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Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats with fairy tale and storybook themes, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

Spring

Item is an amateur film which opens with a "Photographed by Douglas Stewart Scott : Supplied by Scott Camera Craft Limited 1015 Douglas St. Victoria BC" intertitle. The film is composed of shots of spring around Victoria. Shots include flowers and gardens; lakes, meadows and trees at Beacon Hill Park; animals, including ducks, bears, and pheasant at the Beacon Hill Park zoo; a rural area with cows, puppies, and sheep; and a ship. The Empress Hotel, British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Inner Harbour and CPR steamships are visible in some of the shots.

Spring

Film shows children playing in front of a suburban house, adults around the house sitting and mowing the lawn. After a very dark section around 01:45 the film goes on to show a family exploring a wooded area and playing with a front-end loader in a parking lot and a couple of brief scenes of cows.

Gabriel, Margaret (nee Kruger)

Stadium

Film is the release print of "Stadium" featuring construction of BC Place Stadium with time lapse of inflating roof. Also contains a panning shot of the city of Vancouver, and shots of construction in progress before the roof was ready to go up, workers working, an aerial view of the building without a roof, the crowd and dignitaries inside awaiting and watching the inflation of the roof. Musical soundtrack.

Stadium Grandstand Show

Item is a film that begins with a title card: "Noel B. Daniels presents Stadium Grandstand Show." The film likely takes place at Empire Stadium. The film shows various performances on a stage in the field, and on the track around the field, including a Maori themed dance performance, a circus-like performance of a man and woman being shot out of a cannon, a slapstick comedy, a camel race, a chariot race, and acrobats hanging from a flying helicopter. Each performance act is introduced by a title card.

Stadium time lapse [uncut]

Silent film featuring time lapse footage of the roof of B.C. Place Stadium being inflated; includes views from both inside and outside the building. As well as view shots of the Vancouver skyline with the addition of B.C. Place Stadium and its prominent roof.

Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting sports, wildlife, and tourist attractions in Stanley Park (B.C.). Film documents people cycling on the seawall by Coal Harbour, playing golf at the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt Golf course, playing tennis at an outdoor tennis court, and jogging beside Lost Lagoon. The film also contains footage of different birds at Lost Lagoon and around Stanley Park, including swans, geese, ducks, and seagulls. It also includes footage of cars driving along a road through the park, as well as the totem poles at Brockton Point with the Vancouver skyline in the background.

Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting views and tourist attractions at Stanley Park (B.C). Film documents the Brockton Point Lighthouse, the south end of the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1932-) with heavy vehicle traffic, the exterior of the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, the seawall with cyclists, and the totem poles at Brockton Point. The film also contains footage of a float plane, cargo ship, squirrel, and several views of downtown Vancouver.

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 Vancouver airport, exiting United Air Lines' customs and immigrations and taking photographs. Lew Parry's Steet Metal Worker's Local 280 float sculpture is briefly filmed.

Segment titles as indicated on the original film leader are: Stanley Park + Harbour; Winter Skates; Harry; Nov Mel + Party; New Immigrant Arrives in Van. airport; Jean Chin Poy Lin; Mrs Chin Hong + Mrs. Chiu; Nen + Bing Chin; Go See Yow and Poon's Goddaughter.

Stanley Park and [North] Shore - Horseshoe Bay and Malahat Hwy. - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fowlers to Victoria - returned to Vancouver

Item is a film showing the view from inside an automobile travelling the road along the Stanley Park causeway and going across the Lions Gate Bridge towards the North Shore. Film contains scenes from within the car, the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, aboard the ferry, scenes along the Malahat highway, Duncan, Ladysmith, Malahat Lookout, Victoria Auto Court Motel. The film concludes with a return trip to Vancouver, driving across the Granville Street Bridge, through downtown and across a viaduct.

Stanley Park highlights

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the park?s recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream stand, golfing, swimming and playing in the water at the beach. The film also contains footage of track and field sports taking place at Brockton Oval including shot-put, discus, running races, high jumping, and pole-jumping. In addition, the film documents a visit to the park by Princess Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as well as people building the sea wall. Children are also featured in the park playing on the playground equipment, riding the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, and interacting with the animals at the petting zoo. Various animals in Stanley Park and the zoo are also documented including swans, ducks, raccoons, monkeys, sea lions, penguins, sea otters and a peacock.

Stanley Park railway

Item is a documentary film documenting the Stanley Park Miniature Railway and other recreational activities in the park. The b&w footage of this film documents the construction of the miniature railway including bulldozing of the land and building of the railway tracks. It also contains footage of a ceremony involving hammering in the last spike as well as footage of the train running along the tracks in full operation carrying passengers and arriving at a station filled with crowds of people waiting to take a ride. The colour footage of this film documents other recreational activities in the park such as people doing arts and crafts, archery, and the 19th Annual Sandbox Contest. Collingwood Park is also documented in the film with footage of children participating in a tug of war and high jump. There is also footage of an unidentified ceremony involving a musical band, flag raising and balloon releasing.

