High winds and frigid temperatures didn’t stop students, staff, and faculty from taking part in the semi-annual community cleanup day Wednesday, March 29.
More than 100 volunteers braved the cold to clean up neighborhoods surrounding the University of Windsor, collecting over 70 bags of litter.
The event was a great opportunity to so something good for the community, said Oliga Tserakhava, talent retention co-ordinator in Human Resources: “We had wonderful time and really appreciate the chance to participate in this initiative.”
Her colleague Ann Elliot, executive assistant to the associate vice-president, was also excited to participate.
“It’s a fun way to connect with our team and community and contribute to maintaining a beautiful neighbourhood,” she said.
Clean-up teams were sent out every 30 minutes and committed to a 45-minute clean-up route, but most groups went above and beyond the time allotted to make sure the job was completed, said Sarah Hébert, event organizer.
“It is always amazing to see our campus come together for this event. As much as it is an opportunity for our campus to show our community we care, I also saw new connections and friendship being made which is just another element to this event that I love.”
Those unable to attend will have another opportunity to take part when the event returns this fall.