Showing posts from August, 2016

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