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The Calèche Driver

The Calèche Driver

| 8 min

A tongue-in-cheek archival film documenting a day in the life of a veteran horse-drawn carriage driver. Though the tourists that flock to the historic avenues of the Old City have changed considerably, the Old World charm of Québec City is timeless.

  • director
    Raymond Garceau
  • producer
    Roger Blais
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Léonard Forest
  • photography
    Walter A. Sutton
  • narrator
    Tommy Tweed


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Ages 11 to 14

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Geography - Territory: Urban

View other films or sources on Quebec City and make a class list of local attractions a driver might show his clients today, and have students make a pamphlet or commercial.  If you were a "calèche" driver in your city or town, what would you show your clients? Ask, why does the modern city of Quebec still have "calèche" drivers?  Create a timeline of significant events in Canada's oldest city. Students write a parody on a daily activity, such as getting ready for school or making a meal, in the style of the film narration.

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