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City shapes - sculpture symposium

Item is a video containing three promotional commercials for the City Shapes Vancouver Centennial Sculpture Symposium of 1986 in Vanier Park (Vancouver, B.C.). The commercials contain miniature models of Vancouver sculptures and an aerial shot of downtown Vancouver.

Cycle! : show #4

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include bicycle helmet laws in Paradise, Newfoundland; the push for helmet laws in Vancouver and British Columbia;the proper way to wear a helmet; avoiding puddles; different types of bicycle brakes and how to adjust them; bike lingo: biff; helmets; Tour de l'ile in Montreal; how to ride in trails without skidding or sliding; and how to pass an equestrian on a bicycle. Recognizable locations include Stanley Park, the False Creek sea wall, Kitsilano Beach, Carelton Cycles, BC Place, and Pender Street.

Cycle! : show #5

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include bike paths, bike lanes, and commuting; Vancouver's new bike way; bike lingo: doored; the hazards of riding alongside parked vehicles;bicycle lights; changing brake shoes; staying hydrated; bike trail of the week: North Vancouver; Team Horb (Hornby Island off road biking society) stunt biking; and doctors on cyclists not wearing helmets. Recognizable locations include BC Place, the Adanac bikeway, Granville Island, Kitsilano Beach, the Stanley Park seawall, Burrard Street, and West Cordova.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include Earth Corps: recycling bicycles for children in Winnipeg; tips for cycling in the rain; chain breaking and relinking; log climbing in the trails; sidewalk cycling; bike trail of the week: Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park; consumer report: bicycle pants; how to change gears; and Danelle Laidlaw (Executive Director, Cycling BC) on irresponsible cyclists. Recognizable locations include the Bloedel Floral Conservatory grounds, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the False Creek sea wall.

Cycle! : show #2

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include Tuesday Night Jam in the Park: Stanley Park group riding; pack riding tips; riding to preserve trails; safety tips for children cycling on sidewalks; how to release a jammed chain; Parks Board bike patrol in Stanley Park; trail of the week: Lake Bend Park area (Bellingham), Washington; fitting your bicycle to your body; and travel/touring in Nova Scotia on a bike.

Cycle! : show #3

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Winston Brown and Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include bicycle advocacy: Critical Mass rides; avoiding car doors; the Trumpeter Pedal Band of the Royal Netherlands Army; drinking and cycling; road etiquette and how to make a left turn; bicycle roof racks; tips about locking bicycles to street poles; working off calories on a bike; trail tips: how to sharpen your switch-back technique; and bicycle mechanics on cyclists. Recognizable locations and people include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Eaton's, Granville Street Bridge, Burrard Street Bridge, Gordon Price, Burrard Street, Sea Bus and Sea Bus Terminal, Main Street/False Creek area, Hotel Vancouver, and Canada Place Hotel.

Cycle! : show #4

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include bike touring; BMX-ing; commuting by bicycle and good commuter bicycles; trail tips: how to making turns in rough terrain; how to transport your bicycle on an airplane; avoiding the right turn squish; and sharing the road. Recognizable locations include Cambie Cycles, Vancouver Airport, and Kitsilano Beach.

Cycle! : show #5

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include the Cross-Canada Cycle Tour Society: senior cyclists; Sprockids: educating kids about bicycling; paying attention on the road; Point Roberts crossing bicycle trail; how to get over obstacles on a hilly trail; how gears work and how to adjust derailleurs; bike trail of the week: Morin Heights, Quebec; senior cycling tour from San Diego to New Orleans; and stationary bicycles. Recognizable locations include Vanier Park and the Point Roberts Canada/USA border.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include bicycle polo; fitting bicycles for kids; bicycling website of the week; exercises for balance and handling skills; rain gear; bicycle stands for maintenance; stretching for cycling; bicycle theft; and preparing for commuting. Recognizable locations include Jericho Beach, the False Creek seawall, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, West Point Cycles, Cambie Street Bridge, Lions Gate Bridge, and Lions Gate Hospital.

