Fonds - Canada Sea-to-Sea: Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions fonds

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Canada Sea-to-Sea: Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions fonds

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  • 1988 - 1994 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records.

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Materials sent to Ernie Epp, in the Department of History, at the time of the expeditions. Transferred to the Archives in August, 2016.

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Records detailing the planning and execution of the Canada Sea-to-Sea Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions, 1989-1993, to celebrate the bicentennial of the voyages of Alexander Mackenzie, who was the first European person to cross Canada and reach the Pacific Ocean. Expedition leader was Dr. Jim Smithers, of Lakehead's School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.

Students traced Mackenzie's routes travelling by canoe and overland, and held events in communities along the way.

1989: from Fort McMurray, Alberta to Kendall Island on the Beaufort Sea
1990-1991: development of educational materials and full plan
1991: Lachine, Quebec, to Winnipeg, Manitoba
1992: Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Peace River, Alberta
1993: Peace River, Alberta, to Mackenzie Rock, British Columbia

Records include planning documents, brochures, sponsorship information, route maps, and reports.

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Kept largely in original order.

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  • English
  • French

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canada-sea-to-sea-alexander-mackenzie-bicentennial-expeditions-fonds

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 2-5-5