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Enter the Tecumseh BIA 12th Annual Street Pole Banner Contest

 The Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (TOTBIA) is hosting its 12th Annual Street Pole Banner Contest; a “Gallery Without Walls” program. Gallery Without Walls, is an initiative of the TOTBIA. This vibrant and colourful addition to our townscape is a visual testament to our local talent. Banners painted by local artists of all ages and digital photos hang on town street poles from May to November. This incredibly colourful and unique town streetscape is enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike. We encourage everyone to enter this exciting contest; show your talent and creativity and most importantly, have fun!

This Year’s Theme:


Get out your pencils, pens, paints and/or camera and show us what is your favorite anytime of the year outdoor activity! If your design or photo is selected it will be digitally reprinted and considered finished artwork that will be reproduced on both side of a 28″ wide by 44″ high street pole banner. 

NOTE: Please keep in mind that simple, close-up designs/photos are the most effective; people driving in vehicles only have 3-4 seconds to see an image on the banner so the bigger the image the better. All drawings and/or photographs MUST be submitted on 4″ wide by 6″ high vertical media.

After winners have been selected, pictures of each banner, title and person’s name will be listed in the Shoreline and on the TOTBIA website Gallery page.



1st Prize –  $150  |  2nd Prize – $100  |  3rd Prize – $50


Please read the enclosed brochure to read the contest guidelines, regulations, key dates and to complete the entry form. Deadline for submitting entry form and your original design/digital photo is:

April 9, 2018


Click on the link below to print the 2018 BIA BANNER CONTEST ENTRY FORM:

2018 Banner Contest Entry Form



Pictured below are some of the finished banners from last year’s contest and all of the artists who’s design and/or photo was selected and reproduced on 5′ banners. 










“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

– Henry David Thoreau


Contact the Tecumseh BIA office for additional information: 519.735.3795 or email: bia@Tecumseh.ca



Local Deals, Steals & Meals!

Inspirational Evening 
with SPECIAL EVENT Surprises! 

Want to learn new tips on holiday decorating and what new colours to use designing your home next year?

Graham’s Paint “N” Paper Place is hosting  an event with two very important  design specialists:

Ruthanne Hanlon, National Colour & Design Consultant Architectural Finishes

and Jillian Straky

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

13173 Tecumseh Rd. E

Call 519.735.2110 to Register/Limited Space 



Fall in love with dressed by an Olive
this October as they Celebrate  their 5th Year!

A big thank you to our customers when you shop with us during the month of October:

Buy 3 or more standard size bottles, get one FREE 200mL bottle of our regular priced oils or vinegars!  

Oct. 14 – Sample Saturday
Featuring our Ready to Bake foods.

Oct. 21 – Get Hooked with dressed by an Olive
Featuring Wild Canadian West Coast Fish

Oct. 28 – Trick or Treat
Raffle draw to see if you get tricked or treated.

Events are hosted at our Tecumseh location only.
348 Manning Rd






At WINE DESIGN, we now carry gift items and will be expanding our inventory in the future.

Besides the wine glasses and wine accessories, we now carry home decor items, novelty socks, jewelry, ladies accessories and more.


Summer is here, which means it is the perfect time to get your naturally flavored delicious wine cocktails brewing.

Some of the flavors we carry are:

Peach, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Raspberry, Tropical, Blue Freezie, Margarita, Pina Colada and so many more. Visit our store in the St. Clair Beach Shopping Centre (Zehr’s).








Special Offers!

Book your FREE appointment Today!

1614 Lesperance Rd
Call Teena at 1.866.526.2328





Oil Change  |  Safety Check  |  Brakes  |  Exhaust  |  Tune Up  |  Engine Lights  |  Coolant Flush  |  Power Steering
“Complete Automotive Service”

DJK Automotive
13061 Tecumseh Rd



 MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS – ONLY $24.95 per month

Locally Monitored and Free Installation

1520 Lesperance Rd.



Seniors Every Day 3PM – 6PM
Try Us Again For The First Time!

12058 Tecumseh Rd. E.



Call and Book Your Complimentary Consultation Today! Receive information on all laser package specials and for pricing on other treatments.

Download the information: TLC Ad Shop Local 2

Call Joanne for more information 519-979-5200 or visit their web page www.tecumsehlasercentre.com



Don’t Wait – Do It NOW!

Tecumseh Shoreline – 519-739-2951
Advertising Department – 519-735-2080

Get educated on the features and benefits of advertising in your Community Newspaper. Find out how you can save money and reach your potential customers at the same time.

Contact your ad rep today and see a difference in a very short time.



Colman-Dillon Automotive Ltd.
13101 Tecumseh Rd. – 519-979-0088

Authorized Service to All Makes and Models.



What’s Happening In Tecumseh?

Christmas in Tecumseh & Santa Parade
Friday, November 24th.

Parade starts at 6:15 PM starting at Clapp St. going south on Lacasse Blvd., east on Tecumseh Rd. E., and north on Lesperance Rd ending at Town Hall. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Arena after the parade and enjoy all the activities around Town Hall and Arena campus. 












Village Grove Plaza
Thursday, December 7th
4:00 – 8:00 PM
348 Manning Rd.



Visit and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Clause and one of Santa’s Elves,  there will be refreshments, store specials and a large Christmas basket filled with cheer and goodies provided by all of the plaza patrons as a door prize!




The Town of Tecumseh is looking for Leaf and Snow Angels to provide volunteer leaf and snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities. The Leaf and Snow Angels Program is truly “the neighbourly thing to do” and is a great way for families to volunteer together, or high school students to complete their 40 hours of community service.

The Program will match volunteer leaf collectors and snow shovellers, known as “Leaf and Snow Angels”, from the community with seniors and persons with physical disabilities living in the Town of Tecumseh. Leaf and Snow Angels will rake and collect leaves and will remove snow from Town sidewalks and driveway entrances for those need of assistance.

