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VCC [slide binder] #5 : DD,EE,FF,GG,HH,[II,JJ,KK]

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following:

  • (DD) Chevron Stage at Arts Race (2011-010.1031 to 2011-010.1049)
  • (EE) Tillicum cartoons (2011-010.1050 to 2011-010.1062)
  • (FF) Logos, Centennial publications (2011-010.1063 to 2011-010.1075)
  • (GG) Sport Actions Program, YMCA (2011-010.1076 to 2011-010.1084)
  • (HH) Yokohama, [Re-enactment of first Council meeting] (2011-010.1085 to 2011-010.1134)
  • (II) Chevron Stage photos - various events (2011-010.1135 to 2011-010.1197)
  • (JJ) Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters visit City Hall, Jan. 1986 (2011-010.1198 to 2011-010.1220)
  • (KK) Federal Express display at Park Royal, Summer 1986 (2011-010.1221 to 2011-010.1254)

Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, various Vancouver City Council members, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #4 : T,U,V,W,X,AA,CC

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following:

  • (T) Vancouver's 99th birthday (2011-010.839 to 2011-010.878, 2011-010.917 to 2011-010.933)
  • (U) Tillicum and kids photo session (2011-010.879 to 2011-010.897)
  • (V) Xmas [Christmas] tree at Art Gallery, Centennial Flag at night (2011-010.898 to 2011-010.916
  • (W) Polar Bear Swim at English Bay (2011-010.934 to 2011-010.973)
  • (X) Celebration of the haggis (2011-010.974 to 2011-010.993)
  • (AA) Tillicum at Chevron Gas Station (2011-010.994 to 2011-010.1025)
  • (CC) [Centennial flag at Vanier Park] (2011-010.1026 to 2011-010.1030)

Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Pat Carney, Grace McCarthy, Toni Onley, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #3 : Canada Day '86

File consists of slide, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting Canada Day activities organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission for July 1, 1986. Individuals depicted in the photographs include Michael Harcourt, Pat Carney, Grace McCarthy, Harry Rankin, and Gordon Campbell.

VCC [slide binder] #2 : K,L,M,N,P,Q,R

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following: (K) April 6th (2011-010.561 to 2011-010.727); (L) Vancouver AM sign unveiling (2011-010.728 to 2011-010.743); (M) Fools parade (2011-010.744 to 2011-010.762); (N) Tillicum's birthday party (2011-010.763 to 2011-010.770); (P) Chinese New Year (2011-010.771 to 2011-010.801); (Q) Tillicum at Lougheed Mall (2011-010.802 to 2011-010.820); and (R) Tony Onley at Agency Press (2011-010.821 to 2011-010.838). April 6th events and activities depicted include the arrival of Governor General Jeanne Sauve at the train station; the birthday celebration at Brockton Point, Stanley Park, including the cutting of the birthday cake; re-dedication of the fountain at Lost Lagoon; fireworks; and a formal dinner.
Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Governor General Jeanne Sauve, Toni Onley, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #1 : A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets in a binder, depicting Centennial activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following: (A) Tillicum at City Hall, miscellaneous Centennial banners (2011-010.367 to 2011-010.406); (B) Tillicum with Mayor Harcourt and Centennial Committee (2011-010.407 to 2011-010.426); (C) Tillicum at PNE / B.C. Place Stadium (2011-010.427 to 2011-010.460); (D) Mac's promotion, Tillicum Mobile [Chevron Ottermobile] (2011-010.461 to 2011-010.470); (E) Tillicum and Centennial baby, April 6th baby (2011-010.471 to 2011-010.489); (F) Boy Scouts making Vancouver sparkle (2011-010.490 to 2011-010.498); (G) Landing of the Ford Taurus, media event (2011-010.499 to 2011-010.412); (H) Boys and Girls Club Making Vancouver Sparkle (2011-010.513 to 2011-010.531); (I) Lighting of the Lions Gate Bridge, [Centennial banners] (2011-010.532 to 2011-010.540); and (J) Centennial Handicap, Exhibition Park, Chevron Burnaby Centre Stage (2011-010.541 to 2011-010.560). Individuals depicted in the slides include Michael Harcourt and Centennial Committee members.

Vancouver you'll always look like home to me

Item is an audio recording consisting of three versions of the song "Vancouver You'll Always Look Like Home to Me." The first track is the song with full vocals, the second track is the same song with no lead vocals (but background vocals), and the third track has no vocals (instrumental). The first track begins at 1 min., 41 sec.

Vancouver A.M. sign unveiling / Wake Up Awards

File consists of one black and white contact sheet with thirty-five images of the Vancouver A.M. sign unveiling ceremony (2011-010.2302), and forty colour prints of the Wake Up Awards Ceremony held at Hotel Georgia. Photographs include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Commission mascot Tillicum and his sister, and Expo mascot Expo Ernie.
Glen E. Erikson is the photographer for the contact sheet images; the photographer of the prints of the awards ceremony is unknown.

Vancouver 100 : a centennial celebration for the City of Vancouver, 1986

Includes press releases titled "Ceud milla sailte! 100,000 welcomes!," "Ceud milla sailte! 100,000 welcomes! Welcome to the unveiling of Vancouver's centennial tartan!," "The story o' the tartan," "Make Vancouver sparkle contest," "'Distinguished pioneers' nominations deadline extended," "Vancouver Centennial peace and disarmament symposium, April 24-26, 1986 : proposed schedule," "Chevron presents a Vancouver celebrations," "Vancouver's biggest birthday card," "Vancouver Bach Choir celebrates whales for the Vancouver Centenary," and a press release concerning a centennial luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver. Also included is a pamphlet titled "Vancouver Centennial seniors salute."

Sea Festival 1985

File consists of twenty-six prints and ten negative strips with a total of thirty-eight images pertaining to the Vancouver Centennial Commission's participation in the 1985 Sea Festival parade. Twenty-four of the prints were printed from the negatives. Includes images of Tillicum, as well as groups representing Expo '86, the Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau, White Spot and the RCMP. VCC Chairman Michael Francis appears in a few of the photographs.

Re-enactment of first City Council meeting / launch of Federal Express promotion

File includes two contact sheets with a total of sixty-two images of the Re-enactment of the First City Council Meeting on May 10, 1986 (2011-010.2274 and 2011-010.2275). Individuals identified are Mayor Michael Harcourt, Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis, Gordon Campbell, Harry Rankin, George Puil, Bruce Eriksen, Bill Yee and Marguerite Ford, May Brown and Libby Davies. File also contains two contact sheets with a total of forty-four images of a plaque unveiling in Gastown in May 1985, including images of Centennial mascot Tillicum, Councillor May Brown and Mayor Michael Harcourt (2011-010.2276 to 2011-010.2277).

Rededication, Stanley Park, 1943

Album contains photographs of the rededication ceremony in 1943, copy photographs of the original dedication of the park in 1889 and early scenes of Stanley Park. Album was dedicated to Lord Derby, son of Lord Stanley, and includes Lord Derby's invitation to the ceremony as well as Major Matthews' notes with the photographs.

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