ALS is getting more attention than ever. Here in Windsor-Essex County, there is a growing number of events to help raise awareness and funds to meet the equipment needs of local people diagnosed with ALS. Feel free to attend any of our events — everyone is always welcome. We encourage your participation and appreciate your help.

Only upcoming and recent events will be featured on this main events page as a convenience.

2017 Events

4th Annual Dave Allin Classic Basketball Tournament

The Allin Family is very happy and excited to be running the 4th Annual Dave Allin Classic Basketball Tournament. The tournament is taking place at John McGregor Secondary School for the 4th straight year on January 27th & 28th 2017. The past few years have been a huge success and they are looking forward to having another great weekend. Over the past three years, they have been able to raise over $55,000 for ALS - an amazing accomplishment!

The family organizes the tournament for two reasons. Most importantly, to get in as much ball as possible for elementary school kids. Secondly, they are trying to raise awareness for ALS and raise money for our charity. All proceeds, entry fees, referee fees, concessions and silent auction proceeds are being donated to ALS Windsor. The tournament entry fee is $150 per school. They will have many great items for the silent auction so please encourage parents, staff and friends to come out in support. The silent auction will be running all weekend once the tournament kicks off until 3:30 PM on the Saturday, with cash or cheque accepted. There will be a concession stand located in close proximity to the Lahey Gym. It will have pizza, hotdogs, snacks, gatorade and water. This will be running all weekend long. All proceeds from this will be donated as well.

If you'd like to contribute to the Dave Allin Classic, you may also donate using the following button:

Dr. Michael Strong to Speak on February 6th

The A.L.S. Society of (Windsor) Essex County would like to invite all to hear Dr. Michael Strong provide an overview of A.L.S. and address what is really new in A.L.S. research.

Dr. Michael Strong is the current Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, he holds the Arthur J. Hudson Chair in A.L.S. Research and is a distinguished university professor.

So please mark Monday, February 6th on your calendar. Dr. Michael Strong will be speaking at 7pm at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board office, located directly behind and attached to Assumption High School, at 1325 California Ave.

For any questions, please contact Sharon Colman via phone at 519-736-4963 or email at

Bridal Ball

Relive the Excitement! The 5th Annual Bridal Ball will be held at Ambassador Gold Club on Saturday, April 1st, 2016. The idea of a Bridal Ball is a wedding-themed social night with all of the proceeds being donated to a local charity. Women and men dress in their favourite new, old, or vintage attire. Any gown, dress, or suit, including wedding gown or prom dress, can be worn to the Bridal Ball. We encourage every guest to pull out their once-worn or favourite attire and join us at this amazing and entertaining charity event. All proceeds from the 2017 Bridal Ball will be donated to the A.L.S. Society of (Windsor) Essex County. For more information, please visit The Bridal Ball's Facebook event page. Tickets are available via EventBrite.

2017 Caboto Club Charity Pasta Nights

Please join us the first Wednesday of every month at the Caboto Club from 4:30pm-7:30pm for their Charity Pasta Nights. By supporting these monthly events - you are in fact supporting twelve charities over the year. The A.L.S. Society’s designated month is June, which is also A.L.S. Awareness Month in Canada. For more information, please click here for their flyer.

2016 Events

ALS Windsor Walk

Our 2016 Windsor Walk took place Sunday, September 11th, 2016, beginning at Sandpoint Park (by Stop 26).

ALS 200KM Challenge

The three crazy guys, Kyle Wallace, Jamie Waldron, and Jay Thompson, who ran 50km last year, headed out on a 200km bicycle ride on June 25th. They left Pelee Island Winery in the morning and returned later that afternoon for a wrap up party. More info will be up on their website.

Windsor Area Street Rods Inc. 42nd Annual Can-Am Nationals Car Show

Their 42nd annual show was held at Gil Maure Park in LaSalle on Sunday, May 29th. If you have a love or appreciation for cars, this is a great show with approximately 300 entires. This dynamic group has raised more than $34,000 since 2008. For more info, have a look at the flyer.

3rd Annual Dave Allin Classic Basketball Tournament

Held January 29th and 30th in Chatham, this event was another tremendous success. The Allin family raised $16,924 this year for an impressive three year total of $53,000.

2015 Events

11th Annual ALS Windsor Walk 2015

Our 11th Annual ALS Windsor Walk took place Sunday, September 13th, 2015, starting at Sandpoint Park near Stop 26 in Windsor. Photos from this walk can be found by clicking here!


On May 9th, 2015, three men ran 50km from Kingsville to Windsor along sections of the Greenway Trail. Kyle Wallace, Jamie Waldron, Jay Thompson ran to help raise awareness and funds in memory of Tommy Wallace. The run began at Vernon's Tap and Grill in Kingsville, and ended with a wrap-up party at Rino's Kitchen in Windsor. More info is available at

The 2nd Annual Dave Allin Classic

After a huge success last year, the Dave Allin Classic continued this year on January 23rd and January 24th at John McGregor Secondary School. This tournament is 100% volunteer run, so all proceeds came to the ALS Society of Windsor-Essex County. The weekend also included a 50/50 draw and a Silent Auction featuring some amazing items!

2014 Events

10th Annual ALS Windsor Walk 2014

Our 10th Annual ALS Walk took place September 14th, 2014, at Sandpoint Park (Stop 26) in Windsor. Thanks to your support, we were able to raise more than $50,000 for our 10th annual walk! Photos from this event can be viewed here!

1st Annual Dave Allin Classic

The 1st Annual Dave Allin Classic was a tribute to Dave Allin's life spent as a teacher and coach in Chatham-Kent. His family organized the first classic this past January 24th and 25th at John McGregor Secondary School in Chatham, raising over $21,000 dollars. Watch for this annual event next January!