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Wednesday July 6th, 2011

Posted at 11:15am

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Even thought the bus was free las Monday evening, Fireworks night, a lot of Windsorites still paid to ride it.

Transit Windsor is happy to report that $2,012 was collected on fireworks evening and will be donated to the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre (WECHC). The money is earmarked for their postnatal program.

WECHC operates a postnatal drop-in program for young low-income parents living with children newborn to six years old. This program is managed by the Teen Health Centre and is facilitated by a Community Health Worker and Registered Nurse with the assistance of volunteers and students.

“We are pleased that residents generously donated towards this worthy cause”, says Councillor Bill Marra, Chair of Transit Windsor Board of Directors. “This region is well known as a caring and charitable area, and this is no exception. We hope to do this again next year provided we have a sponsor for the bus service, as it’s a win-win situation for everyone.”

Bus service was free thanks to Zehrs® Great Food stores who sponsored the bus services at a cost of $15,000. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on June 27th, residents could ride city buses or a park n’ ride shuttle from Devonshire Mall at no cost. For the third consecutive year, Zehrs Great Food stores stepped up to the plate to make sure the region would still be able to enjoy the fireworks at no cost.

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