Expo Retro

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Description: Janet Wees remembers Expo itself as an exciting time, but the opportunity to reconnect with fellow past and present residents of Saskatchewan was even more meaningful. Like many others she has observed how Expo changed the character of Vancouver from small town to big city.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Chris Keatley is the Director of Vancouver's Pendulum Gallery. Sunshine Frere writes for the Vancouver Is Awesome website. The two worked together to collect and display photographs from Expo 86. They share their personal experiences with Expo, how the idea of the photo exhibit got off the ground, and the challenges of launching a crowd sourced exhibit of old photographs.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Denis Bouvier attended Expo 67, an experience that inspired him to become a photojournalist. Years later, he was thrilled to apply his professional skills to documenting Expo 86. His memories of all aspects of the fair are still vivid.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Simon talks about some of his earliest memories which include Expo 86. He describes the Highway 86 Installation and sitting on the motorcycles, and he recalls trying to find Expo Ernie on the fairgrounds so he could shake his hand, prompting Expo Ernie to light up and speak!
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Rose-Anne Smith talks about her memories of Expo 86, the perfect weather, and her son's excitement.
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Description: Memories of the SkyTrain being built and using it to visit Expo '86
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Description: Twins Jacky and Joycy Robbins vividly recall all aspects of Expo 86 and Expo 67. They lament the waning of World's Fairs in general, replaced by virtual travel. They point out how the Expo 86 photos still look fresh and fun.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Yuko and Manfred Kraus both enjoyed the Expo experience, and lament the end of the tradition of World's Fairs. The Kraus' daughter, like many other young Vancouverites took her very first job at Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Friendships formed during Expo 86 have lasted for over 30 years; Rob McDowell shares how his past as an Expo worker has shaped his present social network.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Jeffrey Stackhouse and his family spent many hours at Expo 86. He shares his top 5 list of attractions and activities.
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Description: Bernard recalls fondly the "Golden Summer" of Expo 86, and talks about how the Fair employed both union and non-union workers, and putting up with traffic on Lions Gate bridge.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Garry, employee of Vancouver's renowned architect Arthur Erikson, speaks of how Expo 86 changed the appearance and character of the city. Colette, an architect, returned to Vancouver for Expo 86 with her new credentials excited to see the face of Vancouver transformed by the fair.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Ralph recounts his experiences working on the historic tug, the Ivanhoe, at Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Like so many young people, Expo provided Patrik Andersson and his sister with an avenue into the job market, but in very atypical ways. Their stories are examples of how much Expo influenced people's life paths.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Bernard recounts viewing the Korean Turtle Ship exhibit at Expo 86.
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Description: Ralph recounts the story of the 'Maple Leaf' schooner's visit to Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical

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