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Windsor’s Police Services and Fire Department have come together in the purchase of a mobile comamdn post which will benefit both organizations.

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Windsor’s third annual Christmas Comic Con event was held at St. Clair’s Centre for the Arts over the weekend for Comic Book lovers and artists alike.

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Campus Womyn’s Centre Remembers Lives Lost at L’Ecole Polytechnique samanthafernandez News Intern __________________________ University students and staff came together over the weekend in a solemn remembrance. A candlelight vigil was held by  The University of Windsor’s Womyn’s Centre Dec. 6 at the Memorial of Hope to mark the 25th anniversary of the “Montreal Massacre”. Theresa Sims, coordinator of the Aboriginal Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program at CanAm Indian Friendship Centre, started the ceremony with a song and speech, which was followed by a procession of women representing each of the 14 women shot and killed by Mark Lepine at L’École Polytechnique, Dec. 6, 1989. A biography of each victim was read by the representatives. Lepine also wounded 10 women and five men during the rampage before killing himself. His suicide note blamed women for ruining his life. Amelia Runchey, a general volunteer with the Womyn’s Centre said the vigil, and others held across the country, are important to maintain awareness. “There is still a lot of violence against women,” Runchney said. “We are doSee REMEMBER on page

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Theresa Sims performs a song in honour and remembrance of women suffering at the hands of violence. [Photo by // Samantha Fernandez]

UWindsor Action Group Gather Donations for Local Teens alexDenonville News Editor __________________________ A group on the University campus is aiming to make a difference this holiday season.

 The University of Windsor’s Community Action Group is gathering donations for a local youth-centred organization. The action group, formed in 2012 by graduate students

in a community psychology course, is currently accepting donations for the Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG). According to their website, STAG is dedicated to “providing programs for positive life experiences in a safe and caring environment, which enables youth to find support, cope with problems and make responsible life choices.”

Community Action Group president and second year PhD student in applied social psychology, Ashlyne O’Neil said the donation drive fits well with the group’s goal of increased participation in the community. “Last year we did a fundraiser for the Windsor Youth centre, and we thought this was in the same vein,” O’Neil said. “We thought it was a good organization to focus on be-

cause they address the needs of youth in Windsor-Essex and aim to provide a safe place for [them] to gather.” UWindsor’s group will be accepting donations until Dec. 18. Students or staff interested in giving can find the donation box in Room 175 of Chrysler Hall South. O’Neil said they are looking for items suitable for 13- to 19-year olds, including basketballs, board games

and hygiene products. They’ll also be gathering monetary donations to purchase larger budget items on STAG’s wishlist. UWindsor’s Community Action Group is open to all graduate students who’d like to participate in the community. The group assists with community research projects, conducts fundraisers, and partners with local groups in need of volunteers.


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Leddy Library Aims to Inspire with Research Question Contest

alexDenonville News Editor __________________________ Leddy Library’s inaugural “research question contest” is just the first step in a broader effort to get students engaged in scholarly research. The contest saw members of the University community voting on the top 30 research questions submitted by students, which were presented on signs dotting the campus landscape. Leddy librarian and scholarly communications coordinator David Johnston, part of the team organizing the event, said the contest is a way to counter students’ negative perception of the research process, which he added may be an “unfortunate consequence” of going to class. “When you have a paper to write, you’re not doing it because you enjoy it, it becomes an obligation,” Johnston said. “But in all that obligation sometimes students can forget that research is interesting and can be driven by curiousity.” The contest accepted over 75 submissions from a range of disciplines. “We didn’t want to pin people down to their subject of study, we just wanted to know, you as a person, what kind of research questions are you interested in,” Johnston said. “It wasn’t just serious questions, we wanted fun

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That perspective lead to a wide variety of research questions posed for consideration. From the philosophical, “Is beauty an innate concept or is it learned?,” to the weird, “Is it true that there is paranormal activity in Electa Hall?,” the contest attracted a bunch of brain scratchers. Tanja Samardzic, a third year honours psychology student, won the most votes in the contest after posing a question she’d been pondering for her final year thesis project. She asked, “Do female students in relationships self-silence to avoid “rocking the boat”? Is self-silencing connected to an increasingly negative body image?” Samardzic said the contest was a good way to “test” her thesis “I’m in a lab where the research focus is on body image, appearance investment and what leads to eating disorders,” Samardzic explained. “It is something that has been on my mind for some time.” She said she’s had the support of friends and family and “this is just the first step in [her] research.”

Winners of UWindsor’s first research question contest. Left to right: Armand Gaudette, random voter winner, Krisa Cuna, random question winner, Simon Du Toit, Outstanding Scholar Advisor, Tanja Samardzic, question contest winner, and David Johnston, Scholarly Communications Coordinator. [Photo by // Tim Brunet - Special to The Lance]

“This is my potential thesis topic and I wish to build on it for when I really do write my thesis next year,” Samardzic said.

ate research conference, dubbed “UWill Discover!,” lined up for spring. The conference will invite undergraduates to present their research ideas and progress in mini-TED Talk style.

She’ll have the opportunity to do so during UWindsor’s first undergradu-

“It’s really just about getting students more engaged and entrusted in re-

search,” Johnston said, adding much like the question contest, the conference will welcome a variety of research forms. “We’re going to be very open-minded about it, so we don’t want people to be intimidated or scared,” Johnston said. “It’ll be great to see the students

engaged in the process and there will be people to help you out along the way.” Johnston added, the conference will put out a call for papers in January. If you’re interested in participating or have any questions, contact Simon Du Toit at sdutoit@uwindsor.ca

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ing this as a way to bring awareness in the hopes of ending it. It is also being held in conjunction with National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women declared by Canada’s Parliament in 1991.” As each woman walked up to the monument, they stated the name and some information about each of the women killed. They also took a rose and placed it on the monument to honour each woman. Many professors on campus attended the vigil and were deeply affected by the massacre, which happened when they were in university. John Antoniew, assistant coordinator,

said the event is a big part of what the Womyn’s Centre does throughout the year. “The Womyn’s Centre is a student resource on campus that provides a safe space for all gender identities to come to for resources and for support.” Antoniew said. “We do different events throughout the year such as the Dec. 6 event, and International Women’s Day, so this event is a big part of what we do and shows what our objectives are as an organization and service on campus”. The ceremony closed with a moment of silence. All in attendance lit a candle in honour of all women suffering or affected by violence.

