The Gladwin Language Centre in Abbotsford has closed its doors after 19 years, due to recent thefts and an inability to find a suitable new location.
“It is heartbreaking to close down something that was so rewarding to staff and students,” an email press release stated. “The instructors here all cared very much about their students, and helping new immigrants settle successfully in the community was a mission shared by all the staff.”
The centre was located at #210 2580 Cedar Park Place. Among the services it provided were English as a Second Language classes, job training, and multicultural workshops.
The centre is working closely with Abbotsford Community Services in the transfer of students to the English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) program.
Students will be contacted by the ELSA department before September to let them know where their new classes will be. Any student who does not receive a call before Sept. 10 is asked to contact ELSA at 604-859-7814 (local 216).