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PRESENTS THE EASTER SEALS SPECTACLE!

Easter Seals receives a $40,000 in-kind boost to spearhead a three-day family-fun event fundraiser to benefit kids with physical disabilities.

Windsor, ON, October 1, 2021Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) received a tremendous vote of confidence two weeks ago, as they secured organizational approval underlined with overwhelming support through the provision of $40,000 in-kind from the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge hotel to launch the Easter Seals Spectacle; a first-ever family-fun event fundraiser.

The Easter Seals Spectacle, otherwise called the “E-Spectacle” or “Spectacle” will take place on-site at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge located at 1855 Huron Church Rd., Windsor, Ontario; now to re-branded as “The Vault,” November 5-7, 2021.

“We are ecstatic to both showcase our property’s assets and people while providing a warm Windsor welcome to residents and visitors alike,” says Holiday Inn’s General Manager, Luis Rivero. “Easter Seals provided us a compelling package underlined with an amazing passion to help kids with physical disabilities for which we said YES!”

As the official host hotel and Diamond Sponsor of the Spectacle, Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge has teamed up with Easter Seals to utilize the full array of its convention assets, amenities, and outdoor space; a combined activation area of 43,244 sq feet (Indoor 13,244 sq ft; outdoor 30,000 sq ft) to deliver an indoor fanfare and outdoor festival throughout the three-day event. The Spectacle itself will be a hybrid Sports Card Expo and Comicon.There will a mix of arts and crafts, attractions, entertainment, programs and events inclusive of real-life Canadian heroes, TVcelebrities, sport heroes and other guests across a myriad of fandoms.

“In the comic industry, when fans hear rumours, we comment and say that has lots of spec!” says Easter Seals Development Officer, Jeremy Renaud. “Coming up with the name for this event was quite easy as I wanted to personally give fans lots of spec with something to look forward to, and so too being that spectacle is in itself defined as a visually striking performance!”

Renaud has worked on several events regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally.

“Many children in our area and beyond are in urgent need of essential equipment that will help them to live with greater mobility, independence and freedom. We are committed to helping kids with physical disabilities get access the equipment they need while engaging a broad demographic and new generation of potential Easter Seals supporters through this event,” says Renaud. “We want the communities of Windsor-Essex to know that not only will you, friends and family have the opportunity to enjoy the activities at the Spectacle, but more importantly that your support will play a pivotal role in creating opportunities for kids with physical disabilities!”

Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex) has also launched its official website, espectacle.ca.

“We are very grateful to Duke Marketing Agency and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island for their in-kind services and financial support toward the launch of this site in just under two weeks’ time,” says Renaud. “We are also in advance of the event, exceptionally thankful for all of our corporate and community partners, staff and volunteers that have come on board on short notice to help us enable opportunities for the communities we serve. Together, this event will be testament to Easter Seals’ core values of Be Bold, Stronger Together, Be a Champion and Make a Difference!

Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 4, at 8:00 p.m. online at espectacle.ca

Due to the pandemic, Easter Seals will be moving forward with an online ticketing platform in collaboration with Neighbur that will be revealed and underlined with a pandemic policy through which all attendees must adhere to. It will be inline with the province of Ontario, with specific considerations around specialized requirements for the City of Windsor and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit respectively leading up to and through each day of the event; November 5-7, 2021.

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For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Renaud
Development Officer | Easter Seals Ontario (Windsor-Essex)
Phone: 519.566.1735 | Email: jrenaud@easterseals.org

Easter Seals Ontario is now in its 99th year of being a champion for children and youth with physical disabilities from all backgrounds within the communities of Windsor-Essex and across the province. Its roots emerged from Rotary locally who spearheaded the founding organization, The Ontario Society for Crippled Children (November 28, 1922). Programs include funding for essential mobility and accessibility equipment, fully accessible summer camp opportunities at its two properties, Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden, online virtual camp programming, public awareness, and information resources. Easter Seals provides its programs and services thanks to the generous support of its donors and sponsors. For more information or to donate, visit EasterSeals.org or connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.