Showing posts from 2016

Our West End Holiday Party

Friends,  Check out the upcoming Holiday Party below. Hope to see you there!  Fabio

Some Upcoming Events! @bcopinc

Friends, See some upcoming events below, thanks to the Bridgeview Community Outreach Program Inc.

Assumption Family of Schools -- Together We Are Better! @WECDSB @AssumptionH

Friends, Assumption Family of Schools is hosting an event for families to attend this Thursday, September 21 at 4pm. Come for the food and tour the new middle school facility, along with Assumption high school. Many community organizations will be in attendance and have booths set up as well. See the flyer below for more information.

West Mesh and Open Streets Windsor!!

Friends, Just a reminder that West Mesh and Open Streets is this weekend! Invite family and friends to Our West End’s community celebration West Mesh and enjoy the City of Windsor Open Streets, all at the corner of Detroit St and Sandwich St W at Paterson Park, from  9am -2pm .

West End School Status Trustee Report @WECDSB

Friends, First day of school has come and gone and now we’re slowly getting into the swing of things. Given the extraordinary transition this school year between the new St. James and the new Assumption Middle School, there have been some inherent challenges that we can expect every time a change of this magnitude is implemented. Although it may be frustrating to some parents, I can advise that teachers, principals, support staff and administration are working hard to rectify any issues that pop up. As your trustee, it is my duty to inform you of the status of our schools in the west-end and to express your concerns to our administration to ensure that your voices are heard. That is what I’ve always done and that is what I’ll always continue to do. With that in mind, I intend to provide you with a school status report, beginning with St. James. St. James K-6 Catholic Elementary School The main issue I’ve heard to date from families include the heat in the school, parti

Updates on School Projects and Great News for the West-End!

Friends, I've received many questions from residents regarding the status of construction at St. James and Assumption Middle School. The trustees have received periodic updates throughout the summer and have asked questions regarding the same updates to ensure that the projects are moving forward accordingly. Assumption College Catholic Middle School There were some delays throughout the process for several reasons with both the Assumption College Catholic Middle School and St. James. However, construction has begun at Assumption and the contractors are working hard to have the school ready for September. The main focus right now is on constructing the classrooms and providing a segregated space for our grades 7 and 8 students. I did a walk-through of the building a few weeks ago and it is very exciting to see what is coming soon. In addition, a brand new gymnasium will be built once the classrooms are complete and the school will have a segregated courtyard too that will rea

New Beginnings Free Haircut Day

Friends, I received an email from New Beginnings regarding a free haircut day for youth. See the details below: WHEN: Tuesday, August 30th, 10am to 1pm WHERE: New Beginnings, 1015 Highland Avenue COST: Free to all youth 12 to 21 Children under 12 are welcome if accompanied by a guardian. If you have any questions, call 519-254-2363 ext. 6

Tecumseh-Brock Statue

Friends, I received an email from west-end resident Jerry Gervais who provided me with information on how to donate to the Tecumseh-Brock Sculpture. See the details below and to learn more about this project, see the link below as well. Fabio You should make the cheque payable to the City of Windsor and in the subject line identify that it is for the Tecumseh Brock sculpture.  The cheque could be mailed or dropped off at the mailing address below and should be sent attention to either Cathy Masterson or Mike Clement. They can ensure the correct paperwork is filled out to receive a tax receipt and the deposit of the cheque into the correct capital project. Tel:  (519) 253-2300 ext. 2724   • Email: Mailing Address:  2450 McDougall Street  •  Windsor, ON N8X 3N6 Tecumseh Brock Statue

Cal Little Retirement @LAFWindsor

Our West End would like to extend our sincerest Congratulations to the Executive Director of Life After Fifty, Calvin Little on his upcoming Retirement August 31 st , 2016! Cal was instrumental in supporting the initial pilot of Our West End as a grassroots community engagement initiative, and providing an organizational home for Our West End as a program of Life After Fifty funded by United Way Windsor-Essex County.    There will be a couple of events in his honour for Community organizations and the Life After Fifty membership: 1)        Retirement Open House for  Community Partners a.         All are welcome – community partners, co-workers, friends, family, are invited to come out and mingle. Free event Thursday, August 25 th  4pm – 7pm @ Life After Fifty East Side Centre At the WFCU Centre 8787 McHugh St RSVP: 2)        Life After Fifty  Members’  Farewell a.         All LAF members are invited to come out to wish Cal well.

