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Deborah Jones

Enter A Team In The Biz X Beach Jam & Volley For Charity

Posted July 9, 2014 @ 11:42AM



The best party of the summer is back...volley to raise funds for The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter and have a great day of fun while doing it!   A minimum of $50 in pledges per person must  be raised to participate.  Prizes awarded to the top fundraisers and the top fundraising team will win a group team paddle at Urban Surf Company (www.urbansurf.ca)! 


Winning Team prizes sponsored by Joe Bondy and Mike Habib, Sr. Mobile Mortgage Specialists, RBC:


1st place - $600 cash
2nd place - $300 cash


For more information or to register, visit www.kidney.ca/beachjam


The Biz X Beach Jam is proudly sponsored by Biz X and In Play magazines, Mix 96.7 and Country 95.9, On the Beach Volleyball, Joe Bondy and Mike Habib, Panos Sechopoulos of RBC Dominion Securities, Dr. Stefano Storey and McTague Law Firm. 






by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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July 10, 2014 MCCCU BBQ For Sparky's Toy Drive

Posted July 3, 2014 @ 4:33PM



Thursday July 10


11 am – 2 pm


MotorCity Community Credit Union


City Centre  Branch


189 City Hall Sq South


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You See a Strong Supported Community…


We See What You See


Proceeds to benefit Sparky’s Toy Drive for Kids Ages 11 and up!




* Purchase also 1 ticket for $2 or 3 tickets for $5 to win a prize! Draw takes place July 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Bring Your Canned Goods to Canada Day Parade, July 1, 11 am

Posted June 27, 2014 @ 7:03PM



WINDSOR ESSEX FOOD BANK ASSOCIATION


 
CANADA DAY PARADE- WALKERVILLE AREA


JULY 1st -11 AM


 


On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11 am, the WEFBA will be in the Canada Day Parade collecting can goods for local Food Banks.  This is a great opportunity for the WEFBA to fill their shelves with food product that is greatly need as they  do not receive large donations during the summer months.  Hunger does not take a summer vacation.  They will be collecting food along the parade route.  Look for their members with their grocery carts!


 
If you require additional information please call June Muir @ 519-981-3222 (cell)




by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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If Your Child Gets an A on Report Card, Head to Antonino's Original Pizza June 26 & 27, 2014

Posted June 22, 2014 @ 11:39AM



ANTONINO’S PAYS FOR A’s


 
Antonino’s Original Pizza has announced that on the last day of school, “A” students can come in for a free slice of their award winning pizza. On Thursday June 26th, and Friday, June 27th, any student that brings in a current, June 2014 report card showing at least one “A” grade or equivalent will receive a free big slice.


 
Antonino’s owner, Joe Ciaravino, sums up his reasons for this promotion: “My parents grew up poor farmers in Sicily. They didn’t get to go to school much past the primary grades, so they pushed me to get a good education and strive for good grades. This is our way of paying them back by rewarding academic achievement.”


 
This offer is valid on Thursday, June 26th and Friday, June 27th only and is limited to one free slice per student.


 


Contact:


Joe Ciaravino - Owner, Antonino’s Original Pizza


cell: 519-965-6791


e-mail: joe@originalpizza.ca


www.originalpizza.ca








by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Miss Via Italia Pageant June 21, 2014

Posted June 16, 2014 @ 12:44PM



The Miss Via Italia Pageantis back for the 2014 Italian Carrousel of Nations Festivalon Saturday, June 21 starting at 9 p.m. on Erie Street. This year, the pageant is welcoming 10 women of Italian descent, aged 16-25, to the main stage across from St. Angela Merici Church.

