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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.

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.

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"

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.

A network of public places : Chinatown community plan : public realm, Sept[ember] 14, 2005

Item is a map showing the locations of the Carrall Street Greenway, Silk Road, and various buildings and outdoor spaces in the area bordered by Taylor Street, Hastings Street, Gore Street and Union Street. Includes colour photographic images of the following: Milennium Gate, Chinese Cultural Centre and the Old China Gate, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Courtyard, Alley behind the CBA Building, Memorial Square, Shanghai Alley and Suzhou Alley, and the Carrall Street Greenway and Pedestrian Pathway.

Carrall Street Greenway development activities, updated March 20, 2006

Item is a map showing the Carrall Street development project activities between Keefer Street and Water Street. Map shows those parts of the project that have been completed and those under development. Included are photographic images of various buildings included in the project, including the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden expansion project.

Carrall Greenway : Keefer to Pender : transition block : preliminary concept design

Item is a plan for the Carrall Street Greenway, from Keefer Street to Pender Street. Plan shows the location of trees, walkways, recreational lanes, traffic buffers and driving lanes. Plan also shows the location of retaining walls, concrete columns, underground glass, ramps and parking areas. Also shown are the location of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Chinese Cultural Centre, SUCCESS Housing, Suzhou Alley, Nggai Lum Association, and the Sam Kee Building.

Carrall Greenway : Keefer to Pender

Item is a plan for the Carrall Street Greenway, from Keefer Street to Pender Street. Plan shows aerial photographic views of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Chinese Cultural Centre, SUCCESS Housing, Suzhou Alley, Nggai Lum Association and the Sam Kee Building. Plan also shows the 1889 high water mark, and the location of trees and pedestrian walkways.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden : the completion project : Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces : plan

Item is a sheet with two site plans for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen completion project, which included the Penjing Garden reception hall, public and support spaces. Plans have been hand coloured to indicate the areas of the garden included in the project. Project number 94-03, sheet number 2 of 2.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden : the completion project : Penjing Garden, reception hall, public and support spaces : perspective circulation diagram

Item is a sheet with three architectural drawings relating to the perspective circulation diagram for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen completion project, which included the Penjing Garden reception hall, public and support spaces. Drawings include a bird's eye view of the garden and floor plans of the open garden and separate functions. Project number 94-03, sheet 1 of 2.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Garden : a classical Chinese garden : site plan, the Penjing Garden ; preliminary only, not for construction

Item is a preliminary site plan drawing for the expansion of the park with an area called the Penjing Garden (identified in yellow). The locations of several trees within the garden is indicated. Plan also includes an outline of various phases of the Chinese Cultural Centre construction. Project number 88 05, sheet number 1 of 1

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : A Classical Chinese Garden : planting plan

Item is an architectural drawing showing the planting plan for the garden. Drawing indicates the location of various plants and trees, and lists the botanical and common names, size and remarks, and quantity for each plant and tree. The plan also indicates which plants may be supplied by the Park Board and reserved surplus trees. Sheet number 1 of 1.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : a classical Chinese garden : planting plan

Item is an architectural drawing showing the planting plan for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park. Drawing indicates the location of various plants and trees, and lists the botanical and common names, size and remarks, and quantity for each plant and tree. The plan also indicates which plants may be supplied by the Park Board and reserved surplus trees. Corrections and additions have been made in pencil. Sheet number 1 of 1.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : a classical Chinese garden : planting plan

Item is an architectural drawing showing the planting plan for the garden. Drawing indicates the location of various plants and trees, and lists the botanical and common names, size and remarks, and quantity for each plant and tree. The plan also indicates which plants may be supplied by the Park Board and reserved surplus trees. Sheet number 1 of 1.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park : a classical chinese garden : elevations, site sections

Item consists of one sheet with architectural drawings showing the north elevation, east elevation, section A and section B. A note under the title reads "These elevations are for reference only. Phase I does not include above-ground work." The statement "In cooperation with LAC [Landscape Architecture Company], Jiangsu, Suzhou Municipality" appears on the sheet. Sheet number A3.

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