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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bridgeview Community Outreach Fundraiser

Friends,

The Bridgeview Community Outreach group held a very successful fundraiser at the Moose Lodge on Tecumseh Rd. W. right next to Bowlero. All proceeds will be used to further develop the group's initiatives in helping youth in the west-end. Below are some pictures from the fundraiser.


Reminder: Pennies for Parkinsons

Friends,

I received the following email from a fellow west-ender:

"Hi Fabio, can you mention in your next email that I am still collecting pennies for Parkinsons or any donation that anyone may have. The proceeds will go towards making life more comfortable for those afflicted with this disease.  Parkinsons is a progressive neurological disease that affects over 100,000 canadians and the numbers are predicted to be much higher as the baby boomers age. Donations can be dropped off at 910 Bridge Ave or reply to me at jrenaud13@cogeco.ca, thanking you all in advance,  Joe Renaud"

Sunday, April 21, 2013

St. John's Fundraiser


"Please join friends, family and classmates to raise money for St. John School. Simply come have dinner at Swiss Chalet on Huron Church on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 between 4:30 and 7:30.Mention you are supporting St. John School when ordering and a portion of your order will go to the school. This includes orders from dining in, take-out and drive thru. We hope to see you there!!"

Source: West-end Resident
 
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

St. Mark's Church Dinner and Concert with the Windsor Banjos

St. Mark's Church is hosting a dinner and concert with the Windsor Banjos on May 4th.  Please see the flyer below. 


Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for the Bridgeview Outreach for Youth Group

Friends,

There will be a pasta dinner fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th, between 3pm - 8pm at the Moose Loyal Order of No 1499 located at 777 Tecumseh Rd. W. right next to the Bowlero.  All proceeds go to the Bridgeview Outreach for Youth Group, a grassroots organization committed to engaging youth in the west-end and including them in the community.  Tickets are $10.  To purchase tickets or learn more, please contact Wilfred Birch at 519-977-5510.  Thanks!

Fabio Costante

Friday, April 12, 2013

Community Coordinator for Windsor's West-End - Now Hiring!

Friends,

I am posting a position for a Community Coordinator for the West-End.  Once a successful applicant is chosen, a very positive announcement will follow.  Spread the word with friends and family.  Thanks!


Fabio Costante



Request for Proposal – Community Coordinator

POSITION:   Community Coordinator
                        23 month contract position part-time – May 1, 2013          
                        to April 1, 2015

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSBILITIES:
Reporting to the Our West End Chair and Centre for Seniors Windsor, the Community Coordinator will be primarily responsible for initiating, managing and leading community activities already agreed upon in the west-end.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred post-secondary degree or senior year level post-secondary student.
Volunteer experience in the Windsor-Essex community an asset.
Volunteer experience and familiarity with Windsor’s west-end community a strong asset.
Committee and board experience an asset.
Excellent leadership, communication and organization skills.
Flexible work schedule to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or events as required.

DUTIES:
Develop a roundtable comprised of business, labour, community leaders and stakeholders in the community who want to contribute towards making West Windsor a better place to live, work and play.
Develop a parks committee comprised of West Windsor residents who are interested in preserving and maintaining parks in their neighbourhood.
Assisting the Safety Village and Windsor Police in hosting town halls to develop neighbourhood watch groups throughout the west-end.
Working directly with community volunteers and youth in developing an outreach program for youth.

SUBMISSION:
Interested candidates are invited to provide a resume, along with any other detailed summary of their qualifications no later than Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4:00pm to info@centresforseniors.org

Duff-Baby Mansion Upcoming Event Open to the Public


Friends, 

I received the notice below from a fellow west-end activist and friend. If you have time I would strongly recommend you go attend.  

Les Amis Duff-Baby
[Friends of the Duff-Baby Mansion]
 
invite you our April meeting in Windsor's oldest home
 
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner??
will focus on the famous historical guests who dined in the
Mansion during the War of 1812-1813.
 
Guest speakers: Don Wilson and Dave Garlick
 
Following a brief annual meeting in the Interpretation Centre,
the talk, tours and refreshments will take place in the Mansion.
 
