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Subseries includes correspondence, reports, memos, briefs, notices and minutes of meetings relating to Pendakur's career as alderman. Many files highlight his special areas of interest including the waterfront, transportation, False Creek, Gastown, human rights and the P.N.E. Arranged alphabetically.

Subject files

Subseries consists of records of Major Matthews' public life. Subjects comprise Matthews' business and public endeavors, such as the Lord Stanley Statue, portraits and memorials of family members and historical figures, property donated to the public, and the City Archives of Vancouver. Includes correspondence to public or private figures associated with Matthews' business matters and photographs of public subjects.

Subject files

These files include such items as inter-office memos, reports and briefs from City departments and community groups, copies of letters by Harcourt and others, agendas and minutes of meetings from Council committees and various community committees, handwritten notes, petitions, and supporting material for Council discussions. Some of the documents are underlined or annotated. When they were received, the subject files were in roughly alphabetical order by file title. The small discrepancies from alphabetical order were then corrected.

Subject files

Subseries consists of correspondence, notes and briefs on the third crossing, development in the downtown area and the West End, as well as civic and provincial elections.

Subject files

Subseries contains files on issues requiring budgetary approval by Council, including personnel and labour matters. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Subject files

This subseries includes subject files used both in Ford's administration of City matters and Greater Vancouver Regional District affairs. Due to the voluminous nature of the series, the records have been appraised at the item level. Earlier files, created between the 1970's and 1980's were transferred by Marguerite Ford when clearing her office after her defeat in the civic election of 1986 and should be read in context with the earlier access of the records. Arranged alphabetically by file title and chronologically within each file.

Subject files

Subseries contains information re blocks 42/52, C.P.R., Fairview Slopes, False Creek, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Subject files

Subseries consists of files which document Sandra Wilking's involvement with various concerns, specifically multiculturalism, race relations, Chinatown area development, taxes and transit. Arranged alphabetically.

Streets, transportation and utilities

Subseries consists of Council reports and other records relating to the following Engineering Department functions: street and highway planning, building and maintenance; traffic engineering (including the planning and street building that went into Skytrain station areas); public transportation planning and monitoring (buses, Seabus, Skytrain, West Coast Express, bicycle transportation, etc.); street naming; local improvements planning and execution; and sewer and water system planning, construction and maintenance. Subseries is divided into the following filing system subdivisions (which are further subdivided):
Light rapid transit (including Skytrain issues);
Mass transit (category used to 1981 only, thereafter
files called "Transit (except LRT)");
Parking;
Pedestrian matters;
Street names;
Streets and traffic;
Streets, transportation and utilities ("policy and
procedure", "general", etc.);
Transit (except LRT); and
Works and utilities.
Arranged by file title and therein by start year.

Stakeholder Relations

Subseries contains records relating to the organization's interactions with stakeholders.

Records include correspondence, memorandums, reports, work plans, presentations, and RFPs.

Sports program files

Subseries consists of correspondence, reports, application forms and proposals, publications, press releases and other promotional material, photographs, contracts, and financial and other records pertaining to sports programs endorsed by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Included are records concerning the Sports Program Committee and the YMCA Centennial Committee. Series also includes several files containg correspondence and promotional and other material produced for the SunLifestyle program.
Subseries is arranged into the following two filing blocks: Sports program - general and Sunlifestyle Program.

Sport competition records

Subseries contains records documenting sport and athlete development, and competition management. Records consist primarily of correspondence with and reports to/from numerous Canadian sporting organization regarding the development of Canadian athletes, and communications with international sporting federations regarding the conduct of competitions of their respective sports. Does not include records about specific competition schedules or results.

Sport Centres and Athlete Development

Subseries contains records relating to BidCorp's efforts to obtain direct funding for the development of municipal, regional, and national sports centres. Records also concern other funding initiatives launched to support the development of athletes at various ages and skill levels.

Records include news releases, work plans, minutes, memorandums, correspondence, reports, agendas, and presentations.

Special projects

Subseries consists of minutes, correspondence, lists, reference materials, evaluations, publicity materials, etc. pertaining to special projects or other organizations or events in which the council participated. Subseries includes a number of records pertaining to the 1986 World Conference on Arts, Politics and Business, in which the Community Arts Council was a participant.