The Memorial of Hope displays the names of the 14 women who were murdered in the massacre, with roses placed for each one at the vigil. [Photo by // Samantha Fernandez]

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Spits Shot Down In Luchuk, Fotinos Lead Flames By Greyhounds Spitfires Past Battalion bretthedges Sports Editor __________________________ The Windsor Spitfires dropped an 8-5 offensive shootout to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the WFCU Centre, Dec. 4. Entering the third period down 5-2 against the No. 6-CHL ranked Greyhounds, it would have been easy for the Spitfires to bow their heads and admit defeat. The Spitfires scored three goals in the opening 10 minutes of the third period on tallies by Trevor Murphy on the power-play and Cristiano DiGiacinto from Sam Povorozniouk and Liam Murray. Slater Doggett became the first Spitfire with 10 goals on the season as he beat Greyhounds goalie Joseph Raaymakers just before the mid-way point of the third. “We probably didn’t deserve to be in a 5-5 hockey game, but we found a way and that’s a positive,” said Spitfires president and head coach Bob Boughner. “Two young goaltenders

playing eachother, we both got our fair share of bounces and some crazy goals but you can’t start a game when their second shot goes in your net.” After battling back to tie the game, 5-5, Spitfires goaltender Brendan Johnston could not keep the Greyhounds attack from the back of the net for long as Keigan Goetz scored to regain the lead before Bryan Moore added another goal with the man-advantage to put the game away. “They didn’t beat us, we beat oursleves,” said DiGiacinto. “[Penalties] definitely let us down a bit tonight and in other games too.” An empty-net goal by Sault forward Zachary Senyshyn finished the scoring. “We’re waiting for one of these guys to take the ball and run with it,” Boughner said. “We’ve been up and down with our goaltending the last little while. But there’s guys who play in front of them that haven’t played well.”

What’s Cookin’? Oreo Fudge

Windsor Spitfires Ryan Moore, Cristiano DiGiacinto and Aaron Luchuk help clear the ice after the annual Teddy Bear Toss at the WFCU Centre, Dec. 6. Luchuk scored three goals on route to the 5-4 Spitfires victory over the North Bay Battalion. [Photo by // Mike Thomas] bretthedges Sports Editor __________________________ With a hat trick from Aaron Luchuk and 37 saves from Alex Fotinos, The Windsor Spitfires have successfully defeated the North Bay Battalion 5-4 in Ontario Hockey League action at the WFCU Centre, Dec. 7.

jolenePerron Ingredients: Editor-in-Chief __________________________ 1 (8-oucnce) package of cream With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of some festive snacks for that office potluck, or the family dinner. These super easy treats will please everyone’s sweet and salty craving, and by using some red and green M&M’s they can make the perfect Christmas treat.

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cheese, softened 2 Cups of confectioner’s icing sugar 1 ½ Teaspoon of vanilla extract 15 ounces of white chocolate, chopped 15 Oreo cookies, broken into chunks

Instructions: 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. 2. In a double boiler (one small pot inside a large pot half-filled with water sitting on a burner to boil water) heat white chocolate, stirring until smooth. 3. Stir melted white chocolate with Oreo cookies and cream cheese mixture. Spread on to a parchment lined baking dish. Chill in fridge for at least 4 hours before cutting. Cut into 1-inch squares and serve!

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Two days after dropping an 8-5 offensive shootout to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, the Spitfires took a 3-1 lead into the third period against the Battalion, who came to Windsor sitting second overall in the OHL Eastern Conference at 14-7-5-1. It took Luchuk’s first OHL hat trick, a power play goal from Logan Brown, a short-handed, empty-net goal by former Battalion member Jamie Lewis and 37 saves by Fotinos to secure Windsor’s third win in four games. Luckuk was also able to double his season goal total in the game. “Six looks a lot better than three,” Luchuk said. “But it’s good to get those goals and the team a win.” Luchuk opened up the Spitfires scoring in the first period on a pass from Luke Kirwan that sent more

then 4,500 teddy bears to the ice for the OHL’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. The 17-year olds second goal of the evening came from a bad angle that bounced in off of Battalion goaltender Evan Cormier. The third came on a 2-on-1 chance on a cross-ice pass from Slater Doggett. Fotinos had to be sharp for the entire 60 minute duration of the game as North Bay peppered him with shots until the final seconds when he stopped Battalion forward, Nick Paul from point blank range and the Spitfires leading 5-4. Overall, Fotinos made 37 saves, including a pair of goal reviews from the replay officials to ensure the puck didn’t cross the goal-line. “They were good on the power-play, they put a lot of guys in front,” said Fotinos. “It was really tough to see, but that short-handed goal from Lewis was huge.” With the Spitfires leading 4-3 and Cristiano DiGiacinto sent to the penalty box for delay of game with 1:35 remaining, the Battalion put goaltender Cormier to the bench for the extra attacker. After Slater Doggett cleared the puck to the middle of

the Spitfires zone, Lewis spun and knocked the puck down the ice as he fell to his knees. The 5,100 fans in attendance collectively held their breath as the puck crossed the goal-line and cemented the Spitfires victory. North Bay would add a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining but Fotinos would not allow the equalizer. “We’ve had terrible luck but you create your own luck,” said Spitfires head coach Bob Boughner. “We had six penalties. You can’t take six or seven penalties and expect to have a good penalty kill.” The Spitfires win improves their record to 10-16-1 for a total of 21 points, which puts them in striking distance of the Plymouth Whalers and the Saginaw Spirit at the bottom of the OHL’s western conference. With a road trip going through North Bay, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie coming up, the Spitfires can attempt to close the gap on the rest of the western conference nearing the midway point of their season. The Spitfires will return to the WFCU Centre, Dec. 19 against the Spirit. Puck drop is 7:05 p.m.


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Leddy Library Focuses on Felines During Exam Time alexDenonville News Editor __________________________

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While many UWindsor students look to their canine companions for relief during the stressful exam period, the team at Leddy Library is taking the feline route.

