Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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A GOOD CITIZEN

Archie Carmichael formerly of Oberon, Manitoba received one of the six Good Citizenship Awards presented on April 10, 1983 by the Tourism Association of Manitoba to those Manitobans who have worked to benefit their community and the province. A program was developed by Arc~ie which enabled more disabled children (despite architectural barriers) to attend regular school classes. This program gained Winnipeg a reputation throughout Canada. .

In addition to the Good Citizenship Award he has received recognition for his work from the Canada Council for the Disabled, presentation of the Keith Armstrong Award for exceptional and distinguished service to the physically handicapped and a similar award from Rehabilitation International at the 1980 World Council. In October 1982 he was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, from the University of Winnipeg, for his lifelong dedication to the improvement of life for the disabled. * * * Believe it or not there was a sash and door factory in Oberon in its early days! * * * Mrs. Hugh Cameron who lived on theChas Boles farm and F. Batchelor place kept the first boarding house in the village in 1902-03. After she left, a man called Blair took over the boarding house and also ran the livery stable.

 

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