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Kecia : words to live by

Item is a videocassette containing the documentary written, produced and directed by Peter von Puttkamer entitled "Kecia: Words to Live By." The documentary tells the story of Kecia Larkin, her experience contracting AIDs and her work raising awareness of the disease in First Nations communities, both urban and rural. The film includes interviews with Kecia Larkin, Myra Laramee, Randy Lewis, Dr. Jay Wortman, Sylvia Maracle, Gerry Ambers, and Keith Larkin. The film also includes footage taken at the Moravian First Nation Youth Conference and the G.L.F.N. Forum. The film was produced by Gryphon Productions Ltd. for the National Association of Friendship Centres.

King/Queen of Seas [in Bellingham]

Part is a recording of the King/Queen of Seas Show at Rumours Club in Bellingham, Washington on Aug. 17, 1996.

Contents index:
(00:25) Gordon Newman - MC
(01:30) Tina Rocker - song
(07:15) Peter - song
(10:40) Betty Desire - song
(15:10) Iwanna Slide - song
(19:30) Gordon Newman - song
(24:55) Celita Slide - song
(28:50) Jerry - song
(34:30) Stella Starlight (Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society) - song
(39:10) Al Houston (Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society) - song
(43:55) Wanda Woolley - song
(48:40) Wynonna Storm - song
(54:20) Summers Lake and Sue Rockefeller - song
(58:40) Kitty Starr - song
(1:02:00) Angel - song
(1:07:40) Kitty Love - song
(1:11:45) Tina Rocker - song
(1:16:55) Peter - song
(1:20:15) Brentwood Slide - song
(1:26:35) Iwanna Slide - song

Leather Werx grand opening fashion show

Part is a recording of the Leather Werx grand opening fashion show at Leather Werx, sponsored by Western Canada Leather Pride.

Contents index:
(2:00) Wayne Duquette (?) (co-owner of Leather Werx)
(3:00) Simon (co-owner of Leather Werx)
(4:15) Fashion show - leather jackets
(11:40) dresses/skirts (rubber, vinyl)
(14:20) pants/shorts, vests, chaps, bodices, jocks, accessories
(40:10) Wayne - thanks sponsors (Tapestry Vintage Clothing), thanks models and crew, thanks Aaron and Gus

Lesbians of Colour [at] ILW [International lesbian week]

Item is a photograph showing a portrait of the Lesbians of Colour at the Native Education College (237 E. 5th Avenue) during International Lesbian Week. Pictured (top row, L-R): Celeste George, Unidentified, [Flora/Florence], Unidentified, Patrice Leung; (second row from top, L-R): Alana [Seuid], Unidentified, Nicole Tanguay, [Marguerite], Amanda White, Unidentified, Unidentified, Unidentified; (middle row, L-R): Unidentified, Unidentified, [Suemay] Black, Lily Shinde, Caroline Jerome, Unidentified, Chris; (second row from front, L-R): Laiwan, Unidentified, Unidentified, Erika, Marta, Unidentified, Lorraine Chan, Unidentified; (front row, L-R): Marlene Wong, Constanza Silva, Carmen, Sklee (Sharon).

Little Sister's vs. Big Brother

Item is a videocassette containing the documentary entitled "Little Sister's vs/ Big Brother", written and directed by Aerlyn Weissman. The film explores the history and mandate of Little Sister's Bookstore and traces the legal battle and court case against the Canada Border Services Agency. The court case centered around censorship, the labelling of books as 'obscene' by Customs Canada and the denial of their entry into Canada. The film includes footage of and interviews with Jim Deva. Bruce Smythe, Janine Fuller, Julie Stines, John Dixon, Gar Fisher, Patrick Califia-Rice, Joseph Arvay, Irene Faulkner, Sarah Schulma, Felice Newman, Frederique Delacoste, Pierre Berton, Jane Rule, Pat Califia, Bill Richardson, Mark MacDonald and Nadine Strossen. The film also contains news clips, home movie footage, clips from Kids in the Hall, Laurier LaPierre, and Royal Canadian Air Farce.

Make Magic 2001

Item is a videocassette showing edited footage recorded at Make Magic, the 18th Annual IAGSDC [International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs] Convention at the Westin Bayshore Hotel and Resort, Vancouver from April 12 to 15, 2001. The video begins with an intro showing Vancouver nature and cityscapes, and general conference scenes with music by the Vancouver Men's Chorus. The intro is followed by a list of all participating clubs and callers and then a speech by Bill Monroe. The next portion of the video is a dance by Squares Across the Borders to "Heroes are Just the Same" called by Anne Uebelacker. The footage continues to show scenes from the conference including square dancing at the hotel with callers Todd Fellegy, Steve Edlund, Tom Miller, Ray Brendzy, and Anne Uebelacker; HTQ 2001 hosted by Ucanleime Amy and Virginia Hamm; banquet highlights featuring Bill Monroe and Miss Betsy Gotta receiving the Golden Boot Award; and the Magical Mystery Tour (escorted by the Vancouver City Police Motorcycle Drill team) dancing at Ceperly Park, Vanier Park, Spanish Banks, Queen Elizabeth Park and Library Square; and concluding with scenes from the closing ceremonies.

