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Tim Fairhurst

5th Annual Explore the Shore Weekend, July 26 & 27, 2014

Posted July 24, 2014 @ 4:52PM

The 5th annual Explore the Shore weekend  along the scenic and historic County Road 50, on the north shore of Lake Erie, in the Town of Essex, just south of Harrow.  Thirty-six businesses, recreational facilities and community groups are participating on the weekend of July 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Organizers are excited to have 4 new participants this year: Drexler Diving Systems sharing the history of shipwrecks that lie just off our shore, The Garden Gallery with artists and musicians demonstrating their skill and talents on site, J.L. Frost Photography giving tours of the darkroom and Paglione Estate Winery with a Bocci Ball Tournament.

All of the participants have planned a full slate of activities and local products, including “great rate” golf, sailing, live entertainment, wine tastings, fresh produce, homemade pies, candles, church dinners, local root beer, fresh blueberries, vineyard and orchard tours, art, gift shops and florals. New activities this year are geo-caching along the route, a bicycle show and a Passenger Pigeon exhibit.  There will be food specials all along the route, including ice cream cones, wood-fired pizza, BBQs and picnic lunches.

The County Wide Active Transportation System (CWATS) will have a booth at Colchester Harbour Park and is sponsoring a draw for a new bike.

The 2014 theme is County Road 50, Always Changing, an invitation to learn the history of our community and people.  To aid the visitor, we will have a Scavenger Hunt based on this theme with information at each participating location.  Collect the answers and you will be eligible to enter a prize draw.

Enjoy the beaches, conservation areas, and especially the free Clubhouse Kidz Zone at the Colchester Beach and Harbour (with games, crafts, splash pad, treasure hunt, and more).

Bring a canned good for the Harrow Food Bank, and support our other charity events chosen by each participant.

Check out the website at http://www.exploretheshore.ca or follow them on Twitter.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Film Camps July 14 to 18 & July 21 to 25, 2014

Posted June 27, 2014 @ 7:05PM

The University of Windsor’s Cinema Arts program is thrilled to offer high school and first year university students hands-on filmmaking training in a week-long summer camp this July. Catered to students aged 14-18, this camp offers the tools to take a short film from concept to completion.

Lead by Cinema Arts professor Min Bae, with UWindsor Alumni and upper-year students, this is the most comprehensive Film Camp in Windsor. Using cutting-edge technology, this 5-day training focuses on further developing the skills of young local filmmakers. Topics to be covered include:

  • Pre-production
  • Art Direction
  • Writing and Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Grip & Safety
  • Sound recording and editing
  • Post-production

“Enabling our youth to create short films is a fantastic opportunity to further develop their creativity and imagination,” said Min Bae Film camp director and professor at the University of Windsor.“ There is so much young talent in our city, and we are thrilled to give them a head start in filmmaking.”

The Cinema Arts Film Camp is holding 2 sessions, July 14-18 and 21-25 from 9am to 4pm. Tuition for the camp is $225 (taxes included) for 5 days including Lunch and snacks, cinema arts t-shirt, stickers, and numerous other perks 

To register and to find more information, please visit:

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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June 26, 2014 BBQ For The Sunshine Foundation

Posted June 21, 2014 @ 11:46AM


Thursday June 26

11am – 2pm

MotorCity Community Credit Union

Market Square Branch

1375 Walker Rd.

 You See a Strong Supported Community…We See What You See

Proceeds to benefit Sunshine Foundation



by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Serbian Flood Relief Event June 20, 2014

Posted June 19, 2014 @ 12:00AM

Balkan Sear-Kuss Village Concert Serbian Flood Relief Event June 20,2014 at 7pm

Plan to attend the first ever "Balkan Sear-Kuss Village Concert" featuring the Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Lika Orkestra. Simply put, these groups are a mix of Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk-Super Mix of Balkan music smacked with the fun and frolic of Balkan Culture!

From Toronto to New York, Budapest to Berlin, audiences around the world are hailing the Lemon Bucket Orkestra as folk music revolutionaries. This 15 piece guerrilla force has an army of followers and fans both at home and abroad.

