Interview with Keith Lees

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Title

Interview with Keith Lees

Description

Keith Lees was an active community member in Lethbridge, Alberta throughout his life, and was the General Manager of the 1975 Canada Winter Games in Lethbridge, AB. A local business owner, Keith recalls how small businesses in the community worked together to make the Games a success. He describes the distances that athletes and their coaches had to travel by bus for some of the events, the people involved in organizing the Games, and some of the memorabilia he donated to the Galt Museum & Archives later in life. Keith passed away shortly after this interview was recorded, at age 92.

Subject

Industry / post-industrialization
Community Partnerships
Volunteering
Government Relations
Unity Through Sport
Canadian Identity
Organizing the Canada Games
Sport & Recreation in Canada
Education
Preserving Canada Games Materials

Date

2020-09-23

Format

video

Identifier

CGOH-017

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

Lees, Keith

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada) , Grimsby (Ontario, Canada) and Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada).

Language

English

Temporal Coverage

1975

Spatial Coverage

Canada -- Alberta -- Lethbridge

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Interview Keyword

Alberta
Volunteering
Local Business
Community
Transportation
School Bus


Citation

“Interview with Keith Lees,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed June 27, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/45.