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Darleen Schiavo

Attention Windsor Essex Young Entrepreneurs--Funding Available by Sept 5, 2014

Posted August 25, 2014 @ 12:52PM

Mentorship Program – Call for Applications!

Are you a student or recent graduate, under the age of 30, looking for funding and a mentorship to help start or grow your business?
Apply for our Mentorship Program, offering
**up to $5,000and
**the help of a mentor
to help you reach your business milestones over the course of four months!
To apply, answer the following questions and send to
Nicole Sleiman
nsleiman@uwindsor.ca by Sept. 5, 2014.

1. Name:
2. Are you a student or recent graduate?
3. In what program are you studying/What program did you study?
4. What is your business?
5. What are your current business challenges?
6. Do you have a business plan? If your business plan is partial or complete, please attach.
7. What upcoming milestones are you working toward?
8. Which skill sets would your ideal mentor possess?
9. Additional comments:

This opportunity is hosted by the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre at the University of Windsor

*Please note: Your business must be based in
Windsor-Essex County*

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Tecumseh Corn Festival - STARTS TODAY! Schedule of events

Posted August 21, 2014 @ 10:39AM

Schedule of Events.  Please click each poster to enlarge and hope to see you there!!!

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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39th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival STARTS TOMORROW!!!

Posted August 20, 2014 @ 11:23AM

The 39th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival
at Lacasse Park
STARTS TOMORROW... and check out the entertainment lineup!  

Friday, August 22nd – Down With Webster

Saturday, August 23rd – Suzie McNeil

The Tecumseh Corn Festival has been proud to bring names like the Rankin Family, Natalie MacMaster, Hedley, Finger Eleven, Theory Of A Deadman, Our Lady Peace, and The Tea Party in recent past.

So Down With Webster on Friday night and Suzie McNeil on Saturday night are a natural fit.” says Corn Festival Committee Chair, Deputy Mayor Cheryl Hardcastle.  From their first performance on a high school talent show, Down With Webster have created their own flavour of genreblending sounds, and blown away audiences ever since. It was when they won the “best unsigned band” recognition from Rogers Mobile that Down With Webster attracted attention from record labels, and musical heavyweights including Sir
Richard Branson, Timbaland, and Kiss front man Gene Simmons. Their songs have charged at Top40 Radio, amassed 500,000 facebook family, sold 800,000 downloads, and 100,000 albums. Their videos have streamed 15,000,000 times, and they’ve rocked hundreds of shows. It’s their tireless pursuit of creating the greatest party on stage that has won them loyal believers coast to coast.

Suzie McNeil is a seasoned performer who was introduced to the world stage as the last woman standing in the hit TV series Rockstar:INXS. Proclaimed the ‘best vocalist’ by INXS, she went on to record as a featured vocalist on INXS’s release ‘Switch’, toured with P!NK, and has since released 4 albums in Canada. Her solid debut ‘Broken & Beautiful’ album with the inspirational top ten hit ‘Believe’ garnered her the 2008 Canadian Indie Award for “Best New Pop Artist” in addition to her nominations for JUNO for “Best New Artist” and 2 Canadian Music Awards. Her latest studio release ‘Dear Love’ produced the Top 10 hit “Merry Go Round” and three Top 20 hits including ‘Drama Queen’, ‘Tough Love’, and ‘Love Can’t Save Us Now’. Her 4th studio CD is due out this fall and is slated to be her best album yet.

The Tecumseh Corn Festival has once again been named one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario by Festival and Events Ontario. The four day festival is host to a spectacular variety of family entertainment, contests and activities. Features include a vendor village filled with a wide variety of Arts and Crafts and food booths, a carnival midway, a festival tent, Senior’s Day on Friday, Family Day on Saturday starting with the “Largest Small Town Parade”, the renowned Corn Booth
featuring “Tons and Tons of Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob”, and of course continuous live entertainment all weekend long. The Town of Tecumseh once again looks forward to hosting the 39th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival from Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Sunday, August 24, 2014. Details of the festival and other entertainers may be found at www.tecumsehcornfestival.ca

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Tecumseh Corn Festival Starts tomorrow! Aug 21-24

Posted August 20, 2014 @ 9:55AM

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Love Betty Cancer Foundation 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Posted August 11, 2014 @ 2:37PM

We'll miss you always Betty and support your cause!  Support with me.  Click poster to enlarge!

