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Coqu[itlam] Lake Okanagan and [Myra] Canyon [and] Start of PNE Parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage probably taken from a Kettle Valley Railroad train going through the Okanagan. The film ends with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include Shell, White Spot, and the New Westminster Shrine Club General Band. Businesses shown include Oscar's, Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific Railroad, and Pacific Western Airlines.

VanDusen Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of sculptors working on their sculptures with hand and electric tools. Artists believed to be featured include Hiromi Akiyama, Mathias Heitz, Adolf Ryszka, and Joan D. Gambioli. Sculptures featured include "Guardian" by Mathias Heitz, "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama, "Earth, Air and Sea" by Joan D. Gambioli, and "Between" by Adolf Ryszka.

VanDusen Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of the film box, and sculptors working on their sculptures with hand and electric tools. Artists believed to be featured include Michael Prentice, Hiromi Akiyama, and Mathias Heitz. Sculptures featured include "Developing Form" by Michael Prentice, "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama, "Observing Your Society" by Piqtoukun (David Ruben), "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, and "Guardian" by Mathias Hietz.

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."

[Vancouver International Stone Symposium - Sculptors Working]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of sculptors using hand and power tools to work on their sculptures. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Michael Prentice, and Hiromi Akiyama. Sculptures featured include "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama.

Crane Moving Marble

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of cranes lifting unfinished stones. Artists believed to be featured include Mathias Hietz, Wolfgang Kubach, and Jiro Sugawara.

Big Saw - Opening [Preparations]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of opening day set up, stones being worked on with hand and electric tools and a diamond saw, the Rubin Landers' Jazz Group playing on an earthen mound, and crowds viewing the artists at work. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Michael Prentice.

Crane - Rock and Chandlers

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of cranes lifting unfinished stones at the symposium site and later into a building with "1 Chandlers Lane" written over the doorway. Artists believed to be featured include Mathias Hietz, Wolfgang Kubach, and Jiro Sagawara.

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."

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."

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 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 contains footage of Hiromi Akiyama and Michael Prentice working on their sculptures "For the Botanical Garden" and "Developing Form" using hand tools.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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.

[Fire Hall No. 1] Building Demolition

Item is an amateur film that begins with a shot of a film box with the number 1 written on it in a circle and continues with footage of a crane and wrecking ball demolishing Fire Hall No. 1 (729 Hamilton Street). Film also shows the General Post Office building, part of the Dominion Building, and street banners.

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).

[Concert at] VISS [Vancouver International Stone Symposium] Stone Symp.

Item is an amateur film documenting a performance by the Silver Spring Blue Grass Band at the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium in VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage a crowd of people watching a concert being given on an earthen mound at the symposium site, people talking, and a phototographer taking pictures of the people and musicians.

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.

Vancouver International Stone Symposium/SHOT

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. 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 Adolf Ryszka, Mathias Hietz and Kiyoshi Takahashi.

Van[couver] Int[ernational] Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. 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, Hiromi Akiyama and Michael Prentice.

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.

ME-Shows in '59

Item is an amateur film documenting Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Film contains images of ski lifts; mountain scenery; cruise ships; the ferry ride to Vancouver Island; Victoria Inner Harbour and the BC Parliament Buildings; Butchart Gardens, particularly the Japanese and Sunken Gardens; MacMillan Park; Lions Gate Bridge; Stanley Park, including images of trails and the Zoo; and Alouette Lake.

1953 Edition of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie

Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Skating Club's 1953 production of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie. Other featured skaters include: Elaine Dawson, Diane Henderson, Jeanne and Thornton Opie, Jocelyn and Rothero Thacker, Audrey and Bill Corson, Jan Tors, Bill Lewis, Arlene McFarlane, Irene Turtle, Bill Corson, Marshall Beard, Loyette Shatilla, Gladys and Victor Hartley, Edy Rada, and Lorrie Perkins. Images also include a 150-pound cake presented by the VSC to Sonja Henie for her birthday.

1858-1958 Centenary Vancouver BC

Item is an amateur film documenting early and present-day Vancouver. This film contains footage of the Second Narrows Highway Bridge collapse, construction of the Deas Island Tunnel and Woodward's Oakridge Shopping Centre, as well as footage of Centennial Beach Park, Fort Langley Park, Queen Elizabeth Arboretum and the Bowladrome in Kerrisdale. The exterior and interior of a Vancouver home, including footage of children at play and a Christmas celebration, are also documented. There are also images of still photographs from the early 1900s which document sunbathers at a beach, loggers at work and the Stanley Park Hollow Tree. A Pioneer Citizen certificate bearing the name Max Wiehand is also shown.

Bing Goes Bang - In Vancouver

Item is a newsreel film documenting Bing Crosby's visit to Vancouver in 1948. The film contains footage of Bing Crosby at City Hall receiving the Key to the City from Alderman J.D. Cornett; performing at Sunset Community Centre site and turning the sod at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building; attending a Squamish First Nations ceremony at the Forum where he was made "Chief of Thunder Voice"; and playing golf at the Capilano Golf Club.

[Sunset Memorial Centre]

Item is an amateur film documenting the construction of the Sunset Memorial Centre in 1949 and the visit of Alderman J.D. Cornett, Mayor Charles Jones, and Park Commissioner I. J. Irwin to the construction site.

Jack Cullen Films - Owl Theatre

Item is a film reel containing segments of the "Owl Prowl" show improvised by Jack Cullen for KVOS television in Bellingham, Washington. In these segments, Cullen introduces the evening's film and does commercials for the show's sponsors, White Spot in Vancouver and Campbell Motors at 1234 Kingsway Street, as well as the 'Channel Master Rainbow Television Antenna' and the 'Egg Alarm'. Cullen's wife Joy appears in some of the commercials.

Jack Cullen Films - [Owl Theatre]

Item is a film reel containing segments of the "Owl Prowl" show improvised by Jack Cullen for KVOS television in Bellingham, Washington. In these segments, Cullen introduces the night's film and does commercials for the show's sponsors, White Spot in Vancouver and Campbell Motors at 1234 Kingsway Street. Cullen's wife Joy appears in some of the commercials.

For Twenty Cents a Day

Item is a documentary film documenting work shortages during the Depression of the 1930s and the attempts to deal with the unemployed, in particular young men. The film discusses the establishment of relief camps and projects, where men were paid twenty cents per day; the founding of organizations such as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), Workers' Unity League, and Relief Camp Workers' Union; general unionization and protest of the unemployed, including the On To Ottawa Trek, Regina Riot, sit-in strike from May to June 1938 at the Vancouver Main Post Office, Vancouver Art Gallery and Hotel Georgia, and the resulting Bloody Sunday of June 19. Archival footage and photographs complement the narration. The film includes interviews with Syd Thompson, a participant in the On To Ottawa Trek and later a leader of the IWA Vancouver local, Steve Brodie, leader of the Vancouver sit-in, and poet Dorothy Livesay.

[GranTree Furniture Rental fire, fisheries fire, and apartment building fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting the GranTree Furniture Rental fire, the fire at Lion's Gate Fisheries, Tullock Western fisheries, and Central Native Fisherman's Co-operative, and an apartment building fire in the West End. The GranTree Furniture Rental segment shows surrounding storefronts of Hertz Rental Cars and Denny's Restaurant (probably downtown), as well as the interior of the furniture store with firefighters moving sofas, rugs, etc. The second segment shows firefighters fighting the warehouse fires at the Central Native Fisherman's Co-operative, Lion's Gate Fisheries, and Tullock Western Fisheries, including a shot of dead fish strewn about. The third segment shows firefighters fighting a fire at a West End apartment building, coroners removing the bodies, and an interview with a resident, Frank Toshack.

[Car crash on Clark Drive and apartment building fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting firefighters tending to a car crash on Clark Drive and an apartment building fire. The first segment shows a totalled car, with firefighters searching for victims in the burnt car and coroners coming to take the bodies away. Also includes an interview with the first police officer on the scene, Robert Clooney. The second segment shows firefighters fighting an apartment building fire by aerial ladder and performing first aid for victims, including one injured firefigher. A police boat is stationed in the water in front of the building.

[Fire hose demonstration, apartment building fire, Hudson Plating Co. fire, Danish bakery fire, and rail shipping station fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting a fire hose demonstration with Mayor Tom Campbell attending and the Vancouver Fire Department fighting four Vancouver fires. The fire hose demonstration takes place in front of Mine Mill Marine Machinery near the Cambie swingspan bridge. Also shows Johnston Terminals, a tug boat, the new Granville Street Bridge, the Fire Chief being interviewed, and men in scuba suits kicking boards that have fire hoses spouting water. Film also shows apartment building fire, fire at Hudson Plating Co. Ltd. at W 5th and Alberta St., fire at a Danish bakery at W 4th and Stephens, and a fire at a rail shipping and loading station on the docks, which shows Fireboat No. 2 in action.

[Apartment building fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting an apartment building fire (address 257 street unknown) that shows firefighters wearing oxygen tanks fighting the fire inside the building as well as on the roof using an aerial ladder.

Fire Prevention Week Display

Item is a organizational record film documenting fire safety procedures and a fire safety display for Fire Prevention Week. Shows firefighters doing fire inspections, including one of the Shaughnessy Hospital, and examining fire extinguishers. Also shows the fire safety display with fire apparatus and hazards in the home, as well as an interview with the Fire Chief.

Leo's Steak House fire and car crash

Item is an organizational record film documenting the Leo's Steak House fire. Film shows firefighters breaking into the building to put out what appears to be an electrical fire and firefighters on an aerial ladder to fight the fire on the roof. Also shows policemen at the scene of a car crash. Warning: graphic images.

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.

Governor General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough visit Britannia Mines on Commodore E. W. Hamber's steam yacht "Vencedor" of the R. V. Y. C. Thursday Sept. 8th 1932

Item is a newsreel documenting the visit of Governor-General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber to the Britannia Mines. The film shows footage of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber arriving at Ballantyne Pier; meeting with the members of the Vancouver Harbour Commission (President S. McClay, Commissioner J. B. Thomas, and Commissioner R. D. Williams); greeting his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough; and boarding their yacht Vencedor; the Britannia Mines band and Mr. C. P. Browning, manager of the Britannia Mines, officially receiving the visiting party at the Britannia Mines piers; and the visiting party inspecting the concentration and machine shop at the Britannia Mines. The film also includes images of the Vancouver skyline and the BC coastline taken during the seavoyage to and from the Britannia Mines, an aerial views of Britannia Beach and Howe Sound, as well an official shot of the crew of the Vencedor yacht.

Minnekhada Ranch

Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber with 8 guests horseback riding over obstacle course in the forest of the Hamber Minnekhada ranch in Coquitlam. Some of the guests posing full front on camera alongside Mrs. Hamber are Garleigh and Marjorie Greenwood, and Mayor L. B. Taylor. The film also shows footage of various farm animals, such as foals in a corral, sheep and fowl.

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.

Second to first

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.

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