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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, May II, 1973 Canadian midwest offers visitors fine campgrounds City lovers travelling on a limited accommodations budget and campers who enjoy short side-trips to cities will find what they've been looking for in the Canadian midwest. Manitoba and Saskatchewan have some of Canada's finest campgrounds and several ex- citing cities which celebrate summer with a host of festivals and special events. National, provincial and pri- vate campgrounds in the prov- inces run the gamut from near wilderness to sophisticated, fully serviced sites and re- sort centers. And they are often less crowded than campgrounds in the more heavily populated centers in other provinces. The residents of Manitoba and Saskatchewan have earned the enviable reputation of being among the friendliest people in Canada. When you meet them in midwest cities and parks you're sure to be impressed by their openness and hospitality. High on the list cf Manitoba's attractions is its varied topo- Four ivine seminars in Franconia The town of Volkach on the Main, Germany, is organizing four wine seminars this year (April 9-13, Sept. 3-7 and 24- 28. Oct. The program includes parties and tours of vineyards and wine-cellars where participants become ac- quainted with the vintages of Franconia bottled in the flat round flasks known as The price for five days' accommodation (bed and wine- sampling, guided tours, bus rides and admission to wine cellars is DM 158. Visitors have time for a sightseeing tour of the historic town of Volkach and the pilgrimage church containing the statue of the Virgin with the Rosary by. Tilman Riemenschneider. graphy, ranging from broad prairie expanses to the beauty of the northern forests. One hundred thousand lakes invite you to swim, water ski, boat or test your skill with rod-and-reel. There are 18 dif- ferent species of game fish in the province, among them j trout, walleye, perch, pike and sturgeon. Resident fishing lic- ences are and may be purchased at regional and dis- trict tourist offices and most sporting goods stores and fish- ing centers in the province. The Manitoba government offers Master Angler Awards to anglers who catch qualifying fish (judged by species and weight; anywhere in the prov- ince. There are 51 campgrounds In 11 provincial parks as as campsites in many of the pro- vicial forests. Some parks have 1 hiking and riding trails. Daily entrance permits are and .seasonal permits are Campgrounds are for an unserviced site; with elec- i tricity: and with both 1 electricity and water. Length of stay is restricted to three weeks between June 15 and August 15 with the exception of Bird's Hill, Norquay Beach, and Grand Valley Recreation Areas. Winnipeg, the "Gateway to the is the home of a symphony orchestra and the world-renowned Royal Winni- peg Ballet. The city is situated on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, and four excursion ships conduct tours along these waterways. Winnipeg's Cultural Complex, built as a Centennial project, includes a Concert Hall, Mu- Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO 321-0111 710 3rd S. 328-0222 seum, Research Center, Plan- etarium, and Theater Center. Many historic sites speak of the city's past. Lower Fort Garry, 19 miles north of Win- nipeg in Selkirk, is the only stone fort of the fur trade days still intact in North America. The Upper Fort Garry Gate, within the city limits, marks the birthplace of modern Winni- peg. Railway enthusiasts will want to visit the Countess of Dufferin, the first locomotive in the Canadian west. Vast prairie expanses, limit- less horizons, extravagant sun- sets, miles of wilderness and thousands of northern lakes and rivers comprise the prov- i ince of Saskatchewan. This variety of terrain is re elected in the 20 provincial parks, each with campgrounds, picnic areas, boating and swim- ming facilities. A supervised program of recreational activi- ties is offered in 11 parks. Eight parks have hiking trails. A total of 73 of the well-kept regional parks administered by various provincial municipalities have trailer and tent facifities. Fees in the provincial parks are Sl.OO for an unserviced camping site, and with electricity. Entry fees are daily or for the season. Regina and Saskatoon are easily accessible from many provincial parks. Regina is home to the RCMP, celebrating their 100th anniver- sary this year. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will visit the city July 3-4 to open the million-dollar Museum" of "Depot Division''. The RCMP Centennial Re- view, including the Musical Ride, Band and Chcral Group will perform in several Saskat- chewan centers including: Re- gina, July 1 to 3: North Battle- ford and Prince Albert, July 20; Saskatoon, July 21; Swift Current, July 23; and Yorkton. July 24. Not all components of the Review will appear at each performance. An interesting transition be- tween northern forest and lake- land and prairie grassland can be seen in Prince Albert Na- tional Park, 140 miles north of Saskatoon. Facilities include nature trails, playgrounds, boat, motor and canoe rentals, scen- ic boat cruises, a golf course, riding horses, tennis, lawn bowling and roller-skating. Be sure to see the plains bison herd near the south park gate. The delights of The comforts of home plus the big outdoors. This woodland campsite in Rid- ing Mountain National Park, Manitoba, is in one of two large tent and trailer grounds near Wasagaming, the Park's administrati ve center. (Canadian Government Travel Bureau Photo.) wne French Credits an English kin GRCOT to a qoodtinK weekend! o "IT'S A HOLIDAY o WITH GREYHOUND" VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND MAY 19 A super summer-starter! Greyhound's