Meet-A-Machine Community Literacy Event

Man and child behind the wheel of a vehicle

Meet-A-Machine 2024: Saturday, June 8, 2024 #WEmeetamachine

“Meet-A-Machine” is an annual community literacy event hosted by City of Windsor Children's Services. Machines of all shapes and sizes, including emergency vehicles, construction equipment, military trucks, buses, forestry trucks, race cars, tow trucks and much more, are on display for children to discover and explore. For more information or if you would like to participate as a machine operator, please email or call 519-255-5344. Facebook Event Page

Meet-A-Machine is excited to be part of Explore Your City 2024 with a day of family-friendly fun all across Windsor! Join us as we explore, discover and celebrate our incredible community! The City of Windsor’s 132nd Birthday Party will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in a new venue alongside Meet-A-Machine outside of the WFCU Centre.

Event Location:

  • WFCU Centre Parking Lot 
    8787 McHugh Street, Windsor

Event Date/ Time:

Looking Back

Dawn Bosco, Manager of Children's Services for the City of Windsor, interviewed with CTV Windsor from an ENWIN Utilities bucket truck at our 2022 event: "It's a phenomenal turnout; it's our first in-person since 2019; and I think families are just thrilled to come out!" (Click here for the CTV Windsor Interview.)

Special thank you to all the operators and staff that made this event possible. The parking lot was full of proud faces from both the operators and children. The operators' participation allowed families to have a close-up experience of machines and their jobs. 

"... literacy isn't just about reading; literacy is about explorations. So things that you can do with a vehicle such as turning right and left, going up and down in the bucket truck, so there's a lot of physical literacy components."

Meet-A-Machine has given children across Windsor Essex a hands-on learning experience that they will take with them for years to come.

Photos: 2023 photo album / 2022 photo album2019 photo album

"Meet-A-Machine" Looking Back Video!

Meet-A-Machine 2019 Video
Meet-A-Machine 2019 Video