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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, July 7, 197J THI UtTHiHIDOl HIMLB f Arrival in London says Anne Campbell Singer By JANE PATEBSON MANCHESTER, LANCS (England) Monday, June 26, p.m. Is a moment to re- member for the 43 persons who embarked on a month-long tour with the Anne Campbell Sing- ers. I don't think the full impact of the trip hit anyone until we stepped on the bus, vraving goodbye and shedding the odd tear for Ihe 200 well-wishers who arrived at the civic centre to sec us off. The bus ride to Calgary was fairly uneventful, as most of the girls took it as an oppor- tunity to get the sleep they'd miss later on. Our stop at the Calgary airport was brief, giv- ing us only enough time to have our luggage weighed and checked through, end to buy gum for the trip. The girls were amazed that the suitcases they had strug- gled with only weighed 25-35 pounds on the average. The flight was a first for many of tiie girls. It proved to be a smooth one, and quite en- tertaining because our fellow- passengers .were n mixed col- lege choir from Medicine Hat, the Hepplewhyte Singers. The two groups carried on a singsong for Uio of the other passengers, and then at the insistence of Hie stew- ardesses, the Mini-Singers per- formed over the PA system. Our arrival in London at a.m. on June 27, was thrilling for all of us, even the returnees. Our group was taken from Gat- w i c k Airport to Hie Sheridan Hotel, whereupon all the girls were ordered to bed to rest. De- spite protests, most of us slept soundly for a good part of the afternoon. That evening, each of the group paid a visit either to Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus, taking in all the sights in wide-eyed wonder. Wednesday was unbelievably fast-paced. We were up bright and early, and after a typical English breakfast of poached eggs, bacon, juice and tea (which we prefer to the muddy- tasting coffee over we Chinese capital basks in beauty By JAMES PRINGLE PEKING (Reuter) Gloomy has finally gone and the Chinese capital has burst again Into lile and color. The streets nre lined with acacias and walnut trees whose leaves are a vivid green. Old men with wispy beards and black skullcaps sit on the porches of'their homes wanning themselves in the sun. Toddlers from neighborhood Idndergartens wander by in long columns, each tenaciously clutching the jacket of the child to front. Old ladles -with bound that senseless legacy of the pre-revolution Manchu empire to the new street mar- kets that have appeared with winter's demise. Vegetables are plentiful, nnd the winter diet of cabbage is gratefully abandoned. State photographers at the city's huge Tienanmen Square do a busy trade with out-of-town visitors, posing for the ritual snapshot bcfora the Gate of Heavenly Peace. The Summer Palace, hot-sea- Bon playground of Ihe emperors in bygone days, is thronged with schoolchildren, eating picnic lunches around their red ban- ners. SOME COLORFUL GARB Among the crowded rowing boats on the lake, a Chinese flute lilts a haunting old mel- ody. And the national costumes of minority people from West- ern China provide a splash of color against the drab fatigues worn by the majority. The out-of-town sightseers, often with Thai or Burmese fea- tures, wear badges depicting the Chinese leader, Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Many of the citi- zens of the capital, more at- tuned to political trends, do not. Hundreds of cheerful women sell ices for some nameless, but apparently monolithic, state or- ganization. They arc every- where, especially at the zoo. Since the establishment of the People's Hepublic of China in 1949, an intensive tree-planting program in and around the city has rooted the soil more firmly. At the Summer Palace, the Jade Belt Bridge and the Gar- jjen of Harmonious Interests are set off by trees in blossom, like the delicate painting on an an- cient scroll But when a stiff breeze sets up, the air is full of wafting blooms for half an hour. When the wind drops, the trees have lost their fragile splendor. New '72 guide to St. Vincent The new official 1972-72 guide to St. Vincent and the Grena- dines is now available in Can- ada and may be secured free by writing the Canadian Rep- resentative, Eastern Caribbean Tourist Association, 980 Yonge Street, Toronto. boarded our bus for a sight-see- ing tour. The bus driver took us past such places as Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Memorial and Hall, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, St. James' Palace (home of the Queen Westminster Abbey, the Parliament Build- ings, Number 10 Downing Street, and Big Ben. We found the architecture of these buildings fantastically