David E. Enarson Gymnasium
After several “false starts” (see Hanson’s On theRaw Edge of Faith, pp 151-153) the new gymnasium was completed in 1969. At the time of its construction, it was the largest such facility in the Fraser Valley.
Architect William K. Noppe also designed the Pacific Coliseum, which was completed in 1968.
It was a particular delight for me at the tenth anniversary banquet on campus, in the new gymnasium-auditorium, to be able to unveil the inscription that would be permanently attached to the gym formally designating it the DAVID E. ENARSON AUDITORIUM. “Dave Enarson inspired us to believe God for the impossible,” I reiterated, “… I pray that his kind of faith and expectation will always characterize God’s work at Trinity Western.”
Calvin B Hanson, On the Raw Edge of Faith, p. 171
This unusual scale model consists of the new gymnasium topped by a model of the Barnasium, which it would replace, 196-.
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Under construction, 1969.
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The newly completed gymnasium, ca. 1970.
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The long-awaited facility was dedicated on Sunday, January 18, 1970.
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One of the first basketball games in the Enarson Gym, 1970.
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Cheering on the home team, 1970. Cheerleaders were first introduced to Trinity in 1967.
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An aerial photograph of the campus, showing the new gymnasium (and freeway) near the top, and the barnasium and dormitory-dining complex in the foreground, 1970. Photographer: George Allen Aerial Photographs Ltd.
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