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'Stelle - office and home - Joe

Item is a film containing home movie footage filmed by Allan Crocker. The film shows Estelle Crocker at their residence at 7347 West Boulevard, driving in Vancouver, the 2600 block of Granville Street, building construction, the interior and exterior of Dr. Farquhar's office where Estelle Crocker worked as a medical office assistance, the interior of the residence and Joe the family dog.

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.

1991 - Year of the sheep (ram), Chinese New Year - Parade, Vancouver, B.C.

Item is an amateur home movie of the 1991 Chinese New Year’s parade in Vancouver. It includes footage of the parade from East Pender Street outside the Chinese Cultural Centre and from Keefer Street just outside the entrance to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. Also included is footage of vendors and tables inside the Chinese Cultural Centre, scenes of families inside the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, primarily inside the main pavilion, a view of the water and railings, and through the moon doorway.

The parade footage contains a variety of traditional Chinese elements, such as lion dancers, Chinese dragons, firecrackers, flags, dancing, music, and costumes. Some of the identifiable groups in the parade are: Cheerleaders from Steveston Secondary School, Children from J. W. Sexsmith Elementary School, Dancers from Strathcona Chinese Dance Co., the Freddy Fudd[pucker] band, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Canada, St. John’s Ambulance Cadets, Tibet Lama Kung-Fu, and the Western Canada Chinese Martial Arts Association.

1st Narrows Bridge

Item is a color film which details the steps involved in constructing the Lions Gate Bridge (First Narrows Bridge) across the First Narrows of the Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1937 and 1938. The film, which appears to be professionally produced, captures the entire construction and assembly process, including the cutting of a road through Stanley Park, preparation of cofferdams and caissons, foundation pouring, erection of the main towers, hoisting and attaching cables, insertion of stiffening trusses, bridge surface pouring, application of protective paint, and other finishing touches, including the installation of sculptor Charles Marega's lions. The film also captures shots of key contributors A.J.T. Taylor and John Anderson, as well as the first cars to cross the span from end to end.

Alaskan Scenery and the Chinese Exhibit at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee

Item is a moving image/film documenting a Chinese performance at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee celebration that includes a theatrical stage show, a trapeze artist, and moving images of the Chinese Arch erected at Pender Street near Carrall Street. There are also images of an unknown beach. This section is preceded by the title frame: Chinese Exhibit Golden Jubilee at Vancouver, B.C.. Film also includes footage taken from a passanger ship moving up the Alaskan coast. The stops are separated by the title frames: Ketchikan, Alaska; Castle Rock; and Peril Straits.

Around Vancouver

Item is a film containing home movie footage filmed by Allan Crocker. The film shows Stanley Park including the Stanley Park zoo, birds and the Dining Pavilion; Coal Harbour; the Lion's Gate Bridge; Queen Elizabeth Park; a trip to [Caribou?]; an airport; and Christmas celebrations at the Crocker residence, 7347 West Boulevard.

Baghead creation myth

Item is an amateur video recording of a theatrical presentation by a grade 5 class from Hastings School, filmed in the courtyard in front of the main hall. The presentation is a creation myth story in which a trickster monkey builds dolls out of mud which are then animated by thunder and lightning. These ‘bagheads’ travel between several worlds and encounter various strange creatures before finding the perfect world and removing their masks to become the first people. Presentation includes footage of the spectators and teachers.

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.

Boalts ‘26

Item is an amateur film showing people with dogs in the snow and Sam and Margaret Magoffin with her parents, the Boalts, having a picnic in the woods, at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and then at the beach where the men change a tire on the car. Also included in the film are scenes taken at home with the women knitting and sewing, Margaret and her parents exiting the Devonshire Hotel and entering a car with the courthouse in the background, people waving from the back of a train, and Sam and Margaret standing by a window.

CBC News - Vancouver Centennial

Item is a videocassette containing five clips from CBC news on the subject of the Vancouver Centennial celebrations.

