Expo Retro

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Description: Memories of the SkyTrain being built and using it to visit Expo '86
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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: 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.
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Description: Brent Belsher remembers trying to balance work, fun and crowds at Expo 86. Working his first job at the CN Pavilion, Brent still managed to attend events and performances. His greatest memory of Expo is the busyness of the pavilion and all the other exhibits.
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Description: Ann LeFleur and Lisa Seed had the unique experience of supporting the dignitaries from all over the world who attended Expo 86.
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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.
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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: 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: 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.
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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.
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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: 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.
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Description: Bernard recounts viewing the Korean Turtle Ship exhibit at Expo 86.
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Description: Peter Haskell recounts his experiences visiting every pavilion at Expo 86 with his Season Pass and expresses how it didn't measure up to to what he had seen of the 1939 New York World's Fair.
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Description: Rose-Anne Smith talks about her memories of Expo 86, the perfect weather, and her son's excitement.
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Description: Marianne talks about her experiences volunteering in the lead-up to the Fair, and later working at the Operations Office at 44 W Pender where staff shortlisted 20,000 people applying for work from over 200,000 applicants, and then recounts a moving story of helping an unemployed person "get out of [his] slump."
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical

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