Bruce Power has provided a major boost to the soccer field project in Walkerton.
The company has donated $100,000 to the Bruce Power Regional Soccer Field Complex, which will include four full-size soccer fields, one smaller practice field and supporting infrastructure for players of all ages. The project was launched in 2008 and will be ready for the 2016 season.
“The Bruce Power Regional Soccer Field Complex will be a safe, sustainable and properly maintained facility that will assist with the continued growth of soccer across the entire region,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “We’re very proud to play a role in this project, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the early support of numerous local businesses owners, who have been extremely generous relative to their size.”
Jeff Roberts, President of Walkerton Minor Soccer, said the club is excited to welcome Bruce Power to the project.
“This donation is a great demonstration of Bruce Power’s commitment to youth and the future of the sport in our region,” Roberts said. “We are pleased to have Bruce Power’s name on the regional soccer field complex and look forward to our facility reflecting the high standards that come with the company’s name.”
Brockton Mayor David Inglis said Bruce Power’s donation is a good-news story for the project.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Bruce Power and are thankful for its support of this important initiative,” said Mayor Inglis. “Bruce Power’s donation – as well as those from all of the other generous businesses in Brockton and area – will ensure the continued growth of soccer in the Municipality of Brockton and Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth and Wellington counties, whose teams will enjoy visiting our state-of-the-art complex.”
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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