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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, August 30, 1974 Games float is a winner The smile and wave of a pretty Games Hostess along with the friendly handshake of Pharley Q Pheasant adds wonderfully to the colorful float presentation from the 1975 Jeux Canada Games The twenty-eight foot float incorporates the sixteen different sports all portrayed by Pharley Q. himself. A two and one-half foot replica of the Canada Games dollar is prominently displayed by a life-size Pharley. The traditional torch towers twelve and one- half feet above street level and the Winter Games flags flank the torch on each side. The towing vehicle is also decorated with Pharley Q. swimming into a pot of gold representing the lottery prize. Throughout Sunny Southern Alberta the float lias had a warm reception and in Fort Macleod, Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Coaldale and Claresholm it was awarded first place in its class. We would like to thank all those people of the many towns and cities to which we have taken the Winter Games float for the warm reception we have received. Story of the lottery Banks, financial institutions and local businesses are getting involved in the 1975 Jeux Canada Games as they receive their supply of Games Lottery Tickets. Already 75 sales locations have been established throughout Sunny Southern Alberta to facilitate the sales of some 140 thousand tickets that are already distributed. As the lottery moves successfully towards its tickets. The regional concept of the 1975 Jeux Canada Games has presented new ideas to the men and women working in the communication field. Rapid and adequate commu- nication lines between the various sports sites and the results and media centre will be met with the help of Alberta Government Tele- phones. With their consultants, a web of communications de- vices, including regular telephones, pay phones, telecopiers and mobile units will be installed at each sports activity site throughout Southern Alberta to allow the relay of messages and results to the media centre in about three minutes. During the Games the communications centre will be operationable twenty four hours a day. The longest recorded hit of a badminton bird was 79 feet, Wz inches. During the 1975 Jeux Canada Games this record likely won't be broken but the participating athletes competing in the badminton play offs will have a chance to hit some of the birds that have been ordered for the use during the games competition. The Jeux Canada Games is very pleased to receive three vehicles from leading Lethbridge automotive dealers. The cars supplied recently will be by College Mercury, King Chrysler, Enerson Pontiac and Foreign Car Sales. These will be replacing those vehicles which have been on generous loan from Dunlop Ford, Beny Chevrolet, and Fleming Motors. Western hospitality is nothing new to Western Canadians but the warmth and friendliness that is displayed by westerners is rarely found elsewhere. During the 1975 Jeux Canada Games Western Hospitality is the entertaining experience that will allow each of the visiting athletes the chance to enjoy Our wonderful Sunny Southern Alberta and its people. The good times shall include trips into the region, to the mountains, rodeos and banquets all in the great Western tradition! Through the co operation of Shell Oil of Canada and their agents in Southern Alberta, the 1975 Jeux Canada Games will be supplied by a generous supply of gas and oil. The contribution that is effective immediately will be used in all Jeux Canada Games Cars. The recent visit of the Provincial Directors to Southern Alberta saw people from across the country inspect sports sites through the Sunny South. It was concluded that the 1975 Jeux Canada Games is "RIGHT ON ;