Arts Editor __________________________ It does not get more festive than a troupe of very talented ballet dancers performing this timeless Christmas classic for everyone to enjoy

The library recently introduced the “Leddy Cats” initiative, a series of online and in-library posters meant to motivate students in their last weeks of studies before the holiday break.

Boasting over 125 ballet dancers to put on the performance, Edmunds Towers School of Dance put on a beautiful performance this weekend at the Capitol Theatre, truly giving it a classic and grand feeling.

“It’s just something to lighten the mood a bit,” said David Johnston, Leddy Librarian and Scholarly Communications Coordinator. Staff members at the library and throughout the University produced images of their own feline friends, then overlaid them with cat-centric motivational quotes.

Play Review: The Nutcracker

Inspirational cat photos, such as this one, can be found both online on the library’s tumblr page as well as in the library itself. [Image courtesy of Leddy Library tumblr page]

On Twitter, Johnston confirmed the seeming correlation between librarians and a love of cats, even though his aurophilia sprang up later in life due to a relationship.

play case for some reason,” pointing out the unmistakable allure of a wall of cats.

Also on Twitter, biology professor Tanya Noel noted, “I find myself drawn to this UWindsor Leddy dis-

You can check ou Leddy cats and their inspirational messages at the Leddy Library. Alternately you can

check out the library’s tumblr page at leddy-library.tumblr.com Staff and students are encouraged to submit their own furry iteration using the hashtag #LeddyCats on their favourite social media site.

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 5 VARIOUS - Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell (Yep Roc)
 6 SLIMKID3 & DJ NU-MARK - Slimkid & DJ Nu-Mark (pot hard)
 7 THE WALKERVILLES* - Rebirth Of The Cool (Self-Released)
 8 VIOLENT VATICAN* - Vice City (Self-Released)
 9 DEAN DROUILLARD* - UFO Houses (Backward Music)
 10 ELLIOTT BROOD* - Work and Love (Paper Bag)
 11 AUTORICKSHAW* - The Humours of Autorickshaw (Self-Released)
 12 DIE MANNEQUIN* - Neon Zero (eOne Music (E1))
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 29 THE DEAD MILKMEN - Pretty Music For Pretty People (Self-Released)
 30 FLYING LOTUS - You’re Dead! (Warp)

First performed in 1892 in St. Petersburg, the premiere actually was not very successful, and the only thing from the ballet to see success until the late 1960s was the score, composed by famed composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The story is a fantastical rendition of the magic of Christmas through a child’s eyes. On Christmas Eve, the Stahlbaum children receive new toys from Drosselmeyer, a magician,   councilman and their godfa-

ther. Their last gift is a nutcracker, which is ignored by the son, Fritz, but loved immediately by the daughter, Clara. Fritz intentionally breaks the nutcracker and Clara is very upset. After bedtime, Clara gets up and creeps downstairs to check on the nutcracker.   The clock strikes midnight, and the most everything in the room is brought to life by Christmas magic. A truly beautiful performance, I can only say bravo to the dancers of this performance and bravo to Edmunds Towers.  The dancing was just perfect and so beautiful to watch, and the lighting and music really brought everything together flawlessly.  I could have sworn there was magic in that room. And the younger ballerinas!   Too cute for words. Christmas comes but once a year, and if you’re feeling more Grinch than Mayor of Whoville when it comes to holiday cheer, this production will snap you right out of it. Promise.


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Express Suffer Power Outage After Diffusing Lightning kimElliot Sports Intern __________________________ Two nights after the Windsor Express basketball team set records for points scored in a 131-120 victory over the London Lightning at the WFCU Centre, the defending National Basketball League of Canada champions fell to the Mississauga Power in a close battle, 100-99, at the Hershey Centre. Team captain Chris Commons got things rolling for the defending champions, scoring a long threepointer off the opening jump ball, and the Express kept rolling during their record setting victory over the London Lightning, Dec. 5. The Express exploited their franchise record 46-point first quarter and 76-point tally at the half en route to handing the Lightning a 131-120 loss in front of 1,136 fans. For the Lightning, it was their third straight loss to the Express since beating Windsor in overtime in London during the season opener, Nov. 1. Express guard Tony Bennett scored 34 points in the offensive shootout, knocking down six three-pointers on his way to 11-19 shooting, adding eight assists and four steals.

was the Lightning’s John Hart who took it upon himself to get his team back in the game. Hart lit up the Express for 36 points on the night, including 21 in the third quarter alone, to stop the Express squad dead in its tracks. Hart’s scoring effort in the third quarter was almost matched by fellow London guard Adrian Moss’s 17 points in the frame to pull Lightning within 14 to end the quarter, 105-91. The Express bench helped put out the fire caused by Hart and Little, with Dominique Buckley and former Windsor Lancer all-star point guard, Josh Collins seeing playing time in all four quarters and scoring when the opportunity arose. Although he only scored eight points in total, Buckley came in a dropped timely three-pointers in the 3rd and 4th quarters to grease the gears of the Express when they were sluggish after being scorching hot through the first two quarters. As a member of last year’s championship team, Buckley has provided steady production off the bench. “My role is pretty similar this year,” Buckley. “Playing behind [former Express guard Darren Duncan] last year ... I learned alot.”

“Regardless of the rivalry, right now I am focused on the Windsor Express,” Bennett said. “In the third quarter we got a bit cocky though and that almost cost the game.”

Although Collins did not score many points either, the former Lancers and OUA all-star point guard, like Buckley, came off the bench in all four quarters to give the Express quality minutes bringing up the ball. Collins’ seven points in the match bested that of his former Lancers teammate and OUA all-star shooting guard, Enrico Diloreto’s two points which came in the dying moments of regulation.

Down nearly 30 points at halftime, it

“It’s cool to look over and see your

Bennett, a former Lightning player, said he approaches the game as if there is no rivalry between the two teams.

