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Don MacLeod starting the Centennial Marathon Ski Tour (now the Canadian Ski Marathon) with the "bang" of a paper bag on February 18, 1967.
~ Canadian Ski Museum
Photographic, Photograph & Negative - two
Gift: Acquired 1/1/1976
Production Date: 1967 circa
Description: Don MacLeod using the bang of a paper bag to start the Centennial Ski Marathon on Saturday, February 18, 1967 at Pte. Claire, Montreal. Approximately 100 of the 400 racers and tourers started here, of which 20 intended to race the full 120 miles. Others were members of racing and touring relay teams. Nine racers finished the 120 miles to Ottawa. Donald (Don) MacLeod, chairman and inventor of the Centennial Marathon Ski Tour (now the Canadian Ski Marathon) was a member of Canada's 1964 Olympic cross-country team and a member of the national cross-country team at the 1962 and 1966 world championships. (Recorded on the back of the photo.)
Markings: On the back of the photo, there is a hand written description of the photo. Also, printed in faint grey type across the back are the words "THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK".
Measurements: neg. 9x8.6cm
Material: photographic material
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