Category Archives: Walkerville

Don’t Know Much About History?


Wow. This is certainly a busy weekend for local history and arts enthusiasts (and for those who aren’t). Doors Open, Walkerville Rocks, Ford City Arts & Heritage Festival, Windsor Essex Open Studio tour  – are on the agenda as part … Continue reading

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The Canadian Club Girl: 1897


Walkerville is the home of Canadian Club whiskey. (You may have heard of it. Wink.) You see, in 1856, a middle-aged American businessman who wanted to augment his Detroit enterprises decided to cross over a one-mile river to the wilds of … Continue reading

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Shovel It: Winter 1930s


At our house here in wonderful Walkerville, there’s been some debate as to whether we actually used the snow shovel so far this winter of 2011/12. I can recall the comforting drone of a snowblower steered by a thoughtful neighbour … Continue reading

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Winter in Walkerville: 1900s


So, we finally got some snow that is actually staying on the ground more than a couple of hours. Since winter appears to have officially arrived, I thought I would post some photos I’ve been saving for a snowy day. Sent … Continue reading

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Dish Nights at The Palace Theatre


Ah, the irony. The deal the city made to bring the University of Windsor’s music and visual arts departments downtown to create a cultural hub triggered the closing of the Palace Theatre. In case you missed the news flash, some … Continue reading

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When Windsor Got Its Wings


You may have read the fascinating account of a very rare ticket which was hidden in a Windsor home. Kevin Malott was renovating his basement last weekend when he discovered an 83-year-old admission ticket to the grand opening of Walker … Continue reading

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‘Tis Much Better to Give.


Yes, it’s always better to give at Christmas than receive. At least, that’s how I feel. (And what better justification for going shopping?!) If you are STILL looking for that perfect gift, take heart. On Friday, Dec. 23rd, from 11 … Continue reading

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