After 5 years, the Valley Park Go Green Cricket and Sports Field is now open! The environmentally sustainable outdoor not-for-profit sport and recreational facility, offers accessible programming for at-risk youth in Toronto. Go Green’s free programs will protect youth aged 7–18 years old from harm and/or victimization by providing safe and supervised programs and activities outside of school hours at their outdoor recreational facility, as well as inside Valley Park Middle School.

The opening ceremony on Thursday June 5, 2015, consisted of a full day of fun activities funded by the City of Toronto’s Pan Am & ParaPan Festivals Grant program and supported by Jays Care Foundation, MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

Our beyond 3:30 students from Valley Park Middle School joined Premier Kathleen Wynne at the grand opening ceremony of Canada’s first illuminated cricket field.

Kathleen Wynne and beyond 3:30 student
Above: ​Premier Kathleen Wynne at the inaugural celebration of the Go Green Cricket Field, receiving a thank you card from a beyond 3:30 students.

Premier Kathleen Wynne batting alongside nutrition coordinator, Julie beyond 3:30 students
Premier Kathleen Wynne batting in the newly opened Go Green Cricket Field alongside our nutrition coordinator, Julie (left). Beyond 3:30 students waiting for the cricket tournament to begin (right).

beyond 3:30 student gives thumbs up beyond 3:30 student playing baseball
Above: Beyond 3:30 students excited to play baseball with the Jays Care Rookie League.