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  1. Yves Jasmine Tribute

    Thank you very much. I agree entirely.
  2. Yves Jasmine Tribute

    Dear Jim: Thanks so much for your reply. I never met Mr. Jasmin or Mr. Drapeau in person. We corresponded by mail. At that time I was taking groups to the Catholic Shrines in Quebec. Both men were extremely kind and helpful.
  3. Yves Jasmine Tribute

    Thank you very much for telling us of Mr. Jasmine's death. He was a very nice man. Very instrumental in EXPO 67 success.
  4. Very interesting. Thank You!
  5. Please do me a favor

    Bill: Do you know the results of our voting? Thanks!
  6. All things Expo 67

    Thanks all! It is very interesting.
  7. Does anyone use Facebook for access to this site?

    No face book here. Thanks!
  8. An early 10-button pay phone

    Have you noticed the EXPO 67 flag on e-bay? They're asking $3000.00
  9. Thanks so very much. I appreciate your ideas.
  10. Thank you. I agree. It is really too bad the young people of today can not have the Expo experience here in the United States or Canada. It was so important in my life. I guess Disney World is the closest we have today.
  11. It was magnificent! By now, I am afraid it might be somewhat dated. It reminds me of "This is Cinerama" and "To Be Alive." At the time they were both spectacular. Now they are both dated, but still good; still worth seeing.
  12. Anyone experiencing performance issues?

    Same for me. And especially slow.
  13. Ticket taking

    Concerning Expo 67 in Montreal: We did not have the week, or month, or entire season books. We bought one day tickets at the Oratory gift shop. They were $2.25 each. At the gate they cost $2.50 per day. It was about 3 inches by 2 inches with printing on the front and back along with the "Man and His World" symbol on it. The entire ticket was taken from us when we entered. When we were leaving we could have our hand stamped and return that same day at no charge. Anyway that is how I remember it - over 50 years ago! Hope that helps some.
  14. Thank, you all, very much, for many years to come!
  15. Beautiful picture, Bill. Thanks!
  16. Happiness is...

    Yes, those street lights, I think, were only at La Ronde.
  17. Turning back the clock - Part 1

    Great! Well done. Thanks!
  18. Arriving at Expo 67!

    Jim, You stayed at such a beautiful place. During EXPO we stayed at St. Joseph Oratory, 3774 Queen Mary Road. It too is magnificent!
  19. Thank you very much. I was so happy to find thid film. Glad you like it too.
  20. Someone had a sense of humor

    Does anyone have any thoughts or comments concerning Laterna Magica? It was at La Ronde: and a combination of live action and film. I thought it was fantastic.
  21. Bill and Jim: Thanks so much for your photos and comments. It was such a great time and wonderful memory. I had not seen Disney's "America the Beautiful" before 1970. Was it also shown in Brussels in 1958?
  22. This is a very poignant news article--brings back so many wonderful memories. Enjoy The Bitter-Sweet of Farewell to Expo by George R. Oak of The Ottawa Journal TO MANY people it was like the end of the world. Art, culture, technology, all of man's achievements were there but most important, Expo was people. The spirit was everywhere on the last day. When the Golden Centenaries roared over Montréal, shortly after the noon closing ceremonies passersby paused and looked up and then continued. Their pace seemed a little slower. Photo credit: © National Archives of Canada On the site the mood wasn't Sunday. People poured in to beat the two p.m. closing. Once through the gates the urgency was gone. The inevitable lineups snaked around the major pavilions but many preferred a leisurely promenade through the site. Collars tightly buttoned, the chill air gave faces a rosy hue. The mood was reverent. Smiles wreathed almost all the faces. But, Expo was youth and youth can't be suppressed for long. * * * IN THE Barbados pavilion, a favorite spa for visitors and Expo employees, a spontaneous party broke out. Mechanical noise-makers appeared from nowhere and were passed to the crowd. The bar waitresses wore blue flags in their hair that said "au revoir Expo." A group of white smocked Expo employees were sandwiched in one corner, arms around each other's shoulders, singing at the top of their lungs -- perhaps afraid to stop or the party would end. Lost amid the forest of legs, a small boy cried and a bearded black man scooped him up. After giving him a balloon, he held the tearful lad at arms length and said, "C'mon, Canada, the party isn't over yet." But it was. In the Air Canada pavilion a hostess close to tears said, "It's been so much fun." It was among Expo's youthful staff that emotions seemed highest. The official hostesses, encased in white plastic rain capes gazed in seeming disbelief as the crowds thinned. "Most of us plan to travel extensively," one said, "it's too late for university but I honestly can't believe it's over." A young waiter cleared his last table in a French restaurant. He plans to spend the winter skiing in the west. Expo brought a taste of the world to the islands in the St. Lawrence and those close to the fair seem bend on satisfying newly acquired appetites. As the first pavilion doors began closing the rumor flew. All the bars were to be closed to prevent vandalism. Some pavilions had armed guards stationed around the exhibits. The fireworks were to be set off on Mount Royal. All proved untrue. * * * THERE was no evidence of vandalism. Sure, the Cominco fountain and few others were filled with detergent, effervescently soapy and white. But it wouldn't be man and his world without whimsical pranks. An RCMP constable put it this way: "They love her too much to hurt her." Expo was a young girl in the eyes of all. She was alive. By late afternoon the leaden skies grew darker, closer, and reluctantly the throng moved to express platforms or the bridge of St. Hélène, a good vantage point for the fireworks. A last minute rush on the boutiques burdened the departing crowd with paintings, Tunisian rugs and African carvings. As the final hours ticked away prices dropped up to 50 per cent. A few people paused and gazed reproachfully at Expo employees lowering the flags of Chad and Senegal in Africa Place. The 67 gun salute boomed hollowly over the St. Lawrence site. Some wept. Sailors aboard the Royal Canadian Navy's St. Laurent cast off and moved from Mackay pier. Officers and men lined the decks gazing over at the almost dark pavilions. "Auld Lang Syne" spontaneously broke from the thousands queued up for the Expo Express but it soon trailed off. Conversation was muted, punctuated by the roar of the express on one of its last runs. At City Du Havre hundreds lined the river's bank for the fireworks. When they came there were no "oohs" or "ahs" -- just silence. Despite a biting breeze from the water and near freezing temperatures, the crowd remained after the fireworks concluded, staring across the grew water at Isle St. Hélène and Isle Notre Dame. Finally they turned and left. - End of article. Copyright by The Ottawa Journal, October 31, 1967. All rights reserved.
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