Sunday, May 9, 2021

Feedback sought on re-naming Wheatley Soccer Field

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 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.

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