Two residents in the west-end are starting a social initiative entitled "The West-End Crawlers". Last week, the group attended 8 bars/pubs in the west-end in one night, while simultaneously collecting canned goods for those in need. The idea is to host social initiatives throughout the upcoming year with the hope of meeting new residents in the west-end and giving back to the community. Below is an email I received from the co-founders of the initiative with a few pictures:
WE, RITA HIGGINS AND CHRIS DIETT, DECIDED IN OCTOBER OF 2012 TO HOLD A HALLOWEEN CRAWL. UNFORTUNATELY, WE DIDN’T COME UP WITH THE IDEA IN ENOUGH TIME TO GET THE WORD OUT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, OR DESIGNATE AN ORGANIZATION THAT COULD HAVE BENEFITTED FROM IT. HOWEVER, IT WAS SUCCESSFUL NONETHELESS, AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD! “A TEST RUN” IF YOU WILL!
THEN WE NAMED OURSELVES. AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CRAWL WITH US: "THE WEST END CRAWLERS"
FOR DECEMBER 15, 2012, WE ORGANIZED, (MUCH BETTER), A CAN DRIVE/CHRISTMAS CRAWL. WE WERE ABLE TO COLLECT JUST ABOUT 250 CANS OF FOOD FOR THE WINDSOR DOWNTOWN MISSION! THANKS GREATLY IN PART TO KYLEAN MCCOLL OF FACES ROADHOUSE, WITH HER AWESOME PERSONALITY AND ART DISPLAY! IN OUR OPINION, EVEN THOUGH TURNOUT WAS LOW, IT WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS! OTHER FACTORS FOR THE LOW TURNOUT, WERE COMPANY CHRISTMAS PARTIES AND UNIVERSITY EXAMS SCHEDULED AROUND THE SAME TIME.
ALL IN ALL, WHAT COUNTED WAS THE DOWNTOWN MISSION, AND OUR GOAL WAS WELL MET! WE HAVE DECIDED NEXT YEAR’S DATE WILL BE MOVED BACK AND MAY BE COMBINED WITH “MOVEMBER SHAVE-OFF” PARTICIPATION.
IT IS OUR HOPE THAT FABIO WILL POST A LINK TO OUR "WEST END CRAWLERS" FACEBOOK PAGE, WHEN IT IS PUBLISHED. IN FUTURE, WE’RE PLANNING SEVERAL CRAWLS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, EACH FOR A DIFFERENT CAUSE. WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US IN THIS ADVENTURE, AND HAVE A GREAT TIME TOO!
THANK YOU WEST~ENDERS!
~RITA HIGGINS / CHRIS DIETT