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Tim Fairhurst

Jack Miner Sanctuary Events December 5th and 6th, 2015

Posted November 27, 2015 @ 12:22PM

Santa is coming to the Jack Miner Sanctuary! Join them as they celebrate Christmas at Jack Miner on Friday December 4th from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday Dec. 5th & Sunday Dec. 6th from 1-4pm.

Have your photo taken with Santa in front of the fire in the historic Jack Miner Home Friday evening as he makes a brief stop before heading back to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas! Take your chances on the toonie sale and listen to live music in the Clubhouse as you nibble on Christmas cookies and cider. The Jack Miner House and the Clubhouse are all decked out for Christmas and the birds are waiting for your visit! December 5th and 6th, kids’ activities will take place in the Clubhouse and the house and museum will also be open. Listen to Christmas carols on the old Victrola that Jack once listened to!

Best of all, admission is free, though donations are appreciated, including non-perishable items for the Kingsville Food Bank or the Humane Society.

Get in the Christmas spirit with a stop at Jack Miner, and remember to feed the birds!

For more information contact the Sanctuary at:

Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary

P: (519) 733.4034

F: (519) 733.0932

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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"Hope in the City Luncheon" November 23, 2015

Posted November 12, 2015 @ 10:44PM

The Salvation Army of Windsor's first ever Hope in the City Luncheon is quickly approaching- November 23, 2015.

This luncheon event, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), is based on a National platform and provides an opportunity for attendees to network with like-minded community and business leaders to learn about the support opportunities available and how they can collaborate with The Salvation Army in bringing vital services to people in need in Windsor and area.

Special guests include keynote speaker, Ms. Jody Steinhauer. As President and CBO (Chief Bargain Officer) of the Bargains Group, Jody Steinhauer has mobilized her award winning discount wholesale and promotional products company to revolutionize the business landscape. A winner of the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada's Top 40 Under 40, and a PROFIT W100 Recipient, Jody Steinhauer uses her network of resources and leveraged buying power to aid every company and not-for-profit agency that she touches to maximize their buying dollar. Pioneering her belief of "giving back makes good business sense", Jody is a tireless not-for-profit advocate, and the founder of the national charity, Engage and Change, and its two annual initiatives, Project Winter Survival and Project Water of which The Salvation Army in Windsor has been a recipient.

Also participating, as Master of Ceremonies, is Jim Crichton. He is Senior News Anchor at CTV in Windsor and a trusted face in local news.  Jim has been a member of both Halifax and Windsor Advisory Boards for The Salvation Army.

The luncheon kicks off an important season of giving and calls on local leaders to support charitable programs at a critical time of need in the community. The Hope in the City luncheon welcomes prominent business and community leaders to network with like-minded individuals while finding new ways to support the Windsor community.

The Hope in the City luncheon will take place at the Giovanni Caboto Club on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $20 each or $160 for a table of eight and are going fast. Order your tickets today to avoid disappointment. Call 519-253-7473 ext. 215 or visit www.SalvationArmyWindsor.ca.

There is hope in this city!

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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ARA 37th Annual Art Exhibition Until Nov, 15, 2015

Posted October 25, 2015 @ 4:14PM

Local Artist Association Focuses on Preserving Representational Art

The Association of Representational Artists (ARA) of Windsor & Essex is holding an Art Exhibition (show & sale) from October 23rd to Nov.15th, 2015.

The exhibition will be located at Windsor Crossing Unit 780 (next to Bowring) -1555 Talbot Rd., LaSalle.

They are presenting their 37th annual installment to the public. You are invited to see the show and help support the local artists. There will be 39 artists displaying nearly 170 paintings. The Public is welcome to view and purchase original compositions in water-colour, acrylic, oil, pastel and other mediums. Side by side, the ARA has established artists; evolving artists and undiscovered talents that sell their work directly to the public. They make lasting connections with art patrons, dealer and collectors. Many of their painting hang in our area home and around the world.

The ARA was established by a small group of artists back in 1978 with a focus on preserving representational painting.

At that time there was much encroachment form contemporary abstract, expressionism and pop art movements. 

These founding Artists established the ARA in our region to continue the practice of realism and representational art in a painting format.

Gallery hours of operation will be; Thurs 10 am to 9 pm, Fri. 10 am to 9 pm, Sat. 10 am to 6 pm, Sun. 12 noon to 5 pm

Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. From Oct.23rd to Nov.15th 

For more information please contact:

-Mariano Klimowicz 226-347-7407 or 519-977-0729 and mariano.studio77@gmail.com

-Katrina Rutter 519-252-0601 or paintbynumbers@rocketmail.com

-ARA website www.arawindsor.com

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Children's Arts Festival, Sunday Oct. 25, 2015 at Bloomin Gardener

Posted October 19, 2015 @ 10:16AM

A new children’s festival is being planned and promoted by: the Windsor International Writers Conference; the Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media & the Creative Arts; Olde Walkerville Theatre; the Film Camp for Kids & Youth; and the Arts Culture Collective (ACT).  These groups have joined forces to put on an exciting interactive event that is affordable and open to the public - $10 for adults and $5 for children; a family of four or more $25.

