Another synthetic field announced for region
Vaudreuil-dorion latest town to get on artificial turf bandwagon
When it rains it pours, but to young athletes in the region it won't make a difference. The town of Vaudreuil-dorion recently announced plans to build a $2 million synthetic turf field at Cité-des-jeunes High School. Vaudreuil MNA Yvon Marcoux was on hand to outline terms of a provincial grant that will pay up to 50 percent of the project's maximum cost. The project is expected to benefit the school's 2,500 students, as well as youths from the town that is forecast to grow an additional 20 percent by 2016.
The synthetic terrain should be ready for the 2013 playing season.
The project will see a natural field replaced with synthetic turf which is expected to extend the playing season for outdoor sports.
Earlier this month, Saint-lazare announced plans to install a synthetic field at Westwood Jr. High School, thanks to the same provincial program.
The latest announcement will bring to four the total number of synthetic fields in the region once Vaudreuil-dorion and Saint-lazare complete their projects. Pincourt has a synthetic field next to École secondaire du Chêne-bleu, while Collège Bourget in Rigaud also recently installed a synthetic field.
Vaudreuil-soulanges Palliative Care Residence Health Care Director, Lucie Guimond, Dr. Sylvie Dufresne, Jeanne-d'arc Schmidt, Dr. Andreea Lancu, and Dr. Aïda Pop.
Vaudreuil-dorion mayor Guy Pilon huddled with Commission scolaire des Trois-lacs president Diane Schetagne, Vaudreuil MNA Yvon Marcoux, and several students from Cité-des-jeunes High School after plans to install a synthetic field were announced.