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  • Keywords
    • The Canadian National Exhibition,
    • The Ex,
    • The CNE,
    • CNE memorabilia,
    • CNE collectibles,
    • Toronto Exhibition history,
    • History of the Canadian National Exhibition

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Treasures of the CNE
Memorabilia and Tales from the Canadian National Exhibition
by Lee Shimano

One of the leading collectors of memorabilia from the Canadian National Exhibition tells the stories of “The Ex”. Celebrating a joyful feature of our country’s heritage, the full-colour photos of the author’s extensive collection of cherished memorabilia from the CNE bring to life a bygone era. Anecdotes from fellow fans of Canada’s great fair evoke a simpler time when CNE treats cost just pennies, when admission to the fair was a quarter and when the country fell in love with Marilyn Bell as she completed her historic swim across Lake Ontario to Toronto’s shores, and into our hearts. Treasures of the CNE will give readers a chance to reminisce and enjoy tales of the fair’s music, sports, events and amusements from days gone by.

Lee Shimano photo

Lee Jordan-Shimano is a CNE enthusiast and collector extraordinaire! Her private bounty of CNE treasures boasts several hundred relics. Lee lives a stone’s throw from “the Ex” but spends most of the warm months in the Kawarthas. She is an avid reader and competitive swimmer (but not at the same time). She is a staunch supporter of those requiring autism services. As much as Lee loves the fair, her greatest pleasure is derived from her growing brood of future CNE Treasure hunters.


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