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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PAINT, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20180019000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
2016
Materials
COTTON, PAINT, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.4
Width
32.3
Description
PADDED RIBBON EMBLEM, PAINTED BLUE WITH TWO BLUE SHOELACES EXTENDING FROM THE SIDE. CUT, SHAPED, AND PAINTED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE SEAL; SEAL DEPICTS A GOLD AND BLACK CROWN AT THE TOP, A GOLD CIRCLE WITH A BLACK RING INSIDE AND WHITE TEXT “CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, 1890-1986”, INSIDE OF CIRCLE IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS, TOP SECTION HAS WHITE BACKGROUND WITH BLACK TRAIN, LOWER LEFT SECTION HAS BLACK BACKGROUND WITH YELLOW GRAIN BUNDLE, LOWER RIGHT SECTION HAS GOLD BACKGROUND WITH A WHITE ARM HOLDING A BLACK PICK-AX. BELOW CIRCLE HAS GOLD FIELD, BLACK ROAD, AND BLACK MOUNTAINS WITH WHITE PEAKS. BELOW IMAGE IS BLACK BANNER WITH WHITE TEXT, “AD OCCASIONIS JANUAM”. FRONT HAS BLACK TEXT AT LOWER RIGHT EDGE, “ATB CENTRE 16.9.16”. BACK HAS THE SAME DESIGN AS THE FRONT; BASE IS STITCHED TOGETHER. PAINT IS SCUFFED AND WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
LEISURE
History
ON AUGUST 2, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LORI HARASEM REGARDING THE DONATION OF A RIBBON FROM THE OPENING OF THE LETHBRIDGE ATB CENTER. THE RIBBON, DESIGNED AS THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE CREST, WAS ATTACHED WITH OTHER SYMBOLS TO A LONGER RIBBON TO BE CUT DURING THE CEREMONY. ON THE RIBBON CREST, HARASEM RECALLED, “I DO RECOGNIZE THE RIBBON. THE RIBBON IS THE CITY CREST, AND IT IS MADE, ALMOST LIKE A PILLOW. IT’S DEFINITELY GOT SOME FABRIC IN IT, AND IT’S GOT THE WORDS ADDED TO THE BOTTOM—ATB CENTER—AND THE DATE THAT THIS RIBBON WAS ACTUALLY CUT, WHICH WAS SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016.” “BECAUSE I PLANNED THE GRAND OPENING OF ATB CENTER, PHASE ONE, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS THE CROSSINGS LEISURE COMPLEX, UNTIL ATB CENTER STEPPED UP WITH THE ‘NAMING RIGHTS’ FOR THE FACILITY, AND WE DECIDED, INSTEAD OF CUTTING A RED RIBBON (BECAUSE THAT IS SO TRADITIONAL, AND BORING), ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES, JILLIAN BRACKEN…SHE IS OUR ARTS LIAISON IN THE REC AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, HERE AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, AND LIAISES WITH ALL OF THE ARTS COMMUNITY…SHE HAD THE BRILLIANT IDEA, ‘WHY DON’T WE, INSTEAD OF DOING A RED RIBBON, ASK AN ARTIST TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE CUT ON THE GRAND OPENING DAY?’…SHE WORKED WITH A LOCAL ARTIST, AMY DODIC, AND THEY CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA THAT THE RIBBON WOULD ACTUALLY BE THESE PILLOWY SORT OF PIECES, ALL STRUNG TOGETHER, AND EACH ONE WOULD REPRESENT ONE OF THE SPORTS, OR ONE OF THE TENANTS THAT WOULD BE IN THAT BUILDING. AND, AS THEY CUT THE ROPE THAT TIED THEM ALL TOGETHER, THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY KEEP THE ONE THAT REPRESENTED THEIR ORGANIZATION.” “[AMY DODIC] WAS JUST SELECTED BY JILLIAN. IT WAS SOMEBODY SHE HAPPENED TO TALK TO ABOUT IT. WE HAD A FAIRLY SMALL BUDGET, SO IT WASN’T SOMETHING THAT NEEDED TO BE TENDERED, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. AND, THE IDEA FOR THE RIBBON COMPLETELY CAME FROM AMY DODIC, AND THEN JILLIAN PRESENTED IT TO OUR GRAND OPENING PLANNING COMMITTEE, AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A REALLY FUN WAY, AND IT CREATED A KEEPSAKE FOR ALL OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS AS PART OF THE DAY. SO, EACH OF THESE PIECES HAD THE ATB CENTER, AND THE DATE ON IT FOR THEM TO DISPLAY, BUT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE DECIDED, INSTEAD OF DISPLAYING OURS, THAT WE SHOULD DONATE IT TO THE MUSEUM.” “THERE WAS THE CITY’S [CREST AS ONE OF THE RIBBON PIECES]. ATB FINANCIAL GOT ONE. LETHBRIDGE MINOR HOCKEY, AS A TENANT IN THE BUILDING, GOT ONE. LETHBRIDGE SKATING CLUB, OR LETHBRIDGE FIGURE SKATING CLUB…GOT ONE, AND LETHBRIDGE CURLING CLUB GOT ONE, AND THE PROVINCE GOT ONE.” “WE ALSO HIRED, AT THE GRAND OPENING…SOME MUSICIANS TO BE PLAYING BEFORE WE EVEN STARTED THE OFFICIAL CEREMONY, SO AS ALL THE DIGNITARIES ARRIVED, AND PEOPLE WERE STANDING AROUND…I THINK PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE, SINCE WE’VE HAD JILLIAN IN THIS ROLE, SHE’S ONLY BEEN HERE A COUPLE OF YEARS, AND SHE HAS SUCH A CONNECTION TO THE ARTS COMMUNITY, AND REALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ARTS MORE UTILIZED IN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO, SO SHE’S VERY GOOD AT BRINGING UP WITH US, ‘IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO USE THE ARTS, OR TO BRING IN THE ARTS?’…I DON’T ALWAYS KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, SO I’M LIKE, ‘TELL ME HOW?’…THIS, TO ME, HAS BEEN REALLY FUN. AND WE WILL, FOR THE PHASE TWO, GRAND OPENING NEXT YEAR, WE’LL BE DOING SOMETHING, PUBLIC ART. WE KIND OF CONSIDER THIS A BIT OF A PUBLIC ART THING ALMOST, FOR A RIBBON, INSTEAD OF JUST THE RED RIBBON.” “I OVERSAW THE GRAND OPENING [WEEKEND]…THE FIRST DAY WAS THE OFFICIAL RIBBON-CUTTING. AND THEN, WE HAD A COUPLE OF DAYS OF PROGRAMMING, AND A LOT OF FREE STUFF IN THE BUILDING…THAT WAS JUST PART OF MY JOB.” “THIS [OPENING AND PART OF THE ATB CENTER] WAS ONLY PHASE ONE. WE ARE CURRENTLY GETTING READY TO OPEN PHASE TWO IN THE SPRING OF 2019, BUT, WHEN ABSOLUTELY ALL OF IT IS COMPLETED, IT WILL BE THE LARGEST BUILDING/FACILITY THAT WE HAVE BUILT, IN TERMS OF COST, IN THE CITY. IT’S BEEN ON THE BOOKS (IN SOME KIND OF IDEA, OR WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM) SINCE THE 1960S…IN THAT AREA OF THE CITY, THAT THERE WOULD BE A MAJOR RECREATIONAL FACILITY. AND, WE’VE GOT, LIKE A SLEDGE-HOCKEY READY ARENA FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE’VE NEVER HAD SOMETHING THAT SLEDGE-HOCKEY COULD EASILY PLAY ON, OR GET ONTO, SO IT’S DEALING WITH A LOT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES THAT WAY. THE CURLING CLUB GOT TO MOVE OUT OF A VERY OLD BUILDING INTO A BRAND-NEW, BEAUTIFUL FACILITY. IT’S JUST OFFERING A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES, AND IT’S BECOME THE PREMIERE ICE EVENT CENTER FOR TOURNAMENTS, FOR RINGETTE HOCKEY, FIGURE SKATING…” “[THE DECISION TO DONATE THE RIBBON] WAS PRETTY EASY, BECAUSE, TO ME, [THE ATB CENTER] IS SO SIGNIFICANT TO OUR DEPARTMENT. WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON IT SINCE 2011, MAKING IT REAL, BUT I THINK, ALSO, FOR THE COMMUNITY, THIS IS SO SIGNIFICANT. WE JUST HAD THE CITY OF RED DEER HERE YESTERDAY, BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THIS BUILDING, AND THEY SAID IT’S UNBELIEVABLE WHAT WE ARE BUILDING, AND THEY ARE VERY JEALOUS. I FEEL LIKE, LOOKING AT HOW OLD OUR OTHER POOLS ARE, AND OUR OTHER ARENAS ARE…WE DON’T BUILD THIS KIND OF THING EVER, BUT IT TYPICALLY IS SOMETHING THAT IS SO RARE THAT IT’S EXCITING TO BE A PART OF IT, AND I PROBABLY WON’T SEE ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN IN MY CAREER. BUT, TO ME IT’S SOMETHING THAT I’D LOVE PEOPLE TO LOOK BACK ON AND ALSO I JUST THINK BECAUSE IT’S FUN AND UNIQUE, COMPARED TO JUST THE TYPICAL RED RIBBON…TO KNOW, THAT TODAY THIS BUILDING, TO US IS, IT’S SO IMPORTANT, AND WE’VE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE INVEST SO MUCH TIME INTO IT, BUT I THINK THAT IT’S GOING TO BE AMAZING FOR THE COMMUNITY.” “THE DAY, FOR ME, IT WAS VERY BUSY BECAUSE I WAS ORGANIZING EVERYTHING—BUT, THE DAY ITSELF—WE HAD ALL THE REGULAR DIGNITARIES, AND…WE HAD MUSICIANS PLAYING. WE INVITED ALL OF THE MASCOTS FROM AROUND TOWN THAT WANTED TO ATTEND AS WELL, BECAUSE THE CURLING CLUB HAD A MASCOT…WE HAD A FEW MASCOTS THERE. WE HAD ACTUALLY QUITE A FEW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, WHICH IS A BIT ODD FOR A FACILITY RIBBON-CUTTING, BECAUSE PEOPLE DON’T TEND TO ATTEND THOSE. THEY DON’T CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THAT. BUT, WE HAD THE REGULAR CEREMONY…I REMEMBER IT WAS A VERY HOT DAY…WE WERE TRYING TO GET THROUGH, I THINK, FAIRLY QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY, AND THEN, ONCE IT WAS DONE, INSIDE THE BUILDING WE HAD BOOTHS ALL WEEKEND, AND THEY WERE PROMOTING ALL OF THE GROUPS THAT MIGHT BE USING THE FACILITY—EVERYTHING FROM SLEDGE HOCKEY TO RINGETTE, FIGURE SKATING, CURLING—AND, THEN, ALL WEEKEND LONG, FROM THE TIME THE RIBBON WAS CUT, WE HAD ‘TRY AT CURLING’, ‘TRY AT FIGURE SKATING’…ONE OF THE FUN THINGS THAT WE DID…IT STARTED WITH ONE OF THE CLUBS, THE CURLING CLUB SAYING, ‘WE WANT TO HAVE A ‘CLOSEST TO THE PIN’ CONTEST, WITH SOME MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AND WHOEVER WINS CAN DRAW A NAME FROM A HAT, (FROM OUR JUNIOR PROGRAM, OR WHATEVER), AND THAT PERSON WILL WIN A FREE SEASON OF CURLING.’…I GOT TO PUT OUT THERE TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL LIKE, ‘WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS?’ SO, ONE OF THE DAYS, WE HAD A ‘CLOSEST TO THE PIN’ CONTEST, AT LETHBRIDGE CURLING CLUB. THEN, ONE OF THE DAYS, AT MINOR HOCKEY, IN THE INTERMISSION OF ONE OF THE GAMES (BECAUSE THERE WAS A BIT OF A TOURNAMENT GOING ON, ON ONE OF THE RINKS, THAT WEEKEND), TWO OF THE CITY COUNCILORS HAD A SHOOT-OUT, AT THE NET, AND THAT WAS FOR A FREE REGISTRATION FOR MINOR HOCKEY FOR THE SEASON. MINOR HOCKEY ACTUALLY LET BOTH OF THEM DRAW A NAME, BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO PICK A WINNER, THOUGH THERE WAS A CLEAR WINNER…THE BEST ONE OF ALL WAS LETHBRIDGE FIGURE SKATING—OR LETHBRIDGE SKATING CLUB…THE MAYOR AND TWO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE WILLING TO SPEND TEN MINUTES OR SO, LEARNING A FIGURE SKATING ROUTINE, WITH THE FIGURE SKATERS. THEY GOT TO EVEN WEAR THE LITTLE COSTUMES, AND THEY THEN PERFORMED WITH THE SKATING CLUBS, AND WE HAD ALL THE MEDIA OUT THERE SHOWING THEM LEARNING HOW TO DO…WHATEVER THE MOVES WERE CALLED.” “I GOT TO SIT AND WATCH THOSE THINGS. IT WAS REALLY FUN, AND WE JUST TRIED TO HAVE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE THE COMMUNITY COME IN. THE CURLING CLUB RUNS A LOUNGE AND A CONCESSION…HAVE SOME SPECIALS THERE, SO PEOPLE COME TO EAT. AND, THEN, THE YMCA HAD, OUTSIDE, ON THE WEEKEND, THEY RAN LIKE A BOUNCY CASTLES, AND FACE-PAINTING—A LITTLE BIT OF A FAMILY FESTIVAL, SO THAT FAMILIES WOULD STOP BY AS WELL, AND LOOK AROUND.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE OPENING OF THE ATB CENTER, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180019000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180019000
Acquisition Date
2018-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Scene & Heard -- June 2009 -- television program

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Date Range
2009
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111322
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Community Disability Services. Comments by Sue Manery Mobility equipment for people with disabilities (scooters, lift chair, lowered floor add-on). Comments by Gary Olson, Ultimate Freedom Plus Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Thrift Store. Comments by Carol Giesbrecht Dutch Elm Awareness Week.…
Date Range
2009
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge
CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and prodcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Community Disability Services. Comments by Sue Manery Mobility equipment for people with disabilities (scooters, lift chair, lowered floor add-on). Comments by Gary Olson, Ultimate Freedom Plus Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Thrift Store. Comments by Carol Giesbrecht Dutch Elm Awareness Week. Comments by Lindsay Bell Performance by Laurell
Accession No.
20161111322
Collection
Archive
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Scene & Heard -- Nov 2010 -- television program

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Date Range
2010
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111323
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Leister Kream Band Bright Lights Festival by Downtown BRZ. Comments by Ted Stilson Recital at the UofL Hall - solo piano. Comments by pianist Glen Montgomery Mouvember Game for Prostate Cancer Research. Comments by Andrew Courtney, Pronghorns Hockey Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction - protectio…
Date Range
2010
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge
CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and prodcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Leister Kream Band Bright Lights Festival by Downtown BRZ. Comments by Ted Stilson Recital at the UofL Hall - solo piano. Comments by pianist Glen Montgomery Mouvember Game for Prostate Cancer Research. Comments by Andrew Courtney, Pronghorns Hockey Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction - protection of wet lands and habitat United Church women raise awareness of children poverty - protest at Alberta Legislature
Accession No.
20161111323
Collection
Archive
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Scene & Heard -- July 2009 -- television program

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Date Range
2009
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111324
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Interview with Hal Anderson from Picture Butte, radio host from Winnipeg - 34th Greatest Canadian National Marketing Award for partnership with Habitat for Humanity - Park Place Mall. Comments by Darren Milne Tracy Edwards, Lethbridge College President, shares experiences from her trip to Russia …
Date Range
2009
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge
CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and prodcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Interview with Hal Anderson from Picture Butte, radio host from Winnipeg - 34th Greatest Canadian National Marketing Award for partnership with Habitat for Humanity - Park Place Mall. Comments by Darren Milne Tracy Edwards, Lethbridge College President, shares experiences from her trip to Russia as part of Canadian Delegation focused on green construction, trades and technology Robot mowing grass at golf course. Comments by John Lebeau, Henderson Lake Greenskeeper Interview with Carrie Rodriguez, Singer/Songwriter
Accession No.
20161111324
Collection
Archive
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Noon Hour -- Oct-Nov 2002 -- television program

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Date Range
2002
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111325
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Sherry Kennedy, Singer/Entertainer, talks about her new Christmas album and concert From the Wine Rack. Tasting wines with Max Baines, Andrew Hilton Wines and Spirits Retro-futuristic exhibit at the SAAG. Comments by artist Michael Campbell Alberta Share Program (for local Food Bank) at Save on …
Date Range
2002
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge
CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and prodcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Sherry Kennedy, Singer/Entertainer, talks about her new Christmas album and concert From the Wine Rack. Tasting wines with Max Baines, Andrew Hilton Wines and Spirits Retro-futuristic exhibit at the SAAG. Comments by artist Michael Campbell Alberta Share Program (for local Food Bank) at Save on Foods Store. Comments by Doug Alton, Faye Freed Scholarship and Endowments in the Lethbridge College. Comments by Cheryl Dick, Advancement Office Girl Guides Cookies. Comments by Karen Storey LCI Scholarships. Comments by Terry Cherriman, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Carol Steen, LCI Principal, Ben Baker, scholarship recepient Vacant Chairs Ceremony (honoring veterans) - Lethbridge Masonic Hall. Comments by Tony Aspeslet, Mason Fit & Firm Challenge. Comments by Pete Gregory and Beth Healey Sleep Apnea Association. Comments by Shane Smith, Jim Twa, Livio Pavan Taber Telethon - Lethbridge Regional Hospital Foundation. Comments by Kathy MacFarlane Safety City fundraising. Comments by Keith Robin
Accession No.
20161111325
Collection
Archive
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Scene and Heard -- 18 Holes of Paradise -- television program

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions98381
Date Range
2005-2006?
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111597
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
"18 Holes of Paradise". A Global TV special that features the Paradise Canyon Golf & Country Club. Mike Fleischhauer, Head Golf Pro, discusses every hole on the golf course, including Hole 9, Hole 12, Hole 14, and gives tips on how to improve your golf game on the course. Mike Fleischhauer discuss…
Date Range
2005-2006?
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge, CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and broadcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
"18 Holes of Paradise". A Global TV special that features the Paradise Canyon Golf & Country Club. Mike Fleischhauer, Head Golf Pro, discusses every hole on the golf course, including Hole 9, Hole 12, Hole 14, and gives tips on how to improve your golf game on the course. Mike Fleischhauer discusses the design of Hole 9 on the golf course and the types of golf clubs that should be used on Hole 9. Mike Fleischhauer discusses the golf course grounds and maintenance of the golf course. Mike Fleischhauer discusses the Paradise Canyon Golf staff going to the Canadian Open event. Mike Fleischhauer discusses Hole 12 of Paradise Canyon Golf Course, and shows golfers the golf clubs to use on Hole 12. Mike Fleischhauer discusses the difficulties of Hole 14 on Paradise Canyon Golf Course. Mike Fleischhauer discusses Hole 3, the most difficult hole on the Paradise Canyon Golf Couse. Mike Fleischhauer discusses every hole on the 18 hole Paradise Canyon Golf Couse, and gives details about every hole and how to improve your golf game, along with golf course etiquette.
Accession No.
20161111597
Collection
Archive
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Various Promotional Videos -- 2001 -- Global TV

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Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111598
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Various promotional videos. Promotional videos for The Pendragons illusionists show, the Alberta Seniors Games in Lethbridge. Promotional videos for the International Peace Pow-Wow 2001. Promotional videos for the Global Noon Auction, the Mount Baker Heritage Hotel in Cranbrook, B.C., and the B.…
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge, CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and broadcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Various promotional videos. Promotional videos for The Pendragons illusionists show, the Alberta Seniors Games in Lethbridge. Promotional videos for the International Peace Pow-Wow 2001. Promotional videos for the Global Noon Auction, the Mount Baker Heritage Hotel in Cranbrook, B.C., and the B.C. Rockies travel and tourism. Promotional videos for Angelo's Flowers. Promotional videos for Revelstoke and the Enchanted Forest in the B.C. Rockies travel and tourism, Kimberley, B.C. and their 27th Annual International Old Time Accordian Championships, and the Lizard Creek Lodge in Fernie, B.C. Promotional videos for the Canyon Hot Springs in Revelstoke, B.C., Sparwood, Creston, Eagle Ranch Golf Course near Invermere, Castlegar, Ainsworth Hot Springs, and the Spruce Grove Resort in Fairmont, B.C.
Accession No.
20161111598
Collection
Archive
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Global Lethbridge Promotional Videos -- 2005 -- television program

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Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111599
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Promotional videos for "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen, where she promotes Reverend Alex Lawson and their discussion on Transactional Analysis, and healing the body, mind and spirit. "What You Missed" gives a view of what viewers missed on the Global News at 6 newscast. Promotional videos for "Eli…
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge, CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and broadcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Promotional videos for "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen, where she promotes Reverend Alex Lawson and their discussion on Transactional Analysis, and healing the body, mind and spirit. "What You Missed" gives a view of what viewers missed on the Global News at 6 newscast. Promotional videos for "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen, where she promotes Lorna Bennett's illustrations for the children's book, "C is for Chinook". Promotional video for Global Lethbridge's 50th Anniversary Contest. Promotional videos for "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen, where she promotes Exploring Spirituality in Health Care, with John Moerman? and Judy Wiebe? from the Chinook Health Region, and Denise Calderwood? discusses History. Promotional videos for the program "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen. Elisha promotes the week's guests and topics: "Genocide Generation: Rememberance and Reconciliation or Repetition", Flu shot education, and face reading. Promotional video called "Global Lethbridge Disney - Canadian": a promotional video and Global TV contest, celebrating 50 years of Global TV. Promotional video for Global TV's segment on bullying in southern Alberta schools titled, "The Bully Battle". Various Chinook Health Matters promotional videos with Lisa Ostrikoff. Promotional videos for the program "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen. Elisha promotes the week's guests and topics: Howard Cable, multi-disciplinary composer. "Ag Thank You": Video for the Ag Scholarship from Global Lethbridge: winners were Jay Anderson, Lethbridge College student, and Lisa Poznikoff, University of Lethbridge student.
Accession No.
20161111599
Collection
Archive
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Global TV Promotional Videos – November and December 2005 – television program

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Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111600
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Various promotional videos seen on Global TV. Promotional videos for "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen, including the University of Lethbridge convocation celebration, where Dr. Julie Payette and Dr. Romeo Dallaire received honorary doctorate degrees from the University. "What You Missed" promotions…
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge, CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and broadcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Various promotional videos seen on Global TV. Promotional videos for "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen, including the University of Lethbridge convocation celebration, where Dr. Julie Payette and Dr. Romeo Dallaire received honorary doctorate degrees from the University. "What You Missed" promotions. Multiple video clips showing daily news from Lethbridge. Promotional videos for "Homes for the Holidays" in support of the Kids Help Phone, Westwind Tugboat Adventures, the Lethbridge Curling Club. Promotional videos for "Elisha" with Elisha Rasmussen, including topics of the University of Lethbridge's Family Friendships program; Peter Deys, the Global Station Manager, discusses Global TV's 50th Anniversary and the future of television; "Little Bits of Comfort" book, Carole Friesen discusses body language and more. Promotional videos for the Global Lethbridge Weather segment, Chinook Health Matters with Lisa Ostrikoff, Wood's Homes "Buy a Bed" Campaign, the Lethbridge Hurricanes Teddy Bear Toss.
Accession No.
20161111600
Collection
Archive
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Video of Book Pages and Photographs

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Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111601
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
A silent video showing black and white photographs from a book, that is believed to be about the oil and gas industry.
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge, CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and broadcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
A silent video showing black and white photographs from a book, that is believed to be about the oil and gas industry.
Accession No.
20161111601
Collection
Archive
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Miscellaneous Landscape, Farming, and other Video Clips

