Tuesday, September 16, 2014

w.a.v.e.s Festival Sept. 26 & 27, 2014



w.a.v.e.s Festival 2014 Celebrates Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies and Sculptures


 
Ground-breaking new festival creates waves in art and emerging technology.


Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies and Sculptures (w.a.v.e.s.) is a brand new two-day festival connecting communities through waves of art, culture and technology in the Windsor Sculpture Park during Culture Days, September 26-27, 2014.


Hosted by the City of Windsor’s Cultural Affairs Department in partnership with the Arts Council of Windsor & Region, WEtech Alliance, Hackforge Windsor, Harvesting the FAM, The Art Gallery of Windsor and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, the festival will showcase local and visiting artists who will present their innovative wave-length creations from 4 p.m.to 11 p.m. each day.


Projects were selected through an open call to local, emerging and national acts inviting individuals and organizations to be inspired by the theme of “waves” in sound, light, movement or otherwise. The application asked for “the unexpected” and over 20 projects have been selected to animate the park throughout the day and illuminate the night, including solar and kinetic-powered installations.


A special extension of Harvesting the FAM will provide stage entertainment to festival goers throughout the day.  Harvesting The FAM is Windsor’s largest independent inter-arts festival, designed for the promotion and development of film, fashion, artistic and musical talents. Each night at 10 p.m., special performances will capture the audience in mesmerizing audiovisual performances from Kero & Annie Hall on Friday and The Noise Border Ensemble on Saturday.


 
Community workshops hosted by Hackforge Windsor will provide participants with the tools and training to build their own bike light display for a chance to light up the trail of the Battagello RiverWalk. Walk the path to hear the beats from the Motor City Junk-Kit, a drum-kit made from recycled car parts. Interact with Walkerville Art Studio’s Invisible Poets as they free-style spoken word, and create Words on Water with the Windsor Youth Centre as they bring a larger-than-life set of poetry tiles to play with. Bring your smart phones to explore the cockpit of the Windsor Lancaster FM212 Bomber with Ellis Digital, or explore the world around you with smart phone microscopes and the University of Windsor’s Let’s Talk Science.  Bring an appetite for the Windsor Eats Truckin’ Food Rally in Assumption Park.  After the sunsets, prepare to see the sculpture park light up like never before. For information on the day’s events, photo scavenger hunt and contests, visit the City of Windsor’s w.a.v.e.s. festival page.


All Windsor Sculpture Park festival programming and events are free to the public. 


 This event is rain or shine. Festival goers are encouraged to illuminate their umbrellas and their outfits!


 
To learn more, visit www.citywindsor.ca or join our event page at www.facebook.com/CityOfWindsor.








by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nominate A Windsor Women of the Year by September 15, 2014



Ladies Exclusive Alliance is now accepting nominations for their Woman of the Year 2014, NOMINATIONS must be in by September 15, 2014.


*please copy and paste the wording below, fill out the information and email it to Melissa McCormick....call her if you have any questions!








             NOMINATION FORM


 


Nominee:


Name: _________________________________________________________________________


Organization/Business: ____________________________________________________________


Address: _______________________________________________________________________


Phone: _________________________________________________________________________


Email: _________________________________________________________________________


The LEA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD is a business professional who exemplifies the following criteria:


  • Business owner/Corporate decision maker
  • Sets a high standard of integrity by leading through example and maintains high personal standards
  • Actively shares information, personal experience and accumulated knowledge in order to mentor and aid other women in their business and professions
  • Active leader in the community/serves on other boards
  • Promotes the LEA organization
  • Has made a significant impact on the community
  • An active volunteer who has shown initiative and creativity in pursuing the goals of her business or organization
     
    Name of Submitter: _______________________________________________________________
    Submitter contact info: Phone, Email:  _______________________________________________
     
    Testimonial: Attach a brief synopsis explaining how the nominee fits the above criteria
     
     
    Please submit nominations by mail or email to no later than SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
     
    Mail to: Melissa McCormick c/o LEA, 707-1330 Lauzon Rd. Windsor, On. N8S 4P6
     
    Email to: melissaqd@sympatico.ca
    Phone: 519 251-0750






by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Monday, September 1, 2014

Dry Parlour Inc hosts EXTENDED SUMMER WHITE PARTY for Family Respite Services, Sept. 13, 2014



Dry Parlour Inc. is hosting an EXTENDED SUMMER WHITE PARTY to benefit Family Respite Services.


