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Many of my contemporaries will have many memories of the Old Gym on the UPEI Campus - exams, basketball games,Father Adrien's plays, dances and of course, graduations. Well yesterday it burnt! They were in the middle of a major redesign project and the old building was to have become the centre/ heart of a new Students' Union Building. It was a good design and an excellent location for that new bulding and its use. It is comforting to know that most of the details they intended to save had already been removed and they were busy "cutting with torches" when everything seemed to get away on them. It was very lucky that the wind was blowing from the north/east or we might well have had a sadder tale to tell.
The Gym, financed by the SDU Alumini with some very special funds from Louie Levesque etc., was designed by Jim Harris and opened in 1951.
Written Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 04:02 PM