Showing posts from January, 2013

Canada Post Rally

Friends, I attended the Canada Post rally earlier this afternoon.  There was a good turnout, and as always, a great sense of community in Olde Sandwich Towne.   The fight to save Canada Post will continue.  You can contact Canada Post directly at and email Minister Steven Fletcher at  Regards,  Fabio Costante 

West End Crawlers Newsletter

Friends, The West End Crawlers have issued out their first newsletter of which I will share with you all below: It's been a busy month for us Crawlers!  Since launching on January 1st, we've: **Received our first clothing donation, from Ruby Brown, and are in the process of finding good homes for them!  "THANK YOU!" **We met with Sara & Drew Chapados from Westside Church of Christ. They gave us much needed insight and a wealth of information as to where to direct cash, clothing and other articles throughout the West End.  "THANK YOU!" **Our ¢hange for Change$" campaign was implemented on January 19th at our "Happy New Year Get Together at Hurricanes.  This is to help raise funds for things like school breakfast programs, and other areas of need in the West End.  "THANK YOU!" to all the establishments who welcomed our growler jugs! They were generously donated by The Krooked Kilt!  "THANK YOU!" Coming up

Windsor West Little League

Friends,  Below is a message from the Treasurer at Windsor West Little League:  "Hi Fabio I am the Treasurer of the Windsor West Little League,  if you could please include in your emails a reminder  for all those parents who have not yet registered their kids for the 2013 baseball season.   Our registration dates are: February 23rd & 24th 1pm-4pm...March 23rd & 24th 1pm-4pm. Cost is : T Ball $110 and any other $140. Registration takes place at Mic Mac Park Clubhouse, located off Matchette Rd, in the Kim Lucier Memorial Park. Thank You it is Much Appreciated"

Canada Post Rally

Friends, There will be a rally to save Canada Post in Sandwich Town this Saturday at Hurricanes (the plaza at the corner of Mill and Sandwich St.) at 1pm.  For more information, see the link below.  Hope to see you there.  All the best,  Fabio City Council Joins Post Office Closure Protest

Federal government to fund Windsor hum research

Friends, For those of you who have been following and/or have been affected by the Windsor hum, there's some good news.  See the Windsor Star article below showcasing the federal government stepping in and tackling this issue. Windsor Hum Regards, Fabio

Canada Post to Shutter Sandwich Post Office

Friends, There has been some unfortunate news as of late.  Canada Post is looking to shut its doors in Sandwich Town.  Here is the article in the Windsor Star:  Canada Post to Shutter Sandwich Post Office . I was asked to help fight the closure.  Once I hear more, I will keep everyone informed. The hours of operation of the Post Office in Sandwich Town is Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm.  The location is 3201 Sandwich St. Regards, Fabio Costante

Pennies for Parkinsons

Friends,  I received a request from a west-ender to post his fundraiser below:  "Hello everyone. Are you wondering what to do those unwanted pennies. I’ve got the solution for you. Would you consider donating them to the Parkinson Society? Every year I hold different events for the society. Weve done dress down days at some of the high schools, pennies for Parkinsons at the grade schools, BBQ`s,  pasta dinners etc. This year I want to try something new, approach the west enders at large. In September  we have the Parkinsons Super walk at Mic Mac park. We have a team called Renauds Raiders, for the last four years weve raised approx. 17 thousand dollars. I would like to hit 21 thousand this year. Remember all funds go to the Parkinsons Society.   This event is near and dear to me as I was diagnosed 4 years ago with this neurological disease. As of now there  is no cure for the disease, however most symptoms are controlled with medications.  The medical people are gettin

St. Mark's Annual Civic Service

A message I received from Rev. Sue Paulton:  "Fabio, Can you please post on the Our West End Website that St. mark's is hosting the Annual Civic Service on Sunday at 2 pm. The guest speaker is Chief Al Frederick. The Windsor Regiment Band will be there as well as other guest musicians. A reception will follow." Source: West-End Resident

Volunteer Help and Social Media

Friends, If you would like to get involved with some of the 'Our West End' initiatives this year, please send me an email at  We will be working on many exciting things this year but we need your help to make it happen. Do you use facebook or twitter?  If you are interested in more frequent and current updates regarding the west-end and your community, let's keep in touch on facebook and twitter.  The link to each page is below: Fabio's Facebook Page Fabio's Twitter Page Regards, Fabio Costante

West End Crawlers

Friends, I mentioned the West End Crawlers group in a previous post here:  West End Crawlers . Here is a link to their facebook group: Here is their email: I hope you join for the fun and for the cause. All the best, Fabio

Break-Ins on McKay

Friends, Two break-ins occurred on two separate dates but both were on McKay street.  The first was on the 400 block and the second which happened relatively recently was on the 1200 block.  If you see any suspicious activity, please contact Windsor Police. Source:  West-End Resident.