In 2011 the Township of Langley approved funds for construction of an all-weather synthetic turf field for Aldergrove, currently under construction at Aldergrove Athletic Park. However, one synthetic turf field is unfortunately not enough to accommodate the hundreds young kids aged 5 to 18 playing soccer in Aldergrove.
We are approximately $110,000 short of being able to fund a second turf field. The funds are needed now if the second turf field is to be built, so that we can leverage synergies and cost efficiencies in building both turf fields at the same time.
With extensive lobbying, the Aldergrove soccer community has been able to convince the Township of Langley to consider an optional project to install synthetic turf on one of the existing all weather gravel fields between Betty Gilbert Middle School and Aldergrove Community Secondary School. This slightly smaller second turf field would benefit all members of Aldergrove’s soccer community – youth, school children, and adult players alike – with additional field space that would promote a safe and healthy lifestyle opportunity for everyone.
The Aldergrove Rotary Club and the Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club have already provided $50,000 in a cost sharing arrangement to have the site engineered and surveyed, and the Youth and Senior soccer clubs have raised an additional $100,000 for this project. A private donation of $30,000 was recently made, bringing us that much closer to our goal.
Please consider donating to this worthwhile project. For a tax receipt for your donation, send cheques payable to:
Township of Langley (Aldergrove Turf Project)
Al Neufeld, Parks and Recreation Division
Township of Langley
20338 65th Ave.
Langley, BC V2Y 3J1
Donations not needing tax receipts can be sent to:
Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club
PO Box 582
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2V1
Thank you for your support!