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Minnekhada Ranch

Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber and an unidentified male companion rowing a boat in wetland and Mr. E. W. with several unidentified female companions riding horses and clearing hurdles at the Hamber Minnekhada ranch in Coquitlam. The film also shows footage of a dog catching a game bird, of cattle grazing, as well as images of flocks of wild geese, and chicken and ducks at the farm.

Farm - (Colored) Summer 1935 - Chickens & Ducks at farm

Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and three unidentified female companions riding horses in the stable yards (possibly at the Hamber ranch at Minnekhada in Coquitlam). The films shows footage primarily of chicken and ducks moving about the farm.

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.

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.

On the spot zoo story

Item is a documentary film documenting the Stanley Park Zoo. The film contains footage of various animals at the zoo including Nanook the polar bear, penguins, Oscar the baby seal living with the penguins, seals, sea lions, monkeys, peacocks, pigeons, flamingos, and ducks. The footage of the animals is narrated by Fred Davis. Davis also interviews the curator of the zoo, Alan Best, who talks about his career, his Labrador retriever, and the challenges of diet and climate change for some of the animals at the zoo.

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.

Lady Kee Van Luncheon - Whaling Station at Coal Harbour - River Inlet - Knight Inlet - Jervis Inlet

Item is a film showing the boat (“Lady Keevan”) loaded from a dry dock at Main and Union Streets to a truck to be transported to the water. Film also shows a whale being pulled from the water onto a dock and is cut apart, dock at Telegraph Cove, scenes on the water at River, Knight and Jervis Inlets, and the exterior of the Malibu Club House at Egmont, B.C.

Around Vancouver

Item is a film containing home movie footage filmed by Allan Crocker. The film shows Stanley Park including the Stanley Park zoo, birds and the Dining Pavilion; Coal Harbour; the Lion's Gate Bridge; Queen Elizabeth Park; a trip to [Caribou?]; an airport; and Christmas celebrations at the Crocker residence, 7347 West Boulevard.

1965 - Demolition of House 3738 Pine Cresc.

Item is a family film from between 1965 and 1966. Film includes footage showing the demolition of a house at 3738 Pine Crescent, Cherniavsky family trips to Bowen Island, Whistler, Brentwood Bay, Butchart Gardens and Grattan's Ranch in Lone Butte B.C.

Gastown - Vancouver BC - VanDusen Gardens

Item is a documentary film documenting Gastown and the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden. Film includes footage taken in Gastown of the Captain John "Gassy Jack" Deighton statue, Hotel Europe, Water Street, the Old Spaghetti Factory, Vancouver Harbour Centre, SS Beaver replica at its moorings, Frisby's Restaurant, Seven Seas Imports, The Coggery, Gaslight Square (131 Water Street), the Gastown Steam Clock. The film also includes footage of a number of signs of Gastown businesses and places including Bootlegger, The Dublin House Irish Fashions, Tiffany Coiffures, Brother John's Restaurant, Cottage Deli Soup 'n' Sandwich, and Blood Alley Square. The film also includes footage taken at VanDusen Botanical Display Garden including shots of the entrance sign, parking lot, administration building, garden entrance, flowers, several ponds, a fountain, MacMillan Bloedel Place, children feeding geese, pavilions, ducks, swans, a bee, and a blue heron.

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.

Stanley Park

Item is a documentary film documenting sports, wildlife, and tourist attractions in Stanley Park (B.C.). Film documents people cycling on the seawall by Coal Harbour, playing golf at the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt Golf course, playing tennis at an outdoor tennis court, and jogging beside Lost Lagoon. The film also contains footage of different birds at Lost Lagoon and around Stanley Park, including swans, geese, ducks, and seagulls. It also includes footage of cars driving along a road through the park, as well as the totem poles at Brockton Point with the Vancouver skyline in the background.

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.

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.

[The] gift of water

Item is the award-winning"The Gift of Water." Produced by Mike Collier and Bob Rodvik. Photography by by Mike Collier and Bob Rodvik. Music by Ian Berry and Don Granbery. Edited by Mike Collier. Film transfer from 16mm to one inch master tape, transferred Nov. 22, 1984. "The Gift of Water" won two awards at the Canadian Film and Television Association Awards in 1975: Best Nature and Wildlife Film, and Best Cinematography.

"Everest" - tape #14 - film transfer

Item is "Everest - Climb for Hope" footage transferred from original 16mm camera film footage. Includes footage of yaks carrying packs and supplies for the "Everest Climb for Hope" team. Team members hike beside the yaks. Scenes of base camp, sherpas, a satellite dish, laundry hanging to dry, tents and tents covered in snow. Includes a scene of Peter cooking and enjoying smoking a pipe, prayer flags, men relaxing and doing thing around the camp including looking through a telescope, sorting equipment, packing, bread being prepared in the communal tent at base camp, snow being melted using a small stove hanging in someone's tent, a man attaching crampons to his boots, men hiking out of base camp through the snow with packs, anchoring spikes into the ice and snow and attaching ropes and carabiners, performing a rescue, or perhaps practicing a rescue [?], early morning hiking, mountain views, snow blowing off the mountain, interviews with Everest - Climb for Hope team members (silent), and a truck of supplies driving and getting unstuck on a very rough road near a river.

Everest - master 6

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the "Everest - Climb for hope" documentary. Includes footage of team members building a sled for use in the rescue of Tim (because Tim has an injured knee), men around the camp working and interacting, Ross on the radio discussing the details of the rescue of Tim with John, Mario, and the rest of the team up on the North Col., views from camp and of the North Col., team members in the communal tent making plans, night scenes of tents, supplies, and men with flashlights and packs heading out, preparing for the rescue of Tim, some footage of some of the rescue efforts, the successful arrival back at advanced base camp, the medical examination of Tim's knee at the advanced base camp, Tim talks a little to the camera after the examination and worries about not being able to ski again or take on his new job, the doctor reassures him that is is likely he will heal. Alan and Peter making a crutch for Tim out of tent pegs, foam, duct tape, wire, and a ski pole; Tim tries out the crutches and the team members goof around.

Sky hawks [tape # 10]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Original camera source tape 10. Includes footage of Sky hawks team members listening to Ray congratulate the 1991 team members on making the team, a field with a crane in it, footage from the ground of the Sky hawks performing and landing, team members on the ground after landing, team member packing up their parachutes for the next jump, discussing the last jump, and people waiting at the landing place for the parachuters to land.

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].

Everest - CR 41-45

Film is raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Scenes of playing with a metal detector, interviews with four men, and scenes of Kathmandu; buildings and people. Camera: Gibson/Collier Sound: Noble/Morrow.