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Windsor invited to “Swim for Free with CUPE 543!”

The City of Windsor’s unionized inside workers, members of Local 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 543) have extended an invitation to Windsor residents to come “Swim for Free with 543”. The afternoon free swims will take place Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8.

The times and locations are included below.

“We’re very excited to host these free weekend community swims while helping an extremely worthwhile community organization raise badly needed funds,” said Mark Vander Voort, president of CUPE 543.

In addition to giving residents the chance to make a splash at community pools, Local 543 will also be fundraising on behalf of the Windsor Youth Centre (WYC), which supports homeless and at-risk youth in the community.

Copies of WYC’s book “What is a Home” will be available for purchase at both free swims. WYC clients and supporters will also be assisting Local 543 during the free swims.

WYC is a great organization that does great work for some great young people. We hope Windsor brings their swimsuits, towels and some goodwill for an afternoon of fun the whole family can enjoy,” said Vander Voort.

Swim times and locations are as follows: 

Date:   Saturday, December 1, 2012

Place:  Adie Knox Herman Pool, 1551 Wyandotte Street West

Time:  1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Date:   Saturday, December 8, 2012

Place:  Windsor Water World, 400 Wyandotte Street East

Time:  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

For more information, please contact: 

Mark Vander Voort, President, CUPE 543, 519-903-5515

Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, 416-821-6641