Monday, September 10, 2012

Ford City Arts & Heritage Fest

Ford City Arts & Heritage Fest 2012
September 30 2012 1am-4pm FREE EVENT
The Adventure Starts @ 1078 Drouillard Road

The Historic Ford City Neighbourhood in Windsor invites you to explore....several businesses and historic buildings are opening their doors and each will offer you a unique and exciting way to interact with Ford City. The event also features an artisan market, live music, local food and arts activities in the Ford City Community Garden.

Participants will receive an Explore Ford City Map when they visit 1078 Drouillard or Our Lady of the Roasry Roman Catholic Church at Riverside Drive and Drouillard. The map will detail the locations and activities which will include:

1) Doors Open Sites:
  • Three Historic Churches; St. John the Divine Orthodox Church, Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church will be open with free guided tours. This will be the first time Our Lady of the Rosary church has been open to the public in over 5 years!
  • Atelier Virginianne, artist workshop and studio, will be holding a "Meet the Artist" event. You will encounter some of the accomplished artists that created the over 20 murals that grace the sides of buildings along Drouillard Road in Ford City.
  • Voltair Heating and Cooling, will be displaying a collection of historic photographs of Ford City as well as antique camera equipment.
  • Spirit of Excellence(SOE), Creativity Training Centre, will be opening their studios to teach participants expressive flag dancing. Not a dancer? Try your hand at drumming in one of their drum clinics or have your make up, nails or a temporary tattoo done by one of their Make Up Artistry graduates! SOE will have their smoothie bar open during the event. There's something for everyone at SOE.
  • Standard Printing Inc, print company, will be open to show you what happens inside a print company. Standard has been in business for more than 40 years.
  • Border City Boxing Club will be open to the public, come see where Justin Trudeau recently boxed and where World Champs are made!
2) Art in the Ford City Community Garden: Join us for family friendly arts activities in the garden and leave your mark on Ford City! The garden will also feature a reading of her new book "Grasshopper on My Shoulder" by local children's author JoAnn Loeffen-Thompson.

3) Artisan Market: Shop an eclectic mix of local artist's creations along the 1000 block of Drouillard.

4) Live Street Music by Local Talent including Livi, Chris Ould and more!

5) Self Guided Historic Mural Tours with free full colour booklet

6) Local Restaurant The Sunflower Organic Cafe will be selling organic bbq items.

Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal
Date(s) & Time(s):
Sunday, September 30, 2012 — 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1078 Drouillard Windsor, Ontario View Map of this Activity
From the EC Row Expressway take Walker Road going North to Seminole Ave. Turn right onto Seminole until you reach Drouillard Road. Turn left onto Drouillard. Head North until you reach 1078 Drouillard.
In case of rain
Most events are in-doors or will move in-doors. Most aspects of the event are wheelchair accessible.

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