Phog Phest filled downtown Windsor with the sweet sound of indie last weekend.
Event Odyssey helps event planners plan future events, brought to you by creators of the Wedding Odyssey.
Check out the mens and women’s soccer recaps from this weekend.
McGregor celebrates its first beer fest.
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Students to Demand Reimbursement travisfauteux News Editor __________________________ Students will be demanding their tuition back in the event of a full strike. Monday, Sept. 15, faculty at the University of Windsor engaged in a one-day strike, but more work stoppages could soon be on the way if a deal is not reached by Oct. 1. If a full work stoppage occurs next month, the Graduate Student Society (GSS) will demand a full reimbursement of
tuition fees and, for international students, living expenses. The society will also be demanding compensation for psychological pressure incurred during the time of a strike. GSS president Iftekhar Basith said a strike would affect graduate students in a devastating fashion. “Graduate students have different kinds of needs than the undergrads,” said Basith. “It’s not about classes only. We miss lots of publication deadlines, we miss defenses. Some people are waiting in line to defend [the-
Faculty took to the streets on Monday engaging in a full one day strike, opposing the unilaterally imposed terms of their new agreement and are hoping to return to the bargaining table. [Photo by // Travis Fauteux] ses] ... so their future is in jeopardy if faculty goes on strike.” If a lengthy strike occurs, Basith expects faculty to push important deadlines back to allow time for proper mentoring. “It’s the university’s responsibility to make sure the environment is well suited for the students to study without any disruptions,” said Basith. “If they knew well ahead that they were not going to make a good negotiation with WUFA … and there would be a
strike, then why did they actually take money from students in the first place.” A letter from the GSS executive team to University administration said graduate students are “puzzled” by both parties’ “disdain for the fair collective bargaining process [and] lack of concern for students attending the school.”
“I think it’s an important step forward,” said Forrest, “because it means we are talking to the administration again for the first time in over six weeks.” Despite the announcement of the meeting, faculty went ahead with Monday’s strike, which cancelled all classes, labora-
Their future is in jeopardy if faculty goes on strike. — Iftekhar Basith
A similar letter sent from the GSS to the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) asked the union to “consider the consequences” of a lengthy strike, which would “impact our classes, our labs, our finances, our research, and our future careers.” The letter said that students would “not be used as pawn for any unreasonable demands anymore,” and could demand a full reimbursement from both administration and the union.
Iftekhar Basith, president of the GSS, speaks on behalf of the students at a rally during Monday’s strike. [Photo by //Travis Fauteux]
exploratory, she does believe it is a step in the right direction.
Administration and faculty will be holding an “exploratory” meeting on Sept. 23. Although WUFA president Anne Forrest said she does not know why the meeting is being described as
tories, thesis defenses, major paper presentations, and first to third year nursing clinical placements. “An agreement to enter mediation is not a guarantee of a settlement,” said Forrest. “Our view is that the administration took this step because we’ve been organizing on campus and because of the threatened work stoppages.” “We want the admin back at the table,” said Forrest. “We also want the admin’s team to have a mandate to compromise and make a deal, so we are keeping up the job action pressure to ensure the admin gets that message.”
