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Other Name
"WOLF CUBS CANADA"
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20180028002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"WOLF CUBS CANADA"
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
56
Width
36.2
Description
GREEN COTTON-KNIT TURTLENECK SWEATER. SWEATER HAS TWO GREEN PLASTIC BUTTONS AT COLLAR ON RIGHT-WEARING SIDE, WITH BUTTON LOOPS ON LEFT-WEARING SIDE. FRONT OF SWEATER HAS ROUND PATCH SEWN ON LEFT SIDE OF CHEST WITH RED WOLF FACE AND RED EMBROIDERED TEXT BELOW “BOY SCOUTS”. FRONT OF SWEATER HAS PATCH SEWN ON RIGHT SIDE OF CHEST COMPRISED OF GREEN BAR WITH RED EMRBOIDERED TEXT “WOLF CUBS-CANADA” AND LIGHT GREEN SHIELD BELOW WITH EMBROIDERED RED AND GREEN COAT OF ARMS FORMING RED CROSS IN TOP SECTION OF SHIELD AND RED ROSE WITH GREEN STEM AND LEAVES IN BOTTOM SECTION OF SHIELD. LEFT SLEEVE HAS THREE YELLOW BARS SEWN ON, WITH BLACK TRIANGULAR PATCH SEWN ON AT SHOULDER. RIGHT SLEEVE HAS FIVE PATCHES SEWN ON, IN ORDER FROM SHOULDER DOWN: WHITE COTTON BAR WITH RED PRINTED TEXT “LETHBRIDGE”; WHITE COTTON SQUARE PATCH WITH RED PRINTED TEXT “4”; TRIANGULAR PATCH WITH BLUE BACKGROUND, GREEN TRIM AND WHITE EMBROIDERED TEXT “BOY SCOUTS” WITH WHITE EMBROIDERED MAGNIFYING GLASS BELOW; TRIANGULAR PATCH WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND, GREEN TRIM, AND BLACK EMBROIDERED TEXT “BOY SCOUTS” WITH BLACK EMBROIDERED HOUSE BELOW; TRIANGULAR PATCH WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND, BLACK TRIM, AND BLACK EMRBOIDRED TEXT “BOY SCOUTS” WITH BLACK EMBROIDERED PENCIL BELOW. BACK OF RIGHT SLEEVE HAS TRIANGULAR PATCH WITH RED BACKGROUND, BLACK TRIM, AND BLACK EMBROIDERED TEXT “BOY SCOUTS” WITH BLACK EMBROIDERED BROOM BASE BELOW. SLEEVE CUFFS ELASTIC. INSIDE SWEATER COLLAR IS WHITE TAG WITH ORANGE EMBROIDERED TEXT “OFFICIAL DESIGN FROM THE STORES DEPARTMENT, THE BOY SCOUTS ASSOCIATION, OTTAWA, CANADA”. YELLOW BARS ON LEFT SLEEVE ARE FADED; TAG INSIDE COLLAR IS DISCOLORED; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ON DECEMBER 13, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED BILL LINGARD REGARDING HIS DONATION OF BOY SCOUTS AND WOLF CUBS REGALIA. LINGARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE WOLF CUB AND BOY SCOUT TROUPES AS A YOUTH. ON THE WOLF CUBS SWEATER, LINGARD ELABORATED, “THIS WAS INHERITED FROM WHEN MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY [IN 2007]. THAT’S PROBABLY WHERE IT WAS FIRST SO THAT’S ALL I CAN REMEMBER…[THE] LAST TIME I SAW IT…WAS PROBABLY A NUMBER OF YEARS [AGO].” “I CAN REMEMBER THINGS ABOUT CUBS. I CAN REMEMBER VERA SHIRLEY, WHO WAS OUR LEADER…THAT’S ABOUT WHAT I REMEMBER ABOUT IT.” LINGARD RECALLED HIS TIME IN THE BOY SCOUTS AND WOLF CUBS, “YOU HAD TO BE EIGHT YEARS OLD [TO ENROLL IN WOLF CUBS]. THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN ONE OR TWO OTHER KIDS THAT I KNEW FROM SCHOOL THAT HAD GOTTEN INTERESTED IN IT. I CAN’T REALLY SAY THERE WAS ONE DEFINING MOMENT THAT I [WANTED TO JOIN]-–I OBVIOUSLY TRIED IT OUT AND LIKED IT BECAUSE I WAS IN IT FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS. [I WAS] ABOUT 10 OR 11 WHEN THEY BOOSTED [ME] UP TO BOY SCOUTS BECAUSE I WENT TO SCOUTS AFTER THAT. WHEN I STARTED OUT, I GOT TO BE A SIXER AND THEN I GOT TO BE WHAT WAS CALLED A SENIOR SIXER, THAT’S LIKE A SERGEANT [WHERE] YOU GET THREE STRIPES. I DID [THE] THINGS YOU DID IN CUBS.” “[I REMEMBER] GOING TO MEETINGS, I JUST WALKED. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN [AT] 14TH STREET AND ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, ON 11TH AND 4TH AVENUE. IT’S A MATTER OF 6 BLOCKS. YOU WALKED EVERYWHERE THEN. I THINK WE HAD A TRUCK [THEN]. THAT’S ABOUT THE FIRST THING I REMEMBER [ABOUT] JOINING, AND I ENJOYED IT. I KNEW VERA SHIRLEY UP UNTIL THE TIME SHE PASSED AWAY, A NICE LADY.” “[WE MET] TUESDAY OR THURSDAY EVENINGS. IT WAS ABOUT 6:30 OR 7, PROBABLY 6:30 TILL ABOUT 7:30. I REMEMBER IN THE SUMMER TIME WE GENERALLY MET OUTSIDE A LOT ON THE FRONT LAWN OF THE MANSE AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH WHICH IS WHERE THE NEW CHURCH SITS. THAT WAS FRONT LAWN THEN AND WE USED TO MEET OUTSIDE A LOT. IN THE WINTER IT WAS DOWN IN THE BASEMENT IN THE CHURCH AND WE USED TO DO [A] CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ACTIVITIES OVER IN THE RCMP GROUNDS.” “WE PROBABLY PLAYED GAMES. IT SEEMS AT A CUB’S MEETING WE HAD AN OPENING AND THEN WE DID…TYING KNOTS. I THINK THERE