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Playground films -- special events

Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children?s fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children?s games, and musical performances. The film also documents a children?s parade involving children carrying signs with various Vancouver park names, a children?s puppet show, a parade with children marching their bicycles and a marching bag-piping band as well as a children?s trophy ceremony. In addition, the film contains footage of children driving mini cars at the Playground Traffic School as well as footage of Camp Capilano and children participating in recreational activities such as hiking, eating lunch and tug of war.

Graham's Gate ribbon cutting ceremony with donors and university officials

Item is a photograph of the ribbon cutting ceremony opening the Graham's Gate at the north entrance of the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus. The gate was donated to the university by Mr. and Mrs. Graham. Included in the picture from left to right are Sherwood Lett, Mrs. Helen P Graham, U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie, and F. Ronald Graham.

Honorary degree presented to Mrs. Nancy Hodges by Sherwood Lett and Norman MacKenzie

Item is a photograph of the presentation of a degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of British Columbia to Mrs. Nancy Hodges, Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett is at left, and U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie is on the right. The presentation was made on the occasion of opening of U.B.C.'s Westbrook Building.

Honorary degree presented to Mrs. Nancy Hodges by Sherwood Lett and Norman MacKenzie

Item is a photograph of the presentation of a degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of British Columbia to Mrs. Nancy Hodges, Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett is at left, and U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie is on the right. The presentation was made on the occasion of opening of U.B.C.'s Westbrook Building.

Honorary degree presented to Dr. Ethlyn Trapp by Sherwood Lett and Norman MacKenzie

Item is a photograph of the presentation of a degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from the University of British Columbia to Dr. Ethlyn Trapp, cancer researcher and President of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett is at left, and U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie is on the right.

Chancellor Lett, Lieutenant Governor Frank Ross, and President MacKenzie taking the salute

Item is a photograph of University of British Columbia and civic officials take the salute at a ceremony at the Armoury at U.B.C. Identified individuals standing at the front of the stage are (left to right) U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Frank Ross, and U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie.

Everest - Climb For Hope

Item is the master version of the film "Everest - Climb For Hope;" a documentary following a Canadian team of climbers raising money for research and awareness about Rett Syndrome by climbing Mount Everest. Ernie Sneidzins is the father of a young teenager suffering from Rett Syndrome, it was his determination to do something that set this expedition in motion. Narrated by Leslie Nielson; Produced and directed by Michael Collier; Written by Richard Tomkies; Director of photography Robert C. Gibson; Executive producers Michael Collier and Ken Jubenvill; Technical producer Bob Gibson; Climbing cameramen Pat Morrow and Bill Noble; Editors Michael Collier and Bill Campbell; Music Hal Beckett; Production coordinator Lupe Korbut.

Collier, Michael J.