Late Winter Fun

Maple Syrup Festival

March 2 & 3 | 11am-4pm
John R. Park Homestead, 15 Essex County Rd 50, Essex

Celebrate the end of winter and take part in a time-honoured tradition! At the Maple Syrup Festival you’ll have the chance to make maple taffy in the snow, see syrup being made and learn the science of maple!

Buildings and washrooms at John R. Park Homestead are wheelchair accessible, however the grounds are a park-like setting and pathways are not paved.  For people with mobility issues, it is recommended to arrive early as the on-site parking fills quickly.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. John R. Park Homestead has generously waived admission fees for support staff attending with someone they support. Support staff will need to self-identify to the admission volunteers.

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Sensory Friendly Movie Screenings

How to Train Your Dragons: The Hidden World – March 2 | 10:30am
Captain Marvel – March 23 | 10:30am
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas

Sensory Friendly Screenings are presented by Cineplex Entertainment together with Autism Speaks Canada. This program provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or anyone who prefers a sensory friendly viewing experience.

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FREE Adult Exercise Classes – WECHC

Various locations in Windsor-Essex County

Adults of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to join Windsor Essex Community Health Centre for FREE adult exercise and stretching classes.  Exercises will be modified for people who use a wheelchair or other mobility device. Classes take place in Windsor, LaSalle, Amherstburg, Leamington and Wheatley and all locations are wheelchair accessible.

weMOVE Exercise Class Schedule & Locations

Stretch Out Stress Schedule & Locations

Artistic Expressions Paint Night

March 5 | 6pm
South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot St. E., Leamington

Everyone is welcome to join South Essex Community Council for a Paint Night!  Cost is $20 per person and all supplies are included.

Pre-registration by March 1 is required.  Call or email Paige at 519-326-8629 ext 299 or

Click here for the flyer.

Windsor Express Basketball Ability Night

March 24 | 11am
WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh St, Windsor

Join the Rose City Riot Parasports Club for two games of basketball at WFCU Centre! From 11am-12pm there is a wheelchair basketball game followed by a Windsor Express Game at 2pm. Tickets are $40 for both games.

There is also the opportunity for anyone who would like to play wheelchair basketball to participate, facing off against the Rose City Riot Club!  A wheelchair will be provided. If interested in playing, contact John Azlen at or 519-562-7100.

Click here for the event flyer.

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

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