Goodbye, Sparrow Gardens

Posted: July 3, 2009

Caronport has officially bid 60 years of history goodbye. Demolition of the much-beloved old hockey arena, Sparrow Gardens, began Thursday, July 2, and is scheduled to finish within three weeks.

Originally a WWII airplane hangar, Sparrow Gardens became a part of Briercrest's College and Seminary's story when Briercrest Bible Institute moved to campus in 1946. At the time, it was considered a prime facility—it was indoors.