The second run of pavement is down in Phases 4 and 5 of Long Lake Village and the streets are officially done. Home construction is well underway on Darjeeling Drive and to celebrate, last month Grenoble Court played host to the first ever street hockey event in Long Lake Village. On a bright warm morning in June, players from all over town came together to enjoy an age old Canadian fair-weather pass time.
In typical Nova Scotian fashion, the morning weather shifted from clear and sunny to slightly overcast, then back to sunny. There were even a few brief moments of rain lasting no longer than 30 seconds each. Luckily, on a day that seemed to have all the weather at once, the prevailing conditions were warm and clear. As late morning rolled into early afternoon, cars packed with hockey players of different ages began to arrive on Grenoble Court. Before long, street hockey games were underway in Long Lake Village! The sounds of music, laughter, chatter and sticks scraping against the brand-new asphalt carried through the air to the surrounding streets. (Photo 1)
After about an hour and a half of street hockey in Phase 4 of the master planned community, the party shifted over to Hadley Crescent. Once on Hadley, the barbeque was fired up, footballs and frisbees were thrown around in the park, and even a few nets were brought over from the make-shift rinks on Grenoble for those who wanted to keep shooting around. A highlight of the afternoon included a brief pause where everyone came together to listen to a rendition of the Canadian national anthem preformed on harmonica by Atlantic Developments President, David Graham (photo 2). After several hours of laughter and fun, players and friends slowly started to disperse back into the routine of their Saturday afternoons. Before long there was nothing left on either street or the park that would lead anyone to think there had been an exciting event there that very morning.
So Long Lake Village has played host to its first ever street hockey event. But if you missed it, don’t worry, it probably won’t be the last. After the success of this event it looks likely that follow up street hockey tournaments will take place throughout the summer or early fall. Keep an eye on the Long Lake Village Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates and news about upcoming events in Long Lake Village and the Spryfield Armdale Area. The next one to look out for is Spryfield Days, coming in mid July!
Finally, the Atlantic Developments/Long Lake Village team would like to extend a huge thank you to Dave Culligan and his team for capturing amazing photos and video from the event. We also want to thank the participants, volunteers and professionals involved for helping put together such an awesome Saturday morning. (Photo 3)
Photo 3. “We also want to thank the participants, volunteers and professionals involved for helping put together such and amazing Saturday morning.” Photo Credit: Dylan Hebb