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Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) has announced that its signature event, the “Windsor-Essex Telethon” returns to CTV Windsor in early April.

“The unwavering support that Easter Seals and our community has received through the Foundation is tremendous!” says Easter Seals Development Officer, Jeremy Renaud. “Their commitment to helping kids in our community has been, and continues to be, greatly appreciated. It’s a significant boost for the event and March is our Easter Seals Month campaign.”

The Easter Seals Telethon has undergone major changes this past year.

“Last year’s event was moved to the fall due to the pandemic. However, the extra few months provided us with the opportunity to overhaul the Telethon format with a new, modern look. The modernized format allowed us to reach a new audience while maintaining some of the traditional Telethon elements, and most importantly, raise over $107,900 for kids with physical disabilities in the community.”

Ram Sridhar, Telethon Committee Chair

Kicking off fundraising for 2021 Telethon, The Toldo Foundation, a long-time supporter of Easter Seals, has once again made a significant contribution of $25,000.

The 39th Annual Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) Telethon presented by the Toldo Foundation airs on Saturday, April 3 and April 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. on CTV Windsor. The Telethon takes place during the afternoon feature presentations of “Ghostbusters 2” (on April 3) and Disney’s “Tomorrowland” (on April 10). For more information or to donate visit online.

Easter Seals Ontario is now in its 99th year of being a champion for children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds within the communities of Windsor-Essex and across the province. Its roots emerged from Rotary locally who spearheaded the founding organization, The Ontario Society for Crippled Children (November 28, 1922).

Programs include funding for essential mobility and accessibility equipment, fully accessible summer camp opportunities at its two properties, Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden, online virtual camp programming, public awareness, and information resources. Easter Seals provides its programs and services thanks to the generous support of its donors and sponsors. For more information or to donate, visit or connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Production on this year’s Telethon was in pre-recorded segments completed inside the Student Life Centre at St. Clair College on March 20, 2021.

“We are really excited to once again host the pre-record event inside our beautiful campus at the College,” says St. Clair College’s Vice President, College Communications & Community Relations, John Fairley. “Every safety precaution is being looked after to ensure we provide a warm hospitable environment for everyone involved while maintaining safe physical distancing in line with the College’s policies, those of the local health unit, and within the guidelines of the provincial government.”

Biz X photographer Rod Denis was there to capture some great shots for the Biz X website, with others being published in the May 2021 issue. Check out his photos here now!

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A professional photographer for over 30 years, Rod Denis has shot everything from fashion models and commercial products to food and automobiles. Denis is a graduate of the photography program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and has worked in major centres such as Toronto, Halifax and Detroit. Since 1991 he has operated Rodney L. Denis Photography shooting commercial projects for corporate brochures, catalogues, calendars and the web. Rod has been taking photos for Biz X magazine since day one. Be sure to watch for him at area events and business functions.