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Other Name
CROSS COUNTRY SKI PANTS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970028006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS COUNTRY SKI PANTS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
81.6
Width
37.5
Description
PAIR OF MEN'S TAUPE WOOL CROSS COUNTRY SKI KNICKERS, WITH VELCRO AT THE KNEES. HAS TWO POCKETS IN THE FRONT, AND TWO BACK POCKETS WITH FLAPS THAT ARE FASTENED WITH TAUPE PLASTIC BUTTONS. HAS A WHITE LABEL ON THE INSIDE OF THE WAISTBAND MARKED "MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP", "34", AND "100% WOOL/LAINE". HAS WIDE BELT LOOPS AROUND THE WAIST. IN GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S HUSBAND, CHARLES MCCLEARY, WHO WAS THE ALBERTA HIGHSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY SKI CHAMPION IN 1953. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING SEVERAL CLOTHING ITEMS DONATED BY CECILE MCCLEARY. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DONOR, CECILE MCCLEARY AND HER HUSBAND CHARLES MCCLEARY. IN DISCUSSING THE DONATED SKI PANTS AND SOCKS, CHARLES HAD THE FOLLOWING TO SAY: “WELL, BOTH OF THEM NOW, I GUESS ARE 56 YEARS OLD, OR SO. THESE ARE 40, WELL OVER 50 YEARS. THESE ARE WHAT WE USED TO WEAR WAY BACK IN THE LATE ‘60S AND ‘70S IN CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING. THE PANTS, OF COURSE, ARE SORT OF KNEE HEIGHT, LIKE KNICKERBOCKERS, I SUPPOSE … AND THE SOCKS WERE THE APPROPRIATE LENGTH TO REACH UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SKI SLAC, AND THAT’S WHAT WE WORE, AT THAT TIME. WELL, WE WEREN’T AVID SKIERS. WE WERE RECREATIONAL SKIERS AT THE TIME. I HAD BEEN, IN HIGH SCHOOL DAYS, A RACER FOR THE CAMROSE SKI CLUB BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN WE’D ALWAYS WIN THE ALBERTA NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIP, BECAUSE WE HAD A JUMP, AND THE SKI HILL, AND A RACING TRACK IN CAMROSE, MAINLY DUE TO THE NORWEIGAN HERITAGE OF THE TOWN – AT THE TIME A TOWN – NOW A CITY … WE WOULD RACE 5KM IN HIGH SCHOOL MEETS AND 10KM IN PROVINCIAL MEETS, AND WE HAD RACES IN BANFF. THE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE ALWAYS HELD IN BANFF IN FEBRUARY AND WE WOULD RACE IN CAMROSE. ATHABASKA HAD A JUMP AND A RACE TRACK. WE’D BEEN TO ATHABASKA. THAT WOULD BE ABOUT IT. TWO OF OUR PEOPLE FROM CAMROSE WERE ON THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM BACK IN THE LATE ‘50S … PAUL GLADIS AND HIS BROTHER CARL, [WHO] WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AHEAD OF ME [IN HIGH SCHOOL].” AFTER A REMINDER FROM CECILE, CHARLES ADDED: “WELL, THE SERVOLD BROTHERS TOOL. THE SERVOLD BROTHERS WERE THE OLPYMIC COMPETITORS. AND I SKIED FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA SKI TEAM ONE SEASON AS WELL … IN HIGH SCHOOL I WAS THE ALBERTA CHAMPION [IN 1953] … I DIDN’T DO AS WELL AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL – THERE WERE TOO MANY OTHER INTERESTS THAT WERE TAKING ME AWAY FROM GETTING IN SHAPE.” CECILE ADDED: “THESE WERE ACTUALLY PURCHASED IN THE EARLY ‘70S WHEN WE TOOK UP CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN SASKATOON. SASKATOON WAS HOLDING THE CANADA WINTER GAMES IN ’72, SO THEY WERE LOOKING AT PEOPLE WHO KNEW SOMETHING ABOUT NORDIC SKIING AND VERY FEW PEOPLE DID, IN THE PROVINCE, AT THAT TIME. BUT CHARLES DID, SO HE WENT AND HELPED THEM WITH THAT, AND THEN WE STARTED SKIING, PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE SERVOLDS WHO WERE IN DEVON, AB … AND CHARLES OUTFITTED US ALL – THE BOYS AND ME – IN CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS AND BOOTS AND PEOPLE WOULD STOP AND SAY ‘WHAT HAVE YOU GOT ON YOUR FEET?’” CHARLES: “THOSE SKIS … WERE IMPORTED FROM NORWAY, BECAUSE OF THE CAMROSE-NORWEGIAN CONNECTION. WE HAD THESE GREAT SKIS. HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS WITH THESE SKINNY SKIS, EVERYONE ELSE WAS WONDERING WHAT WE WERE DOING WITH THESE THINGS, BUT THEY HAD BEEN IMPORTED, BROUGHT IN FROM NORWAY. WE ALL HAD THE NORWEGIAN WAXES, AND KLISTER [A SKI WAX], AND ALL THAT STUFF. BLOW TORCHES TO HEAT THE SKI TO PUT THE WAX ON. IT WAS QUITE AN EFFORT. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A COPY OF THE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT.
Catalogue Number
P19970028006
Acquisition Date
1997-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MAN'S SWIMSUIT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19900007004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S SWIMSUIT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
94
Width
35.5
Description
NAVY BLUE COTTON FABRIC, SLEEVELESS, WITH 2 BUTTONS FOR FASTENING, LEFT SHOULDER ONLY. 1 PCE GARMENT WITH LEGS ABOUT MID-THIGH. FLAP OR PANEL SEWN AROUND MIDDLE (SKIRT-LIKE APPEARANCE) FABRIC IS STRETCHABLE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR ACQUIRED AS A YOUNG MAN. SUIT HAS BEEN USED. DONOR NOTED THAT THEY WERE NOT VERY FLATTERING & WHEN WET COULD BE "REVEALING". WILLIAM HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON 6 APRIL 1920. HIS PARENTS WERE MARION SCORESBY SKELTON AND HERBERT SCORESBY SKELTON. EDUCATED LOCALLY, MR. SKELTON WORKED AT THE DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM (NOW THE LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH CENTRE) FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A REPORTER WITH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1943. AFTER FIVE YEARS AT THE NEWSPAPER, HE BECAME NEWS DIRECTOR AT RADIO STATION CJOC ON 15 FEBRUARY 1948. DURING HIS FIRST TWO YEARS AT THE RADIO STATION, MR. SKELTON WAS THE ONLY EMPLOYEE IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. MR. SKELTON ORGANIZED THE FIRST FULL-TIME NEWS DEPARTMENT AT THE RADIO STATION AND WAS NEWS DIRECTOR FOR THE JOINT RADIO – TELEVISION OPERATIONS OF SELKIRK COMMUNICATIONS IN LETHBRIDGE AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA. BY THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT IN APRIL 1978, CJOC HAD EIGHT EMPLOYEES IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. WILLIAM SKELTON MARRIED MARY THERESA FRANCIS IN SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, LETHBRIDGE ON 3 AUGUST 1957. THE COUPLE DID NOT HAVE CHILDREN. DURING HIS LIFE MR. SKELTON WAS VERY ACTIVE AS A VOLUNTEER WITH MANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA BOY SCOUT COUNCIL, WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION, LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, YWCA BUILDING FUND DRIVE, 1975 CANADA WINTER GAMES PROTOCOL COMMITTEE, LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 1981 ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES, PUBLIC RELATIONS ADVISOR FOR THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM, A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES, SOUTHERN ALBERTA COUNCIL ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND THE LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT UNITED WAY, AMONG OTHERS. HE ALSO VOLUNTEERED HIS SERVICES WITH LETHBRIDGE OVERTURE CONCERTS, THE ALBERTA MOTOR ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT JAPANESE GARDEN SOCIETY AND THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE COMMITTEE FOR AN INDEPENDENT CANADA. WILLIAM SKELTON DIED ON 13 JULY 1998, AGE 78, AND IS BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. MARY THERESA SKELTON (NEE FRANCIS) WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DR. AND MRS. JAMES R. FRANCIS AND THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF REVEREND JAMES ROBERTSON D.D., A FORMER MODERATOR OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA. A TEACHER AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1945 UNTIL HER RETIREMENT, MARY SKELTON WAS ALSO ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. MRS. SKELTON WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN; THE SENIOR HIGH NOVELS, NON-FICTION AND DRAMA AD HOC CURRICULUM COMMITTEE OF ALBERTA EDUCATION; THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION; AND A DRIVER FOR LETHBRIDGE MEALS ON WHEELS. MRS. SKELTON WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM DURING THE TIME OF THE MUSEUM’S FIRST RENOVATION AND EXPANSION IN 1983-1985. MARY SKELTON DIED ON 23 AUGUST 2000, AGE 80, AND IS BURIED BESIDE HER HUSBAND IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. [SOURCES: THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, VARIOUS ISSUES; WHO’S WHO IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA 1988-1989 (HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTRE, 1989) PAGES 739-740]
