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Brookfield & Area Notebook, By Judy Matheson

Brookfield Golf Club to host fun day on Aug. 16

On Aug. 6, youngsters and guardians came out to the call of the piper Shannon Baird for a morning of races and games.

Russell Bradley and summer student Alexis Raines instigated this day of fun. A variety of races, from wheelbarrow and sack, to three-legged and somersault, were enjoyed by the young while a gallery of parents, grandparents and interested folk looked on. Prizes were plentiful and no one missed out on the treats.

The pyramids were a joy to behold and no one was squashed in the fall; it was hilarious to witness the Campbell sisters, Nancy, Pat and Betty, on the bottom of the pile.

Bradley and Raines fed everyone a bountiful lunch of sandwiches, birthday cake and ice cream to celebrate Raines’ birthday, in appreciation of the fine job she does tending the Station.

Hugh Carte celebrated another significant birthday when he turned 89 on Aug. 7, with several of his family and friends stopping by to offer best wishes. Carte and wife Audrey are well known in the community, living here all their married life of 66 years. Carte grew up on the family farm and he and Audrey carried on farming where his ancestors left off, making it one of the most progressive farms of the day.

The congenial couple have been long time supporters of community events, from hosting the homecoming closing at the Carter House, to providing the beautiful nature trail that participants enjoy on The Terry Fox Run to Carter Falls, plus holding wedding receptions, school reunions and hosting out-of-town relatives. The well-manicured lawns, perfectly maintained property and spotless housekeeping welcome all to this little piece of heaven.

Many happy returns Hughie! And a million thanks for all the special times at your homestead.


On Aug. 16 everyone is invited to join the Fun Day at the Brookfield Golf Club. It doesn’t matter if you play golf or just want to share in the activities, such as the balloon prizes, a raffle, a barbecue and a putting game.

The golfers can play the contest holes while enjoying a regular game of golf and noting the many memorial or honour signs placed around the course to remember loved ones. Tee times can be arranged a week in advance by calling the club at 902-673-3352.

If you haven’t visited the club before, it’s a good time to see all that’s offered while supporting the Terry Fox Foundation. Come early for the best pop of the balloons and enjoy a breakfast or snack from the kitchen.

The Brookfield Athletic Association Golf Scramble follows on Aug. 17. This BAA fundraiser and others support most of the sports in the community. Teams or individuals can sign up by calling the club at the above number.


School reunions are often part of summertime and this year the class of 1964 from Brookfield Rural High School celebrated its 50th. The class of 26 brought 24 of those together at the home of Judy and Leon Miller in Upper Stewiacke. They came from across Canada to be together and all were delighted with the good time they shared.


The Brookfield Homecoming Regatta at Shortt’s Lake was concluded on Aug. 3. Eight Blue Jacket boats, all produced in Nova Scotia, competed. The winning boat was “Brake Wind”, owned and manned by Kevin and Karen McDonah. The regatta brought to a finish a season of exhilarating sailing to the pleasure of all.

Judy Matheson is a life-long Brookfield resident and dedicated volunteer with many community organizations. To have your community news appear in her column, contact her by email at


Organizations: Brookfield Golf Club, Terry Fox Foundation, Brookfield Rural High School

Geographic location: Upper Stewiacke, Canada, Nova Scotia

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