Olympians Melissa Bishop and Noelle Montcalm will be on hand for photos and autographs during a reception Tuesday to bid them farewell as they prepare to compete in Rio de Janeiro next month. Women’s basketball player Miah-Marie Langlois will send greetings via a video message.
The three—all graduates of Lancer varsity sports as well as the University of Windsor—will represent Canada during the Games, August 5 to 21.
The July 26 reception gives fans a chance to cheer on its champions. It starts at noon in the Dennis Fairall fieldhouse, St. Denis Centre.
In addition to some official remarks and the chance for some photos, the event offers an opportunity to receive an autographed poster in exchange for a donation to support these elite athletes and their trip to Rio. Organizers encourage guests to wear red and white apparel to show their national spirit.