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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AIM Fifth Annual Honor Our Traditions Pow Wow & Canoe Border Crossing

Posted August 7, 2014 @ 1:09PM

Join AIM at their Fifth Annual 

"Honor Our Traditions" Pow Wow

Friday, Aug 8 through Sunday Aug 10
at the 
Historic Council Point Park in Lincoln Park, Michigan

MC Gordon SandsArena Director (Alabama AIM) Mark Davis
Head Veteran - Darwin Sonata
Head Male Dancer - Joe Jacobs
Head Female Dancer - Joan Jacobs
Host Drum (AIM Mi Drum) - Red Sun singers
Host Hotel - Motel 6, 18777 Northline, Southgate, MI   734-287-8340 (ask for Pow Wow Rate)

All Drums and Dancers Welcome!

Adults - $7
Seniors - $3
Ages 5-18 -  $5
Under 5 - free!

For more information on the Canoe Border Crossing, directions and donation information, contact Bryan Halfday at 258-4390 or 734-858-4471 or email bryanhalf@aol.com

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Leamington Kinsmen Rec Complex update

Posted August 5, 2014 @ 11:31AM

Recreation Events Column

POOL CLOSED - for major Tile Re-Grouting renovations from Sun. Aug.  3rdto  Sun. Sept. 14th. After 29 years of continued pool usage, these major renovations to the Saltwater Pool will allow us to continue to safely and effectively serve our patrons for decades to come.

Complex Day Camp continues through the month of August for kids ages 4 – 7 & 8 – 12.   Register by the Week or by the Day. Swimming, Games Galore, Nature Walks, Crafts & Fun Art, and different Sports!  This week’s Theme is “Wild West!” and next week’s theme will be “It’s Show Time!”
Day Camp Counselors are trained in the HIGH FIVE principles of healthy child development and the Kids love all the action & activity!
There are ‘No Bored children’ at the Complex Summer day camp! 

Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic– (today) Wed. Aug 6th  1 – 7 pm Call 1-888-2-DONATE!

Babysitter Red Cross Training Course–ages 11 – 15 yrs.  Thurs. Aug. 13th  8:30am – 4:30pm
Home Alone Training Course– ages 9 – 13 yrs. Thurs. Aug. 21st 9am – 1pm

FREE Family Movie at the Marina: Fri. Aug. 22nd

It’s SUMMER!  and theComplex is air-conditioned cool.  Keep your muscles firm & toned all summer long!   Try out a Fitness class: Body Blast!  Invigorating Intervals!  Pilates, Yoga! or Fit in 30 noon hour Boot Camp! Reach New Goals in the Complex Weight room, pump some iron and increase your Cardio heart rate!

It’s Summer!  Get off the Chaise Lounge and take part in Leamington’s many wonderful Outdoor & Indoor recreational programs!
Commit to be Fit....Commit to Exercise at the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex.

Red Cross First Aid Training – individual courses as well as corporate bookings.  See the schedule of upcoming training and recertification courses being offered at the Complex.

Registration for FALL – begins on Mon. Aug. 18th@  7:00 am.

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Facebook  site:    Municipality of Leamington Culture & Recreation

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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"Keep It Local" Artisans & Community Market THIS weekend!

