Hougen Group

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Rolf Hougen at Cape Canaveral, 1982.

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The lift off - the viewing stand was 4 miles from the launch site, 1982.

Launch of the Anik D1

As the largest user of Telesat's satellite services - Anik C, Eldon Thompson, president of Telesat Canada and David Golden, chairman, invited Marg & Rolf Hougen, chairman of Cancom to Cape Canaveral for the launch of Anik D1 by a Delta rocket. We stayed at Cocoa Beach. We toured the Kennedy Space Centre. The launch date is August 26. Marg & Rolf were again invited to the launch on Telesat's Anik C3 on November 11 when the space shuttle Columbia was used for the launch.
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Craig Hougen with Margaret at the University of Alberta.

University of Alberta

Craig Hougen with Margaret at the University of Alberta prior to the convocation ceremonies held on June 1st. Kelly had graduated last year but did not attend the ceremonies. Karen graduates from Dalhousie this year but she too will not attend the ceremonies as she has been hired to work in Erik Nielsens Ottawa office.
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A view of the Sydney Opera, Australia - 1982.

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Two attractive Papua New Guinea women, 1982.

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Peg Tanner, Rolf & Marg Hougen, Dr. Aubrey Tanner taken in their home in Papua New Guinea, 1982.

Travels to Australia and Papua New Guinea

Margaret & Rolf traveled on Aug 24 to Fiji and then 6 days later to Australia & Papua New Guinea returning home on May 24. Fiji, with 840 islands, of which over 100 are occupied. About half the population is Fijian and the other half Indian.

In Sydney we toured the beautiful harbour, went out in the countryside, a winery tour, and visited friends who we met in French classes in Grenoble and others who had visited Whitehorse. The picture is of the Sydney Opera House.

We flew to Hobart in Tasmania & then toured mine mills & went underground in mines located in Northern Tasmania. We also stayed overnight in an old town similar to Dawson City named Zeehan. Then to Melbourne as guest of the Cominco owned Australian company, Aberfoyle.

This picture is of two attractive Papua New Guinea women. The one with the beads signifies she is a widow. We spent 10 days visiting with Dr. Aubrey & Peg Tanner. Dr. Tanner is on an overseas volunteer program and has stayed 3 years as surgeon in Pae, northern part of PNG.

While there we drove to the highland, walked through an abandoned dredge of the Dawson City type, went to a hospital where a week before the staff had treated 60 "warriors" for spear and bow and arrow wounds as a result of tribal warfare. If in driving the narrow bush roads you were to hit a child or a pig your life would be in danger. Two black Papua New Guinea doctors hit a child recently & when they stopped to treat the child they were both hacked to death. It's called "pay back"

Papua New Guinea has 700 languages, 1/3 of world's total.

After flying in 15 airplanes & staying in 15 different hotels we arrived home via Honolulu.

Peg Tanner, Rolf & Marg Hougen, Dr. Aubrey Tanner taken in their home in Papua New Guinea.
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Board members including Denton Clarke, Chairman, kicking up their heels under the encouragement and direction of Gillian Campbell, 1982.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

At the invitation of Rolf Hougen, the directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce met in Whitehorse during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. 5 years of weather charts were provided to the 40 directors - in February the weather had been moderate. This year it was -40. The photo shows some board members including Denton Clarke, Chairman, kicking up their heels under the encouragement and direction of Gillian Campbell.
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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, 1982.

Governor General Of Canada, Ed Schreyer

On Nov 10, 1982 Governor General of Canada Ed Schreyer wrote Rolf Hougen "As chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada, I am happy to hear that you have agreed to serve and to appoint you as a member of our National Council. We look forward to having your help and encouragement which will be an important contribution to the work of the Award Scheme."