Summer Employment Opportunity 2018

Windsor Business Enhancement Society (WBES)

Student Summer Employment Opportunity 2018 – Job Description for Green Team Intern

The student(s) considered for hiring must be:

  • registered at a post-secondary institution and returning to the same institution for the Fall of the current year.
  • registered at a post-secondary institution and transferring to another in the Fall of the current year.
  • A grade 12 graduate who will be attending a post-secondary institution full-time in the Fall of the current year.

Position Description

This is a program to employ summer students to maintain clean parks, common areas, streets and to tend to waterfront/park clean-ups, care of foliage and green spaces.  In addition, the students will monitor the recycling and composting programs within the Town of Windsor.  This project is a joint project between the Windsor Business Enhancement Society and the Town of Windsor.  The WBES hires and supervises the work of the students and the Town provides and maintains the necessary equipment.  Each student is provided with a three-wheel bicycle, a safety helmet, a cart with necessary equipment and a bright t-shirt that easily identifies the intern.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Pick up, sort and dispose of litter in areas designated by WBES
  • In conjunction with the Communities in Bloom committee, maintain the 5 Welcome to Windsor signs and surrounding green spaces.
  • Maintain the Star Brides’ Park and other mini parks in Downtown Windsor. This will include: weeding, litter pick up, edging, fertilizing and planting of annuals.
  • Maintain the Waterfront park area. This will include:  weeding, litter pick up and edging.
  • Monitor garbage bins in the downtown and waterfront areas
  • Coordinate setup, introductions and take down for the Friday night Waterfront concerts in conjunction with the WBES concert committee.
  • Work with the WBES street fair committee to coordinate the downtown street fair during the Avon River Days weekend.
  • In conjunction with the WBES maintain and develop the local business directory. This will include collection of data from local business and input of data on the website.
  • Work with the Coordinator of the Recreation Department’s Junior Leadership Program, to assist students in Grades 7-9 who will be part of the Green Team for 2 afternoons per week as part of their entrepreneurial and citizenship training
  • Work with the recycling coordinator of the Town of Windsor to monitor the recycling and composting program within the Town.
  • Act as an ambassador for the businesses in downtown Windsor by talking to customers, citizens and visitors about the importance of maintaining a clean and safe downtown and of recycling our garbage.

May 21, 2018 to August 24, 2018                                 $12 per hour, 35 hours per week             

Monday to Friday – may require some weekends              Supervisor:  Adrienne Wood

Required Qualifications

Able to ride bike; some experience in horticulture and recycling an asset but not mandatory; good self-direction and time management; WHIMIS an asset; computer skills; PR knowledge and skills.

Submit resume by 4PM on Friday, May 4, 2018:

By email to:

By mail to:  WBES, PO Box 2499, Windsor, NS  B0N 2T0

By hand delivery to:  Mosaic Market, 141 Water Street, Windsor

If you have any questions about this position, please email:

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Avon River Rats 6 over the East Hants Penguins 3

Last evening the Avon River Rats notched a 6 to 3 victory over the East Hants Penguins.

Will Earley tended the nets for the River Rats with goals scored by each of Samuel MacLellan and Samuel Plourde and doubles for Tyler Lapierre (one with a penalty shot) and Logan Cleveland.
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Avon View Avalanche 10-0 Victory over Yarmouth Vikings

Boys high school hockey league action saw Avon View Avalanche shut out the Yarmouth Vikings with a decisive 10-0 victory Saturday night.

The shutout for the night was picked up by goalie Ryan Jillett. Avon View’s offense picked up five goals in the first period, one in the second and then added 4 in the third for its 10 goal victory.

Avalanche goal scorers included Will Caines, Hayden Burgess, Quinten Rafuse and Zack Eldridge with one goal each. Two goals each are attributed to Liam Parker (2), Jacob Caldwell (2), and Ethan Salesman (2).


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In Remembrance – 2017 Hants County War Memorial

Today in tribute and honor of those who served, died and continue to serve – many hundreds of members of the community came out to the annual Remembrance Day service. The service is coordinated annually by the Royal Canadian Legion and hosted in front of the Hants Community War Memorial Center at Victoria Park.


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Canada Gate – Remembrance Memorial

From Falmouth Nova Scotia to Passchendaele France an artistic memorial designed by Nancy Keating and sculpted by Al Simm will be installed for this year’s Remembrance Day in Passchendaele. 


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Valley Maple Leafs defeat Cumberland Blues 6 to 3

It was a back and forth game fought in front of the net as the Valley Maple Leafs hosted and defeated the Cumberland Blues on Sunday afternoon with a 6 to 3 score.

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Provincial Swim Meet in Windsor NS

The Nova Scotia Provincial Swim Meet is being held in Windsor this weekend. The Windsor Blueins and the Cole Harbour Hurricanes joined efforts to put the meet on resulting in over 550 registrations among participants and with 1,000 plus gusts in town this weekend.

While the rain may have attempted to dampen the spirits of the swimmers and their supporters, it would take more than rain to keep a swimmer out of the pool.

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Basin Brothers Open 2017 Waterfront Concert Series

The annual waterfront concert series sponsored by the Windsor Business Enhancement Society began Friday June 2nd with the Basin Brothers featured as the opening act.

The Windsor waterfront gazebo was surrounded with members of the community who arrived by foot, on bikes, skateboards and in cars. Performing from 7 pm till 8:30 as the sun kissed the horizon, the music was enjoyed by all who attended. The series continues throughout the summer with groups performing each Friday night through to the Labor Day weekend.

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The Music Man by Quick as a Wink Theater

The Music Man performed by Quick as a Wink Theater.



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Valley Maples Leafs 4 SHUTOUT Sackville Blazers 0

IMG_2257MIt was a fine night for the Valley Maple Leafs as Chris Clokie blocked the crease all night delivering a shutout in Valley’s 4 to 0 win over the visiting Sackville Blazers hockey team.

While Sackville came out on top with shots on goal 37 over three periods to Valley’s 27, the difference in goals was attributed as follows: 1st period Alex Shaw From Duggan; 2nd Period Demone from McCarron; 3rd Period Bridge from Clarke and sealing the deal Bitner from Vidito.

The Valley Maple Leafs will be playing on the road tonight Jan 29th in Liverpool.

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