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Radville

Radville is a small valley town in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. A small river, Long Creek, runs through the north end of the town, providing fishing and recreation to the locals; the creek meanders by the east side of the town and to the south where a second dam is located for the water supply pumphouse. The town is in the rural municipality #38 of Laurier, it was incorporated in 1911 after being settled in 1895, named after Conrad Paquin. Radville has a large proportion of French-speaking people. One of the historic buildings in Radville is the local restaurant; the building started as the Bon Ton Barber Shop and the first doctor in Radville, Dr. Joseph P. O'Shea's office, which became the Radville Cafe, followed with the Paris Cafe, the Boston Cafe, the Lasalle, the Glencoe, the Canadian Cafe, the Radville Family Restaurant, in 2006, the Radville Family Restaurant II.. The Canadian Cafe was run by Bob and Judy Lee from 1965 until their retirement in 1996. Other restaurants that operated in Radville included the local drive-in Hannigan's, the restaurant converted from the old Radville townhall called the Dustbowl Diner.

Jake Wong's cafe operated from about 1920 until the early 1950s when his daughter Lily and son-in-law Tommy Chow took it over. Lily's sister Jean ran a cafe across the street. There was a large pool barber shop and bowling alley next door to Wong's cafe. Radville has had several theatres; the last one, the Oasis Theater, closed its doors in 1977, showing Star Wars as one of its last movies. After standing empty for a few years, the Oasis was bought by local entrepreneur George Hays and converted into the Alley Oops bowling alley; the newspaper South Saskatchewan Star was operated by Oscar Stitt. A few years afterwards, George Hays purchased the local newspaper, the Radville Star, moved the publication into the same building; the other theatre, owned by Ham Ferris, closed much earlier and was converted into a senior citizens hall in 1972. The local pharmacy, the Radville Drug Store, was operated by Ron Zimmers from the late 1960s through to the 2000s. A pharmacy degree was not required; the first pharmacy was opened by Harry Koch in the early 1920s and was sold to Vince Kimball in the mid 1950s.

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce the Bank of Commerce, was built in the early 1920s and still operates. The Empire Hotel is still in operation; the Catholic school called the Separate School, is named St. Olivier School; the principal was Ed Borsa in the early 1980s. As the school was located near the Radville Public School, the children from the two schools would have soccer matches and other sports events as rivals. There was the Christian College located on the east side of Long Creek; the Radville Public School, a traditional 3-storey cube-shaped red brick building, burned to the ground on January 23, 1977. A mimeography machine with its alcohol-based image transfer fluid created an explosion in the staff office on the second floor. Picture windows across the street were cracked as a result of the explosion; the new Radville Elementary School opened a few years later. In the interim, the students were sent to some reserved classrooms in the high school, the younger students were sent to the Catholic school.

The principal at the time of the fire was Warren Blackstock. Churches in Radville were the United, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, Catholic; the high school was called the Radville Regional High School. Many students bore the letters of RRHS for the local Rebels team; the stability of certain teachers who had long terms in the school created a well balanced, solid background for graduates in furthering education. Floyd Cousins was a favorite principal during the 1950s; the school principal was Charles Haggarty from 1967 until 1983. Other key teachers include Wayne Hurlbert, Miss Lecuyer, Estelle Johnston, Ethel Carlson, C. K. Lai, Richard Schmidt. Eva McNaught, wife to the fire chief and drayman Harold, ran Eva's Popcorn stand for many years. Due to the warm long languishing summer nights typical of southern prairie towns, many people stayed out in the evenings and enjoyed the Saskatchewan summer weather. Radville uses a pumphouse for water treatment and supplying water pressure to its residents; the pumphouse is located on Saskatchewan Highway No. 28 junction into Radville.

Radville used to be a major hub of activity throughout the 1920s to 1970s with a livery, the CN train and 5 grain elevators. Radville was a Canadian National Railway divisional point, it had a roundhouse with turntable, water tank, sand house, coal dock, ice house, Roadmaster office, stockyard, loading platform and express service. The Radville railway station still remains. All of the farm implement manufacturers had dealers, i.e. Massey Harris, John Deere, Case. Automobile dealerships included General Motors and Chrysler. Claude Delaye operated a blacksmith shop. There were 4 general stores, Jack Seede's, Hussein Shibley's, Joe Carles, Ham Ferris, Melda Morrissette's dress shop, Tetrault's bakery, Watson's hardware store, Clarke's Electric, appliance store, Credit Union, jeweller, 2 barber shops, dry cleaner, 2 lumber yards, McIlrath and Security Lumber, Vennard's locker plant, liquor store, a law office; this diminished when Highway No. 28 was upgraded in about 1975. With horses gone and replaced by automotives and subst

AFC U-19 Women's Championship

The AFC U-20 Women's Championship, founded as the AFC U-19 Women's Championship changed to its current name after the 2019 edition, is an association football tournament for women's national teams under the age of 20. It is organised by the Asian Football Confederation every two years, serves as a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup; the AFC have agreed to the proposal for switching the tournament from under-19 to under-20 starting from 2022. In 2002 and 2004 no qualifying round was played but all teams played in the group stage. In 2002 the semi-finals followed, in 2004 the competitions only quarter-finals were played as eight teams advanced from the groups. In 2006, 2007 and 2009 edition only eight teams play the final tournament and a qualification round is played before; the teams are drawn into two groups of four with the top two teams advancing to the semi-finals. In 2011 and 2013 the final tournament was played with six teams in a single group and no knock-out stage.

In 2015 again eight teams played. As of 2017 Group Stage Legend1st – Champions 2nd – Runners-up 3rd – Third place 4th – Fourth place QF – Quarterfinals GS – Group stage • – Did not qualify × – Did not enter / Withdrew XX – Country did not exist or national team was inactive – Hosts q – Qualified for upcoming tournamentFor each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament are shown. Official website Tournament at RSSSF.com