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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 v...

Lew Parry Film Productions

Keefer Florist Co. Under Construction

Item is a home movie which documents the renovation of Keefer Florist Company building at 215 Keefer Street. It pictures the placement of the beams and walls, the cement flooring and ceiling, and the installation of window and lighting, followed b...

Beverly - Engagement Party and Wedding

Item is a home movie of an engagement party and wedding. The film begins with people arriving at the engagement party and Chinese tea ceremony. The bride is filmed in her house and driving with her family to the church. The ceremony is filmed from...

Mother and child - early 1950s

Item is a home movie of two women holding a baby and opening gifts with baby clothes. Then the baby is shown as a toddler crawling around a carpet and playing with toys. Later the woman and child pose to be photographed in front of a Christmas tre...

Shriners Parade '51

Item is a home movie depicting a Shriner parade. The camera person stands in the crowd while Shriner men march past in regiments and bands or ride on car floats. Hastings Street and the Patricia Hotel are identifiable.

Ernie and Eva's Wedding

Item is a home movie of a wedding. A bride and groom speak in front of what appear to be wedding presents. They are filmed leaving the house with the family while someone sets off fireworks before they all drive to the ceremony. Part of the ceremo...

Barkerville Town and Show

Item is a film depicting a visit to Barkerville. It starts with an image of a wooden structure and a sign that explains that it is a recreation of the pumps used in Cornish tin mines.This is followed by El Dorado Placer Mine, operated by the Bark...

Poon Curious - Spring Time Bathing Beauty - Easter Lilies

Item is a film is of a young woman holding two Chinese dolls, followed by long shots of decorative porcelain figurines in a house. Next, Marilyn Norgaard models with daffodils for a photographer. Two cards with a photograph of Norgaard read "...

Chinook Club Picnic '62

Item is a home movie of people eating and playing relay games at a barbeque and picnic at the Chinook Fish and Game Club. The last minute is of people at Kitsilano beach.

Grandview Greenhouses

Item is a film which documents the Keefer Florist storefront and greenhouses. A gardener is filmed packaging plants and two women are filmed placing flowers on graves at Oceanview Cemetery (Burnaby). It appears to be an advertisement.

Stanley Park - Winter Skate - New Immigrant Arrived Airport

Item is a home movie which pictures Lions Gate Bridge from the Stanley Park side, the view from Coal Harbour, and outdoor skating and tennis in Lost Lagoon and/or Beaver Lake in the wintertime. The second half features immigrants disembarking at V...

Old Vancouver 1948

Item is a home movie which documents Stanley Park and the outer harbour of Vancouver. It pictures pedestrians in Stanley Park and on the sea wall, and various animal exhibits in the Stanley Park Zoo in early spring, and includes pan views of the l...

Sugar : The energy food

Item is an educational film about the beet sugar industry in Alberta. It includes an animation illustrating the growth of sugar beets. The film follows the full year cycle of researching and preparing for, planting, harvesting and processing sugar...

Garden, Rockhaven construction, Speedwell Pluto, swimming

Item is an amateur film which captures shots of Margaret Magoffin among unidentified others walking through a large garden, including shots of flowers, water features, arches, peacocks, and pigeons. This is followed by footage of a group of men an...

Magoffin, Samuel S.

Return Victorious!

Item is a film showing the North Vancouver School Band welcomed back to Vancouver after having won the Canadian National Exhibition band championship. Band members are greeted at the CPR station by family members. North Vancouver Mayor William Ang...

Stone Sculpture Symposium

Item is a film showing special event coverage of the International Stone Sculpture Symposium held in Vancouver. Film contains footage of sculptors working with a voice explaining parts of the process. The symposium featured world-renowned artists ...

Country calendar

Item is a documentary film examining the Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association and its antecedents, with emphasis on its modern plant and distribution system. Individuals involved in the production of the film include: Bob Reid (photograp...

Chairlift [Mount Seymour, reel 3]

Item is a film showing men making and assembling the machine parts for the Mount Seymour Chair Lift. Description from the B.C.Archives: Construction of the Mount Seymour chair lift, from the fabrication and casting of components at machine shops a...

Chairlift [Mount Seymour, reel 2]

Item is a film showing men making and assembling the machine parts for the Mount Seymour Chair Lift. The parts are packed and a truck transports the materials to Mount Seymour. Description from the B.C. Archives: Construction of the Mount Seymour ...

Chairlift [Mount Seymour, reel 1]

Item is a film showing men making and assembling the machine parts for the Mount Seymour Chair Lift. Description from the B.C. Archives: Construction of the Mount Seymour chair lift, from the fabrication and casting of components at machine shops ...

6 seed per meter

Item is a film documenting beet seed sowing equipment as six seeds per meter are planted into the soil. The film shows a monozentra precision drill sowing a naked chalked seed, followed by a palm precision drill sowing a naked chalked seed, then a...

Chairlift [Mount Seymour, reel 4]

Item is a film showing the opening of the Mount Seymour chair lift with speeches and inspection certificate presentation. People line up to use the chairlift and ski around the slopes. Description from the B.C. Archives: Construction of the Mount ...

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 N...

Water Colours

"Water Colours" is an experimental art film by Michael Collier. Collier used music, colour manipulations, optical printing effects, and other techniques to create an overall psychedelic effect. It was chosen to be the opening short for P...

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