The Birth of a Growl!

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Laurel R.

The Birth of a Growl

By Laurel R.

Windsor Girls Growl™ was conceived in the mind of Sylvia Vander Schee following an enthusiastic post-book club discussion (over food and drinks, of course!) about favourite places to dine in Windsor, Ontario.

Still a relative newcomer to the city and eager to experience its culinary delights for herself, Sylvia rapidly jotted down her friends’ suggestions for future reference. When the conversation evolved into exploring the possibility of the group getting together for dinner at some later date, the wheels in Sylvia‘s head started to turn. The very next day a Facebook group was formed, the first event (or “Growl”) was planned, and Windsor Girls Growl™ was born!

PastaFrom its founding in May, 2012 until December of the same year, Windsor Girls Growl™ hosted eight official monthly Growls; as well, group members (AKA “Growlers”) regularly met together at points in between for eating, entertainment, and enjoying each other’s company. Food and drinks were consumed, fun was had, and friendships were developed… and 2013 arrived with Windsor Girls Growl™ going strong and looking ahead to another year of adventures in eating.

The Windsor Girls Growl™ blog was developed in early 2013 out of a desire to extend the group’s fun to a whole new level, to support local businesses, and to provide valuable information to fellow Windsorites and foodies by sharing the Growlers’ unique insights into their dining and social experiences.

Martini with OlivesWhether you’re a friend, family member, foodie, Windsor business owner, Windsorite, or just an interested reader, we’re glad you’re here.

Here’s to further adventures in eating!

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Laurel R.
    January 22, 2013, 11:34 am

    I for one am REALLY GLAD Sylvia had such an amazing brainwave! Love the girls, love being part of the group – and looking forward to Growling in 2013!

  • Heather Mykytiw January 22, 2013, 11:57 am

    What a great thing you started Syl….I love it.

  • Lisa M January 22, 2013, 2:44 pm

    So happy to be a part of this amazing group of women. Thank you Sylvia for coming up with such a wonderful idea!! Can’t wait to Growl my way through 2013!
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  • julie January 22, 2013, 3:18 pm

    How exciting to see the blog up and running . Thanks to Sylvia and the rest of the crew for making it happen. Spending time with all of you and exploring new restaurants in Windsor is time well spent! Growl on!!

  • Lisa L January 22, 2013, 7:41 pm

    I’m so proud to be part of such a great group and share time with like minded people. Thank you Sylvia for putting yourself and your ideas out there for the rest of us to enjoy….here’s hoping that 2013 brings many new adventures! 5 paws for Windsor Girls Growl.

  • Sylvia V January 23, 2013, 9:15 am

    Thanks for coming out, Girls!
    I had no idea there was so much food love and Growl power in Windsor!
    I’m so glad I tapped into it.
    I’m thrilled and blessed to be a part of this growing friendship.
    Thanks Laurel, Lisa and Lisa for envisioning and creating this blog!
    It’s a huge undertaking and because of this, our club has turned a corner and has the potential to become famous for what we love to do!
    Let’s Grrrrowl.


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