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Other Name
ALBERTA WINTER GAMES HOST UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20020078002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA WINTER GAMES HOST UNIFORM
Date
1996
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
62.0
Description
FRONT OF VEST IS TURQUOISE NYLON. BACK AND FRONT LINING ARE ROYAL BLUE POLYESTER. NYLON HAS A "CRINKLED" EFFECT. FRONT OF VEST IS OPEN (HAS NO CLOSURES). EACH SIDE OF FRONT COMES TO A POINT AT THE BOTTOM; BACK OF VEST ALSO COMES TO A POINT AT BOTTOM AND HAS AN UPSIDE DOWN V-SHAPE CUT OUT AT CENTER BOTTOM. BACK OF VEST HAS 2 TIES IN CENTER NEAR BOTTOM. INSIDE NECKLINE ARE 2 TAGS THAT READ "FLAG WEAR" AND "M/M". ALSO INSIDE VEST IS A TAG WITH MANUFACTURING INFORMATION AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR WAS A VOLUNTEER AT THE 1996 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES, HOSTED IN LETHBRIDGE. PART OF THE HOST UNIFORM WORN BY DONOR. PIECES WERE PURCHASED AT THE WINTER GAMES OFFICE AT #413 - 909 3RD AVENUE, NORTH AND WERE WORN WITH BLACK PANTS AND BLACK SWEATER/TURTLENECK. SEE HARD COPY FOR ALBERTA WINTER GAMES VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTERS. REFER TO ARCHIVAL DONATION. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET DONATED BY LIL KEMPENAAR. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME. LUDMILA “LIL” ANNE KEMPENAAR (NEE HRNCIRIK) WAS BORN ON JUNE 9, 1948 IN LETHBRIDGE TO PARENTS VENCL AND MARIE HRNCIRIK (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SHE WAS RAISED ON A FARM NEAR TURIN AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1963, WHERE SHE ATTENDED CCH, GRADUATING IN 1966. SHE THEN ATTENDED OLDS COLLEGE, RECEIVING A DEGREE IN FASHION AND DESIGN IN 1967. SHE WAS MARRIED TO BENNY TED KEMPENAAR ON JUNE 15, 1968. LIL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 63 ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2011. THE 1996 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES WERE HELD IN LETHBRIDGE FEBRUARY 22-25, 1996. IT WAS AN EVENT FOR 2500 YOUNG ALBERTAN ATHLETES, AGED 12 TO 17, COMPETING IN 23 DIFFERENT SPORTS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND AN OBITUARY FROM CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME.
Catalogue Number
P20020078002
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
REFEREE
Date Range From
2002
Date Range To
2012
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20120037001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REFEREE
Date Range From
2002
Date Range To
2012
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Height
85
Length
92.73.92.7
Width
3.4
Description
REFEREE SHIRT, POLYESTER WITH BLACK AND WHITE VERTICAL STRIPES. BLACK BAND AT SHORT SLEEVE CUFFS AND COLLAR. SINGLE BLACK BUTTON AT BOTTOM OF V-NECK COLLAR. LEFT SHOULDER EMBROIDERED WITH RED THREAD, “ABOA,” WITH BASKETBALL MOTIF FOR LETTER, “O.” REVERSE PANEL EXTENDS FARTHER DOWN THAN FRONT PANEL. TAG IN COLLAR READS, “DALCO ATHLETIC, 100% POLYESTER, RW89433, MADE IN USA, ADULT XL, MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE COLORS, TUMBLE DRY, USE NO BLEACH.”
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
WHEN QUESTIONED BY GALT COLLECTIONS STAFF ON OCTOBER 15, 2012, DONOR BILL HALMA RELATED TO STAFF THAT HE, “PROBABLY HAD THE SHIRT FOR TEN YEARS. THE ABOA (ALBERTA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION) EMBROIDERED CREST ON THE SHIRT’S SLEEVE CAME INTO EXISTENCE APPROXIMATELY TEN YEARS AGO IN 2002 WHEN FEBA RULES WERE BROUGHT INTO FORCE. CHANGES IN INSIGNIA OR EVEN THE POST-FEBA INTRODUCTION OF STRIPPED SHIRTS ENABLE THE SHIRT’S DATING. THE SHIRT WAS WORN IN THE PAST YEAR ALBEIT IN VERY LIMITED (LOCAL) CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO THE ABOA CREST’S DISCONTINUATION ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO. THE ISSUE AROSE THAT THE WEARER’S IDENTIFICATION WITH A PROVINCE (AKA. ALBERTA) MAY LEAD SOME TO CHALLENGE HIS/HER IMPARTIALITY (AKA. CALLS BENEFICIAL TO SAME PROVINCE’S TEAM).” THE SHIRT WAS WORN ACROSS SOUTHERN ALBERTA, RANGING IN COMMUNITIES FROM NANTON (NORTH) AND MILK RIVER (SOUTH) TO THE CROWSNEST PASS (WEST) AND MEDICINE HAT (EAST). HALMA AND OTHER OFFICIALS ORDERED THEIR APPAREL WHOLESALE THROUGH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION, BASED OUT OF THE ASSOCIATION’S TREASURER’S HOME. THE ASSOCIATION SOURCED THE SHIRTS IN BULK FROM DISTRIBUTORS SUCH AS REFEREES.COM. IN CONTRAST TO SOME OTHER OFFICIALS WHO EXERCISE LESS CARE IN THEIR SHIRT’S MAINTENANCE, THE DONOR CLAIMED, “I HAVE ½ DOZEN JERSEYS WASHED AND READY TO GO”, SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM STAFF’S OBSERVATION THAT THE DONATED JERSEY WAS “LIKE NEW.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORD AND P20120037002.
