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Members of the UWindsor Blood Club offer a game and book donation appointments during Open Streets 2017.Members of the UWindsor Blood Club offer a game and book donation appointments during Open Streets 2017.

University seeks campus participation in civic street festival

The University will host a hub during Open Streets Windsor on Sunday, September 23, and is seeking departments, organizations, and individuals to participate.

Billed as the city’s largest free recreation program, Open Streets will close designated thoroughfares to vehicles, opening them to people along an eight-kilometre corridor from Sandwich Town to Ford City. Businesses and organizations will mount displays and hands-on learning opportunities at activity hubs, including one on University Avenue at Patricia Road.

Now in its third year, the event provides an opportunity for the campus to connect with the broader community says Mary-Ann Rennie, special events manager in the Office of the President.

“People walk, bike, and roller skate along the route,” she says. “We’re hoping a lot of campus groups will join us to promote health, physical activity, arts, culture — and learning of all types.”

Organizers expect 10,000 attendees. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find details, including a route map, on the City of Windsor website.

To inquire about setting up an activity in the University Hub and reserve tables, chairs, as well as space, e-mail Rennie at mrennie@uwindsor.ca.