Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, July 13, 1973 Hell's Gate Airtram Hell's Gate Airtram glides gracefully over the roaring Fraser River In the ifale Fraser Canyon. At this point the river is travelling at feet per min- ute. Hell's Gate complex provides a close-up view of the massive fishways which enable salmon, to reach their spawning grounds. Hell's Gate is located 33 miles north of Hope, 34 miles south of Lytton on the Trans Canada Highway in British Columbia. Good highway network necessary France discovers the motel By LEO RYAN PARIS Ever wonder -why tha word motel hardly ever ap- pears in tourist folders about France? Reason: there are very few motels in the country and the typical Frenchman would have no idea what such a fam- iliar institution .in North Amer- ica was all about. Like many other Europeans, the French have come to adopt a number of things associated with the American Way Of Life, such as Coca Cola, blue One of the reasons for the gap has been in the slow de- velopment of highways, parti- cularly in France. It has been only in the last few years that Franca has been building a highway network comparable to existing networks in coun- tries like Italy, Germany, and Holland. This encouraged two large concerns to launch themselves seriously into the motel-keeping business. The PLM group, which has opened motels in Beaune jeans, discount stores, and in the Burgundy wine region, even, more recently, the ham- burger joint. But the motel has been hav- ing difficulty crossing the At- lantic. In all of Europe, there are about 700 motels, including only 80 in iYance, compared to 100 or so in the United States and a proportionately large number in Canada. and in Strasbourg, plans to open 2C more across the country by 1976. One at Orly Airport will open SOOT. The French version of the raotel resembles tha North American variety in man y ways. However. PLM wants to give the Made In France motel a different qualitative image by (Situating it in a green environ- 9 north or. south bound cruises to chooso froml NORTHWEST TiRIUTOMtS ARCTIC ADVENTURE CRUISE SEE CANADA FIRST Fantastic scenery, awaits you on o most fascinating ediren- tore cruise into the Arctic on the fully equipped, ultra modern "NORWETA." INCIUDES: Return air roan, cruise, meals, oil for only Hay River, but A.M.A. World Travel Service 608 5th Ave.S. Phone or 328-1181 AX enquiries welcome Office open Monday tliru Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ample free parking at rear of building ment. Average price for a sing] will be 65 francs, or about a day. Antigua's summer carnival ST. JOHN'S Unlike most of the islands of the Caribbean Antigua, which is serviced di rectly out of Canada by both British West Indian Airways and Air Canada, celebrates Carnival in mid-summer. Tra ditionally Carnival is celebrat ed just before Lent. Dates of this year's Antigua Carnival are from Saturday July 28 through to Tuesday August 7. a period of 11 days. The program follows: July 28 Old Mask Compc tition Dance. July 29 Talent Show. July 30 Junior Calypso King Competition. July 31 Opening of Garni val City and Bandorama. Aug. 1 Antigua Queens Competition. Aug. 2 Steelband Compe- tition, Children's Carnival. Aug. 3 Calypso King Com petition. Aug. 4 Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show. Aug. 5 Caribbean CaJypso King Competition. Aug. 6 Parade and Judg- ing of Troupes and Groups. Aug. 7 Wind Down. Fully" staffed nursery for Klondike days EDMONTON No need to stay home during Edmonton's Klondike Days Exposition be- cause you can't locate a baby- sitter take the young ones wiJh you to the A weli- equipped, adequately staffed nursery win care for them while you're doing the rounds. The nursery will operate for 13 days this year. July 16-25. It normally oversees the care and feeding of some 500 tots per year but Exposition offi- cials toofc to increased patron- age in '73. due roke and in debt till next Christmas. For example: Your luggage s lost, stolen, burned up, falls off the boat, or is subject to something the insurance peo- >lc call "mysterious disappear- ance." This can deal family finances a severe blow. Having to re- place the clothing is bad enough, but it will also gener- ally entail the loss of camer- as, jewelry and other, valua- s. So how insurance coverage do you have, if any? There are two possibilities that you have at least some overage, without being aware f it, unless you are a compul- ive reader of the fine print in our policies. If you have a homeowners jolicy or the equivalent for onowners, a tenants policy covers the loss or destruc- ibn of personal effects in your imne. That's "on in be jargon of people who write jolicies. Read on, and you doubl- find that this coverage is xtended, partially, to "off Demises" losses. You probably lave coverage, mini- mum, and possibly more if 10 >er cent of your on-premises coverage is greater. But there are, unfortunately, ome "howevers" in this. The first or of any loss is n you; that's the amount of the deductible. And it won't cov- r any and all losses, but only he "named perils" specified in