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Glossary

Chapter 17: Parks, Recreation, Sports

17.30: Recreation and Sports Facilities in the Northern Part of Brandon

The photo shows the northern edge of Brandon with the Assiniboine River 1 in the south and the Trans-Canada Highway 2 in the north. The major north/south roads are Eighteenth Street 3 and First Street 4. The northern bank of the Assiniboine Spillway (North Hill) runs east/west across the southern edge. Located at the base of North Hill is the Canada Games Sportsplex 5 built for the Canada Winter Games (1979). West of it is a skating oval 6. The track and field events of the 1997 Canada Summer Games took place on a track built a little further west 7. Almost in the centre of the photo is a nine-hole golf course in the early stages of development 8. To the east are three baseball diamonds 9, well shielded from the wind by trees 10. In the extreme southwest, south of the Assiniboine River are tracks of Participark 11, a favoured jogging area in summer.

The photograph is old enough that a drive-in cinema in the northeast 12 is still in good repair. Finally in the southeast, a large building defies easy identification 13. Hardly recreational, it is in fact the provincial jail.

Figure 17.30: Recreation and Sports Facilities in the Northern Part of Brandon

Figure 17.30: Recreation and Sports Facilities in the Northern Part of Brandon

 

Figure 17.30

Vertical air photograph: A25397-240

Flight height: 9,700 feet; lens focal length: 152.034 mm

Scale 1:16,700 (approx.)

Date: June 9, 1980

Location: Township 10; Range 19W1

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/13 Brandon

                    1:25,000 62G/13d Brandon