WERE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF CUB-LIKE ACTIVITIES, TEACHING YOU HOW TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. THERE WAS USUALLY TIME TO BURN OFF A BIT OF ENERGY AND A CLOSING THING. I CAN IMAGINE THAT CUB MEETINGS WERE ABOUT AN HOUR AT THAT AGE. IT SEEMED LIKE A LONG TIME THEN BUT THAT’S PROBABLY [ALL] IT WAS.” “[WE NEVER LEFT THE CITY] WITH CUBS. IN SCOUTS, I WENT TO CAMP ONCE BUT CUBS WAS IN TOWN…IN SCOUTS, THEY HAD A FATHER AND SON BANQUET ONCE A YEAR…IT WAS JUST RIGHT AFTER THE WAR AND THERE WEREN’T A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS THAT WE DID, THAT WERE EXTRACURRICULAR…THAT REQUIRED TRANSPORTATION AND MOVING AROUND A LOT. WE HAD BADGES.” “I’M SURE THERE WERE TROUPES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CITY. PROBABLY AT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PROBABLY AT THE MORMON CHURCH. WHEN I WENT TO SCOUTS, THE SCOUT TROUPE WAS AT SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH BUT I DON’T THINK THEY HAD CUBS AT SOUTHMINSTER. IT WAS AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S. I DON’T THINK THERE WERE THAT MANY CUB TROUPES BECAUSE THERE WERE ONLY ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE IN LETHBRIDGE RIGHT AFTER THE WAR SO IT WASN’T THAT BIG OF A PLACE…WE WERE NUMBER 4 SO MAYBE THERE WERE 4 OR 5.” “SCOUTS WAS [THE] ADOLESCENT—PRETTY SOON [I WAS] LESS INTERESTED IN SCOUTS AND MORE INTERESTED IN GIRLS. I ENJOYED CUBS VERY MUCH AND VERA SHIRLEY WAS CERTAINLY A VERY POSITIVE PERSON. I WOULD SAY THAT THE OVERALL EFFECT, WHICH I DIDN’T REALLY REALIZE AT THE TIME, SINCE THEN THROUGHOUT MY LIFE, I HAVE BELONGED TO A LOT OF THINGS AND HAVE ENJOYED THEM. I THINK THAT [IT] PROBABLY HELPED TO [INFLUENCE] THAT FROM KIND OF A SHY KID TO BEING ABLE TO DO OTHER THINGS. I FEEL THAT THE CUB EXPERIENCE THERE WITH THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE…WAS POSITIVE.” “ONCE I GOT INTO JUNIOR HIGH AND THEN EVEN TOWARD HIGH SCHOOL THEN IT WAS CURLING AND THINGS LIKE THAT I WAS GETTING INTERESTED IN…I’M NOT SURE THAT I EVEN GOT ANY BADGES IN SCOUTS.” LINGARD EXPRESSED HIS MOTIVES FOR DONATING THE CAP AND JACKET, STATING, “WE’RE DOWNSIZING. I DON’T THINK WE EVEN KNEW THIS EXISTED 2 YEARS AGO, IT WAS PUT AWAY SOMEWHERE. IT WAS [TIME TO DECIDE] WHAT TO DO WITH THIS. WE DIDN’T REQUIRE IT ANYMORE SO I THOUGHT I WOULD CHECK WITH [THE MUSEUM] BEFORE IT WENT ELSEWHERE.” “I’D SAY IT’S VALUED BUT IT WAS A MATTER [OF] ONE DAY THIS IS GOING TO GO. IF IT HAS SOME VALUE [I’D LIKE TO SEE] THAT IT GOES SOMEWHERE WHERE IT CAN BE APPRECIATED, WHERE IT BRINGS BACK SOME MEMORIES.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180028001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180028002
Acquisition Date
2018-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BASEBALL PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19970073019
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASEBALL PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.2
Width
40.8
Description
WHITE POLYESTER/NYLON PANTS WITH BLUE VERTICAL STRIPES. ELASTICIZED HEMS ON LEGS; BACK OF WAISTBAND ALSO ELASTICIZED. FIVE LARGE BELT LOOPS AT WAIST; BUTTON AND ZIPPER AT FRONT. TAG IN BACK OF PANTS READING "PRIDE ATHLETIC UNIFORMS LARGE A MEDALIST COMPANY FOND DU LAC, WI. 54935"; WASHING DIRECTIONS BELOW. ONE REAR RIGHT POCKET. CHILD'S UNIFORM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONATED TO MUSEUM BY CANADIAN LEGION; PRIOR USE/HISTORY UNKNOWN. SEE P19970073018-20-GA FOR RELATED PIECES AND P19970073001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970073019
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19990083002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Date
1996
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
67.0
Width
49.5
Description
YELLOW. AROUND NECK, CUFFS, AND BOTTOM OF SWEATSHIRT IS RIBBING. ON FRONT OF SWEATSHIRT IS THE WORD "LETHBRIDGE" MADE UP OF THE IMAGES OF DIFFERENT OBJECTS, INCLUDING SPORTS EQUIPMENT, A STALK OF WHEAT, AND A SNOWMAN. BELOW THIS READS "ALBERTA WINTER GAMES 1996 VOLUNTEER". ON THE BACK OF SWEATSHIRT IS A RED SAFEWAY LOGO, BELOW WHICH READS "SAFEWAY FEEDING THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT" IN BLACK. AN EMBROIDERED TAG INSIDE BACK OF NECK READS "FLAG WEAR". ANOTHER TAG UNDERNEATH THIS READS "CA 12044", ETCETERA. A PRICE TAG READING "1.00" IS STAPLED TO TAG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
PURCHASED FOR BY MUSEUM C.A.O. WILMA WOOD, FOR MUSEUM, IN 1999.
Catalogue Number
P19990083002
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970041920
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
74.5
Width
55.5
Description
WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT WITH SILK SCREEN IMAGE ON FRONT WITH A YOUNG GIRL TRYING ON A MILITARY WEDGE CAP. CAPTION READS "TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT: MEMORIES FROM OUR YOUTH DURING WORLD WAR II".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
T-SHIRT WAS GIVEN TO DONOR AT A CONFERENCE OPENING THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK "TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT", WHICH IS A WORK OF COLLECTED ESSAYS BY CANADIAN AUTHORS RELATING THEIR CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR (DONOR CONTRIBUTED TO BOOK). THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041920
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BASEBALL SHIRT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19970073018
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASEBALL SHIRT
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
56.8
Width
66
Description
WHITE POLYESTER/NYLON SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT WITH BLUE VERTICAL PINSTRIPES. LIGHT BLUE LETTER "N" STITCHED TO LEFT FRONT CHEST AREA. BADGE SEWN TO RIGHT SLEEVE, EMBROIDERED WITH "MEMORIAM EORUM RETINEBIMUS LEGION" WITH MAPLE LEAF AND CROWN. BACK OF SHIRT HAS LIGHT BLUE NUMBERS "1 5" STITCHED AT CENTRE. TAG INSIDE COLLAR READING "PRIDE ATHLETIC UNIFORMS LARGE A MEDALIST COMPANY FOND DU LAC, WI. 54935"; WASHING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
ASSOCIATIONS
History
FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE CANADIAN LEGION INITIATED A CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. SPORTS INCLUDING HOCKEY, BASEBALL, AND SOCCER, BECAME THE LARGEST AREA OF SPONSORSHIP, FUNDED THROUGH REVENUE FROM THE POPPY CAMPAIGN. WHILE STILL SERVING ITS OWN MEMBERS, THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION NOW SUPPORTS A NUMBER OF AMATEUR SPORTS PROGRAMS IN THE BROADER COMMUNITY. DONATED TO MUSEUM BY CANADIAN LEGION; PRIOR USE/HISTORY UNKNOWN. SEE P19970073019-20-GA FOR RELATED PIECES AND P19970073001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970073018
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1959
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20000011013
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1959
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
59.0
Description
OFFWHITE KNIT WOOL SWEATER. HAS A ZIPPER DOWN THE FRONT. HAS 2 WELT POCKETS NEAR WAIST, WITH WIDE BLUE KNITTED WELT. POCKETS THEMSELVES ARE MADE OF WHITE COTTON. WAISTLINE OF SWEATER IS RIBBED AND HAS TWO HORIZONTAL STRIPES - ONE YELLOW, ONE BLUE. CUFFS ARE ALSO RIBBED WITH A YELLOW AND BLUE STRIPE. NECKLINE AND DOWN FRONT OF SWEATER ARE FORMED WITH A DIFFERENT STITCH THAN REST OF SWEATER. INSIDE NECKLINE IS A TAG THAT READS "CLOVERDALE KNITTING MILLS EDMONTON-ALBERTA WOOL - 10% NYLON".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
EDUCATION
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SIGMA OMEGA XI (SOX) SORORITY SWEATER WORN BY DONOR IN GRADES 10 & 11 WHILE ATTENDING LCI. THE SORORITY WAS MORMON BASED. EVEN THOUGH DONOR WAS NOT MORMON (OR RELIGIOUS SHE SAYS), MANY OF HER FRIENDS WERE. IN GRADE 12 SHE MOVED TO CALGARY TO ATTEND ST. MARY'S SCHOOL AT THE SACRED HEART CONVENT (EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS NOT ROMAN CATHOLIC EITHER). DONOR SAYS ALTHOUGH SHE IS NOT RELIGIOUS, SHE ENJOYS RELIGION AND LEARNING FROM IT. SHE THEN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AND TOOK ONE MORE CLASS AT LCI AS A SUPER SENIOR.
Catalogue Number
P20000011013
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
24.4
Width
15.5
Description
WHITE COTTON SWEATSHIRT WITH NAVY BLUE TEXT READING, "TIME AIR" ON FRONT. LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "SUNWEAR, MADE IN CANADA, M/M."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECIEVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS PARTICULAR SHIRT WAS ONE OF THE EARLIER DESIGNS, AND IT'S AVALIBILITY PREDATES MOGUS'S EMPLOYMENT, WHICH BEGAN IN 1991. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20080004001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
Acquisition Date
2008-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20000011008
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1956
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
60.5
Description
WHITE. HAS RED LOGO ON FRONT CONSISTING OF THE HEAD OF A NATIVE MAN WEARING A HEADDRESS WITHIN A TRIANGLE. ABOVE TRIANGLE READS "CAMP" AND BELOW READS "INUSPI". BELOW THIS IS AN ORANGE, BLUE, AND PURPLE EMBROIDERED FISH SEWN TO SHIRT. INSIDE BACK OF NECKLINE IS A TAG THAT READS "STANFIELD'S SPORT SHIRT". SHIRT HAS A FEW SMALL HOLES AND IS YELLOWING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
LEISURE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
WORN BY DONOR WHO ATTENDED CAMP INUSPI AT THE AGE OF 13. AFTER THAT YEAR DONOR BECAME INVOLVED WITH ACTIVITIES RUN BY THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (CAMPS, BEEHIVE GIRLS, SORORITIES - SEE OTHER DONATIONS). CAMP INUSPI WAS SITUATED IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK AND WAS RUN BY THE LETHBRIDGE YMCA. IN 1932, THE COMISSIONER FOR DOMINION PARKS APPROACHED THE LETHBRIDGE YMCA WITH THE IDEA OF ESTABLISHING A SUMMER YOUTH CAMP FOR BOYS IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK FOR THE PURPOSES OF OUTDOOR FITNESS AND RECREATION. A SITE WAS CHOSEN IN 1933 AND THE FIRST CAMP, IN TENTS, WAS HELD IN 1934. THE FIRST PERMANENT BUILDING WAS BUILT IN 1935. THE FIRST GIRL'S CAMP BEGAN IN 1939 AND CONTINUED EACH AUGUST UNTIL THE FIRST CO-ED CAMP IN THE SUMMER OF 1968. IN THE FALL OF THAT YEAR PARKS CANADA TERMINATED THE LAND LEASE CAMP INUSPI HAD HELD SINCE 1934 AND THE CAMP FOUNDERED.
Catalogue Number
P20000011008
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010110000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWEATSHIRT
Date
1987
Materials
POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.3
Length
70.0
Width
74.5
Description
WHITE SWEATSHIRT WITH RED TEXT ARRANGED IN AN ARC OVER A CARTOON CARICATURE OF SOME SORT PLAYING CURLING. THE TEXT STATES "THE SCOTT TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS" THE CARICATURE IS WEARING A COWBOY HAT THAT HAS THE DATE "1987" ON IT AS WELL AS THE TEXT "LETHBRIDGE".
