New café gets a name
November 24, 2017
Since the opening day of the new fairtrade café in the King Student Life Centre on Tue, September 26, 2017 students have been submitting suggestions on what to name this new food and drink spot.
A committee comprised of both staff and students including two members of the King’ University College Students’ Council reviewed all the ballot submissions and narrowed the choices down to 3 top names.
The winning submission, Café ’54 came from third-year student Sheyanna Antille who is completing a double major in Thanatology and Disability Studies. For submitting the winning name, Antille won a coffee a day for an academic year (value of $360).
The committee chose the name Café ‘54 as it is both catchy and commemorative. Antille says, “ I chose the name “Café ’54” because I believe that as a central location for King’s students, the name should reflect our community and student body as a whole. The name Café ’54 is a symbolic tribute to King’s history and alumni, and pays tribute to our development as an institution since 1954.”
Aramark has loaded Antille’s meal card with the prize amount.
Thank you to all who submitted name suggestions. New signage for the cafe will be going up shortly.
The new café is more than coffee and tea. The menu utilizes local fresh ingredients that are made fresh daily on campus. Cafe ‘54 offers a selection of homemade soups, made fresh daily lunch and breakfast sandwiches, variety of baked goods, TeaBot robotic loose leaf kiosk that will be available 24/7 in the Student Life Centre featuring fairtrade and organic loose leaf teas.