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Rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, Victoria, and dog show

Item is an amateur film opening with footage of downtown Vancouver showing several Vancouver Fire Department trucks and engines and a lot filled with lumber, then cutting to footage taken from the back of a moving train, showing snow covered scenery, followed by Sam and Margaret Magoffin standing on a porch with several other people and a dog, Margaret and a man standing in front of a car, and additional footage taken from a moving train showing a sign for Yoho, mountain scenery and the Cathedral train station. The film also contains footage taken in downtown Victoria, B.C. showing the legislative building, Inner Harbour and CPR Steamship Terminal building, followed by dogs, likely the Magoffin’s golden retrievers, and several minutes footage of a dog show.

Svend's Dedication of Malcolm's Bench - Home Video Tape 1

Item is a videotape containing home movie footage and recordings of three movies and commercials from television.

(00:00:00 - 01:08:26)
This portion of the tape contains home movie footage by Malcolm Crane and Stanley Weese. The footage shows Crane and Weese talking to each other at False Creek, a backyard and in Beacon Hill Park at the Gay and Lesbian Pride Picnic with Karen Bitz. They take turns filming. Crane's mother and brother Alan Crane are interviewed in a back yard. There is footage from a trip to Salt Spring Island including Ganges Public Harbour, Brian Forester's workshop and home, the Salt Spring coastline and BC Ferries. The 1991 and 1992 Pride Parades are shown and the footage includes speeches given both years at Sunset Beach by Malcolm Crane.

(01:08:27 - 01:30:36)
Black screen with no content.

(01:30:37 - 02:27:11)
This portion of the tape is a recording of an unidentified black and white movie from television. The recording includes commercials for Spargo's Restaurant, Playland, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Personalities on KVOS TV, Secure Card, Weatherview Forecast, Sun Jammin' [album], Ring of Fire [film], Columbia Academy, Siskel and Ebert [television program], Lifestyle's of the Rich and Famous [television program], National Kidney Foundation of Washington [featuring Debra Burke], Great Escapes Contest KVOS TV Vancouver, Vancouver Aquarium, BC Mazda Dealers, Micki and Maude [television program], The Joan Rivers Show, BC Hydro, The Dressing Room [Vancouver], Environmental Defense Fund, A Current Affair KVOS TV, Real Canadian Superstore and White Spot.

(02:27:12 - 03:23:10)
This portion of the tape contains a recording of "Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy" from television. The recording includes commercials for Vidal Sassoon Ultra, Ivory Snow, White Spot, Smith's Home Furnishings, Pepsi, Molson Special Dry [beer], Ford and Mercury dealers, Safeway, Norwich Union Life Insurance, Oil of Olay, Secret [deodorant], Point Break [film], KVOS TV, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Coors Light [beer], Fitness World, Coppertone, Labbatt Dry [beer] and Downy Fabric Softener.

(03:23:11 - 04:27:30)
This portion of the tape contains a recording of a Masterpiece Theatre 1991 presentation of "I, Claudius" from 1976. The recording includes commercials for PBS Home Video and KCTS 9 presentations of: Horizons II [television series], Cosmos [television series], Moyers: Oren Lyons the Faithkeeper [television program], The One Game [movie] and The Prisoner [movie].

Vancouver, BC

Item is a documentary film documenting bridges, Vancouver Harbour, the Stanley Park (B.C.) seawall, and maritime traffic around Vancouver. The film includes footage of False Creek, the Granville (Street) Bridge (3rd, 1954-), the Burrard Bridge (1932-), the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-), the Second Narrows Highway Bridge (1960-), the Stanley Park seawall and sculptures including Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl In A Wetsuit and the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, the shipping facilities at Vancouver Harbour, and the seabus terminal. The film also includes footage of boats and ships including a sailboat, tugboat, cruise ship, seabus, ferry, and cargo ships.

Vancouver and Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Planetarium, and Vanier Park. The film documents a number of attractions within Stanley Park including the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Stanley Park Junction, various sections of the seawall, the Brockton Point Lighthouse, Coal Harbour Marina, Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl in a Wetsuit, the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, tennis courts, Prospect Point lookout, Lost Lagoon, the Stanley Park Golf Course, totem poles, and the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-). The film also includes footage of birds including Canada geese, seagulls, swans, mallard and wood ducks, and peacocks. The film documents Vancouver Harbour and its facilities, and includes footage of shipping containers, cranes, cargo ships, seabus, and a floatplane.

The film also documents downtown Vancouver and includes footage of numerous prominent buildings including the Marine Building, Vancouver Harbour Centre, Bayshore Inn, the Westcoast Energy Building, Hotel Vancouver, the Provincial Court House, Robson Square under construction, the Georgia Medical Dental Building, the Bank of Nova Scotia Tower, TD Tower, the Vancouver Block, Commodore Ballroom, Sun Tower, Dominion Building, Andrew Wesley Church, and the Hudson's Bay Company building. The film also contains night footage of the Vancouver skyline, Granville Street with illuminated signs, a fountain lit by coloured lights, and neon signs in Chinatown, including those for the Marco Polo Chinese Smorgasbord, Loon Foon Kwok restaurant, Ming's, South Seas Dining Lounge, Ho Inn Chop Suey, and Bing C. Wong & Associates Accounting and Taxation Service.

