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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Expo 86, the Vancouver Public Library asked Vancouverites to share digitized photos of Expo and record audio clips of their thoughts and experiences. These memories are yours to explore!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.