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Student Union Building ground finally broken

Nearly five years after it was first approved in a student referendum, SUS and UFV administration broke ground on the future site of the Student Union Building last Monday.

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By Michael Scoular (The Cascade) – Email

Print Edition: September 18, 2013

A ceremonial ground breaking marks the beginning of work.

A ceremonial ground breaking marks the beginning of work.

Shane Potter and Mark Evered with ceremonial dirt.

Shane Potter and Mark Evered with ceremonial dirt.

The building is scheduled to be completed in Winter 2015.

The building is scheduled to be completed in Winter 2015.

Excavators begin working on the long-awaited building.

Excavators begin working on the long-awaited building.

Nearly five years after it was first approved in a student referendum, SUS and UFV administration broke ground on the future site of the Student Union Building last Monday.

The Abbotsford location, between the Envision Athletic Centre and classrooms in D building, had gone undeveloped as funding snags, poorly attended referendums, and SUS management changes came and went.

SUS president Shane Potter, who started in the position in October of last year, took on the building as a project in need of attention, saying in January “the student government at the time didn’t have a realistic idea of a timeline…they gave early timelines. It was a new experience; they didn’t understand how long it would take.”

The building is planned to house current amenities including the AfterMath pub and CIVL radio station as well as a new space for events.

After pegging Fall 2014 as a possible date back in January, Monday’s ceremony placed the end of January 2015 as a completion goal.

Images by Jess Wind.

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