New Sport Box Opens in Sooke

Sunday, June 26, 2022 – People of all ages and abilities have a new recreation space where they can meet, play and complete in Sooke. Today marked the official opening of the sport box at 2430 Phillips Road.

The box has been built to lacrosse box specifications and will serve a variety of community activities including lacrosse, ball hockey, basketball and community events. SEAPARC will operate the facility and the District of Sooke will maintain the surrounding trails and park.

Funded by an $892,778 Canada Infrastructure Program – Community, Culture, and Recreation Program grant and a $400,000 contribution from the District of Sooke Amenity Reserve Fund, the long-awaited facility will enhance the health and wellbeing of the community.

Quotes:

Honorable John Horgan –

“Sooke is a beautiful community to live in and raise a family, and we are seeing more and more people moving out here for that reason. Sooke has waited a long time for this new community sport box, which will be a hub for sports and recreation for people of all ages, for many years to come.”

Mayor Maja Tait, District of Sooke –

“This project is a collaboration of local, provincial and federal partners culminating in a community space that will bring neighbours together and be enjoyed for generations to come. On behalf of Sooke, thank you to the federal and provincial governments for their funding through the Canada Infrastructure Program, and to the Capital Regional District and SEAPARC, our recreation partner, for their work in helping our community realize the potential of such a wonderful facility.”

Al Beddows, SEAPARC Commission Chair –

“We know how important recreation options can be to keep our community a vibrant and healthy place to live and thrive. This new sport box is another way for us to build a space where anybody, of any age or ability, can come to meet, play and stay active.”

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Mayor Maja Tait with Premier John Horgan, SEAPARC Commission Chair Al Beddows, District Councillors, CRD Commission Members and youth athletes, Mason from Juan de Fuca Whalers Lacrosse and Emma from Sooke Minor Hockey cut the ribbon to officially open the sport box at Raven’s Ridge Park in Sooke

 

 

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