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Bikers Gathered in Tecumseh to Ride in Support of Wounded Warriors Engines revved at the second annual Andrew Grenon Memorial Ride. Members of the motorcycle community joined with supporters on Sept. 14 to raise funds for Wounded Warriors of Canada, a non-profit organization that helps wounded members of the Canadian Forces. The ride was put on by the first Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit in the town of Tecumseh. Riders completed a 125-kilome-
ter ride through Essex County. Bob “Pappy” Papak, president of first CAV, said they made over $5,000 last year and hoped to reach that this year. “Theresa’s here, Mike’s here, Matt’s here, that is our silver cross family,” said Papak. “This year we chose Wounded Warriors to support. If we have anything leftover we’ll donate to other foundations directly from our unit.” Theresa Charbonneau is the mother of Andrew Grenon, the soldier the ride was named after. She said members of the CAV contacted her last year and, learning what they wanted to do, she gave them her bless-
ing. Grenon was killed in September 2008 while deployed in Afghanistan. Charbonneau said this is one of many different fundraisers that Andrew’s name is attached too. “He would be very humbled … I think he would be absolutely thrilled,” said Charbonneau. “He was not a rider. I think he admired them. I think he would think it was pretty cool that they do what they do for good.” Bikers came from many units all over Ontario, with one coming from as far away as Newfoundland to take part in the ride. Retired Chief Warrant Officer
Voter Apathy at UWindsor dangrey News Intern __________________________ The City of Windsor has suffered from voter apathy in the past two municipal elections, but officials say the city is not doing a bad job getting voters out. The City of Windsor had a voter turnout of 46 per cent in 2010. However in 2006, turnout reached only 38 per cent. In comparison with other cities the size of Windsor, those numbers are slightly higher. Matt Ford is running for the city council seat in Ward 1. During his door to door campaigning, Ford encouraged the constituents in his ward to get out and vote. According to Ford the city could do more to encourage voters to go to the polls on Election Day. “I think there should be a database for e-mailing people about voting that you can sign up for,” said Ford. “Each candidate can
get one email per election cycle at the beginning and at the end to send out their e-literature.” Ford also believes the city should limit the amount of time election signs can be posted and suggests the city should hold debates in each ward to inform voters. Drew Dilkens, mayoral candidate, said the low voting trend makes campaigning difficult. “When you spend time knocking on thousands and thousands of doors and you know that you are going to be lucky for 50 per cent of those people to vote, it’s somewhat disheartening as a candidate,” said Dilkens. “You spend a lot of time talking to people who may be interested in talking, but don’t exercise their right to vote, so I’m concerned about it as a candidate.” Municipal elections are governed by the Municipal Elections Act and the clerk’s office is in charge of informing voters. Chuck Scarpelli, manager of records and elections for the City of Windsor, said the city’s clerks
have a long list of responsibilities come election time. “The mandate of the clerk is to make sure the voters know the voter times [and know] how they can vote by proxy, to make all voting stations accessible to the public as per the act, and to make sure that, if you are going to be sending out information flyers, that [they go] out to every household,” said Scarpelli. “The clerk has to remember that everybody has to be treated equitably and fairly.” Scarpelli directs eligible voters towards the city’s website for elections, www.windsorelections.ca, as a valuable way to get information online. He said the city put out a brochure that answers many of the questions that people may have as another way to inform the electorate. According to the City of Windsor website, voters can get a free ride on Windsor Transit to travel to one’s voting station on October 27. If you have any concerns about the voting list or any other questions you are encouraged to call 311.
Thomas Skelding is originally from Windsor, but now resides on the East Coast. He spent 40 years in the Army and served with Grenon and many others that were killed in Afghanistan. He rides a specially decaled motorcycle in remembrance of members of his regiment, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, that were lost. “When I saw this ride up, I was in Afghanistan the same time
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Retired Chief Warrent Officer Thomas Skelding ( left ) shows his specially designed bike Theresa Charbonneau at the Grenon Memorial Ride on Sept. 14 in Tecumseh. [Photo by // Dan Gray]
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Fun in the Sun for Those With Epilepsy Travisfauteux News Editor __________________________ Chilly weather could not keep Windsorites with epilepsy indoors last weekend. The annual Fun in the Sun BBQ brought people of all ages to Mic Mac Park on Saturday, Sept. 13 to mingle and discuss a disorder that has changed their lives. The event, hosted by the Epilepsy Support Centre, gave people who suffer from epilepsy and their families the chance to get outside and enjoy the last days of summer weather. Scott Imeson, a volunteer who helped organize the barbecue, said it is like a big family reunion. “We get people out and they can socialize with other people with
epilepsy,” said Imeson. “They can enjoy the company of other people. They can learn about other people’s seizures, because there are so many different types and there are so many different types of medication, sideeffects. You can get so many different tips, just learn and make new friends.” Volunteer Pam Longmoore said the weather did not hinder the event’s success. “It’s a cool-ish morning, but quite a few people have come out,” said Longmoore. “It’s more positive as the day goes on ... We’re here just to get together. Typically, people with epilepsy tend to keep to themselves; they don’t go out a lot. Imeson, who has suffered from epilepsy for sixteen years, said the neurological disorder can take a toll on peoples’ social
Pam Longmoore, a volunteer, as her face painted at the Fun in the Sun BBQ on Saturday. [Photo by // Travis Fauteux] lives. He’s lost jobs, he is unable to drive and has had to adapt to a very different life than the average person.