The first clip depicts a ribbon cutting ceremony for Castle Vancouver, a replica of Coevorden Castle, Captain George Vancouver’s ancestral home. This was a donation from the Netherlands and was attended by Dutch dignitaries; a discussion of the massive birthday cake prepared for the centennial celebrations, including footage of the cake and it’s preparation, and an interview with the baker; and revealing the new welcome sign for the city.

The second clip is a montage of still photographs and motion picture footage illustrating major events in the history of the city of Vancouver. The third clip is about the arrival of Governor General Jeanne Sauvé for the centennial celebrations. She is introduced by Mayor Michael Harcourt, and gives a short speech.

The fourth clip is about the centennial celebrations themselves, and includes footage of bands, parades, the concert at Brockton Point, and families enjoying the day. The clip presents a variety of people from the celebrations wishing Vancouver ‘Happy Birthday’ for the camera. The clip finishes with scenes from the cake cutting ceremony with Governor General Sauvé and Mayor Harcourt, as well as Sauvé turning on the water for the restored Jubilee Fountain.

The fifth clip is the visit of Mayor Harcourt, his family, and [Leora Apsoruis] (the Vancouver Jubilee baby, born on April 6, 1936) to the hospital room of the centennial baby.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Capilano

Item is a promotional film for the British Properties Limited, Capilano Estates containing title cards. The film shows the properties including houses, the golf course, the tool house, the club house and surrounding landscape. The film also shows the clearing of land by British Properties.

China garden

Item is a short documentary exploration of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens with a meditative, philosophical, and poetic approach. The narrator speaks about some of the essential elements of a classical Chinese garden: Water, Rock (Mountains), and Buildings, followed by recitations of poetry by Ge Gong and Tao-yün. The occasional narration is accompanied by zheng music and a selection of garden scenes that illustrate many of the different ‘views’ of the garden that are relevant to the narration. Special attention is given to the flow of water over the rocks, the railings, screens, and leak windows, and a high vantage point view of the whole garden from the mountaintop pavilion.

City shapes

Item is a recording of three different advertisements for City Shapes, the Vancouver Centennial Sculpture Symposium, 1986. The first two shorter advertisements include images of smaller sculptures while a voice over narrator talks about the sculpture symposium. The final longer advertisement includes aerial footage and an expanded discussion of Vancouver history and sculpture in addition to the same images of smaller sculptures and exposition about the sculpture symposium.

City shapes - sculpture symposium

Item is a video containing three promotional commercials for the City Shapes Vancouver Centennial Sculpture Symposium of 1986 in Vanier Park (Vancouver, B.C.). The commercials contain miniature models of Vancouver sculptures and an aerial shot of downtown Vancouver.

Cross Canada road trip and Expo '67

Item is an amateur film containing footage of the George W. Goold family vacation in the summer of 1967. Includes footage of the family at the following attractions: Yoho National Park; International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; the “Big Nickel” in Sudbury, Ontario; industrial plants in Ontario; Parliament Hill in Ottawa and the changing of the ceremonial guard, National War Memorial and Samuel de Champlain statue; Ottawa River; Chateau Laurier; Chateau Frontenac and Citadelle Aerien; St. Lawrence River valley; and Expo ’67 in Montreal, including views of the fair grounds and many of the buildings; Niagara Falls; Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; Old Faithful and hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; and an unidentified lakeside resort, possibly in the interior of British Columbia. Film also contains some footage at the end showing George Goold putting up the Christmas lights at 1138 Balfour Avenue and the children riding their bikes.

Cycle! : show #1

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include an interview with Olympian Alison Sydor; how to climb rough terrain; trail of the week: Kettle Valley Trail, BC; the importance of riding in a straight line; choosing the right bicycle; the Sumac Memorial Race; important hand tools for bicycle maintenance; bike lingo: bonk; and cyclists who do not stop at stop signs. Recognizable locations include Granville Island, False Creek, Burrard Street Bridge, The Bike Cellar, Hollywood Theatre, and Vanier Park.

