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The story of the settlement of Canada, illustrated with cheerful animated cartoons. The arrival of Jacques Cartier, the fishing and fur trades which followed, and the rival colonization by the French and British, climaxed by the battle of the Plains of Abraham, are depicted. The coming of the United Empire Loyalists is seen; then the west-coast gold rush and the completion of the transcontinental railway. New branches were added to the family tree when many European settlers came to fill the great spaces of the Prairies. Finally, we see the whole country matured into a nation, its traditions enriched by those of many peoples.

1950, 14 min 35 s

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Second Prize - Category: Art Films
International Film Festival
December 26 to 31 1957, Rapallo - Italy

Grand Award - Best of all Entries
Annual Documentary Film Festival
November 1 1951, Salerno - Italy

Special Award for Outstanding Animation and Musical Score
Genie Awards
April 22 1951, Ottawa - Canada