Youth Summer Employment Opportunity – WBES

Aerial image town of Windsor NS

Windsor Business Enhancement Society (WBES)

Youth Summer Employment Opportunity 2019 – Job Description for Green Team Intern

The youth(s) considered for hiring must be:

  • Youth between the ages of 15 -30.
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

Position Description

This is a program to employ youth to maintain clean parks, common areas, and streets in the downtown of Windsor. He/she will also tend to waterfront/park clean-ups, care of foliage and green spaces. Each youth is provided with a three-wheel bicycle, a safety helmet, and a cart with necessary equipment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • In conjunction with the landscaping team:
  • 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 two Welcome to Windsor signs and surrounding green spaces.
  • Monitor garbage bins in the downtown and waterfront areas.
  • Represent the W.B.E.S at the Friday night Waterfront Concert Series by attending, delivering payment to the bands performing, capturing photos of the event and communicating with the WBES concert sub committee.
  • 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.
  • 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.

June 17 – August 9 2019 (start and end dates are flexible) $12 per hour, 35 hours per week, for 8 weeks total.

Monday to Friday – may require some weekends

Supervisors: Michelle Jodrey, Adrienne Wood, Mattea Tracey

Required Qualifications

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

Submit resume by 4PM on Friday, May 24, 2019:
By email to: wbes@windsorns.ca
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: wbes@windsorns.ca

Halifax Regional Arts (Music East) Stop in Windsor

A busload of music-focused youth and their teachers stopped into Windsor on Sunday as a break on their sojourn to Wolfville for the Annapolis Valley Music Festival. The group represents the string orchestra as part of the “Halifax Regional Arts (Music East), which provides  after school programs for string, band, and choral students. This program is primarily funded through Supplementary Funding; a portion of which is used to enhance the music programs offered through the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.

The annual Annapolis Valley Music Festival takes place this week in Wolfville which is host to over 3,000 competitors of all ages from across Nova Scotia.

The 2019 Festival runs from April 29 to May 5, 2019 with “Stars of the Festival Concerts” being held on May 5 at 2 pm and 7 pm. 

Clifton Course host to Maritime Disc Golf Tournament

On a day best-described as a cross between late winter and early spring, the Maritime Disc Golf circuit held an early season tournament at the Clifton Estate Disc Golf course in Windsor NS. 

The tournament ran throughout the and was attended by a good number of 4-person teams and individuals anxious to get out on the course. 

We had the pleasure of following a foursome over the course of their initial round and photos of some of the fun can be seen below. 

Avon Community Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair is a Hit

Avon Community Farmers Market and Craft Fair
Stan Kotchanoff, Mike Paris and Phil Scott, Windsor Hockey Heritage Society

For the second year since beginning, the Avon Farmers Market Craft Fair was a big draw for locals and visitors from away. Vendors participating in the event were also from the immediate area as well as those who travelled to attend. 

Organizers were very pleased with the day which began as they greeted early shoppers who were beginning to line up before the doors opened at 10 am. The constant flow of foot traffic continued throughout the day with several sellers nearly running out of stock and supplies as the day wound down. 

For more details on the Avon Community Farmers Market and Craft Fair visit them at https://www.facebook.com/AvonCommunityFarmersMarket/ or their website at:  http://avoncommunitymarket.weebly.com

Zak Miller with Sarah McInnis Waterfront Concert Series 2018

The WBES (Downtown Merchants) waterfront concert series got off to a musical start with its first performance of the summer featuring Zakary Miller with Sarah McInnis.

The duo performed a variety of original pieces with Zak Miller on guitar and gazoo with Sarah McInnis providing fiddle accompaniment.

We were fortunate to capture a couple of their tunes and with permission are pleased to share one of them here,  “Far From Home” by Zakary Miller.

Avon Community Market – July 8th

The Avon Community Market opened on June 2nd of this year to a cool spring day. The patrons and vendors however were not put off by the weather and one-month-in, the market has firmly entrenched itself as a mainstay of the local community.

The vendors have grown and so too has the market’s following. Vendors include, Wayfarers Ale, Schoolhouse Brewery, Tan Coffee, Nippers Fish and Chip wagon, a fresh seafood seller, Lillies of the Valley Floral shop and so many more.  

The market is held weekly on Sunday’s from 10 am to 2 pm.