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Personal - [Br--?] 1925 - Vancouver 1926 - Prince George - Prince Rupert

Item is an amateur film beginning with footage of a man playing with dogs; wild horses running; Margaret Magoffin driving a car; Sam Magoffin, Margaret and various people and dogs standing on the front stairs of a house; and Sam and three men exiting the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Railway Contractors Tie Department building (possibly in Prince George).

The film also includes footage of Prince Rupert, B.C., including the Prince Rupert Hotel and Sam and Margaret Magoffin on Sixth Avenue with several of the downtown buildings in the background. Also included is footage taken along the waterfront and from aboard the S.S. Prince Rupert, as well as views of the city taken from a high vantage point. Buildings shown in this footage include the fire hall and elevator.

Also contained in the film is footage of a parade in Vancouver taken from a bird’s eye viewpoint. The parade includes footage of mounties on horses, sailors, a pipe band, clowns, animals, and many floats, including floats for Point Grey, the City of Vancouver, the Loyal Order of Moose, Burns Shamrock Brand Products, Vancouver Ice Cream, and a stampede. The film also includes several minutes of footage of a rodeo at Hastings Park, including bronco and bull riding and chuckwagon racing activities. The film also shows Sam and Margaret with other people in front of the Court House and having a picnic on Grouse Mountain. Also included is footage of a military parade by Victory Square, a military review, and a medals ceremony; Mayor L.D. Taylor is shown in attendance at this event.

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.

Poppsie England Wood Family

Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, horse races, family scenes, a church, and a wedding. Film also documents locations and events in Vancouver, including the exterior and interior of Wood’s Jewellery Store (Arthur Wood & Co., 2511 Main Street), family gatherings at a house, possibly the Wood family home at 1656 Robson Street, and a troop of cavalry riding in dress uniforms. The stock date years of the film are in the following order: 1926, 1931, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

Boalts ‘26

Item is an amateur film showing people with dogs in the snow and Sam and Margaret Magoffin with her parents, the Boalts, having a picnic in the woods, at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and then at the beach where the men change a tire on the car. Also included in the film are scenes taken at home with the women knitting and sewing, Margaret and her parents exiting the Devonshire Hotel and entering a car with the courthouse in the background, people waving from the back of a train, and Sam and Margaret standing by a window.

Rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, Victoria, and dog show

Item is an amateur film opening with footage of downtown Vancouver showing several Vancouver Fire Department trucks and engines and a lot filled with lumber, then cutting to footage taken from the back of a moving train, showing snow covered scenery, followed by Sam and Margaret Magoffin standing on a porch with several other people and a dog, Margaret and a man standing in front of a car, and additional footage taken from a moving train showing a sign for Yoho, mountain scenery and the Cathedral train station. The film also contains footage taken in downtown Victoria, B.C. showing the legislative building, Inner Harbour and CPR Steamship Terminal building, followed by dogs, likely the Magoffin’s golden retrievers, and several minutes footage of a dog show.

Odds & ends: Goldheart 1948, 865 Wildwood 1979, K[nox] Lake 1979, people W[est] Van show 1950, garden 1980, G.T. jumping 1947, Grouse Mountain 1930

Item is a film consisting of at least seven separate pieces of amateur film footage spliced together. Film includes black and white footage taken at Grouse Mountain in 1930 showing men and women skiing, a snowplough clearing snow, a dogsled, and a black bear cub playing with a dog. The remaining film footage is in colour, and includes George Thompson jumping obstacles on horseback in 1947; 1948 footage of the Thompson's champion horse Goldheart and two men riding in a chariot pulled by Goldheart and another horse; a large number of spectators sitting in stands to watch an unidentified event in West Vancouver in 1950; cabins and horses at Knox Lake in 1979; and the Thompson's house and gardens at 865 Wildwood Lane, West Vancouver in 1979 and 1980.

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.

1st Narrows Bridge

Item is a color film which details the steps involved in constructing the Lions Gate Bridge (First Narrows Bridge) across the First Narrows of the Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1937 and 1938. The film, which appears to be professionally produced, captures the entire construction and assembly process, including the cutting of a road through Stanley Park, preparation of cofferdams and caissons, foundation pouring, erection of the main towers, hoisting and attaching cables, insertion of stiffening trusses, bridge surface pouring, application of protective paint, and other finishing touches, including the installation of sculptor Charles Marega's lions. The film also captures shots of key contributors A.J.T. Taylor and John Anderson, as well as the first cars to cross the span from end to end.

