Soccer association comments on budget cuts

An open letter to Revelstoke City Council presented at the Feb. 22 regular meeting.

Dear Revelstoke City Council,

I am writing on behalf of the Revelstoke Youth Soccer Association in regards to the 2011-2015 City Financial Plan Proposal.  

Upon reading this document it is very concerning to see that Youth Soccer which is the largest sports program for children and youth in Revelstoke will be impacted negatively from this proposal.  

The proposal states that there will be reduced playing field maintenance which will result in poorer playing conditions. The Revelstoke Youth Soccer Association has contributed close to $100,000 over the past decade to upgrade both city and school fields in the community. We applied for grants for some of this work and also used some of our own funds. This benefits all users, not just soccer players. If the fields are not well maintained, this has been an investment that has been wasted. 

In addition, with just under 400 children and youth who play on these fields, our entire organization relies on well maintained fields. If the fields are not properly maintained not only will it be difficult to continue running a successful soccer program more importantly this proposal will increase the risk of injury to our children and youth who play on these fields.  

It is our sincere hope that there can be some way of continuing the proper maintenance of the city fields so that we can keep our children and youth active, healthy and safe.  

Thank-you for your time,


Renee Carter

Revelestoke Youth Soccer Association Chair 


Just Posted

A new development surrounding plane that went missing around Revelstoke in November

The family of Ashley Bourgeault believe they have found a new clue

Palumbo nets win in KIJHL debut with Golden Rockets

Female goalie believed to be league’s first to play a full game and win

Mt. Begbie Brewing opens new tasting room

Following a record breaking year and a number of awards, Mt. Begbie Brewing opens a new tasting room

Mamas for Mamas founder survives with new lease on life

Kelowna’s Shannon Christensen escaped a dangerous situation and lived to tell about it

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

$130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic

Hot summer ticket: $130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic off Newfoundland

UK’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018

German nurse charged with 97 more murders

Niels Hoegel, serving a life sentence for two murders, has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.

Two men guilty in murders of Alberta family could face 75 years

The pair were found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Klaus’s parents and sister in a rural home near Castor, Alberta

With Senate talks falling short, U.S. shutdown enters workweek

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over U.S. citizens

Toronto mayor wants city to co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The mayor of Canada’s most populous city says he wants Toronto to be among the North American cities to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script

Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday

Female goalie from Golden wins first Junior B game

Female goalie believed to be league’s first to play a full game and win

Most Read