Posted by: Kathy Krywicki
Joining the western side of Brewer Park to the Carleton University campus is a well-used footbridge tucked alongside the Rideau River. The construction material is quintessentially Canadian: the railings are made of wooden hockey sticks!
The commemorative plaque, somewhat worn and graffiti-ed, installed on the bridge reads:
THE HOCKEY STICK FOOT BRIDGE
THANK YOU MIKE LACELLES
Initially built and funded by the Millenium Bureau, Government of Canada in 1999.
Craig Turner and ECOS / OSCA initiated the construction and the 17th Southminister Venturer Scouts executed the work.
Guy Souliere from OSCA, Chris Bonyun, Stuart Smith and 6 members of the Venturers completed the repairs November 3, 2013.
In 2013 the Venturers made much needed repairs and the January 2014 OSCAR featured their completed work.
Read the full story: 17th Southminster Venturer Scouts Repair Footbridge, page 16 January 2014 OSCAR.