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What’s Happening In Tecumseh?

Christmas in Tecumseh & Santa Parade
Friday, November 24th.

Parade starts at 6:15 PM starting at Clapp St. going south on Lacasse Blvd., east on Tecumseh Rd. E., and north on Lesperance Rd ending at Town Hall. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Arena after the parade and enjoy all the activities around Town Hall and Arena campus. 

http://www.tecumseh.ca/residents/tourism-and-events/christmas-tecumseh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Village Grove Plaza
Thursday, December 7th
4:00 – 8:00 PM
348 Manning Rd.

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Visit and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Clause and one of Santa’s Elves,  there will be refreshments, store specials and a large Christmas basket filled with cheer and goodies provided by all of the plaza patrons as a door prize!

 

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LEAF & SNOW ANGELS WANTED

The Town of Tecumseh is looking for Leaf and Snow Angels to provide volunteer leaf and snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities. The Leaf and Snow Angels Program is truly “the neighbourly thing to do” and is a great way for families to volunteer together, or high school students to complete their 40 hours of community service.

The Program will match volunteer leaf collectors and snow shovellers, known as “Leaf and Snow Angels”, from the community with seniors and persons with physical disabilities living in the Town of Tecumseh. Leaf and Snow Angels will rake and collect leaves and will remove snow from Town sidewalks and driveway entrances for those need of assistance.

Snow build-up is a potential hazard to persons with limited mobility and makes it difficult for service providers like police, fire, ambulance, mail carriers, and meter readers to work safely and efficiently.

To learn more about the Leaf and Snow Angels Program and how to volunteer, visit the Town’s website or contact the Tecumseh Town Hall 519.735.2184 Ext. 143. Seniors and persons with physical disabilities can also contact the Town to apply for assistance.

www.tecumseh.ca

 

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There’s plenty of reasons to visit Tecumseh.

Check them out now:

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Tecumseh’s New Progressive Web App is a First in North America

The Town of Tecumseh is pleased to announce the launch of its Town App (www.tecumsehapp.ca). Developed by InspireHUB Technologies, the Progressive Web App uses the latest app technology and allows residents to access the app from any mobile browser. “The Town of Tecumseh is always looking at new ways to reach residents and continue to communicate the work we do for them. We have three main priorities to engage our residents: communication, compliance, and reach,” explains Mayor Gary McNamara of Tecumseh. “When we learned about the IHUBApp and saw that residents controlled their app experience by joining the channels they are interested in, we felt that was a game changer. Using the latest technology means we can make the app available to anyone who has a browser. More residents can participate in this experience rather than those with certain phones.”

Tony Haddad, CAO of Town of Tecumseh explains there were two features that his Town Administration found compelling as it pertained to communication and compliance. “The first feature that drew us to the IHUBApp was the Automated Newsletter Digest. Communication is very important and our app builds a digest based on what channels our residents join and also lets them determine how often they are notified so that communications are timely. The second feature of the app was that it allows us the flexibility to give every elected official their own channel directly into their wards. Now, Councillors have a tool to engage with their residents while maintaining compliance with the Municipal Act during election season. Our councillors all felt this was a strength and are looking forward to using this tool.” The Tecumseh Progressive Web App provides numerous features including the ability to: participate in real-time polls and surveys, register for events, engage the community in volunteer opportunities as they are needed, assist in community fundraising initiatives, create engagement between residents, elected officials and town administration, join public channels, create private channels for economic development files, determine the frequency of notifications, along with allowing all users the ability to upload their own images, stories, and videos of the community for sharing within the app.
“The launching of the IHUBApp by cities and towns is an exciting development for our company,” explains InspireHUB Technologies CEO Donald Clark. “This technology has been used by large brands, but we believe Tecumseh is the first community to adopt a Progressive Web App for its residents in North America.”

The Tecumseh App can be accessed by visiting www.tecumsehapp.ca in your mobile browser and following the prompts to add to your homescreen.

