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Mother and child - early 1950s

Item is a home movie of two women holding a baby and opening gifts with baby clothes. Then the baby is shown as a toddler crawling around a carpet and playing with toys. Later the woman and child pose to be photographed in front of a Christmas tree and piano.

Horse races and Shetland Ponies, Virginia and Family

Item is a film containing footage of a pageant, people riding horses and ponies, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and surrounding area, the Capilano River valley and surrounding trails, orchestra at Malkin Bowl, a picnic, children playing in backyard and wading pool (possibly at 3846 West 10th), May Day Parade in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park gardens, George Vancouver statue and City Hall campus, Vancouver skyline view from City Hall and children playing in grassy area.

Westminster Bridge - Oliver, Patullo Bridge - Lions Gate

Item is a film containing footage of a rural farm area, children playing, Boy Scouts, baseball in a field, a truck laying asphalt onto the road, Pattullo Bridge construction and completion, the New Westminster waterfront, Vancouver skyline from Stanley Park, Second Beach swimming pool, view of partially finished Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park, English Bay, the Sylvia Hotel and City Hall.

We drivers (part 3)

Item is a film containing part 3 of We Drivers. The film opens with the Inter-title: "Having said goodbye to the cowboys, we go to the Arrow Lakes." Film contains footage showing the sternwheeler S.S. "Minto", Nakusp, scenes of lakes and towns, a steamboat, Arrow Park, Carrolls Landing, Burton, Penticton, beach scenes and the return to Vancouver. Produced for Trimble Service Garage.

Cityport

Item is a documentary film documenting the issue between the development of cityports and residential areas near the Vancouver shoreline. Film contains historical images of cityports and scenes of ports at Halifax and London, England for comparison to the situation in Vancouver.

Everest - Hi8mm transfer [part 2]

Item is Yaletown Productions Everest September 12, 1991 Hi-8 mm transfer tape two. Contains footage of Everest - Climb for Hope team members riding in a vehicle enjoying the views, playing hacky-sack in a lobby, a meeting about the plan to get the Everest - Climb for Hope team members and their supplies to base camp, a lightning storm, team members enjoying some snacks in a dining area, Dennis toasts the chefs, everyone enjoys a meal together, scenic view of mountains, a moonrise, a friendly dog, team members riding in the back of a truck up to base camp, shots of an monastery located on the way to base camp, arrival at base camp, scenes of setting up, a group photograph, Ernie [Erwin Sniedzins] gives his farewell to the team and drives away. Yaks move into camp area.

VanDusen Gardens, Gastown - Vancouver, B.C.

Item is a documentary film documenting the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden, as well as tourist attractions and businesses in Gastown. Film documents areas of the VanDusen Garden including the parking lot, administration building, main entrance, pavilions, greenhouses, MacMillan Bloedel Place, several ponds and gardens. The film also includes footage of bees, mallard ducks, Canadian geese, black swans, blue herons, and children feeding geese. The film also documents street scenes, tourist attractions, and prominent buildings in Gastown. It features footage of the replica SS Beaver at its moorings, shops including The Coggery and a silver and goldsmith, a busker with a banjo, a mural and signs for Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street), the Old Spaghetti Factory, a wooden bhudda statue outside of a store, the Europe Hotel, Steam Clock, Gassy Jack statue, Vancouver Harbour Centre, and views of Water Street.

Stone Symposium - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane, as well as footage of children watching the process. Artists believed to be featured include Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, David Marshall, Mathias Hietz, and Adolf Ryszka. The main sculpture being moved is "Travertine Sculpture 75" by David Marshall.

Stone Symposium

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of the unfinished "Landscape 75" by Jiro Sugawara being moved by a crane, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen sanding "Horizontal Column," and children chipping at stones. Artists believed to be featured include Jiro Sugawara forging metal bars, and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

1858-1958 Centenary Vancouver BC

Item is an amateur film documenting early and present-day Vancouver. This film contains footage of the Second Narrows Highway Bridge collapse, construction of the Deas Island Tunnel and Woodward's Oakridge Shopping Centre, as well as footage of Centennial Beach Park, Fort Langley Park, Queen Elizabeth Arboretum and the Bowladrome in Kerrisdale. The exterior and interior of a Vancouver home, including footage of children at play and a Christmas celebration, are also documented. There are also images of still photographs from the early 1900s which document sunbathers at a beach, loggers at work and the Stanley Park Hollow Tree. A Pioneer Citizen certificate bearing the name Max Wiehand is also shown.