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Date Range
1999-2000?
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111602
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
A man lays out specimens of ticks from a petri dish in a science lab. A man examines bugs and larva in a science lab. A view of the prairies, water, fields, farms, sheep shearing, farm equipment, cows. A farmer discusses fertilizing his fields, the process of fertilizing and the equipment used. …
Date Range
1999-2000?
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge, CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and broadcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
A man lays out specimens of ticks from a petri dish in a science lab. A man examines bugs and larva in a science lab. A view of the prairies, water, fields, farms, sheep shearing, farm equipment, cows. A farmer discusses fertilizing his fields, the process of fertilizing and the equipment used. A view of trucks at The Palm Dairy building, a view of workers in the factory. A view of scientists catching fish in a river and analyzing them. A narrator discusses the importance of ananlyzing carp fish and understanding the species.
Accession No.
20161111602
Collection
Archive
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Other Name
"GLOBAL NEWS"
Date Range From
2006
Date Range To
2014
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLEXIGLASS, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20190022001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"GLOBAL NEWS"
Date Range From
2006
Date Range To
2014
Materials
PLEXIGLASS, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
4
Length
76.2
Width
30.6
Description
CLEAR PLEXIGLASS SIGN; FRONT HAS RAISED WHITE WOOD LETTERS LEFT OF RAISED RED WOOD ARROW, “GLOBAL LETHBRIDGE”, FORMING THE “GLOBAL NEWS” LOGO. BACK OF SIGN HAS SILVER METAL BOLTS WITH WHITE PLASTIC NUTS FIXING LETTERS AND ARROW TO THE SIGN. SIGN HAS GRIME AND RESIDUE ON PLEXIGLASS; TOPS OF LETTERS HAVE MINOR STAINING AND SCUFFING; ARROW HAS SCUFFING ON TOP AND SIDES, AND MINOR STAINING ON TOP; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
ON AUGUST 21, 2019, COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED WAYNE DWORNIK REGARDING HIS DONATION OF GLOBAL NEWS STATION ITEMS. DWORNIK WORKED FOR LETHBRIDGE TELEVISION BROADCAST NEWS FROM 1976-1996. HE RETURNED TO THE STATION IN 2008 AS AN ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE, RETIRING IN DECEMBER 2014. ON THE GLOBAL NEWS SIGN, DWORNIK RECALLED, “I NEVER WORKED WITH THAT [GLOBAL] SIGN, BUT IT WAS JUST SITTING IN THE ENGINEERING OFFICE…THERE WERE FIVE ENGINEERS, WHEN I LEFT THE FIRST TIME [IN 1996]…WHEN I LEFT IN 2014, ACTUALLY WE DID NOT HAVE EVEN ONE ENGINEER.” “[THE SIGN WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOWN ON-AIR] THERE WOULD BE SOME SCALE, BUT, BASICALLY, THIS WAS OVER THE SHOULDER OF THE PERSON WHO WAS READING THE NEWS, AND THEY WOULD USE A LONGER LENS THAT WOULD COMPRESS IT, AND THROW THINGS OFF. IT ALSO HAS A CURVED SURFACE ON IT TO CUT DOWN ON REFLECTION, SO THAT YOU DON’T GET REFLECTIONS THERE…[THERE WOULD ONLY BE ONE IN THE STUDIO] I SUSPECT.” “[THE GLOBAL NEWS LOGO IS] AN OLD LOGO, AND THE WAY COMPANIES ARE, THEY KEEP CHANGING THEIR LOGOS…THIS CHECK-MARK THERE WAS CHANGED QUITE A BIT, THREE TIMES AT LEAST. WHEN IT WAS WITH CANWEST, WHICH IS ANOTHER REMARKABLE STORY, OF WINNIPEG, AND IZZY ASPER FAMILY, THAT WAS ACTUALLY A CRESCENT MOON…I DON’T KNOW AT WHAT POINT, THEY MADE IT A CHECK-MARK, AND THEN THEY MADE IT AN EMBOSSED, GLOSSY CHECK-MARK…I’D SAY AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY…2000 OR SO.” “[I GRABBED THE SIGN BECAUSE] I KNOW THAT I HAD SEEN IT ON AIR. IT WAS USED IN THE NEWS UPDATES THAT THEY WERE DOING…IT’S QUITE NEAT BECAUSE IT LOOKS HUGE, OF COURSE, ON SET, BUT, JUST THE WAY THEY POSITION IT…THAT’S SOME OF THE FUN STUFF OF TELEVISION. AND, I’M…[A] PACK-RAT…I SEE…SOME HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE THAT I DON’T WANT TO LET THE STORY OF LETHBRIDGE TELEVISION KIND OF JUST SLIDE BY, AND NOWADAYS, IT SEEMS TO BE THE THING. THERE’S SO MUCH TRANSIENCY, AND IT’S A 24 HOUR NEWS CYCLE, AND THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT STUFF THAT’S HAPPENING NOW. WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL, I DIDN’T ENJOY HISTORY AT ALL REALLY, BUT NOW, AS THEY SAY, AS I AM A PART OF HISTORY, IT’S BECOME MORE NOTEWORTHY TO ME, AND PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, I THINK, THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY AS JUST TODAY’S NEWS, AT SOME POINT, IS GOING TO BE PART OF HISTORY, AND I DON’T WANT TO SEE US LOSE STUFF LIKE THIS THAT I WAS INVOLVED WITH.” DWORNIK ELABORATED ON THE ROLE OF ENGINEERS AT THE STATION, NOTING, “[THE ENGINEER’S ROLE IS] BASICALLY TO KEEP US ON THE AIR. THERE’S SO MUCH ELECTRONIC AND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT THEY HAD TO KNOW ABOUT TRANSMITTERS, MICROWAVE, VIDEOTAPE, ALL THE ELECTRONICS, AND THEY ALSO DID MAINTENANCE ON THE BUILDING.” “THE LAST ENGINEER WAS LET GO IN AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION, IN THE SUMMER OF [2014]…WE DID NOT HAVE A STATION MANAGER. AT ONE TIME WE HAD A STATION MANAGER [PETER DEYES] WHO WAS ALSO THE NEWS DIRECTOR, WHEN I CAME BACK. THAT FELLOW LEFT…THEY BROUGHT IN AN ASSIGNMENT EDITOR FROM TORONTO, AND SHE WAS…NOT EVEN THE NEWS DIRECTOR, WHICH WAS TERRIBLE; THEY CALLED HER THE NEWS MANAGER. MANAGEMENT OF THE STATION WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE CALGARY TELEVISION, AND THE ENGINEERING RESPONSIBILITIES WERE TAKEN OVER BY CALGARY TELEVISION.” “WE’D HAVE TO CALL [ENGINEERS WHEN THERE WAS EQUIPMENT ISSUES]. AT THAT TIME, WE HAD MORE CAMERAS THAN VIDEOGRAPHERS, SO THEY KIND OF HAD A SPARE ON HAND. IF ONE WENT DOWN, THEY’D BE OKAY. AND, AT THAT TIME, EVERYTHING ELSE WAS SHIFTED AWAY FROM THE STATION, AND WAS AUTOMATED. IT WAS JUST MIND-BOGGLING THE AUTOMATION THAT THEY HAD AVAILABLE. CALGARY TELEVISION WAS…KIND OF THE MASTER CONTROL CENTER FOR ALL OF THE GLOBAL TELEVISION STATIONS IN CANADA. SO, IT WAS JUST AMAZING, ALL THE MONITORS IN THEIR MASTER CONTROL…ONE OF THE CENTERS WAS, I THINK, SWITCHED OUT OF EDMONTON…ALL THE COMMERCIALS THAT PLAYED ALL ACROSS CANADA, ORIGINATED OUT OF CALGARY TELEVISION. AND THEY WEREN’T VIDEO TAPE MACHINES, AT THAT TIME, THEY WERE BASICALLY COMPUTERS.” DWORNIK RECALLED HIS TIME WORKING IN LETHBRIDGE FOR BROADCAST NEWS, NOTING, “I WORKED FOR LETHBRIDGE TELEVISION FOR [25] YEARS…I JOINED THE STATION AS A PHOTOGRAPHER IN 1976. I HELD THAT POSITION FOR SEVEN YEARS AS CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER, AND THEN I MOVED INTO MANAGEMENT, AND BECAME PRODUCTION MANAGER FOR TEN YEARS I GUESS, AND THEN I GOT INTO SALES AND MARKETING AND RESEARCH. I LEFT THE STATION IN 1996, AND I WAS ONE THE FIRST, IF NOT THE FIRST OF THE DOWNSIZING IN THAT ERA. AT THE TIME WHEN I LEFT IN ’96 THERE WERE AT LEAST SEVENTY-SIX PEOPLE ON STAFF. [TODAY] I BELIEVE THERE IS MAYBE A DOZEN…I RETURNED TO THE STATION IN THE CAPACITY OF…ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE IN 2008 AND I RETIRED AT…THE END OF DECEMBER 2014…WHEN I CAME TO LETHBRIDGE, I THOUGHT I WOULD ONLY STAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AND MOVE ONTO A BIGGER STATION, YOU KNOW BIG CITY, BRIGHT LIGHTS…BUT I LOVED THE CITY AND THERE WAS SO MUCH TO OFFER HERE. I HAD SO MUCH FUN, THERE WERE SO MANY REMARKABLE, INCREDIBLY REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES I HAD AS A PHOTOGRAPHER, AND PRODUCTION MANAGER, ESPECIALLY. SOME OF THESE ITEMS HERE GO BACK TO BEFORE MY TIME, BUT AGAIN LETHBRIDGE—LITTLE DIMPLE ON THE PRAIRIE HERE THAT WE ARE, WE ACTUALLY MADE A PRETTY GOOD NAME FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE STATION IN WHAT WE WERE PRODUCING IN NEWS, AND PARTICULARLY IN LOCAL PROGRAMMING. THAT WAS KIND OF ONE OF MY PASSIONS, WAS THE LOCAL PROGRAMMING, DOCUMENTARIES AND THEN OF COURSE, NEWS AS WELL.” “[THERE] WAS A FRIENDLY RIVALRY BETWEEN ALL THE MEDIA ACTUALLY, AND CTV WOULD PRODUCE THE ODD DOCUMENTARY, WHEREAS WE DID A LOT MORE…AT THE MOST THEY HAD I THINK MAYBE TWENTY PEOPLE ON STAFF, SO THEY WERE LIMITED. THEY WERE ACTUALLY A SATELLITE, OR A RE-BROADCASTER, THEY DIDN’T HAVE THEIR OWN LICENSE SO THEY WERE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY BY THEIR OWNERS THAN OUR STATION WAS. THEN AGAIN MANAGEMENT HERE WAS QUITE FORWARD THINKING IN MOST THINGS. I REMEMBER OUR PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, BOB JOHNSON, DECADES AGO TOUTING THE FACT THAT THE ONLY THING THAT WILL MAKE US SUSTAINABLE AND RELEVANT IS LOCAL NEWS. HE KNEW, BACK THEN, THROUGH BROADCASTER ASSOCIATIONS ALL THE THINGS THAT WERE COMING AHEAD OF US…WE COULD GET NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD…WE CARRIED A LOT OF AMERICAN PROGRAMS…THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOING TO MAKE US DISTINCT IS WHAT WE CAN DO WITH OUR LOCAL NEWS AND AS AN EXTENSION OF THAT, OUR LOCAL PROGRAMMING, OUR DOCUMENTARIES. IT WAS QUITE GOOD FOR THE STAFF AND THE MORALE WAS TERRIFIC…WE HAD A SLOW PITCH BASEBALL TEAM, WE’D PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY THINGS, WITH THE PARADES, WHOOP-UP DAYS AND THE STAFF PARTIES WERE TERRIFIC.” “I WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER, AND I WAS OUT ON LOCATION INTERVIEWING ALL THESE INTERESTING PEOPLE, EDITING THESE PROGRAMS, NEWS STORIES, COMMERCIALS. I WAS IN MY ELEMENT…[I WORKED WITH] THE VISUAL CONTENT…BACK IN THE DAY, THERE WAS A NEWS REPORTER THAT WAS HIS JOB WAS TO BE ON CAMERA, TO RESEARCH THE STORY, SET UP THE CONTEXT, DO THE INTERVIEWS, WE WOULD RECORD THE VISUALS, RECORD THE INTERVIEWS, AND NOW AS YOU REFER TO IT, IT IS ALL DONE BY ONE…THEY CALL HIM A, AT DIFFERENT TIMES, EITHER A VIDEO JOURNALIST OR A VIDEOGRAPHER. MY TRAINING ACTUALLY WAS IN STILL PHOTOGRAPHY BACK IN WINNIPEG, BUT MY FIRST JOB WAS IN TELEVISION, SO I LEARNED ON THE JOB. SHOOTING BLACK AND WHITE FILM, COLOUR—AGAIN, SIXTEEN MILLIMETER FILM FOR COMMERCIALS. WE WERE STILL DOING A LOT OF SLIDE COMMERCIALS AT THAT TIME, AND WE PROCESSED OUR OWN SLIDE FILM IN THE BASEMENT AT THE STATION THERE, WITHOUT USING RUBBER GLOVES.” “AT THAT TIME WE HAD FIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS, WE ONLY HAD TWO VEHICLES TO GO OUT IN BUT, SO THE REPORTERS WOULD SOMETIMES USE THEIR OWN VEHICLES. I KNOW FOR THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO I USED MY OWN VEHICLE TO CARRY THE GEAR BECAUSE AT THAT TIME WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY STATION VEHICLES. OUR FIRST ONES WERE TWO…HONDA CIVIC STATION WAGONS, THEN WE GOT TWO NISSAN STATION WAGONS AND THEN WE WENT TO A FORD BRONCO I THINK IT WAS.” “I WOULD GO WHERE THERE WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR WORK AND—ACTUALLY, ON OUR HONEY MOON, WE PACKED UP FROM SWIFT CURRENT…(I HAD THREE WEEKS HOLIDAY), AND WE MADE OUR WAY OUT TO THE WEST COAST, STOPPING AT EVERY TELEVISION STATION, ALONG THE WAY, HAVING A TOUR, AND LEAVING A RESUME. SO WE STOPPED AT MEDICINE HAT, LETHBRIDGE (WHICH I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH), AND WE WENT THROUGH KELOWNA, (WHICH I WAS AGAIN VERY IMPRESSED WITH), AND SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EITHER LETHBRIDGE, OR KELOWNA, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO, AND THEN FROM THERE MAYBE CALGARY, VANCOUVER. AS I SAID, LETHBRIDGE WON OUT, THEY HAD A JOB OPENING…BECAUSE OF A STRIKE…AT THAT TIME…NABET…NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS AND TECHNOLOGISTS…THEY WERE WANTING TO FORM A LOCAL, AND GET UNION REPRESENTATION AND NEGOTIATIONS CAME TO A STAND-STILL, AND THEY WENT ON STRIKE I THINK, IN APRIL, OR MAY OF ’75 , ’76. SO I HAD JUST FAIRLY RECENTLY PUT MY RESUME IN THERE, AND THEY CALLED ME UP AND [IT WAS] A TOUGH SITUATION, AND I HELD OFF, AND I SAID, ‘WELL I’VE GOT TO WORK WITH THESE PEOPLE, IF I COME IN AS A STRIKE BREAKER, A SCAB—‘ AND SO I WASN’T TOO ANXIOUS TO DO THAT, BUT, AFTER A FEW MORE PHONE CALLS OVER I GUESS IT WAS A COUPLE OR THREE MONTH’S PERIOD, I SAID ‘WELL, YEAH, LET’S DO IT,’ AND I MOVED BACK.” DWORNIK SHARED THE HISTORY OF THE GLOBAL NEWS STATION IN LETHBRIDGE, RECALLING, “[BEFORE THE STATION WAS 2&7, IT WAS] CFAC. IT HAS GONE THROUGH A LOT OF CHANGES, IT STARTED OFF AS CJLH WHICH IS A COMBINATION OF CJOC RADIO AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THAT CO-OWNED THE STATION WHICH OPENED IN [NOVEMBER] 1955…THEN THE HERALD GOT OUT OF IT AND WE WERE BOUGHT BY SELKIRK COMMUNICATIONS AND WE BECAME CJOC TELEVISION…THE STATION OPENED IN ’55, I THINK IT BECAME CJOC AROUND 1960, BUT DON’T QUOTE ME ON THAT. THEN WHEN I CAME IN [FALL] ’76…UP UNTIL THEN WE WERE A CBC AFFILIATE, AND THEN IN ’76 WE BECAME AN INDEPENDENT STATION AND CHANGED OUR CALL LETTERS, AGAIN, TO CFAC TELEVISION. OUR LOGO WAS MODELED AFTER THE RONDELL OF CHC HAMILTON TELEVISION, WHICH WAS AN INDEPENDENT STATION OWNED BY SELKIRK. WE ARE THE SISTER STATION BUT WITH OUR OWN INDEPENDENT LICENSE, WE BECAME PART OF THE INDEPENDENT NETWORK…ABOUT THE TIME OF THE OLYMPICS…WE CHANGED TO TWO AND SEVEN…IT WAS AROUND 1992 MAYBE THAT WE CHANGED OUR CALL LETTERS ONCE AGAIN TO CISA, INDICATIVE OF, ALL STATIONS STARTED WITH ‘C’ RADIO OR TELEVISION IN CANADA, AND THE ‘ISA’ WAS FOR INDEPENDENT SOUTHERN ALBERTA…WITH MY BACKGROUND IN ART AND DESIGN WORKING WITH THAT, WE DID SOME STILL-FRAME ANIMATION. WE DID SOME FUN STUFF WITH THE LOGOS…WHILE I WAS STILL [WITH CISA] WE WENT THROUGH…ANOTHER TWO CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP. SELKIRK SOLD US TO, APPARENTLY TO MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE, AND THAT LASTED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR TWO AND THEN I THINK WITH WICK…WESTERN BOUGHT US, THEY BASICALLY BOUGHT ALL OF SELKIRK COMMUNICATIONS AND ADDED US TO THEIR FLOCK OF ITV EDMONTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA TV IN VANCOUVER, AND CHECK TV IN VICTORIA AND I THINK THEY ALSO HAD OKANAGAN TV AS WELL.” “[LETHBRIDGE IS AN ANOMALY] FOR SURE BECAUSE WHEN I CAME HERE WE WERE AROUND FORTY THOUSAND [IN POPULATION], AND THERE WERE TWO OPERATING TELEVISION STATIONS. AS FAR AS I KNOW, WE ARE THE ONLY CITY OF THIS SIZE THAT HAD TWO TELEVISION STATIONS. IN MANY OTHER CITIES THEY WOULD HAVE WHAT THEY CALL A ‘TWINSTICK.’ SO WE WERE CBC, CFCN WAS A CTV AFFILIATE. IN MEDICINE HAT, CBC AND CTV WERE OPERATED OUT OF THE SAME BUILDING BY THE SAME STAFF. THEY WOULD LIKELY HAVE A DIFFERENT ANCHOR OR NEWS DEPARTMENT, BUT THE OTHER COMPONENTS OF OPERATIONS WERE ALL CONTAINED IN THE SAME [BUILDING]—AND THAT’S THE SAME IN, ALL ACROSS WESTERN CANADA…IN A CITY OF OUR POPULATION TO HAVE TWO STATIONS WAS QUITE REMARKABLE, AND VERY COMPETITIVE, AND ALONG WITH THAT, THE RADIO SIDE OF IT…RIGHT NOW WE’VE GOT REALLY SIX RADIO STATIONS, BACK THEN, THERE WERE NEARLY FOUR. AGAIN, QUITE UNUSUAL IN THE FACT THAT YOU’VE GOT TWO AM AND THEN TWO FM. ONE FM STATION ACTUALLY STARTED OFF PLAYING CLASSICAL MUSIC. WHAT THAT LENDS TO THE CITY IS A LOT MORE VARIETY IN PROGRAMMING THAN THEY WOULD OTHERWISE GET. WE HAVE GOT THE BROADCAST PROGRAMMING AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE HERE, AND THAT FED INTO OUR NEEDS QUITE WELL, IN RADIO AND IN TELEVISION. WE BROUGHT A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT ACTUALLY FROM DOWN EAST BECAUSE THEY HAD SOME REALLY GOOD PROGRAMS FROM FANSHAWE COLLEGE, OTTAWA AND WE WOULD BRING AS WELL, PEOPLE FROM SAIT AND NAIT, AS WELL AS MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE. THOSE PEOPLE COME STRAIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE, GETTING AN OPPORTUNITY IN A MID-SIZED MARKET…THEY HAD THEIR HANDS INVOLVED IN PROGRAMS, NEWS, COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION AND THEN BEING PART OF THE COMMUNITY.” “I BELIEVE THAT WE WERE STILL A PRETTY GOOD REVENUE-GENERATOR FOR [WICK TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF]. BECAUSE EVEN WITH THAT SIZE OF STAFF, WE WEREN’T PAID AS MUCH AS THEY WERE IN CALGARY, WHICH IS LIKELY WHY EVERYBODY WANTED THE UNION…THEY WEREN’T LOSING MONEY THERE. WE WEREN’T MAKING A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY, BUT…CRTC I THINK CAME INTO PLAY IN THAT, A LOT, TOO, BECAUSE CRTC WAS TO GOVERN THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR BROADCASTING. IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT, I THINK, IN ANY PURCHASE OF A STATION, FOR THEM TO GO, AND SHUT THAT STATION DOWN, AT THAT TIME. BUT, WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT RADIO STATIONS HAVE SHUT DOWN, (LIKE RED DEER LOST THEIR STATION; IT WAS A TWINSTICK), AND I LOST TOUCH WITH THE INDUSTRY WHEN THAT SORT OF THING WAS HAPPENING.” “THE GLOBAL PERIOD, WHEN IT WAS OWNED BY CANWEST…ANOTHER REMARKABLE COMPANY (FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS), AND THEY WERE BUYING UP TELEVISION STATIONS ACROSS CANADA, AND THEN THEY EXPANDED. THEY BOUGHT SOME NEWSPAPERS; THEY BOUGHT A TELEVISION STATION IN ENGLAND, AND I THINK THEIR DOWNFALL ACTUALLY WAS OVER-EXTENDING THEMSELVES, AND GETTING INTO THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET. I JOINED THE STATION IN 2008, WHEN THEY WERE STARTING TO SLIDE. OF COURSE, THE WHOLE ECONOMY WAS STARTING TO SLIDE, AND I CAME ON AS A FRESH, NEW SALESPERSON TO SELL ADVERTISING.” “THAT’S WHEN ALL THE DOWNSIZING OCCURRED [AROUND 2008], JUST IN THAT TRANSITION…WICK STARTED THE DOWNSIZING, AND THEN CANWEST CARRIED ON WITH IT. IT WAS JUST WELL, THE ONSLAUGHT OF GLOBALIZATION, AND THE BIG GET BIGGER, AND SMALL EITHER GET BOUGHT UP, OR SHUT DOWN…WHEN I STARTED AT THE STATION IN 2008, BACK IN SALES, THAT WAS WHEN THINGS REALLY CHANGED, BECAUSE WE STILL HAD A DIRECTOR, AND ONE VIDEOTAPE OPERATOR, AND THEY HAD ROBOT CAMERAS SET UP, BUT WE WERE STILL SWITCHING OUR OWN NEWS, AND ORIGINATING NEWS OUT OF OUR PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM. THEN, TOWARDS THE END OF 2008, IS WHEN THOSE TWO PEOPLE WERE LET GO, AND WE STARTED WITH CALGARY TELEVISION DIRECTING THE NEWS. AS IT TURNED OUT, THERE WAS NO WAY THAT WE COULD PUT SOMETHING ON THE AIR, BECAUSE THEY DISCONNECTED THE SWITCHING EQUIPMENT…IF THERE WAS LIKE A WEATHER EMERGENCY, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WE COULD NOT PUT A CRAWL ACROSS THE SCREEN. IT WAS QUITE UNNERVING, ACTUALLY, THAT WE WERE LOSING THAT KIND OF LOCAL CAPABILITY.” “[I THINK] IT WAS IN 2013…WHERE EVERYONE BUT ME WAS LET GO, AND THEY COULD RE-APPLY FOR THEIR JOB. BASICALLY, IT WAS A WAY OF GETTING AROUND THE UNION. EVERYONE WAS CANNED; THEY GOT A SEVERANCE PACKAGE. IT WAS A PRETTY UNNERVING TIME, AND MORALE REALLY, REALLY HIT A LOW THERE. THEY ASSIGNED AN EDITOR FROM TORONTO, AND ANOTHER FELLOW WHO HAD BEEN BROADCASTING NEWS, THEY WENT…AND THEY WERE GOING TO RE-IMAGINE THE NEWS, AND THEY HAD BIG PLANS TO MAKE THE STATION WHOLLY-NEW, AND A WHOLE NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS, WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE…RESPONSIBILITIES WERE CHANGED; MORE LOAD WAS TAKEN ON, BUT, AS WELL, LESS THINGS WERE GOING TO BE DONE. WE DIDN’T HAVE THE ENGINEER, AND SO THEY HIRED A FELLOW TO BE A VIDEOGRAPHER. HE WOULD SHOOT SOME OF THE NEWS STORIES, BUT HE WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR TWEAKING UP THE CAMERAS, AND IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM, SENDING IT UP TO CALGARY…I THINK WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY MEASURED OUT THE NUMBER OF HOURS, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, WHAT THEY WANTED TO COVER, WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO, AND THEY WENT WITH THAT NUMBER—TWELVE OR FOURTEEN PEOPLE, AND SO, CHANGING THE ROLES, WHOLE NEW JOB DESCRIPTIONS. BUT, AS I SAID TO [MANAGEMENT], ‘YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU OVERLOOKED THE FACT THAT ALL THE PEOPLE HERE, ON THE UNION CONTRACT, GET AT LEAST THREE WEEKS’ VACATION. MEANS YOU’VE GOT TWELVE PEOPLE—THAT’S THIRTY-SIX WEEKS—THAT YOU’VE GOT SOMEBODY AWAY. SO, YOU’RE RUNNING SHORT-STAFFED OVER HALF A YEAR.’ THAT’S PRETTY TOUGH ON PEOPLE, BECAUSE THIS GENERATION THAT’S IN THERE NOW, I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE THE SAME KIND OF ATTITUDE, OR WORK ETHIC. WE WOULD WORK. WELL, MY WIFE COULD ATTEST TO THE HOURS THAT I WOULD PUT IN AT THE STATION. AND, I DIDN’T GET PAID OVERTIME. I GOT A…FEE. THIS STUFF, BETWEEN THE CHANGE OF ATTITUDE, AND THE NEWS CYCLE, AND CUTTING BACK HOW THEY COULD, IT WAS REALLY TOUGH ON PEOPLE. BUT, I WAS THE FIRST ONE TO BE LET GO IN 1996, AND I WAS THE MARKETING RESEARCH AND SALES (WE WERE DOING VIDEO PRODUCTIONS), AND THE FELLOW WHO WAS THE PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, JIM MCNALLY, I BROUGHT ON. HE WAS AN EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHER OUT OF OTTAWA, AND HE HAD, I THINK, ONE OF THE TOUGHEST TIMES BACK IN ’96 (ACTUALLY, MORE SO IN ’98). THEY MADE HIM GENERAL MANAGER OF THE STATION. HIS ENTIRE RESPONSIBILITY OVER, I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY WEEKS AND MONTHS WAS TO CUT THE STAFF DOWN TO, I DON’T KNOW, SIXTEEN PEOPLE. AND, WHEN THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED, HE WAS LET GO.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE “GOLDEN AGE” OF LETHBRIDGE BROADCAST OR TELEVISION NEWS, DWORNIK SHARED, “TELEVISION HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE, A VERY EXCITING INDUSTRY BECAUSE THERE’S ALWAYS DEVELOPMENTS, TECHNOLOGY. WHEN YOU THINK THAT BACK IN THE DAY IT WAS IN BLACK AND WHITE, BUT THEY DID LIVE COMMERCIALS AND THAT’S QUITE REMARKABLE TOO, HOW THEY WERE DOING THOSE THINGS. THEY DID A LOT OF PRANKS AND FUN STUFF ON AIR…THE TECHNOLOGY KEPT DEVELOPING. IT LOOKED AS GOOD AS IT COULD GET BACK IN THE DAY, BUT NOW THAT WE ARE UP TO 4K VIDEO…IN MY DAY WE HAD BEEN COLOUR FOR QUITE SOME TIME, BUT WHEN I CAME IN IN ‘76 IT WAS KIND OF THE LAUNCH OF ENG, ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING OR EFP, FIELD PRODUCTION. THE EQUIPMENT WAS THREE QUARTER INCH AT THAT TIME, THE CAMERAS WERE BIG AND HEAVY, AND THE TAPE DECK, IT WAS A TWO PIECE UNIT, IT NEEDED A LOT OF LIGHT SO WE CARRIED AROUND ABOUT A THIRTY POUND BOX FULL OF LIGHTING GEAR. TRUCKING THAT FROM ONE END OF THE UNIVERSITY HALL DOWN TO THE OTHER END WHERE THE PRESIDENT WAS.” “FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I THINK I WAS IN THE “GOLDEN AGE” OF TELEVISION IN LETHBRIDGE HERE, BECAUSE WE DID A LOT OF LOCAL PROGRAMS. WE ACTUALLY HAD A SYNDICATED SPORTS PROGRAM CALLED SKI WEST, AND THAT RAN ON HALF A DOZEN MARKETS—INDEPENDENT MARKETS—TELEVISION STATIONS WITH SELKIRK, AND, ACTUALLY THAT WAS WITH WICK AS WELL TOO. WE DID A LOT OF COMMERCIALS, PROGRAM PRODUCTION AND…I THINK IT WAS AROUND ’88 OR ’90, WE WERE ALREADY TALKING AND WE SAW ADVANTAGES IN WHAT WAS CALLED THEN HIGH-DEFINITION TELEVISION WHICH WAS TEN EIGHTY, BUT IT WAS A LONG WAY BEFORE IT CAME. WE DIDN’T ACTUALLY CONVERT TO DIGITAL TELEVISION IN CANADA UNTIL I THINK IT WAS 2009-2010, AND AS ONE OF OUR ENGINEERS MENTIONED, THAT WAS MOST REMARKABLE TECHNOLOGY-WISE. BECAUSE, WHEN WE STARTED IN BLACK AND WHITE, IT WAS A FOUR BY THREE FORMAT AND THEN THEY ADDED COLOUR, IMAGINATIVE COLOUR IN THE ‘60S. THAT WAS PRETTY SMOOTH BECAUSE YOU COULD, YOU KNOW, YOU ARE BROADCASTING THIS ONE SIGNAL OUT IN COLOUR, BUT IF YOU ONLY HAD A BLACK AND WHITE TV, YOU COULD STILL WATCH IT IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND IF YOU HAD COLOUR ALL THE BETTER. THAT WAS IN THE ERA WHEN CABLE WAS ON ITS UP RISE AND SO IT WENT THROUGH A PRETTY SMOOTH TRANSITION, BUT WHEN WE WENT DIGITAL IT WAS HARD LINE IN THE SAND. YOUR OLD TV SET WOULD NOT BE GETTING NOTHING ON IT. THERE WOULD BE NO SIGNAL COMING IN AT ALL, AND WE HAD TO SWITCH OVER TO EITHER CABLE, WHICH WOULD CONVERT THE DIGITAL SIGNAL INTO THE NTSC SIGNAL FOR YOU, OR ELSE YOU HAD TO GET A BRAND NEW TV THAT’S DIGITAL. IT REALLY DID SPUR THE INDUSTRY, AND IT WAS A HUGE FINANCIAL INVESTMENT. CBC WITH ALL THEIR BROADCAST SATELLITES TO COVER ALL OF CANADA, WAS GIVEN AN EXTRA YEAR TO SWITCH OVER TO DIGITAL. IN THE END THEY SAID, ‘NO WE CAN’T DO IT,’ SO THEY HAD TO ACTUALLY SHUT DOWN THEIR TELEVISION TOWER IN LETHBRIDGE [IN JUNE 2012].” “IN A MARKET LIKE OURS WHERE WE HAVE GOT CABLE THAT WAS OKAY, BUT IN THE RURAL AREAS…SOME [PEOPLE] WERE ALREADY ON SATELLITE, BUT THEN AGAIN, WHEN I WAS IN THE INDUSTRY, THE SATELLITE DISHES WERE HUGE AND WE WERE STILL USING A HUGE ONE…IT WAS MORE THAN 12 FEET, IT WAS HUGE, 20 SOME FEET ACROSS. AGAIN, BACK IN THE ‘80S I REMEMBER OUR PRESIDENT COMING BACK AND TELLING US THAT, ‘YOU KNOW, THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT SATELLITES GOING UP THERE AND THEY’RE GOING TO BE SO POWERFUL YOU COULD USE A SATELLITE DISH NO BIGGER THAN A PIZZA BOX.’…THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT NOW REALLY…I THINK IT’S A LOT OF ‘GOLDEN ERAS’ AS YOU WOULD SAY REALLY, BECAUSE NOW WITH DIGITAL IT’S JUST PHENOMENAL, AND IT WENT FROM 1080 UP TO 4K. 8K IS OUT THERE TODAY, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BECAUSE IT IS A LOT OF BAND WIDTH FOR PEOPLE…” ON HIS MOTIVATIONS FOR DONATING THE ITEMS TO THE GALT MUSEUM, DWORNIK SHARED, “MY WIFE WHO IS WITH US, SANDRA, SUGGESTED THAT I MIGHT CLEAN UP OUR GARAGE AND OTHER PLACES IN THE HOUSE, BECAUSE I COLLECT A LOT OF STUFF. THE OTHER REASON [I’M DONATING THE ITEMS TO THE GALT MUSEUM] ACTUALLY IS IT MIGHT BE TIME—FROM A HISTORICAL VIEW POINT THAT WHAT IS NOW GLOBAL TELEVISION IS MOVING LOCATION. WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN IN THEIR ORIGINAL SITE…[IN] WHAT IS NOW THE INDUSTRIAL PARK, THEY ARE MOVING OUT OF THERE MID-SEPTEMBER OR SO TO A LOCATION DOWNTOWN AND THEY ARE MOVING INTO WHAT IS NOW THE NEW ROYAL BANK, WHICH USED TO BE THE MARQUIS HOTEL. THEY ARE JUST BUILDING THE STUDIO THERE NOW AND THEY WILL BE JOINING THE RADIO FROM THE PATERSON GROUP IN THAT SAME BUILDING, BUT THEY ARE TOTALLY SEPARATED. ANYWAY, I THOUGHT IT PERHAPS TIMELY AND SOME CONNECTIONS THERE.” “WHEN I RETIRED IT WAS KIND OF A HOLLOW BUILDING AND THERE WAS A LOT OF VIDEO TAPE AROUND, WHICH I CONVINCED THE CURRENT OWNERS OF THE STATION, SHAW MEDIA AT THE TIME…BETWEEN MYSELF AND AN ENGINEER, LARRY LAWDINEY, WE DID CONVINCE THEM THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF HISTORY IN THOSE VIDEO TAPES, WHICH THEY WERE PREPARED TO THROW OUT IN THE DUMPSTER, AND END UP IN OUR LANDFILL. SO, WORKING WITH ANDREW [AT THE GALT ARCHIVES], AND HE HAS GOT—I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TRUCKLOADS OF THE TAPES NOW.” “SOME OF THESE ARTIFACTS, WHICH I HAVE DISCUSSED WITH YOU BEFORE, I FELT WERE SIGNIFICANT…REPRESENTATIVE OF SOME OF THE HISTORY OF THE STATION. THE STATION PRODUCED SOME VERY REMARKABLE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE GONE ON TO WIDE ACCLAIM ACTUALLY, RIGHT THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THE STATION. INCLUDING PEOPLE LIKE DON SLADE…HE WAS A DISC JOCKEY WHEN I WAS LIVING IN WINNIPEG GROWING UP, AND THEN HE ENDED UP BEING IN EITHER CALGARY OR EDMONTON. THE FAMOUS WEATHER MAN…BILL MATHESON, OF COURSE FROM LETHBRIDGE, WENT TO NEW YORK, AND ENDED UP IN EDMONTON. I HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED IN MY DEPARTMENT THAT HAVE GONE ON TO SOME SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS WELL. ONE IN PARTICULAR, DOUG GOAT, WAS A VIDEO JOURNALIST FOR NBC AND HE WENT OVER TO THESE WAR TORN COUNTRIES—HE WAS A LETHBRIDGE BOY, HIS DAD ACTUALLY MADE SOME EQUIPMENT FOR US FOR OUR TRIPODS…RICK LUCHUCK, WHO WAS IN OUR PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT LEFT, WENT TO REGINA, AND THEN I THINK TORONTO…HE CAME BACK JUST THIS PAST YEAR FOR A REUNION AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE, FROM WHERE HE GRADUATED IN BROADCASTING. HE IS VICE PRESIDENT OF PROMOTIONS FOR CNN…WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE GO TO SPORTS NETWORK…A LOT OF PEOPLE WENT THROUGH THE STATION, IT WAS A REVOLVING DOOR, BUT I WAS OKAY WITH THAT BECAUSE WE HELPED BUILD THEIR CAPABILITIES, AND THEY WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AND THE TRAINING THAT WE DID PROVIDE…THE STUFF WE DID WE HAD…A VERY SMALL MOBILE PRODUCTION FACILITY, BUT IT WAS INVOLVED WITH THE OLYMPICS IN ’88, THE TORCH RUN. WE PICKED UP THE TORCH RUN WHEN IT ENTERED ALBERTA IN THE CROWSNEST PASS, BROADCAST THAT LIVE THROUGHOUT ALBERTA. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCE ANDREW AND FERGIE…THEY WERE DOWN FOR…THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF HEAD SMASHED IN BUFFALO JUMP.” “THE STATION WON A [NATIONAL] AWARD…[THE] FOUNDERS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR A DOCUMENTARY WE PRODUCED [CALLED ‘WE WON’T LET HIM DIE’], AND I WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER ON THAT AND SHOT…IT WAS ACTUALLY THIRTY YEARS AGO THAT THIS YOUNG FELLOW, TOMMY JONES, WAS WORKING AT A CHURCH CAMP IN WATERTON AND WENT HIKING WITH SOME FRIENDS IN A MOUNTAIN AND FELL AND HAD A SERIOUS BRAIN INJURY. TWO YEARS LATER—THEY DIDN’T EXPECT HIM TO LIVE…WE DOCUMENTED THAT WHOLE STORY AND RECREATED THE SCENES IN THE DOCUDRAMA…THESE THINGS REMIND ME OF ANOTHER ARTIST CORNY MARTENS, BRONZE ARTIST, WAS OUR STUDIO DIRECTOR, AND SOME OF THE STUFF THEY USED TO DO, BACK IN THE DAYS OF BLACK AND WHITE, THEY DID COMMERCIALS—THEY PAINTED THE FLOOR OF THE STUDIO TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A SWIMMING POOL, AND THEY HAD A FASHION SHOW WITH SWIMSUITS…THAT’S KIND OF WHAT PROMPTED ME [TO DONATE THE ITEMS], AND THAT’S THE CONNECTION TO THESE ITEMS.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND ARTICLES ON THE GLOBAL NEWS STATION BEING DISMANTLED, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20190022001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20190022001
Acquisition Date
2019-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
"LJC 12"
Date Range From
1969
Date Range To
1971
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20190021000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"LJC 12"
Date Range From
1969
Date Range To
1971
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
69.8
Width
43.5
Description
GREEN SLEEVE-LESS BASKETBALL JERSEY; JERSEY HAS WHITE STRIPE AND OUTER BLUE STRIPE AROUND ARM-HOLES, STRAPS, AND NECKLINE; FRONT OF JERSEY HAS BLUE LETTERING WITH WHITE EDGING SEWN ON “LJC 12”; BACK HAS BLUE LETTERING WITH WHITE EDGING SEWN ON “12”. JERSEY IS MACHINE STITCHED; JERSEY IS STAINED ON FRONT AND BACK; WHITE STRIPES AND EDGING AROUND LETTERS IS DISCOLOURED AND YELLOWED; FRONT LETTER “J” HAS THREAD FRAYING; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SPORTS
PERSONAL CARE
History
ON AUGUST 21, 2019, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED JOHN MOLYNEUX REGARDING HIS DONATION OF AN “LJC” BASKETBALL JERSEY. ON THE JERSEY, MOLYNEUX SHARED, “[I KEPT THE JERSEY BECAUSE] I COULDN’T THROW IT AWAY…THE LJC-THING HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT…THERE PROBABLY WEREN’T ANY [UNIFORM SHORTS]. I THINK WE ALL JUST WORE DIFFERENT COLORED SHORTS…BUT I’M PRETTY SURE THERE WASN’T ANY MATCHING SHORTS. THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN AT ONE TIME...” “[I ONLY WORE THE JERSEY] ONE OR TWO TOURNAMENTS, THAT WAS ALL…ONE [TOURNAMENT] WAS AT TABER, AND THE OTHER ONE MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THE CITY…SENIOR MEN’S LEAGUE, OR SENIOR MEN’S TOURNAMENT.” MOLYNEUX ELABORATED ON HIS TIME PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR COLLEGE, NOTING, “IN 1970, IN THE SPRING SEMESTER…I WAS ATTENDING THE COLLEGE, AND I HAD PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL [WITH CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL]. [THE COLLEGE] HAD NO INTER-COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL, AT THAT TIME…THEY HAD HAD PREVIOUSLY, BUT FOR SOME REASON IT DIED OUT…THAT SEMESTER, JACK LILJA (HE USED TO PLAY FOR LETHBRIDGE BRODERS), I DON’T KNOW IF HE TALKED TO TOMMY CAIRNS OR WHAT, BUT THEY GOT [A BUNCH OF GUYS WHO WANTED TO PLAY BASKETBALL] TO GO IN A FEW TOURNAMENTS…JACK PLAYED WITH US, ACTUALLY, AND I THINK WE WENT INTO ONE OR TWO TOURNAMENTS, BECAUSE THERE WAS NO LEAGUE PLAY…THESE JERSEYS WERE HANGING AROUND, SO WE…KEPT IT. THE NEXT YEAR, WE PLAYED IN THE CITY MEN’S LEAGUE…THE COLLEGE SPONSORED US, AND WE HAD DIFFERENT JERSEYS. IT WASN’T THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR COLLEGE THEN; IT WAS THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE FOLLOWING YEAR, I PLAYED FOR THE KODIAKS…” “[THE FIRST YEAR] WAS JUST A BUNCH OF GUYS COMING TOGETHER THAT HAD PLAYED BASKETBALL, BUT WE WENT INTO A FEW TOURNAMENTS. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY HAD SOME MONEY TO BURN, OR BUDGET, IN THE COLLEGE PHYS-ED DEPARTMENT…THE NEXT YEAR WE WENT INTO THE CITY MEN’S LEAGUE. THAT WAS A LITTLE MORE STRUCTURED. TIM TOLLESTRUP WAS THE COACH THEN, AND THE NEXT YEAR IT WAS THE KODIAKS, AND TOMMY CAIRNS WAS THE COACH.” “[I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF WE HAD A TEAM NAME THE FIRST YEAR] THE NEXT YEAR, WE WERE CALLED THE LETHBRIDGE CAMPUS KINGS…THE YEAR AFTER, IT WAS THE KODIAKS. THE KODIAKS, AT THAT TIME, WE ALL HAD TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS.” “I CAN’T REMEMBER THE TOURNAMENT…BUT I THINK, AT THAT TIME…THE UNIVERSITY WAS STILL JOINED TO THE COLLEGE OUT THERE, AND I THINK WE HAD SOME UNIVERSITY PLAYERS, TOO, THAT PLAYED IN THESE TWO TOURNAMENTS...” “[WE WERE PRACTICING] AT THE COLLEGE…JUST A SMALL GYM COMPARED TO WHAT THEY GOT NOW…I WAS GUARD, NOT VERY TALL.” ON HIS TIME PLAYING BASKETBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE, MOLYNEUX RECALLED, “THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL, I PLAYED BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, BUT ONCE THIS ENDED, [MY TIME PLAYING SPORTS] WAS PRETTY WELL STOPPED. IT WAS LIKE ‘GO TO WORK’…[IN BASKETBALL I ENJOYED] THE COMPETITION, COMRADESHIP…” “[IT WASN’T HARD TO BALANCE MY STUDIES AND SPORTS] THEY WEREN’T QUITE AS STRICT AS THEY ARE NOW, WITH KEEPING YOUR GRADE POINT UP…[I WAS TAKING] BUSINESS ADMIN.” “[SPORTS WERE] A BIG PART [OF MY COLLEGE DAYS]…THE YEAR I PLAYED FOR THE KODIAKS, I HURT MY KNEE IN DECEMBER, SO I MISSED MOST OF THE SEASON, BUT THEY GAVE [ME] A SCHOLARSHIP, SO THAT HELPED. IT WASN’T MUCH—A TUITION SCHOLARSHIP WHICH I THINK WAS $80.00-$90.00 PER SEMESTER, BUT EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPED. JUST THE TEAM ATMOSPHERE…JUST TO BE PART OF A GROUP…I LOVED THE SPORT.” IN A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE FROM JUNE 14, 1968, CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL HONOURED JOHN MOLYNEUX AS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR FOR HIS PARTICIPATION ON THE CATHOLIC CENTRAL “COUGARS” FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL TEAMS. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20190021000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20190021000
Acquisition Date
2019-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Scene and Heard -- Aug 2007 -- television program

