Trinity Western University


Laurentian Leadership Centre

The first group of twenty-two Trinity students took up residence at the Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) in Ottawa in September 2002.

Trinity’s Board of Governors had voted unanimously to approve acquisition of the Laurentian Club property on April 12th, 2001, and negotiations concluded April 24.

On May 9th 2001 I had the privilege of representing TWU at the closing of our purchase of the Laurentian Club Building on Metcalfe Street in Ottawa. This was certainly a time of celebration for TWU…
As I locked up the building and walked down the steps … I remembered a story from our past where the founders of Trinity Western University stood as they were about to purchase our Langley campus site. One of them suggested that the group remove their shoes because they were standing on “holy ground.”
We have “holy ground” in Ottawa. It is so very strategically located. And who knows what future leaders for our nation will emerge as a result of this exciting new venture.
Memorandum from Ron Kuehl, undated. [TWU Archives: F 1 B 15 File 2b]

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    Ottawa Address

    The Centre is located in Ottawa, in Booth House, which was designed by architect John W. H. Watts, and designated a heritage property in 1990.

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    “A permanent address in Ottawa,” Trinity Western, Summer 2001, p. 7 [TWU Archives: Coll. 4 B 7 File 9]

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    Don Page

    Don Page, founding Director of the Laurentian Leadership program, ca. 1999.

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    [TWU Archives: 2004-10-0003]

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    Experience It All

    The LLC program is geared towards third and fourth year students, as well as graduate students, and offers a combination of internships and interdisciplinary academic courses. Laurentian Leadership Centre poster, 2001.

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    [TWU Archives: F 4 B 17 File 6]

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