Thursday, February 25, 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 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.

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