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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 17: Parks, Recreation, Sports

17.29: Recreation and Sports Facilities in the Southern Part of Brandon

This large-scale photo shows the south-central part of Brandon with the eastward-flowing Assiniboine River 1 in the north, the CP line 2 and CN line 3, and the two main north/south streets; Eighteenth (PTH 10) 4 in the west, and First in the east 5.

The Provincial Exhibition grounds occupy a rectangle of land between the CN line in the north, Richmond Avenue 6 in the south, Eighteenth Street in the west 7, and Thirteenth Street in the east 8. Near the railway line is the partial outline of a disused racetrack 9; in fact, it is built over on the southwest 10. In the west are several buildings, the largest of which is the flat-roofed Keystone Arena 11, home to the Brandon Wheat Kings hockey team as well as the provincial summer and winter fairs.[i]. Other smaller buildings 12 are pavilions and barns used during the fairs. The arena was also the location of the 1995 World Curling Championships. To the east and south, the dark-toned treed area 13 has a park-like appearance. Further north is Kinsmen Memorial Stadium 14 on which the outlines of a baseball diamond are just visible.

Figure 17.29: Recreational and Sports Facilities in the Southern Part of Brandon

Figure 17.29: Recreational and Sports Facilities in the Southern Part of Brandon

Figure 17.29

Vertical air photograph: A25397-243

Flight height: 9,700 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.034 mm

Scale: 1:17,100 (approx.)

Date: June 9, 1980

Location: Township 10; Range 19WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/13 Brandon

                    1:25,000 62G/13d Brandon 

Notes

[i] These are two of a very few major provincial“events” that are held outside Winnipeg; this is not really surprising because the emphasis is heavily agricultural.