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Cycle! : show #96-03 : mountain bike special

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include the evolution of mountain biking and types of mountain bikes; mountain bike marketing; the Westcoast school of mountain biking; V-Brakes; bike lingo: sweet, not so sweet; adjusting your grip shift and rear derailleur; the art of mountain biking in urban spaces; off-road racing; and gravity and drops. Recognizable locations include Pacific Spirit Park, Vanier Park, Burrard Street Bridge, and Spanish Banks.

In conversation with Charmaine (pilot)

Item is an edited recording of a CBC television talk show pilot which features discussions with influential British Columbians, hosted by Charmaine Crooks. The first guest, community activist Jim Green on activism and community development; evictions caused by Expo '86 and his efforts to prevent them; his personal life and his accomplishments and vision. The second guest, artist George Littlechild, speaks about the artist's role in society; his past in foster homes and racism he experienced; his search for his own cultural identity; his Scottish and Plains Cree background; his art and inspirations; his spirituality; and his role models.

Inglis, Gordon

In conversation with Charmaine : show #1

Item is an unedited recording of a CBC television talk show pilot which features discussions with influential British Columbians, hosted by Charmaine Crooks. The first guest, artist George Littlechild, speaks about the artist's role in society; his past in foster homes and racism he experienced; his search for his own cultural identity; his Scottish and Plains Cree background; his art and inspirations; his spirituality; and his role models. The second guest, community activist and affordable housing advocate/developer Jim Green, speaks about his position as Community Development Co-ordinator for the Ministry of Employment and Investment and political positions as a means to an end; his upbringing in the southern United States; his efforts to prevent evictions in Vancouver's east end prior to the 1986 Expo; his run for mayor, and his accomplishments and vision for the future. The remainder of the tape captures Charmaine Crooks rehearsing and/or discarded takes, introduction and exit takes eventually used in the edited show, and voiceovers for video profiles.

Shiveral, Alan

Cycle! : show #3

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Winston Brown and Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include bicycle advocacy: Critical Mass rides; avoiding car doors; the Trumpeter Pedal Band of the Royal Netherlands Army; drinking and cycling; road etiquette and how to make a left turn; bicycle roof racks; tips about locking bicycles to street poles; working off calories on a bike; trail tips: how to sharpen your switch-back technique; and bicycle mechanics on cyclists. Recognizable locations and people include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Eaton's, Granville Street Bridge, Burrard Street Bridge, Gordon Price, Burrard Street, Sea Bus and Sea Bus Terminal, Main Street/False Creek area, Hotel Vancouver, and Canada Place Hotel.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include bicycle polo; fitting bicycles for kids; bicycling website of the week; exercises for balance and handling skills; rain gear; bicycle stands for maintenance; stretching for cycling; bicycle theft; and preparing for commuting. Recognizable locations include Jericho Beach, the False Creek seawall, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, West Point Cycles, Cambie Street Bridge, Lions Gate Bridge, and Lions Gate Hospital.

Cycle! : show #7

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include bicycle world travelers: the Velcro Brothers; bicycle riding at night and reflectors;how to bike through drop-offs; the proper way to teach children how to ride a bicycle; extreme mountain biking education and trail building; bike saddles; and low-rider bicycles and low-rider culture. Recognizable locations include Granville Island Market, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Square, Alma Street, Gastown, Denman Street, Vanier Park, Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Aquabus.

Cycle! : show #5

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include the Cross-Canada Cycle Tour Society: senior cyclists; Sprockids: educating kids about bicycling; paying attention on the road; Point Roberts crossing bicycle trail; how to get over obstacles on a hilly trail; how gears work and how to adjust derailleurs; bike trail of the week: Morin Heights, Quebec; senior cycling tour from San Diego to New Orleans; and stationary bicycles. Recognizable locations include Vanier Park and the Point Roberts Canada/USA border.

Cycle! : show #2

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include Tuesday Night Jam in the Park: Stanley Park group riding; pack riding tips; riding to preserve trails; safety tips for children cycling on sidewalks; how to release a jammed chain; Parks Board bike patrol in Stanley Park; trail of the week: Lake Bend Park area (Bellingham), Washington; fitting your bicycle to your body; and travel/touring in Nova Scotia on a bike.