Those discovering the band for the first time quickly realize that their shows are more than concerts; they’re wild, joyful experiences rarely contained for walls; they’re celebrations of tradition and culture expressed with an explosive punk spirit; they’re ecstatic street parades that erupt from the collision of nostalgia and imagination.

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra made headlines (such as CNN, CBC, Fox News and CTV), on their way to Romania for a three-week tour, when they played an impromptu concert on a delayed Air Canada flight. In September 2013, the band was nominated in four categories at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. In February 2014, Lemon Bucket Release of Lume, Lume was nominated for a Juno Award in the category of "Best World Music Album" In March 2014, the band was nominated for an Indie Award by Indie88 for "World Artist/Group or Duo of the Year".

This will be the first appearance for the Lemon Buckets in the Windsor Essex Area. A FREE Dance Workshop will be provided by the Lemon Buckets at the Serbian Village Gracanica Carrousel of Nations in Kosovo Hall at the Serbian Centre 6770 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor, Friday June 20th 9:15pm

Portions of proceeds will be directed to the Aid For Families affected by the Flood in Serbia and Republic of Serbia. All donations will go directly to the bank accounts set up by the governments of Serbia and Republika Srpska. Also appearing - Lika Orkestra, an acoustic Serbian Tamburaši band from Toronto, formed in 1967 in Toronto with founding members Milan Sanader, and John and Michael Lukich. The name originated from the fact that their fathers were Serbs from LIKA. They are well seasoned Balkan vets specializing in weddings, parties, and ‘bar band’ situations.

Traditional Food and Drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Limited tickets available. Buy Now at www.aidforserbiawindsor.com$17 Advance $20 At the Door

More info on Aid For Serbia Windsor - Balkan Floods benefit concert can be found by visiting

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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World Soccer Day June 22, 2014

Posted June 7, 2014 @ 12:05PM

Calling all Soccer Coaches!

Register your team for

World Soccer Day

3 v 3 Soccer Festival

Sunday, June 22, 2014 – Fogolar Furlan


(Windsor, Ontario) -  The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) will be hosting its third annual World Soccer Day  - 3 v 3 Soccer Festival - on Sunday, June 22 at the Fogolar Furlan.


            This fun-filled Soccer Festival will appeal to a wide range of age groups and skill levels, with divisions for boys and girls in age groups starting at U5 and ranging up to 55+ for Men and Women and Co-ed teams.    While only 3 from a team will play at one time, it is recommended that each team have 6 players to allow for substitution as each team is guaranteed to play a minimum of three 25 minute games.


            “While our ultimate goal is to have this Soccer Festival become a signature fundraising event for Rotary Clubs around the world, this year our target is to attract 100 teams from Southwestern Ontario,” says Rotarian Neil McTavish, committee chair. “The minimum entry fee of $125 per team will support a project of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) to build a school in Upper West Ghana, Africa.”


            Teams can register online at www.worldsoccerday.com or by calling Neil McTavish at 519-791-7263.  Registration deadline is June 17 and spaces are limited.  Teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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June 7, 2014 Mighty Machines at WFCU Centre Parking Lot

Posted June 2, 2014 @ 9:48AM

Mighty Machines Invade the WFCU Centre Parking Lot

It’s a family oriented event that has become a tradition in Windsor.  The fourth annual Meet A Machine event will roll into the WFCU centre parking lot giving children a chance to touch and climb on those mighty machines they would usually only see from a distance. The event takes place Saturday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public.

Close to 50 vehicles will be on hand including buses, emergency response vehicles, garbage trucks, military vehicles, race cars and much more.  This event is a literacy based experience that provides children with an opportunity to learn about the machines by climbing into and exploring them.  The drivers who operate the vehicles will be on hand to talk to the children about the machines and answer any questions that they have. 

