BIZ X MAGAZINE JUNE 2024, VOLUME 27 ISSUE 6

CONTENTS BIZ X MAGAZINE JUNE 2024, VOLUME 27 ISSUR 6

ON THE COVER — History Comes Alive In Leamington — Page 18. The past meets the present in Leamington’s sesquicentennial. This community wide celebration is driven by a passionate volunteer committee of all ages coming together to organize and carry out certain events. The year-long festivity features an array of activities, including historical exhibits, vibrant night markets and an exciting concert series, reflecting Leamington’s rich heritage and dynamic future. And we have all the details of what is set to happen inside our cover story pages!

INDIVIDUALS/ORGANIZATION PICTURED: Leamington 150 Anniversary Steering Committee members (Back row from left): Mark Ribble, Editor of the Southpoint Sun; Gino DelCiancio, Leamington Area Classic Cruisers; Scott Holland, Historian; John P. Moran, Chair of the Leamington 150 Anniversary Steering Committee and former President of The Bank Theatre; and Sharon Suitor, Special Events Coordinator with the Municipality of Leamington. (Front row from left): Chad Riley, Director/Curator of Leamington Arts Centre; Nicole Mastronardi, Coordinator of the Uptown Leamington BIA; Michelle Fortier, administrator/Secretary of the Leamington 150 committee; and Manager of The Bank Theatre; Maureen Lamotte, Owner of Fletcher’s Cleaners. Missing from photo: Chad Robinson, Past Chair of the Leamington District Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Uptown Leamington BIA and Owner of Crave Family Grill & Pub and Wendy Parsons, General Manager and Ursula Tiessen, Administrative Assistant at the Leamington District Chamber of Commerce. LOCATION: The Bank Theatre, 10 Erie Street South in Leamington, a 212 seat theatre hosting theatrical productions, music concerts, concerts and community events. It is also a major sponsor of the anniversary events and the headquarters of the Leamington 150 Anniversary Steering Committee, where their regular meetings have been held since January 2024. (BankTheatre.com)

CONTENTS BIZ X MAGAZINE JUNE 2024, VOLUME 27 ISSUR 6

4 Funny Stuff
5 From The Publisher: June Is Recreation & Parks Month – In Windsor And The City’s 132nd Birthday

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6 Have A Cup Of Joe With Joe: The 20 Year Anniversary Milestone Achievement For Cardinal Music Productions – Cardinal Music Productions is celebrating its 20th anniversary of serving theatre goers in Windsor Essex. Our Cup of Joe columnist, Joe McParland, looks back over these past two decades (and beyond) with Joseph Anthony Cardinal, the Owner, Actor, Director and Producer of this musical theatre production company. He is not to be confused with His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal Anthony, LOL! Cardinal is pictured above during a 2018 performance of Catch Me If You Can, based on a true story. Cardinal had to take over one of the leads on this production with only three weeks notice because someone bailed . . . But the show must always go on! (Photo courtesy of Breannah Presley)
8 Front Lines
11 SWOBEN Success Stories
12 Newsflash

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13 Belle Vivante: Sipping Wine At A Renovated Lakefront Winery – Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery in Amherstburg is an enchanting vista located in the Lake Erie North Shore wine region that is reminiscent of ancient times. Surrounded by nature it is the perfect background for a wedding, special celebration or a day out with friends to enjoy a glass of fine wine on the patio. The unspoiled nature is completed by a modern renovated interior, Italian style lunchroom, beautiful tasting room and large dining rooms on the second floor. We highly recommend a re-visit to see this new beautiful renovated space as soon as you can. (Photo by Tracey Harding)
16 Food For Thought: It’s All Happening In The ’Burg
24 XX Files: Hoot, Hoot, Hooray For New Biz Owner, Anne Ussoletti Of The Owl’s Nest Emporium
26 Ask The Experts: Fourth & Apsley (Formerly Duby’s Home Centre)
28 Event Profile: The 11th Annual Woofa~Roo Pet Fest – Every dog has his day, or festival once a year, as Amherstburg’s Woofa~Roo Pet Fest returns June 22 & 23. From exciting action-packed events showcasing the athletic abilities and skills of participating dogs, demonstrations, vendors, activities and entertainment, you and your pet — if you choose to bring them with you — are sure to have a funtastic time! (Inset front cover photo of a pet participant in the charity dog race last year courtesy of Donny Moore Photography)
28 Motivational Quotes With Danny
30 Awards Spotlight: TWEPI’s 9th Annual BOWE Winners

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32 The Parenting Biz: Celebrating All Things Canadian – Canada Day is an important day to Canadians and has been celebrated by families for 156 years. Many towns in the Windsor Essex and Chatham Kent area take pride in being Canadian and plan festivities geared toward family enjoyment. One celebration in particular is in Tecumseh, where the photo above was taken during the 2023 Canada Day free BBQ with Keith Rajisl, Owner of Lakewood Ice Cream (right) and volunteer Daniel Klapper. We give you more information on the town’s 2024 celebrations and also researched where else you and your family need to be on or around July 1. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Tecumseh).
37 Guest Column: The Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County Children’s Peer Support Group 38 Biz Of The Month: Seguin’s Parrotlets And Pets