Cycle! : show #4

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include bike touring; BMX-ing; commuting by bicycle and good commuter bicycles; trail tips: how to making turns in rough terrain; how to transport your bicycle on an airplane; avoiding the right turn squish; and sharing the road. Recognizable locations include Cambie Cycles, Vancouver Airport, and Kitsilano Beach.

The Strathcona porch project

Item is a documentary film about the neighbourhood of Strathcona, its history, and a project to promote the beautification/renovation of many of the front porches of the neighbourhood.

The film is divided into four sections. The first section (The Strathcona neighbourhood) is a history of the neighbourhood, and discusses a twenty year renovation ban and the effects it had on the community. It includes footage of many Strathcona houses and porches before the renovations, street scenes of Chinatown and the general neighbourhood, Strathcona community garden, Strathcona School, local community centre, Buddhist temple, East Pender Street, the Strathcona Ukrainian Hall, Hawks Avenue, Keefer Street, and East Georgia Street. The second section (History and process) is a history of the Porch project and an explanation of how it works. It includes an interview with Nora Kelly, from the Strathcona Residents Association, in which she discusses the history of the project, and a short clip from the news program Chinatown Today (1994-04-24). The third section (Getting down to work) is a review of the project results. It discusses the conditions for selecting houses appropriate for the project, how the funding worked, and the execution of the renovations. These subjects are illustrated with footage of porches before renovation, during demolition, and during the renovation process. It also includes interviews about the renovation with homeowner Paul Burke, Judy Oberlander (Porch Project Heritage Planner), and several unnamed contractors. The fourth section (Results) discusses the outcomes of the renovation efforts. It includes footage of completed porch restorations and an interview with Paul Burke about the effect of the restoration on his home.

Cycle! : show #8

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Joan Jones. Topics of this episode include a women's cycling camp; how to bunny hop; what side of the road to ride on; different types of tire valves; and commuting to work in the rain with panniers. Recognizable locations include south Cambie, Cambie Street Bridge, Stanley Park, English Bay, and Lions Gate Bridge.

Cycle! : show #1

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include an interview with Olympian Alison Sydor; how to climb rough terrain; trail of the week: Kettle Valley Trail, BC; the importance of riding in a straight line; choosing the right bicycle; the Sumac Memorial Race; important hand tools for bicycle maintenance; bike lingo: bonk; and cyclists who do not stop at stop signs. Recognizable locations include Granville Island, False Creek, Burrard Street Bridge, The Bike Cellar, Hollywood Theatre, and Vanier Park.

Cycle! : show #9

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include the Sea to Sky bicycle trail construction; BUGS: Bicycle User Groups; tips on improving your traffic riding technique; how to lubricate your bike; what to do at uncontrolled intersections; bicycle lawn mowers; trail tips: how to get off and on your bicycle while in motion;bar ends; spouses of cyclists. Recognizable locations include Burrard Street Bridge, Broadway near Fir/Granville (near the old Aristocratic Diner), Granville Street Bridge, and Vanier Park.

Cycle! : show #7

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include biking classes in high school; being prepared for mountain biking; how to adjust your handle bar; trail tips: how to land; helmets; bike trail of the week: Saskatoon, and bicycle racing on ice; off-road riding tips; stretches before cycling; communicating on the road: signaling methods; and extreme mountain biking. Recognizable locations include Grouse Mountain, Sunset Beach, Vanier Park, and the Plaza of Nations.

Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature - Japanese version CH 1/2 - English version CH 3/4 [English version CH 3/4]

Item is "Vancouver - Spectacular By Nature;" the last in the series of video post cards; released in 1994. The film features footage of Vancouver and the surrounding area highlighting the activities and attractions available to visitors. The final five minutes of the film features a couple of minutes of archival footage of Vancouver as a way to celebrate and acknowledge its 100 year history. Directed and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Bob Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. b&w from 00:21:43-00:22:40.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporters Joan Jones and Winston Brown. Topics of this episode include road racing at UBC; teachingchildren road sense cycling skills; layering your clothing when cycling in the cold; how back derailleurs work and how to adjust them; Alan Shiveral on kids' bikes with adult hardware; bunny hopping; bike seats; and bicycle riding with a pacemaker: Ride for Heart. Recognizable locations include Vanier Park, UBC, Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, Vanier Park, Maritime Museum, Blanca Street, and downtown Vancouver.

