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Bridgeview Community Outreach Program Christmas Gathering


The Bridgeview Community Outreach Program held their Christmas gathering this past Sunday at the former St. Mark's Church. Here is an email I received from Rita Higgins along with some pictures from the event.

"The Bridgeview Community Outreach Program Inc., held it's annual Christmas Dinner on December 7, 2014.  It was a great success!
There aren’t enough words to describe the wonderful day we had! Everyone had a great time! Thanks to all those who attended!
Firstly, THANK YOU Pastor Patrick of Adullum Church of God for reading us the true meaning of Christmas in The Book of Luke Chapter two and for the use of the hall and kitchen!

THANK YOU Mike Dumont who got the pilot light in the oven to light!! Without that, the dinner would not have been the success it was!

THANK YOU Linda Hill for the donation of vegetables and deserts!

THANK YOU to Tammy Murray who came through with side dishes and desert, serving, and clean up.

THANK YOU George Baldwin who ran to the Dollar S…

Bloomfield House and STAG Events

See the two upcoming events for the Bloomfield House and STAG. I received an email from a west-end resident regarding these events.

Sandwich Medical Laboratory


I received the following email from an employee at the Sandwich Medical Laboratory. It is a reminder of their hours and services. See below:


Did you know that a Lab opened at 3211 Sandwich Street? The same building as the IDA pharmacy.
They do blood work and heart monitor tests and specimen collection.
Parking is FREE
The wait time is minimal.  Why are you still going downtown for your blood work?
If we do not use the services in our own neighbourhood, than they will close.  We do not want to lose another business. Do we?

The girls that work there are friendly, fast, professional and welcoming.  Most people don't even feel them put the needle into your arm.   
The Sandwich Medical Laboratory is on facebook too.
Just bring a blood requisition from any doctor.


Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 4pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 3pm

No appointment Needed.  Walk in only
FREE parking.  Minimal wait time.

Garage and Car break-Ins


I received two separate emails from two residents over the past month, one on Bloomfield and the other on King St., stating that there were a few break-ins occurring in the neighbourhood. On Bloomfield, it was a garage that was broken into and on King St., it was cars that were parked on the road.

Please contact police and report these crimes when they occur. You could also call Crime Stoppers as they too are an invaluable service to our community. Here is their website for more info:


BFI Canada and Forster Secondary may be sold to the Ambassador Bridge Company


Please check out this article below from the Windsor Star discussing the potential sale of BFI Canada and the adjacent Forster high school in Sandwich Town.

Forster and BFI may soon fall into Moroun's hands

Sandwich Town Post Office to Become Coffee Shop


Please see the link below from CBC Windsor. It looks as though the Sandwich Town Post Office will become a coffee shop with possible apartments on the top floor. This could be a great community use!

Sandwich Town Post Office to Become Coffee Shop

Third Focus Group for Our West End Neighbourhood Strategy

Attention to all residents who live around St. James and Marlborough grade school: 

Upcoming Events

Please see the following upcoming events this weekend. 
Join West End Crawlers from 6pm to 10pm on Nov. 29th!

Former Windsor Jail Tour

I toured the former Windsor Jail this past weekend in Old Sandwich Town and it was quite the experience. The Ministry allowed the public to tour the facility and many from our region attended. 
Below are some pictures I captured during my tour that I hope give you an idea of the inside structure and how some people lived. 

Upcoming Events

Life After Fifty hosting Pizza Palooza. 

Come join us for our second focus group this Thursday.  Details on how to register below:

2014 Community Giveaway at the West Side Church of Christ, 2255 Totten - Free Clothing for Adults and Children


Reminder: West End Crawlers 80's Night Fundraiser

Our West End Community Conversation

Attention West Windsor Residents:
Our West End is hosting a Community Conversation in your area soon!

In 2013, the Our West End team, Lead by our Strategy Coordinator, Leann Sassine,
began coordinating information to engage residents of West Windsor in creating a 
strategic direction for West Windsor, for the residents, by the residents.

With this in mind, we would like to talk with West Windsor residents about their neighbourhoods,
through an informal group discussion of West Windsor's strengths and concerns.

Come on out for a snack and a chat!  We can't wait to talk with you!

To register contact:

Tammy Murray 
Community Coordinator
Our West End

There will be a group discussion 
in your neighbourhood soon:

Nov 13th,           Bridgeview area, Life After Fifty 635 McEwan Ave (formerly Centres for Seniors Windsor) 

Nov 20th,           Sandwich Towne, Society of St. Vincent DePaul (formerly Blessed Sacrament Church) 3707 Queen St

Nov/Dec 2014, Tayfour Campus/Price Rd area, location …

Joan Mavrinac Answers Re: Community Engagement and Empowerment

1. I think that community advocacy is one of the great strengths of West Windsor.There are a significant number of formal and informal groups who have come together to address issues that are important to them.As a Council member, I think that making myself available to these groups, familiarizing myself with their objectives and helping them along in any way that I might would be my role. Networking groups with the resources they might need, as well as facilitating access to City administration and City resources.

2. This is a very important issue to me.I will resist the sale of any park. The more park space and better use of park facilities has a direct co-relation with the health of communities.The Windsor-Essex population suffers from unusually high rates of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiac disease and Obesity.We need to help our residents young and old to adopt healthy habits and exercise.Green space in a community can play a significant role in keeping the population healthy.

As I have wa…

John Elliott Answers Re: Community Engagement and Empowerment