National Convention Seeks Official Charity Beneficiary.

The Northern National Collectors’ Convention (Northern National) has opened artist, exhibitor, and sponsor registration for its inaugural event, which will take place at Caesars Windsor, September 29-October 1, 2023. As part of its mission, the Northern National will seek to leave a legacy to a registered charity in the community where the event is being hosted. Non-profit organizations who wish to apply must meet the follow criteria:

  • Be a registered Windsor-Essex charity
  • Be a registered Windsor-Essex amateur athletic association
  • be a First Nation, Inuit, or Metis community/band or registered non-profit organization/charity*

Organizations, not registered non-profit organizations/charities are still eligible to apply in partnership with a trustee organization that possesses a charitable status.

The Northern National welcomes charities that align with at least one of the four (4) areas of impact: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready for School, Ready for Work, and serve youth aged 0-19 who face barriers.

The Northern National prioritizes the following demographics:

  • Youth who face socioeconomic barriers
  • Black youth
  • First Nations, Inuit, and Metis youth
  • Newcomers/Refugee youth
  • Girl-identified youth (in the case of gender-specific programming)
  • 2SLGBTQ+ Identified youth
  • Youth who identify as having a disability – intellectual or physical

The deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST

The Northern National Collectors’ Convention takes place inside the Augustus Tower at Caesars Windsor, September 29-October 1, 2023, in tandem with the Windsor Fan Experience (WFX), a regional show that will be co-launched with the national one. The inaugural show will be billed as Northern National presents Windsor Fan Experience.

The Northern National will have all the accents of a traditional card expo but will more importantly enable the Trading Card Game (TCG) community (inclusive of brands ranging from Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Disney Lorcana, and Dragon Ball Z) to have a national presence in Canada. Inclusive of WFX, it will be a hybrid convention that has all the trimmings of a pop culture event with celebrities, athletes, and much more.