Sesqui Breaks Attendance Record In Windsor

An image from the film Horizon as shown at the SesquiDome in Windsor, July 7, 2017. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

Despite stormy weather, “Sesqui – A Canada 150 Signature Initiative Project” broke attendance records in Windsor on Monday.

“Windsor is incredible,” says Sean Moffitt, SESQUI head of marketing and communications. “People kept on coming in droves no matter what the elements threw at them.”

He says 22 consecutive shows sold out Monday, and even after a show was added, volunteers had to turn some visitors away.

Tuesday is the final day the SESQUI will be near Riverfront Festival Plaza in Windsor. Shows between noon and 2pm are dedicated to youth groups, but between 2pm and 7:30pm it is open to the public.

Considering the attendance Monday and over the weekend, Moffitt recommends anyone who wants to go, should line up early. For the final show at 7:30pm, he suggests lining up at 5pm.

Moffitt says many visitors have been emotionally struck by the experience, including one person who stood out from the crowd.

“They probably were not economically advantaged, and they were crying about the fact that Canada is just so impressive,” he says. “They saw it in a 22-and-a-half minute free show, places that they probably couldn’t afford ever to end up going to.”

After Tuesday, the SESQUI heads for Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay.