Fonds AR025 - Centennial Commission Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant fonds

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Centennial Commission Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant fonds

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  • 1966-1967 (Creation)
    Canada. Centennial Commission. Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant

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18 cm of textual records;5 photographs

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The Centennial Commission was established ca. 1963 to organize events celebrating Canada's centennial in 1967. The Commission disbanded ca. 1968. The Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant, organized by Reg Fife, involved a canoe race from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, to Montreal, Quebec, and took place from May to September, 1967. A trial race was held in 1966 from Lachine, Quebec, to New York City.

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The fonds consists of records relating to the Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant, including subject files of organizer Reg Fife, notes relating to preparation and planning, publicity, weather reports, correspondence, speeches, personal data of participants, photographs, and clippings and activity reports of the trial race.

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-67

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