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Richard Rosenthal

Windsor To Host Comedy Fest July To September 2014

Posted July 9, 2014 @ 11:45AM



Windsor's premier comedy club is gearing up for what is sure to be an entertaining summer. Comedy Quarry at Rockhead Pub on Ottawa Street will be hosting the first 'Border City Comedy Fest,' beginning on July 11, 2014 across various venues in the Windsor-Essex region.

The event will host 54 of the greatest comedians across North America, including 8 of Windsor-Essex's finest. Previously narrowed down from over 500 applicants, these comedians will ­battle it out for a chance to win their share of the prize pool, worth $5000.



Sponsors and partners for the event include the Windsor Star News Café, A&A Associates, and The Walkerville Brewery.


The generosity of the community has not gone unnoticed. Joshua Haddon, the Founder of the Border City Comedy Fest and Managing Partner of Comedy Quarry at Rockhead Pub stated, "The support from local businesses to help bring this event to our great city has been amazing."


The event will take place over the course of eight weeks, culminating in the grand finale on September 20th, 2014 at the Olde Walkerville Theatre on Wyandotte Street. 


 
This 800 seat theatre sets the stage for the perfect finale; both as a celebration of the incredible talent of the comedians who will take part in this event, and the long standing history of quality events held at the theatre. Since its establishment in 1920, the Olde Walkerville Theatre has been the host to many grand performances, and the Border City Comedy Fest will be the latest addition to this list.


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fools for HealthClown-Doctor Program; an award winning, independent charitable organization dedicated to using the arts to promote health and well-being in hospitals, long term care facilities, and seniors' residences.


The Clown Doctor program uses therapeutic methods such as music, humour, improvisational play, and reminiscence to increase the quality of life amongst patients.


 


"Everyone at Fools for Health is extremely excited with this partnership with the Border City Comedy Fest.  What Josh is crafting is an amazing initiative to promote Windsor and the comedy community.  We are honoured he has selected us to be the featured charity," said Jason Tang, Treasurer for Fools for Health. 


 


"Laughter is the best medicine and we want to show Windsor and the Essex County community the importance of our program," he added. 


 


Comedy Quarry at Rockhead Pub is located at 1444 Ottawa Street. The Border City Comedy Fest begins on Friday, July 11th, 2014, with eight stand-up comedians each week for a total of 17 shows. Preliminary tickets are available up to 72 hours prior to each event and are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. V.I.P. tickets are currently available and include V.I.P. seating to the finale on September 20th, and an invitation to the after party.  To get more information on each performer or to purchase your tickets, visit www.bordercitycomedyfest.com.




by Richard Rosenthal

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Third Windsor Soup Set For July 9, 2014

Posted July 6, 2014 @ 2:46PM



Enactus Windsor and Pathway to Potential are pleased to announce the final four projects for the third Windsor SOUP. The next Windsor SOUP will be held on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 7 pm (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Walkerville Brewery (525 Argyle Road).


The selected four projects that will be pitching for the next Windsor SOUP include 'Logoed Bus Service' that can be used to attend public events including festivals and farmer’s market with the aim of collecting non-perishable food items, hygiene products and cash donations; an 'Executive/Leadership Coaching' to provide effective leadership skills to emerging leaders to support the people in need and make the community a better place; an 'iPhone app' that connects residents and visitors to community points of interest: walking paths, bike trails, restaurants, wineries, parks, outdoor art (sculpture gardens), parking lots, bus routes or stops; and 'Athlete Mentorship Program' to bring professional athletes into act as a mentor for young athletes.


The event follows a 4:4:4 format; 4 presenters, each speaking for 4 minutes, and each presenter answers 4 questions from attendees. With a donation of five dollars at the door, attendants will receive soup and salad donated by La Contessa and get a chance to vote on a creative project which they feel has the most remarkable potential to make a positive impact on the community. Meghan Chamberlain, local community artist and recent graduate of the University of Windsor’s Music program will be performing at the event.


Windsor SOUP is stepping ahead in an effort make social change in the community. The last Windsor SOUP on May 18, 2014 was a hit, bringing approximately 80 community members together. At the end of the event, Amy Pinsonneault received the majority of support from voters and won the micro-grant collected through the dinner. The collected donation was matched by P. & L. Odette Charitable Foundation, giving Amy a total of $780 for her project.


The mission of Windsor SOUP is to provide support for creative projects and enhance social activities in Windsor-Essex community. “It was great to see so many passionate people come together to contribute to the betterment of our community,” said Nick Jones, Enactus team member working on Windsor SOUP.


The upcoming Windsor SOUP will be a regular event, those interested in bringing their workplace to the event can contact Peter Corio at coriop@uiwndsor.ca or call 519-996-9903. Windsor SOUP application form can be download by visiting http://pathwaytopotential.ca/windsor-soup/.






