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Odds & ends: Goldheart 1948, 865 Wildwood 1979, K[nox] Lake 1979, people W[est] Van show 1950, garden 1980, G.T. jumping 1947, Grouse Mountain 1930

Item is a film consisting of at least seven separate pieces of amateur film footage spliced together. Film includes black and white footage taken at Grouse Mountain in 1930 showing men and women skiing, a snowplough clearing snow, a dogsled, and a black bear cub playing with a dog. The remaining film footage is in colour, and includes George Thompson jumping obstacles on horseback in 1947; 1948 footage of the Thompson's champion horse Goldheart and two men riding in a chariot pulled by Goldheart and another horse; a large number of spectators sitting in stands to watch an unidentified event in West Vancouver in 1950; cabins and horses at Knox Lake in 1979; and the Thompson's house and gardens at 865 Wildwood Lane, West Vancouver in 1979 and 1980.

P.N.E. Parades 50, 51, 52, 53, and 56 - P.N.E. Ground [s] 60 and 61

Item is a film showing P.N.E. parades and the P.N.E. grounds. The film contains footage of parade floats, cheerleaders, marching bands, Mounties and Shriners. The film also shows crowds gathered in downtown Vancouver, and features the surrounding buildings and landmarks, likely on Hastings Street. The film contains candid shots of the P.N.E. grounds including P.N.E. visitors boarding amusement park rides, participating in arcade games, eating at concession stands, looking at attractions and attending the horse races.

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.

Parade on Pender Street and dance performances

Item is a film showing a parade on Pender Street with people dancing and walking with banners, as well as a scene with a group posing for photographs. The second part of the film shows dance performances on an indoor stage. Writing on box suggests the performances are by the Strathcona Folk Dance group and a dance group visiting from China.

[Vancouver and miscellaneous industrial activities]

Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouver street scenes and cityscapes as well as a variety of industrial activities. This films contains colour footage of a sea plane, mills and mining, shipbuilding, steel making, as well as Vancouver street scenes with people around Dunsmuir St. and the Georgia Hotel. The black and white portions of this film contain footage of Vancouver beach scenes.

Stanley Park highlights

Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the park?s recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream stand, golfing, swimming and playing in the water at the beach. The film also contains footage of track and field sports taking place at Brockton Oval including shot-put, discus, running races, high jumping, and pole-jumping. In addition, the film documents a visit to the park by Princess Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as well as people building the sea wall. Children are also featured in the park playing on the playground equipment, riding the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, and interacting with the animals at the petting zoo. Various animals in Stanley Park and the zoo are also documented including swans, ducks, raccoons, monkeys, sea lions, penguins, sea otters and a peacock.

Our outdoor heritage

Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouver's parks in 1940. This film names Vancouver the "Playground City of the North West" and contains footage of Stanley Park, Connaught Park, Douglas Park, Devonshire Park, Shaughnessy Park, Memorial West Park, Memorial South Park, Almond Park, Hastings Community Park, Grandview Park, Trout Lake, Queen Elizabeth Park, Tatlow Park, Thornton Park, Hadden Park, Burrard View Park, Maple Grove Park, Sunset Nursery, Victory Square Park, Beaver Lake Park as well as Vancouver's beaches including English Bay, Kitsilano Beach, Second Beach, Spanish Banks and Locarno Beach. The film also features Stanley Park including footage of typical scenes at the entrance and causeway, the Administration Offices of the parks system, primeval forest scenes, blossom time in the rockeries and gardens, Lost Lagoon, Prospect Point, Lions Gate Bridge, the totem poles and a view of Stanley park from afar. As well, the film documents the locations of the free swimming classes provided by Vancouver?s newspapers at Lumberman?s Arch Pool, Kitsilano Pool, New Brighton Pool and Maple Grove Pool. Vancouver?s playgrounds are also documented with footage of children playing in the playgrounds at Memorial South Playground, Norquay Playground, Robson Playground and McLean Playground. In addition, this film documents a variety of recreational activities that take place in Vancouver?s parks including swimming, sunbathing, boating, diving, folk dancing, tennis, golfing (at Fraser Golf Course), walking, lawn bowling, horse-shoe pitching, model yacht racing, cricket, playing games, enjoying the park's fauna and flora (in both summer and autumn), picnicking and having BBQs. Special events such as symphonies, Dress-up Day, the Annual Sandbox Contest, and the annual Soap-box Derby are also documented.

