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“Assignment Manitoba” (1969)

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This film is a travelogue of Manitoba featuring Richard Joseph, travel editor for Esquire Magazine visiting friends in Manitoba, and seeing the sights. There are shots of the Winnipeg airport, a night out in Winnipeg, a rodeo, and relaxing by a hotel pool. There is footage of horse racing at Assiniboia Downs, road and driving scenes, boating, sailing, waterskiing, and flying in a plane. The film also includes footage of Lower Fort Garry, the Paddlewheel Queen, International Peace Gardens, the Brandon Fair, camping, fishing, Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park, and golf. There is also footage of the Flin Flon Trout Festival including the flour packing contest, making bannock, the Gold Rush Canoe Derby, and the prize-winning 42 pound trout.

Archives of Manitoba, A 0237 Films promoting tourism and industry, GR8382, "Assignment Manitoba,” 1969, V275
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Source: Manitoba Government

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