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Date Range
2007
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111256
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
The Stampeders Band on tour interviewed about their music Herb Dixon, comidian, discusses the Whoop-Up Days experience School Kits for Children - Afghanistan (Mennonite Central Committee, AB) at Ten Thousand Villages. Comments by Karen Hubert Re-Pete Supplies Store benefits Schizophrenia Society…
Date Range
2007
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge
CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and prodcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
The Stampeders Band on tour interviewed about their music Herb Dixon, comidian, discusses the Whoop-Up Days experience School Kits for Children - Afghanistan (Mennonite Central Committee, AB) at Ten Thousand Villages. Comments by Karen Hubert Re-Pete Supplies Store benefits Schizophrenia Society.
Accession No.
20161111256
Collection
Archive
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Scene and Heard -- May 2008 -- television program

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Date Range
2008
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111257
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Walk for Dog Guides. Comments by Bill Brown Live Well, Age Well -- Chinook Health Senior Conference Northern Uganda Community Renewal. Comments by Beatrice Lagada, MP from Uganda Canadian Rocky Mountain Cloggers dancers Tours to Greece -- Uniglobe Travel. Comments by Tania Stilson Home Builder…
Date Range
2008
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge
CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and prodcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Walk for Dog Guides. Comments by Bill Brown Live Well, Age Well -- Chinook Health Senior Conference Northern Uganda Community Renewal. Comments by Beatrice Lagada, MP from Uganda Canadian Rocky Mountain Cloggers dancers Tours to Greece -- Uniglobe Travel. Comments by Tania Stilson Home Builder's Parade of Homes. Comments by Jean Grier McCarthy Public Education Shaping Futures - Substitute Teachers (promotional video). Comments by Michelle McFadzen, Shirley Macey, Jim Kerr, Michael Scott
Accession No.
20161111257
Collection
Archive
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Scene and Heard -- Jan 2007 -- television program

