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$2 million Contribution from West Vancouver Council

Dear West Vancouver Schools Parents,

Many of you may have heard that at last night’s Council meeting Mayor Booth announced that the District of West Vancouver has committed to an additional donation of $2 million toward the Place for Sport. West Vancouver Board of Education Trustees, along with more than 30 staff members, were in council chambers for the announcement.This is wonderful news for our families and for the future of sport and community engagement in West Vancouver!

The West Vancouver Place for Sport will replace West Vancouver Secondary School’s existing grass field and deteriorated track with an artificial turf field and new track which will support our students, sporting clubs and athletic organizations. With last night’s announcement, the current fundraising total is now approximately 3.2 million dollars and the goal remains at 4.9 million dollars.

One of the more important pieces of the announcement is that $500,000 of that will be used as part of a matching donor contribution opportunity. What this means is that the District will match dollar-for-dollar every donation up to $500,000. We know that almost all of our PAC groups have donated between $2500-$5000, and individuals, including some of you, have made personal donations. These donations are held in trust with the West Vancouver Foundation and are eligible for tax receipts. If you are interested in donating, or others in your network may be interested, please see the information on donations available HERE.

Please help us get across the finish line with this important community project.

We look forward to our students using the new facility in the Fall of 2021!

Sincerely,

Carolyn Broady, Chair West Vancouver Board of Education

Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools

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We’re building the WVPFS for athletes like Megan!

West Vancouver Highlanders cross-country runner Megan Roxby is back on track, competing — and winning — a mere eight months after undergoing significant spinal surgery to correct a 51 per cent curvature of her spine (scoliosis). Read her full story in this article from The Province and help support us in building a great facility for all North Shore athletes.

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North Van Olympian Jessica Smith lends support for WVPFS!

North Van Olympian Jessica Smith was interviewed in the Province today, lending her support to the West Vancouver Place for Sport. Thanks Jessica!

Read the full interview here.

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Take The Spirit Leaf Challenge!

As they say, it takes a small village! In our case, it takes our entire community! West Vancouver Place For Sports will only happen with all of our support and you can help.

If you or your company/team/organization would like to get involved, our Spirit Leaf Challenge is just the way to do it! Contact us  and request a team page setup, we’ll have you up and raising in no time!

Show your spirit and take the challenge!

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A Message From Mark Watson

Mark Watson is a former Canadian professional soccer player and current coach. Watson is the fifth most-capped player in the history of the Canadian national team. Watson is keen to see additional soccer facilities on the North Shore.

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Join Erin Mcleod and Support WVPFS

Erin tells us how important a local sports facility was to her growing up and why she supports the West Vancouver Place for Sport. 

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Leading North Shore Athletes lend their support to WVPFS.

Helen Crofts, Jessica Smith, and Lindsey Butterworth support WVPFS! All are athletes from the North Shore who have represented Canada at international track and field events.

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Kick-off Event at Kay Meek a Great Success

Our event to celebrate the kick-off of our fundraising campaign was attended by over 300 people keen to see the Place for Sport become a reality.

 

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