beautiful. After the tour, our driver let us off in front of Buckingham Pslace in order that we might watch the Changing" of the Guard and the Horse Parade. Due to the huge crowds, the girls saw next to nothing and were, therefore, rather unim pressed with the ceremonies. Everyone, though, agreed that the uniforms, especially those of the Horse Guard, were "sim- ply smashing." The girls spent the afternoon either shopping in a variety ol downtown areas or continuing their louring. Wednesday evening the ma- jority of the choir attended the London stage production oJ Gone With the Wind. It was done and very enjoyable. Thursday we departed for Richmond-upon-Thames, visit- i n g Hampton Court, home of the infamous Henry VIII en route. Our concert Thursday eve- ning was sponsored by the Richmond Arts Council, as part of their annual festival. When we got there, Mr. Edward Bostock, chairman of the coun cil, very kindly gave us the use of his drawing-room for prac- tice, and had previously ar ranged billets for all the girls. On Friday evening he held a private gathering in his home during which time the Teen Clefs entertained. Mr. Bostock presented Mrs. Catnpbell ant each of the girls books concerning Great Britain at the close of the evening. Our first occasion to fee' very special came on the eve- ning we arrived in Richmond The Lord Mayor donned his fur-trimmed robe and his med- als and received each girl per- sonally at a reception held in our honor. The girls were extremely flsttered when they were an- nounced at the door of the room with a "Miss" or "Mrs." pre- ceding their names. During the reception, the mayor presented Mrs. Camp- bell with a miniature plaque bearing the coa'.-of-arms of the city. Today, while Canada cel- ebrates its 105th birthday, we are travelling along towards Manchester, where the au dience at our corxert will be totally unaware that the day is a special one for us. Don't worry we haven'1 forgotten. The choir sang JO Canada the minute we step- ped on the bus this morning. Look at it Plan a holiday with our affordable fares! A little fare goes a long way this summer. Short trip or sightseeing lour Greyhound lets you choose from many scenic fun routes ecross Canada. Increased service gives you more trips to more places with no extra charga Tor stop-overs. You ride relaxed, refreshed In air-conditioned, rest- room-equipped Scenlcruiser comlorL SAVE AS YOU GO FROM tETHBRlDGE: VANCOUVER 5 trips daily via Crowsnest 2 (rips daily EDMONTON 6 tripi daily WINNIPEG 2 trips daily TORONTO J trips daily firBB aubjacl to change without GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us For holiday travel fads, charlor service and package oxpresn Information, contact Greyhound Bus depot, 411 5lh Street S., tcl. 327-1551, or call your Greyhound oaanl or favorite travel agenl. RODEO ACTION Typical of ihe rodeos and summer action in Saskatchewan's towns, and cities is this familiar scene. The variety of events extend all the way to the International Chokecherry Spill Huge air show at Moose Jaw Rodeos to spitting contest REGINA Are you making Saskatchewan part of your summer holiday this year? If so, get out your map and your calendar, and plan your jour- ney arouad these major events In July and August. Already the Frontier Days Rodeo, in Swift Current has been held. Pioneer Days In Saskatoon, July 10 July 15 and Buffalo Days in Regina from July 28 August 5 are active partici- pants too, In Saskatchewan's wild, wooly, summer salute to the Old West In Saskatoon, you'll be sur- rounded by a variety of events from parades of old cars, races of chuckwagons, demonstra- tions of old threshers to Indian ritual dances, Doukhobor bread-baking and a grandstand show. In Regina, Buffalo Days means old fashioned costumes of calico and lace, street stage shows with square dancing, contests for old-time fiddlers, the Provincial Exhibition and Pile O'Boaes Day in spacious Wascana Park on July 30th. This annual day usually attracts about people for free en- tertainment and a giant barbe- cue. It's the day the beards, started months ago, are stud- ied and judged, too. And while you're in Hegina, take in some more history by seeing the reenactment of the "Trial of Louis Kiel." HUGE AIR SHOW The largest one-day Air Show in North America is slated for July 16 at the Canadian Forces Base in Moose Jaw. Complex aerobatics will be demonstrat- ed by the past world champion, Mira Slovak, a. wing-walking team, a gliding performer, and many other wizards of the air. A display of nearly all the air- craft in the base's Inventory will be another highlight as well as an exhibit of a lunar module in this Anniversary Air Show. Yorkton is staging its first rodeo since 1938 from July 1C- 19, during its .exhibition days, and