected history and we are thrilled be able to work in partnership with Detroit Bike City to highlight the wonderful and amazing things happening on both sides of the river,” Adriano Ciotoli, co-owner WindsorEats. “When we first heard about the NoAm Bicycle Week, we knew we had to get in touch with Detroit Bike City co-founders Mike MacKool and Jason Hall and be a part of a really collaborative effort between the two cities.”

Formed in 2012, Detroit Bike City is an organization dedicated to promoting cycling in the City of Detroit. They gained national attention for their weekly Monday evening bike ride called Slow Roll Mondays that routinely drew crowds of over 1,500 riders; on all types of bikes.

“We have planned on building Detroit Bike City into a weeklong and international show since the beginning,” says Mike MacKool, Detroit Bike City co-founder. “This past year presented us with so much opportunity and growth that we felt the time was right for us and the City of Detroit to take the event to a higher level. We want to use this partnership to set the stage for more opportunities of collaboration for us and others who see the value in creating a unified effort for both sides of the river.”

On the Detroit side there are plenty of fantastic events taking place over the week that include the Detroit Bike City Expo on Saturday, March 29 and the Slow Roll Season Opener on Sunday March 30. Local businesses such as WindsorEats will be at the expo highlighting the great cycling initiatives in Windsor Essex.4

While they're still putting together all the fun details here is a breakdown of what is planned for the Windsor NoAm Bicycle Week launch on Thursday, March 27th, 2014:

Parade of Bicycles
Bust out that beautiful bike of yours and put on your fashionable trends, because they're having a parade! We're inviting the public to strut their stuff, walk down their "runway" and show off their bicycle pride. The event takes place at the Old Walkerville Theatre. Pre-registration is required. http://paradeofbicycles.eventbrite.ca/

Blessing of the Bikes
Come out have good fortune wished upon your bike and happy travels for the upcoming season. It's a non denominational event and everyone is welcome.

North American Bicycle Week Windsor Launch
Following the Blessing of the Bikes they'll have a group ride to the City Cyclery to continue the celebrations and have a jolly good time.

Visit North American Bicycle Week site (northamericanbicycleweek.com) for updated information on all the events and keep checking in to WindsorEats on details for Windsor’s own wonderful event!


Additional details can also be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/632349216801999/

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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New Writing & Illustration Club at Riverside Library: 1st Meeting March 18, 2014

Posted March 7, 2014 @ 7:26PM

The first meeting of a free new youth program (ages 8 and up), The Writing and Illustration Club, will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 6 pm at Windsor Public Library's Riverside Branch, 6315 Wyandotte Street East.

The program is designed to:

• build a greater understanding of the creative writing process;

• act as a safe haven for writers who want to share their work with others, both in the group and  

  online; and

• offer illustrators free reign to create illustrations for storybooks or comics.

Members of this new free club will also have access to Riverside’s state-of-the-art iMac, which runs both iBooks Author and Autodesk® SketchBook Pro. Various apps capable of enhancing writing and illustration techniques, for both iPad and Android devices, will also be explored.

The Riverside Writing and Illustration Club has a blog at rivwritingclub.wordpress.com to keep parents and friends up-to-date with what is happening and to teach the ins and outs of blogging. This page will also list dates for meetings in its "About" section at rivwritingclub.wordpress.com/about.

Remember, all members will have access to the iMac at any time during regular Riverside Library hours to work on their creative projects. Any writer/illustrator who is 8 years old and older is invited! Please join them at our first meeting on Tuesday, March 18 at 6 pm at Windsor Public Library's Riverside Branch, 6315 Wyandotte Street East.

The club is geeked about the fun they'll be having and hope you are, too! Even if members can't make every meeting, they're invited to come out and join the group when they can.

Visit Windsor Public Library at www.windsorpubliclibrary.comand at the following sites: www.facebook.com/windsorpl; twitter.com/windsorpublib; pinterest.com/windsorlibrary; and www.goodreads.com/group/show/104611-windsor-public-library. Sign up for the WPL weekly eNewsletter at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com/signupform.html.

by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) Community Donations Fund: Call For Proposals

Posted February 5, 2014 @ 12:48PM

In keeping with its commitment to support the community, Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) has issued a ‘Call For Proposals’ to local charitable and non-profit organizations.  Organizations are invited to submit proposals for consideration through WFCU’s Community Donations Fund (CDF).  The CDF provides funding assistance to existing and new non-profit and charitable programs and projects.  This year, $25,000 will be distributed to various organizations through the Community Donations Fund.

 Proposals will be divided into five specific categories: Medical Illness & Disease, Quality of Life, Disabilities, Cultural/Community and Support/Information.

All proposals must include:


·          Full name of organization, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address and website address.

·          Name and title of contact person.

·          Charitable registration number and registered name.

·          Description, background and history of the organization.

·          Most recent annual report including financial statements.

·          Listing of board of directors and key staff.

·          List and description of normal funding sources.

