Newsflash May 2022 – Tayler Lynn’s New EP, Yours Truly
Tayler Lynn, a 22 year old pop/country music artist from Windsor, is excited about her first single, Second Guess, which debuted April 8 followed by May 27, Play It Safe. From now until September, a new single will be released monthly and then all songs will be compiled on her EP entitled Yours Truly. Lynn writes all her own songs and already has 20 songs available on many streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. “I’ve been writing songs since I was 12 years old and singing for as long as I can remember,” Lynn states. “I’ve struggled daily with mental health/anxiety since I was 10 years old and music has been the only thing that has helped me cope, so I started releasing my songs in 2018 in hopes that my music can help at least one person feel less alone.”
Leamington District Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for 14 categories in their Business Excellence Awards until May 24, 2022. If you know a business that excels in customer service, a company that goes above and beyond, or who is your go to person in the business community that has helped Leamington businesses and organizations, send in your nomination! The final winners will be revealed on September 14, 2022 during an awards ceremony.
The University of Windsor welcomed RBC On Campus to its student community in April. “We are excited to deepen our relationship with RBC in this unique way,” says Gillian Heisz, UWindsor’s Vice President, Finance and Operations. “Having RBC representatives in the CAW Student Centre (Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) conveniently brings important services to our campus community.” Building on the RBC Future Launch initiative — RBC’s 10 year, $500 million commitment to youth across Canada — the on campus space is designed to provide convenience and empower students on their road to independence. “We’re thrilled to add the University of Windsor to our community of almost 20 on campus RBC branches across Canada,” states Tanja Wilkins, RBC’s regional Vice President. “It’s our commitment to help young people prepare for the future. That’s why our campus locations go far beyond traditional banking services to provide unique experiences and advice to students to support them on their journeys.” Services offered include: advice workshops, including topics like building credit, budgeting, investing, job search 101, personal branding; in-person and virtual appointments; account openings; and loan/credit applications.
HALL OF FAME
At an event held on March 8 for International Women’s Day, In Honour of the Ones We Love (InHonour.ca) celebrated the individuality, achievements and contributions of Becky Langlois, Marketing and Community Relations for Motor City Community Credit Union. Born and bred in Windsor, Langlois spent 24 years in the media at CBC Television and 15 years with the MCCCU, and is set to retire this summer. As marketing and community relations manager, she has had the pleasure of meeting amazing members who do their banking with MCCCU, its staff and a Board of Directors who care about the members’ experience. The community is very connected and Langlois has learned that the passion and generosity of the community leaders have made a difference in the lives of many Windsorites, young and old, healthy and unwell. Congratulations Becky, on this well deserved recognition!
The WEtech Alliance winners of the fifth annual Tech Awards, powered by TekSavvy Solutions Inc. are: Phillip Olla, Audacia (Tech Professional of the Year); Maxine Ebegbuzie Shelton, Max Mobile Solutions (Tech Woman of the Year); AlphaKOR Group (Tech Company of the Year); Doug Sartori, Parallel 42 Systems (Tech Mentor of the Year); Brian Aspinall (Tech Educator of the Year); Art Gallery of Windsor (Tech Adoption of the Year); REEL Outline (Tech Start-up of the Year); Nwanneka Baraka (Tech Student/Young Professional of the Year); St. Clair College IT Department (Tech Team of the Year); and Edison Financial (WEtech Choice Award). To view podcast videos of each winner please visit their website.
ON THE MOVE
Little Foot Foods has outgrown its space in Windsor at 1404 Tecumseh Road East and will be moving to 2010 Fasan Drive in Oldcastle, in June. Rob Myers, who owns the business, along with wife Rachael, states: “We have simply outgrown our current location and rather than find something else, we will eventually grow out of, we’ve decided to take on an empty shell and fix it up according to our needs.” Little Foot Foods, which opened in September 2013, now sells its products in over 50 locations across Ontario. “We needed more manufacturing space so that we can continue to increase and service our retail locations,” adds Myers. Products are sold in area grocery stores, markets, bakeries, delicatessens and butcher shops. “We’re fortunate to live in a community that loves pierogies and we are very grateful for everyone’s support,” adds Myers. The new location will also include a retail storefront.
Dodgeball Canada appointed Windsorite Jeremy Renaud to the role of General Manager, in early April. As part of Renaud’s role, he is responsible for overseeing Team Canada’s participation at Nationals (June 16 to 19, 2022) and the World Championship (August 28 to September 4, 2022), taking place at the Saville Community Sports Centre (University of Alberta). For Renaud, who comes from a very extensive background in sport at the regional, provincial, national and international level — both as a past multi-sport athlete and current sports administrator — this is a dream come true. “I am very honoured and excited to lead Team Canada to the highest apex of the medals podium in collaboration with our six national teams’ coaches and athletes,” he expresses. Renaud is currently a Professor of Sport and Recreation Management within the Zekelman School of Business & Information Technology at St. Clair College, the Esports Coordinator under Student Success & Leadership Centre at the University of Windsor, and General Manager for Canada’s National Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo. He will also be joined by Eric Dominguez and Christian Oomen, both students of Renaud’s sport and recreation management classes at the college. Dominguez will intern at Dodgeball Canada as a marketing and operations coordinator to support national and world events, while Oomen will be the Assistant to the General Manager with direct involvement in Team’s Canada participation at both competitions.
DATES TO REMEMBER
The Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) and the City of Windsor, have partnered to celebrate the biennial 2022 WEA awards and grants’ ceremony and the Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards (WMAA), to support and recognize creative individuals and organizations in our region. An outdoor ceremony is set to take place May 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Vision Corridor (beside the Art Gallery of Windsor and Chimczuk Museum). All are welcome to attend by pre-registering online.
Every Friday from May 20 to October 2, 2022, starting at 3 p.m. until Sunday evening, the streets in downtown Amherstburg are open for visitors during Open Air Weekends. You can stroll through the award winning waterfront gardens; dine on amazing cuisine and sip on a beverage sitting at an outdoor patio, enjoy entertainment, shop sidewalk sales and so much more! To add extra fun to your experience there are street games for the young and the young at heart, plus free yoga in the park and music concerts.
The Windsor Classic Chorale is excited to be hosting its first live concert since 2019 — One with Nature — featuring a program of selections inspired by, and written about, the beauty of nature. Performances are scheduled for May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army South Windsor Citadel, and June 12 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Point Pelee National Park’s Visitor Centre. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
Pat Pagano presents the 20th annual HandiCapable Fishing Derby at Assumption Park on the Detroit River, June 4, 2022, starting at 9 a.m. The event offers special needs children (who can participate at no cost) the opportunity to go fishing under supervision by local pro-fisherman, in a controlled atmosphere to ensure maximum safety and fun. Entertainment by Music Express, and Windsor Flyboard demos and the Snow Sisters from Enchanted Adventure Parties, are also on the schedule. Special guests include Italo Labignan, host of Canadian SportFishing TV show, and his camera crew shooting clips of the event to be aired on Sportsnet this coming season. The derby, sponsored by the Alan Quesnel Family Foundation, is a fundraiser for the Italian Canadian HandiCapable Association, an organization that works closely with individuals with a physical or intellectual disability living in our community.