100th Anniversary Logo

Join us July 2 - 4, 2022
to celebrate the Town of Tecumseh's 100th Anniversary!

3 Days of Celebration - July 2 to 4, 2022

In honour of our community's centennial anniversary, enjoy a 3-day celebration with activities across the three historic communities that make up the Town of Tecumseh today. The community is invited to join in all of the events and celebrations. 

 

Download the event Schedule here

 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

5:59 AM Sunrise - First Nations Sunrise Ceremony

Location: Lakewood Park North Beach Gazebo, 13400 Riverside Drive

Sponsored by: SafeGuard Security

An offering of prayers to mark and welcome the beginning of a new day and express appreciation and thanks for life and nature. Led by the Tecumtha Ogitchada Society.

 

9:30 AM - Memorial Walk

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 261, 12326 Lanoue Street to Town Hall, 917 Lesperance Road

Sponsored by: Diamond & Diamond Lawyers

In partnership and solidarity with Town Council, local veterans, Emergency Services and Indigenous Community members.

 

10:00 AM - Opening Ceremonies

Location: Town Hall, 917 Lesperance Road

Sponsored by: St. Clair College

Land Acknowledgement

Tecumtha Ogitchada Society Honour Guard / Prayer / Drum Singers sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Welcome greetings from Caldwell First Nation and Mayor McNamara

Special welcome to 100 Anniversary Logo Contest Winner and Local Government Week Winners

Truth and Reconciliation Artwork Presentation, sponsoring by Valente Construction Ltd.

Council Chambers Mural Unveiling, sponsored by Beach Grove Golf & Country Club

Tecumseh Bronze Bust Sculpture Unveiling, donated by Guy R. Greve and Family

 

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Municipal Open House

Location: Town Hall, 917 Lesperance Road

Explore the newly renovated municipal Town Hall, OPP Station, Fire Hall and Arena sponsored by Enbridge Gas

Meet a Machine - explore the Town's large trucks and machines up close sponsored by Daniel Hofgartner, Buckingham Realty

Bike Rodeo - bring your bikes and helmets and test out your cycling skills with challenges led by Bike Windsor-Essex sponsored by Fowler Plumbing and supported by CWATS 

Lawn Games & Activities - take in a game and activities led by Tecumseh Recreation, sponsored by Essex Power Youth in Community

Tecumtha Ogitchada Society's First Nation Mobile Education and Cultural Walkabout with special guest, Dr. Jerry Fontaine, author of "Our Hearts Are As One Fire", sponsored by Desjardins Financial Security

 

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Agricultural Exhibit and Sandwich South Historical Society's Open House

Location: Fire Hall #2, 5520 Walker Road

Sponsored by: Bonduelle, Coxon's Sales & Rentals, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the Essex County Federation of Agriculture

Explore the rich history of the former Township of Sandwich South and how it has continued to enrich the Town of Tecumseh today. Also enjoy some ice cream, hosted by the Sandwich South Historical Society.

Enjoy interactive agricultural exhibits including: Essex County Federation of Agriculture, Grains, Nature Fresh, and Ontario Green Houses

Tecumtha Ogitchada Society's First Nation Mobile Education and Cultural Walkabout, sponsored by Bezaire Partners

 

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Try A Sport Challenge and Historical Sport Exhibit

Location: Lacasse Park, 590 Lacasse Boulevard

Sponsored by: St. Mary's Park, Desjardins Insurance - Laura White, Dressed by an Olive

Come out and play something new...soccer, baseball, road hockey, pickleball, disc golf, Taekwon Do.

Explore the history of sport in Tecumseh, presented by St. Mary's Park, Tecumseh Thunder Baseball, Tecumseh Minor Baseball Association, Tecumseh Shoreline Minor Hockey Association, McAuliffe Park Sports, Tecumseh Pickleball Association, Windsor Essex Disc Golf, Tecumseh Taekwon do, and Tecumseh Recreational Soccer Club.

 

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - It's A Birthday Party

Location: Lakewood Park North, 13400 Riverside Drive

Sponsored by: Family Services Windsor-Essex, Rosati, Coco Group and Pita Mania

Celebrate Tecumseh's birthday with birthday cake.

Enjoy the beauty of the waterfront with Windsor/ Essex County Canoe Club on the shore and South Port Sailing Club sail boats in the distance. 

Tecumtha Ogitchada Society's First Nation Fires on the Beach and Mobile Education and Cultural Walkabout.

An outdoor musical concert performed by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra sponsored by Wolf Hooker Professional Corporation.

 

8:00 PM - First Nations Evening Ceremony

Location: Lakewood Park North Beach, 13400 Riverside Drive

Sponsored by: SafeGuard Security

An offering of prayers to mark the end of the day with appreciation and thanks for life and nature. Led by the Tecumtha Ogitchada Society.

 

Dusk - Fireworks

Location: Lakewood Park South, 13451 Riverside Drive

Sponsored by: WFCU Credit Union, Tecumseh BIA, and Axiom Mortgage Solutions

A celebration in the sky filled with colour and lights

Sunday, July 3, 2022

10:00 AM - Legion Mural Presentation

Location: The Royal Canadian Legion, Col Paul Poisson, Branch 26, 12326 Lanoue Street

Sponsored by: University of Windsor and supported by Veterans Affairs Canada

A mural honouring the Canadian Armed Forces, the poppy, and Colonel Paul Poisson - the Town's 1st Mayor

 

10:15 AM to 12:30 PM - Pancake Breakfast

Location: The Royal Canadian Legion, Col. Paul Poisson, Branch 261, 12326 Lanoue Street

Sponsored by: CSC Providence and supported by the Essex County Federation of Agriculture

A free community pancake breakfast with fruit and yogurt bar

 

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Tecumseh Area Historical Society Open House and Historical Exhibit

Location: Tecumseh Area Historical Society, 12350 Tecumseh Road East

Sponsored by: Green Shield Canada

Explore the Town's history through a collection of archives, photos and historical artifacts. 

Participate in Chris Edward's book signing and make a bird house to take home.

Tecumtha Ogitchada Society's First Nation Mobile Educational and Cultural Walkabout

 

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Firefighter Combat Challenge

Location: Fire Hall #2, 5520 Walker Road

Sponsored by: Essex Power Corporation

Local firefighters from across Essex County face off in a competition of skill. Come out and cheer on your firefighters as they go head-to-head in challenges that showcase the demands of real-life firefighting.

Little ones can enjoy the Kids Zone, provided by Pathway to Potential.

 

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - St. Clair Beach Historical Exhibit

Location: St. Clair Beach Community Centre, 13731 St. Gregory Road

Sponsored by: KPMG

Discover the deep history of the former Village of St. Clair Beach and how it has continued to enrich the Town of Tecumseh today. Special thanks to our community partners who will be joining us with displays: Beach Grove Golf and County Club, Essex County Library, Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach, and the South Port Sailing Club.

 

7:00 PM - Community Bike Rally

Location: Starting and Ending at Optimist Park, 13731 St. Gregory Road

Sponsored by: eSCRIBE and supported by CWATS

Bring your bikes and helmets and enjoy a ride through the beautiful and historic area of St. Clair beach, led by Bike Windsor Essex.

 

8:00 PM - Truth and Reconciliation - A Conversation

Location: Optimist Park, 13731 St. Gregory Road

Sponsored by: Dunk & Associates

An opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to come together through dialogue in an effort to understand our past, rebuild trust and respectful relationships, and focus on bettering future generations in Canada. Led by Tecumtha Ogitchada Society, Caldwell First Nation and the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre.

 

9:00 PM - Outdoor Movie Night

Location: Optimist Park Pavilion, 13731 St. Gregory Road

Feature Film: Indian Horse

Follows the life of Native Canadian Saul Indian Horse as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism.

This film contains topics and scenes that may be disturbing to some viewers. Parental guidance is suggested. For more details, see REEL CANADA Content Advisory Chart.

Sponsored by: Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County with complimentary popcorn provided by KELCOM Radio Solutions

 

9:00 PM - Outdoor Family Movie Night

Feature Film: Sing 2

Sponsored by: Windsor Corporate Challenge powered by The Job Shoppe

Location: Tecumseh Centre Park, 12184 McNorton Street

Enjoy an evening of family fun! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a movie and some popcorn under the stars. 

Monday, July 4, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Free Recreational Swim

Location: Tecumseh Leisure Pool, Lacasse Park, 590 Lacasse Blvd

Sponsored by: Monarch Basics

Enjoy a refreshing splash at the Tecumseh Leisure Pool.

 

2:00 PM to 4:45 PM - Ste-Anne's Church Open House, 12233 Tecumseh Road East

Enjoy a guided tour to explore the architectural beauty of the Church that has stood tall in our community since 1859. Enjoy some great worship music on the lawn and a Casavant organ concert from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM as you explore the church's history.

 

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Musical Celebration and Tecumtha Ogitchada Society First Nations Honour Guard

Location: l'Essor High School Theatre, 13605 St. Gregory Road

Sponsored by: Petretta Construction, Sun Life and supported by Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation

A celebration of 100 years through music. Seats are limited, registration at TecumsehRec.ca is required for this event.

History of Tecumseh and Fire Services

Tecumseh was incorporated as a Town in May 1921. The first election was held December 4, 1922 with a Mayor and Council selected by the Town's 350 electors.

The Town's first Mayor, Dr. Paul Poisson, was elected after serving Canada in the first World War. He served one term as Mayor (1922-1926) and went on to represent Tecumseh in the Provincial Legislature as a Member of Provincial Parliament and subsequently rose to Cabinet Stature from 1931 to 1934 as Minister without portfolio. Dr. Poisson also continued serving in the Canadian military for 41 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel in 1945.

In August 1922, the Town appointed its first Fire Chief and purchased its first fire truck in October 1922. Today, Tecumseh Fire Rescue Services provides emergency response to all calls for service including firefighting, rescue, emergency medical intervention, vehicle extrication, shore-based water rescue and confined space entry rescue. The Fire Department is a composite fire service operating out of two stations, each with a compliment of 21 volunteer firefighters.

In 1999, as part of a reorganization of Essex County, unique features of three historic communities - the former Town of Tecumseh, the former Village of St. Clair Beach, and the former Township of Sandwich South were amalgamated into the new Town of Tecumseh. The traditions, pride, and values of the three historic communities continue today through the people who live in the communities and who collectively make the Town of Tecumseh the great community that it is today. This year we celebrate together by honouring our past and look forward to the bright future ahead.

Community Safety Department recognition and monument unveiling

The community is invited to join Town Council and Tecumseh Firefighters in celebrating 100 years of the Fire and Rescue Services while honouring those who have lost their lives in service to the community.

Date: To be confirmed - please check back. This event will be scheduled later this summer or fall.

Location: Fire Hall #1 - 985 Lesperance Road

Sponsored by: Mayor's Annual Charity Golf Tournament and supported by Gus Revenberg Chevrolet-Buick-GMC

Event Parking and Transit Services

The municipal parking lots associated with the parks where events are scheduled are available for visitor parking.

Visitors are encouraged to utilize the Tecumseh Transit Service to attend scheduled events that are within the transit service route. Ridership fees will be waived for transit riders on Saturday, July 2, 2022 and Monday, July 4, 2022 (note: Transit service does not run on Sundays).

 

FREE Special Shuttle Service:

A FREE shuttle service will be available for the evening events scheduled on Saturday, July 2, 2022 and Monday, July 4, 2022, compliments of First Student Canada. Visitors are encouraged to park their vehicles at the Tecumseh Arena parking lot (12021 McNorton Street) and take the FREE shuttle service to and from the event venues.

FREE Shuttle Service - Saturday, July 2, 2022 - Birthday Party and Fireworks at Lakewood Park

5:30 PM to 11:00 PM - continuous service, approximately every 20 minutes from Tecumseh Arena to Lakewood Park

FREE Shuttle Service - Monday, July 4, 2022 - Windsor Symphony Orchestra concert at L'essor High School Theatre

5:45 PM to 6:45 PM - Service to L'Essor High School Theatre - continuous service, approximately every 20 minutes from Tecumseh Arena to L'Essor High Theatre

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Return service to Tecumseh Arena - continuous service, approximately every 20 minutes from L'essor High School to the Tecumseh Arena

 

Free Bike Valet

Bike Windsor Essex will be on location at Lakewood Park on July 2 to supervise a free bike valet. Safely park your bicycles, scooters, and strollers in the valet located West of Lakewood Bistro Ice Cream Bar from 6:00PM - 9:45PM

Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express logoHoliday Inn Express & Suites Windsor East - Lakeshore is offering special discounted rates for the Town of Tecumseh's 100th Anniversary.

To reserve your room, book online or call 519-739-6930 or email and use the Group ID: TEC

Room type choices at the hotel (based on availability): Beautiful king rooms (accessible options), two queen bedded rooms (accessible options), and family suites that has a larger room that is open concept with two queen beds and sofa sleeper.

Cancellation for this booking is 48 hours notice without penalties.

Guests are recommended to sign up for the IHG reward points.

Anniversary Logo

In honour of the Town's 100th Anniversary, the Town wanted a new logo to symbolize and market the upcoming celebrations. The Town conducted a contest for all Tecumseh elementary and secondary students to submit an original design that depicted what makes Tecumseh the wonderful community it is - past, present and future.

A total of 288 submissions were received.

The winning design as seen below was created by Isabella Larking, age 13. Isabella's design was used as the inspiration for the final digitized logo as seen at the top of the page. The Anniversary logo does not replace the Town's official logo but is being used to symbolize and market the upcoming celebrations.

Tecumseh 100 Logo, original design

All 288 designs submitted as part of the contest will be on display at the Anniversary celebrations.

Congratulations to our contest runners-up:

2nd Place - Frederique Lepine

Logo contest second place design

3rd Place - Lyana Kisacik

Logo contest third place design

4th Place - Jacob Altenhof

 Logo contest fourth place design

5th Place - Tracy Nguyen

Logo contest fifth place design

Thank you to our sponsors

The Town of Tecumseh would like to acknowledge and thank its sponsors for helping to make this anniversary celebration one to remember.

Community Partners

Government of Canada - Canadian Heritage

Veterans Affairs Canada

Canadian Urban Institute

Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation

Caldwell First Nation

Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

Ste. Anne Church

The Cada Family

The Olde Sandwich South and Area Historical Society

Tecumseh Area Historical Society

 

 Platinum Sponsors

Axiom Mortgage Solutions

Beach Grove Gold & Country Club

Mayor's Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Petretta Construction

Valente Construction Ltd

Tecumseh BIA

University of Windsor

WFCU Credit Union

 

Diamond Sponsors

CSC Providence

Diamond & Diamond Lawyers

Desjardins Financial Security

Enbridge Gas Inc.

Essex County Federation of Agriculture

Essex Power Corporation

 Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Windsor East Lakeshore

SafeGuard Security

St. Clair College

Wolf Hooker Professional Corporation

 

Gold Sponsors

Bonduelle

Coxon's Sales and Rentals

Desjardins Insurance, Laura White

Dressed by an Olive

Green Shield Canada

Gus Revenberg Chevrolet-Buick-GMC

Pathway to Potential

St. Mary's Park

Sun Life

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

 

Silver Sponsors

Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County

Bezaire Partners

Coco Group

County Wide Active Transportation System

Daniel Hofgartner, Buckingham Realty

Dunk & Associates Inc.

eSCRIBE

Family Services Windsor Essex

First Student Canada

Fowler Plumbing

KELCOM Radio Solutions

KPMG

Monarch Basics

Pita Mania Restaurant

Rosati

Tecumseh Taekwon Do

Windsor Corporate Challenge powered by The Job Shoppe

 

Bronze Sponsors

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Special Contributors

FRANK Brewing Co.

Commemorative Tree

Consider a lasting legacy by purchasing a 100th Anniversary Commemorative Tree.

Tell Us Your Story!

The Town is asking residents, current and past, to share their story at PlaceSpeak, a citizen engagement platform. Here, visitors can document their unique Tecumseh story. For example:

  • What led them to become a resident of Tecumseh?
  • Is there a family legacy in Tecumseh that dates back generations?
  • Was your first job in Tecumseh?
  • Do you have a fun memory from attending school or an event in Tecumseh?
  • Do you have any pictures of what the Town looked like years ago?

Whatever your memory, celebration, or story is; the Town wants to hear from you.

 

Thank you to our sponsors

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