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PFA Tape #1

Item is a videocassette containing recordings of a Vancouver Civic Grants Review meeting, two news reports covering the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade, a U.S. panel on AIDS recorded from television, the production “Wagner: Episode 4” recorded from KCTS 9 Seattle and the documentary “The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival” recorded from KCTS 9 Seattle.

(00:00:00 – 00:50:51)
The council meeting begins with the Civic Grants Review 1987 and shows speakers addressing Vancouver City Council to advocate for funds. Speakers include: Ms. Agney (Vancouver Rape Relief Society), Michael Woods (Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society), Ann Taylor (Alcuin Society), Richard Lenaire ([Anna] Dance Theatre), Lorraine Adams (Assembly of B.C. Arts Council), T.A. Hebst (Friends of Chamber Music), Brenda Taylor (Native Indian Youth Advisory Society), Lorrain Aspden (Caravan Stage Company), Gretchen Haywire (O.H. Lettuce B. Fools of Society), Mr. Gordon (United Caribbean Cultural Society), Hugh Pickett and Hannah Fisher (Vancouver Film Festival). Government representatives include: Donald Bellamy, Libby Davies, May Brown, Gordon Campbell, Harry Rankin, Marguerite Ford, W. Yee and Michael Harcourt.
The meeting ends with delegations for Pride Festival Association parade and a presentation by Malcolm Crane to council regarding the parade route.

(00:50:52 – 00:55:11)
This news coverage by Kate Corcoran for First News contains footage of the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade and contains interviews with James Mason (Vancouver), Jim Bellafy (New Westminster), Al. D. (Seattle), Mike Morris (Vancouver) and Michael Arsenault (Persons with AIDS float representative).

(00:55:12 – 00:57:30)
This is unidentified news coverage of the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade. The report includes footage of the parade and interviews with attendees and participants.

(00:57:31 – 01:53:08)
No content, black screen.

(01:53:09 – 02:15:52)
This portion of the tape contains a program recorded from television entitled “AIDS: In search of a miracle” part of a series “Managing our miracles: health care in America” by Columbia University and originally broadcast on PBS.

(02:15:53 – 03:12:35)
This segment of the tape is a recording from KCTS 9 of a Great Performances presentation of “Wagner: Episode 4”.

(03:12:36 – 04:15:49)
This portion of the tape contains a KCTS 9 Seattle presentation of the documentary “The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival”. The documentary was created and directed by Rob Epstein and Peter Adair. The documentary focuses on the Theatre Rhinoceros production of “The AIDS Show” and the HIV/AIDS crisis in San Francisco.

(04:15:50 – 04:20:51)
This portion of the tape contains footage of an unidentified Vancouver City Council meeting.

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

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.

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