Cycle! : show #4

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include bicycle helmet laws in Paradise, Newfoundland; the push for helmet laws in Vancouver and British Columbia;the proper way to wear a helmet; avoiding puddles; different types of bicycle brakes and how to adjust them; bike lingo: biff; helmets; Tour de l'ile in Montreal; how to ride in trails without skidding or sliding; and how to pass an equestrian on a bicycle. Recognizable locations include Stanley Park, the False Creek sea wall, Kitsilano Beach, Carelton Cycles, BC Place, and Pender Street.

Cycle! : show #5

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include bike paths, bike lanes, and commuting; Vancouver's new bike way; bike lingo: doored; the hazards of riding alongside parked vehicles;bicycle lights; changing brake shoes; staying hydrated; bike trail of the week: North Vancouver; Team Horb (Hornby Island off road biking society) stunt biking; and doctors on cyclists not wearing helmets. Recognizable locations include BC Place, the Adanac bikeway, Granville Island, Kitsilano Beach, the Stanley Park seawall, Burrard Street, and West Cordova.

Cycle! : show #6

Item is a recording of a CBC television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and Charmane Crooks, featuring reporter Winston Brown and mechanic Cheryl Parker. Topics of this episode include Earth Corps: recycling bicycles for children in Winnipeg; tips for cycling in the rain; chain breaking and relinking; log climbing in the trails; sidewalk cycling; bike trail of the week: Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park; consumer report: bicycle pants; how to change gears; and Danelle Laidlaw (Executive Director, Cycling BC) on irresponsible cyclists. Recognizable locations include the Bloedel Floral Conservatory grounds, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the False Creek sea wall.

Free wheelin' : show #5

Item is a recording of television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral and featuring Nancy Robertson, Robert Meares, David Eades, and John Moxin. Topics of this episode include cycling tips for transportation; mountain bikes and advocacy for cycling trails and mountain bike builders; shop talk: brakes; batteries for lights and warranties; shoulder checking while cycling in a straight line; and the life of a bicycle courier. Recognizable locations include Stanley Park, Cambie Street, and Eaton's.

Free wheelin' : show #6

Item is a recording of a television show about bicycles and related topics hosted by Alan Shiveral featuring Nancy Robertson, Robert Meares, David Eades, and John Moxin. Topics of this episode include cycling in the city, commuters, bike networks and designated paths; shop talk: gears and derailleurs, and oiling gears; rear derailleurs, index shifting systems, and their warranties; awareness of surroundings when cycling; and cycling in the Seymour Demonstration Forest.

Red’s Classic Theatre, Sunday Sept. 29, 1991

Item is a copy of the production elements of the 1991-09-29 episode of Red’s Classic Theatre. This program was a presentation of the classic film ‘Butterfield 8’ with host Red Robinson. Robinson introduced the movie at the beginning, and interleaved trivia and interest segments after the commercial breaks and at the end. This episode was filmed in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, and includes eight segments. The first three segments introduce the garden and present small trivia andgarden footage. The later segments are primarily focused on movie trivia and show related issues, but include the garden as a backdrop. After the eight main segments are additional broadcast pieces which also contain the garden: four bumpers, four long promos, and two teaser length promos for the episode and the feature film.

Jan Walls - storytelling in the garden

Item is an amateur recording of a lecture/performance in the main hall of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden by Dr. Jan Walls on the subject of humorous Chinese folk storytelling. The general theme of the lecture was drawing parallels between the low class ‘vulgar’ folk stories and the high class classicism of the gardens, with emphases on the themes of surprise, perspective, exaggeration and distortion of size and time, and the distinction between fantasy and reality. For each short story he presents it (or a piece of it) in Mandarin first, and then presents a translation in English, often with the accompaniment of kuai ban, traditional bamboo clapping instruments.

The stories presented include a story about a man who lives a whole lifetime in a year, a giant woman with even more giant shoes, a country bumpkin at a birthday celebration, illustrations of beggar storyteller themes, and a ‘dummy’ paying a new year’s visit to his in-laws. Following the lecture there is a question period which covers subjects of self-deprecation, storytelling beggars, poetic elements (e.g. metaphor, rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration), and personal questions about Dr. Walls own experiences. The lecture is bookended with an introduction and thanks by [Nilene Yaas], the education coordinator of the garden.

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.

