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CN at Expo 86

Promotional. This is the first of a series of presentations about CN's participation in Expo 86; emphasizes employee participation. It begins with speeches by Ross Walker, the Vice President of CN Pacific, and others, followed by a film and graphics presentation about transportation.


Promotional film. A motion picture montage of CN images, in synthesis with Gordon Lightfoot's song, music and narration, shows the Canadian National Railway as mover of goods across the country. Highlights the newest freight-moving equipment and the new CN logo.

The big island

Travelogue. The island of Newfoundland and Labrador. Narration describes the historical, geographic and economic features of the province, and the life of its people. Includes CNR trains and CNR-operated coastal ship.

The Canadian heritage

Documentary. A montage showing the people of Canada, their activities and their varied cultural heritage. There are clearly a number of shots or scenes from BC, but the only one identified as such shows totem poles at Kitwanga. The film includes a brief discussion of Indian art, with some examples of West Coast styles. The narration emphasizes the nation-forming power of the Canadian mosaic of people with various ethnic origins, based on democratic traditions.

[This is Canada]

Travelogue. Impressions of Canada as seen by an American couple travelling from Newfoundland to BC, a sports fisherman, an American schoolboy and a landscape painter. BC footage includes views of Mt. Robson, Vancouver and Victoria; fishing at Amethyst Lake in the Thompson Valley; logging for pulpwood (including falling, trucking of logs, log jam being cleared with explosives); totem poles at Kitwanga.