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O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place-  Where Art Thou?
Photo- Linda Seccaspina 1982
Hi Linda

It would also be pretty neat if you have any pics or info on the rink we all played on years ago. They were the Brothers Kane, and a lot of us played minor hockey on the outdoor rink up there on High Street.


old findaly


It would have been in behind Stonebridge Manor to the right. That’s likely 45-50 years ago, before we all walked to raise money for the arena that we have now. I have an old newspaper clipping that says I played for Armours, and I think Parkman and Taylor was another sponsor.

Tom Edwards

Hi Linda
It would also be pretty neat if you have any pics or info on the rink we all played on years ago. They were the Brothers Kane, and a lot of us played minor hockey on the outdoor rink up there on High Street.

So what say you? Please leave comments so we can document this.


Brothers skating rink on High Street
Once the arena was torn down , I played Midget hockey on an outdoor rink at the ball diamond . The change rooms were built into one corner of the grandstand . That was the end of my minor hockey . The next year I started playing in the Carleton Place Town league out of the Almonte rink . The ” Brothers ” built their rink around the same time period .
I played many games on that outdoor rink. We would walk with our equipment over our shoulder all the way up high st. If we were lucky the old barn we changed in would have a fire on in an old woodstove. Often there was no heat. If it was snowing we would have to stop the game to shovel the ice. We were playing a game one time and a guy by the name of Huck McIntyre drove his skidoo over the boards and right onto the ice !!Hahaha
Any hockey games I played as a child were of the unorganized nature or “pick up” with neighborhood kids. The rinks we played on were created by fathers or natural ones. Two I remember were a backyard rink Ted Shenfield made on Napoleon Street and a low part of a field off Lake Avenue that flooded in the fall and froze over in the winter. It was located where the current CPHS Athletic Field is and made a wonderful natural rink, once the snow was cleared off the surface! I had an uncle that worked at the old Ottawa Auditorium in the days of the Ottawa Senators of the AHL. He used to provide me with goalie sticks which meant that when we picked teams, I invariably ended up in goal!
We played more games on makeshift outdoor rinks than we ever played in the arena . if I remember correctly the town always tried to have ice in the arena in time for Christmas so that us kids could go public skating . Organized hockey was usually over by the end of March, or sooner depending on how many winter thaws there were . Cold winters with low snowfalls were great because that meant the river and lake were easily cleaned oRay Paquette
St Mary’s held their Winter Carnival there different years. I loved going there.
Fond memories of the rink at the Brothers. We have a photo of my brother, John, in his hockey equipment with the biggest “goose egg” on his forehead. It was taken by one of the Brothers.
Sherri Iona
Linda Seccaspina I lived 3 houses away from 1964 to 1971. We definitely skated on the rink and it was lit at one poin



No photo description available.

David Flint

Starting bottom left: me Jamie Brydge Scott Foy Pete Ferrill Scott Drummond Mike McNeely Top row left Phil Levesque Kevin McNeil Tom Edwards Steve Ritchie Ted Lightheart Dave Mills Richard Morgan John McNeely Sean Redmond in the back right. I’m not sure about the other coach-The Coach was Brother Kane

Thanks to David Flint—- Subject: 68/69 season Atoms

Ted Hurdis

Great pic. I played there often until our new rink was built. I walked from Napoleon St. To the rink on High street , carrying my hockey bag and stick over my shoulder. Good memories just the same.

A street hockey game on Moffat Street Photo Glenda Mahoney

The Carleton Place House That Disappeared

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?

1911 Carleton Place Rink

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?


One of the most popular open air rinks in Carleton Place  was on Rochester Street in the late 1800s. The Carleton Place Citizen Band furnished the music for several carnivals held there and were paid a whopping $5.00 for each event.

Well, it was a step up from them getting a rate of 20 cents each to the whole band for a full meal at Dobbie’s Hotel in the Village of Lanark I tell you.


Back row (l-r): Louis Levy, Don Wilson, Howard Nichols, Doug Brown, ?
Jack MacGregor, ?, Clinton Drader, Bert Raeburn, Herb Moore
?, Buzzy Campbell, Art Drader, Ted Graham, ?, Jim Cavers
Gary Costello, Fred Francis, Allen Wing, Roy Wilson, Jack Peckett, ?
Norm Shannon, Horace Seadman, ?, Ted Pearce

This photograph of Rochester Street looking north below was taken from the corner of Santiago Street in the 1940’s. Both photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum added this.


This map dates to 1868 with updates in red done in 1873. Rochester Street didn’t exist in 1868 “This has become the division line by length of occupation”. The name Rochester is pencilled in red in the 1873 update along with “this part of Street laid out by third parties”

The stream crossing under 12 Con. (now Lake Avenue) had A BRIDGE! (at corner of Beckwith Street). This stream still runs, mostly underground, but is visible in backyards along Argyle Street, and then again along Sussex Avenue.

Also interesting: property belonging to J. P. Moore, at the top of the triangle near where Moore and Lake meet. That’s the original site of the Moore House, now located on Bridge Street and home to the Carleton PlaceCarleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce.

Bill Conall

Alana Flint I don’t recall it, so it may pre-date our time. I wonder if it might have been at the top of the Peter Street corner. It would not likely have been as big as a hockey rink.


1972 map



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 Nov 1897, Thu,  Page 7

Father: John Holmes Lever, Mother: Janet Hart Lane

His son Arnold Hart Lever born in 1903 married 13 Aug. 1930 in New Liskeard, aged 26, Arnold’s birthplace: Carleton Place, Ontario. His occupation: Carpenter, Religion: Presbyterian

1911 census

John H Leaver Head M Ontario
Janet Leaver Wife F Ontario
Ethel Leaver Daughter F Ontario
Arnold Leaver Son M Ontario
Isabelle Leaver Daughter F Ontario
George Leaver Son M Ontario
Thomas Leaver Father M Ontario
Andrew Dunlop Boarder M Ontario