Vehicles are a big part of children’s literature and this event is intended to help them make a connection between this experience and reading.  This free event is sponsored by the City of Windsor Ontario Early Years Program.  To see highlights from last year’s event, watch our video on YouTube, Mighty Machines Invade the WFCU Centre Parking Lot.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Native Arts & Crafts Sale May 30, 2014

Posted May 18, 2014 @ 6:58PM

Native crafts include bead-work, feathers, carvings and leather ...


Come to “The Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor” for an amazing Traditional Native Arts and Crafts Sale.  Many local artists will debut their talents at this event.  Everyone is welcome to attend!!!

Where: The Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

(2929 Howard Ave)

When: Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 11 am to 4 pm

Contact: Steve (Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living) 519 253-3243 Ex 233

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Hee Haw, Rock N'Rodeo Comes to Town May 17 & 18, 2014!

Posted May 9, 2014 @ 2:01PM

The largest rodeo event in southwestern Ontario, the ‘Country 95.9/92.7 ROCK N RODEO’
was ‘VOTED BEST RODEO OF THE YEAR’ by the Ontario Rodeo Association and this year’s event promises to be another action packed weekend! This fun family event will take place on Victoria Weekend, May 17- 18 at the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, 6155 Arner Town Line in Essex. 
It is the first stop of the 2014 ‘New Holland Elite Rodeo Series’ produced by Wild Horse Productions with powerful Bucking Broncos and the world’s most dangerous sport...bull riding!

The headliner band, ‘Brett Kissel’ just won the JUNO Award, ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ at the recent 2014 Canadian Music Awards where he was also nominated for ‘Best Country Album of the Year’.  As well, several hot country artists lined up throughout the weekend! 

Watch the beautiful ‘Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team’, the ‘Bull N Barrel ROCK N RODEO Queen Contest, the famous ‘Dog Race’, the SOTC Horse SPEED Show or the Horse ‘Round-Up’ showcasing different breeds, disciplines and local champions.  Take a ride on the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon, the mechanical bull or a horse drawn wagon ride through Heritage Village.

Visit the educational demonstration tent, take a museum tour or get Line Dancing Lessons from the Bull N Barrel in the food corral. Walk through Vendor Village, get a Pony Ride or visit the Petting Zoo.  A traditional ‘Cowboy Church Service’ on Sunday also will take place which has been designated as ‘FAMILY DAY’ where kids 12 and under are FREE all day!

Biz X magazine,  a proud Rodeo sponsor, hopes that you, your family, friends and co-workers will head to the rodeo May 17 & 18! Please check out www.rocknrodeo.cafor more information.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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"WE WILL ROCK BLUE" Autism Benefit Concert May 23, 2014

Posted March 7, 2014 @ 7:39PM

Inspirational Music of Queen Will Rock Windsor on May 23rd, 2014

We Will Rock Blue! is the latest blue-themed fundraiser for Autism Ontario Windsor Essex. The inspirational music of Queen will rock downtown Windsor’s Chrysler Theatre on May 23rd, 2014.

Did you know that Autism now affects 1 in 94 children in Ontario? This pervasive Developmental Disorder affects almost every aspect of a person’s life, impacting behaviour, social interaction and communication skills. And the statistics are rising at an alarming rate, affecting more and more families each year.

Autism Ontario helps improve the quality of life for persons with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders by working with them to ensure they live with dignity in our community.

The concert We Will Rock Blue! features North America’s leading Queen tribute show, Simply QUEEN. The event is produced by Magic Enterprises Productions, a Windsor company with a 20+ year track record. This team of professional entertainers and producers are benefit concert veterans, with a recent show generating $17,000 for the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent.

Pre-sales have begun for Autism Ontario Windsor Essex members.Tickets are now on sale at the Chrysler Theatre Box Office.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.chryslertheatre.com/eventsor by phone at 519-252-6579, or toll free at 800-387-9181. Also available at the Chrysler Theatre Box Office, St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor (Ferry Street Entrance).

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.WeWillRockBlue.com

About Autism Ontario Windsor Essex

Vision: Acceptance and opportunities for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mission: To ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.

Autism Ontario is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.

