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CCVB Stationery
M 8607/158

Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Tourism projects and programs. -- 1965-1988.
Series 2Directors' Files. -- 1970- 1982.
Series 3Presidents' Files. -- 1975- 1979.
Series 4Minutes. -- 1971- 1999.
Series 5Membership Relations. -- 1971-1993, predominant 1971-1980.
Series 6General Correspondence. -- 1978-1981.
Series 7Administrative Reports and Plans. -- 1959-1999.
Series 8Visitor Relations. -- 1964- 1996.
Series 9Tourism-related organizations. -- 1972-1982.
Series 10Promotional materials and marketing items. -- 1960-1993.
Series 11Compiled scrapbooks, clippings and histories. -- 1963-1997.

Inventory

Series 1

Tourism projects and programs. -- 1965-1988. -- 24 cm of textual records. -- 56 photographs. -- 1 film reel. -- Series consists of correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, marketing items, press releases, and other records relating to the development of tourism related programs and projects whose purpose is to promote Calgary and Alberta as a tourism destination and to encourage the Calgary tourism industry in that promotion of Calgary. The records reflect the relationship between the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau (CCVB) and other tourism organizations in the public and private sectors. -- For other records relating to the promotion of Calgary and the CCVB please refer to Series 10; for other records relating to other tourism-related organizations please refer to Series 9. -- The alpha-numeric and numeric codes indicated in brackets at the end of some files are the original file number assigned by the CCVB administration.

M-8607-1Century Calgary 1974-1975
M-8607-2Alberta's 75th Anniversary activities 1979-1980
M-8607-3Rocky Mountain Special
M-8607-4Antique Car Rally 1978-1981
M-8607-5Antique Car Rally 1977
M-8607-6Antique Car Rally 1976
M-8607-7Antique Car Rally 1970-1975. -- 1970-1975. -- 5 cm of textual records. -- 22 photographs. -- File consists of memoranda, correspondence, planning notes and contestant registration information for the annual Antique Car 101 Mile Rally which took place through Calgary and area.
M-8607-8Homecoming 1980
M-8607-9Lord Mayor's Procession
M-8607-10RCMP "A Century of Scarlet" Place mats program
M-8607-11Hospitality Awareness program 1980
M-8607-12Parades 1985 (8000). -- 1985-1988, predominant 1985. -- 4 p. -- 1 photograph. -- 1 award plaque. -- File consists of correspondence relating the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau's involvement in Alberta parades, as well as parades in the United States of America.
M-8607-13White Hatter Gambol
M-8607-14Proposals 1985 (8000)
M-8607-15Proposals 1985 (8000)
M-8607-16Meet the Canadians at Home program
M-8607-17Convention for Those who Never Attend Conventions
M-8607-18Stampede Parade seats
M-8607-19Travel Alberta News Release. -- 1975-1980. -- 3 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs. -- File consists of news releases issued from Travel Alberta relating tourism projects, programs and infrastructure undertaken by public and private tourism organizations.
M-8607-OS2 Stampede Dollar sales blueprint
M-8607-OS3Pasadena Parade of Roses float photographs
F-174-15A.P.A.C.. -- [196?-197?]. -- 1 film reel : col., si.; 8 mm. -- File consists of one film reel of footage illustrating participants who have entered their antique cars in one of the CCVB's Antique Car Rallies where they would proceed through the Calgary area. The images are specifically of the participating antique cars en route through Heritage Park with spectators onlooking.
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Series 2

Directors' Files. -- 1970-1982. -- 4 cm of textual records. -- Directors were predominantly active business persons in the Calgary area who volunteered their time to sit on the Board of Directors for the CCVB. -- Series consists of correspondence, rosters, forms, memoranda, and by-law and constitutional records whose purpose was to recruit would-be Directors. The records also relate to tourism projects and other activities discussed by the Directors. -- For other records relating to tourism projects and activities please refer to Series 1.

