Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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The businesses of Brookdale and surrounding areas have supported curling through the years by providing prizes for the bonspiels. Also trophies are donated for the main events. R. W. Jones put up a trophy for the grand aggregate; the rink that has the most wins during the men''s annual bonspiel. The Bonspiel is played in two sides. Rinks are allowed to play in each side. Therefore a rink will take home two trophies. Along with the R.W. Jones trophy they will also receive the Bill Dickson Memorial trophy for winning the "A" side. The winners of the "B" side receive the Roland Stewart Memorial trophy.

The schedule curling consists of a men''s Monday night league, mixed curling, ladies'' morning curling and in 1986 a ladies'' evening league was started which proved very popular. The Percy Chudley family put up a trophy for the men''s Monday night league which had completed its fifth year. The men take the first eight rinks that enter.

One year they had 12 so the overflow had to curl on a Wednesday night, but they do prefer the one night only. Ruth Lawrie has donated a shield in memory of her husband Angus for the ladies'' morning curling. Joan Olmstead put up a trophy in memory of her husband Allan for the mixed curling schedule.

Somewhere is a Challenge Cup that was curled for by the different districts, at the time of writing it is not known where it is.


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