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Septrmber 2013
Vol. 25 Issue 1
BMC Eagle   /  Brookfield Mens Club

The Brookfield Men's Club will resume their meetings on Monday September 16 at 7:30 PM at the Brookfield Fire Station. If you attend you will be welcomed by a new President (Austin Ross) and new Vice President (Pibb Henderson) and at least three new members (all under 40 !!) who started coming to meetings late last year. The Eagle wants to give proper acknowledgement and thanks to staff who do such a good job in getting the Eagle out - that includes typist Cindy Bonin, publishing whiz Lori Nielsen, circulation director Susan Stevenson, and deliverymen Bob Lawrence and Austin Ross - their efforts are invaluable and much appreciated! At long last, the new sidewalk along Hwy. 289 is under construction - hopefully the stretch from the corner to the Creamery Brook will be finalized soon. (Phase 3 - to Upper Brookfield Road, is to be done in 2014). There is more news than what will fit in this issue without making the print too small - some items will be deferred until the October edition to make sure they receive their proper due. We will note in more detail some of the summer activities that were involved in the Coming home to Brookfield, Whing Ding, and other activities, as well as unintended omissions!

Babies abounded - a baby boy came to the home of Barry and Jennifer Hill, while sweet little girls were welcomed by Dan (Gene, Marion) and Marita Retson, Michael and Katie Doyle - Katie is the daughter of Logan and Rhonda (Dewar) Graham, and a pair of daughters for the Cooke sisters Danica (papa Ryan Ellis), and Heidi (papa Tyler Medaglia) both welcomed baby girls - very exciting! Fraternal twins (a boy and a girl) brought lots of excitement (and more Cooke cousins!) to the home of Joel and Juliet Campbell - now four grandchildren in that house for grandparents Brian and Gwen (Cooke) Campbell. Weddings were celebrated by Harding Nelson (Seldon, Anne) and Emily Ouelette in Ottawa, Kyle Wright (Judy, Randy) and Natasha Leduc, Mike Field (Don and Annie) and Sharon Hill, Andrew Heffernan (Dave, Jane) and Laura Friedman, Chipper Vantassell (Greg, Nancy) and Lori Campbell (Jack, Ruth), Bill Stewart and Sharon MacPhee, and Joanna Canning (Terry, Krista) and Ryan Stefani. Congratulations to all the newlyweds! University Graduates include Genevieve Clark (Richard, Monique) who received her Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie AC - she was on the President's List, and won the Dal Impact Community Services Leadership Award , and is now enrolled in the Veterinarian program at UPEI. Jessica Leck (Bruce, Janice) also received her B.Sc. from Dal AC, and has a job in the aquaculture industry in Campbell River, British Columbia. Alycia Putnam (Robert, Kelly) earned her MBA from St. Mary's, she is an HR specialist at Deloitte Consulting. Mike Weatherbie (Cindy Messervey) received his BA from SMU.

    With four months between editions we always dread the lengthy list of those passing. Among those going to their final reward were Winnie Campbell of Middle Stewiacke.....Dorisanne Smith (mother to Shelley, Denise, and Deanna)...long time minor Elks hockey coach, educator, and Cadet leader, Bill Sears...Jennifer Okell...Marilyn Morell...lifetime village residents Eric Fisher and Ray Carter... in Alton, former Elk standout goaltender Don Conroy....in Ontario, Stella Swan (Sharon Swan's mother)...Barb Wood, Steve Wood's mother...in Stewiacke, Muriel Smith's brother-in-law Emerson Smith and Brenda (Morrell) Woodworth...in Masstown, Jim Richards, Vangie Yorke's companion...Carl Moore's daughter Melody Crecco.....Edna (Boomer) McNutt...Beldon Dillman in Carroll's Corner, Joan Hatton's brother...Geraldine Areseneau, mother to Vince...Wendy Brenton's brother, Peter Nelson of Upper Stewiacke; Bev Kennedy's sister, Myrtle Wynn...Doug Hill of Maitland, son of Brookfield Elementary EA, Beth Hill...in Truro, Eileen Huntley, former Brookfield resident... Cecil Weatherby, Don Harvey's brother-in-law....Tanya Fowler's mother, Lynn McClelland in Old Barns...Avis Sullivan at Elk Court...Dora Lynds' brother, Reg Atkinson...Miles Pellrine brother, Sergent (Ret'd) Leslie Pellrine, and Wayne Williams of Mill Village, husband to SCA teacher Cheryl Williams. We extend condolences to all who lost loved ones.

