Fonds AM1068 - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society fonds

A Classical Chinese Garden Baghead creation myth Opening of garden People will talk Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden - a friendly bridge Gong xi fa cai (happy new year) Garden of ease Inside the circle, outside the square Refreshment for the Heart The Associates The push hands video manual, volume 1 The bridge of five thousand miles China garden 1991 - Year of the sheep (ram), Chinese New Year  - Parade, Vancouver, B.C. Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown Harmony in a garden Red’s Classic Theatre, Sunday Sept. 29, 1991 Romper room and friends, March 6, 1990 Jan Walls - storytelling in the garden Linking schools with the community It's your life Gong xi fa cai

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society fonds

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0.78 m of textual records and other material

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The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden Society was incorporated under the British Columbia's Society Act in 1981. The Society's mandate was to act as a cross-cultural bridge for greater understanding of the Chinese culture by establishing and operating a classical Chinese garden in Vancouver's Chinatown. Construction on the Garden began in 1984 and was completed just prior to the opening of Expo in 1986. The Society is governed by a Board of Trustees which appoints an executive director to manage the day-to-day operations of the garden. The Executive Director oversees the Administration, Gift Shop, Garden Operations, Public Programs, and Education departments. The Society also has several committees which deal with ad hoc issues or determine the policies and procedures for some of the Garden's operational departments. These committees report directly to the Board of Trustees.

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The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden Society's textual and moving image records remained in the custody of the Society until the transfer of 13cm of textual records to the City of Vancouver Archives on January 28, 1991. On that same day 13 cm of the graphic records were transferred from the custody of the Simon Fraser University Instructional Media Centre to the Archives. On March 25, 1992, a further one meter of textual and moving image records were transferred from the Society to the Archives. Architectural drawings were maintained by the Society until their transfer to the Archives in 2011.

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Fonds consists of the following records:

S1 - Records of the Administration Committee
S2 - Records of the Board of Trustees
S3 - Records of the Building Committee
S4 - Records of the Documentation Committee
S5 - Records of the Education Committee
S6 - Records of the Executive Director's Office,
S7 - Records of the Finance Committee
S8 - Records of the Fundraising Committee
S9 - Records of the Garden Committee
S10 - Records of the Gift Shop
S11 - Records of the Government Relations Committee
S12 - Records of the Landscape Committee
S13 - Records of the Maintenance and Repairs Committee
S14 - Records of the Membership Committee
S15 - Records of the Nominations Committee
S16 - Records of the Public Programs/Newsletter Committee
S17 - Records of the Public Relations Committee
S18 - Records of the Volunteer Committee
S19 - Architectural drawings

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Includes ca. 1700 photographs, 22 videocassettes, 139 architectural drawings, 1 technical drawing and 2 maps

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