 The pageant, sponsored by FIAT, will be giving away hundreds of dollars’ worth of prizes to the women, including a $500 cash prize for the winner, $200 for the runner up and swag bags for all the girls who compete. FIAT will be providing the girls transportation to the pageant, so they will be arriving in style.
I am pleased to be judging the contest along with CTV's Jim Crichton, Craig Pearson and Anna Cabrera from the Windsor Star and Adelina Sisti-DeBlasis (The first Miss Via Italia winner from 1988 or 1989).
This year, the people of Windsor are encouraged to vote for their favourite contestant on Facebook for a new award called The People’s Choice.
Hope to see everyone out at the Carrousel villages this weekend!
 










by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Relay For Life Windsor & LaSalle June 20, 2014

Posted June 8, 2014 @ 12:18PM



The 2014 Relay for Life Windsor/LaSalle is set to begin with an inspirational roar. Six-year old, two-time brain cancer survivor, Abbey (from Relay For Life team Abbey’s Army) will sing Katy Perry’s Roar the song that motivated her during her radiation treatments. This makes her the youngest survivor to take the stage during a Windsor/LaSalle Opening Ceremony. Relay for Life takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7p.m. at the Vollmer Cultural and Recreation Complex in LaSalle.


 
Along with Abbey, 68 teams will take turns walking or running around a track overnight. Participants are current and former cancer patients (aka Survivors), family, friends, hospitals, neighbors, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations. Their purpose is to eradicate all forms of cancer and celebrate life.


 
Following the opening ceremony is the Survivor’s Victory Lap, where all cancer survivors are invited to walk the first inspirational lap. We will have a Luminary ceremony at 10:00 p.m. and a Fight Back ceremony at 3:00am. The remainder of the Relay will be filled with special performances, games, food and music. For additional fun, this year’s theme, Relay through the Decades invites participants to bring items from different decade to relive memories and bring each decade’s unique culture to the Relay. The event concludes on Saturday June 21 at 7 a.m.


 
“A cancer diagnosis can be devastating. It’s hard on family, physically painful and leaves you with more questions than answers. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer in the blood in 2009 and have been in treatment off and on since then and have more ahead of me. When I heard about the Relay For Life, I was intrigued, it sounds exciting, hopeful and I can’t wait to be a part of it! I just registered for my first Survivor’s Victory Lap and I’ll be playing some great tunes onstage to go with this year’s theme Relay Through the Decades. If you haven’t yet, grab a team, and register! I’ll see you there!” said Thorald Findlay (aka DJThor Windsor).


 
Relay for Life invites everyone from the Windsor/LaSalle area to get involved. To date, 68 teams are registered with about 600 participants who have fundraised roughly $69,000 so far. Donations are given to the Canadian Cancer Society and benefit cancer research and programs. To register, join a team or donate, go online to www.relayforlife.ca/windsor. Another way to lend support is to buy a virtual Luminary to be displayed on the Relay for Life Facebook page and/or an actual Luminary lit during the luminary ceremony. Luminary bags are $5 each and available at the event.


 
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.




by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Summer is almost here and so is Art in the Park!

Posted June 4, 2014 @ 9:54PM

Windsor’s favourite outdoor arts and crafts exhibition takes place this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 – on the elegant grounds of Willistead Park.  But even before the park gates open Saturday morning, there’s a special pre-event launch party in the park on Friday evening, June 6 featuring the hot Canadian Country duo – Autumn Hill.


“After a year of planning and preparation, we’re ready to rock and roll”, Phil Cohen, Co-Chair of Art in the Park 2014, said. With a near-record 270 exhibitors, we can’t wait to get on with our show, especially with all the sun in the forecast for this weekend!”


SATURDAY, JUNE 7 – 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M.


SUNDAY, JUNE 8 –  9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
Admission at the gate is a very affordable, family-friendly $5.. Accompanied children under the age of 12 get in for free.


The largest annual art exhibition of its kind in the region, Art in the Park has been named one of the Top 100 festivals in Ontario for the third consecutive year. It’s one of just a few “juried” art shows at which standards of quality and acceptance is at a consistently high level. Artists and artisans from across Ontario, Quebec and beyond will once again display and sell their creative handiwork in enticing booths and displays arranged around the Willistead Park perimeter.
Thousands of visitors are expected to visit the park during this eagerly-anticipated two-day public art extravaganza.  A real family affair, Art in the Park offers a whole lot more than just beautiful paintings and other irresistible art objects. Over the years show organizers have expanded and enhanced the show’s content to appeal to all ages and interests. Children, for instance, will again have their very own fun play area in the ever-popular AIP Kids Zone.  This year children and parents will find even more interactive activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, including the Children’s Art Contest – with prizes for the winners from each age group.  Get your Paul Murray Raffle tickets for $5 each for 2 chances to win the renowned “Lil Miss” print in the Marquis Tent.  Only 1,000 tickets printed.


