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104-108 East Pender Street

File consists of records created and accumulated by contractors for a project to created Statements of Significance for various heritage buildings in the Chinatown area.

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.

Heritage inventory photographs

File contains contact sheets and sheets of negatives numbered 593-650, showing the following: Kitsilano apartments; Blood Alley; Gastown; Chinatown; Fairview; 330 West Pender; Brock House; St. Luke's Home; 1125 West 7th Avenue; Marine Building; Hudson's Bay Insurance Co.; Vancouver Block; Century House; 1301 West 7th Avenue; Takehara Apartments; Fairview House; Kitsilano; Chalmer Church; Alberta Lumber; Sylvia Hotel; Roedde House; Manhattan Apartment; 400-500 Main Street facades; Maple Tree Square; Lord Strathcona School; 1200 Granville Street; 620 and 621 West Hastings Street; Pender Street; West Broadway; other areas of Granville Street; Marpole Industries; Dawson School site; Seaforth Armoury; Strathcona; and unidentified areas.

Heritage inventory photographs

File contains contact sheets and sheets of negatives numbered 542-592, showing the following: 500-600 block Main Street; 300 block West Hastings Street; 600 block West Pender Street; 1100-1200 Granville Street; Chinatown and Chinatown signs; West Broadway and West Broadway signs; Maple Tree Square; other areas of Granville Street; Park Plaza; Canadian National Railway; Oppenheimer area; European signs; Water Street; Brock House; downtown; Mount Pleasant; West End; shaughnessy; City Hall; Pacfic Street; 3rd annual bicycle race in Gastown; and unidentified areas.

Heritage inventory photographs

File contains contact sheets and sheets of negatives numbered 400-450, showing the following: Water Street; Chinatown; Hastings Street; Pender Street and Pender Street signs; Gastown; block 42, D.L. 541; Carrall Street; Columbia Street; Beatty Street; Hastings and Main; Market Alley; Mountain View Hotel; Main and Cordova; an undated model of Gastown; Gaoler Mews signs; Theatre Row lanes; Blood Alley; Trounce Alley; 300 block Alexander Street; 400 block Alexander Street; and unidentified areas.

Heritage inventory photographs

File contains contact sheets and sheets of negatives numbered 341-399, showing the following: Carrall Street signs; Powell Street signs; west side Main street; Maple Street Square; Blood Alley; Trounce Alley; Keefer Street; Water Street signs; 100 block Water Street; 300 block Water Street, including Hussenden Building; other areas of Water Street; Army and Navy; 500 block Carrall Street; Gastown; C.P.R.; Abbott Street; Abbott Street signs; Gastown signs; Pender Street; Alexander Street; Hastings Street; South Granville Street; Chinatown; and unidentified areas.

Heritage inventory photographs

File contains contact sheets and sheets of negatives numbered 121-140, showing the following: South Vancouver; Strathcona; Chinatown; Canadian National Railway Station; East Hastings; East Georgia, and unidentified areas.
Some frames have been identified as follows:
Sheet 125: 20A, 21, 22, 23 - three sets of row houses east side of 600 block Jackson Avenue; 24 - north east corner of Jackson Avenue and Georgia Street.
Sheet 128: 6, 6A - north east corner of Jackson Avenue and Georgia Streets; 7, 7A - south east corner of Keefer Street and Hawks Avenue.
Sheet 129/129A: 13A 558 Keefer Street; 18A-26A - 500 Block Keefer Street; 27A - 612 Keefer Street?; 28A - 620 Keefer Street; 29A - 630, 626, 620 Keefer Street; 30A - 636 Keefer Street (Good Shepherd Mission Church), 630, 626 Keefer Street; 31A - 658 Keefer Street?; 32A - 668 Keefer Street?; 33A - 711, 715 Keefer Street; 34A--36A - 700 block Keefer Street, north side.
Sheet 130: 21A - church on north west corner of Pender and Princess Streets; 22A - 591, 575 Pender Street; 23A - 563 Pender Street; 24A - 557 Pender Street; 25A - 500 block Pender Street, south side; 26A - north west corner Pender and Jackson Avenues; 28A - 459 Pender Street; 29A - 451 Pender Street; 30A-33A - north side 300 block Pender Street?; 34A - 329 Pender Street; 35A - 321 Pender Street; 36A - 315 Pender 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.

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.

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.

Souvenir of Vancouver B.C. - Canada

Item is a folder containing a set of paper panels printed with images of various sites in the Vancouver area. The prints are titled as follows: Sandy beaches on English Bay; Bloedel Conservatory - Queen Elizabeth Park; Aerial view of the downtown district as seen from above English Bay; Entrance to Stanley Park (Causeway); Kitsilano Beach and English Bay skyline; Totem poles in Stanley Park; Coal Harbour, part of Stanley Park, the North Shore and mountains; Gastown; Chinatown at night - North America's second largest; H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, Centennial Museum of Natural and Human History; Lions Gate Bridge at dusk; Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, B.C.; Vancouver's skyline at night as seen from Stanley Park.

Urban Documentary Summer 84 - Tape # 1

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a radio documentary. Description on tape case: "1. Port of Vancouver Waterfront Plan; 2. Expo: The Chinatown Gate and its impact on the Downtown Eastside Residents; 3. The effect of Expo on Downtown Eastside Housing; 4. Expo '86 (Stan Persky; The Terry Fox Monument / The $500 5000 development pay-off."

V.J. Day Chinese Dragon Parade

Photograph shows the Chinese School and Lee Buildings and the Sun Tower in the background.
Label on verso of print reads "Chinese Victory Day Celebration / The Dragon Parade / Vancouver, B.C. / August 17, 1945"

Celebrating Chinese children festival : photo album

Item is an album of photographs by Leong Dong Bing of events that took place as part of the Celebrating Chinese Children Festival held in Vancouver in April 1943 to raise money for Chinese war refugees. The album is addressed to a school in New Westminster.

Photograph album : Parade of Oriental Fashions, 18th Convention of the Canadian Food Processors Association and Year of the Serpent banquet

Item is an album containing photographs of the Parade of Oriental Fashions event at the 18th convention of the Canadian Food Processors Association as well as a program for the convention. The parade took place on January 22, 1965 in the Mai Tai Room of the Bayshore Inn. Photographs show female models wearing Asian dress, a fashion show and attendees.

The album also includes photographs of the Year of the Serpent Chinese New Year Festival Banquet held at the W.K. Gardens on February 26, 1965. The banquet was held in conjunction with the Spring Carnival Committee, and was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Vancouver Visitors Bureau and the Chinese community. Included are photographs of various Vancouver pageant queens, Miss San Francisco Chinatown, Miss Chinatown USA first princess, and the crowning of a young woman with a serpent headdress and crown.

Notes at the back of the album list orders received for copies and provide some identification of those individuals appearing in the photographs.

Fashion parades, February 1960 and undated slides

File consists of twelve photographs of a February 1960 fashion parade in Chinatown attended by Mayor A.T. Alsbury and Miss Vancouver Chinatown 1960 Donna Yee, as well as two photographs of a parade in Chinatown, likely taken in 1960.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society fonds

  • AM1068
  • Fonds
  • 1981-[2009]

Fonds consists of the following records:

S1 - Records of the Administration Committee
S2 - Records of the Board of Trustees
S3 - Records of the Building Committee
S4 - Records of the Documentation Committee
S5 - Records of the Education Committee
S6 - Records of the Executive Director's Office,
S7 - Records of the Finance Committee
S8 - Records of the Fundraising Committee
S9 - Records of the Garden Committee
S10 - Records of the Gift Shop
S11 - Records of the Government Relations Committee
S12 - Records of the Landscape Committee
S13 - Records of the Maintenance and Repairs Committee
S14 - Records of the Membership Committee
S15 - Records of the Nominations Committee
S16 - Records of the Public Programs/Newsletter Committee
S17 - Records of the Public Relations Committee
S18 - Records of the Volunteer Committee
S19 - Architectural drawings

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society

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