This year’s main Extra Life fundraising event will be held at The CG Realm (1311 Tecumseh Rd E., Windsor, Ontario N8W 1B9).
The goal is to get the gaming community of Windsor out, hanging out together, having fun, playing games, and raising money for a good cause.
There will be free open gaming at The CG Realm from 10am Saturday until 6pm on Sunday (That’s right, the store is staying open overnight!).
There are also tons of special scheduled events throughout the weekend. X-Wing 2.0 on Saturday. Warmahordes on Saturday, Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator on Saturday. A special escape room experience from Hidden Trail. And so much more! Check the schedule of events for a complete listing.
This year’s live auction is scheduled for 7pm on Saturday. We have a ridiculous amount of stuff up for auction this year, both used and new. Some fantastic deals to be had, and some rare and out of print stuff to be snagged (CLICK HERE for a sneak peek at what will be up for bid).
In addition to the live auction, there will also be a weekend-long silent auction (CLICK HERE for more details).
The entire 33-hour long event will be live streamed. You can catch it here, on the Tabletop Bellhop’s Twitch channel.
Extra Life is a worldwide charity event where gamers play games for a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. It started out as a video game phenomenon and quickly moved over into tabletop RPGs and board games as well (you can read about the history of the event HERE).
The idea behind this event is to play games for 24 hours and raise donations (like doing a marathon for charity, only in this case it’s a gaming marathon). Some people chose to split that time up, some do it all in one crazy 24 hour go.
Here in Windsor, there is a local gaming group called the Windsor Gaming Resource, which is run by Moe Tousignant. Throughout the year Moe helps to promote tabletop gaming going on around the city and also organizes various local public play events (You can find the Windsor Gaming Resource group HERE on Facebook).
This will be the 7th year that the Windsor Gaming Resource has hosted an Extra Life event. Over the past six years, we’ve managed to raise over $21,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
We have a local team called Windsor Extra Life. Each member of that team raises donations, and each member chooses what hospital they would like their donations to go towards. As in past years, our team members will be supporting the London Children’s Hospital and Sick Kids Toronto.
We encourage gamers to join our team, collect donations, and come out and play games for 24 hours.
Or, another way to support this event is by going to our team page and giving a donation to one of our team members. (If you donate $20 or more you will receive a charity receipt directly from the hospital).
This year’s event will take place at The CG Realm (1311 Tecumseh Rd E.) from 10am on Saturday Nov. 2nd until 6pm on Sunday Nov. 3rd.
The LIVE AUCTION with start at 7pm on Saturday Nov.2nd.
CLICK HERE for a full schedule of events.
We are raising funds to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The goal is to get the gaming community of Windsor out, hanging out together, having fun, playing games, and raising money for a good cause.