Organization: Centennial Commission
Size: 45.7 x 61 cm
Let’s have a wonderful year
And it will be a wonderful year for you – and all of us. Because it’s Canada’s Centennial year. One hundred years of Confederation. Of opportunity. Of historic growth into a strong, important nation. To celebrate, all kinds of exciting projects are beginning. Today, for example, the Confederation Train is starting its journey across Canada.
Festival Canada is the largest entertainment package ever offered Canadians. Virtually all of our most important entertainers plus attractions from outside our country will travel to communities – large and small – to help celebrate Centennial. There will be something for everyone; western music, opera, ballet, comedies, musical shows, drama, variety shows, symphonies, and popular music. And you’ll find tickets to all entertainment at unbelievably economical prices!
The most exciting train you’ve ever seen.
This is the train you’ve heard about. The one that will visit 63 cities, brining Canada to Canadians right across the country. The Confederation Caravans are the Train’s colourful and exciting counterpart and will visit 637 communities the Train won’t reach. Why the Train and Caravans? To bring Canada to you. Whichever you visit, you’ll see Canada as you’ve never seen it before. You literally re-live the growth of Canada. You walk through a primeval forest. You ‘live’ in the hold of an immigrant ship. You experience the hardships and adventures of our pioneer settlers. You’re part of the creation of Confederation. Then, you see how the new leadership gave Canada the strength it needed to develop… expand… and to help other nations fight for peace and independence. And you suddenly discover the magnificently essential role Canada plays in the world today. The most exciting train in history.
At this very moment, it is hurrying from Ottawa to Victoria, where on January 9th, it will begin its cross country jobrney to bring all this to you!
Library and Archives Canada for the poster images (item number: 2989811)