Romper room and friends, March 6, 1990

Item is a recording of two segments of the Canadian national production of Romper Room and Friends, from March 6, 1990, set in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. In first of the two segments, storyteller Nan Gregory tells a Chinese folktale about a ‘goose girl’ that wants to fly. The audience consists of four unidentified children and Fran Pappert, and takes place in the Scholar’s courtyard. The second segment is a tour of the garden with guide Donna Chan, program hostess Fran Pappert, the character ‘DoBee’, and the children from the first segment. The tour begins in the China maple pavilion courtyard with a focus on the Taihu natural rock sculptures, the courtyard pavement stones, the trees, rock caves, and waterfalls. It continues up to the observation pavilion, and down to the Jade Water Pavilion, through the moon gate, where the group feeds the koi.

Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown

Item is an educational video produced by the Vancouver School Board for use with a textbook entitled ‘Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown: A Resource Guide’. The film has no narration, but a background score with Chinese instruments, and scene noise in some places. It opens with footage of the sun rising over Chinatown from a rooftop vantage point. It lingers on vendors and storefronts preparing to open, a Tai Chi class in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden’s main pavilion, Tai Chi in a local park, scenes of residential streets, houses, schools, and playgrounds. The film includes footage of a variety of local businesses, such as a barbershop, an apothecary, a school, calligraphy, tailor, fire department, auto repair, and a newspaper printer. It concludes with footage of the musicians playing the background music and street scenes of the sun setting over Chinatown.

China garden

Item is a short documentary exploration of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens with a meditative, philosophical, and poetic approach. The narrator speaks about some of the essential elements of a classical Chinese garden: Water, Rock (Mountains), and Buildings, followed by recitations of poetry by Ge Gong and Tao-yün. The occasional narration is accompanied by zheng music and a selection of garden scenes that illustrate many of the different ‘views’ of the garden that are relevant to the narration. Special attention is given to the flow of water over the rocks, the railings, screens, and leak windows, and a high vantage point view of the whole garden from the mountaintop pavilion.

Harmony in a garden

Item is a short documentary tour of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden with a focus on the philosophical Taoist elements. It discusses how each of the four major garden elements (buildings, rocks, plants, and water) is represented in the garden, and explains some features in the context of Taoist balance and function. This discussion is illustrated with footage of the relevant elements and Chinese style background music.

Gong xi fa cai (happy new year)

Item is a photo montage with narration in Cantonese. The photos displayed represent traditional Chinese new year traditions and celebrations. Included are Lion dances, the zodiac, the Chinese calendar, street scenes of shopkeepers, fruit, flowers, family scenes with a holiday meal, and red envelopes.

Garden of ease

Item is a documentary film about the Taoist meanings of various elements of the design in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden. The film opens with a street scene of Chinese New Year, including lion dances, firecrackers, and a parade. The main film is an interview with James Yu, the maintenance coordinator of the garden. He discusses the contrasting elements (yin and yang), the different kinds of plants (plum, bamboo, and pine), the leak windows, the upturned eves, and the reflections in the water, and then presents a Taoist interpretation of each of them. The narration is supplemented with film footage of the gardens illustrating each point in turn. The film concludes with more footage of garden views and details.

The Associates

Item is a recording of a segment of a television program called ‘The Associates’. The segment features interviewer Stuart McNish interviewing Janice Clarfield, the Executive Director of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden. Subjects discussed include a brief history of the garden, the building of the garden, where the materials and artisans came from, and the purpose of a garden of this nature. Footage of the garden is used to prompt a discussion of various features, including the use of colour in the garden, the main elements of the garden, specific elements such as the roofing tiles, drip tiles, curved eves, paving stones, Lake Tai stones, the different ways to view the garden, the symbolism of garden elements, and the role of the garden wall. The interview concludes with a discussion about outreach activities and volunteer opportunities.

People will talk

The item is a recording of a segment of a longer news program called ‘People Will Talk’ hosted by Laurier LaPierre on the subject of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese garden. The segment is in two main parts, the first part is a report by David Kincaid which includes footage of the construction of the gardens and later footage of the gardens in their completed state. Narration accompanying the footage describes the history of the classical Chinese garden in general, the construction efforts, and the goals of the final project, and some of the theories around the art form of the classical Chinese garden.

