Expo Retro

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Description: The Yukon Territory Pavilion at Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): still image
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.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
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
Description: Wooden Elephant at Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: Street entertainer Garbos' Garbage Pavilion at Expo 86.
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Description: The popular floating McDonald's restaurant at Expo 86 affectionately known as McBarge (also known as Friendship 500).
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Description: Basil Watson welcomes the world to Expo 86 on the digital calliope for the Canada Pavilion.
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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.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Mother and children outside the Thailand Pavilion.
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: Ann LeFleur and Lisa Seed had the unique experience of supporting the dignitaries from all over the world who attended Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Title: USSR Rocket
Description: A full-scale model of a USSR Salyut 7 Space Station at Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: Eugene J. O'Brien discusses his thoughts on non-unionized work at Expo 86.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: The UFO-H2O at Expo 86 - an early example of a water park.
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: UFO-H2O at Expo 86 - an early example of a water park. Fun, rain or shine.
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Description: Two Boys on Highway 86 Tandem Bicycle.
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Description: Marianne talks about the Randy ELVIS Friskie - The REAL Tribute Show and how she opened her home to the travelling musicians who were performing for Expo 86 and how she did "a twist and jumping around on stage every single night" in her '50s clothing.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical

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