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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, February 17, 1975 Games sports may increase from present 16 to 18 Upset COLIN SHAW photos The recent snows built up by Sunday for Guy Pomahac, 2212 19th St. S., at left left pic- ture, and Cidnee Johnson, 905 21st St. to venture out on The friendly tussle at left becomes an upset in the right, as Cidnee throws Guy- more of an upset than it appears, as he is the Canadian judo champion for the light heavyweight division. Within the staging time of the next few Canada Games, the number of sports will like- ly increase to 18 from 16, says a federal representative with Sport Canada. Ian Howard, of Vancouver, says the Canada Games Coun- cil has considered increasing the number of sports in Games competition and there is "a good possibility" they will do so. Mr. Howard says Sport Canada, which supplies the operating funds for Canada Games, are looking more at increasing the number of women's sports in the com- petitions. "We would like to see more women participating in the he adds. The organization is looking at European handball or net ball as some possible new sports. Mr. Howard, however, points out increasing the number of sports also increases the operating cost of staging the Winter and Summer Games. "There are two conflicting interests we are dealing with he says. "We don't want to price any small centre out of the market (in hosting the Games) but we feel there could be two more sports." Organizers view about four aspects of sport when deciding if it should be includ- ed in the list of options that are given to local Games hosts who choose some of the 16 sports, from the option list. The age of competitors in a sport, whether the sport is predominantly male or female, the popularity of the sport and if it needs to be in the Games to promote par- ticipation are all investigated, he says. "Like it wouldn't be the Winter Games without hockey, but hockey doesn't need the Games to promote he says. "But speedskating needs promotion was put on the list of op- tions." Sport Canada is the driving force behind much sport and recreation promotion in Canada as it doles out an ever- increasing wad of bills toward sport every year. This year the government organization spent million on sport and recreation and next year will spend million, Mr. Howard says. The Sport Canada official says the cost of staging Canada Games has increased a great deal since the first event in Quebec City in 1967. "There have been a few problems with finances but every site has handled them and gone without a he says. In the Games contract it says the municipality must pay any deficit incurred by the Games. Sport Canada gives the local organizers a "bare bones" budget to which the society is to augment with their own funds. "The purpose isn't to spend a lot of money on super-duper facilities we aren't trying to make a small Olympics he says. "We like to leave every place with one excellent facility such as the speedskating oval and to get people to participate. "A lop-sided score may seem foolish but this is the purpose of the he adds. "We want to get oppor- tunities for a good level of competition that some teams would not otherwise get. "It's good for national par- ticipation and it brings the country together." Westcastle ski venue gear Squashhopescrushed tested along with athletes in '75 Games offerings By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer WESTCASTLE His sigh of relief is unmistakeable. Dan McKim is glad it's all over. The venue manager for re- cent Winter Games ski alpine skiing at Westcastle, himself a former racer from the B.C. ski town of Rossland, shakes his head and wonders aloud: "What else could have gone Today Westcastle staff is cleaning up., following five frantic days of blizzards, slides, broken ski lifts and frozen water pipes. McKim admits the problems faced by his staff weren't unique: "Usually we go through the same kind of problems each year, but it's very, very seldom we get them all bang, gang, bang." "We had a hell of a lot of says McKim, who gives a lot of the credit to Chemical Corp. of Logan, Utah, for packing four feet of snow which unexpectedly blanketed Castle Mountain's south slope. The Utah com- pany supplied the ski area INDIANA GLASS VINTAGE 5-PART RELISH DISH In amber, or olive. 59 2 ONLY WHILE THEY LAST! Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN with one of its Thiokol snow packers and two drivers dur- ing the Games. But the blizzard which inun- dated Westcastle early last week did force the cancella- tion Wednesday at opening- day ski races. The following day, rapidly changing temperatures created unstable snow con- ditions which caused an avalanche on the Westcastle road a few hundred yards from the ski lodge. Thurs- day's racing was cancelled because of the avalanche threat. Then, water pipes to the lodge's restrooms and kitchen from mountain springs froze. This "seasonal McKim adds, took a day to remedy, as his staff hooked up an alternate water supply which draws water from a nearby creek. Saturday brought the last straw for a harried West- castle. A Games competitor climbed off the main T-bar prematurely, derailing the cable and forcing a six-hour shutdown of the vital tow. Men's giant slalom racers were then forced to hike up the 920-foot course. Skiers the following day rode up the smaller bunny tow, hitching a ride behind snowmobiles to the top of the dual slalom course. The main tow finally swung back into operation by noon Sunday. For McKim, the Games brought a couple of personal disappointments. Of 700 visitors to the ski hill, only an estimated 350 were spectators. "My lodge staff were very disappointed, as I was, with the few people who came out to watch." The resort manager was also saddened by the perfor- mance of his younger brother ARTDIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC PtMIM 328-4095 WE CAN FILL ANY PRESCRIPTION You can bring us for compounding any prescription, even those prescribed by physicians who practice a long distance from our pharmacy. We will be able to dis- pense the exact medicine specified: Of course we are in constant contact with all our local Doctors so we are familiar with the medicines they prefer. But among the many thousands of prescription drugs we carry are also the ones physicians in other cities may prescribe. George and Rod My... so the temperature is below What is it in Metric? Ask lor our complimentary "METRIC CONVERSION GUIDE" DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN RODNEY 401-WMI.t. 010X01 HilflMlHlMdf. M1 MI AM. t. CMttMIM Jay, 18, of Rossland, who was racing with the B.C. team. The younger McKim, a strong contender in alpine skiing, qualified for Sunday's dual slalom, but disqualified himself in the first heat when he missed a gate. Squash anyone? That's what local Winter Games organizers were ask- ing when they first learned the Games had been awarded to Lethbridge. Fort Erie woman wins Western Canada draw A Fort Erie, Ont. woman won the tax-free first prize here Saturday in the se- cond Western Canada Lottery Foundation draw at the Yates Centre. Jo-Anne Russ, a 26-year-old unemployed factory worker, was speechless after her win, but her father, Lloyd Russ, said she would probably buy a new car and invest the remaining money. The Saturday draw, hosted by television actor Conrad Bain, part of Canada Winter Games celebrations, divided among 16 winners, eight of whom were present and eight drawn as home partners. Thier names were picked from the 2.5 million entered in the draw. Winner of the se- cond prize was R. C. Geddes 42, of Richmond, B.C., a storeman for Air Canada. "I plan to stay at work but my boss said I could have a couple of weeks off to quiet my he said. The third prize went to Lee Winterton, The Pas, Man., who said he plans to buy a small farm with his win- nings. Winners of each were Maurice Duquette, 52, from St. Barbe, Que., Barry Yurkowski, of Edmonton, Elie Gareau, 27, Fernie, Ralph Spelrem, 41, Bashaw, Alia., and Irene Thomson, 50, of Vancouver. Home partners were Vito Stassi, winner of William Matwichuk, Decker, Man., Jeannine Godey, Winnipeg, and E. C. Sanderson, Russell, Man., William Lowe, Port Hope, Ont., William Dunn, Port Perry, Ont., Don Minty, Prince George, B.C., each of whom won Names of eight persons brought to Lethbridge for the draw, which was televised in Western Canada, were an- nounced after they were drawn in Saskatoon Jan. 31. Their eight home partners were drawn at the same time but not announced until Satur- day night. Proceeds of the lottery are used for sports, recreation and cultural development in western Canada. The third draw will be held in Van- couver May 12. City Scene Buses to go in service Tuesday Two 51-passenger diesel buses delivered from General Motors London, Ont. factory arrived in the city at midnight Sun- day. The buses will be pressed into service Tuesday to help with the massive Winter Games transportation effort. "They'll sure come in said John Frouws, transit superintendent. "We have 750 athletes to move from the Games Village to the Sportsplex tomorrow night." Safecrack attempt unsuccesful Thieves unsuccessfully tried to open a safe at Lethbridge Honda Centre on the weekend. Lethbridge city police say the store was entered by forcing a door and them climbing through a window. Someone then attempted to open the store's safe with a-cuttirig torch but was unsuccessful. Two crow bars were left behind. Nothing was reported stolen. Hostels coping with crush The city's hotels and motels appear to be easily handling the influx of Winter Games visitors. "Practically every hotel and motel has space said Games lodging boss Gayle Jensen this morning. He said the lodgings office, which is being staffed from a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, received