Highlights of 1938

Item is a videocassette transfer copy of a 1938 amateur motion picture film depicting a year retrospective for 1938 for the Adam family. The film depicts the family's new house (5689 Angus Drive, W. 40th Ave); travelled on the RMS Queen Mary from New York City to Southampton, England; prepared their yacht for the season; went on holiday to Qualicum Beach, Montague Harbour, and Deep Bay; moved into their new house; and had a baby.

The film also includes local events: construction of the Lion?s Gate Bridge; CPR pier D after being destroyed by fire; burning of a local ice and cold storage plant along with the efforts of firefighters to extinguish the blaze. Other locations visible in the film include Pier 54 in New York, Coal Harbour, the Marine Building and the Royal Bank Building in Vancouver.

Adam, Joseph Cowan

Capilano

Item is a promotional film for the British Properties Limited, Capilano Estates containing title cards. The film shows the properties including houses, the golf course, the tool house, the club house and surrounding landscape. The film also shows the clearing of land by British Properties.

Horse races and Shetland Ponies, Virginia and Family

Item is a film containing footage of a pageant, people riding horses and ponies, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and surrounding area, the Capilano River valley and surrounding trails, orchestra at Malkin Bowl, a picnic, children playing in backyard and wading pool (possibly at 3846 West 10th), May Day Parade in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park gardens, George Vancouver statue and City Hall campus, Vancouver skyline view from City Hall and children playing in grassy area.

Vancouver Jubilee

Item is a promotional film showing the Diamond Jubilee celebration events, a brief history of Vancouver and concludes with footage of Vancouver after 1945. The film shows historical photographs of Vancouver and focuses on various aspects of development in Vancouver including industry, media, communications, transportation, power plants, city planning, city governance, tourism and architecture.

The film was commissioned by the Vancouver Jubilee Publicity Committee and later sponsored by the British Columbia Electric Company Ltd.

Individuals involved in the creation of the film include: John Young (Director of Photography), L.E. Weekes (Cameraman), Maureen Balfe (Editor), Gordon Inglis and Margaret Jestley (Narrators), C. Fredenburgh (Lighting), L.M. Parry (Producer), William D. Dix (Director)

This film is a re-print made by the Vancouver Museum in the late 1970's for a program called "Vancouver's Heritage in Film".

Trans-Canada Films

Horse shows - 1947 to 1950

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. The film documents at least eight different horse shows, races and rodeos. Some shows are identifiable, such as the Grand Horse Show & Gymkhana at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver and the Big-Horse Show at Queen's Park Stadium in New Westminster. The film includes footage of an indoor rodeo (possibly at the PNE) and numerous other unidentified shows at unknown racetracks and other locations, possibly in the Fraser Valley. Also included is footage of a farm and people grooming and riding horses.

The picture-story of sugar…

Item is a silent film entitled "The Picture-Story of Sugar as related by Vancouver's Own Sugar Refinery" which documents the process by which consumer sugar products, including sugar, icing sugar, sugar cubes, and golden syrup, are made, starting from the growth and harvest of sugar cane and ending with the packaging of final products. The documentary closes with examples of domestic uses of sugar.

Our Home Winter - Summer On The Way Our Home - Our Home 1953 - Gay Sing - Davidson - Xmas 52 Pen, Ron, Nor, Mel - Mom Birthday - Herbert Jang Par.

Item is a film showing various scenes at 1118 Powell Street including shoveling snow in front yard, mowing the lawn, teenagers and adults inside house on Christmas, a birthday party and a snowball fight. The film includes many shots of the B.C. Sugar refinery building across the street from the house 1118 Powell Street.

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.

Rogers Golden Syrup commercial

Item is a silent film believed to be outtakes from a Rogers Golden Syrup commercial. The film captures cans of syrup moving along a conveyor belt, bags of sugar in transport, boxing of sugar cubes, bagging of sugar, and an assortment of B.C. Sugar products on a shelf.

1960 Alert Bay - Trip to Victoria Sept. '60

Item is a film showing Alert Bay, a trip to Victoria and Weir's Beach on Vancouver Island, Elk Falls, Sproat Lake, Grey Cup Parade, Easter 1961 in Portland, Canadian Memorial United Church Sunday School Picnic at Peace Arch Park, summer at South Beach, fishing, Wayne McCuaig's tenth birthday party, family holiday to Kelowna and the boys that lived on W. 22nd Ave.

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.

