On Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, Housing & Student Life invited former residents and the entire community to the Taché Hall Open House from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Guests enjoyed two days of tours, a slide show, meeting other residents (former and current), visiting their old rooms, and just sitting in the Aud and remembering......
Here's what one former student wrote after he had attended the Open House.
"Wow. It was great of you and the staff to set up this open house. It was like swimming in a sea of memories. And I got to see my old room as well. Funny how a building can jog the mind. And beside the yearbook tables, the editor of the alumni journal took some pictures. I'm a Winnipeg poet and former Taché Hall party animal who's just launched my fourth book of poetry, The Big Book of Canadian Poetry.
I was moved to write the lyric below after the open house on Friday. What a week. I think a lot of people might enjoy the emotion of what I wrote so I'm forwarding it to you. You can use it as you wish."
► A Lyric for Taché Hall
Coming up the worn stairs
was that her face I saw
whose arms I slept a year in
whose walls I once embraced,
footstep upon footstep
her daughter’s yes I sought
on promising nights where
the moon turned her heel
and the river understood some
soft springs are meant to linger
by Ron Romanowski, Taché Hall ’74-'75
► Leaving a legend: U of M's century-old Taché Hall a residence no more
Winnipeg Free Press, May 6, 2011 - written by Nick Martin of The Winnipeg Free Press
Bryan Scott is a Winnipeg photographer and blogger who has a passion for highlighting some of the architectural eccentricities that are found in this city. Bryan took these amazing photos of Taché Hall right before it closed its doors as a residence.
► You can also order an image of Taché Hall by Bryan Scott starting at $32.97 and up.
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