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Water Today Title October 21, 2021

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The Carroll Memorial Hall in the hamlet of Carroll, Manitoba, has been on a Do Not Consume Water Advisory (or Drinking Water Avoidance Advisory (DWAA) in Manitoba) since January 28, 2020.

WaterToday checked in with the Rural Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa only to discover the Carroll Hall displays an historic antique that dates back to 1896.

We spoke with Charlotte Krahn who said, “Carroll is just a small hamlet about 25 km south of Brandon with only a few residents. Volunteers keep the Community Hall going.”

As for the water issues Krahn says “Advisories have been on and off for years. You can expect that when the system is 100 years old.”

However, Krahn expects the Advisory will be lifted in a month. “We are in the process of updating with a new UV system.”

A former school bell is mounted by the Carroll Memorial Hall as a reminder of the first school built in 1896 at a cost of $660. In 1915 a new 2 storey brick school opened. Beginning in 1916 and over the next few years rural schools started closing and the school permanently closed in 1969. The school building still stands on its original site and was renovated into a private residence.

Carroll Memorial Hall is a 7000 sq. ft. banquet facility with a 2500 sq. ft. hardwood dance floor. “It’s great for weddings, and is only minutes away from beautiful Victoria Park, The Swinging Bridge and the Souris River.” All great settings for the wedding photo ops.

“Although the hall can accommodate up to 600 people, unfortunately we are now limited to 25 due to the COVID restrictions. But we are keeping the place going with our pancake breakfasts and annual fish fry fund-raisers,” Krahn said.

Carroll Memorial Hall Displays Historic School Bell


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