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Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Government Services films and videotapes
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British Columbia centennial 1871-1971

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.

Expo 86 : invite the world

The item is a video containing eight 30-second spots promoting Expo 86. 1. "Write B.C./International; B.C. generic.". 2. "Write Canada/Entertainment; Canada generic." 3. "Call Canada/Transportation; Canada generic." 4. "Write B.C./Entertainment; B.C. generic." 5. "Write Canada/Generic; Canada Premier." 6. "Call Canada/1-604/Int[ernational?]; Canada Premier." 7. "Write B.C./Generic; B.C. Premier." 8. "Call B.C./1-660/Trans[portation]; B.C. generic."

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