M-8607-20Director files 1970-1977
M-8607-21Director files 1978
M-8607-22Director files 1979
M-8607-23Director files 1980
M-8607-24Director files 1981
M-8607-25Directors Committees 1978-1979
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Series 3

Presidents' Files. -- 1975-1979. -- 9 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of correspondence, rosters, forms, minutes, memoranda, records relating to by-law and constitution information, and other records. CCVB Presidents, also known as the Chairmen of the Board of Directors, kept their own files in their own way relating to projects or items that reflect their individual interests.

M-8607-26J.R. Fetterly President 1978-1979
M-8607-27Ted Valentine President 1976-1977
M-8607-28Ted Valentine President 1976-1977
M-8607-29Mr. Art Dixon President 1976
M-8607-30Joe Drisdale December 1975-February 1976
M-8607-31Joe Drisdale April 1975-November 1975
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Series 4

Minutes. -- 1971-1999. -- 18 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of minutes, agenda, correspondence, memoranda, annual returns and other records relating to the business and social components of the CCVB's Annual General Meetings, Board of Directors meetings and other special meetings.

M-8607-32Board of Directors Meeting 1998-1999
M-8607-33Board of Directors Meeting / AGM 1997
M-8607-34Board of Directors Meeting / AGM 1996
M-8607-35Board of Directors Meeting / AGM 1993-1995
M-8607-36Board of Directors Meeting / AGM February 1989- November 1992
M-8607-37Board of Directors Meeting / AGM November 1995- December 1988
M-8607-38Annual General Meeting 1980
M-8607-39Annual General Meeting 1979
M-8607-40Annual General Meeting 1978
M-8607-41Annual General Meeting 1977
M-8607-42Annual General Meeting 1976
M-8607-43Annual General Meeting 1975
M-8607-44Annual General Meeting 1974
M-8607-45Annual General Meeting 1973
M-8607-46Annual General Meeting 1972
M-8607-47Annual General Meeting 1971
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Series 5

Membership Relations. -- 1971-1993, predominant 1971-1980. -- 9 cm of textual records and other material. - - Series consists of correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, rosters, newsletters and other records relating to the recruitment and maintenance of the CCVB's membership and the CCVB's encouragement and support of the private tourism industry in Calgary and area. -- Includes 31 photographs, 3 film reels, and 3 name tags.

