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Item : MI-105 - Our outdoor heritage

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Our outdoor heritage

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Our outdoor heritage / Whitefoot Studio

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  • Source of title proper: Title taken from original film leader and can.

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VPK-S652-: MI-105

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  • 1940 (Creation)
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    This film was produced for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation by Whitefoot Studio which operated in Vancouver from 1930 to 1950. Stock date on film is 1922 or 1942. Production date (1940) labeled on the original film can. The 1940 date is also confirmed by signage visible in the film footage. Mentioned in Park Board Minutes April 26, 1940 that filming would proceed that summer, but had already started with rockeries while they were at the hight of their beauty.

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1 film reel (46 min., 27 sec.; 382.2 m) : acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome), col., silent ; 16 mm

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Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouver's parks in 1940. This film names Vancouver the "Playground City of the North West" and contains footage of Stanley Park, Connaught Park, Douglas Park, Devonshire Park, Shaughnessy Park, Memorial West Park, Memorial South Park, Almond Park, Hastings Community Park, Grandview Park, Trout Lake, Queen Elizabeth Park, Tatlow Park, Thornton Park, Hadden Park, Burrard View Park, Maple Grove Park, Sunset Nursery, Victory Square Park, Beaver Lake Park as well as Vancouver's beaches including English Bay, Kitsilano Beach, Second Beach, Spanish Banks and Locarno Beach. The film also features Stanley Park including footage of typical scenes at the entrance and causeway, the Administration Offices of the parks system, primeval forest scenes, blossom time in the rockeries and gardens, Lost Lagoon, Prospect Point, Lions Gate Bridge, the totem poles and a view of Stanley park from afar. As well, the film documents the locations of the free swimming classes provided by Vancouver?s newspapers at Lumberman?s Arch Pool, Kitsilano Pool, New Brighton Pool and Maple Grove Pool. Vancouver?s playgrounds are also documented with footage of children playing in the playgrounds at Memorial South Playground, Norquay Playground, Robson Playground and McLean Playground. In addition, this film documents a variety of recreational activities that take place in Vancouver?s parks including swimming, sunbathing, boating, diving, folk dancing, tennis, golfing (at Fraser Golf Course), walking, lawn bowling, horse-shoe pitching, model yacht racing, cricket, playing games, enjoying the park's fauna and flora (in both summer and autumn), picnicking and having BBQs. Special events such as symphonies, Dress-up Day, the Annual Sandbox Contest, and the annual Soap-box Derby are also documented.

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Running time calculated at 18 frames per second (standard for silent film).

Immediate source of acquisition

Films transferred from Park Board via Alex Downie July 2006.

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DVD, MPEG2 file, Digital Betacam

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Original film is not available for viewing. Please refer to DVD reference copy.

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  • Conservation: Weak splices have been replaced. New head and tail leader have been added. Film has been wound onto a core and stored in a polypropylene container.
  • General note: Produced by: Whitefoot Studio; presented by: Board of Park Commissioners of Vancouver, Canada.

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Filename

5da047fa-bcba-4833-a18f-79aea4f5c3e6-V00105.mp4

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video/mp4

Filesize

1002.2 MiB

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  • Box: 721-B-1, folder 11 (Reference DVD 11), DVD reference copy
  • Box: 709-B-2, folder 11 (DVD 11), MPEG2 folders on DVD
  • Box: 708-B-2, Tape 11 Duplicate, IN 03:35:40:00, OUT 04:21:39:00, digital betacam duplicate
  • Box: 726-B-2, Tape 1 Master, IN 03:35:40:00, OUT 04:21:39:00, digital betacam master
  • Box: F9 ? F9-D-26, original film