Governor General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough visit Britannia Mines on Commodore E. W. Hamber's steam yacht "Vencedor" of the R. V. Y. C. Thursday Sept. 8th 1932

Item is a newsreel documenting the visit of Governor-General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber to the Britannia Mines. The film shows footage of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber arriving at Ballantyne Pier; meeting with the members of the Vancouver Harbour Commission (President S. McClay, Commissioner J. B. Thomas, and Commissioner R. D. Williams); greeting his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough; and boarding their yacht Vencedor; the Britannia Mines band and Mr. C. P. Browning, manager of the Britannia Mines, officially receiving the visiting party at the Britannia Mines piers; and the visiting party inspecting the concentration and machine shop at the Britannia Mines. The film also includes images of the Vancouver skyline and the BC coastline taken during the seavoyage to and from the Britannia Mines, an aerial views of Britannia Beach and Howe Sound, as well an official shot of the crew of the Vencedor yacht.

Hong Kong - woman in aviation cap, Margaret

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a woman wearing an aviation cap; Margaret eating breakfast and posing the dog for the camera; Margaret standing among Christmas decorations; and Margaret posing with her mother.

Hong Kong - group shot, Margaret and friend

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a dark group shot of some men; an unidentified family relaxing at the Scott's home; and Margaret with unidentified friend playing with a young puppy. The film also includes a slow motion shot of a child jumping into the water.

Hong Kong - children playing, steam ship band

Item is an amateur film which captures children by the Scott's Hong Kong home skipping, playing, and smiling for the camera; children playing Ring Around the Rosie and cartwheeling; a band playing onboard a large steam ship; and shots of passengers and crew.

Family movies from 1928 - early roll - Ruby, Chris, Kay - wedding, Valleen etc.

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. Footage documents the life of the George and Ruby (nee Wood) Thompson family from approximately 1928-1961. The film includes footage of significant family events such as the couple’s courtship, engagement and 1930 wedding, bringing home their baby daughter Valleen, and Christmas celebrations and holiday meals. Film also includes footage of numerous family scenes and subjects such as playing at the beach, picnicking, swimming, the family’s houses and pets, daughters Valleen and Hellene, and George and Ruby tending to and riding horses.

Film also includes footage of Vancouver attractions, including the Thompsons skiing and playing in the snow at Grouse Mountain circa 1928, and visiting the Stanley Park ornamental gardens and zoo in the 1930s.

The order of the stock date years of the films is as follows: 1929, 1926, 1928, 1939, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1959, 1955, 1946, 1961, 1948 and 1947.

[Family vacation]

Item is an amateur film documenting a group of people, including Peggy Spencer, vacationing in the United States. Film documents people boarding an airplane, women on a beach, children swimming, golf, and a boat named "Valerian II". Film also documents a football game and footage of an animal performance at Marineland of the Pacific.

Gay Spirit in the Family

Item is a videocassette containing the documentary "Gay Spirit in the Family" by Barbara Anderson and Brad Newcombe. The film is narrated by Helen Shaver and aired on VTV (Vancouver Television). The documentary explores various ideas about family structures and interviews individuals about their families and beliefs around parenting including members of the Coalition for the Protection of Parental Rights. The video contains interviews with Dr. Arlene McLaren, Keith G., Gary, June, Susan, Lindsay, Fatma Taha, Erma Victorisz, Sylvia Murray, Jan, Grant Gobman, Art Zoccole, Surrinder Varpaul, Donna Wilson, Laura M., James, Keith S. and Jules. The recording includes commercial breaks and ends abruptly during one of the interviews.

Follow Me

Item is a film showing a boy [Arnold Stride] talking to Fire Chief R.R. Jacks and witnessing two rescue drills.

Sky hawks [tape # 19]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Pilot Captain Marc Roberts delivers various takes of an anti-drug message in both English and French. Includes footage of the Sky hawks team members interacting with the public, as well as several takes of a group anti-drug message delivered in both English and French, footage ends with team members sleeping on the airplane.
Original camera source tape 19.

Mrs. G.

Item is a family film from the 1930's. Film includes footage showing the Cherniavsky family (Elspeth, Jan and children) in a yard (possibly at 3637 Angus Drive), on family trips to a rural area (possibly Bowen Island). There are shots showing dogs, swimming, time spent at an amusement park, a group clearing land and children playing.

P.A. Cherniavsky 1964

Item is a family film from 1964. Film includes footage showing the Cherniavsky family (Peter, Ann, Alix, Pippa, Tessa and Jan) in the yard at their home at 6688 Marguerite Street, Easter and Jan's fifth birthday celebrations at Cowan's Point on Bowen Island including swimming and boating. The film ends with footage of a whaling expedition in Port Hardy, showing aerial views of the wharf, ocean and beach, harpooning a whale and men processing the whale on a pier.