Catalogue Number
P19900007004
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JUDOGI C/W BLACK BELT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1949
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19790274000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JUDOGI C/W BLACK BELT
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1949
Materials
COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
2
Length
147.3
Width
88.9
Description
.1. WHITE COTTON JUDOGI. HAND STITCHED. REPAIRS THROUGHOUT. THERE ARE EVEN REPAIRS DONE ON REPAIRS. BADLY FRAYED, HOLES/RIPS UNDER EACH SLEEVE. YELLOWED, ESPECIALLY ON TOP PART OF JUDOGI. .2. JUDOGI BELT, COTTON 20.3 (L) CM. BLACK COTTON SEWN OVER WHITE, SEWN ONTO FELT LINGER. BADLY FRAYED & WORN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR USED JUDOGI UNTIL THE LATE 1940S. HIS MOTHER KEPT REPAIRING THE SUIT WHICH WAS PASSED ONTO DONOR'S WIFE FOR REPAIR, WHEN THEY MARRIED. DONOR WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A NEW JUDOGI DURING THE DEPRESSION. DONOR STARTED TEACHING JUDO IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. HE TAUGHT IN RAYMOND, ALTA. FROM 1943-1951. SEE FILE FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY. NARRATIVE BELOW SOLICITED FROM FLORENCE SENDA IN EARLY 2010 WHEN THIS ARTIFACT WAS EXHIBITED AS PART OF THE GALT’S TREASURES & CURIOSITIES DISPLAY. THE NARRATIVE BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE ARTIFACT’S LABEL COPY IN THE EXHIBIT. *** THIS UNIFORM BELONGED TO YOSHIO SENDA. YOSHIO WAS BORN IN 1922 IN MISSION CITY, BC AND STARTED JUO AT AGE 8 YEARS, EARNING HIS SHODAN (1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT) IN 1938. THIS UNIFORM WAS PROBABLY PURCHASED AROUND THAT TIME. WHEN WWII BROKE OUT AND ALL PEOPLES OF JAPANESE DESCENT WERE EVACUATED FROM 100 MILES INLAND FROM THE COAST OF BC, THE SENDA FAMILY MOVED TO ALBERTA TO THE BEET FIELDS IN THE PICTURE BUTTE AREA. IN 1943, THE RAYMOND JUDO CLUB (THE FIRST IN ALBERTA) WAS STARTED WITH MR. YOSHIO KATSUTA AS HEAD SENSEI, AND YOSHIO SENDA WAS ASKED TO GO TO RAYMOND AS AN ASSISTANT SENSEI. DURING HIS 7 YEARS IN RAYMOND, YOSHIO EARNED HIS NIDAN (2ND DEGREE BLACK BELT), LEARNED THE TRADE OF PAINTING AND PAPER HANGING FROM MR. KATSUTA, AND MET AND MARRIED FLORENCE HIRONAKA. IN 1952, YOSHIO, FLORENCE AND CHILDREN RONALD AND MAE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE YOSH STARTED HIS OWN BUSINESS, “YOSH SENDA PAINTING AND DECORATING”. THAT FALL, DAVE ROBERTS ASKED YOSH TO TEACH JUDO AT THE OLD YMCA, AND AS THE SAYING GOES THE REST IS HISTORY FOR JUDO IN LETHBRIDGE. YOSH WORKED AT HIS TRADE DURING THE DAY AND VOLUNTEERED TO TEACH JUDO 3 – 4 EVENINGS A WEEK. AT FIRST, YOSH WOULD GET HIS MOTHER TO PATCH THE SUIT, BUT BY THE TIME I MARRIED YOSH, THIS SUIT WAS VERY WELL WORN AND NEEDED PATCHING AFTER EVERY PRACTICE. I ALSO REMEMBER SEWING HEAVY SHEETING ON THE 50 YEAR OLD TATAMI, DAMAGED BY USE AND THE EFFECTS OF OUR DRY CLIMATE. LATER, CLUB MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO PURCHASE A NEW TATAMI. A NEW YMCA BUILDING WAS BUILT, GIVING THE CLUB A LARGER AREA TO PRACTICE. IN 1967, THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE JUDO CLUB WAS FORMED. OVER THE YEARS, YOSH WAS A CANADIAN HEAD COACH TAKING THE CANADIAN TEAM TO MANY OLYMPIC GAMES, PAN-AM JUDO TOURNAMENTS, WORLD JUDO TOURNAMENTS, CULTURAL EXCHANGES TO JAPAN, ETC. HE RECEIVED MANY AWARDS, TOO MANY TO MENTION HERE, BUT I WILL LIST A FEW. 1989 – RECIPIENT OF “HONORARY DOCTOR OF LAW” DEGREE FROM THE U OF L 1991 – DECORATED “THE ORDER OF SACRED TREASURES, GOLD AND SILVER RAYS”, CONFERRED BY HIS MAJESTY, THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN 2007 – RECEIVED HIS KUDAN (9TH DEGREE BLACK BELT), THE FIRST AND ONLY IN CANADA TO DO SO 2007 – YOSH SAW HIS DREAM OF HAVING A FREE-STANDING JUDO DOJO, AND THE LETHBRIDGE KYODOKAN CLUB OPEN AT 2775 28 AVE S 2008 – RECIPIENT OF THE ORDER OF CANADA SADLY, YOSHIO SENDA PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2009. ***
Catalogue Number
P19790274000
Acquisition Date
1979-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073175
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
71
Width
108.5
Description
BLUE NYLON JACKET WITH WHITE FLANNEL LINING. RIGHT BREAST HAS YELLOW "8" APPLIED, AND LEFT BREAST HAS LOGO OF "SUNNY SOUTH BOW ISLAND RECREATION". LETTERS AND LOGO PEELING CONSIDERABLY. RIBBED CUFFS AND TRIM WITH TWO WHITE STRIPES. BACK OF JACKET HAS "LETHBRIDGE MOTORCYCLE CLUB" LOGO IN WHITE, WITH OTHER LETTERS ABOVE AND BELOW PEELED OFF. LABEL INSIDE COLLAR WITH "M/M SEXTON WINNIPEG CANADA MADE IN PHILIPPINES FABRIQUE AU PHILIPPINES". LINING SOILED AND STAINED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
FROM ESTATE OF DONOR'S PARENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073175
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010085000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS
Date
1969
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
71.5
Width
55.0
Description
RED NYLON EXTERIOR. FRONT OPENING HAS 7 WHITE PAINTED, STEEL SNAPS. EMBROIDERED ON LEFT BREAST IS A HOCKEY SKATE WITH WINGS ON IT, AND "LETHBRIDGE 68 69 SUGAR KINGS ALBERTA CHAMPIONS". THERE ARE TWO DOUBLE-BESOM POCKETS ON FRONT WAIST. CUFFS ON SLEEVES ALSO HAVE A WHITE PAINTED, STEEL SNAP EACH. INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH A WHITE SILKY MATERIAL. TAG INSIDE BACK OF NECK READS "BONWITT OF WINNIPEG CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETIC WEAR". LINING HAS A FEW HOLES NEAR NECKLINE, AND IS SLIGHTLY DISCOLOURED IN PLACES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
JACKET OWNER, SYD HALL, WAS BORN (1928) AND RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN HIS EARLY YEARS, HE PLAYED FOR THE LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS AND THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. HE FOUNDED THE LETHBRIDGE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS AND THE ALBERTA JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE. HE SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA HOCKEY ASSOCIATION AND THE LETHBRIDGE OLDTIMERS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION. FROM 1963 TO 1972 HE WAS PART OWNER AND MANAGER OF THE SUGAR KINGS, A JUNIOR A TEAM. THE TEAM WAS FORMED USING THE BEST HOCKEY PLAYERS IN THE MINOR LEAGUE (AND MIDGET) SYSTEM. IN 1969 THE SUGAR KINGS WON THE ALBERTA TITLE, AND ADVANCED TO THE THIRD ROUND OF THE MEMORIAL CUP BEFORE LOSING TO THE REGINA PATS, ENDING THEIR PUSH FOR THE MEMORIAL CUP. THE TEAM ENDED AFTER THE LETHBRIDGE ARENA BURNED DOWN. THE TEAM TRIED TO PLAY, UNSUCCESSFULLY, FOR ONE SEASON AT HENDERSON LAKE. SUGAR KING TEAM JACKET WAS WORN BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE TEAM AND WAS TEAM PURCHASED. HE GUESSES IT MAY HAVE BEEN CATALOGUE ORDERED. HALL WORE THE JACKET UNTIL HE NO LONGER FIT INTO IT. FOR DETAILED HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS (1966-1972) SEE ARCHIVES DONATION P20011006000. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET DONATED BY SYD HALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. A HERALD ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 30, 2008 RECOUNTS SYD HALL’S INVOLVEMENT IN SPORTS IN LETHBRIDGE. THE ARTICLE EXPLAINS THAT SYD HAD JUST TURNED 80 AND THAT “THE LIFE-LONG LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT HAS BEEN REFERRING HOCKEY GAMES SINCE HE WAS 15 … ‘I GUESS YOU CAN SAY I’M STUBBORN BECAUSE I WON’T QUIT’ SAYS SYD, WHO CELEBRATED HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THE LEGION SATURDAY … ‘I TRIED HOCKEY, BUT I WASN’T ANY GOOD’ HE RECALLS. ‘SO I DECIDED TO TAKE UP REFEREEING SINCE THEY HAD NO ONE TO REF THE GAMES BACK THEN.’ THROUGHOUT THE DECADES, SYD CONTINUED TO BLOW HIS WHISTLE AND MAKE THE CALLS OFFICIATING GAMES AT THE PEE-WEE, BANTAM, MIDGET, JUNIOR AND SENIOR LEVELS OF HOCKEY. FOR THE PAST 30-PLUS YEARS, HE’S DONNED THE PINSTRIPES FOR THOUSANDS OF OLDTIMERS HOCKEY GAMES, NOT JUST IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT IN B.C., THE U.S., AND EVEN EUROPE.” THE ARTICLE CONTINUES: “SYD HAS BEEN AN INSTRUMENTAL FIGURE IN HOCKEY IN LETHBRIDGE AND THROUGHOUT ALBERTA OUTSIDE OF HIS OFFICIATING. IN THE ‘50S, HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION. HE WAS ALSO PART OF A GROUP IN THE ‘60S WHO FORMED THE LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINDS – A JUNIOR A CLUB HE MANAGED FOR ABOUT A DECADE … SYD’S DEDICATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GAME OF HOCKEY EARNED HIM AN INDUCTION INTO THE ALBERTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME, LETHBRIDGE SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND THE ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 19, 2009 ABOUT THE 55-PLUS ALBERTA WINTER GAMES READS: “A CORNERSTONE OF MINOR HOCKEY IN LETHBRIDGE SINCE 1946, SYD HALL WAS ALSO AMONG THOSE SELECTED TO CARRY THE TORCH AT WEDNESDAY’S CEREMONY … WHILE HE WON’T BE COMPETING IN THIS YEAR’S GAMES, HALL WILL NONETHELESS BE A PRESENCE. IN FACT, ANYONE LOOKING TO GET AWAY WITH A HOOKING OR HOLDING CALL CAN BANK ON GETTING BUSTED BY THE LONGTIME OFFICIAL. ‘I’M GOING TO REFEREE IN THEM TOO,’ SAID HALL, WHO STILL CALLS THE SHOTS WITH THE OLDTIMERS GAMES ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20010085000
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20010090000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1949
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.0
Width
57.0
Description
LIGHT BEIGE KNIT SWEATER. FRONT IS OPEN; HAS 5 DARK GREEN PLASTIC BUTTONS FOR CLOSURES. HAS TWO WELT POCKETS ON FRONT WAIST, WITH GREEN WOOL LINING. ON RIGHT BREAST IS A PATCH THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS BLUE LINERS"; ON LEFT BREAST IS A PATCH THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS 6". ON RIGHT ARM IS A PATCH WITH TWO CROSSED HOCKEY STICKS, A PUCK AND "49" "50". ON LEFT ARM ARE THREE GREEN STRIPES AND A PATCH THAT IS A UNION JACK CROSSED WITH AN AMERICAN FLAG. TAG ON INSIDE OF NECK READS "KYLE BROS.".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
SWEATER WAS WORN BY DONOR FOR 1950 HOCKEY GAME; WAS 16 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME. DONOR MOVED FROM BOW ISLAND TO LETHBRIDGE AT THE AGE OF 6 YEARS. HE STARTED PLAYING HOCKEY AT THE AGE OF 9 ON A TEAM SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, THEN WENT TO THE WESTERN CANADA JUVENILE CHAMPIONS SPONSORED BY CATELLI. AFTER THAT HE PLAYED RIGHT WING FOR THE JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM, THE NATIVE SONS, FROM 1949 TO 1953. DONOR HAD THE CHANCE TO GO PRO, BUT OPTED TO STAY IN LETHBRIDGE AND WORK FOR THE CITY, LATER MARRYING, AND HAVING HIS OWN FAMILY. THE LETHBRIDGE BREWERY SPONSORED THE NATIVE SONS HOCKEY CLUB FROM 1949 TO 1956. THE NAME “NATIVE SONS” CAME FROM THE FIRST UNIFORMS WORN BY THE TEAM, WHICH WERE OLD LACROSSE SWEATERS LEFT IN LETHBRIDGE BY THE CANADA NATIVE SONS, A GROUP WANTING LACROSSE TO BE THE NATIONAL SPORT. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SWEATER SUIT DONATED BY STEVE ARISMAN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 2, 1949 DISCUSSES STEVE ARISMAN AS A YOUNG HOCKEY PLAYER: “NEXT TO HIS GOOD FRIEND AND LINEMATE, BILLY DEA, STEVEN ARISMAN IS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER WITH THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS. BARELY 17 YEARS OF AGE (HE WAS BORN IN BOW ISLAND ON AUGUST 2, 1932), HE HAS THREE YEARS OF JUNIOR HOCKEY AHEAD OF HIM … A BIG HUSKY YOUNGSTER WHO IS ALMOST SIX FEET TALL AND WHO WEIGHS CLOSE TO 170 POUNDS SOAKING WET, STEVE IS BUILT ALONG THE LINES OF NHL STARS LIKE ROY CONACHER, HARRY WATSON AND GORDIE HOW, ALL PLAYERS FOR WHOM HE HAS GREAT ADMIRATION … ANY COACH WILL TELL YOU THAT [STEVE] HAS ALL THE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE EVENTUAL STARDOM.” IT CONTINUES: “A GRADE TEN STUDENT AT ST. PAT’S, STEVE LIVES AT HOME WITH HIS PARENTS, MR. AND MRS. PETE ARISMAN … HIS FATHER WORKS FOR THE C.P.R. AND IS VERY PROUD OF STEVE AND HIS OLDER BROTHER, JOE, WHO PLAYS SECOND BASE FOR THE PICTURE BUTTE BASEBALL TEAM DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. STEVE GOT HIS START IN HOCKEY LOCALLY WITH THE LETHBRIDGE COLUMBUS CLUB AND HIS FIRST COACH WAS BILL MCKENNA. HE JOINED THE NATIVE SONS ORGANIZATION LAST YEAR AND WAS ONE OF THE CLUB’S TOP SCORERS.” THE ARTICLE ALSO INCLUDED A LITTLE ABOUT STEVE OUTSIDE OF HOCKEY: “NO HOBBIES ATTRACT STEVE’S ATTENTION. HE DOESN’T LIKE DANCING. HE DOES LIKE JUNE ALLYSON OF THE MOVIES, POPULAR MUSIC, SWEATERS, CONSERVATIVE CLOTHES, SLEEPING, EATING, AND MAURICE RICHARD, THE GREAT N.H.L. PLAYER. ABOUT GIRLS HE SAYS THIS: ‘I AM VERY, VERY FOND OF ALL TYPES OF GIRLS. THEY ARE ALL PERFECT.’” ON MARCH 27, 2002 THE HERALD PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ABOUT STEVE’S INDUCTION INTO THE LETHBRIDGE SPORTS HALL OF FAME: “FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS ARISMAN WAS INVOLVED IN THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE AS BOTH AN ATHLETE AND A BUILDER. ARISMAN PLAYED WITH THE WESTERN CANADIAN JUVENILE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP NATIVE SONS IN 1948-49, AND WENT ON TO SPEND FOUR SEASONS WITH THE NATIVE SONS’ JUNIOR TEAM. HE LATER HELPED GREAT FALLS AMERICANS TO THE U.S. HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1953-54, AND ALSO PLAYED FOR THE LETHBRIDGE ALLISTER FURRIERS IN THE BIG SIX INTERMEDIATE HOCKEY LEAGUE. LATER SERVING AS A COACH, ARISMAN GUIDED THE JUNIOR A LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS IN 1966-67 AND PILOTED THE FIRST UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE HOCKEY TEAM, THE CHINOOKS IN 1969-70. HE ALSO COACHED AND MANAGED MINOR HOCKEY IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1973-1981, AT THE PEE WEE, BANTAM, AND JUVENILE LEVELS. … A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE OLDTIMERS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION, ARISMAN SERVED AS THE GROUP’S PRESIDENT FOR FOUR YEARS. IN 1985, ARISMAN PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE RETURN OF JUNIOR HOCKEY TO LETHBRIDGE.” STEVE IS MARRIED TO EIRA ARISMAN (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND THE COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 27, 2003. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20010090000
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
RAYMOND BUSSEI BASEBALL JACKET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20130010001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAYMOND BUSSEI BASEBALL JACKET
Date
1953
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Length
71
Width
51
Description
RED AND WHITE LEATHER “BUSSEI” BASEBALL JACKET. RED AND WHITE KNIT FABRIC BANDS AT NECK, CUFFS, AND WAIST. SLASH FRONT POCKETS EDGED IN WHITE LEATHER. SEVEN WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS. WHITE COTTON LINING. LEFT SLEEVE PATCH EMBROIDERED “5”. LEFT CHEST PATCH EMBROIDERED “S.A.S.B. BASEBALL LEAGUE BUSSEI 1951-52-53 CHAMPS” WITH AN IMAGE OF A BASEBALL PLAYER SWINGING A BAT. SOME STAINING ON KNIT BANDS. WORN OVERALL, LEATHER HARDENED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