Catalogue Number
P20120037001
Acquisition Date
2012-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JUDOGI
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980052003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JUDOGI
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
89
Width
142.6 (SLEEVES)
Description
HEAVY WOVEN WHITE COTTON JUDOGI. OPEN AT FRONT; NO BUTTONS OR FASTENERS. FOUR ROWS OF MACHINE STITCHING FORM RIBBED TRIM ALONG JACKET FRONT. UPPER HALF OF TOP TIGHTLY WOVEN BUT TEXTURED; LOWER HALF HAS DIAMOND-PATTERN EMBROIDERY CREATING QUILTED EFFECT. SLITS, 20CM (L), AT BOTTOM OF EACH SIDE SEAM. AT BOTTOM OF LEFT FRONT LAPEL TRIM IS TAG EMBROIDERED WITH JAPANESE FLAG AND CHARACTERS. UNIFORM SLIGHTLY YELLOWED THROUGHOUT; SMALL TEARS FROM WEAR ALONG COLLAR/LAPEL TRIM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
OUTFIT BELONGED TO DONOR'S BROTHER, DONALD EDWARD SMYKE. WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN JUDO TEAM AND THE JUDO CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE UNDER YOSHIO (YOSH) SENDA'S INSTRUCTION BETWEEN 1950 AND 1960. UNIFORM WAS PURCHASED FROM JUDO CLUB. DONALD WAS THE LAST OF DONOR'S THREE OLDER BROTHERS; HE PASSED AWAY IN 1998. ACCORDING TO DONOR, FAMILY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE ALL THEIR LIVES, BUT SOME WERE BORN IN COUTTS; ALL WENT TO SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S GRANDPARENTS MOVED TO COUTTS, WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL THEIR DEATH. PARENTS MOVED FROM THE DAKOTAS TO COUTTS. DONALD SMYKE LIVED ON AN ACREAGE OUTSIDE COALHURST, AND HAD WORKED FOR THE C.P.R. TRANSPORT. **NOTE: DONOR WISHES DONALD SMYKE TO BE IDENTIFIED AS DONOR WHEN ITEMS ARE DISPLAYED. SEE P19980052001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JUDO SUIT DONATED BY BUD SMYKE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. BUDDY “BUD” MELVIN SMYKE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 64 ON FEBRUARY 22, 2001. HE WAS THE SON OF FRANK WILLIAM SMYKE AND EMILY JEANETTE SMYKE (NEE RHODE/ROADY). HIS BROTHERS WERE JAMES FRANK SMYKE (DIED AGE 61 ON MARCH 12, 1993); DONALD EDWARD SMYKE (DIED AGE 64 ON JUNE 28, 1998); AND LYLLE DOUGLAS SMYKE (DIED AGE 56 ON AUGUST 5, 1992). FRANK WILLIAM SMYKE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 ON NOVEMBER 3, 1977. EMILY JEANETTE SMYKE (NEE RHODE/ROADY) WAS BORN IN NORTH DAKOTA AND MOVED TO JENSEN, SK AS A CHILD. IN 1929 SHE MOVED TO COUTTS, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1942. SHE WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL AND PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 57 IN AUGUST 1963. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19980052003
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SATIN, POLYESTER, SATIN THREAD, METALLIC THREAD
Catalogue Number
P19860038000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date
1967
Materials
SATIN, POLYESTER, SATIN THREAD, METALLIC THREAD
No. Pieces
2
Description
BLACK, GOLD, RED, BLUE, GREEN, PINK, ORANGE. SIZE MEDIUM. BLACK SATIN JAPANESE KIMONO WITH GOLD POLYESTER LINING, SEWN ENTIRELY BY HAND. EMBROIDERED ON FRONT PANELS AND BOTH SLEEVES IN GOLD METALLIC AND ORANGE THREAD ARE SWIRL DESIGNS. EMBROIDERED ON BACK ARE GOLD METALLIC PADDED DRAGON, GREEN TREES, PINK, BLUE, RED, WHITE PAGODA ROOF AND A GOLD & SILVER METALLIC PADDED TIGER. 1.4 CM SATIN BELT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR PURCHASED THE KIMONO WHEN HE VISITED JAPAN IN 1967. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A KIMONO DONATED BY FRED KING. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. FREDERICK “FRED” THOMAS KING WAS BORN IN LONDON, ENGLAND ON JANUARY 21, 1904 AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1919, ARRIVING IN EITHER MAPLE CREEK, SK OR SWIFT CURRENT, SK. HE LIVED IN WINNIPEG, MB FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WHERE HE “TOOK A FARM ENGINEERING COURSE … THEN [HE] WORKED FOR CP RAIL’S CONSTRUCTION BRANCH IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE ALSO WORKED ON BUILDING THE MAPLE LEAF REFINERY AT COUTTS BEFORE COMING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1927 TO OPEN A SERVICE STATION” ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT HIS DEATH PUBLISHED ON MARCH 10, 1986 IN THE HERALD. THIS ARTICLE CONTINUES: “HE WORKED FOR BAALIM MOTORS FOR YEARS. HIS DRIVE FOR INDEPENDENCE RESULTED IN FRED KING MOTORS IN 1945, WITH A STUDEBAKER FRANCHISE. THREE YEARS LATER, HE OPENED BRAND NEW PREMISES AT 11TH STREET AND 3RD AVENUE S. WHEN STUDEBAKER CEASED TO MANUFACTURE CARS, KING SECURED A CHRYSLER DEALERSHIP (DODGE AND DESOTO) WHICH HE OPERATED UNTIL RETIRING IN 1972.” THIS ARTICLE ALSO LISTS FRED’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE MILITARY/MILITIA, AND INVOLVEMENT IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY GROUPS INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE GYRO CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE GOLD AND COUNTRY CLUB, THE CHINOOK CLUB, THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, AS WELL AS SERVING MORE THAN 52 YEARS WITH THE LETHBRIDGE SHRINE CLUB. FRED’S OBITUARY, PUBLISHED ON MARCH 11, 1986 LISTS HIS ACHIEVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTS: “MR. KING WAS APPOINTED HONORARY LIEUTENANT COL. 18TH FIELD RGT. ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY 1965 AND HONORARY COL. 1969-1977. HE WAS ALSO APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA FROM 1971-1977 AND SERVED ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ALBERTA ARMY CADET LEAGUE FROM 1971-1978 AND WAS PRESIDENT FROM 1975-1976.” FRED’S FIRST WIFE, MARY KING (NEE MCNAUGHTON) PASSED AWAY IN 1963. SHE WAS A TEACHER AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. FOLLOWING HER DEATH, FRED WAS REMARRIED TO NANCY TIDMARSH. FRED PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON MARCH 8, 1986. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19860038000
Acquisition Date
1985-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
GIRL'S BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, ELASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010033001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIRL'S BASKETBALL UNIFORM
Date
1981
Materials
NYLON, ELASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
65.5
Width
64.0
Description
1. SHIRT. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. MADE FROM STRETCHY BLUE NYLON. HAS A V-SHAPED NECKLINE AND SHORT SLEEVES; NECKLINE AND SLEEVES ARE TRIMMED WITH NAVY BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED ELASTIC. SILKSCREENED ON FRONT OF SHIRT IS "8" AND "CCHS BASKETBALL". "8" IS ALSO SILKSCREENED ON BACK OF SHIRT. A TAG INSIDE SHIRT IS MOSTLY FADED AWAY, BUT READS "SPORTSWEAR LTD. 1330 MAIN ST. WINNIPEG CANADA". HEMLINE IS COMING LOOSE. 2. SHORTS. 39.0 X 45.5. MADE FROM STRETCHY BLUE NYLON. WAISTBAND IS A BAND OF WHITE AND NAVY BLUE STRIPED ELASTIC. SHORTS HAVE NAVY BLUE TRIM DOWN SIDES AND AROUND LEGS. FRONT OF SHORTS CLOSE WITH A STEEL ZIPPER AND 2 STEEL SNAPS. A TAG INSIDE SHORTS READS "HARV-AL KNIT . . .HARV-AL SPORTSWEAR LTD.". SOME SEAMS ARE COMING LOOSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
USED BY SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM, AT CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, IN LETHBRIDGE. THIS UNIFORM WAS USED IN 1981 WHEN THE TEAM WON THE 4A PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP. UNIFORM WAS USED IN MUSEUM'S 2001 "SPORTS LEGACY" EXHIBITION. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BASKETBALL UNIFORM DONATED BY CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE "C.C.H.S. LIVE! 81" YEARBOOK. