A large crowd is expected to pack Ian Beddis Gymnasium Tuesday, Jan. 15 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts a town hall meeting at Brock University.
The public event is the only Ontario stop on the Prime Minister’s cross-country tour, which started last week in Kamloops, B.C. The town halls are free events that allow the Prime Minister to hear directly from communities about building a strong future for Canada.
Accessing the event:
There is no cost to attend the town hall and no tickets are required, but space is limited to the first 2,000 people.
The only public entrance for the event will open at 5 p.m. at the exterior doors leading to South Block (closest to Welch Hall). Anyone from Brock or the wider community hoping to secure a spot at the event is encouraged to line up outside the doors prior to 5 p.m. The event itself starts at 7 p.m.
A mandatory coat check will allow those heading into the town hall to store any coats and bags. At 5 p.m., the doors will open and the lineup will follow a queue into Ian Beddis Gymnasium.
Water bottles of any kind are not allowed inside the venue; however, fountains and restrooms are available directly outside of the gymnasium.
For those unable to attend, the town hall will be streamed live by numerous national television outlets, as well as on the Brock University Facebook page. The livestream will also be aired on television screens in Brock’s Market Hall.
Services in the Walker Sports Complex will be limited Tuesday:
Ian Beddis Gymnasium will be closed all day. The Zone, running track and fitness studios will all close at 2 p.m. Bob Davis Gymnasium and the Brock pool will close at 3 p.m.
After 2 p.m., access to the Walker Complex will only be available from either the west doors near the tennis courts or from the internal hallway leading from Scotiabank Hall near the Computer Commons.
Student classroom access:
After 2 p.m., students needing access to classrooms in South Block must use the entrance between Welch Hall and David S. Howes Theatre.
Access to campus and parking:
For anyone working at Brock University or coming onto campus Tuesday afternoon, please note there will be delays and limited parking available, even for permit holders and in paid parking areas.
Public transit and carpooling is highly recommended. For those driving to campus in the afternoon, parking staff will be on site to direct vehicles into available lots.
From 2 p.m. onward, University Road West will be closed to vehicle traffic.
For more information, including parking maps, visit the Brock University website.