Sparrow Gardens R.I.P.

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For those who are familiar with the Briercrest campus, today marked the beginning of the end of what fondly was known as Sparrow Gardens (a.k.a. the hockey rink). This building was built circa 1942 and was originally an air hangar on the Caron air base and has served as the center of hockey action at Caronport ever since Briercrest took possession of the airbase in 1945.
I walked past the old rink this morning about 6:30 am and everything was still intact, but these pictures taken about 6:00 pm this evening tell you what a demolition crew can do in a day!
Sparrow Gardens from North West

Sparrow Gardens from North West

Sparrow Gardens from North East

Sparrow Gardens from North East

Thanks for the memories and the faithful service, Sparrow Gardens!

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