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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, Fobruary 10, 1975 Accidents, information., hospitality Ski slopes need bilingual volunteers The Canada Winter all national events require fall into three categories. Games (Les Jeux d'Hivers the presence of bilingual The first category is Canada) is a national event people. emergency cases. For ex- and since Canada is of- The duties of the ample, imagine the ficially a bilingual country, bilingual person for skiing following, hopefully purely ADVANCE BOOKING CHARTERS BOOK NOW FOR 1975 DEPARTURES NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS CALGARY TO LONDON AMSTERDAM viaWARDAIR DEPOSIT WILL RESERVE SEAT A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 608 5th Ave. S. Lethbridge Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 Office open Monday thru Friday a.m. to S p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. hypothetical situation: (One of the young racers from the Quebec ski-tearn has fallen and is badly hurt. A ski-patroller (first aid person) rushes to the scene. Of course, in this case it just so happens that the racer speaks only Cana- dian French and the ski- patroller only Canadian English. The patroller needs some vital informa- tion from the racer to determine how to handle the case. Well, if you have not guessed it already, this is where bilingual service come into the picture. The second group of bilingual duties involve in- formation services. All bilingual people also act as information officers. They must have available in both English and French detail- ed information concerning all sports events and associated activities. They must know where and from whom the athletes can ob- tain professional and technical assistance. 'If, for instance, a racer breaks a ski, the bilingual person can tell him who the supply officer is, where he is, and how to get in touch with him. If an athlete misses his bus to the ski area, the bilingual person will in- form him of alternate ways to get to the hill. Or, bilingual people will offer services at a more per- sonal level by telling Michelle where to find a present for her mother or by helping Pierre phone home to tell he won the giant slalom. Thirdly, the presence of bilingual people at all ski events and functions per- taining to these events will be a way of showing our Western hospitality (the theme that won Southern Alberta the Winter It will prove that we acknowledge and respect the fact that some of the young athletes, though Canadians, come from a cultural background different from ours and speak a different language. Information on Pincher Creek, the surrounding area, and on Alberta will be included in a bilingual booklet presented to the athletes as a souvenir of their stay here. Hopefully, this gesture will make French Cana- dian skiers feel more welcome and add to the welcome planned for all athletes. Many bilingual volunteers are needed to act as skiing officials. If you are bilingual, know a bit about skiing, and can donate an afternoon or evening or maybe even a day or two of your time, please contact Birthe Perry, 3454176. ASTRO REALTY INSURANCE LTD. and the CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Welcome you to the Canada Winter Games. While here we hope you enjoy your stay. If you have some free time we invite you to visit with us at our show home at 2301 16th St. N. Open daily to p.m. DAVE NEUFELO Salw Manager 345-4702- Choose from 30 plans and over 50 new homes. TOM SELNES limiranee Mgr. If these times are not convenient call 328-7748 to make an alternate appoint- DON CARROLL 327-4194 230116th STREET NORTH Astro Realty Insurance Ltd. 423 Westminster Shopping Plaza nun. MAXWELL 3294224 ALICE HAHN VEHNA COUTTS tLWOOD SHERMAN 328-2685 BILL MADDISON 327-5847 ;