More On Expo 67
A reader is correct, the Expo theme music was not Bob Gimby’s Ca-Na-Da, but “Un Jour, un jour” by Michele Richard:
This song about Ontario was impossible to erase from your mind, it played constantly:
A great clip on Quebec’s Quiet Revolution and De Gaulle’s faux-pas at the 67 Expo: “Vive Montréal… Vive le Québec …Vive le Québec Libre!”, the French went nuts”:
This clip has the entire Gimby song followed by a heartbreaking report of what became of Man-and-his-World:
FYI: The “Science and Technology Centre” was not to be, instead it became a casino.
In later years fire destroyed the beautiful Ameican pavilion:
Finally, a nice little “Canadian Fact” about the constrution of Ile Notre Dame:
The project cost millions, and was a success for Mayor Drapeau. This would not be the case 9 years later with the Summer Olympics.