Subjects
CLOTHING -- OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
SPORTS
History
THE DONOR BOUGHT THIS AT THE TOURNAMENT IN 1987 THAT WAS HELD AT THE SPORTSPLEX. DONOR VOLUNTEERED AT THE EVENT SELLING SOUVENIRS. AT THIS TIME SHE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CIVIC CURLING. SHE GREW UP IN MANITOBA AND BEGAN CURLING THERE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SWEATER DONATED BY DIANNE DIRK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. DIANNE DIRK WAS BORN IN BRANDON, MB ON AUGUST 21, 193, THE SECOND CHILD OF LORNE AND MILDRED STORY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS RAISED IN OAK LAKE, MB AND MOVED TO CALGARY AS A YOUNG WOMAN. THERE SHE MET AND MARRIED JEROME “JERRY” DIRK IN 1965. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1975. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, DIANNE WAS AN ACTIVE HOMEMAKER, ACTIVE IN HER GRANDCHILDREN’S LIVES, AND ALSO ENJOYED CURLING, SQUARE DANCING, CAMPING, AND PLAYING BRIDGE. DIANNE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 73 ON AUGUST 21, 2001. THE SCOTT TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS TOOK PLACE IN LETHBRIDGE FROM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 TO SATURDAY MARCH 7, 1987. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P20010110000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CURLING SWEATER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990029013
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CURLING SWEATER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
68.5
Description
KNIT SWEATER IS A LIGHT CREAM COLOUR. HAS STRIPES DOWN LENGTH OF ARMS AND AROUND COLLAR OF BLUE, BROWN AND GREY. ONE ARM HAS A PATCH OF AN ELK'S HEAD SEWN ON. THERE IS A PLASTIC ZIPPER IN FRONT OF SWEATER AND A TAG INSIDE NECKLINE. BACK OF SWEATER HAS 3 CRESTS. LEFT: LEGION CREST OVER TWO CROSSED CURLING BROOMS; READS "MIXED CHAMP 1982 ZONE NO 3". CENTER: 3 CONCENTRIC CIRCLES OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE, WITH A CURLING ROCK IN THE CENTER OVER TWO CROSSED CURLING BROOMS; READS "LEGION" "LETHBRIDGE". RIGHT: LEGION CREST OVER TWO CROSSED CURLING BROOMS; READS "MIXED CHAMP DIST. NO 6".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
ASSOCIATIONS
History
LEGION SPORTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO ENHANCE COMRADESHIP, SPORTSMANSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP. THE SPORTS PROGRAM IS COMPOSED OF TWO SEPARATE PROGRAMS - ONE FOR LEGION MEMBERS CALLED "MEMBER SPORTS" AND A PROGRAM FOR CANADIAN YOUTH CALLED "TRACK AND FIELD". THE DOMINION REGULAR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP WAS INTRODUCED IN 1957 AND IS OPEN TO ELIGIBLE LEGION MEMBERS AS SPECIFIED IN THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA. THE DOMINION SENIOR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP WAS INTRODUCED IN 1977 AND IS OPEN TO ELIGIBLE LEGION MEMBERS. ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. THIS PARTIFCULAR ARTIFACT WAS PURCHASED FROM THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE FOR $4.99. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029013
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.5
Width
29.0
Description
WHITE T-SHIRT WITH IMAGE OF PLANE FLYING HEAD-ON. TEXT, "TIME AIR" REPEATED THROUGHOUT DESIGN, IN ADDITION TO THE WORDS, "THE SPIRIT OF INFLIGHT." LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "...MADE IN CANADA, SCREEN STARS BEST."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECEIVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS T-SHIRT WAS ONE OF THREE DESIGNS THAT WERE MADE AVAILABLE FROM 1991 TO 1992. THIS PARTICULAR DESIGN WAS AVAILABLE FOR TIME AIR INFLIGHT STAFF ONLY. THE OTHER TWO DESIGNS HAD THE LOGOS, "TIME AIR- FLYING OVER THE MOUNTAINS" AND "TIME AIR FLYING CLUB". SHIRTS, ALONG WITH OTHER TIME AIR MERCHANDISE, WERE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE TIME AIR STORE LOCATED IN CALGARY. MERCHANDISE INCLUDED ITEMS SUCH AS CLOTHING, STAFF YEARBOOKS, PINS, LUGGAGE, AND COOKBOOKS. PRODUCTS WERE OFTEN PURCHASED BY CO-WORKERS AS GIFTS FOR BIRTHDAYS AND CHRISTMAS. ON OCCASION, WORKERS WERE GIFTED MERCHANDISE TO COMMEMORATE SPECIAL EVENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
Acquisition Date
2008-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19990021000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1984
Materials
NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Length
73.0
Width
53.5
Description
BLUE NYLON. ON FRONT, LEFT ARE TWO VERTICAL YELLOW STRIPES. THERE IS A POCKET ON EACH SIDE OF JACKET. ON LEFT BREAST IS A ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LOGO SEWN ON RIGHT BREAST IS A WHITE RECTANGLE WITH A BLUE BORDER; IT READS "LETHBRIDGE". BELOW THIS IS A ROUND PATCH WITH A BLUE BORDER. WITHIN BORDER READS "ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA". IN THE CENTER OF PATCH IS THE IMAGE OF A PLANE OVER A BLUE SKY, BENEATH WHICH ARE WHITE CLOUDS BELOW THIS IS THE IMAGE OF A CANNON OVERLAID WITH AN ANCHOR. THE IMAGE OF A YELLOW BANNER GOES ACROSS PATCH, AND ON BANNER READS "GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO.4". A SMALL, FRAYED TAG ON INSIDE NECK OF JACKET READS "XL" IN RED. BACK OF COAT HAS AN OVAL SHAPED PATCH SEWN ON THAT HAS A YELLOW BORDER. AT TOP OF PATCH READS "NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS" IN BLUE. BELOW THIS IS THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LOGO. BELOW THIS IS A BLUE CUP SHAPE WITH A YELLOW DART IN THE CENTER. BELOW THIS READS "1984" IN RED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
SPORTS
History
JACKET REPORTEDLY ORIGNALLY BELONGED TO MILT WRAY. DART THROWING CHAMPION? *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET DONATED BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, BRANCH #4. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 1984 “LETHBRIDGE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION WILL BE ONE BUSY AND EXCITING SPOT THE WEEKEND OF MAY 18-20. DART PLAYERS FROM LEGION BRANCHES ACROSS CANADA WILL CONVERGE ON LETHBRIDGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION DOMINION DART CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE MEMORIAL HALL OF THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4 SATURDAY.” A MAY 22, 1984 ARTICLE ‘OFF-TARGET SIDELIGHTS’ INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ABOUT THE DART PLAYOFFS: “JACKETS COVERED WITH CRESTS FROM LEGION CLUBS ACROSS CANADA WERE IN ABUNDANCE … MILT WRAY OF THE LOCAL LEGION PUTTING IN SOME LONG, HARD HOURS.” MILTON “BUD” NICHOL WRAY WAS BORN ON JULY 1, 1918 IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED. HE SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WWII, RETURNING TO CANADA IN JULY 1945. UPON HIS RETURN HE BEGAN WORKING FOR THE IMMIGRATION SERVICE, WHERE HE WORKED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1979. MILTON WAS MARRIED TO ISOBEL FLORENCE WRAY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) ON FEBRUARY 26, 1948. ISOBEL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON JULY 21, 2007. MILTON PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON JULY 22, 1999. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990021000
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Materials
SILK, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
6
Description
BOYS' TEMPLE COSTUME. 1. (2 PCE)GLD PAPER CAP WITH PRPL WITH WHT CUSHION . 2. SHEER WHITE KIMONO, LENGTH 78.0, WIDTH 105.3. ADORNED WITH PRPL DYE AND STAMPED WITH GLD CELESTIAL BIRD DESIGN. LEFT SLEEVE HAD YLLW AND GRN THE RIGHT SLEEVE ALSO HAS A BIT OF YLLW. 3. PRPLE HAKAMA SKIRT, LENGTH 56.0, WIDTH 57.8. BATIK REPEATED PATTERN IN TWO ROWS ACROSS BOTTOM HALF OF PANT. SILK RIBBON ACCENTS BELT AREA OF SKIRT. SKIRT TIES ON BOTH SIDES FOR CLOSURE. 4. (2 PCE) BELT IS SHEER WITH GLD IMPRINT OF FLOWER, LENGTH 128.0, WIDTH 4.6.TEXT ON BACK READS, "WOMEN'S BUDDHIST ASS'N, NEW WESTMINSTER B.C."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
