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Windsor Essex Family Day Guide

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island put together this great list of family friendly activities.

Chimczuk Museum 1st Birthday & Free Day!

Saturday February 18, 2017. Join us in celebrating the Chimczuk Museum’s 1 year anniversary with a day filled with fun activities for the whole family. The museum will officially be opening 3 new exhibits: Road to Freedom and the Civil War, The Windsor Spitfires in Jerseys, and Fakes and Forgeries – Yesterday and Today, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum. In addition, there will be fun crafts and activities for children, guided tours of the new exhibits and birthday cookies for visitors (while supplies last). Best of all, the Chimczuk Museum will be offering free

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As of January 1, 2017 Tecumseh residents will be required to place waste in hard sided containers. Residents and businesses are responsible for obtaining their own approved hard-sided garbage containers, either purchased from retailers or rented from independent local suppliers for a small monthly fee.

The container must be made of rigid metal or plastic with external handles and a watertight lid. Capacity can not exceed 125 L.  See other requirements on the Town of Tecumseh website (

The new regulation was created to discourage urban rodents and other animals. The rule applies to the first waste pick-up scheduled for January 5, 2017. Garbage not placed in a hard-sided container with a watertight lid

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

6 pm – 10 pm

Handcrafted Everything, Local Art & Crafters, Vintage Collectors, Silk Screeners, Seasonal Produce & Plants, Beirgarten, Authentic German Cuisine, Locally Roasted Coffee & More!

Visit the Ford City Market who are encouraging families to introduce their children to new and creative hobbies through their workshops that are created for all ages.

Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre, 1367 Drouillard Road, Windsor, Ontario  
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One of my favourite places to visit this time of year is the Willistead Manor, which is elegantly decorated for the holidays. Tour the mansion on Wednesdays or Sundays in December for an unforgettable experience. Special performances by Cellist Nadine Deleury on Wednesday, December 14 and The Bell Ringers on Sunday, December 18. Group Tours are available for groups of 25 or more, and can be arranged through Willistead Manor.

Wednesdays in December (7, 14, 21 & 28) from 7 pm – 9 pm

Sundays in December (4, 11 & 18) from 1 pm – 4 pm

$5.75 /Adult; $4.75/Senior; $2.25/Child
Willistead Manor – 1899 Niagara St., Windsor


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Amherstburg is about waterfront, creative and classic history! Now is your chance to see 10 unique properties dressed and decorated for the holiday season by caring businesses and decorators. Each with its own style and flair. Pick up ideas that you can use in your own home or simply marvel at the decorations and themes!
Tour begins at the Life Size Gingerbread House located in Toddy Jones Park (50 North St. Amherstburg ON, N9V 1E5). Once you have your ticket and your map you tour the homes at your own leisure.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

& Sunday, Dec. 4th – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tickets $25 also available at Gordon House (268 Dalhousie St.),
Sobeys Amherstburg, Pied-a-Terre and The Village Shoppe

2016 Ticket includes tea room and

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Saturday December 3rd, 2016 at 5:00pm

Optimist Park, 705 Notra Dame, Belle River, Ontario


Watch the Encore Performing Arts Company under the direction of Nancy Patterson at 5pm

Santa arrives with the Lakeshore Fire Department at 6pm.

Hotdogs, Cookies, and Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider Compliments of the BIA.

Support the Belle River Girl Guides Selling cookies and making crafts!

Please bring a donation for the Lakeshore Food Banks.

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Visit Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre at 1367 Drouillard Road for a German Christmas Market!


December 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 6-10 pm


Amazing local vendors, children's make & take craft station, Christmas music, Gluhwein, Hot Chocolate, German menu & bar.

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Mark your Calendar for Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 4:30pm

CP Yard at Erie Street West and Janette Street


The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is back for its 18th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks. Since its launch in 1999, the program has raised more than C$12 million and 3.9 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the northern U.S.

Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community.


Kelly Prescott

Doc Walker

Again this year, the Holiday Train program is encouraging people attending

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Be sure to get out this weekend and enjoy the beautiful Christmas displays popping up in Windsor-Essex!

Essex will have their Town Hall Tree Lighting on Friday, November 25th at 6pm.

The Essex Centre BIA is partnering with the Essex Salvation Army for this year’s Town Hall Tree Lighting and Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff. Christmas Carol Sing-along, bands, hot food and drinks, free carriage rides. Food and drinks compliments of Essex Centre merchants, served up by Salvation Army volunteers. Everyone welcome!

Amherstburg River Lights on display in Toddy Jones Park and Navy Yard Park. Their LED lighted display collection is constantly growing!

Kingsville has their 24th Annual Fantasy of Lights on display in Lakeside Park.

Leamington will

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In light of recent events, I find myself wondering how prepared we would be in the case of an emergency. We have all heard about someone who is hyper-prepared for anything: with months of freeze-dried food and hundreds of cases of water and an industrial-powered generator. Obviously that is overkill, but how prepared is prepared enough? And would you know what to do in the case of a disaster? So I did some research and I'd like to share it with you.

It is advisable to learn about the various emergencies and disasters that can happen in your particular area. In our area, we don't have to worry about earthquakes and hurricanes, but we should be prepared for the possibility of power outage or and maybe flooding, depending on your specific area. Then

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