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Windsor, ON, February 10, 2016 – Last year, over 200 established and emerging community leaders took over St. Clair Centre for the Arts during the Windsor180 Summit.
Presented by YKNOT Windsor-Essex and WEtech Alliance, Windsor180 featured a series of breakout sessions and keynote speeches around issues of talent, tech and community in an effort to reimagining our city.
To kickoff the Windsor180 Summit volunteer recruitment, YKNOT Windsor-Essex and WEtech Alliance with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, are pleased to announce the completion of two short films showcasing local emerging leaders who are “Making It Happen’ in Windsor-Essex. The videos were directed by Jeff Hammond of Hammond Cheeze Films™ and produced by Dan Brown, Jeff Hammond and Yvonne Pilon.
“While running YKNOT Windsor-Essex, I saw story after story of young people who are taking this region’s future into their own hands,” said Dan Brown, one of the video’s producers. “I’m excited for our community to finally catch a glimpse of that and come together again at this year’s Windsor180 Summit.”
Video 1: Reclaim Artistry
Inspiration comes from many places. For Michael Difazio, it emerges within wood and artifacts that have been neglected for generations. By turning his hand-crafted passion into a lucrative business, Michael is proving that “making the jump” is worth it. To view video, click here.
Video 2: Meaghan Marton
After University, Meaghan Marton knew two things: 1) She loves working with youth 2) This city can be a tough opponent. But she decided to fight back, launching a spirited youth boxing class that is rocking the community. To view video, click here.
We are currently seeking innovative and enthusiastic emerging leaders to join the Windsor180 Planning Committee. If you or someone you know is interested, please send an e-mail to Yvonne Pilon at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24th. Please provide your name, contact information and affiliated organization/occupation. Confirmation and further instructions will be sent in advance of the inaugural Planning Committee meeting in March.