Free tours of Willistead Manor
While at Art in the Park, be sure to take advantage of the FREE tours of the incredible Willistead Manor.  During your tour, stop and visit  “Events in the Manor” guests consisting of local Art groups.


And there have been some significant enhancements in the park itself thanks to the City of Windsor, which will make it easier for visitors to make their way around the spacious grounds. A brand-new asphalt-paved perimeter walkway will make it much easier for those in wheelchairs, and infants and toddlers in strollers, to leisurely tour the Art in the Park exhibits.


Beer supplied by Walkerville’s own Walkerville Brewery, wine options from Erie Shores Vineyards, Hiram Walker & Sons, and Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, as well as AIP specialty cocktails from Corby Distillery, will again be available in the Spirit Tent and at locations around the park-allowing you to grab a cool drink and tour the inspiring exhibitors throughout the park.   Upscale delicious food services will also be available in the Spirit Tent from the following local restaurants: Spagos, The Gourmet Emporium, Ming Wah, Thai Palace, Stir Crazy Grille, and new this year Crepe Delicious. There will be music throughout the park all day Saturday and Sunday. Strolling musicians will perform wherever they happen to stop and popular local musicians and groups will provide live entertainment at the Spirit Tent all day Saturday, culminating with a 9 p.m. performance by British Beat 66, and again on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Under the auspices of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), Art in the Park 2014 is the 36th annual iteration of this hugely popular outdoor art exhibition and sale. All proceeds from the event go toward supporting special needs children, youth and adults as well as to the ongoing restoration and preservation of Windsor’s architectural jewel, Willistead Manor. To date, Art in the Park has raised well over $1.3 million for the Willistead restoration fund alone.


Friday night Pre-Launch Event
For the third consecutive year, Art in the Park kicks off with live entertainment at a special pre-launch party in Willistead Park on Friday evening, June 6. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. in the epicenter of Art in the Park – the Spirit Tent.  We start the evening off with Chantelle Denholm who won our 2013 Karaoke contest.  She is currently the raining top female vocalist in Ontario in the Karaoke World Championships.  Next they bring out the Mike Ure band.  A local country band with a huge following in Essex County.  The headliner for this year’s kickoff event – in keeping with their Country theme – is Autumn Hill, the hottest new country duo out of Toronto who just last week won the Rising Star Award at the CMAO’s and was nominated for a Juno as “Breakthrough Artist of the Year.”  Advance tickets are still available online for $15 and at Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) locations and Hi Jinks Indoor Playground. Tickets will be available at the gate for $20 each.


Free Shuttle Service To/From Willistead Park
The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) is again partnering with G & L Stevenson Transit to provide a complimentary shuttle service to and from Willistead Park. The two satellite parking lots are at the Hiram Walker & Sons employee parking lot at 2072 Riverside Drive E. at Montreuil St. and the Windsor Regional Hospital parking lot at 1591 Kildare Rd. two blocks north of Tecumseh Rd. E.  Look for the prominent new signage. The free shuttles will operate from 9:40 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:40 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.


For Additional Information check out aipwindsor.com






by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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Lots of Entertainment At Art In The Park This Weekend

Posted June 2, 2014 @ 9:52AM

In addition to the delightful art and handicrafts enticingly displayed around the perimeter of Willistead Park, Art in the Park 2014will also feature great live musical entertainment throughout the entire weekend.


Under the auspices of the Rotary club of Windsor (1918), the 36th annual Art in the Parkwill be held on the grounds of historic Willistead Manor on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, 2014.


