On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada

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Video Length: 2:08

On-camera starts at 0:11

(Richard Provencher is standing in the Reference Collection Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Richard Provencher: As you may already know, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2017.

Richard Provencher: And like many Canadians and Canadian institutions, Library and Archives Canada does not want to wait that long to start celebrating this important milestone.

Richard Provencher: That’s why we are happy to introduce our new video series: On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada.

Richard Provencher: These short videos will give you an inside look at the behind-the-scenes preparations for Library and Archives Canada’s many contributions to the 2017 commemorations. 

Richard Provencher: In this series, you’ll not only learn what’s coming up but also get a glimpse of how we are getting ready—in some cases with various partners—to set up events and exhibits.

Richard Provencher: Here’s a sample of what will be featured in the series.

(Employees working on an old photo album, with digitized images on a computer, and with magnifier.)

Richard Provencher: Our colleagues are currently working hard to prepare exciting products to commemorate Flag Day on February 15th.

(Man being interviewed by a woman, a maple leaf flag is lying on a table between them)

Richard Provencher: In the works are a podcast and a blog that will pay tribute to our very own maple leaf flag. The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of its adoption.

(Various images of the Canadian War Museum exhibition)

Richard Provencher: Another segment will feature Library and Archives Canada’s contribution to the Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory.exhibition, taking place at the Canadian War Museum until April 26, 2015.

(Image of the display of the poem in the exhibition)

Richard Provencher: The exhibit showcases the famous poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, preserved at Library and Archives Canada.

(Richard Provencher is standing in the Reference Collection Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Richard Provencher: Stay tuned for more videos in the coming weeks and months!

Richard Provencher: See you along the Road to 2017!

Richard Provencher: And remember, connect to our Twitter and Facebook accounts to view the video series as soon as we publish them online.

Audio ends at: 2:01

(Screen fades to black and shows the web address and social networking pages of Library and Archives Canada, Facebook, and Twitter)

Social media addresses: Facebook, Twitter

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