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Item consists of a motion picture film depicting a trip around the waterfront of Vancouver from the Second Narrows Bridge to the Lions Gate Bridge at the First Narrows. The focus of the film is on vessels in the harbour, shots of notable landmarks along the way. The film includes shots of the Second Narrows Bridge, ships in port, ships being loaded at grain elevators, lumber yards, rowers in the harbour, fishing boats, tugboats, shipyards, CP Trains and tracks, the Canadian National Steamships building, the SS Prince George, the North Vancouver ferry and dock, Waterfront Station, Pier C, fire boats, the MV Princess of Vancouver ferry, the Marine Building, Stanley Park, the Brockton Point Lighthouse, totem poles, and the Lions Gate Bridge.

Wade, Thomas F.

Seen enroute England to Vancouver April 1928

Item consists of a home movie documenting a journey from England to Vancouver. The route of travel was from Southampton, across the Atlantic to New York City, through northern Ontario and the town of White River, along Lake Superior, across the prairies, and finally through Fraser Canyon, BC. Each section is introduced and explained by title cards. The film includes shots of the RMS Homeric and the RMS Aquitania in Southampton port, the Statue of Liberty, the New York City skyline, landscape footage of Ontario, the prairies, Fraser Canyon, and the Cisco Bridges.

Adam, Joseph Cowan

Seens [scenes] of Van[couver], Capilano, Stanley Park

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. The first half of this film documents a Gray Line Tours bus trip through Vancouver and second half contains scenes showing landmarks of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Film contains footage showing: Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, U.B.C., Chinatown, Hotel Georgia, Lion's Gate Bridge, Court House, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Golf and Country Club, Prospect Point, Stanley Park, views of downtown and North Shore Mountains from Little Mountain, City Hall, sailboats in Burrard Inlet, and Swimmers at Kits Beach.

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.

Silver Lodge Colour - Dogs/Cats/Kids [B&W]

Item is a film containing both black and white and colour footage. Colour portion of film shows rural area, a body of water with tugboat and barge, horse back riding at the Silver Lodge Riding Academy and candid shots of people on horses. Black and white portion shows a residential area (possibly Vancouver), kids and young men playing catch in the backyard, woman feeding treats to cats and a dog doing tricks, Hastings street showing various hotels and retail buildings, the BC Electric building, the Carnegie Library, playground with people on teeter-totters and swings (probably in Stanley Park), grizzly bears at the zoo (probably Stanley Park, the entrance to the Stanley Park Causeway and Vancouver City Hall.

Ski-interview

Item is a video of an Chan-Chek TV Vancouver interview. The interviewed guest is the 1960 downhill skiing Olympic gold medal winner, Jean Vuarnet, and the interviewer is Bob Dawson, director of Mt. Seymour Ski School. Jean Vuarnet responds to a number of questions, and in his answers touches on subjects including the books he has authored on skiing; his hometown of Morzine, France, and the skiing area he was asked to help develop there; his gold medal win at the 1960 Squaw Valley (CA) Olympics and the "egg position" downhill ski technique; his training; his metallic skis; his opinion on particular Simpsons-Sears ski boots and bindings; the strength of the French skiing program; and skiing skill within his family.

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 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.

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, 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.

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 Rodeo

Item is an amateur film documenting the Callister Exhibition Park Rodeo of 1944. The film contains footage of riders in events such as steer decorating, wild cow milking, bronk riding, steer riding, bareback riding and wild horse racing. Judge Henry Castillou is featured in the section titled "Ride 'Em Henry." The film also contains background footage of the park's roller coaster.

The Woodward's Steel Tower, Vancouver: Damage Survey and Demolitions, July 7 and 15, 2006

Item is footage documenting the 2006 survey and demolition of Woodward's steel tower and supporting water tower. Footage includes images of corrosion in the tower, as well as aerial images of surrounding streets and buildings, work site, work crews, Coal Harbour and the Vancouver skyline. Demolition occurs approximately 8 minutes into footage.

The Yip Sang story

Item is a videocassette copy of an episode of the community television series, "Beyond the Lions Gate". Historical photographs, primarily from the City of Vancouver Archives, are interspersed with interviews of family members, two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law of Yip Sang.

Gary Payne Communications

The trading post

Item is a video of a Chan-Chek TV Vancouver television program titled "The Trading Post," with Ron Morrier. In the program, Ron Morrier sits at a desk reading letters and taking live phone calls for people interested in purchasing, selling, or trading goods (except for clothing, automobiles, or accommodations). Examples of the goods in question include rowing machines, electric guitars, tikis, stoker furnaces, televisions, purebred chihuahuas, water softeners, and bicycles.

