New soccer pitch turf coming through federal cash

The Collicutt Centre’s soccer pitches will get new turf this September. A Community Infrastructure Inprovement Fund grant of $105,800 will pay for the work, Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen announced Wednesday.

The Collicutt Centre’s soccer pitches will get new turf this September.

A Community Infrastructure Inprovement Fund grant of $105,800 will pay for the work, Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen announced Wednesday.

“Centres like this are the foundations of our communities and bring families and residents together and generate economic activity and jobs as well.”

Mayor Morris Flewwelling said the replacement is timely.

“At 10 years, we’re beginning to see some need for reinvestment here. Everybody here knows the Collicutt is the heartthrob of recreational activities in our community.”

Centre supervisor Denis Delemont said the project will take three to four weeks.

“Players will be itching to get back in here for the indoor season in October.”

Shelley Gagnon, the city’s Recreation, Parks and Culture manager, said the old turf is available to community groups who want it.

“We’ll attempt to recycle it if there’s a group that can use it.”

Interested groups can contact Delemont at 403-358-4388 or by email at denis.delemont@reddeer.ca.