What’s Does the Future Hold for the Old Arena?

At the last Council meeting, Parks and Recreation Manager Gerry Barker presented a report outlining the findings of a recent structural engineering report regarding the condition of the aging facility, some cost estimates for potential repair activities and input from potential users of a revamped building. The engineering report broke… Continue reading

A Place Where Everybody Knows Their Names – George and Marion Corfe Serve up Smiles at the Millbrook Arena

By Lynn Osborne One of the consistent features of the Millbrook arena is the sight of George and/or wife Marion working behind the concession stand with a smile on their faces waiting to serve. For the past five years, this couple have operated that concession stand, putting in 70-80 hours… Continue reading

Millbrook Minor Hockey Offers Their Wish List and Their Support for New Community Centre

By Karen Graham The President of Millbrook Minor Hockey (MMHA), Kaury Jones, presented a passionate proposal for a new community centre for the township.  Supported by a delegation of 20 Minor Hockey supporters, Jones outlined the familiar complaints about our current facility, including inadequate dressing rooms and parking, lack of… Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Catching up with Kevin Calhoun

  Even though Kevin now lives in one of the largest urban centres in Canada, he and wife Christie have chosen their location carefully.  Snuggled in at the foot of Mount Seymour in a hamlet called Deep Cove, they enjoy all things nature-related, which makes this an ideal spot.  They… Continue reading

Refugee Children of Family #417 Don Skates at the Millbrook Arena

  You may have seen the comprehensive article chronicling the circuitous path of Amal Alkhalaf and her three children from Syria to their new home in Peterborough in the January 26th edition of MacLean’s. Fourteen months after their flight from ISIS territory in Syria, they soon found their new Lebanon… Continue reading

No Duff- Mock Evacuation Exercise A Success

Karen Graham Last Thursday, the Millbrook Arena was transformed into a temporary emergency shelter by The Canadian Red Cross assisted by local emergency personnel from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department, the OPP, the Community Policing organization and the local Lion’s Club.  The objective was to run through a drill to… Continue reading