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Photo by Kathy Krywicki.
Photo by Kathy Krywicki.

From the Archives: The Hockey Stick Foot Bridge

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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.

L-R: Matthew Thurm, Daniel Drapeau, Nicholas Bonyun, Siobhan Romaniuk, Alex Thurm, Colin Greenwood, Guy Souliere (OSCA), Stuart Smith (Venturer Advisor). Photo by Chris Bonyun (Venturer Advisor).

Here's the story: https://oldottawasouth.ca/news/item/3497-venturers-repair-neighbourhood-footbridge

 

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