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Tourism and promotional films and videos Okanagan Lake (B.C.)
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Lady of the lake

The item is a film travelogue, made in 1953. It shows the city of Kelowna and the 1953 Kelowna Regatta. Scenes include car ferry on Okanagan Lake; city streets and park; beach and water sports; Premier W.A.C. Bennett; Regatta parade; nighttime pageant at Aquatic Pool with synchronized swimming, square dancing and crowning of the Lady of the Lake; swimming races at the pool; speedboat and hydroplane races; men's diving competition. The Lady of the Lake introduces and closes the film.

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 1

The item consists of a film reel of out-takes from 1958. It shows the royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: Naval review; New Westminster City Hall; Williams Lake Stampede (from grandstand); last cruise of the ferry "David Lloyd-Jones"; long shot of Okanagan Lake Bridge; Nanaimo cake; first arrival at Empress Hotel; Fleet review; Langley; Williams Lake Stampede (from fence); UBC convocation procession; UBC Memorial Gymnasium; Prince George; Quesnel; train parked; Chilliwack; HMCS "Crescent"; Naval review; New Westminster City Hall; Vancouver City Hall; Mayor Hume; church attendance in Kelowna; crowds at Vancouver City Hall and New Westminster City Hall; Pattullo Bridge, New Westminster; children's wing at Vancouver Preventorium; RCAF honour guard review at Comox airport; Comox hospital; arrival and convocation procession at UBC; HMCS "Crescent"; Veterans hospital, Vancouver; presentation of First Nations gift and dances.

Princess in wonderland : out-takes, reel no. 2

The item is a reel of original out-takes from 1958. It contains footage of a royal visit by HRH Princess Margaret and centennial celebrations in BC. Footage includes: Last crossing of Okanagan Lake by ferry "David Lloyd-Jones"; views of Okanagan Lake Bridge and Kelowna from ferry; Chilliwack [?]; Williams Lake stampede; arrival at float plane, Kelowna; bridge ceremony preparations and crowds arriving; ceremony at Parliament Buildings, Victoria; garden party at Government House (Princess arrives at end); Nanaimo cake; departing for Naval Review, Victoria; barge leaving and fleet; Kelowna Bridge opening ceremonies; Victoria to Nanaimo, arrival in Duncan, through Ladysmith; Agassiz Bridge; driving to Chilliwack; arrival at Memorial Gymnasium, UBC; Kamloops; Okanagan Lake Bridge plaque (July 19, 1958); aerial views of Vancouver Island; presentation of Indian totems and chiefs, Courtenay; Fraser Valley; Mission [?]; Comox airport departure; aerial views of Gulf Islands; arrival at Vancouver airport; church at Haney; travelling shots of Thompson River from train; RCAF honour guard review at Comox airport; aerial views, Gulf to Portland Island; aerial shots of Fraser Canyon on way to Fort St. John; arrival in Vancouver; Vancouver Preventorium; naval review seen from HMCS "Skeena".

To catch a trout

The item is a composite print of a recreational film from ca. 1971. Illustrates how the Fish and Wildlife Branch operates hatcheries throughout the province to stock lakes with young fish. The film shows egg collecting, hatchery operation and stocking procedures. The Kootenay Trout Hatchery is shown.