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Hometown Hero

Turk Broda five time Stanley Cup champion

L-R: Turk, Lou, Stan Broda

L-R: Walter ‘Turk’ Broda, Lou Broda, Maple Leaf Gardens foreman, Stan Broda, Maple Leaf Gardens ice maker.

Playing hockey when Brandon’s ‘Turk’ Broda was a kid was fairly basic.

You played on the Assiniboine River, or on an open air rink, which you helped to flood.

And, if, like Turk, you aspired to be a goalie, you padded yourself with Eaton’s and Simpson’s catalogues, and invited the kids to shoot pucks at you.


This is part of the early background that helped shape Turk Broda into one of the finest goaltenders the sports world has ever known.

Turk played a season with the Brandon Native Sons in 1932-3, the next year with the Winnipeg Monarchs, and then with the Detroit Red Wings’ farm team.

Then Conn Smythe spotted him and signed him up with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Turk was with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 – 51, except for a three-year stint with the Canadian Army.

When he retired from the Leafs in 1951, his two brothers joined him in a toast to the Stanley Cup.

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Becoming a hockey legend

In 1941-42, Turk Broda won his first Stanley Cup with the Leafs.

In 1942-43, Broda joined the army during World War II.

In 1945-46, Turk Broda returned to the Maple Leafs roster.

He was instrumental in the team’s Stanley Cup victories in 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49 and in 1950-51.

Turk Broda retired in 1951-52, at 38 years of age.

He was born in Brandon on May 15, 1914 and died in Toronto on October 17, 1972.




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What type of unit are you looking for?

A travel trailer (or bumper hitch) tows longer behind the tow vehicle, but opens the box up for bikes, bbq’s, and extra storage.

Travel trailers are excellent for seasonal sites as they usually provide more floor space and no steps inside the unit.

5th wheel puts more weight on the back of the truck and eliminates the box for larger items to be stored in.

However, you’re ‘towing’ less trailer behind the vehicle, making your load shorter and easier to manoeuvre in tight spots.


How big are you looking for?

Are you looking for something smaller and lighter weight for towing longer distances every week?

Or, something that will be parked seasonally or only moved once or twice a year so the weight and size aren’t as big a factor?

Other things to think about when size is mentioned could be where it will be stored in the off-season.

Must-haves vs.  Nice-to haves?

What are the features or options that you absolutely won’t compromise on?

What are your must-haves when purchasing this unit?

What are the features that you want in your RV, but wouldn’t be considered deal breakers?

Essentially, what are the options you could live without the easiest?

How many do you need to sleep on a regular basis?

Who will use the unit on a consistent basis?

Are there bunks needed for kids or extra storage area?

Will the kids be there most of the time or could you get away with a convertible sofa bed/dinette table?

New or ‘new to you’?

By law, an RV dealer must do a complete re-safety and re-conditioning of any used unit sold in Manitoba (your neighbour or the guy down the road does not).

This ensures that everything will be working in correct fashion, the way it was designed to be.

You have a dealer standing behind you should you have problems when you get the unit to the campground.

New units come complete with manufacturers warranties and dealer support as well.



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