Special events files

Subseries consists of textual and graphic material relating to the research, planning and execution of various Centennial events and programs. Includes records relating to April 6th 1986, the Historic Plaque Program, New Years Eve 1985, Peace Festival and Symposium, re-enactment of the first Council meeting, Vancouver Day, Coeverden visitors, Canada Day, Sea Festival, Labour Festival, Futures Conference, Grey Cup '86, Expo '86, Castle Vancouver, and the Mayor Gift Program.
Subseries is arranged into the following six filing blocks: Special events - Planning and research; Special events; April 6, 1986; Expo '86; Castle Vancouver project; and Mayors Gift Program (Federal Express project).

Special Committee papers

Subseries contains papers on Arbutus and 25th shopping centre, Centennial Project and Gastown/Chinatown development correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.

Speakers and Events

Subseries contains records relating to speakers programs tailored to key audiences.

Records include correspondence, memorandums, reports, work plans, minutes, presentations, media guides, promotional materials, and agendas.

Smoking prevention and cessation files

Subseries contains records pertaining to amendments to health by-laws concerning smoking in the workplace and public buildings. Subseries also includes records pertaining to smoking prevention and cessation programs delivered by the department.

Sister city program files

Subseries consists of correspondence and promotional and other material relating to Sister City programs with Edinburgh, Odessa, Los Angeles, Guangzhou, and Yokohama. Includes records pertaining to various events put on by Yokohama in Vancouver for the Centennial, including children's programs, kabuki performances, displays and events at Oakridge Mall, Yokohama Day at Expo '86, and Yokohama Festival.

Series 2

Subseries consists of photographs of ships visiting Vancouver's harbour.

Series 1

Subseries consists of photographs of ships visiting Vancouver's harbour.

Security services records

Subseries contains records documenting the coordination of security, protection, disaster management and emergency medical services prior to and during the games. Records include communications with the RCMP Integrated Security Unit, strategic planning for public safety, and general information about venue and facility security.

Script reports - chronological

This subseries does not contains scripts, but consists of script reports with names of authors, titles of plays, dates, signed comments by readers, and recommendations for further action by The New Play Centre. Arranged chronologically.

Script reports - alphabetical

This subseries does not contain scripts, but consists of script reports with names of authors, titles of plays, dates, signed comments by readers, and recommendations for further action by The New Play Centre. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by names of playwrights and subjects.

Scrapbooks

Subseries consists of four scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings pertaining to the activities of the Vancouver Centennial Commission and the various events and projects that took place as part of the Centennial celebrations. Includes special Centennial editions published by local newspapers. Scrapbooks cover the period of 1981 to March 1987.

Salt Lake City Games

Subseries contains records relating to attendance by BidCorp representatives at the Salt Lake Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as during reconnaissance trips.

Record types within the Subseries include: budgets, correspondence, work plans, memorandums, reports, and minutes.

Research and program development files

Subseries consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memorandums and some reports relating to research and development of programs for the Centennial year. The files are arranged into two filing blocks: Correspondence and Chronological files.

Research Program

Subseries contains records relating to quantitative and qualitative opinion research, including design, field work, tabulation, focus groups, interpretation, and reporting of reports.

Records include correspondence, memorandums, reports, public opinion polls, and market surveys.

Records Management System

Subseries contains records relating to the development and maintenance of BidCorp's records management system.

Records include correspondence, memorandums, classification indexes, reports, and work plans.

Recognition program files

Subseries consists of correspondence, biographies, photographs, an artifact, and other textual and graphic material relating to the planning and execution of various recognition programs held during the Centennial year, including the Distinguished Pioneer Awards, Born in Vancouver program, Seniors Salute, Centenarians Recognition program, 21 Club (those individuals honoured at age 21 in 1936), and babies born on April 6, 1986. Records pertaining to the Distinguished Pioneers include biographies of the one hundred individuals recognized, as well as individuals considered but not honored.
Additional recognition program records transferred by the Commission without file numbers are also described in this series.

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