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Lunch With The Salvation Army & The Windsor Firefighers In November

Posted October 19, 2014 @ 9:30PM



Enjoy a great lunch and support two local community organizations this November....

Don't miss the kick off to the Salvation Army “Christmas Kettle” campaign and enjoy a buffet luncheon Nov. 24 when the The Salvation Army presents the Windsor Advisory Board Annual Luncheon in partnership with the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) at Giovanni Caboto Club (2175 Parent Avenue) beginning at 11:45 a.m. This year’s theme is “The Salvation Army In Community.” Special guests include keynote speaker, Major Morris Vincent, Divisional Commander for the Ontario Great Lakes Division of The Salvation Army who focuses on the Army’s recent strategic plan. Master of Ceremonies is Jim Crichton, Senior News Anchor – CTV Windsor. Tickets: $20 per person /$160 per table. Order form available upon request via email: tsawindsor@gmail.com or by calling 253-7473 ext. 215.



And on Nov. 26 head over to the Firefighters Chilifest 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts with all proceeds to the Windsor Professional Firefighters Benefit Fund. Only $9 for a ticket to experience over 40 types of chili from Windsor and Essex County restaurants, served by your friendly firefighters. Cash bar on site, special chili toppings bar. Visit WindsorFirefighters.org OR call Bridget Chippett, 796-3503 if you need more information.






by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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West Side Story Oct 10 to 19 at Olde Walkerville Theatre

Posted October 9, 2014 @ 4:01PM



Re:  West SideStory through a Social Justice Lens


Windsor’s Chris Rabideau is taking the popular musical West Side Story to a new level by presenting audiences with a version of the theme that addresses its social justice underpinnings.


This unique production is the first offering from the new theatre group Arts Collective Theatre (ACT), housed in the historic Olde Walkerville Theatreon Wyandotte Street East.


As director, Rabideau has cast the ACT show with talented students from across the region.  ACT’s focus is to nurture young talent and provide them with opportunities to grow and showcase those talents through mentorship and performance.


“In this project all of our lead actors have never been a lead before.  This is giving a new opportunity for new talent to be highlighted in the City of Windsor,” said Rabideau.  “This is about the students, a journey.  It is their opportunity to showcase their talent and the “love they have for the arts.”


 
Cast as the iconic Maria, this is Miya Morris’s stage debut.


“I am excited to play Maria in this epic musical with such a talented and eclectic group of performers from all walks of life,” said Morris.  “I hope Windsor takes a chance on something as innovative and new as what ACT has to offer the community through this forward-thinking production.”


This is also the vision of the show’s executive producer, Mary Lambros, owner of the Olde Walkerville Theatre and Lorelei’s Bistro and members of its Board of Directors who bring theatre expertise to the group.


"It is my pleasure to have ACT as a part of my theatre.  We work with an organization with a community focus which is very important to me.  I look forward to a long relationship in developing and producing many future presentations,” said Lambros.


 
Chris Clarke plays Doc and says ACT is not your average theatre company.


“It is a place where youth can meet, share their experiences and feel free to express themselves without the fear of judgment or ridicule.  I know that through ACT I have grown not only as an actor, but as a person as well,” said Clarke.  “When you put it all together, you get an experience that is absolutely fantastic.”


 For more information:     Diana Mady Kelly


                                    519-948-3545 or madykel@uwindsor.ca


 


Show times:      Friday, October 10th        7:30 p.m.


                        Saturday, October 11th    2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


                        Friday, October 17th        7:30 p.m.


                        Saturday, October 18th    7:30 p.m.


                        Sunday, October 19th      2:00 p.m.


 


Opening night:  $18    All other performances:  $22






by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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Hospice Reunion October 8, 2014

Posted September 28, 2014 @ 1:16PM



35th Reunion Brings Together Star-Studded Cast of Hospice Heroes


Young and old, from all walks of life, the Hospice Heroes of thirty-five years will be storming the doors of Hospice on Wednesday, October 8that 5:30 p.m. for a reunion with star power. Since 1979, Hospice has relied on the generosity and support of its tireless volunteers to build a local phenomenon, caring for more than 1,700 patients per year. The Hospice was founded entirely by volunteers, with more than 667 active volunteers in the ranks today!


