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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Writers, artists can work, play WINTER FUN IN THE SUN Canodioni by the thousands have already flown to warmer climes to escape Old Man Winter and more will follow in the new year. The Caribbean and Hawaii are favorite spots but more visitors turn to the island of Gre- nada. Above is a family playing and relaxing beside pool and sea on Grand Anse Beach. Oldham Photo Canadians in thousands off for warmer climes Canadian writers and artists looking for something new in a winter holiday can take their work with them to the sunny Isle of Abaco in the Bahamas to attend York University's Creative Writers' Workshop. Aside from enjoying tropical delights in winter, participants will be involved in intensive discussions of what's current in the literary field and compre- hensive analysis of their own writing. Aspiring artists will sketch under the direction of a professional artist. The workshop, brainchild of Gerald Lamport, English Liter- ature professor and novelist, will be held on Abaco March 15 to 24, 1972 at the Treasure Gay Beach Hotel. It will cen- tre around discussions of the novel and short story, drama (including movie poe- try and the visual arts. Professional writers and dra- matic directors will conduct seminars and give lectures dur- ing the workshop. Classes will concentrate on discussing au- thors' works and criticizing student manuscripts brought to the workshop. Workshop lead- ers will suggest creative and technical direction and give practical advice towards publi- cation. The workshop is open to any- one with an interest in writing, though a maximum of 100 peo- ple is desired to ensure "sti- mulating" person-to-person contact. At least one page of the work of writers interested in attending the workshop should be made available to Mr. Lampert to "make sure they are not wasting their time and he said. Those interested should write to York University Bahamas Workshop, Glendon College Box 20, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto 12, Canada. Alberta boosts for summer 72 EDMONTON Major snow- falls are now arriving in the Canadian Rockies but already the Alberta Government Travel Bureau has begun its major program to promote summer '72 in Alberta. The Hon. Bob Dowling, min- ister responsible for tourism for Alberta, announced that the bureau will try to convince an estimated travel show visitors in eight U.S. cities and in Eastern Canada that Al- berta is the place to vacation in Three exciting new dis- plays successfully introduced this past fall at eleven major U.S. and Canadian ski shows will be used along with thou- By DAVE BLAIKLE Canadian Press Staff Writer "Fly south with me. You'll like it there." Most Canadians, shivering In the grip of winter weather, would agree with the bright- eyed stewardess who makes this suggestion in a newspaper travel advertisement. Compared with snow, harsh winds and biting cold, a vaca- tion in southern sunshine is an invitinj prospect. And many Canadians are packing their suitcases and travel bags with swim suits, bikinis, sandals and short- sleeved shirts to leave for des- tinations such as Mexico, the Bahamas, Barbados, Florida, Jamaica and Hawaii. Coupled with the annual exo- dus is the annual rush of Christ- mas travellers, taxing the travel industry to its limits. "We've turned down more people than we've been able to said an Air Canada spokesman in Montreal where there was a waiting list of 100 passengers a flight for the pe- riod from Dec. 15 to Christmas. Extra than one flight leaving at a scheduled booked in many centres. "Times are supposed to be said a Toronto travel agent, "but you'd never know it by our Christmas business." Caribbean points seem the most popular destinations for Eastern Canadians while Ha- waii appears the most attrac- tive to westerners. Halifax travel agents say Bar- bados lures most Maritimers but traffic CO the Bahamas has picked up since Air Canada launched a one-a-week charter service from Halifax to Free- port. Figures weren't available In Newfoundland but a St. John's agent noted an increasing trend toward southern vacations and a rising number of winter tour- ists bound for Portugal. The bulk of southbound Que- becers are destined for the Ba- hamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Mexico but heavy interest has also been reported in Hawaii. The Caribbean is the most popular destination for Ontario vacationers but strong leanings have also been shown towards THE DRAGON HOUSE WILL BE CLOSING CHRISTMAS EVE AT P.M. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND SUNDAY, DEC. 26th OPEN BOXING DAY Dec. 27th from to p.m. WE WISH TO EXTEND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND AIL. 1624 Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-8696 Mexico, Hawaii, southern Spain, Greece and the Canary Islands. One Ottawa agent has made several bookings for Australia, even at the return fare of Across the west, Hawaii domi- nates the winter-travel picture. A CP Air spokesman in Vancou- ver said the airline expects to fly passengers to Hawaii during the winter season, over the 10-day Christmas pe- riod. W a r d a i r, Canada's largest private charter line, flies weekly flights to Hawaii from Calgary and Edmonton at prices ranging from to and. reports business "as good or better" than in 1970. Two CP Air flints to Hawaii each week now go on to Fiji which has picked up in popular- ity over the last few years, largely in response to intensi- fied advertising. WEATHER A FACTOR Manitobans are heading south at a fairly brisk rate but one Winnipeg agent said the early part of ths season appears down slightly from last year, perhaps because o f milder-than-usual December weather. "You can usually gear busi- ness to weather said one Vancouver agent after a snow storm. "You get weather like this and you just get a mad rush out of the area." Many vacationers grab any southern flight available when they find bookings filled to their planned destinations. "Any place will said one agent, "as long as It offers warmth and sunshine." Pacific cruise story worth prize of SAN FRANCISCO A prize for the best published article or series on cruising in jthe Pacific is announced for fte {bird straight year by the Trans-Pacific Passenger Conference. The award will go to Bie writer whose story or series is adjudged the best published be- tween July 1, 1971 and June 30, 1972, according to Ron C. Lord, General Manager of the Con- ference. Previous winners were Stan- ton Delaplane and Richard Jo- seph, syndicated travel col- umnist and travel editor of Esquire Magazine, respective- ly. Entires should be mailed to arrive at TPPC headquarters, 311 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104, no later than July 31, 1972. 