The second part is an interview with Sue Yung Li, a landscape architect and filmmaker from San Francisco. They discuss the role of the classical Chinese garden in Chinese culture as a source of artistic inspiration, the difference between a Chinese and a Japanese garden, the importance of rock and water in the garden, the accessibility of these kinds of gardens to the western audience. They also discuss elements of Li’s personal life, footage of the construction of the gardens and later footage of the gardens in their completed state.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden - a friendly bridge

Item is a documentary on the construction of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden. The first section discusses the development of the classical garden in Suzhou, its history, and its purposes. This narration is illustrated with footage of morning scenes of streets and parks, the Yangzi River, and several gardens in the city. The second and much longer section covers the construction of the Vancouver garden. Footage of the construction is combined with narration describing the process; with emphasis throughout placed on how little the construction of the garden has changed since the Song Dynasty in the use of hand tools, traditional building methods, and traditional materials.

Specific stages of construction examined are the importing of the materials from China, the construction of the pillars and the assembling of the pavilions, clay tile roofing and roof finishing, the placement of Lake Tai rocks and the thin tall stones, the courtyard paving and internal tiling, the ‘leak window’ construction, and the construction and finishing work of the screens and railings in the carpentry shop. Also included is a short interview with Joe Wai, project architect, in which he discusses the background of the garden project. The documentary concludes with footage of the opening ceremony with a Chinese delegation, and footage of the completed garden.

Refreshment for the Heart

Item is a documentary film about the construction of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. It is divided into two sections: the first section is a discussion of the classical Chinese gardens in Suzhou while the second, much longer, section discusses the construction of the gardens in Vancouver. It uses footage filmed during the construction process, descriptive narration, and short segments of an interview with Joe Wai, one of the project architects.

The documentary opens with narration about the importance of water to the region and the history of the region, illustrated with footage of boating and agricultural life. The city of Suzhou is introduced with narrated scenes of the city, canals, and tourist destinations. Next the film explores a few of Suzhou’s famous gardens. The gardens discussed are: The Master of Fish Nets Garden, The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lion Grove Garden, and The Lingering Garden. The film then concludes this section with a discussion of design elements and the Taoist elements of each feature.

The film then moves to Vancouver, beginning with footage of famous city landmarks and city views (e.g. Lions Gate Bridge, Canada Place, the Skytrain) with an emphasis on the modern technological nature of the city. Street scenes of Chinatown are the backdrop to a discussion of the history of Chinese people in Canada, the development of the Chinese Cultural center, and the pre-construction process of getting the approval and funding to build the garden. Discussion of the construction of the garden focuses on the Suzhou artisans who built the garden according to traditional means, emphasising the use of traditional tools, building methods, and materials. This is illustrated with footage of moving the Lake Tai rocks by hand and placing them into position.

Tthe film talks about the artisans, with scenes of the builders socialising at a banquet, singing, and playing table tennis. The documentary then focuses on the finishing touches and role they play in the finished garden. The documentary concludes with the official opening ceremony with dignitaries and the artisans followed by footage of the completed garden.

It's your life

Item is a television program in which Sandra Samartino performs yoga in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The production is accompanied by repeating electronic music, but there is no narration. The yoga poses are set against the rocks, moon gates, lattice work, pavilions, and often presented only reflected in the water.

The push hands video manual, volume 1

Item is an instructional video teaching the four hands technique of push hands Tai Chi. The introduction and the conclusion of the video are filmed in the courtyard of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, and include footage of the courtyard, paving stones, surrounding rocks, leak windows, and other architectural elements.

Make Vancouver Sparkle Campaign

Item is a videocassette containing a short news piece from 1st News Vancouver (broadcast on CKVU-TV) on the Vancouver Centennial Commission’s Make Vancouver Sparkle campaign and associated contests.

The program was aired two weeks before the contest was scheduled to end. Presenter George Duthie discusses the low response rate to the program, the prizes being offered, and interviews some of the few people (Eileen Mosca and Bob Walberg) who had participated to date. He also discusses the contest requirements with a publicist for the program, Doreen Maruska.

CKVU-DT

Opening of garden

Item is a collection of four news clips about the opening of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens. Each clip includes footage of the newly opened gardens and general narration about the garden. Clip 1: CBC, Evening News, April 24, 1986. Presenter: Bill Good. Clip 2: Ici Radio-Canada Télé (CBC) news program ‘Ce Soir’. Presenter: Mario Hinse (in French). Clip 3: BCTV News Hour. Presenter: Tony Parsons. Camera: Paul Rowan. Reporter: Michael McCardell. This clip includes short interview with Charles McDermott (Project Manager). Clip 4: CBC, Midday with Presenter: Bill Good. Reporter: Karen Webb. This clip includes footage from the opening, including short speeches from Pat Carney (MP – Vancouver Centre) and Yu Zhan (Chinese Ambassador).

