North Delta Secondary’s track often floods in the rain. (Grace Kennedy photo)

North Delta Secondary’s track often floods in the rain. (Grace Kennedy photo)

LETTER: Track upgrades a four-way conversation

Delta School Board chair Laura Dixon provides update on upgrades to Delta track facilities

RELATED: Delta school tracks need upgrade, says teacher

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of conversations happening about the future of track and field facilities in Delta. Most recently, community leaders from all four levels of government came together to discuss what we could do as partners to improve the track facilities in Delta—for our students, and our communities. Along with the Delta School Board, at the table were Bernadette Kudzin, constituency manager, on behalf of Delta MP Carla Qualtrough; Ravi Kahlon, MLA Delta North; and Councillors Bruce McDonald and Sylvia Bishop from the City of Delta. These preliminary discussions have been held in anticipation of the provincial and federal governments’ announcing available grants.

The Delta School District is keenly aware that there are ongoing issues with our aging sports tracks. For any large-scale renovation or project to be successful, there needs to be conversation, consultation, and consideration. It is also important that we work in concert with our local, provincial, and federal governments, as well as our school communities.

We are optimistic that the conversations that are happening now, lead by the Delta School District Board of Trustees and our community partners, will be brought to the public in a meaningful manner. It is important that we make room for input and public consultation from our communities, and consider the needs of our schools, our neighbours, and the city as a whole before moving forward.

I look forward to next steps and continuing the conversation,

Laura Dixon

Chairperson, Delta Board of Education

READ MORE: LETTER: Tracks upgrade up to Delta School District

SEE ALSO: LETTER: Track upgrade is a matter of political will

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Delta’s COVID-19 numbers continue to climb

Total number of cases in Fraser Health increased by 206 from Feb. 21-27

An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Surrey Police Service hires first three inspectors as ‘next layer of leadership’

Three men have more than 80 years of combined experience

Scales of Justice
Court awards woman $167K after vehicle was struck by White Rock taxi in 2016

Plaintiff’s knee injuries and resulting chronic pain disability are genuine, judge rules

Delta police have arrested a suspect in the theft of a custom-made wheelchair hoist stolen from a Ladner condo complex’s underground parkade on Dec. 15, 2020. (Debbie J Green/Facebook photos)
Delta police arrest suspect in theft of custom wheelchair hoist

The device was stolen Dec. 15, 2020 in Ladner and later recovered, stripped and damaged, in Surrey

TEASER - SAGAís Gift Shop Manager Barbie Warwick wearing The Summons while sketching in Facing Time exhibit. Photo by Pardeep Singh.jpg
‘The Summons’ face masks created as fundraiser for Surrey Art Gallery Association

Image of magnolia flower and poetry printed on specially designed mask

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the B.C. legislature press theatre to give a daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, April 6, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. nears 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, essential workers next

564 new cases, four deaths, no new outbreaks Thursday

Walter Gretzky father of hockey hall-of-famer Wayne Gretzky waves to fans as the Buffalo Sabres play against the Toronto Maple Leafs during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Canada’s hockey dad had battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues

Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne speaks in the B.C. legislature, March 4, 2021. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals, NDP sing in harmony on local election reforms

Bill regulates paid canvassers, allows people in condo buildings

(National Emergency Management Agency)
No tsunami risk to B.C. from powerful New Zealand earthquake: officials

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook the north of New Zealand Thursday morning

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Pandemic stress, isolation key factors as to why Canadians turned to cannabis, alcohol

Study found that isolation played key role in Canadians’ substance use

Burnaby Mounties responded to 56 complaints and issued 10 tickets to people flouting COVID-19 restrictions in February. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)
COVID denier fined $2,300 for hosting gathering in her home: Burnaby RCMP

The woman told Mounties she does not believe the pandemic is real

Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks’ Flying Spaghetti Monster leader still boiling over driver’s licence photo

Gary Smith, head of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C., said he has since spoken to lawyers

RCMP members responded to calls of a man-down at Landsdowne mall in Richmond Wednesday afternoon. The 40-year-old was suffering from stab wounds. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Man in critical condition following afternoon attack outside Richmond mall: RCMP

The Vancouver resident was found lying injured outside Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre

Most Read