Item F2003:01/001-004 - British Columbia centennial 1871-1971

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British Columbia centennial 1871-1971

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Ryan-Lillico Productions

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  • Variations in title: Centennial '71

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  • [ca. 1971] (Creation)

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4 film reels : composite print, colour, sound ; 16 mm

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The item consists of a documentary film on four reels. It depicts Centennial celebrations throughout 1971, including the visit by Queen Elizabeth.

Locations include: 100 Mile House, Barkerville, Burnaby, Empire Stadium, Long Beach, New Westminster, Pacific Rim National Park, BC Parliament Buildings, Prince George, Squamish, Vancouver International Airport, Victoria and California.

People include: Princess Anne, Premier W.A.C. Bennett, Minister of Indian Affairs Jean Chretien, Chief August Jack, Governor-General Roland Michener, Lieutenant-Governor J.R. Nicholson, Prince Philip, Chief James Sewid, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Centennial Committee Chair L.J. Wallace.

Events featured include: bathtub race, canoe race, First Nations ceremonies, Grey Cup game, logger sports, pageants and parades, RCMP musical ride, rodeo, Swiftsure, and Tournament of Roses.

Also shown: Beaver paddle steamer replica, royal yacht Britannia, Netherlands Carillon, Nippon Maru sailing ship, time capsule.

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For a reference copy of this title, see V1987:53/001.04.

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Accession number(s): F2003:01; 88-0263

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Previously described as AAAA5122.

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sponsored/presented by: British Columbia. Centennial '71 Committee; editor: Frank Gilbert; photography: Frank Gilbert; script: Frank Gilbert; photography: Paul Johnson; narrator: Richard N. Lillico; script: Richard N. Lillico; photography: Ian McKain; photography: Jim Ryan; script: Jim Ryan; director: Ryan-Lillico Productions; producing agency/company: Ryan-Lillico Productions; photography: Karl Spreitz; special effects: Al Razutis

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