File 2010.003.03.042 (1-3) - National Capital Commission Published Documents

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National Capital Commission Published Documents

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2010.003.03.042 (1-3)

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    Sampson, Paddy

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7.0cm of textual records.

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Robert J. (Paddy) Sampson (known as "Jim" to his family) was born in Belfast, Ulster, June 18 1926. Sampson joined the Royal Navy at only 15 by lying about his age and was stationed in the Pacific during the Second World War. It was during this time that he got his nickname, "Paddy". After the war, Sampson began working in London theatres as a lighting director but soon moved to Canada and began working at the CBC in 1952. Though he began as a stage hand, he began producing and directing in short time, and worked with the public broadcaster for over 30 years. Some of the notable programs he worked on include "Program X" and the renowned hour long 1966 music special, "The Blues". Sampson married Bette Laderoute in 1969. He retired from the CBC in 1985, but returned to produce the opening and closing Olympic ceremonies for the 1988 Calgary Olympics. He also worked as an actor, appearing in a small role in the iconic Canadian film "Strange Brew", credited as "pensioner". Paddy Sampson moved to Port Hope in 1999, where he lived until his passing in 2005.

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File contains National Capital Commission documents including: A Capital in the Making, Discussion Paper on Canada's Capital, Confederation Boulevard, Canada's Capital: Ours is Common Annual Review and Financial Statement 1988-89, A Very Special Mandate: The story of the National Capital Commission, Tours and Itineraries (pamphlet), An Evaluation of The National Capital Commission's "Symbolic Marketing Campaign" - Final Report (March 1990), Sound and Light show (flyer), Background information Presentation on Sound and Light ACMAP Members ( May 14, 1990), Thematic Concept for a New Sound & Light Show on Parliament Hill (May 1990), A guide to the Museum, Department of the Secretary of the State of Canada Towards 1992 Summary Report, Strategic Marketing Plan (April 1989), NCC Nation-wide Tracking Survey (January 1989), Marketing Plan 1991-93 Capital Awareness Program, Doing Business with the National Capital Commission Supplier Registration, Canada's Capital Annual Review 1989-1990, The Heart of the Capital, and Distinguished Public Service Lecture Business Council on National Issues (June 1990). The National Capital Commission is a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada created by Parliament in 1959.

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