Posted April 29, 2009

First Artificial Turf Multiuse Sports Field At A Waterloo Region High School Officially Opens May 6, 2009

Waterloo Region - The first artificial turf multiuse sports field in a Waterloo Region high school -- located at St. David Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo -- will be officially launched on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

This incredible facility can be used throughout the year and includes a regulation field for football, soccer, field hockey and extreme Frisbee. The facility also features a six lane track, artificial lighting, a field house and an electronic score clock.

The project is based on an innovative community partnership model that allows the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to recover the cost of the surface and the amenities over the life of the field through after school rentals to various youth and adult community organizations.

Seasonal rental agreements have already been established with a number of community partners including Waterloo Minor Soccer, Twin City Tackle Football and the University of Waterloo Athletics Department. Additional rental users will be welcome.

This initiative supports the Catholic School Board’s objectives of offering the best possible facilities to support school programs, while collaborating with the broader community to help address identified community needs.

May 6, 2009 Official Opening Day Agenda:

12:30 p.m. Twelve hundred St. David CSS students will be assembled on the field in “CELTIC” formation for an aerial picture that will be taken by an airplane flying overhead and from a skyjack located on the site.

3:00 p.m. Girls Varity Soccer Game between the St. David CSS Celtics and the Monsignor Doyle Mustangs.

5:30-5:45 p.m. Official Opening Ceremonies including brief dignitary presentations and an official kick off by St. David CSS Celtics in football, soccer, field hockey, track, and school student uniforms – with a streamer cannon.

5:00-6:30 p.m. Community BBQ – free sausage/bun and beverage – the entire Waterloo community is welcome.

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