The Hospice Reunion will be a throwback celebration with old-school carnival food setting the tone.

“It’s simply amazing to me,” says executive director, Carol Derbyshire. “To bring together all of the volunteers of yesterday and today into one room, share stories and rekindle friendships – this is one party guaranteed to be full of laughs. As long as no one tells the story about my stint as Carol-patra we’ll be fine! This is not about money, this is not about fundraising, this reunion is about honouring the people who sacrificed for their Hospice, making it an organization this entire community can be proud of.”


Hospice is inviting old and new friends, fundraisers and volunteers to join in their anniversary reunion to share stories, laughs and some great food. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the remarks begin at 6:00 p.m. The Hospice Reunion will take place in the Hospice Auditorium, 6038 Empress Street on Wednesday, August 8, 2014.




For more information call 519-251-2576 or email events@thehospice.ca


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EV FEST at tjhe Riverfront Festival Plaza, Sept 27 & 28, 2014

Posted September 25, 2014 @ 10:51PM



THE 1st ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE FESTIVAL, COSTUME PARTY AND PARADE. (EV FEST WINDSOR 2014) September 27 & 28, 2014 at the Riverfront Festival Plaza



 *The weather will be great, live bands In the Pocket and Big Sexy will be providing the Motown and Classic Rock jams. . .Armando's pizza, and a few of their other choice specialties will whet your appetite, and Walkerville Brewery will quench your thirst. . . 
You can also enjoy your choice of smokables in our FEVER Association coctail lounge and cigar bar located trackside along the world's most scenic 24-hour-race back-stretch. . . 



The FEVER Association, in conjunction with dozens of local, regional, national, and international sponsors, is pleased to announce "EV FEST WINDSOR 2014". A highly interactive "Guinness" World Record setting electric vehicle (EV) special event. (full details at EVFestWindsor.com)


 
This event features attempts at no less than 6 electric vehicle "Guinness" World Records, and also offers the Sun Country Highway EVX Prize. A $10,000 prize package to the team that can go the longest distance in 24 hours on a light electric vehicle on a single charge. The University of Windsor already has a developmental vehicle ready to take on this challenge. Other teams are also welcome to come and compete for this prize. Rules are online at EVFestWindsor.com.


In addition to that, the FEVER Association (currently the only timing and scoring entity on earth who has successfully claimed 2 EV world records) will be conducting the timing and scoring for the following:


Sponsored by Daymak Windsor, Local driver John Harris will be attempting the "Longest distance in 24 hours on a mobility scooter" record, while Bonnie Bieber (Justin's aunt) will be riding a Segway in her attempt to win her second record  for the "Longest distance in 24 hours on a personal transporter" which is a brand new category that the Fever Association has opened with "Guinness", just for this event.


This is also the world's most interactive event of its kind in that the general public will be able to drive any of the many types of EV's on site, as well as their own vehicle either on the 200 metre track for light EVs, or any of the many electric cars available to be test driven on  public streets.


The way this event works is to utilize crowd-funding in that they will pay $2 a lap, or $20 a dozen to drive on the track while history is being made, to benefit several selected local charities, and pay for the 10 new Sun Country Highway car chargers that will be distributed throughout this community. This is to encourage EV usage, infrastructure, and build jobs and eco-tourism in our region. Current recipients are Freeds, The Lighting Boutique, Carpenters local 494, Infinite signs, Z's Auto, Armando's Pizza, Daymak Windsor, and possibly Walkerville Brewery. Other recipients will be announced at the event.


Door prizes including 1 Triumph electric bike will also be won and (Since this is also a costume themed event) there will also be prizes for best costumes, provided by the Party Warehouse.


There will be entertainment throughout the event, with a grand finale costume party immediately following the parade, (At 2 pm Sunday Sept 28) which is also attempting all 4 "Guinness""Most EV's in a parade" categories. This will proceed from the staging area at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge and then along the very scenic riverfront pathway and back to Festival Plaza, pursuant to "Guinness" specs.


The 24 hour endurance challenge opening ceremonies are at 11:30 am, Saturday Sept 27, and the "24 hours of FEVER" event begins at noon sharp and will run non-stop until noon sharp Sunday, Sept 28. The parade begins at 2 pm, immediately following.


