Jurassic Park gets a second shot in Canada’s south.
Organizers say another outdoor viewing party at Charles Clark Square is planned as the Toronto Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors for Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night.
An estimated 2,700 people watched Game 2 at the first Windsor Jurassic Park on Sunday night.
A handful of donors have stepped up to help host Jurassic Clark 2.0.
"Everybody has stepped up, friends, community partners, and more importantly, the BIA," said organizer Renaldo Agostino.
The Downtown BIA, Downtown Community Collaborative, Liuna and many private donors are making contributions, though none would specify exactly how much.
DWBIA chair Brian Yeomans says it's being funded from their reserve account, a no brainer based on the number of people who packed Charles Clarke Square Sunday night. Many attendees went into restaurants, bars and shops before and after Game 2.
Before they stepped forward, Agostino said the event may not happen a second time.
Agostino went before Windsor city council Monday night looking for a financial boost to pull off subsequent events at the same venue. He says the first event cost roughly $10,000 to execute, with some funding from LiUNA, Unifor, TWEPI and the Downtown Windsor BIA to offset costs.
Agostino was hoping the city would kick in some funding, indicating in many other cities across Canada, the municipalities actually host the events.
After rejecting a bid to provide $10,000 to offset costs associated with hosting the event, council agreed to waive the permit fees for the use of Charles Clarke Square, a $650 per-event cost.June 4, 2019