To all affected, in regards to the incident that occurred at the Esler Soccer Complex on June 18, 2011:
I would like to extend my humble apologies to those who were directly and indirectly affected.
There is no excuse for my behaviour. It was brought to my attention that the safety of the children was in question. I assure you that this was not the case. In no way was my anger directed towards the children.
With help from the Restorative Justice program, as well as the Youth Soccer Association, actions were taken to ensure that this conduct would never happen again.
I can’t take back what has been done; I can only assure that it will not happen again! It is supposed to be a place of family fun, and my offensive activities have caused much harm. I hope over time some of the trust that was lost can be regained.
Again, I am sorry for my behaviour.
Name withheld by request.
Editor’s note: This letter was written by a participant of the Restorative Justice program. The writer’s name has been withheld because it is a condition of writing and publishing the letter.
The Tribune doesn’t typically run unsigned letters to the editor but makes a special exception for the program.