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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta TvmWy, April 11, UTMMOOf HOMO To offer members of the corn- unity various recreauca ac- vities which would provide outlets for self expreacion aod personal development, was one the three major goals of the Community Sum- aer Program CommsUee, which in 1969 initiated a suc- cessful summer program in rec- reation. To present Lethbridge a Mora Apartniefft Bui Wing On 9th Ave. South Lethbridge Offers Numerous. Park, Recreational Facilities ecreation Program Varied Major Goals Are Realized the untied summer recreation program usiig the combined efforts of many com- munity organizations and'resource personnel and to offer aenvitkc which would en- able titnenc from various areas of the cty to form new ac- quaintances and to introduce hem to new experiences, were wo other major objectives the committee. These goals were established early in the tall of when recreation peisoanel from four major contributing agencies, the YMCA, YWCA, Letbbridge tion, canoe races, baseball, skin diving Instruc- tion, novelty swims and canoe instruction. For the older set a series of Sunday band concerts were held at Indian Battle Part. Though the program met with success in general, as it was the first year for such a program shortcomings were discovered and haw brought about recoo- mendatjons for improvements m this year's program. Outdoor Education activities Commurity parks and College and city recreation depart- [or all ages in tfat eaninunity and recreation MI vices for spe- dalized segments of the com- munity, the pbyskaBy and awn- tally handicapped the shut-in senior lilinni. were two main recommendations for fu- ture programs. "On the overall base the committee feels that this year's program has developed a solid framework upon which to construct a drrmioed and UpfWJtO S IV C summer acthritiei for the fit- atid a report on the com- munity summer program issued last (all by the parks and rec- Department. "Tms program, when firmly established, win have enough SntibiHy and depth to provide for the present and long term needs of the community." Plan {or a Community Sum- mer Program 1970 are "nmf'ftH and with a proposed budget of ttt.OM it is expected the program will be even more a success than 1968's initial pro- gram. Many Projects Planned Parks and recreation play a vital role in the We of any city and Lethbridge has numerous and programs han- dled by its parks and recrea- tjoo department the 'pans and recrea- tion departments in Lethbridge were amalgamated -.and a su- perintendent of. parks and rec- reation was established. The superintendent is direct- ly responsible to the city's fi- director and a parks and recreation commission, .which hat one' representative from each of the school boards and city council plus six .members from the public, is advisory, to city council and the department jn matters concerning parks and recreation in Lethbridge. A recreation supervisor. han- dles the program and activities work in the department and a general foreman is in charge a park cohstroction and mainte- nance. of the deparfmen Include parks and open spaces development and matteaaace recreation 'direction and plan- ning, 'recreation buildings and bookings weed aod pest con- trol, land development aod maintenance of other dry prop- erty. Parkland includes six major bnfldings and-or facilities, five omHy developed school (roonds (owned by wo major parks, two sports fieU areas (not. jointly devel- six playground parks and one developing (five have build- two tot Ms, Adams Park and Gait Gardens. The Civic Sports Centre, buflt in 1949 and later combined with the Fritz Sicks1 Pod, is one of the most used facilities in Leth- bridge, and the .parks and recr nation department anncaBy prepares a schedule of rental which the'department handles maintenance. The Civic 'ice Centre, buffi in 1950, contains 10 sheets of ar- tifical curling ice and one stan- dard ice hockey rtre, separated by a partition.' 'The carting area> leased to the curling dub for the curing season and an else is bandied by the department Kinsmen Park .was develop- ed in conjunction with the Kins- men Club while the Kiwanis Green Acres Playground is the of the joint Bnaacmg of city of is the home of Lethbridge's -Junior A 'hockey teim :the Lethbridge. Sugar Kings. Many .of the schools in Lett- bridge hare always .had adja- cent recreation areas which are mostly developed jointly by the department and the schools. Under the joint use agree- ment initiated 'in school property and buildings will re- ceive even more use for rec on auT greatly, rtcrteatioo' facilities nent began to evaluate their own programs in the fight of tttai commmty needs. Programs, eonsisticg primari- rjr of ootdoor ertnratinti, activi- social instruc- tional courses, mnaieal en- tertainment and expressrve arts were provided for four age groups, six and seven year oHs, eight to 12 year olds, 13 to 18 year olds and adults. City council gave tbe program a budget of and at the completion of the program ap- proximately was left. As part of the community summer program day camps for children nine to 12 years old were run Monday through Fri- iy at Henderson Lake, Park Lake and Indian Battle Park. Fun dubs for. children six and sjeven years old were operated donday through Friday mor- nings at Lions Centennial, Gyro Kinsmen, Norbridge, Bender Industrial construction this rear in Lethbridge is expected to exceed the spent last year. Vale details of the Swift Ca- nadian Co. Ltd. meat packing plant are not yet known, initial construction costs are slated to exceed People in 'the industry say the total unrest- meat is going to have to be wind for Canada Packers, such as a possible tannery and other facilities, but nobody's talking. HaiCo Hanufac luring and Boise Cascade, both trailer and mobile hone manotactur- ers on the outskirts of me city, are either or are to f4 pillion. Canadian Dressed Meats planing a expansion this year. Something is in the a mo g manofactaring plants ast year respectively on plant pUnniog to their facil- ities.. 