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Hearing one

Part is side one of an audio tape containing a recording of hearing no. 1 of the Governmental Review Commission that happened at 7:30 pm at City Hall Council Chambers. Private citizens and community representatives express opposing or favourable views of the ward system in Vancouver's municipal election process.

Hearing two - morning session

Part is side one of an audio tape containing a recording of hearing no. 2 of the Governmental Review Commission that happened at 9:30 am at City Hall Council Chambers. Party and community representatives express opposing or favorable views of the ward system in Vancouver's municipal election process. Art Phillips presents his thoughts in favor of the ward system. Part also contains a brief from a COPE representative.

Hearing two - afternoon session

Part is side two of an audio tape containing a recording of hearing no. 2 of the Governmental Review Commission that happened at 1:30 pm at City Hall Council Chambers. Private citizens and community/party representatives express opposing or favorable views on the ward system in Vancouver's municipal election process.

Hearing three

Part is side one of an audio tape containing a recording of hearing no. 3 of the Governmental Review Commission that happened at 7:30 pm at the Killarney Community Centre. Private citizens, and party/community representatives express favorable views on the ward system in Vancouver's municipal election process.

Hearing nine

Part is side two of an audio tape containing a recording of hearing no. 9 of the Governmental Review Commission that happened at 7:30 pm at the Kerrisdale Community Centre. Private citizens and party/community representatives express favorable views on the ward system in Vancouver's municipal election process.

Hearing eleven - continued

Part is 500 feet of side two of an audio tape containing a recording of hearing no. 11 of the Governmental Review Commission that happened at City Hall Council Chambers. Politicians, aldermen, council members, and party/community representatives express favourable/opposing views on the ward system in Vancouver's municipal election process. Alderman Little speaks in favour of the at large system.

Dr. John Gofman, Irving Stowe, Jim Bohlen, Dr. Robert Ellis

Item is a recording of a broadcast of Open Line hosted by Jim MacDonald in which he interviews Irving Stowe, James Bohlen, Dr. Robert Ellis and Dr. John Gofman about the Amchitka Island nuclear tests scheduled for September of 1971. Topics discussed include the possibility of earthquakes or tidal waves resulting from bomb detonation, and the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation. The latter part of the recording consists of call-in questions and answers from the panel.

Interview with George W. Maddams

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of an oral history interview conducted by Sue Baptie of George W. Maddams. George Maddams discusses growing up in Vancouver; father taking up property at False Creek, 1880s, and speculating in in land, 1908; family interest in music; played clarinet and later saxophone; attended Mount Pleasant School, 1903, and Alexandra School, 1908; joined musicians union, 1910; played in Vancouver theatres and on CNR ships sailing up the coast to Alaska and across the Pacific. Details of his career playing on the ships "Prince Rupert", "Southern Cross", "Princess Louise" and "Empress of Canada" during the years 1926-1939.

Vancouver, star of the west

Item is an audio cassette containing a recording of the song "Vancouver, the star of the west" written by Russell Gordon Kearns and submitted to the Centennial Song competition. Vocals on the recording are performed by Karen Kelm.

Vancouver town

Item is an audio cassette containing a recording of "Vancouver town" sung by Shirley Rogers and submitted to the Centennial Song competition.

Ron Basford; King Ganong [interviews]

Item part is a recording of interviews with former MLA Ron Basford and King Ganong. Ron Basford speaks about zoning and funding considerations in attempting to renew Strathcona, and King Ganong speaks about negotiations with SPOTA and the City of Vancouver to secure funding for the renewal of properties within Strathcona. Interview cuts out at end of tape.

Ron Eveleigh

Item is an audio cassette containing a recording of Ron Eveleigh speaking about his life, beginning with moving to British Columbia as a small child; his education in Vancouver at theological college at U.B.C., employment with B.C. Provincial Police, Prince Rupert Police, Burnaby Police Department, and Vancouver Police Department; life in Vancouver in the 1930's; his work as a police officer during protests, and his involvement in Vancouver politics.

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