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Windsor Spitfires – Playoff Ticket Discount Code

Tuesday, March 26 & Thursday, March 28 | 7:05pm
WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh St, Windsor

The Windsor Spitfires have made the playoffs, and they have generously offered a ticket discount for TWO games next week to everyone at Community Living Essex County! This discount code can be used by people receiving supports, families & CLEC staff.  Tickets are $15.

To purchase, visit www.wfcu-centre.com/password and use Promo Code PARTNERS.
Wheelchair accessible tickets are available – please contact Natalie at ncrawford@communitylivingessex.org.

Click here for more information.


Community Lunch – Harrow United Church

Thursdays | 11:30am
Harrow United Church, 45 Munger E., Harrow

Meet new people and enjoy a community lunch at the Harrow United Church.  There is no cost, however donations are encouraged.

Harrow United Church is wheelchair accessible.


LaSalle Spring Market

Saturday, March 30 | 9am-1pm
LaSalle Civic Centre (indoors), 5950 Malden Rd, LaSalle

Head to LaSalle for the first LaSalle Spring Market! Enjoy free entertainment & activities for people of all ages and shop for locally made crafts, baked goods, jewelry & more!   Parking & admission are FREE.

The LaSalle Civic Centre is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for more information.


Memphis Jones & the King – A Tribute to Elvis

Saturday, April 6 | 7:30pm
Chrysler Theatre, 201 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor

Enjoy a night of music from Memphis Jones & Elvis tribute artist, Jay Dupuis.  Tickets are $35.

The Chrysler Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for more information.
Click here to purchase tickets.

Thank you to Joanne Miller for sharing this event!


FREE Pancake Breakfast

Thursday, April 11 | 7am-10am
Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak St. E, Leamington

Everyone is welcome to join South Essex Community Council for a FREE pancake breakfast at the Leamington United Mennonite Church.

Leamington United Mennonite Church is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for the event flyer.


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


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

Natalie Crawford
Project Manager, Community Engagement 
ncrawford@communitylivingessex.org

519-776-6483 ext 282

Don’t forget to check out www.mycommunityhub.ca for even more activities!

 

March Break & More!

Muscle Pump Classes

every Wednesday | 1:30-2:30pm
Polish Club Windsor, 1275 Langlois Ave., Windsor

Join the Polish Club of Windsor for Muscle Pump fitness classes every Wednesday afternoon.  Classes at $7 for drop-in or $30 for 5 classes.  Classes are open to adults of all ages and fitness abilities, and exercises can be modified. Contact Iwona if you have any questions by email at ilitwin@polishclubwindsor.ca.  Please bring your own small weights or filled water bottles if you wish.

Please note, the Polish Club is not wheelchair accessible.

Click here for more information.


The Lorax Movie Night at Point Pelee Visitors Centre

March 13 | 6pm
Point Pelee National Park, 118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington

Point Pelee will be showing the animated movie, The Lorax, in the Visitor’s Centre.  Because of limited space, please call 519- 322-2365 to RSVP. Regular park admission applies.

The Point Pelee Visitors Centre is wheelchair accessible.


Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival for March Break

March 14-17 | 10am-5pm
St. Clair Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive W., Windsor

See your favourite exotic animals up close! There will be 30 live animal exhibits, including a sloth, armadillo, alligator, owl, skunk, & snakes.  This event is open to both children and adults of all ages! Admission is $14.50.

St. Clair Centre for the Arts is wheelchair accessible.  Please note, as the venue is downtown Windsor, there is only street parking and garage parking available.

Click here for more information.

Thank you to Ray Renaud for submitting this event!


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


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

Natalie Crawford
Project Manager, Community Engagement 
ncrawford@communitylivingessex.org

519-776-6483 ext 282

Don’t forget to check out www.mycommunityhub.ca for even more activities!

 

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.

Click here for more information.


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.

Click here for more information.


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 pfrankfurth@secc.on.ca.

