On Thursday night at the Other Place Catering Reception Centre, located in the City Market Square Plaza (Walker Rd. and Ottawa), the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night was held by the newly rebranded Cogeco TV.
After years of recognition in the community as TVC or TV Cogeco, the local community cable station is now known as Cogeco TV.
A longtime community presence in covering local Windsor-Essex County events, sports, arts and culture, Cogeco TV is a volunteer driven organization. Under the local Management of Robert Scussolin and his fulltime production staff (Marlene Corey, Cliff Danby, Wayne Jenner, Dave Renaud and Darrin DiCarlo), it is really the volunteers that are the heart and soul of the programming.
Whether it is Windsor City or Essex County Council Meetings, Ravens football, Spitfire Hockey, Express Basketball, John Fairley’s Face to Face Program, Plugged In and a number of other locally produced shows, it is the volunteers who are manning the cameras, creating the graphics, and doing the set up and tear down for these shows.
According to Scussolin, “our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are critical to our success. With their assistance we are able to produce truly local community programming.”
This night was dedicated to the fifty or so volunteers from 2015-2016 and their committed and tireless efforts, with a shout out of gratitude to their supportive families and spouses, also invited to be with them for this event.
In addition, Cogeco TV recognized some of the community partners who also help contribute to their success. Elisa Mitton was in attendance representing the University of Windsor Athletics, John Fairley representing St. Clair College, and Keith Chinnery – Station Manager representing AM800.
A longtime staple of Cogeco TV programming, Mike Poirier and his crew of eight from the popular Comic Book Syndicate show were given special recognition for producing their 100th episode this past year.
BIZ X Magazine congratulates Cogeco TV and all their volunteers for their stellar work throughout the year and looks forward to the ongoing partnership we enjoy with Cogeco TV.
Anyone interested in becoming a Cogeco TV volunteer should contact Marlene Corey at 519 972-4097 or email her at [email protected] .
Feature photo: Cogeco TV Staffers and 2015-2016 Volunteers.