Monthly Archives: January 2017

//January

When Mother Nature builds you your very own arena, complete with ice, lots of good lighting, enough space for a limitless audience and a surface twenty-six hockey rinks long, you make the best use of it that you can! Every winter, the cold northerly winds blew and the mercury plummeted and soon after, the waters of Kempenfelt Bay turned rock solid and remained that way for several months. The ice fishermen, skaters and those [...]

"If you are yearning for the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning." - Griff Niblack Janet and I arrived in Barrie on Sunday, September 1, 1963. We had been married the day before. It was a short honeymoon. I would start my new job on Tuesday. Our new home was on the third floor of an apartment building on Kempenfelt Drive. The apartment was now furnished with a card table, four chairs [...]

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