air- conditioned, restroom-equipped Scenicruisers take you to the holiday weekend of your choice! Get going! No reservations with Greyhound. Just hop aboard for sun and fun! Greyhound fares leave you money to spare when you get there! From LETHBRIDGE: VANCOUVER 2 trips daily (via Nelson) 3 trips doily (via Rogers Pass) S2S.55 CALGARY 6 trips daily 4.70 EDMONTON 6 trips daily WINNIPEG 1 trip daily Fares subject to change without notice Holiday Helper Information: 327-1551 Packages prefer Greyhound Express Ask about year-round AMERIPASSl 30 days of travel freedom for 60 days Go Greyhound and leave the driving to us. for fast charter lervies and package information, call the Greyhound Bui Depot, 411 5th St. S., tel. 327-1551, your Greyhound agent or favourite travel agent. By MARGARET NESS SAINT-EMILION, France (CP) Even the French have to acknowledge that an English king was responsible for a smart move in the French wine industry. In a charter in 11S9, King John created the little town of Saint-Emilion into a district to be administered by an elected jurade or council for the pur- pose of control over the local wine production. However King John wasn't meddling in something that wasn't his business. Saint-Em- ilion was part of the Duchy of Aquitaine. John was the Duke of Aquitaine by virtue of in- heritance. His mother, Elea- of Aquitaine, brought the duchy with her when she mar- ried Henry II of England. Saint-Emilion is a delightful medieval town built on a hill, with narrow streets, ancient ramparts, the oldest subterra- nean church in Europe, clois- ters and acres of surrounding vineyards. There are some 85 individ- ual wine growers who bottle and sell their wine under the Saint-Emilion seal and the controlled classification. The four classifications are Pre- mier Grand Cru class, Grand Cru. all preceded by Saint- Emilion, with the fourth and least expensive called just Saint-Emilion. PRIME AREA FOR WINE Saint-Emilion is only a short drive from Bordeaux, the centre of is considered France's best wine-growing area. It includes Saint-Emi- lion and the districts of Medoc, Pomcrol, Entre-Deux Mers (Between Tv.o Seas) and Cotes de Blaye, all well- known names to wine drink- ers. This Bordeaux area produces some 500 million bottles of wine a year. Each wine has its own par- ticular quality. Medoc is per- haps the best known. Its ruby red wine is said to have a "delicate nobility." Robust is the word applied to the Saint- Emilion vintage. The red wine of the Pomerol is considered to be "round, full-bodied and elegant." The Cotes de Balye and neighboring regions pro- duce red wines that are "sup- ple and well balanced" and also some good white wine. The Romans discovered the area and its wines became a favorite with the F.oman em- perors just as, in the 18th cen- tury, it was the fashionable wine for the French courtiers at their panics. Today the quality of the wines of all the areas is con- trolled. But it was King Jclin who created that first jurade with authority to regulate tho yield, arrange the transporta- tion and the storing of the wine. But even more impor- tant, the jurada determined the date for the harvesting. SET HARVEST DATE Inspectors rode on horses on inspection tours through the vineyards, calculated the sunny days still needed and then proclaimed the harvest date. This not only ensured the best quality but prevented vineyard owners from steal- ing a march on each other by harvesting too early to be the first to market. Today the vineyards are still inspected and the harvest date is still proclaimed on a Sunday about the third week of September. This is the New Wine Festival in Saint-Emi- lion. Members of the jurade attend mass, dressed in their splendid scarlet robes, have lunch together and then go to the underground church where new members are re- ceived. Tcday there are sev- eral thousand honorary mem- bers of the Tour de Roi, the harvest is proclaimed and blessed. It's a colorful sight and draws many tourists. In the spring, about May 15, there's another festival when the first tiny flowers appear in the vineyards. THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Blind Boy. 8 C.. Holfwoy Calgory and Vonteuvtr moil mt e brochure. Addrtu............................ Expo fair float to visit Canada SPOKANE -Expo '74 will join the festivities of the 1973 parade season, offering a color- ful float which will carry the Spokane Lilac Princess and members of her court to at least six communities around the Pacific Northwest. The float is being jointly sponsored by the World's Fail- organization and the Spokane Lilac Festival Association, and it Witt be decorated in the green, blue an white color scheme of the Fair. Designer is John Benham. Seattle float de- signer whose Seafair Float won the national trophy award in the Pasadena Rose Parade last January 1. Features of the float will in- clude "refreshing water foun- tains, fresh floral arrangements in a natural setting and grace- ful cascading Benham said. Lilacs are the traditional symbol of spring for the Spo- kane community. A major event on the calen- dar for the joint venture is the Portland, Oregon, Rose Parade June 9. For that event, fresh blooms will be painstak- ingly attached to the float, and 250 dozen fresh floral arrange- ments will provide accents. Other events on the schedule are the Wenatchee (Wash.) Apple Blossom parade, Spo- kane's own Lilac Festival, Cal- gary (Alberta) Stampede, Olympia (Wash.) Capital Lake Fair, Vancouver (B.C.) pa- rade, and the Seattle Seafair. Sponsors are also anticipating an invitation to the Pasadena Rose Parade in January. Ireland boosts salmon fishin DUBLIN Increased in- come from salmon angling in Ireland is forecast in a paper published by the Economic and Social Research Institute here. "Ireland is now one of the few European countries with any