Friends for Atkinson Fundraiser and Askin Ave. Annual Block Party

Over the long weekend I attended both the Friends for Atkinson fundraiser and the Askin Ave. annual block party. 

Friends for Atkinson is a non-profit group of community activists who raise money and help maintain the Atkinson Park located on Riverside and Bridge.  This past Saturday, they held a fundraiser where all the proceeds went towards swimming lessons for kids in the west-end. 

Every year, neighbours on Askin Ave. host a block party that brings together the community -- not only those who live on Askin but also the surrounding neighbourhoods -- where food is shared and guests such as the President of the University of Windsor is in attendance. 

Both events were well attended and convincingly demonstrated the pride many west-ender's take in their community.  And both Friends for Atkinson and the committed neighbours on Askin are great inspirational examples of how a group of people can change the place where they live

After all, these are our streets, our neighbourhoods, and certainly our west-end.

To the organizers of both events -- GREAT WORK and THANK YOU!! 

Fabio Costante

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