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Photostory #319: Canada Week -- Special Show for Seattle Sightseers: World's Fair at Canada's Doorstep

Dept. of National Defence , Chris Lund , Ted Grant
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
September 4, 1962
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
All the fun of the fair, teamed with space-age wonders and exhibits of ultra-modern industry and culture, has attracted thousands of Canadians to Seattle to mingle with sightseers from across the United States and overseas. Now, Canada is ready to stage its own "Century 21" spectacular -- Canada Week. Meeting at the fair between September 10-15, will be Canada's army, navy, airforce, R.C.M.P. musical ride, Montreal's Comedie Canadienne and the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra. During Canada Week fairgoers will thrill to a military tattoo of period pageantry rich with old-time uniforms and ceremonial brought alive from Canada's past, watch precision aerobatics by R.C.A.F. Golden Hawks, view the nighttime glitter of an R.C.N. escort squadron lit overall in harbour. The Comedie Canadienne is presenting "Bousille and the Just" starring Gratien Gélinas; the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra will feature soprano Lois Marshall. This special Canadian Week is in addition to a summer-long exhibit, Canadian Science and Industry Serving Mankind, and daily showings of 35 Canadian movies.