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Celebration of Dennis Fairall’s life to be livestreamed Saturday

The University of Windsor will livestream a Celebration of Life for renowned track and field coach Dennis Fairall this Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. from the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse in the St. Denis Centre. Fairall died Nov. 6 following a long illness.

In-person attendance is closed to the public, but the event will be available via Microsoft Teams. The program will include tributes from speakers who will appear both in-person and remotely via pre-recorded videos, as well as other memorial videos that speak to Fairall’s life and impact.

Fairall, who joined the University of Windsor in 1985, was one of the most decorated coaches in Canadian university history, recognized 65 times as Coach of the Year by national and provincial governing bodies in track and field and cross country. In his 28 seasons with the Lancers, Fairall's teams won 25 championship titles at the national level and 46 in Ontario University Athletics.