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David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre

A $3 million donation from David Braley moved  Mohawk to the head of the class for collegiate athletics and recreation. The donation from the owner and president of Orlick Industries supported construction ofthe 64,000 square foot centre where Mohawk students compete, train and exercise. The LEED gold certified building, a showpiece building on the Fennell Campus, opened in September 2013. This building replaced what had been one of the oldest and smallest gyms among Ontario’s 24 colleges. The centre has since hosted provincial and national tournaments and is open to students, staff and the community.

For more information or questions about how you can support capital projects like this one, please contact:

Katie Burrows, Director, Development
905-575-2200, x3350
Email Katie Burrows

For more information about the Mohawk College Foundation, please visit: Mohawkcollege.ca/foundation

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.