AM800 Community Events
The AM800 Community Calendar is for Non-Profit Events ONLY.
Events MUST be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event date.
To submit your event e-mail information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic it is recomended all large gatherings be put on hold.
Now thru November 3rd: Pony up for WETRA! Email email@example.com or call 519-726-7682 to get a 10 pack to sell or buy a ticket. $10.00 is all it takes to buy your chance at winning the cash. On November 3rd, three winners will take home $1,000. Help keep kids in therapy on their much loved horses!
Now thru October 31st: Stuff a Casket with Socks for the Homeless at the Lost Souls Cemetary at 10310 Caledon Court in Forest Glade or at 2478 Buckingham Drive. All donations support the Downtown Mission and Coats for Kids.
Thursday October 15th - Sunday October 18th: It’s been a while, but the annual Bookfest is back and more flexible than ever! During these uncertain times, we want everyone to know that Literary Arts Windsor holds safety as our highest priority. That’s why Bookfest will be held virtually this year, which makes the event even more accessible for authors and literature fans alike. With so many people isolating, working from home, and staying in doors, entertainment is high in demand. We could not let our arts community down, so we are offering an abundance of literary experiences for FREE (donations welcome) beginning October 15th at 8am and ending October 18th at 5pm. This event will be hosted online via Zoom. Each Segment will be in one-hour sections, which you can register for the segments of your choice by registering on bookfestwindsor.com.
Featured authors include artists like Carol Rose GoldenEagle, who is a Cree and Dene award-winning published novelist, poet, playwright, visual artist, and musician with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. Desmond Cole, an award-winning journalist, radio host, and activist in Toronto. His writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, The Walrus, NOW Magazine, Ethnic Aisle, Torontoist, BuzzFeed, and the Ottawa Citizen. Evelyn Lau, the 2014 Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver. She is the author of thirteen books, including eight volumes of poetry. She has won multiple awards and recognitions, with her most famous novel made into a CBC movie. And many authors that hail from and/ or currently reside in Windsor-Essex, like Kristyn Dunnion, Dorothy Mahoney, Laurie Smith, Madeline Sonik, and Windsor’s first ever Youth Poet Laureate Samantha Badaoa, to name a few. Although there is unlimited capacity online, we still encourage you to register for your favourite authors NOW! Go to bookfestwindsor.com and click on Register 2020 along the top ribbon. https://www.bookfestwindsor.com/event/bookfest-festival-du-livre-windsor-2020/
Friday October 16th - Sunday October 18th: Students Offering Support from teh University of Windsor will be hosting their first annual Race to Guatemala, a 5km walk/run/bike. THier goal is to rais $10,000 to fund their yearly outreach trips, which aim to create sustainable education in rural Guatemala. Participants can join a team and fundraise together to reach their fundraising goal. Sign up or donate at
Saturday October 17th: Join Crafting for a Cure’s virtual fundraising gala on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 7:00PM EST in support of a great cause. In addition to the entertainment, a silent auction filled with exciting items up for bid will be held, with the proceeds going directly towards the Crafting for a Cure mission. It is great to have an opportunity to be a part of the community in and around Windsor to help bring smiles to all the children who visit Windsor Regional. To get your spot in the event, go to www.craftingforacure.ca and purchase your tickets. Tickets are only $25 and with the purchase, you will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to win the grand prize presented by Air Canada!
Sunday October 18th: The CARP committee for 'Long Term Change" invites you to walk for awareness on October 18th. They are working and following with the Ottawa CARP Chapter and others Chapters for “Not for Profit” homes to change or eliminate these homes and the gov’t take them back. Ontario is the only province in Canada that has “For Profit” nursing homes.
