With the current track being originally built over 30 years ago, a new track would revitalize the area and provide numerous opportunities for the Sidney and sporting community.
TRACK AND FIELD MEETS
A new track would give the Parkland Secondary School and Peninsula Track and Field Club the chance to host athletic meets (something they're unable to do with the current track). The new track facility could host regional athletic meets right in North Saanich.
NEW SOCCER FIELD
One of the phases of the project includes the installation of a new soccer field inside the new track. This would allow the site to host soccer matches and give Parkland students the opportunity to play on a brand new playing surface.
The project will also create an opportunity for the Sidney and Saanich Peninsula community to take advantage of a new athletics track. New community programs can be created and implemented once the new track is installed.
Parkland Secondary School faculty have discussed the idea of creating an athletics/track and field academy or a soccer academy once the project is complete. This would give Parkland students and community members the chance to create and take part in new academy programs.