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Providence Breaks Ground on Living & Learning Centre in Otterburne

November 17, 2018 8:12 AM | News

Providence Living & Learning Centre

A rendering of Providence’s Living & Learning Centre in Otterburne, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)

Providence Living & Learning Centre

Providence officials attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Living & Learning Centre on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. (HANDOUT)

Ground was broken this week on a new residence and community life facility at Providence’s Otterburne, Manitoba campus.

The Canadian Christian university just outside of Winnipeg says Living & Learning Centre will accommodate approximately 60 students and be located directly south of the Reimer Student Life Centre.

“The Living & Learning Centre will facilitate a student development program that is unique in Manitoba,” said president Dr. David Johnson. “It will help us achieve our mission by helping students grow in knowledge and character for leadership and service.”


The ground floor of the building will house a lounge, seminar hub, laundry room and community kitchen.

The facility is replacing the Bergen Hall dormitory, which was destroyed by a fire in June 2017. Insurance money and donor support are funding the new centre.

Construction is expected to be complete by September 2019.