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Chapter 17: Parks, Recreation, Sports

17.27: Indoor Sports Facilities at Strathclair

Air photo interpretation of the exact function of indoor sports/recreational facilities is more difficult than is the case for outdoor facilities as there are no diagnostic features to indicate the function of a building seen from above. However, in rural Manitoba villages and towns there is a good chance that large rectangular buildings with a curved roof are hockey or curling rinks, or both.

In this photo of Strathclair[i] three large buildings are located east of the main settlement. The smallest 1 has the distinctive shape and high profile (indicated by the shadows it throws) of an old style school building. East of it is a lower rectangular building 2 that is a newer school building. To the north is a long building in two parts 3; the western, somewhat wider part, has a curved roof and is almost certainly a hockey rink, whereas the eastern narrower part is a curling rink. To the east of this building is a rough baseball diamond 4.

Figure 17.27: Indoor Sports Facilities at Strathclair

Figure 17.27: Indoor Sports Facilities at Strathclair


Figure 17.27

Vertical air photograph: A18623-57

Flight height: 9,500 feet; lens focal length: 152.13 mm

Scale: 1:15,500 (approx.)

Date: September 13, 1964

Location: Township 16, Range 22W1

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

                    1:50,000 62K/8 Newdale



[i] For details of the settlement of Strathclair see Hillman, W. G.” Evolution of the Strathclair District” in Welsted, Everitt and Stadel op. cit. 1996, 161-164.