Item is a recorded audio cassette: Side A: The Plot Thickens, Oct. 31/87; Side B: Patrick: Sandblast, Aug/86
SIDE 1 - Title: “The Plot Thickens” - Oct. 31, 1987
00:04 Tape recording of an FM radio broadcast entitled “The Plot Thickens” featuring an announcer reading the winning entry for short fiction in the adult category. The title of the story is “The Case of the Box of Matches” by Bridget Moran who was then announced as the 1st prize winner in “The Plot Thickens”: her prize was a copy of The Illustrated History of Canada. Transcript available in 2008.3.1.81, along with a copy of a cover letter she sent in to the radio station for this contest. (Oct. 31, 1987)
03:03 Bridget Moran reading a story she wrote about quitting smoking, entitled “My Old Flame” Transcript available. Some significant differences noted between available transcript and tape recording. (ca. 1987) This story was published in the Saturday Review of The Vancouver Sun, February 22, 1992 as “The grief of giving up my long-time comfort”. Copy of the article available in 2008.3.1.81.
11:39 Tape recorded music (various)
45:40 End of Side 1
SIDE 2 - Title: Patrick – Sand Blast, Aug/86
45:44 Pre-lunch CI Radio interview: Leanne (?) with Patrick Moran re: 15th Annual Sandblast. He raced in Sandblast for 6 years and involved with the organization for 3 years. He got into it from his love of skiing. Pre-race organizers go through the course and clean away the rocks and obstacles as best they can. [The rough course] doesn’t scare him. To consider entering this event: need to be confident skier; to wear heavy pants for protection on legs and arms, helmet and pair of gloves; keep your head about you – it’s lots of fun. Discussion that some of the falls are very spectacular to watch. Time on Sunday: skier registration at 10am at Kokanee Cutbanks right on the flat bed; racing starting at noon. Concession and toilet facilities and parking available. Asking spectators to park on the city side of the bank – NRT Ready Mix offered their parking lot for the occasion to help lessen traffic congestion. Big sponsors this year include: Bob Husband and the people at Labatts and Kokanee – without them Sandblast wouldn’t be happening due to liabilities going up. Also a thank you to George and the people at Northern Ski – backbone of Sandblast. Also Pacific Western Airlines – winner will win trip anywhere in Canada. Prizes also include: walkmans, skiing accessories, sports gear, t-shirts, cameras, etc… Divisions of competition include: men’s and women’s slalom; telemark event; and prizes for safety and a helmet; also a hidden time prize. CI radio also donating “Best Time” annual trophy. Saturday night a Pre Blast “Blast”: tix on sale at Northern Ski $12 incl. midnight buffet with door prizes. Doors open 8pm until 2pm at the Kin Sports Centre. Music by Prince George band: Sound Concord, and Lightening Sound. Tix only available in advance. Sandblast t-shirt and dance tix radio giveaway through trivia question: “Who won the men’s 1st prize last year and also the year before” Hint: initials “S.B.”. Pat also mentioned support by RCMP and City of Prince George. No callers so interviewer Leanne answers: Stu Boyce (?) and she promised to give tix away later on the radio. Thanks to Pat Moran.
53:18 Tape recorded music (various)
01:05:22 Bridget Moran reading a story she wrote about quitting smoking, entitled “My Old Flame” Transcript available. Some significant differences noted between available transcript and tape recording. (ca. 1987) Different reading than that on Side 1. This story was published in the Saturday Review of The Vancouver Sun, February 22, 1992 as “The grief of giving up my long-time comfort”. Copy of the article available in 2008.3.1.81.
01:16:25 Tape recorded music (various)
*01:28:50 End of Side 2