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Acadia University getting new artificial turf playing surface at Raymond Field

Federal government, province and university invest $1.2 million

April 13, 2021  By Infrastructure Canada

Acadia University’s Raymond Field is getting a new artificial playing surface. The Canadian government is investing $400,000 into the turf replacement project at the Wolfville, N.S. university.

In addition to the removal and disposal of the current synthetic surface, the project will include the necessary accessories for field operation and maintenance.

According to Infrastructure Canada, the upgrades will create a safer and more attractive environment for students, community members and event organizers who use the field as a venue for major varsity and community sporting events.

The funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is being matched by the provincial government and the university and its local funding partners.


The turf replacement will ensure local sports organizations and provincial competitions will benefit for years to come, Keith Irving, minister of environment and climate change and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kings South, said.

Raymond Field is one of the two outdoor artificial turf playing fields in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.


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