Business students turn into pedallers for charity

Students in the Odette School of Business raised $300 for the Alzheimer Society this week with a bike-a-thon in memory of benefactor Louis Odette, who died May 18.

With his brother Edmond, Odette founded Eastern Construction Limited, one of Canada's largest general contractors. Their generous support of the UWindsor Faculty of Business led their being honoured with the naming of the Odette Building in 1991 and the Odette School of Business in 2000.

More than 30 Commerce Society members participated in the bike-a-thon. In addition to cash contributions, they collected something even more valuable – the names of 40 individuals willing to volunteer for the local chapter of the Alzheimer Society, which helps people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.