Film also includes footage of the exterior of the Bloedel Conservatory, a tugboat in False Creek, the downtown Vancouver skyline as viewed from Kitsilano, an old house (number 1160, street unknown), sailboats in English Bay, the Vancouver Planetarium, Vanier Park, and Beach Avenue as seen across False Creek from Vanier Park.

Stanley Park, the VanDusen Garden, and the visit of the Kaiwo Maru

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park, the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden, and the visit to Vancouver of the Japanese tall ship the Kaiwo Maru. Footage taken at the VanDusen Garden includes the garden entrance, the administration/library/classroom building, flower beds, roses, trees, ponds, lily pads, blue herons, a starling, and stone sculptures. Footage from Stanley Park includes crowds at the Stanley Park Junction, children and adults riding the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, people watching bears at the Stanley Park Zoo, and other zoo animals including flamingoes and seals. Film also includes footage taken from a sail boat of the Kaiwo Maru in English Bay surrounded by numerous pleasurecraft, with a group of the Kaiwo Maru's crew standing on her bow. The film also includes footage of Vancouver Harbour, downtown Vancouver, and cruise ships at berth as viewed from the deck of a sail boat.

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #4

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Film features aerial views of: B.C. Place Stadium, the City of Vancouver from Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, the seawall, Stanley Park, the downtown area, the B.C. Ferries-run seabus, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre still under construction, the Expo Centre (now the Telus World of Science) under construction, as well as views of the development of the Expo site, the Fraser river, log booms on the Fraser river, the Airport, the University of British Columbia campus, and the Lions Gate bridge. Silent film.

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #5

Film consists of raw footage of Vancouver that was used in video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage includes scenes of the Lynn Valley suspension bridge, the Grouse Mountain 'Skyride' (gondola), views from Grouse Mountain of the Lower Mainland, the Expo 86 site under construction, B.C. Place Stadium, the Expo Centre (now the Telus World of Science) under construction, and people walking in downtown Vancouver, City Hall, Simon Fraser University campus in Burnaby B.C., and the University of British Columbia campus, Silent film.

Vancouver roll 8

Film consists of raw footage used in video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features scenes of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Coal Harbour, airplanes featuring the Expo 86 logo on the tail end, a few panning shots and some wide shots from the south side of False Creek of the entire Expo 86 grounds partially constructed and the partially completed Cambie Street bridge. Silent film.

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.

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

Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia this version has Japanese narration. 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. Ends with an advertisement for 'Canada's Best Selling Video Postcard Series.' b&w 00:10:57-00:11:04 and 00:18:47-00:19:22.

B.C. / Expo '86 - aerials #1

This 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. Includes nighttime footage of downtown Vancouver.

B.C. / Expo 86 - aerials #2

This 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. There are several shots of the B.C. Pavillion, now the Telus World of Science; including nighttime shots of the B.C. Pavillion, the Expo grounds and the city. Some scenes have been sped up.

Provincial Reports - "That's The BC Spirit"

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. Item consists of ten, two minute, "Province Reports," with Fred Latrimouille, produced by Yaletown Productions for the government of British Columbia's "B.C. Enterprise" program. In the order that they appear on the tape they are:
-Province Report 2 "People Place/Jobs" (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 7 "Burden /Restraint" (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 9 "Teamwork/Employment Initiatives" with Grace McCarthy, Minister of Human Resources (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 10 "Getting around/Transportation" (Oct. 5, 1982)
-Province Report 11 "Future jobs/Education" (Oct. 5, 1982)| Province Report 1 "Mega projects/Jobs" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 3 "Coalscene/Resource Mgmnt [management]" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 4 "Transportation/Ports" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 6 "Work share/Jobs" (Sept. 20, 1982)
-Province Report 8 "Foundations/Economic strategy" (Sept. 20, 1982)

Recording includes interview clips with various provincial politicians including Stephen Rogers, William Vander Zalm, James Hewitt, Don Phillips, Grace McCarthy and others.

America by rail - Alaska

Item is a tourist promotional video for travelling in Alaska. Features shots showing off the Alaskan landscape, following a train of tourists on their route to Northern Alaska. Includes footage of dogsledding and snowmobiling. Video has a predominantly country music soundtrack. Dubbed in Japanese with Japanese title screens and Japanese credits.

NHK [Nippon Hoso Kyokai; official English name: Japan Broadcasting Corporation]

Downtown : the issues -

Item is a documentary film documenting the transportation and population issues that impact access to downtown Vancouver. Film contains scenes of driving on the Granville Street Bridge, people attending a show, on a beach and walking around city streets at both daytime and evening.