Leatherdale groundbreaking


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The University of Winnipeg’s newest addition, Leatherdale Hall, broke ground on campus on June 10. The hall is a $4.75-million addition to U of W’s Wesley Hall and Collegiate building.

Construction on the hall was supported by the late Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale and his wife, Louise, who donated $2.5 million to the project in November 2015. Another $1 million has come through in private donations since that time, making the project viable. Once finished, the hall can be used as a lecture hall, break-out space and digital media hub.

“I am honoured to be part of today’s celebration and I know Doug would be very pleased to see the incredible progress being made here today. Leatherdale Hall will be a beautiful addition to Wesley Hall, and a much needed offshoot to Convocation Hall,” Louise said in a release.

Courtesy of the University of Winnipeg UWinnipeg Foundation CEO Brian Daly, Mayor Brian Bowman, UWinnipeg President + Vice –Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee, donor Louise Leatherdale, Minister of Education and Training Ian Wishart, and UWinnipeg Foundation chair Sandy Riley.

“I look forward to seeing the project come to life and most importantly, seeing it serve the community as a vibrant meeting place and centre of academic life.”

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