Vancouver honeymoon

Film is a travelogue showcasing scenery, attractions and industry in the Vancouver area. Film contains general and aerial views of Vancouver, plus sequences of the harbour, Vancouver International Airport, Stanley Park, UBC, the Vancouver International Festival and the PNE. Industry is depicted through shots of a sawmill, a fish cannery, a foundry and a shipyard (where the vessel Yukon is launched). Water sports, golf and skiing at Grouse Mountain are shown, as well as Queen Elizabeth Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Granville Street at night and a White Spot drive-in. Individuals involved with the production of the film include: Jim Richardson (script), David Bennett (director), A.J.H. Pullinger (cinematography), Norma Jackson (editing), Lloyd Stump (sound), Saba Bros. Limited (gowns), Marguerite Roozeboom (art direction), recorded by Telesound, Lew Perry (producer).

One lump or two

Item is a documentary film entitled "…one lump or two…," presented by the B.C. Sugar Refining Company and produced by Lew Parry. The film, produced most likely in the 1950s, documents the process by which consumer sugar products, such as granulated sugar, golden sugar, syrup, icing sugar, and sugar cubes, are made, starting from the growth and harvest of sugar cane and ending with the packaging of final products. The restaurant scenes were filmed at the Cock 'n' Bull restaurant in Vancouver (B.C.).

Lady Kee Van Luncheon - Whaling Station at Coal Harbour - River Inlet - Knight Inlet - Jervis Inlet

Item is a film showing the boat (“Lady Keevan”) loaded from a dry dock at Main and Union Streets to a truck to be transported to the water. Film also shows a whale being pulled from the water onto a dock and is cut apart, dock at Telegraph Cove, scenes on the water at River, Knight and Jervis Inlets, and the exterior of the Malibu Club House at Egmont, B.C.

Follow Me

Item is a film showing a boy [Arnold Stride] talking to Fire Chief R.R. Jacks and witnessing two rescue drills.

'Stelle - office and home - Joe

Item is a film containing home movie footage filmed by Allan Crocker. The film shows Estelle Crocker at their residence at 7347 West Boulevard, driving in Vancouver, the 2600 block of Granville Street, building construction, the interior and exterior of Dr. Farquhar's office where Estelle Crocker worked as a medical office assistance, the interior of the residence and Joe the family dog.

Around Vancouver

Item is a film containing home movie footage filmed by Allan Crocker. The film shows Stanley Park including the Stanley Park zoo, birds and the Dining Pavilion; Coal Harbour; the Lion's Gate Bridge; Queen Elizabeth Park; a trip to [Caribou?]; an airport; and Christmas celebrations at the Crocker residence, 7347 West Boulevard.

Cross Canada road trip and Expo '67

Item is an amateur film containing footage of the George W. Goold family vacation in the summer of 1967. Includes footage of the family at the following attractions: Yoho National Park; International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; the “Big Nickel” in Sudbury, Ontario; industrial plants in Ontario; Parliament Hill in Ottawa and the changing of the ceremonial guard, National War Memorial and Samuel de Champlain statue; Ottawa River; Chateau Laurier; Chateau Frontenac and Citadelle Aerien; St. Lawrence River valley; and Expo ’67 in Montreal, including views of the fair grounds and many of the buildings; Niagara Falls; Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; Old Faithful and hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; and an unidentified lakeside resort, possibly in the interior of British Columbia. Film also contains some footage at the end showing George Goold putting up the Christmas lights at 1138 Balfour Avenue and the children riding their bikes.

Baseball '64

Item is a film showing various home movie scenes with the McCuaig family members and dog (Jocko) at home and at the cabin with friends, new Valiant convertible, Vincent Kendan McCuaig flying a plane, over the cabin and later over Seattle, Ucluelet and Tofino, moving to new home at 5078 Marguerite Street, Patricia McCuaig's debut at the Military Ball in 1966, water skiing and fishing.

Stone sculpture symposium, Vancouver, 1975

Item is a documentary film about the 1975 Stone Sculpture Symposium in Vancouver. The film is a combination of footage from the sculpting event and voice over narration discussing both the symposium itself and the sculpting process. Abstract electronic score by Martin Fossum plays sporadically throughout.

The film begins with footage of the original marble and travertine blocks, and follows the sculpting process to the end, including footage of hand and mechanical chiseling, polishing and grinding, and moving the works to their final positions. Over this footage the narrator discusses the rebirth of stone carving in the 20th century, the history of the symposium, the relationship between the artist, sculpture, and the natural surroundings, and the importance of the final positions to the creative process.

