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Tim Fairhurst

Love Food? Then Get To The All You Can Eat Charity Event For The Kidney Foundation November 12, 2014

Posted October 19, 2014 @ 9:44PM

On Nov. 12 The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter and Caesars Windsor present Artiliciousat the Giovanni Caboto Club from 5 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat experience from over 20 of the area’s finest eateries, shop local artisan booths and much more! 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at Kidney.ca/Windsor or at your local RBC Branch. Call 519-977-9211 if you have additional questions.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Kingsville Restaurant Week Oct. 14 to 19, 2014

Posted October 14, 2014 @ 9:57AM



  • What? Eat, Drink, Dine Kingsville (EDDK) is planning their second restaurant week of the year, a “Migration Fall Harvest” celebration.  It will celebrate the local harvest, local artists and the Annual Migration Festival, as presented by member restaurateurs. EDDK restaurants will create a three course price fixed menu in addition to their regular offerings, paired with local Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) wines, and feature local artists and artisans in their spaces.  Their first culinary celebration earlier this year, “The King’s EPIC Feast”, was a huge success pairing local dishes with EPIC Wines.
  • Price fixe will include choice of 2 starters, 2-3 main dishes and 2 finishing courses falling within the price range of $15-$30. Local EPIC Wines can be paired with one or all courses of your menu for an additional fee.
  • Visit eatdrinkdinekingsville.ca for a full listing of menu offerings and wine lists.  

  • When?  From October 14 to 19, 2014

  • Where?  Participating Kingsville Restaurants:

-       Annabelle’s Restaurant
-       Jack's GastroPub
-       The Main Grill and Ale House
-       Merli’s Coffee House & Eatery
-       Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant
-       O'Saraccino Trattoria & Wine Bar
-       Vernon’s Tap & Grill

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2014

Posted October 5, 2014 @ 11:44AM

Windsor Fire & Rescue Services Reminds Windsor Residents:
Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Windsor Fire & Rescue Services is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.

According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

“In a fire, seconds count,” said Fire Chief Bruce Montone. “Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

Windsor Fire & Rescue Services will be hosting activities during Fire Prevention Week to promote “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of working smoke alarms and testing them monthly.  Activities will include:

  • Fire truck appearances and educational material to be distributed at a selection of local grocery stores on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Fire truck appearances and public safety talks at recreation facilities throughout the week.
  • Truck tours and gear demonstration at Tecumseh Mall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Educational booths, truck rides and activities for kids and the whole family at Devonshire Mall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Windsor, please contact the Windsor Fire & Rescue Services at 519-253-6573. To learn more about smoke alarms and “Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives,” visit NFPA’s Web site at www.firepreventionweek.org.  Follow Windsor Fire and Rescue Services on Twitter @WindsorFire1 or visit www.windsorfire.com to learn more about Fire Prevention Week 2014 activities. Kids can also learn more from Sparky’s “The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarm” app at http://sparkyschoolhouse.org/.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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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.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Roman Festival Gala Sept 19, 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 @ 11:16AM


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.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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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.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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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/

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Sunday Funday August 3, 2014 at Formula First Collision

Posted July 28, 2014 @ 2:05PM


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

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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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.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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