UBC Sculptures and Totem Poles and the Caledonian Games

Item is an amateur film documenting sculptures at the UBC campus, including George Norris' "Mother and Child," Haida and Kwakiutl totem poles at the corner of University Blvd. and East Mall, and Charles Wheeler's "King George VI." There is also footage of the Vancouver Caledonian Games, which begins with a parade of drummers, pipers, and dancers; then footage of Scottish country dancing, kids under thirteen dancing the Sailors Hornpipe, and girls dancing the Highland Fling.

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.

VanDusen Gardens, Gastown - Vancouver, B.C.

Item is a documentary film documenting the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden, as well as tourist attractions and businesses in Gastown. Film documents areas of the VanDusen Garden including the parking lot, administration building, main entrance, pavilions, greenhouses, MacMillan Bloedel Place, several ponds and gardens. The film also includes footage of bees, mallard ducks, Canadian geese, black swans, blue herons, and children feeding geese. The film also documents street scenes, tourist attractions, and prominent buildings in Gastown. It features footage of the replica SS Beaver at its moorings, shops including The Coggery and a silver and goldsmith, a busker with a banjo, a mural and signs for Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street), the Old Spaghetti Factory, a wooden bhudda statue outside of a store, the Europe Hotel, Steam Clock, Gassy Jack statue, Vancouver Harbour Centre, and views of Water Street.

Vancouver - The City

Item is a documentary film documenting prominent buildings in downtown Vancouver on and around Granville Street, Burrard Street, Georgia Street, and Robson Square. These buildings include the Marine Building, Provincial Court House, Hotel Vancouver, Scotiabank Tower, Vancouver Block, Dominion Building, Eatons Building, BC Electric/Hydro Building, TD Tower, Bayshore Inn, Westcoast Energy Building, and several other skyscrapers. Film also includes footage of Granville Street street scenes, a trolley bus, and Robson Square under construction.

Vancouver By Night

Item is a documentary film documenting downtown Vancouver at night and is mostly made up of footage of neon and illuminated electric signs on Granville Street and in Chinatown. The film documents Granville Street at night, with crowds on the sidewalks and many illuminated electric signs visible, including those of the Orpheum, Vogue, and Odeon theatres. Also included is footage of a lighted fountain, the Hudson's Bay Company Building, and traffic signals. The film also documents the neon signs of a numerous restaurants and businesses in Chinatown, including the Marco Polo Restaurant, Ho Ho Chop Suey, the South Seas, Cathay Importers Company Limited, Ho Inn Chop Suey, Ming's, Asia Garden, and Loon Foon Kwok restaurant.

Vancouver Impressions

Item is an amateur film made in May 1973 documenting Vancouver and West Vancouver. The footage of downtown Vancouver streets taken from a car shows Georgia Street at Thurlow Street, looking east, and Georgia Street heading west from Howe to the Stanley Park Causeway. Footage of downtown streets taken on foot shows Granville Street at Robson Street looking South and the intersection of Granville and Georgia Streets. Landmarks shown include the Marine Building, Hotel Vancouver, Georgia Medical Building, Toronto Dominion Tower, the fountain at the Vancouver Art Gallery, totem poles at Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge and the exterior of the Vancouver Museum. Other places filmed include Vanier Park, Coal Harbour, Chinatown streets and businesses, and Water Street in Gastown. West Vancouver footage includes Lighthouse Park, Eagle Harbour, and views of West Vancouver from Burrard Inlet.

Syme, Andrew

Vancouver Jubilee

Item is a promotional film showing the Diamond Jubilee celebration events, a brief history of Vancouver and concludes with footage of Vancouver after 1945. The film shows historical photographs of Vancouver and focuses on various aspects of development in Vancouver including industry, media, communications, transportation, power plants, city planning, city governance, tourism and architecture.

The film was commissioned by the Vancouver Jubilee Publicity Committee and later sponsored by the British Columbia Electric Company Ltd.

Individuals involved in the creation of the film include: John Young (Director of Photography), L.E. Weekes (Cameraman), Maureen Balfe (Editor), Gordon Inglis and Margaret Jestley (Narrators), C. Fredenburgh (Lighting), L.M. Parry (Producer), William D. Dix (Director)

This film is a re-print made by the Vancouver Museum in the late 1970's for a program called "Vancouver's Heritage in Film".

Trans-Canada Films

Vancouver airport opening

Item consists of a motion picture film containing Fox Movietone Newsreel footage of the opening of the Sea Island airport in Vancouver. The footage begins with a man prop-starting a small plane. Some shots of a group of men standing next to the plane are followed by the plane taxiing on the runway (VH-UPS on the side). Another shot of the same group of men [possibly including Mayor L.D. Taylor?] is followed by a cockpit shot of the pilot in the plane. Shots of the hanger and terminal building are followed by an unidentified speaker addressing the audience with a microphone and a brass band behind him.

Fox Movietone News

Vancouver and Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Planetarium, and Vanier Park. The film documents a number of attractions within Stanley Park including the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Stanley Park Junction, various sections of the seawall, the Brockton Point Lighthouse, Coal Harbour Marina, Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl in a Wetsuit, the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, tennis courts, Prospect Point lookout, Lost Lagoon, the Stanley Park Golf Course, totem poles, and the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-). The film also includes footage of birds including Canada geese, seagulls, swans, mallard and wood ducks, and peacocks. The film documents Vancouver Harbour and its facilities, and includes footage of shipping containers, cranes, cargo ships, seabus, and a floatplane.

The film also documents downtown Vancouver and includes footage of numerous prominent buildings including the Marine Building, Vancouver Harbour Centre, Bayshore Inn, the Westcoast Energy Building, Hotel Vancouver, the Provincial Court House, Robson Square under construction, the Georgia Medical Dental Building, the Bank of Nova Scotia Tower, TD Tower, the Vancouver Block, Commodore Ballroom, Sun Tower, Dominion Building, Andrew Wesley Church, and the Hudson's Bay Company building. The film also contains night footage of the Vancouver skyline, Granville Street with illuminated signs, a fountain lit by coloured lights, and neon signs in Chinatown, including those for the Marco Polo Chinese Smorgasbord, Loon Foon Kwok restaurant, Ming's, South Seas Dining Lounge, Ho Inn Chop Suey, and Bing C. Wong & Associates Accounting and Taxation Service.

Film also includes footage of the exterior of the Bloedel Conservatory, a tugboat in False Creek, the downtown Vancouver skyline as viewed from Kitsilano, an old house (number 1160, street unknown), sailboats in English Bay, the Vancouver Planetarium, Vanier Park, and Beach Avenue as seen across False Creek from Vanier Park.

Vancouver and Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting views of Vancouver and a number of tourist attractions. Film includes footage of the Vancouver skyline from the False Creek area looking north, the Vancouver Harbour Centre, the Vancouver Planetarium with crab sculpture and fountain in front, a sailboat passing by the Vancouver Rowing Club, a sign for Stanley Park (B.C.), boats at Coal Harbour Marina, and people walking among the totem poles in Stanley Park.

Vancouver honeymoon

Film is a travelogue showcasing scenery, attractions and industry in the Vancouver area. Film contains general and aerial views of Vancouver, plus sequences of the harbour, Vancouver International Airport, Stanley Park, UBC, the Vancouver International Festival and the PNE. Industry is depicted through shots of a sawmill, a fish cannery, a foundry and a shipyard (where the vessel Yukon is launched). Water sports, golf and skiing at Grouse Mountain are shown, as well as Queen Elizabeth Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Granville Street at night and a White Spot drive-in. Individuals involved with the production of the film include: Jim Richardson (script), David Bennett (director), A.J.H. Pullinger (cinematography), Norma Jackson (editing), Lloyd Stump (sound), Saba Bros. Limited (gowns), Marguerite Roozeboom (art direction), recorded by Telesound, Lew Perry (producer).

Vancouver marches on (Part 1)

Item consists of part of a motion picture film which depicts the history of Vancouver. The production is an amateur film in four parts. The history of Vancouver is told through a series of filmed photo stills, ?borrowed? film footage from other sources, and original film segments. Narration is provided with intertitles and scrolling and animated text.

Reel one includes: discovery of the site of Vancouver by George Vancouver, Old Hastings Mill Store, the great 1886 fire, the arrival of steam ships and the CPR, the beginnings of industrialisation in Vancouver until the First World War, WWI and the war front, George V and the Prince of Wales, post-war recovery, economic boom, the 1929 stock market crash, a 1932 stock recovery. Prosperity and youth are illustrated with women?s calisthenics (possibly Pro-Rec activities), busses, trams, street scenes, and shots of buildings on the UBC campus.

Cooke, Larry

Vancouver marches on (Part 2)

Item consists of part of a motion picture film which depicts the history of Vancouver. The production is an amateur film in four parts. The history of Vancouver is told through a series of filmed photo stills, ?borrowed? film footage from other sources, and original film segments. Narration is provided with intertitles and scrolling and animated text.

