April 7, 1987 |
Leone & Leone Ltd., a San Juan Capistrano public relations firm, won a national award for its eight-month campaign promoting Expo '86, Vancouver's world exposition. The 3 1/2-year-old firm was the only Southern California agency to win the Public Relations Society of America's Silver Anvil Award--one of 37 presented this year. "It's the Academy Award or Emmy of our industry," said C. Michael Leone, chairman, who said the award was in the category of publicity for special events.
October 27, 1986 |
It was quite a party, six months of everything from opera to Czech food. Expo '86, Canada's latest world fair, is over, and people here wonder if what they feel is satisfaction or a hangover. The fair, which closed two weeks ago, was the child of William Bennett, the former premier of British Columbia, who predicted that it would rejuvenate the province's tottering economy with increased tourism and turn Western Canada into an international center of finance, trade and high technology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1986 |
Although Expo '86 in Vancouver lured away many potential visitors from San Diego, the summer was on balance a lucrative one for the city's tourist industry, according to figures released by the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (ConVis). More than 9.4 million people--an increase of 4.7% from last year--visited San Diego during June, July and August. Visitor spending approached $1.3 billion, a 9.6% jump from 1985.
October 14, 1986 |
More than 26,000 Expo 86 employees and volunteers marched arm-in-arm Monday to celebrate the end of the 5 1/2-month world's fair that drew 9 million more visitors than originally predicted. About 50,000 people in the stands at the indoor B.C. Place Stadium, many in tears, watched as leaders of the U.S. and Soviet pavilions joined hands and led the procession onto midfield. On the fair's final day, 138,050 people passed through the turnstiles before the gates closed at 3 p.m.
October 6, 1986 |
Expo '86 reached its attendance goal of 20 million visitors with 10 days to spare when a couple from Blaine, Wash., walked through the world's fair entrance. Reg Wightman and Carolyn Berrey were greeted Saturday by Jim Pattison, the fair's chairman and president, and Claude Richmond, minister responsible for the world's fair. The American couple were awarded a first-class trip to Brisbane, Australia, for the 1988 world exposition. They were also given a VIP tour of the Expo site.
August 17, 1986 |
Although people are still crowding Expo 86 in British Columbia, relatively few appear to be dining in one of the most unusual restaurants in North America--Quilicum. Downstairs, you enter another world: Carved spirit masks hang on the walls, pebbles and planks form the floor, and low tables set on concrete platforms suggest the interior of a Northwest Indian lodge. The restaurant is small and everything is cooked to order.