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Groundbreaking at Thompson Rivers University delayed following death of vice president

Christopher Seguin, in the middle, is pictured in this photo from Facebook. He died on Friday, Sept. 22, in Victoria.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Christopher Seguin
September 26, 2017 - 12:32 PM

KAMLOOPS - What was supposed to be an event to celebrate the future of Thompson Rivers University has now been postponed due to the death of the school's vice president of advancement Christopher Seguin.

Following his death on Friday, Sept. 22, in Victoria, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Creston House development on the TRU campus has been delayed.

Cape Construction president Reisa Schwartzman says Seguin played a pivotal role up to this point and they are all still reeling from his death.

"As the vice president of the school he was involved in every aspect," Schwartzman says. "I just met with him two weeks ago and he was helping to coordinate the university's part of the groundbreaking... he was very much a part of the flow from the university's side."

Schwartzman says they expect to proceed with the groundbreaking ceremony at some point in the next two weeks.

Creston House is a four story condominium being built as part of the first phase in development of The Reach, a 24/7 campus-community being developed at TRU.

Seguin died last week due to a sudden illness leaving behind his wife and two children.

A celbration of life is scheduled for Oct. 14.

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