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED MARCH 19, 1981 THE GIRLS’ PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WAS HELD THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 20-22, 1981 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. “CATHOLIC CENTRAL CITTENS, COACHED BY CAL O’BRIEN, WILL COMPETE IN THE 3A GIRLS’ PROVINCIALS AT A.B. JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL IN EDMONTON. THE CITTENS PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME THRUSDAY AGAINST EDMONTON ARCHBISHOP MACDONALD.” ANOTHER ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 26, 1981 GIVES THE RESULTS OF THE TOURNAMENT: “CATHOLIC CENTRAL CITTENS CARTED OFF MOST OF THE HARDWARE AND THE ANNUAL CHINOOK GIRLS’ LEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL AWARDS BANQUET WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE LABOR CLUB. CITTENS, COACHED BY CAL O’BRIEN, WERE AWARDED THE CHINOOK LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY ON THE BASIS OF THEIR 13/1 REGULAR-SEASON MARK AND ALSO RECEIVED THE 3A GIRLS’ PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY, EARNED LAST WEEKEND IN EDMONTON WHEN THEY DEFEATED CALGARY SPRINGBANK 63-41 IN THE FINAL.” THE CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK FROM 1981 LISTS THE PLAYERS, WITH A PHOTOGRAPH, BUT NONE OF THE YOUNG WOMEN ARE WEARING THE NUMBER 8. THE YEARBOOK LISTS THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS: SHERRY KROPINAK, DAWN FRY, KATHY KINAHAN, ROMINA FEHER (C), CAROLYN HAMILTON, VANESSA PITTMAN, DEE MARTIN, DORI RODZINYAK, CAROLINE AMBROZIC (C), SANDRA YANOSKI, LINDA SMITH, AND COACH O’BRIEN. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE "C.C.H.S. LIVE! 81" YEARBOOK.
Catalogue Number
P20010033001
Acquisition Date
2001-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
JUDO PANTS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980052001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JUDO PANTS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.5
Width
67.8
Description
PAIR LIGHT WHITE COTTON STRAIGHT-LEG JUDO PANTS WITH DRAWSTRING WAIST. ONE BELT LOOP AT FRONT OF WAIST. EXTRA PATCH OF FABRIC STITCHED TO CROTCH AREA. LARGE TEARS; PANTS HAVE BEEN REPAIRED IN NUMEROUS AREAS, ESPECIALLY AT BOTTOM OF LEGS AND ALONG BACK OF RIGHT LEG. RECTANGULAR REINFORCEMENT/PATCH ON EACH KNEE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
OUTFIT BELONGED TO DONOR'S BROTHER, DONALD EDWARD SMYKE. WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN JUDO TEAM, AND THE JUDO CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE UNDER YOSH SENDA'S INSTRUCTION BETWEEN 1950 AND 1960. UNIFORM WAS PURCHASED FROM JUDO CLUB. DONALD WAS THE LAST OF DONOR'S THREE OLDER BROTHERS; HE PASSED AWAY IN 1998. ACCORDING TO DONOR, FAMILY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE ALL THEIR LIVES, BUT SOME WERE BORN IN COUTTS; ALL WENT TO SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR'S GRANDPARENTS MOVED TO COUTTS, WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL THEIR DEATH. PARENTS MOVED FROM THE DAKOTAS TO COUTTS. DONALD SMYKE LIVED ON AN ACREAGE OUTSIDE COALHURST, AND HAD WORKED FOR THE C.P.R. TRANSPORT. JUDO WAS INTRODUCED INTO THE PROVINCE IN 1943 WHEN YOSHIO KATSUTU ESTABLISHED THE RAYMOND JUDO CLUB. MR. KATSUTU WAS BORN IN 1904 IN OKAYAMA, JAPAN, WHERE HE STUDIED JUDO. HE EMIGRATED TO BC IN 1934, AND WAS RELOCATED TO RAYMOND AREA IN 1942. HE WAS INSTRUCTOR WITH THE CLUB FOR 23 YEARS. YOSH SENDA WAS AN ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR WHEN THE CLUB FIRST STARTED, AND STAYED 9 YEARS THERE. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952 AND TAUGHT JUDO HERE. THE CLUB WAS DISBANDED IN 1966. SENDA COACHED THE YMCA JUDO CLUB FOR 26 YEARS; WAS U OF L JUDO COACH FOR 11 YEARS, WAS A CHAMPION AT A 1937 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, AND A PROVINCIAL CHAMP IN 1958 AND 1959. HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE CANADIAN AMATEUR ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME ON JULY 18, 1979. HE WAS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED INSTRUCTOR. ***PLEASE NOTE: DONOR WISHES DONALD SMYKE TO BE IDENTIFIED AS DONOR WHEN ITEMS ARE DISPLAYED. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JUDO SUIT DONATED BY BUD SMYKE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. BUDDY “BUD” MELVIN SMYKE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 64 ON FEBRUARY 22, 2001. HE WAS THE SON OF FRANK WILLIAM SMYKE AND EMILY JEANETTE SMYKE (NEE RHODE/ROADY). HIS BROTHERS WERE JAMES FRANK SMYKE (DIED AGE 61 ON MARCH 12, 1993); DONALD EDWARD SMYKE (DIED AGE 64 ON JUNE 28, 1998); AND LYLLE DOUGLAS SMYKE (DIED AGE 56 ON AUGUST 5, 1992). FRANK WILLIAM SMYKE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 ON NOVEMBER 3, 1977. EMILY JEANETTE SMYKE (NEE RHODE/ROADY) WAS BORN IN NORTH DAKOTA AND MOVED TO JENSEN, SK AS A CHILD. IN 1929 SHE MOVED TO COUTTS, THEN TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1942. SHE WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE MARQUIS HOTEL AND PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 57 IN AUGUST 1963. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19980052001
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WOMAN'S OUTFIT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19840004000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S OUTFIT
Date
1963
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Description
WOMEN'S SUIT. .1 SKIRT, SIZE 12-14. WOOL, COTTON. ROYAL BLUE. STRAIGHT LINE SKIRT. BACK KICK PLEAT. SIDE PLASTIC ZIPPER CLOSURE. BLACK COTTON FACING AT WAISTLINE. HANDWOVEN MATERIAL, MACHINE SEWN SUIT. .2 JACKET. SIZE 10. WOOL BOUCLE'. ROYAL BLUE, SKY BLUE. BOLERO STYLE. 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES. JACKET FACING MADE FROM SAME MATERIAL AS SKIRT. HAND WOVEN MATERIAL. MACHINE SEWN JACKET. SMALL STAIN IN FRONT RIGHT HIP EVEN. YELLOWISH STAIN AT BACK OF NECK ON COLLAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
TRADES
History
DONOR BORN IN PILOT MOUNTAIN, MANITOBA IN 1897. GEORGE ELFORD DICKSON BORN ABOUT 1900 IN MANITOBA, DIED 1983. MARRIED IN CLARESHOLM IN 1925. EMPLOYED BY BANK OF COMMERCE IN MANY SOUTHERN ALBERTA LOCATIONS. THEY RETIRED TO CLARESHOLM ABOUT 1962. BOTH ACTIVE & COMPETENT IN WEAVING. BEGAN AS HOBBY IN 1930'S AFTER WATCHING A DISPLAY AT CALGARY STAMPEDE. THEY WOVE MATERIAL & SOLD YARDAGE. WOOL BOUGHT FROM THE CEREAL GRAIN COIN WINNIPEG. DONOR TRAINED AT BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS & TOOK A WEAVING COURSE AT OLDS SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE. MRS. DICKSON WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINATORS & INSTRUCTORS AT THE CLARESHOLM CARE CENTRE, NOW A WELL KNOWN CRAFT CENTRE. MATERIAL FOR SUIT DONATION WOVEN BY DICKSONS & SEWN BY MRS. DICKSON. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SUIT AND SKIRT DONATED BY EVA A. DICKSON. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. EVA ANN DICKSON (NEE MOFFATT) WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM MOFFAT, EX-MLA. SHE WAS MARRIED TO GEORGE ELFORD DICKSON, THE SON OF JAMES DICKSON, ON MAY 5, 1925. THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THEIR WEDDING GIVES THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: “THE MANY USEFUL AND COSTLY GIVES RECEIVED WERE A TESTITMONY OF THE VERY HIGH ESTEEM IN WHICH BOTH ARE HELD BY THEIR MANY FRIENDS IN AND AROUND CLARESHOLM, AND THEIR GREAT POPULARITY THROUGH OUT THE DISTRICT WHERE BOTH HAVE RESIDED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. THE GROOM IS A MEMBER OF THE STAFF OF THE INSPECTOR’S DEPARTMENT OF THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE AT CALGARY, BUT WAS FORMERLY ON THE STAFF OF THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE BANK … THE BRIDGE, WHOSE PARENTS CAME HERE IN THE EARLIER DAYS OF THE TOWN AND DISTRICT, HAS GROWN UP IN THE COMMUNITY, AND HAS ENDEARED HERSELF TO A VERY LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS IN CHURCH, SOCIAL, AND MUSICAL CIRCLES, AND HER PRESENCE WILL BE VERY GREATLY MISSED.” ON DECEMBER 2, 1946, AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE STAVELY UNITED CHURCH WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION APPEARED IN THE HERALD: “MRS. EVA DICKSON OF CLARESHOLM ATTENDED THE MEETING AND DISPLAYED ARTICLES SHE MAKES ON A LOOM. THESE INCLUDED LUNCHEON SETS, TOWELS, SCARVES, AND WOOLEN SUIT LENGTHS.” GEORGE ELFORD DICKSON PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON JULY 1, 1983. EVA DICKSON PASSED AWAY IN 1991. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19840004000
