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Innovative Humberview track unveiled

October 3, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Written By MARK PAVILONS

A special ceremony marked the official welcome of the innovative, one-of-a-kind track at Humberview Secondary School in Bolton.

Special guests and dignitaries hit the field last Friday, reflecting the partnerships that were necessary to make this project a reality.

Students and athletes have been enjoying the field for several weeks and this will be a “staple” for board facilities moving forward.

Rob Beatty, Caledon’s recreation specialist, said the Town is always looking to improve and upgrade its facilities. A unique partnership with the Peel board resulted in this premier facility, one that’s typically found in the United States. He encourages everyone to enjoy this facility, adding some Friday Night Lights programs will arrive soon.

Regional Councillor Jennifer Innis called it a “monumental occasion,” adding it’s a great opportunity not just for students, but the entire community. The board was instrumental in taking this project forward and Innis also praised Town staff for their dedication to this project.

“What a big difference this is to your young athletes,” she said, noting Caledon hopes to build on this momentum.

The project included the installation of an artificial turf field, new walking/running track with a synthetic surface, LED lighting and fencing around the sports field.

This $1.8 project will be shared between the two, with Caledon pitching in $900,000.

This field will allow Caledon to host many sports events, such as the Peel (ROPSSA) and provincial (OFSAA) championships.

Humberview Secondary School will have priority access to the revitalized track and field during the school day for curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Town of Caledon will have the opportunity to rent out the field to community groups on evenings and weekends.

For facility bookings outside of school hours and use please contact the Town: 905-584-2272 ext. 7327.



         

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