Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
WINTER GAMES' SLOPE - Blackstrap Mountain, 25 miles south of Saskatoon, will be used for all ski events at the Canada Winter Games which begin Feb. 12. The mountain was constructed from 800,000 cubic yards of Saskatoon all ready for influx of athletes SASKATOON (CP) - The mountain is in place, accommodations are set and except for a few loose ends the city is ready for the Canada Winter Games which open Feb. 12. When Prime Minister Tru-dea'. opens the nine-day games it will be the culmination of more than two years work for Saskatoon officials. When the city was awarded the Games in April, 1969,, the two biggest problems were providing something to ski on in the prairie flatland and housing more than 2,000 competitors. A mountain-it won't cause any envy in British Columbia-was built which has a 300-foot vertical drop and an average slope of 26 degrees. The main concern now is snow. The natural fall this year has been light. Snow-making machines are working 20 hours a day replacing snow as the wind blows it off the top of the mountain. Blackstrap Mountain is 25 miles south of Saskatoon. At the end of the ski run is a new $60,000 lodge. The frozen surface of Blackstrap Lake will provide parking for 10,000 cars. SPORTS VARIED Other sports at the Games are hockey, curling, figure skating, speed skating, basketball, vol-1 y e b a 11, badminton, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, boxing, wrestling, fencing, table tennis, judo and weightlifting. Accommodation for athletes and coaches is in a three-storey empty department store. Games organizers have arranged to Bachelor Party Tours for 1971 Fun, adventure and companionship for single people of all ages are accented on Around the Orient tours arranged by Bachelor Party Tours for 1971. They begin and end in San Francisco with air transportation on Japan Air Lines. Nights on the town are an integral part of the programs, which include visits to famous restaurants such as the lovely Chinzanso Gardens in Tokyo, unique shows of the Philippine Tagalog dancers and the Thai dancers of Bangkok. No lobby-sitting on these tours with every evening having been planned for the single to "go native" and enjoy local color.' Another feature is that travelers may join a group of their own general age-level. Departures are planned for groups both under 35 years of age and over. Tours visit Japan, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Taipei. An experienced tour escort meets the group in each city and handles all details. Complete land portion of these tours is |639 with complete air fare from San Francisco costing $738. Departures for over 35 years of age groups leave in April, May, June and September. Under 35 groups leave in July and August. Descriptive Bermuda names and how they came about PAGET PARISH, Bermuda-Salt Kettle, now a peaceful inlet in Hamilton Harbour, was once an important trading centre where sea salt was dried in shallow, artificial ponds called "kettles." ii * * ST. GEORGE, Bermuda - Suffering Lane and Slippery Hill in this historic town were named in colonial days by sarcastic residents, referring to the streets' bad state of repair. ST. GEORGE, Bermuda - After residents began shaking their pillows and bedding out of windows bordering a narrow lane in this historic town, the mayor christened their lane , "Featherbed Alley." # * SANDYS PARISH, Bermuda -After officials decided to call a road running through this parish "Spring Benny Road," residents decided that the name was too frivolous and tore Long In Use Seventeenth-century Bermud-ians used tobacco leaves as a currency. Government employees were paid and business transactions made, with quantities of the plant, which then was cultivated in Bermuda. The colony now deals in Bermuda dollars. the sign down. It was rechris- tened Woodlawn Rd. * * * ST. GEORGE, Bermuda - When a local wag christened a road in this town "Old Maid's Lane," after the many elderly spinsters living there, the ladies in question protested to the mayor. His Worship ordered a "Duke of Cumberland Lane" sign erected, but it was ignored and the name "Old Maids Lane" sticks - three hundred years later. Latest vacation offering to Spain's Costa del Sol Playamar, the new holiday life style on Spain's Costa del Sol, highlights CP Air's latest vacation offering to sun-starved Canadians. Two holiday packages feature this resort, Spain's most modem, which provides spacious, air conditioned apartments along with facilities for golf, tennis, sailing, swimming, horseback riding and water skiing. For as little as $148, plus air fare to Madrid, the two-week holiday includes five days at the Playamar near Torremo-linos, a self-drive car with no mileage limitations and hotel - Mday, January if, 1*7? - TWf WHMIPQt MUMP - �1 DOLLAR DAYS I AT SAFEWAY! Pennies Saved Are Dollars earned. So Hurry On Down To Safeway and Get In On I The Values In All Departments. Prices Effective in Lethbridae Stores Jan. 28 - 29 I Inclusive. I Process Cheese .. 31*11 Ordll^G jtllCG Concentrate .. tin R \ I MoPrfOMflA Dalewood, #1 Q 51 I toil on the prairie flatland*. It has average runs of 1,000 II lffl|atw| �T wrl'l ���IR n . .. . , D . . �V n II feet and cost $400,000. A 4,000-tquare-foot chalet has II |f|UI %UI IIIW Parchment Wrapped .. Mb. 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II II ^B^IIIB Imm^mY^W W mmm Mm ^mWM **ym\\ m\ Mm aVM mm mmv^Vvf sisted provincial tourism cam- II ^P^pS /mmMm^^^^^M^^M^Lj^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^i^^n^ paigns by matching their pro- I vkw^^sliV^s'^slillslililil motional spending dollar for I ^^Bff^�s5^'^T5^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^r��^^^^^77iTei^^^j !PfTv dollar. That program castII ^mmwm^ cCOPYRIGHT I960* CANADA SAFEWAY LUVUTCU <^ifi $260,000 in its final year but the I bulk of it went to bigspandiaf I WE RESERVE THE 1IOHT TO UMIT QUANTITIES. ^^^^^^ provinces such as Ontarsflk ^^mmmmimmmmmmimm^^ house the women in trailers on the ground floor. Tents and cubicles will house the men on upper floors. Security guards will be on duty between the dormitories 24 hours a day. The store also will house a 16-bed hospital staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses. One of the knottier problems will be moving athletes in and out of the accommodations on a tight schedule. The building will house only 900 athletes, coaches and managers but Gerry Beaudry, assistant general manager of the Games, said there will be 2,304 participants' at the Games. Arrivals and departures will have to be timed with military precision. EXPERIENCE GAINED The first Games were held in Quebec City in 1967 and last year Halifax was host to the Summer Games. Mr. Beaudry was associated with both events. Synchronized swimming nearly hit a snag-there were no underwater speakers so swimmers could hear the music. "We've fixed that, but it was one of those minor bugs that could easily be overlooked," he said. The only facility lacking other than the mountain was a good speed-skating oval. A floodlit 400-metre track was built at Gordon Howe Park. It also provides spectator stands, showers, dressing rooms, lockers and public washrooms. Some minor annoyances now appear to be at the administrative level of sport. Mr. Beaudry said he was advised that alpine skiers who have accumulated more than 100 International Ski Federation points this year will be ineligible for the Games. The decision had been made some time ago, but the Games organizers and provincial organizations hadn't been told. The same thing happened in wrestling where age limits were changed. OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Government Travel Bureau hopes to launch a promised promotional campaign by the end of next month to en- accommodation at major centres between Madrid and the coast. An 18-day tour starts at $222 Meal equipment gets a new look A bright new look at mealtimes on BOAC jets has started. The airline will begin introduction of a completely new range of crockery, cutlery and glassware on its north and mid-Atlantic services, A completely new range of colors will enhance the attractiveness of meal services.