Tuesday October 20th: The Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial and local pizzerias are joining forces in support of the worldwide eradication of POLIO. The annual Pizza for Polio fundraiser is in cooperation with Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign. On October 20, 2020, local residents are encouraged to order pizza from the participating pizzerias. Each one will generously be donating a part of their proceeds to Rotary International’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Participating Pizzerias are:
Antonino’s Original Pizza – 3 locations
4310 Howard Ave, Windsor • 519-969-1959
6535 Malden Rd, LaSalle • 519-978-2500
1695 Manning Rd, Tecumseh • 519-979-9759
Armando’s Pizza – LaSalle
Malden Rd. LaSalle • 519-734-1239
Armando’s Pizza – Amherstburg
421 Sandwich St S, Amherstburg • 519-736-1736
BullsEye Pizza – South Windsor
3395 Howard Ave, South Windsor • 519-969-5858
Capri Pizzeria – 3 locations
3020 Dougall Rd., South Windsor • 519-969-6851
9931 Tecumseh Rd. E, Forest Glade • 519-979-3636
1468 Front Road, LaSalle • 519-734-7744
Oven 360 – 2 locations
1349 Grand Marais Rd. W. South Windsor • 519-915-6900
6505 Malden Rd., LaSalle • 519-970-9686
Sarducci’s Pizza – 2 locations
Tecumseh Rd. W., Windsor • 519-977-0988
2675 Lauzon Rd., Windsor • 519-974-7200
Friday October 23rd & Saturday October 24th: From the same people who brought you the Spirits of Sandwich and Spirits of Amherstburg Walking Tours comes something a little bit more stationary. Rather than walking through an area that is said to be haunted, the audiencegets to sit and relax and have scary stories about those areas told to them. Performances begin at 8pm at the Water's Edge Events Centre. You'll enjoy some local culture and get frightened out of your wits at the same time! A very fun and spooky night that will teach you a bit more about the area you live in.
Saturday October 24th: The Erie Wildlife Rescue Fall Yard Sale is back 10am - 3pm. Sorry, NO BAKE SALE or FOOD. Cash Only. Large selections of items including dishes, glassware, books, artwork & other household items. Halloween & Christmas decor. All indoors at 11168 Tecumseh Road E. Face coverings required for entry, and social distancing rules will be observed. EWR recieves no operating funds from the government, so your support will contribute to the purchase of food, caging, medical supplies adn veterninary services for local wildlife in need of care. For more information call 519-735-3919
Saturday October 24th: The Women's justice & Empowerment Association is hosting a one day collection between 1 & 5pm to provide people in need of menstruation and hygiene products, whether that be the housing insecure, the vulnerable, or people fleeing domestic abuse in Windsor. These products include unused and unopened tampons, pads, panty liners, hygienic wipes, facial wipes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, deodorant, packaged underware, diapers and other reasonable hegine products. These products will be appropriately dispersed upon collection to Hiatus House, Nisa Homes, OPS, Feel Great Initiative & Children's Aid Society. Collection Locations:
74 Russel St Essex
4322 Tumbleweed Crecent
249 Oak St Windsor
12021 McNorton St, Windsor (Tecumseh Arena Parking Lot)
1646 Alexis Road, Windsor
If you are not able to drop off items, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick up. For more information visit www.wjea.ca/hygiene-heist.
Monday November 2nd: November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario, and Hiatus House would like to invite all community members to join them virutally for their annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Purple Tree Lighting Ceremony - November 2nd at 6pm
November 13th: The Rotary Club of LaSalle presents thier first ever Virtual Trivia Challenge Friday November 13th at 7pm. Your support will fund the needs of Rotary Projects and you'll have the chance to win great prizes! As in the previous two years, this Trivia Challenge will be hosted by Mack Flash Entertainment. When you purchase a $10 ticket, your email address will be registered and you will recieve a special link on the day of the event for this exclusive Virtual Trivia Challenge! Register at https://squareup.com/store/rotary-club-of-lasalle-centennial
Wednesdays in October: the You’re invited to the Planning for Success: Preparing Now for the Future Zoom events being held each Wednesday in October. When people with developmental disabilities leave secondary school, they, along with their families face many areas of change. To Register contact Ken McCarthy at 519-253-2481 ext. 1153.
October 28th, November 19th, & January 22nd: We are Not a Phase: Indigenous Screening Series + Talks are a series of four separate short programs that showcase a variety of film genres by primarily Indigenous Directors from across Turtle Island. The organizers assert that in this time what comes to mind is the connection to the land and the responsibility to the past and future generations. The films are grounded in the concerns of communities, pride, resiliency and memory. The discussion will involve community members with special guests who will be able to speak from their own perspective and worldview. The goal is to build relationships within the communities we occupy and to celebrate the artists who imagine a better future for their people.