THIS JACKET BELONGED TO HIROSHI “SPUD” KITAGAWA WHEN HE PLAYED SHORTSTOP IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S SUGAR BEET LEAGUE. KITAGAWA WAS ON THE ‘BUSSEI’ BASEBALL TEAM FROM 1948/49 TO 1954, WHICH REPRESENTED THE TOWN OF RAYMOND AND WAS SUPPORTED BY THE LOCAL BUDDHIST TEMPLE. ACCORDING TO FORMER TEAM MEMBER SHIG NAKAGAWA, “‘BUSSEI’ IS SHORT FOR THE JAPANESE YOUNG BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION”. ALL MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE WERE JAPANESE CANADIAN, AND IT FEATURED TEAMS IN TOWNS INCLUDING RAYMOND, PICTURE BUTTE, COALDALE, MAGRATH, AND TABER/BARNWELL/CRANFORD. IN JUNE 2013, GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED KITAGAWA ABOUT HIS FAMILY’S MOVE FROM VANCOUVER TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1942, AND HIS TIME SPENT PLAYING WITH THE BUSSEI TEAM. KITAGAWA SAID: “AT THAT TIME THEY TOLD YOU IF YOU WANT TO GO AS A FAMILY, GET OUT RIGHT NOW. MY MOTHER WAS, SHE DIDN’T TALK GOOD ENGLISH, SHE COULDN’T WORK SO MY FATHER COULD, AND MY UNCLE, THEY KNEW ONE FAMILY IN RAYMOND FROM JAPAN, I DON’T KNOW HOW, SO THEY WROTE A LETTER ASKING IF THEY COULD COME OVER, AND HE SAID YEAH COME ON OVER, SO WE COME AS A FAMILY. SO WE CAME, TEN OF US, MY FAMILY AND MY UNCLE’S FAMILY IN ’42. IT WAS QUITE A HARDSHIP. MY PARENTS, THEY HAD TO GET EVERYTHING PACKED IN A COUPLE OF DAYS AND JUST TAKE OFF. WE GOT ON THE TRAIN AND GOT TO CALGARY AND COME TO LETHBRIDGE, AND THIS MR. KOSAKA, HE PICKED US UP IN LETHBRIDGE AND GOT TO RAYMOND. YES, IT WAS QUITE A TRIP IN THOSE DAYS… IN A COUPLE OF DAYS, WE MOVED INTO TOWN. [MR. KOSAKA] FOUND US A PLACE TO RENT, A HOUSE IN THE TOWN OF RAYMOND. WE STAYED THERE A COUPLE OF MONTHS, THEN WE WENT OUT TO THE SUGAR BEET FARM… I DON’T KNOW WHAT YEAR THEY STARTED, THE SUGAR BEET LEAGUE, BUT WE USED TO GO WATCH WEEKENDS. WE’D GET OFF WORK. I DON’T KNOW WHEN IT WAS STARTED OR WHAT YEAR IT WAS, IN THE LATE ‘40S ANYWAY… IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WE STARTED PLAYING, WE GOT TO PLAY ON THE TEAM ANYWAY… IT WAS PRETTY HARD TO GET NINE PEOPLE TO COME OUT IN THOSE DAYS YOU KNOW. EVERYBODY HAD TO STAY HOME AND WORK THE BEETS IN THOSE DAYS. IT WASN’T THAT EASY TO GET OFF. EVERYBODY WORKED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, LONG HOURS. I JUST GOT THERE AND THEY SAID COME ON AND PLAY SO WE STARTED PLAYING BALL AND OTHER PEOPLE JOINED US, AROUND RAYMOND… WE HAD A CHURCH, A PRETTY GOOD START, A YOUNG BUDDHIST SOCIETY THERE AND WE GOT TO PLAY BALL… PICTURE BUTTE, COALDALE, THEY HAD A STRONG TEAM, A LOT OF VETERANS THAT HAD PLAYED BEFORE… RAYMOND, WE STARTED GETTING BETTER AROUND, IN THE ‘50S. WE WON THREE YEARS IN A ROW, RIGHT? THOSE YEARS WERE PRETTY GOOD, YEAH… AS THE YEARS WENT BY AND WE STARTED GETTING BETTER, WE USED TO GO TO THE SUGAR BEETS AND HAD THE BEETS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AND GO PLAY BALL IN THE AFTERNOON AND BY MONDAY MORNING WE WERE ALL TIRED AND COULDN’T DO MUCH WORK. WE USED TO PLAY A DOUBLE HEADER ON SUNDAY WHEN THE THING WAS GOING GOOD. WE’D STOP IN LETHBRIDGE AND IN CHINATOWN AND HAVE SUPPER AND GO HOME. MONDAY MORNING WE WERE PRETTY TIRED. OUR PARENTS WONDERED WHAT THE HECK WAS GOING ON, WE COULDN’T DO BEETS TOO GOOD. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.” FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130010001
Acquisition Date
2013-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE NISEIS BASEBALL JACKET
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20130011000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE NISEIS BASEBALL JACKET
Date
1953
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Length
73
Width
53.5
Description
BLACK AND YELLOW “NISEIS” VARSITY-STYLE BASEBALL JACKET. BODY IS BLACK WOOL, SLEEVES ARE YELLOW LEATHER. BLACK AND WHITE KNIT FABRIC BANDS AT NECK, CUFFS, AND WAIST. SEVEN WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS. RED COTTON LINING. RIGHT SLEEVE PATCH EMBROIDERED “6”. LEFT SLEEVE PATCH EMBROIDERED “JCCA 53”. CHEST PATCH EMBROIDERED “NISEIS S.A.B.A. CHAMPS”. STAINING AND WEAR ON KNIT BANDS, LOOSE THREADS AT BOTH CUFFS. WORN OVERALL, LEATHER HARDENED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
THIS JACKET BELONGED TO TOM ASATO WHEN, ACCORDING TO HIS BROTHER, DONOR ROY ASATO, HE WAS THE PITCHER OF THE LETHBRIDGE NISEIS IN 1953. ADDITIONALLY, LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1957 TO 1960 LIST "TOMMY" ASATO AS CATCHER AND OUTFIELDER. THE NISEIS WERE AN ALL-STAR JAPANESE CANADIAN BASEBALL TEAM SPONSORED BY THE ALBERTA JAPANESE CANADIAN CITIZEN’S ASSOCIATION. THE NISEIS OPERATED FROM 1952 TO 1963 UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF GEORGE YOSHINAKA, WHO PLAYED ON THE LEGENDARY VANCOUVER ASAHI BASEBALL TEAM PRIOR TO HIS FORCED RELOCATION TO THE CROWSNEST PASS DURING THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE CANADIANS IN 1941. BOTH TOM AND ROY ASATO PLAYED FOR THE COALDALE CUBS IN THE JAPANESE CANADIAN SUGAR BEET LEAGUE, BEFORE TOM WAS RECRUITED TO PLAY FOR THE NISEIS. IN JUNE 2013, GALT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ROY ASATO ABOUT HE AND HIS BROTHER PLAYING BASEBALL IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. ROY SAID: “WELL DAD WAS, WHEN HE FIRST CAME [TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA] HE WAS A DRY LAND FARMER AND HE GOT DRIED OUT SO HE MANAGED TO GO TO JAPAN AND GET MARRIED, HAD KIDS AND HE SAYS FROM NOW ON I AM GOING TO HAVE IRRIGATION, NO DRY LAND, SO HE WAS GROWING POTATOES. EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS WE HAD TO MOVE AND BUILD A ROOT CELLAR EVERY TWO YEARS. SO WE MOVED AROUND QUITE A BIT. LET’S SEE, WHEN WE WERE ABOUT FOURTEEN WE STARTED GOING TO BASEBALL GAMES AND AROUND SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE STARTED PLAYING BASEBALL FOR THE COALDALE CUBS IN THE SUGAR BEET LEAGUE… DAD PLAYED BASEBALL SO HE USED TO TAKE US TO THOSE GAMES... WE STARTED PLAYING BASEBALL EVERY SUNDAY AFTER WORKING ALL WEEK… WELL IT WASN’T EASY. ONCE WE WEEDED THE POTATOES... WE HAD TO PUT THE ONE HORSE CULTIVATOR AND WALK BEHIND. MUST HAVE WALKED TWENTY MILES IN A DAY. ONE HORSE, ONE CULTIVATOR THEN COME SUNDAY IF IT IS NICE, SEEMS LIKE MOST TIME THE WEATHER WAS NICE AND WE PLAYED BASEBALL… WELL I THINK TOM WAS WITH THE NISEIS ALREADY AND HE SAYS HE BUGGERED UP HIS ARMS SEEMS LIKE HE SAID. YOU KNOW HOW IT IS WHEN YOU GO TO DIFFERENT TEAMS AND THE MANAGER OR COACH OR SOMETHING TELLS YOU TO DO CERTAIN WAY TO THROW THE BALL OR SOME DARN THING BUGGERS UP THE ARM EH… SO GEORGE [YOSHINAKA] SAYS TOM WAS PLAYING SECOND BASE, HE CALLED HIM AND HE TOLD HIM TO PITCH. SO TOM THREW A COUPLE OF FAST ONES AND THEY TEED OFF ON HIM SO THE NEXT THING HE SAYS TO THE CATCHER ‘I AM GOING TO SPOT PITCH’ SO HE STARTED THROWING AT THE TARGET… THE PITCHES WERE A LITTLE SLOWER LIKE A HIGH BALL, WOULD BE LIKE A LOB I GUESS. THOSE GUYS WERE POPPING IT UP, HITTING IT ON THE GROUND, THEY WERE GETTING REALLY FRUSTRATED BECAUSE IT WAS A SLOW BALL AND THEY COULDN’T HIT IT SO TOM KEPT ON IT AND HE SAID HE FINALLY WON THE GAME… [TOM] REALLY ENJOYED [PLAYING BASEBALL]… DID HIS BEST WITH IT… I THINK [JAPANESE CANADIAN BASEBALL PLAYERS] REALLY HELPED THE ATHELETES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA BECAUSE LATER ON EVEN NON-JAPANESE WERE PLAYING ON THIS TEAM.” TOSHIRO 'TOM' ASATO PASSED AWAY ON MAY 5, 2013 AT THE AGE OF 81 YEARS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING HARDCOPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND ASATO'S OBITUARY, A TRANSCRIPT OF A GALT-CONDUCTED INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ROY ASATO, AND A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE NISEIS' PLAYER "NOBBY" HAYASHI, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20130011000
Acquisition Date
2013-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"VETS" HOCKEY SWEATER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20180015000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"VETS" HOCKEY SWEATER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
68.2
Width
48
Description
