Celebrities

Laura Vandervoort

Supergirl

SUPERGIRL TO HEADLINE THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE!
Smallville Star Laura Vandervoort to Head to Windsor.

Presented by: Cartoon Kingdom

Windsor, ON, October 8, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce its inaugural headliner for the Easter Seals Spectacle; Laura Vandervoort.

Born in Toronto, Vandervoort is a versatile actress who not only crosses over genres, but also transforms from character to character embracing the essence of every role she plays. Best known for her roles on the television shows "Smallville" as Supergirl, and "V," Laura has built an international fan base of men and women of all ages.

Most recently, Laura brings her dramatic acting to Netflix’s “V-Wars” (December 2019.) Starring alongside Ian Somerhalder, Laura portrays ‘Mila Dubov,’ a key character whom, as a vampire herself is tortured by what she has become and helps fight off the vampire species. The series based on Jonathan Maberry’s best-selling books about a genetic mutated outbreak.

“Easter Seals is thrilled to welcome Laura Vandervoort to the Spectacle,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle Promoter, Jeremy Renaud. “As a wildly popular actress amongst a variety of genres, she not only brings a fabulous presence to the show but emulates the pinnacle of excellence as a champion for diversity and inclusion and girl empowerment; synonymous to the themes that will be revealed with this show this November.”

Vandervoort will be making a one-day appearance at the Easter Seals Spectacle, which will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel(1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

The Easter Seals Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival. Residents and visitors of this unique event will have the opportunity to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TV celebrities, sports heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms.

Gabrielle Miller

Lacey Burrows, Corner Gas

Presented by: Wolfhead Distillery

Gabrielle Sunshine Miller is a Canadian actress who, since the start of her career in 1993, has appeared in hundreds of television films and series episodes, including leading roles in two of Canada's most popular concurrently-running series, the sitcom Corner Gas (2004–09) and the comedy-drama Robson Arms (2005–08). She was also a regular or semi-regular on the TV series Pasadena (2002), Alienated (2003–04), Call Me Fitz (2012–13), Mother Up! (2013) and Good Witch (2015–16).

Tara Spencer-Nairn

Karen Pelley, Corner Gas

Presented by: Cartoon Kingdom

Tara Spencer-Nairn is a Canadian actress best known for her work on the television series Corner Gas.

Voice Actors

Will Brisbin

Ryder, Paw Patrol

WILL BRISBIN, THE VOICE OF “RYDER” FROM PAW PATROL, TO MAKE DEBUT APPEARANCE INWINDSOR
Easter Seals to host Will Brisbin for his first-ever worldwide appearance at Spectacle.

Presented by: Easter Seals

Windsor, ON, October 6, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce Will Brisbin, the voice of “Ryder” from the hit TV series Paw Patrol as well as Paw Patrol: The Movie, as a guest at its Easter Seals Spectacle program this November. Brisbin shares the excitement as his appearance at the Spectacle will be his first worldwide appearance.

“I am thrilled to make my first appearance in Windsor in support of Easter Seals and look forward to meeting with Paw Patrol fans!” says Brisbin.

Brisbin is a Canadian actor, singer and dancer, best known as PAW Patrol’s team leader, Ryder. He gained fame in Hollywood in 2015 for the TV Series “Tiny Plastic Men.”

“Easter Seals is ecstatic to welcome Will Brisbin to Windsor for his first appearance,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle promoter, Jeremy Renaud. “With his instant recognizability and popularity for his portrayal as Ryder on Paw Patrol, he will be an instant hit and the ideal fit for children, families and kids with physical disabilities to meet with this November at the Spectacle.”

Brisbin will be appearing at the Cartoon Kingdom Fanfare during the Easter Seals Spectacle that will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel (1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on November 5-7, 2021.

Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival.

The Cartoon Kingdom Fanfare will include various elements found through traditional pop culture events that fans have come to enjoy, including comics, cards, toys, anime, tabletop and retro gaming, cosplay, comic creators, voice actors and celebrities across various fandoms, to name a few.

