Hold on just a little longer, far-away friends, and you won't have to
double-park your flying saucers.
St. Paul is just about ready for you.
They now have the design for the
world's first landing pad for saucers and it won't be long now before it's
And just so you won't have any
trouble finding your way around when you get here, they've planned to build a
large, 40-foot map of our country right alongside the pad.
Hope you don't mind, but until you
arrive the teenagers of the town, 120 miles northeast of Edmonton, plan to use
it as a dance floor.
The town's oval-shaped welcome mat,
which will cost about $5,000 is being built as a Centennial project. It'll be
20 feet wide by 10 feet long.
You can thank Alex Mair, an Edmonton
engineer, for it's design. He won the design contest of the St. Paul Chamber
of Commerce for the pad to be constructed by Car-Ouells Construction Ltd., of
Each province will be depicted in the
map with actual stones from each province, and it will show the various
cities, towns and villages active in Centennial participation.
The landing pad will be used as the
official entrance to the recreation grounds at St. Paul, and along with being
used by the teenagers for dancing, it'll be used as a podium for speakers.
Centennial committee members feel
that besides being a welcome mat for outer-space visitors it'll also attract
tourists from all parts of Canada and other countries.
St. Paul's design for flying saucer landing pad . . . and they'll have a large
map alongside, too