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Brooks Gymnastics Club interior taking shape
The gutted EID building on 2nd Avenue West that houses the Brooks Gymnastics Club is a just a few weeks away from re-opening. On Aug. 15 EID chairman Bob Chrumka and board members Jim Culligan and Bruce McKellar attended the building on 3rd Street West for an informal tour. The building was originally divided with equipment on the east and west sides of the building an office in the centre and viewing area on top. The floor surface is now wide open and boasts 5,000 square feet. The viewing area has been built above the office and changerooms at the east side of the building, while the west side hosts the piece de résistance, adjoining holes that are seven foot deep that will hold foam trampoline and vaulting equipment pits.
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Ice bucket challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached Brooks in a huge way with groups and individuals accepting challenges and challenging others before buckets of ice water are dumped on them to mimic the affects of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The #IceBucketChallenge was inspired by Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who is living with ALS. Videos of challenges are posted on social media to help raise awareness. As of last week over $90 million had been raised for ALS in the U.S.A. while donations in Canada exceeded $10 million. Brooks resident Alex Bischke, dumping water on EID board member Carl Chomistek, right, in photo two, also took part in the challenge. Bischke participated in memory of his uncle, 67, who died a year ago after a two-year fight with ALS. “My cousins did it and then challenged me,” he said. Accepting various challenges are, photo 1, Brooks Junior High School teachers, 2, Rob Brown, Brooks Bulletin reporter, 3, Eastern Irrigation District, 4, County of Newell councillors, 5, Sandra Stanway, Brooks Bulletin and 6, Brooks Fire Fighters.
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TCB Roadrunners should be strong
Brooks TCB bantam Roadrunners hope to once again challenge for a Southern Alberta Minor Football Association championship. Preparation for the 2014-15 season began Aug. 20 with 35 players taking to the field, said co-head coach Jaret Hofer. More players are expected to come out now that school has resumed. The co-head coach expects to end up with a roster of 45 players. “That 40-45 I know pretty well and it looks very exciting. We’ve got a lot of speed. Kids have come back obviously over the summer and they grow this time of year.” The focus since camp began has been on sharpening skills. This work will be put to the test when the Roadrunners take on the Parkside Pythons Friday, Sept 5 at 5 p.m. in Medicine Hat. “That will be an excellent way to start the season. Parkside is always a strong team and it should be a very good game.”
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