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PNE Parade - Start of the RCMP Musical Ride

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include the train from Montreal to Port Moody 1886, New Westminster, Comox Valley, Sannich, Vancouver Fire Department, Fraser Expedition, Canadian Order of Foresters, The Moonlighters, Horseshoe Bay, and the P.N.E Minstrel Band. Businesses and buildings shown include Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Radio CKWX 1130, Hotel Vancouver, Georgia Hotel, the Provincial Courthouse, and Pacific Western Airlines. Footage also shows downtown street banners. The second half of the film includes footage of the RCMP riding onto Hastings Park racetrack in formation in front of an RCMP band being conducted and a crowd. Houses in the Hastings-Sunrise area to the east of Hastings Park are also shown.

[Motorcyclists entertain spectators before the Diamond Jubilee Parade]

Item is a photograph showing Hastings Street looking west towards the Marine Building. Text material with the photograph reads: "Vancouver Citizens' Diamond Jubilee Committee Press Release
Cut lines - Looking west on Hastings Street towards the Marine Building behind which stands a tiny shack which was the city's first building erected in 1852. The lads on motorcycles are amusing the waiting spectators who are are [sic] awaiting the arrival of the great Diamond jubilee parade on July 1, 1946, which inaugurated the city's two weeks' birthday celebrations."

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