Recruit your friends, family and neighbours and join the Olde Walkerville Residents Association on Saturday, May 25th in beautifying Walkerville just a little bit more! We’re taking to the alleys and picking up litter, trimming back the overgrowth, and getting rid of any debris that may be cluttering up these under-appreciated community spaces!
Let us know which alley you’re cleaning up that day by emailing email@example.com before May 22nd; we’ll drop off garbage bags and gloves (provided by Rose City Clean Sweep) at 9am, and then drive down Richmond with a trailer to take away full bags between 12 and 2pm.
Afterwards, gather with other participants for a free hot dog barbeque! Thanks go out to our sponsors: Brenner’s, Blak’s and Dillon Consulting.
Get out and meet some new neighbours, reconnect with those who haven’t seen all winter and help keep Walkerville the best looking ‘hood in the city!
In February, concerned Walkerville residents met up with the neighbourhood’s Residents Association and the Safety Village at Willistead Manor to discuss the re-introduction of a Neighbourhood Watch Program. The gathering was a success and as a result, Chilver Road is on route to being the first area fully on board, and signs should be appearing soon.
The Olde Walkerville Residents Association is encouraging others to contact the Neighbourhood Watch Program and volunteer as a block captain.
Olde Walkerville Residents Association plans to re-introduce Neighbourhood Watch program
The Olde Walkerville Resident’s Association is inviting all residents of Walkerville and the surrounding area to the kick-off meeting of Walkerville’s Neighbourhood Watch Program, taking place on Wednesday, February 27th at the Willistead Manor Coach House. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the meeting will start at 7pm.
A rash of home invasions in Walkerville during the summer of 2011, and another one more recently in December of 2012, have set residents on edge, looking for ways to prevent future break-ins. The Neighbourhood Watch, a program run in cooperation with the Windsor Police Service and The Safety Village, will provide residents with guidelines to make their homes less attractive to criminals.
“As security is on the minds of all our residents, the OWRA feels it is important to gather as a community, to discuss our concerns, to ask questions and most importantly, get involved, ” says Shane Mitchell, OWRA’s current board president.
At the info night, residents of Walkerville will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and sign up and participate in this proven safety initiative. The Safety Village will be making a presentation followed by some time for questions and discussion. The OWRA is also looking for “block captains”; volunteers from the neighbourhood who will communicate with homeowners on their blocks, distribute newsletters and possibly help plan informal annual neighbourhood gatherings.
OWRA board member Adriano Ciotoli adds, “We’re very excited for the return of the Neighbourhood Watch program in Olde Walkerville. Not only does it help by providing extra sets of eyes and making individuals feel safe, but it also helps to grow the sense of community that the Olde Walkerville Residents Association feels makes our neighbourhood special.”
After a successful AGM at the wonderful Walkerville Brewery, the OWRA board has been filled with some new and returning names.
Chairperson: Shane Mitchell
Vice-Chairperson: Nick Connoy
Treasurer: Mike Mooney
Secretary: Chris Schnurr
Ex Officio: Chris Holt
You can learn a bit more about them by visiting the Board Members page. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please join us, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Walkerville Brewery for the Olde Walkerville Residents Association Annual General Meeting.
The Walkerville Brewery is located at 575 Argyle Road, north of Wyandotte Street.
A G E N D A
- Welcome – Chairperson, Chris Holt
- Presentation of the Chairperson report
- Presentation of the Treasurer’s report and Financial Statements
- Ratification of Association Constitution
- Appointment of the Returning Officer
- Election of the Board (7 positions)
- Guest speaker – Steve Green
- Refreshments – Beer and fresh pretzels available for sale. Non-alcoholic beverages available.
Steve Green is the founder of WECSA (Windsor Essex Supporting Community Agriculture), the Windsor Essex Chicken Co-operative, and the founder of Ford City Community Garden, located on Drouillard Road. He’s active in numerous community initiatives, agencies and collectives in the city and provincially. He has a passion for organic and natural gardening or farming, old bikes, and anything in the outdoors. He’s currently assisting Chris Ryan at Walkerville Brewery with the establishment of the Brewery District here in Windsor. Steve is coming tonight to share with us how resident associations can contribute to positive change not only in relation to infrastructure, but to our overall quality of life.
In addition to electing new members to the board, we will be reviewing and approving the Association’s constitution, which can be read by clicking here.
Because we are electing a new board, please bring your membership card or a piece of mail that contains your name and mailing address for voting purposes. Friends of the ‘Hood are welcome to attend, but will be unable to vote.
Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, with beer and pretzels available for purchase.
We look forward to seeing you at the Walkerville Brewery, November 27 at 7 p.m.!
Chris Schnurr, Secretary
Olde Walkerville Residents Association