Mondo Pride 99

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the Rogers Community Television coverage of the 1999 Vancouver Pride Parade. Parade hosts are Kim Grahame, Symone, Rob McMahon, Gary Johnson and Doug Austin. Parade participants include: Dykes on Bikes; Knights of Malta; Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Centre; Dogwood Monarchist Society; Lesbian and Gay Task Force; Mayor Phillip Owen; Davie Street Community Police Office; [Dirty Helens]; Trans Link; B.C. Ambulance Service; Out In Surrey; A Loving Spoonful; Western Canada Leather Pride; Vancouver Leather Alliance; Street Project Counselling Alliance; Hedy Fry; Svend Robinson; Libby Davies; Tim Stevenson; Ujjal Dosanjh; Doll and Penny's Cafe; The Edge Cafe; AIDS Vancouver; Cutting Edges Gay Hockey Team; Out for Kicks Soccer Club; Youth Quest; Royal Hotel; Vancouver Friends for Life Society; Pride UBC; The Centre; Street Nurses; Out on Screen; the Odyssey; Little Sister's Bookstore; Gays and Lesbians of Maple Ridge; Rainy City Men's Chorus; Numbers; ManLine; On Our Hands and Knees Gardening Club; City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation; Strathcona Daycamps and Diesel.

Mr./Ms. G.V.N.C.S. [Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society] step down

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the first and second sets of the Mr./Ms. G.V.N.C.S. [Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society] Step Down at Ms. Ts Cabaret.

Contents index:
(00:30) Al Houston
(01:30) Josie May - emcee
(06:20) BeBe - song
(11:10) Sarah Blanket - song
(14:50) Connie - song

(18:25) Iris - song
(26:35) Monica - song
(31:25) Stella Starlight - song
(37:30) Byron Longclaws - 1st Nations dance and song
(42:45) Holly Bear - song
(46:35) Jim [Wuz] - song
(1:01:55) KD - song
(1:11:15) Josie May - song
(1:17:05) Hot Rod - song
(1:25:50) Richard Boulier - song
(1:29:35) Sumi Sashay - song

Odd-Gals-Out

Item is a videocassette containing a compilation program entitled Odd-Gals-Out. The video begins with colour bars (30sec), then moves into opening credits, followed by the edited program. The credits show the text: "Reel People Video Productions presents Sandra E. Fellner and Sharon Jacobs; Odd-Gals-Out; written by Sandra E. Fellner and Sharon Jacobs; produced by Linda Hancock; music by Linday Kidder; directed by Lisa King; and sound mix by Mary [at] Video In." The video is a compilation tape showing Sandra E. Fellner and Sharon Jacobs in both various live comedy performances and on location video shoots.

Part two : the Queens Speech

Item is videocassette showing various programs from the 7th Annual IAGSDC [International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs] Convention, North Star Promenade held in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The tape begins with Bill Monroe delivering a speech and then shows various dance sequences, footage of association members preparing for performances and a group touring sites around Vancouver.

Platinum Pride Parade and Picnic

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the Rogers Community Television coverage of the 1998 Vancouver Pride Parade entitled "Platinum Pride". Parade hosts are Joanie, Russel Baskin, Doug Austing and Sister C. The Rogers footage is followed by a recording made by Amazing Video Productions. Parade participants include: Dykes on Bikes; Knights of Malta; Vancouver Pride Society; Jones Soda; Z95.3 FM; Vancouver Lesbian Connection; Asian Nation (winner of best float); Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); YouthCo.; Rainy City Gay Men's Chorus; Vancouver Police; Squares Across the Border; Egale (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere); A Loving Spoonful; The Christ Alive Metropolitan Church of Vancouver; Svend Robinson; Vancouver Men's Chorus; Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium; Hedy Fry; Outlook and Rogers Community Television; Celebrities Cabaret; Out in Surrey; Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation; Prime Timers; Developmental Disabilities Association; Dufferin Hotel; Renaissance Christian Church; LEGIT (Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force); BC Hydro; The Centre (Donna Wilson); Kentucky Fried Chicken; Tim Stevenson and Ujjal Dosanjh; Denny's on Davie; City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation; Numbers; AIDS Walk Vancouver; Pride UBC; Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Collective; Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society; Out and About; City Councilors - Alan Herbert, Nancy Chiavario, Sam Sullivan and Gordon Price; Gay and Lesbian Business Association; The Templeton; B.C Bears; Balloon Action; B.C Transit Employees; Raelian Religion; Habitat; Queer FM; Royal Hotel; The Odyssey Nightclub; Out on Screen; Dogwood Monarchist Society; Theatre Positive; Xtra West; Triangle Recreational Campground; Mary's Diner; Denman Fitness; Co-op Radio; Heritage House Hotel; Vancouver Leather Alliance; Union Pride; The Rainbow Concert Band; Friends for Life; Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Volleyball Association; Doll and Penny's; The Fountainhead Pub; Diesel; Miss Gay Vancouver Island; and Womyns Ware. The video includes cutaways to footage showing float building, the Gay Pride Sports Picnic at Prospect Point and interviews with Carol Pope, Jim Deva, Stan Weese, Janine Fuller, Svend Robinson, Karen Bitz, Terry Wallace, Gary Penny, Mary Brooks and Laura McDermot.

Pressure Point : a victim of hate : lesbian and gay youth : the search for a safe space

Item is a videocassette containing the television program "Pressure Point" hosted by Brad Newcombe. This episode contains two segments. The first is entitled "A Victim of Hate" and includes an interview with Pablo Jones about violence against the LGBTQ community in Vancouver. The second segment feature interviews with Rhamona Con-Browning (Co-ordinator of Youth-quest) and Matthew Martins (Gay and Lesbian Community Centre) speaking about LGBTQ youth, their challenges and programs in the Greater Vancouver area.

Pride Parade 1996 : Rogers Community 4

Part is a recording showing the Rogers Community 4 broadcast of the 1996 Pride Parade. The parade hosts are Doug Austin, Corrina Antipas and Mark Sonnenberg. The recording contains footage of the parade and cutaways to video showing The Sports Picnic on July 27, 1996. The broadcast is a Rogers Community 4, Kitsilano NTV volunteer production. The recording ends with credits.

Pride Parade 1999

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the Rogers Community Television coverage of the 1999 Vancouver Pride Parade. Parade hosts are Kim Grahame, Symone, Rob McMahon, Gary Johnson and Doug Austin. Parade participants include: Air Canada; The Elbow Room; Union Pride; Revenue Canada and Customs Pacific Region Gay and Lesbian Committee; ICBC; Heritage Hotel; Balloon Action featuring Alexis; Janice Ungaro and Darren Lamb for Z95.3; Royal Bank of Canada; Gays and Lesbians of Maple Ridge; Valentine's Restaurant; Deniro's Restaurant; HMV with Vivian Vaughn and Nina Mercury; Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation; B.C. First Nations AIDS Society; Developmental Disabilities Association; Vancouver Men's Chorus; English Bay Bowling League; Numbers; Spartacus Gym; Manline; Denman Fitness; Prime Timers; Odyssey with Justine Thyme; Out in Surrey; On Your Hands and Knees Gardening Group; City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation; Strathcona Community Centre; Iris with the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Centre; United Church of Canada; First United Church; St. Paul's United Church; Metropolitan Community Church; Integrity Vancouver (Anglican Group); Dignity Vancouver (Catholic group); Denny's on Davie; Juice Zone; Delaney's; Brass Monkey; and Crankpot. Credits for the production appear at the end of the program.

Quarantine Forum

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of a panel discussion on the topic of Bill 34 and AIDS quarantine legislation. The discussion was organized by the Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Community Centre. Panelists include Ken Smith, Bob Tivey, Marie [Arrington] and [Bette Cecil] with ASL interpreter Linda [Franke]. The recording begins with presentations by the panelists and follows with audience questions and comments.

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

The DMS [Dogwood Monarchist Society] Coronation Ball held March 11, 2000 at the Commodore Ballroom, Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the 29th Dogwood Monarchist Society's Coronation Ball entitled 'World Now: A Universal Millennium Visitation' at the Commodore Ballroom.

