First mini soccer pitch ready for play on Penelakut Island

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)
The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted) The Penelakut Tribe is hosting a special ceremony on Penelakut Island Monday to unveil a new state-of-the-art mini soccer pitch.

The Penelakut Strong mini pitch grand opening ceremony takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with numerous special guests, including Vancouver Whitecaps ambassador Carl Valentine.

It’s the first in a series of mini pitches to be installed in Indigenous communities.

The Penelakut Tribe is beyond excited about the project that will provide a great future for children on the island to enjoy the game of soccer.

Core partner contributions from the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club and Kw’umut Lelum Child and Family Services made the mini pitch possible. The Penelakut Tribe’s trust and long-term participation in Hope and Health initiatives led to the offering of a home for the first mini pitch.

The vision of the Hope and Health charity organization is for Indigenous children and youth to carry themselves with pride and confidence, to achieve their highest potential and dream big. The Hope and Health movement utilizes the beautiful game of soccer and mentorship to inspire hope, as well as to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and life conditions for Indigenous children and youth.

Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC is pleased to be involved in the project with Hope and Health, Kw’umut Lelum Child and Family Services and the Penelakut Tribe to install the first two soccer pitches in a series of mini […]

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