the 4H groups in the area are going all out in their parti- cipation by having varied dem- onstrations from how to groom an animal to fashion shows. If you want to get in on some angling excitement, head north to Tobin Lake and take part in the Northern Pike Festival any lime from July 1 July 30. You could win or any of 50 other awards by landing a prize catch last year the largest pike weighed 28 Ibs. 4 oz. INDIANS GATHER Indian aanrag In full cos- tume to drum music and con- tests of native songs and grass dancing will highlight the Fort Qu'Appelle Indian Powwow, August 11-13. Indians from all over the prairies of North Am- erica come to partake in this Canada's new vacation sport Canada's newest outdoor- Indoor eport is fishing from a houseboat. It offers some- thing new in vacation possi- bilities, especially if your houseboat has wall to wall carpeting, an ultra-modern galley, electricity, two bath- rooms, a shower, and a stereo. Houseboats sold like hot- cakes across Canada last year, with an even bigger buying splurge expected In '72. In 1971, at least sailed British Columbia waters alone. Rental companies provide craft completely outfitted for the wilderness life-style. You can be your own skipper, or you can hire experienced guides and let them do the work while you sail beautiful lakes by day and anchor In cosy coves by night. On many" of the rental boats, meals are up to gour- met standards. They include fresh clams, oysters, and sal- mon, gathered or hooked you cruise along the water. annual event. Any Interested spectators are welcome to view the symbolically painted tee- pees set up and lived in by the Indians during the three-day pow-wow. And if you're ready to blow off steam on the last legs of your holiday, don't miss the third annual International Chokecherry Spit, slated for August 27 at p.m. in the Battleford Provincial Park. The all time men's record was set last year at 44 feet, inches. Spectators can also give a helping hand in the choke- cherry wine and jelly tasting contest. Saskatchewan's going to be pretty active this summer: con- sider yourself invited. MINKDRAW NNER W. STECEWICZ and R. MOWN CALGARY, ALBERTA 1711 48 Avenm S.W. U.S. Travel promotes three Canada shows TORCOTO Three major Canadian exhibitions have been selected for Visit USA partici- pation this year as part of an extensive promotion campaign in this country. The exhibitions arc being or- ganized by the United States Travel Service (USTS) from its Toronto oilico in co-opera- tion with various stales, regions and tourism oriented associa- tions and companies. Visit USA participation in- cludes the Ulan and His World exposition in Montreal, July 20 through September 4; the Ca- nadian National Exhibition at Toronto, August 16 through September 4: and the Montreal Tourism Show held at the Place Bonavenlure, N o v ember 24 through December 3. JAL adds Bombay Japnn Air Lines now serve Bombay, India, twice each weclc on its Southern Route to Europe from Japnn but (he service to Cnlculla has been eliminated. A MINI-DRAW EVERY WEEK 'TIL AUG. 25TJH GRAND PRiiZE 16 THE FOLLOWING LUCKY 100 PEOPLE WON CASH PRIZES W. Stecewlcz. R.Morln, Calgary Gary Brown, Didsbury Karl Brodhecker, Calgary E. A. caudleigh, Piclure Butle Mrs. Elizabeth Shmyrko, Piccard- ville Miss Cheryl Clark, Calgary Don B. Maki, Calgary R. D. Caldcr, Dawson Creek Shirlc-y Van Tlghem, Calgary A. Pellelier, Gibsons, B.C. Ken McDowell, Claresholm Mr. Leonard L. L. Lane, Calgary Mr. and Mrs- Granl Duncan, Cal- gary D. Parker, Calyary A. G. Cricric, Calgary Dean Pelcrson, Eamonicn Bert Withers, Prince George, B. Slankovic, Lelhbridge John Slerk, Edmariicn Milchcll, Lament Leona F. Ptr-.lmann, Ehaunavon Mcna Llfcin, Cdgsry Shuhany, LTdrr.cnlon Esteves Sotispo, London, Onlarlo Ben SI. Germainc, Saskatoon Bill Zaclcrciny, Don 5amsin, Powell River, B.C. Mrs Rcse Yankc, Tomahawk M- Valentine, Calgary Cliff Gcrwina, Crooked River, Harold E- Knawlcs, Dawson Creek D H Baylls, Winnipeo Murray Van Es, Calgary Miss Vlrgina Calgary Laurent Labrecqup, Calgary Hilda Ungcr, Olds Mrs. Judy Gerard, Calgary M. W. 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August 7-11 TRAIL PACKING AND MANAGEMENT (trail ride included in course) J50.00 August 14-19 August 21-26 OUTDOOR STUDY WORKSHOPS Fee: September 2-3 ORIENTEERING Fee: All courses are residential, with cedar lag dormitories, tent cabins and wilderness shelters, set in a unique mountain wilderness that is ideal for trailing and spellbinding in its beauty. For full detail! and application formi, write to: Administrator, Alberta Outdoor Education Centre, Blue take, Bon 5326, Nlnlon, Alia. OR Jupervlior, Outdoor Recreation Culture, Youth and Recreation Mlh Floor, CM Tawir, Edmonton. CULTURE, YOUTH AND RECREATION ;