Showing posts from November, 2013

Our West End Resident Parks Committee

Friends,  Recently the Our West End team and volunteers dropped off brochures in the Bridgeview neighbourhood to promote and advertise a resident-led parks committee.  The intent of the committee is to develop strategies for our parks in Bridgeview and come up with resident-led solutions to maintaining and preserving them. If you would like to learn more or get involved with our parks initiative, please contact Tammy Murray, our Community Coordinator, at We are very lucky to have dedicated residents and volunteers who truly care about the west-end. Their commitment to the community and service to a greater cause is inspiring and humbling.  Fabio 

Stolen Four Wheeler

Friends, Please see below from a fellow west-end resident: "3 kids took my 4wheeler at 1245 am lastnight I have it on video the cops have it they are looking in to it I live on campbell plz pass this on so I hope to get it back its blue with a red plow on it its a polaris 250 cc and it don't have a back rack on it it fell off when they took it there's no lights on it plz help me find it"  Source: West-end resident WebRep currentVote noRating noWeight

Assumption Robotics

Friends, Please see an email I received from a parent rep (my aunt) of Assumption high school along with a pdf file that features their sponsorship programs and benefits of the program. They are looking for sponsors for their robotic team. Robotics is a fantastic program that gives the students practical experience and helps build lifelong lessons. Any help for Assumption and our west-end youth would be greatly appreciated. "Hey Fabs....We are looking for sponsors for Robotics. If you know of anyone or any group that would consider Assumption worthy to sponsor for its 2013-2014 Robotic season, it would be greatly appreciated. Registration for competitions are $4000-$5000 each, and each team has to register for minimally 2 competitions. Every little counts towards this....Thanks!" download Robotics Sponsor letter 2013-2014.pdf

West End Crawlers Update

Friends, The West End Crawlers are in the Christmas Spirit. Check out their latest update below: Looking for a unique Christmas gift? We will be drawing for two Scentsy Warmers, each with three Scentsy bars at our Christmas Gathering on Friday December 6th.! Tickets are $5 each or three for $10, (for each warmer). Winners need not be present to win. Tickets sold until Thursday, December 5th. ALL proceeds go to buy food for West end food banks! Email or contact us at 519 903 6382 if you are interested in tickets. (Must be picked up, or we can meet somewhere bet. 9am-Noon, Mon-Fri.)

Volunteers Needed to Leaflet Bridgeview for our Parks Committee

Thursday November 14th ,  at  5:30pm   Our West End will be dropping information brochures in our Bridgeview Neighbourhoods to create a Parks Committee of Residents.    The Committee will be meeting at the end of November to discuss how residents can get involved in bettering their parks and looking at opportunities and alternative uses for the park space that currently exists.  To get involved:   Contact Our West End Community Coordinator Tammy Murray   or    519-254-1108 Ext. 134

My Conversations with Residents in Olde Sandwich Towne

Friends, I have recently spent some time in the Sandwich Towne neighbourhood chatting with residents and getting their thoughts on the boarded-up homes issue. Below is a brief summary of my conversations with the residents and general thoughts on the matter. I sent the same to the Windsor Star hoping they will publish it in their editorial page. Conversations with Residents in Olde Sandwich Towne I have lived in the west-end most of my life, particularly in the Bridgeview neighbourhood where I currently reside, and about two years in Sandwich Towne when I was a toddler. I love the west-end and believe the area has so much potential. Recently, I canvassed the Sandwich Towne neighbourhood, chatting with residents about the Our West End initiative that I founded several years ago. Thanks to the recent help of the United Way, we have been able to roll out some very positive initiatives for the community around engaging and empowering residents along with supporting them in mak