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October 2014
Vol 26, Issue2

  The Brookfield Mens Club (BMC) kicked off their 2014-15 season in September, which required scraping off some rust. It is expected things will go more smoothly at the second outing, set for Monday October 20, at 7:30 PM at the Fire Station. All are welcomed to attend, especially those incumbents who missed the end-of-summer wake-up call! Guest speakers at the BMC meeting will be Dr. Richard Ahlelt, Chief Scientist, and Emmanuel Aron, Food Scientist at the Perennia Innovation Centre, should make for an interesting time.
   The Eagle was not sharp either- among the errata/omissions in Issue 1(not 10) was:  we left off the surname Blois when celebrating Jason and Erin's baby-Erin is a niece to Joanne Cooke. Keegan Crowell was a key component of the Colchester Royals, who won the Eastern Canadian Under-14 Fast Pitch Softball championship. Alexandra Fisher (Dave, Yvonne), a second year B. Music student at Mount Allison, was named to the Dean's List for her academic achievements at that august university.
   The BMC would like to publicly thank some businesses who provided massive assistance to the Mens Club work /projects; Forest Glen Greenhouses (the Thompson family) once again provided the floral ammunition that makes the Ed Creelman Park radiate in the summer, and Fundy Composting (Walter Termeer) provided the very fertile bedding soil. The large project this summer was to replace the splintering boulders with a fence of posts and chain link-Brookfield Lumber Co. (Ron Creelman) graciously provided the lengthy chain, and Lafarge kindly removed the eroding boulders. We would also like to thank veteran Helen Kenrick for her kind donation to the Eagle. We salute all, individual or corporate, who step up and help non-profit organizations like the BMC improve community life!
     In early 2015, watch for Grade 6 Brookfield Elementary School student Mia Perry’s role on the hilarious CBC sitcom, “Mr. D.” Mia is the daughter of SCA Science teacher, Doug Perry, of Upper North River. Former BJHS student, and local minor hockey star, Brian Affleck won two Atlantic /events the Professional Golf Association Stanhope Open in PEI, besting NS Sports Hall of Famers Gordie Smith and Kevin Dugas down the stretch; and the Tour Champion at Penn Hills. 50th anniversaries were celebrated by Dennis and Verlie Grant, and Donnie and Jackie Campbell of Green Bay, Lunenburg County-Donnie is a nephew to Grace Campbell. Patty Stewart was feted at a surprise 50th birthday party, planned and executed by her daughter Krysten, who flew in 'under the radar' from Quebec City, and other local friends.  Bob and Jean Lawrence will be celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss at an Open house on October 18 from 2- 5pm at the Sportsplex Seniors Room.
    The South Colchester Academy (SCA) Junior Boys Golf team placed third in the Regionals. Team members were Luke Fielding, Austin McBurnie, Luke Fisher, and Noah McCallum - Noah was low score in the field (75) on the tricky Amherst GC layout.  The CC Riders Under 14 Tier 2A Girls won silver at the soccer provincials-they were led by Coach Heidi MacLean (daughter of Cindy Messervey Weatherbie), and featured SCA standouts Alysha MacSwain and Hannah  Crouse. Athletes of the month for September at SCA were: Noah McCallum (golf),Shayne Stoodley (cross-country), and soccer stalwarts Brody MacPhee and Alicia MacMillan (Seniors) and Riley MacLeod and Sarah Kennedy (Juniors). Lesley Cooper of Meadowvale, the wife of municipal councillor Mike, won the grand prize of a $2500 travel voucher at the Sportsplex fund-raising dance and draw. The Coopers were also blessed with a new grandson. The Board of Directors of the Sportsplex would like to thank all who purchased tickets in support.  A reminder the Chase the Ace pot continues to grow-it is now in excess of $8000! Drop up to the club room at the curling rink on Thursday nights (7:30-8:30) to join the ever-growing crowd- tickets are only $1, and give you a chance at the nightly prize of approximately $500 (and growing) , and then the chance to draw the Ace of Spades for the big pot!!  This is a great opportunity for a windfall, AND you are providing much-needed support to the Sportsplex!
