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Dennis FairallLong-time Lancer track and cross country head coach Dennis Fairall will be fêted February 25.

Evening to celebrate coach’s career

An event February 25 will celebrate the hall of fame career of Dennis Fairall, head coach of Lancer cross country and track and field teams.

Since taking the reins at the University of Windsor in 1985, Fairall has led his teams to 25 Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championships and 46 provincial titles with Ontario University Athletics, in the process earning coach of the year honours at either level 65 times.

He is a member of the wall of fame in his hometown of Tillsonburg, Ontario, the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame and the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame. Fairall began a long-term medical leave in October 2015.

Celebrating Dennis! will feature a cocktail buffet and cash bar. It runs 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 25, in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive East. Tickets are $35; RSVP before February 19 at uwindsor.ca/CelebrateDennis or by phoning Mary-Ann Rennie at 519-973-7059.