Among the many visitors were Minnesotans Peter and Katie Kennedy, at Larry and Lynne's... From Vancouver, Nathan Allinson and girlfriend Jackie at Carrie Hingley's....Laura Walters moved home from Vancouver...Greg and Bert McDonald and families were home at Marion's....nice to see sisters Marion and Myrna (Marvin MacLean's sisters) home from Ste. Catherines for the Home Coming celebrations...Jack, Carol, and daughter Murieann Campbell were home from Leeds, England to visit Jack's mom Eloise and others...Sherry and Jay Ovsenny were home to visit Betty Roop...Krysten Stewart and Andre Garneau were home to visit Patty Stewart; sisters Susan VanTassell and Helen Belanger were home for nephew Chipper's wedding... Robin (Button) Sutherland was home to visit his mother Edna and other family...Kaye Retson's sister Brenda visited from New Zealand...while Wendi (Campbell) Grant came from British Columbia to visit Papa Gord....B.J. Sutherland was home from Indiana at Pete and Vicki's, and to participate in the Bopper-Jiggs Tour...while Chelsey (Ross) and husband Shawn French visited with Gerald and Elaine...Dan and Marita Retson and daughter Clara were home to Gene and Marion's... Kim (Whidden) Kennedy and her son Jessie came home to Dave and Anitra's...Charlene (Sutherland) Fraser and sister Karen Davis also were home to visit the Sutherland's....Krista MacFarlane and family were home from Newfoundland as was Heather and her gang from Maine. James and Laura Carter and family came from Alberta to spend time with Lyle and Susan.

