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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : a classical Chinese garden : site plan

Item is an overall site plan of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park, showing the locations of the entrance court, commercial and community areas as well as the garden. Plan notes the location of paving stones, decks, bridges, lawn and other landscaping features, including types of trees to be planted. Project number CH O34, sheet number L1 of 9.2. Plan includes an index listing related drawings.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : a classical chinese garden : elevations, site sections

Item consists of one sheet with architectural drawings showing the north elevation, east elevation, section A and section B. A note under the title reads "These elevations are for reference only. Phase I does not include above-ground work." The statement "In cooperation with LAC [Landscape Architecture Company], Jiangsu, Suzhou Municipality" appears on the sheet. Sheet number A3.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : a classical Chinese garden : planting plan

Item is an architectural drawing showing the planting plan for the garden. Drawing indicates the location of various plants and trees, and lists the botanical and common names, size and remarks, and quantity for each plant and tree. The plan also indicates which plants may be supplied by the Park Board and reserved surplus trees. Sheet number 1 of 1.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : a classical Chinese garden : planting plan

Item is an architectural drawing showing the planting plan for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park. Drawing indicates the location of various plants and trees, and lists the botanical and common names, size and remarks, and quantity for each plant and tree. The plan also indicates which plants may be supplied by the Park Board and reserved surplus trees. Corrections and additions have been made in pencil. Sheet number 1 of 1.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : A Classical Chinese Garden : planting plan

Item is an architectural drawing showing the planting plan for the garden. Drawing indicates the location of various plants and trees, and lists the botanical and common names, size and remarks, and quantity for each plant and tree. The plan also indicates which plants may be supplied by the Park Board and reserved surplus trees. Sheet number 1 of 1.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Garden : a classical Chinese garden : site plan, the Penjing Garden ; preliminary only, not for construction

Item is a preliminary site plan drawing for the expansion of the park with an area called the Penjing Garden (identified in yellow). The locations of several trees within the garden is indicated. Plan also includes an outline of various phases of the Chinese Cultural Centre construction. Project number 88 05, sheet number 1 of 1

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.

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.

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