Acquisition Date
1984-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
2001 ALBERTA SENIORS GAMES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010077002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
2001 ALBERTA SENIORS GAMES
Date
2001
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
76
Width
54
Description
RED COTTON/ POLY T-SHIRT LABELLED "GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR" SIZE XL. POCKET ON LEFT BREAST. RIGHT BREAST BEARS 2001 ALBERTA SENIORS GAMES LOGO (BRIDGE & PROVINCIAL OUTLINE" AND BELOW "VOLUNTEER".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
DONOR WAS BORN IN DIAMOND CITY IN 1918 AND RAISED IN IRONSPRINGS. MOVED AWAY IN LATER YEARS, BUT RETURNED PERMANENTLY TO LETHBRIDGE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. DONOR WAS ACTIVE IN SPORTS DURING LIFE, BUT IN SENIOR YEARS HAS BEEN HAMPERED BY ARTHRITIS. WANTED TO HELP WITH GAMES AND REQUESTED A VOLUNTEER POSITION IN WHICH SHE COULD SIT DOWN. SHE SIGNED UP AT THE SENIOR'S CENTRE AND WAS ASSIGNED TO A SOUVENIR BOOTH AT THE OLD COURT HOUSE(?), THE SITE OF THE GAMES' MAIN OFFICE. SHE SAT ALONGSIDE OTHERS TAKING CASH AND SELLING SOUVENIRS. DONATED ITEMS, GIVEN TO HER FOR FREE, WERE WORN AT THE BOOTH. UNSOLD SOUVENIRS WERE OFFERED AT A REDUCED PRICE TO VOLUNTEERS UPON GAMES' END. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING PARTS OF A 2001 SENIOR GAMES T-SHIRT DONATED BY DOROTHY TAYLOR. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING INFORMATION FROM THE DONOR’S DAUGHTER WILMA WOOD AND ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, FINDAGRAVE.COM, AND THE TWO VOLUMES OF COYOTE FLATS HISTORICAL REVIEW. DOROTHY LIBERTY TAYLOR (NEE GOODE) WAS BORN ON JANUARY 6, 1918. SHE WAS RAISED IN THE PICTURE BUTTE/IRON SPRINGS REGION, IN BARRHILL, AB. HER PARENTS WERE CHARLES GOODE AND ISABELLA (NEE MORRISON) GOODE. IN 1937 DOROTHY MARRIED HENRY EDWIN TAYLOR. HENRY EDWIN TAYLOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN WATTSBURG (CRANBROOK), BC AND HOMESTEADED IN THE PEACE RIVER DISTRICT IN 1930. HE PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 6, 1977 AT THE AGE OF 66. CHARLES GOODE WAS BORN IN 1877 IN ENGLAND AND IMMIGRATED TO NORTH DAKOTA IN 1888 WITH HIS PARENTS GEORGE GOODE AND SUSANNA (NEE HELPS) GOODE. HE LATER MOVED FROM NORTH DAKOTA TO HOMESTEAD AT BARRHILL, AB. ISABELLA MORRISON WAS BORN IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND IN 1886. SHE MOVED TO CANADA WITH HER SISTER MRS. ANNIE (JAMES) DUNLOP CIRCA 1906. SHORTLY AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL, ISABELLA AND ANNIE’S FATHER “WILLIE” MORRISON ARRIVED AS WELL. IN 1910 CHARLES AND ISABELLA WERE MARRIED. CHARLES PASSED AWAY IN 1957 AND ISABELLA IN 1978. DOROTHY HAD SEVERAL SIBLINGS INCLUDING: CHARLES MORRISON (MAURICE) GOODE, WHO PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 21, 1990; ARTHUR “ART” BORDEN GOODE, WHO WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 20, 1912 AND PASSED ON AUGUST 27, 2003 AT THE AGE OF 90; HELENA “HELEN” CLARA NOLAN (NEE GOODE) WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 14, 1911 AND PASSED AWAY ON JULY 18, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE DONOR’S DAUGHTER AND ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, FINDAGRAVE.COM AND FROM THE TWO VOLUMES OF COYOTE FLATS HISTORICAL REVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010077002
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIFORM, DIRECTOR'S, WINTER GAMES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20010087002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIFORM, DIRECTOR'S, WINTER GAMES
Date
1975
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL
No. Pieces
5
Height
84
Width
19
Description