Vancouver's birthday party

The feature is a presentation from BCTV’s News Hour (April 6, 1986) about the centennial birthday celebrations at Stanley Park. Presenter Irene Daniels discusses the celebration over footage of a variety of activities and events throughout the day. The feature begins with a one hundred gun salute, fireboats on the harbor, and a long section of the birthday fireworks. Next is footage of Mayor Michael Harcourt visiting the first baby born on April 6th, followed by footage of the parade, the concert at Brockton Point, and various celebratory park activities. The feature concludes with a speech by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé and the cutting of the Centennial cake by Sauvé and the mayor.

CBC News - Vancouver Centennial

Item is a videocassette containing five clips from CBC news on the subject of the Vancouver Centennial celebrations.

The first clip depicts a ribbon cutting ceremony for Castle Vancouver, a replica of Coevorden Castle, Captain George Vancouver’s ancestral home. This was a donation from the Netherlands and was attended by Dutch dignitaries; a discussion of the massive birthday cake prepared for the centennial celebrations, including footage of the cake and it’s preparation, and an interview with the baker; and revealing the new welcome sign for the city.

The second clip is a montage of still photographs and motion picture footage illustrating major events in the history of the city of Vancouver. The third clip is about the arrival of Governor General Jeanne Sauvé for the centennial celebrations. She is introduced by Mayor Michael Harcourt, and gives a short speech.

The fourth clip is about the centennial celebrations themselves, and includes footage of bands, parades, the concert at Brockton Point, and families enjoying the day. The clip presents a variety of people from the celebrations wishing Vancouver ‘Happy Birthday’ for the camera. The clip finishes with scenes from the cake cutting ceremony with Governor General Sauvé and Mayor Harcourt, as well as Sauvé turning on the water for the restored Jubilee Fountain.

The fifth clip is the visit of Mayor Harcourt, his family, and [Leora Apsoruis] (the Vancouver Jubilee baby, born on April 6, 1936) to the hospital room of the centennial baby.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Inside the circle, outside the square

Item is a montage video of photographs of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens with musical accompaniment. The film begins with images of street scenes in Chinatown, focusing on neon lights, nightlife, and shops. The visuals segue into peaceful scenes of the gardens, focusing primarily on the views of the garden through the leak windows and screens, the curved roofs of the pavilions, the water and reflections, and the patterned paving stones.

BC [British Columbia] postcard - The Rockies to the Pacific

Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia. Focusing on different sections of the province in turn the video highlights the features and tourist attractions of each. According to the donor this is most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Director Mike [Michael] Collier; cinematography Norm Keziere, Dave Geddes, Bob Asgeirsson, Bill Rounds, Tommy Tompkins, and John Anderson; editor Rober Brandreth-Gibbs; research Sharon McGowan; narration script Don White and Sharon McGowan, narrator Art Hives; video services Post Haste Video; film lab Alpha Cine Services; sound mix Pinewood Studios; special thanks to Tourism British Columbia. Produced by Yaletown Productions. b&w 00:10:57-00:11:04 and 00:18:47-00:19:22.

City shapes - sculpture symposium

Item is a video containing three promotional commercials for the City Shapes Vancouver Centennial Sculpture Symposium of 1986 in Vanier Park (Vancouver, B.C.). The commercials contain miniature models of Vancouver sculptures and an aerial shot of downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver : city of century

Item is a videocassette containing a documentary about the city of Vancouver and Vancouver life, developed for the centennial celebrations. It includes a short introduction to the history of the city up to the 1920s using historical photographs, some film footage of First Nations peoples, and voiceover narrative.

The next section focuses on transportation, featuring scenes of airplanes, the BC ferry, the Seabus, the SkyTrain, ships in the harbour, steamboats, and cruise ships. The focus shifts towards nature and leisure activities as Stanley Park is explored with a historical photograph montage followed by film footage of park and aquarium scenes, including sea otters and killer whales. Grouse Mountain is illustrated through shots of the gondola, ski lift, and scenes of skiing. Other sport scenes include sailing ships, ocean and river kayaking, car races, bicycle races, horse races, hockey, football, boxing, golf, soccer and tennis. Life on the water is emphasised with a section on the bathtub race and associated celebrations, beach scenes, and a paddle boat tour around various Vancouver landmarks.

