File 2010.003.03.036 - Sky Dome Opening celebrations

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Sky Dome Opening celebrations

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

File

Repository

Reference code

2010.003.03.036

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • June 3 1989 (Creation)
    Creator
    Sampson, Paddy

Physical description area

Physical description

1.0cm of textual records.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1926-2005)

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

Scope and content

File contains the Sky Dome Opening Celebration program for the 1989 official opening published by Stadcorp. The document provides an overview of CBC Television special, The Opening of Sky Dome: A Celebration, produced by Paddy Sampson. The celebrations included several special guest stars such as, Alan Thicke, Oscar Peterson, Theresa Pitt, Liberty Silver, Tommy Ambrose, Glass Tiger, David Clayton Thomas, Andre-Phillipe Gagnon and Andrea Martin. Guests also included Ontario Premier, David Peterson. The document also includes a history of Toronto's Waterfront, a feature on the Sky Dome start to finish including planning, architect, construction, winner who named the building and a list of sporting events. Also included is a feature on Canadian artist, Michael Snow, who designed "The Audience" sculpture situated on the balcony above the entrance to the Sky Dome. The Sky Dome is home of the Toronto Blue Jays of Major baseball League and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. It is located downtown Toronto situated to the CN Tower. In 2005 the Sky Dome and the Toronto Blue Jays were bought by Rogers Communications and the building was renamed the Rogers Centre. Sampson was the president of That's Show business Inc.

Notes area

Physical condition

Good

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres