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Saturday September 14th, 2013

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Students of the downtown Windsor campus of St. Clair College will now able to take full advantage of the recreational facility of the downtown Windsor YMCA after a new partnership was announced.

Students will be able to make use of the gymnasium, workout facilities and the pool from September to May, with the cost included as part of their student fees.

The YMCA located at 500 Victoria Avenue is within walking distance of the TD Student Success Centre, the St. Clair College MediaPlex and the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.

In addition to the student memberships, the College’s Border Services and Community and Justice Services programs will be holding regular scheduled classes including the use of the Y’s gymnasium facilities.

“This is a win-win partnership for St. Clair College and the Windsor YMCA. It meets our student’s health and College educational needs and introduces our students to a magnificent recreational facility with workout, gym and pool facilities in our downtown Windsor,” said Dr. John Strasser, President of St. Clair College. “We are excited to offer our students the ability to build a healthy lifestyle as we equip them in their career development at our Downtown Campus.”

“We are delighted to have the St. Clair College students as part of our Y family”, says Shaun Elliott, CEO of the YMCA of Western Ontario. “The YMCA is committed to building more innovative opportunities for our communities – in particular our children and youth – to live healthier lives. By partnering with the Windsor campus of St. Clair College we can together build a healthy community.”

“It’s been exciting for students from the MediaPlex and the Centre for the Arts to learn together and now exercise together”, Sarah Ryrie, SRC Student Vice President, Downtown Campus. “No longer will the downtown students feel they have to go to the South Windsor to work out, use the gym or use the pool. It’s building a real community campus downtown.”

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