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New Field and Track Officially Opened at Trent


Opening Ceremonies and Athletics Open House Draws Students, Staff and Faculty

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

(Peterborough) Students, staff and faculty celebrated the opening of Trent University's new artificial turf athletics field Wednesday with an inaugural lap around the new track.

President Bonnie Patterson led a ribbon-cutting ceremony and those gathered – approximately 200 staff, faculty and students – walked a lap around the track once. Participants then headed to the infield for a group photo.

A cake-cutting and open house in the P.S.B. Wilson Athletics Complex followed the opening ceremonies. Students, staff and faculty were invited to tour the new Health in Motion Physiotherapy and Sports Health Clinic, which opened September 7 in the Athletics Complex.

"We truly have a world-class facility for the benefit of the students, staff and faculty of the University as well as the community. This will be a major venue for sporting activity that will host exciting events such as the Women's Under-19 World Field Lacrosse Championships in 2007," said Trent President Bonnie Patterson.

"I look forward to seeing all Trent students enjoying the new field."

Athletics Director Bill Byrick said, "The cooperation at all levels of the University has been the key to seeing this remarkable project through to completion. I extend my thanks to all involved in making this a success."

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For more information, contact Bill Byrick, director of Athletics, (705) 748-1252.


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