Open Streets Windsor graphicCampus groups seeking outreach to the broader community should sign up to participate in Open Streets Windsor, Sunday, Sept. 18.

September street festival a unique opportunity for community outreach

Open Streets Windsor, the “paved park” festival, offers a unique opportunity to any campus group wanting to interact with the community on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Citizens will walk, jog, bicycle, or roll an eight-kilometre route closed to vehicular traffic from Sandwich Towne to Ford City, enjoying healthy and fun civic activities along the way.

A University Hub located on Riverside Drive by Assumption Park makes a convenient connection to campus, says Mary-Ann Rennie, special events manager in the Office of the President.

“This is a wonderful chance for UWindsor organizations to present entertainment or an activity or to set up an information table,” she says. “You’re not going to get a better outreach opportunity. This event reaches every demographic, from pre-schoolers to retirees.”

The University will provide participating groups with tables and chairs and a catered lunch sponsored by president Robert Gordon. The commitment is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus set-up and teardown times.

To inquire about reserving a space, email Rennie at