Jasleen Dayal and Carolyn Francis standing on Riverside DriveJasleen Dayal and Carolyn Francis, strategic planning and special projects associates in the Office of the President, will staff a booth providing information on the University’s strategic plan during the Open Streets Windsor festival on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Sunday festival to open streets and minds

The University of Windsor campus will extend across Riverside Drive for a time Sunday, Sept. 17, during the Open Streets Windsor festival.

The annual “paved park” event closes an eight-kilometre route to motor vehicles from Sandwich Towne to Ford City to enable citizens to walk, jog, or bicycle, enjoying civic activities along the way.

Activity hubs along the way encourage participation from people of all ages and abilities. A University hub will occupy Riverside Drive between Patricia and Sunset streets.

Participating groups include:

  • Lancer Recreation with a variety of games,
  • the Faculty of Engineering demonstrating student projects,
  • Let’s Talk Science with craft activities, and
  • the public affairs office running a photo booth,

as well as additional booths with creative activities and giveaways of informational materials, swag, and treats.

A separate hub downtown will include an open house hosted by the School of Creative Arts at the Armouries showcasing its music, film, and visual arts programs.

Special entertainment through the day will honour radio pioneer Rosalie Trombley, music director of CKLW from 1968 to 1984 during its hitmaking heyday as “the Big 8.” She died in 2021. Prof. Vincent Georgie calls her “one of the most iconic musical influences in North America and a tastemaker for 20th century music.”

Open Streets encourages community-building, active transportation, and physical activity. It runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find details, including a map of the full route, on the festival website.

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