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Cityport

Item is a documentary film documenting the issue between the development of cityports and residential areas near the Vancouver shoreline. Film contains historical images of cityports and scenes of ports at Halifax and London, England for comparison to the situation in Vancouver.

Downtown : the issues -

Item is a documentary film documenting the transportation and population issues that impact access to downtown Vancouver. Film contains scenes of the Granville Street Bridge, and people walking along a beach and around city streets.

Fire Prevention Week Display

Item is a organizational record film documenting fire safety procedures and a fire safety display for Fire Prevention Week. Shows firefighters doing fire inspections, including one of the Shaughnessy Hospital, and examining fire extinguishers. Also shows the fire safety display with fire apparatus and hazards in the home, as well as an interview with the Fire Chief.

Follow Me

Item is a film showing a boy [Arnold Stride] talking to Fire Chief R.R. Jacks and witnessing two rescue drills.

Going to Kingswood

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the CBC show "Monitor" hosted by Christina Pochmursky. This episode of Monitor shows a Kingswood training session and contains interviews with creators and participants.

Granville Bridge [sound version]

Item consists of a motion picture film developed for the Engineering Department of the City of Vancouver detailing the construction of the new Granville Street Bridge over False Creek. The film makes use of stock footage, original footage, and a voice over narration to tell the story of the problems the new bridge was built to solve, and how it solved them.

The film begins with a discussion of downtown traffic congestion and includes street scenes, the Woodward's building, and the Marine Building, and dramatized depictions of impatient people in cars and stock footage of the old swing span in action. Staged shots of engineers and bridge models are used to support a discussion of the planning process before construction. The film includes footage of the ground-breaking ceremony with Mayor Frederick Hume and members of council, demolition of buildings to make room for the bridge and ramps, sinking foundation piles, foundation pouring for the main bridge piers.

The film discusses the advantages the new bridge would bring to the city, with scenes of families playing in Stanley Park, at the zoo, on a miniature train, and at the beaches. More construction details are included: piers are sunk into False Creek and pre-fabricated steel beams, are moved into place. The narration discusses the pneumatic rivet delivery system developed for the bridge; the remained of construction to completion is depicted. The film includes the opening ceremony, attended by Mayor Hume and councillors, and the completed bridge is shown from several angles.

Lew Parry Film Productions

Kingswood - Election Night Results

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows a scripted news broadcast called CCKK Evening News with actors playing Mayor-Elect Monahan and reporters Phyllis Blackburn and Sylvia Schroeder.

Kingswood - Monahan's Report

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows a scripted news broadcast called CCKK Election Night Special Bulletin with an actors playing the roles of Mike Monahan, Frank Fleming, Valerie Coleson and Sylvia Schroeder.

Kingswood - Wed a.m.

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows a scripted news broadcast called CCKK Morning News with actors playing reporter Sylvia Schroeder and Alderman Bevin.

Kingswood - Wed. Noon Editorial

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows a scripted news broadcast called CCKK Noon Edition with an actor playing reporter Sylvia Schroeder.

Kingswood Master Tape

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows two scripted news broadcasts called CCKK Evening News and CCKK Morning News with actors playing Mayor-Elect Monahan, Phyllis Blackburn, Frank Fleimin and Sylvia Schroeder.

Leo's Steak House fire and car crash

Item is an organizational record film documenting the Leo's Steak House fire. Film shows firefighters breaking into the building to put out what appears to be an electrical fire and firefighters on an aerial ladder to fight the fire on the roof. Also shows policemen at the scene of a car crash. Warning: graphic images.

Message for Peace: The Lighting of the Peace Flame Monument

Item is a videotape that contains a newscast reporting on the ceremonial lighting of the Peace Flame Monument in Seaforth Park. Hosted by Michael Blacklock and Helen Griffiths, the newscast begins with stock images of war and Hiroshima. Newscast contains previously recorded interviews with: Kinuko Laskey (Hiroshima survivor and founder of the Canadian Society of Atomic Bomb Survivors), Larry Beasley (Manager of Legacies project), Joy Leach (Chairman of board at Vancity Savings), Sam Carter (Project Sculptor) and Judith Reid (Design Team Coordinator). After the interviews the feed switches to live footage of the ceremonial lighting of the Peace Flame Monument and speeches. David Leary is Master of Ceremonies. Speakers include: Mayor Gordon Campbell, Chris Richardson (Vancouver Park Board), H.P. Bell-Irving, Thelma Ruck Keene (Activist for Canadian Peace Movement), Walter Krawciw (Petro Canada), and Joy Leach. Gordon Campbell presents certificates to sponsors of the monument. Kinuko Laskey and Gordon Campbell light the flame (no audio). When they return to the stage a children's choir sings "Let there be peace on earth." Gordon Campbell then reads a message from the mayor of Hiroshima, Takeshi Araki. Kinuko Laskey concludes by speaking about her experience at the time of Hiroshima and the work she has been a part of since.

Pacific - Special Report on Immigration

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows a scripted television program called CCKK Special Report with actors playing the roles of Sylvia Schroeder, Heather McWhirter, Jerry McGinn, Simon Leung and John McDermoot.

Pacific Ombus - Attitudes Towards Immigration

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows a scripted television program called Ombus with Frank Fleming with actors playing Frank Fleming, Alderman Douglas and members of the public.

QHTV Evening News

Item is a videocassette containing Kingswood training material. The tape shows a scripted television program called QHTV News. with actors playing the roles of the reporters and interviewees.

