TSN, Kraft Celebration Tour funds update and plans for Wallaceburg
Kate Beirness playing lacrosse with the Toronto Rock in Wallaceburg - File Photo
This is a letter sent out by Todd Shepley, President of Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse and Chris Dawson, Chair of the Kraft/TSN Project:
It has been a while since the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the people of Wallaceburg and Wallaceburg Lacrosse with their friends and associates joined forces and won the prestigious Kraft / TSN Tour and the $25,000 grand prize in order to enhance an outdoor sports facility within the community of Wallaceburg.
Since that time the involved organizations have not been idle, but rather working diligently to search out the best alternatives and value for the money.
Since last summer there have been many options and proposals presented to the Committee formed for this purpose.
At this point in time we are very pleased to say, the Committee is starting to finalize plans and are ready to move forward.
To best use the facility and the monies obtained from Kraft and other donations, preliminary plans are in the works to join with Wallaceburg Field Lacrosse teams using Glen Mickle Park.
Glen Mickle Park currently has a large tennis court area similar to the one located at the high school.
With the funds available, the plans would be to resurface the tennis courts at Glen Mickle park, which are in need of repair, rejuvenate the existing fencing, provide some walk ways and netting and if and when further monies become available, make further enhancements.
This would make the facility a fantastic, new area for the entire community to enjoy.
Besides lacrosse the facility will be outfitted for basketball and possibly other sports that can be enjoyed by the entire community, making this a multipurpose facility for all to use.
Over the next few months our plans should be finalized, construction can begin and we can start to use the new facillty.
Look for further updates as we progress.
Watch for more on this story as more information becomes available.