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Drumming celebration held at NWCC following decision on Community Longhouse
Students and members of the community gathered at the Community Longhouse for a drumming celebration. (Credit: Corey Callaghan)

Drumming celebration held at NWCC following decision on Community Longhouse

Students and members of the community gathered at Northwest Community College for a drumming celebration.

The celebration was for the college keeping the community longhouse as a cultural and student-centered programming building.

Back in February, the space was proposed as a flex area for the trades classes while their building goes under renovations.

The student union and other students voiced their concerns to NWCC and wanted to keep it as a space it was built for.

The student union’s Lenda Girard says while they’re happy with the community longhouse staying put, the students also want to make sure the library is not impacted by renovations.

NWCC’s Justin Kohlman says the college will be talking with students frequently about the proposals and are open to any suggestions.

NWCC says the challenge is balancing the classes and project so no major disruptions or delays happen to either side.

The college is planning to hold several consultations and post frequent updates as plan continues to be updated.

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