The event is at the Bistro on the River on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6 pm.


"The Hamptons-meets-downtown Windsor." That's the vibe at "Summer Extended: A White Party." Located on the riverside patio of The Bistro At The River, "Summer Extended" is slated to be the party of the year. The extended patio, adorned in all white d├ęcor, will be transformed into a Montauk-esque terrace. Indulge in the dele...ctable hors d'oeuvres while Dj Chilly and a live percussionist set the soundscape. All net proceeds will be donated to an amazing cause!

Date: Saturday, September, 13th, 2014

Time: 6 PM

Location: The Bistro At The River (78 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 7C5)

Dress Code: White, White, and White.

Music: Dj Chilly (Detroit, MI) & Live Percussionist Peter Theos

100% of Net Proceeds will be donated to Family Respite Services Windsor!

This event is brought to you by Dry Parlour Inc., and Family Respite Services, Windsor Spitfires, Festival Tent & Party Rentals, Divine Designs, and The Bistro At The River!


Tickets are $50 and are currently available at: Dry Parlour Inc. (2814 Howard Avenue) & The Bistro At The River






by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Monday, August 18, 2014

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run For The Cure "Paint Canada Pink Week"







WIN A LUNCH SPONSORED BY ROSA’S IN LASALLE FOR YOUR WORKPLACE! YOUR BUSINESS WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!






Who:  All Windsor-Essex area businesses 


When: August 18th – 31st, 2014


Why: To support Paint Canada Pink Week, which raises awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. This event raises money for breast cancer research and community education and awareness programs.


How: To participate, simply decorate your business store front, window, sidewalk or lobby pink from August 18th – 31st; be sure to include the date October 5th, 2014 and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure somewhere in your decorations.


PLEASE SUBMIT ALL PHOTO ENTRIES TO: cbcfwindsor@yahoo.ca


DEADLINE FOR ALL PHOTOS IS SEP 1ST


The Windsor CIBC Run for the Cure Committee will judge all entries. Entries will be chosen based on creativity, use of pink, and overall appeal.


If you would like more information on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, or about participating in the run October 5th, please visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com.












by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Schedule for Aug.16&17: “Balloonapalooza” Released



Aug.16&17: “Balloonapalooza,” downtown Windsor
featuring cold air balloons & inflatables; amusement park & mini express train rides; outdoor music, sidewalk cafes, clowns, buskers and more.


See below the entire schedule. Visit Balloonapalooza.ca for more details.




SATURDAY AUGUST 16


 
9:00am-12:00pm


Farmers Market                                                Charles Clark Square


 


10:00am-12:00pm


RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon                                 Dieppe Park


 


10:00am-4pm


Classic Car & Bike Show                                 Ferry St & Pitt St W


 


10:00am-6:00pm


Monster Mural—giant colouring wall           Pitt St W


 


10:00am-7:00pm


Vendors & Exhibitors                                       Pitt St E


Red Cross First Aid


DWBIA Tent—tattoos & balloons


 


10:00am-8:00pm


WFCU Mini Express Train                                Pitt St W


 


10:00am-9:00pm


Carter Show Mini Amusement Park              Chatham St W


—rides, games, concession                            Victoria Ave


 


11:00am
Marry Poppins, The Musical                           Music Stage, University St E


—Windsor Light Music Theatre


 


12:00pm-4:00pm


Whimsical Fantasy Faire                                  Pitt St W


—Windsor Light Music Theatre


 


12:00pm-6:00pm


Face Painters                                                     Ouellette Ave


 


Balloon Artists & Buskers                                Roving


 


1:00pm


Marry Poppins, The Musical                           Music Stage, University St E


—Windsor Light Music Theatre


 


2:00pm-3:00pm


Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration                        Music Stage, University St E


 


3:30pm-5:00pm


Beebo—Children’s Entertainment                 Music Stage, University St E


 


