Ano­ther syn­the­tic field an­noun­ced for region

Vau­dreuil-do­rion la­test town to get on ar­ti­fi­cial turf band­wa­gon

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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.

PHO­TO COUR­TE­SY OF VAU­DREUIL-SOU­LANGES PAL­LIA­TIVE CARE RE­SI­DENCE

Vau­dreuil-sou­langes Pal­lia­tive Care Re­si­dence Health Care Di­rec­tor, Lu­cie Gui­mond, Dr. Syl­vie Du­fresne, Jeanne-d'arc Sch­midt, Dr. An­dreea Lan­cu, and Dr. Aï­da Pop.

PHOTOTHÈQUE

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.

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