Hollandia Soccer Club is the first Club in Saskatchewan, Canada to participate in the Peace Field initiative. The Peace Fields Project ceremony took place Sunday 26th September, 2021. Hollandia Soccer Club’s close relationship with the The Saskatoon Soccer Centre and Saskatoon Youth Soccer, recognises the important connection that twins their peace pitch with Flanders Peace Field, Mesen, Belgium; site of the 1914 First World War Christmas Truces.
Left to right: Austion Boryski, Hollandia Head Coach, Jodi Blackwell, CEO Saskatoon Soccer Centre, David Kirton, City of Saskatoon City Councillor for Ward 3, Mick Gale, NCFA International Peace Fields Project Ambassador, Emil Highway, Bart Voswinkel, President of Hollandia, Mark Millard, President of Saskatoon Youth Soccer, Steven Ross, Percy Hoff, Hollandia Technical Director, Trevor Percy, Vice President of Hollandia, Alicia Osses, Secretary of Hollandia
Left to right: Emil Highway, Mick Gale, Steven Ross
Mick Gale, NCFA’S International Peace Fields Project Ambassador (Left) and Bart Voswinkel, Hollandia Soccer Club, President (right), sign the Declaration for Peace certificates which advocate peace through play, equality and friendship. A copy of the Declaration will be held by the Peace Village, Mesen, where a duplicate Hollandia Soccer Club Peace Plaque will be displayed, over-looking the Peace Pitch Flanders Peace Field.
MEMORIAL IN BELGIUM TO ALL CANADIANS THAT FOUGHT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR