This photo appeared in the Columbian newspaper on p.3 on November 20, 1970. The caption read: "Premier at Douglas College opening ceremony at Vincent Massey School." The Premier, W.A.C. Bennett, declared the college open in a speech at Vincent Massey Auditorium. However, when he showed up for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site of the college at Eighth Avenue and McBride Boulevard, he was chased off by the booing of protestors. The demonstration organized by the Vancouver and District Labor Council was to protest the unemployment situation.