 

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 Town Hall Notes:

  • Did you know that the OPP has a new Citizen Self Reporting system online?  Concerns and non-emergency incidents (i.e. property damage under $5,000) can be reported at www.opp.ca and will be followed up by the OPP.
  • Do you know someone who is community minded and has the desire to assist others?  The Town is looking for Snow and Leaf Angels.  This is a great way for families to volunteer together, or high school students to complete their 40 hours of community service.  Details are on the Town’s website.  Seniors and those with a disability are invited to apply for assistance.

 

 

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WEEKLY EVENTS AT THE TECUMSEH GOLDEN AGE CLUB

The Tecumseh Golden Age Club, 12420 Lanoue St., is open to all seniors 50 years and older. If you would like to get out of the house and have a day of enjoyment playing cards, talking with others, meeting new friends, and having a cup of coffee and tea along with a bit to eat; join the Golden Age Club!

Membership fee is $10 annually.

For more information and a schedule of events please call: 519-735-6455 or ask for Dara at 519-890-6566

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 WEEKLY EVENTS AT THE TECUMSEH LEGION BR. 261

Great fun, food and friendship! Come on over to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 261 at 12326 Lanoue St. (across from Ste. Anne Parish). Friday Fish Fry, Euchre and Cribbage Tournaments, Seniors Dinner and Dance, bus trips, Dart Leagues and more!

Please call 519-735-4454 for more information.

 

2016 The Vital Signs® Report

For the past four years the WindsorEssex Community Foundation has produced and published a Vital Signs® survey to the Windsor-Essex region. Vital Signs® is a national program under the auspices of Community Foundations of Canada. It draws connections between national, provincial, and local data on a range of issue areas important to the local community.

 

A special element of this report, which makes it different from other reports published in our region, is that it includes data from the Vital Signs® survey released in June. This local data provides a comparison between itself and published data in order to produce an all-encompassing report of how the data says we’re doing versus how our community thinks we’re doing.

The Vital Signs® report is a great educational tool that provides Windsor-Essex residents with the opportunity to learn about their region, reflect on how we’re doing, and inspire conversation and communication.

The Vital Signs® report will launch on October 4, 2016 as an insert in the Windsor Star. We respectfully request your assistance in helping us provide accurate data in our survey so that we may gain as much outreach as possible to produce a sample for our report that is encompassing of all demographics in Windsor-Essex. With a larger sample size, we’re able to provide our residents with comprehensive data that can be used to educate our population on our region.

Click here to see highlights of the report: The Vital Signs Program

To view a copy of our Vital Signs report and to particpate in our survey please visit our website http://www.wecf.ca/vitalsigns.html

For additional information please contact:Cover Photo

Ajsela Murselovic
Administration Coordinator
WindsorEssex Community Foundation
3200 Deziel Drive, Suite 511
(P) 519 – 255 – 6572
(F) 519 – 255 – 6936
www.wecf.ca

CAREER COMPASS – Building An Inclusive Labour Force

Community Living Essex County has started a new program that is highly successful for both employers and future employees!

Career Compass is a modern employment service providing direction to job seekers searching for meaningful employment and guiding employers in inclusive hiring. Hiring people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

DID YOU KNOW:

  • 90% of employees with disabilities rate average or better on Performance
  • 86% of employees with disabilities rate average or better on Attendance
  • 98% of employees with disabilities rate average or better on Work Safety
  • Over 4.4 million Canadians are living with a disability and 70% are unemployed
  • According to RBC, people with disabilities have an estimated $25 BILLION in consumer spending power across Canada
  • An inclusive workplace can INCREASE employee satisfaction and lead to INCREASED customer loyalty

Nearly three-quarters of survey respondents said that employing individuals with intellectual disabilities and ASD has been a truly positive experience and even on that has exceeded their expectations.

There is a significant evidence that hiring individuals with intellectual disabilities or ASD reduces turnover, improves attendance and either maintains or improves overall organizational performance. Other employees and customers of businesses who engage in inclusive hiring both report positive perceptions and experiences.

Career Compass has expert employment specialists that will provide individual job coaching and on-site training and support. They provide the right job match to meet the persons skills, abilities and interests with the employers needs and provide on-going employment support.

