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StingDome and turf field open at Seneca’s Newnham Campus

Toronto, Jan. 25, 2018 -- Toronto, January 25, 2018 – Geng Tan, Member of Parliament for Don Valley North, joined Seneca President David Agnew and student leaders today to officially open Seneca's new seasonal dome and multi-purpose artificial turf field.

Pictured (left to right): Seneca Director of Sport and Recreation Linda Stapleton, Seneca Newnham Recreation Council President Alik Derderian, Seneca President David Agnew, Member of Parliament for Don Valley North Geng Tan.

The new facility called the StingDome and Seneca Fields is now serving recreation and varsity programs, Seneca Summer Camps, and the local community through space rentals and new community recreation programming.

The StingDome and Seneca Fields were made possible with funding from the Seneca Student Athletic Association and up to $893,990 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.



“The Government of Canada, through CIP 150, has invested in a new multi-purpose artificial turf field and seasonal dome at Seneca’s Newnham Campus in my riding of Don Valley North. This new space promotes recreational and varsity activities for our youth and, at the same time, unites our community in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation,” said Geng Tan, Member of Parliament for Don Valley North.

“We are delighted to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with this new space for both our students and local community members to enjoy. We thank the Government of Canada, the Seneca Student Athletic Association and our students for the financial contributions that made this possible,” said David Agnew, Seneca President.

“Seneca students are so excited to have this amazing new venue that will allow us to expand our student recreation and varsity programming year round. In celebration of Seneca’s 50th anniversary, the Seneca Student Athletic Association is proud to leave this gift to Seneca students to celebrate recreation and sport for the next 50 years,” said Alik Derderian, Seneca Newnham Recreation Council President.


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Lisa Pires
Seneca Media Relations
416-491-5050 ext. 77018