WSS and Mayor Suzanne de Leon to Celebrate New Balcones Heights Store Opening with Ribbon Cutting

SAN ANTONIOFeb. 20, 2024PRLog — WHAT: Join us at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for WSS, your new Neighborhood store in Balcones Heights, as we celebrate the opening of our 8th location in San Antonio, Texas. This event, scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2024, represents a pivotal moment in WSS’s continued expansion and highlights our unwavering commitment to supporting inner-city neighborhoods.

Located at 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, Balcones Heights, San Antonio, Texas, the new store features a wide selection of footwear, apparel, and accessories from leading athletic-lifestyle brands, including Nike, Jordan, adidas, Puma, and exclusive brand Eurostar. This diverse range caters to the varied needs and preferences of our community, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

WSS prides itself on being a community-centric retailer, a commitment reflected in our hiring practices. All store managers are recruited from the local Balcones Heights area, and over 90% of our full-time and part-time employees are recruited from neighboring communities. This approach not only nurtures local talent but also strengthens the bonds within our community, laying the foundation for a thriving local economy.

This celebration will not only introduce the new WSS store but also emphasize our dedication to making a positive impact on the community. In support of youth sports initiatives, WSS Cares! is donating $5,000 to SPORTI, a local non-profit organization committed to transforming children’s lives through soccer programs in a family-oriented environment.

This grand opening and our partnership with SPORTI underscore WSS Cares! mission to not only be a leading retailer in the athletic lifestyle footwear industry but also a catalyst for community development and engagement.

WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2024

10:00 a.m. – Brief remarks will be made by Mayor Suzanne de Leon, WSS Senior Vice President Blanca Gonzalez, and Victoria Hernandez, Marketing Director at Wonderland of the Americas.

10:25 a.m. – Check Presentation to non-profit SPORTI Transforming Lives. Remarks by SPORTI Founder, Sandra Carrera

10:35 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting

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4522 Fredericksburg Rd, Balcones Heights, TX

MORE: SPORTI is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming children’s lives through soccer programs in a family-oriented environment. With the vision of playing sports a central pillar of family and community development, SPORTI empowers children and families, promoting values and principles that have a positive societal impact.

ABOUT WSS: WSS, a subsidiary of Foot Locker Inc., is headquartered in Gardena, CA, celebrates over 40 years of retail excellence, known for its neighborhood-based store presence and deep connections within diverse communities. With over 140 stores across the country, our spacious stores display hundreds of styles in footwear, apparel, and accessories from leading brands such as Nike, Jordan, adidas, Vans, Puma, Converse, and many more. Alongside these, we offer high-quality private labels to ensure our customers find the best value. To learn more, please visit and follow us @shopwss on Facebook, Instagram, X and YouTube.

CONTACT: Media Relations: Martha Gil De Montes,

Media Note: Media interested in attending for coverage opportunity must RSVP in advance.

Suzanne Gu�vremont becomes the 17th Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada


We are delighted with the appointment of Suzanne Guèvremont as the new Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada, following an announcement by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

She succeeds Claude Joli-Coeur, who led the NFB for nearly nine years, and whose term came to an end on November 25.

Suzanne Guèvremont begins her five-year term at the NFB on Monday, November 28, 2022. Having served as the executive director of major institutions for more than 20 years, Ms. Guèvremont is a manager with extensive experience in the fields of digital media, culture and education. She has made a significant contribution to the development of the vibrant 3D animation, video game and visual effects industries in Quebec—and more specifically in Montreal. Well-known in the world of digital creation, she was executive director of SYNTHÈSE – Pôle Image Québec and, most recently, of NAD-UQAC, the college of digital arts, animation and design, where she spent a large part of her career. She has also served on a number of boards, including those of CBC/Radio-Canada, SODEC, the Bell Fund and the Alliance numérique. In addition, Ms. Guèvremont is also a sought-after speaker on both the Canadian and the international stage.

Please read the press release from Canadian Heritage for more information.


“The National Film Board of Canada is one of our country’s leading institutions. Through the creative works it produces and distributes, the NFB affirms its role as a catalyst—a role that’s essential to the vitality and intelligence of our civil, cultural, scientific and economic society. Our cultures and our Canadian values—whether expressed implicitly or explicitly—influence our thoughts and our behaviours, and form part of our collective heritage. It is with great pride, enthusiasm and humility that I undertake this mandate. The Canadian landscape is changing, the means at our disposal for creating content are constantly evolving, and so are audience behaviours. I’m very much looking forward to meeting all the teams across Canada, and to working with them in pursuit of our goals.”

 French version here | Version française ici.

 About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the foremost creative centres in the world. As a public producer and distributor of Canadian content, a talent incubator and a lever for Canada’s creative sector, the NFB produces nearly one hundred titles every year—from socially engaged documentaries and auteur animation to groundbreaking interactive works and participatory experiences. It was among the first cultural organizations to make clear commitments to gender parity; to launch an action plan with the goal of supporting Indigenous perspectives; and to establish concrete actions and targets that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition to serving as a reference point around the world for digitization and preservation practices, the NFB ensures the long-term conservation of its works as part of the audiovisual heritage of all Canadians.