Partnership Yields Legacy of Light

ENWIN Illuminates Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza Sculpture

Windsor, ON: ENWIN Utilities Ltd. announced this morning a community partnership with the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and the City of Windsor to provide a legacy of light on Riverside Drive. The partnership will support the construction and installation of a kinetic, geodesic light sculpture at the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza, currently under construction.

The sculpture is a legacy gift to the Windsor community, created by artist/sculptor Nicolas de Cosson, that will offer an ever-changing show of light, energy and artistry within the Centennial Plaza, and beyond.

In an address at a regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), ENWIN President and CEO Helga Reidel expressed the company’s enthusiasm for the project.

"We are delighted to contribute a beacon of light and energy that will identify Windsor from across the border and become a lasting legacy for our community to enjoy for many years to come,” she told the assembly. “Electricity powers our community — our homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and recreational activities — and now our riverfront.”

The decision to help build the illuminated geodesic structure was made by ENWIN’s Community Support Committee, a team of employees who volunteer their time to help the company identify opportunities to support local community and build for the future.

“ENWIN recognizes the importance of supporting our local community, and the power of partnership to build a lasting legacy for our city,” said Ms. Reidel. “We are proud of the work of our Community Support Committee, which enables the company to contribute to both the present and future of our community. In this case, with a gift of light.”

Jan Wilson, Corporate Leader, Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities at the City of Windsor agreed.

“We are proud to partner with ENWIN on an element of the Centennial Plaza that will provide a sense of awe and wonder on both sides of the river,” she said. “Our sincere thanks to the Community Support Committee at ENWIN for its help in realizing this sculpture.”

Her sentiments were echoed by Janet Kelly, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), and Chair of the Centennial Legacy Committee.

“We thank ENWIN for its significant contribution to the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza,” she added. “This work of art will illuminate our park and delight our visitors.”

About the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza:
The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza is a project of Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), in partnership with City of Windsor, undertaken to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club and the 125th anniversary of Windsor by creating a public space to be enjoyed by residents and visitors.

About the Sculpture:
This special feature at the plaza will be an internally illuminated geodesic structure. The art piece will emit white light from perforations in its metal panels. The kinetic sculpture will provide an ever-changing light pattern, visible from Riverside Drive and across the Detroit River. While seated, users of the space will be able to enjoy the light show as the patterns of light move across the pavement.