Chris Potter

Gambit, X-Men: The Animated Series

Presented by: The Game MD

Christopher Jay Potter is a Canadian actor, director, musician, and pitchman. He is primarily known for his roles on soap operas and prime-time television. Potter is known for his roles as Peter Caine, the son of Kwai Chang Caine (played by David Carradine) on the 1990s crime drama Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Dr. David Cameron on the first season of Queer as Folk, as the voice of Gambit in the animated X-Men series, and for his recurring role as con-artist Evan Owen on The Young and the Restless. He plays Tim Fleming on the drama Heartland.

Lenore Zann

Rogue, X-Men: The Animated Series

Presented by: The CG Realm

Lenore Zann is a Canadian actress and former politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Cumberland—Colchester in the House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Liberal Party. Before entering federal politics, she represented the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2009 until 2019 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party and from June 9, 2019, until September 12, 2019, as an independent.

Bryn McAuley

Voice of Caillou

CAILLOU VOICE ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR TO APPEAR AT THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE
Bryn McAuley, voice of Caillou, and Eric Sevigny, character illustrator, head to Windsor.

Presented by: Easter Seals

Windsor, ON, October 18, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce that Bryn McAuley, the voice of Caillou, and Eric Sevigny, a lead illustrator on the Caillou series, will be appearing at the Easter Seals Spectacle this fall.

Bryn McAuleyis a Canadian actress and singer. She is best known for playing Caillou from children’s television series of the same name, as well as the iconic Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. More recently, she portrayed Mavis in Hotel Transylvania: The Series.

Eric Sevigny is a Canadian illustrator and artist. He is a lead illustrator on Caillou, the internationally recognized children’s character. He has illustrated over 150 Caillou books that have been translated to 20 languages worldwide. Sevigny is also a dynamic artist who has crafted works based on some of the greatest MLB and NHL athletes of our time. More information: https://www.ericsevigny.com/

“Easter Seals is thrilled to welcome Bryn McAuley and Eric Sevigny to the Spectacle,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle promoter, Jeremy Renaud. “We are confident that both fans Caillou and those of their work in other fandoms will be of peak interest through the Spectacle as we band together to raise funds for kids with physical disabilities.”

McAuley and Sevigny will be making a two-day appearance at the Easter Seals Spectacle, taking place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel (1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on Saturday, November 6- Sunday, November 7, 2021.

The Easter Seals Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival. Visitors of this event will have the opportunity to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TV celebrities, sports heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms. Funds raised through the Spectacle will benefit kids with physical disabilities.

Linda Ballantyne

Voice of Sailor Moon

SAILOR MOON TALENT TO CONVERGE AT THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE
Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Tuxedo Mask Voice Artists to Appear in Windsor.

Presented by: Cartoon Kingdom

Windsor, ON, October 18, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce that at the voices behind Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, and Tuxedo Mask from the hit anime series Sailor Moon will appear at Easter Seals Spectacle this fall.

Linda Ballantyne is a Canadian voice actress, best known for voicing the titular role of Sailor Moon/Serena Tsukino in the hit series of the same name. She has voiced many iconic characters throughout her career, including Janet Van Dyne/Wasp in The Avengers: United They Stand and Percy in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

Katie Griffin is a Canadian actress and singer. She held roles in several television movies and feature films. Her best-known cartoon roles include the voices of Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Alex in Totally Spies! and Laugh-a-Lot Bear in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot. More information: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341267/

Toby Proctor is a Canadian voice, film and television actor. He voiced Darien/Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Flash Gordon in the series of the same name, and Copycat Kenin Ranma ½.

“Easter Seals is excited for fans to meet this trio of Canadian voice talent at the Spectacle,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle promoter, Jeremy Renaud.

Ballantyne, Griffin and Proctor will be making a two-day appearance at the Easter Seals Spectacle, taking place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel (1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on Saturday, November 6- Sunday, November 7, 2021.

The Easter Seals Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TV celebrities, sports heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms. Funds raised through the Spectacle will benefit kids with physical disabilities.

Katie Griffin

Voice of Sailor Mars

SAILOR MOON TALENT TO CONVERGE AT THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE
Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Tuxedo Mask Voice Artists to Appear in Windsor.

Presented by: Cartoon Kingdom

Windsor, ON, October 18, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce that at the voices behind Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, and Tuxedo Mask from the hit anime series Sailor Moon will appear at Easter Seals Spectacle this fall.

