OPENING OF THE BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

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Title: OPENING OF THE BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

Reference number: 9521

Date: 1973c

Director: filmed by A.J.G. Bodie

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.49 mins

Description: Footage of the opening ceremony of Banff Springs Hotel. Features guests arriving at the hotel and the last Provost of Banff, Alexander (Sandy) Gordon, being presented with a traditional Canadian Indian headdress by Ivor Petrak, manager of Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada.

See also refs 9518 and 9523 for other films reels taken at this same event.

This hotel is still thriving, see https://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/ and not to be confused with its namesake in Scotland https://thebanffsprings.co.uk/ [last accessed 12/05/2020]

Shotlist: exts hotel employee laying red carpet on steps of hotel entrance – shots of guests arriving at hotel premises and exiting main door – Alexander W. Gordon, Provost of Banff and wife arriving at hotel (1.09) shots of guests arriving by car and walking toward the main entrance (1.56) c/u guests arriving shot from bottom of car park, Inverboyndie beach seen briefly in background – group shot of guests gathered outside hotel – Provost and Ivor Petrak, manager of Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada, cutting ribbon at hotel door, pan of guests applauding (2.24) c/u shots of Provost being presented with and wearing a traditional headdress by Ivor Petrak – shots of Gordon and Petrak holding animal pelt inscribed with “This traditional Canadian headdress made by the Stoney Indian Tribe is presented to the people of Banffshire Scotland as a symbol of brotherhood by the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. July 25th 1973” (2.49)