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Special meeting approves $270,500 for Sooke Turf Field Project — 10 Comments

  1. How much of the current fields are going to be turfed? All of the areas where play takes place or just one pitch?

  2. I’m so happy. As someone who grew up playing soccer in Sooke and having many games canceled due to rain this will make a lot of kids happy as so many in Sooke play.

  3. As the funds are coming out of a previously established reserve funding pool, and the community benefits, I’m good with this.

    I would think that formalizing this statement – “Countering that was a statement that when the volunteer contributions from members of the Community Association subside, all lands owned by them would be probably sold to the District for $1.” – would be an excellent way to solidify support and that the Sooke Community Association would consider doing it.

    Having said that, it’s a great benefit to the kids, and therefore the community. I know I was opposed to taxpayer dollars being used for this, but I’ve changed my mind Herb Haldane.

  4. As the funds are coming out of a previously established reserve funding pool, and the community benefits, I’m good with this.

    I would think that formalizing this statement – “Countering that was a statement that when the volunteer contributions from members of the Community Association subside, all lands owned by them would be probably sold to the District for $1.” – would be an excellent way to solidify support and that the Sooke Community Association would consider doing it.

    Having said that, it’s a great benefit to the kids, and therefore the community. I know I was opposed to taxpayer dollars being used for this, but I’ve changed my mind.

  5. From what we have heard the fields will stay the same. They are currently clearing and excavating the back corner for the turf field. Haven’t seen a plan for it though. Not sure how they will keep the Canada Geese off it, I understand the bacteria from the goose poop on the plastic turf is a disaster for kids to contact. Vancouver is removing their fake turf to be eligible for the Commonwealth Games.