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Seens [scenes] of Van[couver], Capilano, Stanley Park

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. The first half of this film documents a Gray Line Tours bus trip through Vancouver and second half contains scenes showing landmarks of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Film contains footage showing: Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, U.B.C., Chinatown, Hotel Georgia, Lion's Gate Bridge, Court House, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Golf and Country Club, Prospect Point, Stanley Park, views of downtown and North Shore Mountains from Little Mountain, City Hall, sailboats in Burrard Inlet, and Swimmers at Kits Beach.

Vancouver Jubilee

Item is a promotional film showing the Diamond Jubilee celebration events, a brief history of Vancouver and concludes with footage of Vancouver after 1945. The film shows historical photographs of Vancouver and focuses on various aspects of development in Vancouver including industry, media, communications, transportation, power plants, city planning, city governance, tourism and architecture.

The film was commissioned by the Vancouver Jubilee Publicity Committee and later sponsored by the British Columbia Electric Company Ltd.

Individuals involved in the creation of the film include: John Young (Director of Photography), L.E. Weekes (Cameraman), Maureen Balfe (Editor), Gordon Inglis and Margaret Jestley (Narrators), C. Fredenburgh (Lighting), L.M. Parry (Producer), William D. Dix (Director)

This film is a re-print made by the Vancouver Museum in the late 1970's for a program called "Vancouver's Heritage in Film".

Trans-Canada Films

Erin [birthday party]

Item is a film showing the birthday party of [Erin, the baby] at a house, parents drinking champagne, guests arriving, kids arriving with birthday presents, guest eating in yard. House is possible located on Alma Street [street sign]. Post it note on film box with the address "2160 Trutch Street" written on it.

Kits Day [VPD Police dog show and VW over Lions Gate]

Item is a film showing groups of people sitting and walking in a park or green space [probably at Kits Day], a police demonstration with German Shepherds in a park in a residential area, the view from inside a vehicle going over the Lion's Gate Bridge, a view of the bridge and the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal from the vehicle and views from aboard the ferry.

Immigration Building - flower display - Harbour Tower scenery - night view of Vancouver

Item is a film narrated by Harry Lin Chin in both Chinese and English. Film contains footage showing the demolition of the Immigration Building, magnolia trees, Vancouver Museum and parking lot, Vanier Park, Burrard Street Bridge, views of North Shore and West End from Vanier Park, views of North Shore, Burrard Inlet, Chinatown, and downtown Vancouver from the revolving Harbour Tower restaurant, and scenes aboard the sea bus.

Gee How Oak Tin Bene. Assn Convention (18th) in Chicago Ill., Sept 15th 1970 - Chinook Club Picnic in Cates Park N. Van June 1970

Item is a film showing the Gee How Oak Tin Benevolent Association convention at the Chicago chapter, firecrackers and lion dancers in front of the Chicago Chinese Benevolent Association, indoor museum scenes (possibly in Chicago), exterior and parking lot of the Vancouver Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, an outdoor barbecue with games at a park with the sign "Chin-ook Fish and Game Club".

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.