Contents index:
(04:45) College of Monarchs, British Columbia - intros
(09:10) [Diva] from Toronto - Canadian and US National Anthems
(13:00) Doug, President of the Dogwood Monarchist Society
(13:30) [Jackie], Empress of Reno and Nicole the Great, San Diego - MCs
(14:50) ted northe receives award
(39:55) Nina [Tron] - song
(47:00) Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society introductions - Laurie MacDonald, Byron Longclaws, [Rod] Smith, Paige Turner, David MacEwan, Killer Whale Brodie Vickers, Mistress Night, Al Houston, BeBe Bear, Hazel DePontiac, Sarah Blanket, John Taylor, JD Rene, Lyle, Ivan Jimmy Lafleur, Martin, Greg, Iris
(50:45) Iris - song
(57:30) King and Queen of Hearts, Brad Atkins and [Doreena] - song
(1:01:50) awards presentations and introductions
(2:07:50) Coco - song
(2:23:30) Carlotta Gurl - song
(2:43:45) Dezyna Gowan and Dyna Thirst - song
(2:48:10) The Underground, Succubus, [Emporium of] Rubber- fashion show
(3:10:35) Diana Rose, Carlotta and Vivian Von Brokenhymen - song
(3:16:15) Imelda Mae Santos - song
(3:22:25) Carly York Jones - song
(3:26:15) Geisha Star - song
(3:30:55) [Mark Finlay] - song
(3:36:45) [Devon Mill] - song
(3:40:40) Judy Jive - song
(3:45:55) Myria Le Noir
(3:51:15) Charity - song
(3:55:45) Scarlett Fever - song
(4:01:25) Doug Davies - song
(4:07:05) Willie Taylor - song
(4:15:00) DeDe Drew - song
(4:26:20) Bennett Williams - song
(4:31:00) Ms. Adrian - song
(4:37:55) Sidney - song
(4:41:10) Mitchell [Bach]- song
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The Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society's Passing of The Legacy 1998

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the 21st Annual=Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society's Passing of The Legacy 1998 at the Lotus Club. The title cards include the following information: 'Amazing Video Productions of Vancouver, B.C, Canada and Jim DeYoung present the following: The Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society's Passing of The Legacy 1998.' The video also shows the event poster with the text 'The 21st Annual Passing of a Legacy, an evening with Two-Spirited People. Featuring the legacy celebration of Chief XX Longclaws and Princess XX, Bear II.'

Contents index:
(3:05) MC's Rochelle Rhinestone and Wanda Fuca
(4:00) Alisha Kitten
(11:20) Knights of Malta and Rob Wallace
(26:00) Byron Longclaws and Holly Bear
(28:00) Princess [Whitefeather Georgina]
(33:45) Ricki Starlight/Starlight 2
(38:25) Wally
(44:00) Mistress Night, Kat
(48:30) Ron [Nester] [Bird]
(55:20) Kayla
(1:08:30) Peter Storm
(1:11:55) Laurie MacDonald (founder of Vancouver Native Cultural Society)
(1:20:50) Hazel de Pontiac
(1:24:45) Sarah Blanket
(1:29:50) John Taylor
(1:34:35) Chief Byron Longclaws
(1:40:30) Fancy Dance contest
(1:47:45) Holly Bear
(1:53:15) Flo [Flowing] (Jamie Lee Hamilton)
(1:58:40) Lyle
(2:03:35) Laura Middler
(2:06:55) Wanda Fuca
(2:12:45) Iris
(2:17:30) [Ivan Jimmy LaFleur]
(2:20:25) BeBe
(2:25:35) Marty
(2:30:05) Rochelle Benoit Rhinestone and Co.
(2:39:30) Al Houston
(2:47:55) Stella Starlight
(2:53:30) Brad Neil and Paige Turner
(3:02:50) Byron Longclaws and Holly Bear
(3:08:35) Fancy Dance contest (male candidates)
(3:16:00) Donna [Thomason]
(3:18:40) Jordan Newman
(3:25:00) Holly Bear
(3:36:20) Milan
(3:43:10) Vivian Von Brokenhymen
(3:48:10) Misty Rivers
(3:52:55) Lady Windsor
(3:56:40) Kristy Krunt
(4:00:15) Holly Bear
(4:05:25) Byron Longclaws
(4:14:10) Passing of Legacy

The Knights of Malta Dogwood Chapter : The Great Escape '98 Campout

[Video contains nudity]
Item is a videocassette containing a recording of The Knights of Malta Dogwood Chapter's camping trip entitled 'The Great Escape '98 Campout.'

Contents index:
(01:00) outdoor activities, cooking and games
(41:05) speeches
(45:20) performances by candlelight - lip syncing, stripping
(1:18:45) morning after speeches

The Names Project

Item is a videocassette containing a short film entitled 'The NAMES Project'. The film discuses the impact of The Names Project, which resulted in the creation of a large scale quilt with the names of people lost to the AIDS epidemic. The film includes footage of Cleve Jones (Executive Director of The NAMES Project) and Mike Smith (General Manager of The NAMES Project) and shots of the quilt on tour in various cities in the United States.

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