Jakob Clement, nine, (above, left) Theo Van Wyk, 10, and Brody Wright, 12, play soccer on the new field at the grand opening of the Greater Vernon Athletics Park, next to Okanagan College, Saturday

Jakob Clement, nine, (above, left) Theo Van Wyk, 10, and Brody Wright, 12, play soccer on the new field at the grand opening of the Greater Vernon Athletics Park, next to Okanagan College, Saturday

Greater Vernon Athletics Park proves popular

About 2,000 people attended the day-long official opening of the Greater Vernon Athletics Park Saturday

A steady crowd checked out Greater Vernon’s latest recreational amenity.

About 2,000 people attended the day-long official opening of the Greater Vernon Athletics Park Saturday.

“The community participation was impressive, with more than 30 different organizations on hand to showcase what they had to offer, and celebrate the new facility” said Rick Fairbairn, Regional District of North Okanagan chairperson.

Among the activities Saturday was tai chi, soccer, football and entertainment, plus a mascot race.

“Everyone that I spoke to was excited to have this new recreation space to use,” said Bob Fleming, Greater Vernon Advisory Committee director.

The track and sports field are open to the public for free daily from dawn to dusk.

Facilities can also be booked for exclusive use, including during the evening under the lights, by contacting the Vernon Recreation Complex.

 

Vernon Morning Star