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In the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, there’s nothing more important than providing everyone with a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment in which to live and play.

Sports such as baseball, bocce ball, walking, swimming, etc. provide residents of all ages and abilities to get physically active and make connections with their peers.

However, at the moment, there are very few activity/sport venues that offer fully accessible facilities in which to play.  We, the Hawks Dream Field Society, are currently working on redeveloping the Hawks Field in Dominion to make it 100% accessible to EVERYONE!  It will not only include an accessible baseball field but also a walking track, splash pad, bocce ball court.  There will be a new building constructed which will house fully accessible washrooms and canteen space as well as storage space for equipment.  

The Hawks Dream Field will be a destination for all to get out with their families and enjoy some physical activity, fresh air and companionship.  It will be a place where EVERYONE feels welcome and nobody is left out.  It will also provide opportunities for employment for people of all abilities!  It’s a win, win for everyone!

Our goal is to make the Hawks baseball field in Dominion 100% accessible to people of all ages, abilities, gender and socioeconomic status.  The new Hawks Dream Field will feature the following: 

  • Grading and leveling of the field to make it wheelchair accessible

  • New fully-accessible dugouts and grandstands (also new fencing where required)

  • Walking track around the perimeter of the field

  • Building a new facility on site that will house a fully accessible washroom, regular family wash room, storage area and an accessible canteen.

  • Accessible splash pad .

  • Official sized bocce ball court for children, adults and seniors.

  • Historical space to depict the rich baseball history in Dominion and the CBRM

  • Lighting installed

  • Electronic scoreboard 

The project is expected to be completed in 3 Phases, with Phase 1 construction expected to begin in Fall 2021.  Funding has been secured for Phase 1, but we are still seeking funding for Phase 2 and 3. 

The Project

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