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New UFV facility unveiled at Five Corners

Cutting the UFV Ribbon to mark the opening of a new Five Corners location, left to right: Brian Coombes, president of CEPCO, Mark Evered, UFV president and Mike Bonner, senior vice-president of personal and commercial banking at BMO. - Greg Laychak/TIMES
Cutting the UFV Ribbon to mark the opening of a new Five Corners location, left to right: Brian Coombes, president of CEPCO, Mark Evered, UFV president and Mike Bonner, senior vice-president of personal and commercial banking at BMO.
— image credit: Greg Laychak/TIMES

The new University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) facility at Five Corners was revealed Friday during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mark Evered, UFV president was joined by Mike Bonner, senior vice-president of personal and commercial banking at Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Brian Coombes of the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO) to speak and do the official ribbon cutting.

The building was donated by BMO, and CEPCO provided funding to renovate the facilities. Each contribution by the organizations for the project is valued at $850,000.

UFV kicked in $150,000 to furnish the facility and provide other improvements.

"This excellent and much needed new facility is a prime example of what can be achieved when corporate and community partners work together with our university," said Evered in a press release.

"We look forward to playing a vital role in the ongoing revitalization of the area."

Located at 46115 Yale Road downtown, the space will be for continuing education students to study a variety of courses. It will also be available for community bookings and other UFV programs.

Contact Liana Thompson at liana.thompson@ufv.ca to share any ideas for programming at the new UFV Five Corners location. Visit ufv.ca/ce for more information about continuing education courses.

 

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