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Leah BrownlieLeah Brownlie of the Windsor Equestrian Team said she signed up a lot of interested students during Clubs Fest, Thursday in the student centre.

Clubs Fest a chance to spread the word on campus associations

With more than 80 groups looking for new members and spreading awareness of their activities, this week’s Clubs Fest is the biggest yet, says Anthony Dalla Bona, student groups co-ordinator for the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

“The level of activity on our campus is second to none,” he said Thursday, as the first day of the club fair ran down in the CAW Student Centre. “I am very astonished at how much is going on here — many larger universities would be envious.”

Leah Brownlie, co-ordinator of the Windsor Equestrian Team, said staffing a table at the event was definitely worthwhile.

“We signed up a ton of people interested,” she said. “It’s a great way to advertise our existence.”

Her club engages in competitive show jumping, so while it isn’t for everyone, it is an outlet for students who may not have known the local area offers opportunities in the sport.

“We bring together all the people who like horses,” Brownlie said. “Even if you’re not experienced enough to join our team, we can refer you to places to get training.”

Clubs Fest continues today — Thursday, January 18 — from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student centre Commons. Dalla Bona invites anyone interested in starting a new student group to contact him at studentgroups@uwindsor.ca.