BLACK TURTLENECK SWEATER WITH OCHRE TRIM AT SLEEVES, NECK, AND WAIST. SWEATER IS WOOL-BLEND KNIT; SWEATER HAS YELLOW FELT LETTERS SEWN ON CHEST “VETS”. NECK OF SWEATER IS FOLDED OVER; BACK OF SWEATER HAS YELLOW OUTLINE FROM MISSING “4” PATCH. SWEATER HAS HOLES ON RIGHT-WEARING SLEEVE BELOW ELBOW AND AT ARMPIT; SWEATER HAS HOLES ON SIDES OF NECK AND AT SIDES OF WAIST; SWEATER HAS HOLES ON LEFT-WEARING SIDE AT SLEEVE BELOW ELBOW, AT CUFF, AND ON FRONT AT SHOULDER. BACK OF SWEATER HAS HOLES OF LEFT-WEARING SLEEVE AND RIGHT-WEARING SLEEVE. SWEATER IS SOILED AND STAINED; FRONT IS FADED ON CHEST. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
ON JUNE 14, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED HAROLD PALMER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF A LETHBRIDGE VETS HOCKEY SWEATER. THE SWEATER BELONGED TO PALMER’S FATHER IN LETHBRIDGE PRIOR TO HIS MOVE TO RED DEER, ALBERTA. ON HIS FATHER’S CONNECTION TO THE SWEATER, PALMER RECALLED, “IT WAS IN MY DAD’S HOCKEY BAG AND HE DIED IN 1971. I NEVER REALLY WENT THROUGH STUFF UNTIL JUST RECENTLY…I’VE HAD IT SINCE 1971 IN MY POSSESSION BUT I’VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING WITH IT. [MY FATHER’S] DAD WAS A DOCTOR IN WW I, IN THE FIELD, SO HE WOULD BE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE WAR EFFORT. HE WOULD BE IN THE HOME AS A YOUNG BOY AND HIS DAD WAS AWAY IN THE SERVICES. HE PLAYED HOCKEY ALL HIS LIFE. HE HAD TOLD ME ON VARIOUS TEAMS THAT HE HAD PLAYED FOR AND WHEN HE DIED AT SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD, HE DIED ON THURSDAY AND THEY HAD PLAYED HOCKEY ON MONDAY NIGHT WITH THE OLDTIMERS. WE GREW UP KNOWING THAT DAD PLAYED HOCKEY AND THAT HE ALWAYS HAD A RINK IN THE BACK YARD.” “[MY SON] GOT [THE CONNECTION] THAT THERE WAS A HOCKEY TEAM BY THE NAME OF “VETS” IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1919…THIS IS WHERE THE SWEATER ORIGINATED FROM THEN, BECAUSE THERE WOULDN’T BE MANY HOCKEY CLUBS CALLED “VETS”.” “[MY FATHER] LIVED IN CLARESHOLM AT ONE TIME BECAUSE HIS DAD WAS A MEDICAL DOCTOR AND HE WOULD BE A YOUNG MAN THEN…HE WAS A RURAL DOCTOR, HE WAS A COUNTRY DOCTOR. THEY DEFINITELY LIVED IN THAT AREA AT ONE TIME.” “MY DAD HAD A RINK IN OUR BACK YARD FROM THE POINT THAT HE BOUGHT THREE LOTS IN RED DEER. [THE] FIRST [LOT] WAS THE HOUSE, THE SECOND ONE WAS PLANED OFF FOR A BASEBALL FIELD AND THEN IT WAS HOCKEY RINK IN THE WINTER TIME.” “[THE RINK] WAS FOR US KIDS. IN FACT IT WAS NOT UNCOMMON FOR MOTHER TO BE FEEDING TWO, HALF A DOZEN KIDS IN THE KITCHEN WITH THEIR SKATES ON THAT HAD BEEN PLAYING ON THE RINK ALL MORNING. SHE JUST LET THEM COME IN WITH THEIR GEAR ON AND EVERYTHING AND HAD LUNCH AND THEN THEY’D GO OUT AND PLAY AGAIN AFTER LUNCH.” “I PLAYED HOCKEY ALL MY LIFE TOO. THE BIG THING ABOUT THE SHEET IN THE BACK YARD [WAS] WE HAD TO CARRY THE WATER FROM THE PUMP WHICH WAS ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY. WE WOULD LOAD UP TOBOGGANS AND GO AND GET FIVE GALLON PAILS OF WATER TO FLOOD THE RINK. THERE WAS A LITTLE WORK ATTACHED TO IT ALL SO.” “[MY FATHER] PASSED AWAY IN RED DEER, AND HE’D BEEN IN RED DEER FROM 1939 TIL HIS PASSING.” PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES OF ALBERTA NOTES THAT THE LETHBRIDGE VETS WAS CONSIDERED A SENIOR TEAM. THE VETS WON THE 1919-1920 ALBERTA SENIOR PLAYOFFS, HOWEVER LOST IN THE 1919-1920 WESTERN CANADA ALLAN CUP PLAYOFFS. THE VETS COMPETED IN THE 1922-23 ALBERTA SENIOR PLAYOFFS AGAIN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1923-1924 LIST PALMER AS A PLAYER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE VETS HOCKEY TEAM, AND IN 1926 LIST PALMER AS A PLAYER IN CLARESHOLM, ALBERTA. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT, COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, AND COPIES OF PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES OF ALBERTA RECORDS PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180015000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180015000
Acquisition Date
2018-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
REFEREE VEST
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1924
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19940034004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REFEREE VEST
Date Range From
1915
Date Range To
1924
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1+
Length
54.4
Width
45
Description
COTTON VEST WITH VERTICAL BLUE-GREY STRIPES AND RED DOTS ON FRONT PANELS. WHITE COTTON LINING AND BACKING. TWO POCKETS ON EACH SIDE OF FRONT, WITH FIVE SHANK BUTTONS WITH COTTER PINS ALONG FRONT CLOSURE. HALF BELT AT BACK, WITH STEEL ADJUSTING FIXTURE. SOME EDGES OF FABRIC FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
BELONGED TO GRANDFATHER OF DONOR, ALBERT ARNOLD, WHO WORKED FOR CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND WAS KILLED JULY 30, 1924 WHEN HE FELL FROM A TREE AND HIT CEMENT. VEST MADE BY HIS WIFE, AND WORN AS HE REFEREED FOOTBALL. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY GLADYS CLAY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. GLADYS CLAY WAS RAISED ON A FARM OUTSIDE OF LETHBRIDGE AND ATTENDED SCHOOL IN A ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE IN CRYSTAL LAKE. AT THE AGE OF 14 SHE WAS SENT TO LETHBRIDGE TO LIVE WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SO THAT SHE COULD ATTEND LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. ON NOVEMBER 17, 1945 GLADYS WAS MARRIED TO DONALD “DON” CLAY. GLADYS WAS THE DAUGHTER OF OSCAR WILLETS AND ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD). GLADYS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014. HER HUSBAND DON CLAY PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 8, 2008 AT THE AGE OF 93. OSCAR WILLETS WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ENGLAND, MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. IN 1915 HE JOINED THE 39TH BATTALION AND SERVED OVERSEAS DURING WWI. HE WORKED AS A MINER AT NO. 6 MINE FOLLOWING THE WAR, THEN AS A FARMER IN THE SUNNYSIDE DISTRICT STARTING IN 1926. HE RETIRED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1954. OSCAR PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON MARCH 22, 1975. ALICE LUCY EMILY WILLETS (NEE ARNOLD) WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LONDON, ENGLAND, AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. ALICE WAS MARRIED TO OSCAR WILLETS ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1919. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ALBERT ARNOLD AND ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ALICE WILLETS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON AUGUST 26, 1982. ALICE MATILDA ARNOLD (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WAS BORN IN HAVERSHAM, KENT, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1910. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 IN AUGUST 1957. ALBERT ARNOLD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 50. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON JULY 31, 1924 RECOUNTS THE ACCIDENT THAT CAUSED HIS DEATH: “THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD … AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, OCCURRED LAST NIGHT AT 9:45 AT THE GALT HOSPITAL. MR. ARNOLD WAS ENGAGED IN TRIMMING TREES IN FRONT OF 649 12TH ST., WHEN HE FELL FROM THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS WORKING AND STRUCK THE SIDEWALK WITH HIS HEAD, BEING RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS, FROM WHICH STATE HE NEVER EMERGED. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE GALT HOSPITAL WHERE AN EXAMINATION REVEALED A SLIGHT FRACTURE OF THE SKULL. HE WAS OPERATED ON IN THE AFTERNOON IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF HIS BRAIN CAUSED BY THE FRACTURE, BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS, AND HE DIED AT 9:45PM. MR. ARNOLD, WHO WAS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE, HAD BEEN IN THE CITY THIRTEEN YEARS AND HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON AND OFF FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ONLY THE DAY BEFORE HE HAD CELEBRATED THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MARRIAGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM AUGUST 1, 1924 DISCUSSES THE ACCIDENT FURTHER: “AT AN ENQUIRY HELD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE MAGISTRATE BARKER AS TO WHETHER AN INQUEST ON THE DEATH OF ALBERT ARNOLD WOULD BE NECESSARY, THE MAGISTRATE DECIDED THAT IT WAS A CASE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE GIVEN, DECEASED ON HAD A 13 FOOT FALL FROM THE POINT OF THE LADDER ON WHICH HE WAS STANDING AT THE TIME HE WAS CUTTING TREES ON TWELFTH ST. SOUTH. GEORGE EDWARDS, WHO WAS HOLDING THE LADDER FOR THE DECEASED, DEPOSED TO HIS HAVING A STRONG GRIP ON IT AND TO ITS NOT SLIPPING. THE DECEASED WAS PRUNING OFF THE LIGHT BRANCHES WITH A PRUNING HOOK AND WAS NOT USING A SAW. ANYTHING OF THE THEORY OF HIS BEING ELECTROCUTED BY THE ELECTRIC WIRES WAS DISSIPATED BY THE EVIDENCE OF ED THEOBALD OF THE CITY ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT, WHO SAID THAT THE WIRE WAS AWAY ABOVE THE TOP OF THE TREE. IT IS PRESUMED THAT DECEASED, WHO HAD NOT BEEN VERY WELL LATELY, HAD A SUDDEN FIT OF VERTIGO. DEATH, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL EVIDENCE, RESULTED FROM HEMORRHAGE OF THE BRAIN CAUSED BY THE HEAD OF THE DECEASED STRIKING THE CURB.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P19940034004
Acquisition Date
1994-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1946
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY, ELASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030057000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1946
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY, ELASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SHIRT. 63.0(L). TANK TOP STYLE. MADE OF YELLOW JERSEY. EACH SIDE OF SHIRT HAS A WIDE STRIP OF YELLOW AND GREEN STRIPED ELASTIC SEWN IN. ACROSS FRONT OF SHIRT, IN GREEN FELT, IS "RAMBLERS". ON BACK OF SHIRT, IN GREEN FELT, IS "53". STRAPS OF SHIRT HAVE BEEN FOLDED OVER AND STITCHED (TO SHORTEN THEM). INSIDE NECKLINE IS A TAG THAT READS "ALLSPORTS SUPPLY CO. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA". BELOW THIS IS ANOTHER TAG THAT READS "42 DRY CLEAN". THERE IS A REPAIR ON BACK OF SHIRT AND SMALL STAINS ON THE FRONT. SHIRT IS GENERALLY WORN. 2. SHORTS. 34.0(L) X 48.5(W). SHORTS ARE MADE FROM A SHINY GREEN COTTON. WAISTBAND IS YELLOW, WITH A SHORT GREEN BELT AT CENTER FRONT. FLY OF SHORTS CLOSES WITH 3 WHITE, PLASTIC BUTTONS. SEWN ALONG SIDES OF SHORTS IS A WIDE STRIP OF GREEN AND YELLOW STRIPED ELASTIC. LEG OPENINGS ARE ALSO FINISHED WITH GREEN AND YELLOW STRIPED ELASTIC. ON FRONT OF SHORTS AT BOTTOM RIGHT IS "53" IN YELLOW AND GREEN FELT. THERE IS A REPAIR ON FRONT OF SHORTS AND ALONG CROTCH SEAMS. THERE ARE SMALL STAINS ON BACK OF SHORTS, AND BOTTOM HEMS ARE COMING LOOSE AND FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
UNIFORM WAS WORN BY DONOR'S FATHER, ARTHUR BEATON, IN 1946, AS PART OF THE NEW DAYTON INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL TEAM, THE RAMBLERS. THE START OF BASKETBALL IN NEW DAYTON WAS IN 1909, WITH A BASKETBALL HOOP ERECTED IN ONE OF THE GRAIN ELEVATORS FOR PRACTICE. THEN IN 1917 A LIVERY BARN WAS CONVERTED INTO A HALL PROVIDING A PLACE FOR BASKETBALL, UNTIL 1930 WHEN A NEW STADIUM WAS BUILT. THIS GAVE BIRTH TO HIGH SCHOOL BALL FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS. IT TOOK ALL OF THE BOYS, OR GIRLS, FROM GRADE NINE THROUGH TWELVE, OF THE NEW DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL, TO MAKE UP A TEAM. AFTER THE WAR, IN 1945, AN INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL TEAM KNOWN AS THE RAMBLERS WAS STARTED. IN 1946 THEY WON THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHAMPIONSHIP, AND WENT TO CALGARY FOR THE PROVINICIALS. THERE THEY WON THE PROVINCIAL INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP, WITH ALMOST ALL OF NEW DAYTON CHEERING THEM ON. THE TEAM THAT WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP CONSISTED OF DON AND ALLAN DUNCAN, TOM CRONKHITE, ART BEATON, LARRY ATKINS, GRANT AND JOHN CARNINE, ROME MUELLER, DAVE SIEWERT, LLOYD SKEITH, AND PLAYING COACH REX CAHOON. THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM IN NEW DAYTON DIED ALONG WITH THEIR HIGH SCHOOL IN 1959. ART BEATON WAS BORN MAY 24, 1918, ON THE MACDONALD FARM AT NEW DAYTON, HE ATTENDED SCHOOL IN NEW DAYTON AND TOOK AN ACTIVE PART IN ALL SCHOOL SPORTS, INCLUDING BASEBALL AND RODEO, AS WELL AS BASKETBALL. ART FARMED WITH HIS FATHER FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT ALSO FOUND OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY. HE AND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, JEROME ROAN, HAULED ICE FOR NEW DAYTON, AS WELL AS COAL, HAY AND OATS. THEY ALSO SHOT RABBITS AND SOLD THE PELTS FOR 15 CENTS A PIECE. ART HELPED BUILD ANNEXES AND REPAIRED ELEVATORS, AND IN 1940 HELPED BUILD THE FRANK O'DOUD HOUSE. ART, ALONG WITH 3 OTHER MEN, WORKED FOR TWO YEARS TO GET IRRIGATION IN NEW DAYTON AND SUCCEEDED IN 1970. IN OCTOBER, 1942 ART MARRIED RETA ELIZABETH QUEENER. THEY LIVED ON ART'S FATHER'S FARM FOR TWO YEARS, THEN BUILT A HOME AND MOVED TO THE FARM THAT WOULD LATER BE OWNED BY THEIR SON JERRY. BECAUSE ART PARTICIPATED AND EXCELLED IN MOST SPORTS HE TOOK HIS TURN AT TRAINING, COACHING AND CHAUFFERING THE NEXT GENERATION. HE SERVED ON THE BOARD OF THE GOLF AND GUN CLUB AND WON TWO SILVER TRAYS IN TRAP SHOOTING. HE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE GROUP OF FOUR WHO INSTIGATED CURLING IN NEW DAYTON. HE SERVED SEVERAL YEARS ON THE UNITED CHURCH AND SCHOOL BOARDS, AND HELPED WITH CUBS AND SCOUTS WHEN NEEDED. HE AND HIS WIFE ALSO DONATED THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS WILLINGLY TO ALL COMMUNITY PROJECTS. ART AND RETA HAD THREE CHILDREN, BILL, JERRY AND JUDY (DONOR). IN 1967 ART, RETA AND THEIR SON BILL MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, BUT WOULD RETURN TO NEW DAYTON IN 1976 TO LIVE IN A NEW HOME ON THE FARM. THEY FARMED UNTIL 1986. IN 1992 ART AND RETA MOVED TO WETASKIWIN TO LIVE WITH HIS DAUGHTER JUDY AND HER HUSBAND. ART PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON APRIL 9, 2002, AND HIS WIFE RETA PREDECEASED HIM. DONOR WAS BORN IN NEW DAYTON IN 1949. SHE TOOK NINE YEARS OF SCHOOL THERE AND HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE ALSO TOOK PART IN SPORTS, AND TOOK A HAIR DRESSING COURSE IN WHICH SHE PASSED WITH HONOURS. IN 1968 SHE MARRIED CLARENCE MIKALSON OF VAUXHALL, AND THEY HAD TWO DAUGHTERS. THEY MOVED TO SICAMOUS, B.C., WHERE THEY OWNED A HARDWARE STORE, AND LATER MOVED TO WETASKIWIN. SEE RELATED ARCHIVES DONATION, NEW DAYTON HISTORY BOOK AND PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030057000
Acquisition Date
2004-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SCHNOOKIE MASCOT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, COTTON, NYLON, VINYL, RUBBER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960054002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCHNOOKIE MASCOT
Date
1996
Materials
PAPER, COTTON, NYLON, VINYL, RUBBER, STEEL
No. Pieces
14
Description
