A community celebration is planned to open the new track and field facility at C.M.L. Snider School.
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2011
TIME: 3:00 p.m., following the Terry Fox Run through Wellington
LOCATION: C.M.L. Snider School, 240 Main Street, Wellington
The track and field complex at C.M.L. Snider School needed to be resurfaced as it had deteriorated to the point of disrepair. Along with safety concerns, the facility located in the middle of Wellington presented a negative image in an otherwise thriving community. The Lakeshore Track Association, headed by Lisa Lindsay, worked with the County of Prince Edward, community partners and Hastings Prince Edward District School Board to develop a solution. Together they were successful in fundraising over $140,000 to resurface the track this summer with a rubberized surface.
C.M.L. Snider school is renowned for hosting high-quality track meets. School sports teams from throughout Prince Edward County and the entire district come to Wellington to compete against the C.M.L. Snider Cyclones and also to experience the professional setting that the track and field complex provides aspiring track athletes.
In addition to track meets, the C.M.L. Snider track is also used for physical education classes, as well as by community members for sports training, walking, jogging and fitness testing. The new track complements the many recreation and sports facility initiatives constructed within the County of Prince Edward in recent years, such as the new Esroc Arena which has with an indoor walking track, the dog park and the skate park.
There is a great level of pride and several social benefits that come with the new track and field facility.
Special recognition goes to following who supported this project:
- Consecon Legion
- County of Prince Edward
- Hastings Prince Edward District School Board
- Heart of Winter Gala
- Hillier Women’s Institute
- Hydro One Power Play
- Marathon ’09 and ’10
- Prince Edward County Minor Hockey
- Stark Foundation
- Wellington Anglican Church
- Wellington Dukes
- Wellington Elks #556
- Wellington Firefighters
- Wellington on the Lake
- Wellington Legion
- Wellington Lions Club
- Wellington Rotary Club
- Wellington Women’s Half Marathon
C.M.L. Snider School offers a safe, supportive learning environment for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities through the computer lab, music room, science room, athletic track and newly-updated library collection. “Supporting Learning and Community Values” is exemplified by the balance of academic programs with healthy active living and physical education, and community partnerships with the Kiwanis Club, local OPP and Prince Edward Child Care Services.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]