Date: 1965

Origin: CNE Archives

An ad outlining all the fun there is to be had at the CNE’s Opening Day in 1965.

The day includes a visit by the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada & a salute to Canada’s new national flag, plus

  • An exhibit themed around Famous Canadian Indians
  • A marathon Car Rally
  • Armed Forces of Canada featuring the RCAF C5 “Freedom Fighter”
  • Warriors Day Parade
  • The World of Women featuring fashion shows and cooking demonstrations devoted to the “the key to gracious living”
  • World Championship High Diving
  • An International Boat Race
  • New Zealand National Band & Maori Dancers
  • a HOOTENANNY featuring Johnny Cash & June Carter
  • An Invitation Track & Field Meet
  • Sights and Sounds of the Sixties starring Victor Borge in the Evening Grand Stand Spectacular
  • A Merry Mile of Midway featuring six new rides
  • Canadian Government Exhibits
  • The National Horse Show
  • A Cat Show
  • The Under 21 Club – an afternoon teen dance party!

Where else can you see so much in one place at one time?