Cycle! : show #7

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include bicycle world travelers: the Velcro Brothers; bicycle riding at night and reflectors;how to bike through drop-offs; the proper way to teach children how to ride a bicycle; extreme mountain biking education and trail building; bike saddles; and low-rider bicycles and low-rider culture. Recognizable locations include Granville Island Market, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Square, Alma Street, Gastown, Denman Street, Vanier Park, Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Aquabus.

Cycle! : show #8

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include a women's cycling camp; how to bunny hop; what side of the road to ride on; different types of tire valves; and commuting to work in the rain with panniers. Recognizable locations include south Cambie, Cambie Street Bridge, Stanley Park, English Bay, and Lions Gate Bridge.

Cycle! : show #1

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include an interview with Olympian Alison Sydor; how to climb rough terrain; trail of the week: Kettle Valley Trail, BC; the importance of riding in a straight line; choosing the right bicycle; the Sumac Memorial Race; important hand tools for bicycle maintenance; bike lingo: bonk; and cyclists who do not stop at stop signs. Recognizable locations include Granville Island, False Creek, Burrard Street Bridge, The Bike Cellar, Hollywood Theatre, and Vanier Park.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include road racing at UBC; teachingchildren road sense cycling skills; layering your clothing when cycling in the cold; how back derailleurs work and how to adjust them; Alan Shiveral on kids' bikes with adult hardware; bunny hopping; bike seats; and bicycle riding with a pacemaker: Ride for Heart. Recognizable locations include Vanier Park, UBC, Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, Vanier Park, Maritime Museum, Blanca Street, and downtown Vancouver.

Cycle! : show #7

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include biking classes in high school; being prepared for mountain biking; how to adjust your handle bar; trail tips: how to land; helmets; bike trail of the week: Saskatoon, and bicycle racing on ice; off-road riding tips; stretches before cycling; communicating on the road: signaling methods; and extreme mountain biking. Recognizable locations include Grouse Mountain, Sunset Beach, Vanier Park, and the Plaza of Nations.

Cycle! : show #9

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include the Sea to Sky bicycle trail construction; BUGS: Bicycle User Groups; tips on improving your traffic riding technique; how to lubricate your bike; what to do at uncontrolled intersections; bicycle lawn mowers; trail tips: how to get off and on your bicycle while in motion;bar ends; spouses of cyclists. Recognizable locations include Burrard Street Bridge, Broadway near Fir/Granville (near the old Aristocratic Diner), Granville Street Bridge, and Vanier Park.

Cycle! : show #96-03 : mountain bike special

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include the evolution of mountain biking and types of mountain bikes; mountain bike marketing; the Westcoast school of mountain biking; V-Brakes; bike lingo: sweet, not so sweet; adjusting your grip shift and rear derailleur; the art of mountain biking in urban spaces; off-road racing; and gravity and drops. Recognizable locations include Pacific Spirit Park, Vanier Park, Burrard Street Bridge, and Spanish Banks.

In conversation with Charmaine (pilot)

Item is an edited recording of a CBC television talk show pilot which features discussions with influential British Columbians, hosted by Charmaine Crooks. The first guest, community activist Jim Green on activism and community development; evictions caused by Expo '86 and his efforts to prevent them; his personal life and his accomplishments and vision. The second guest, artist George Littlechild, speaks about the artist's role in society; his past in foster homes and racism he experienced; his search for his own cultural identity; his Scottish and Plains Cree background; his art and inspirations; his spirituality; and his role models.

Inglis, Gordon

In conversation with Charmaine : show #1

Item is an unedited recording of a CBC television talk show pilot which features discussions with influential British Columbians, hosted by Charmaine Crooks. The first guest, artist George Littlechild, speaks about the artist's role in society; his past in foster homes and racism he experienced; his search for his own cultural identity; his Scottish and Plains Cree background; his art and inspirations; his spirituality; and his role models. The second guest, community activist and affordable housing advocate/developer Jim Green, speaks about his position as Community Development Co-ordinator for the Ministry of Employment and Investment and political positions as a means to an end; his upbringing in the southern United States; his efforts to prevent evictions in Vancouver's east end prior to the 1986 Expo; his run for mayor, and his accomplishments and vision for the future. The remainder of the tape captures Charmaine Crooks rehearsing and/or discarded takes, introduction and exit takes eventually used in the edited show, and voiceovers for video profiles.

