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The Rich History of the Canadian Tulip Festival
Do you know what country donated tulip bulbs to Canada 71 years ago, and why? Since then, Ottawa has celebrated the arrival of spring with the Canadian Tulip Festival. How many tulips bloom during the festival every year? Where, throughout the National Capital, can we see the tulips? Sabine Daniel meets with people in Ottawa to see how much they know about Ottawa´s iconic flower.A Chantal Villemaire production.
Réalisateur: Chantal Villemaire
Production year: 2015
SABINE DANIEL s'adresse au public de l'émission en marchant dans une allée au milieu des tulipes.
Depuis 71 ans, Ottawa souligne
le début du printemps avec le
Festival canadien des tulipes.
Mais les festivaliers savent-ils
la vraie histoire derrière la
fleur emblématique d'Ottawa?
Allons poser la question aux gens.
SABINE DANIEL marche dans le parc et interroge les gens sur son passage.
La tulipe symbolise l'amitié
entre deux pays. Pouvez-vous
deviner quels sont
ces deux pays?
Le Canada et la Hollande
Le Canada et la Belgique.
La France et l'Angleterre.
Je sais vraiment pas!
Et le Canada.
La princesse Juliana est venue
prendre refuge ici même
à Ottawa. Pourquoi
a-t-elle fui son pays?
Ça, je suis pas
Parce qu'ils étaient
juifs? Je sais pas.
Parce que c'est beau.
J'ai pas de réponse
Ils étaient envahis
par l'armée allemande durant
la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
Vous avez raison.
La princesse Juliana a donné
naissance à sa troisième fille,
ici même à Ottawa, qui s'appelle
princesse Margaret dans un des
hôpitaux de la ville. Essayez
de deviner le nom de l'hôpital.
L'Hôpital du Canada.
Je viens pas d'Ottawa.
Je connais pas les hôpitaux.
L'Hôpital général d'Ottawa.
Oh, pas loin.
C'est l'Hôpital d'Ottawa.
En guise de remerciement,
princesse Juliana, une fois
retournée, une fois que la
guerre fut terminée, elle est
retournée dans son pays. Elle
a donné des bulbes de tulipes
comme on le sait. Estimez
combien de bulbes qu'elle
a donnés à Ottawa.
Dans les centaines, je crois.
Je dirais 1000.
Disons 20 000.
500 000, peut-être.
L'année même, c'était 100 000,
mais la famille continue de
donner. Je pense que c'est
6000 à 10 000 chaque année.
Combien de tulipes
qu'on va retrouver sur
le territoire maintenant?
Un silence plat.
Un million. Et on peut retrouver
50 variétés de bulbes
et de tulipes sur le territoire
de la capitale nationale.
Essayez de deviner les endroits
qu'on peut trouver des tulipes
dans la capitale nationale.
Il y en a vu beaucoup
dans les parcs alentour.
Le lac Dows.
J'en ai vu devant
À l'hôpital, peut-être.
SABINE se cache derrière les tulipes.
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