Upcoming Our West End Events

Friends, There is a lot going on in the coming months. See below! 1       Campus Discovery Day at the University of Windsor                                Thursday August 25 th              9am -3:30pm The day is for residents in the University of Windsor area and West Windsor On Track to Success High School Students.  The On Track to Success is a program of United Way helping youth in West Windsor with study skills and opportunities to pursue post-secondary education.  Our West End has partnered with the University of Windsor to bring residents to campus to experience several workshops throughout the day, to learn about the University, its many departments and services. There will be some tours of the campus, the Nursing simulation Centre, the Library and some performances.  Any West Windsor residents can register contact Our West End for more information 2     Campus in the Community Day, with Graffiti removal         Friday August 26

Family Movie Night


Good Day for the City's Core and the West End!

Friends, See an article from Anne Jarvis regarding the recent decision made by city council to waive development charges for several neighbourhoods in the city, including the west-end! Fabio Good Day for City's Core

Our West End looking for residents to participate in an ongoing Safety Committee.

Friends, See an email I received from Tammy Murray, Community Coordinator at Our West End. Our West End Neighbourhood Renewal is looking for West End residents to participate in an ongoing Safety Committee. The goal of the committee is to connect residents together to look at areas of concern in the four West Windsor neighbourhoods, and use crime prevention techniques to reduce the opportunity for crime to occur.  This will include: training residents how to do safety audits, talking to neighbours about crime prevention, helping to connect your neighbours to our projects encouraging the use of porch lights/reporting of crime, planning safety projects and prioritizing where our next clean-ups/beautification efforts will take place.       Questions?  Contact: Tammy Murray Community Outreach Coordinator Our West End, A program of Life After Fifty 519-254-1108 Ext. 134    This is a chance to: ● learn crime prevention skills ● share information across

Bridgeview Community Outreach Pig Roast!

Friends, The Bridgeview Community Outreach Program is hosting a pig roast in less than two months. Get your tickets while the last! See the flyer below. Fabio

Assumption Middle School Town Hall

Friends, See a message from Principal John Riberdy of the Assumption Middle School commencing this September: Dear Parents/Guardians: Please be advised that on Thursday, June 2 nd , a “Town Hall” meeting will be held at Assumption College Catholic High School to discuss the implementation of the Assumption College Catholic Middle School programme.  The Town Hall meeting will take place at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.  There will be a brief slide show presentation about the programme, which will be followed by an opportunity for parents/guardians to ask any outstanding questions that they may have.  We hope to see you there! Assumption College Catholic High School 1100 Huron Church Rd. Windsor, Ontario N9C 2K7 (519) 256 - 7801

Assumption Parent Volunteers Needed! @AssumptionH @WECDSB

Friends, Please see an email I received from the parent council chair regarding volunteers needed for June 2nd, 3rd and 4th. "June 2 nd , 3 rd  and 4 th  the Assumption parent council will be selling parking spaces in our parking lot for the OFSSA track and field event being held at the University of Windsor.  There is a potential HUGE profit to be made with 2700 athletes coming into town.   We need to staff two payment booths and 3 barriers for  Thursday  and  Friday , and two payment booths  on Saturday . In addition we will need parking lot attendants to ensure people are parking in the right places and not blocking others in.  We would also like to sell water and snacks to the THOUSANDS of people that will be around that weekend.  There will be spaces for volunteer parking in the lot. We NEED your help.  This is the time for everyone to come together and make this happen.   Please ask other ACS families you know to lend a hand as well.  Times before drop off and pick

Pharmasave Westside Pharmacy Hiring!

Friends, I received an email from the owner/pharmacist of Pharmasave Westside Pharmacy stating that they are looking to hire. See the post below: " Looking for delivery personnel for Pharmasave Westside Pharmacy. Please contact: " Thanks,

Cardinal Place Events

Friends,  See below some of the things Cardinal Place in Sandwich Town is doing for seniors in the west end and beyond.  1.        Father’s Day Brunch and Open House,  Sunday June 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  ONLY $10 including HST. At 3140 Peter Street, between Detroit and Mill. 2.        Spa Day for Seniors living at home: ONLY $35 for hair cut & style, assisted bath in our walk-in spa tub, lunch (optional pedicure and manicure) Call  519-254-1112  for details. 3.        Day Away Program for Seniors living at home: morning exercise and/or activities, lunch, afternoon activities. Call  519-254-1112  for details.