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 azlenj@gmail.com 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 
ncrawford@communitylivingessex.org

519-776-6483 ext 282

Don’t forget to check out www.mycommunityhub.ca for even more activities!

FREE Adult Exercise Classes

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

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 vnoland@secc.on.ca.

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 pfrankfurth@secc.on.ca.

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 azlenj@gmail.com 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 
ncrawford@communitylivingessex.org

519-776-6483 ext 282

Don’t forget to check out www.mycommunityhub.ca for even more activities!

February Fun!

Owl Prowl at Point Pelee

February 15, 16 & 17 | various times
Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington

Go on an evening adventure with a park interpreter and learn about the mysterious world of owls! Don’t forget to dress warm!

Regular park admission applies.  There are accessible trails throughout the park.

Pre-registration is required.  Call 519-322-2365 to register.

Click here for times and additional details.


FREE Admission at Chimczuk Museum & Francois Baby House

February 16 | 10am-5pm
Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor
Francois Baby House, 254 Pitt Street West, Windsor

Celebrate Heritage Day with FREE admissions to two Windsor museums!

Chimczuk Museum is fully accessible.  Please note there are no wheelchair accessible washrooms at Francois Baby House.

As the museums are downtown Windsor, only street and garage parking are available.

Click here for additional details.


Family Day Activities

Monday, February 18 | various times

There are FREE Family Day activities happening all across Essex County, including swimming, skating & more! Click the links below to see what’s happening in each municipality!

Amherstburg

Essex

Lakeshore

LaSalle

Leamington

Kingsville

Tecumseh


Essex Retirees’ Social Club 8th Annual Soup Tasting Contest

Tuesday, February 19 | 12pm-1:30pm
32 Russell St., Essex

Everyone is welcome to join the Essex Retirees for their 8th Annual Soup Tasting Contest! Enjoy all-you-can-eat soup, along with fresh bread, coffee, tea and dessert! Admission is $7.

The Essex Retirees are also looking for soup makers, so if you’d like to register an entry you do so by calling 519-776-6689.

Click here for more info.


Amherstburg Community Services SOUPer Wednesday

Wednesday, February 20 | 11am-1:30pm
Columbus Community Hall, 190 Richmond St, Amherstburg

Head to the Columbus Community Hall in Amherstburg for the 5th Annual SOUPer Wednesday! Taste soups from over 10 local restaurants and then vote for your favourite!
Tickets are $10.

Click here for more info.


FREE Crafty Corner

Monday, February 25 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario, 3141 Sandwich St., Windsor

Make Your Own Sun Catcher
Create your own colourful window decoration!  All supplies are provided. Please call ahead if you plan on attending 519-969-8188 ext 230.

Click here for more info & other activities.


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.


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

Natalie Crawford
Project Manager, Community Engagement 
ncrawford@communitylivingessex.org

519-776-6483 ext 282

Don’t forget to check out www.mycommunityhub.ca for even more activities!

Stay warm with these winter activities!

FREE Crafty Corner

Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario, 3141 Sandwich St., Windsor

It’s Bling Time
Monday, January 28 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Make your own bracelet, necklace or earrings!  All supplies are included.
Please call ahead if you plan on attending 519-969-8188 ext 230.

Click here for more info & other activities.


Pasta Dinner

Friday, February 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!


Fight the Stigma –  Coffee House

Friday, February 1 | 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Bridge Leamington Youth Resource Centre, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington

Join The Bridge for the Fight the Stigma Coffee House. All youth ages 14-24 are welcome. Discuss mental health, as well as listen to presentations by guest speakers and local youth!

Click here for flyer.

The Bridge is wheelchair accessible.


Upcoming Events at The Olde Walkerville Theatre

1564 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor

The Olde Walkerville Theatre has generously offered FREE ADMISSION for support workers who are attending with someone they are supporting. Click here for upcoming shows & ticket information.

