Brookfield, Nova Scotia

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Brookfield
Community
Brookfield is located in Nova Scotia
Brookfield
Brookfield
Location of Brookfield, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°15′15″N 63°14′35″W / 45.25417°N 63.24306°W / 45.25417; -63.24306
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityColchester County
Established1784
Population
 (2006)
 • Total2,067
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Canadian Postal code
B0N 1C0
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange673
NTS Map011E06
Websitehttp://brookfieldnovascotia.ca

Brookfield (2006 pop.: 2,067) is a Canadian rural community located in southern Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.[1] Brookfield is a growing community in the heart of Nova Scotia, just forty minutes from the provincial capital of Halifax, thirty minutes from the Stanfield International Airport and ten minutes from the Town of Truro. The community hosts both levels of public schools, two churches, restaurants, a bakery, a service station, a sportsplex, an 18 hole golf course, and a volunteer fire service.

Surrounded by farming areas and forestry, Brookfield is located along Highway 102 and Trunk 2 where they intersect with Route 289.

Coordinates: 45°15′00″N 63°16′59″W / 45.250°N 63.283°W / 45.250; -63.283

History[edit]

Brookfield was founded in 1784 by William Hamilton and Daniel Moore. 2009 marked 225 years of settlement in Brookfield and the community received the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award at a July 18 ceremony marking the opening of Coming Home to Brookfield Days, 2009.

Sports teams[edit]

Brookfield Elks Junior B Hockey Team[edit]

The team currently plays in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League (NSJHL). The league consists of 12 teams from all over Nova Scotia. The franchise began in 1995 and the team was known as the Colchester Titans. The team was then moved to the Don Henderson Memorial Sportplex and the name was changed to the Colchester Eagles in the 1996 season. The team finally became the Brookfield Elks franchise we know today in 1997. - Junior B Elks Hockey[2]

The Brookfield Elks make their home the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex at 55 Carter Road in Brookfield, Nova Scotia.[3]

1980 Brookfield Elks Senior 'A' Softball Team[edit]

The Brookfield Elks Senior 'A' Softball team realized a long sought-after dream in 1980 when they became the first team east of Ontario to capture the national crown. The year marked their fourth straight Nova Scotia Championship and their fourth straight trip to Nationals.[4]

Notable Residents[edit]

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