The Children’s Arts Festival: Choose Your Own Adventure takes place Sunday, October 25th from 11AM to 5PM at the Bloomin' Gardener, 6673 8th Concession in Old Castle.  Children and youth of all ages will explore and experience the arts in this unique garden and holiday harvest setting. The festival is an indoor event, and the Bloomin’ Gardener will also have plenty for the parents to see and enjoy.  There are no worries about inclement weather!

“All of us need the arts,” says Pam Goldstein, chairman of the event. “Especially children. In this world of so much darkness and fear, children need the joy of creativity. With the Arts they get to express themselves. They learn to invent, experiment and make mistakes. The arts allows them to grow, take risks and have fun.”

Some of the Program Highlights include: Town Criers - Peter Hrastovec & Taras Natyshak; Diplomats Drum Corps; Amherstburg Bell Choir; Music by Ben Goldstein; Painting by Lorraine Steele and Anne Nantais; Jewellery making by Greg Deherte; the Essex Medieval Heritage Society Archery and Village Display; Creating a Garden by Klinck's Farms; Lakeshore Academy of Fine Arts; Magic by Bill Nuvo; The WI-WC Young Authors Group – Stories; Juniper and PB bookstores with storytelling times; Book Characters; Cooking by the Twisted Apron; Singing; Wand Lessons; Green Screen Costume Photos by the Film Camp for Kids & Youth; Photography by Joe Symchyshyn; the Stilt Guys.

 20-30 volunteers will also be needed so a good opportunity for high school students seeking community hours.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Pam Goldstein at pamelajeangoldstein@gmail.com.

Any questions on the event please also call Pam,

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Posted October 6, 2015 @ 5:57PM

TVCOGECO has provided free air time to all federal candidates as a public service. Below are links to TVCOGECO’s Behind the Ballot – Meet the Candidate Speeches.  Please view and share to encourage community awareness on the issues.

TVCOGECO-Windsor YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k_s4DeY0hbuclBuDX2cHg

Jennifer Alderson: 
Audrey Festeryga:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZFhWHECS5M
Tracey Ramsey:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AME1M1Zkrhc
Enver Villamizar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQFDBJVt4B8
Jeff Watson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Oz0sUKs4g

Henry Lau: 
Brian Masse:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGPkUHZBKNU
Dave Sundin:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt9Wi3MSUSY
Margaret Villamizar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a115RvTzjBk

Laura Chesnik: 
Jo-Anne Gignac:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOafNO7oB8Y
Cheryl Hardcastle:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX3-UFVT7NQ
Frank Schiller:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI7eCdPoM-g

Katie Omstead: 
Dave Van Kesteren:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvFiGOwl0Y
Mark Vercouteren:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CVFmcjCRsw
Tony Walsh:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8k6YadLt-Q

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The Job Shoppe Holds Job Fair For Over 200 Positions on October 1, 2015

Posted September 28, 2015 @ 11:27AM

Local HR Solutions Firm Holds Large Job Fair Held at Devonshire Mall in Windsor

The Job Shoppe will be holding a job fair at Devonshire Mall, 3100 Howard Ave, Windsor in front of the Bay on Thursday, October 1stfrom 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm. The first 500 candidates will also receive a giveaway.

The Job Shoppe is looking to hire over 200 positions. These positions include:

• Automotive Seat Assembler

• Machine Operator

• Printing and Packaging Associate

• Punch Press Operator

• Skilled Assembler

• Produce Quality Inspector

• General Labourer: Sorting Position

• Stock Room Associate


Please visit our website at www.thejobshoppe.com for further information. If unable to attend the job fair, candidates are encouraged to apply at jobs@thejobshoppe.com.


About The Job Shoppe

The Job Shoppe provides human resources and recruitment solutions and expertise that help companies position for growth, execute on strategy and improve business agility. Our experience encompasses all facets of talent including traditional employees and contingent workforce. Key services include blended  workforce solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, managed services provider programs and contingent workforce services. We deliver the resources and deep capability companies need to optimize their talent strategy for business growth and transformation.


Facebook: facebook.com/thejobshoppe

Twitter: @thejobshoppe @meighennehme

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/the-job-shoppe_2

Instagram: thejobshoppe

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Walkerville Block Party Sept 25 & 26, 2015

Posted September 23, 2015 @ 1:36PM

Craft beer, spirits, wine, food, music and more!

Shut down the street because it’s an old fashion block party!

Seeking solely to raise money for a cause, the Walkerville Block Party will engage the community and heighten awareness of poverty within the Windsor and Essex area - while having fun with friends and family.
The two night affair in Olde Walkerville will create a community and festive streetscape on Argyle Road (between Wyandotte St E and Assumption St), located across the street from the Walkerville Brewery.

