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[Boundary] Bay - [Tsawwassen] Ferry - Gee How Oak Tin Assn - Nature Bridge of Yoho Park - Lake [Louise] - Rogers Pass - Can Alpine Aqua

Item is a film containing footage of the Chin family collecting driftwood at the beach, views from aboard the ferry and of the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, a gathering of the Gee How Oak Tin association in the Chin Wing Chun building, exterior shots of storefronts on the 500 block of Main street, vacation footage in Yoho Park, Lake Louise and Roger's Pass and scenes in the Alpine Aqua canning factory.

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.

V.J. Day Chinese Dragon Parade

Photograph shows the Chinese School and Lee Buildings and the Sun Tower in the background.
Label on verso of print reads "Chinese Victory Day Celebration / The Dragon Parade / Vancouver, B.C. / August 17, 1945"

City of Vancouver

Item is a copy of sections of a November 1889 fire insurance map that have been pieced together. Includes the area between Seymour and Dunlevy Streets, from the south shore of the Burrard Inlet to Keefer Street. Map shows Chinatown, part of False Creek, and buildings and their uses (commercial, residential, industrial). The name of the business, business owner, or type of business is noted for most commercial and industrial buildings.

Chinatown Parade 1960

Item is an amateur film of the Chinatown Parade, likely taken in 1960. The film includes views of Pender Street and spectators lined up along the parade route, and cars and groups participating in the parade, possibly including Miss Chinatown and pageant runner-ups.

Miss Chinatown 1960

Item is an amateur film of the 1960 Miss Chinatown competition. Film includes footage of the evening gown, Chinese dress, public speaking and talent competitions, the selection of pageant finalists, and the crowning of the winner.

Dragon Parade 1958

Item is an amateur film of the 1958 Chinatown Dragon Parade. The film includes views of spectators lined up along the parade route, buildings and signs for businesses along Pender Street, and cars and groups participating in the parade. Footage includes many shots of men in a large dragon costume, the Vancouver Fire Department Band, and the Chinese Freemasons and Chinese Community School floats.

Seens [scenes] of Van[couver], Capilano, Stanley Park

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. The first half of this film documents a Gray Line Tours bus trip through Vancouver and second half contains scenes showing landmarks of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Film contains footage showing: Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, U.B.C., Chinatown, Hotel Georgia, Lion's Gate Bridge, Court House, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Golf and Country Club, Prospect Point, Stanley Park, views of downtown and North Shore Mountains from Little Mountain, City Hall, sailboats in Burrard Inlet, and Swimmers at Kits Beach.

1958 : A year to remember

Item is a film containing highlights of British Columbia's centennial year in Vancouver. Includes shots of an antique car parade, a tall ship at dock, naval vessels, street decorations in Vancouver, Chinese Freemasons parade (with drill team, dragon dance, etc.), a powwow, horse racing at Exhibition Park, PNE parade, and the last of the region's interurban streetcars. Film also includes footage showing the aftermath of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse.

Jasper National Park - Edmonton - Banff - Lake Louise - Tommy Jang emergency ward - Keefer Wholesale under construction and grand opening

Item is a family film containing scenes of a family vacation throughout Alberta, including Jasper National Park, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff National Park and Lake Louise. The film also documents the construction at Keefer Wholesale Florist at 310 Prior Street. Pre-formed concrete slabs are lifted and tilted to make the walls of a building. The construction process also documents the various companies working on the building: Lift and Tilt Concrete, Delta Masonry, B.C. Conveying Machinery, Viking Automatic Sprinkler. The final section of the film shows the opening ceremony of Keefer Wholesale with people gathering, a band playing, speeches (silent), and dancing.

Grant, Howard - 1940s

Collector/curator's description reads: “1947, Vancouver. Full-length photo of child Howard Grant. Howard was born and raised in the Musqueam community. His mother was a member of the Musqueam Indian Band while his father was an early Chinese immigrant. Because Howard was not forced to attend Indian residential school due to his Chinese heritage, he had the opportunity to immerse himself in Musqueam teachings from the elders among whom he grew up. However, his Chinese roots were never far away. This photo, taken in Chinatown in 1947 where his siblings spent part of their childhood, symbolizes the dual world that Howard was exposed to as a child.”

Lee - Kempert children

Collector/curator's description reads: “Circa 1927, Vancouver. L to R: Children of Vancouver Chinatown businessman Kempert Lee. Left to right: Ruth, Harden, Phyllis and Lillian.”

