It is with a heavy heart that this blog post. We have many wonderful people in our area who generously volunteer their time and talents for the betterment of the community. Eric Walters was one of those people. My condolences go to his family on his passing. Eric made a significant contribution to youth soccer in Salmon Arm and with the help of his peers started a minor soccer program in the community. For more than forty years youth soccer has offered an affordable and fun activity for children in the community to participate in. Without the dedication and hard work of Eric and his family youth soccer in Salmon Arm would not be what it is today. A heartfelt presentation was made to Council in April requesting the naming of a soccer field to recognize Eric Walters and his family’s dedication to youth soccer. The sign for Soccer Pitch One at Blackburn Park will be removed and a new one saying ‘Walters’ Field’ in honor of Eric and his family will be placed in the upcoming weeks. The sign will commemorate and honour the hard work of Eric Walters and legacy of youth soccer in Salmon Arm he has left behind. Watch for information as to the date and time in local papers and on this blog. Everyone is invited to attend.