October 2018
Volume 30, Issue 2

  The Brookfield Mens Club (BMC) kicked off their 2018-19 season in September - Prexy Jim Feener moved through the business part of the meeting; topics discussed included the future of the community cemeteries, the "care and feeding" of Ed Creelman Park, summer BBQs, the report from the very successful Fish-a-Rama, as well as plans for this campaign. The members then showed off their mental and physical skills in a couple of games - new member Eric MacKinnon sparkled at both, and will be avidly sought as a teammate in future events! The group welcomes all to their next gathering on Monday October 15 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Station.

  Thank yous are in order to Barb Murphy, who made a donation to the Eagle - Barb has been hospitalized recently, and is very grateful for the "Brookfield Spirit", evidenced by the get-well wishes, visits, cards, kitchen gifts, etc after her hip surgery. Likewise, for the many condolences after her daughter Jane's passing - she extends thanks to the many thoughtful folks in Brookfield! The BMC also wishes to thank Lafarge, for their generosity in publishing the hard copies each month, to Roop's Tim Horton's for their significant contribution, to Marwood, and to summer student/Park caretaker Mary Jane Fisher for her tireless efforts! The BMC has been sponsoring the local Air Cadet squadron for over 60 years - boys and girls 12-18 are encouraged to check out this great program on Tuesday nights at the elementary school, or contact CO Andrew Tattrie at write to.

   Others requiring medical care were Beth Maguire, who broke her ankle, Judy Henderson, Hugh Carter, Lenny Carter, and spouses of Club-men, Faith Buott and Jean Lawrence. We hope they are all mending well!

       Phyllis Sutherland welcomed lots of her family over the past several weeks - daughter Bev Woolaver, along with Troy and family came from Petrolia, Ontario; and Tim Woolaver and family came from the Cayman Islands. Jeff and Marnie Smith came from Calgary to help celebrate with his Mum, Linda on Victor Penny's 75th birthday. Vic continues to roll big numbers in the Elks Bowling League, as do octagenarians Audrey MacDonald and Terry Henderson. Mike and Leslie Stewart came from Fort McMurray to enjoy the birthday cake from his father Jerry's party. Nice to see Greg and Diane McDonald home for Thanksgiving at his mother Marian’s.

      Al and Myriam Halavrezos made Jennifer Henderson and Costas Halavrezos grandparents again - they welcomed their second son, Thomas Gabriel in Montreal, meaning Jennifer Jo will be racking up Air Miles again! Brookfield Elementary School (BES) teacher Allison Tucker and her husband Dustin McCarthy also have a bouncing baby boy, Maverick. Popular Brookfield Curling Club member Christine Richardson, and her hubby Daniel have a beautiful baby girl, Aubree Abigail, at their Forest Glen Road home. Congratulations to all the parents (and grandparents!)

     Sympathies are extended to those who lost loved ones - Grant Sill's brother, Kent died in the Valley. Brentwood's Ken Hoyt and Alton's Robert Miller passed away, as did Ruth Matheson's aunt, Ruth Grant in Truro. Bob Radchuck died in Toronto; he is remembered for his considerable efforts as a consultant to the Sportsplex circa 1984, which brought forth the present organizational structure, by-laws, etc.

      Robert Putnam is the 2018 Match Play Champion at Brookfield Golf Club - he proved his mettle by winning the quarter-final, semi-final, and Final all in extra holes (think Overtime, or extra innings, if you prefer!). The South Colchester Senior Boys Golf Team (Ben Fraser, Matt Murphy, Riley Fisher, and Ethan Densmore) headed by Coach Kelly Spencer finished a strong 2nd in the Regionals at the demanding Northumberland GC in Pugwash, and then showed well at the provincials at Le Portage in Cheticamp. The Junior Girls golf team combined for a second finish at Regionals – that team was made up of Jeslyn Searle, Riley Gates, Jenna Pochl, and Millie Brenton. The Junior Boys – Tristen Sutherland, Cam Weatherbee, Jack Sullivan and Ryan Searle – were 5th. A great job by Coach Spencer re-vitalizing the SCA golf program! Congratulations to the organizers of the very successful BES Fall Fair, which attracted huge crowds, and generated lots of fun and funds. Kudos to school administrators Kathy Weatherbee and Jen Clarke, teaching staff, as well as the large number of parent volunteers. Speaking of volunteers, how about that Terry Fox Committee - they had over 200 participants at the local run on September 16, and along with the schools and other community events, raised over $30,000 for cancer research! A special tip of the cap to walker 89 year old Pearl Cameron, and her 'Team Clan Cam' from Urbania, and of course to Wayne Woolfitt who participated in both the Brookfield and Truro walks, and personally raised in excess of $6000! The Whing Ding’s Duck Race, much-delayed by the semi-arid summer was held once the Creamery Brook level came up. Winners were Jeal Olmstead, Kyle Henderson and Angie Reid. Delaney Henderson (Dave, Lana) Henderson, Helene’s grand-daughter has started her masters in medical Neuroscience at Dal, and received a significant scholarship and was one of the four trainees from across the country to present at a biennial conference featuring speakers from the UK, USA and Canada.