Opening of 2099 Beach [Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation building]

Item is a documentary film documenting the opening of the Board of Parks and Public Recreation building at 2099 Beach Avenue as well as recreational activities and special events in Stanley Park. The film contains footage of the ribbon cutting ceremony with crowds in attendance as well as winter snow scenes with people, ducks and swans in the park. Other recreational activities documented include log rolling in a pool, diving, and poolside sunbathing. The film also documents the unveiling of the statue of Lord Stanley in Stanley Park and concludes with footage of a baby polar bear.

Opening of Bloedel Conservatory

Item is a documentary film documenting the opening of the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park on December 6th, 1969. Film contains bird?s eye view footage of the Bloedel Conservatory, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver as seen from an airplane. The film also documents the external building structure of the Bloedel Conservatory and people entering it for the opening ceremony. Notable people filmed at the opening ceremony include Mayor Tom Campbell and his wife (who is holding a programme leaflet for the opening), Prentice Bloedel and his wife (who are in front of the sculpture), Deputy Park Superintendent Bill Livingstone (man talking at the microphone and who designed the park), Park Board Chair Andy Livingstone, Vice-Chair Sandy Robertson, Ex-Park Commissioner Grace McCarthy, Park Commissioner George Puil, Park Commissioner George Wainborn, Park Superintendent Stuart Lefeaux and his wife Louise and H.R. MacMillan and his daughter Jean Southam..

Stanley Park railway

Item is a documentary film documenting the Stanley Park Miniature Railway and other recreational activities in the park. The b&w footage of this film documents the construction of the miniature railway including bulldozing of the land and building of the railway tracks. It also contains footage of a ceremony involving hammering in the last spike as well as footage of the train running along the tracks in full operation carrying passengers and arriving at a station filled with crowds of people waiting to take a ride. The colour footage of this film documents other recreational activities in the park such as people doing arts and crafts, archery, and the 19th Annual Sandbox Contest. Collingwood Park is also documented in the film with footage of children participating in a tug of war and high jump. There is also footage of an unidentified ceremony involving a musical band, flag raising and balloon releasing.

Visit of Queen Elizabeth - dogwood - playground

Item is a documentary film documenting Queen Elizabeth's 1959 visit to Vancouver. The film shows preparation of a presentation for her visit to Queen Elizabeth Park as well as the presentation being viewed by Queen Elizabeth. The presentation consists of an assembly of children creating a dogwood-flower-shaped formation in the park.

City of playgrounds

Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Montreal?s parks. Some of the recreational activities documented in the film include children?s playground activities, a parade, races, baseball, tug-of-war, swimming, gymnastics, ice-skating, hockey and a toboggan run.

Polo Game for BC Challenge Trophy, June 20, 1928

Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Polo team defeating Douglas Lake 13-4 for BC Challenge Trophy. The film contains footage primarily of the match being played, with Norman Drysdale scoring for the Vancouver Team. It also shows Mrs. E. W. Hamber and Mrs. Kydd presenting the trophy to the victorius team, composed of Norman Drysdale, Colonel R. S. Chaplin, Hon. J. W. Fordham and Eric Hamber.

Polo June/27 - Douglas Lake vs. Vancouver

Item is an amateur film documenting a polo game between Douglas Lake and the Vancouver Polo Team. The film includes footage of crowds and poloists between periods of play, and a full shot of Colonel Chaplin on horse.

Greencroft - Badminton '28

Item is an amateur film documenting several badminton games between unidentified guests of the Hamber family at their residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film also shows footage of the guests chatting at the side of the court, and two full shots of an unidentified little girl.

Willingdon - party on Vencedor

Item is an amateur film documenting Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber entertaining Governor General Lord Willingdon, Vancouver Mayor L. D. Taylor, possibly Lady Willingdon, and several other unidentified guests on their yacht Vencedor. The film also shows footage of sailboats on ocean.

Vencedor at Bellingham, July 1/31

Item is an amateur film documenting a party on the Hamber yacht Vencedor. The film shows footage of people dancing on accordion music. A young woman dancing alone and with Mrs. E. W. Hamber is displayed throughout.

