Sports

Upgrades for athletic park

Township of Langley Councillors Steve Ferguson (left), Bev Dornan, and Charlie Fox (right), along with members of local soccer teams, joined Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club’s Rob Wilson and Bill Ede, Aldergrove United Soccer Club’s Melissa Baron, and Aldergrove Credit Union’s Joe Breier, at Aldergrove Athletic Park on July 19 to celebrate the additions to the soccer facility that were made possible through community donations and grants. - submitted photo
Township of Langley Councillors Steve Ferguson (left), Bev Dornan, and Charlie Fox (right), along with members of local soccer teams, joined Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club’s Rob Wilson and Bill Ede, Aldergrove United Soccer Club’s Melissa Baron, and Aldergrove Credit Union’s Joe Breier, at Aldergrove Athletic Park on July 19 to celebrate the additions to the soccer facility that were made possible through community donations and grants.
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Community grants, donations, and hard work by volunteers have made playing and watching soccer a better experience at Aldergrove Athletic Park.

And last month (July 19), a recognition ceremony was held to officially open the new improvements to the east synthetic turf field at the Park, located at 29 Avenue and 267B Street.

Two players’ seating areas, two goal storage areas, and a concrete spectators’ seating area on the west side of the turf field — a value of about $16,000 — were added thanks to community members who worked in conjunction with Township of Langley staff.

The project was funded by Aldergrove Credit Union members Brian Thomasson and Joe Breier, Aldergrove United Soccer Club, and the Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club, which utilized a Township of Langley Neighbourhood Initiative Program matching grant. The total cost of the work was covered by donations and matching funds.

“It is great to see the continued support and effort from the community going towards improving this park,” said Al Neufeld, the Township’s Manager of Parks Design and Development. “The result will be a great benefit to all those who use this field.”

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