only four lodging inquiries. Their answer was obviously and so developed the 16 sports now under way in Southern Alberta. Ian Howard, federal representative from Sport Canada, says squash and a few other sports could have been included in the Winter Games had the local society so decided. Newfoundland, site of the 1977 Summer Games, has been meeting here during the Games with the Canada Games Council to work out their list of 16 sports. The Canada Games Council, comprised of representatives from across Canada, choose the list of sports from which the local Games hosts choose 16. Many of the sports must be included but some are op- tional, Mr. Howard says. The council takes applications from various sports bodies, which are try- ing to get their sport into the options list. The council, while here, will also be trying to work out options for the next Winter Games, which are be- ing sought by Brandon and Thompson, Man., he adds. Local organizers, when making their selections from the option list, pointed to sports, including speedskating, curling, judo and weightlifting. They turned thumbs down on such sports as fire arms shooting, handball, squash and racket ball. The choice of speedskating brought Lethbridge the only 400 metre oval in Canada, and a good shot at hosting inter- national competitions. But for squash enthusiasts it only brought frowns. Good hour Tracy Lea Ryles, 4, sits enjoying.her breakfast at Sunday's pancake feed sponsored by the city of Lethbridge. The free four-hour breakfast was part of the city's contribution to the Winter Games. Couple injured seriously One of the 40 vehicles donated by Ford of Canada for use during the Winter Games won't be returned after the games end. The vehicle, a 1975 station wagon, was demolished in a three car collision p.m. City ambulance accident injures one A collision between a city ambulance and another vehi- cle Sunday at 13th S.treet and 5th Avenue North resulted in damage and one minor injury. Lethbridge city police say a city ambulance, operated by Hugo Fiedler, 1315 St. Arthur FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONI12MMI I. t. t. FOX, C.D.M. FOXLETMMNEKNTAllM 204 MEDICAL DENTAL iLDO. Road, was southbound on 13th Street North about 2 p.m. When it approached 5th Avenue North it was in colli- sion with a car westbound on 5th Avenue driven by Ian R. Mossop of Taber. A passenger in the Mossop vehicle, Harry Sowinski, Taber, received a whiplash in- jury. An accident Friday at 2nd Avenue and 13th Street North resulted in damage and four minor injuries. James Wilson, 1907 Lakemount Blvd., was northbound on 13th Street and attempting to make a left turn at 2nd Avenue A North about p.m. when he was in collision with Robert Clunie, 1316 15th Ave. S., who was southbound on 13th Street, police allege. An accident Sunday at 7th Avenue and 12th Street A North resulted in three minor injuries and damage. G. J. Stroeve, Shaughnessy, was northbound about p.m. on 7th Avenue when he was in collision with a west- bound vehicle driven by THE LETHBRIDGE CIVIC SAVING AND CREDIT UNION ANNUAL MEETING willtwhtldintht HOLIDAY INN of LETHBRIDBE (Silon 'A') Wednesday, Feb. p.m. MEMBERS PLEASE ATTENDI Darell Lewko, 904 7th Ave. N., police allege. Following the collision the Stroeve vehicle hit a light standard and the Lewko vehi- cle hit a curb. Two passengers in the Stroeve vehicle, Percy Bradford and Arlene Stroeve received minor injuries and were treated and released from St. Michael's hospital. Todd Lewko, 3tt, suffered bumps, bruises, and shock -in the accident. An accident Sunday at 6th Avenue and llth Street South resulted in damage and two minor injuries. Yaichi Kitagawa, 609 Staf- ford Drive, was southbound on llth Street when he was in collision with an eastbound car driven by H. L. Harrison, No. 28, St. Anne Place, police allege. i Mr. Kitagawa has been 'charged with making an un- safe U-turn. Cameron Harrison, 3, sustained a bump on the head in the accident and Mr. Kitagawa received bruised ribs. Saturday-on Highway 3 at the Monarch hill. A city couple was seriously injured in the accident. RCMP said the Winter Games car, driven by Bruce Simmons, 37, Calgary, was eastbound and approaching the crest of the Monarch hill when his car was blown head- on into the path of two west- bound cars. Police said the road was very icy and snow was blow- ing across the highway. Mr. Simmons was not hurt. Hi's passenger, Edward Walsh, CFB Calgary, suffered slight injuries. Three occupants of one of the westbound cars were in- jured and taken to St. Michael's Hospital. One has been released. The other two have been taken off the critical list and today are reported satisfactory. In hospital with multiple contusions and lacerations are Bruce Walter Redman, 41, 2507 5th Aye. A N., and his wife; Bernice. Both also have fractured hips. Their son, Murray, -13, has been released. 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