Our region's wineries received glowing reviews in the London Free Press recently. With 15 wineries and more opening soon, Essex County is home to a growing cluster of small, friendly wineries.
A feeling of hushed anticipation descends on the butterfly exhibit at the Point Pelee visitors centre on a recent Saturday morning. Monarch No. PLC-726, nurtured in captivity, is beginning to emerge from its chrysalis before a rapt audience of Lepidoptera-loving staff and several lucky visitors. From a Globe and Mail article. READ MORE
The Board of Directors for Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island announced the appointments of Gordon Orr to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Lynnette Bain to the position of Vice President of Tourism Programs and Development. READ MORE
Global Spectrum Facility Management, in conjunction with Skate Canada, announced today that Windsor, Ontario will host the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships at the WFCU Centre February 23 through February 25, 2012. This is the first time the city has hosted this event, and it is also the first time that the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will be planned and executed by a Local Organizing Committee. READ MORE
The Windsor, Essex and Pelee Island region is special in many ways. We have a trail to meet every need and to encourage all types of outdoor adventure. Whether you are planning a stay-cation, a vacation, or an afternoon of fun, get outdoors and experience all that this region has to offer. Yours to Explore, the Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island Trail Guide READ MORE
Each day in December WindsorEats.com will be featuring a different bottle Lake Erie North Shore wine and encourage you to do your holiday wine shopping at our local Lake Erie North Shore wineries. READ MORE
Life is full of surprises, like the treasure I discovered recently while in Windsor, fishing for muskies with Jon Bondy on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. No, it isn’t a new rod, secret lure or clandestine muskie presentation. Rather, it is a wonderful 496 page, spiral wire bound book entitled, Fishes of Essex County and Surrounding Waters. What a gem. READ MORE
The local organizing committee for the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships are currently accepting applications for volunteers for the event being held at the WFCU Centre February 23 through 25. This will be Windsor’s first time hosting the prestigious event. Approximately 1,000 skaters will descend upon Windsor to compete for national titles in senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
Applications can be found on the WFCU Centre website at www.wfcu-centre.com and visiting the 2012 Synchronized Skating Championship page. Volunteers are currently being asked to fill various positions including security, dressing rooms, ice captains, registration, awards, transportations and runners. Applications must be received by December 15th, 2011 for consideration.
Tickets are still available for the 2012 Synchronized Skating Championships including three day full event packages for $35.00 for adults and $20.00 for youth. Tickets can be purchased in person at the TekSavvy.com Box Office inside Gate 2 of the WFCU Centre, charged by phone at 1-866-969-WFCU (9328) or by visiting wfcu-centre.com.
2012 SKATE CANADA SYNCHRONIZED SKATING
CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Single Day Tickets Go On Sale Friday January 20 at 10am
Windsor, ON – This morning Skate Canada announced the full event schedule for the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Challenge. With the announcement, single day tickets for the Championships will go on sale starting Friday, January 20 at 10 am. The top teams in Canada will compete at the WFCU Centre from February 23 - 25, 2012.
Single day ticket prices are $15 for adults and $8 for children aged 12 and under. They can be purchased online at wfcu-centre.com , by phone at 1-866-969-WFCU (9328), or in person at the TekSavvy.com Box Office located inside the WFCU Centre. Full event ticket packages are also available for purchase. All-event tickets and single day tickets allow access to all practices and events on the date indicated.
The 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 1,000 skaters from across the country to the city. Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden from April 13 - 14, 2012.
WE’RE READY TO WELCOME THE CROWDS IN JANUARY, 2013
WORLD ATTENDANCE RECORD EXPECTED IN HISTORIC HOCKEY GAME
(Windsor, ON, February 9, 2012) The NHL announced today that the Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs for the next Winter Classic in a historic match expected to smash world attendance records. The game will be held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on January 1, 2013.
The world record for attendance at a hockey game was set December 11, 2010 when 104,173 fans watched Michigan play their rivals from Michigan State in a college contest. Three years later, this sell-out game is expected to draw over 100,000 and create a new world record.
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