Posted July 29, 2014 @ 10:54AM

"Keep It Local" Artisans & Community Market
This Saturday Aug 2nd from 10am - 5pm & Sunday, August 3rd from 11am-4pm
Teutonia Club
A little about the organizer....
The "Keep It Local" Artisans & Community Market began to bring quality shows, great locations, and inexpensive spaces to the general public.... giving small business owners and even the more established businesses a chance to get their names out there and sell their products. With this 4th show being planned, they are now up to over 100 vendors (almost doubled their first show!)
They are asking that Windsor Essex support local and get out of the "Big Box" way of buying so our money stays local.  It's what's going to keep Windsor and Essex County moving forward!  Times are hard on us all, and bringing in a little extra income from selling our hand made goods, or other items goes a long way when supporting a family, a mortgage, or just simply putting food on the table. 
Cash donations and over 400 items of canned/boxed goods were donated to the local Food Bank from
previous and future shows will also support these efforts!
by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Theatre in the Barn performances!

Posted July 15, 2014 @ 10:14PM

Theatre In The Barn is back with another season of fun plays enjoyed in the most unique venue Windsor/Essex has to offer.    Spend an evening in the barn enjoying an originally-written comedy from the "Monkeys With A Typewriter" Theatre company (the same people who bring you the ghost tours).  Even if it's a hot summer night, the barn is kept cool with a whole system of fans that circulate the air.   Not to mention that the plays, themselves', are pretty cool too!  
This summer's season:  
The Legend of Go-Nu-Shu - Mystical Canoe of the River Canard.       
              a one-man comedy written and starring:  Tim Pimlocco
Kip is a loser.    There's no nice way to put it.   He's middle-aged and  all he has to show for himself is occasional summer employment at Canard Canoe Rentals - a job usually done by teenagers.   One evening, Kip uses the pay he made that day to over-indulge in alcoholic beverages (nothing new, there!).  In a drunken stupor, he accidentally sets in motion a series of events that could spell out the apocalypse for River Canard and Turkey Creek.   Can he save the day by participating in a sacred ritual that will summon Go-Nu-Shu - the magical canoe that is meant to rescue the area during its darkest hour? 
"The Legend of Go-Nu-Shu - Mystical Canoe of the River Canard" is a humorous play that has fun with the idea of legends and folklore.  It is also full of local references about the River Canard region.    Even some of the characters are based on real people that live in the area.   The canoe is real, too!
Secret underground cults, zombies, teenage girls that love to kill deer -  this play has it all!   And it's all performed by just one guy!  
Showdates:   Saturdays- June 28th,
                                     July  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
"Bonus Fridays" -             July 18th and 25th
Showtime:  8PM    
Price:  Adults - $15
          Students/Seniors - $10
Address:  Canard Canoe Rentals, 9407 Malden Road (barn in the back)

And, later that season: 
Adventures In Dating.... A romantic comedy by Rob Tymec
Jeff just had a really bad break-up.    Seriously, he thought he would be with this woman for the rest of his life but the relationship fell apart.   Determined to bounce back, he is forcing himself to date a wide selection of women on a regular basis.   He's also decided to have all these dates at the same restaurant.    Which is certainly piquing the interest of the waitstaff!   
Of course, when you force yourself to date like that, you're not always going to pick the most normal of people.    In fact, you're going to end up going out with a lot of nutcases!   And that's what happens with Jeff.    From ultra-forthright bullies who are more sexually-aggressive than he is, to super-millitant feminists who spend the evening making him feel guilty for being male, Jeff encounters the full spectrum of crazies.  Some of them he even asks for a second date!  
Things get even more insane when Jen, a waitress working at the restaurant Jeff frequents is inspired by his idea and starts doing the same thing during Act Two!    
"Adventures In Dating" will be performed by just two actors - one male, one female.   They will assume over 20 characters between the two of them! 
Showdates:    Saturdays: August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
      "Bonus Fridays":        August 22nd and 29th
Showtimes:  8PM 
Price:     Adults - $15
          Students/Seniors - $10
Address:    Canard Canoe Rentals, 9407 Malden Road (the barn in the back!)       
Come check out all the fun and hijinks going on at the Barn!    You'll laugh so hard, you'll wake up the chickens!

by Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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Unifor Local 2458 8th annual Charity Golf Tournament Sat July 26th

Posted July 14, 2014 @ 1:03PM

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By Darleen Schiavo Biz X Magazine

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