Soccer community is constantly searching for field space – Michael Replies

We are blessed here in North Vancouver with a mild climate that allows us to get out and enjoy outdoor recreation activities throughout the year. Eddy, my SPCA rescue dog, and I get out to enjoy the hiking trails everyday, rain or shine. In my youth, before show biz, I participated in many team sports including soccer, flag football, hockey and baseball, organized and disorganized, at home, community leagues and school. I particularly like soccer as a recreational sport because the simple equipment (a ball and maybe special shoes) makes it an affordable, egalitarian past time. Besides the obvious health benefits of sports activities we also learn social skills from games, kids develop motor skills and we all have fun when participating in recreational- and who can argue with having more fun in our lives? It is very important that the City protect park space and retain green spaces for the enjoyment of all. Although the climate is mild here it is also wet and if you’ve ever walked across a field of grass, you know how soggy they can get here and that’s why it’s inportant to have artificial turf fields here. I favour having artificial turf playing fields attached to school yards so children can play there during the day and the school district and user groups could pitch in with some maintenance.

Michael Charrois

Dear Michael
The North Shore Girls Soccer Club and North Vancouver Football Club would like to thank you for volunteering your time to participate in the 2011 civic election. We would  like to provide you with the opportunity to express your views on the issue of sports fields in North Vancouver City and District.
The NSGSC and NVFC membership will be invited by e-mail, prior to the upcoming civic/school board elections, to review your responses to the questions below.  The questions are being distributed to all nominated candidates for both the City and District of North Vancouver Councils, and the North Vancouver School Board and the responses will be posted on a to be announced website.
The North Shore Girls Soccer Club and North Vancouver Football Club represent approximately 7,500 families in North Vancouver who are involved in the game of soccer. The soccer community is constantly searching for field space  to practice and play games. 
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