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The Grand Opening of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground is happening Saturday, August 24th!

The children’s playground is opening in memory of Cst. Sarah Beckett, a West Shore RCMP officer who died in the line of duty when her police cruiser was struck by a drunk driver in 2016.

She is survived by her husband and two young children.

Cst. Sarah Beckett with her children Emmitt and Lucas Image: Facebook

The memorial park’s grand opening takes place between 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will feature family entertainment, live music, a bouncy castle, face painting, a dunk tank, and more.

The playground, which was partially community funded, features two distinct sections, one designed for children aged 2-5 years old and one with equipment intended for 5-12 year olds.

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A grand opening ceremony will also be hosted at 1:00 p.m., followed by speeches by Langford Mayor Stew Young, Premier John Horgan, and other special guests at 1:30 p.m.

Parking for the event will be available in the Belmont High School parking lot, located at 3041 Langford Lake Road.

A section of road between Belmont High School and the memorial playground will also be closed to traffic during the grand opening.

Grand Opening – Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground

  • When: Saturday, August 24th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground, 1089 Langford Parkway