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Tim Fairhurst

"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.






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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.








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Winter Beach Party fundraiser Feb 22, 2014

Posted February 14, 2014 @ 2:31PM



forget the winter blahs.......Surf's Up Dude!.
     it's a Winter Beach Party fundraiser for Windsor's Financial Fitness Centre.


Saturday, February 22, 2014


6 p.m.


K of C Hall on 2401 Columbus Avenue in South Windsor


     choose a steak, chicken or vegetarian BBQ dinner,
     Games, music, a silent auction and prizes for the Best Dressed Dude and Dudette
     tickets are 40 dollars each at: 519-258-2030x225


     For information call: 519-258-2030or www.surfsupdude.ca




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Get Your Tickets Early for WE WILL ROCK BLUE for Autism!

Posted January 27, 2014 @ 11:16AM



WE WILL ROCK BLUE!


Autism Benefit Concert Announced:


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 Queenwill 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 go on sale to the public Thursday, January 30that 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


 
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.


 






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Register For Red Bull Crashed Ice until Jan. 26, 2014

Posted January 14, 2014 @ 12:21PM



RED BULL CRASHED ICE NOW DRAFTING ATHLETES FOR 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Online Registration Open for 2014 Red Bull Crashed Ice Qualifiers at WFCU Centre


 


Windsor, ON- The fastest sport on skates is back for its 2014 season and local athletes have the chance to participate. Red Bull Crashed Ice is once again on a quest to find Canada’s most brazen winter athletes; registration is now open for the local qualifying event at the WFCU CentreFearless male and female athletes can register online at redbullcrashedice.comuntil January 26, 2014 (at 11:59 p.m. EST) for the chance to participate in a qualifier event at the WFCU Centre on Wednesday February 12.  Only the quickest and most agile skaters will advance to the international ice cross downhill season finale against the iconic backdrop of Quebec City, QC on March 22, 2014.


 


Once registrationcloses, a lottery will randomly select 200 men and 20 women from Windsor-Essex to participate in a qualifying event at the WFCU Centre, which will consist of speed trials on traditional ice-hockey surfaces. Athletes will skate two at a time on identical obstacle courses in pursuit of the fastest course completion time. Only the top 100 male and 24 female Qualifier participants with the top overall skate scores will earn a spot to battle to the bottom of the massive ice course in Quebec City’s season finale race.


 


For more information visit wfcu-centre.com or redbullcrashedice.com


 


Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2014 Calendar:


February 1:      Helsinki, Finland


February 22:    Saint Paul (MN), USA


March 8:          Moscow, Russia


March 22:        Quebec City (QC), Canada


 


About Red Bull Crashed Ice:


Ice cross downhill is renowned as the most unique and challenging sport of its kind. A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a thrilling stage for intrepid male and female amateur winter athletes. Athletes hurtle down an urban ice track that weaves through city streets at speeds of over 60 km/hr.


Since the circuit’s kick-off in 2001, Red Bull Crashed Ice has touched down in over 30 countries around the world, drawing more than 300,000 spectators last year alone. This year’s Quebec City season finale is in its ninth year; the season finale is consistently renowned as the most iconic stop of the circuit. This year’s Quebec City track will feature a completely re-imagined and re-designed urban ice track in a location that it hasn’t landed on since 2006.  


 




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ford & Unifor Give to United Way

Posted January 2, 2014 @ 1:08PM


 
In December 2013, employees and volunteers from Ford Motor Company of Canada, Unifor Locals 200 & 240, Voith Industrial Services and Penske Logistics Canada announced their contribution to United Way’s 2013 Campaign. 

 
“Ford Motor Company, in partnership with Unifor Local 200, Unifor Local 240, Voith and Penske are leaders in our community” said Keith Henry, Chair, 2013 United Way Campaign Cabinet.  “We can always count on the support of the employees, retirees and members from these workplaces.  We’re so grateful for their support,” he added. 

 


Ford and Unifor Locals 200 and 240 have been incredibly supportive of the community for years.  Throughout the year, they organized a toy and food drive to support United Way funded programs, volunteered their time to support the Coats for Kids and Days of Caring in the local community.  United Way’s Annual Campaign continues to be a top priority for the employees and members of these organizations.

 
“United Way is at the heart of our community, supporting those most vulnerable in Windsor-Essex,” stated Shaun Whitehead, Site Manager, Ford Motor Company of Canada.  “Our employees and members are proud to support United Way and our local community,” she added.

 
During the event, employees and members of these organizations announced the combined contribution from their workplace and retirees, which totaled an incredible $571,982 – an average employee gift of $400.  The announcement marked the single largest donation to United Way’s 2013 Campaign to date, and set a benchmark for other workplaces in the community to follow.  

 
“I’m so incredibly proud of the canvassers and our members,” said Chris Taylor, President, Unifor Local 200.   “The workforce, employees and members are dedicated to this community.  We know that by supporting United Way, we’re making a difference right here at home,” he added. 

