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Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival

| 12 min

This colourful archival record of Québec City’s Winter Carnival shows that many popular events of today—pageants, parades, boat races, folk dancing, fireworks and torchlight skiing—were also favourites 50 years ago.


Credits
  • director
    Jean Palardy
  • producer
    Roger Blais
  • script
    Raymond Garceau
  • photography
    Jean Roy
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
  • editing
    Victor Jobin
  • sound editing
    Kenneth Heeley-Ray
  • narrator
    Geoffrey Hogwood
  • music
    Robert Fleming

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Education

Ages 6 to 11

Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Dance
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities

The teacher can ask students to organize a winter sports carnival for the entire school. Students will learn a Quebec folk dance and put on a show; create a parade float using various materials and exhibit it; write an informative brochure, designed for foreign visitors, explaining our culture and customs through the Quebec City Winter Carnival; and/or do research on winter sports or on other Canadian cities that hold festivals in celebration of winter.

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