More than 260 artists and vendors from across Ontario and Quebec will display and sell their unique wares during the two-day outdoor art exhibition – the largest of its kind in our area. For the third consecutive year, Art in the Park has been named one of the top 100 events of its kind by Festivals and Events Ontario.


But even before the Willistead Park gates open for this eagerly-anticipated art show and sale on Saturday morning, there will again be a special pre-event launch party in the Spirit Tent on the grounds on Friday evening, June 6. Just like last year, this year’s kickoff event will feature a toe-tapping country theme.


The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. First to take to the Spirit Tent stage will be Danielle Denholm – our very own Karaoke winner from last year’s hugely successful AITP launch party. Then next up – the Mike Ure band – a popular local country music band that will take to the stage at 8 p.m.  The headliner for this year’s kickoff event is the hottest new country duo out of Toronto – Autumn Hill – performing at 9:30 p.m.  This Canadian duo’s debut single, "Anything At All," entered the Canadian Hot 100 in January 2013 and that same year were nominated as “Rising Star” at the CCMA’s.  Proof of their success continued in 2014 as they are nominated for a Juno as “Breakthrough Group of the Year.”   Come see this incredible duo who are definitely going places in Country music on our AIP Spirit Tent stage.


 In keeping with our down-home country theme, the audience will be able to kick their heels with some lively line dancing. Trainer’s Choice will again be on-site to outfit patrons in some great country gear. Advance tickets for the Friday night launch party are available on line for $15 each at aipwindsor.com, and are available at Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) locations, High Jinks Indoor Playground and Motion Specialties Windsor.  Tickets purchased at the Willistead Park gates the night of the event will be $20 each if still available. 


In addition to the big kickoff party, there will be live music throughout the park all day Saturday and Sunday, including strolling musicians who will perform wherever they happen to stop, and lively musical entertainment at the Willistead Park Coach House and the park gates.  Popular local musicians and groups will provide live musical entertainment at the Spirit Tent all day Saturday.  For the 3rd year in a row, AIP is proud to present the Music Express Talent Show.  This competition, in its 13th year showcases the incredibly talented youth in our community from grade school to secondary school students.  We welcome everyone to cheer on the musicians of our future.  Live music is scheduled all day culminating with a 9:30 p.m. performance by British Beat 66, who have closed our Saturday evening entertainment year after year.  We start again on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Another great day showcasing local talent. 


We’ve made our AIP Kids Zone even bigger this year.  The area at AIP where children have their very own supervised play area – where they can sing, dance and make their own fun.  Interactive entertainment is non- stop and your children can show off their artistic talents in our AIP Children’s Art Contest sponsored by High Jinks, and the Karaoke stage presented by FUNatics.  Several bounce rides, and face painting booths will also be available at nominal costs.


Rotary is once again partnering with G& L Stevenson Transport to provide complimentary shuttle buses to and from Willistead Park. The two satellite parking lots are the Hiram Walker employees ‘ lot on Riverside Drive E. at Montreuil St., and the Windsor Regional Hospitals employees parking lot on Kildare Rd., two blocks north of Tecumseh Rd. E.   We encourage you to take our Free Shuttle buses right up to our gates and be entertained by our Am-bus-adors who will inform and educate you about AIP, Rotary and Willistead Manor.


Proceeds from Art in the Park go toward supporting local special needs children, youth and adults as well as the ongoing restoration of Windsor’s architectural jewel, Willistead Manor.
Visit ArtInTheParkWindsor.com for full details!






by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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268 Vendors Signed Up For Art In The Park

Posted May 23, 2014 @ 4:44PM

With two weeks still to go before the big event, more than 265 vendors have signed up for this year’s Art in the Park.