Shiveral, Alan

Free wheelin' : show #5

Item is a recording of television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and featuring Nancy Robertson, Robert Meares, David Eades, and John Moxin. Topics of this episode include cycling tips for transportation; mountain bikes and advocacy for cycling trails and mountain bike builders; shop talk: brakes; batteries for lights and warranties; shoulder checking while cycling in a straight line; and the life of a bicycle courier. Recognizable locations include Stanley Park, Cambie Street, and Eaton's.

Free wheelin' : show #6

Item is a recording of a television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral featuring Nancy Robertson, Robert Meares, David Eades, and John Moxin. Topics of this episode include cycling in the city, commuters, bike networks and designated paths; shop talk: gears and derailleurs, and oiling gears; rear derailleurs, index shifting systems, and their warranties; awareness of surroundings when cycling; and cycling in the Seymour Demonstration Forest.

Boalts ‘26

Item is an amateur film showing people with dogs in the snow and Sam and Margaret Magoffin with her parents, the Boalts, having a picnic in the woods, at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and then at the beach where the men change a tire on the car. Also included in the film are scenes taken at home with the women knitting and sewing, Margaret and her parents exiting the Devonshire Hotel and entering a car with the courthouse in the background, people waving from the back of a train, and Sam and Margaret standing by a window.

Cross Canada road trip and Expo '67

Item is an amateur film containing footage of the George W. Goold family vacation in the summer of 1967. Includes footage of the family at the following attractions: Yoho National Park; International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; the “Big Nickel” in Sudbury, Ontario; industrial plants in Ontario; Parliament Hill in Ottawa and the changing of the ceremonial guard, National War Memorial and Samuel de Champlain statue; Ottawa River; Chateau Laurier; Chateau Frontenac and Citadelle Aerien; St. Lawrence River valley; and Expo ’67 in Montreal, including views of the fair grounds and many of the buildings; Niagara Falls; Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; Old Faithful and hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; and an unidentified lakeside resort, possibly in the interior of British Columbia. Film also contains some footage at the end showing George Goold putting up the Christmas lights at 1138 Balfour Avenue and the children riding their bikes.

Personal - [Br--?] 1925 - Vancouver 1926 - Prince George - Prince Rupert

Item is an amateur film beginning with footage of a man playing with dogs; wild horses running; Margaret Magoffin driving a car; Sam Magoffin, Margaret and various people and dogs standing on the front stairs of a house; and Sam and three men exiting the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Railway Contractors Tie Department building (possibly in Prince George).

The film also includes footage of Prince Rupert, B.C., including the Prince Rupert Hotel and Sam and Margaret Magoffin on Sixth Avenue with several of the downtown buildings in the background. Also included is footage taken along the waterfront and from aboard the S.S. Prince Rupert, as well as views of the city taken from a high vantage point. Buildings shown in this footage include the fire hall and elevator.

Also contained in the film is footage of a parade in Vancouver taken from a bird’s eye viewpoint. The parade includes footage of mounties on horses, sailors, a pipe band, clowns, animals, and many floats, including floats for Point Grey, the City of Vancouver, the Loyal Order of Moose, Burns Shamrock Brand Products, Vancouver Ice Cream, and a stampede. The film also includes several minutes of footage of a rodeo at Hastings Park, including bronco and bull riding and chuckwagon racing activities. The film also shows Sam and Margaret with other people in front of the Court House and having a picnic on Grouse Mountain. Also included is footage of a military parade by Victory Square, a military review, and a medals ceremony; Mayor L.D. Taylor is shown in attendance at this event.

Rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, Victoria, and dog show

Item is an amateur film opening with footage of downtown Vancouver showing several Vancouver Fire Department trucks and engines and a lot filled with lumber, then cutting to footage taken from the back of a moving train, showing snow covered scenery, followed by Sam and Margaret Magoffin standing on a porch with several other people and a dog, Margaret and a man standing in front of a car, and additional footage taken from a moving train showing a sign for Yoho, mountain scenery and the Cathedral train station. The film also contains footage taken in downtown Victoria, B.C. showing the legislative building, Inner Harbour and CPR Steamship Terminal building, followed by dogs, likely the Magoffin’s golden retrievers, and several minutes footage of a dog show.

Make Vancouver Sparkle Campaign

Item is a videocassette containing a short news piece from 1st News Vancouver (broadcast on CKVU-TV) on the Vancouver Centennial Commission’s Make Vancouver Sparkle campaign and associated contests.

The program was aired two weeks before the contest was scheduled to end. Presenter George Duthie discusses the low response rate to the program, the prizes being offered, and interviews some of the few people (Eileen Mosca and Bob Walberg) who had participated to date. He also discusses the contest requirements with a publicist for the program, Doreen Maruska.

CKVU-DT

History of Vancouver — 100th birthday

Item is a videocassette, containing a documentary slide show of Vancouver photographs with an historic, cultural, and celebratory focus.

A voiceover (Ursula Hubel) discusses the early history of Vancouver, the centennial celebration, the Vancouver Centennial Commission, and some of the various activities that will take place in late 1985 and throughout the centennial year of 1986. The voiceover discusses the benefits of becoming a sponsor or supplier of the celebration, which includes the right to use the centennial mascot, Tillicum, to promote products and services, access to the corporate sponsorship program, tax deductible receipts, and inclusion of approved projects in the official centennial events program. It concludes with a general encouragement to participate in the centennial celebration.

Ursus Production

Vancouver : a year in motion

Item is a videocassette containing interviews of photographers involved in a Vancouver Centennial comemmoration project.

In anticipation of the centennial year, Tom Sutherland and Cindy Bellamy worked with over fifty photographers to put together a photographic portrait book of Vancouver called “Vancouver: A Year in Motion”, intended to capture the face of the city at teh Centennial. Producer/director Craig Sawchuk followed and interviewed eight of the photographers for a documentary about the project.

The documentary follows Heather Dean, an aerial photographer, in a helicopter over Vancouver showing aerial views of the city including popular landmarks such as Canada Place, the Science Centre, BC Place, and the harbor. Sterling Ward spends some time photographing the development of the Expo 86 sites, a roller coaster, and some of the sculpture installations. Al Harvey takes candid shots at the beach during the polar bear swim and celebration on the first day on 1986. Colin Savage discusses remote control photography and swims with a dolphin and beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium with trainer Doug Pemberton. Albert Chin photographs a traditional Chinese lion ceremony for the opening of a new restaurant in Chinatown. Derik Murray was the official photographer of the Vancouver Canucks and the documentary follows him to a hockey game (Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins). Greg Athens does a photo shoot on Grouse Mountain with professional freestyle skier [Darryl Bowie]. Lloyd Sutton spends time on Granville Island photographing the local scenery, shops, and a glass blowing lesson/studio.

The documentary concludes with a scene of the photographers together going through the photos around a large table. The documentary is dedicated to Rick Hansen and concludes with footage of Hansen.

Sawchuk, Craig

Vancouver on the move

Item is a videocassette containing a documentary about the city of Vancouver.

The main focus of the documentary as a whole is the social and cultural life in the city and the relationship between the people and their surroundings in 1986, the centenary year. The visual elements are a combination of historical photographs, hand drawn illustrations, historical moving image footage, and moving image footage shot by the filmmakers between 1985 and 1986. Music with a narrator speaking in the foreground accompanies the visuals.

The early history of Vancouver is told through stories about George Vancouver naming point Grey and Burrard channel and meeting First Nations people, John Deighton (“Gassy Jack”) opening his saloon, the first city council meeting, and the arrival of the first CPR train from Montreal and ship from Yokohama.

The discussion of modern life in Vancouver that makes up the bulk of the documentary is roughly divided into sections. The first section discusses modern commerce, including shipping, transportation, forestry, fishing, and tourism. The second section discusses cultural life, including the natural beauty of Stanley Park, street scenes in Chinatown, the expo grounds and the SkyTrain, street musicians, children playing at a water park, and a football game at BC Place.

