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Tourism and promotional films and videos Okanagan Region (B.C.) Regattas--British Columbia
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Mirrors to the sun : long version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue film made in 1073-1974. It uses unusual optical techniques (mainly mirror-image and "kaleidoscopic" effects) to present the scenic splendours of B.C. Includes footage of abandoned Nickel Plate mine, Fraser Canyon, whitewater rafting, Nicola Valley, cattle ranching & roundup, rodeo, Kalamalka Lake, Kelowna Regatta, Penticton Peach Festival, autumn scenes, snowmobiling and skiing.


The item is a composite print of an industrial film from 1958 depicting fruit-growing in the Okanagan Valley. There are scenes of apple orchard preparation, irrigation, pruning, spraying, blossom-time and picking are followed by scenes showing packing-house operations and the production of apple juice at Sun-Rype Products Ltd. There is a lengthy sequence on the annual Kelowna Regatta: diving and swimming events at the Aquatic Pool, speedboat races, water skiing and the Regatta parade. There are also brief scenes at the dispatching office of BC Tree Fruits and at the Agricultural Experimental Farm in Summerland (bud grafting experiments).

The Okanagan Valley : British Columbia's orchard playground

The item is a film print of a travelogue from the 1940s. It shows the scenery and recreational features of the Okanagan Valley, travelling south from Kamloops to the Canada/USA border. Includes: Interior Exhibition at Armstrong; seed growing; cherry growing; sequence on water sports and Kelowna Regatta (including Lady of the Lake pageant); sequence on apple orchards and packing plant; Okanagan Falls cattle auction and Osoyoos area vegetable crops.