Expo 67 in Montreal
A photo collection about Canada‘s Centennial Celebration!
“Set a good example for the world. If you are excellent, if you are of high quality, the world will imitate you.”
Photo credit: © A. John Robinson and is used with permission with our sincere thanks.
Expo 67: 40th Anniversary Celebrations Edition
Photo credit: Diane Morin at Flickr.com. Click on the image for
“Expo 67: 40th Anniversary Celebrations Edition” of history and special events.
“The cannonade of fireworks which marked the opening of Expo. may in retrospect turn out to have been one of those rare moments that changed the direction of a nation’s history. This is the greatest thing we have ever done as a nation and surely the modernization of Canada — of its skylines, of its styles, its institutions — will be dated from this occasion and from this fair. The more you see of it, the more you’re overwhelmed by a feeling that if this is possible, that if this little sub-arctic, self-obsessed country of 20,000,000 people can put on this kind of show, then it can do almost anything.”
— Syndicated journalist Peter C. Newman of the Toronto Star, April 28, 1967, opening day at Expo 67.
“Still, Expo is regarded as the best world’s fair ever. Its success changed the world’s view of Canada, and more importantly, it changed the way Canadians viewed themselves. For the first time the country basked in the pride and the glory of its talents and accomplishments. A nation had come of age.”
— CBC reporter Raj Ahluwalia, from his book: “We Interrupt This Program.” Publisher Winding Stair Press, 2002.
“When the lights go out for the last time, when the crowds have left the pavilions and the avenues, a World Exhibition begins a new life. Less glittering but more profound, this new life is nourished in the souls of those who visited the Exhibition, and it will blossom into a legend for generations to come.”
— Pierre Dupuy, Commissioner General of Expo 67. Quoted from “E xpo 67 Montreal Canada”, the large memorial coffee table book. Publisher Toronto: Thomas Nelson, 1968.
Our exclusive audio interview with Yves Jasmin, O.C.,
Director of Information, Public ity and Public Relations for Expo 67
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The asterisk before some of the titles indicates Private Pavilions at Expo 67. The rest without using the asterisk are International; National; Provincial or State and Theme Pavilions found at the fair.
Unless otherwise indicated, the text write-ups on the various Expo Pavilions and themes were culled directly from the “Expo 67 Official Guide.”
Expo 67: Additional Points of Interest
Whether it be small or big contributions to this Expo 67 web site, the following people shared their equal enthusiasm in making this project possible with my sincere thanks:
Man and His World
A very well thought out academic proposal submitted by the “Expo 2017 team.” It is a proposal for Montr é al to host another world’s fair in 2017.
Copies of the proposal are available to read in French and English. Click on the language of your choice for more details.
The “Expo 2017” website was officially launched on May 07, 2007.
Citizens of Montr é al and residents across Canada wishing to support the proposal are encouraged to contact Montr é al Mayor Gerald Tremblay by e-mail.
A new organization takes aim at preserving the legacy of Expo 67 including artefacts and to recall its lessons and benefits from the event.
The Expo 67 Foundation was officially launched on May 29, 2010. Click on the logo to enter their website.
Canada will be participating at the Shanghai China World Exposition to be held from May 1 to October 31, 2010.
The logo design (the middle drawing in the above illustration) depicts “the image of three people – you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of mankind” writes the Shanghai World Exposition website.
Coming off of their highly successful Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games, no doubt China has raised the bar very high on themselves. One can expect that the Chinese will attempt to equal or surpass the accomplishments of Expo 67. Organizers are expecting 200 participants and 70 million visitors to their world exposition!
For further information, please follow the link to the official Government of Canada website: Canada at Expo 2010 Shanghai.
Click here for 138 exclusive photographs of Expo 2010 as photographed by Jason Stockl of Montreal and who eventually met up with Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay in Shanghai during the same week that Jason had been attending.
China Radio International has an informative website on the subject called: Charm of a City – 2010 Shanghai Expo .