Cycle! : show #2

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include Tuesday Night Jam in the Park: Stanley Park group riding; pack riding tips; riding to preserve trails; safety tips for children cycling on sidewalks; how to release a jammed chain; Parks Board bike patrol in Stanley Park; trail of the week: Lake Bend Park area (Bellingham), Washington; fitting your bicycle to your body; and travel/touring in Nova Scotia on a bike.

Cycle! : show #3

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Winston Brown and Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include bicycle advocacy: Critical Mass rides; avoiding car doors; the Trumpeter Pedal Band of the Royal Netherlands Army; drinking and cycling; road etiquette and how to make a left turn; bicycle roof racks; tips about locking bicycles to street poles; working off calories on a bike; trail tips: how to sharpen your switch-back technique; and bicycle mechanics on cyclists. Recognizable locations and people include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Eaton's, Granville Street Bridge, Burrard Street Bridge, Gordon Price, Burrard Street, Sea Bus and Sea Bus Terminal, Main Street/False Creek area, Hotel Vancouver, and Canada Place Hotel.

Cycle! : show #4

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include bicycle helmet laws in Paradise, Newfoundland; the push for helmet laws in Vancouver and British Columbia;the proper way to wear a helmet; avoiding puddles; different types of bicycle brakes and how to adjust them; bike lingo: biff; helmets; Tour de l'ile in Montreal; how to ride in trails without skidding or sliding; and how to pass an equestrian on a bicycle. Recognizable locations include Stanley Park, the False Creek sea wall, Kitsilano Beach, Carelton Cycles, BC Place, and Pender Street.

Cycle! : show #4

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include bike touring; BMX-ing; commuting by bicycle and good commuter bicycles; trail tips: how to making turns in rough terrain; how to transport your bicycle on an airplane; avoiding the right turn squish; and sharing the road. Recognizable locations include Cambie Cycles, Vancouver Airport, and Kitsilano Beach.

Cycle! : show #5

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include the Cross-Canada Cycle Tour Society: senior cyclists; Sprockids: educating kids about bicycling; paying attention on the road; Point Roberts crossing bicycle trail; how to get over obstacles on a hilly trail; how gears work and how to adjust derailleurs; bike trail of the week: Morin Heights, Quebec; senior cycling tour from San Diego to New Orleans; and stationary bicycles. Recognizable locations include Vanier Park and the Point Roberts Canada/USA border.

Cycle! : show #5

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include bike paths, bike lanes, and commuting; Vancouver's new bike way; bike lingo: doored; the hazards of riding alongside parked vehicles;bicycle lights; changing brake shoes; staying hydrated; bike trail of the week: North Vancouver; Team Horb (Hornby Island off road biking society) stunt biking; and doctors on cyclists not wearing helmets. Recognizable locations include BC Place, the Adanac bikeway, Granville Island, Kitsilano Beach, the Stanley Park seawall, Burrard Street, and West Cordova.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include bicycle polo; fitting bicycles for kids; bicycling website of the week; exercises for balance and handling skills; rain gear; bicycle stands for maintenance; stretching for cycling; bicycle theft; and preparing for commuting. Recognizable locations include Jericho Beach, the False Creek seawall, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, West Point Cycles, Cambie Street Bridge, Lions Gate Bridge, and Lions Gate Hospital.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include Earth Corps: recycling bicycles for children in Winnipeg; tips for cycling in the rain; chain breaking and relinking; log climbing in the trails; sidewalk cycling; bike trail of the week: Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park; consumer report: bicycle pants; how to change gears; and Danelle Laidlaw (Executive Director, Cycling BC) on irresponsible cyclists. Recognizable locations include the Bloedel Floral Conservatory grounds, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the False Creek sea wall.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include road racing at UBC; teachingchildren road sense cycling skills; layering your clothing when cycling in the cold; how back derailleurs work and how to adjust them; Alan Shiveral on kids' bikes with adult hardware; bunny hopping; bike seats; and bicycle riding with a pacemaker: Ride for Heart. Recognizable locations include Vanier Park, UBC, Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, Vanier Park, Maritime Museum, Blanca Street, and downtown Vancouver.

