STK-ID 23531

CU of sign "RA Ski Lodge" (Recreation Association). Shots of Viscount Alexander arriving by car, being greeted by Dave Burgess, President of RA. Shots of Alexander putting on skis, moving off with group of officials. MCS of Governor General cutting ribbon to open the 1947 season of the Civil Service Recreation Association Ski Club. Shots of Les Thatcher and Governor General watching skiers. Shots of Governor General's children Shane and Rose Alexander with visitor Henrietta Scott. Shots of Chief Instructor Les Thatcher explaining basic technique to Governor General. Several shots of Governor General skiing down slope, falling and stumbling, then skiing with increasing skill and confidence, Les Thatcher watching in background. Various shots of the Alexander children, their visitor and Governor General Alexander skiing with instructor Bernie Cosgrove. (00/ 01/1947)


Excerpt from
Skiing Governor General, Red Cross Blood Service
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486