 
Earlier this year, United Way announced a goal of $5.1 million in support of the 2013 Fundraising Campaign. United Way’s 2013 Campaign officially wraps up at the end of March 2014. United Way is urging residents to consider giving to the community through United Way. Donations can be made online at www.weareunited.com/donate or by calling United Way at 519-258-0000 x1145.



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Local Band Drop Dead Famous Giving Back To Community This Holiday Season

Posted December 18, 2013 @ 10:24AM


Local band Drop Dead Famous (DDF) will be donating all monies made when their single “Survive Tonight” is purchased on i-Tunes between December 18th and
January 1st, 2014 to the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB).

 Realizing that it is not always a “happy” holiday season for many in our community, lead vocal of DDF, Rob Higgins says, “We want this song to remind people to look beyond themselves this season.  If you’re one of the fortunate ones to be happy, take a minute to share it, listen, even just offer a free smile – it could be a family member, a friend or a complete stranger in the store next to you that is silently asking for help, for understanding, for a simple reason to get through the next hour of their day.  Our simple acts of kindness, which cost us nothing, can mean the world to someone hurting.”

CMHA-WECB has been part of the health care delivery system in our community for over 35 years.  When you give you know you are making a difference in the lives of many people in our community.  One more day is a big deal to someone who wasn’t sure if they could survive another minute. (Taken from the CMHA-WECB website)

 Kim Willis from CMHA-WECBsays, "The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many people, particularly those dealing with grief. Although family and friends help, many people seek help and support from bereavement specialists at CMHA. The proceeds from sales of the song will go towards our bereavement program for adults and children. This program receives minimal government funding, relying on community support for its existence."

 
For further information, links or photos please visit www.dropdeadfamous.org


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SKinov8ive Medical Esthetics Provides Winter Coats For Needy Children

Posted December 1, 2013 @ 9:54PM



SKinov8ive Joins “Coats for Kids” Campaign

 
SKinov8ive Medical Esthetics is proud to announce  they have joined the “Coats for Kids” campaign for 2013/2014.

“Coats for Kids” is a program administered by the Unemployed Help Centre in Windsor. Every year, they collect, clean and distribute more than 5,000 coats to children and youth in the Windsor-Essex region.

“It’s sad to think that there are children in our community without proper coats to get them through the winter,” said Karey Menzies, co-owner of SKinov8ive. “Coats for Kids is a wonderful program and we’re proud to be participating. We encourage our clients and everyone in the community to assist us in this cause.”

Donations will be collected throughout the winter season. They can be dropped off at SKinov8ive during regular business hours at their Tecumseh location, 13300 Lanoue Street (just off Manning Road behind McDonalds).

Visit SKinov8ive.com for hours and directions.

For more information, please contact:
Karey Mezies or Slajana Saveska

519-966-7200





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Christmas Comic Con 2 Coming to St. Clair, December 1, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013 @ 3:42PM


CLICK ON ABOVE TO ENLARGE

Christmas Comic Con 2, coming to the St. Clair Centre for the Arts Dec. 1st between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

For more info, contact Mike Michalski, organizer – mikefreelance@gmail.com or call

519-919-3694






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Super Santa Run in Amherstburg November 16, 2013

Posted November 3, 2013 @ 10:52PM


Amherstburg – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is calling all runners, walkers, and Santa enthusiasts to don a Santa suit and running shoes on November 16th, 2013 to race along a five kilometre route for the 5th annual Super Santa Run.

This incredible five kilometre fun run will take place just prior to the Amherstburg River Lights Festival opening ceremonies.  All participants will receive a FREE 5 piece Santa suit to wear for the run, including a traditional red jacket and pants, belt, beard, and of course, Santa hat.

“This is event is fun for the whole family.  In addition to promoting healthy and active living, it is a great way to kick off the holiday season,” said Foundation President Ken Schmidt. 

 
The cost is just $35 per adult and $20 for children under 16 years old.  New this year is Early Bird pricing, saving participants $5 if they register before October 12th.  Runners will meet on Saturday, November 16th at 5pm sharp in Navy Yard Park, Amherstburg, on Dalhousie Street.  Be there early to receive your timing bib and race instructions. 

 The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is also looking for volunteers to help marshal at the race.  Volunteers will be positioned at various locations around the Amherstburg race route.  “This will be a great event to be involved in and will put you in the festive spirit,” said Schmidt.

All funds raised will go to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation.  Join in the jolly fun and register your entire family today at www.onlineregistrations.ca/supersanta.

The Essex Region Conservation Foundation has been working with the Essex Region Conservation Authority to raise the funds to protect and improve our local environment and water quality in the Great Lakes.  Protecting existing natural areas, planting trees and building trails are just some of the successes that the Foundation has realized over the past three decades.  

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