The scene is set for the official sod turning for the Destination Project. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt speaks to the assembled crowd. There is a great buzz of excitement on campus and the crowd at the sod turning was eager to show its support for this transformational project. The University is located on Blackfoot land and has deep ties to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit community. Here, the land and construction site are being blessed. Dignitaries put shovels in the ground to celebrate the official launch of the construction phase of the Destination Project. 5 total images. Construction on the Destination Project has officially begun. On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the Alberta Government participated in a ceremonial sod turning to launch the construction.