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Young People with a boat at a lake near Prince George

"People made their own entertainment"

George Gibbons

"No one had any money but people got out and did things," George Gibbons told The Prince George Progress newspaper. "The CN for example, and their employees got together and made a tennis court down by the CNR and all the boys and girls would go down there and borrow each others' rackets and use the tennis balls 'til they were just about bare. Everyone skied. They had homemade skis. There were lots of things like dances and parties. You'd have a party and the girls would make a cake and the boys, if they had a quarter, would get together and buy a gallon of gas to take a truck or car. It was a community effort."

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