August 30th, 2018
Gurvir (G) Gill
p: 604-864-4613 xt: 4107
The Canoe will not be re-opening in Fall 2018

Dear UFV Students,

We would like to inform you that The Canoe, our restaurant in the Student Union Building (SUB), will not be re-opening this September. In February, we presented historical deficits for the restaurant: around $100,000 each year. We believe that keeping the restaurant closed, as it has been over the summer, is a financially-responsible decision that will save student money and protect student interests.

However, this closure doesn’t mean the end of food service in the SUB. We’ve been negotiating terms with a variety of franchises to bring new food and new opportunities to the building. During these negotiations, we’ve fought for student employment, reasonable prices, and access to delicious, healthy options. These processes take time — we hope that you’ll be patient while we finalize our dealings with these external groups.

We have and will continue to do everything in our power to bring cost-effective food service back into our space. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at my email,, if you have any questions.

Gurvir (G) Gill
SUS President

UFV Student Union Society | 33844 King Rd. | ROOM SUB 1109 | Abbotsford BC, V2S 7M8