Buccaneer Bay & Ranch - May 24/34

Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber at a beach accompanied by several female and male companions in bathing suits getting ready for a swim. The film also shows footage of sailboats on the ocean, a boy holding a dog and three unidentified women in riding costumes on horseback at a ranch (possibly Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC).

English Bay Yacht Races & Cruise Buccaneer Bay - May 24/34

Item is an amateur film documenting sailing yacht racing. The sailing yacht with the white hull is Eric Hamber's 'Lady Van' that won the Lipton Cup in 1934. The film also shows footage of Mrs. E. W. Hamber full-front and together with several unidentified male and female companions ending a bathing party, boarding a vessel and chatting on deck.

Sailing Races and Cowichan Pictures - Sept. 1 - 2 - 3rd

Item is an amateur film documenting Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber entertaining guests on their private yacht Vencedor. The film shows full-shots of the couple on deck, and two unidentified guests playing the piano, the bass and the guitar on the yacht. There is also footage of racing sailboats.

Buccaneer Bay Ven[cedor?]

Item is an amateur film documenting Aldyen Hamber spending time at the beach with several male and female companions, all wearing bathing suits.

Minnekhada Ranch

Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber with 8 guests horseback riding over obstacle course in the forest of the Hamber Minnekhada ranch in Coquitlam. Some of the guests posing full front on camera alongside Mrs. Hamber are Garleigh and Marjorie Greenwood, and Mayor L. B. Taylor. The film also shows footage of various farm animals, such as foals in a corral, sheep and fowl.

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.

[Concert at] VISS [Vancouver International Stone Symposium] Stone Symp.

Item is an amateur film documenting a performance by the Silver Spring Blue Grass Band at the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium in VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage a crowd of people watching a concert being given on an earthen mound at the symposium site, people talking, and a phototographer taking pictures of the people and musicians.

Coqu[itlam] Lake Okanagan and [Myra] Canyon [and] Start of PNE Parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage probably taken from a Kettle Valley Railroad train going through the Okanagan. The film ends with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include Shell, White Spot, and the New Westminster Shrine Club General Band. Businesses shown include Oscar's, Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific Railroad, and Pacific Western Airlines.

PNE Parade - Start of the RCMP Musical Ride

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include the train from Montreal to Port Moody 1886, New Westminster, Comox Valley, Sannich, Vancouver Fire Department, Fraser Expedition, Canadian Order of Foresters, The Moonlighters, Horseshoe Bay, and the P.N.E Minstrel Band. Businesses and buildings shown include Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Radio CKWX 1130, Hotel Vancouver, Georgia Hotel, the Provincial Courthouse, and Pacific Western Airlines. Footage also shows downtown street banners. The second half of the film includes footage of the RCMP riding onto Hastings Park racetrack in formation in front of an RCMP band being conducted and a crowd. Houses in the Hastings-Sunrise area to the east of Hastings Park are also shown.

Expo day 2 - cam[era] rolls 1-3

Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86; includes shots of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, with Brian Mulroney visiting Vancouver and the Expo site. Captures scenes of the Snowbirds performing for Expo crowds. An RCMP band and mounted RCMP. Silent film.

Expo day 2 - cam[era] roll 4

Includes raw footage taken at Expo 86 showing crowds, the Canadian Pavilion, of a wall of television screens, the Hystar Airship flying in the Canadian Pavilion, RCMP musical ride, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, with other dignitaries, watching the musical ride, close up shots of RCMP officers, and a clown dressed-up like a policeman. Silent film.

"Expo" day 3 - cam[era] rolls 1-3

Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86; shows: pavilions, performers, people watching, the Canada Pavilion, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, the Plaza of Nations, neon signs at the Imax theatre, cowgirls dancing, the view from a monorail car, the monorail, and crowds waiting to get on the monorail, inside the Egypt pavilion, people getting splashed riding the Cariboo Log Chute roller coaster, line-ups, crowds, people riding the Parachute Drop ride, and the view from the drop ride. Silent film.