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Saturday July 5, 2014 LaSalle celebrates Luke Willson

Posted June 22, 2014 @ 11:37AM



In February 2014, LaSalle resident Luke Willson was a member of the the Seattle Seahawks, the XLVIII Super Bowl Champions.  The Town of LaSalle is hosting a celebration in Luke's honour on:


 


Saturday, July 5, 2014


Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex (outdoors)


2121 Laurier Drive, LaSalle


10 am - 1 pm


 


Children and youth of all ages are invited to take part in activity stations hosted by: LaSalle Department of Culture and Recreation, LaSalle Fire Service, LaSalle Police Service, LaSalle Stompers Soccer Club, LaSalle Vipers Hockey Club, Northstar Cheerleading Inc., Skate LaSalle and Windsor Minor Football Association.  Moving from station to station, participants will have the opportunity to try a new sport and spend the morning being active.


 


Luke will take part in the activities, and will sign autographs.  Participants will also be invited to a free recreational skate and recreational swim at the Vollmer Complex.


 


For more information, contact the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex at 519-969-7771, ext. 0.










by Richard Rosenthal

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Windsor King Fest: June 20 to 22, 2014

Posted June 7, 2014 @ 12:04PM



June 20 – 22, 2014 Capitol Theatre




 


The excitement is building as we are less than 2 weeks away from the opening night of the Windsor King Fest. Twelve Elvis Tribute Artists from as far away as Florida and Maine will join local and other Canadian and American entertainers to compete for the prize money and the right to represent Windsor at the EEN World Championships in Memphis this summer.


The fabulous Change Of Habit Tribute band from Chicago (the same band that will be used by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Elvis Entertainers Network in Memphis this summer) will be here as well. Our emcee for this year is Norm Ackland Jr. and our judges are Elvis “experts” from the Canada and the United States.


The Windsor King Fest is also pleased to bring The Elvis Entertainers Networkto Canada. It represents hundreds of Elvis Tribute Artists internationally & is the premiere organization of Elvis Tribute Artists.


 


The Competition


Round 1: Friday, June 20 at 7:30PM (tracks)


Round 2: Saturday, June 21 at 7:30PM (Change Of Habit Band)


Finals: Sunday, June 22 at 1:30PM (Change Of Habit Band)


The Shows


The Great Pretenders


Saturday, June 21 at 3PM (Change of Habit Band)


GaryElvis Gospel Show


Sunday, June 22 at 10:30AM (tracks)


GaryElvis Britt and many tribute artists


Benefit for The Canadian Cancer Society


Sunday, June 22 at 7:00PM (tracks)


Ticket Prices from $15 for some individual shows to Platinum Weekend Packages for $165


can be purchased on line at www.windsorkingfest.com


For information contact Richard Rosenthal in Windsor (226) 783-5069 ccshows@cogeco.ca








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WIFF films June 5, 2014

Posted June 4, 2014 @ 9:56PM



The WIFF Spring series continues at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, June 5th with two celebrated feature-length dramatic films.


Gloria, Director Sebastián Lelio, Chile-Spain 2013 @ 6 pm


Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair -- until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. Gloria was Chile's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, and features Paulina García in a tour de force performance that captured the Silver Bear Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival.


 


The Past (Le Passé), Director Asghar Farhadi, France-Italy 2013 @ 8pm


Following a four-year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his estranged French wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo)'s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.








by Richard Rosenthal

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3rd Annual Kingsville Older Adults Expo, June 3, 2014

Posted June 2, 2014 @ 9:44AM



The Kingsville Older Adults Advisory Committee invites you to attend the Third Annual Older Adults Expo taking place Tuesday June 3 2014 at the Kingsville Recreation Complex located at 1741 Jasperson Lane. Admission is free of charge.


There will be more than 60 exhibitors on site, lots of  door prizes, entertainment by Clinton Hammond, and a BBQ lunch fundraiser.


Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Pickle Ball the fastest growing sport in Windsor and Essex County, Talk to a Horticulturist about your gardening questions, Sample some of Pelee Island Wineries new wines, or learn more about the 55+ Games, if so then the Older Adults Expo is for you. There is something for everyone so come out to the Kingsville Older Adults Expo June 2014


 
Don’t miss out, hours are from 10am-3pm and once again Admission is free of charge.
The Kingsville Recreation Complex is fully accessible for all visitors.


Please call 519-733-2123 for details.






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Pasta Dinner May 30, 2014 To Support Local Family

Posted May 27, 2014 @ 8:52PM



On Saturday May 10, 2014 a tragic accident on the 401 took the lives of two members of our community.  Alyssa Smulders, 13, and her Uncle Marc Lafontaine, 35, both of Windsor were killed when a truck crossed the open median near Chatham, ON.

In an effort to assist the family with funeral and living expenses during this trying time, several benefits, and a fund have been set up for those wishing to make donations.

The following events are being held:

A benefit dinner will be held at the Moose Lodge 777 Tecumseh Rd. W. on Friday May 30th, 6PM
Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 of which to go to the family.


A benefit Poker tournament is being held at Lauzon Landing 1545 Lauzon Rd, on Saturday May 31st, at 1pm.  The tournament will have a buy-in of $50, with half the prize pool going to the family.  There will be additional door prizes, and a portion of all food and beverage sales are going to the family.