    South Colchester Minor Hockey Association named Peter Watson as the Ron Moore Coach of the Year, and Charlie Fleming as winner of the Phil Sears Memorial Leadership Award. Lowell Cormier of New Waterford, father of SCA hoop coach Kyle Cormier, was presented the Sport Nova Scotia Chairman's Award for long time contributions. Maria Halavrezos (Costas and Jennifer Henderson) was a member of Canada's Under 23 team for the Junior World Kayaking team in Welland, Ontario, where she medaled - she will also attend international competitions in France and Lake Placid. South Colchester Athletes of the Year were: (seniors) Melissa Logan and Dennis Nolan and (juniors) Karlee Burgess and Jordan MacKenzie. Jenna Conrad won the Susan Glinz Memorial Award, Emily Reade was selected for the Mandi Balagot Memorial Award, and Joe White won the Ricky Wood Memorial Award. 3-D awards (drive, desire, dedication) went to Alberto Serracin, Madison Clarke, Alexis Rains, and Jared Schenkels. The NSAAF Good Sport Awards went to Melissa Logan, Aiden Schenkels and coach Tim Delaney. The SCA girls Slowpitch won their 5th straight Nova Scotia High School Championship. Head coach Kelly Spencer, was assisted by David Clarke and Mike Field - their players were Alyssa Densmore, Adree Lynds, Madison Clarke, Rachel Sears, Chelsea Newman, Morgan Fisher, Shanea Hill, Mariah Hunt, Erica Robertson, Faith Langille, Jessee Fazio, Alexis Rains, Haley Duykers, and Brooklyn Rutherford. The SCA Boys Fastpitch team advanced all the way to the provincial finals before bowing to defending champion Hants East. At the High School Track provincials, Andrew Burgess was second in the province in the Senior boys 200 meters, Trent Lynds was second in the 3,000 meters, Karlee Burgess was third in the Intermediate girls 400 and the Junior Boys 4 x 400 relay team won the bronze medal. Other individuals making strong showings were Liam Giffen, Abby Devlin, Tyler Howe, Colton Cleveland, Luke MacMillan and Special athletes Angus Paul, Jason Hicks, and Trueman Russell. SCA citizenship awards went to Morgan Toole (Everett, Jackie), Megan Nielsen, and Ashley Fudge (Barry, Sandra). The Governor General's Award for highest marks in Grades 11 & 12 went to Aiden Schenkels; the Queen Elizabeth II medal for excellence in academics in Grade 10-12 and school and community involvement went to Alexandra Fisher. Other multiple prize winners at graduation were Rachel Brown, (Randy, Willa, granddaughter of Ches), Cassidy Graham, Melissa Logan, Josh Rankine (Ross, Shelia Osborne), Emily Reade, Joe White, and Vanessa Leck. At the Canada Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, cousins Alicia McMillian (Ed, Wilma Schenkels), and Jerad Schenkles (Frank, Luanne) did very well - Alicia won a bronze medal on "Electron Grow" while Jerad won the Australia National Youth Service Award for his reduction in vibration in emergency ski patrol toboggans, and will go to Canberra for a 12 day science forum in January. Dylan McCoul and Kobe Crowell and their East Hants Fastpitch team won the provincial Bantam title and went to the Eastern Canadians in Drummondville,Quebec as did the Stewiacke team, featuring Jacob Bowers, Jacob McNutt, and Bradley MacKinnon. Rowan Sears, Hayden Yorke and Keegan Crowell played at the Peewee Eastern Canadians in Fredericton. Good to see there are still lots of good young ball players around! Rachel Sears has a summer - she played on the N.S. Under 17 volleyball team that went to St.John's, and her club soccer team (XFU U-17) went 2-2 in a series of "friendlys" in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Mother Jill made the trip also! The SCA golf team under Coach Peter Hunt's directions will attend the Northumberland Regionals at Mountain Golf Club in early October.

Jill Dean, who lives in Whitehorse, is running in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Marathon in San Francisco on October 20 - if you wish to donate in memory of an individual via Jill's efforts, you may check the website teamintraining.ca or call Danny or Kathy Dean at 673- 2662. Also running in San Francisco will be Murieann Campbell (Jack and Carol's daughter) of Leeds, England - she completing an epic summer for her in which she cycled one stage (130 kms) prior to the Tour de France in the French Alps, and will run the marathon in San Francisco and half marathon in Copenhagen. She is a highly regarded fitness trainer/consultant - check her out at spikesandheels.com. Patrick Jackson, son of SCA principal Nevin and Lisa was Athlete of the Year at Truro Junior High, while Kristy Stewart (Glenn, the late Krista) was Horton High School's Athlete of the Year, captaining the rugby team to a spot in the finals, and was the MVP of the Soccer team. At the Brookfield Golf Club the champions for 2013 were Robert Putnam and Chris Bernard; Senior Champs were Mike Henderson and Kate Coulter; the Club Two Ball winners were Steve and Cody Locke - they edged the Mikes - Penny and Henderson - in a playoff. Former Junior Bearcat Ted Sodero downed Steve Locke 3&1 to win the Club Match Play title. Junior winner was Noah McCallum. Shane Sutherland (Pete, Vicki) was the Men's Champion at the Mountain Golf Club. Mike Henderson and Candace Tattrie tied for second place in the Nova Scotia Mixed Championship held at Mountain Golf Course - also at the same score were former Elks slugger Bobby MacKay and his wife, Tracy. Holes in one were recorded by Jim Scullion, James Retson, Noah McCallum, and Pat MacPhee. The Nielsen farm at Shortt's Lake was recognized by the Canadian Aberdeen Angus Association for 50 continuous years of registering certified Angus cattle, the first farm in Nova Scotia to get that award. Bailey Campbell, entering UNB Law School, won the Senator Muriel Ferguson Award for contributing to women's history with her paper. Margie (Archibald) Johnson retired after a lengthy career at the NSAC, and Robert Putnam left his long-time post as Director of Finance for the Town of Truro. Working their final shifts at Lafarge were Steve Taylor and Mark Fleming . This summer marked one of the saddest (and happiest at the same time), retirements, that of Reverend Larry Harrison from the Brookfield and Middle Stewiacke United Pastoral Charge. Larry, and wife Suzanne, shared several events with members of the congregation and community folk. It was fitting that during Larry's last service from the pulpit at Knox on September 1, nature provided a very loud and very bright fireworks show - what a send off!! We will not see his like again in our lifetime - enjoy your retirement folks! 50th wedding anniversaries were marked by Gerald and Marjorie (Boomer) Matthews, Hugh and Judy Matheson, and Phil and Judy Henderson. Congratulations to these couples on their fantastic accomplishment!

