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Habitat [Forum '76]

Item is a film showing the site of the Habitat Forum located near Jericho and Locarno Beaches. Film contains views of the Vancouver skyline, hangar mural designed by Bill Reid, Habitat entrance archway, flags of UN countries, people walking around the Habitat site, a Greenpeace sailboat, wood carving, wooden sculptures and a totem pole.

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.

Jan. 1958

Item is a film showing Jean and Kenny McCuaig's trip to California with Dick and Doreen Drinnan, neon signs at night, sports day at Trafalgar Elementary School, the McCuaig family attending the christening of Kelly and Danny McCuaig, various scenes with the McCuaig children and water skiing.

Urban transportation

Item is a a video which consists of interviews representing various opinions on the 1970 report on the Greater Vancouver Area Rapid Transit Study and its recommendations. Those participating in interviews in this segment include Dr. Julius Kane, Department of Animal and Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia; Allan Kelly, Chairman of the Greater Vancouver Regional District; and Dennis O. Gorman of the Greater Vancouver Regional Planning Board. It is also possible that some of the voiceover responses to questions are those of Derrick Mallard (founder of the Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation) as he does not appear in the video but is credited on the slate.

In this video, Dr. Julius Kane expresses disappointment with the findings of the transit study report, and over the course of his interview explains why he would rather invest money in increased, toll-free bus service than capital development for rapid transit. Allan Kelly, on the other hand, explains what is meant by "rapid transit," why fees for transit should be paid by users, and why he believes rapid transit may be a good fit for Vancouver. Dennis Gordman is interviewed six months after the release of the report, and comments on how the perspective of the Greater Vancouver Regional Planning Board has changed in that time, and how the Board is approaching rapid transit in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

Urban transportation : [excerpt]

Item is a segment of a video which consists of interviews representing various opinions on the 1970 report on the Greater Vancouver Area Rapid Transit Study and its recommendations. Those participating in interviews in this segment include Dr. Julius Kane, professor at the University of British Columbia and Allan Kelly, Chairman of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It is also possible that some of the voice-overs are those of Derrick Mallard as he does not appear in the video but is credited in the full version.

In this particular excerpt, Dr. Julius Kane explains why he would rather invest money in increased, toll-free bus services than capital development for rapid transit. Allan Kelly, on the other hand, explains why fees for transit should be paid by users, and why he believes rapid transit may be a good fit for Vancouver. At some points the interviews become voice-overs for video snippets of traffic in Vancouver.

Christmas 1975, Christmas 1976

Item is a film showing a family celebrating Christmas. Film contains scenes with children unwrapping presents, playing Twister and board games, women preparing food, kittens playing, a dachshund puppy playing, a child getting a haircut in the bathroom, and Christmas decorations. The film ends with footage of school children participating in running races, potato sack races, relay races, and three-legged races on school grounds.

Our Vacation in Vancouver

Item is a film showing a family vacation in Vancouver. The film contains title cards. People in the film include: Joe Sellers, Helen Sellers, Brenda Sellers and Wayne Sellers. Film contains scenes showing downtown Vancouver, Canadian Pacific passenger trains, Stanley Park, children swimming in outdoor pool, Mount Seymour Park, gondolas [at Mount Seymour], Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, and a picnic with men playing ukulele.

June 73 SS Picnic, Long Beach (Poor), Kids June 73 Birthday, Sept 73 [Nav], Family [return] 74-July 75

Item is a film containing home movie footage showing various scenes of children playing indoors and outdoors, beach scenes, two children's birthday parties, Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge, Long Beach in Tofino, a trip to Barkerville, Christmas scenes and dogs playing,

Xmas 1973

Item is a film showing group golfing, Stanley Park including Siwash Rock and Girl in a Wetsuit statue, a trip to Atlantic City including footage of Shriners band practice at a hotel, a man dressed in a bikini, a parade and men getting shoes shined, views of New York City from inside a vehicle and Expo Spokane grounds.

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.

1962(?)-1963

Item is a film showing Jean and Kenny McCuaig's trip south to Las Vegas and the Santa Anita horse races, Annette Island and Ketchikan Alaska, Mount Waddington, playing baseball, surf boards, camping at Penticton, the Grey Cup Parade in 1962 and Harrison Hot Springs.

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.

Sept. 1958 - July 1959

Item is a film showing Wayne McCuaig's seventh birthday party with a pony, a Halloween party, Christmas celebrations 1958, Birttania Beach with friends Laura West and Patsy McCannell, sports day at school, Patricia McCuaig playing the accordion, Queen Elizabeth opening Deas Island Tunnel (now Massey Tunnel) in July 1959, summer camp, water skiing, playing football and time with neighbours.

1948-1952 - Patsy 1 year old to 4 years old

Item is a film showing Patricia McCuaig from ages one to four years old, skating, the McCuaig family attending christenings, children's birthday parties, the family at Boundary Bay Beach and Wayne McCuaig as a baby. Other individuals identified in the film include Jean McCuaig, Kenny McCuaig, David Goodman, Marg Clarence, Dot Toombs, Lynn Drinnan, Wil McCuaig, Do McCuaig and Anna Lena McCuaig.

McCuaig home movie

Item is a film showing aviation scenes from with an airplane cockpit and aerial views of warships, snow scenes, on duty and candid street shots in Europe, the excavation of lot at 2316 W. 22nd Avenue, and the 1946 PNE Parade. People identified are Jean and Kenny McCuaig, their dog Perky, and Owen Wheatcroft.

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

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