Western Christian College

Western Christian College (WCC) was a private Christian college associated with the Churches of Christ located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. WCC also had a high school program which results in the overall institution being known in many cases as Western Christian College and High School.

Western Christian College and High School
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Location
Coordinates50°27′49″N 104°38′40″W / 50.4635°N 104.6445°W / 50.4635; -104.6445
Information
TypeBible College & High School
Established1945
Closed2012
Former Chief Operating OfficerKaren Cooper
Faculty21 College & High School
EnrollmentUnder 100 high school & undergraduate
Area16 acres (65,000 m²)

WCC was founded in Radville, Saskatchewan. The school was also located in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and Dauphin, Manitoba before it settled in Regina. It occupied the former premises of the Ambrose University College and Seminary, which moved from Regina to Calgary.[1]

On January 31, 2012, it was announced that Western Christian College's board had voted to cease its operations effective June 30, 2012, after 67 years of operation. The group cited declining enrollments, having only 76 students (of only one were in its collegiate program).[2][3] The building continued operations as the Orr Centre, which housed its auditorium, offices, and a University of Saskatchewan nursing campus. In 2018, it was proposed that the property be redeveloped as a retail centre. Demolition began in 2019.[4][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Council notes: Former Bible college could be christened a shopping centre". leaderpost. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  2. ^ Jr, Bobby Ross (2012-01-31). "Western Christian College and High School in Canada to close". The Christian Chronicle. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  3. ^ "Western Christian College to close its doors". CTV News Regina. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  4. ^ "City unveils new plan for Orr Centre property". Regina. 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2022-06-13.

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