The Hub August 2017 - Page 4

CONNECTING So far it’s been a summer of ‘just right.’ Not too hot, not too cold, not too rainy or too dry. There’s been a perfect mix of celebrations and activities - some focused on Canada150, others the traditional Windsor-Essex favourites and some new ventures added. And, as always in our area, an ideal blend of ideas that have stood the test of time and new experiments that address the changing needs and interests of our community. And so it should be. Windsor-Essex has always been a well-blended combination of old and new, then and now, past, present and future. Longterm projects and short-term ventures co-exist, mostly peacefully, as voices and efforts from all perspectives contribute to the strength and growth of our community. It’s all about balance -to paraphrase Pope John XXIII, what unites us is much more than what divides us. In this issue of The Hub, we’ve given you that same perfect blend. For many of us, fishing along our region’s waterways is a recreational mainstay. For others, organizations like DWCC have launched programs like Sport 4 All to help neighbourhoods connect and stay healthy. Activities like disc golf offer a novel way to get active; in the local arts scene, sculptors like Donna Mayne memorialize our history. And you’ll find our August calendar reflects that balance as well - all four pages of it! As Goldilocks would say: it’s just right. Shelley It’s hard to remember that August isn’t the end of summer. Too often we get caught up in what happens next, especially as September brings families back to school and the changing of the seasons. I read once that August is the Sunday of summer - so make it last. After a three year hiatus I’m headed back to school this fall - the love of learning never ends in our family. That means I’m even more likely to get swept up in the excitement that is getting ready for September. I’m constantly reminding myself to stop and enjoy the summer sunshine. Luckily, we have a great calendar stuffed with events, a packed Hubbub of local news and some exciting features that renew our commitment to explore and connect Windsor-Essex. I was recently invited to join a discussion group focusing on downtown revival, and I can’t wait to get into the swing of things. If you’re interested in the downtown core, don’t miss our feature on the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative’s Sport4All program. Shelley and I are still getting used to Eva’s absence. Whenever anyone leaves a team there are so many little things you forget that they were great at doing. We’re working hard to create our own rhythm and bring new ideas to this local resource. We’d like to thank you all so much for your continued support, your birthday wishes (we’re four!) and your regular readership and participation on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. Without you, our passion to bring unique content to Windsor-Essex would go nowhere. Enjoy this issue of The Hub! Angelica Please direct advertising or subscription inquiries to info@thehubwindsoressex.com Managing Editors Shelley Divnich Haggert Angelica Haggert Rabiul Biplob, Christian Bouchard Michelle Laramie, Royal Lifesaving Society Christina Woods Connect With Us! info@thehubwindsoressex.com facebook.com/thehubwindsoressex @TheHubWE 4 The HUB -August 2017 Copyright 2017 The Hub Windsor Essex No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any way without the written permission of the publishers. The Hub is published 11 times a year. Articles and advertisements in The Hub do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the magazine. We do not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. The acceptance of advertising does not constitute an endorsement of any product, service or information being advertised. We do not knowingly present any product, idea or statement which is fraudulent or misleading in nature.