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Windsor Express guard Tony Bennett drives to the basket during NBL Canada regular season play against the London Lightning at the WFCU Centre, Dec. 6. Bennett scored 34 points on route to Windsor’s 131-120 victory. [Photo by // Ian Shalapata] buddy,” Collins said. “But in the midst of the game, you just concentrate and wait on your scoring opportunities and try to make the best of it.” After the Express won their seventh in a row Dec. 5. Windsor dropped a nail biter in 100-99 to the Missassauga Power Dec. 7, at the Hershey Center. The loss dropped Windsor’s record to 7-2 and although the Express still remains in sole possession of first place in the Central Division and the NBL as a whole, the loss allowed London to regain some ground in

the standings. The Lightning are currently 6-5.

seconds left to make the final score 100-99 in favour of Mississauga.

Playing on the road, where they have their only two losses of the season, the Express was tied with the power 44-44 at the half. The Express were plagued by poor free throw shooting, converting 16-33 chances for a disappointing 48 percent total. Windsor forward Kevin Loiselle, gave Windsor at 99-98 lead near the end of regulation time, Michael Allision matched the gesture and sank two free throws of his own with 16

Mississauga guard Omar Strong dropped 20 points for the Power, while Bennett again led the Express with 25 points followed by DeAndre Thomas’s 18 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort. After a couple more games out on the road, Windsor returns home to face the Power Dec. 27 at the WFCU Centre where all kids under age 13 will be admitted for free thanks to the help of J.P. Thomson Architects.

What’s Cookin’? Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites jolenePerron Editor-in-Chief __________________________ It’s that time of year – when gingerbread takes over everything! Gingerbread flavored drinks, gingerbread flavored donuts … what if I told you, you could turn those traditional gingerbread cookies into a casing for minicheesecakes? Not only does it add to those old-fashioned, plain gingerbread snacks, but they also come individually wrapped for easy sharing at your holiday get-together!

For more recipes like this one, visit bunsinmyoven. com.

Ingredients: 1 Package (30-ounces) of Pillsbury Gingerbread Cookie Dough 4-ounces cream cheese (half of one package) 2 Cups of Powdered Sugar 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions: 1. Roll two teaspoons of cookie dough into a ball for each cookie. Place balls into paper liners inside mini-cupcake pan. 2. Make a well/indentation into each ball of dough with a flour-dipped minirolling pin – or similar. 3. Beat room temperature cream cheese with powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla. Please filling into a piping bag and place approximately one teaspoon of filling into each area of cookie dough. Don’t overfill the cookies, as they will rise then they bake. 4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 minutes, or until cookie tested with toothpick comes out almost clean. Let cool before removing from cupcake pan.


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New Emergency Command Unit Revealed

dangray News Intern __________________________

A new Joint Emergency Response Unit was unveiled by two emergency services departments Dec. 1 at Windsor’s Festival Plaza. Windsor Police Services and Windsor Fire and Rescue Services joined forces to purchase the new unit. It was originally owned by Emergency Management Ontario before being put up for auction late last year. According to Bruce Montone, Windsor’s fire chief, the unit cost $955,000 after being upfitted. He said the vehicle was worth about $1.4 to $1.5 million dollars when the province originally purchased it. “Both organizations were looking at the challenge of replacing their individual command units, it only made sense,” said Montone. “We both needed the same thing so why not work together and save some money for the ratepayers of the city and produce a state-of-the-art vehicle that is going to serve our needs not only today but well into the future.” A walk through the old units and into the new one shows a lot of upgrades. According to police Chief Al Frederick they have lots of communications equipment, including complete communications centres inside the vehicle. It allows a dispatcher to work from the unit instead of from an offsite dispatch. He said the new unit is equipped with different video and audio capabilities. Everything inside

supports the units that would be on scene at an emergency. “The departments would normally have both of their own command posts, this is a shared asset so that’s where the savings comes in,” said Frederick. “Typically they would be about $1 million to $1.2 million for both of our organizations and we got this for $955,000 so it’s really a great asset.” Frederick said from a police perspective the unit would be used at critical incidents around the city. Any situation that would take lots of resources for a lengthy period of time would justify deployment of the unit. He said as a command post it basically serves as a portable police station.

The new Joint Emergency Command Unit was unvieled on Dec. 1 at Festival Plaza in Windsor. [Photo by // Dan Gray]

Montone pointed out the unit would allow not only police and fire to work together at an incident but also for other community organizations when they arrive. He said departments would have this unit at their disposal in situations like weather events, snow emergencies and large fires, among others. He said all the command personnel will have this tool to help integrate decision making on scene. The old command units that suffer from mice chewed wires and failed equipment that couldn’t be repaired will be disposed of by the individual departments. The new unit will be stored, serviced and driven by Windsor Fire. The maintenance costs are currently unknown but will be split between the two departments.

Fire Chief Bruce Montone stands in front of the new Joint Emergency Response Unit, Dec. 1, at Festival Plaza on Windsor’s riverfront. [Photo by // Dan Gray]

46th Annual Santa Claus Parade Puts Residents in Christmas Spirit kar-leighkelso Arts Editor __________________________ It certainly looked like the most wonderful time of the year down Olde Sandwich Towne’s main drag, with an enormous turnout for the 46th Annual Santa Claus Parade. Completely filling Sandwich Street was a dense, excited crowd of the Windsor-Essex community as they awaited Mr. Claus himself following a long lineup of holiday floats and entertainers provided by both local and national sponsors for the enjoyment of everyone in attendance. Some of these groups included Marz Media, AM800, CKLW, TC’z Dance Studio, Scouts Canada, Windsor Police,

Windsor Fire and Rescue Services, the Windsor Optimist Youth Band, McDonald’s, and many more. Since its official conception in 1969, the parade route has steadily grown westward and since the late ‘90s has been held after dark so crowds could admire the impressive light displays put on by both floats and individual participants.

I’ve been to probably 40 of these, I’ve missed maybe two of them in the past and was really disappointed when I had to. “I love the Santa Claus parade. It really puts me in the Christmas spirit, with such a huge portion of the community gathered for the same reason: - for pure fun.”

Parade-goer Marlene Moore said she has been attending the parade ever since she was old enough to do so.

Business owner John Wright said he really appreciates the community spending their time in Sandwich Towne after the parade.

“Probably almost since birth,” said Moore. “My parents are big into Christmas so they very loyally brought me every single year.

