1967 Montreal Expo


Another Jesters Night was held on February 28 at Annie B. Jamieson School. MC for the evening was Ron Morrier. Jesters included: Sandra Brodie, Judy Binding, Lindsay Cheeseman, Linda Cowieson, Diane Fulcher, Carol Grassi, Joy Hofer, Adiane Middleton, Wendy McKay, Cloria O’Sullivan, Suzanne Roy. The Intermediates: Kathy Brownlee, Carol Monroe, Janice Manuck, Melany Walsh

1967 Expo 67

ABOVE: (back to front) Suzanne Roy, Barbara Williamson, Carol Grassi, Lindsay Cheesman, Joy Hofer, _________.

1967Pageantof Music QE

ABOVE: March 31, 1967 Massive puff by bug-eyed musician, 13 year-old Robbie Habkirk, of 8350 Fremlin, blasts a high note from trombone during pageant of Music by Vancouver Junior Band Thursday night. brightly clad “Beefeaters” thrilled audience of more than 2,000 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre with works ranging from symphonic to modern pop tunes.

1967Jim Albertson

ABOVE: Friday Hune 16, 1967 Vancouver Junior (Beefeater) band member Jim Albertson demonstrates heraldic trumpet to Mrs. Denny Veitch, left, and Mrs. Gordon Olson of the band’s auxiliary, which plans a carnival and bazaar Saturday. The band and majorette Corps will entertain at the event, to be held in Vancouver College gymnasium, Thirty-eighth and Cartier, from 2 to 10 p.m.

1967 Tour departing Vancouver

In 1967, the 80 member strong Vancouver Junior Band under the direction Gordon C. Olson, accompanied by the Jesters Majorette Corps flew to Winnipeg for Pan American Games rehearsals. Then they were off to the mid western U.S. where the band appeared in Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. The Chicago appearance was at the Lion’s International convention where 137 countries were represented. The band appeared in the bandshell at Expo 67 in Montreal on July 13, 14 and 15.

In Winnipeg the band was featured in a 15 minute tabloid in the opening ceremonies which was televised nationally.
Highlights were the 10 heraldic trumpeters of the band playing a fanfare to announce the arrival of the Duke of Edinburgh who opened the games. They played the Royal Fanfare as well as the fanfares marking the principal events surrounding the ceremonies.
The band also appeared in London, Oshawa, Cornwall, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Port Arthur before returning home and another season of half-time shows for the B.C. Lions’ football games.


1967 Aug 17

August 1967 Parade Sports 100 Entries
This year’s Pacific National Exhibition parade was the biggest ever, with almost 100 floats, exhibits and bands.
Lt. Gov. George Pearkes and Mrs. Pearkes will head the parade.
Labor and Education Minister Leslie Peterson, world swimmer Elaine Tanner and sprinter Harry Jerome will also appear.
The parade began at 10 a.m. Saturday and was an hour long.
The procession started at Thurlow Street and travelled along Georgia, Burrard, Hastings to Clark Drive were it ended at 12:30 noon.
The PNE Century float was one of the highlights and one of the longest at 40 feet.
The float saluted 100 years of confederation.


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