Chatham-Kent wants your opinion on re-naming Wheatley Soccer Field.
Municipal officials are seeking public input into a request to re-name the Wheatley Soccer Field to the Michael Laliberte Memorial Soccer Field.
Michael, a 16-year-old, lost his life to cancer in July of last year, Municipal officials say.
During his three-year battle with cancer, he not only played soccer but also served as a referee and coach.
The soccer field was his refuge as he underwent chemotherapy.
A member of the Leamington District Secondary School Lions, the Wheatley Warriors and Wheatley Area Minor Soccer, maintained his status as an honour student and was a member of the Principal’s Honour Roll
Renaming the soccer field after Michael would be a way to honour his memory and fighting spirit, Municipal officials say.
Members of the public who would like to comment on the request should visit https://www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca/ and voice their opinion.
No registration is needed.
Public input will be taken until March 12.
Results will be submitted to Chatham-Kent Council, who makes the final decision, Municipal officials say.