The free tickets cannot be ordered online.  Tickets with the free ticket discount can be purchased by calling or visiting the box office, or by emailing info@oldewalkervilletheatre.com

There is limited parking available in a parking lot across the street.  Street parking is also available.

The Olde Walkerville Theatre has a wheelchair accessible entrance, main floor and accessible washrooms.

WSO Performance at Libro Centre

Windsor Symphony Orchestra Performance

Wednesday, January 16 | 1:00pm
Libro Centre, 3295 Meloche Rd, Amherstburg

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is performing at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg on Wednesday January 16.  Doors open at 12:30pm, and the performance begins at 1pm.

Admission is $5, however there is no admission fee for support workers.

Pre-registration is required.  Please call 519-736-5712.

Click here for flyer.

Afternoon Games in Colchester

Afternoon Games in Colchester

Wednesdays | 3:00pm-5:00pm
Colchester Community Centre, 100 Jackson Street

Head to the Colchester Community Centre every Wednesday to play board games & cards!

  • The cost is $3/per visit
  • Bring your own board games & cards
  • Colchester Community Centre is wheelchair accessible.
  • Call 519-776-8992 for more information.

New Year, New Fun

Annual Stew Dinner

Friday, January 11 | 5:00pm-6:30pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul St., Essex

Join St. Paul’s Anglican Church for their Annual Stew Dinner.  This dinner is free and open to everyone. 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!


Upcoming Events at The Olde Walkerville Theatre

1564 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor

The Olde Walkerville Theatre has generously offered FREE ADMISSION for support workers who are attending with someone they are supporting. Click here for upcoming shows & ticket information.

The free tickets cannot be ordered online.  Tickets with the free ticket discount can be purchased by calling or visiting the box office, or by emailing info@oldewalkervilletheatre.com

There is limited parking available in a parking lot across the street.  Street parking is also available.

The Olde Walkerville Theatre has a wheelchair accessible entrance, main floor and accessible washrooms.


Knit and Loom

Saturday January 12 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Kingsville Public Library, 40 Main St. W., Kingsville

Join LeeLee Hats, and learn to knit!  This knitting program is open to all ages and skill levels.  Participants will knit hats that will be donated to babies in local hospitals.  All materials are provided.

The Kingsville Public Library is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for more information.


FREE Community Swimming at St. Clair College

Sundays (until end of March) | 1:00pm-3:00pm
St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor

St. Clair College has FREE community swimming every Sunday from 1pm-3pm until the end of March.

Swimming is open to all ages.

Please note, there is a lift at the pool for those needing assistance to get into the water.  St. Clair College asks that if someone requires a support worker, there is one in the pool with them.


HALF PRICE Kingsville Kings Hockey Tickets

Kingsville Arena, 1741 Jasperson Dr, Kingsville

The Kingsville Kings hockey team is generously offering a 50% discount on tickets for everyone receiving supports from Community Living Essex County and their accompanying family member or support worker!  This discount is valid for all regular season home games.  Click here to see the 2018-19 schedule.

Kingsville Arena is wheelchair accessible.

CLICK HERE and save this image to your smart phone or print a copy to show when purchasing tickets to receive the 50% discount.


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

FREE Holiday Fun!

Music & Arts Collide – Christmas Concert & Benefit

Friday, December 18 | 8:00pm
Migration Hall, 170 Main St. E., Kingsville

This one of a kind musical and arts performance is FREE to those with a disability & their accompanying support worker. Paul Murray will be performing SPEED PAINTING on stage, while Canadian performers Brian Good & Sarah Smith will entertain through song & music.

RSVP is required.  Please call Kati-Jane Murray at 519-377-7979 to RSVP.

Migration Hall is wheelchair accessible.


FREE Holiday Skate & Swims

various dates throughout the holidays
Essex & Harrow

The Town of Essex is offering free skating and swimming over the holidays! Click here for a printable schedule.

Find out more information here!


