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During the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth and King George VI in 1939, this poster was used as an advertisement for the celebrations surrounding the visit, including parades, sports competitions, dances, and fireworks over the four-day period. (Note: The span of time was actually five days, but Sunday did not hold any events, as most facilities were closed on this day). The poster was found in the Podium time capsule, along with two letters regarding the use of the podium itself for the royal visits.

The main text of the poster reads:

"Canada Welcomes their Majesties, Fort William's Salute to Summer Sports, Royal Visit, Sports Week, Four Days Gala Celebration, May 20th to May 24th, Sports-Ball Games- Street Parades- Band Concerts- Fire Works"

Digital restoration of this poster is thanks to Callen Banning.