Friday, February 3, 2023 – Today, in a private ceremony, the Stickleback Dog Park was renamed Carter Navarrete Dog Park.
Carter (September 27, 1998-September 2, 2016), a talented youth athlete, loved animals and spending time in the natural beauty of Sooke among the trees, flora, fauna and ocean. In particular, Carter enjoyed walking the local beaches and trails with his beloved dog, Pixel.
Carter was the Assistant Captain of the Sooke Thunderbirds Hockey Team, playing out of SEAPARC. A kind leader and one who embraced community and friendships. The Carter Navarrete Dog Park is a place honouring Carter’s legacy. The Park allows many to enjoy the splendour of nature while creating lasting memories with their four-legged friends and perhaps, enjoy meeting new neighbours too.
Carter is survived by his parents, Nicole and Mauricio, sister, Brooklyn, and brothers, Spencer and Cole along with a large extended family, who miss him every day. Carter’s family is grateful to have his legacy live on in Sooke through this Park.
The Carter Navarrete Dog Park is located at 2276 Church Road and welcomed its first paws on March 18, 2022.