Celebrating Our Centenarians’ Stories

In 2017, as part of Windsor’s 125th anniversary, Mayor Drew Dilkens recognized Windsor Centenarians – residents that are part of a generation that helped define our community and are living links to the rich and varied history of our city.

“As part of our city’s milestone birthday, I wanted to go out and meet all those folks,” Mayor Dilkens said. “For me, this is exciting and fascinating to hear about the history of the city and what things were like here when they were young. They are important contributors to what Windsor is today. Recognizing their milestone birthdays is a privilege.”

To continue capturing and sharing these important community stories, the City of Windsor, through the Office of the Mayor, is once again asking residents to step forward to share their lives. In the space of 100 years, these residents would have witnessed firsthand the growth of the city, the rise of the auto industry and much, much more. They have lived through wars, prohibition, and the opening of both the Ambassador Bridge and the Windsor Detroit Tunnel. They have stories to tell.

All those residents who will be celebrating the milestone of 100 years or greater in 2019 are asked to reach out to the Mayor’s Office over the course of the summer. A list of names of all those who respond to the request will be released in September of 2019. Throughout the fall, Mayor Dilkens will visit with some of these incredible people to thank them for being part of Windsor’s Story.

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office by September 6, 2019 by email at mayoro@citywindsor.ca or by phone at 519-255-6315.

We look forward to hearing from you.