“Plain and simple it’s great for business to have the parade so close to home, but it’s also really nice to meet new people I otherwise prob-

ably wouldn’t have seen,” said Wright. “People who live in east or south Windsor and don’t really come our way all too often. I think people tend to get comfortable in their part of town ... and generally stick to the places they know, so when they take a chance on your business by spending their hard-earned money there, it’s something to be grateful for. Especially around Christmas.”

Santa before Christmas since the family hasn’t gotten a chance to visit him at Devonshire Mall.

And as much as adults love Christmas, it of course is always all the more special to see the looks on kids’ faces when Santa’s float comes down the street.

“But you know, she could write ten letters and I’d buy her more paper for number eleven. I want her to get that magical feeling about Christmas not just this year, but every single year, until she’s 99 years old. That’s my wish for her.”

Alex Roberts said his six-year-old daughter, Claire, insisted on seeing

“She is here for one reason, and one reason only,” said Roberts. “Santa Claus. She’s obsessed this year. I think she’s written three letters and keeps checking with us to make sure we have snacks for Santa and his reindeer and elves on Christmas Eve.


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Christmas Comic Con 3 Brings “Nerd Culture” Enthusiasts Together kar-leighkelso Arts Editor __________________________ For the third year St. Clair Centre for the Arts was taken over by “nerd culture” as hundreds flocked to Christmas Comic Con 3 to show off their costume prowess, meet famous artists and look through merchandise representing their favourite comics, shows, games, movies and more. The convention featured, for panel discussions and fan meetings, famous artists such as Jason Fabok (DC Comics’ Batman Eternal), David and Meredith Finch (DC Comics’ Wonder Woman creative team), Ryan Stegman (Marvel Comics’ artist of Superior Spider-Man, Wolverine), Mike McKone (artist for Justice League United, Teen Titans, Exiles, Amazing Spider-Man), Keith Pollard (Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, Vigilante), Leonard Kirk (Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four), Arvell Jones (All-Star Squad-

ron, Marvel Premiere, Superboy & The Legion of Superheroes), Tony Gray (Tales of the Incredible Conduit, improbabilia); and attending his first comic con ever, Gemini-awardwinning actor Paul Soles, the man behind Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the 60s/70s Spider-Man cartoon, and Hermey the Elf from 1964’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

you fell in love with all those years ago in a way you really didn’t know you could. I just wish my mom could have met him too.”

Attendee Sheryl Murphy said his presence was the only reason she had decided to make the trip to her first Christmas Comic Con.

“[Caleb and Hunter] usually come with friends of theirs, but I decided this year it would be something cool for us to all do together,” said Renaud. “There are actually some pretty famous people here, a couple of them whose [comics] I’ve been reading for years. Who knows if we’d get this opportunity with them again.”

“My mom’s favourite Christmas movie is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” said Murphy. “So of course it was on every single year, right? “To be able to meet a character, basically, someone who you’ve grown up with but who doesn’t necessarily realize that until you tell them so at an event like this--that’s really cool. That’s something special. It just deepens your love for those things

Derek Renaud, another first-time patron in tow of his sons Caleb and Hunter, said he’d been wanting to check out the convention previous years but just never had the chance.

“I’m kind of a Marvel nut so I was all over meeting the artists this year,” said Hunter. “Also it’s another good reason to break out my Shaun of the Dead cosplay.” Who can argue with that sound logic?

Award-winning actor Paul Soles interacts with a fan during Christmas Comic Con 3 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts Dec. 7. [Photo by // Chris Mailloux]

Artist David Finch signs merchandise for a fan during Christmas Comic Con 3 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts Dec. 7. [Photo by // Chris Mailloux]

The green Power Ranger/ ‘Tommy Oliver’ cosplayer looks over merchandise during during Christmas Comic Con 3 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts Dec. 7. [Photo by // Chris Mailloux]

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Lancers Track And Field Set Four Records at Blue And Gold Meet

bretthedges Sports Editor __________________________ It wasn’t all fun and games for the Windsor Lancers track and field team as they took part in the program’s annual Blue and Gold inter-squad meet over a two day span at the St. Denis Centre, Dec. 1 and 2. Four Lancers athletes set new meet records, including Jill VanDamme, who set the new mark in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 17.10m. VanDamme’s big heave also qualified her for the CIS national championships to be hosted by the University of Windsor at the St. Denis Centre in March, 2015. Lancers head coach, Dennis Fairall, in his 29th season with the track and field team, said the best quality of this year’s team is its depth. “We had four girls run under eightseconds flat in the 60m dash,” said Fairall. “I didn’t think we would have this kind of depth but I’m excited we have it.” A pair of long distance records were also broken, beginning with Stephanie Smith finishing the women’s 3,000m with a time of 9:56.80. Smith also won the women’s 1,500m in

4:48.67, but Lancers teammate Meaghan Marton traded the lead with Smith all the way to the finish line, completing the race in 4:49.35. Marton, a fourth year psychology and women’s studies major, said the team has grown in size and strength since her first season. “We have some talented individuals on the team,” said Marton, who runs the 800m, 1,000m, 1,500m and 3,000m as well as varsity cross country. “It looks like we are just coming back to the size and strength we were when we won the CIS title in 2012. I see nothing but success from each and everyone.” In the men’s 1,500m, Corey Bellemore scorched the field and record book with a time of 3:54.04 to win the gold medal.

long-time Lancers head coach not to be excited. “Traditionally, we’ve always been better as the season progressed,” said Fairall. “So [seeing these strong results early in the season] is a good thing.” Sarah Mitton won the women’s shot put with a throw of 13.34m, leaving her only 10cm away from qualifying for the national championships in March. Alongside VanDamme, the Lancers womens throws team will look for steady improvement throughtout the season under firstyear coach, Celine Freeman-Gibb. Freeman-Gibb is coming off an impressive throws career with the Lancers, with OUA and CIS medals to prove it. Gibb holds the womens Blue and Gold shot put record at 14.79m.

Lancers standout Sarah Swain broke the women’s pole vault record by clearning 3.36m - which qualified her for the national championships - but she wasn’t finished there. Swain also won the 60m dash in 7.93 and the 60m hurdles in 8.93 before she took part in the mixed 4x200m relay.

