Georgetown District High School, Halton District School Board and Halton Hills officials excitedly turned over the sod Friday, June 18 to mark the official groundbreaking of the much-anticipated Kiwanis Field project.
Kiwanis Field is a community-led project aimed at turning the community outdoor athletic facilities into a state-of-the-art complex that includes an artificial turf playing field, an all-weather running track, lights, electronic scoreboard and spectator seating.
It is a venture between the Town of Halton Hills, Halton District School Board and soccer and football parent volunteers. The goal is to ensure the next generation of Georgetown youth has first-class facilities to train, compete and develop their skills.
“This realization of the Kiwanis Field speaks to the power of optimism, partnerships and community,” says Mag Gardner, Georgetown District High School principal. “We should never underestimate what a committed group of people with common interests can achieve. This is an extraordinary example of community in action.”
The project’s price tag is around $2.1 million, of which more than $600,000 has been fundraised along with a Halton District School Board contribution of $300,000. The Town of Halton Hills is covering the remainder. It’s anticipated construction will be completed in the fall of 2010.