the policy. Thus, depending on what val- ables you're taking on your travels, and how generous your off-premises coverage is, you may decide you need a separate policy a "floater" to cover cameras, jewelry, furs or ilar items which are sometimes excluded from ordinary person- al effects coverage. There's another possibility of your having loss of baggage and personal belongings cover- ed, without being aware of it It's part of the special travel policies which combine life in- surance with an allowance for hospital bills in case of acci- dent or illness. Again, it may be limited coverage that makes a separate "floater" advisable. Another thing that can turn a vacation into a major finan- cial disaster is the trailer hitch that breaks or comes loose. la- ability coverage in the typical automobile policy protects you only in case of bodily injury or property damage caused by the car itself. It leaves you in court, all alone, if a rampaging trailer or camper causes injury or damage. By all means arrange for separate liability coverage if you're going to hitch up and trailer something. Don't be misled by language in your auto policy which may cover, for example, damage TO a boat you're trailering. That's not the same thing as damage caused BY a boat that gets loose. Another financial unpleasant- ness is in store for a good num- ber of vacationers who leave the country this summer. You're coming back home, going through Customs. The inspector determines that you have in your possession a Swiss watch, a Japanese-made cam- era with erfra lenses, binoc- ulars mads in Germany. He be- gins to figure out how much luty you owe. And, though you protest that you bought everything in the Sates long ago. you -will indeed pay duty on all the foreign- nade items you're wearing or carrying, unless you can prove Edmonton's Klondike Days The Gay '90s come to life By LINDA O'NEIL OTTAWA It's been years since those first valiant, perhaps crazy thousands trekked north in search of gold during the Klondike Gold Bush of 1898. The Gold Rush brought fame and fortune to some, tra- gedy and shattered dreams to others. And it changed the then small agricultural village of Edmonton, the kick-off point for the overland trip to the Yukon, into a dynamic boomtown overnight. Edmontonians relive those exciting and often frivolous times in an annual celebration called Klondike Days, held this year from July 16-28. This 1 is no typical festival set up for 'the benefit of tourists and the city's hotel owners. Klondike has a special quality in that the people of Edmonton themselves the festivities and wholeheartedly take part in them. There is host of fun- filled activities and entertain- ment for all ages, and every- one gets into the act. Of course, many visitors as well as Edmonton natives are attracted to the celebrations. They too have the time of their lives as they are swept up in the warmth and gaiety created by the outgoing Edmontonians. During Klondike Days, the city and people of Edmonton take on a wholly different ap- pearance. The city is trans- formed into a Gold Rush town, alive with the sights and sounds of the Gay '90s. The Gold Rush era rules the fashion scene, and costumes may be rented at many stores for reasonable prices. Stores and businesses sponsor costume contest and encourage their employees to wear them. Men grow beards and mustaches for the beard- judging contest. Stores put up special Klondike style log store-fronts and one- street, called Pettitocat Pass, is "pav- ed with gold" Pubs and nightclubs offer vaudeville and Gold Rush melodrama nightly, and special- Klondike Dollars, valid as currency dur- ing the festivities, are minted. PAN FOR GOLD Would be prospectors can pan for gold in a creek at the Chilkoot Mine, a replica of a real mine. The creek does con- tain real gold, and lucky pan- ners may keep or cash in any nuggets or dust they find. Each morning during Klon- possession. You can prove it in a num- xr of ways. A bill of sale, an insurance receipts for repairs or cleaning and such evidence of prior may be accepted. possession But often they're not good enough. The easiest and surest way to avoid payment of duty on items 've taken out of OK country s 1x> register each dutiable iem with Customs before Jcav- mg This can be dons beforehand, t any local U.S. Customs of- ice, or at any international air- wit, at the Customs facility icre. But if you plan on regis- sring items at an airport, leave yourself plenty of time at least an hour. j (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) dike Days at least one free giant breakfast is offered in a park or shopping mall in the city. One such breakfast last year fed people at one sitting. Government and cor- poration employees often plan special morning meals togeth- er on a smaller scale. Break- fast music is provided by local talent. Lunch hours also hold their surprises. Some of the down- town blocks are closed off as marching bands parade through the streets and outlandishly- dressed office workers chal- lenge each otter in the bath- tubs-on-wheels races, "rowing" down the street with the aid of toilet