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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Wwtcv --------------- it - THI UTHIRIDOl HMAID - Saturday, May 23, 1970 Canada Unveils Plans For Big Expo Show OSAKA, Japan (CP) - Canada today unveiled plans fov an ambitious Maple Leaf invasion of Expo '70 next Wednesday in what organizers predict will be the biggest and best national day to hit the world fair since it opened March 15. Prime Minister Tmdeau. who arrives in Japan Monday on the last leg of a 26,000-mile Pacific Rim odyssey, will head a roster of more than 400 Canadian entertainers, politicians, diplomats and others scheduled to take part in Canada Day festivities. What started out as a single national day already has mush roomed into an unofficial Canada Week. Next Thursday, right on the heels of Canada Day, comes British Columbia Day, which has attracted its own list of visitors headed by Premier W. A. C. Bennett. "Without any question this will be the most ambitious and the largest of the national days so far," said Michael Spencer, spokesman for the spectacularly successful Canadian Pavilion. In addition to Canada and B.C. flays, the Canadian-oriented schedule includes the National Ballet, which opens a six-day run at Festival Hall in downtown Osaka, several miles from the 815-acre Expo site in the Senri Hills. COLORFUL PROGRAM On Canada Day, ceremonies will be staged in the presence of Prime Minister Trudeau in the enormous Festival Plaza, focal point of the Expo '70 grounds, the size of two football fields. Proceedings start with selections by the Canadian Forces navy band and the RCMP band, followed by Bobby Gimby, the pied piper of Expo 67 in Montreal, who will offer renditions of Ca-na-da, the 1967 Expo theme song, and Konnichiwa, the Expo EYEWEAR FROM THE FASHION [1 i e I 1 s f >1 GREAT SAVINGS Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. J^m. College Shopping Mall ^Jf 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive BBS ;