1. HEAD: 50CM (D) SPHERICAL HEAD MADE OF PRESSED CARDBOARD COVERED IN WHITE COTTON FUR. HEAD IS IMITATION OF A SNOWMAN'S HEAD WITH TWO LARGE EYES, A RUBBER CARROT NOSE AND SEVEN BLACK DOTS AT BOTTOM FORMING A MOUTH. HEAD HAS TWO EARS MADE OF SAME MATERIAL SEWN TO SIDES. ALSO HAS TWO BLACK FUR EYEBROWS. TOP OF HEAD HAS FOUR NYLON STRAPS WITH VELCRO ENDS FOR ATTACHING HAT. BOTTOM OF HEAD HAS MOLDED CURVES TO FIT OVER SHOULDER AND THICK FOAM PADS ARE MOUNTED ON THE INSIDE OF HEAD FOR COMFORT. AT INSIDE BACK OF HEAD A BATTERY OPERATED FAN IS MOUNTED TO KEEP OCCUPANT COOL. AT LOWER INSIDE BACK OF HEAD A BLACK NYLON LABEL HAS BEEN GLUED WHICH READS "ABOUT FACE MASCOTS LTD. 448-9475 EDMONTON, ALBERTA". RUBBER NOSE IS BENT. 2. BODY SUIT: 80CM (L) X 55CM (D) HOOPED VEST. VEST IS MADE OF WHITE POROUS NYLON SEWN AROUND FOAM PADDING. VEST HAS THREE RINGS OF GREY PLASTIC TUBING TO SUPPORT AND GIVE SHAPE TO VEST. TUBES CLOSE OVER BRASS COLLARS AND VEST HAS WHITE PLASTIC ZIPPER TO CLOSE FRONT. SEWN INSIDE LEFT SHOULDER IS GREEN NYLON LABEL WITH "ABOUT FACE MASCOTS LTD. 448-9475 EDMONTON, ALBERTS" EMBROIDERED ON IT. 3. INNER VEST: 105CM (L) X 32CM (W) GREEN NYLON CHASUBLE STYLE VEST. RECTANGULAR PIECE OF NYLON HAS OVAL HOLE CUT IN CENTER TO FIT OVER HEAD. AT ENDS OF VEST WHICH BECOME BOTTOM, THERE ARE TWO NYLON STRAPS WITH VELCRO ON END TO FASTEN VEST SHUT. ON INSIDE LINING OF VEST ARE FOUR RECTANGULAR POCKETS WITH VELCRO TABS TO SHUT THEM WITH. THESE POCKETS HOLD TEMPERATURE CONTROL PACKS. SEWN TO ONE POCKET IS GREEN LABEL WITH "ABOUT FACE MASCOTS LTD. 448-9475 EDMONTON, ALBERTA" EMBOIDERED ON IT. 4. OUTER VEST: TURQUOISE BLUE NYLON VEST THAT FITS ON OUTSIDE OF MASCOT'S BODY. VEST IS 60CM ACROSS AT SHOULDERS, 90CM AT WAIST AND 60CM TALL. VEST IS TANK TOP STYLE WITH OPEN BACK. HAS TWO SEWN RECTANGULAR HOLES AT CHEST AND TWO IN BACK AT SHOULDER BLADES. SEWN TO CHEST IN BLACK STENCIL SHAPED LETTERS IS "SCHNOOKIE". ABOUT FACE MASCOTS LABEL IS SEWN TO INSIDE FRONT COLLAR. 5. BELT: 200CM (L) X 7CM (W) YELLOW BELT WITH VELCRO FASTENERS. BELT HAS WHITE VINYL BACKING THAT LOOKS LIKE LEATHER WITH YELLOW NYLON FRONT SEWN TO IT. HAS VELCRO TABS AT ENDS TO FASTEN AND ON INSIDE TO SECURE IT TO COSTUME. AT MIDDLE OF BELT IS BLUE NYLON ARCH WITH "1996" SEWN IN BLACK NYLON LETTERS. ON BELT, ALSO SEWN IN BLACK NYLON LETTERS IS "WINTER GAMES". 6. JUMP SUIT: 175CM (T) X 60CM (W) JUMP SUIT MADE OUT OF WHITE COTTON FUR MATERIAL. SUIT HAS WHITE PLASTIC ZIPPER OPENING AT BACK. SLEEVES ARE STRAIGHT CUT AND PANT CUFFS HAVE ELASTIC NYLON STRAPS. SEWN AROUND NECK ARE FOUR BLACK PLASTIC CLIPS FOR FASTENING HEAD TO BODY. HAS TWO VELCRO PATCHES SEWN AROUND WAIST AREA. ABOUT FACE MASCOTS LABEL IS SEWN INSIDE OF COLLAR. EACH SLEEVE HAS ELASTIC NYLON STRAP SEWN IN A LOOP AT CUFF. JUMP SUIT HAS SIMPLE WHITE COTTON LINING. 7. MITTENS: ONE PAIR OF BLUE MITTENS WITH YELLOW CUFFS. EACH MITT MEASURES 31CM (L) X18.5CM (W). EACH MITT IS TIGHT KNIT WOOL WITH GREY COTTON LINING. 8. TOQUE: 80CM (T) X 50CM (W) BLUE AND YELLOW WOOL TOQUE. HAT IS CONICAL IN SHAPE WITH HORIZONTAL STRIPES OF YELLOW, BLUE AND TURQUOISE BLUE. AT TOP OF TOQUE IS TURQUOISE BLUE WOOL POM-POM. WEAVED INTO WOOL IN BLACK VERTICALLY ON TOQUE IS "SCHNOOKIE". INSIDE OF TOQUE IS SUPPORTED WITH BLUE FOAM IMPLANTS. 4 BLACK PLASTIC CLIPS ARE GLUED AROUND EDGE OF HAT ON FOAM TO FASTEN IT TO HEAD. ONE FOAM HAS "HEAD #2" HAND-PRINTED ON IT. ABOUT FACE MASCOTS LABEL IS GLUED TO INSIDE OF HAT. 9. BOOTS: ONE PAIR OF BLUE FOAM BOOTS. EACH IS 36.5CM (T) X 39CM (L) X 21.5CM(W). EACH BOOT HAS BLACK RIDGED RUBBER SOLES WITH BLACK RUBBER EDGING THAT FASTENS IT TO BOOT. EACH BOOT IS THICK FOAM WITH TURQUOISE BLUE NYLON COVERING AND DARK BLUE WOOL TOPS. DOWN CENTER LINE OF BOOT IS 7.5CM WIDE YELLOW STRIP WITH BLACK LACES CRISS-CROSSED. 10. CHARGING ADAPTER: 5.9CM X 5CM X 4CM BLACK PLASTIC BOX WITH TWO STEEL BLADES THAT HAVE SMALL HOLES IN END. ON TOP IS LOWERED SQUARE AREA WITH BLACK LABEL THAT HAS WHITE WRITING WHICH READS "MODE PLUG-IN CLASS 2 TRANSFORMER". ALSO HAS "UL" INSIDE CIRCLE AND "SA" INSIDE "C" AND "MODEL NO. DV-1250 LR19916" WITH "PART NO. 68-125-1". ALSO HAS ELECTRICAL INFORMATION. AT BOTTOM LEFT IS "MADE IN CHINA". ON BACK "CAUTION INDOOR USE ONLY" IS RAISED FROM PLASTIC AND "1294" IS STAMPED BENEATH IT. 181.5CM BLACK AND WHITE PLASTIC COVERED CORD IS ATTACHED TO BOX. AT END OF CORD IS GREEN AND WHITE PLASTIC COVERED TWO PINNED PLUG. 11. BAG: 71.5CM X 71CM X 60.5CM GREEN NYLON BAG. BAG HAS 118.5CM WHITE PLASTIC ZIPPER WITH TWO STEEL CLOSING TAGS. BAG IS SINGLE PIECE WITH TWO SIDES SEWN TO IT. ON SIDES ARE TWO LONG LENGTHS OF GREY VINYL STRAPPING. THE ENDS ARE SEWN TO SIDE OF BAGS CREATING TWO LOOP STRAPS. ONE STRAP HAS ABOUT FACE MASCOTS LABEL SEWN TO IT. 12. INSTRUCTION SHEET: SINGLE WHITE SHEET PRINTED WITH BLUE INK. HAS PICTURE OF DOG AND RABBIT AT TOP, AND "BE WISE PLAN AHEAD" AS LEADER SENTENCE. FOLLOWS WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF MASCOT. WATER DAMAGED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
MASCOT COSTUME WAS USED IN THE 1996 CANADA WINTER GAMES WHICH WERE HELD IN LETHBRIDGE. THE NAME SCHNOOKIE IS TAKEN FROM THE WORD "CHINOOK".
Catalogue Number
P19960054002
Acquisition Date
1996-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20010047047
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CARDIGAN
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
64.5
Width
42.0
Description
LEIGHT BEIGE, KNITTED WOOL CARDIGAN. HAS A RED STRIPE AROUND NECKLINE AND CONTINUING DOWN FRONT OPENING. HAS 4 WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS FOR CLOSURES. HAS 2 PATCH POCKETS ON WAIST, EACH WITH A RED STRIPE ACROSS THE TOP. RIGHT ARM HAS 3 RED STRIPES. THERE IS A RED PATCH, IN THE SHAPE OF A "W" SEWN OVER LEFT HAND PATCH POCKET. THERE ARE 3 PATCHES SEWN ONTO LEFT ARM OF SWEATER, ALL ARE RED WITH WHITE LETTERS. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM THEY READ "BASKETBALL" "TRACK" "CHEERLEADER". A TAG INSIDE NECKLINE READS "100% BRITISH WORSTED WOOL NYLON REINFORCED WHITE RAM CASUAL WHITE RAM SWEATERS-CALGARY". FRONT OF SWEATER HAS A HOLE NEAR OPENING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
SWEATER OWNED BY ELAINE LIEBELT WHO ATTENDED WARNER HIGH SCHOOL IN THE LATE 1950S, GRADUATING IN 1960. DURING JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ELAINE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN ALL ASPECTS OF SCHOOL LIFE. IT IS SAID THAT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL, ELAINE HAD SOME ACTIVITY EVERY NOON HOUR, AFTER SCHOOL AND EVENING. SHE PARTICIPATED IN BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, TRACK AND FIELD, SCHOOL BAND (PLAYED TROMBONE) AND WAS A MAJORETTE AND CHEERLEADER. ELAINE ALSO STUDIED PIANO UNTIL GRADE 9 AND IN HIGH SCHOOL WAS YEARBOOK EDITOR AND WAS PART OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL. ELAINE ATTENDED THE PROVINCIAL RECREATION LEADER TRAINING SCHOOL IN 1958 AND 1959 SPONSORED BY THE WARNER COMMUNITY AND TAUGHT CLASSES IN THE COMMUNITY UNTIL SHE WENT TO UNIVERSITY. ELAINE PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL FOR THE WARNER WARRIORETTES FROM THE TIME SHE WAS IN GRADE 8 AND ONCE IN HIGHSCHOOL, SHE COACHED THE WARNER JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS’ TEAM. ELAINE LEFT WARNER IN 1960 TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (U OF A AT CALGARY AT THAT TIME). SHE GRADUATED IN 1963 WITH BA IN SOCIOLOGY. DURING UNIVERSITY SHE PLAYED VOLLEYBALL, WAS A BASKETBALL CHEERLEADER, AND EDITED THE TALLY STICK (U OF C YEARBOOK) IN HER FINAL YEAR. ELAINE’S CAREER TOOK HER TO VERMILION ALBERTA AND BACK TO LETHBRIDGE AS A SOCIAL WORKER WITH THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. SHE THEN MOVED TO CALGARY WHERE SHE WAS A RECREATION CONSULTANT FOR ALBERTA CULTURE YOUTH AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1969 SHE JOINED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WORKING FOR CANADA MANPOWER CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY AND LATER BECAME A SUPERVISOR AT THE EDMONTON CANADA EMPLOYMENT CENTRE. IN 1969 SHE JOINED THE CANADA IMMIGRATION CENTRE AS AN IMMIGRATION ADJUDICATOR (IMMIGRATION JUDGE) IN CALGARY AND EDMONTON CONDUCTING HEARINGS ACROSS THE PRAIRIES. SHE SUBSEQUENTLY BECAME A SECTION HEAD OF ADJUDICATION DIRECTORATE FOR THE PRAIRIES AND WORKED IN EDMONTON, VANCOUVER, AND OTTAWA. AT HER RETIREMENT IN 1997 SHE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE TO BE NEARER TO FAMILY AND BECAUSE HER HEART HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN ALBERTA. AMONG THE DONATED ITEMS ARE SOME ALL-STAR MEDALS, HER SCHOOL SWEATER WITH SEVERAL AWARD PATCHES, AND A RED MAJORETTE COSTUME (THAT WOULD NOW FIT AROUND HER LEFT KNEE). ELAINE RECEIVED SPORTS PATCHES FOR ALL THE SPORTS AVAILABLE IN WARNER HIGH SCHOOL IN THE LATE 1950’S. ___________ AT THE GALT’S REQUEST IN APRIL 2010, DONOR ELAINE LIEBELT PROVIDED MORE DETAILS WITH REGARDS TO HER PERSONAL OWNERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL SWEATER AND RELATED OBJECTS P20010047048-55. THE NARRATIVE