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February 19, 2020


Windsor, Ontario (02/19/2020) Encore Productions of Windsor is excited to announce the addition of Our Lady of the Assumption Church to their theatrical bus tour, The French Connection Tour. The five-hour bus tour in the form of a travelling play with costumed performers tells the story of centuries of French history and culture in Windsor, Ontario. The tour includes the music, folklore and even a taste of the traditional cuisine of the early French-speaking community. The addition of the oldest continuous Roman Catholic parish in Canada west of Montreal is the achievement of a long sought-after goal of Mark Baker, the founder of the tour.

“It’s impossible to tell the story of French settlement in Windsor without including Assumption Church,” explains Mark Baker. We have always included visiting the outside of the site as a stop on the tour, but after talks with the parish, we will now be allowed to take our guests inside the church which will certainly be the highlight of the tour and a very special experience for our local and international guests.”

The French Connection Tour also includes a visit to the Francoise Baby House and other local sites that are important in Windsor’s French history and culture. Each tour includes a lunch of traditional French-Canadian cuisine. Tours are offered on a regularly scheduled basis and are also available for private bookings and educational groups.

Press Contact: Mark Baker, Owner
Telephone: 519-990-5379

About Encore Productions of Windsor
Encore Productions of Windsor is a locally owned and operated company operating theatrical bus tours of local history for the tourism industry. The award-winning Rum Runners Tour is currently enjoying its eleventh season of welcoming history buffs and tourists to Southwestern Ontario. Additional tours include The French Connection Tour, the story of Windsor’ French history, and The Spirits of Windsor Tour, a spinetingling tour of Windsor’s haunted past. Encore Productions of Windsor is proud to provide employment to local writers, actors and musicians and support local historic venues and sites.

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