 Also a new event has just been added. On Tuesday Sept 30at 10 am, the Motor City contingent of the Sun Country Highway E-Mazing Race will also launch from this site, sometime after the parade, and more info on that is available on the Sun Country Highway website. This is to celebrate the world's longest electrified highway.










by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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EV FEST at the Riverfront Festival Plaza, Sept 27 & 28, 2014

Posted September 25, 2014 @ 10:51PM



THE 1st ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE FESTIVAL, COSTUME PARTY AND PARADE. (EV FEST WINDSOR 2014) September 27 & 28, 2014 at the Riverfront Festival Plaza



 *The weather will be great, live bands In the Pocket and Big Sexy will be providing the Motown and Classic Rock jams. . .Armando's pizza, and a few of their other choice specialties will whet your appetite, and Walkerville Brewery will quench your thirst. . . 
You can also enjoy your choice of smokables in our FEVER Association coctail lounge and cigar bar located trackside along the world's most scenic 24-hour-race back-stretch. . . 




The FEVER Association, in conjunction with dozens of local, regional, national, and international sponsors, is pleased to announce "EV FEST WINDSOR 2014". A highly interactive "Guinness" World Record setting electric vehicle (EV) special event. (full details at EVFestWindsor.com)


 
This event features attempts at no less than 6 electric vehicle "Guinness" World Records, and also offers the Sun Country Highway EVX Prize. A $10,000 prize package to the team that can go the longest distance in 24 hours on a light electric vehicle on a single charge. The University of Windsor already has a developmental vehicle ready to take on this challenge. Other teams are also welcome to come and compete for this prize. Rules are online at EVFestWindsor.com.


In addition to that, the FEVER Association (currently the only timing and scoring entity on earth who has successfully claimed 2 EV world records) will be conducting the timing and scoring for the following:


Sponsored by Daymak Windsor, Local driver John Harris will be attempting the "Longest distance in 24 hours on a mobility scooter" record, while Bonnie Bieber (Justin's aunt) will be riding a Segway in her attempt to win her second record  for the "Longest distance in 24 hours on a personal transporter" which is a brand new category that the Fever Association has opened with "Guinness", just for this event.


This is also the world's most interactive event of its kind in that the general public will be able to drive any of the many types of EV's on site, as well as their own vehicle either on the 200 metre track for light EVs, or any of the many electric cars available to be test driven on  public streets.


The way this event works is to utilize crowd-funding in that they will pay $2 a lap, or $20 a dozen to drive on the track while history is being made, to benefit several selected local charities, and pay for the 10 new Sun Country Highway car chargers that will be distributed throughout this community. This is to encourage EV usage, infrastructure, and build jobs and eco-tourism in our region. Current recipients are Freeds, The Lighting Boutique, Carpenters local 494, Infinite signs, Z's Auto, Armando's Pizza, Daymak Windsor, and possibly Walkerville Brewery. Other recipients will be announced at the event.


Door prizes including 1 Triumph electric bike will also be won and (Since this is also a costume themed event) there will also be prizes for best costumes, provided by the Party Warehouse.


There will be entertainment throughout the event, with a grand finale costume party immediately following the parade, (At 2 pm Sunday Sept 28) which is also attempting all 4 "Guinness""Most EV's in a parade" categories. This will proceed from the staging area at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge and then along the very scenic riverfront pathway and back to Festival Plaza, pursuant to "Guinness" specs.


The 24 hour endurance challenge opening ceremonies are at 11:30 am, Saturday Sept 27, and the "24 hours of FEVER" event begins at noon sharp and will run non-stop until noon sharp Sunday, Sept 28. The parade begins at 2 pm, immediately following.


 Also a new event has just been added. On Tuesday Sept 30at 10 am, the Motor City contingent of the Sun Country Highway E-Mazing Race will also launch from this site, sometime after the parade, and more info on that is available on the Sun Country Highway website. This is to celebrate the world's longest electrified highway.










by Alan Halberstadt www.alanhalberstadt.com

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“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.








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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.



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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


 


EVENT:                              


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.






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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 










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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






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