Who We Are
Cartwright Sports & Recreation Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable organization which was formed to develop, manage and maintain Cartwright Fields and its facilities (partnering with the Township of Scugog).
To operate Cartwright Fields, a multi purpose sports & recreation facility.
To increase community participation & assist organizations to create viable opportunities for healthy & active lifestyles.
To provide a safe environment for our children to play & grow in.
To fundraise for a multi purpose sport & recreation facility.
Board of Directors
The board members of CSR are a group of outstanding individuals that share a common interest dedicated to developing a first-class recreational facility in their community. They have, and continue to, volunteer countless hours to grow, build and enhance our Park and its facilities with fundraising events, community fun days and refurbishment of our walking trails and sports fields.
Current Directors of the Board:
Crystal King - Board Chair | Wilma Wotten - Past Chair | Nancy Stinson - Treasurer | Melanie Wright - Secretary (LOA)
Current Members of the Board:
Dwayne Frew | Karl Van Zeeland | Colin Kemp | Katrina Wotten | Jodie Malcolm | Kirk Swain | Reid Hollingsworth | Larry Demings
Current & Future Goals
Number One Goal of 2019: LED Lighting Project
Current proceeds will be allocated towards our LED Lighting Project for the upper diamond. The estimated cost to complete the project is $200k+. With the help of our fundraisers, grants, and Township assistance we hope to replace the current lighting system with a new up-to-date system that will provide energy efficiency (and savings) along with improved safety for those using the field.
Number Two Goal of 2019: Upgrades to the Upper Diamond
With the help of Cartwright Minor Ball we aim to improve the playing field of the upper diamond. This includes fixing the foul line fences, improving drainage on the field and resurfacing the infield. The estimate cost of this project is $80k.
Check back for our five-year plan to see what the future of Cartwright Fields has to offer!
Cartwright Sports and Recreation Inc. was established in March of 1999. The not-for- profit corporation was developed as a means to provide Nestleton and the surrounding villages and hamlets with a facility suitable to all members of the community; one that offers a safe environment for their children to grow and play in and increases the availability of sports and recreation in Scugog Township.
Cartwright Sports and Recreation Inc. (CSR) act as the facilitator. CSR operates under the direction of board and collaborates with various existing organizations and park programs with the aim of creating awareness of recreational opportunities. The organization developed the plans for the facility, contracted the initial excavation, acquired partners and raised funds for construction of the outdoor sports complex.
Cartwright Fields is situated on a 28-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Nestleton Community Centre and current ball diamond. The land is located off Highway #7A, in Ward 4 of the Township of Scugog, Region of Durham. Positioned outside of the Township of Scugog's business core (Port Perry) on a main thoroughfare, the recreation facility services the needs of the many smaller local communities, as well as provides an easily accessible facility for tournament play to the Region of Durham and beyond.
The project is being developed in phases and when completed will house two full-size lit baseball diamonds, one full-size lit and two junior-size lit soccer fields, a picnic area, children's playground and splash pool, multi-purpose concrete pad, and walking trails through a natural habitat.
Although this project impacts directly on the communities of Blackstock, Caesarea, Scugog Point, St. Christopher's Beach, View Lake, Williams Point, Nestleton, Cadmus, Smith Woods and Purple Hill, it will serve all sports organizations currently using the over extended Scugog Township facilities. The Board promotes community ownership by encouraging sports and service groups to collaborate with schools and youth groups creating work projects and provides an opportunity for cooperative education studies in environmental sciences.
The effectiveness of the corporation and public approval of the project and the mentoring approach has been demonstrated by the support, donations and grants received from the community, municipality and corporate partners.
In 1999, the land was purchased with the assistance of the Township of Scugog and through a series of public meetings the group determined the needs of the community. In 2000, CSR hired the architectural firm and raised funds for construction. In 2001, construction began in earnest with stripping and stockpiling of 12,000 cubic meters of topsoil and earth moving 27,000 cubic meters of material. In 2002 construction and fundraising continued and 2003 the cutting and filling of the material, screening the topsoil and adding 2,000 cubic meters of sand, infield mix, drainage, seeding for the completion of phase one. 2004 saw the installation of the backstop, benches bleachers and goals and the children's playground.
Cartwright Fields Grand Opening took place on May 29, 2004, amid much fanfare with many dignitaries, major contributors, representatives of the construction and architectural firms, local bands, police v fire baseball game, various sports groups and families from the community taking part in the festivities.
In 2005, the building of the walking trails commenced, with the laying of corduroy roads and wood chips, which involved several community workdays. Also formulated in 2005 was the development of the next five-year plan.
Update coming in 2019!
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