Fulton and Krista Lynds took their family to Ontario for cousin Harding's wedding, brother Lee also attended. Richard and Ellen Sutherland and Krista McMullin went to British Columbia for Charlene Fraser's daughter's wedding. Sisters Wanda Hamilton and Linda Deyarmond, as well as Stena Cook went out west. Janice and Davey Peterson travelled to Calgary and Newfoundland, while William Wallace went to Edmonton. Judy and David Carter went to Newfoundland to visit family and friends. Brent Walters spent a week in New Hampshire at a HOA Bantam hockey tournament - his team finished in 2nd place. Mum Susan accompanied Brent to the Granite State, then she went to Newfoundland to visit family and friends. Dane Henderson also visited the Rock, and Newport, Rhode Island. Erin Jamieson went to Las Vegas, while Amanda Clark made tracks for Australia. Jack and Leah Roop went to Boston, Caila Henderson attended conferences in Nanaimo, B.C. and Orillia, Ont. Patty Stewart visited daughter Krysten in Quebec City.

Among those hospitalized were Ron Morrell, Joanne Rogers, Charlie Burnett, Hugh Matheson, Mary Crossman Gerry MacWha, Ida Lib Adams, Gordie Burnett, Katie (Fisher) Chisholm, and Cauline Watson. Hopefully improved health has already come their way. Brent Harrison had hip surgery.

Don't miss the annual Terry Fox Run which happens Sunday, September 15 at Carter Falls - call 673-2427 for more details on how to participate or pledge other runners or to take part in any way. Please help keep the Brookfield event one of the best in Eastern Canada. The provincial election has finally been called - Nova Scotians will go to the polls on Tuesday October 8 to elect a new government. It is too early at this writing to advise of polling stations, advance poll dates, and particulars, but this info will be readily available soon. In Colchester - Musquodoboit Valley, three candidates have announced - they are Gary Burrill (NDP) of Upper Musquodoboit, Larry Harrison (PC) of Brookfield, and Tom Martin (Lib.) of Antrim. We hope that all eligible will exercise their franchise to vote and we have a strong turnout in Colchester-Musqoudoboit Valley The Brookfield Curling Club will host their Open House from October 19-25. Over the past few years the club has made many improvements both on and off the ice - please stop in and check out the BCC! The ice will be in the hockey rink in the Sportsplex approximately September 21 - there are a variety of ice activity options open to the public - again check out the Sportsplex (673-2063) for great winter activity. Register with the Canadian Adult Learning Association for education upgrading and /or GED preparation classes - these will be held at the Sportsplex beginning soon. Contact 895-2464 or go to www.gocala.ca for more info. All Around the Circle meets Tuesday Sept. 17 at 11:30 A.M. in the Senior's Lounge at the Sportsplex.

See you at the BMC on September 16!

The Eagle


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