Volume 26 Issue 3 November 2014
The Brookfield Mens Club October meeting was highlighted by a very interesting presentation by a pair of food scientists from the Perennia Innovation Centre. They explained how they are assisting several Maritime businesses create value-added products, most typically in the food/ nutrition area, and help them become economically viable in the marketplace. The BMC will be hosted by the Brookfield Fire and Emergency Services (BFES) on Monday, November 17, 7:30 PM at the Fire Station-this is an annual treat for the Mens Club-all are welcomed to join us that night.
October 18 was a busy day-big turnouts at both Bob and Jean Lawrence's 50th wedding anniversary celebration at the Sportsplex, and that evening at SCA, for the "Conway and Loretta" show. This featured Dale Fisher and Sarah Matheson-Bates in the starring roles, and the musical evening was amplified by the support of Nighthawk (Bob and C J Prest, Julie Johnstone, and Lorna Letcher). The local Terry Fox committee was thrilled with the public's response, and the generous donation of funds and talent to their noble cause.
Daisy Hingley, Eleanor Faulkner, Clifford and Carol Smith enjoyed a cruise to The Bahamas. Other travellers included Susan Carter to Calgary, to visit sons Rob and James and family, Jason Steele and Stacey Harrison went to roll the dice in Las Vegas, Betty Roop took grand-daughter Alexa to visit her daughter Sherry Ovsenny and family in To ronto. Alton and Lorna Sutherland went to Alberta, as did Ryan Sutherland.
A big thank you to Robert (Ibbett) Henderson-while home visiting parents Terry and Mary and other family and friends, he left a very generous donation in the Eagle's nest to support the publication. Others dropping into our fair burg were Mac Campbell and family from Ottawa, and Mark Dean was back from central Canada for a visit at Dan and Kathy's. Adam and Devan Graham came home from the west to surprise their mother Julie Walters on her birthday! Happy times at Barry and Linda Deyarmond's -they welcomed home son Adam from Calgary, and their daughter Miranda, along with Thomas Hogben from New Zealand.
Debbie Messervey and Mike Henderson were re-elected as co-chairs at SCA’s School Advisory Council, Tammi McNutt is the new secretary. New members include parents Heather Fraser, Rebecca Veenhuis, teacher Jason Crewe, students Vincent Kennedy, Rachel Sears, Jade MacDougall and Hannah Raymond. Returning are teachers Leah Roop and Jody Arenburg, parent Tammi Wright, and principal, Nevin Jackson.
Donald "Pibb" Henderson had successful hip replacement surgery-Pibb is Mr. Indispensable to a number of organizations (Curling Club, Athletic Association, Sportsplex Board, the local ATV club, and the BMC, among others) - and all wish him a quick and complete convalescence. His sister-in-law, Dr. Tracey Williams, also kept the orthopedists busy, having her torn meniscus repaired.
Geoff and Joanne Stewart are celebrating the birth of another grand-daughter Lilla - born to Matt and Kala (daughter of Larry and Sandra Bates of Hilden) in Sydney. In Pleasant Valley, a baby boy was born to Matthew and Veronica Henderson - congratulations!! Pearl Taylor, originally a Stevens from Brentwood, celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family in Birch Hill. Daughters Shirley and family, and Sandra and family, came home from BC and Ontario, respectively for the party, and Pearl's sister Ethel Fell came from Montreal.
We send condolences to the families of those that lost loved ones- sadly at only 57, Joanne Cooke's sister, Marilee Crowell, a genuine bon vivant......at 67, Steve Searle, who along with wife Brooke, and sons Andrew, Adam, and Mike, built a thriving greenhouse and landscaping business.....in Truro, Lester Conrad, father to Judy Thompson of Forest Glen Greenhouses..... Dot Connors, Middle Stewiacke, sister to Jean Skinner, Muriel Smith and Harry Carter….Doris Crosby in Lockeport -she was mother to Joan Bangay and retired Memorial School teacher Gail Sexsmith...and at Elk Court, George Graham and Leonard Rutherford, formerly of Newton Mills and Bass River respectively.
Both of South Colchester Academy's senior soccer teams won Northumberland Regional Championships, and advanced to provincial tournaments. The girl’s team hosted the event, and many were in attendance on a beautiful day at SCA; however the Wolves dropped a tight 2-1 verdict in the semi-final to the eventual champs from New Germany. Grade 9 students Alysha MacSwain and Hannah Crouse were standouts, while goalkeeper Erica Robertson was kept very busy. Other stalwarts were Alicia MacMillan, Rachel Sears, Morgan Toole, Rebecca Rankine, and Haley Duykers. Coaches Heidi MacLean, Scott Hagell, and Lauchie MacKinnon also leaned on Abby Devlin, Carli Fisher, Amanda Brennerman, Bailey Wright, Emma Graham, Shanea Fields,Jessica McClellan, Olivia Hernden, Melody Sears, Kristyn and Shelby Miller. The senior boys team travelled to Halifax, where they also lost in the semi-finals, after dispatching Forest Heights of Chester in a qualifier here. Coaches Frank Schenkels and Patti MacKenzie led the team consisting of Ryan Duykers, Garret Johnson, Luke Teasdale, Sam Shackleton, Daniele Bagni, Kyle Ashley, Brody MacPhee, Clay Daury, Jordan Davies, Liam Giffen, Jordan McKenzie, Jorge Montya, Zac Coombes, Riley Peck, Shane Stoodley, Nik Werenka, Koleton Rockey, Luke MacMillan, Colton Cleveland, and Dawson Miller. Athletes of the Month for October at SCA were: Trent Lynds and Luke MacMillan who were two of the six SCA Runners to qualify for provincials; soccer players – Juniors: Bryce Brown and Hannah Crouse, Seniors: Riley Peck and Rachel Sears. Former multi-sport Wolves and Elk star Zach Sill continues to impress with his spirited play for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. He is a tireless worker, punishing on the forecheck and very popular with his teammates.