The men’s throw team is going through a rebuild year with two Lancer football players as the anchors. After tossing opposing defensive linemen during their fall football season, Brett Boersma and Daniel Benson turn to throwing 20-lb shot puts and 35-lb weights during the winter track season.

Fairall said with so many athletes posting good results in the team’s opening competition, it’s hard for the

Despite the lack of talent, men’s throws coach, Mike Miller remains focused on the goal at hand.

Hosted at the Caribbean Centre

on Central Ave., the event will have

Windsor Lancers Meaghan Marton (left) and Stephanie Smith (right) take part in the 1,500m race at the annual Blue and Gold inter-squad meet at the St. Denis Centre, Dec. 1 and 2. Smith and Marton finished less than a second apart to take first and second place. [Photo by // Jordan DeBoer] “Track and field is cyclical,” said Miller. “A lot of our throwers are young and it’s going to take some time to get them ready.” The Lancers will take part in their

yearly training camp over the holiday break and travel to San Diego, CA. for a week before hosting a Can Am meet at the St. Denis Centre, Jan. 9 and 10.

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Holiday Delight Promises a Taste of Africa for Homesick Students

alexDenonville News Editor __________________________

UWindsor’s Young African Union is gearing up for their inaugural “holiday delight,” an event aimed at providing African students a sense, and taste, of home.

country, he said such events offer relief during a stressful time of year.

Dec. 20 at 7 pm, will also have African music and dance. You can find out more on their page facebook.com/YoungAfrica-

Top 100 Books To Read Before You Die (Courtesy of goodreads.com – Installment six)

26.Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 27. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy 28. Persuasion by Jane Austen 29. Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck 30. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


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Syndicate’s Aim Honourable But Delivery Lacking alexDenonville News Editor __________________________ Even though the Windsor Student Syndicate’s message came off a little harsh, their underlying goal deserves a second look in a time where political participation, particularly among young people, is in the tank. The syndicate, a so-called “alternative network of students; unbound by bureaucratic restraints,” went on the attack the week of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance elections, pointing out alleged “corruption and structural ineptitude” of the institution which is mandated to represent and fight for students. They argued students don’t participate because they feel the system does not truly represent them. They made those statements in dramatic fashion outside CAW Centre as students prepared to head to the polls. Skeleton-ridden handouts, meant to mimic 1960s counter culture literature. Flares of red as homage to the radicals before them. Even some obscure French industrial music to round out their “bold” aesthetic. That boldness ended up taking away from their message, which pointed out the problems of a system which limits student participation to the minimal act of proxying out their voice to a representative. The syndicate argued, in essence, for a rethinking of the structure of the UWSA in how it incorporates students into decision-making processes. Mass communications and the advent of social media have made it easier for people to collaborate and make decisions, so why not take advantage of those systems to make democratic participation more direct? Why not be free of an elite class of elected representatives and govern ourselves directly? It’s a honourable goal that many have championed, and it conveyed the broader distaste and disillusionment with a system which asks us to cede our political power through the process of voting. The reality is, most young people don’t vote, whether it’s in municipal, provincial or federal elections. We, 18-30 year olds, are less likely to feel that our vote matters, that our ballots make a difference, or that our representatives have our best interest at heart. That was, I think, the gist of what the syndicate wants to address. While the UWSA general manager pointed to a “fantastic” turnout of about ten per cent, the new president will be leading the alliance with a paltry five per cent of students’ support. While I am not at all questioning Mr. Haidar’s victory or legitimacy as leader, I do question an institution

which seems content with such dismal numbers. That’s where I agree with the syndicate. Big changes are needed to stem the flow of alienation and disillusionment with our democratic systems. We should adapt our decision-making processes to get more people involved, which would not only make democracy more direct and responsive, but also serve to educate those who haven’t had the chance to study or experience how these institutions work. But even with those legitimate concerns, the syndicate chose not to reach out to the UWSA to discuss their message. While they advocated for the broadening of democratic deliberation within the alliance, they chose not to extend a hand to the staff and elected leaders who steer the UWSA ship. That is where their radicalism could have been tempered by a dose of pragmatism. While it’s all well and good to fight for positive change, there needs to be at least some attempt to learn and engage with the institution you’re attempting to reform. A radical unable to do so will find themselves forever bouncing off the walls of the bureaucracies they’re hoping to change. It seems the UWSA and its representatives are ready and willing to listen to that message. Mr. Haidar indicated last week that it’s his job to listen, as long as it’s a conversation that’s geared towards the benefit of the student body.

Play Review: It’s A Wonderful Life kar-leighkelso Arts Editor __________________________ “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings!” I’ve known that line for most of my life, but really had not known which story it was from or what was so special about it; I had never seen It’s a Wonderful Life  in movie or play form, and yeah, I might be the only person in Western society to have never seen it before this weekend.  I am, however, really glad I did, because it’s such a sweet story.   Especially when performed by Windsor’s own Theatre Ensemble. For those who have not seen it, the story follows the Bailey family in fictional Bedford Falls, New York, and takes place in 1946.   After his father suffers a fatal stroke, George Bailey takes over the family business, the  Building and Loan Association.  Notorious slumlord Henry F. Potter has his sights set on the neighbourhood and seeks to dissolve Building and Loan.   George manages to save the business, but at great personal sacrifice.  Soon, after several mishaps and bad timing, the business is in grave trouble.  George has had it.  On Christmas Eve he snaps at his family and bolts in shame and despair.  He perches himself on a bridge, preparing to commit suicide.  However, his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, has other plans and shows George life on earth without his included. The casting for this performance was really, really well done.  Clinton Hammond’s portrayal of George Bailey was really fascinating and I think he captured the complexities of the character quite well.   Amy

Mary Bailey with her children Pete, Janie and Tommy call George’s friend Bert the police officer after he runs from the family’s home during Theatre Ensemble’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 6. [Photo by // Kar-Leigh Kelso] Pinsonneault made a charming Mary Hatch/Bailey and convincingly switched up her emotions beautifully. I can’t name a single character that was poorly portrayed or did not do well; the whole cast brought it all together beautifully.  Except for a few hiccups, the music and lighting was

on point and of course added to the overall atmosphere. I am so glad I got to see the performance this year. They really did the original script and writing more than justice and the stage gave it the breath of life to make this well-loved classic even more special.