Skills : a controlled drinking program

Item is a video of an informational program on "Skills," a controlled drinking program offered by the Vancouver Health Department, featuring Doug Adams (Coordinator of the Skills Drinking Program), and counselors Elise Donpierre, Liz Cameron, Sally Hearst, Terry Sloss, and Donna Taylor. The Skills program was developed by the Vancouver Health Department and the University of British Columbia to respond to people for whom drinking is a problem, but not yet so out of hand that abstinence is the only solution. After its development, the Skills program was placed under the Adult Preventative Programs at the Burrard Health Unit. In the video, the Skills program is explained in detail, and the counselors roleplay examples of appropriate and inappropriate prospective clients approaching the program, as well as a screening session prior to admission to the program. The video closes with Doug Adams speaking about the success of the program.

Stratford Hotel Fire

Item is an organizational record film documenting the Vancouver Fire Department's rescue work after the fire at the Strathcona Hotel, located at Gore Avenue and Keefer Street. Film shows firefighters escorting victims from the building and performing first aid, ambulances and firetrucks, and spectators watching the scene.

Swingspan

Item is a documentary film documenting the history of the Cambie Street Bridge including the demolition of its predecessor, the Connaught Bridge. Film includes archival film and photographs as well as contemporary footage.

The Hastings Institute : The Kingswood Experience: Managing Diversity

Item is a videotape narrated by Judy Rogers (Executive Director, Hastings Institute) about the Kingswood training program. The tape features participants of the program Joy Morton (BC Hydro), Ray Hudson (CBC Radio), Ingrid Pipke (Justice Institute of B.C.), Brian Neal (Ministry of Attorney General), Colin Crisp (City of Victoria), Ardath Paxton Mann (Ministry of Economic Development, Small Business and Trade) and Eric Wong (Hastings Institute), Ken Dobell (City of Vancouver).

The New Granville Bridge, reel 1

Item is a documentary film documenting the old Granville Street Bridge, its demolition, and the site of the new bridge. Film documents all stages of construction from 1950 to 1954 to the completion and opening ceremonies of the new bridge. Film also shows the north and south Granville approaches to the bridge. Reel 1 of 3. Includes narrative captions.

The New Granville Bridge, reel 2

Item is a documentary film documenting the old Granville Street Bridge, its demolition, and the site of the new bridge. Film documents all stages of construction from 1950 to 1954 to the completion and opening ceremonies of the new bridge. Film also shows the north and south Granville Street approaches to the bridge. Reel 2 of 3. Includes narrative captions.

The New Granville Bridge, reel 3

Item is a documentary film documenting the old Granville Street Bridge, its demolition, and the site of the new bridge. Film documents all stages of construction from 1950 to 1954 to the completion and opening ceremonies of the new bridge. Film also shows the north and south Granville Street approaches to the new bridge.

Women and AIDS : A Human Rights Issue : Public Forum [panel]

Item is a video recording of a public forum sponsored by the Vancouver World AIDS Group, the Vancouver Health Department, and others, in honour of World AIDS Day in Vancouver, Saturday December 1, 1990. This year's theme 'Women and AIDS'. Opening address by Lezlie Wagman. Libby Davies reads a proclamation from the Mayor of Vancouver on World AIDS Day. The moderator is Rosemary Brown. Panelists include: Jane (Brazil, Institute of Religious Studies), Heather (Vancouver Persons with AIDS Society), Mary (Zambia, member of first HIV positive support group in Lusaka) and Laurie (Canada).

[Apartment building fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting an apartment building fire (address 257 street unknown) that shows firefighters wearing oxygen tanks fighting the fire inside the building as well as on the roof using an aerial ladder.

[Car crash on Clark Drive and apartment building fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting firefighters tending to a car crash on Clark Drive and an apartment building fire. The first segment shows a totalled car, with firefighters searching for victims in the burnt car and coroners coming to take the bodies away. Also includes an interview with the first police officer on the scene, Robert Clooney. The second segment shows firefighters fighting an apartment building fire by aerial ladder and performing first aid for victims, including one injured firefigher. A police boat is stationed in the water in front of the building.

[Fire hose demonstration, apartment building fire, Hudson Plating Co. fire, Danish bakery fire, and rail shipping station fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting a fire hose demonstration with Mayor Tom Campbell attending and the Vancouver Fire Department fighting four Vancouver fires. The fire hose demonstration takes place in front of Mine Mill Marine Machinery near the Cambie swingspan bridge. Also shows Johnston Terminals, a tug boat, the new Granville Street Bridge, the Fire Chief being interviewed, and men in scuba suits kicking boards that have fire hoses spouting water. Film also shows apartment building fire, fire at Hudson Plating Co. Ltd. at W 5th and Alberta St., fire at a Danish bakery at W 4th and Stephens, and a fire at a rail shipping and loading station on the docks, which shows Fireboat No. 2 in action.

[GranTree Furniture Rental fire, fisheries fire, and apartment building fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting the GranTree Furniture Rental fire, the fire at Lion's Gate Fisheries, Tullock Western fisheries, and Central Native Fisherman's Co-operative, and an apartment building fire in the West End. The GranTree Furniture Rental segment shows surrounding storefronts of Hertz Rental Cars and Denny's Restaurant (probably downtown), as well as the interior of the furniture store with firefighters moving sofas, rugs, etc. The second segment shows firefighters fighting the warehouse fires at the Central Native Fisherman's Co-operative, Lion's Gate Fisheries, and Tullock Western Fisheries, including a shot of dead fish strewn about. The third segment shows firefighters fighting a fire at a West End apartment building, coroners removing the bodies, and an interview with a resident, Frank Toshack.