Friday, November 14, 2014

Lending a Helping Hand at the Manotick Public Library

I found another of the Lending a Helping Hand sculptures. Earlier I had posted about that sculpture at the library in Greely. The one in this posting stands outside the Manotick Library to the right of the main entrance. The Manotick Public Library stands on the east side of South River Drive about halfway between Bridge Street and South Island Park Drive in Manotick.

Bracken Field Plaque

Bracken Field is on Bridge Street in Manotick between North Riverside Drive and Long Island Road. The Bracken Field Plaque is on the southwest corner of the field.


This playing field was donated to the
Carleton Board of Education in 1969 by the
family of John and Alice Bracken.

The Honourable John Bracken, M.P., 1883
- 1969, was Premier of Manitoba from
1922 ti 1943. He was chosen Leader of the
federal Progressive Conservative Party in
1943 and was Leader of the Opposition until
1948 when he resigned. He was appointed a
Member of the Privy Council in 1962.