COSTUMES WERE WORN BY THE YOUNGEST MEMBERS OF THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE LOCATED IN RAYMOND, ALBERTA. FOR AT LEAST FIFTY YEARS, CHILDREN DRESSED UP IN THE ELABORATE GARMENTS AS PART OF RELIGION’S ‘CHIGO’ OR YOUNG-CHILDREN CEREMONY. THE PROCESSIONAL EVENT REQUIRED THAT THE CHILDREN DRESS AS HEAVENLY BEINGS. BOYS WORE A STIFF HAT OF LACQUERED GAUZE CALLED AN ‘EBOSHI’ WHILE GIRLS WORE THE CROWN OF THE PHOENIX BIRD KNOWN AS A ‘TENKAN’. THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED AT THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST TEMPLE EVERY FIVE YEARS, COMMENCING ON THE DATE OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION (1929) AND ENDING ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PAPER LOTUS FLOWERS WERE MADE LOCALLY AND THE GARMENTS WERE IMPORTED FROM JAPAN. FOR ALMOST EIGHTY YEARS, THE TEMPLE SERVED THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF MANY AMONG SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S JAPANESE COMMUNITY. IT ACTED AS A CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST TEACHING AND JAPANESE CULTURE UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2006. THESE COSTUMES, IN ADDITION TO OTHER SPIRITUAL OBJECTS INCLUDING THE TEMPLE’S SHRINE, WERE DONATED TO THE GALT AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S CLOSING AND EVENTUAL SALE. CEREMONY WHERE THIS COSTUME WAS LAST WORN WAS PERFORMED FOR THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE'S FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. PERFORMED FOR THE TEMPLE'S INAUGURATION, 10TH, 20TH, 25, 30, 35, 40...ETC EVERY 5TH YEAR. DONOR HAS PHOTOS OF COSTUMES BEING WORN DURING THE ANNIVERSARIES (SEE PERMANENT FILE). DONOR PRESUMES THAT THE MATERIAL DATES TO 1929 TO 1930. SEE P20070014000 FOR INFORMATION ON GIRLS CHIGO COSTUME AND P20030041001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE. ON APRIL 26, 2009 THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, LOCATED IN LETHBRIDGE, WAS THE SITE OF AN O-CHIGO CHILDREN’S PARADE, HELD AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION CEREMONY. VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF O-CHIGO COSTUMES, REPRESENTING THE ONE DONATED, CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES, RELATED TO THE 2009 DEDICATION EVENT. ADDITIONALLY, O-CHIGO RELATED PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND RELATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES. FINALLY, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM IS IN POSSESSION OF HISTORIC 40S ERA FOOTAGE OF TEMPLE EVENTS, RELATED TO THE RAM’S COLLECTION OF A SHRINE FROM PICTURE BUTTE.
Catalogue Number
P20060018002
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LONG SLEEVED, “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… ROAD RACE… 1992”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LONG SLEEVED, “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… ROAD RACE… 1992”
Date
1992
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66
Width
144
Description
WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK, GREEN, BLUE, PINK AND YELLOW INK. IMAGE DEPICTS AN AERIAL MAP OF ROADS AND RIVER, WITH A GOLFER, BUILDING, TEEPEE, DEER, FIGURES RUNNING, GOOSE, AND HAND FIRING A STARTER GUN. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “L.C.C. U OF L TEN/TEN… APRIL 11 1992 – ROAD RACE”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF GRAPES AND APPLES, WITH TEXT READING “M – 100% COTTON PRESHRUNK – FRUIT OF THE LOOM – MADE IN U.S.A.” GENERAL STAINING AND YELLOWING OF FABRIC, ESPECIALLY AROUND NECK BAND; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030004
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
“2012 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES VOLUNTEER”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20120040002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
“2012 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES VOLUNTEER”
Date
2012
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.1
Length
72
Width
43
Description
PURPLE T-SHIRT MADE OF TIGHTLY WOVEN POLYESTER MESH, WITH BLACK STITCHING AT SEAMS. LOGO ON CHEST IN WHITE, BLACK AND GREEN DEPICTING TWO STYLIZED FIGURES AND TEXT READING “2012 LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES”. WHITE TEXT ALONG THE BACK READS “VOLUNTEER”. VERY GOOD CONDITION – NO VISIBLE WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
ASSOCIATIONS
History
THIS ARTIFACT WAS PART OF A DONATION FROM KNUD PETERSEN OF OBJECTS THAT RELATED TO HIS EXPERIENCE AS A VOLUNTEER OF THE 2012 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES THAT WERE HOSTED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN NOVEMBER 2012, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED PETERSEN ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AT THE 2012 GAMES AND HIS HISTORY WITH ATHLETICS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. PETERSEN SAID: “I’VE BEEN VOLUNTEERING A LOT WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES OVER THE YEARS… I WAS ACTUALLY THE SPORT CHAIRMAN FOR THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES IN COALDALE IN 1997 [SO] IT WAS NOT NEW TO ME TO BE PART OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT… I RETIRED WHEN I WAS 50 IN 1994, AND I BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE SPORTS PRETTY EXTENSIVELY AT THAT TIME, AND WITH THE UNIVERSITY AND THE COLLEGE PROGRAMS, AND ACTUALLY COACHED AT THE COLLEGE IN THE WOMEN’S SOCCER PROGRAM THERE. AND, YEAH, SPORTS HAS ALWAYS BEEN CLOSE TO MY HEART BUT I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN MANY OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AS WELL [INCLUDING BEING] THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA COUNCIL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS… I’VE ALWAYS SAID THAT IT’S GOOD TO RETIRE EARLY, AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ELSE. TO RETIRE TO DO NOTHING IS THE WORST THING ANYBODY CAN DO. TO KEEP YOUR MIND OCCUPIED AND TRY AND STAY YOUNG, YOU HAD BETTER BE INVOLVED WITH A LOT OF THINGS. THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PAY, THERE’S ALL KINDS OF JOBS AVAILABLE. YOU GET TO WORK WITH GREAT PEOPLE, THAT’S ONE OF THE BEST PARTS AND CERTAINLY, ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE, IT’S GREAT TO WORK WITH THEM… [FOR THE 2012 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES] I WAS ABLE TO GET THE KIND OF JOB THAT I WAS KIND OF INTERESTED IN DOING; IT WAS AVAILABLE. SO, YEAH, I JUST, I ENDED UP BEING A SUPERVISOR AT ONE OF THE SCHOOLS, IN THE AFTERNOON SHIFT, AND ABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENT IN THE MORNING SHIFT… THE MORNING SHIFT WAS AT THE TRACK AND FIELD AND I DID THAT FROM 8 TILL 3, AND THEN FROM 3 TILL MIDNIGHT, I WAS AT THE SCHOOL… IT WAS WONDERFUL TO BE PART OF IT… THE YOUNG GENERATION HAS GOT AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM AND, GENERALLY SPEAKING, PRETTY RESPECTFUL, I HAVE TO SAY. AND SPORTS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT BRINGS RESPECT TO YOUNG PEOPLE; THEY RESPECT EACH OTHER, AND RESPECT THE OFFICIALS, GENERALLY SPEAKING… WE HAD GREAT WEATHER… THAT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT, AND FROM WHAT I HEARD, BEING SUPERVISOR AT THE SCHOOL, THE MEALS WERE SECOND TO NONE. THEY WERE GREAT MEALS AND THOSE TWO INGREDIENTS GOES A LONG WAYS TO A SUCCESSFUL GAMES, AND GENERALLY SPEAKING, I THINK PEOPLE WERE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE FACILITIES, AND THAT, AND THE VOLUNTEERISM WAS, YOU KNOW, IN THE END , THEY HAD ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS… IF ANYBODY EVER IS THINKING ABOUT VOLUNTEERING FOR THESE KIND OF EVENTS, YOU KNOW, IT’S A GREAT EXPERIENCE. IT’S SOMETHING I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYBODY TO DO AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE.” THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC ARTIFACT WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE NOVEMBER 2012 INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR. PETERSEN WORE THE SHIRT FOR THE THREE DAYS OF THE EVENT, AND SAID: “THEY GAVE ME A SHIRT, AND MOST VOLUNTEERS DIDN’T GET A BAG, BUT I JUST SOMEHOW HAPPENED TO GET A BAG AS WELL. AND THEY GIVE YOU HAND BOOKS AND WE GOT FED DURING THE EVENTS, OF COURSE, JUST LIKE THE ATHLETES DID.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, AND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2012 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES.
Catalogue Number
P20120040002
Acquisition Date
2012-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1976”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1976”
Date
1976
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Width
78
Description
RED COTTON T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK INK. IMAGE DEPICTS TWO FIGURES RUNNING IN FRONT OF A CIRCLE CONTAINING A SILHOUETTE OF A BRIDGE AND VALLEY. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “LETHBRIDGE 1976 – TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LA COURSE DU DIX”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND READS “TIGER BRAND X LARGE – CA01147 – 100% COTTON”. FABRIC IS FADED, WITH SOME AREAS OF BLEACH STAINING ON BACK AND SLEEVES; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030001
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1978”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140030002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1978”
Date
1978
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
72
Width
78
Description
ORANGE COTTON T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN BLACK INK. IMAGE DEPICTS FIVE STYLIZED FIGURES RUNNING IN A LINE. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “LETHBRIDGE TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LA COURSE DU DIX – 1978”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF TIGER AND READS “L –G TIGER BRAND 100% COTTON – MADE IN/FAIT AU CANADA – CA01147”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030002
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1980”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20140030003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHORT SLEEVED, “TEN MILE ROAD RACE… 1980”
Date
1980
Materials
COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
73
Width
78
Description
LIGHT BLUE COTTON/POLYESTER BLEND T-SHIRT WITH GRAPHIC SILKSCREENED ON CHEST IN DARK BLUE INK. IMAGE DEPICTS THREE FIGURES RUNNING IN A LINE INSIDE A ROUNDED RECTANGLE. TEXT OF THE GRAPHIC READS “TEN MILE ROAD RACE – LETHBRIDGE - LA COURSE DU DIX - 1980”. WHITE TAG SEWN INSIDE NECK BAND DEPICTS IMAGE OF TIGER AND READS “L –G TIGER BRAND 50% COTTON 50% POLYESTER – MADE IN/FAIT AU CANADA – CA01147”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THIS SHIRT WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, RAY MCHUGH, DURING HIS 20 YEARS OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE 10 MILE ROAD RACE, WHICH WAS STARTED BY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PROFESSOR BRIAN WINCHESTER AND STUDENT VANCE MILLIGAN IN 1973 AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE UOFL AND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE. THE EVENT WAS HELD ANNUALLY FOR 30 YEARS, WITH THE FINAL RACE BEING RUN ON APRIL 12, 2003. ON AUGUST 1, 2014 GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED MCHUGH ABOUT HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE ROAD RACES AND HIS COLLECTION OF SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS. MCHUGH SAID: “WE USED TO RUN, IT WAS GROUP OF US THAT WOULD AT NOON HOUR… WE WOULD RUN, YOU KNOW FOUR OR FIVE MILES. WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF THAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT WE DID AT LUNCHTIME… I STARTED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT 1969… IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AS THE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR THEN I BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, I DID THAT FOR 10 YEARS, AND THEN MY LAST 10 YEARS WAS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH SERVICES… [PROFESSOR] JIM DAY ORGANIZED A FACULTY AND STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM AT LUNCHTIME AND A GROUP OF US TOOK IT… A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE, STRETCHING, A LITTLE BIT OF WALKING AND RUNNING, AND THAT JUST DEVELOPED INTO A LIFETIME OF EITHER RUNNING AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING BADMINTON AT NOONTIME OR PLAYING TENNIS… THE UNIVERSITY WAS OVER THERE IN THE STICKS YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS EASY TO JUST GO OUT AND JOG ALONG THE ROAD… IT BECAME JUST A RECOGNITION THAT DOING EXERCISE AT LUNCHTIME… YOU’VE GOT ENERGY FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A REALLY GOOD LIFESTYLE… IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE U OF L. YOU COULD TAKE THAT HOUR AND THE FACILITIES WERE LOVELY. WE HAD A STEAM ROOM, WE HAD SHOWERS, WE COULD DO EVERYTHING. SO YOU COULD RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, HAVE A SHOWER AND GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES LENT THEMSELVES TO THAT KIND OF THING.” MCHUGH CONTINUED: “[THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE] WAS ORGANIZED BY BRIAN WINCHESTER AND VANCE MILLIGAN… WE HAD ONE OR TWO AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT… IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE THAT STARTED AT THE COLLEGE AND THEN ENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY; AND THEN THE UNIVERSITY GYM WOULD BE OPEN AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A SNACK AT THE END OF THE RACE… THE COLLEGE WOULD ORGANIZE IT SO THEY WOULD TAKE THE REGISTRATIONS AND DO EVERYTHING AT THE FRONT END OF THE RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO EVERYTHING AT THE BACK END OF THE RACE… IT WAS FAIRLY SMALL TO START WITH BUT THEN IT GREW… I THINK AT ONE POINT I RECALL WE HAD OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS I MEAN WHICH IS REALLY QUITE SOMETHING… A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD TRAIN TO DO IT AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRY TO BETTER THEIR TIME FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS… IF YOU RUN THE RACE, WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE RACE YOU GET THE SHIRT… I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUR REGISTRATION FEES WERE BACK THEN BUT THEY WEREN’T THAT MUCH BUT YOU GOT THE SHIRT… I RAN THE FIRST 20 [RACES]. WE HAD A LITTLE RECOGNITION CEREMONY AFTER THE FIRST 20, AND AS I RECALL THERE WERE ABOUT 5 OR 6 OF US WHO HAD DONE ALL OF THE RACES UP TO THAT POINT… WE KEPT ALL THE SHIRTS [FOR THE YEARS] THAT WE RAN.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES ON THE 10 MILE ROAD RACE.
