Downtown merchants team up with EarlyON Child and Family Centres to present day of spooktacular fun

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Media Release


[Windsor, ON] ― It might be the most frightfully festive event of the year, and members of the Downtown Windsor BIA are partnering with staff of EarlyON Child and Family Centre’s Glengarry location to introduce newcomer families to this beloved, bewitching and spellbinding tradition on Halloween, Thursday October 31.

Because Halloween is such a spooktacularly fun celebration, DWBIA members and EarlyON Child and Family Centre recognize the importance of inviting newcomer families to the enchanting and magical custom of “trick-or-treating.” They’ll do this by going door-to-door to merchants located on Pelissier Street between Wyandotte and Chatham Streets.

This not-so-spooky but spirited event takes place in the morning between 11am and 1:30pm, and will engage over 50 children between the ages of 0-6 years. Participating downtown establishments include:

  • A Dog's Breakfast
  • AIDS Committee of Windsor
  • Cabello Hair
  • Christian Science Room
  • Downtown Windsor BIA
  • Kirwin Partners
  • McTague Law Firm
  • Park Variety
  • Pause Café
  • Pho Maxim
  • S. Funtig & Associates Inc
  • Sterling Mutuals
  • Sundried Tomato
  • Terra Cotta Gourmet Pizzeria
  • The Squirrel Cage
  • Whiskeyjack Boutique
  • WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
  • Windsor International Film Festival


“This is intended to be a fiendishly fun and exciting outreach initiative that our members are delighted to participate in again this year,” says DWBIA Chair Brian Yeomans. “Not only does this unite downtown businesses, it’s allows the children to explore their creativity and imagination in a fun and safe environment.”

"This event creates and promotes community involvement, neighbourhood pride and engagement through supporting and connecting residents to their local community," adds Jenny Pattison, Facilitator at the Glengarry EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide literacy-based programming allowing parents and caregivers to attend with their children, enhance parenting skills and attend workshops. The programs are free and are available to everyone in the community with young children, with a focus on those 0-6 years of age. For more information, call 519-255-5200 ext 5344.

In keeping with the theme of fantasy, the DWBIA is also partnering with the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) to give all participating families two free tickets to a screening of the Lion King on Sunday, November 3. The screening will take place at the Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W. 



For more information:

Debi Croucher, Downtown Windsor BIA