Highlanders Partner with Peninsula Co-op For Kids Zone

by Joshua Rendle

VICTORIA, BC (MAY 17, 2018) - Victoria Highlanders FC are pleased to announce Peninsula Co-op as the Official Kids Zone Partner for the 2018 Premier Development League (PDL) season. 

The family friendly and interactive kids zone will feature an inflatable soccer goal in partnership with the World Cups Youth Soccer Festival where kids have a chance at winning prizes through Peninsula Co-op, as well as face painting, a bubble party, and other interactive kids games all in a secured location within Centennial Stadium.

“We are very pleased to be working with Peninsula Co-op to provide a kids zone at all our home games,” stated Highlanders co-owner Mark deFrias. “Creating a fun, family friendly environment was always part of our vision for the new version of the Highlanders at Centennial Stadium.  Peninsula Co-op have shared that vision with us and stepped up to the plate to create an area that not only enhances our game day experience but also allows a family to all enjoy their time at Centennial Stadium.” 

“Supporting initiatives where families have the opportunity to connect is important to us. The Kids Zone adds a new dynamic to the experience by creating a fun and engaging environment where kids can be kids,” says Lindsay Gaudette, Marketing & Community Relations Manager for Peninsula Co-op.

The Highlanders return to Victoria for their home opener on May 20th against the Portland Timbers at Centennial Stadium. Season tickets are available at www.highlandersfc.ca/tickets.

About Victoria Highlanders FC

Last season the Highlanders competed in the Premier Development League (PDL). Developing a path for aspiring professional soccer players to reach the highest level. Notable players such as Brett Levis (Whitecaps FC), Jamar Dixon (Ottawa Fury), and Matt Polster (Chicago Fire) are just a few alumni that have come through Victoria’s ranks. 

About Peninsula Co-op

Peninsula Co-op is a retail co-operative that has been proudly serving the Duncan to Victoria area and most recently Comox and Campbell River for over 40 years. Today, Peninsula Co-op has more than 95,000 members and a large customer base. Last year, Peninsula Co-op returned $5.3 million to its member-owners in cash back and equity, while contributing $480,000 to more than 330 charities, community groups, student scholarships, capital projects and initiatives.