Gary Miedema and Paul Litt
First Shannon Lecture on expo67

It takes a hot topic for people to forgo the beautiful weather we’ve been having, but the first Shannon lecture of this fall’s series on Expo 67 drew an enthusiastic crowd to the library’s Discovery Centre on September 22nd. Dr. Gary Miedema, author ofFor Canada’s Sake: Public Religion, Centennial Celebrations, and the Re-making of Canada in the 1960s provided a critical overview of the political and cultural forces that shaped Expo 67 and made it such a stunning success. His talk set the stage for subsequent series lectures on Expo 67 and Quebec (Friday, October 13), Indigenous art at the Indians of Canada Pavilion (Friday, November 3), and the fair’s avant-garde architecture (Friday, November 17) and film (Friday, December 1). Here series organizer Paul Litt presents Dr. Miedema (left) with a laminated plaque featuring the poster announcing his lecture.