Friday, April 29, 2016

Free and Low-cost Things to Do in Windsor and Essex County

What Cost How do I get there? Details
Ojibway Nature Centre free admission,
free parking
South Windsor 7
bus goes there.
Watch this movie
Windsor Folk Music
and Arts Society
Transway 1C,
Crosstown 2
First Friday of every
month at MacKenzie
Hall (Sandwich)
Lee Lee Hats free Library Help make hats for
hospitalized babies.
Knit Night at Levigator
free - tea and
Crosstown 2
Chess Club
free Riverside
Library, bus 2
DWCC Bike Clinics free Wigle Park, Bruce
Park (downtown)
Community Gardens free Wigle, Bruce,
Women's Drop-in
Coffee and
Social (Games, etc.)
free Downtown Windsor
English Practice free Central
Library, 1A
Wednesdays from
6 to 8 p.m.
Life After Fifty (Seniors
membership +
class fees
Transway 1C,
Dominion 5 bus
Variety of activities, many of them
free after membership
City of Windsor Activity
cost varies locations vary See catalog.
Windsor Summer Festivals Some free, some free for seniors
Windsor PublicLibrary free downtown, 1A books, DVDs, periodicals,
audiobooks, etc.
YMCA classes subsidized
downtown, bus 2 See schedule.
Remember to check the bulletin board at the library for lots more free stuff happening every month!

Friday, April 8, 2016

NAYDO Conference


Please try again to watch the NAYDO Philanthropy Live video starring YMCA students!


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Stewards of the Earth

It's Earth Month! April 22 is Earth Day. Not only that, but YOU told me that you want to learn more about Canadian culture. You want to fit in here and you want to know what is polite and what is rude in Canadian society.

So this week we talked about cultural norms in our first countries versus Canada with regard to waste disposal. Where can we put our gum? Where can we spit? Can we put a wet tea bag in the blue bin?

We shared answers to these and other discussion questions in small groups. The next day, we tackled these guidelines.  We made sentences:

_________ go/goes in the red box.
_________ go/goes in the blue box.
You can't recycle _____________.
You have to take ____________ to the drop-off depot.

Someone asked what the drop-off depot is. We looked at it on the map and watched this video explaining how to drop stuff off. We also learned that you can get FREE paint at the depot--but you can't be very picky about what colour you get!

Here is an easy conversation about recycling.
Here is an easy conversation about Earth Day.

Friday we read about Dan Phillips, a Texas man who helps build affordable houses from reclaimed materials. This is a great example of RE-USING. Here is his TED Talk. You can choose subtitles in your language to help follow along.