Public Invited To Meet Motown’s Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Before Winter Fest 2016 Parade

Winter Fest Parade 2016 Grand Marshall, Motown’s legendary Martha Reeves and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA) invite Windsorites, parade attendees and the general public to a special Meet and Greet this Saturday, November 19 between 1:30-2:30 p.m. at The Coffee Exchange (266 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, ON).

There, Ms. Reeves will meet and speak with fans of all ages while signing autographs for $5 each in an intimate setting.

In addition, the Vandellas (Lois and Delphine Reeves) will be attending Winter Fest 2016.

The group’s string of hits included “Come and Get These Memories”, “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave”, “Quicksand”, “Nowhere to Run”, “Jimmy Mack”, “Bless You” and “Dancing in the Street”, the latter song becoming their signature single. During their nine year run on the charts from 1963 to 1972, Martha and the Vandellas charted over twenty six hits and recorded in the styles of doo wop, R&B, pop, blues, rock and roll and soul. Ten Vandellas songs reached the top ten of the Billboard R&B singles chart, including two R&B number ones, and six Top Ten Pop Hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

This iconic group that helped define the sounds of young America will meet and speak with fans of all ages, autographing photos and CDs in an intimate setting. Admission is free, autograph photos are $5 each and autographed CDs are $15.

Beaver Tails

Heralding in the holidays, the Culinary School at St. Clair College’s Centre for the Arts will be selling scrumptious fried pastries covered in either vanilla or cinnamon sugar fashioned after Quebec’s famous Beaver Tails for only $3 each. The pastry stand will be located at the intersection of Ouellette & University Avenues between 2:00-4:00 p.m. This delicious patisserie can only be found in Windsor once each year at the DWBIA’s Winter Fest Parade!

Roasted Chestnuts

Another seasonal treat to be found is that of roasted chestnuts. Visit the Downtown Mission’s booth at the intersection of University and Ouellette and grab a bag of your own!

Singing Carolers

Additionally, a team of talented vocalists from Windsor Light Music Theatre will stroll the streets, dressed in period costume, singing carols acappella. The carolers bring nostalgia, holiday harmonies and the warmth of the u season to all Winter Fest patrons.


The DWBIA will host its fifth annual Winter Fest celebration on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in downtown Windsor. Click here for details.