Catalogue Number
P20140030003
Acquisition Date
2014-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FELT NAVY JERKIN
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT
Catalogue Number
P19990072002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FELT NAVY JERKIN
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
FELT
No. Pieces
1
Length
57.5
Width
58.5
Description
FELT VEST. INSIDE AND TRIM OF VEST ARE BLUE. OUTSIDE OF VEST IS MADE UP OF VARIOUS SHAPED, SIZE, AND COLOURED REMNANTS OF FABRIC. THESE PIECES OF FELT ARE ALL TOP STITCHED. TOP STITCHING IS RATHER CRUDE (NOT IN STRAIGHT LINES, GOES OFF FABRIC IN SOME PLACES, NOTICEABLE REPAIRS, ETC.). VEST IS SLEEVELESS AND COLLARLESS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
MILITARY
History
THIS FELT JERKIN (VEST) WAS MADE DURING WORLD WAR TWO BY THE LATE MRS. NELLIE SEWARD OF FARM HILL (NORTH OF MAGRATH), ALBERTA. SEWARD PRODUCED THE JERKIN AS PART OF HER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE FARM HILL BRANCH OF THE ALBERTA WOMEN’S INSTITUTE. THE VOLUNTARY SERVICE ORGANIZATION AIMED TO IMPROVE THE CONDITION OF CANADIAN SOLDIERS AND VICTIMS OF WAR BY PRODUCING “HOME COMFORTS”, SUCH QUILTS, DRESSES, SOCKS AND “DITTY BAGS”. THE ITEMS, THEREAFTER, WERE SENT TO THE RED CROSS AND THE NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA FOR DISTRIBUTION OVERSEAS. ON 14 FEBRUARY, 1942, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD NOTED MRS. SEWARD’S KEY A.W.I. INVOLVEMENT WHEN IT REPORTED, “THE FARM HILL W.I. HAD ANOTHER QUILTING DAY AT MRS. EARL SEWARD’S HOME WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, WHEN SEVEN MORE QUILTS WERE MADE. THIS MAKES 16 QUILTS MADE FOR THE RED CROSS SINCE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR”. THE DONOR, MRS. NELLIE SEWARD’S DAUGHTER, WAS AT HOME AS A 6/7 Y/O GIRL (B. 1936) WHEN WOMEN FROM NEARBY FARMS DESCENDED ON HER HOME TO, ALONG WITH HER MOTHER, DO THEIR BIT ON THE “HOME FRONT”. IN 2009, THE DONOR STATED, “I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS … I REMEMBER THEM MAKING QUILTS AND ME CRAWLING UNDER THE QUILT FRAME (19990072001).” “WOMEN WERE IN ROWS ON EITHER SIDE” SHE SAID, “MANIPULATING NEEDLES” (TO THIS DAY SHE WONDERS IF THE QUILTS WERE TIED OR SEWN). THE ACTIVITY FASCINATED THE DONOR. SHE RECALLED THAT A CAT MANAGED ONE DAY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE HOUSE DURING A BREAK IN THE QUILTING WORK AND FELL ASLEEP ON THE QUILT. SHE REMEMBERED THE WOMEN SCREAMING ON ACCOUNT THAT THERE WERE TO BE NO CATS IN THE HOUSE. REGARDING THE JERKIN, SHE RECALLED “VOLUMES OF FELT” AND SAID THAT “THE RED CROSS SENT PATTERNS AND THE JERKINS HAD TO BE MADE TO SPEC”. THE FELT PIECES FOR THE VESTS WERE CUT OUT IN THE KITCHEN AND TAKEN HOME BY THE LADIES TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL HOMES. “SPEED AND QUANTITY COUNTED … QUALITY WAS NOT AN ISSUE. MOTHER WOULD NEVER SEW A GARMENT LIKE THIS ONE IS SEWN (JERKIN)… JUST GET IT TOGETHER”. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE JERKIN WAS MADE FOR ISSUE TO A SAILOR IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY. IT IS UNKNOWN WHY MRS. SEWARD WAS STILL IN POSSESSION OF THE JERKIN AT THE END OF THE WAR. THE DONOR BELIEVES THAT THE FARM HILL LADIES WON AN AWARD FOR THE MOST NUMBER OF QUILTS PRODUCED BY ANY A.W.I. BRANCH DURING THE WAR. IN 1963, NELLIE SEWARD GAVE THE JERKIN TO HER DAUGHTER (DONOR), BEVERLY HAYES. THE DONOR VALUED THE JERKIN ON ACCOUNT THAT SHE KNEW HOW IMPORTANT THE INSTITUTE WAS TO HER MOTHER AND BECAUSE THE SHE WAS LITERALLY IN THE MIDST OF THE HOME FRONT WORK AS A CHILD. IN 2009, HAYES RECALLED THAT PRIOR TO 1963 THE JERKIN HUNG UNUSED IN A BAG ADJACENT A STAIRWELL IN HER MOTHER’S (DONOR’S CHILDHOOD) FARM HOME IN THE DISTRICT OF FARM HILL. AS FAR AS DONOR KNEW, THE VIRTUALLY NEW, UNWORN JERKIN WAS NOT TOUCHED FROM THE MID-40S THROUGH TO 1963. ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, IT WAS “THERE FOR YEARS” AND SHE HAS NO IDEA WHY IT NEVER MOVED. DURING WINTERS FROM 1967 TO 1969, THE DONOR WORE THE JERKIN ALONG WITH OVERALLS TO DO CHORES (EG. MILKING COWS) WITH HER HUSBAND IN SEVEN PERSONS, AB. IN 1987, THE JERKIN WAS LEFT BEHIND BY THIEVES AFTER THE DONOR’S LETHBRIDGE GARAGE WAS LEFT UNSECURED AND WAS ROBBED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE AND CATHERINE C. COLE’S SUBMISSION TO THE BOOK FOR KING AND COUNTRY: ALBERTA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, ENTITLED EVERY KITCHEN IS AN ARSENAL.