most like cabin fever, but other people that I know kind of go through the same things that I go through.”
“It’s been pretty difficult for me because it keeps me indoors sometimes because I don’t know when [the seizures] will happen,” said Imeson. “It’s al-
The Epileptic Support Centre meets once a month at the United Way on Giles Blvd. The group organizes other activities like bowl-a-thons and pumpkin
carving, which are currently in the works for this Halloween. Imeson said although people with epilepsy cannot drive and making it out to the events may be more difficult, he hopes more people in Windsor suffering from epilepsy will join the support group.
Event Odyssey Takes Over Ciociaro
alexandrasellick Arts Editor __________________________
A new event in Windsor is taking the Ciociaro by a storm with dresses, cakes and more. The Wedding Odyssey is a large wedding expo that has been held annually in January at the Ciociaro Club in Windsor. Two years ago the Event Odyssey was created and decided to be held in September for vendors to showcase more than what they had to offer for weddings. Laura Tiberia took over as event director this year from her husband, Maurizio Tiberia, and is also the coordinator for January’s Wedding Odyssey. Maurizio Tiberia is a photographer and the couple were approached seven years ago and asked to do a wedding show at the Ciociaro Club.
to be at.”
Dream Weddings by Veve has had a booth at both the Wedding and Event Odyssey for seven years, since the Wedding Odyssey was created. Veve Politis, owner of Dream Weddings by Veve, said that she likes to design a display for the show that showcases what is hot and trending in wedding decor. “I usually like to showcase a new piece,” said Politis. “For instance, the new standup candelabras, a small hint of what a wedding would look like.” Politis said that she has had great success with the Odyssey and attracts many new customers to her business at the event. This year she has also designed the fashion show runway’s backdrop. Vendors at the show include catering, decor, photography,
video production, DJ’s limousines, formal wear, tuxedos and suits, prom dresses and bridal gowns, banquet halls, jewellery and accessories, specialty foods and wine samples. Each night the Event Odyssey puts on at fashion show at 7:30 p.m. to showcase wedding gowns, prom gowns, formal dresses, suits and tuxedos. Nanako Idoh is the baker behind the whimsical Sakura Cakes located in Belle River. Idoh, who has been baking as a hobby for many years, began Sakura Cakes after her daughter started school and has been in business for just under a year. She primarily bakes birthday and wedding cakes but also designs cakes and cupcakes for other occasions. “It’s gorgeous,” said Idoh. “I like the atmosphere, it’s a very good experience.”
