Around the County

Info Session – Special Hockey Windsor-Essex

Thursday, July 26 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Riverside Minor Hockey Boardroom, WFCU Centre

Riverside Minor Hockey Club is looking to explore the development of a Co-Ed Special Needs Hockey Team serving the Windsor area for ages 12+.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in playing hockey to provide their input!

Click here for more information.

Group Hug Apparel Walking with Friends

Monday evenings at 7:00pm (weather permitting)
Upper Area of Lakeside Park in Kingsville

Join Andrew Banar of Group Hug Apparel every Monday evening at 7pm for Walking With Friends at Lakeside Park in Kingsville!
Wear comfortable clothing, prepare for the weather, drink plenty of water and have fun! Visit for more information. Walks are FREE and open to everyone.

Group Hug Apparel Aqua Fit with Friends

beginning in September
Best Western Plus – Leamington

Group Hug Apparel, in partnership with the Essex County Heroes, is offering FREE Aqua Fit Classes for youth and adults with an intellectual disability. Have fun while getting some exercise!

Classes will take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm for 45 minutes.

There are limited spaces and registration is required.  Please contact Karen Pickle at or call 519-819-5250 to sign up.

Click here for more information.

LaSalle Hangout for Youth

1400 Front Rd., Unit B in LaSalle

The LaSalle Hangout is a youth drop-in centre that is inclusive and open to ALL youth ages 11-18 (support workers of all ages are welcome to attend if needed). Youth do not need to live in LaSalle to attend, however transportation is not provided.

  • Summer hours are 9:30am-8:30pm Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-5:30pm on Friday and 12pm-3:30pm on Saturday
  • Open 4pm-7pm during the school year
  • Building is accessible and washrooms are partially accessible
  • All activities at the LaSalle hangout are FREE. Many different activities take place throughout the week, and include swimming at the LaSalle pool, yoga at BeachWalk Family Fitness, movie nights & more!
  • There are games, craft supplies, computers and video games available for use everyday
  • LaSalle Hangout often hosts guest speakers

Click here for the July activity calendar or visit their website at

If you have any questions, or have a suggestion for our next blog post, contact:

Natalie Crawford
Project Manager, Community Engagement

519-776-6483 ext 282

Don’t forget to check out for even more activities!