Stanley Park, the VanDusen Garden, and the visit of the Kaiwo Maru

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park, the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden, and the visit to Vancouver of the Japanese tall ship the Kaiwo Maru. Footage taken at the VanDusen Garden includes the garden entrance, the administration/library/classroom building, flower beds, roses, trees, ponds, lily pads, blue herons, a starling, and stone sculptures. Footage from Stanley Park includes crowds at the Stanley Park Junction, children and adults riding the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, people watching bears at the Stanley Park Zoo, and other zoo animals including flamingoes and seals. Film also includes footage taken from a sail boat of the Kaiwo Maru in English Bay surrounded by numerous pleasurecraft, with a group of the Kaiwo Maru's crew standing on her bow. The film also includes footage of Vancouver Harbour, downtown Vancouver, and cruise ships at berth as viewed from the deck of a sail boat.

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 at work. Participating sculptors included Hiromi Akiyama, Joan D. Gambioli, Olga Jancic, Wolfgang Kubach, Anna-Maria Kubach-Wilsem, David Marshall, Piqtoukin (David Ruben), Michael Prentice, Adolf Ryska, Jiro Sugawara, and Kiyoshi Takahashi. Individuals involved in the production of the film include: Gabrielle Minot (editing), Don Cumming (editing), Martin Fossum (music), Susan Leslie (script).

Stone Sculpture Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice, Jiro Sagawara, Mathias Hietz, and Hiromi Akiyama. The sculptures being worked on include: Horizontal Column (by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen) and Landscape 75 (by Jiro Sugwara).

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of the unfinished "Landscape 75" by Jiro Sugawara being moved by a crane, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen sanding "Horizontal Column," and children chipping at stones. Artists believed to be featured include Jiro Sugawara forging metal bars, and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film opens with footage of the film box and goes on to show artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Piqtoukun (David Ruben), and Jiro Sugawara. Sculptures featured are "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, "Landscape 75" by Jiro Sugawara, and "Observing Your Society" by Piqtoukun (David Ruben).

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film begins with footage of a film box with the number 3 written on it (it is not the same box this film was housed in when donated). Further footage shows artists working on sculptures using hand tools, as well as footage of people talking. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice and Adolf Ryszka. Sculptures pictured are "Guardian" by Mathias Hietz, "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, "Earth, Air and Sea" by Joan D. Gambioli, and "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice, Piqtoukun (David Ruben), and Hiromi Akiyama. Scultpures featured are "Developing Form" by Michael Prentice, "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama, "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, "Guardian" by Mathias Hietz, and "Travertine" by Dvaid Marshall.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of artists working on sculptures using hand and power tools, as well as footage of people viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Piqtoukun (David Ruben), Adolf Ryszka, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiromi Akiyama. Sculptures featured are "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, "Observing Your Society" by Piqtoukun (David Ruben), and "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Hiromi Akiyama and Michael Prentice working on their sculptures "For the Botanical Garden" and "Developing Form" using hand tools.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] Crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, Joan D. Gambioli, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of children watching the process. Artists believed to be featured include Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, David Marshall, Mathias Hietz, and Adolf Ryszka. The main sculpture being moved is "Travertine Sculpture 75" by David Marshall.

Stone Symposium - Symposium Crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Jiro Sugawara. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Viewed by DM [David Marshall]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of people watching Michael Prentice work on his sculpture "Developing Form," and crowds walking around the unfinished sculptures including Hiromi Akiyama's "For the Botanical Garden" and Kiyoshi Takahashi's "Woman."

Stone Symposium Viewed By DM [David Marshall]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of people viewing the unfinished sculptures, notably "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice polishing his sculpture "Developing Form."

Stone sculpture symposium, Vancouver, 1975

Item is a documentary film about the 1975 Stone Sculpture Symposium in Vancouver. The film is a combination of footage from the sculpting event and voice over narration discussing both the symposium itself and the sculpting process. Abstract electronic score by Martin Fossum plays sporadically throughout.

The film begins with footage of the original marble and travertine blocks, and follows the sculpting process to the end, including footage of hand and mechanical chiseling, polishing and grinding, and moving the works to their final positions. Over this footage the narrator discusses the rebirth of stone carving in the 20th century, the history of the symposium, the relationship between the artist, sculpture, and the natural surroundings, and the importance of the final positions to the creative process.

The documentary concludes with footage of each artist and their final work in its completed state and final positioning. Those artists are: Olga Jancic, Yugoslavia; Joan D. Gambioli, Canada; Michael Prentice, France; David Ruben Piqtoukun, Canada; Kiyoshi Takahashi, Japan; Hiromi Akiyama, France; David Marshall, Canada; Adolf Ryszka, Poland; Jiro Sugawara, Italy; Kubach-Wilmsen Team, Germany; and Mathias Hitz, Austria.

Stratford Hotel Fire

Item is an organizational record film documenting the Vancouver Fire Department's rescue work after the fire at the Strathcona Hotel, located at Gore Avenue and Keefer Street. Film shows firefighters escorting victims from the building and performing first aid, ambulances and firetrucks, and spectators watching the scene.

Sugar : Nature's sweetener

Item is a videotape showing a dramatized documentary that focuses on "busting myths" about sugar and is set in a school classroom. The videotape was commissioned by The Sugar Association, Inc. and was filmed in New York. Actors appearing in the film include: Amy Anderson, Marcy DeNezza, James Doyle, Judi French, Beverly Larson, Amanda Saslow, Julie Saslow, Stacia Sobieski, Jason Seglin, Cara Starling and Regan Wertberger. Other individuals shown include: Dr. Walter Glinsman, Dr. Harvey Anderson, Dr. Kenneth Lee, Dr, William Bennett, Dr. Henry Maccaro, Dr. Steven Stellman, John Doherty, Ardith Baker and Charlie Farro. Individuals involved in the production include: David Bressen (producer), John Mulholland (writer) and Muriel Balash (director).

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 beets.

Summer sunshine for winter menus

Item is an instructional film presented by the Fruit Growers of the Okanagan and Kootenay Valleys of British Columbia. The film uses sugar from the Canadian Sugar Factories. Dorothy Britton demonstrates canning BC peaches. The film is narrated by Don Cameron. Other individuals involved include: K.L. Johnson (direction), A. Jones (cinematography), V. Spooner (cinematography) and K. Cutler (editing).

Sunshine to sugar : The story of beet sugar

Item is an industrial film presented by the Canadian Sugar Factories Company. The film documents the agricultural process of beet plantation and sugar beet extraction and manufacturing processes. Locations appear to be at farms in BC, and at a sugar factory in Alberta. Individuals involved include: Rod Parkhurst (camera), Rick Allen (lighting), Lou Williams (lighting), Paul Abram (grip), A.L. Lazenby (script), Al Jordan (narration), Tom Ashdown (animation) and Lloyd Strump (producer/director). Original reel also contains 59 seconds of "Summer sunshine for winter menus" at beginning of reel.

Svend's Dedication of Malcolm's Bench - Home Video Tape 1

Item is a videotape containing home movie footage and recordings of three movies and commercials from television.

(00:00:00 - 01:08:26)
This portion of the tape contains home movie footage by Malcolm Crane and Stanley Weese. The footage shows Crane and Weese talking to each other at False Creek, a backyard and in Beacon Hill Park at the Gay and Lesbian Pride Picnic with Karen Bitz. They take turns filming. Crane's mother and brother Alan Crane are interviewed in a back yard. There is footage from a trip to Salt Spring Island including Ganges Public Harbour, Brian Forester's workshop and home, the Salt Spring coastline and BC Ferries. The 1991 and 1992 Pride Parades are shown and the footage includes speeches given both years at Sunset Beach by Malcolm Crane.

(01:08:27 - 01:30:36)
Black screen with no content.

(01:30:37 - 02:27:11)
This portion of the tape is a recording of an unidentified black and white movie from television. The recording includes commercials for Spargo's Restaurant, Playland, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Personalities on KVOS TV, Secure Card, Weatherview Forecast, Sun Jammin' [album], Ring of Fire [film], Columbia Academy, Siskel and Ebert [television program], Lifestyle's of the Rich and Famous [television program], National Kidney Foundation of Washington [featuring Debra Burke], Great Escapes Contest KVOS TV Vancouver, Vancouver Aquarium, BC Mazda Dealers, Micki and Maude [television program], The Joan Rivers Show, BC Hydro, The Dressing Room [Vancouver], Environmental Defense Fund, A Current Affair KVOS TV, Real Canadian Superstore and White Spot.

(02:27:12 - 03:23:10)
This portion of the tape contains a recording of "Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy" from television. The recording includes commercials for Vidal Sassoon Ultra, Ivory Snow, White Spot, Smith's Home Furnishings, Pepsi, Molson Special Dry [beer], Ford and Mercury dealers, Safeway, Norwich Union Life Insurance, Oil of Olay, Secret [deodorant], Point Break [film], KVOS TV, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Coors Light [beer], Fitness World, Coppertone, Labbatt Dry [beer] and Downy Fabric Softener.

