Staff in the office of the registrar displayed their Olympic spirit before Friday’s opening ceremonies, dressing in patriotic red and white.
“We just wanted to show our support for all our Canadian athletes, especially (Lancer alumna) Melissa Bishop,” said acting registrar Charlene Yates.
The effort was well-received by clients, she said: “We’ve been getting nice comments all day—and even a few high-fives!”
Bishop, a two-time UWindsor grad (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011), marched with the Canadian delegation into London’s Olympic Stadium on Friday. She will begin her competition in the women’s 800-metre event with a quarter-final qualifier August 8.
Bishop hopes to share the adventure through her Web site, melissaontherun.com. Fans wishing to show their support may post a message to Bishop on this comment page, set up by the Alumni Association.