M-8607-48Annual White Hatter Awards 1993
M-8607-49Annual White Hatter Awards 1980
M-8607-50Annual White Hatter Awards 1979. -- 1979-1980. -- one folder of textual records. -- 18 photographs. -- File consists of correspondence between agents of the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau (CCVB) and the private tourism industry in Calgary. Correspondence was used to select, invite and congratulate award winners of the CCVB's Annual White Hatter Award which recognizes individuals for delivering outstanding customer service and for contributing to Calgary's tourism industry.
M-8607-51Annual White Hatter Awards 1978. -- 1978-1979. -- one folder of textual records. -- 6 photographs. -- File consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and other notes relating the selection and invitation of award winners of the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau's Annual White Hatter Award which recognizes individuals for delivering outstanding customer service and contributing to Calgary's tourism industry.
M-8607-52Annual White Hatter Awards 1977. -- 1978-1979. -- one folder of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- File consists of correspondence between agents of the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau (CCVB) and the private tourism industry in Calgary. Correspondence was used to select and congratulate award winners of the CCVB's Annual White Hatter Award which recognizes individuals for delivering outstanding customer service and for contributing to Calgary's tourism industry.
M-8607-53Annual White Hatter Awards 1976
M-8607-54Annual White Hatter Awards 1975. -- 1976. -- 2 p. -- 4 photographs. -- File consists of correspondence between agents of the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau (CCVB) and the private tourism industry in Calgary. Correspondence was used to invite award winners to the CCVB's Annual White Hatter Award which recognizes individuals for delivering outstanding customer service and for contributing to Calgary's tourism industry.
M-8607-55Annual White Hatter Awards 1974
M-8607-56Annual White Hatter Awards 1973
M-8607-57Annual White Hatter Awards 1972
M-8607-58Annual White Hatter Awards 1971
M-8607-58aName tags
M-8607-59Membership in the CCVB
M-8607-60Hatter Chatter
F-174-16Reach out a Friendly Hand. -- Ottawa : National Film Board of Canada [distributor], 1979. -- 1 film reel (00:10:18 ; 122 m) : col., sd. ; 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content attempts to outline the importance of the tourism industry to the Canadian economy and illustrates that businesses in the tourism industry can prosper by encouraging friendly hospitality which attracts visitors and tourism dollars. Pictured are views of tourist attractions across Canada including: RCMP Musical Ride, Waterton lakes, Banff Springs Hotel, Empress, Chateau Frontenac, Rideau Canal, Niagara Falls, Canadian Parliament buildings, Quebec City's Bonhomme, rodeos, camping facilities, shopping, hotel accommodations, and outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing and golf. There are also views of major Canadian cities and transportation infrastructure such as airports, ferries, trains and Brewster buses.
F-174-17Smile. -- [196?-198?]. -- 1 film reel (00:10:00) : col., sd. ; 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content attempts to encourage Canadians and the Canadian tourism industry to welcome tourists with friendliness and hospitality. Pictured are a narrated series of still shots featuring a large variety of recreation opportunities, cultural and arts events, as well as transportation and accommodation choices across Canada. -- Film presented by the Travel Industry Association of Canada and sponsored by the Canadian Government Office of Tourism.
F-174-18Tourism: It is important to all of us. -- Edmonton : Travel Alberta, [197?-198?]. -- 1 film reel (00:10:00) : slide to film transfer, col., sd. ; 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content showcases Alberta's tourism attractions as well as the economic impact of tourism on the Alberta economy. Fictional characters Donna and Pat Mitchell travel to the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Waterton Lakes National Park, Cyprus Hills, the Badlands and Dinosaur Provincial Park near Drumheller, Elk Island National Park, Edmonton's Klondike Days, Fort Edmonton, Jasper, the Columbia Icefields, Banff, and Lake Louise. Views of recreational activities and wildlife are also featured.
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Series 6

General Correspondence. -- 1978-1981. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of correspondence between Al Bailey and other agents of the CCVB with various individuals and organizations relating a miscellany of topics. -- Other correspondence can also be found Series 1-5, 7- 10.

M-8607-61General Correspondence 1981
M-8607-62Miscellaneous Correspondence
M-8607-63Day file - Al Bailey
M-8607-64Day file - Al Bailey
M-8607-65Day file - Al Bailey
M-8607-66Day file - Al Bailey
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Series 7

Administrative Reports and Plans. -- 1959-1999. -- 24 cm of textual records. -- 1 transparency. -- Series consists of plans, reports, surveys, studies, correspondence, memoranda, and other records created for and by the CCVB which help in providing information to determine the future direction and needs of the agency and its administration. -- The alpha- numeric and numeric codes indicated in brackets at the end of some files are the original file number assigned by the CCVB administration.

M-8607-67Business Plan 1987-1988
M-8607-68Marketing Plan 1988-1997
M-8607-69Emergency Communications Plan 1991
M-8607-70Annual Reports 1958-1969
M-8607-71Annual Reports 1970-1974
M-8607-72Annual Reports 1975-1979
M-8607-73Annual Reports 1980-1984
M-8607-74Annual Reports 1985-1989
M-8607-75Annual Reports 1990-1994
M-8607-76Annual Reports draft 1991
M-8607-77Annual Reports 1995-1999
M-8607-78Hospitality Centre
M-8607-79FWJ file 1985 (8000)
M-8607-80FWJ (8000F/8001B)
M-8607-81FWJ (8000f/8001B)
M-8607-82Calgary and Area Marketing Strategy Vol.1. November 1984
M-8607-83Calgary and Area Marketing Strategy Vol.2. October 1984
M-8607-84Survey of the Views of Calgary Residents Concerning Tourism. Aug 1988
M-8607-85Stampede Visitors Study. August 1988
M-8607-86Speaking to Calgarians: Public Relations Study / Plan. June 1989
M-8607-87Tourism in the City of Calgary. January 1990
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Series 8