BELOW IS IN HER OWN WORDS. FOR A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EMAIL, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. “DURING HIGH SCHOOL, I RECEIVED SPORTS PATCHES FOR ALL THE SPORTS AVAILABLE IN WARNER HIGH SCHOOL IN THE LATE 1950’S. IN ADDITION TO BEING VERY INVOLVED IN SPORTS, I WAS ACTIVE ON THE STUDENTS COUNCIL AS WELL. ALL STUDENTS COULD PURCHASE A SCHOOL SWEATER AND A SCHOOL JACKET BUT THE PATCHES AND CRESTS WERE AWARDED AT YEAR END EVENTS SO IT WAS AN HONOUR TO HAVE “MANY” PATCHES DOWN THE ARM. MY RECALL IS THAT WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST SMALL SCHOOLS TO UNDERTAKE THIS TYPE OF “PATCH” RECOGNITION. AFTER ALL, THE SAME PEOPLE WHO EXCELLED IN SPORTS ALSO RAN THE STUDENTS COUNCIL, (AND WERE USUALLY THE SAME ONES WHO WERE IN SCHOOL BAND AND OTHER CLUBS) SO WE COULD SET THINGS UP THE WAY WE WANTED. I REMEMBER THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT AWARDING ACADEMIC OR SCHOOL PARTICIPATION PATCHES BUT I DO NOT KNOW IF THAT EVERY CAME ABOUT. IN THE 1950’S WARNER WAS A TOWN OF 200 PEOPLE WITH 200 CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL. WARNER SCHOOL WAS THE FIRST “CONSOLIDATED” SCHOOL IN ALBERTA WHICH BROUGHT IN CHILDREN FROM A LARGER RURAL AREA. THERE WERE LOTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE CONSIDERING THE SIZE OF THE TOWN. I WAS INVOLVED IN SPORTS FROM THE TIME I WAS LITTLE. MY MOTHER HAD PLAYED BASKETBALL WHEN SHE ATTENDED THE OLDS COLLEGE AND SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE WARNER CURLING CLUB. MY DAD PLAYED BASEBALL AROUND SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER AND HE WAS A VERY ACTIVE CURLER FOR MANY YEARS. ALL FOUR OF THE LIEBELT CHILDREN WERE ACTIVE IN SPORTS AND WE WERE ALL GOOD ATHLETES. ACTUALLY, I WAS A PRETTY BIG SPORTS STAR IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA (NOT HARD TO DO WHEN THE COMMUNITIES ARE THAT SMALL). (BIG FISH – SMALL POND) BASKETBALL WAS MY PRIMARY SPORT. I HELD THE BASKETBALL HIGH SCORING RECORD FOR THE LEAGUE FOR SEVERAL YEARS (200 POINTS IN ONE SEASON AS I RECALL). I AM SURE IT HAS LONG SINCE BEEN SURPASSED. I WAS ALSO KNOWN FOR MY “KILLER” HOOK SHOT OFF THE CENTER POST. I PLAYED CENTRE ON THE WARNER WARRIORETTES BASKETBALL TEAM. I ALSO HELD VARIOUS TRACK & FIELD RECORDS FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME, ESPECIALLY IN SHORT DISTANCE TRACK EVENTS. DURING HIGH SCHOOL, I WENT TO DIVISIONAL TRACK MEETS IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE CIVIC CENTRE TRACK WITH THE WARNER TEAM. MY PARENTS, JAKE AND PEARL LIEBELT, WERE ALWAYS INVOLVED IN DRIVING CARLOADS OF KIDS TO THE VARIOUS WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS AND LEAGUE GAMES. THEY WERE GREAT SUPPORTERS OF SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY EVENTS. BECAUSE MY PARENTS WERE ALWAYS AROUND, THE LIEBELT KIDS COULDN’T GET AWAY WITH MUCH. ACTUALLY, IN RETROSPECT, IT WAS GREAT THAT THEY WERE ALWAYS THERE TO SUPPORT US. MOST SPORTS WERE CENTERED IN THE SCHOOL THROUGH INTERSCHOOL LEAGUES. WARNER, MILK RIVER, COUTTS, MASINASIN, NEW DAYTON AND WRENTHAM COMPRISED THE SUNSHINE LEAGUE. THE MASINASIN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM WERE OUR BIGGEST RIVALS THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. THEY WERE REALLY TOUGH AND REALLY MEAN!! THE WRENTHAM GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM WAS ALSO VERY STRONG SOME YEARS. I KNOW WARNER HIGHSCHOOL WARRIORETTES WENT TO DIVISION PLAYOFFS AS SUNSHINE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS IN 1956 (SEE CREST AT P20010047049) BUT I DON’T THINK WE EVER MADE IT TO PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WHILE I WAS IN THE SCHOOL. WHEN WE WON THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS, I WAS IN GRADE 8 PLAYING ON THE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM. THAT IN ITSELF WAS A GREAT HONOUR, BUT ALSO A BIG RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE, AS THE YOUNGEST MEMBER ON THE TEAM, I BELIEVED IT WAS NECESSARY, IN MY MIND, THAT I ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW WELL I PERFORMED AT THE DIVISION FINALS. MOST STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN SOME SPORTS IN THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY AND, WHETHER THEY WERE GREAT OR JUST AVERAGE, THEY WERE ALL INCLUDED AND GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE. I BELIEVE THERE WAS LESS EMPHASIS ON INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION AT THAT TIME, THAN THERE IS NOW. BUT MANY OF THOSE SMALL SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL AT USING AND BUILDING ON THE TALENT THEY HAD. AS I RECALL, THERE WERE SUNSHINE LEAGUE SPORTS (OR AT LEAST INTER-SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS) IN BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, CURLING, TRACK AND FIELD. BASEBALL, CURLING AND HOCKEY WERE NOT AS DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SCHOOL BUT THE LEAGUES USUALLY INCLUDED THE SAME 6 COMMUNITIES. WHILE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, I ALSO COACHED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL AND TAUGHT WOMEN’S KEEP FIT CLASSES; THIS AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING RECREATION LEADERSHIP SCHOOL IN GRADES 11 AND 12 (I MENTIONED THIS SOMEWHERE ELSE IN MY RAMBLINGS.) WHEN I WENT TO UNIVERSITY, I PLAYED VOLLEYBALL AND WAS A CHEERLEADER (FOR BASKETBALL) AT THE U OF CALGARY. MY MAJOR MEMORY OF UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL IS THAT OF PLAYING IN TOURNAMENTS WITH TWO BADLY SPRAINED THUMBS; I USUALLY REMEMBER THIS EVENT WHENEVER THE ARTHRITIS IN MY HANDS ACTS UP. I WAS A CURLER IN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY AND CONTINUED TO CURL IN OCCASIONAL BONSPIELS WHILE I WAS WORKING. CURLING WAS ALWAYS A RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY FOR ME. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY HAVE BEEN AND ARE NOW SERIOUS COMPETITIVE CURLERS. I GRADUATED IN JUNE 1960.” ****
Catalogue Number
P20010047047
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
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
Less detail
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
Less detail
Other Name
SKI BOOTS (PAIR)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19920057004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SKI BOOTS (PAIR)
Date
1943
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.0
Length
28.0
Width
10.0
Description
LEATHER UPPER & SOLE WITH YELLOW LACES & LEATHER STRAP. ANGLE BOOT. NOTCHED HEEL FOR CABLE BINDING. SMOOTH SOLE & HEEL. HARD TOE. LEATHER TABS AT BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
LEISURE
History
BOOTS PURCHASED WITH SKIS AS A SET IN 1943, FROM CONSUMERS HARDWARE LOCATED ON 3 AVENUE. COST $8.95 FOR SET. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THOSE DONATED BY LLOYD TRONE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS FOUND IN HIS OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 1, 2010 ISSUE OF THE CROWSNEST PASS HERALD. LLOYD TRONE WAS BORN IN 1928 IN MEDICINE HAT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1930. HE WORKED FOR CANADA PACKERS FOR 25 YEARS AND RETIRED TO THE CROWSNEST PASS, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN MAY 2010. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19990049001-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF DONOR'S OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19920057004
Acquisition Date
1992-12
Collection
Museum
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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
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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
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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
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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
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