Ontario's Southwest – Shaped by Nature



HMCS Ojibwa, Canada’s first Cold War submarine, has joined with the Harvard Aircraft Association and the Elgin Military Museum to present a unique museum tour this weekend. Those who buy a ticket to tour inside Ojibwa in Port Burwell will receive coupons to tour the Harvard aircraft exhibits at the Tillsonburg Airport and the Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas, noted for its extensive collection of military history.  It is a “land, sea and air” tour in the middle of our own region.


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ElginLicious Returns for Harvest Season

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted by JT in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


Elgin County is pleased to announce that ElginLicious will be returning for another great instalment this fall.  There’s a chill in the air and that means it’s time to get into the festive fall spirit with ElginLicious, an event that provides the opportunity to enjoy Elgin’s restaurants, specialty food shops and agri-tourism destinations at three great price points. Special promotions will be running at $10, $15 and $25 at participating Savour Elgin businesses from October 2 to October 12, 2014.


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Media are invited to a special presentation of a carving to the Elgin Military Museum.  Several members of the St. Thomas Woodcarvers club carefully crafted this recreation of HMCS OJIBWA’s official crest. Presentation will take place Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas.


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The Elgin Military Museum has been announced as a finalist for the Brewster Travel Canada Innovator of the Year Award for HMCS Ojibwa at the 2014 Canadian Tourism Awards presented by TIAC.  The Canadian Tourism Awards are designed to reward people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada and are presented each annually at Ontario Tourism Summit.


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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… yes in fact it is a plane, taking flight from London International Airport (LIA). SWOTC summer intern, Loes Borgijink, had the exciting opportunity to bring fresh eyes to LIA’s new improvements, and got firsthand insight of what these changes mean for current and future passengers.   With a prime emphasis on enhancing customer satisfaction, LIA has extended their services to deliver greater value and bring their customer service experience to new heights.


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Windsor Craft Beer Festival 2014

September 8th, 2014 | Posted by JT in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


The highly anticipated Windsor Craft Beer Festival back! WindsorEats Culinary Guide in partnership with Motor Craft Ales will be hosting the region’s original festival dedicated to craft beer October 17-18, 2014.  Craft brewers from across the province, including Windsor Essex, will be participating in the highly anticipated event.


“We’ve made a number changes to the event this year” explains festival organizer, Adriano Ciotoli, co-owner of WindsorEats. “We have moved the festival down a block to the intersection of Argyle Road and Brant Street, in front of the old distillery warehouses. The festival has expanded this year to include more breweries, including Samuel Adams, the largest craft brewery in the United States.”


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Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is thrilled to announce the last of the three concert performances for the Grandstand at this year’s fair. On Friday, October 10th at 8:00 pm, the Eastlink Concert Series presents Canadian Country Superstar Gord Bamford on the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show Main Stage.


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August 13th, 2014 | Posted by Loes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


We invite you to join us at The Arts & Cookery Bank as each of our daring “Boot Camp” chefs (young adults ages 13-20) accepts the challenge of preparing a fabulous “judge-reviewed” culinary creation. Be there when the Black Boxes are opened and our talented Boot Camp Chefs create innovative and delicious tastes from the mystery ingredients inside!


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Eat Your City Restaurant Week

August 7th, 2014 | Posted by Loes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It’s time to celebrate our local restaurants!  For one week only, diners and food lovers can celebrate Windsor and Essex County’s local dining scene by taking part in a unique culinary event.


From August 11 to August 17, 2014, visit any Eat Your City Restaurant Week participating restaurant and indulge in 3-course meals for lunch or dinner at great values across the county. Each restaurant will offer a unique Eat Your City menu and highlight the diverse and exceptional local dining in the region.


Diners can enjoy a 3 course lunch for $10 or $15 or head out to dinner and indulge in a 3 course meal for $25 or $35 and choose from multiple selections for each course.


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Come one, come all! From August 21st to 24th, the annual Iron Horse Festival is making its comeback this year in style with a NEW location.


Bringing together the railway heritage that makes St. Thomas Canada’s railway capital, the festival will be sandwiched between 2 of the city’s most impressive railway assets, the Canada Southern Railway Station and the Elgin County Railway Museum.  For those of you who have to drive in, parking is in abundance off Third Ave (adjacent to the Railway Museum); meaning better parking, bigger space and more fun!


But in order to make all this happen, we need your help! Iron Horse is currently recruiting volunteers for its 20th anniversary.


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