'Several smaller projects arc known at this time. Western Canada Seed Pro- cessors and Canada Packers were the major developers aod Traas Canada Freexers had a addition, Ducan In- dnstries is down for a addition, Edward's Rod Weed- en for Prebuftt Manu- facturing Ltd. for Leth- bridge Concrete Products for DJTOO Processed for and North Leth- bridge Mfflworks for It is abb the headquarters of the department's btildmg mtm- lenance supervisor. Tennis courts are run by the Lethbridge' Tennis dob on an- nual tease, with -the stipulation that' they be open to the public. SPO8TS FIELD The Civic Sports Centre field b used for soccer, football, track meets, playground pro- jects and track and field riub practices with dressing rooms located in the centre. The Minor Baseball Associa- tion QMS the little league base' baU stadium, construction 'of which waa financed in 1953 by the Kinsmen Ciub.and for It's Been A Pleasure to serve the style conscious ;women of South Alberto for over 26 years! At IrnSbrktst a new tro cf jrowtH and took forward in VMping pou with growth by always of- fering tht In' MTvm and vtry latnl in ttrlt .to our many valued fritndl and evltomtn. Wrtti odvwrt of why not drop in won and around and out latnt faihiOM. GOWN SALON lnj for ttw ww NEW STRING COATS, SUITS ANO DRESSES BRAND NAME SPORTSWEAR S09 4Ai UTDHUCal an'improTeroeiit project invohr- ing the department arid the Ki- wana'Green Acres Club. Mountain view. Cemetery hi the only fully operational cem- etery run by the city. The" greenhouse and ment depot is the centre of the parks operation and the bead- quarters of the. general-fore- man. The greenhouse is used la raise plants for summer bed- ding hi parks and other cKy property including city ball, the police station and the reservoir. "-The depot, formerly.the boil- for. the Gait Rebabui- tation Centre, bouses the equip- ment maintenance section and also is used for storage of sup- Pta., GALT GARDENS, GaK Gardens Part was turn- ed over to nVctty by tbe Ca- nadian" Pacific Railway in 1901 and is primarily a garden con- taming the Cenotaph, memor- ials, and Horary m a setting of towns, and pared, wato. Indian Park has been developed and .road- aod boundary fences hare been .established so that re- hicla'ara kept to roads, remainder of the park-, free for recreation use. Dave Eton Park of a fastball stadram surrounded by a sports field and both com- mercial and major men'i leagues use the park. Park contains towns, permanent walks, tome junior playground equipment and the Adams Park Ice Centre, used foC various activities especial- ly public skating. The Uons swimming pool was botit to 1948 and .financed jointly by the city and tbe dub. _ _'_..___ A uUyBuund and miotdocr skating rink abo focjMd bert.' KHcbm, sbettcn, playgronna eompmeat, fWinf and a gmty shady proximity to the lake make Henderson Lake Park an attractive area. Henderson Lake Swimming i> a family pool wrUi wad- ing, swimming and diving and an adjacent lawn. Henderson Lake Campground situated between Henderson Ukc and the exhibition grounds is an set aside to the needs of toorW? la either V trailers. Henderson Lake Conne h an 18 hole course knwl to the goU goK- Ing facilities to the public. The Lethbridge Arena con- tains an artificial ice hockey rink nd with a indBf __ wefl as facilitate and increase programs and activities. son, Stafford-rule, Lions North and Rideau parks. A team of six persons, twi supervisors and four assistants made daily visits to the play grounds and parks m tbe city and held sessions in creative dramatics. A total of children and adults took part in a summer swim program offered jointly by the YMCA and me parks and recreation department. Included m'the.activities of fered'for teens were dance, charm school, fishing derby, ben party, motorcycle rallies, hay ride, tennis mstruc- YOUR MOST PROCESSED OfflCE FURNITUK OEAIM FINE OFFICE FURNITURE OFFICE DESKS OFFICE SEATING FILING CABINETS STEEL SAFES TYPEWRITERS ADDWO HACHINES VERIFAX BANDA v PHOTOCOPIERS TIME CLOCKS STENOCORD DICTATING MACHINES STENORETTE DICTATIN MACHINES WU Stnfy Nctif AH Bimt, Smtmji FINEST M OFFICE FURNISHINGS P.O. Box 938 Mi Strott t, LilHuHn "I do all my GROCERY SHOPPING at GRAHAM'S" I I I I 1 Jl Why not join tht fort-growing number of thrifty Sooth Alberta hovwwhm who ot thsy like the friendly personalized servke, free delivery in the city and their dean bright store. We look forward to continued pleasant relations with our marry valued FOOD MARKET 7083rd AVENUE SOUTH Hun M! Sm fm Mmy finccrin MMIS 327-1112 Open Thursday Until 9 p.m. _____ ;