Catholic Vancouver March 14, 2019

Vancouver College breaks ground on new elementary school

By Agnieszka Ruck

Kindergarten students celebrate as Vancouver College administrators and other professionals turn the sod to mark the official groundbreaking of a new elementary school. (Agnieszka Ruck photos)

Kindergarten students cheered as Vancouver College administrators, architects, and others officially broke ground on a new elementary school March 13.

The youngsters will be in Grade 2 by the time the complex construction project - which involves maintaining some heritage elements of the old building - is finished.

Vancouver College president John Nixon said the project replaces an old structure on campus and will, when finished, include elementary school classrooms, a gymnasium, six residences for Christian Brothers, and a chapel.

Father Juan Lucca, the school’s chaplain, blessed the project and those working on it March 13.