It was nice to see so many great costumes on Halloween, and absence of any needless vandalism – well done all! Likely only those of you whom receive the Eagle via email, or read it on the community website: www.brookfieldnovascotia.ca will benefit from the reminder of the Remembrance Day service tomorrow morning (Tuesday, November 11) at 10:45 AM at the Veterans Memorial at the Fire Station; if it is like services in the past, it will be very well-attended. Later that day, we also call to your attention a chance to watch a high level Ringette game at the Sportsplex. Come Try Ringette and have some fun - it`s FREE! All you need is a pair of skates, helmet, gloves (winter gloves will do). Please arrive at the rink 30 minutes before the 2 pm ice time. Advance registration is required for this event. For more information contact email@example.com. Watch an exhibition game @ 3PM. Nova Central U14AA Rebels vs the Halifax Hurricanes U14AA. Register for this event. http://www.cometryringette.ca/register.asp?eventID=1237®ionID=9
The SCA Grade XI Yoga class, led by Leah Roop, will welcome the public to a free session of Chair Yoga at the school, November 20 and December 3, from 9:15 to 10:00 AM. No cost, no experience necessary. Community members are urged to join Leah’s Grade 7 math class the last Friday of every month to play cribbage – a fun way to help students with their math skills, and promoting school and community partnership. If interested contact Leah at RoopLM@ccrsb.ca
The 78th Annual Brookfield Athletic Association's Sportmens Contest Grand Prizes will be drawn on Cat Country radio-99.5 FM on Wednesday, November 12 at 5:30 PM. If you hurry you can still get a ticket at a local outlet, or online at www.brookfieldathleticassociation.ca/ - click on the Sports Draw heading. We will take this opportunity to remind any who wish to discontinue the process of receiving the Eagle via Canada Post in favour of the electronic options, please send your e mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Colchester Academy library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from November 7th until November 14th. The book fair is an excellent opportunity to encourage a love of reading and enhance the school library collection in support of our students. The book fair will be open during the school library hours throughout the week and also during Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday November 13th from 6-8pm. Many fun contests, corresponding activities and draws for great prizes will be held all week! You don’t want to miss the 2015 SCA Grad Class Auction – November 20, viewing at 6 auction starts at 7pm start.
Christmas in Brookfield Tours are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 28th and Saturday, Nov. 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The Festival of Trees and Stockings, which is part of the celebration is seeking support from businesses, groups and individuals in this community endeavour in aid of the Cobequid Children First Foundation (formerly the Children's Aid). All gifts and trees will be displayed at the Train Station and/or the Knox Church Hall during the Tour. A supper sponsored by the Train Station Society will be held both dates of the Tour from 4:30 to 5:30 with a limited number of tickets at $8.00 and $5.00 (Children). Call Russell at 902-673-3448 for advance tickets. Stops on the Tour include: the Forest Glen Greenhouses, (afternoons only 2:00 to 4:30 pm), Anna MacDonnell/ Andy Kenny home on Shortt's Lake, The Heritage Train Station, Edna Graham's apartment on Carter Road, the senior's room at the Sportsplex, and Knox United Church, with a Craft Sale and Refreshments. Tickets for the Tour are $10.00, available at MacQuarrie's, Betty Dickie, (902-673-2582) or at Knox Church Hall. Free transportation is offered from the church.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. – The South Colchester Community Health Board presents Dying With Dignity at Brookfield Fire & Emergency Services. Speaker: Sheila Sperry, Provincial Coordinator, NS Chapter of Dying With Dignity. Presentation and discussion on Dying With Dignity’s work on advance care planning, and patient rights. Martina Munden from Patterson Law will present information and answer questions around advance care planning and the personal directives act. This event is free of charge – Everyone welcome.
The Brookfield Baptist Choir will present a musical entitled "Season of Joy"-a Celtic Christmas Celebration. Show times are Friday December 5 and Sunday Dec. 7, both at 7 PM. Featured will be flutes, fiddles, bagpipes, and other instruments-all are welcome. Brookfield Elementary School will present their Christmas concert on Wednesday December 10-always a full house for that! Make tracks to the curling club on Thursday nights 7:30-8:30, for your chance at the Chase the Ace pot, now in excess of $11,000!! Have fun with your friends, enjoy a great chance and big money, and help support the Sportsplex and the Curling Club, for only $1! Join the All Around the Circle Senior's Club for their monthly noon luncheon on Tuesday November 18 at their room in the Sportsplex.
See you at the BMC meeting Monday November 17, 7:30 PM at the Fire Station.