Bringing the beach to Delta Secondary

Beach volleyball could be coming to South Delta.

A request by a group comprised of Delta Secondary alumni and others would see four beach volleyball courts added to school property.

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The proposal was discussed at a recent Delta council /Delta school board liaison committee meeting where it was noted the school district received the request and wanted more information.

Committee member and school board chair Laura Dixon noted the cost of maintaining sand volleyball courts would also need to be considered.

 

Parks and recreation director Ken Kuntz said he was aware of the request and has been in dialogue with an individual regarding the desire for a beach volleyball league at Memorial Park in Ladner.

Kuntz also noted Delta’s 2018/19 strategic work plan identifies community recreation projects that are for consideration as funds and opportunities become available. He said beach volleyball isn’t high on the list.

The committee agreed to refer the request to Delta’s parks, recreation and culture commission, which will report back to the liaison committee.

Nicola Christ, the school district’s secretary treasurer, said she supported establishing a joint process for reviewing community proposals.

An Olympic sport since 1996, beach volleyball has grown in popularity to the point where a drop-in program is available at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

 

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