Almost 100 years later, Easter Shields Ontario, founded here in Windsor, is still going strong.
Founded in 1922 through partnerships with seven Windsor and regional Rotary clubs, including Rotary 1918, Easter Shields Ontario kicked off its Centenary Celebration on Wednesday and celebrated the organization’s centenary on November 28th throughout November. We announced the event that will be held until the anniversary.
Easter Shields Ontario Community Engagement Officer Starr Melosch said:
“From running a nursing program in early 1922 to where we are still investing in equipment today, we continue to have educational programs, scholarships, and a wonderful, fully accessible summer camp.”
The Easter Seal Ontario Centenary is provided by the Told Foundation. Joining to kick off the campaign on Wednesday were Rotary 1918’s Saad Jassim and Easter Shields Telethon Chair Mike Kelly.
To kick off the festivities, the Easter Seals are inviting the public to donate $100 to the Easter Seals program by launching 100 Champions in a 100 year campaign. Donations can be made online or by check to the Easter Shields Windsor office.
On November 5th, Easter Seal’s annual Telethon will be filmed live at St. Clair’s College, featuring a variety of CTV-produced and televised guests, Easter Seal ambassadors and special touches.
And on November 18, local professional dancers and dance studios will join local celebrities for dinner, dancing, a silent auction and other entertainment at the Waters Edge Event Center at Dancing with Easter Seals Stars. will be held at
To mark the official 100th anniversary of the Ontario Easter Seal on November 28, the public will be invited to a Centenary Wine and Cheese Birthday Party at Windsor’s historic Willisted Manor. Attendees can enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and learn about the life-changing work Easter Shields does for children with disabilities in their community.
Meloche says the Easter Seals have been so successful over the past 100 years because they are so well-founded in helping children in the community.
“100 years is such a big milestone, and I think part of its success is that we’ve all been there for the right reasons from the beginning,” said Meloche.
“[From the beginning]they see a world where children with disabilities can fulfill as much potential as they can, not just their own world, but ours as well.” I knew I needed it.”
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Easter Seals is a non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy aimed at helping children with disabilities in our community. They provide accessible summer camps for children and youth, as well as equipment funding, family support and education, and scholarships.
For more information and how to donate, visit easterseals.org/windsor-centennial-celebrations-announced/.
Easter seal commemorating the 100th anniversary of the November event
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