Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub To Connect Regional Trails

June 5, 2017
Media Release
For Immediate Release

Windsor – The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) announced a $225,000 contribution to create a significant project to commemorate their Centennial Anniversary.  The Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub is a three kilometre trail and community entrance near Howard Avenue and Laurier Drive which will connect the Chrysler Canada Greenway, Herb Gray Parkway Trails and the Town of LaSalle Trails.

Rotary (1918) will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and is undertaking several legacy projects to mark this momentous occasion.  “In searching for legacy projects that would reflect our Club’s 100 year commitment of service to this community, we are pleased to be able to partner with Essex Region Conservation to complete this amazing trail project as well as to provide a meeting place for everyone at the Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub while enjoying their time on the trails,” said Janet Kelly, Chair of the Rotary (1918) Legacy Committee.  In addition to the Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub, a project will be undertaken at the Windsor Riverfront.

The Essex Region Conservation Foundation, which has been raising the $1 million total needed to complete this critical trail connection, was thrilled.  “This contribution from Rotary (1918) truly turns the community’s vision of a region connected by trails into a reality,” said Susan Stockwell Andrews, President.  “This project is incredibly complex due to the number of partners and landowners involved, and we are extremely grateful to Rotarians for their generousity in making it happen.”

Rotary (1918) is the largest Rotary Club in District 6400.  In 2018, it will host a year-long ‘century of service’ celebration that includes several legacy infrastructure projects as birthday gifts to the Windsor community.

The Essex Region Conservation Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and has been enriching the Place for Life since 1977.


Janet Kelly
Chair, Rotary (1918) Legacy Committee
Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)

Danielle Breault Stuebing
Director, Communications & Outreach Services
Essex Region Conservation
519-776-5209 ext.352
519-563-9679 (cell)