The third section focuses on the immigrant experience and how a diversity of cultures enriches life in the city. This point is illustrated with scenes of new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony, Tai Chi in Queen Elizabeth Park and Chinese dragons in Chinatown, the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the Powell Street Festival, a Sikh Wedding and street scenes of Main Street in South Vancouver. It also explores the dark side of the immigrant experience, discussing the 1907 race riots, the Japanese internment camps, the Komagata Maru incident, and the struggle of First Nations peoples to recover and retain their cultural heritage.

The fourth section deals with Vancouverites' love of being outside, with footage of outdoor aerobics and other fitness activities, relaxing on the beach and ‘being seen’, outdoor cocktail parties and dining, a family picnic in the park, outdoor theatre, and sailing.

Okexnon Films Inc.

Vancouver : city of century

Item is a videocassette containing a documentary about the city of Vancouver and Vancouver life, developed for the centennial celebrations. It includes a short introduction to the history of the city up to the 1920s using historical photographs, some film footage of First Nations peoples, and voiceover narrative.

The next section focuses on transportation, featuring scenes of airplanes, the BC ferry, the Seabus, the SkyTrain, ships in the harbour, steamboats, and cruise ships. The focus shifts towards nature and leisure activities as Stanley Park is explored with a historical photograph montage followed by film footage of park and aquarium scenes, including sea otters and killer whales. Grouse Mountain is illustrated through shots of the gondola, ski lift, and scenes of skiing. Other sport scenes include sailing ships, ocean and river kayaking, car races, bicycle races, horse races, hockey, football, boxing, golf, soccer and tennis. Life on the water is emphasised with a section on the bathtub race and associated celebrations, beach scenes, and a paddle boat tour around various Vancouver landmarks.

The next section contains a presentation of the centennial theme song ‘The Vancouver Song’ or ‘Vancouver (you'll always look like home to me)’ over a montage of scenes of the Expo Centre, the harbour, downtown, and Stanley Park.

The documentary concludes with scenes of the city at night, including Granville Island, Robson Square, neon signs downtown and at Chinese restaurants, the Expo Centre illuminated with Expo 86 lighting and shots of the sunset over the bay.

R.R. Productions

Vancouver centennial song

Item is a videocassette containing a feature from Vancouver television station BCTV’s News Hour (April 4, 1985) about the winning song in the Vancouver Centennial theme song contest: ‘The Vancouver Song’ or ‘Vancouver (you'll always look like home to me)’.

Presenter Clive Jackson discusses the song, contest, and recording over studio production footage of the recording of the song. The piece also includes an interview with Megan Metcalfe, the song’s composer, about how she came up with the song and an interview with Brian Tate (the producer) about what kind of song the contest committee was looking for. A large chunk of the finished song is then played over shots of Vancouver life and landmarks. The presenter then plays the track for a variety of people on the street in downtown Vancouver for their reactions.

BCTV

Vancouver's birthday party

The feature is a presentation from BCTV’s News Hour (April 6, 1986) about the centennial birthday celebrations at Stanley Park. Presenter Irene Daniels discusses the celebration over footage of a variety of activities and events throughout the day. The feature begins with a one hundred gun salute, fireboats on the harbor, and a long section of the birthday fireworks. Next is footage of Mayor Michael Harcourt visiting the first baby born on April 6th, followed by footage of the parade, the concert at Brockton Point, and various celebratory park activities. The feature concludes with a speech by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé and the cutting of the Centennial cake by Sauvé and the mayor.

CBC News - Vancouver Centennial

Item is a videocassette containing five clips from CBC news on the subject of the Vancouver Centennial celebrations.

The first clip depicts a ribbon cutting ceremony for Castle Vancouver, a replica of Coevorden Castle, Captain George Vancouver’s ancestral home. This was a donation from the Netherlands and was attended by Dutch dignitaries; a discussion of the massive birthday cake prepared for the centennial celebrations, including footage of the cake and it’s preparation, and an interview with the baker; and revealing the new welcome sign for the city.

The second clip is a montage of still photographs and motion picture footage illustrating major events in the history of the city of Vancouver. The third clip is about the arrival of Governor General Jeanne Sauvé for the centennial celebrations. She is introduced by Mayor Michael Harcourt, and gives a short speech.

