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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society fonds

  • AM1068
  • Fonds
  • 1981-[2009]

Fonds consists of the following records:

S1 - Records of the Administration Committee
S2 - Records of the Board of Trustees
S3 - Records of the Building Committee
S4 - Records of the Documentation Committee
S5 - Records of the Education Committee
S6 - Records of the Executive Director's Office,
S7 - Records of the Finance Committee
S8 - Records of the Fundraising Committee
S9 - Records of the Garden Committee
S10 - Records of the Gift Shop
S11 - Records of the Government Relations Committee
S12 - Records of the Landscape Committee
S13 - Records of the Maintenance and Repairs Committee
S14 - Records of the Membership Committee
S15 - Records of the Nominations Committee
S16 - Records of the Public Programs/Newsletter Committee
S17 - Records of the Public Relations Committee
S18 - Records of the Volunteer Committee
S19 - Architectural drawings

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society

Architectural drawings

Series consists of architectural drawings and a technical drawing pertaining to the design and proposed expansions of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, as well as related cartographic and textual material. Architectural drawings include site plans, floor plans, elevations, sectional plans, structural specifications, mechanical drawings, landscaping plans, grading and irrigation plans, and exterior ornamentation and perspective drawings. Included also are two maps and two architectural drawings pertaining to the Carrall Street Greenway Plan.

Carrall Greenway : Keefer to Pender : transition block : preliminary concept design

Item is a plan for the Carrall Street Greenway, from Keefer Street to Pender Street. Plan shows the location of trees, walkways, recreational lanes, traffic buffers and driving lanes. Plan also shows the location of retaining walls, concrete columns, underground glass, ramps and parking areas. Also shown are the location of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Chinese Cultural Centre, SUCCESS Housing, Suzhou Alley, Nggai Lum Association, and the Sam Kee Building.

Carrall Greenway : Keefer to Pender

Item is a plan for the Carrall Street Greenway, from Keefer Street to Pender Street. Plan shows aerial photographic views of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Chinese Cultural Centre, SUCCESS Housing, Suzhou Alley, Nggai Lum Association and the Sam Kee Building. Plan also shows the 1889 high water mark, and the location of trees and pedestrian walkways.

A network of public places : Chinatown community plan : public realm, Sept[ember] 14, 2005

Item is a map showing the locations of the Carrall Street Greenway, Silk Road, and various buildings and outdoor spaces in the area bordered by Taylor Street, Hastings Street, Gore Street and Union Street. Includes colour photographic images of the following: Milennium Gate, Chinese Cultural Centre and the Old China Gate, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Courtyard, Alley behind the CBA Building, Memorial Square, Shanghai Alley and Suzhou Alley, and the Carrall Street Greenway and Pedestrian Pathway.

Carrall Greenway development project

File consists of two architectural drawings and two maps showing plans for and completed portions of the Carrall Greenway development project, which included the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden. Plans include photographic images of the garden and other buildings, including an aerial view.

Carrall Street Greenway development activities, updated March 20, 2006

Item is a map showing the Carrall Street development project activities between Keefer Street and Water Street. Map shows those parts of the project that have been completed and those under development. Included are photographic images of various buildings included in the project, including the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden expansion project.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden : expansion project drawings : tea room and Penjing Garden maintenance area

File consists of three architectural drawings on two sheets pertaining to proposed expansions of the garden. Includes a site plan showing a possible site for a Penjing Garden maintenance area, possibly dating from the 1990s, and a floor plan and site plan showing a proposed expansion of the garden's tea room in 2003.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden : the completion project : Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces : plan

Item is a sheet with two site plans for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen completion project, which included the Penjing Garden reception hall, public and support spaces. Plans have been hand coloured to indicate the areas of the garden included in the project. Project number 94-03, sheet number 2 of 2.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden : site plan, 'completion project' not built 1994, perspective of pagoda

File consists of architectural drawings pertaining to a proposed expansion project (not built) for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, including a pagoda, extended office space, Penjing Garden, reception hall and public and support spaces. Includes site plans, perspective drawings and a perspective circulation diagram.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden : the completion project : Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces : plan

Item is a sheet with two site plans for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen completion project, which included the Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces. This is a smaller photocopy of an original plan (described as 2011-084.4.6). Attached to the drawing is a cover memo from the architect to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden Society dated November 13, 1998, in which he states "Please note that there were some minor revisions to the northwest corner (giftshop area) subsequently between June and September 1994." Project number 94-03, sheet 2 of 2.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Garden : a classical Chinese garden : Penjing Garden and completion project plans

File consists of architectural drawings pertaining to plans for expansion of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Garden, including plans for a Penjing Garden, reception hall, and public and support spaces. Includes floor plans and site plans. A note on these plans reads "1985, 1990, 1994 not built expansion ideas, J. Wai architect."

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden : the completion project : Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces : perspective circulation diagram

Item is a sheet with three architectural drawings relating to the perspective circulation diagram for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen completion project, which included the Penjing Garden reception hall, public and support spaces. Drawings include a bird's eye view of the garden and floor plans of the open garden and separate functions. Project number 94-03, sheet 1 of 2.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden : the completion project : Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces : perspective circulation diagram

Item is a sheet with three architectural drawings relating to the perspective circulation diagram for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen completion project, which included the Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces. Drawings include a bird's eye view of the garden and floor plans of the open garden and separate functions. Project number 94-03, sheet 1 of 2.

The bridge of five thousand miles

Item is a video photo montage ‘walking tour’ of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, narrated by Mary White. The film discusses the history of Chinese gardens and the history of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden, including a discussion of the construction materials and techniques, and the artisans who built it. Different architectural elements of the garden are considered, and their function and meaning discussed. The philosophical elements of garden construction as an art form are discussed throughout.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society

Linking schools with the community

Item is a promotional film developed to support and promote the Vancouver School Board’s Partners in Education program. The film presents testimonials and success stories from various businesses and schools who have taken advantage of the program, discussing what benefits the partnered schools and businesses were able to bring to each other. The film begins with school administrators and business people talking about the program. The film then presents a number of success stories with various business and schools. The partnerships profiled include: The Port of Vancouver, Chevron Canada, Unisys Canada Inc., University Hospital, the Dr. Sun Yat-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, the Champlain Mall, the Pan Pacific Hotel, and Vancouver Community College.

The film involves testimonials and short interviews with a number of teachers, school administrators, and business: Jim Matkin (President, BC Business Council), Sheila Tripp (School Principal), Ken Haycock (School Principal), Ken Harvey (Director, Vancouver School Board), Dr. Dante Lupini (Superintendent of Schools, Vancouver), Gwen Smith (School Principal), Barbara Duggan (Vancouver Port Corporation), Gary Ryan (Chevron Canada Ltd), Bill Strachan (Chevron Canada Ltd), Neil Prinsen (Teacher), Maris Pavelson (Unisys Canada Inc.), Sheila Tripp (School Principal), Arlene Cook (Teacher), Lesley Bainbridge (University Hospital), Diane Bolton (Champlain Mall), Joyce Anderson (School Principal), Anne Shorthouse (Program Manager, VSB), Gail Smith (Program Manager, VSB), and Darcy Rezak (Vancouver Board of Trade).

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.

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.

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