Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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Sports have always been part of rural districts since the prairies were settled. Brookdale and district was no exception.

During the years 1937 until 1941 Brookdale had a fair hockey team, playing in tournaments in Carberry, Neepawa, Oberon and Wellwood and winning its share of games. A lot of boys joined the Brookdale Hockey Boys 1930-31 Back row L to R: Larry Chisholm, Clarence Watson, Joe McWilliams, Merrill Brandon, Geordie Dodds, Angus Lawrie; Front row: Steve Moffatt, Milford Brandon, Bob Mitchell, and Bob Mikkelson services, so there was not too much doing until the new closed in rink was built in 1950. With the new rink, bonspiels were an annual event using the skating rink for extra sheets of ice. This continues to this day.

The annual carnival was always a highlight for young and old. Various groups and 4-H use the facilities for skating and curling parties.

Some may recall that a tennis court was laid out on the site of the original rink in the southeast corner of town. It was in use for about two years, but for some reason or other it was not kept up.


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