NEWSFLASH April 2021

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NEWSFLASH April 2021


Making a difference in Windsor Essex once again, Manor Windsor Realty Ltd., Brokerage continues its “Manor Keys of Hope” initiative. It all began in 2018 when Manor agents decided to start their own annual fundraising program by putting aside money from each home sold during the year to help a local organization or charity. “We are pleased to donate to these great community organizations that work tirelessly for those in need,” states Rob Agnew, Broker/Manager. “This annual event will bring us together as a group to help give back to our great community.” This year’s beneficiaries share in over $21,000 and include: (see photo) Julien’s House Bereavement Support Centre ($10,000); Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Windsor-Essex County’s Pandemic Response Therapist ($10,000) and Ron Gudel, a local Magician/Philanthropist ($1,000) who brings joy to Windsor’s sick kids every week. Get full details on each of the beneficiaries on the following websites:; and Manor Windsor Realty Ltd., Brokerage is an independently owned local real estate firm serving Windsor Essex since 1986. Log on to: to read more about the company, to connect with their agents and view properties for sale.

Douglas Marketing Group (DMG) recently announced a new affiliated partnership with Agence Rinaldi — Maestro Communications. The breadth of portfolio experience takes DMG and Agence Rinaldi — Maestro Communications, across sectors and presents options for outreach. Further collaboration between themselves and their clients will significantly expand both agencies’ performance portfolios, combining existing strengths in omni-channel programmatic advertising with strategic support around brand building, content, French and English creative, as well as proprietary software for campaign management. “We are tCAN — The Canadian Advertising Agency Network members and know firsthand the benefit of collaborative thinking,” says Kay Douglas, DMG President. “This strategic affiliation links a fully bilingual experience and woman-owned outreach in Canada and the U.S. We have built our business on working together in strategic relationships for both ourselves and our clients throughout our 30 year history. Together we are stronger and can accomplish more benefits for all.”

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island has launched “Nonna’s Shopping List,” a new digital passport program that provides both locals and visitors with the opportunity to explore the culture of Windsor’s Little Italy district along Erie Street. The complimentary digital pass is available online. Once registered, users can receive VIP savings, prizes and Nonna-approved selections at participating businesses. From curated Italian housewares, to fine dining, authentic coffee and mouth-watering sweets, “Nonna’s Shopping List” has something for everyone!

St. Clair College Event Management students are set to host an online charity auction benefiting Habitat For Humanity Windsor-Essex from 8 a.m., April 9, to 11:59 p.m., April 13, 2021. The Habitat For Humanity ReStore is situated at 51 Edinborough Street in Windsor and details on this non-profit charitable organization can be found on their website. “This is the online charity event of the year,” says Project Manager Louanne Sylvestre. The Event Management students are a group of eight hard-working individuals who want to make a difference in our community and gain experience in planning a fundraiser for their future careers in event planning. To bid on an item please register online.

And even more is cooking up at St. Clair College with Culinary Management students preparing meal kits, a food choice that has exploded in popularity during the pandemic. According to Chef Marc Johnston, Coordinator of the Culinary Management program, their “Cook at Home” meal packages have been so popular that they will likely stay on the menu and be part of student training in the future. Since January, students in their final semester of the program have been creating the meal kits and selling them out of Eatery 101 at the College’s South Windsor campus. They produce about 50 kits a day and the refrigerated kits are sold for pickup Wednesday to Friday each week (with ordering between 2 to 5 p.m.). The meal kit project combines a kitchen management class and a final semester internship for 41 Culinary Management students. There is a rotation that puts three students in charge of each week’s meal packages, with others serving as helping hands. Whereas national meal kits, such as Goodfood and HelloFresh, may be popular, St. Clair now has now given Windsor Essex residents a way to support local instead, both financially and in education! Packages change weekly, but past choices have included meals such as Rosemary Sirloin Steak; Filipino Beef Stir Fry and Authentic Chicken Biryani. Prices are for two people and start at $20 and up.

Happy fifth anniversary to Orthodontist Dr. Maxwell Abraham and his staff at Abraham Orthodontics, 185 Erie Street South, Unit 1 in Leamington. “Our openness and transparency of providing treatment when needed and meeting our patients’ specific needs when wanted, paired with the best service and affordability, has created thousands of lasting relationships with our patients and their families,” states Dr. Abraham. “We hope to continue to do so for many generations to come!” Dr. Abraham is a leader in utilizing the newest technologies to make perfect smiles — like the use of Invisalign, a teeth aligning treatment, where they are a Diamond Plus Provider, placing them in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America. As well as his commitment to public health (he is currently a board member at Erie Shores Healthcare and on the Ontario Association of Orthodontists), his dental office has everything it takes to make the next generation of families beam with pride as their confidence, self-worth and joy shine through their new beautiful smiles. Since opening in March 2016, the Abraham Orthodontics team has donated $1 million in free orthodontic exams, and growth and development consults, in their “Growing Smiles” program, and diagnostics. They are committed to procuring the best life for children in the community by supporting unique school initiatives, most recently the funding of five local schools to revamp their reading, equipment and technology programs, as well as oral health campaigns. As well, the Abraham Orthodontics Community Youth Room for newcomer and at-risk teens, at the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex, helps youth who go there to socialize, get homework help and tutoring, plus participate in leadership training. Thank you Abraham Orthodontics for all you have done and will do in the future to make our region a better place to live, work and play!

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