·          Current programs and programs offered in previous year.

·          Focus, objective(s) and target audience of the program/project.

·          Budget, including total cost of the program/project and other funding sources for the program/project.

·          Program/project evaluation procedures.

Interested organizations are asked to submit six (6) copies of their proposal and supporting documentation to:

Windsor Family Credit Union, 3000 Marentette Ave, Windsor, OntarioN8X 4G2

ATTENTION:         Danielle Marchand, Marketing and Community Investment Assistant

 ****Deadline for submissions isThursday March 6th, 2014

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Windsor Express Head to Leamington January 31, 2014

Posted January 17, 2014 @ 11:50AM

Leamington is pleased to host
The Windsor Express
National Basketball League of Canada
vs. Leamington Men’s League All-Stars

Friday, January 31, 2014      7 pm at the

Complex Logo 

3 point shooting contest & dunk contest at Intermission
Start the evening at 5 pm with the WECSSAA Senior Boys Basketball Action....LDSS vs CCSS in the Complex Gym

 Proceeds to benefit: United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County and Canadian Tire Jump Start

Tickets:  Adults: $10      
Children 5 & under: Free
Students and Seniors (65+): $5.00

Tickets - at Complex Front Reception Desk      519-322-2337

*limited to the first 600 persons*

Doorprizes and Giveaways all night!

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MCCCU Charity Basketball Game January 15, 2014

Posted January 2, 2014 @ 1:13PM

click to enlarge the poster to see all details

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Get Your Ugly Christmas Sweater On And Support A Great Cause Dec. 29, 2013

Posted December 13, 2013 @ 8:11PM

The Ugly Sweater Run at Windsor’s Festival Plaza – Saturday, Dec. 29, 9 a.m.

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the holidays by participating in the best 5k of the year. Join the Optimist Club of Windsor as they host Windsor’s first Ugly Sweater 5K Run! If you want to wear spandex under your sweater and race fast, that's cool, but you're missing the point! If you've never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories from all those holiday dinners before slamming a cup of hot chocolate.  All you have to do is register online to join in the fun.

Optimist Club of Windsor/Race Director, Stéphane Beaudin describes the Ugly Sweater Run as an at your own pace run. This 5k encourages participants to wear their ugliest holiday garb for the sake of the season and for a great cause.

The 5km trek invites runners and walkers of all skill levels and ages to join in the joy. There will be holiday music, decorations, a photo hub, and hot chocolate station. When the race is complete, adults can enjoy their choice of Coffee or delicious hot chocolate. Following the race, an award for "Ugliest Sweater” will be presented by none other than Miss LaSalle Angela Teodorescu.

Ummm...we recommend wearing an Ugly Sweater,

You must bring your ID

That's it for the rules, pretty simple!

Registration price is $55, but discount codes are available

To register or for more info go to: uglysweater5kmrun.ca 

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Express Employment's "Pay it Forward Hiring Drive" December 2 to 15, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013 @ 3:45PM

TheExpress Employment Professionals office in Windsor will host a Pay it Forward Hiring Drive to put 50 unemployed individuals to work this holiday season.  The primary goal of this drive is to help give encouragement and purpose to as many job seekers as possible by providing them the opportunity to earn a week’s worth of pay and help provide for their families during the holidays.  In turn, Express will Pay it Forward by providing the same number of Christmas meals for individuals at the Downtown Mission. 

By joining Express in this hiring effort, employers will gain a qualified worker and give the gift of employment to an individual who would otherwise not work during the weeks of December 2-15 and at the same time assist the Mission in providing hope for someone less fortunate.  Express associates are screened and evaluated before being placed in short- and long-term assignments in a variety of administrative, professional and commercial positions.

“Pay it Forward to us means working with local businesses to help find jobs for unemployed workers in our community so they can earn a pay cheque and help support their families this season,” said Franchisee Colleen Gaudette, owner of the Windsor Express office. “Our vision is to lock arms with businesses in Windsor and the Downtown Mission to bring hope to local families for the holidays.”

This program will provide businesses with the additional support often needed during a busy time of the year while helping someone provide for their family.

Companies and individuals interested in participating in the Pay it Forward Hiring Drive can call the Windsor office at 519-251-1115 for more information.

The Windsor Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 1997 and serves the Windsor and Essex County areas with temporary help and direct hire employees in a variety of fields, including administrative, commercial, technical and professional.

Express is on a mission to put a million people to work annually. Worldwide, Express put more than 367,000 people to work in 2012 with more than 600 offices in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources and works across a wide variety of industries. Temporary staffing sales for the international staffing franchise company totaled more than $2.3 billion in 2012.

The Windsor office, located at 2885 Lauzon Parkway is currently accepting applications. For more information, call 519-251-1115 or visit www.expresspros.ca.

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Still time to get your tickets for the Nov. 18, 2013 Salvation Army Annual Luncheon

Posted November 4, 2013 @ 9:50AM


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