Cycle! : show #7

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include bicycle world travelers: the Velcro Brothers; bicycle riding at night and reflectors;how to bike through drop-offs; the proper way to teach children how to ride a bicycle; extreme mountain biking education and trail building; bike saddles; and low-rider bicycles and low-rider culture. Recognizable locations include Granville Island Market, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Square, Alma Street, Gastown, Denman Street, Vanier Park, Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Aquabus.

Cycle! : show #7

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include biking classes in high school; being prepared for mountain biking; how to adjust your handle bar; trail tips: how to land; helmets; bike trail of the week: Saskatoon, and bicycle racing on ice; off-road riding tips; stretches before cycling; communicating on the road: signaling methods; and extreme mountain biking. Recognizable locations include Grouse Mountain, Sunset Beach, Vanier Park, and the Plaza of Nations.

Cycle! : show #8

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include a women's cycling camp; how to bunny hop; what side of the road to ride on; different types of tire valves; and commuting to work in the rain with panniers. Recognizable locations include south Cambie, Cambie Street Bridge, Stanley Park, English Bay, and Lions Gate Bridge.

Cycle! : show #9

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include the Sea to Sky bicycle trail construction; BUGS: Bicycle User Groups; tips on improving your traffic riding technique; how to lubricate your bike; what to do at uncontrolled intersections; bicycle lawn mowers; trail tips: how to get off and on your bicycle while in motion;bar ends; spouses of cyclists. Recognizable locations include Burrard Street Bridge, Broadway near Fir/Granville (near the old Aristocratic Diner), Granville Street Bridge, and Vanier Park.

Cycle! : show #96-03 : mountain bike special

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include the evolution of mountain biking and types of mountain bikes; mountain bike marketing; the Westcoast school of mountain biking; V-Brakes; bike lingo: sweet, not so sweet; adjusting your grip shift and rear derailleur; the art of mountain biking in urban spaces; off-road racing; and gravity and drops. Recognizable locations include Pacific Spirit Park, Vanier Park, Burrard Street Bridge, and Spanish Banks.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden - a friendly bridge

Item is a documentary on the construction of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden. The first section discusses the development of the classical garden in Suzhou, its history, and its purposes. This narration is illustrated with footage of morning scenes of streets and parks, the Yangzi River, and several gardens in the city. The second and much longer section covers the construction of the Vancouver garden. Footage of the construction is combined with narration describing the process; with emphasis throughout placed on how little the construction of the garden has changed since the Song Dynasty in the use of hand tools, traditional building methods, and traditional materials.

Specific stages of construction examined are the importing of the materials from China, the construction of the pillars and the assembling of the pavilions, clay tile roofing and roof finishing, the placement of Lake Tai rocks and the thin tall stones, the courtyard paving and internal tiling, the ‘leak window’ construction, and the construction and finishing work of the screens and railings in the carpentry shop. Also included is a short interview with Joe Wai, project architect, in which he discusses the background of the garden project. The documentary concludes with footage of the opening ceremony with a Chinese delegation, and footage of the completed garden.

Energy packed : the story of cane sugar

Item is a documentary film entitled "Energy Packed: the Story of Cane Sugar," presented by B.C. Sugar Refining Company and directed/produced by Lloyd Stump. The film, originally shot in 1975, documents the process by which consumer sugar products, such as white sugar, brown sugar, syrup, sugar cubes, and sucrose, are made, starting from the growth and harvest of sugar cane and ending with the packaging of final products.

Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown

Item is an educational video produced by the Vancouver School Board for use with a textbook entitled ‘Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown: A Resource Guide’. The film has no narration, but a background score with Chinese instruments, and scene noise in some places. It opens with footage of the sun rising over Chinatown from a rooftop vantage point. It lingers on vendors and storefronts preparing to open, a Tai Chi class in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden’s main pavilion, Tai Chi in a local park, scenes of residential streets, houses, schools, and playgrounds. The film includes footage of a variety of local businesses, such as a barbershop, an apothecary, a school, calligraphy, tailor, fire department, auto repair, and a newspaper printer. It concludes with footage of the musicians playing the background music and street scenes of the sun setting over Chinatown.

Expo '86' - press release footage

Item consists of raw footage featuring B.C./Expo 86 aerials; shot in 35mm and transferred to one inch tape. Original negative no longer exists and only video footage survives. Some of this material was used in Yaletown Production's video postcard series.

Family movies from 1928 - early roll - Ruby, Chris, Kay - wedding, Valleen etc.

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. Footage documents the life of the George and Ruby (nee Wood) Thompson family from approximately 1928-1961. The film includes footage of significant family events such as the couple’s courtship, engagement and 1930 wedding, bringing home their baby daughter Valleen, and Christmas celebrations and holiday meals. Film also includes footage of numerous family scenes and subjects such as playing at the beach, picnicking, swimming, the family’s houses and pets, daughters Valleen and Hellene, and George and Ruby tending to and riding horses.

Film also includes footage of Vancouver attractions, including the Thompsons skiing and playing in the snow at Grouse Mountain circa 1928, and visiting the Stanley Park ornamental gardens and zoo in the 1930s.

The order of the stock date years of the films is as follows: 1929, 1926, 1928, 1939, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1959, 1955, 1946, 1961, 1948 and 1947.

Follow Me

Item is a film showing a boy [Arnold Stride] talking to Fire Chief R.R. Jacks and witnessing two rescue drills.

Free wheelin' : show #5

Item is a recording of television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and featuring Nancy Robertson, Robert Meares, David Eades, and John Moxin. Topics of this episode include cycling tips for transportation; mountain bikes and advocacy for cycling trails and mountain bike builders; shop talk: brakes; batteries for lights and warranties; shoulder checking while cycling in a straight line; and the life of a bicycle courier. Recognizable locations include Stanley Park, Cambie Street, and Eaton's.

Free wheelin' : show #6

Item is a recording of a television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral featuring Nancy Robertson, Robert Meares, David Eades, and John Moxin. Topics of this episode include cycling in the city, commuters, bike networks and designated paths; shop talk: gears and derailleurs, and oiling gears; rear derailleurs, index shifting systems, and their warranties; awareness of surroundings when cycling; and cycling in the Seymour Demonstration Forest.

Garden of ease

Item is a documentary film about the Taoist meanings of various elements of the design in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden. The film opens with a street scene of Chinese New Year, including lion dances, firecrackers, and a parade. The main film is an interview with James Yu, the maintenance coordinator of the garden. He discusses the contrasting elements (yin and yang), the different kinds of plants (plum, bamboo, and pine), the leak windows, the upturned eves, and the reflections in the water, and then presents a Taoist interpretation of each of them. The narration is supplemented with film footage of the gardens illustrating each point in turn. The film concludes with more footage of garden views and details.

Gong xi fa cai (happy new year)

Item is a photo montage with narration in Cantonese. The photos displayed represent traditional Chinese new year traditions and celebrations. Included are Lion dances, the zodiac, the Chinese calendar, street scenes of shopkeepers, fruit, flowers, family scenes with a holiday meal, and red envelopes.

Harmony in a garden

Item is a short documentary tour of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden with a focus on the philosophical Taoist elements. It discusses how each of the four major garden elements (buildings, rocks, plants, and water) is represented in the garden, and explains some features in the context of Taoist balance and function. This discussion is illustrated with footage of the relevant elements and Chinese style background music.

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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