The Campus Bookstore will celebrate the grand opening of its new location with a series of events on September 16, 17 and 18 for faculty, staff, students and the general public.
“First of all, we will offer a 10 percent discount store-wide all three days, excluding only textbooks and computers,” says marketing coordinator Martin Deck. “We know patrons will want to know about that!”
Tuesday is dedicated to faculty and staff, with a 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, vice-president administration Sandra Aversa, director of campus services Anna Kirby and Campus Bookstore manager Cathy Ladouceur. The ceremony will take place in the lower level hallway outside the store, with light refreshments provided for all faculty and staff in attendance.
A street fair on Wednesday will put the focus on students, with strolling clowns, face-painting, balloon animals, the Stilt Guys, games and a photo booth. A performance by Crissi Cochrane and the Rose City Soul Brothers and an appearance by Lancer mascot Winston will be highlights of the event, which will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the patio outside the store. At noon, the Campus Bookstore will provide free hot dogs and beverages to the first 500 students.
Indoors, UWindsor graduate Justin Teeuwen will sign his book It’s About Time; technology supplier Win-Leader will present “Headphone Day;” and “Ring Day” will see a representative of Baron Rings take orders for graduation rings at a small discount.
Thursday, the store will break out of the CAW Student Centre to hold a fashion show featuring its latest clothing offerings in the Student Courtyard between Memorial and Dillon halls to coincide with the Campus Community Barbecue (see related story).