Several items on the front page of the January 5, 1939 Grande Prairie Herald Tribune seemed worthy of note:
“A roaring, sizzling contest” is how the writer described a hockey game between the Grande Prairie Red Devils and Beaverlodge Bombers. Many names associated with local hockey even into the 1950s appear in this account.
The article on the Immigration Hall being given to the Legion by the Federal Government indicates there was no longer a need for it, and for the Legion to have meeting rooms and provide a gymnasium for the Athletic Association was a greater need in the community.
The last item, “Women’s Musical Club” outlines an ambitious program for the coming year for the club. We may think that an isolated small town may have been without cultural activities, but this program certainly indicates otherwise.
Researched and written by Kathryn Auger.