Eight of Canada's major Christian denominations joined together to promote this pavilion, presenting at Expo 67 a common message with a common voice. The Churches paticipating are, in order of their size in Canada:
- Roman Catholic
- Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox
The pavilion represents a historic step in the foward march of ecumenism. It is to be found in the heart of one of the busiest sectors on ile Notre-Dame, close to the Expo-Express station and to the pavilion of Canada, Britain and France.
The pavilion theme is that in the world often without hope and love. Christ is an eternal hope and source of joy. To project its message, the pavilion uses photographs from every part of the world. Film, sound, space and lighting are other techiniques used.
In contrast to most pavilions, the Christian pavilion approaches Man's story through treatment of such important factors as birth, life, death, resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost. It sseks to define the essential meaning of the life of man through Christ in God's world.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )
Man and his World in 1969 - Ethnic Mosaic
The traditions and cultures of more than 30 nations are evoked in a pavilion devoted to the ethnoc mosaic that is Canada. Sponsored by the Quebec Ethnic Folk Art Council, the new attraction on ile Notre-Dame features both permanent and changeable exhibits.
They make up a unique panorama of te customs, costumes, handicrafts, fashions and art of Canadians of various origins, reflecting their respective contribution to their adopted country. In the main exhibit area, demonstrations of folkways, dance, song and films on folklore are presented. Each week, a different group stages a pageant and display. Guides and hostesses wear the national costumes of the various groups.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)