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Vancouver Centennial Commission fonds Vancouver (B.C.) File Vancouver (B.C.)--Celebrations, anniversaries, etc.
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Canada Day album

Album consists of photographs depicting Canada Day activities organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission for July 1, 1986, and a related pamphlet. The activities took place at at Brockton Point, Stanley Park. Individuals depicted in the photographs include Michael Harcourt, Pat Carney, Grace McCarthy and Harry Rankin.

21 Club reunion July 12, 1986

File consists of eighteen photographs of a ceremony for those Vancouverites that turned twenty-one in 1936 and had been honoured as part of the Golden Jubilee festivities. The first part of the ceremony took place at St. Andrew's Wesley Church followed by a tea and Dance at Hotel Vancouver. Individuals identified are Mayor Michael Harcourt, Dal Richards and Mart Kenney.

VCC [slide binder] #3 : Canada Day '86

File consists of slide, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting Canada Day activities organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission for July 1, 1986. Individuals depicted in the photographs include Michael Harcourt, Pat Carney, Grace McCarthy, Harry Rankin, and Gordon Campbell.

Merchandising photographs March 1986

File consists of three contact sheets with a total of 102 images, as well as nine prints made from these images showing Centennial mascot Tillicum, Commission staff members and a boy modelling Centennial clothing, including sportswear, ponchos and the Centennial tartan.

Chevron Stage at Volunteer Park / Sun Run, April 1986

File consists of seven prints relating to the dedication of Volunteer Park on April 19, 1986 (2011-010.2252 to 2011-010.2255), the Vancouver Sun Run on April 20, 1986 (2011-010.2256 and 2011-010.2257), and the parade at the April 6, 1986 birthday party (2011-010.2251). Individuals identified are Mayor Michael Harcourt and Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis.

Vancouver A.M. sign unveiling / Wake Up Awards

File consists of one black and white contact sheet with thirty-five images of the Vancouver A.M. sign unveiling ceremony (2011-010.2302), and forty colour prints of the Wake Up Awards Ceremony held at Hotel Georgia. Photographs include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Commission mascot Tillicum and his sister, and Expo mascot Expo Ernie.
Glen E. Erikson is the photographer for the contact sheet images; the photographer of the prints of the awards ceremony is unknown.

VCC [slide binder] #2 : K,L,M,N,P,Q,R

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following: (K) April 6th (2011-010.561 to 2011-010.727); (L) Vancouver AM sign unveiling (2011-010.728 to 2011-010.743); (M) Fools parade (2011-010.744 to 2011-010.762); (N) Tillicum's birthday party (2011-010.763 to 2011-010.770); (P) Chinese New Year (2011-010.771 to 2011-010.801); (Q) Tillicum at Lougheed Mall (2011-010.802 to 2011-010.820); and (R) Tony Onley at Agency Press (2011-010.821 to 2011-010.838). April 6th events and activities depicted include the arrival of Governor General Jeanne Sauve at the train station; the birthday celebration at Brockton Point, Stanley Park, including the cutting of the birthday cake; re-dedication of the fountain at Lost Lagoon; fireworks; and a formal dinner.
Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Governor General Jeanne Sauve, Toni Onley, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #4 : T,U,V,W,X,AA,CC

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following:

  • (T) Vancouver's 99th birthday (2011-010.839 to 2011-010.878, 2011-010.917 to 2011-010.933)
  • (U) Tillicum and kids photo session (2011-010.879 to 2011-010.897)
  • (V) Xmas [Christmas] tree at Art Gallery, Centennial Flag at night (2011-010.898 to 2011-010.916
  • (W) Polar Bear Swim at English Bay (2011-010.934 to 2011-010.973)
  • (X) Celebration of the haggis (2011-010.974 to 2011-010.993)
  • (AA) Tillicum at Chevron Gas Station (2011-010.994 to 2011-010.1025)
  • (CC) [Centennial flag at Vanier Park] (2011-010.1026 to 2011-010.1030)

Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Pat Carney, Grace McCarthy, Toni Onley, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

Colour separations used for various Centennial publications and brochures

File consists of photographs and transparency images used in the creation of Centennial publications and brochures. Includes twelve prints, fifty-two negatives (including original and copy negatives) with fifty-eight images, and sixteen transparencies. Photographs include images of women's field hockey (2011-010.2693); the Vancouver Museumobile (2011-010.2612, 2011-010.2613); Peace Walk (2011-010.2618); Centennial Commissioners in front of City Hall (2011-010.2688); fireworks (2011-010.2622, 2011-010.2629, 2011-010.2646, 2011-010.2664, 2011-010.2670, 2011-010.2690, 2011-010.2692); the Centennial Stakes event (2011-010.2676); Dragon Boat Festival (2011-010.2617); Castle Vancouver (2011-010.2607, 2011-010.2642, 2011-010.2659); mascot Tillicum with children (2011-010.2610, 2011-010.2611, 2011-010.2638 to 2011-010.2641, 2011-010.2655 to 2011-010.2658); First Nations (2011-010.2624, 2011-010.2679, 2011-010.2694); various performances; and the Centennial logo, clothing and merchandise (2011-010.2609, 2011-010.2619, 2011-010.2620, 2011-010.2637, 2011-010.2654, 2011-010.2674, 2011-010.2675, 2011-010.2680 to 2011-010.2682, 2011-010.2685). Transparencies feature images of some of the photographs, as well as promotional graphics.

Community Centre presidents 1984

File consists of two contact sheets with a total of forty-nine images, three of which are included in the file as prints. Photographs depict a meeting of the Vancouver Community Association Presidents at the Champlain Heights Community Centre on February 28th and a meeting of the Gastown Historical Society on March 15th.
Note on original envelope read: "Community Centre - Presidents meeting; Ann Yandle and Michael Francis at meeting."

Distinguished Pioneer Awards

File consists of six contact sheets with a total of 197 images of the Distinguished Pioneer Awards ceremony held at Hotel Vancouver and prints of four of these images. Includes many images of Governor General Jeanne Sauve handing out the awards. Prints include an image of Sauve presenting an award to Mr. Rice, images of the officials attending, and a view of the seated recipients. Individuals identified are Governor General Jeanne Sauve, Mr. Rice, Mayor Michael Harcourt and Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis.

Federal Express project

File consists of two contact sheets with a total of sixty-two images and two negative strips with a total of eight images. Some photographs were taken at Oakridge Centre mall. Individuals identified are Mayor Michael Harcourt and Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis.

April 6th 1984 at Vancouver Museum - Vancouver's 98th birthday! (with Golden Jubilee display)

File consists of two contact sheets with thirty-six images and nine prints. Individuals identified include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Pete Brown, Phil Thomas, Vancouver Museum Director Rob Watt, Kerri Groves, Gail McCormick, Isobel Nairn, Alderman Warnett Kennedy, Centennial Commissioner Norman Young, Ald. Marguerite Ford, Ald. May Brown, Ald. Harry Rankin, and Ivan Sayers. Descriptions of the photographs were written on the verso of prints.

VCC [slide binder] #5 : DD,EE,FF,GG,HH,[II,JJ,KK]

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following:

  • (DD) Chevron Stage at Arts Race (2011-010.1031 to 2011-010.1049)
  • (EE) Tillicum cartoons (2011-010.1050 to 2011-010.1062)
  • (FF) Logos, Centennial publications (2011-010.1063 to 2011-010.1075)
  • (GG) Sport Actions Program, YMCA (2011-010.1076 to 2011-010.1084)
  • (HH) Yokohama, [Re-enactment of first Council meeting] (2011-010.1085 to 2011-010.1134)
  • (II) Chevron Stage photos - various events (2011-010.1135 to 2011-010.1197)
  • (JJ) Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters visit City Hall, Jan. 1986 (2011-010.1198 to 2011-010.1220)
  • (KK) Federal Express display at Park Royal, Summer 1986 (2011-010.1221 to 2011-010.1254)

Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, various Vancouver City Council members, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #1 : A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets in a binder, depicting Centennial activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following: (A) Tillicum at City Hall, miscellaneous Centennial banners (2011-010.367 to 2011-010.406); (B) Tillicum with Mayor Harcourt and Centennial Committee (2011-010.407 to 2011-010.426); (C) Tillicum at PNE / B.C. Place Stadium (2011-010.427 to 2011-010.460); (D) Mac's promotion, Tillicum Mobile [Chevron Ottermobile] (2011-010.461 to 2011-010.470); (E) Tillicum and Centennial baby, April 6th baby (2011-010.471 to 2011-010.489); (F) Boy Scouts making Vancouver sparkle (2011-010.490 to 2011-010.498); (G) Landing of the Ford Taurus, media event (2011-010.499 to 2011-010.412); (H) Boys and Girls Club Making Vancouver Sparkle (2011-010.513 to 2011-010.531); (I) Lighting of the Lions Gate Bridge, [Centennial banners] (2011-010.532 to 2011-010.540); and (J) Centennial Handicap, Exhibition Park, Chevron Burnaby Centre Stage (2011-010.541 to 2011-010.560). Individuals depicted in the slides include Michael Harcourt and Centennial Committee members.

Commissioner Generals luncheon, October 1986

File consists of two contact sheets with a total of 63 images and a print of one of these images showing a luncheon for the Commissioners General and the Commissioners of Expo held at the University Golf Club. Individuals identified include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Vancouver City Councillor Harry Rankin, Commission Chairman Michael Francis, and Centennial mascot Tillicum.

Re-enactment of first City Council meeting / launch of Federal Express promotion

File includes two contact sheets with a total of sixty-two images of the Re-enactment of the First City Council Meeting on May 10, 1986 (2011-010.2274 and 2011-010.2275). Individuals identified are Mayor Michael Harcourt, Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis, Gordon Campbell, Harry Rankin, George Puil, Bruce Eriksen, Bill Yee and Marguerite Ford, May Brown and Libby Davies. File also contains two contact sheets with a total of forty-four images of a plaque unveiling in Gastown in May 1985, including images of Centennial mascot Tillicum, Councillor May Brown and Mayor Michael Harcourt (2011-010.2276 to 2011-010.2277).

Chevron Stage miscellaneous photos 1986

File consists of thirty-four prints and 109 negative strips with a total of 339 images. Includes photographs of various events and performances by singing and dance groups using the Chevron Presents Stage, including the YMCA 100th anniversary party, children's events, anniversary of the Vancouver Health Department Volunteer Programs, Beaux Gestes '86, Party in the Park event at Kensington Park, Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown, stage, canopy and tent set up at Stanley Park for April 6th Centennial event, and the April 6th party at Stanley Park.

Announcement of tartan

File consists of two prints and one contact sheet with thirty-six images of the January 22, 1986 event to celebrate the announcement of the official 'Centennial tartan'. The two prints show Mayor Michael Harcourt and Commission Chairman Michael Francis carrying the haggis. Centennial mascot Tillicum is also shown wearing the Centennial tartan. Inscription on original envelope read "Celebration of the tartan, '86."

April 6th in Stanley Park / first baby of April 6th

File consists of five contact sheets with a total of 152 images and two prints. Photographs depict the celebrations in Stanley Park on April 6, 1986, Mayor Michael Harcourt and Governor General Jeanne Sauve at the Centennial Ball, and Harcourt visiting the first baby born on April 6th. Photographs also show members of Vancouver City Council, including Gordon Campbell and Harry Rankin, as well as other politicians, including Pat Carney.

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