STK-ID 11560

Governor General Visits Sarnia (03/06/1947): shot of two Indigenous children of the Chippewa wearing traditional clothing greeting Governor General Alexander on rear platform of train. Governor General and Lady Alexander being met by Mayor WC Nelson of Sarnia. Alexander reviewing honour guard of veterans while Lady Alexander chats with official. Sequence on roof top tour by governor general, Lady Alexander and JR Nicholson, vice president and general manager of Polymer Corporation including incidental shots of tanks, elements of plant in background. Various shots of parts of plant. Shots of Governor General being driven around plant. Sequence on Governor General and party visiting Canadian Synthetic Rubber Unit Building, watching block of synthetic rubber coming out of machine. MSs of Governor General examining bottle of styrene as he, Lady Alexander and JR Nicholson sit in car. Shots of group visiting Imperial Oil plant, biggest in British Empire, J Dean Bradley guiding visitors on roof tour and around plant grounds in car. Various shots of Imperial Oil plant from roof. Shots of Blue Water Bridge between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia. Sequence on meeting between Governor Sigler and the Alexanders on bridge in high wind. MS of crossed Canadian and American flags on border. Sequence on the Alexanders inspecting Boy Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts on Canadian side. Full frame shots of children waving small Union Jack and Red Ensign flags. HAS of children, visitors.


Excerpt from
Governor General Visits Sarnia
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio