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Preregister Sept 25, 6 pm at Brews & Cues For Oct. 5 Windsor Jeep Jamboree Poker Run

Posted September 23, 2014 @ 6:53PM



A large group of Jeep enthusiasts are following in their 2-wheeled friends footsteps and organizing Windsor's first Jeep Jamboree Poker Run.  Motorcycle enthusiasts have camaraderiebeen raising charitable funds with poker runs for years.  Sisters, Debbie and Laura Kay, started The Windsor Jeep Club a little over a year ago in hopes to bring area Jeep enthusiasts together this way too.  They wanted their Jeep club to have some fun, share ideas and to work together to raise much needed funds for brain injury programs in Windsor and Essex County.


 The Windsor Jeep Club now has over 300 members. 

 “This club is more of a social and fundraising club” says Debbie Kay.  “Some of the other Jeep clubs in the area are more for the off roaders.”  “We all have a commonality in our love of all things Jeep though.”  All Jeep clubs have been very supportive of the upcoming poker run. “I have heard from Jeep clubs as far as Niagara Falls and even from Ohio & Michigan” added Laura Kay.  Talon Walsh, President of the Essex County Jeep Club and one of the organizers, has been a great help to us from the very beginning.  “Talon's group also supports us by answering most of our member's technical and off roading questions.”   “Whether your Jeep will never see mud or your Jeep will never be clean this event is for you.  Working with many different Jeep clubs will ensure that our very first Poker run will be a day to celebrate the freedom and adventure that our Jeeps represent.” 


Jeff Arcand bought a 1986 CJ-7 in 1991 and has had a passion about Jeeps and their history ever since.  “The first civilian Jeep was produced in 1945.  Prior to that time they were strictly military vehicles.  The civilian Jeep has continued to be popular ever since and has a very strong presence in Windsor,  Canada's automotive capitol.”


Another local enthusiast, Adam Sokoloski, drives his father's, Ohio built, 1944 Willys Jeep proudly.  Adam and his father found and restored this Jeep together about 15 yrs ago.  They painted the Jeep a traditional military green and added his father's military # down the side of the hood.  The Willy was parked for the past few years but when his Dad passed away earlier this year Adam knew he had to get it back on the road.  This Willy honours both his dad and his dad's military service for Canada. 


 Poker Run participants will gather at the Riverside Sportsmen Club, located at 10835 Riverside Drive, before setting off on a scenic 160 km ride throughout Essex County.  Stops will be made at Brews & Cues in LaSalle, the Verdi Club in Amherstburg, and Rochester Place in Lakeshore.


The run will end back at the Riverside Sportsmen's Club, where participants will be able to enjoy a BBQ and special live performances by Windsor's own Jeff Lorenzon, The Sellouts, Drop Dead Famous, and The Formula.


 The Windsor Jeep Jamboree Poker Run will take place On Sunday, October 5th, 2014,


The funds raised will stay locally in our community and will be directed to Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario's (A.L.S.O) Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) programs and services.


Registration is currently open, and interested Jeep owners can find more details online at www.facebook.com/windsorjeepjamboree.   Entry into the Poker Run is $20 per driver and $5 per passenger; however registration fees will be waived with $100+ in pledges. To join the run and obtain pledge sheets for this event, call Laura Kay at (519) 259-2258 or email laurakay@alsogroup.orgor visit our promotional partner Wheel Covers Unlimited. at 2594 Howard Ave. Windsor. 

 The event is sponsored by: CKLW Am800, Biz X Magazine, Festival Tent and Party Rentals, & Action Signs.








by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Sept. 21 “Ride for MS” -- There Is Still Time To Participate

Posted September 14, 2014 @ 2:00PM



-Sept. 21: The 6th Annual “Ride for MS” – all funds raised stay local with the MS Society of Canada (Windsor-Essex Chapter) to be used locally to benefit those with MS. Poker Ride starts & ends at the Knights of Columbus (Columbus Centre of South Windsor), 2401 Columbus Drive. Registration 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast available for $5. Ride departs at 11 a.m. Registration includes ride & full family style dinner. Cost: Rider $30 (free with $100 in Pledges); Passenger $20 (free with $100 in Pledges). Door Prizes, 50/50 & Chinese Auction. Check LonewolfClubhouse.com/Ride-For-MS.php for full event details or call Shar, 798-3858.








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Roman Festival Gala Sept 19, 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 @ 11:16AM



ROMAN FESTIVAL GALA 2014


Get those togas ready for the 7th Annual Roman Festival Gala on Friday, September 19th at the Ciociaro Club . . . Some new and exciting things await!


As the doors open at 6:30 pm,  guests enter the amazing Roman Forum created especially for this evening, a colossal antipasto buffet awaits to tantalize your taste buds.  The Wine Goddesses will serve your wine while live music serenades you.  You will then welcome Caesar and his entourage into the Forum, to exhilarating music and enjoy the belly dancers who will perform for him.  A five-course meal will then be served . . . but leave room . . . the porchetta and focaccia will be rolled out at 11 pm! 


New This Year … “The Assassination of Caesar” by Theatre Ensemble and directed by John Anthony Nabben.  This 20-minute mini play will bring you right into Caesar’s banquet hall with all the passion and action, as Cleopatra, Mark Anthony and more return to relive this iconic moment in history! 


Dance the night away to great music by One Man Out band and be sure to take lots of pictures at one of the amazing photo ops, such as the chariots or Caesars’ throne.  You choose the location and Visual Expressions will capture the moment and develop your photo on-site for you to take home.


Great prizes will be raffled off, including jewellery; an evening gown; gift cards; a TV and more.  Net proceeds to benefit the Palliative Care program in Windsor.  Togas for the evening are optional.


The Roman Festival originated in 1969 by the Canadian Italian Business Professional Association (CIBPA).  It continued until the late 90’ and then took a hiatus.  It was brought back by the current Roman Festival Gala Committee, in collaboration with CIBPA and this is the seventh year of the event since it’s re-launch. For tickets, visit the Ciociaro Club; Guaranteed A Fine Furniture; F&J Collision or for further information, contact Ermanna Filice, Committee Chairperson at (519) 258-7579 or (519) 982-0817.




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Sign Up for the first “Law Enforcement Torch Ride” Sept. 7, 2014

Posted August 9, 2014 @ 3:56PM



-Sept. 7: The Essex County OPP presents the inaugural Law Enforcement Torch Ridefor Special Olympics Ontario. The ride starts from the Knights of Columbus in Emeryville (1303 County Road 22) beginning at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m.


The motorcycle ride (leaves at 10:30 am sharp) takes riders along the shoreline of Essex County to raise funds in support of Special Olympics Ontario. A pasta luncheon at noon takes place for general public with fun for the whole family ($15 and kids under 5 can eat for free).


Register online at TorchRideOntario.com. The $30 registration fee is waived if riders raise $150 or more. Registration includes a free pasta lunch. Passengers $20.


For more information call  551-1205.






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Family Fun Day August 9, 2014 at Pridefest

Posted August 5, 2014 @ 10:52AM




Presented by UNIFOR Local 444 and UNIFOR Local 200, the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest will host the 3rd annual “Family Fun Day” as part of its four day annual festival in August.

The FREE event will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from noon until 5 pm, at Riverfront Festival Plaza.

The Riverfront Festival Plaza will be transformed into a great big playground with food, entertainment and lots of family fun. This family-friendly event will feature stage performances by Perry Noia The Clown, Bill Nuvo magic show and balloons by Jangles The Clown.

Other entertainment includes a Kids Zone play area featuring inflatable bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course. Other features include face painting, balloon animals and more.FREE ADMISSION. Proudly sponsored by Biz X Magazine.   For more details log on to www.facebook.com/events/1452405985034104/





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Sunday Funday August 3, 2014 at Formula First Collision

Posted July 28, 2014 @ 2:05PM




 SUNDAY FUNDAY: BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OUT FOR A DAY OF FUN IN THE SUN!!


Formula First Collision, in conjunction with The Safety Village, will be hosting a Sunday Funday event August 3rd, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. The day will be packed with fun activities for all ages:


  • Power Wheels rides and miniature car races
  • Face painting and bouncy castle
  • Remote control races
  • Fire trucks, tractors, and police cars
  • Learn all about cars, safety and automobile maintenance
  • Exotic Car Show
  • Music, yummy food and MUCH MORE


Address:          Formula First Collision


                        9420 Tecumseh Rd. E.


                        Windsor, ON N8R 1A2


 


For further information please contact:


 


Cristina Melnik                                               Chantalle Faubert


519-979-2937                                                     519-945-5500 ext 224


cristina@f1collision.com                                  cfaubert@thesafetyvillage.com


www.formulafirstcollision.com                        www.thesafetyvillage.com




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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.




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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:
cinemaartsfilmcamp.com






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June 26, 2014 BBQ For The Sunshine Foundation

Posted June 21, 2014 @ 11:46AM

BBQ FUNDRAISER ALL BY DONATION


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


 


www.mcccu.com








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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
www.aidforserbiawindsor.com






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