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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 30, 1974 Cover story AGT's Shirley Asplund displays the Lethbridge and District Telephone Directory while keeping an eye on Pharley Q. Pheasant, the Lethbridge Winter Games symbol. The back cover shows a skier racing down a hill representing the 1975 Winter Games to be held in Lethbridge and District. February 11- 23. 1975. The Lethbridge Winter Games logo, symbols representing the various sports and Pharley Q. Pheasant also appear on the back cover as a reminder of the Games. To assist Mr. William Meikle- john, President of Wil- liam Meiklejohn and Associates Ltd., Com- munications Consultants of Vancouver has been aoppinted by the Games to assist in the assembly and operation of the Media-Results Center. Mr. Meiklejohn brings with him valuable experience .in this field with his most recent assignment being the Summer Games in 1973 at New Westmin- Another pin Vera Ferguson, Vice President of the 1975 Jeux Canada Games places a Winter Games pin on the jacket of a young athlete at the "Special Olympics" for the men- tally retarded held recently in Winnipeg. A total of athletes from across Canada participated in the 3 day event. Two girls from Lethbridge took part in the Games, Joanne Dunlop and Christine Larson, with Joanne bring- ing home two medals; the gold for 25 metre back stroke and the silver for the 50 meter back stroke. As Vera stated, "being at these Games has been the most beautiful and touching experience in my life." "We have much to learn from the openness and loving attitude of the athletes in that they all rejoyced with the winner and had fun in par- ticipating." In conjunction with the Games, the mentally retarded had an Art Show which was so impressive that they have been contacted to have a similar show here in Lethbridge during the Winter Games. From East to West Friends of the Games The night air is calm and crisp. In the Athletes' Village thousands of eager youngsters sleep. Throughout Southern Alberta people are working late into the night to prepare the twenty three different venue sites for the early arrival of the athletes. The next morning in Bow Island, Picture Butte, and Cardston athletes arrive to begin the competitions. 'O Canada' is played in Raymond, Fort Macleod and Taber. The Athletes' March begins in Lethbridge's new Sportsplex. Torches are lit at each site and the 1975 Jeux Canada Games begin their final path into the annals of history. That time is 171 days from now. Today, hundreds of people in every line of work are striving to compete the physical preparations at the twenty three venue sites. The following photographic expose displays, FROM EAST TO WEST the venue sites giving the 1975 Jeux Canada Games the regional flavour. Through the continued co operation of the many communities each of the sites shown will possess those thrill- ing characteristics on the first day of the 1975 Jeux Canada Games. No matter where you are in Southern Alberta you too can be Right on Target and take in one of the many sporting events during the 1975 Jeux Canada Games. See you there! Advance Lumber Com- pany Limited Air Canada Alberta Government Telephones Alberta Hotelmen's Association Bank of Montreal Beny Chevrolet Old- smobile Carling-Okeefe Cattelli CFCN-TV City of Lethbridge CHEC Radio CJOC College Mercury Sales Limited C.P. Air Dictaphone Corporation Calgary Don Calder's Interiors Limited Dunlop Ford Eaton's Of Canada Enerson's Pontiac Buick, G.M.C. Fleming Motors Limited Ford Motor Company Fort Macleod Auction Market Limited General Motors of Canada Limited Gulf Oil Company Limited IAC Limited Jay Signs King Chrysler Dodge Lethbridge Community College Lethbridge Herald Herald Printers London Life Insurance Company Looker Office Equip- ment Molson's Brewery (Alberta) Limited Moore Business Forms Mutual Life of Canada National Salvage Northern Bus Lines Olivetti Canada Limited Purity Bottlers (1967) Limited Sick's Lethbridge Brewery Limited Simpson-Sears Shell Canada Limited Southern Stationers Sundown Hank Time Air Limited Adver- tising Limited Xerox of Canada Ltd. ;