(03:23:11 - 04:27:30)
This portion of the tape contains a recording of a Masterpiece Theatre 1991 presentation of "I, Claudius" from 1976. The recording includes commercials for PBS Home Video and KCTS 9 presentations of: Horizons II [television series], Cosmos [television series], Moyers: Oren Lyons the Faithkeeper [television program], The One Game [movie] and The Prisoner [movie].

Swimming pool construction and railway construction camp

Item is an amateur film containing footage of the construction of a swimming pool at the Magoffin’s residence, Rockhaven, at 3612 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, and Sam and Margaret Magoffin swimming in the pool with friends. The film also shows Margaret standing in front of Rockhaven. The film then cuts to footage of a sign reading “Multnomah” and then to a street scene in an unidentified city showing cars and people and a group of young boys looking up at the camera. Also included is footage of three men standing near some bunkhouses in a desert-like environment, perhaps near Magoffin’s Lyon Creek project, as well as some track and the outside of a tunnel and equipment. The film finishes with a view of a railway trestle and track and one man sitting in a car and one man standing next to the car, in what appears to be the same location.

Swingspan

Item is a documentary film documenting the history of the Cambie Street Bridge including the demolition of its predecessor, the Connaught Bridge. Film includes archival film and photographs as well as contemporary footage.

Tacky Drag Show at the Dufferin

Part is a recording of the Tacky Drag Show sponsored by the Phoenix Heraldic Society at the Dufferin Hotel on Aug. 30, 1996.

Contents index:
(00:50) Gordon Newman introduces MCs, Peter Storm and Josie Mae
(02:00) Josie Mae - song
(07:30) Tara Nova - song
(12:35) Ruby Stone - song
(17:25) Glenn - song
(19:40) Ms. Adrian - song
(26:10) Sumi Sashay - song
(31:55) Wanda Fuca - song
(36:45) Gordon Newman (Bellingham) - song
(42:20) Myria Le Noir and Venus De Mylar - Set 2 MCs
(45:35) Cheryl - song
(51:15) James - song
(59:35) Claudia -song
(1:03:30) Myria Le Noir - song
(1:10:30) Diana Rose - song
(1:16:00) [?] - song
(1:22:35) Imelda Mae Santos - song
(1:30:10) Al Houston (GVNCS) - song

Takahashi Carving

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of the Symposium grounds and Kiyoshi Takahashi using hand tools on his sculpture, "Woman."

Taken '/38 by Webber boat scenes (Vencedor) 12 Riders at ranch

Item is an amateur film documenting the crew of the Hamber yacht Vencedor spending free time on deck of the vessel and diving in the ocean. The film also shows footage of Mrs. E. W. Hamber with guests on board the yacht; Vencedor docking at the Britannia Beach piers on Howe sound; and 12 riders posing on horseback.

Tennis - 1926

Item is an amateur film documenting a private tennis game; a brief yacht party scene, and Eric Hamber and Mrs. Hamber walking their dog and showing their garden at Greencroft House (3838 Cypress Street) to unidentified guests.

Tennis - Greencroft

Item is an amateur film documenting a private singles and a private doubles tennis match between unidentified guests of the Hamber family at their residence at 3838 Cypress Street. One of the guests standing in the right corner of the screen is possibly Hon. J. W. Fordham.

Tennis club

Item is a film containing home movie footage filmed by Allan Crocker. The film shows people playing tennis at Jericho Tennis Club, the exterior features and the view from Jericho Tennis Club. The film also shows Estelle Crocker leaving a retail store and driving a car.

The Associates

Item is a recording of a segment of a television program called ‘The Associates’. The segment features interviewer Stuart McNish interviewing Janice Clarfield, the Executive Director of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden. Subjects discussed include a brief history of the garden, the building of the garden, where the materials and artisans came from, and the purpose of a garden of this nature. Footage of the garden is used to prompt a discussion of various features, including the use of colour in the garden, the main elements of the garden, specific elements such as the roofing tiles, drip tiles, curved eves, paving stones, Lake Tai stones, the different ways to view the garden, the symbolism of garden elements, and the role of the garden wall. The interview concludes with a discussion about outreach activities and volunteer opportunities.

The Coquihalla

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions Inc for the Government of British Columbia, the Ministry of Transportation and Highways. Video justifies and celebrates the Coquihalla highway 5. Includes footage of construction, fish and river conservation work, planning meetings, avalanches, and traffic. Sound re-recordings Barry Jones; graphics Barrie Helmer; titles West Coast Film Opticals; sound recording Martin Fossum, Eric Batut, and Larry Sutton; sound editor Stuart Copley; photographed by Bab Asgeirsson, Dave Geddes, Curt Peterson, John Seale, and Tim Sale; original music by Alex Downie Audio Productions; marrated by James Hault; edited by Jane Morrison; written by Richard Tomkies; produced by David P. Brown; directed by Ken Jubenvill; a JEM film production.

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