Sunday, April 21st
2-4 p.m.
221 Mill St., Sandwich
 
This is on eof the few times during the year that the public has access to the Mansion.
Don't miss this opportunity!  For more information, write: lesamisduffbaby@yahoo.ca

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

City Clean Up Volunteer Help

Friends, 

Below is an email I received from a resident who lives on Campbell Ave: 


"Good Morning Fabio:  Thought you might be able to post my message for others to read.  I have signed up for City Cleanup & plan on cleaning the alley way between the 100-200 block of Campbell & McEwan.  I have dropped off about 20 short notes to a # of neighbours, hoping to get some help in this endeavour.  The date is Sat. April 13, with Rain Delay Date Sat. April 20th.  The City is going to drop off a box of garbage bags & gloves @ my house & will pick up the filled bags when completed.  We can meet @ 9:00 a.m. @ the North end (closest to Riverside Dr.) of the alley.  Anyone willing to help should also consider bringing a broom & or shovel.  Thank you Fabio & anyone willing to help clean up our neighbourhood.
 
Mary Fox, Campbell Ave. resident & supporter of The West End!"


If you would like to learn more, you can contact Mary at fn1941noon@hotmail.com

Thursday, April 4, 2013

West End Crawlers Update

Friends,

Below is the West End Crawlers monthly newsletter:


WEST END CRAWLERS
MARCH 2013 NEWSLETTER
~MARCH HAS BEEN VERY BUSY FOR US!  OUR "¢HANGE FOR CHANGE$" CAMPAIGN RAISED $75.74, AND THAT MONEY WENT TO BUY CANNED GOODS FOR A WEST END RESIDENT.
~OUR "ST. PATTY'S EVE CRAWL" ON MARCH 16, TURNED OUT ONLY TWO CRAWLERS, BUT A GREAT TIME WAS HAD ANYWAY!  THE IRISH QUARTER IN OLDE SANDWICH TOWNE ON THE 17TH, WAS A BLAST, AND OF COURSE, WE WERE THERE TO LEND A HAND WORKING GATES, AND REPRESENT!
~RICK NEUFELD FROM WHEELER'S PRINTING DESIGNED OUR LOGO!  WE ARE SO EXCITED TO FINALLY HAVE SOMETHING PEOPLE CAN SEE AND RECOGNIZE AS "WEST END CRAWLERS"!  THIS WILL BE USED ON POSTERS, BUSINESS CARDS, ETC.  CHECK IT OUT ON OUR PAGE!  THANK YOU SO MUCH RICK!!!
~DONATIONS ARE COMING IN FOR OUR CHARITY YARD SALE ON SATURDAY MAY 25TH.  NOTHING OVER $5, AND ALL PROCEEDS GO TO BUY FOOD FOR WEST END AREA FOOD BANKS.  THIS WILL TAKE PLACE AT851 CURRY AVE. FROM 7AM-NOON.  LOTS OF ITEMS SUCH AS TOOLS, TOYS, HOUSEHOLD & KITCHEN ITEMS, AND MORE!
COMING UP IN APRIL, CROSSTOWN PLAYERS WILL BE PERFORMING AT ROCK BOTTOM (UPSTAIRS), THEIR PLAY: 
“SARAH GIRTY’S WAR” APRIL 11, 12, 13, 15, & 16th.  7PM-10PM :  MORE INFO. ABOUT THE PLAY CAN BE FOUND HERE: 
Rock Bottom Bar & Grill
3236 Sandwich Street
Windsor

FREE ADMISSION with 2 food items for the neighbourhood food bank, to be distributed by West End Crawlers.

Show Time 8pm

Make it Dinner & Theatre!
Come at 7 pm & enjoy
good food at Rock Bottom
prices!

Dinner reservations
519.258.7553
Ticket reservations
519.254.6853
THANKS FOR READING!
 
~West End Crawlers

Explosions in Windsor's West-End

Friends,

You may have felt your house shake Thursday morning just before 8am. I know I did, followed by a constant hum for a minute or two.


The incident occurred at a storage terminal operated by Plains Midstream Canada.  You can learn more about it here: Explosion in Windsor's West-End.


Regards,

Fabio