TRU opens gathering place at Williams Lake campus

September 10, 2010

Thompson Rivers University held an opening ceremony last Thursday for its new gathering place for Aboriginal students at the Williams Lake campus. The octagonal pit house-style gathering place is partially set into the ground and has a conical living roof, planted with natural grass sod in the style of winter pit houses once used by Interior Salish peoples. The gathering place is one of 27 being created at public post-secondary schools across BC through a $13.6-million investment by the provincial government. BC News Release