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Date Range
2007
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20161111258
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
Scope and Content
Ice Cube, rapper, discusses his music in an interview with Mark Campbell Billy Talent Band. Comments by members Benjamin Kowalewicz and Jon Gallant Paul Langlois, guitar/vocalist, Tragically Hip, discusses the band's tour, music Jerry Doucette, musician, performs at Average Joe, discusses music …
Date Range
2007
Description Level
Item
Creator
Global Television Lethbridge
CISA
Physical Description
Betamax tape; digital copy available
History / Biographical
"Scene and Heard" (Scene & Heard) is a non-news regional lifestyle show produced by Global Television and prodcasted in Lethbridge region. The show deals mainly with community events, hosted by Mark Campbell.
Scope and Content
Ice Cube, rapper, discusses his music in an interview with Mark Campbell Billy Talent Band. Comments by members Benjamin Kowalewicz and Jon Gallant Paul Langlois, guitar/vocalist, Tragically Hip, discusses the band's tour, music Jerry Doucette, musician, performs at Average Joe, discusses music and career
Accession No.
20161111258
Collection
Archive
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Commutation tickets. New Palace Cafe, Taber, Alberta.

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Date Range
1900-1950
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201006
Physical Description
6 cardboard tickets.
Scope and Content
Six identical commutation tickets, issues by the New Palace Cafe, Taber, Alberta. Commutation tickets were issued or sold so that the customer could come in at a future time to purchase a meal, usually from a specific menu for commutation ticket holders.
Date Range
1900-1950
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
6 cardboard tickets.
Scope and Content
Six identical commutation tickets, issues by the New Palace Cafe, Taber, Alberta. Commutation tickets were issued or sold so that the customer could come in at a future time to purchase a meal, usually from a specific menu for commutation ticket holders.
Accession No.
20201006
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1900-1930
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201005
Physical Description
15 cm by 21 cm black and white photographic print.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of an unidentified elderly gentleman sitting on a deluxe folding chair, outside. Mounted on a cardboard matte.
Date Range
1900-1930
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
15 cm by 21 cm black and white photographic print.
Custodial History
Pencilled note on the back of the matte: Framed in Lethbridge. The item was found in an old store building in Diamond City, Alberta.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of an unidentified elderly gentleman sitting on a deluxe folding chair, outside. Mounted on a cardboard matte.
Accession No.
20201005
Collection
Archive
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Scrapbook Album and Colouring Book.