5:30pm-7:00pm


Frank E. Cross—Elvis Tribute Artist                Music Stage


 


6:00pm-9:00pm


RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon                                 Dieppe Park


 


7:30pm-9:00pm


Midlife Trio—Classic Rock                              Music Stage, University St E


 


9:30pm-11:00pm


British Beat 66—British Invasion                    Music Stage, University St E


 


SUNDAY AUGUST 17


 


10:00am-4pm


Classic Car & Bike Show                                 Ferry St & Pitt St W


 


10:00am-6:00pm


Monster Mural—giant colouring wall           Pitt St W


 


10:00am-7:00pm


Vendors & Exhibitors                                       Pitt St E


 


Red Cross First Aid


 


DWBIA Tent—tattoos & balloons


 


10:00am-8:00pm


WFCU Mini Express Train                                Pitt St W


 


10:00am-9:00pm


Carter Show Mini Amusement Park              Chatham St W


—rides, games, concession                            Victoria Ave


 


11:00am


Shrek, The Musical                                           Music Stage, University St E


—Cardinal Music Productions


 


12:15pm


Heart and Sole Dance Performance              Music Stage, University St E


—Windsor Dance eXperience


 


12:00pm-4:00pm


Whimsical Fantasy Faire                                  Pitt St W


—Windsor Light Music Theatre


 


12:00pm-6:00pm


Face Painters                                                     Ouellette Ave


 


Balloon Artists & Buskers                                Roving


 


1:00pm


Shrek, The Musical                                           Music Stage, University St E


—Cardinal Music Productions


 


2:00pm-3:00pm


Mike Ure Band—Country                                Music Stage, University St E


 


3:30pm-5:00pm


Acclarion—Accordion/Clarinet Duo             Music Stage, University St E


 


5:30pm-7:00pm


Crystal Gage—Country                                   Music Stage, University St E


 


7:30pm-9:00pm


Raisin’ Cane—Classic Rock                             Music Stage, University St E


 


9:30pm-11:00pm


The Bomb Squad—Funk                                 Music Stage, University St E




by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

Monday, August 11, 2014

Soup's ON August 13, 2014



Enactus Windsor and Pathway to Potential are pleased to announce the final four projects for the upcoming Windsor SOUP. The next Windsor SOUP will be held on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 7 pm (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Walkerville Brewery (525 Argyle Road).


The selected four projects that will be pitching for the next Windsor SOUP include 'The Chari-T’s Project,' a logoed bus service that can be used to attend public events (festivals, farmer’s markets) with the aim of collecting non-perishable food items, hygiene products and cash donations; a community-based 'Drouillard Library,' that can help residents share, exchange and communicate ideas to consider future possibilities of vacant land, demolished properties, and abandoned buildings in their neighbourhood; 'Chateau Masson Renewal Project,' to provide help to the overall revitalization of the Glengarry neighborhood, increase well-being and strengthen the sense of community within the building; and 'Dads Matter Conference,' a collective agencies' conference to bring awareness to the forefront of families and those who work to support their families.


The event will be following the same format; four presenters, each speaking for four minutes, and each presenter will be answering four questions from attendees. With a donation of five dollars at the door, attendants will receive soup and salad donated by Vito's Restaurant and the Charcoal Pit, and get a chance to vote on the creative project that they feel has the most remarkable potential to make a positive impact on the community. Joseph Anthony, a local community guitarist, will be performing at the event.


The last Windsor SOUP on July 9, 2014 was a hit, bringing approximately 200 community members together. At the end of the event, Ryan Donally received the maximum support from voters and won the micro-grant collected through the dinner. The collected donation was matched by P. & L. Odette Charitable Foundation, giving Donally a total of $2000 to get his project started.


Windsor SOUP is moving ahead in an effort of making social change in the community. “It was great to see so many passionate people come together to contribute to the betterment of our community,” said Nick Jones, Enactus team member working on Windsor SOUP.
The upcoming Windsor SOUP will be a regular event, those interested in bringing their workplace to the event can contact Peter Corio at coriop@uwindsor.ca or call 519-996-9903. Windsor SOUP application form can be download by visiting P2P's website.




by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine