DailyNews Issue for Friday, Jan 20th, 2017

Discount available to catch basketball on casino court

Clash at the ColosseumFans can watch three basketball games at the Clash at the Colosseum: contests featuring Lancer women, Lancer men and the Windsor Express.

half-price admission for a premier basketball event, as the Lancer varsity squads team up with the National Basketball League of Canada for a tripleheader at Caesar’s Windsor.

The Clash at the Colosseum, February 8, will give fans a chance to see three games — the Lancer men and women in a pair of contests against the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, then the Windsor Express tipping off against league newcomers the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.

“The Lancers, along with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, are excited to partner with the Windsor Express,” says athletics director Mike Havey. “The opportunity to play in this world-class entertainment venue provides a unique and exciting opportunity for our basketball teams to bring our product to a different audience.”

Heading into the weekend, both Lancer teams sit atop the Ontario University Athletics west division; Laurier is in second place on both the men’s and women’s sides.

One ticket is good for admission to all three games: the OUA women at 3 p.m., the OUA men at 5 p.m., and the Express at 8 p.m.

Lancer season ticket holders will be able to exchange their current tickets for the game, UWindsor students qualify for a discount, and the alumni office will subsidize half the ticket price for staff and faculty who are grads. For details, contact Elisa Mitton at emitton@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 2447.

Students to join flutist for music of Motown

Alexander ZonjicTwo music students will join flutist Alexander Zonjic for an evening of live music, January 28 at the Capitol Theatre.

Third-year music students Sebastian Bachmeier and Austin DiPietro will join alumnus Alexander Zonjic (BMA 1975) and other guest artists on stage for a concert fundraiser in support of the University of Windsor and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, January 28 at the Capitol Theatre.

Saxophonist Bachmeier and trumpeter DiPietro make up half the SoCA Horns ensemble, along with jazz instructor Bob Fazecash on trumpet and trombonist John Rutherford.

The “Zonjic Meets Motown” program promises rhythm and blues, pop and jazz as well as Motown and will feature the vocal group Serieux, which recreates the style of classic soul groups like the Temptations, the Four Tops and the Manhattans.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Preceding it at 6:30 p.m. is a presentation by architect Veronika Mogyorody, who will offer images and insight on the reconstruction of the former Armouries, the downtown campus of the School of Creative Arts scheduled for occupation this summer.

Find details on the event website. Tickets are available through the WSO box office; call 519-973-1238, ext. 2, or visit 121 University Avenue West.

Workshop to offer guide to testing ideas for business

Before starting a new venture, what a business really needs are a few customers who love the product and want to pay for it. A free workshop offered Monday by the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) will help budding founders get started.

Using the “Test your Business Idea” guide, attendees will learn the mindset and tools for new business success with this proven method that really works.

It runs 3 to 4 p.m. January 23 in the EPICentre offices on the second floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre. Find more information, and register online, on the event webpage.