Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)



Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 28, 2012 15:07 ET

Windsor invited to 'Swim for Free with CUPE 543!'

City's inside workers host free weekend community swims at local pools while fundraising for Windsor Youth Centre

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) - The City of Windsor's unionized inside workers, members of Local 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 543) today extended an invitation to Windsor residents to come 'Swim for Free with 543.'

"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.

The afternoon free swims will take place Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8. The times and locations are included at the bottom of this media release.

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.

Contact Information

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

    Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641