     Mike and Sharon Fields, and Mike and Jenna Searle and kids traveled to Boston to take in ball games at Fenway Park, against an alleged major league (?) opponent. Kris and Tanya Chase visited Las Vegas, and Krista McMullin pulled on her Grandmother hat, and jetted to Yellowknife to Janelle and Phil's. Larry Harrison along with Gerry and Sandra Brenton toured China. Dawn Carter-Henderson went to Alberta, and Bruce Wallace visited daughter Katrina in Fort McMurray. Orland and Verna Kennedy went to Ontario for her brother's funeral. Shortts Lake has seen a couple of households relocate to Truro - Todd, Beth, Cameron, and Jorja Smith, as well as Emily Kierstead and Don Murray. Marian Lindsay moved to Truro.

      The Brookfield Curling Club (BCC) has its Open House the evenings (7-9) of October 15, 16, 18, 19, Wednesday morning (9:30) October 17, and Saturday afternoon 1-3, October 20 - please drop in and have a look! You do not have to let back, knee, or other pains keep you away - many of our best curlers have " been there, done that", and now are very skillfully curling with "the stick". So, whether you crouch, or stand upright, in the hack, please stop into the Sportsplex. There will be extensive instructional sessions for both new and experienced curlers from October into early December, so come by and take advantage! For more info, call . The Brookfield Athletic Association (BAA), 82nd Annual Sports Draw and Hunt Contest is getting down to the short strokes - if you wish to qualify for hunting prizes, you must have your ticket before the start of hunting season in late October. For those more interested in the spectacular Grand Prizes, just a few weeks remain until the draw is done on November 13 on Cat Country radio (5:30 PM). The Grand Prizes are: 2018 Jeep Wrangler, $5000 Gift Card at Atlantic Superstore, a 27", 254 cc Snowblower, Louis Garneau Gros Mountain Bike, and $500 gift card from MacQuarries Pharmasave!!! Tickets available nearly everywhere locally; for readers distant from Brookfield you can purchase yours online at brookfieldathleticassociation.ca - click on Sports Draw. The BAA appreciates your support! On October 27, there will be a Sportsplex Hallowe'en Party and Dance, featuring live music - tickets available at Roop's Esso for $10, with proceeds to the Sportsplex. Dale Fisher, Sarah Matheson, and friends are putting on a concert October 13 at SCA, 7 PM - come along and enjoy the tunes, proceeds to Terry Fox Foundation. The Brookfield Elks season in the 12 team Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League is underway and home games are Tuesday nights at 7:30 at the Sportsplex. Steve Locke will be inducted into the Truro Sport Heritage Society’s Hall of Fame on Friday November 9. Steve is a multi-sport athlete, perhaps, best-known as an All- Canadian centerfielder on several Elks championship teams, but also as arguably the best high school basketball player in South Colchester annals; and also as a provincial Senior golf champion. We expect a large crowd of Brookfielders at the Marigold on November 9!

      On Sunday October 14, make your way to the SCA gym to see very high level volleyball - featured teams for the 1-3:30 PM mini-tourney are Mount Allison U Mounties, Mt St. Vincent Mystics, and an All Star team of former university standouts led by Caila Henderson. The skill and athleticism on display will leave you agape. Don’t forget Knox United’s Turkey Dinner on October 27 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. All Around the Circle monthly luncheon is Tuesday October 16 at the Senior's Lounge in the Sportsplex; doors open at 11:30, meal at 12, meeting/entertainment to follow. Their card parties (cribbage, 45s) go every Wednesday night at 7:30. Knox United Church will host their Annual Christmas Luncheon and Sale on Saturday November 3, from 11 AM to 1 PM. The United Church of Canada’s Youth Planning Forum is coming to Brookfield October 19-21; that group will lead the combined service on October 21 at 10 AM. The community will host Remembrance Day service on Sunday November 11 at 10:45 AM at the Veterans' Memorial - anyone wishing to lay wreaths, march, or otherwise take part, contact Bob Lawrence at phone, or write to . A rib-warming lunch will be hosted by Knox after the service. Early reminder that the village's Christmas House Tours will be November 23-24 - watch the November Eagle for more details. Anyone wishing to assist with the Hallowe'en Street Stroll can meet at Knox Church anytime after 8:30 PM.

Hope you can join us at the BMC meeting on October 15!

The Eagle