Nov 23 2011

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Lakewood Field Opening

Last evening a dozen school district and City of Langford officials cut the ribbon to open the new soccer field at Lakewood Elementary School. Though the weather was dark and wet, spirits were high as we celebrated the successful joint initiative that produced a much needed quality playing field in North Langford. This is another example of community cooperation utilizing scarce resources to maximize the public benefit.

Photo courtesy of Goldstream News Gazette
In 1994, the school district purchased the land from the Phelps family to build our fine school, Lakewood Elementary. We worked with the Phelps family, through Ray Phelps, to develop a vision for a school woven into the fabric of the community. This school has minimal vandalism because of its design and because the neighbourhood looks after it.

The District approached the City of Langford who shared our vision for a regulation sized playing field and we formed a new partnership to develop the only properly sized playing field on this side of the highway. This field was purchased and jointly developed with the full co-operation of the City of Langford and school district staff. As well, it took the staff of both agencies to design and supervise the final completion. – Jim Cambridge

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