students pose in Lancer gearUWindsor grads and friends will attend events October 1 to 4 for the Alumni Weekend.

Grads and friends to gather for Alumni Weekend

The Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, Sunday at 1 p.m. in Ambassador Auditorium, will cap a weekend’s worth of activities celebrating the worldwide community of UWindsor graduates.

A team achievement award will recognize the 1978-79 varsity squad for men’s basketball and sport achievement awards will go to:

  • Jack Costello (BA 1963, BPE 1967) a long-time coach of men’s hockey and later athletic director at St. Clair College;
  • Denis Landry (BPE 1971), a champion coach of cross-country at the University of Ottawa; and
  • Scot McFadden (BA 1973, MA 1975), sports psychologist who won a Stanley Cup ring for his work with the Dallas Stars.

Profiles of inductees Kelley (Park) Cavanagh, Chris Church, Ryan McKenzie and Sean Moriarty will appear later this week in DailyNews.

Admission to the awards is free; RSVP by phoning 519-971-3618 or e-mailing

Alumni Weekend will open with Spirit Day on Thursday, October 1, with the campus community encouraged to don their blue and gold apparel and invited to a “Grab ’N’ Go” breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Wyandotte Street and Sunset Avenue.

On Friday, the public is invited to a reception marking the opening of the Welcome Centre. From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy entertainment and small bites from Windsor and Essex County. Register to attend.

Saturday’s highlight is a tailgate party with complimentary barbecue at 11:30 a.m. leading into the Lancer football game against the McMaster Marauders.

Check out a full list of planned activities on the Alumni Weekend event page.