Showing posts from September, 2013

Our West End Update

Friends, Some great news as of late. Our West End Residents Roundtable One of our promises to you was to develop and facilitate a residents roundtable for the west-end. Thanks to the hard work of our community coordinator and fellow west-ender, Tammy Murray, we held our first roundtable meeting Wednesday where neighbours, friends and residents from every corner of the west-end were in attendance, engaged and eager to be part of positive change in our area. We had residents from Sandwich Towne, University area, Bridgeview and the neighbourhoods surrounding St. James gradeschool and Mic Mac Park. I always believed, and yesterday it was confirmed, that our community will be stronger when it is more united. When neighbourhoods west of the bridge are actively engaged with neighbourhoods east of the bridge, and vice versa, our potential is limitless. Wednesday was the first step in what I believe is a necessary direction for our west-end if we ever hope to meet the challenges and o

First Annual Fundraising Dinner

Friends,  One of our kind west-end neighbours asked that I post this fundraiser dinner for a great cause. 

Hidden Treasures Clothing and Housewares

Friends,  Please see the attached flyer (on the blog site) that features a new store opening up in the west-end on Felix and Girardot. This is great for the community!  Fabio

Dencersize Class at St. Mark's

Friends, I received the email below from Rev. Sue Paulton at St. Mark's on Tecumseh and Campbell: Hi Fabio, We are starting a new Dancersize class at St. Mark’s from  6:30 to 7:30 pm on Monday  evenings.  People pay what they can afford and are welcome to join in even if their wallet is empty on any given week.  Some pay a loonie or toonie and other $5….. whatever works for folks each week.  Can you help us spread the word? Blessings, Sue+

Naming New West-End High School

Friends,  As you may know, Forster Secondary is slated for closure at the end of this school year. The Greater Essex County District  School Board (GECDSB) is working through the transition process and is running several events throughout the year to bring both Forster and Century together.  The closure of Forster has been a difficult pill to swallow for many, including myself. The community fought vociferously against the closure but unfortunately it wasn't enough.  If you remember, we held town halls, wrote several articles to the Windsor Star and other media sources and applied as much pressure as possible to change what many believed -- and were right -- to be an inevitable decision. With all that said, we now have no choice but to move forward and make the best of the situation before us. Our long-term goal of a new school west of the bridge is not forgotten and will be a priority in future years once there is more certainty with the boarded-up homes, among other thing

Community Conversation on Transportation

Friends, Please see the email I received from Pathway To Potential below. They are looking for some representation from the west-end. Please spread the word with neighbours and others. Thanks. Fabio Help shape our region's transportation initiatives! You’re invited to attend a Community Conversation on Transportation being held on September 25 from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Tecumseh Arena located at 917 Lesperance Rd. Tecumseh, Ontario.  To register, please visit  https:// windsoressextransportation. .  Please fill out the quick survey when registering. If you are unable to attend, but would like provide feedback, please take a moment to fill out our quick survey found here :  http:// windsoressextransportation.   The Community Conversation is hosted by Pathway to Potential's Employment and Training working group.  Please feel free to share with your colleagues and your contacts.