Visitor Relations. -- 1964-1996. -- 36 cm of textual records. -- 21 slides. -- 15 maps. -- Series consists of correspondence, published guides, press releases, notes and other records created for, and created by, visitors to the Calgary area. Visitors include vacationing individuals and families, convention-goers and planners, travel agents and tour planners, as well as media and travel writers who may be covering an important event in Calgary. -- Other correspondence relating to visitor's complaints issued to the CCVB can be found in Series 3 and 6.

M-8607-88Complaints 1981
M-8607-89Complaints 1980
M-8607-90Complaints 1979
M-8607-91Complaints 1978
M-8607-92Complaints 1977
M-8607-93Complaints 1976
M-8607-94Complaints 1975
M-8607-95Complaints
M-8607-96High hotel rates during Stampede July 1978
M-8607-97For conventioneers
M-8607-98For conventioneers
M-8607-99For media
M-8607-100 Travel tour planner
M-8607-101Tour operator manual
M-8607-102Tour operator manual
M-8607-103Travel trade planner
M-8607-104Travel agents visiting Calgary 1981
M-8607-105Travel agents visiting Calgary 1980
M-8607-106Site inspection groups visiting Calgary 1980
M-8607-107Writers / Photographers visiting Calgary 1980
M-8607-108Writers / Photographers visiting Calgary 1980
M-8607-109Familiarization visits to Calgary 1971- 1978
M-8607-110Tour Group 1981
M-8607-111Tour Group 1980
M-8607-112VIP file
M-8607-113Calgary Visitors' Guide
M-8607-114Calgary Visitors' Guide
M-8607-115Calgary Visitors' Guide
M-8607-116Calgary Visitors' Guide
M-8607-117Calgary Visitors' Guide
M-8607-118Calgary Visitors' Guide
M-8607-119Calgary Visitors' Guide
M-8607-OS1Maps
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Series 9

Tourism- related organizations. -- 1972-1982. -- 18 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, itineraries, schedules, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, reports and other records relating to the relationships forded and maintained by the CCVB with other tourism-related organizations (public and private), as well as associations who undertake tourism-related activities. Organizations include: Travel Industry Association of Alberta (TIAALTA; Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC); Canadian Government Office of Tourism (CGOT); American Bus Association (ABA); National Tour Association (NTA); the Calgary Chamber of Commerce; the Calgary Convention Centre; and other local Canadian tourism and convention bureaus. -- The alpha-numeric and numeric codes indicated in brackets at the end of some files are the original file number assigned by the CCVB administration.

M-8607-120CGOT general
M-8607-121Pioneer Auto Club
M-8607-122Readers Digest Association
M-8607-123Calgary Chamber of Commerce
M-8607-124Calgary Convention Centre
M-8607-125Calgary Motel Association
M-8607-126Calgary Hotel Association 1981 from previous
M-8607-127Inland NW Tourism Coalition 1985 (9000)
M-8607-128ABA 1985 (9000A)
M-8607-129ABA '85
M-8607-130TIAC 85 (9000L) Conference Ottawa
M-8607-131TIAALTA 1985 (9000)
M-8607-132TIAALTA 1985 (9000)
M-8607-133TIAALTA Members 1978-1981
M-8607-134TIAALTA Members 1978-1981
M-8607-135TIAALTA
M-8607-136Tourism bureaus and organizations
M-8607-137Alberta government / TIAALTA
M-8607-138National Tour Association 1985 (9000H)
M-8607-139National Tour Association 1985 (9000H)
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Series 10