      A big cheer for Zach Sill who cracked the Pittsburgh Penguins opening-night line up and contributed several solid shifts in the Pens 6-4 win. Here’s hoping his stay in the Big Top is a lengthy one! Don Hazelton,Terry Henderson and Harold Barkhouse were made life Honorary members of the Fundy Region Umpires Association – collectively the trio have ruled over thousands of softball games in the 151 combined years calling balls and strikes.
     Two fantastic concerts were recently performed in Brookfield-at the Baptist Church, the Edmonton-based group "Gabriel", fronted by former Brookfielder Ralph Carter, and supported by his wife, Lesley, and Willard Schneider provided meaningful songs. Up the road at Knox United, the Ontario duo of Rev. Peter Woods (on tenor and soprano saxophone) and the widely-acclaimed jazz legend Brian Browne (piano) provided an incredible show, of popular and spiritual pieces.
     We are sorry to report on the passing of Mike Crowe, Bernie's son, and of Terry Wamboldt's mother, Helen. Eric Sandeson's brother-in-law Dean Wile died, as did Marion Walsh, grandmother to Chantry and Autumn Stone of Hilden. Carl Moore of Shortt's Lake passed away, leaving his wife Deanna, and siblings Betty Carter and Jim Moore to mourn his loss. Long-ago Shubie Lion ballplayer, and umpire Gerald Richardson died-he and his wife Norma had recently moved from Shortt's Lake to his homestead in Shubie East.  Bruce Frame of Gays River died-he was grandfather to local students Desiree and Avah Frame. Betty Giffin, passed away; she was mother to Gaye MacDonald, former Biology teacher and Science Fair mentor to many. Condolences to all who lost loved ones.
     Pealing wedding bells signaled the marriage unions of Lindsay Wood (Steve, Sandra) and Jerome Merrian; Caitlyn Stewart (Brian, Tammy) and Kenton McNutt of Truro- Caitlyn is a Dal nursing grad and working at Colchester East Hants Health Centre;  Danny MacDonald, Jr. and Diane Barbrick; and on the shores of St. Margaret's Bay, Justin Ingram (Lewis, Lana Crewe) and  Ashley Jaillet of Moncton, with wedding music supplied by Jim Parks, who was home for the wedding as well. Among those home for the various celebrations were Kelly Grant from B.C. for his parents' anniversary, and Lewis, Lana and Kailee from Fort McMurray for Justin's nuptials. Lana's niece, Kiwi Tessa Crewe, has been getting some substitute teaching time at BES; both students and staff find her delightful. Jerad and Alicia Stewart came from the west and Ottawa respectively for their sister's ceremony.  Janelle Canning-Lue and Phil Lue brought baby Addison home from the West Coast to Terry and Krista's, so she could get an early start absorbing her Nova Scotian heritage. Sherry(Roop) Ovsenny (Toronto) was home to mother Betty Roop's, Adam Graham came from the west to his mother's home (Julie Walters), and Ivy Haasen came from northern Ontario to visit her mother, Edna Graham.
     The Brookfield Area Terry Fox Committee are very grateful to all the supporters and volunteers who contributed to making our Run the leader in the province! Almost $18,000 was raised for cancer research on Run Day in Brookfield! Other committee projects over the past months pushed the total raised to $30,000. The support in this area has been amazing. Wayne Woolfitt canvassed door-to-door, and personally raised over $6300, making him one of the top individual fund-raisers in NS. Special thanks to the 'Cherry Lane Combo' (Joanne Hatfield, Mark Hamilton, Tim and Lorraine Ross, and special guest Kayla Kennedy), for providing great musical entertainment at the BBQ, facilitated by master soundman, a volunteer from Dartmouth(!), Eric Thibodeau. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen to keep researchers working towards a cure. Slowed temporarily with medical issues were Logan Rutherford (broken wrist) and Terry Henderson (eye surgery). Ruth Hatton spent time in the hospital.
