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City of Chilliwack re-opening grass and turf sports venues

Local user groups will be able to book fields and ball diamonds starting June 11

Starting Thursday (June 11), user groups will be able to book the City of Chilliwack’s grass facilities, including sports fields, ball diamonds and artificial turf fields. Physical distancing signage will be installed at each location as a reminder to users.

“I would like to thank user groups for their patience as we coordinated safe reopening procedures with multiple agencies,” said Mayor Ken Popove. “Organized sports, with some modifications to keep everyone involved safe, are a great way to foster social connection and improve mental health.”

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While health authorities generally consider outdoor facilities safer than indoors, user groups will still need to have measures in place to support public safety, such as focusing on drills and skill building, limiting touch points and ensuring physical distancing.

City staff continue to work on plans to safely re-open additional recreational facilities.

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