Promotional materials and marketing items. -- 1960-1993. 18 cm of textual records and other material. -- Series consists of correspondence, forms, notes, periodical inserts, agreements, speeches and other marketing items such as photographs, films, letterhead, brochures, posters, and stickers whose main purpose was to market the positive aspects of Calgary as a tourism and convention destination to the world. -- Includes 28 photographs, 14 film reels, 3 medallions, 2 prints, 1 audio reel. -- The alpha-numeric and numeric codes indicated in brackets at the end of some files are the original file number assigned by the CCVB administration.

M-8607-140Ads purchased 1985 (8000)
M-8607-141Rendezvous '85 (9000I)
M-8607-142Film / Slides reproduction authorization 1985 (8000)
M-8607-143Travel shows 1981
M-8607-144Travel shows prior 1981
M-8607-145Letterhead
M-8607-146Brochure prototypes / drafts
M-8607-147Brochures undated
M-8607-148Brochures dated
M-8607-149Calgary Stampede
M-8607-150From promotional photographs binder. -- 1968- 1987. -- 27 photographs. -- File consists of promotional photographs of Calgary and area tourist attractions and venues including: Calgary Zoo; Glenbow Museum; Calgary Exhibition and Stampede; downtown Calgary; Fort Calgary; Energeum; Centennial Planetarium; Heritage Park; Calaway Park; Lindsay Park Sports Centre; Devonian Gardens; Canada Olympic Park; parades and meeting facilities.
M-8607-151Marketing items
M-8607-152Awards garnered
M-8607-153Writers for hire 1985 (8000T)
M-8607-154Display file 1985 (8000)
M-8607-155Calgary gift to visitors idea 1985 (8000)
M-8607-156Paid insertions 1985
M-8607-157Presentation file 1985 (8000)
M-8607-OS1Cityscape art prints
F-174-1'74 Calgary Stampede footage. -- July 1974. -- 1 film reel (ca. 4 min) : col.; si.; 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features views of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede midway games and rides, rodeo events and entertainment, the Indian Village, as well as livestock and agricultural exhibition activities and entrants. -- Film leader indicates "Print for Doug Johnson".
F-174-2Stampede Pot Pourri. -- Toronto : Chetwynd Films Ltd. [producer], 1978. -- 1 film reel (00:12:30 ; 141 m) : col., sd. ; 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features rodeo events at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede including: calf roping, wild cow milking, bronc riding, children's steer riding, wild horse riding, bull riding, steer wrestling as well as the skills of the rodeo clowns.
F-174-3Stampede Fever. -- Calgary : Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Ltd. [producer], 1968. -- 1 film reel (00:27:06) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features Calgary Exhibition and Stampede events and related events around Calgary including: Pancake breakfasts, square dancing, the Stampede Parade, Natives in traditional dress, clowns, marching bands, midway, the Grandstand Show with the Young Canadians dance troupe activities at the exhibition and livestock show, and rodeo events such as cattle milking, bareback riding, saddle bronc, barrel races, cutting horse competitions, steer riding, chariot races, steer wrestling, calf roping, wild horse racing, bull riding, chuckwagon races as well as the skills of the rodeo clowns. Also included are views of the Big 4 building, the Indian Village, the "Pot 'O Gold" booth all on the Stampede Grounds, as well as views of the exteriors of Holt Renfrew and the Holy Cross Hospital.
F-174-4Stampede Park...a place for all people. -- Calgary: Canawest - Master Film Ltd. [producer], [1964-197?]. -- 1 film reel (00:16:00) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features the facilities and activities held at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede's Stampede Park fairgrounds. Interior and exterior views of the Big Four building, the Stampede Corral and the Grandstand area are featured, as are views of sporting events such as: Stampede wrestling, basketball, hockey, boxing, curling, show jumping, barrel racing, snow mobile racing, horse racing and other rodeo activities at the annual Rodeo Royale. Other events are portrayed as well including: Disney on Parade, Ice Capades, Calgary International Horse Show, Sportsman Show, Octoberfest, Casino Royale, Stampede Dinner Theatre with the Young Canadians troupe, other ethnic and cultural festivals, as well as livestock shows and sales.
F-174-5Calgary - Your Invitation (revised edition). -- Calgary : Canawest - Master Films Ltd. [producer], January 1980. -- 1 film reel (00:13:30) : print, col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features tourist attractions in Calgary, Alberta, outlining visitor accommodations, events and locales such as, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Waterton National Park, Banff, Lake Louise and other destinations in the Rocky Mountains. Featured are exterior and interior views of the Chateau Airport, the Holiday Inn, the Palliser Hotel, the Calgary Board of Education building, the Calgary Tower, the Glenbow Museum, the Toronto Dominion building, the Calgary Zoo, the Planetarium, Heritage Park and other downtown buildings. Also featured are sporting activities such as swimming, camping, Stampeder football, baseball, hockey, figure skating, cross country skiing, dancing, waterskiing, golf, curling, and paddle sports. -- Included in the cannister were one user feedback form which was filled out and one customs tag. -- There is evidence on the film's original cannister that the film passed through Canada Customs at the Calgary International Airport on Nov. 13, 1980.
