This Sunday July 28th Wyandotte Street East will see its first Balkan-style pig roast hosted by local bar-owner Boban Stojkovski. “This one is different,” he says, “because it’s for the youth.” Stojkovski opened the neighbourhood sportsbar Bobcats last year just a few doors down from the Windsor Youth Centre (WYC). He was quickly amazed at the number of homeless and at-risk youth who use the service – many of them on a daily basis. He was also surprised at how quickly he warmed up to them. So much so that now he wants to help. Stojkovski and Bobcats, in conjunction with LionHeart Trucking, are throwing the one-of-a-kind event to raise funds for the WYC which is currently the only drop-in centre for homeless youth in Windsor/Essex. With live entertainment from Slippery Pic and a raffle, this is sure to be a party not to miss.
‘Wyandotte Towne Centre is a vibrant community at its heart;” says Tamara Kowalska, WYC Chair and member of the local BIA, “that’s why we chose this area for the WYC.” The WYC is attracting positive attention to the otherwise overlooked strip of Wyandotte St. E. Corporate sponsors such as Boardwalk Rental Communities and Valiant Machine and Tool Inc. have also recently stepped in to help with renovations and monetary donations. Sunday’s pig roast is a great example of the strong feeling of community that exists in the neighbourhood.
Kowalska hopes that other local businesses will realize the importance and the advantage of supporting Windsor’s youth, “It’s people like Bo (Stojkovksi) who know that it’s our job to give them something to work with.”
1353 Wyandotte St. E.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Doors open at 11am / Food served 3pm to 8pm
Entertainment at noon
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door with proceeds going to the Windsor Youth Centre (a charitable organization)
Board Chair, The Windsor Youth Centre