Quan - Gwendolyn Jane - 1927

Collector/curator's description reads: “November 1927, Vancouver. Photo of infant Gwendolyn Jane Quan, aged 8 months. Was born March 5, 1927 and raised in New Westminster. Her father was a tailor and ran a shop, along with her mother, in New Westminster. Graduated from Grade 12 and worked for several years as a teller in the CIBC branch at Pender and Main St[reet] in Chinatown. She married WWII veteran Frank Wong and together they had three daughters.”

Shwu-Hoang Po Hing - 1941

Collector/curator's description reads: “C. 1941, Vancouver. Hand colourized photo of Chinese actress Shwu-Hoang Po Hing. This photo was found in the collection of Louis Gain Wai, a Vancouver Chinatown businessman who owned the Chung King Restaurant. He was a big supporter of the arts and in his collection are seven different photos of this actress.”

Shwu-Hoang Po Hing - portrait

Collector/curator's description reads: “1940s, Vancouver. Portrait of Shwu-Hoang Po Hing, an actress. This photo was found in the collection of Louis Gain Wai, a businessman in Vancouver's Chinatown who owned the Chung King restaurant on East Pender Street. He was a big supporter of the arts, and in his collection are several photos of this actress.”

Shwu-Hoang Po Hing and Leung Siu Cho (actors)

Collector/curator's description reads: “Late 1930s, Vancouver. Photo of two actors with inscriptions on either side of the image. The image was found in the collection of Louis Gain Wai, who owned the Vancouver Chinatown restaurant ‘Chung King’ and was a big supporter of the arts. (Top of photo and right hand side): ‘Sir, from both of us, our deepest friendship to our father figure, Louis Gain Wai.’ (Left side of photo) Leung Siu Cho (actor) Shwu-hoang Po Hing (actress).”

Shwu-Hoang Po Hing - late 1930s

Collector/curator's description reads: “Late 1930s, Vancouver. Photo of Shwu-hoang Po Hing, an actress. This photo was found in the collection of Louis Gain Wai, a Vancouver Chinatown businessman who owned The Chung King Restaurant and was a big supporter of the arts. He had several photos of this actress in his files, including one photo that he took with the entertainer.”

Unidentified Chinese actor - 1940s

Collector/curator's description reads: “1940s, Vancouver. Unidentified Chinese man, likely an actor. The photo was found in the collection of Louis Gain Wai, a Vancouver Chinatown businessman who owned The Chung King Restaurant and was a big supporter of the arts.”

Louis - Gain Wai with actors

Collector/curator's description reads: “Late 1930s, Vancouver. Photo of Shwu-hoang Po Hing (actress), Louis Gain Wai and Leung Siu Cho (actor). Louis Gain Wai was a Vancouver Chinatown businessman who owned The Chung King Restaurant and was a big supporter of the arts.”

Opera performance - 1940s

Collector/curator's description reads: “C. 1940s, Vancouver. Photo of an opera performer in costume and on stage. The performer looks to be the actress Shwu-Hoang Po Hing. Two young Chinese girls and two adult men, one of whom is Louis Gain Wai, the owner of the Chung King Restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown and a big supporter of the arts. They are on stage with the actress and appear to be preparing to offer the actress some gifts. This is the first of two photos taken at this performance.”

Louis - Gain Wai with opera friends

Collector/curator's description reads: “1940s, Vancouver. Vancouver restaurant owner Louis Gain Wai (front row, right) with two other unidentified Chinese men and a Chinese woman. It is believed the unidentified people were involved in a Chinese opera troupe. Gain Wai was a big supporter of the art in Chinatown.”

Chinese Fairgrounds opening - March 24, 1928

Collector/curator's description reads: “1928, Vancouver. Won Alexander Cumyow (left) and Vancouver Mayor L.D. Taylor at the grand opening of the Chinatown fairgrounds. In Paul Yee's book [Saltwater City], a slightly different version of this photo is accompanied by the caption ‘Opening of the Chinese Playground, 1928, behind the southeast corner of Pender and Carrall Streets. Standing by the stage is Won Alexander Cumyow, and on stage is Mayor L.D. Taylor.’ The banner lists, in Chinese, the schedule/line-up for the opening ceremony: ‘Grand Opening Line-Up; Group gather; Students play army song; unveiling; President speech; Vancouver Mayor Speech; Sing China National Anthem; Take Photo; Student Parade Proclaim 3 times, "Long Live the Republic of China"; Awards/Memorabilia "gold plaque"; Pass out Candies; End of Ceremony.’

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