Tiberia said she has made the Event Odyssey slightly smaller than January’s Wedding Odyssey to give a taste of what the winter event will be like. The regular vendors wanted to showcase their other products available for events other than weddings. There were still, however, many booths dedicated to weddings at the show. The Dream Weddings by Veve booth at the Event Odyssey allowed attendees to enjoy decor which can be duplicated and set up at events of their own. [Photo by // Alexandra Sellick]
“All of the décor vendors have such beautiful displays,” said Tiberia. “Every one is different, whether it’s makeup or the photo booth that is just a fun booth
Details on a cake by Sakura Cakes at the Event Odyssey mesmerized event attendees, Sept. 10. [Photo by // Alexandra Sellick]
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Local cover band, Bigg Wiggle, headlined the McGregor Mug Run and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday Sept. 13. [Photo by // Jolene Perron]
The McGregor Mug Run and Craft Beer Festival allowed friends and families to gather, drink beer and enjoy entertainment on Sept. 13. [Photo by // Jolene Perron]
Kyle Smith traveled from Toronto to participate in the Mug Run and finished first amount the men with a time of 15 minutes and 27 seconds [Photo by // Jolene Perron]
Walkerville Brewery attended the festival, showcasing four of their most popular brews for the season. [Photo by // Jolene Perron]
First Annual Craft Beer Festival Takes McGregor by Storm joleneperron Editor-in-Chief __________________________
manager for Walkerville Brewery, said it’s events like these that really help local companies converse with their clientele.
McGregor residents were able to enjoy their first craft beer festival this past weekend.
“This really just brings us more in the community face,” said Raymond. “We’re really hoping to expand our role in the county and bring some of the education to people who maybe don’t have the ability to go down to the brewery all the time. It allows us to interact with them more on a personal level.”
Ryan Raymond has made it his mission to organize a run in McGregor the last three years. Each year, Raymond said beer has always been a part of the run in the end, but this year he strived for it to be more. This year Raymond put together the first ever McGregor Mug Run and Craft Beer Festival at CoAn Park. “I think it was time. Craft brewery is really exploding right now,” said Raymond. “It was in my plans, I just needed to get my feet wet a little bit first.” The proceeds from the event go towards to local initiatives, one being the ERCA campaign extending the greenway trail from Windsor to Essex and the second is to the McGregor Health Centre which is slated to open very soon. Raymond said approximately 230 runners were registered prior to the event and he had a lot of walk-ups register at the event, plus over 230 tickets for just the festival were sold prior to the festival.
Runners took to the county roads for the annual five kilometre run on Saturday Sept. 13 at the McGregor Mug Run and Craft Beer Festival. [Photo by // Jolene Perron]
Tom Scully, sales and marketing
Scully said they had a great response from the public with a wide variety of new clients as well as old clients. He said to have the community support craft breweries is important because it is up and coming in the area. In addition to serving craft beer, David Smith showcased a tent from his store, Jake’s Hop Shop, part of Jake’s Windsor Brew, a home brew and wine store in Windsor. While Jake’s Windsor Brew has been a part of Windsor for 25 years, Jake’s Hop Shop is an extended store which was opened in May to take advantage of the growing market of craft beer. Last year, Smith said the brewery attended Windsor’s craft beer event however they kept a very informative outreach approach to the event. They’ve taken a whole new approach
to festivals this year with a live demonstration. While everyone else was making beer, Smith and his colleagues were brewing it on site for everyone to see and take part in. “The craft beer industry is growing largely and we are in on the end for home brewers, so we sell all the ingredients and supplies for people to make [beer],” said Smith. “It’s nice to see events like this bringing that kind of crowd together … when the craft beer industry grows, the home brewing industry really grows and we’ve noticed in the last few years that it’s growing significantly and this is the kind of event where we can attract some new home brewers.” The event also showcased food vendors such as Naples Pizza, and the concession stand for Co-An park was also open. While people drank beer and ate food, they were also able to listen to local band Bigg Wiggle as they headlined the main stage from 7:00 pm until late in the night. Raymond said while there is a lot of planning that goes in to something like this, and nothing is ever done the way you want it to be, he’s not going to stop here. He plans for this event to be annual from here on out, getting bigger and better each time.
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Tara Watts and several other artists played at the sixth annual Phog Phest. [Photos by // Emma Fields]
Sixth Annual Phog Phest New TV Series Draws Huge Crowd Looking for Unhappy Windsorites
emmafields Arts Intern __________________________
Phog Lounge was packed with fans of Windsor’s local music scene, as it hosted the sixth annual Phog Phest this past weekend.
