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Museum Of CP Air Asia Services In Ottawa, Canada  
User currently offlineCA228 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

In case if anyone is interested in CP Air memobilias on their Japan and Hong Kong flights, the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa (Gatineau, to be exact) has an excellent collection of meal plates and cups bearing the CP Air logo, timetables, photos of DC-8's and 747's in the orange and red colours, travel bags bearing the CP Air logos from the early 80's, FA uniforms from the 70's, and a recreation of the Vancouver airport lounge in the 70's where pax would be awaiting the DC-8/747 for boarding to HK and Tokyo. The lounge is very authentic to the real thing, as I recalled when I immigrated to Canada.
There were also old timetables of AC and CP, the AC one even shows Moscow as a destination. There were also sample boarding passes. They also had recreation of airport lounges from the 60's of Dorval, YYZ, and Gander airports.

This permanent exhibit can be found in the Asian immigrant exhibit of the Museum. Enjoy!

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User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

Quoting CA228 (Thread starter):
Asian immigrant exhibit of the Museum

You must be joking - good god!


User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Why do you say that? You not believe that there should be a "Asian immigrant exhibit of the Museum"? CP's route structure has typically focused on the Pacific and YVR has been the entry point for more asian immigrants.

Are the YQX, YUL and YYZ lounge recreations in a different section? Unlike YVR and CP, it wouldn't make sense to put YQX, YUL, and YYZ in the asian immigration section.


User currently offlineLucky727 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

Umm, MAS777 - I'm sure it's just the wording you're understanding out of context. I'm sure the Museum doesn't title the exhibit quite that way.

Immigration from Asia makes up perhaps between 10-20% of the population in Canada (guestimating). They say there's one dead Chinese worker for every mile of the railway line spanning the continent.

...and I doubt YYZ, YUL, etc. lounges are recreated - the exhibit's about the experience & contribution of the Chinese community in Canada, not Canadian airports.



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User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

The exhibition is actually in the "Canada Hall" and is called "Pacific Gateway". The YVR lounge is from the 60's not the 70's.

There is no mention of other airport lounges in this area and the timeperiod of the hall for the eastern half of the country would preclude any mention of air travel. There are however, bits and pieces from other airports including 60's seats from YVR and YYZ in other locations.


http://www.civilization.ca/hist/phase2/mod10e.html


User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

well - with the title of 'Asian Immigrant Exhibit' - sounds like the 'Asians' are exhibited like mammoths, circus freaks and such like.

"...Look daddy - an Asian Immigrant..." springs to mind.


User currently offlineCA228 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Probably I put too many things into one sentence. The Museum of Civilization is about the various cultures that make up Canada, one of which is the settlement of Asians into Canada. As part of the exhibition, the museum illustrates that as more Asians immigrate to Canada, CP Air created more direct links between Asia and Canada. So the museum had posters that CP Air used to advertise their flights to Asia, and they really do have a recreation of the Vancouver airport lounge with the real seats from the 70's to show that this was the beginning of the Asian immigrant journey in Canada.

There is also a separate exhibit of Canada in the 1960's/1970's. Part of the exhibit is to show the innovative furniture used in airport lounges in Canada. So they have a small set up of the airport lounge chairs used in YYZ, YUL, and Gander.


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