1. SUIT JACKET. DIMENSIONS ABOVE, 1 PCE. BLUE JACKET W/ TWO SCALLOPED HIP POCKETS. 2 BLACK BUTTON CLOSURE FRONT . CREST SEWN ON LEFT BREAST, "1975 CANADA GAMES", "DIRECTOR". 2 PINS ON LEFT LAPEL "ALBERTA" AND "1975 CANADA GAMES". INTERIOR LABEL ON RIGHT INSIDE POCKET "EATON'S MEN'S SHOPS". 2. SUIT PANTS. (H) 102 CM, (W) 44 CM. 1 PCE. BLUE PANTS WITH SCALLOPED REAR POCKETS. HOOK/ EYE AND BUTTON CLOSURE AT FRONT. GOLD COLOURED INTERIOR WAIST LINING AND POCKETS. NO LABEL OR MARKINGS. 3. SUIT PANTS. (H) 106 CM, (W) 38 CM. 1 PCE. PLAID PATTERN PANTS ARE IDENTICAL IN CUT AND STYLE TO BLUE PANTS ABOVE. SCALLOPED REAR POCKETS, HOOK AND EYE CLOSURE AND GOLD COLOURED LINING. LABEL ON REAR POCKET "LAMELLA", "CA01236". 4. BOOTS, COWBOY, PAIR. EA. (H) 31 CM, (W) 10 CM, (L) 29.5 CM., 2 PCE., BLACK LEATHER BOOTS WITH YELLOW AND ORANGE STITCHED DESIGN ON BODY. INTERIOR OF EACH BOOT MARKED "98132393806"
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
SUIT WAS WORN BY DONOR IN CONNECTION WITH HIS ROLE AS A DIRECTOR ON 1975 CANADA WINTER GAMES' ORGANIZING COMMITTEE. BOWIE WAS ONE OF EIGHTEEN DIRECTORS, REPRESENTING VARIOUS COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS IN AND AROUND LETHBRIDGE (GAME VENUES WERE ALSO LOCATED OUTSIDE OF CITY). HE WAS APPOINTED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE TO SERVE AS DIRECTOR DUE TO HIS BACKGROUND WITH ATHLETICS. HIS ROLE AS THE HEAD OF THE SPORTS COMMITTEE DEMANDED THREE YEARS OF VOLUNTEER TIME PRIOR TO THE GAMES AND ONE HALF TO ONE YEAR AFTER. HIS ATHLETIC COMMITTEE OVERSAW THE SELECTION OF SPORTS, VENUES AND GAME RULES. THE COMMITTEE MET WEEKLY, REPORTING TO BOWIE. IT WAS SO BUSY, IT EVEN HAD A HAD A FULL-TIME SPORTS COMMITTEE MANAGER. FOLLOWING THE GAMES' CONCLUSION, THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OVERSAW THE RE-DISTRIBUTION OF EQUIPMENT AND CLOSURE OF THE BUDGET. THE DIRECTORS' SUITS WERE OBTAINED FROM EATONS, CORPORATE SPONSORS OF THE GAMES. BOWIE WORE HIS SUIT TO OFFICIAL PRE-GAME AND GAME EVENTS. PRIOR TO MUSEUM DONATION IT WAS STORED IN A CLOSET IN HIS HOME. FOR MORE GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE GAMES, SEE P20010087001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SUIT DONATED BY DR. GARY BOWIE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON NOVEMBER 4, 1972 PROVIDES SOME BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS OF DR. GARY BOWIE: “DR. BOWIE HAS A B.SC. FROM BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, HIS M.SC. FROM WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, AND HIS PHD IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. BORN IN CLARESHOLM IN 1937. DR. BOWIE HAS ALWAYS HAD A DEEP INTEREST AND LOVE FOR SPORT.” THE ARTICLE INDICATES THAT AT THE TIME, DR. BOWIE WAS “THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROFESSOR, THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, AND THE COAT OF THE U OF L PROGHORNS” AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, WHICH HE JOINED SHORTLY AFTER THE UNIVERSITY OPENED. THE ARTICLE CONTINUES, INDICATING THAT DR. BOWIE WAS MARRIED ON JUNE 9, 1961 TO MARIAN (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20010087002
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAJORETTE COSTUME
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, TASSELS
Catalogue Number
P20010047055
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAJORETTE COSTUME
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
VELVET, TASSELS
No. Pieces
2
Length
47.5
Width
40.0
Description
1. TOP. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. RED VELVET. SLEEVELESS. HAS A NARROW, STAND UP COLLAR WITH A SLIT IN CENTER FRONT. FRONT OF BODICE ENDS IN A V-SHAPE AT WAISTLINE. RUNNING ACROSS FRONT AND BACK OF BODICE, IN A V-SHAPE, IS A ROW OF WHITE TASSELS. BACK OF BODICE HAS A ZIPPER THAT RUNS FROM NECK TO WAIST. 2. SHORTS. 37.3 X 44.0. SHORT SHORTS MADE OF RED VELVET. HAVE A LINE OF WHITE TASSELS RUNNING ACROSS FRONT AND BACK. HAVE AN ELASTIC SEWN IN WAISTBAND. THERE IS A SHORT ZIPPER ON ONE SIDE OF SHORTS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
