Sports fields get new lighting thanks to federal boost

Two West Kelowna sports fields will have lighting thanks to the Canada 150 program

Sports fields in West Kelowna are getting some new lighting thanks to a Canada 150 program.

Players, parents, coaches and spectators will benefit from the new lighting being installed at two of West Kelowna’s sports fields from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Mayor Doug Findlater said “we are extremely grateful to the Government of Canada for providing funding towards this project; the contribution under the Canada 150 program advances the timeline of these projects by two years and, most importantly, directly benefits thousands of people in our city who participate in and contribute to organized sports such as baseball, football, soccer and softball.”

Construction is now underway and the projects should be completed in time for the lights to be switched on in September as daylight hours start to dwindle into the fall.

“Lighting will extend play at these fields by an hour or so per day in summer and by several hours in the spring and fall, and fulfills a request that several sports groups have made to Council over the past few years,” said Findlater.

The installation of LED lighting at the Lower Boucherie and Rosewood Sports fields will cost $848,747 including controls, equipment, conduit and power upgrades. The federal government is contributing $337,750 toward the project under the program.

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