More than 40 bands, including headlining Toronto band Born Ruffians, entertained music lovers throughout the evening Sept. 13. Event goers were able to enjoy live entertainment on a number of stages at three remote locations in the downtown hub of Windsor - Phog Lounge,
The Capitol Theatre and the Artcite.
Phog Fest was created by Phog Lounge owner Tom Lucier six years ago, just four short years after he opened Phog Lounge. Lucier makes sure the event is always bigger and better than the previous year. What started as a small event with a few bands has expanded in to last weekends show, with all 40 acts requiring five different stages set up over three locations. With a similar passion for music as the show’s attendees, Lucier said he always tries to bring out high energy bands and a huge
variety of genres to suit everyone’s preferences. Amoungst the 40 acts were rock bands, blues bands and much more.
As for next year’s Phest, Lucier said there are a few changes he’d like to make, particularly the size of the event. “Maybe I’d make it a shorter day,” said Lucier. “Have a few less bands, and have more money spent on touring acts.” Lucier said Phog Phest was a huge success this year and many attendees said they can’t wait to experience the variety of bands Lucier will bring to Windsor for next year’s show.
Travisfauteux News Editor __________________________ A new television show is looking to cast Windsor homeowners.
bridge, On. covered their roof with a tarp to fix a leak. Robitaille said participants needn’t feel embarrassed by their poor, un-handiwork.
“It’s not meant to embarrass anyone,” said Robitaille. “We’re HGTV Canada’s newest series, looking at people who can laugh I Wrecked My House, could at themselves and are very funbe filming in the city this fall. loving ... It’s very lighthearted Producers are looking for lo- fun, more of a comedy of ercal homeowners with the most rors.” eccentric and unconventional The show will be hosted by coD.I.Y home repairs to star in the median Steve Patterson, the program. current host of CBC’s The DeMargaret Robitaille, media baters. coordinator for the production company doing the show, Mountain Road Productions, said some of the do-it-yourself solutions seen in the show’s one-hour special should tell people what to expect from the show. For example, one Nova-Scotia couple replaced a staircase support beam with their refrigerator. Another couple in Brace-
Homeowners selected for the show will have a chance to receive a major home renovation for free. If interested in participating or nominating a friend, email your submission to casting@ mountainroad.ca. Submissions should include the story of the home repairs, photos of the repairs, a photo of the homeowner, and contact information.
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Women’s Soccer Team Takes Three Points From Home Opener GauravSardesai Sports Intern __________________________ The Lancer women’s soccer team endured a bittersweet weekend as they gathered three points from a possible six. The team registered a win and a clean-sheet against Guelph Sept. 13, but fell to a devastating 5-1 defeat to York the next day. Despite going scoreless into the break, a great one-on-one chance for Becca Feurth and a fantastic diving save by Kristen Lawrence meant the Lancers could take a few positives from the first half against Guelph.