Linda Ballantyne is a Canadian voice actress, best known for voicing the titular role of Sailor Moon/Serena Tsukino in the hit series of the same name. She has voiced many iconic characters throughout her career, including Janet Van Dyne/Wasp in The Avengers: United They Stand and Percy in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

Katie Griffin is a Canadian actress and singer. She held roles in several television movies and feature films. Her best-known cartoon roles include the voices of Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Alex in Totally Spies! and Laugh-a-Lot Bear in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot. More information: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341267/

Toby Proctor is a Canadian voice, film and television actor. He voiced Darien/Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Flash Gordon in the series of the same name, and Copycat Kenin Ranma ½.

“Easter Seals is excited for fans to meet this trio of Canadian voice talent at the Spectacle,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle promoter, Jeremy Renaud.

Ballantyne, Griffin and Proctor will be making a two-day appearance at the Easter Seals Spectacle, taking place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel (1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on Saturday, November 6- Sunday, November 7, 2021.

The Easter Seals Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TV celebrities, sports heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms. Funds raised through the Spectacle will benefit kids with physical disabilities.

Toby Proctor

Voice of Tuxedo Mask

SAILOR MOON TALENT TO CONVERGE AT THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE
Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Tuxedo Mask Voice Artists to Appear in Windsor.

Presented by: Cartoon Kingdom

Windsor, ON, October 18, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce that at the voices behind Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, and Tuxedo Mask from the hit anime series Sailor Moon will appear at Easter Seals Spectacle this fall.

Linda Ballantyne is a Canadian voice actress, best known for voicing the titular role of Sailor Moon/Serena Tsukino in the hit series of the same name. She has voiced many iconic characters throughout her career, including Janet Van Dyne/Wasp in The Avengers: United They Stand and Percy in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

Katie Griffin is a Canadian actress and singer. She held roles in several television movies and feature films. Her best-known cartoon roles include the voices of Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Alex in Totally Spies! and Laugh-a-Lot Bear in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot. More information: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341267/

Toby Proctor is a Canadian voice, film and television actor. He voiced Darien/Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Flash Gordon in the series of the same name, and Copycat Kenin Ranma ½.

“Easter Seals is excited for fans to meet this trio of Canadian voice talent at the Spectacle,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle promoter, Jeremy Renaud.

Ballantyne, Griffin and Proctor will be making a two-day appearance at the Easter Seals Spectacle, taking place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel (1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on Saturday, November 6- Sunday, November 7, 2021.

The Easter Seals Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TV celebrities, sports heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms. Funds raised through the Spectacle will benefit kids with physical disabilities.

Heroes

David Ayres

Goalie

MODERN DAY “RUDY” TO APPEAR AT THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE
Carolina Hurricanes’ emergency backup goalie, David Ayres, heads to Windsor.

Presented by: Jeremy Renaud

Windsor, ON, October 13, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce the first sports guest of its inaugural Spectacle program, David Ayres.

Ayres is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He achieved fame as the first emergency backup goaltender to record a National Hockey League (NHL) win.

While working as a building operator for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ayres became the Carolina Hurricanes' emergency goaltender during a 2020 game against the Maple Leafs. Despite having never played in the NHL before and being 42 years of age, he and Carolina emerged victorious in the game. Ayres is the oldest NHL goalie to win his regular-season debut.

“Easter Seals is ecstatic to welcome David Ayres to the Spectacle,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle Promoter, Jeremy Renaud. “Spectacle is an opportunity to celebrate this story of unlikely success and achievement. He is the modern-day Rudy!”

Ayres will be making a two-day appearance at the Easter Seals Spectacle, which will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel(1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7, 2021, respectively. An on-site VIP experience will be announced in the future.

The Easter Seals Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival. Residents and visitors of this unique event will have the opportunity to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TV celebrities, sports heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms.

Noelle Montcalm

Olympian, Athletics

Presented by: Windsorite.ca

Noelle Montcalm is a Canadian athlete specializing in the 400 metres hurdles. She competed at the 2013 World Championships, where she failed to qualify for the semifinals. Her personal best in the event is 55.82s, set in Edmonton in 2016.