Snow build-up is a potential hazard to persons with limited mobility and makes it difficult for service providers like police, fire, ambulance, mail carriers, and meter readers to work safely and efficiently.

To learn more about the Leaf and Snow Angels Program and how to volunteer, visit the Town’s website or contact the Tecumseh Town Hall 519.735.2184 Ext. 143. Seniors and persons with physical disabilities can also contact the Town to apply for assistance.




There’s plenty of reasons to visit Tecumseh.

Check them out now:



Tecumseh’s New Progressive Web App is a First in North America

The Town of Tecumseh is pleased to announce the launch of its Town App (www.tecumsehapp.ca). Developed by InspireHUB Technologies, the Progressive Web App uses the latest app technology and allows residents to access the app from any mobile browser. “The Town of Tecumseh is always looking at new ways to reach residents and continue to communicate the work we do for them. We have three main priorities to engage our residents: communication, compliance, and reach,” explains Mayor Gary McNamara of Tecumseh. “When we learned about the IHUBApp and saw that residents controlled their app experience by joining the channels they are interested in, we felt that was a game changer. Using the latest technology means we can make the app available to anyone who has a browser. More residents can participate in this experience rather than those with certain phones.”

Tony Haddad, CAO of Town of Tecumseh explains there were two features that his Town Administration found compelling as it pertained to communication and compliance. “The first feature that drew us to the IHUBApp was the Automated Newsletter Digest. Communication is very important and our app builds a digest based on what channels our residents join and also lets them determine how often they are notified so that communications are timely. The second feature of the app was that it allows us the flexibility to give every elected official their own channel directly into their wards. Now, Councillors have a tool to engage with their residents while maintaining compliance with the Municipal Act during election season. Our councillors all felt this was a strength and are looking forward to using this tool.” The Tecumseh Progressive Web App provides numerous features including the ability to: participate in real-time polls and surveys, register for events, engage the community in volunteer opportunities as they are needed, assist in community fundraising initiatives, create engagement between residents, elected officials and town administration, join public channels, create private channels for economic development files, determine the frequency of notifications, along with allowing all users the ability to upload their own images, stories, and videos of the community for sharing within the app.
“The launching of the IHUBApp by cities and towns is an exciting development for our company,” explains InspireHUB Technologies CEO Donald Clark. “This technology has been used by large brands, but we believe Tecumseh is the first community to adopt a Progressive Web App for its residents in North America.”

The Tecumseh App can be accessed by visiting www.tecumsehapp.ca in your mobile browser and following the prompts to add to your homescreen.



 Town Hall Notes:

  • Did you know that the OPP has a new Citizen Self Reporting system online?  Concerns and non-emergency incidents (i.e. property damage under $5,000) can be reported at www.opp.ca and will be followed up by the OPP.
  • Do you know someone who is community minded and has the desire to assist others?  The Town is looking for Snow and Leaf Angels.  This is a great way for families to volunteer together, or high school students to complete their 40 hours of community service.  Details are on the Town’s website.  Seniors and those with a disability are invited to apply for assistance.





The Tecumseh Golden Age Club, 12420 Lanoue St., is open to all seniors 50 years and older. If you would like to get out of the house and have a day of enjoyment playing cards, talking with others, meeting new friends, and having a cup of coffee and tea along with a bit to eat; join the Golden Age Club!

Membership fee is $10 annually.

For more information and a schedule of events please call: 519-735-6455 or ask for Dara at 519-890-6566



Great fun, food and friendship! Come on over to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 261 at 12326 Lanoue St. (across from Ste. Anne Parish). Friday Fish Fry, Euchre and Cribbage Tournaments, Seniors Dinner and Dance, bus trips, Dart Leagues and more!

Please call 519-735-4454 for more information.



The Tecumseh Business Improvement Area is pleased to announce NEW BUSINESSES in the Town of Tecumseh and also to welcome them as a new member to the Tecumseh BIA! Currently there are over 400 members within the Tecumseh BIA.


Elements Osteopathy
12033 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 3  
Phone: 226-280-2270
Plaza:  The Coach House Plaza
Dr. Karyn Tizzard



Cedar Dry Cleaners – New Address
13831 Riverside Dr. E. Unit 2
Phone: 519-979-9450
Plaza: Lakeview Plaza

Precision Hair Design – New Address
13831 Riverside Dr. E.
Phone: 519-739-9997



Arta’s Salad Bar & Grill (formerly Soup R Salads)
13454 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Phone: 519-979-1105
St. Clair Beach Shopping Plaza

Register Emergency Phone Number

Register Emergency Phone Number with Reverse 9-1-1

During and in the aftermath of the Bonduelle fire (2014), it has been brought to the attention of both the Town of Tecumseh and the Tecumseh BIA that there were several concerns from residents and business owners in and around the evacuated areas during the fire that they were not aware nor contacted about the fire, road closures and the evacuation notice.

A vital part of your Risk Management/Emergency Safety Plan should be to confirm that your business and/or emergency contact phone number is registered with the Reverse 9-1-1 Service System. Information has been provided by the County of Essex, that the Reverse 9-1-1 Service system will call all phone numbers associated with addresses in a defined area for the call session. Residents and businesses can list whatever telephone number they wish against an address, either cell, landline, VoIP. Problems can and will occur, however, when individuals move or change phone service/numbers, have an unlisted number and the information is not passed along and updated in the municipal data base. Other problems occur with the number of calls being made (only so many lines available to call out) and with some answering machines.

click here for the online form to register your emergency phone number with the Town of Tecumseh

click here to read The Town of Tecumseh’s Notice on Reverse 9-1-1