Additionally, several funds have been set up to receive donations.  You can donate online at Youcaring.com. Search Denise Lafontaine or click on: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/help-needed-to-offset-cost-of-double-funeral/177110

Or

A trust account has been created.  Donations can be made in person at any Bank of Montreal Branch, account: 3547 2 001 8984-416.  Any cheques written can be made out to “IN TRUST ALYSSA.”

Finally, for those who are digitally savvy, a bitcoin donation wallet has been set up.  You can find the QR code and more information at BitWorksCanada.ca/Alyssa

For further information, or to arrange a door prize donation, please contact
A. J. Vanden Berghe,
226-674-1236
aj@bitworkscanada.ca








by Richard Rosenthal

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Workshop for Musicians May 28 & 29!

Posted May 19, 2014 @ 1:36PM



The ACWR is hosting an amazing workshop for Musicians this coming Wednesday May 28 and Thursday May 29! Register early - Space is limited. 


 


INFORMATION ON WORKSHOP


A multi faceted look at how to make your musical projects have greater impact working in the independent music sphere. Facilitated by Murad Erzinclioglu, Music Director at CJAM 99.1 and creative director of Harvesting the FAM Festival. 


WHEN: Wednesday May 28 & Thursday May 29 2014
TIME: 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Arts Council Windsor & Region (1942 Wyandotte St. E)
COST: $10 for ACWR members or $15 for non members. (not a member? - become a member here)



This workshop is limited to only 15 participants please ensure you have registered
TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE CLICK HERE 



TOPICS


  • Running your own radio campaign
  • Leveraging social media
  • Your music as a business
  • International strategies for visas, and promotion
  • Creating one-sheets and press copies
  • Developing perspectives and strategies to create realistic goals
  • Funding opportunities available for independent musicians.


About the Facilitator
Murad Erzinclioglu is the current Music Director at CJAM 99.1FM, creative director of Harvesting the FAM Festival and one half of the Nationally charting duo Learning. Through his work at CJAM, with Learning and FAM Festival, over the past 12 years Murad has developed a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the independent music industry and steps that can be taken to increase potential for success. Murad has chaired the Music Caucus at the National Campus-Community Radio Conference and spoke about DIY sensibilities and know-how on a panel at College Music Journal Conference in New York City.



About ART.WORK Professional Development workshop series


The ART.WORK Workshop series provide artists at all stages of their careers and practices with usable and accessible information, examples and hands on experience in learning the art of being a professional artist. For more information on upcoming workshops click here


 



Arts Council Windsor & Region / Artspeak Gallery
1942 Wyandotte St. E. Windsor, ON N8Y1E4
info@acwr.net / p. 519.252.ARTS (2787)
www.acwr.net






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Gift of Sport Walk-A-Thon May 19, 2014

Posted May 15, 2014 @ 5:54PM



Spring into Action this season with KidSport Windsor and provide the Gift of Sport to local area under-resourced children by participating in the first annual Gift of Sport Walk-A-Thon.


This event will be held on Victoria Day (Monday, May 19, 2014) at the Riverfront Festival Place from 11 a.m. -to 2 p.m.


Family, Friends and Caring Individuals will band together to raise funds to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to play organized sports!


 
Event Details


 
Walkers will meet at Assumption Park and warm-up with In Motion at 10:15 a.m. The walk will then begin at 10:30 a.m. en route to Riverfront Festival Place. FREE parking will be available on-site.


 
Live Entertainment, Food and Children’s Activities will be in abundance and FREE to the public!!!


 
100% of all funds raised will help children play organized sports.


 
We hope to see you on this special occasion, which will be celebrated with the City of Windsor’s 122nd birthday during the Mayor’s Walk!


 
For more information about this great event and/or to secure a pledge form, please contact us by phone at 519.974.0913 or email windsor@kidsportcanada.ca


 


KidSport Windsor is the Youth Sport Charitable Arm of the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and a proud Chapter of KidSport Ontario (Sport Alliance Ontario).






by Richard Rosenthal

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Next Dimension Career Fair May 10, 2014

Posted May 4, 2014 @ 4:34PM




Next Dimension is holding a Career Fair Saturday May 10th from 10am to 2pm at its Windsor Office located at 3020 Devon Drive.


 
Next Dimension is Southwestern Ontario’s Largest IT Service Company with offices in Windsor, London, Waterloo, and Detroit.


 
They are looking for both young graduates looking to start their careers in IT, as well as experienced IT Professionals with all levels of experience to join our growing team.



They are currently looking to hire (3) Software Developers, (2) Systems Engineers, (2) Helpdesk Technicians, (1) Business Development Representative and (2) Network Engineers. For more information on each of the positions see website at http://www.ndinc.ca/about-us/careers/


 
For more information on Next Dimension Inc., their services, and the career programs they are building for young IT Professionals contact them at info@nextdimensioninc.com or attend the Career Fair.


 
For ongoing details on new services, new seminars and open positions follow them  on Facebook and LinkedIN.


 


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