South Delta needs new track and new field

Editor:

Re: Rubber meets the road, April 25

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Glad to see that finally something is being done to the track at South Delta Secondary.

Hopefully the Delta board of education will also see to replacing the football/rugby/soccer field. The field has been in poor shape for the past six years. The only repairs over the years have been to spread sand and irrigate the field, leaving some areas of the field with holes that can cause injury to an ankle or a knee.

Some years ago the football team, coaches and parent volunteers resurfaced areas of the field with sod – since then all we have done is comb the field the day before a game to ensure that all dog feces were picked up. 

I am a lover of dogs but too often people take their dog for a run at the park, leaving little piles on the field. Signs about picking up after your dog (if there are any) are ignored and I have not seen any supply of doggy-do bags.

South Delta is a great school with awesome teachers, students and the parental involvement is phenomenal. South Delta is a very talented school in academics, the arts and athletics. As for athletics, South Delta has had many students receive college scholarships for their particular sport and have gone on to be very successful at the college level.

South Delta needs a new track and a new field. Hopefully the board and the city will soon upgrade the track and make the field a turf field like the one at Winskill Park, but to include markings for high school football.

Ray Crawford

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