Meet an international journalist (and some excited visting fans) at the World Junior Track and Field Championships / Phone-in: Rosemary Beckett on antiques and collectibles
All Roads Lead To Moncton: They're away to the races at the World Junior Track and Field championships - the biggest sporting event ever hosted in the Maritimes. Fifteen hundred athletes from more than 170 countries, an army of volunteers, and a state-of-the-art new stadium at l'Universite de Moncton all add up to an extraordinary international spectacle.
There are seven Maritime athletes at the Games. Tuesday morning, 19-year old Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton thrilled a hometown crowd and set a new Canadian national junior record in her heat of the 3000m steeplechase event. She now advances to the final, scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 (in the relative cool of the evening). Her Maritime teammate Mattias Wolter of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, competes in a heat of the men's 3000m steeplechase on Friday. Meanwhile, Chelsea Whelan of Liverpool competed in a tough field in women's shot put on Tuesday and did not advance.
Track and field in Europe and other parts of the world attracts much more coverage than it does in Canada, and there's a large contingent of international sports media in Moncton. Anja Herrlitz is a sportswriter in her native Germany, and she spoke with the CBC's Michael Richard LeBlanc about the importance of these championships. Michael also interviewed some very excited visitors who'd travlled a long way to see the events.
More Than A Hobby: Rosemary Beckett isn't just a collector : she's a collector of collections. Over the years on the phone-in, she's brought in - and described - many items from her treasure trove on every imaginable theme : Hallowe'en, kitchen utensils, Victoriana, vacation postcards - you name it.
Rosemary is a frequent guest at regional antiques roadshows and she returned to answer your questions about antiques and collectibles, but also to talk about collecting - which can range from a hobby to a compulsion.
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