The documentary concludes with footage of each artist and their final work in its completed state and final positioning. Those artists are: Olga Jancic, Yugoslavia; Joan D. Gambioli, Canada; Michael Prentice, France; David Ruben Piqtoukun, Canada; Kiyoshi Takahashi, Japan; Hiromi Akiyama, France; David Marshall, Canada; Adolf Ryszka, Poland; Jiro Sugawara, Italy; Kubach-Wilmsen Team, Germany; and Mathias Hitz, Austria.

Stone Sculpture Symposium

Item is a film showing special event coverage of the International Stone Sculpture Symposium held in Vancouver. Film contains footage of sculptors working with a voice explaining parts of the process. The symposium featured world-renowned artists at work. Participating sculptors included Hiromi Akiyama, Joan D. Gambioli, Olga Jancic, Wolfgang Kubach, Anna-Maria Kubach-Wilsem, David Marshall, Piqtoukin (David Ruben), Michael Prentice, Adolf Ryska, Jiro Sugawara, and Kiyoshi Takahashi. Individuals involved in the production of the film include: Gabrielle Minot (editing), Don Cumming (editing), Martin Fossum (music), Susan Leslie (script).

Energy packed : the story of cane sugar

Item is a documentary film entitled "Energy Packed: the Story of Cane Sugar," presented by B.C. Sugar Refining Company and directed/produced by Lloyd Stump. The film, originally shot in 1975, documents the process by which consumer sugar products, such as white sugar, brown sugar, syrup, sugar cubes, and sucrose, are made, starting from the growth and harvest of sugar cane and ending with the packaging of final products.

NPA SPOTS (Bill Vander Zalm)

Item is the original. Video features three short advertisments featuring William Vander Zalm and the Non-Partisan Assocation and his bid for Mayor of Vancouver in 1984. Oct. 23, 1984. Post production by Post Haste Productions Inc.

History of Vancouver — 100th birthday

Item is a videocassette, containing a documentary slide show of Vancouver photographs with an historic, cultural, and celebratory focus.

A voiceover (Ursula Hubel) discusses the early history of Vancouver, the centennial celebration, the Vancouver Centennial Commission, and some of the various activities that will take place in late 1985 and throughout the centennial year of 1986. The voiceover discusses the benefits of becoming a sponsor or supplier of the celebration, which includes the right to use the centennial mascot, Tillicum, to promote products and services, access to the corporate sponsorship program, tax deductible receipts, and inclusion of approved projects in the official centennial events program. It concludes with a general encouragement to participate in the centennial celebration.

Ursus Production

Vancouver : a year in motion

Item is a videocassette containing interviews of photographers involved in a Vancouver Centennial comemmoration project.

In anticipation of the centennial year, Tom Sutherland and Cindy Bellamy worked with over fifty photographers to put together a photographic portrait book of Vancouver called “Vancouver: A Year in Motion”, intended to capture the face of the city at teh Centennial. Producer/director Craig Sawchuk followed and interviewed eight of the photographers for a documentary about the project.

The documentary follows Heather Dean, an aerial photographer, in a helicopter over Vancouver showing aerial views of the city including popular landmarks such as Canada Place, the Science Centre, BC Place, and the harbor. Sterling Ward spends some time photographing the development of the Expo 86 sites, a roller coaster, and some of the sculpture installations. Al Harvey takes candid shots at the beach during the polar bear swim and celebration on the first day on 1986. Colin Savage discusses remote control photography and swims with a dolphin and beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium with trainer Doug Pemberton. Albert Chin photographs a traditional Chinese lion ceremony for the opening of a new restaurant in Chinatown. Derik Murray was the official photographer of the Vancouver Canucks and the documentary follows him to a hockey game (Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins). Greg Athens does a photo shoot on Grouse Mountain with professional freestyle skier [Darryl Bowie]. Lloyd Sutton spends time on Granville Island photographing the local scenery, shops, and a glass blowing lesson/studio.

The documentary concludes with a scene of the photographers together going through the photos around a large table. The documentary is dedicated to Rick Hansen and concludes with footage of Hansen.

Sawchuk, Craig

City shapes

Item is a recording of three different advertisements for City Shapes, the Vancouver Centennial Sculpture Symposium, 1986. The first two shorter advertisements include images of smaller sculptures while a voice over narrator talks about the sculpture symposium. The final longer advertisement includes aerial footage and an expanded discussion of Vancouver history and sculpture in addition to the same images of smaller sculptures and exposition about the sculpture symposium.

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