'Day on Danes' package offer Visitors to Copenhagen are in store for an extra special benefit with the new "Day on the Danes" package. This pro- gram is available to any pas- senger who departs from America and makes his first slop Copenhagen, or any- one who makes the Danish capital his Inst stop prior to returning to North America. The "Day on tho Danes" lackago includes free gifts such as the free use of n car 'or up to three days (passen- gers pay only for mileage and froo bicycle, free iifihtseeing, free beer, and free uncli. sands of pieces of literature on Alberta vacation opportunities. Mr. Dowling radicated that the Bureau would participate in the nine major travel and sports shows from January 7 through April 9, 1972. The shows will be in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Anaheim, Cal- ifornia; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illi- nois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and To- ronto, Ontario. Teams of experi- enced travel personnel from the bureau will attend each of the ten day shows assisted by representatives from the Trave'l Industry Association of Alberta and the tourist zones in the province. The teams of participants also plan to meet and talk to travel writers, TV and radio stations, newspapers, and auto- mobile club travel counsellors, informing ttem about upcom- ing events, travel routings, and tlie many outstanding vacation opportunities that exist in Al- berta. Friday, Dccembtr 24, 1971 THE I.ETHBRIDGI HEDA'.i) 23 Visit Adelaide next March No "cultural desert" Many Europeans regard Singapore und the popular Ba- j- ranggay group from the Philip- Australia as a "cultural de- sert." A visit to South Aus- tralian capital Adelaide during March 1972 will prove this wrong. March Is festival month when the seventh biennial "Adelaide Festival of Arts" begins. The festival encompasses en- tertainment for all tastes music, drama, opera, ballet, visual arts, and attracts tour- ists from all over the world. Adelaide has ideal attributes for staging an ark festival: a superb setting between hills and sea, a Mediterranean cli- mate and the right size pop- ulation March, the end of Australia's long Summer, is perfect to stage the festival. Flowers bloom in parks and city squares; pretty girls pre- sent visitors arriving by plane and train with floral button- holes. BOAC VClOs or 747s jet you as close as Melbourne. From here you switch to an hour's internal flight to Adelaide. The theme of the 1972 festival is South East Asia and the Pa- cific Emphasis will be on youth and community participation. Some of the principal attrac- tions just announced are the "Piart ni Nitsky Folkloric En- semble" supplemented by 30 soloists from Russian Opera and principals from the Bol- shoi Ballet and the exciting "EIco Pomare" Negro Dance Company. Other dance companies are coming from India, Thailand, pines. The Australian Opera Com- pany will perform "The Rape of Lucretia" and folk operas will be staged as lunch hour entertainment. Many things are free. This is a brief advanced look at what's on at the 1872 "ade- laide Festival of Arts" one of the great arts festivals of the world. Pel-formers at previous festi- vals were: Nureyev, Sir Mal- colm Sargent conducting the London Philharmonic Orches- tra, Ychudi Menuhin, Tito Gobbi, Rita Streich, Dave Bru- beck, Marlene Dietrich, Odetta and Australia's own Rolf Har- ris. The list is long and Im- pressive. Writer's Week, one of the most important events, brings togetlrcr writers, playwrights, novelists and poets against a lively background of Australian and overseas cultural activity. Light autumn clothes are ad- vised. One day have a break from culture wine-tasting in nearby Barossa Valley. Ade- laide has everything to im- press It's not too late for the Olympics It's still not loo late to catch a tour to the XI Olympic Win- ter Games at Sapporo, Japan, in February! Heritage Travel, Inc., and Japan Air Lines are providing the land arrangements and air transportation for the 16-day trip, which departs from San Francisco on Saturday, Feb- ruary 5. Connections are avail- able from other North Ameri- can cities. After an overnight stay in Tokyo, the tour jets to Sapporo on Monday, February 7. Mem- bers stay at Joiankei Spa, a re- sort area convenient to the city and the Olympic sites. Through Sunday, February 13, the group remains In Sapporo, with tick- ets for one of the events each day nnd the closing ceremonies on the 13th. Tlie tour returns to Japan's main island of Honshu on Mon- day, February 14, via a non- stop flight to Osaka. Kyoto and Nara are explored February 15-17. On Friday, members ride the famous Bullet Train to Tokyo, where they remain until the Sunday, February 20, for departure to San Francisco. Basic tour price from San Francisco is winch in- cludes round-trip air fare, all hchls, breakfast and dinner in Sapnoro, Bullet Train fare, sigl.Veeing, and one ticket per person to Olympic events. GEORGE W. POPMA Wishes all his friends a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year THE NATIONAL LIFE Assurance Company of Canada Please note our new office locations 419 Canada Trust Building Lethbridgs Phone 327-6035 Six major lines list 246 cruises from west coast SAN FRANCISCO A hand- some new brochure issued by t h e Trans-Pacific Passenger Conference lists 246 cruises by six major passenger lines from the West Coast, starting this November and extending into the spring of 1973. The colorful 16-page folder was published in response to heavy demand from the public and from travel agents for a single, handy compilation of cruises available. It is avail- able free from regular member lines of the Conference. These arc: American President Lines Milsui-OSK Lines, Orient Over- seas Line, Pacific Far East Line. P and 0 Lines and Royal Viking Line. Or from TPPC at .111 California Street, San Fran- cisco 941M. Canadian slag o antlers on show BRNO The Usov Chateau near the town of Zabrch na Aforave in central Czccltoslova- kia w a s the architectural monument m o s I frequently visited by tourist.'! in Ibis coun- try between April and July of this year. The who came, however, were attracted in the main by a forestry nnd hunt- ing exhibition, the largest of its kind to be singed in cen- tral Europe. Among the ex- hibits were the 12-pound ant- lers of a Canadian sing. ;