The fourth clip is about the centennial celebrations themselves, and includes footage of bands, parades, the concert at Brockton Point, and families enjoying the day. The clip presents a variety of people from the celebrations wishing Vancouver ‘Happy Birthday’ for the camera. The clip finishes with scenes from the cake cutting ceremony with Governor General Sauvé and Mayor Harcourt, as well as Sauvé turning on the water for the restored Jubilee Fountain.

The fifth clip is the visit of Mayor Harcourt, his family, and [Leora Apsoruis] (the Vancouver Jubilee baby, born on April 6, 1936) to the hospital room of the centennial baby.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Yokohama festival, joint concert in Stanley Park

Item is a videocassette containing a news presentation from Japanese television about a joint concert [in Stanley Park] with Japanese and Canadian youths leading up to the Yokohama Day celebration at Expo 86.

The broadcast begins with a newscaster introducing the piece, and cuts to performances of Japanese and Canadian musicians playing jazz and band music, followed by short interviews with English speakers reacting to the music and the cultural exchange. Next up is a fashion show with ‘Miss Yokohama’ and a mixture of Japanese and Western women in traditional Japanese clothing, followed by a group of Japanese women playing traditional music on Koto. Street scenes of the grounds are followed by a brief interview with [an unknown politician or organizer] (in English) and then interviews with Japanese youth on the grounds. The band from earlier then plays an evening show, followed by interviews with the young Japanese musicians and some of the audience members (in English). The spot concludes with night footage of the grounds.

Poppsie England Wood Family

Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, horse races, family scenes, a church, and a wedding. Film also documents locations and events in Vancouver, including the exterior and interior of Wood’s Jewellery Store (Arthur Wood & Co., 2511 Main Street), family gatherings at a house, possibly the Wood family home at 1656 Robson Street, and a troop of cavalry riding in dress uniforms. The stock date years of the film are in the following order: 1926, 1931, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

Family movies from 1928 - early roll - Ruby, Chris, Kay - wedding, Valleen etc.

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. Footage documents the life of the George and Ruby (nee Wood) Thompson family from approximately 1928-1961. The film includes footage of significant family events such as the couple’s courtship, engagement and 1930 wedding, bringing home their baby daughter Valleen, and Christmas celebrations and holiday meals. Film also includes footage of numerous family scenes and subjects such as playing at the beach, picnicking, swimming, the family’s houses and pets, daughters Valleen and Hellene, and George and Ruby tending to and riding horses.

Film also includes footage of Vancouver attractions, including the Thompsons skiing and playing in the snow at Grouse Mountain circa 1928, and visiting the Stanley Park ornamental gardens and zoo in the 1930s.

The order of the stock date years of the films is as follows: 1929, 1926, 1928, 1939, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1959, 1955, 1946, 1961, 1948 and 1947.

Horse shows - 1947 to 1950

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. The film documents at least eight different horse shows, races and rodeos. Some shows are identifiable, such as the Grand Horse Show & Gymkhana at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver and the Big-Horse Show at Queen's Park Stadium in New Westminster. The film includes footage of an indoor rodeo (possibly at the PNE) and numerous other unidentified shows at unknown racetracks and other locations, possibly in the Fraser Valley. Also included is footage of a farm and people grooming and riding horses.

Odds & ends: Goldheart 1948, 865 Wildwood 1979, K[nox] Lake 1979, people W[est] Van show 1950, garden 1980, G.T. jumping 1947, Grouse Mountain 1930

Item is a film consisting of at least seven separate pieces of amateur film footage spliced together. Film includes black and white footage taken at Grouse Mountain in 1930 showing men and women skiing, a snowplough clearing snow, a dogsled, and a black bear cub playing with a dog. The remaining film footage is in colour, and includes George Thompson jumping obstacles on horseback in 1947; 1948 footage of the Thompson's champion horse Goldheart and two men riding in a chariot pulled by Goldheart and another horse; a large number of spectators sitting in stands to watch an unidentified event in West Vancouver in 1950; cabins and horses at Knox Lake in 1979; and the Thompson's house and gardens at 865 Wildwood Lane, West Vancouver in 1979 and 1980.

