The highlight of the Telecommunication Canada pavilion is the 20-minute film Portraits of Canada - Images du Canada which, in 12 tableaux, presents Canadians from various regions of the country at work and at play. Sponsored by Telecom Canada, this Walt Disney Studios production uses the 360 circular screen to immerse its 1,000 standing viewers in a world of sound and image. Oscar winner Leonard Rosenman composed the original music, performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
At the entrance, an exhibit focuses on the various works undertaken by the Canadian chapter of Telephone Pioneers of America.
At the exit, an exhibit highlights digital technology, fibre optics and satellite communications. A simulator takes visitors on a tour of the telecommunications network. A children's area gives kids a chance to talk to famous Disney characters via videophone and learn about robotics.
Telecom Canada is made up of ten companies that form the main Canadian telecommunications network. These companies are AGT (Alberta), Bell Canada, B.C. Tel, Island Tel (Prince Edward Island), Manitoba Telephone System, Maritime Tel and Tel (Nova Scotia), NBTel (New Brunswick), Newfoundland Telephone, SaskTel and Telesat Canada and cover the entire country.
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