The Alliance Update

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Windsor/Essex County announces two new senior programs and
A Ladies Tea & Mini-Quilt Show.

Mark your Calendars – August 14thLadies Tea & Mini Quilt Show is a joint project with The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Windsor-Essex County and Bedford United Church.  Please join us Saturday, August 14th, 11 am sitting OR 2 pm sitting.  Door prizes and raffles.  See attached Flyer. Tickets are $15.00 each, call Leona at (519) 974-1079.  Check out our website for more details at  

These Crazy Times” is a learn-to-quilt project for seniors 55 and up, and will take place at the Bedford United Church, on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, beginning August 18th, seats are limited to 25 senior participants per week. You can register to join at the Ladies Tea & Mini Quilt Show.  See attached flyer and check out our website at for more details.

Movin’ n Groovin” is a dance and movement program for seniors 55 and up, hosted by UrbanFit: Zumba with Joel, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 am to 11:30 am.  Beginning Tuesday, August 3rd and will run continuously until spring. Participants will learn a variety of dance and mindfulness practices, such as: chair yoga, Zumba, Jive, Latin Dance, Ballet, Meditation, etc. Check out our website at for more details on how to register.

We hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

The Arts & Cultural Alliance
Of Windsor Essex County

This year has been a challenge for all of us as we face the almost insurmountable attack COVID-19 has made on our global community, forcing us to respond to the new “normal” of isolation or small “bubbles” composed of our families and friends. As we adapt our artistic practices and work to our homes and online outreach, we find ourselves compelled to discover new ways to become creative and productive, which we do in defiance of the despondency that lies in wait.

Board members of the Alliance have been working imaginatively to respond to this pandemic in order to bring innovative ways for our members and the outlying community to become involved in our programming which we have adapted to the new reality that has altered how we live our everyday lives.

Thanks to the remarkable grant-writing skills of our Executive Director, Leona MacIntyre, we have received a significant number of grants this year. The Board is currently working on how to provide the safe delivery of these programs.

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