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Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation News

April 21, 2022   by Wilfred Laurier University
The Savvas Chamberlain Music Building Groundbreaking Celebration
Savvas Chamberlain Music Building ground breaking ceremony
Christine Chamberlain, Maria Harper, Dr.Savvas Chamberlain

Dr. Savvas Chamberlain's speech at the Making Space for Music campaign groundbreaking

On April 21, 2022, a small symbolic groundbreaking event preceded the first in-person meeting of the Laurier Board of Governors since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. At this event, Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, lead donor for the Making Space for Music campaign, gave the following remarks. 

Good morning! 

Today is a happy event for all of us. In the mist of the persistent COVID-19 pandemic, in the every day of sad news, we gather here to celebrate a happy event: the groundbreaking of the Savvas Chamberlain Music Building.

This project has been in the making for more than 11 years. Many people worked on this project and spent a lot of time in its planning. Keeping the vision for this long-term project was Dr. Glen Carruthers, former dean of the Faculty of Music. I also commend Dr. Max Blouw, Dr. Deborah MacLatchy for her leadership, and the Laurier Advancement team for their fundraising and strategic efforts which led to this success.

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