ITEMS 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. AT THE GALT’S REQUEST IN APRIL 2010, DONOR ELAINE LIEBELT PROVIDED MORE DETAILS WITH REGARDS TO HER PERSONAL OWNERSHIP OF THE MAJORETTE COSTUME AND RELATED OBJECTS P20010047048-55. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HER HIGHSCHOOL ACTIVITIES, PLEASE REFERENCE P20010047047. THE NARRATIVE BELOW IS IN HER OWN WORDS. FOR A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EMAIL, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE. *** "I WAS A MAJORETTE FOR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES (NOT WITH THE BAND.) I PLAYED TROMBONE IN THE WARNER BAND AND WHEN THE BAND WAS PERFORMING, I PLAYED WITH THE BAND BECAUSE THAT WAS THE DEAL WITH MY PARENTS. I ENTERED A FEW BATON TWIRLING COMPETITIONS IN LETHBRIDGE DURING MY YOUTH. I RECALL THAT I DID A BATON ROUTINE TO “COLONEL BOOGIE” AT ONE COMPETITION IN LETHBRIDGE. THE ONLY COMMENT I CAN RECALL FROM THE ADJUDICATOR IS THAT I WAS CAPABLE OF A MORE DIFFICULT ROUTINE. THE WARNER MAJORETTES PERFORMED ROUTINES AS A GROUP AT COMMUNITY EVENTS USING RECORDED MUSIC. THAT WAS WHEN I COULD PERFORM WITH THEM. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ATTRACTED ME TO BEING A MAJORETTE EXCEPT THAT IT WAS AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND THEREFORE WAS SOMETHING THAT I NEEDED TO TRY. THE SKILLS I LEARNED AT THAT TIME, ACTUALLY CAME IN HANDY MANY YEARS LATER WHEN I BECAME A PERFORMING CLOWN AND USED MY BATON AS A COMEDY ROUTINE. “ ***
Catalogue Number
P20010047055
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
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
Less detail
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
Less detail
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
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEAD, COTTON, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19780207000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Materials
BEAD, COTTON, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.3
Width
45.7
Description
THE FRONT OF THE VEST IS BEADED, BACK IS BLACK VELVET. INSIDE LINED WITH BLACK & BEIGE STRIPED COTTON (BROWN WITH AGE). FRONT BEADED IN WHITE FOR BACKGROUND & FLOWERS ARE BEADED (2 FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE) IN BLUE, RED, BROWN, GREEN, PIN (SMALL GREEN DESIGN AT TOP). BACK IS BLACK VELVET WITH A FEW GOLD-BEADED STARS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
ACQUIRED BY HERBERT HUSBAND ABOUT 1912 FROM JOE HEALY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, & FORMER SCOUT FOR THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE AFTER HUSBAND'S DEATH WIDOW PASSED ITEMS ON FOR MUSEUM COLLECTION. A.R. HUSBAND, ONLY SON TRAINED AT UNIV. OF ALBERTA AS A PHARMACIST & LATER BECAME A PHARMACIST IN LETHBRIDGE FAMILY GREW UP IN PINCHER CREEK. SEE MAGAZINE ARTICLE IN HARDCOPY FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, WHO WAS PURPORTEDLY THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS VEST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19780207000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
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
  2 images  
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
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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”. 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 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 TEAM HOCKEY SWEATER. THE SWEATER BELONGED TO HAROLD PALMER’S FATHER, MURRAY YALE PALMER. ON HIS FATHER’S CONNECTION TO THE SWEATER, HAROLD 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 [ABOUT] 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 1926-1927 LIST MURRAY PALMER AS A PLAYER IN CLARESHOLM, ALBERTA. MURRAY YALE PALMER WAS THE SON OF SPRAGUE MURRAY PALMER AND ARLETTE PALMER. SPRAGUE PALMER WAS A DOCTOR IN LETHBRIDGE AND CLARESHOLM FOLLOWING HIS SERVICE IN WW1 AS A DOCTOR WITH THE 22ND CAVALRY FIELD AMBULANCE. 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
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