A series of billboards celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary are part of an awareness campaign to involve the local community in September’s events, says Holly Ward, UWindsor’s chief communications officer.
“Windsor is home to thousands of alumni, so naturally we want to make sure local residents save the date in their calendars and plan to join us in September,” she says. “The University is an important part of the region and we want the community to know that everyone is invited to the celebration; it’s not only for our alumni.”
The advertisements are already up in 10 strategic locations across the city and will remain in place through May. Promotion through other avenues, including publications, broadcast and social media, will roll out as the Celebration Weekend approaches, Ward says.
Activities scheduled from September 19 to 22 include class reunion events, a vintage car show, homecoming football game, children’s fun zone, signature entertainment at Caesars Windsor, and more.
For more information on the 50th anniversary celebrations, including volunteer opportunities and how to submit historic photos and memorabilia, visit www.uwindsor.ca/anniversary.