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Mun Wah School - 1925

Collector/curator's description reads: “1925, Vancouver. Photo of young Chinese youth and teenagers, members of the Mun Wah School. Image taken to celebrate Confusious [Confucius] Day and the revealing of student grades.”

"Sunny Southern Slope"

Photograph shows Chinese gardens, houses, North Arm School and Walter Moberly School in South Vancouver from Fraser Street and River Road (Marine Drive)

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.

Urban Safari Films Inc. - PAL D1 - International Image

Item is part one of two, Digital PAL Master, includes textless BG; theatrical feature film released May 1996 at Cannes Film Festival. Yaletown Entertainment Group, Full Circle and G.L.A.S.S. Films present David Naughton, Linda Kash, in a Reto Salimbeni film, "Urban Safari." Starring Jay Brazeau, Donnelly Rhodes, Andrea Nemeth, with Teryl Rothery, David Palffy, Rebecca Toolan, Adriana Tripa, Barry Pepper, Charles Seigel. Executive producers Michael Collier and Reto Salimbeni, Line producer R. Earl Peturson, Casting Akiko Morison (Canada) and Kathy Henderson (USA), Art director Peter Hinton, Costume designer David Lisle, Music composed and conducted by Brahm Wenger, Editor Jana Fritsch, Director of photography Vic Sarin, Story by Reto Salimbeni, Screenplay by James J. Desmarais,and Alison Rosenfeld Desmarais and P.J. Reece, Producer Michael Collier, Director Reto Salimbeni. The story follows a couple living in New York trying to impress their neighbours and boss by telling everyone that they were going on an African vacation that the Johnson's could not actually afford. Hilarity ensues as they hide out in their own home and various neighbours who have keys to their apartment take advantage of the 'empty' home for the two week vacation period. The small family grows closer in crisis and decide to make some life changing choices.

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