"Expo" day 3 - cam[era] rolls 4-5

Film consists of raw footage taken at Expo86 and includes scenes of the Minolta Space Drop ride, food carts, crowds, the gondolas and the view from the gondola ride, people walking on the seawall, RCMP officers, the RCMP musical ride (outdoor venue, crowds seated on grass), the floating McDonalds (and the McDonalds Tidy Tug picking up floating garbage), a beer garden, music, pavilion signs, Expo 86 grounds and the outside of several national and provincial pavilions. Silent film.

"Expo" [camera rolls 1-3]

Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86 and includes footage of RCMP officers interacting with the crowds, views of the Expo grounds from the monorail, crowds, the Roundhouse, the carousel, jugglers and mimes, demonstrations of prototype human-powered flying machines, views of the Expo grounds from the gondolas, the Expo 86 Air Plaza, the Plaza of Nations, people interacting with statues and stationary vehicles, Highway 86 a gray bridge structure with various modes of ground transport vehicles all painted a matching gray colour; people interacting and walking around the vehicles, children playing at the UFO H2O water park, and the Expo grounds. Silent film.

Stadium

Film is the release print of "Stadium" featuring construction of BC Place Stadium with time lapse of inflating roof. Also contains a panning shot of the city of Vancouver, and shots of construction in progress before the roof was ready to go up, workers working, an aerial view of the building without a roof, the crowd and dignitaries inside awaiting and watching the inflation of the roof. Musical soundtrack.

Protest

Item is a documentary film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for protest, and a number of heated debates on the street between protestors and bystanders/theatre-goers. Film also includes some general views of Granville Street showing the Towne Cinema and nearby buildings.

Allscreen - Vancouver- reel #1

Film features raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features people outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, pedestrians on Robson St, Vancouver in the evening, a sunset over English Bay and sailboats on English Bay. Some looping of clips. Silent film.

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #2

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features the City of Vancouver, and includes harbour views, the train in Stanley Park loading and unloading tourists as well as the train ride views; including some zoo animals, children at the petting zoo, Granville Island; especially the Public Market, False Creek Ferries, a view of the Granville Street bridge, the Burrard Street bridge and views from the Granville Street bridge looking downtown. 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 7

Film consists of raw footage used used in the video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage includes scenes of the Expo Centre with an inukshuk in the foreground, B.C. Place Stadium, the Plaza of Nations, an outdoor swimming pool, an airplane landing, and views of the future grounds of Expo 86. Silent film.

Forest Fire - N.W. [Vancouver Civil] Strike - [Woodwards promotions]

Short films are spliced together on this reel. 00:02 - 01:34 shows a forest fire raging and being battled on the ground and from the air. Includes footage of a sawmill. 01:35 - 03:26 depicts workers, with signs, in front of Vancouver City Hall, on strike. Most of the signs read: Negotiate Now: End Civil Strike. 03:27 - 04:22 consists of animated advertisements for Woodward's department store.

[Vancouver School of Art] reading - [Social Credit campaign advertisement] - Granville [Street] riot

Short films are spliced together on this reel. 00:00 - 02:54 a student production by Greg Bellerby with the Vancouver School of Art Film Workshop which consists of music and a slow panning shot of a typed story entitled "Nude world." From 02:55 to 03:52 is a Social Credit politcal advertisement featuring Karen Magnussen and Eric McCue. And 03:53 to 05:21 is raw footage, scenes of the Granville Street riot (silent).

Greg Bellerby

Gastown riot

Film consist of raw footage of the riot in Gastown. Includes scenes of RCMP on horseback, people being taken into custody, under cover police assisting in putting people into the police vans, and skirmishes between protestors and police. Police brutality. Quite violent.

Snowbirds: Come fly with us [English]

Film was a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, The Snowbirds. Yaletown Productions obtained distribution for the film across Canada; it played in theatres as a short before the Demi Moore feature film "Mortal Thoughts" (1991).
Produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Music by Steven Vitali.

Snowbirds - Venez Voler Avec Nous [come fly with us], English with French subtitles

Film is a theatrical short produced for the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron, "The Snowbirds." This version has french narration, french credits, and french subtitles.
Yaletown Productions obtained distribution for the film across Canada; it played in theatres as a short before the Demi Moore feature film "Mortal Thoughts" (1991).
Produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense. Music by Steven Vitali.

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