Snowman Cheeseball

Even though it can seem bureaucratic, students are at the heart of what the UWSA does. To call it corrupt is an insult to those who work there and those who’ve chosen to become representatives. Yes, politics can be volatile, but their intentions are honourable and rooted in a desire to make the university a better place.

jolenePerron Editor-in-Chief __________________________ A snowman made of cheese … need I say more? In all seriousness though, this snowman cheeseball serves as the perfect dip when paired with crackers, pieces of bagel, or even melba toast. And it’s the cutest food-based centerpiece for your festive holiday meal. Did I also mention it’s probably one of the easiest things to make?

Likewise, I’m sure many syndicate members pay their UWSA dues and desire to make it, and the campus as a whole, better. That’s why I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of the conversation between the syndicate and UWSA representatives.

Just as they call for a broadening of how students participate in the alliance’s decision-making process, they must also make an effort to engage UWSA staff and elected leaders in a conversation about how to accomplish that noble goal.

George and Clarence dry off after their dip in the river during Theatre Ensemble’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 6. [Photo by // Kar-Leigh Kelso]

What’s Cookin’?

In that sense, the syndicate and UWSA aren’t that different.

I hope the syndicate has learned that a bold aesthetic can only go so far. If it’s merely a package to an effort unwilling to engage with the institution they want to change, they will be doomed to fail.

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Local Event Helps Those In Need This Holiday Season

bobby-jokeats News Editor __________________________ The community gave from their hearts and cupboards in an effort to make sure those in need have food this holiday season. AM800’s 11th annual Cans for a Cause took place at Devonshire Mall Dec. 5 in support of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Donations were accepted throughout the day and included canned goods, other nonperishable food, as well as personal items, diapers and cash. Local TV and radio personality Arms Bumanlag, has been involved with Cans for a Cause since it first began, from the planning to on-air execution. He, along with other volunteers, accepted donations outside the mall entrance during the station’s morning program from 6 – 9 a.m. The station broadcasted live from the food court at the mall until 10 p.m. Those who made donation were given a ballot for a chance to win a trip for two to Toronto for a Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs game. “This began 11 years ago with a need to support the food banks of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” said

Bumanlag. “So what we’re doing is collecting canned goods or monetary donations in order to restock the food banks at the society ahead of the Christmas season. We’ve noticed the need in Windsor continues to grow for those needing assistance, particularly at this time of year and many people are coming out and helping the best they can.” AM800 hosts including Mike Kakuk, Steve Bell and Patty Handysides called in throughout the day to keep listeners updated on collections and encouraged people to swing by with their donation. Also, the AM800 ATeam was on site as well as volunteers from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Holly Ing, Marketing Director at AM800 said no donation is too big or too small. “Last year we collected almost 32,000 cans and $4,000,” said Ing. “Our goal is always to top what we have collected in previous years and every donation goes towards that goal and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been a long time partner of ours.” Bernie Amlin, vice president of the society, volunteered at the event. He said it’s important for people who

AM800’s Producer Josh Hines and host Kara Ro broadcast live for their 11th annual Cans for a Cause event on Dec. 5 at Devonshire Mall. [Photo by // Bobby-Jo Keats] need it to know that those who have the resources to help are thinking about them and care for them. Amlin said St Vincent de Paul will assist those in need by arranging a food package for them and delivering it to their home.

“The cash donations we receive are very useful because sometimes we don’t get everything we need, so it allows us to go out and buy the items,” said Amlin. “This includes meats and that sort of stuff. We trust that the people will respond as they always do

in Windsor and whatever that is, it’s awesome.” For more information about donating or to find a list of bin locations in your area you can visit www.ssvpwindsoressex.com.

Former Lancers Collins, McQueen Fitting In Well With Express bretthedges Sports Editor __________________________

level of competition,” said Collins. “I’ve just got to take it one day at a time, one practice at a time.”

It takes talent and skill to get invited to a professional basketball try out, but it’s the the attitudes and work ethics of former Windsor Lancers Josh Collins and Jahmal McQueen that have earned them spots on the Windsor Express roster.

McQueen, a 6’7” forward who last wore a Lancers jersey in 2012, said everyday is a learning experience playing as a professional.

Collins, a five-year point guard for the Windsor Lancers men’s basketball team, under head coach Chris Oliver, graduated as the program’s all-time leader in assists and steals. Collins said he is using everyday to transition from university to the professional game in Canada. “I’ve got to get more comfortable playing in a new league against a new

“We work hard, we’re professionals,” McQueen said. “Progress, get better, one step at a time ... That’s all we try and do everyday.” Express associate head coach, Lexa Page said the two Windsor rookies have earned the respect of their veteran teammates but added, he wasn’t so sure Collins and McQueen would make the team coming out of training camp. “They’ve gotten better, their attitude is great, they’re great for our locker

room,” said Page. “They guys love them, they trust them ... The guys wouldn’t get rid of these guys if we wanted to. The University of Windsor couldn’t be better represented. Their work ethic is great - We couldn’t have picked two better guys.” The Express are defending their National Basketball League of Canada championship titles and have all of the pieces to repeat that feat. When the team was looking to upgrade at the guard position early in the season, Page said it was Express veteran DeAndre Thomas who made the case for Collins to stay on the roster. “[Thomas] said, ‘We don’t want anybody else, we like Josh,” said Page. “Once you get the big-man’s insignia, you’re good. We anticipate keeping both [Collins and McQueen] the

whole year.”

Moss for an uncontested lay-up. Col-

The Express are 7-2 so far in their 32-game regular season. With aspirations of winning another league title clearly visible in the organization’s long-term goals, playing time has been distributed sparingly to Collins and McQueen by Express head coach and director of basketball operations, Bill Jones.

lins added a three-pointer and a pair

With the Express ahead by 30 in the first half against the London Lightning, Dec. 5., Collins took full advantage of the opportunity given to him by Jones and scored seven points on 2-3 shooting in over eight minutes of playing time. Seconds after being subbed into the game, Collins showcased his dribbling and finishing abilities by blowing past Lightning guard and NBL Canada veteran, Adrian

McQueen added the biggest differ-

of free throws to round out his night. “The speed of the game and the intensity of it [is the biggest difference],” said Collins. “It’s just a little different, it’s nothing crazy. Everybody’s a bit better, a bit taller, stronger so it’s been an adjustment period.” ence between university competition and the NBL Canada is that everybody in the league can contribute at any given time. “Every single person on the court can hoop,” said McQueen. “I’m just going to try and get better every day, continue to be a professional and see how things roll.”


