Letter: Soccer players in Richmond also need new facility

Dear Editor,

Re: “New clubhouse slated for Minoru Park,” News, May 30.

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It’s incredulous as to how the City of Richmond is so disproportionately appropriating funds for its citizens.

Five million dollars for a building that caters to less than 300 of its citizens. 

In contrast, Richmond FC, one of several organizations that heavily utilizes turf fields across the city, doesn’t have a proper clubhouse with washrooms that have running water at their main field at Hugh Boyd.

RFC, an organization that has over 1,800 members and participants, cannot even obtain basic facilities that would be less than five per cent of the new lawn bowling building!

Our neighbours in Surrey have decided that, to grow participation in sports, it will put $5 million towards a new building that could benefit thousands of players year round.

I really don’t understand how a budget of this magnitude is approved and the fact that the folks it’s granted to can’t even decide what to do with the extra space doesn’t seem logical and is quite infuriating.

Nathan Ing


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