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Date Range
1930-1955
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201004
Physical Description
Softcover book. Scrapbook.
Scope and Content
Coloring book created to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The scrapbook holds the "Free Press Cookbook", produced by the Winnipeg Free Press in 1937. The scrapbook cover is made from pieces of a cardboard box. It contains numerous additional clippings featuring recipes, a children's son…
Date Range
1930-1955
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Softcover book. Scrapbook.
Scope and Content
Coloring book created to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The scrapbook holds the "Free Press Cookbook", produced by the Winnipeg Free Press in 1937. The scrapbook cover is made from pieces of a cardboard box. It contains numerous additional clippings featuring recipes, a children's song book, and miscellaneous magazine and newspaper articles.
Accession No.
20201004
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Other Name
DISPOSABLE MASK, LAUNDRY BAG, AND PAPER SIGN
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FABRIC, ELASTIC, WIRE, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20200025000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DISPOSABLE MASK, LAUNDRY BAG, AND PAPER SIGN
Date
2020
Materials
FABRIC, ELASTIC, WIRE, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Length
48.5
Width
47
Description
A) DISPOSABLE BLUE AND WHITE NON-MEDICAL FACE MASK. LENGTH: 17.5CM WIDTH: 9.5CM. COMMERCIAL LIGHTWEIGHT PLEATED FABRIC WITH ELASTIC LOOPS ON EITHER SIDE FOR FASTENING AROUND THE EARS. ADJUSTABLE WIRE NOSE PIECE INSIDE THE FABRIC ALONG THE TOP. MASK HAS BEEN USED BUT VERY GOOD CONDITION. B) WHITE COTTON BAG WITH DRAWSTRING CLOSURE. LENGTH: 48.5CM WIDTH: 47CM. THE BAG HAS A LOGO NEAR THE BOTTOM THAT SAYS “EC LAUNDRY BAG”. SLIGHTLY WORN, VERY GOOD CONDITION. C) SIGN ON 8 ½” BY 11” SHEET OF WHITE PAPER. PRINTED IN BLACK INK SAYS “GLOBAL FAMILY HELPING EACH OTHER” AND “SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHINESE ASSOCIATION” ALONG WITH CHINESE SCRIPT. THE SIGN HAS TAPE ALONG THE TOP THAT WAS ATTACHED TO COTTON BAG. THE SIGN IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME WRINKLES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
REGULATIVE & PROTECTIVE T&E
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ASSOCIATIONS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
ON JULY 2ND, 2020 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED JAN GONG AND TREVOR PAGE IN REGARD TO THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION'S (LSCO) DONATION OF A MASK, CLOTH BAG, AND PAPER SIGN TO THE MUSEUM. ACCORDING TO A SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHINESE ASSOCIATION (SACA) PRESS RELEASE, GONG DONATED THE MASKS ON MARCH 26TH, 2020 AFTER QUICKLY ORGANIZING THE SHIPMENT FROM WUHAN, CHINA. THE MASKS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO THE LSCO, THE HAIG CLINIC, AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY IN COLLABORATION WITH GONG'S FORMER UNIVERSITY PEER IN CHINA. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS DERIVED FROM THE DISCUSSION. AT FIRST, JAN HAD SHIPPED MASKS TO CHINA FROM LETHBRIDGE AT THE OUTSET OF THE PANDEMIC: “…IN FEBRUARY IS WHEN WE CELEBRATE OUR CHINESE NEW YEAR. THEN SUDDENLY, IN CHINA THIS COVID-19 [OUTBREAK STARTED] AND WE WERE SO NERVOUS AND WORRIED... WE CANCELLED ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES IN LETHBRIDGE AND WE MOBILIZED...THE CHINESE COMMUNITY TO DONATE…MONEY TO BUY [CHINESE MADE MASKS]…MASKS TO SHIP BACK TO CHINA… THEN WE CALLED A…GROUP OF OUR PEOPLE IN CALGARY, AND THEY HAD REGIONS [IN CHINA] THAT NEED HELP…[BUT THERE WERE] SHIPPING ISSUES AND SOME OF THE AIRLINES BROKE. SO, I WAS THINKING I SHOULD CALL MY [UNIVERSITY] CLASSMATE WHO USED TO [WORK AND LIVE] IN WUHAN.” JAN WENT ON TO DESCRIBE HOW THE MASKS WERE EXCHANGED BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES WHEN IN NEED: “…[MY FORMER CLASSMATE] IMMEDIATELY RESPONDED TO ME SAYING ‘YES SURE I CAN HELP YOU…AS LONG AS YOU SHIP ALL THE STUFF INTO THE...BORDER [AND THEN TO]…WUHAN’. [SHE SAID SHE WOULD DISTRIBUTE THE MASKS IN CHINA]... I SAID ‘THAT IS A HUGE HELP, THAT’S REALLY GREAT'… SOME MONTHS LATER, [LETHBRIDGE STARTED TO HAVE A COVID-19] OUTBREAK, NOW WE HAVE THE PROBLEM… [MY CLASSMATE] IMMEDIATELY CALLED [AND ASKED] ‘DO YOU NEED HELP?’ THEN AT FIRST…I SAID—I WAS FEELING EMBARRASSED— ‘WE JUST SHIPPED SOME THINGS TO YOU AND NOW YOU SHIP [EQUIPMENT] BACK TO US? THAT’S WEIRD.’ SO… [I RESPONDED] ‘LET ME CALL A FEW PEOPLE AND SEE IF WE NEED IT.’ SO, I CALLED THE HAIG CLINIC…AND...THE CITY. THE CITY SAID THAT ROB [MIYASHIRO AT THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION] IS THE MAIN PERSON TO COORDINATE…[SO] I CONTACTED HIM… HE SAID ‘YES, WE ARE REALLY DESPERATE, I NEED SOME SOME [MASKS].’ THEN I CALLED [MY CLASSMATE IN CHINA] BACK… SHE SHIPPED ABOUT 10000...MASKS TO CALGARY. OF COURSE, CALGARY IS A BIGGER PLACE AND THEY NEED MORE AND…MORE PEOPLE GOT INFECTED. AT THAT TIME, [LETHBRIDGE] JUST STARTED TO HAVE SOME CASES... I [TALKED] TO THE CALGARY...CHINESE COMMUNITY…[AND DECIDED] THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE [ARE] THE...SENIORS AND THE PEOPLE WHO SERVE THE SENIORS... THEY NEED THE HELP... [I FIGURED] THE SENIOR CENTER [IN LETHBRIDGE] IS THE BEST PLACE [FOR THE MASKS] TO GO… WE DIDN’T TAKE LONG, AT THE BEGINNING THE SHIPPING WAS...DIFFICULT TO GET IT IN... MY CLASSMATE, THEIR COMPANY PAID THE...SHIPPING EXPENSES... IT IS A FASTER DELIVERY WITH A SPECIAL PLANE TO GO IN… THEN…OUR LOCAL CHINESE VOLUNTEERS…MADE A SPECIAL TRIP TO CALGARY TO PICK IT UP FROM THE PLACE WHERE…OUR [SHIPMENT FROM CHINA] WAS LOCATED… AT THAT TIME WE WERE VERY CAUTIOUS. WE WERE WEARING THE MASKS AND GLOVES AND WE [DID] NOT TOUCH EACH OTHER… THEN WE…[LEFT THE SHIPMENT] OUTSIDE THE [LETHBRIDGE] CITY HALL. IN ORDER TO GET IT OUT QUICKLY, WE...OPENED THE CASE AND CALLED THE HAIG CLINIC [AND NOTIFIED THEM THAT] ‘IF YOU NEED SOME COME PICK IT UP’… THE REST WE [GAVE] TO THE SENIORS CENTER AND THEN SOME WE [KEPT]…FOR OUR CHINESE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE, AT THE VERY BEGINNING, DONATED MONEY FOR US TO SHIP THE [PRE PANDEMIC] STUFF BACK TO CHINA.” TREVOR ADDED: “…IT STARTED WHEN COVID-19 BROKE OUT IN CHINA. THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHINESE ASSOCIATION FELT THEY SHOULD DO SOMETHING FOR CHINA, AND THEY HAD A COLLECTION AROUND THAT SENT [A COUPLE SUITCASES FULL OF] MASKS FROM HERE TO CHINA.” TREVOR CLARIFIED FURTHER: “JAN IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF [THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHINESE ASSOCIATION]... WHEN [COVID-19 STARTED] TO COME ACROSS TO NORTH AMERICA THE KEY PERSON IN THIS WHOLE THING APART FROM JAN WAS…HER UNIVERSITY CLASSMATE IN CHINA. SHE WAS [A PART OF] THE FIRST BATCH OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AFTER THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION. [THEY HAVE] VERY STRONG BONDS [AND] KEEP IN TOUCH… [THE SHIPMENT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN]…POSSIBLE…[THROUGH] THE OFFICIAL CHANNELS, THEY WERE ALL BLOCKED TOTALLY. IT WAS THAT PERSONAL CONNECTION THAT DID IT.” JAN TALKED ABOUT HOW THE ITEMS WERE DIVIDED UP BETWEEN CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE: “…I THOUGHT WE SHOULDN’T CLAIM TOO MUCH, JUST TAKE SOME.” “[A] SPLIT IS [WHAT] I COMMUNICATED WITH THE CHINESE [COMMUNITY] IN CALGARY, AND TOLD THEM WE ALSO NEED IT… [THEY ASKED] ‘A THOUSAND IS OKAY?’ [AND I REPLIED] ‘YES, 1000 IS OKAY’. ACCORDING TO HOW MANY CASES WE HAVE AND HOW MANY CASES THEY HAVE, 1000 WAS ENOUGH FOR LETHBRIDGE AT THAT TIME.” “…200 [WENT] TO THE HAIG CLINIC AND…300 FOR THE…CHINESE COMMUNITY WHO… [PROVIDED] DONATION[S] FOR THE MASKS [THAT WERE SENT TO CHINA PREVIOUSLY].” JAN ELABORATED ON THE GOODWILL BETWEEN THE COMMUNITIES: “…[OUR REACTIONS WERE]...AUTOMATICALLY...’OH MY GOODNESS THEY NEED THE MASKS SO LET’S...HELP THEM’. THEN [THE PEOPLE IN CHINA] AFTERWARDS [RECIPROCATED] ‘OH NO YOU NEED THE HELP, LET US…HELP YOU.’” JAN ALSO COMMENTED ON THE QUALITY OF THE MASKS: “...IN CHINA, WUHAN IS THE MAIN MASK [MANUFACTURING] AREA... THEIR QUALITY…SHOULD BE ENSURED… AFTERWARDS, I PERSONALLY DIDN’T TAKE ANY [OF THE DONATED MASKS], I JUST BOUGHT [MASKS] FROM [THE] INTERNET…[AND FROM] WALMART… THE QUALITY IS DIFFERENT, ALL THE STRINGS…FALL OFF AND THIS [MASK FROM ELSEWHERE] I CANNOT WEAR. [THE DONATED MASK FROM WUHAN]… IS MUCH BETTER.” JAN SPOKE ABOUT THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS: “I THINK [THE MASKS ARRIVED IN CALGARY IN] MARCH… [THEN WE HAD TO THINK ABOUT]…HOW CAN WE GET IT IN TO LETHBRIDGE? THAT’S A BIG ISSUE. IF I ASK THE COURIER, THAT IS VERY EXPENSIVE AND THEN NOBODY EVEN [WANTED] TO SHIP IT... THEN THE LOCAL VOLUNTEER SAID [THEY WOULD] MAKE A SPECIAL TRIP...[TO CALGARY] TO PICK IT UP. SO, [IT WAS BROUGHT TO LETHBRIDGE]…ONE WEEK AFTER [THE SHIPMENT ARRIVED FROM CHINA]…” JAN SHARED WHAT THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE EXCHANGE OF THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WAS: “TO ME, IT IS ABOUT…[HOW] WE ARE IN A BIG FAMILY. IN A BIG FAMILY, WHOEVER [HAS] SOME PROBLEMS, WE HELP EACH OTHER... THOSE DAYS...[THE] MEDIA [WAS]…VERY BAD, NASTY [AND] NEGATIVE AND I FEEL LIKE THAT’S NOT RIGHT. IT SHOULD SHOW THE POSITIVE AROUND AND...TELL...PEOPLE WE ARE JUST ONE FAMILY. HELPING EACH OTHER IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ACCUSING EACH OTHER… 50 YEARS LATER I HOPE THAT...THE WHOLE WORLD...IS LIKE ONE FAMILY, NOT JUST I AM HERE IN CANADA YOU [ARE] IN CHINA…” ON JUNE 26TH, 2020 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN MET WITH ROB MIYASHIRO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION. IN THEIR INTERVIEW, THE TWO DISCUSSED THE DONATION OF MASKS RAPIDLY ORGANIZED BY JAN GONG—ONE OF WHICH WAS GIVEN TO THE MUSEUM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THEIR CONVERSATION. AFTER HEARING THAT THE GALT MUSEUM WAS INTERESTED IN THE DONATION OF A MASK, ROB THOUGHT: “…DUE TO HISTORICAL RECORDS [THE MUSEUM]… [WANTED]…A REAL ARTIFACT. I SAID, ‘WELL THAT’S A GREAT IDEA. WE HAVE STUFF.’ OF COURSE, THE THING ABOUT THE MASKS CAME UP, THE DONATION FROM THE [SOUTHERN ALBERTA] CHINESE ASSOCIATION…WHICH WE DID HAVE SOME LEFT OVER AT THAT TIME. WE DON’T HAVE ANY LEFT NOW. WE ALSO HAVE THE [DONATED] BAG THAT THEY CAME IN AND THE SIGNAGE THAT THEY PUT ON THE BAGS. SO, IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A HANDMADE COTTON BAG WITH THE DRAWSTRING. SO WHEN…ASKED [TO DONATE]…I SAID 'ABSOLUTELY, IF WE CAN HELP…IN ANY WAY, WE WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF THAT.'” ROB SPOKE ABOUT HOW THE LSCO WAS CHOSEN TO RECEIVE THE MASK DONATION: “...I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW [JAN GONG] PICKED US, BUT I THINK IT’S BECAUSE…JAN KNEW SOMEONE WHO KNEW LSCO, BECAUSE WE DID MEALS ON WHEELS AND WE’RE IN CONTACT WITH A LOT OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. THEY SAID, ‘HERE, WE WILL GET YOU FIVE HUNDRED [MASKS] AND IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO USE THEM, FIND OUT WHO CAN.’ SO OF COURSE… RIGHT AROUND THAT TIME, WE GOT A GROUP OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAME TOGETHER OVER ‘SLACK’—THE COMMUNICATION PLATFORM—OVER 50 DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS. SO, I JUST THREW IT OUT THERE: ‘WHO NEEDS MASKS? HOW MANY DO YOU NEED? I AM GOING TO KEEP GIVING THEM AWAY [UNTIL] THEY’RE DONE.' WE KEPT ABOUT A HUNDRED [MASKS] BACK FOR OUR SOCIAL WORKERS ON MEALS ON WHEELS, AT THAT TIME WE WEREN’T USING THAT MANY... THEN WE GAVE SOME TO SAGE CLAN, TO [SOUTHERN ALBERTA SELF HELP ASSOCIATION], TO 'MY CITY CARE' AND...TO ONE OF THE FOOD BANKS TOO…” ROB RECOUNTED HOW THE DONATED MASKS WERE PACKAGED: “[THE MASKS] WERE…IN THE FACTORY PACKAGES [OF] TWENTY-FIVES... THEY JUST HAD THEM STUFFED INTO THAT [DONATED] COTTON BAG.” “THE [SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHINESE] ASSOCIATION HAD [CREATED THE DONATED SIGN]. THEY PRINTED THEM OFF AND THEY HAD THEM STUCK TO THE SIDE OF [THE BAG]...” ROB TALKED ABOUT THE CHANGES MADE WHEN THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK AROSE IN LETHBRIDGE AND THE USE OF THE DONATED MASKS: “...AT THAT POINT WE WEREN’T SURE WHAT [EQUIPMENT] WE WOULD NEED… WE…IMPLEMENTED PROTOCOLS [SO PEOPLE WERE] NOT GOING TO MEET FACE TO FACE WITH [MEALS ON WHEELS] RECIPIENTS... YOU’RE GOING TO KNOCK ON THE DOOR, YOU’RE GOING TO PUT THE MEAL DOWN AND YOU’RE GOING TO BACK AWAY. SO AT THAT POINT, THERE WASN’T MUCH OF AN ISSUE ABOUT MASKS UNTIL WE REALIZED THAT OUR SOCIAL WORKERS WERE STILL TRANSPORTING SENIORS TO APPOINTMENTS, THEY WERE MEETING WITH SENIORS IN THEIR HOMES... IT WAS [THEN THAT] WE REALIZED THAT…MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE KEPT A FEW MORE [MASKS]... WE WERE ABLE TO SOURCE SOME OTHER ONES, WE WERE LUCKY. WE WERE ABLE TO GET MASKS WHEN WE NEEDED THEM, EVEN TO THIS DAY.” ROB EXPLAINED THE SERVICES OFFERED BY THE LSCO: “…WE HAVE THREE SOCIAL WORKERS—A LEAD SOCIAL WORKER AND TWO THAT WE CALL SENIOR SYSTEM NAVIGATORS. [THEY’RE] PRETTY COOL NEW POSITIONS… THEY CONNECT WITH OTHER AGENCIES, THEY FIND HELP FIND RESOURCES, THEY CAN DO A LITTLE BIT OF LIFE SPACE COUNSELLING, THEY CAN LIAISE WITH DOCTORS AND NURSES IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, THEY CAN DO WORK WITH FAMILIES… THEY ARE ON THE [GO] ALL THE TIME, THEY ARE IN THE COMMUNITY. OUR STAFF ARE SOME OF THE VERY FEW OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS ALLOWED TO GO INTO SOME SENIOR RESIDENCES BECAUSE THEY HAVE SEEN US AS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE [DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS], SO THAT IS WHY THE MASKS WERE IMPORTANT.” ROB CONTINUED: “…TO THAT LEVEL THERE [ARE] NOT [THE SAME SERVICES OFFERED BY THE LSCO ELSEWHERE], TO A LITTLE DIFFERENT LEVEL THERE’S SIMILAR STAFF AT LETHBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY...BUT THEIR WORK IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. THE COOL THING IS THAT THEY ARE MEETING ONCE A WEEK ON ‘ZOOM’, THE STAFF OF THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL AS OUR LEAD SOCIAL WORKER WHO…IS THERE TO DIRECT SOME OF THEIR WORK EVEN IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS—THAT’S KIND OF THIS PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE DEVELOPED… THE MASKS…LED THEM TO BE ABLE TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS WITH THE SENIORS.” ROB TALKED ABOUT HOW SENIORS HAVE BEEN COPING WITH THE PANDEMIC: “…WELL FOR THE MOST PART SOME OF THEM MANAGED REALLY WELL, SOME HAVEN’T, DEPENDING ON HOW LARGE THEIR SOCIAL NETWORK IS AND WHETHER THEY ARE ENGAGED IN OTHER AGENCIES… I THINK THAT IS WHERE STAFF LIKE OURS, AND FROM…OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE REACHING OUT TO ISOLATED SENIORS, ARE A REAL HELP. WHAT WE DID SEE AS WELL ARE ALL THE FEDERAL DOLLARS THAT STARTED FLOWING FOR ISOLATED PEOPLE—FOR SENIORS, FOR FOOD RELATED THINGS… ALL OF A SUDDEN IN OUR GROUP OF HELPING AGENCIES IN LETHBRIDGE, ABOUT 50 OF US, THERE IS [NOW HEIGHTENED COMMUNICATION]. NOW THE FOOD BANK IS REPORTING THEIR NOTICE ON OUR ‘SLACK’ PLATFORM THAT ‘WE HAVE GOT FOOD, DO YOU KNOW IF ANYONE NEEDS IT?’ OR ‘CAN YOU USE IT FOR MEALS ON WHEELS?’ THEN THEY HAVE THESE LITTLE CARDS PRINTED OUT THROUGH ONE OF OUR GROUPS…VOLUNTEER LETHBRIDGE AND LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP, AND IT [SAID] ’HEY HOW ARE YOU DOING? IF YOU ARE NOT DOING WELL, PHONE THESE NUMBERS.’… WE PUT SOME OF THOSE [CARDS] IN OUR MEALS ON WHEELS FOR SENIORS… A LOT OF THE STUFF BUILT ON EACH OTHER, RIGHT NOW WE PROBABLY WON’T SEE THE EFFECTS OF COVID ON OUR OLDER POPULATION FOR A FEW MONTHS.” “YOU ALREADY SEE SOME MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES…” ROB EXPLAINED THE IMPACT COVID-19 ISOLATION HAS HAD ON SENIORS FURTHER: “…[BUT] WE HAVEN’T SEEN [THE SENIORS]…SO [MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE] PROBABLY HAPPENING NOW, BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO SEE THEM AND THEY ARE PROBABLY NOT GETTING OUT AND SOME OF OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AREN’T IN PLACE AGAIN. SO, WE ARE GOING TO START SEEING [THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS], AND AS SOON AS WE START GETTING MORE CONTACT, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START BEING DEPRESSED… I MEAN WE ARE ALREADY GETTING PHONE CALLS RIGHT NOW FROM PEOPLE SAYING ‘HEY, REALLY CAN YOU OPEN? I’M JUST LONELY AND I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO.’… ONE OF THE REASONS WE STAYED OPEN, NOT STAYED OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT STAYED OPEN IN TERMS OF STAFF…IS DOING WELLNESS CHECKS. SO, WE PHONED AT LEAST 1500 PEOPLE, VOLUNTEERS AND MEMBERS, TO SEE HOW EVERYONE IS DOING. PEOPLE REALLY APPRECIATE IT AND A LOT OF THEM SAID, ‘YOU KNOW, THAT’S GREAT BUT I HAVE GOT THIS SUPPORT AND YOU DON’T NEED TO CALL ME BACK AGAIN. I’M GOOD BUT THANKS A LOT FOR CHECKING.’… THEN THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE WHO SAID ‘YEAH YOU NEED TO CALL EVERY WEEK OR EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS. DON’T TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST IT WOULD BE NICE TO CHAT WITH SOMEONE.’ THEN WE LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE HAD STAFF ON THE PHONES EVERY DAY…[THAT] OUR FRONT DESK STILL WAS OPEN AND SO PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO CALL IN AND TALK TO A SOCIAL WORKER OR CHAT WITH ONE OF THE STAFF THEY KNOW BETTER. SO, I THINK THAT WAS GOOD THAT ALSO HELPED IN TERMS OF PEOPLES’ MENTAL WELLNESS.” ROB SPOKE ABOUT THE DIRECTION THE LSCO WAS HEADED INTO THE SUMMER OF 2020: “[ON THE] 26TH OF JUNE [2020] WE ARE GEARING UP FOR A SOFT OPENING... I JUST DID A VIDEO OF A WALK THROUGH BEFORE I [DID THIS INTERVIEW] TO POST ON OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR BOARD AND FOR THE PUBLIC… [IT] SHOW[S] ALL THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE TO GET READY FOR COVID, AND WE ARE GOING TO SEE HOW IT GOES. WE’RE LUCKY WE HAVE A BIG SPACE, BUT WITH LOTS OF DIFFERENT SPACES. SO, WE CAN COMPARTMENTALIZE THINGS SO THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY AS MUCH ABOUT HAVING 50 DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN ONE SPOT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE 50 DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN ONE SPOT…ALL OUR SPACES ARE ISOLATED. SO, IN THE NEXT ROOM THERE ARE TWENTY CHAIRS SET UP FOR CHAIR YOGA— THAT’S A LOT OF CHAIRS BUT IT IS A BIG ROOM… WE HAVE OUR DINING ROOM SET UP ABOUT HALF AS MANY TABLES ARE USUALLY IN THERE BUT…WE HAVE OUR CHAIRS SIX FEET APART FROM CHAIR BACK TO CHAIR BACK... SO, WE ARE GEARED UP, WE ARE READY TO GO LIKE I SAID WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE PROVIDING SUPPORTS FOR SENIORS…THE WHOLE TIME. OUR ELDERS ABUSE CASE MANAGERS HAVE BEEN WORKING, OUR MEALS ON WHEELS HAVE BEEN WORKING… WE HAVE GOT A COUPLE OF SPECIAL DRIVE IN MEALS… ONE DURING SENIORS’ WEEK, PEOPLE PHONED IN, BOOKED A MEAL, THEY DROVE THROUGH AND ALL OUR STAFF WERE OUTSIDE HANDING THEIR MEALS AND WAVING AT THEM… YESTERDAY…WE HAD ABOUT 150 MEALS… WE HAD CLOSE TO THE SAME [AS PRE-COVID TIMES] AND IT WAS ALL DRIVE THROUGH.” SENIORS HAVE BEEN A VULNERABLE POPULATION DURING THE PANDEMIC, SOMETHING ROB ACKNOWLEDGED: “…OUR PRECAUTIONS I THINK ARE A BIT MORE THAN SOME OTHER PLACES LIKE A RETAIL PLACE…OR EVEN SOME OTHER SMALLER RESTAURANTS… MY STAFF AND OUR OPERATIONS MANAGER—WHO CREATED OUR PLAN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OTHER STAFF—THEY ARE THE ONES THAT WALKED THROUGH THE [LSCO] BUILDING SAYING ‘WE NEED THIS, WE NEED THIS’, AND I SAID ‘YOU GUYS JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN.’… WE DON’T WANT TO BE THE SITE OF AN OUTBREAK. WE DON’T WANT TO BE THE CAUSE OF AN OUTBREAK IN LETHBRIDGE AND I THINK THE WAY WE HAVE THINGS SET UP ARE GOOD. [HEAVEN] HILL GAVE US A WHOLE BUNCH OF HAND SANITIZER– 20 LITERS PLUS 40 MICKEY BOTTLES FULL.” “…THAT IS WHY WE HAVE ALL THESE HAND SANITIZER STATIONS ALL OVER THE BUILDING AND THE SPRAY BOTTLES… ALOT OF THAT IS THE BLACK VELVET [DISTILLERY] SANITIZER...” ROB DESCRIBED THE POSITIVE MOVEMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: “…THE REALLY GOOD THING…THAT [THE MUSEUM] CAN HIGHLIGHT…IS THE UNBELIEVABLE RESPONSE TO THE COMMUNITY, TO THE PANDEMIC. THERE IS THIS GROUP THAT I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT…FROM SRI LANKA—THE GUJARATI [SOCIETY OF LETHBRIDGE & AREA]… [THEY] ARE UNBELIEVABLE, THEY PROVIDED LUNCH FOR THE TRANSIT DRIVERS ONE DAY, THEY GAVE US A BUNCH OF MONEY, THEY GAVE MONEY TO SOME OTHER ORGANIZATIONS…” “…[THE GUJARATI SOCIETY IS] DOING A LOT OF FUNDRAISING AMONGST THEMSELVES SOMEHOW. THEY…HAD A WHOLE TABLE FULL OF…SANDWICHES AT THE TRANSIT CENTER GIVING THEM OUT TO THE DRIVERS AND THE STAFF JUST SAYING THANK YOU… THE FOOD BANKS HAVE BEEN UNBELIEVABLE GIVING US SOME OF THEIR SURPLUS– NOT EVEN SURPLUS THEY JUST HAVE TOO MUCH FOR THEM TO USE… THEY [RESPONDED TO] OUR CALL TO GROUP HOMES THAT NEED FOOD, AND THERE IS THAT KIND OF SHARING GOING ON. THAT IS WHAT THE PANDEMIC REALLY HIGHLIGHTED FOR ME, HOW ALL THE SOCIAL HELPING AGENCIES REALLY PULLED TOGETHER AND…MADE A COMMITMENT, AND TO KEEP OUR COMMUNICATION GOING AFTER THE PANDEMIC SO THAT WE CAN HELP RESPOND TO SOCIAL ISSUES TOGETHER…SO THAT IF ONE OF OUR AGENCIES NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH SOMETHING THEY KNOW THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS THERE TO BACK THEM UP… THAT IS REALLY THE MOST POSITIVE THING THAT HAS COME OUT OF THIS FOR ME— IS PEOPLE JUST COMING TOGETHER.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO SEE THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, PLEASE SEE THE DONATION’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20200025000
Acquisition Date
2020-06
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