The Wapiti Arena was the site of lots of activity this week in 1948. There was a Children’s Day, which included skating races in the building, as well as dog sled races outside, which were watched by five hundred people. Dog racing ranged from greyhounds to huskies to plain mixed dogs. At the Athletic Association’s Ice Carnival, the crowning of the Carnival Queen “climaxed an evening of fun, frolic, and fancy skating.” Self taught local skaters Muriel Sharpe and Herb Shields thrilled the spectators. More fancy skating was followed by basketball and badminton on skates, and an accordion solo by Jens Dalen. The evening was topped off with a moccasin dance.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger