How Have You Seen Canada’s Confidence Grow Since Expo 67?
Recently the Toronto Star reported:
“As the Expo 67 World’s Fair lit up Montreal in that shining spring and summer, many of Ontario’s 61 hosts and hostesses knew this much: They were at the centre of a monumental moment in this country’s history, when a Commonwealth underling emerged on its 100th birthday as a cultural powerhouse, all-of-a-sudden capable of staging an event for 62 countries and countless millions of visitors.
This weekend, forty-five former hosts and hostesses are staging a 45th-year reunion in Montreal. …”
The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was the general exhibition from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century, with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating. Expo 67 also set the single-day attendance record for a world’s fair, with 569,000 visitors on its third day.
Many argue that this fair was Canada’s coming out party from the Common Wealth to the world.
So what do you think? Have you seen Canada’s confidence and influence grow since Expo 67?
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