There is an episode of CBC Radio’s Rewind which is a sort of summary of some of the highlights of the visit. I recommend it. However, I must say that I was disappointed with Rewind’s apparent editorial decision that coverage of the visit by the couple to Calgary would “do” for all other western cities visited by the couple. No coverage of Vancouver, Victoria, nor any BC ‘whistle stop’ was included in this broadcast. Instead, what seemed like nearly half the episode was dedicated to coverage of the couple’s 1939 tour of Washington, D.C. and New York City! A peculiar choice of the Canadian broadcaster.
The title of this post is drawn from the speech of welcome delivered by then-Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King; more of WLMK’s purple prose (at least, to my ears) is included near the start of the Rewind broadcast.