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University of Alberta officially opens new rec centre, climbing facility

The University of Alberta's new Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Centre is officially open, with school administration calling it "one of the most modern fitness facilities on any post-secondary campus in North America."

The two-storey climbing facility includes student lounges, a fitness centre and a social street.

Thanks to a donation from former students Dick and Carol Wilson, the climbing facility will be named the Wilson Climbing Centre and the fitness centre will be named the Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre, in honour of Carol Wilson’s father.

"I am thrilled with the completion of the PAW Centre--it is important that we are able to provide state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities to serve not only our students, faculty and staff, but also surrounding communities," said President and Vice-Chancellor Indira Samarasekera in a release.

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