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Relaxing in style: King’s college opens classy student life centre

There’s a new hub at King’s University College.

Dozens came together Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre.

It had taken six years of planning, fundraising and building, but the new centre was filled with people, light and entertainment as it was officially opened.

The idea was to create a central space for students and staff to meet, and collaborate, outside the classroom.

With versatile space, a café, theatre and a point for student services, it was opened with ceremony, musical performances and, yes, an ice sculpture.

“It’s beautiful,” said King’s student Sylvia Nagy as she took a look around with a group of friends.

Fellow student Megan Van Dinther added: “I think it will build more of a sense of community at King’s.

“It will be a place where we can all spend time together and just celebrate what makes a King’s student.”

The opening of the $14.7-million building, which is next to the Cardinal Carter Library, had to be postponed by a day due to the cold weather, which also cancelled classes at King’s.

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