“As of today, some 268 vendors have booked exhibit space for this year’s show, which is shaping up as one of our largest and best ever”,  said Phil Cohen Co-Chair for Art in the Park 2014. “They’re coming to Willistead from all over Ontario and Quebec, from as far away as Atlanta, Georgia. Thirty-five of this year’s exhibitors are first-time participants. Many of our loyal vendors have exhibited and sold their creative wares at Windsor’s favourite annual outdoor arts and crafts show for more than 30 years. We’re gratified by their continuous, enthusiastic involvement.”
Under the auspices of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) the 36thannual Art in the Park will be held on the grounds of Willistead Manor on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8.   Earlier this year – for the third consecutive year – Art in the Park was named one of the Top 100 events of its kind by Festivals and Events Ontario. Proceeds from Art in the Park go toward supporting special needs children, youth and adults as well as the ongoing restoration of Windsor’s architectural jewel, Willistead Manor. To date, this beloved cultural event has raised well over $1.3 million for Willistead alone.


The 268 vendors will exhibit and sell their unique wares in an enticing array of tents and display booths set up around the perimeter of Willistead Park.  Art in the Park is one of just a few “juried” public art exhibitions at which standards of quality and acceptance is at a consistently high level.   Among this year’s exhibits will be historic Celtic stonework by Duncan MacDonald, who hails from the Isle of Islay in Great Britain, and Great Gatsby-inspired jewelry and accessories by Romance and Ruin.  Exciting new works in all media – fine art, clay and home décor – will also be featured.  
Check out a preview of all the incredible Art that will be available at this year’s event on our AIP Online Gallery  on the AIP Website Home page or visit the AIP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArtInTheParkWindsor.


Remember to take the free tour of the glorious Willistead Manor while you are at Art in the Park and visit our “Events in the Manor.”  All groups are local non-profits. They will be showcasing their programs, showing member art, offering some interactive activities and performances.


Worried about finding a parking space near Willistead for this year’s Art in the Park?  No problem!  Just park your car at one of two handy satellite parking lots and hop aboard our fast, friendly free shuttle service to and from Art in the Park.  As in previous years, getting to and from Windsor’s favorite outdoor arts and crafts exhibition will be a breeze.  Just leave your wheels at one of two convenient parking lots and take our complimentary shuttle bus for the short, friendly ride to Willistead Park. After you’ve seen it all, we’ll whisk you, your friends and family – and your newly-acquired objets d’art -- right back to your car. It’s as easy as that!
Art in the Park courtesy shuttles will run a continuous two-way schedule between both complimentary parking areas – at the Hiram Walker & Sons employee parking lot at 2072 Riverside Drive E. at Montreuil St., and the Windsor Regional Hospital employees’ shuttle lot at 1591 Kildare Rd., just north of Tecumseh Rd. E. behind the SWT Group office building.  The free shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


We are again partnering with G & L Stevenson Transport to provide this courtesy shuttle service for our weekend guests”, said Cohen. “We’re encouraging everyone to use this fast, efficient service right to the park gates. We’re also extremely grateful to Hiram Walker & Sons for the many years they have supported our event by donating the use of their employees parking lot, and Windsor Regional Hospital for offering to help us out again this year.”








by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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It's Almost Time for the Biggest Food Battle In Windsor Essex!

Posted May 16, 2014 @ 1:47PM



Battle of the Hors D’oeuvres is the Ultimate Lounge Party for Food, Drinks & Networking! Don’t miss out on this great Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex Foundation event in support of youth mentoring programs in our community. Biz X magazine is proud to once again sponsor this event.


This year’s event will feature 21 of Windsor’s finest food & beverage establishments, and will be held by presenting sponsor Caesars Windsor in the Augustus Ballroom on May 22, 2014.


Battle offers an opportunity for guests to schmooze with some of Windsor’s finest food and beverage establishments.  No longer a sit down gala, Battle has become an after business, interactive, networking event – like an indoor food and drink festival! Come as you are after work, lounge, network, and enjoy great food, beverages and atmosphere.


 
Don’t miss your chance to be a food critic and vote for your favourites to win the “People’s Choice Award”. 


Tickets are only $80 each and includes the food, drink tasting, dessert, coffee and music by Crissi Cochrane.  Call 519-945-6232 ext.13 or visit bigbrothersbigsisterswe.ca to get tickets today.






by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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