The Fate of Sandwich Towne

Friends, You've probably read the series put on by the Windsor Star this past week featuring Sandwich Town. If you haven't, you really should, it's excellent. You will learn about all of the amazing things happening in Sandwich Towne and also learn about the looming issue with the Ambassador Bridge Co. I've pasted the links below in chronological order for your convenience. Today, the Supreme Court of Canada heard the submissions from the City of Windsor and the Bridge Company and will render a decision sometime in the future (hopefully sooner than later). I am hopeful that the SCC will provide justice to a neighbourhood that has been for too long a victim of one man's financial ambitions.   Buying into history: there’s a buzz in Sandwich A microbrewery becomes a catalyst Irreplaceable Sandwich post office getting a $1-million makeover The Ambassador Bridge casts a long shadow You can buy houses and nobody can do anything about it?

The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism Human Puzzle

Friends, See an email I received from Tammy Murray below: Asking anyone in the West Windsor community or greater community to join in our Human Puzzle Piece event at: Mic Mac Park, South Parking Lot Sunday April 24th ,  2 pm -6pm All proceeds toward The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism Please Wear Blue for the Human Puzzle Piece formation!! Group Puzzle Piece Picture from the fire truck at  4pm !!!  A great family day!! -Fire trucks -Elmo and Cookie Monster, -BBQ -Light it up Blue Autism Awareness T-shirts and other Scentsy Puzzle piece items and many other vendors -Canadian Specialty Exotics will have reptiles and exotic animals at the event

Car Break-In

Friends, I received an email from a west-end resident notifying me that his partner's car was broken into last Friday. They live by Riverside Dr. W. and Askin Ave. Please keep a lookout and always notify police if you experience or see anything suspicious.

Our West End Newsletter

Friends, Check out the Our West End Newsletter below. A big thanks to the organizers, volunteers and funders for all that you do. Fabio OWE Newsletter

Mason-Girardot Manor's new owners look to revitalize house

Friends, It looks like there may be a positive new development for the Mason-Girardot Manor on Mill St. just south of Sandwich St. See the link below:

UofW Students Dig Into Sandwich Town History

Friends, Check out what some of our University of Windsor students are up to in Sandwich Town! See the article below: UofW Students turn Detectives for St. John's Anglican Church History

STAG Receives Money for New Gym Floor

Friends, Great news for STAG and big kudos to the Charity Chix group who helped raise $54,000 for a new gym floor. See the article below: STAG Receives Money for New Gym Floor

Seeking Solutions to Traffic Chaos Around St. James Grade School @stjeschool

Friends, I've received several calls from concerned parents and residents around the St. James area. I've met with the Principal of St. James and together with the St. James Parent Council, we've brainstormed some ideas to help alleviate some of the traffic concerns around drop-off and pick-up times at St. James. The issue is also being addressed across the region with a joint city and school board committee. I look forward to seeing the results of that committee and how we may be able to apply their recommendations to St. James. St. James is a neighbourhood school and as such, was never designed for the amount of car pick-up and drop-off currently being experienced. We must encourage more walking to and from school to not only help alleviate congestion, but as a healthy alternative for parents and their children. Here is a link to the article featuring this dilemma:  School Boards and City Seeking Solutions to Traffic Chaos I invite any ideas you may have to help

West Windsor ARC

Friends,  There have been many questions regarding administration's final recommendation released last Tuesday. Please see the link below to view the final recommendation, timelines and guidelines for public input regarding the ARC proposal. I encourage you to please provide your input pursuant to the process guidelines so that trustees have all of the information they need from the community when making their final decision. In addition, several members from the school board are hosting a 'non -ARC' town hall this Wednesday at 7pm at Assumption high school (likely in the library room -- will confirm shortly) to discuss the final recommendation and address any questions or concerns you may have. Lastly, there is a delegates meeting on March 1st at 7pm at Assumption where you can express your concerns directly to the trustees before they make their final decision on April 5.