F-174-6Calgary - Your Invitation. -- Calgary : Canawest - Master Films Ltd. [producer], 1979. -- 1 film reel (00:13:30) : answer print, col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features tourist attractions in Calgary, Alberta, outlining visitor accommodations, events and locales such as the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Waterton National Park, Banff, Lake Louise and other destinations in the Rocky Mountains. Featured are exterior and interior views of the Chateau Airport, the Holiday Inn, the Palliser Hotel, the Calgary Board of Education building, the Calgary Tower, the Glenbow Museum, the Toronto Dominion building, the Calgary Zoo, the Planetarium, Heritage Park, the Horseman's Hall of Fame and other downtown buildings. Also featured are events and activities such as swimming, camping at Happy Valley Camping resort, Stampeder football, baseball, hockey, figure skating, cross country skiing, Octoberfest festivities and Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities. -- This film was succeeded by a revised edition produced in Jan. 1980 (F 174-5) and therefore the film has many different views of the same subject matter.
F-174-7Calgary Come Celebrate. -- Calgary : Canawest - Master Films Ltd. [producer], 1982. -- 1 film reel (00:13:30) : master, col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features, in animation and live action, tourist attractions in Calgary, Alberta, outlining visitor accommodations, events and locales such as the Calgary Tower, the Calgary Zoo, the Palliser Hotel, the Glenbow Museum, Stephen Avenue Mall, Fort Calgary, the Badlands, Old Woman Buffalo Jump, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, Heritage Park, Pioneer Acres, Banff, Mount Rundell, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Columbia Ice Fields, Stampede Park, Spruce Meadows, the Devonian Gardens, Prince's Island, Waterton National Park, and activities at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede including the parade, parties, midway, rodeo and chuckwagon races. Also featured are views of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, medicine wheels, performances at Theatre Calgary and Alberta Ballet, Ukranian dance, exotic entertainment, and sporting activities such as swimming, tennis, baseball, football, fishing on the Bow River, hockey, skating, skiing.
F-174-8Calgary the Living West. -- Calgary : Master Film Studios Ltd. [producer], [ca. 1963]. -- 1 film reel (00:27:30) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features tourist attractions in Calgary, Alberta, outlining visitor accommodations, events and locales such as grain elevators at Claresholm, Alberta, Happy Valley Campground resort, the Jubilee Auditorium, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, the University of Calgary Physical Education building, the Calgary municipal and international airports, the Calgary Zoo, the Calgary Brewing Company, the Calgary Aquarium, the Glencoe Club in Calgary, the Turner Ranch, the Millarville church, the High River All-Girls Rodeo, the Palace Theatre, the Jade Palace Restaurant, and other nightlife, shopping and restaurant locales. Also included are views of residential neighbourhoods in Calgary such as Mount Royal and Mayfair as well as views of wildlife and locales in the Rocky Mountains such as bears, elk, buffalo, the Banff townsite, the Royal Canadian Mountain Police, the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Indian Days, Stoney Squaw Mountain, Tunnel Mountain, the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Sulfur Mountain Gondola, the Banff Hot Springs, Lake Louise, and the Columbia Icefields. The film also portrays scenes from the Drumheller dinosaur museum, the Hoodoos and the Calgary Stampede rodeo, midway, street parties, pancake breakfasts, and fireworks.
F-174-9Land of the Big Blue Sky. -- Calgary : Canawest - Master Films Ltd. [producer], 1967. -- 1 film reel (300 m) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features tourist accommodations attractions and events in the Lethbridge area in southern Alberta, including: the High Level Bridge, coalmine, downtown, recreational areas and municipal parks such as Henderson Lake Park, golf courses and the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens. Also included are views of tourist attractions and activities located in southern Alberta such as, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, Cardston, Fort Macleod, Frank Slide, Waterton National Park and Waterton townsite, the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton, Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lake paddle wheel boat, the Bearshump hiking trail, fishing at Crypt Lake, canoeing on Cameron Lake, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and ice boating.