Catalogue Number
P19990072002
Acquisition Date
2000-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20160022000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
73
Width
53
Description
GREEN WINDBREAKER JACKET WITH EMBROIDERED BADGE ON THE CHEST READING “KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION CANADA” IN GOLD THREAD, WITH RED MAPLE LEAF DETAILING AND A RED LOGO IN THE CENTER OF THE SHIELD; BADGE ON THE LEFT SHOULDER SHOWS A SHIELD WITH GOLD THREAD EDGING ALONG A FELT SHIELD WITH A BRASS CROWN AND SILVER TEXT “COMMONWEALTH.” RIGHT SHOULDER HAS RED FELT BADGE WITH RED EMBROIDERED EDGING, WITH BRASS-COLOURED LAUREL LEAVES SURROUNDING A MAPLE LEAF INSIDE AND BRASS-COLOURED TEXT “CANADA.” FRONT LEFT BREAST OF JACKET HAS A RED FELT POPPY PINNED WITH A GREEN METAL CENTER. JACKET HAS TWO SILVER SNAPS COVERED IN GREEN PLASTIC AT THE COLLAR. ZIPPER RUNS LENGTH OF JACKET CHEST. SLEEVES AND WAIST ARE ELASTIC. JACKET HAS TWO POCKETS ON LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES AT WAIST LINED WITH WHITE COTTON. INSIDE OF JACKET IS BLACK. JACKET HAS WHITE TAGS INSIDE AT COLLAR IN RED, BLUE AND BLACK TEXT “CORPORATE CLOTHING BY AVON SPORTSWEAR TORONTO, XXL/M,” AND BILINGUAL ENGLISH/FRENCH COLLAR TAG IN BLACK TEXT “#30, OUTER SHELL 100% NYLON, EXCLUSIVE OF TRIMMING, CA 00368, MADE IN CANADA, DRY CLEAN ONLY,” AND TAG ON LOWER LEFT INSIDE WITH BLACK TEXT “C-36.” COLLAR AND INSIDE OF JACKET HAS DIRT STAINING AND SOILING. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ON OCTOBER 17, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ERIC MORRIS ABOUT HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, PROMPTED BY THE DONATION OF A KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION MEMBER JACKET TO THE MUSEUM BY DWAYNE GOLDIE. THE JACKET ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO BILL RAMAGE OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MACLEAN ASKED MORRIS ABOUT THE JACKET AND IF HE RECOGNIZED THE GARMENT, AND MORRIS RECALLED, “THIS IS THE GREEN DRESS JACKET THAT WE’RE ALL WEARING IN THE ASSOCIATION…EVERY DAY WEAR SORT OF THING.” “[THE BADGES ARE THE] PHANTOM AND THAT’S CANADA AS WELL. [EVERYONE WOULD HAVE THESE BADGES ON THEIR JACKETS] BASICALLY. BUT NOT THAT COLOUR. [YOU WOULDN’T BUY THE JACKET WITH THE BADGES ON IT] THERE IS A NATIONAL KIT SHOP [TO BUY BADGES]…YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET THE BADGES FROM THEM BUT THEY’RE NOT THESE…THAT’S JUST GOT THE CREST. …HE GOT THEM [THE SHOULDER BADGES] IN KOREA. THEY’RE PROBABLY THE FIRST ONES THAT WERE MADE BECAUSE ALL THE REFLECTING IS CANADA.” “[THE] MEDALS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FROM THE KIT SHOP. NOT MUCH ELSE.” “NOT MANY [OF THE LETHBRIDGE GUYS HAD OUTER SHELL JACKETS LIKE THIS]. BASICALLY [JUST] THE BLAZER. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS MEMORIES OF BILL RAMAGE, MORRIS SHARED, “I DIDN’T SEE TOO MUCH OF HIM [BILL RAMAGE]…HE WAS A MEMBER OF OUR ORGANIZATION. [HE WAS] ACTIVE. SUPPORTIVE. GOOD GUY. I DIDN’T SEE TOO MUCH OF HIM. HE HAD A SENSE OF HUMOUR.” MORRIS SHARED HIS MEMORIES OF HIS OWN TIME IN THE KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION IN LETHBRIDGE, NOTING, “I WAS PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS AND I’M A LIFETIME MEMBER OF KVA…THERE’S MANY KOREAN VETERANS IN THIS PART OF ALBERTA…WE HAD A MEDAL PRESENTATION LAST YEAR, THERE [WERE] ONE HUNDRED AND TEN FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA WE INVITED TO IT. THAT’S ANYWHERE FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA A LOT OF THEM ARE MEMBERS BUT NOT MEMBERS OF THE UNIT. THEY’RE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL SAME AS I AM NOW.” “WE WERE A FAIRLY ACTIVE UNIT…WE HAD OUR PARADES AND CEREMONIES. WE ALSO WORKED AT THE LOCAL BINGO HALL ONCE EVERY YEAR AND FROM THAT WE USED TO GET OVER THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR, WHICH OF COURSE ALL WE GOT OUT OF IT WAS ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND. WE HAD TO DISTRIBUTE THE REMAINDER TO DESERVING ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN OUR IMMEDIATE AREA WHICH WE DID. THE OTHER MEMBERS ARE STILL YOU KNOW, GOING, NOT IN GOOD HEALTH MOST OF THEM BUT THEY’RE STILL GOING. “THE LEGION [IS WHERE WE MET]. EVERYTHING OPERATED OUT OF THERE. THE LEGION DOES SUPPORT THEM [KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS CANADA], [AS] MEETING PLACES.” “WE PARADED THERE [CITY HALL] ON REMEMBRANCE DAY. THAT WAS OUR PRIMARY PARADE AND IT WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL TO ALL. [IT WAS] PRETTY HARD TO GET THESE OLD GUYS OUT TO PARADE…A LOT OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH WE FUNDED…THE KOREAN COMMUNITY HERE IS A FAIR SIZE, AND THEY SUPPORTED US…AFTER OUR PARADE FOR EXAMPLE, THEY WOULD INVITE US TO THE CHURCH FOR DINNER. OR WHEN WE HAD OUR MEDAL PRESENTATION THEY SET UP THE KITCHEN AND FED EVERYBODY…THEY WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE.” “[THE ORGANIZATION IS] VERY IMPORTANT [TO ME]. IT IS TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF ANY VETERAN’S ORGANIZATION…WHEN YOU SPEAK TO THE LEGION MEMBERS FOR EXAMPLE IT’S IMPORTANT TO THEM THAT YOU BELONG TO A COMRADESHIP…WE WERE STAUNCH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY…BECAUSE WE VOLUNTEERED…OUR ORGANIZATION IS CLOSED DOWN, AND THE NEXT CLOSEST ONE IS IN CALGARY WHICH WE CAN GO TO ANYTIME. WE CAN GO TO ANY LEGION.” PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20160022000-GA FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING A COPY OF THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION.
Catalogue Number
P20160022000
Acquisition Date
2016-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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