Late Winter Fun!

FREE Creative Art Workshop – “It’s a Girl Thing”

February 28 | 5pm-7pm
United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East,  Leamington

Young women ages 14-24 are invited to join South Essex Community Council for a fun evening creating art!  If possible, participants are asked to bring a blank canvas to the workshop.  All other supplies are included.

Pre-registration is required.  Call or email Vicki at 519-326-8629 ext 353 or

Click here for the flyer.

Pasta Dinner

Friday, March 1 | 5:00pm-6:30pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul St., Essex

Join St. Paul’s Anglican Church for a pasta dinner.  Adults are $10 and children ages 6-12 are $5.
Call 519-776-7711 for more information.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for flyer.

Thank you to Pendo Omar for submitting this event!

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.

Click here for more information.

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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