Other Community Initiatives
If you have a Canada 150 Initiative (does not have to be an event or activity), and you want to share information and/or encourage community participation, please email us at email@example.com. Look below at some of the exciting initiatives rolling out throughout the community in connection with heritage celebrations in 2017.
Windsor Police Service - 150 Years - 1867 to 2017
The Windsor Police Service is celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2017. Events will take place from May 1 to 5, 2017 and will include a Police Memorial and Appreciation Service (May 1); WPS Parade, Equipment Display/Demonstrations, and Community BBQ (May 2); Celebrating 150 Years Gala (May 3); Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (May 4); and Dedication of the Senior Constable John Atkinson Overpass (May 5). A full event schedule will be updated at www.police.windsor.on.ca. Follow Windsor Police on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #150WPS. For further info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Clair College 50th Anniversary
in 1958, 104 male students attended the first-year Technology Program at the Western Ontario Institute of Technology (WOIT) under the direction of then President Doug McRae. Their classrooms were located at 815 Mercer Street in a circa 1890 two-room school house for east-side elementary students. A total of four, three-year programs were offered in electronics, electrical, mechanics and chemistry. Over the past 50 years, St. Clair College has grown to over 9,000 full time students who take classes in over 100 degree, diploma and certificate programs. During its fifty year history, St. Clair College has graduated more than 95,000 alumni who have contributed to the economic and social infrastructure of our communities across the country and around the world. Visit www.stclaircollege.ca/scc50/
to join the college as it celebrates the milestones of its history and pays homage to its alumni, students, staff, and educational and industry partners who have helped shape the stories that have contributed to 50 years of educational excellence.
Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership
The Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership is seeking 50-year old objects for Canada's 150th anniversary. Canada is soon approaching its 150th (Sesquicentennial) anniversary. To celebrate this event, Dr. Sushil Jain, President of the South Asian Centre of Windsor, is looking for 50-year old objects which will be exhibited in June to July 2017. Items may include news clippings, photographs, maps, stamps, coins, tokens, old EXPO passports or any other related items from 1966 to 1968. All items will be returned after the exhibit. Dr. Jain is also interested in connecting with individuals who arrived in Canada in 1967 or prior. For further information, please contact Dr. Sushil Jain, President, South Asian Centre of Windsor at 519-252-7447 or email@example.com
Devonshire Mall - Canada 150 Artists Call
Windsor's Devonshire Mall is celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday by seeking local artists to create a unique piece in a medium of their choice to be a focal point and Canada 150 landmark. An artist from the Windsor-Essex creative community will contribute an installation to be on display in the mall for two months leading up to Canada Day celebrations and reflect Canada's past, present and/or future. Shoppers will be invited to take a selfie with the installation and post it to their personal social channels with the hashtag #dmallcanadaproud for a chance to win weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize trip for two to a designated Canadian City. The installation will be unveiled on May 1, 2017 and will remain on display until July 2017. The successful candidate will be notified by February 24 and will have two months to complete the project. For submission details, visit the Devonshire Mall website
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish - 250th Anniversary
1767 to 2017. In the summer of 1728, Fr. Armand De La Richardie, S.J., came from Quebec to establish "The Mission of Our Lady of the Assumption among the Hurons of Detroit." In 1765, the sixty-some French families living on the south shore of the Detroit River petitioned for a parish of their own. Instead of erecting a second religious centre in the same locality, it was decided that the Mission of the Assumption among the Hurons should become the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption. For information and details on the 250th Anniversary, please visit the Our Lady of the Assumption website. Plans for 2017 include a mass to honour the former Blessed Sacrament Parish (June 18), Assumption Feast Day Celebration (August 13), a Mass to honour the former Holy Name of Mary Parish (September 12), and a Founding Day Celebration (October 1).
Stay tuned for information on additional Community Initiatives as it becomes available.