Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE IEIHBRIDGE HtHAlO Friday, 5, Wl Ballet and opera tour to Europe MONTREAL David Haber, I in each city, except in Copen- Director of Programming of hagen where the group will the National Ans Centre of Ot- j spend four nights. The all-in- tawa will conduct a ballet and opera tour to Scandinavia and the USSR, according to Scan- DAV1D HABtiK dinavian Airlines Tour Depart- ment here. The tour arrangements have been made jointly by SAS and Algonquin Travel Ltd. of Ot- tawa who represent RESO Tra- vel Organization of Sweden. The departure date is March 18 and the group will return to Can- ada on April 1. The group will visit Copen- hagen, Stockholm, Lenin g r a d and Moscow with three nights Viking town marks 1100th anniversary Norway's oldest town Tons- berg, with a population of will celebrate its 1100th anni- versary throughout 1971, ac- cording to Scandinavian A i r- lines' headquarters here. It was founded in 871 and is situated on the Oslo fjord, 64 miles south of the capital. elusive price is from Mon- treal. This includes, besides the air fare, first class hotel ac- commodation, meals, theatre and ballet tickets, sightseeing trips, transfers, etc. The group members will have unique opportunities to visit the Royal Opera in Stockholm, at- tend a concert by the R o y a 1 Swedish Philarmonic, visit the one-and-only Hermitage in Len- ingrad, see the Kirov Ballet there and the Bolshoi in Mos- cow and the Danish Royal Op- era in Copenhagen. Mr. Haber who will person- ally conduct this group, was appointed to his position in Ot- tawa in 1968. Prior to that, he has been associated with the National Film Board, EXPO '67, the National Ballet of Canada and the Stratford Festival, with several study trips and engage- ments abroad, including the US'A, Japan. England and sev- eral other European countries. o-' tec Automated facilities at Brussels The introduction of Boeing 747 equipment, which Sabena Belgian World Airlines put into transatlantic service on Janu- ary 8, presages' the need for more sophisticated airport procedures. Therefore Sabena has placed orders for an entirely auto- mated passenger registration system, including control of the loading of the aircraft, which will be in operation at Brus- sels National Airport in Janu- ary, 1972. Already in operation at four other airports, this system has cut in half the time between (he last passenger check in and actual take-off. ASIAN LION FACING EXTINCTION The Asian lion, here seen in India's Gir Sanctuary, is distinguished from his famous African counterpart by a thinner, shorter mane and shorter overall length. India is trying to protect and rebuild this diminshing species. Gir Sanctuary established in India Last refuge of Asian lions In India, home of such ani- mals as the great one-horned rhinoceros, Asian lion and spotted deer, none of which arc found anywhere else in the world, the importance of pre- serving wild-life is particularly acute. Unrestricted hunting, and the cutting of forests to provide more land for urbanization, has resulted in t h e near extinction of some species of rare birds and animals. But India is now taking steps to reverse this trend. The Indian tiger, for exam- ple, had almost disappeared from India. Hunting of this magnificent animal and export of his skin is, however, now al- most totally banned across the coruntry. Likewise, the Indian lion had all but disappear- Get together with the easy-going flavour of Molson Golden.- It's the great get-together beer for good company and good times. Golden reat get-together beer! ed from this vast sub-continent and to save this noble beast from extinction the Gir Forest sanctuary in Gujarat, India's furthest state, has been es- tablished. The Asiatic lion as fcund in India differs from his famous cousins in Africa. He is short- er, with a maximum length of about 9M> feet, and has a thin- ner, shorter mane. He is essen- tially a beast of the bush coun- try and lives in families of seven or eight. Your lion will probably weigh between four and five hundred pounds, and has a life expectancy of about 30 years. People often think -that the lion cannot hold its own against the tiger when living in the same area. In India how- ever, the lion has not had to compete with the tiger over territory, since they do not en- ter the same kind of tree and grass forests. The season to see the lions in Gir begins soon after the rains, from December on- wards. For this memorable thrill of India, however, visit Gir between March and May when the grass is cut and the heat forces the animals into the open. About three hundred lions are preserved in Gir For- est sanctuary, where they may be seen and camera their natural habitat. The visitor can see the fam- ilies of lions at close quarters and in complete safety. You'll net be disappointed either, be- cause Gir officials almost guarantee a lion will show him- self. When you reach Gujarat, make arrangements through the Conservator of Forests, Junagadh Circle, Junagadh, for transportation and guides to accompany you into the forest. Department officials will also provide accommodation at the Forest Guest House at Sasan, which is comfortable and inex- pensive, about per day in- cluding meals. Entrance fee for viewing the animals is ap- proximately which in- cludes the locating of the ani- mals and supplying guides to accompany you. The Gir Sanctuary is 56 miles from Kcshod where your plane will land after a one and one-half hour trip from Bom- bay. Gir is reached from Keshod by hired car, approxi- martely 13 c e n t s per mile for the use of a five passenger sta tion wagon. It is advisable however, to make prior ar- r a n g e m e n t s for transport, again through the Forest De- partment. If you are interested in see- ing rare wildlife while touring India, don't miss a visit to the Gir Sanctuary. Belgian airline expands routes to South America Sabena Belgian World Air- lines is continuing the expan- sion of its routes by the de- velopment of service to South America. Belgium has entered into air transport agreements with Sen- egal, Argentina and Chile which will cnnhlc Sabena, the nation- al flag carrier of Belgium, to ccm m c n c c weekly service Brussels Dakar Buenos Aires Santiago on April 1. EATON'S Homefumishings SALE Continues Til February 13th Inglis Liberator Washer and Gas Dryer Great Buy! 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