Reel two features Vancouver airport, including a biplane (Lockheed Model 10 Electra) and a Canadian Airways passenger plane, the airport hangar and terminal building; shots of a steamer ship entering the harbour; the Marine Building, Hotel Vancouver, and the Burrard Street Bridge;coverage of the opening of Vancouver City Hall (parade with a pipe band, a car with dignitaries (possibly Mayor Gerry McGreer), and Mounties); the Pattullo Bridge; an unidentified paper mill and surrounding landscape; the funeral of George V; excavation work for the foundations of the Lions Gate Bridge; the abdication of Edward VIII and his subsequent marriage to Wallis Simpson.

Cooke, Larry

Vancouver marches on (Part 3)

Item consists of part of a motion picture film which depicts the history of Vancouver. The production is an amateur film in four parts. The history of Vancouver is told through a series of filmed photo stills, ?borrowed? film footage from other sources, and original film segments. Narration is provided with intertitles and scrolling and animated text.

Reel three features: the arrival of a Canadian Pacific steamship, crowds meeting it at port, and the unloading of cargo; construction of the Lions Gate Bridge; sports, including boxing, horse racing, and speed boating; the fishing industry with shots of fishing boats unloading their catch outside the National Fisheries Cannery and net mending and preparation; and Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph in Victory Square.

Cooke, Larry

Vancouver marches on (Part 4)

Item consists of part of a motion picture film which depicts the history of Vancouver. The production is an amateur film in four parts. The history of Vancouver is told through a series of filmed photo stills, ?borrowed? film footage from other sources, and original film segments. Narration is provided with intertitles and scrolling and animated text.

Reel four features: equestrian displays; the Czechoslovakian Sudetenland crisis of 1938 with intertitles hoping for goodwill, wisdom, and peace; completion of the Lions Gate Bridge and the opening of the bridge to pedestrian and automobile traffic; the royal visit of George VI and Queen Elizabeth; footage of a steamship travelling under the Lions Gate Bridge and footage of the bridge from the water and ground; footage of the harbour; a photo of the downtown skyline and a scrolling text tribute to Vancouver extolling how much the city has progressed in the preceding fifty years.

Cooke, Larry

Vancouver, BC

Item is a documentary film documenting bridges, Vancouver Harbour, the Stanley Park (B.C.) seawall, and maritime traffic around Vancouver. The film includes footage of False Creek, the Granville (Street) Bridge (3rd, 1954-), the Burrard Bridge (1932-), the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-), the Second Narrows Highway Bridge (1960-), the Stanley Park seawall and sculptures including Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl In A Wetsuit and the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, the shipping facilities at Vancouver Harbour, and the seabus terminal. The film also includes footage of boats and ships including a sailboat, tugboat, cruise ship, seabus, ferry, and cargo ships.

We drivers (part 1)

Item is a motion picture film produced for local Vancouver garages, which discusses issues related to automobile maintenance. The film depicts tune-up procedures, discussing each step while illustrating it on screen. Included are scenes of a car on a lift and contemporary gasoline pumps. A discussion of automotive safety is accompanied by a rendering of "The Motorists Prayer" and footage of damaged cars. The film includes a drive to Little Mountain and around Stanley Park, showing Brockton Point, Lumberman's Arch, and Prospect Point, taking notice of the various license plates from around the world. The film ends with footage of boxing and other physical exercise.

We drivers (part 2)

Item is a film containing part 2 of We Drivers. Film contains footage of North Vancouver, a picnic at Horseshoe Bay, Howe Sound, road from Marine Drive to Grouse Mountain, Grouse Mountain highway and Chalet, the gate to Grouse Mountain; the view from Grouse Mountain, hiking around Grouse Mountain, ferry from North Vancouver to downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver skyline from the Burrard Inlet, a band stand, horse racing at Hastings Park and speed boat racing at Harrison Lake. Produced for Trimble Service Garage.

We drivers (part 3)

Item is a film containing part 3 of We Drivers. The film opens with the Inter-title: "Having said goodbye to the cowboys, we go to the Arrow Lakes." Film contains footage showing the sternwheeler S.S. "Minto", Nakusp, scenes of lakes and towns, a steamboat, Arrow Park, Carrolls Landing, Burton, Penticton, beach scenes and the return to Vancouver. Produced for Trimble Service Garage.

Westminster Bridge - Oliver, Patullo Bridge - Lions Gate

Item is a film containing footage of a rural farm area, children playing, Boy Scouts, baseball in a field, a truck laying asphalt onto the road, Pattullo Bridge construction and completion, the New Westminster waterfront, Vancouver skyline from Stanley Park, Second Beach swimming pool, view of partially finished Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park, English Bay, the Sylvia Hotel and City Hall.

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