The next section contains a presentation of the centennial theme song ‘The Vancouver Song’ or ‘Vancouver (you'll always look like home to me)’ over a montage of scenes of the Expo Centre, the harbour, downtown, and Stanley Park.

The documentary concludes with scenes of the city at night, including Granville Island, Robson Square, neon signs downtown and at Chinese restaurants, the Expo Centre illuminated with Expo 86 lighting and shots of the sunset over the bay.

R.R. Productions

Vancouver on the move

Item is a videocassette containing a documentary about the city of Vancouver.

The main focus of the documentary as a whole is the social and cultural life in the city and the relationship between the people and their surroundings in 1986, the centenary year. The visual elements are a combination of historical photographs, hand drawn illustrations, historical moving image footage, and moving image footage shot by the filmmakers between 1985 and 1986. Music with a narrator speaking in the foreground accompanies the visuals.

The early history of Vancouver is told through stories about George Vancouver naming point Grey and Burrard channel and meeting First Nations people, John Deighton (“Gassy Jack”) opening his saloon, the first city council meeting, and the arrival of the first CPR train from Montreal and ship from Yokohama.

The discussion of modern life in Vancouver that makes up the bulk of the documentary is roughly divided into sections. The first section discusses modern commerce, including shipping, transportation, forestry, fishing, and tourism. The second section discusses cultural life, including the natural beauty of Stanley Park, street scenes in Chinatown, the expo grounds and the SkyTrain, street musicians, children playing at a water park, and a football game at BC Place.

The third section focuses on the immigrant experience and how a diversity of cultures enriches life in the city. This point is illustrated with scenes of new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony, Tai Chi in Queen Elizabeth Park and Chinese dragons in Chinatown, the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the Powell Street Festival, a Sikh Wedding and street scenes of Main Street in South Vancouver. It also explores the dark side of the immigrant experience, discussing the 1907 race riots, the Japanese internment camps, the Komagata Maru incident, and the struggle of First Nations peoples to recover and retain their cultural heritage.

The fourth section deals with Vancouverites' love of being outside, with footage of outdoor aerobics and other fitness activities, relaxing on the beach and ‘being seen’, outdoor cocktail parties and dining, a family picnic in the park, outdoor theatre, and sailing.

Okexnon Films Inc.

Expo '86' - press release footage

Item consists of raw footage featuring B.C./Expo 86 aerials; shot in 35mm and transferred to one inch tape. Original negative no longer exists and only video footage survives. Some of this material was used in Yaletown Production's video postcard series.

Vancouver live : Centennial highlights

Item is a videocassette containing twelve clips of ‘Centennial Highlights’, broadcast on VU13’s ‘Vancouver Live’. Each short segment is on a different subject and presented by a different presenter.

00:00-01:47, Clip 1: ‘Intro - 100 yrs old’ (Presenter: Laurier LaPierre)
01:53-03:15, Clip 2: ‘Van Horne - Railway Terminus’ (Presenter: Douglas Miller)
03:16-04:46, Clip 3: ‘The Big Fire’ (Presenter: Bob Spence)
04:53-06:15, Clip 4: ‘9 O’Clock Gun’ (Presenter: Rick Forchuk)
06:18-07:37, Clip 5: ‘First City Council & City Hall’ (Presenter: David Kincaid)
07:39-09:13, Clip 6: ‘Joe Fortes’ (Presenter: Linden Soles)
09:19-11:05, Clip 7: ‘”Komagata Maru”’ (Presenter: Doriana Temolo)
11:08-12:30, Clip 8: ‘(Same as #2, different Host)’ (See Clip 2)
12:33-13:55, Clip 9: ‘Troops leave Vancouver to Fight’ (Presenter: Ted Friend)
13:56-15:33, Clip 10: ‘Orpheum Theatre’ (Presenter: Wayne Cox)
15:36-17:22, Clip 11: ‘Lions Gate Bridge’ (Presenter: Maria LeRose)
17:27-19:04, Clip 12: ‘Pier D burns’ (Presenter: Chris Hebb)

Clip 8 is the same as Clip 2, including the presenter, contrary to the supplied information in the clip title.

CKVU-DT

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

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