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Campus Bulletin

October 27, 2006

Film Trucks on Campus, Roads and Parking Affected

Starting Sunday, Oct. 29, the production company involved in the filming of a new television series being shot at U of G will be setting up a “base camp” of about 10 tractor-trailers in P13, the parking lot east of the Eccles Centre and South Residences. It will remain until Tuesday, Oct. 31.

In addition, about eight large trucks that supply hydro and other essential services to the film crew will be parked along Macdonald Lane starting Sunday morning. They will remain in place until about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Vehicle traffic will be restricted on Macdonald Lane during this period, although there will be access to parking lots.

On Monday, Oct. 30, visitors’ parking in front of Johnston Hall (P44) will be unavailable from about 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Additional visitor parking will be available across the street in P23 during this period.

Filming is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, although schedules may change depending on the weather.

U of G is “starring” in a new television series that will air in Canada next fall, with campus walkways and buildings appearing on the small screen as a fictitious university. The film crew will be on campus, on average, a few days a month until next spring.

For the most part, filming will not affect pedestrian traffic along Winegard Walk. People may be rerouted around the sets near Johnston Hall and Macdonald Hall.

All revenues the University receives from location fees will be used to benefit students and the campus, ranging from supporting residential programs to dealing with deferred maintenance and making improvements to parking lots. The crew will also be using the University’s catering services for meals.

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