plungers. Street comer musicians and Dixieland bands provide additional entertain- ment. Between 2 and 4 p.m. each afternoon, the otherwise sedate grounds (f. the Legislative Building echo with gales of laughter during the old-time garden parties. During the Great Tray Races, waiters and waitresses clad in Klondike cos- tumes run furiously across the grass with trays of beer-filled mugs the fastest suds in the West. The Legislative grounds are the former site of Old Fort Edmonton. A replica of a Klondike Vil- lage has been built on the Klon- dike Days Exposition Grounds. Several old buildings, including a barber shop, general store and newspaper office comprise a two-block stretch of the grounds. Another family favor- ite is the Edmonton Yukon Pacific Railway, a scale-model steam engine and train that chugs through the park. Ad- mission to the Exposition Grounds is for adults, and this includes free admission to the "Man the Daredevil" Grandstand Show, and contin- uous family entertainment at the Klondike Palace arena. One special feature of this year's Klondike Days will be the involvement of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the festivities. ,TMs year, "The Mounties" are celebrating their 100th anniversary as a law force. The RCMP Centennial Revue will be featured July 16- 18 in the Klondike Palace. This will be one of the few oc- casions when the RCMP Musi- cal Ride, Band, Choral Group and Gymnastic Group will all perform at the same time under' the same roof. RCMP floats will be special attractions in the Klondike Days parade, on the morning of Wed- nesday, July 18. RCMP Com- missioner W. L. Higgitt will host the opening ceremonies and act as parade marshal. As well as general festivities, specific events will take place throughout Klondike Days. Thursday evening, July 19, an international Band Extravagan- za featuring drum corps and marching bands from Canada and the United States will take place in Clarke Stadium. The Klondike Days River Re- gatta will be held on the North Saskatchewan River on Satur- day, July 20. Power boat and canoe races, water ski contests and other aquatic events are all part of this exciting and serious competition. The next morning, Sunday, July 21, the river takes on a more frivolous character dur- ing the 14th annual World Sour- dough Raft Race. Wacky, home made craft of all des- criptions compete in men's, ladies', mixed and novelty di- visions. In the latter category, anything goes. In many cases the fact that these outlandish craft can float at all is astound- ing. Motley 'crews take special care choosing Klondike cos- tumes and props to delight the thousands of spectators who line the riverbanks. The same afternoon the ac- tion returns to Edmonton as people gather in the downtown area for one of the most popular Klondike Days events, the Promenade. Ten streets are blocked off to traf- fic, and with the costumed crowd all around, the atmos- phere is reminiscent of Daw- son City during those first bustling days of the Gold Rush. Teams of sheriffs with big shiny stars patrol the rtreets during the Promenade. Anyone not wearing an old-time cos- tume is eligible as a "Klondike Konvict" taken to an old jail set up at the main intersection. Tbe price of freedom for Edmontonians is one Klondike dollar, but of-towners have a surprise in store for them. They are per- mitted to make a toll free call anywhere in the world to obtain the promise of the one dollar bail. The whole proce- dure is broadcast on cable tele- vision and local radio stations, and can be quite entertaining. One of last year's Klondike Konvicts was a petite nun from northern Alberta who placed a call to her Mother Superior asking for the dollar! Edmonton's Klondike Days celebration is a unique and fun- filled way to relive the exciting Gold Rush era. Something for everyone at festival in Pretoria PRETORIA Visitors to the South African administrative capital of Pretoria during the two' month long summer festival, which ends on Feb. 3, get a 20 per cent discount when they stay at any of the city's hotels. The festival, which embraces almost every kind of activity imaginable, was opened by President Fouche of South Africa on Nov. 29. It concludes with a skydiving competition and air show at Wonderpoort Airport on Feb. 2 and 3. In between there is some- thing for just about everybody, as is reflected by the following short list of events picked at random from the extensive pro- gram of activities: Exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, pottery and ceram- ics; Spanish evening, guese dancing, German carni- val Scottish evening; horse ana kennel shows; baseball, softball and cricket; speedboat and waterski competitions; karate and Judo demonstra- tions; various kinds of musical presentations and concerts Christmas carol pageants; pan- tomime theatre; and modern dancing for teenagers. For the general sightseer there are day and night bus tours of Pretoria and regular flights by heli- copter over the city. to try on Canada! Catch the Sun! with Greyhound, the living is easy! 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