“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero
One of my greatest privileges as Mayor is participating in services connected to our local veterans – the men and women of our armed forces ... those who continue to work towards peace today and those we’ve lost along the way. This year, we gather for Remembrance Day on November 11 at the Cenotaph to honour those who have demonstrated bravery, valour and integrity to give us the gift of freedom. We owe them, now and always, a debt of gratitude. Their lives, their stories live on in our memories. I encourage everyone to join us in this special gathering to say, "thank you for your service" and to remember.
Earlier in the month, Windsor City Council continues hosting Ward Meetings. Members of the public are invited to attend Ward 6 with Councillor Gignac (November 7), and Ward 7 with Mayor Dilkens (rescheduled to December 4). These meetings are an excellent opportunity to get involved in your community and to help set its priorities. Details are at citywindsor.ca.
There’s lots to do on this month’s P.A. Day on November 15. University Children’s Day at Adventure Bay offers a Health Fair on the main floor that includes interactive displays, children’s activities and much more. Special admission rates will apply. Visit adventurebay.ca for details. Everyone is invited to stop by the Chimczuk Museum for a fun-filled day and the chance to experience the new Cipher | Decipher exhibit on loan from Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. Meanwhile, Tim Hortons offers a free swim at the WFCU Centre Pool, as well as free skates at WFCU Centre, Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex and Forest Glade Arena. For swim and skate times, check out the Events Listing in this edition.
Head back to the Chimczuk Museum on November 17 for another Free Admission Day in honour of the Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale. This Windsor-favourite event returns with local crafters and artisans selling handmade and locally sourced goods just in time for the holiday season. The event includes children’s crafts, balloon animals and a limited edition Museum Windsor glass ornament for sale while supplies last. Visit museumwindsor.ca for info.
Roseland Golf & Curling Club offers a Learn to Curl Clinic November 17. No experience is necessary, and all equipment is provided. Details are in the Events Listing.
Willistead Manor will expand its popular Holiday Tours program this year. In partnership with Thyme To-Go, the Friends of Willistead, AM580 and snapd Windsor, the Manor offers a Breakfast Buffet on select Sundays in December. Tickets are on sale now and include breakfast, a mini tour of the manor, Santa visits in the Great Hall and the opportunity to pose for and purchase a family photo courtesy of snapd Windsor. Purchase tickets in advance by calling 519-254-3434 or visiting thymetogo.ca. Limited spots are open ... so book soon.
As our winter season begins, we encourage residents to sign up to be a Snow Angel. This voluntary snow removal service for senior citizens and persons with physical disabilities attempts to match volunteers with residents in their neighbourhoods requiring assistance. It’s a great way to get fit and make a difference. Call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My recent Mayor’s Minute takes an in-depth look at the Dougall Avenue pedestrian underpass and multi-use trail project. If you’ve got an idea for a future edition, please email us at email@example.com.
Also this month, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra continues its 2019-2020 Season of Music Beyond Borders, the Art Gallery of Windsor hosts exhibitions including SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut, and Northern Narratives: Cape Dorset Prints; the Windsor Endowment for the Arts hosts their AGM and 20th Anniversary Celebration; and the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) celebrates its 15th anniversary year with their annual film festival at the Capitol Theatre. Visit windsorsymphony.com, agw.ca, wea-arts.com, and windsorfilmfestival.com for details.
To learn more about the events and activities coming to Windsor-Essex this November, visit citywindsor.ca, activewindsor.ca (Winter-Spring programming coming soon), snapdwindsor.com, visitwindsoressex.com, and our Windsor-Spring 2019 Activity Guide (out November 23).
- Mayor Drew Dilkens