Bright Lights Windsor

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, January 6 | 5:30pm-10pm daily
Jackson Park, 125 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor

Bright Lights Windsor is back & better than ever! Four times more displays, holiday artisanal market (weekends only), FREE entry and NEW paved pathways to ensure accessibility for everyone! Click here for the parking map.

Find out more information here!


Kingsville Fantasy of Lights Festival

Saturday, November 17 – Monday, January 7
Lakeside Park, 315 Queen Street, Kingsville

Head to Kingsville’s Lakeside Park for the Fantasy of Lights Festival! FREE entry and accessible pathways throughout the park.

Click here for more information.


Amherstburg River Lights Festival

Saturday, November 17 – Friday, January 4
268 Dalhousie St, Amherstburg

Check out the light displays at the Amherstburg River Lights Festival!  FREE entry and accessible pathways throughout the park.

Click here for more information.


New Year’s Eve in LaSalle

Monday, December 31
Volmer Complex, 2121 Laurier Parkway

There is FREE swimming and skating all day long on New Year’s Eve! It is recommended you reserve your timeslot ahead of time, as they fill up quickly on New Year’s Eve. Click here for details and to reserve a timeslot.

Enjoy a fireworks display at 7:30pm – fireworks will be launched behind the pavilion, near the splash pad.

Click here for more information and schedule.


Countdown in the Downtown – Harrow

Monday, December 31 | 6pm-9pm
Harrow Arena, 243 McAfee St, Harrow

Ring in the New Year in Harrow! Enjoy skating, face painting, a ball drop and fireworks!

Find out more information here.


 

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Winter!

Pasta Dinner

Friday, December 7 | 5:00pm-6:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul St., Essex

Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly pasta dinner at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Essex.  Adults are $10 and children ages 6-12 are $5.  Enjoy entertainment by University of Windsor music students!
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is wheelchair accessible.

Check out the event flyer here for more details.


Bright Lights Windsor

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, January 6 | 5:30pm-10pm daily
Jackson Park, 125 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor

Bright Lights Windsor is back & better than ever! Four times more displays, holiday market with artisans and food for sale, FREE entry and NEW paved pathways to ensure accessibility for everyone! Click here for the parking map.

Find out more information here!


Dark Sky Night

Saturday, December 8 | 7:00pm-midnight
Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing! Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

There are accessible trails throughout portions of the park.

Regular park admission applies.

Click here for more information.


Christmas in the Country

Sunday, December 9 | 12:00pm-4:00pm
John R Park Homestead, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex

See John R. Park Homestead decorated for the holidays, enjoy cider & roasted chestnuts and more!

Buildings and washrooms at John R. Park Homestead are wheelchair accessible, but the grounds are a park-like setting and pathways are not paved.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children.
Admission is free for support workers attending with people supported – please identify yourself as a support worker when purchasing tickets.

Click here for more information.


Discounted Tickets – Kingsville Kings Hockey Game

Kingsville Arena, 1741 Jasperson Dr, Kingsville

The Kingsville Kings hockey team is generously offering a 50% discount on tickets for everyone receiving supports from Community Living Essex County and their accompanying family member or support worker!  This discount is valid for all regular season home games.  Click here to see the 2018-19 schedule.

Kingsville Arena is wheelchair accessible.

CLICK HERE and save this image to your smart phone or print a copy to show when purchasing tickets to receive the 50% discount.


McGregor Community Christmas Turkey Dinner

Sunday, December 16 | 3:00pm-6:30pm
McGregor Columbian Club, 9560 Walker Road, McGregor

Enjoy a FREE turkey dinner at the McGregor Columbian Club, sponsored by the Squirettes of Mary.  There will be turkey, all of the trimmings, dessert & beverages.
Please RSVP to Rose Renaud at 519-776-5710 or clip-and-drop the coupon from the flyer linked below at the K of C Hall.

Click here for more information.


Don’t forget to scroll down for past blog posts featuring even more activities and events across Essex County!

Click here to see what’s new on My Community Hub!