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Sunset Community Association fonds
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Bing Crosby - Philco Radio Time

Part contains a recording of a network broadcast of Bing Crosby's radio show during his October 1948 visit to Vancouver. The sponsor was Philco Radio and Television Corp. and the broadcaster was the American Broadcasting Company. BC Archives created recording by copying Parts 1, 2 and 3 from two original audio discs.

Bing Crosby in Vancouver, edited broadcast

Item is a copy reel created from original discs containing a recording of an edited broadcast of Bing Crosby in Vancouver. The recording documents Bing Crosby visit to Vancouver for the sod-turning ceremony at the Sunset Community Centre, CJOR announcer Dorwin Baird at Great Northern Station, Crosby's appearance at train station, Crosby's speech at City Hall. The following day: Crosby sings "Blues in the Night", ceremony at Sunset Centre where Crosby sings "Blue Skies" and the turning of first sod.

Bing Goes Bang - In Vancouver

Item is a newsreel film documenting Bing Crosby's visit to Vancouver in 1948. The film contains footage of Bing Crosby at City Hall receiving the Key to the City from Alderman J.D. Cornett; performing at Sunset Community Centre site and turning the sod at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building; attending a Squamish First Nations ceremony at the Forum where he was made "Chief of Thunder Voice"; and playing golf at the Capilano Golf Club.

Sunset Community Association fonds

  • AM68
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1956

The fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, films, clippings and other papers of the Sunset Community Association; minutes (1937-1939) of the South Main Community Club; as well records from a time capsule created in 1949 for the construction of the Sunset Memorial Centre building.

Sunset Community Association

Sunset Memorial broadcast

Part contains excerpts from the CJOR broadcast of Bing Crosby's 1948 visit to Vancouver, reprised on the eve of the cornerstone laying at the Sunset Memorial Centre. Individuals involved include Bing Crosby (speaker) and Dorwin Baird (reporter). BC Archives created recording by copying Parts 1 and 2 from the original audio disc.

[Sunset Memorial Centre]

Item is an amateur film documenting the construction of the Sunset Memorial Centre in 1949 and the visit of Alderman J.D. Cornett, Mayor Charles Jones, and Park Commissioner I. J. Irwin to the construction site.

Time capsule records

Records within the time capsule include photographs, letter from the President, Ladies's Auxiliary annual report, programs and brochures, film footage related to the Bing Crosby fundraising events and construction of Sunset Memorial Centre building, as well as contemporaneous newspaper issues and advertising clippings, and a Lion's International club badge and pin.