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Xmas 1973

Item is a film showing group golfing, Stanley Park including Siwash Rock and Girl in a Wetsuit statue, a trip to Atlantic City including footage of Shriners band practice at a hotel, a man dressed in a bikini, a parade and men getting shoes shined, views of New York City from inside a vehicle and Expo Spokane grounds.

Jasper National Park - Edmonton - Banff - Lake Louise - Tommy Jang emergency ward - Keefer Wholesale under construction and grand opening

Item is a family film containing scenes of a family vacation throughout Alberta, including Jasper National Park, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff National Park and Lake Louise. The film also documents the construction at Keefer Wholesale Florist at 310 Prior Street. Pre-formed concrete slabs are lifted and tilted to make the walls of a building. The construction process also documents the various companies working on the building: Lift and Tilt Concrete, Delta Masonry, B.C. Conveying Machinery, Viking Automatic Sprinkler. The final section of the film shows the opening ceremony of Keefer Wholesale with people gathering, a band playing, speeches (silent), and dancing.

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.

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.

[Holiday]

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family on vacation, possibly in Hawaii. Film documents a Polynesian band and dancers, outdoor cooking, eating, and individuals receiving flower leis. Film includes footage of Colonel Victor and possibly Isabell Louise Spencer.

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.

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.

Queen [Royal visits to British Columbia 1939 and 1951]

Item is a reel of amateur films documenting the royal visits to British Columbia in 1939 and 1951. The first part of the film reel contains approximately five minutes of footage of the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Vancouver in May 1939. It includes views of and from Queen Elizabeth Park, and a band procession leading the royal motorcade from the park. Also included are views of crowds lined up along Georgia Street near Howe and in Stanley Park watching the band procession and royal motorcade, followed by views of the Lions Gate Bridge, steamships on Burrard Inlet and Siwash Rock. The film also includes footage of the royal motorcade on Columbia Street in New Westminster, followed by footage of Stanley Park, Prospect Point, Coal Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, and Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, all taken from a boat in Burrard Inlet. The second part of the reel film contains approximately nine minutes of footage of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and H.R.H. Prince Philip's October 1951 visit to Victoria, British Columbia. The footage shows the couple's arrival on the H.M.C.S. Crusader and members of the Canadian Scottish Regiment and the Royal Canadian Artillery performing and greeting the couple prior to their meeting with Premier Byron Johnson in front of the Legislative Buildings. The film also includes scenes of a motorcade to the Empress Hotel and the royal couple exiting the hotel with the Premier, footage of the Princess stopping to tour at an unidentified building, additional motorcade and band footage, and scenes of the royal couple departing on the H.M.C.S. Crusader.

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.

Full speed ahead

Film produced by New Horizon Films for the Canadian Forces. It is an informational and promotional film about being a naval officer. Directed and filmed by Robert S. Rodvik, edited by Michael J. Collier, narration by Lt.(N) G. Davidson, S. Rodvik, narrator Campbell Lane, technical advisors Lt.(N) Terry Wolfe and Lt.(N) Glen Davidson.

Vancouver - The World in a City

Item is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. It features several aerial views of the city and highlights the many activities available to enjoy in or near the city. Film also shows the Expo 86 site under construction. Directed and edited by Mike Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Tom Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau. Produced by Yaletown Productions.

Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature - Japanese version CH 1/2 - English version CH 3/4 [Japanese version CH 1/2]

Item is "Vancouver - Spectacular By Nature;" the last in the series of video post cards; released in 1994. The film features footage of Vancouver and the surrounding area highlighting the activities and attractions available to visitors. The final five minutes of the film features a couple of minutes of archival footage of Vancouver as a way to celebrate and acknowledge its 100 year history. Directed and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Bob Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. b&w from 00:21:43-00:22:40.

Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature - Japanese version CH 1/2 - English version CH 3/4 [English version CH 3/4]

Item is "Vancouver - Spectacular By Nature;" the last in the series of video post cards; released in 1994. The film features footage of Vancouver and the surrounding area highlighting the activities and attractions available to visitors. The final five minutes of the film features a couple of minutes of archival footage of Vancouver as a way to celebrate and acknowledge its 100 year history. Directed and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Bob Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. b&w from 00:21:43-00:22:40.

Sky hawks [tape # 17]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. This tape includes footage, taken from the ground, of the Sky hawks performing at Royal Rhodes Military college in Victoria BC on a windy day; includes footage of the crowd. The tape continues with the Sky hawks at an air show where they interact with the crowd and children.
Original camera source tape 17.

Snowbirds - TV special - Moose Jaw - 20th reunion

Item is original camera tape footage taken for the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic team, the Snowbirds. Includes footage of Snowbirds pilots and mechanics congratulating each other after a performance, spectators, a military band and a ceremony to welcome new Snowbirds team members and bid farewell to departing ones, tape ends with mingling after the ceremony between families, Snowbirds alumni, Snowbirds team members and military personnel.

P7 - Mike Collier - fun and friends - workprint - Wire outs - Rockfest - N. Van. - Noel-Jasper - Up mt. 1972

Item is a home movie. Includes some outtakes and footage from Collier's independent student films: 'Wire' and 'Water Colours.' Also shows people hiking in the woods, crowds at the Strawberry Mountain Rock Festival, men making silly faces, a woman at the beach, a cat looking at a light bulb, a child swinging garbage cans hung from chains, people sitting in a river drinking and toking, marijuana plants.

I am alive : Jim Currie [music video]

Item is a videocassette containing a music video for the song "I Am Alive" by the artist Jim Currie. The music video was directed and edited by Billy Chapman. The video contains captioning for the lyrics and additional biographical details about the life of Jim Currie and his fight with AIDs. Jim Currie died before the music video could be made and does not appear in the video.

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.

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.

We drivers (part 2)

Item is a film containing part 2 of We Drivers. Film contains footage of North Vancouver, a picnic at Horseshoe Bay, Howe Sound, road from Marine Drive to Grouse Mountain, Grouse Mountain highway and Chalet, the gate to Grouse Mountain; the view from Grouse Mountain, hiking around Grouse Mountain, ferry from North Vancouver to downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver skyline from the Burrard Inlet, a band stand, horse racing at Hastings Park and speed boat racing at Harrison Lake. Produced for Trimble Service Garage.

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.

Return Victorious!

Item is a film showing the North Vancouver School Band welcomed back to Vancouver after having won the Canadian National Exhibition band championship. Band members are greeted at the CPR station by family members. North Vancouver Mayor William Angus, and school board Chairman Robert S. Thorpe speak. The band travels in a procession of cars across Lion's Gate Bridge and through North Vancouver to a school auditorium. Various shots of cameramen filming the event throughout. Individuals involved include: Doug McKay (camera operator), Lew Weekes (camera operator), Ronald Wood (Director). Produced by Astra Productions.