Late Goal Lifts Mustangs Over Lancers

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Arts Events This Weekend December 11 It’s A Wonderful Life presented by Theatre Ensemble Time: 7 p.m. Location: Green Room Theatre at EJ Lajeunesse Fashion Design Students’ Fashion Show Tme: 7:30 p.m. Location: St. Clair College Sportsplex Cost: $10 - tickets available at St. Clair College Ford Centre room 1024, ordered by phone at 519-966-1656 x. 5429 Phog’s Retro Arcade Time: 6 p.m. Location: Phog Lounge

December 12 Windsor Lancers defencemen Chad Shepley shoots from the point during OUA men’s hockey against the Western Mustangs at South Windsor Arena, Dec. 3. The Mustangs broke a tie with less than one minute in regulation to win 4-3. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold] bretthedges Sports Editor __________________________ The No. 6 Windsor Lancer men’s hockey team lost their second game in regulation time Dec. 3 when they dropped a 4-3 decision to the Western Mustangs. Windsor heads into the Christmas break with a 14-2-1 record and remain in first place in the OUA western division. The Mustangs close out the fall with a 13-3-1 record and in second place in the standings behind the Lancers. Western player Julian Cimadamore opened the scoring for the night at 4:33 into the game during a powerplay. First year Lancers forward Dylan De-

nomme evened the score at 14:04 of the opening frame on the power play before Spencer Pommells notched his 11th goal of the season at 18:51 to give Windsor a 2-1 lead headed into the second period.

In the third, Western’s Luke Karaim scored two unanswered goals on Windsor goaltender Parker Van Buskirk including a two-on-one chance to take a 4-3 lead with just under a minute remaining in regulation.

Ryan Green scored with a bullet from the slot, again on the power play, to give Windsor a 3-1 lead seven minutes into the second period. Lancers captain Drew Palmer was ejected from the game for checking from behind which left Windsor down a man for five minutes due to the major penalty.

Head coach Kevin Hamlin called a time out and pulled Van Buskirk in hopes of scoring the tying goal with the extra attacker. Pommells had a chance to send the game into overtime but Western goaltender Greg Dodds denied the CIS leading scorer by stacking the pads and preserving the Mustangs lead.

The Mustangs used this to their advantage, cutting their deficit with a power play marker from Noah Schwartz with only nine minutes left in the second.

Windsor will break for the holidays and return to regular season play, Jan. 9., when they travel to Sudbury for two games against the Laurentian Voyageurs.

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December 13 It’s A Wonderful Life presented by Theatre Ensemble Time: 7 p.m. Location: Green Room Theatre at EJ Lajeunesse Xmas LAN 2014 Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: St. Clair College main campus LOL! at Comedy Quarry Time: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Location: Comedy Quarry at Rockhead Pub The Mystery and the Majesty Mass Choir Christmas Cantata Time: 11 a.m. Location: Windsor SDA Church Windsor Dance eXperience presents New Adventures in Toyland Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Capitol Theatre

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WINTER SPORTS CALENDAR SPORT

DATE/TIME

LOCATION

Windsor Spitfires

Dec. 11 @ 7:00

North Bay, ON.

Windsor Spitfires

Dec. 12 @ 7:30

Sudbury, ON.

Windsor Express

Dec. 13 @ 7:00

Brampton, ON.

Windsor Spitfires

Dec. 14 @ 2:05

Windsor Express

Dec. 16 @ 7:00

Windsor Spitfires Windsor Express Windsor Spitfires Windsor Express Windsor Spitfires

Sault Ste. Mari, ON. Mississauga, ON.

Dec. 18 @ 7:05

WFCU Centre

Dec. 19 @ 7:00

Brampton, ON.

Dec. 20 @ 7:11

Saginaw, MI.

Dec. 27 @ 7:00 Dec. 28 @ 2:00

WFCU Centre London, ON.

Women’s Basketball

Dec. 28 @ 4:00

St. Denis Centre

Women’s Volleyball

Dec. 28 @ TBA

Toronto, ON.

Women’s Basketball

Dec. 29 @ 7:00

St. Denis Centre

Women’s Volleyball

Dec. 29 @ TBA

Women’s Basketball

Dec. 30 @ 7:00

Women’s Volleyball

Dec. 30 @ TBA

Toronto, ON.

Windsor Express

Jan. 1 @ 7:00

WFCU Centre

Men’s Volleyball

Jan. 2 @ 7:00

Romeoville, ILL.

Men’s Hockey

Jan. 2 @ TBA

Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 3 @ 7:00

Toronto, ON. St. Denis Centre

Fredericton, NB. London, ON.

Windsor Express

Jan. 3 @ 7:00

Erie, PA.

Men’s Hockey

Jan. 3 @ TBA

Fredericton, NB.

Men’s Volleyball

Jan. 3 @ 2:00

Chicago, ILL.

Women’s Hockey

Jan. 3 @ 7:00

Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 4 @ 2:00

Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 7 @ 7:00

Windsor Express

Jan. 8 @ 7:00

WFCU Centre

Men’s Volleyball

Jan. 9 @ 7:00

London, ON.

Men’s Hockey

Jan. 9 @ 7:30

Sudbury, ON.

Women’s Hockey

Jan. 9 @ 7:30

Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 9 @ 7:30

Track and Field

Jan. 9 @ TBA

St. Denis Centre

Track and Field

Jan. 10 @ TBA

St. Denis Centre

Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 10 @ 7:00

Kingston, ON.

Windsor Express

Jan. 10 @ 7:00

WFCU Centre

Pittsburgh, PA. Mississauga, ON. Belleville, ON.

South Windsor Arena Ottawa, ON.

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