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Two turf fields - Inter River Park

By TIna Homsy-Williams, 04/13/18, 1:00PM PDT

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Last June we shared with you that the District of North Vancouver held a public information session regarding the proposal for constructing two turf fields at Inter River. We also provided a survey link from the district and asked you to comment, and help persuade the District that building two turf fields at this location would help our club, community, and future players on the North Shore.

The District is going to make a decision on whether to move forward on the two artificial turf fields at Inter River Park shortly.

We are asking all members to consider supporting the development of two turf fields at Inter River Park. If you support this development, please sign the online petition, started by NVFC, to the Mayor of the District of North Vancouver Richard Walton. The petition can be found here: Support 2 Artificial Turf Fields at Inter River. Alternatively, please consider emailing District of North Vancouver Mayor and Council Members as follows:
 

Mayor Richard Walton

rwalton@dnv.org

Councillor Roger Bassam

rbassam@dnv.org

Councillor Mathew Bond

bondm@dnv.org

Councillor Jim Hanson

hansonj@dnv.org

Councillor Robin Hicks

Hicksr@dnv.org

Councillor Doug MacKay-Dunn                              

dmackay-dunn@dnv.org              

Councillor Lisa Muri

lmuri@dnv.org

 

Why is NSGSC in support of the two turf fields at Inter River?

As a community soccer club, our mandate is to provide players of all ages and abilities opportunities to train and play soccer. The addition of two new artificial turf fields will go into the overall pool of available turf time allocated the NSGSC players. In turn, we will be able to move more of our girls on to artificial turf and away from gravel fields or gymnasiums. In short, creating more spaces and upgrades to play soccer, including turf fields, supports our mandate.

To that end, we view our role as including a responsibility to request and advocate for soccer fields. As a community soccer club, our goal is to support what we know will benefit our players. We are not in a position to, nor do we have the expertise to, assess or evaluate subject matters such as community impact studies or feasibility studies. We will be relying on the decision-makers at North Vancouver District to provide the community with their findings.

NSGSC supports the development of the two turf fields at Inter River Park, and we encourage our membership to review the petition and sign in support of these soccer field enhancements in our community.

 

* Survey Results and the DNVs information on Inter River Park can be found here: https://www.dnv.org/recreation-leisure/inter-river-park-improvements