For Employees:

  • They offer pre-employment training sessions and education
  • Ongoing, on-the-job support and problem solving and follow up for both employee and employer
  • Increase employment related skills and self-esteem
  • Becoming a contributing member of society

For Employers:

  • They provide solutions to your labour needs, with pre-screened applicants
  • Individualized on-the-job training available at no cost
  • They are a collaborative agency that will provide ongoing support and follow-up to ensure a positive , long-term relations between you, the employee and co-workers
  • They are the link to assist in diversifying your workforce

“We have a dedicated, hard working employee with a positive attitude. This has been a win-win experience and I encourage more business owners to get involved.”  —Mike Siblani, Owner, Little Caesars Pizza, Essex

 

For more information please call:

Rosa Amicarelli
Manager
Community Living Supports
Phone: 519.776.6483 Ext. 401
Email: rosa@communitylivingessex.org

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESSES IN TOWN

The Tecumseh Business Improvement Area is pleased to announce NEW BUSINESSES in the Town of Tecumseh and also to welcome them as a new member to the Tecumseh BIA! Currently there are over 400 members within the Tecumseh BIA.

NEW BUSINESSES: 

Elements Osteopathy
12033 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 3  
Phone: 226-280-2270
Plaza:  The Coach House Plaza
Dr. Karyn Tizzard

 

NEW LOCATIONS: 

Cedar Dry Cleaners – New Address
13831 Riverside Dr. E. Unit 2
Phone: 519-979-9450
Plaza: Lakeview Plaza


Precision Hair Design – New Address
13831 Riverside Dr. E.
Phone: 519-739-9997

 

NEW NAMES:

Arta’s Salad Bar & Grill (formerly Soup R Salads)
13454 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Phone: 519-979-1105
St. Clair Beach Shopping Plaza

NEWLY APPOINTED BIA BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

At their March 23rd meeting, Town Council appointed 7 new BIA members as Directors on the Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area Board of Management for the 2015-2018 term.

Congratulations to the following BIA Members:

Paul Bistany, Paul Bistany Real Estate Brokerage

Candice Dennis, On The Dark Side

Joseph Fratangeli, Three Lambs Baby Boutique

Maureen Harris, Lakeview Montessori

Daniel Hofgartner, Buckingham Real Estate

Tony Nehme, The Job Shoppe

Linda Proctor, Kim Deane, Lawyer

 

Also on the Board of Management:

Andrew Dowie, Councillor Ward 1

Mike Rohrer, Councillor Ward 2

 

Tecumseh Keeps Everyone Safe with New Alert System

The Town of Tecumseh Keeps Residents Safe and Informed with the Tecumseh Alert System


Residents and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Critical Communications and Emergency Alerts


TECUMSEH, ON March 9, 2016 — Tecumseh, Ontario is launching a new mass notification system to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. The Town of Tecumseh will begin using this mass notification system to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: www.tecumsehalert.ca or by calling 519 735 6381


The Town of Tecumseh will use this emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, text message, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Town of Tecumseh databases will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, citizens are encouraged to self-register and provide additional contact information.


“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said Doug Pitre, Director Fire Services & Fire Chief. “This emergency notification system allows the Town of Tecumseh to send out this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”


Residents and Businesses are asked to register now to receive Tecumseh Alerts.

Program Contact:

Shaun Fuerth
Director Information & Communication Services
P: 519-735-2184 Ext: 108

Congrats to the Winners of the 11th Annual Street Pole Banner Contest!

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

         – Henry David Thoreau

The Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (TOTBIA) hosted its 11th Annual Gallery Without Walls Street Pole Banner Contest Award Ceremony on Friday, May 12th. A “Gallery Without Walls” is an initiative of the TOTBIA. This vibrant and colourful addition to our townscape is a visual testament to our local talent. Banners painted by local artists of all ages and digital photos hang on town street poles from May to November. This incredibly colourful and unique town streetscape is enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike. 

This year we had over 220 original hand-drawn images and digital photos submitted that reflected this year’s theme. The 13 winning images will be hung on street poles along with previous year’s winners around the main street arteries around Town.

