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Other Community Initiatives

If you have a Canada 150 Initiative (does not have to be an event or activity), and you want to share information and/or encourage community participation, please email us at celebrating2017@citywindsor.ca. Look below at some of the exciting initiatives rolling out throughout the community in connection with heritage celebrations in 2017.

Windsor Police Service - 150 Years - 1867 to 2017

The Windsor Police Service is celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2017. Events will take place from May 1 to 5, 2017 and will include a Police Memorial and Appreciation Service (May 1); WPS Parade, Equipment Display/Demonstrations, and Community BBQ (May 2); Celebrating 150 Years Gala (May 3); Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (May 4); and Dedication of the Senior Constable John Atkinson Overpass (May 5). A full event schedule will be updated at www.police.windsor.on.ca. Follow Windsor Police on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #150WPS. For further info, contact info@police.windsor.on.ca.  

St. Clair College 50th Anniversary 

in 1958, 104 male students attended the first-year Technology Program at the Western Ontario Institute of Technology (WOIT) under the direction of then President Doug McRae. Their classrooms were located at 815 Mercer Street in a circa 1890 two-room school house for east-side elementary students. A total of four, three-year programs were offered in electronics, electrical, mechanics and chemistry. Over the past 50 years, St. Clair College has grown to over 9,000 full time students who take classes in over 100 degree, diploma and certificate programs. During its fifty year history, St. Clair College has graduated more than 95,000 alumni who have contributed to the economic and social infrastructure of our communities across the country and around the world. Visit www.stclaircollege.ca/scc50/ to join the college as it celebrates the milestones of its history and pays homage to its alumni, students, staff, and educational and industry partners who have helped shape the stories that have contributed to 50 years of educational excellence.

Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership

The Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership is seeking 50-year old objects for Canada's 150th anniversary. Canada is soon approaching its 150th (Sesquicentennial) anniversary. To celebrate this event, Dr. Sushil Jain, President of the South Asian Centre of Windsor, is looking for 50-year old objects which will be exhibited in June to July 2017. Items may include news clippings, photographs, maps, stamps, coins, tokens, old EXPO passports or any other related items from 1966 to 1968. All items will be returned after the exhibit. Dr. Jain is also interested in connecting with individuals who arrived in Canada in 1967 or prior. For further information, please contact Dr. Sushil Jain, President, South Asian Centre of Windsor at 519-252-7447 or sacw09@gmail.com.  

Devonshire Mall - Canada 150 Artists Call

Windsor's Devonshire Mall is celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday by seeking local artists to create a unique piece in a medium of their choice to be a focal point and Canada 150 landmark. An artist from the Windsor-Essex creative community will contribute an installation to be on display in the mall for two months leading up to Canada Day celebrations and reflect Canada's past, present and/or future. Shoppers will be invited to take a selfie with the installation and post it to their personal social channels with the hashtag #dmallcanadaproud for a chance to win weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize trip for two to a designated Canadian City. The installation will be unveiled on May 1, 2017 and will remain on display until July 2017. The successful candidate will be notified by February 24 and will have two months to complete the project. For submission details, visit the Devonshire Mall website.

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish - 250th Anniversary

1767 to 2017. In the summer of 1728, Fr. Armand De La Richardie, S.J., came from Quebec to establish "The Mission of Our Lady of the Assumption among the Hurons of Detroit." In 1765, the sixty-some French families living on the south shore of the Detroit River petitioned for a parish of their own. Instead of erecting a second religious centre in the same locality, it was decided that the Mission of the Assumption among the Hurons should become the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption. For information and details on the 250th Anniversary, please visit the Our Lady of the Assumption website. Plans for 2017 include a mass to honour the former Blessed Sacrament Parish (June 18), Assumption Feast Day Celebration (August 13), a Mass to honour the former Holy Name of Mary Parish (September 12), and a Founding Day Celebration (October 1).

Arts Council Windsor & Region- Windsor HEAT: ACWR Members' Show

The Arts Council of Windsor & Region (ACWR) is gearing up for its annual summer members show "windsor HEAT". This exhibition is themed all things Windsor. Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores imagery associated with Windsor and Essex County. All work will be 12" x 12" or smaller and priced at $125.00 or lower to celebrate Windsor's 125th Birthday. Interested artists should view our submission form below for details on how to submit. This exhibition is open to all current members of the ACWR. If you are not a current member and would like to participate, please visit Arts Council Windsor & Region to sign up today. For more information, email info@acwr.net.

Generator Design of Canada Inc.- Gener-Eh!-tor

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Generator Design is compiling 150 uniquely Canadian icons to include in our tribute to Canada. They are looking for what iconic "Canadianism" you think should be featured in Gener-Eh!-tor. Pick from famous persons, geography, cuisine, history, entertainment, art, sports and more. Visit Generator’s website and Facebook page for more information.

Summerfest 2017

Summerfest 2017 is an 18-day festival that takes place along Windsor's scenic riverfront. This annual festival is a favourite for the entire family and offers something for all ages. This community event gets underway June 16 and runs until July 2. Each weekend hosts a variety of entertainment, including clowns, entertainment on the main stage, pony rides, dance group wizard workshops and more!

Visit the SummerFest 2017 website for more information and a complete schedule of events.

Summerfest Presents: Windsor Sings O' Canada

Join Summerfest 2017 for “Windsor Sings O Canada”: A Community Singing event on July 1, following the Canada Day Parade.  Meet in Festival Plaza at 12:00PM for one rehearsal only. Then at 1:00PM take part in a massive 3 part community choir and sing O’ Canada.

Please be aware that the event will be filmed and uploaded to YouTube. By participating you are giving your consent to be filmed.

Come celebrate as we connect together and sing! Visit SummerFest 2017 website for more information on how to participate.

Stay tuned for information on additional Community Initiatives as it becomes available.


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