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 graffitied, 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.