This year’s winners are:  

1st Place                          Sean Sweeney – Grade 12

2nd Place                        Alexis Martineau – Grade 9

3rd Place                         Meghan Randall – Grade 9

Executive Choice            Abigail Schnekenburger – Grade 12

Honorable Mention        Alexis Martineau – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Alexis Martineau – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        David Sobocan – Adult

Honorable Mention        Katelyn Cota – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Hannan MacEachern – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Riley Martin – Grade 10

Honorable Mention        Lauren Larocque – Grade 11

Honorable Mention        Lucas Kiewitz – Grade 8

Honorable Mention        Hanna Redmond – Grade 9

Honorable Mention        Mya Casetta – Grade 7

Honorable Mention        Madison Henderson – Grade 7

Council Adopts Community Improvement Plan

On Tuesday January  12,  2016 Tecumseh Council  adopted  the  Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Plan.  A Community  Improvement Plan (CIP) is an urban planning document that  provides the framework  to guide  the redevelopment, improvement or rehabilitation of a defined  area of a municipality that is in a state of transition.

The  Tecumseh  Road  Main  Street  area represents  the  original historical commercial core  of  the  Town  of Tecumseh  settlement area, comprising an approximate  1.2  kilometre  corridor  centered  on Tecumseh  Road between  the  City of Windsor to the  west and the  Via Rail  crossing  to the east.   This area is made up of  75 acres and over 115  properties.

This area should  serve as an important focal point  of the community by providing a wide range of commercial services  and  amenities along  with  various  housing  options.     It  is  anticipated that  the  CIP  will  help   in reestablishing this  corridor  as Tecumseh’s  “downtown” or “main  street”.

The desire  to  promote  change  prompted  Council  to  initiate the  development of  the  Tecumseh  Road  Main Street  CIP. This Plan  is the Town’s  first  step toward  the  revitalization and transformation of the  traditional “Main Street”  and surrounding community into a unique,  walkable,  vibrant  and mixed-use  destination.

The CIP will  guide  the  Town’s  preparation  of  a Streetscape  Master  Plan  leading  to the  construction of  an improved   public   realm.     In  addition, there  are  financial  incentives intended to  stimulate private  sector investment by way of property rehabilitation and new development.

“I am very pieased and excited that  CounciI took this strategic  first  step of recreating the feel of a smaII town main street.    The CIP will guide  all members of the community towards the common  goal of creating a vibrant and walkable  downtown core for all citizens and visitors to be proud of and enjoy.   A healthy downtown  is indicative of a healthy community and we look forward to the implementation of this  plan in the coming years” says Mayor Gary McNamara

For more details  on this  exciting initiative, please visit our website- www.tecumseh.ca.

Everyone Loves To Party!

The BIA hosted their 51st Annual Christmas Party at Beach Grove on Saturday, November 21st and everyone had a great time! Thank you to the Chef and staff at Beach Grove for another fabulous meal, service and ambiance; the dessert was deeeeelicious! A very heartfelt thank you to all of the members and guests who attended the party and generously donated gifts for door prizes. Thank you Frank Coppola and members of the Ciao Band for all of the GET-UP-AND-DANCE songs! Everyone had fun getting their pictures taken by DDM Video & Photo Booth; thank you Dennis Marentette for all your fun and crazy props! There are more pictures on the Gallery page.

 

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TECUMSEH Cautions Residents of Door-To-Door Campaigns

Town of Tecumseh is asking residents to be wary of persons soliciting water filtration systems and/or water testing services by aggressive door-to-door canvassers.

These companies are NOT representing the Town.

These companies endeavour to give the impression that the Town’s water does not comply with the appropriate regulations regarding water quality.

The Town is committed to providing its residents efficient, secure and environmentally conscientious water services.

Should you have any questions about water quality please contact the Tecumseh Water & Wastewater Services at 519-735-2184 Ext 142.

OPP are advising to be cautious when letting strangers into your home or giving out financial information. If leery about the validity of the company, or you feel pressured or threatened by these aggressive tactics, please contact the Tecumseh OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 911 for an emergency.

Contact:

Denis Berthiaume
Manager, Water & Wastewater Services
Phone: 519-735-2184 Ext. 141

Laura Moy
Director Corporate Services/Clerk
Phone: 519-735-2184 Ext. 116