Easter at Ozama

Item is a family film shot between 1953 and 1954. Footage was mostly shot at Ozama in the Dominican Republic and includes many shots of Alix Cherniavsky as a baby with her parents Peter and Ann Cherniavsky. Also shown are Ozama locals singing and playing, people swimming and a Christmas party.

Peter and Ann Wedding 1952

Item is a family film shot between 1952 and 1953. Footage includes the wedding party and guests of Ann and Peter Cherniavsky arriving and mingling outside of the church, Peter and Ann Cherniavsky picnicking and site seeing, and baby portraits being taken of Alix Cherniavsky (daughter of Peter and Ann). Also shown is a trip to Ozama, Dominican Republic including swimming scenes at the beach and pool, a Christmas party and locals singing, dancing and fishing.

Spring

Film shows children playing in front of a suburban house, adults around the house sitting and mowing the lawn. After a very dark section around 01:45 the film goes on to show a family exploring a wooded area and playing with a front-end loader in a parking lot and a couple of brief scenes of cows.

Gabriel, Margaret (nee Kruger)

2 - Mike Collier - San Francisco trip - 1971 - original ECO [Eastman Colour Original]

Item is a home movie of a holiday to San Francisco. Includes scenes of the ocean, flowers, scenic views, a woman on some outdoor stairs, beach scenes, highway footage taken from a moving vehicle, also some footage of a small settlement with buildings, children playing in the river and some cows [in Mexico?], the film ends with a beach sunset.

P6 gag reel and misc[ellaneous] home movies

Item is a home movie with some behind-the-scenes shots taken on Collier's worksites. Includes some footage used in the industrial film, "Winter Survival." Includes footage of two people playing tennis, men goofing around, people gardening, two girls running, Collier combing his hair.

M. Collier - Calgary trip summer 72 - orig[inal] ECO

Item is a home movie. Includes footage of Michael Collier, women and small children [one of whom is Michael's son, Jason Collier], a cat, a prairie horizon and storm, a young black bear on the highway, a camp scene, [Jason Collier] and a woman near a river, the river, and more of [Jason].

Tourism B.C. Marketplace Progam [Program] - Expo 86

Item is "Marketplace Program" produced for EXPO 86 and Tourism BC. Major exhibition in BC Pavilion for EXPO 86. Multi-screen laser disc interactive display. Laser discs were very new at this time and cost over $2500 each to manufacture. This laser disc was produced to be used with specially designed players that would allow for touch-screen interaction from visitors to the B.C. Pavilion. These machines no longer exist; to get an idea of what options were made available pause the playback to view what the touch-screen displays looked like.
Item includes visual vignettes featuring footage to represent various geographical areas of the province of British Columbia. Theme music plays in the background of the scenes; no dialogue. Brief written descriptions of each area of the province precede each section of footage. At 00:10:23 - 00:10:24 screen shots of all of the various touch screen menu screens appear - to see these please slow down the playback and pause for each. Starting at 00:10:26 the footage plays out that would have been associated and parsed out for the various selected menu choices. At 00:12:08-00:12:11 more screen shots of selections flash by, again slow or pause to view these fully. Starting at 00:12:12 more groupings of clips of British Columbia can be viewed. From 00:13:55-00:13:58 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:13:59 there are more groupings of clips of British Columbia. From 00:15:38-00:15:40 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:15:42 there are more groupings of clips of British Columbia. From 00:17:24-00:17:26 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:17:27 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:19:03-00:19:05 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:19:06 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:20:53-00:20:57 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:20:59 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:19:03-00:19:05 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:19:06 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:22:33-00:22:35 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:22:36 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:24:23-00:24:26 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:24:28 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. At 00:26:14 there is the final section of menu screen shots and following that brief shots of hotels and lodgings in British Columbia. Final credits at 00:26:38.

Yaletown Productions ; Belize - promo[tional] 7:30

Item is promotional material for "Belize - Rain Forest Expedition" (1995). This was a pilot for a television series for Discovery Channel. The series did not proceed. The video introduces Belize with shots of locals, then follows a group of scientists and archeologists into the Belize rainforest where they observe wildlife and discover Mayan ruins. Information about Belize, to supplement the narration, is interspersed at the bottom of the screen.

Rockies by Rail ; music and FX [effects] only offline

Item is a version of "Rockies by rail" which has no narration, only music and effects. There is a time code reading at the bottom of the screen throughout. Footage includes some nice panning shots of the city of Vancouver. Michael Collier is sometimes one of the train passengers. Some footage was shot in Alaska as well as British Columbia.

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