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Audiovisual recordings file

This file consists of 2 VHS tapes, both with a promotional video for the 1994 Alberta Winter Games addressed to St. Albert businesses, encouraging them to get involved and sponsor the Games. Footage includes clips of sports events from the 1992 Games in Fort McMurray, messages from other sponsors and Games organizers, and a message from Mayor Anita Ratchinsky. This file also contains 2 audio reels and a cassette tape recording of the 1994 Alberta Winter Games song, "Where the Spirit Soars," sung by Vicky Belzil, who also wrote the lyrics and music.

St. Albert Place Theme song

Downes was contracted to compose the opening theme song that was sung by school children at the opening ceremonies for St. Albert Place on June 2, 1984. Carol Watamaniuk from the City of St. Albert Cultural Services department phoned Downes and asked if he would be interested in the opening theme project. Downes started working on it immediately and it was finished in less than an hour.

Downes recorded a demo of the song soon after it was written and gained approval from the St. Albert Cultural Services staff to write out the score for distribution to school choirs. A recording was made with the help of Marcel Hamel at Grant MacEwan college studio and a radio jingle version was also recorded for promotional ads. Downes also wrote out the score to be distributed to schools. The song was performed by a children's' choir on opening day.

The song was recorded with vocals by John Downes and orchestration provided by Marcel Hamel. Hamel did the background tracks entirely on synthesizer and drum machine at the GMCC studio.

Donatville : St. Francis Church

Disc includes a short history of the town of Donatville. It includes recordings of local children playing musical instruments and singing songs such as "Jesus Loves Me," and "Way Back in the Hills." The second side of the disc includes various recordings of musical performances. The subject matter and location of side two is unknown.


Recording of local musicians performing songs such as "You are Only Teasing Me," "Fated Oh Lone Letter," and " I Know What it Means to be Lonely." The second side of the disc includes various musical recordings but the locations and content is unidentified.

Frank's Mistake and Air Cadet audio cassette

The file contents consist of an audio cassette tape and two LP records. The cassette is a combined sound recording from the two LP's. It features a recorded recollection of Frank's Mistake's victory in the 1949 Western Canada Handicap including a live commentary of the race, immediately followed by a live commentary of Air Cadet's victory in the 1949 Polo Park Handicap, both narrated by Jack Wells.