      Earle and Heloise Morgan, along with her sisters , the indefatigable Erma Conrad and Debbie Smith travelled to Las Vegas, and enjoyed a helicopter trip through the Grand Canyon, in addition to all "Sin City's " other attractions. Darrell and Gail Wright chose a quieter locale, vacationing in the Magdalene Islands. Geoff and Joanne Stewart travelled to the Emerald Isle (Eire, not Prince Edward), as did pals Kathy George and Kathy Jack. Myrna and Gully Matheson picked a closer island to visit, Newfoundland. Marion and Gene Retson, and his sister Edith Davis visited friends and family in Ontario. Toronto, specifically daughter Michelle, was the lure for Mike and Susan MacDonald.  Robert and Dorene Matheson toured Ontario. Brother and sister Austin Ross and Shirley Comeau motored to Ontario, where they met siblings Wilfred Ross, Elaine Healey, and Ardith Teas(and other family members), and attended their brother Derrick's retirement after 35 years in the Canadian military in Trenton, Ont. They also called on Shirley’s granddaughter Krysten Stewart in Quebec City. Gordie and Jackie Burnett headed to their winter home in Florida, earlier than usual, because...... The Burnetts sold their beautiful home in the heart of the village to Drs. Stephen Henderson and Tracey Williams-they, along with kids Bob and Kathleen, are excited to be back in his hometown, moving from Truro. Nearby, on Brandt Lane, Luther and Joyce Sears welcome home daughter Cassandra, and her beau from SCA days, golf professional Tanner Gayton.
   The monthly luncheon hosted by the All Around the Circle Club will be Wednesday October 21, at 12 noon. Featured entertainment will be the melodious Art Peck! Card Parties are underway at the Senior's Lounge on Wednesday nights (excepting the 3rd Wednesday of each month) -games are Cribbage and 45's, start time is 7:30, admission is $2, and 50-50 tickets are $1. The Brookfield Curling Club starts a new season with their Open House from October 20-25 -stop in and see why your neighbours are joining the BCC. Weekday times (except Wednesday) are 7:00- 9:00pm; weekends 1:30- 330pm.  The ice is in the hockey rink at the Sportsplex- call 673-2063 to book your rentals, for pleasure or figure skating, pick-up hockey, or any other activity. The rates are very attractive-get out and enjoy your facility!  "An Evening with Conway and Loretta", featuring Dale Fisher and Sarah Matheson-Bates will be held Saturday, October 18 at SCA. Opening act is Bob Prest, presenting the music from his CD, "Legends and Lies'. Tickets available at the door for the 7 PM show for $10. The Brookfield Junior Elks had their home opener on October 7 in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League; they lost a narrow 4-3 decision to East Hants before a crowd of over 500. The youthful Elks promise to mount a sturdy challenge to any entering the Home of the Elks at the Sportsplex. Home games are most Tuesday nights at 7:30 (see their website or the community one for full schedule)-plan on attending some tilts!   The Brookfield Athletic Association (BAA) would like to make all aware that the draw for the Grand Prizes in the 78th(!!!) Annual Sport Draw (nee Big Game Hunt), will be held on November 12 at 530 PM on Cat Country radio - 99.5 on FM dial. This is a change of 1 week, due to a later big game season, to allow for ticket collection. Make sure you get your ticket(s) for chances at the great prizes-including a 2014 Can-Am Commander Side-by-Side, with a $5000 gas card, OR your choice of TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS in CASH. Tickets can be purchased at a multitude of outlets in the area, and this year, for the first time, on line- go to www.brookfieldathleticassociation.ca/ and click on the Sports Draw heading. You can purchase tickets easily this way via PayPal, even if many miles separate you from Brookfield!!  The BAA has resumed their popular weekly hockey pools-tickets are only $2; test your predictive powers against your friends by picking game winners each weekend. Entry forms are at Roop's Esso, or from BAA members. The SCA Students Council /Grad Class which is cooperating with the Hollis Ford dealership in a fundraiser-for each and every one who takes even a brief test drive at Hollis Ford (Robie /Juniper intersection) on Saturday, October 18, between 9 AM- 4 PM, and identifies as an SCA supporter, the dealership will provide $20 to the student fund. This raised over $3000 in a previous year, so take a spin and help the high school kids!
   Knox United will host a Turkey Supper on Saturday 25, 4:30-6:30. The Annual UCW Fall Luncheon and Sale is slated for Saturday November1, 11am-1pm. Featured are many different areas including “Preserves Cupbard”, “Jewelry Box”, “China Cupboard”, “Craft Shop”, “Sweet Shop”, “Silent Auction”, “Cookie Cupboard”, “Children’s Corner” and “Bake Shop”. Donation of homemade jam, jellies, new crafts and decorations, your “tired” jewelry and china, or baking of most any type. Non-perishable items can be left anytime in the descripted bines in the entries of both United Churches. Perishables can be left at Knox on October (between 9-9) or November 1 (8-10am). The luncheon menu will be chicken-a-la-king ($7.00) and children’s menu of hot dogs. A convenanting service will be held at Middle Stewiacke Church on Sunday, November 2, 7 pm to celebrate and formalize the covenant between Rev. Keith Gale and the congregations and Truro Presbytery – all are welcomed to attend this meaningful and joyous service.Your Way To Wellness Workshop: Do you have an ongoing health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, COPD, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, asthma, or high blood pressure? This free program helps adults with chronic (ongoing) health conditions to overcome daily challenges, take action and live a healthy life. Care givers and those living with someone who may have a chronic health condition are also encouraged to attend. Sessions will be held on Wednesday’s at 1:30 – 3:30 PM from October 22
nd to November 26th at the Brookfield Fire Hall. To register, please contact: 902-893-5554 ext. 42275. The BMC has traditionally worked with the Fire Services and RCMP to help coordinate a street patrol on Halloween, encouraging that the mischief be confined to a nature that causes no significant damage. Anyone wishing to bolster the somewhat limited numbers the Mens Club can provide is asked to meet at the United Church any time from 830 PM onward on the 31st.  A reminder that Remembrance Day services will be observed on Tuesday, November 11-as the Eagle will be published only the day before, we insert this reminder now. The crowds at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Fire Station have been epic for the past several years. Please plan on attending. If anyone wishes to lay wreaths, or otherwise take part in the ceremony, please contact Bob Lawrence soon at 673-2022.
   There was a dedication ceremony upon the completion of the Veterans Memorial, in which the names of 98 companies and/or individuals who contributed to its construction were inscribed on a plaque. The cairn was built from some 1800 bricks saved from the original war memorial, the Memorial School, built in 1949-50, on the same site. Two hundred and ninety (290) area veterans who served in World War I and II are cited, including the 17 who paid the ultimate price. The cornerstone copper box, which was placed in the Memorial School in 1950, has been installed in the new monument, along with a new box.

   An appeal is extended to any who may wish to take part in decorating their home and being part of the Christmas House Tours and Greenhouse Open House. This event has been very popular for years, and attracts many visitors to our village, as well as serving as a fundraiser for various groups, including the UCW, Train Station Historical Society through their dinners, and perhaps most importantly, the Christmas Index program. However, it only works if there are houses to tour! Please consider if you are able to help-call 673-2812, 673-2582 or 673-2427 for more info. Dates are November 28-29.
  Did you miss Minor hockey Registration for your child? – it seems like some did, as members so far are much lower than expected. If so please contact Amanda – 902-956-2507 or Andrew at 902-899-3906 to get your child signed up for the season, and take advantage of the BAA’s generous contribution to the registration fee!

       See you at the BMC on October 20!


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