F-174-10Alberta Sunshine. -- Edmonton : Ranson Photographers Ltd. [producer], [1968-197?]. -- 1 film reel (265 m) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- This film remained in the custody of the Provincial Film Library of the Alberta provincial government's Public Affairs Division in Edmonton, Alberta, until it was permanently loaned to the Calgary Tourist and Convention Association. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features tourist attractions and activities in Alberta such as: the Rocky Mountains, Waterton National Park, Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Kananaskis recreational area, the Badlands, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Heritage Park in Calgary, Klondike Days in Edmonton, Jasper, Banff, the Columbia Icefields, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride, camping, rodeo, horseback riding and rock climbing. -- Included on the cannister was a Provincial Film Library address card indicating the permanent loan.
F-174-11West to the Mountains (long version). -- British Columbia : KVOS TV B.C. Ltd. [producer], 1975.-- 1 film reel (00:32:00) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features historical recreation of the settling of western Canada, current views of Alberta locales and tourist attractions in Alberta and is narrated by Burl Ives. Portrayed are recreated historical scenes of chuckwagon trains, railroads, fur trading, panning for gold, ranch activities, farm clearing, oil rigging, and other daily activities such as visiting the local barber around the turn of the century. Also featured are current views of farming, the Old Man River dam, the Alberta Legislature, Alberta churches, parade activities in Calgary, rodeo and Klondike Days in Edmonton.
F-174-12A Convention in Canada. -- Ottawa : Revenue Canada Customs and Excise [producer], [197?-198?]. -- 1 film reel (00:08:00) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features views of tourist attractions and outlines Revenue Canada Customs services for foreigners planning a convention in Canada. Included are views of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride, scenes of attractions in Quebec City, Montreal, Victoria, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. Also included is a staged skit which outlines customs, taxation and other travel concerns when arriving in Canada for a convention.
F-174-13Soon the Glory Begins. -- Calgary : CFCN Productions [producer], 1987. -- 1 film reel (00:12:00) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features views of facilities being constructed in anticipation for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta and of the pre-Olympic events in and around Calgary. Included are views of the Olympic Torch Relay, downtown Calgary, the Canmore Nordic Centre in the Rocky Mountains, the Nakiska ski area on Mount Allen, Canada Olympic Park, the Olympic Saddledome, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, the Olympic Arts Festival, and McMahon Stadium. Also portrayed are some of the sports to be competed at the Olympics such as: bobsled, biathlon, hockey, figure skating, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, the nordic combined event, luge, speed skating, curling, freestyle skiing, and disabled downhill skiing. -- Original film canisters contained borrowers sign-out cards as this film was loaned out to the community, to schools, to individuals and to government. -- There is a French version of this film in Series 10, File F-174-14.
F-174-14Vers un moment de gloire. -- Calgary : CFCN Productions [producer], 1987. -- 1 film reel (00:12:00) : col., sd. : 16 mm. -- File consists of one film reel whose content features views of facilities being constructed in anticipation for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta and of the pre-Olympic events in and around Calgary. Included are views of the Olympic Torch Relay, downtown Calgary, the Canmore Nordic Centre in the Rocky Mountains, the Nakiska ski area on Mount Allen, Canada Olympic Park, the Olympic Saddledome, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, the Olympic Arts Festival, and McMahon Stadium. Also portrayed are some of the sports to be competed at the Olympics such as: bobsled, biathlon, hockey, figure skating, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, the nordic combined event, luge, speed skating, curling, freestyle skiing, and disabled downhill skiing. -- Original film canisters contained borrowers sign-out cards as this film was loaned out to the community, to schools, to individuals and to government. -- There is an English version of this film in Series 10, File F-174-13.
RCT 925Calgary - Host to the World. -- Vancouver : Alex Downie Audio Productions Ltd. [producer], 23 Sept. 1986. -- 1 audio reel (ca. 10 min.) : 38 cm/s. -- File consists of one audio reel whose content outlines the history, current facilities and events in the Calgary, Alberta area. Partially narrated by then Mayor, Ralph Klein, the audio outlines positive aspects of Calgary's transportation system, entertainment and culture, recreational activities and is directed to visitors, tourists and conventioneers in hopes of encouraging them to choose Calgary for their next destination. The meeting facilities of the Calgary Convention Centre, the Calgary Stampede Grounds, the Olympic Saddledome and the University of Calgary are explained as well.
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Series 11

