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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Saturday, JUM 30, What to do in Busy season prepared Royal Canadian Mounted Po- lice centennial celebrations, the Sight, Sound and Fury presen- tation on the mountain side, the Southern Alberta Summer Games and the excitement of exhibition days will highlight the summer months in Leth- bridge and district. July 15th will kick off the formal centennial celebrations with the RCMP musical ride from Ottawa performing at Midnight Stadium in Fort Mac- leod at 11 a.m. Tickets are available at the door. Also on this date at 2 p.m. the RCMP band will be pre- sented at the pow-pow at Standoff on the Blood Reserve, 50 miles southwest of Leth- bridge. Playgrounds offer fun Lethbridge's parks and play- grounds are not only centres of -elaxalion but many of them >rovido recreation programs is well. Eight playgrounds offer fun dub activities including arts and crafts, music, drama, and james designed for six to eight fear old children. Children may attend whenever they wish at 10 cost and with no prior regis- xation. These activities are offered at he Lions Centennial playground, JOth Ave. S.; Lakeview play- ground, South Norbridge playground, 23rd St. N.; Ridcau playground, Rideau Court; Gyro playground, 10th Ave. S. and the Kinsman park, 9th St. S. Monday through Fri- day from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. However, at the Kiwanis park, 5th St. S., activities are only offered Monday and Wed- nesday and at Staffordville playground, 15th Ave. N., they are only offered Tuesday and Thursday. Day camp programs for chil- dren from nine to 12 years old A look at the past Thousands of articles from Southern Alberta's past are on at the Sir Alexander Gait Museum. Almost every facet of Leth- tnidge from its history to its sresent is depicted in the 28- museum at 1st St. and ith Ave. S. Aspects of the early military, religious, school, Indian, hospi- tal and mining life are shown by the various displays. During the summer the mu- seum is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thurs- day and Friday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is 50 cents for adults. are offered at Henderson Lake park, on Mayor Magrath and South Parhsidc Drive, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The programs offer arts and crafts, swimming, music, drama and organized games. Children participating in these programs must register at a cost of for a one-week ses- sion. Further information on the day camp and fun club pro- grams can be obtained from the Summer Program office at the Yates Memorial Centre, 328- 6116. Henderson Lake also pro- vides boating, swimming trout fishing, golf and picnic facili- ties. A park in the city to visit solely for relaxation purposes and a rest after downtown shop- ping is Gait Gardens, 3rd Ave. S. Points of interest in this park are the Public Library, an old Canadian Pa- cific train and a plaque describ- ing Lethbridge's early bull team history. The Sight. Sound and Fury presentation, which pays spe- cial tribute to the coming of the North West Mounted Police to Southern Alberta, will be staged at the base of the cou- lees in Indian Battle Park, August 26 to September 3. A one-hour show each even- ing at dusk will re-create a ser- ies of episodes of Southern Al- berta history. Besides concen- trating on the coming of the NWMP to the area' the show depicts the 'ast great Indian battle in Canada and the wlus- ky traders and their forts. The Southern Alberta Sum- mer Games will be r I'd at Ray- mond July 25 to July 28. Com- peititons will include track and field, tennis, slow pitch, horse- shoes, swimming, diving, ar- chery, trapshooting, small bore, equestrian and special golf. More information on the games can be obtained by phoning the Summer Games of- fice at 328-6116. Besides the games Leth- bridge also offers sport lovers a whirl-wind of activity. Two golf tournaments will be held during the summer months. The Country Club invitational is set for August 4, 5 and 6, and the Southern Alberta Men's Championship tournament will be held September 1, 2 and 3 at the Hendersorv Lake golf course, Henderson Lake. The Henderson Lake golf club is open to the public for golfing. Green fees are for 18 holes and for nine holes. The course opens at 8 a.m. on weekdays and at a.m. on weekends. Tennis enthusiasts can play either at the Henderson Lake court or the Civic Centre Court, 911 6th Ave. S. The courts at Henderson are open on a 24- hour basis and the courts at the Civic Centre are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to p.m. Fees at the Henderson court are 50 cents per person and at the Civic court the charge is 50 cents per court in the afternoon and 50 cents per person in the even- ing. For spectators angle Leth- bridge has stock car racing, baseball action and motorcycle races. Stock car races are held every Wednesday evening at the Exhibition Grounds. Admis- sion is for adults and 75 cents for students. These races are put on by the Southern Al- berta Auto Racers and feature many different classes and ve- hicles. Senior baseball activity cen- tres around the Lethbridge Lak- ers and home games will be played at the Henderson Lake Stadium June 28 and July 7, 10, 16, 19 and 26. Check The Her- ald for home games in August. The motorcycle races are held outside the city and can be reached by travelling straight on 13th St. N. Major are scheduled for August 5 and September 23. Several events not necessar- ily on the sports level are being staged in July. These events will set the pace for Whoop-Up Days which will run from July 16 to 21. A 4-H Show and Sale will be held at the Exhibition Grounds July 10 and 11 and a Light Horse Show will also be held at the Exhibition Grounds July 9-12. A band concert featuring brass, bugle and pipe bands from three provinces will be staged outside the Japanese Gardens, on Mayor Magrath Drive, July 15. Whoop-Up Days will be offi- cially opened this year by the senior RCMP officer in Alber- ta, Assistant Commissioner Vic- tor M. Seppala, and a huge pa- rade featuring 17 bands will be- gin the festivities. The fair will include agricul- tural displays, pony chuckwag- on races (July the Whoop-Up Days rodeo (July 19- Kiddie's Day (July the casino, the beer gardens and a midway. Thoroughbred horse racing and pari-mutuel betting will take place at p.m. each day of the fair. Special stage shows Include the Leroy Van Dyke Show, July 16 and 17 and the Silver Spurs dancers from Spo- kane, Wash., July 18. _, ;