Jamie Adjetey-Nelson

Gold Medalist Commonwealth Games

Presented by: Windsor Police Services

Jamie Adjetey-Nelson is a Canadian athlete who competes in the decathlon. He grew up in Windsor, Ontario and was a part of their track and field team, the University of Windsor Athletics club, and the University of Windsor track and field team. Adjetey-Nelson won gold in the decathlon at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Natalie Marie Bourgoin

Ms. Galaxy Canada

Presented by: Jeremy Renaud

Melanie Renaud

Miss Galaxy Canada

Presented by: Jeremy Renaud

Creators

David Finch

Comic Book Artist

Presented by: Duke Marketing Agency

David Finch is a comic book artist known for his work on Top Cow Productions' Cyberforce, as well as numerous subsequent titles for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, such as The New Avengers, Moon Knight, Ultimatum, and Brightest Day.

Meredith Finch

Comic Book Writer

Presented by: Duke Marketing Agency

Married to international, best-selling comic artist David Finch and mother to three boys, Meredith has been steeped in the world of comics since meeting Finch in November 2005. Having written for both Zenescope and DC Comics, Meredith begins her first foray into creator-owned comics in 2017.

Eric Sevigny

Artist & Illustrator

CAILLOU VOICE ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR TO APPEAR AT THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE
Bryn McAuley, voice of Caillou, and Eric Sevigny, character illustrator, head to Windsor.

Presented by: Easter Seals

Windsor, ON, October 18, 2021 - Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) is pleased to announce that Bryn McAuley, the voice of Caillou, and Eric Sevigny, a lead illustrator on the Caillou series, will be appearing at the Easter Seals Spectacle this fall.

Bryn McAuleyis a Canadian actress and singer. She is best known for playing Caillou from children’s television series of the same name, as well as the iconic Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. More recently, she portrayed Mavis in Hotel Transylvania: The Series.

Eric Sevigny is a Canadian illustrator and artist. He is a lead illustrator on Caillou, the internationally recognized children’s character. He has illustrated over 150 Caillou books that have been translated to 20 languages worldwide. Sevigny is also a dynamic artist who has crafted works based on some of the greatest MLB and NHL athletes of our time. More information: https://www.ericsevigny.com/

“Easter Seals is thrilled to welcome Bryn McAuley and Eric Sevigny to the Spectacle,” says Easter Seals’ Development Officer and Spectacle promoter, Jeremy Renaud. “We are confident that both fans Caillou and those of their work in other fandoms will be of peak interest through the Spectacle as we band together to raise funds for kids with physical disabilities.”

McAuley and Sevigny will be making a two-day appearance at the Easter Seals Spectacle, taking place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel (1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario) on Saturday, November 6- Sunday, November 7, 2021.

The Easter Seals Spectacle is a three-day event that will utilize the Holiday Inn’s full array of convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space, a combined activation area of 43,244 square feet through the delivery of the Cartoon Kingdom and LiUNA!625 Festival. Visitors of this event will have the opportunity to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TV celebrities, sports heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms. Funds raised through the Spectacle will benefit kids with physical disabilities.

Richard Comely

Comic Book Artist and Creator

Presented by: Duke Marketing Agency

Richard Comely is a Canadian comic book creator, penciller, inker, letterer, colorist editor, and publisher. He created and wrote the Captain Canuck comic book series which has been in and out of publication since its original release in 1975.

Johnny Desjardins

Comic Book Artist

Presented by: Duke Marketing Agency

Tony Gray

Comic Book Artist

Presented by: Duke Marketing Agency

Tony Gray is the owner of GlassMonkey Studios Inc. and co-owner of its subsidiary, Legacy Comics Publishing. He is the artist and writer of The Incredible Conduit and white plastic.

Dan Pietens

Sports Artist

Presented by: Jeremy Renaud

David Jacob Duke

Artist

Presented by: Duke Marketing Agency

Vehicles and Cosplay

Batman

and the Batmobile

Courtesy of: Cartoon Kingdom

RayGrey Cosplay

Cosplayer

Presented by: Cartoon Kingdom
Costume maker and cosplayer. She loves becoming her favorite characters but building the costume is half the fun!! Ray Grey has been crating since 2013 and has cosplayed/made well over 100 costumes. She loves to teach others the joy of crafting and shares her knowledge.

Dr. Stevil

Cosplayer

Presented by: Cartoon Kingdom

Vindicator Squad

The 501st Legion

The 501st Legion is an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of Imperial Stormtrooper armor, Sith Lords, Clone Troopers, bounty hunters, and other villains from the Star Wars universe.