“I think in the first 20 minutes we dominated the game,” said assistant coach Stacey Ditchfield. The second half saw the the Lancer women build on their good first half display. Laura Leece hit the cross-bar from 30 yards, while Cassie Chretien saw her shot deflected just past the near post after a great run from the right wing. The 71st minute saw a fantastic last ditch tackle by freshman defender Polina Onyalo inside her own penalty area which saved her team from a certain goal. Giulia Barile had looked sharp all game and eventually got her reward in the 78th minute after
Men’s Soccer Suffer Back-toBack Defeats During Home Openers
richardriosa Sports Editor __________________________ In their first two home games of the season, the Lancer men’s soccer team have failed to pick up a single point. The team played both games this weekend at Alumni Field, losing 3-2 to Guelph Sept. 13 and 3-0 to York Sept. 14. Head coach Steve Hart said he was extremely disappointed to walk away from the team’s home-opening weekend emptyhanded. “We knew this weekend was going to be tough. We came into it knowing it was going to be tough,” said Hart. “A lot of the time you’re dealing with mental issues. The mental side of the game is huge and if you don’t adapt fast – like we didn’t do today – then you’re going to get beat.” Although the defeat to York was a rather decisive one, the 3-2
loss to Guelph was a much closer game and the Lancers were unlucky to come away without at least a point to show for their efforts. Striker Iyowuna Jumbo opened the scoring for the Lancers in the 4th minute of the game and the team really looked confident on the ball, controlling most of the possession throughout. The score was level with five minutes remaining in the half however, after keeper Sam Atkin fumbled a 35-yard screamer into his own goal. After conceding again early into the second half, the Lancers went down 3-1 in the 75th when a free kick fell right onto the foot of Guelph midfielder Owen Botelho, leaving him five yards out with only the keeper to beat. Jumbo got his brace and pulled one back for the Lancers in the 84th minute with a vicious effort from 25 yards, but it was too little too late and the team had to settle for a disappoint-
York goalkeeper, Courtney Davis, scoops up a loose through ball in the Lancer’s 5 - 1 loss at Alumni field Sept. 14. [Photo by // Richard Riosa] she pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the 18 yard box and tucked a beautiful curling finish into the bottom right corner of the goal. Head coach Steve Hart said he was delighted with his team’s performance.
ever, left a lot to be desired, as the ruthless York Giants visited Alumni Field. The Lancers fell short in a hard fought 5-1 defeat, with goals coming from Aisha Lewis and a brace from both Nour Ghoneim and Adeife Adekusibe.
“The girls are fighting hard and they’re getting everything they deserve,” said Hart.
“The first goal was unfortunate but we’ve got to learn how to come back from adversity,” said Ditchfield.
The Lancers pulled one back in
the 76th minute when Gabriella Alagha made a run to the far post and took her chance well by finishing from close range. Hart said the objectives for the women this season remain unchanged – reach the play-offs and gain home-field advantage. The Lancers will face 2nd place Western in London Sept. 19, followed by 18th place Waterloo back home at Alumni Field Sept. 21.
Lancer midfielder, Jack Sargent, prepares to take a free kick against York at Alumni Field, Sept. 14. [Photo by // Richard Riosa] ing defeat in a game where they controlled the tempo. “As a team, I feel we didn’t play as good as we’re supposed to,” said Jumbo. “There’s always room for improvement and we’ve got to take that back to practice and work on getting better.” Although Hart was pleased with Jumbo’s goals, he agreed the team did not play up to his standards. He said the team defended very poorly and made many bad decisions throughout the loss. “They kept getting us on the counter attack,” said Hart. “It’s not like we don’t practice keeping our shape from a counter attack… It’s unacceptable at this level to get caught like that with three goals.” The weekend – and the defend-
ing – got worse for the Lancers when they played York the following day. After conceding two goals within the first five minutes, the game was virtually over. York added another goal in the 54th after completely dominating the first half. Coach Hart said he used the game as an opportunity to test some of the younger players in his squad during the second half. Although Hart said he hopes his team learns from being outclassed by a top quality team, he did admit they need to settle into games faster and not concede early goals in the future. “It was a learning experience for the team,” said Hart. “They are an exceptional team. They have professional quality players and our guys should aspire to play like them.”
Midfielder Jack Sargent, who came on at half, was one of the players to really make a difference for the Lancers and also came closest to ruining York’s clean sheet when his free kick hit the crossbar late in the game. “I think this weekend has really hit us hard, but we can only work hard in practice and then we’ve got a home game next weekend, so hopefully we can do well and bounce back with two wins,” said Sargent. Before the Lancers host Waterloo Sept. 21 at 3:15, they travel to Western to take on the top ranked Mustangs Sept. 19. The team will be hoping to bounce back from this three game losing streak with a pair of wins and get themselves back in the hunt for home-field advantage in the playoffs.
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