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McGregor Music Festival celebrates 30 years

by Adam Gault

The McGregor Music Festival took over Co-An Park on Sunday. The event provided music lovers and car enthusiasts from across the region an opportunity to support an event that has not just entertained countless festival-goers over the last three decades, but has also raised more than a quarter million dollars to support the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation (WECCCF).

Featuring a packed musical lineup of eight bands, this year’s festivities kicked off two hours prior to the usual noon start time, so acts C2C entertainment, The All-Star Band, The All Nighters, Exit 31, BrandX, The Wellness Band, Looking Back Band, and Bad Moustache Band, would all have plenty of stage time to bring their sound to the people of Essex County.

  Also featured during the event was the annual car show, pig auction, and the numerous raffle and door prizes that included big-screen TVs and grocery store spending sprees.

  McGregor Music Festival Chairperson, Susan LeClair, explained the continued support from the community and sponsors over the last 30 years has allowed the event to support the WECCCF with funding for much needed cancer fighting equipment and support, that otherwise would not be available in Windsor-Essex.

  “I’m appreciative that people still come out, and they still support us every year for this cause,” LeClair said. “We need the top equipment. We need to make sure Windsor and Essex County people have everything that we can get them to fight this terrible disease.”

  As of the event on Sunday, the organization was getting close to this year’s $50,000 fundraising goal, which will be put towards the purchase of Rhino Laryngoscopes. This equipment will be used to treat patients with various forms of head and neck cancers.

  Beyond the purchase of state-of-the-art treatment equipment, funds will be used for financial assistance to those going for treatment, or to provide transportation to oncology appointments in London or further.

  For information on how to sponsor or plan an event in support of the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre foundation, please visit


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