Autism Ontario Windsor Essex is guided by a Board of Directors, composed primarily of parents of individuals with autism, plus a host of volunteers and respected professionals who provide expertise and guidance to the organization on a volunteer basis.

Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Autism Ontario Windsor Essex has information on support workers that are available to work with children.

Autism Ontario Windsor Essex runs various programs and classes through out the year.

The Potential Program is designed to directly support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the support of highly skilled clinical professionals. This program also delivers topical workshops by experts in ASD, topics are determined according to a demonstrated interest by families, agencies and other professionals in the local community.

Autism Ontario Windsor Essex strives to build community capacity by collaborating and partnering with agencies. Autism Ontario Windsor Essex is one of the largest chapters in Ontario.

Autism Ontario Windsor Essex Events

Autism Ontario Windsor Essex holds fundraisers all year long such as the annual “Give Your Heart to Autism” Gala, and “Oz for Autism’’ golf tournament which are two of the largest.

The funds raised during the year are used to provide money to families during the summer months to be used for camps or one-to-one support workers.

Autism Ontario Windsor Essex holds an annual summer picnic and holiday party which over 600 families attend.

Autism Ontario is a charitable organization that relies on donations to continue delivering programs and services.

Money raised in Windsor Essex stays in Windsor Essex.

About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life: it is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the most common developmental disabilities. Based on recent studies by Canadian researchers, the prevalence rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder is 1 in 94.

In Ontario, there is an estimated 100,000 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Yet most of the public, including many professionals in the medical, educational, and vocational fields, are still unaware of how autism affects people and how they can effectively work with individuals with autism.

Autism impacts the typical development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. They find it hard to communicate with others and relate to the outside world. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviour may be present. Persons with autism may exhibit repeated body movements (hand flapping, rocking), unusual responses to people or attachments to objects and resistance to changes in routines. Individuals may also experience sensitivities in sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Manchester Pub Opens For Early Morning Weekends!

Posted February 21, 2014 @ 5:37PM

For over four years now, The Manchester Pub, 546 Ouellette Avenue, downtown Windsor has been the premiere destination in town for football (or soccer) fans.

At first, their name attracted fans of Manchester United, whose passion for the sport and their team lead to an influx of other English Premier League and other European league fans to begin watching - and cheering - their own teams. This excitement led the Pub in becoming THE destination for World Cup action in 2010, creating an atmosphere of fan excitement unseen by even the most loyal of North American sports fans.

In 2011, The Manchester Pub become the officially sanctioned headquarters of the Manchester United Supporters Club of Canada's Windsor-Essex chapter, regularly opening early for every and all United fixtures, live with sound. The response was incredible, with fans from the county to the city showing up in their jerseys, with their scarves and with their United songbook in tow. Champions League and Euro Cup only strengthened the Pub's stature and reputation as being the best place to watch European football.

With World Cup 2014 fast approaching, as well as an emerging new appreciation in North America for English Premier League football, The Manchester Pub will be launching Premier League Breakfasts the weekend of February 22nd. This means that beginning that particular weekend, the Pub will be open at 7am EVERY Saturday and Sunday, catering to not only the faithful United Supporters Club, but to fans of every Premier League squad. The Pub will be televising all available EPL games, including the early morning matches, all while serving an exclusive breakfast menu from 7am to 11am. The day will also be sponsored by Carlsberg, who will be providing EPL swag for giveaways through the morning, including one official Premier League team jersey given away once a month (opening weekend will see a brand new Manchester United home jersey given away), culminating in a Fusbol Table giveaway, to be drawn the final weekend of the 2013/2014 Premier League season.

The opening weekend kick-off matches are Chelsea vs. Everton at 7:45am on Saturday February 22nd and Liverpool vs. Swansea at 8:30am on Sunday February 23rd. Sunday will have an added bonus of live coverage of the Winter Olympics Men's Hockey Gold Medal game, live at 7am. CANADA VS SWEDEN!

The Manchester Pub looks forward to cementing its reputation as Windsor-Essex's premiere "footy" destination place and offering a new early morning breakfast destination on weekends in the downtown core.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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