“The event is brought to you by CUPE 82, Walkerville Brewery & The Willistead,” said Mike Brkovich, owner Walkerville Brewery, who is one of the three festival coordinators. “And we’re all incredibly proud to donate 100% of net proceeds to the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County Emergency Assistance Fund.”

The Emergency Assistance Fund was developed to ensure those in desperate need of support have somewhere to turn to for help.

It’s a fund of last resort to support individuals experiencing emergency situations,” said Leilani Logronio, another of the festival organizers. “If they qualify, the individual is eligible for a maximum of $5,000 of support through the United Way, which is only United Way to have a fund of this kind.”

To ensure attendees have an incredible time, the Walkerville Block Party features: national headliners The Bros. Landreth (2015 Juno Award Winners) and hometown favourites The Walkervilles; local music both days; six craft breweries; two distilleries; three wineries; Walkerville food vendors; community artisan market vendors; food demonstrations; and the introduction of the Windsor “Slider Decider” Food Challenge.

The “Slider Decider” challenges Walkerville’s top chefs to create Walkerville’s Best: Veggie Slider; Burger Slider; and ‘Anything But’ Slider.

“We’re all in such proximity with each other, and we’ve been working together all summer, it made sense to launch the Slider Decider and pit Walkerville chefs one-on-one,” said Mark Boscariol, owner of the Willistead and festival sponsor. “Sliders are fun, Walkerville is an incredible neighbourhood, and we’re excited to be a part of the Walkerville Block Party.”

Neighbourhood chefs will create their own sliders to be judged by not only a panel of community culinary judges, but also by event patrons.

The musical stage is prominently located between two heritage industrial buildings to create an intimate, live music entertainment atmosphere. Once a part of Hiram Walker’s distillery complex, these buildings known as rack warehouses were used to store and age Canadian Club Whisky.

“Walkerville is one of the most impressive and hip neighbourhoods in Windsor and we’re so excited to bring this one-of-a-kind event to an area which is so beloved by the community,” said Rob Kolody, festival organizer. “It’s not only Walkerville though that’s going to benefit from this event, but the entire community as well!”

The Walkerville Block Party takes place Friday September 25, 5 pm to 1 am and Saturday September 26, 1pm-1am.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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Posted September 8, 2015 @ 10:47PM

Grab a toga and get to the Roman Feast 2015!

On September 18 theCanadian Italian Business Professional Association (CIBPA) presents the “8th Annual Roman Feast 2015” at the Ciociaro Club, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Roman attire is encouraged.

Go back in time and indulge in an evening of endless culinary delights; live music; exotic belly dancing and enjoy the famous “Caesar’s Parade.” Menu includes an antipasto buffet upon arrival; banquet style dinner of pasta, roasted chicken, potatoes, salad, seafood platter, dessert and porchetta and focaccia buffet at 11 p.m.! 

Net proceeds to benefit local Windsor Regional Hospital (Met & Ouellette campus). Tickets are $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10. Visit the Ciociaro Club, Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, F& J Collision or Windsor Regional Hospital to get your tickets!

For more information visit RomanFeast2015.ca OR call 519-982-0817.

by Tim Fairhurst Biz X Magazine

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FASTSIGNS digital sign contest opens up the voting

Posted August 10, 2015 @ 7:54PM

Voting is Open for FASTSIGNS® of Windsor’s Digital Sign Giveaway

Voting is now open for FASTSIGNS® of Windsor’s 15thanniversary giveaway contest for a chance to win a free digital sign and custom digital signage content. The digital signage package is worth an estimated value of $1,500. 

Eighteen local businesses entered to win the giveaway contest, including the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex, The Centre for Executive and Professional Development (University of Windsor), Complete Chiropractic Centre, Dr. David Suzuki Public School, Eddy’s Mediterranean Bistro, EPICentre (University of Windsor), Ezee Wheelz Auto Sales, Goodwill Industries Essex Kent Lambton, Green Sun Rising, Guestifi, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, LiquiForce Services, LiUNA!625 Training Centre and Union Hall, Office of Research and Innovation Studies (University of Windsor), Project Pure Athlete Training, Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, STK Thrift Storeand The Leaf Grill.

“We’re thrilled that so many local businesses and organizations have entered the contest and we encourage everyone to participate and vote for their favourite entry,” said Jackie Raymond, who co-owns FASTSIGNS of Windsor with Donna Bilodeau. 

 People can vote once per Facebook account until voting closes on Sept. 11. The winner with the most votes will be announced at FASTSIGNS of Windsor’s 15th Anniversary celebration and open house in September.

To vote, visit FASTSIGNS of Windsor’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fastsigns658 or http://woobox.com/tpzx2x


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Send Your Kids To Film Camp This Summer

Posted May 19, 2015 @ 3:02PM

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