Remember the Hospital Bed Races of Carleton Place?



The premise was fairly simple. Teams competed by pushing hospital beds – complete with a “patient” –  in a timed race down a street. Colorful team uniforms and wildly creative beds bedecked with themed decorations were all part of the fun. What happened to them?

Carleton Place Ambulance team leading, Steven More, Tim McIntyre, Jason Watt… Thanks Jim McUsac! He said 1992-1993?



Photo courtesy of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum



Guy on left John Bradley, Back Left-Scott Millar

Fred Ryan and Chris Carroll

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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