Legacy of Heroes - 2022
Giving thanks for the Essex Free Press!

The Essex Free Press has a circulation of around 11,000 across our region. Through this weekly offering we are kept up to date on the workings of municipal government, community events, and highlights from around the area. The hardworking staff is happy to celebrate so much of what is happening in our region that St. Paul's felt it is time to celebrate the Essex Free Press!

Learn about the history of the local paper here.

Together, let us give thanks for the Essex Free Press our 2022 local heroes!

Thank you
Local Businesses offering support in 2022

Top Donor: Reid Funeral Home

Gold:  Banwell & Douglas, Border City Trucking Supplies, Essex Appliance Centre

Silver:  Beeline Automotive repair, Belleview Golf Club, Erie Shores Eye Care, Essex Countryside Chrysler, Essex Motors, Essex Optometric, Libro Credit Union, Oil change place, Peacock Lounge, Timothy Meloche

Bronze:  County Chevrolet, Essex Animal Clinic, Foodland, Kennedy Funeral Home, No Frills, Rose’s Kitchen, Southland Travel, St. Clair Winery, Viv’s Hour Glass Hair Salon

Friends: A1 Chinese, Accurate Creations, Armandos, Auto Barn, Brenko’s House of Pizza, Charcoal Pit, Chochi’s pizza, Chuck’s Roadhouse, Dairy Freez, Dominoes Pizza, Essex Feed Warehouse, Essex Flower Basket, Essex Shawarma, Fate, Gyros & More, Hasty Nails, Hear Canada, Just Plus, Little House of Cupcakes, M2 hair works, Michigan Diner, Subway, Tasty Treats (Ice Cool Treats), The Polished Parlour, Theresa Lypps (pickles), Tim Horton’s, Watson & Slade Hair cut 

History of the Legacy of Heroes
Since 2015

Beginning by honouring the heroes of the Essex Explosion, this annual event celebrates those whose care for others isn't always noticed.  Since that first year, our celebrations have recognised:

  • Community Living staff and volunteers;
  • Foster Parents;
  • Workers at Iler Lodge and Community Living Senior Homes;
  • Local Food Banks
  • Heroes of the pandemic
  • Local educators
  • The Essex Free Press