Compiled scrapbooks, clippings and histories. -- 1963-1997. -- 75 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and written histories relating a large variety of events and information of particular interest to, or about the CCVB. The scrapbooks and histories were compiled by the CCVB to reflect the overall activities and interests of the Bureau.

M-8607-158Treasure trove scrapbook. -- [197?-198?]. -- one scrapbook ; 40 x 25 x 5 cm. -- File consists of one scrapbook containing a large variety of items and materials including 22 photographs, 12 coins, two issues of the Calgary Visitors Guide, one issue of Readers Digest in Japanese, one issue of This Week in Calgary, newspaper clippings, rosters, letterhead, envelopes, business cards, maps, brochures, correspondence, and other marketing items and gimmicks such as pens, matches, buttons, decals and place mats. -- Scrapbook is in poor condition and is very delicate as the items are too heavy for the pages to support. The scrapbook should be handled very carefully.
M-8607-159Clippings scrapbook. -- [196?-198?]. -- 1 folder.-- 1 photograph. -- File consists of newspaper clippings, one photograph and other marketing items compiled by the CCVB. -- For conservation purposes, pages of the clippings scrapbook were photocopied, numbered and the originals removed from the folder, however the original photograph and marketing items remain foldered in the order in which they appeared in the scrapbook.
M-8607-161Loose newspaper clippings. -- 1964-1967. -- File consists of newspaper clippings compiled by CCVB about Calgary attractions, Calgary Stampede, conventions, development and promotion, publicity, groups and tours, Parade of Roses, traffic counts and statistics. -- For conservation purposes, the clippings have been photocopied.
M-8607-162Loose newspaper clippings. -- 1968-1970. -- File consists of newspaper clippings compiles by CCVB. -- For conservation purposes, the clippings have been photocopied.
M-8607-160Written histories
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