|Issue 4||Friday September 5, 1997|
displayed at Bruce
SOUTHAMPTON -- Many young boys grow up in rural Ontario skating on local ponds, playing hockey at the arena and dreaming one day of making it to the NHL. Some of those boys from this area did grow up to have their dreams come true. Those boys and their dreams are now on display at the Bruce County Museum in Southhampton.
Hockey Dreams celebrates the talents of hockey players from Bruce County and Owen Sound. It also looks at the history the sport in this area. Many of the displays are divided by town and include hockey sweaters, posters, programs, and equipment. Since the display opened at the end of June hundreds of local families have already gone through. The display will be open until December 1.
As well as showing local talent and history, the museum was able to borrow some items from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Visitors can take a look at old hockey skates and read about some of the great moments in Canadian hockey. One wall of the display has prints from famous hockey artist Ken Danby. In the middle of the exhibit stands an old Zamboni ice machine.
Many great hockey players came from this area. Visitors to the museum will see items from Paul Henderson, from Kincardine, who scored the winning goal in the World Cup Russia-Canada series in 1972. Also on display is information about Paul McDermid, a former NHL player from Chesley; Doug Brindley, from Walkerton, who played in the World Hockey league and was in the movie Slapshot with Paul Newman; and Louie Debrusk, who plays for the Edmonton Boilers and is from Port Elgin.
It isn't just the ones who made it to the big time that are on display. There are hundreds of photos, clippings and banners from local minor hockey teams. The display took months to organize and was paid for by many businesses and organizations in the area. Volunteers worked on putting all the pieces together.
The idea for the display came from Barbara Ribey, the museum's director. She said she realized how important hockey was in the area and that it had a rich history.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $12 for a family pass. Children under 5 are free.
Restaurant rated one of best in Canada
SOUTHAMPTON -- If you enjoy unique food Grosvenor's Restaurant in Southampton may be the place to eat. It was named as one of the 10 best places to eat in Canada by the "Where to Eat in Canada" guide. This is a national booklet that rates restaurants across the country.
You know right away that this will be a different dining experience just by reading the menu. A variety of items are mixed in with local names and places to produce such meals as
McTeer's Homegrown Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding and Farrow's B.C. Hot Pot of Rabbit. Other meals found on the menu include homemade pasta, gourmet pizza, salmon, trout and Wild Boar Stew. There is also a delicious sounding list of appetizers and desserts.
The restaurant is located in an old train station on the west side of Southampton. It advertises itself as casual fine dining. Meals range in price from $13 up to about $21. The chef promises to use local vegetables, meat and fish whenever possible.
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