Energy packed : the story of cane sugar

Item is a documentary film entitled "Energy Packed: the Story of Cane Sugar," presented by B.C. Sugar Refining Company and directed/produced by Lloyd Stump. The film, originally shot in 1975, documents the process by which consumer sugar products, such as white sugar, brown sugar, syrup, sugar cubes, and sucrose, are made, starting from the growth and harvest of sugar cane and ending with the packaging of final products.

One lump or two

Item is a documentary film entitled "…one lump or two…," presented by the B.C. Sugar Refining Company and produced by Lew Parry. The film, produced most likely in the 1950s, documents the process by which consumer sugar products, such as granulated sugar, golden sugar, syrup, icing sugar, and sugar cubes, are made, starting from the growth and harvest of sugar cane and ending with the packaging of final products. The restaurant scenes were filmed at the Cock 'n' Bull restaurant in Vancouver (B.C.).

The picture-story of sugar…

Item is a silent film entitled "The Picture-Story of Sugar as related by Vancouver's Own Sugar Refinery" which documents the process by which consumer sugar products, including sugar, icing sugar, sugar cubes, and golden syrup, are made, starting from the growth and harvest of sugar cane and ending with the packaging of final products. The documentary closes with examples of domestic uses of sugar.

Rogers Golden Syrup commercial

Item is a silent film believed to be outtakes from a Rogers Golden Syrup commercial. The film captures cans of syrup moving along a conveyor belt, bags of sugar in transport, boxing of sugar cubes, bagging of sugar, and an assortment of B.C. Sugar products on a shelf.

Highlights of 1938

Item is a videocassette transfer copy of a 1938 amateur motion picture film depicting a year retrospective for 1938 for the Adam family. The film depicts the family's new house (5689 Angus Drive, W. 40th Ave); travelled on the RMS Queen Mary from New York City to Southampton, England; prepared their yacht for the season; went on holiday to Qualicum Beach, Montague Harbour, and Deep Bay; moved into their new house; and had a baby.

The film also includes local events: construction of the Lion?s Gate Bridge; CPR pier D after being destroyed by fire; burning of a local ice and cold storage plant along with the efforts of firefighters to extinguish the blaze. Other locations visible in the film include Pier 54 in New York, Coal Harbour, the Marine Building and the Royal Bank Building in Vancouver.

Adam, Joseph Cowan

Horse races and Shetland Ponies, Virginia and Family

Item is a film containing footage of a pageant, people riding horses and ponies, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and surrounding area, the Capilano River valley and surrounding trails, orchestra at Malkin Bowl, a picnic, children playing in backyard and wading pool (possibly at 3846 West 10th), May Day Parade in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park gardens, George Vancouver statue and City Hall campus, Vancouver skyline view from City Hall and children playing in grassy area.

1st Narrows Bridge

Item is a color film which details the steps involved in constructing the Lions Gate Bridge (First Narrows Bridge) across the First Narrows of the Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1937 and 1938. The film, which appears to be professionally produced, captures the entire construction and assembly process, including the cutting of a road through Stanley Park, preparation of cofferdams and caissons, foundation pouring, erection of the main towers, hoisting and attaching cables, insertion of stiffening trusses, bridge surface pouring, application of protective paint, and other finishing touches, including the installation of sculptor Charles Marega's lions. The film also captures shots of key contributors A.J.T. Taylor and John Anderson, as well as the first cars to cross the span from end to end.

1960 Alert Bay - Trip to Victoria Sept. '60

Item is a film showing Alert Bay, a trip to Victoria and Weir's Beach on Vancouver Island, Elk Falls, Sproat Lake, Grey Cup Parade, Easter 1961 in Portland, Canadian Memorial United Church Sunday School Picnic at Peace Arch Park, summer at South Beach, fishing, Wayne McCuaig's tenth birthday party, family holiday to Kelowna and the boys that lived on W. 22nd Ave.

Baseball '64

Item is a film showing various home movie scenes with the McCuaig family members and dog (Jocko) at home and at the cabin with friends, new Valiant convertible, Vincent Kendan McCuaig flying a plane, over the cabin and later over Seattle, Ucluelet and Tofino, moving to new home at 5078 Marguerite Street, Patricia McCuaig's debut at the Military Ball in 1966, water skiing and fishing.

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