To celebrate the start of a new season, Oceanside Track and Field Club will hold a bottle drive to raise funds for the new Oceanside Community Track.
The fundraiser will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 10 at the Parksville Bottle Depot, according to a media release from the club.
Previous bottle drives have raised over $3,000, and with the help of local community recycled donations, the club said it hopes to set a new record.
“Previous bottle drives have been a huge success. We are nearing our Oceanside Community Track Renewal donation goal of $10,000. We are excited to team up with the Ballenas Youth Interact Club to reach and surpass this goal,” said Jane Waite, Oceanside Track and Field Club president.
The club will also accept cash donations for the new track during the bottle drive. Supporters can also make direct donations online.
Oceanside Track and Field Club is now registered with the Parksville Recycling Depot, so supporters who would like to continue to donate to the new track can give the club’s name when bringing their recycling to the depot.
The new track season starts on March 29 at Ballenas High School. Athletes ages nine to 18 can register online.