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Personal - [Br--?] 1925 - Vancouver 1926 - Prince George - Prince Rupert

Item is an amateur film beginning with footage of a man playing with dogs; wild horses running; Margaret Magoffin driving a car; Sam Magoffin, Margaret and various people and dogs standing on the front stairs of a house; and Sam and three men exiting the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Railway Contractors Tie Department building (possibly in Prince George).

The film also includes footage of Prince Rupert, B.C., including the Prince Rupert Hotel and Sam and Margaret Magoffin on Sixth Avenue with several of the downtown buildings in the background. Also included is footage taken along the waterfront and from aboard the S.S. Prince Rupert, as well as views of the city taken from a high vantage point. Buildings shown in this footage include the fire hall and elevator.

Also contained in the film is footage of a parade in Vancouver taken from a bird’s eye viewpoint. The parade includes footage of mounties on horses, sailors, a pipe band, clowns, animals, and many floats, including floats for Point Grey, the City of Vancouver, the Loyal Order of Moose, Burns Shamrock Brand Products, Vancouver Ice Cream, and a stampede. The film also includes several minutes of footage of a rodeo at Hastings Park, including bronco and bull riding and chuckwagon racing activities. The film also shows Sam and Margaret with other people in front of the Court House and having a picnic on Grouse Mountain. Also included is footage of a military parade by Victory Square, a military review, and a medals ceremony; Mayor L.D. Taylor is shown in attendance at this event.

Poppsie England Wood Family

Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, horse races, family scenes, a church, and a wedding. Film also documents locations and events in Vancouver, including the exterior and interior of Wood’s Jewellery Store (Arthur Wood & Co., 2511 Main Street), family gatherings at a house, possibly the Wood family home at 1656 Robson Street, and a troop of cavalry riding in dress uniforms. The stock date years of the film are in the following order: 1926, 1931, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

Hong Kong - airplane, men playing

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a biplane flying; expatriates in suits and local soldiers in uniform sitting together; and the expatriates playfully tossing a ball around.

Victoria - Remembrance Day

Item is an amateur film which captures Remembrance Day proceedings in Victoria, British Columbia. A ceremony is being held on the grounds of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the Inner Harbour area, where soldiers and veterans in ceremony stand around the War Memorial. The soldiers march and line up, various men in formal dress take turns placing a wreath at the base of the statue (including Premier Duff Pattullo), and a military band plays. The film closes with a blurry shot of Margaret.

Soldiers on ship leaving port

Item is an amateur film which captures a ship full of Canadian soldiers departing. The soldiers wave toward those seeing them off from the docks; some soldiers dangle their feet from the side of the ship, while others climb for a better view. A band can also be seen playing before the ship departs from its berth.

Victoria - Government House, royal visit footage, and soldiers departing

Item is a film which contains some of Douglas Scott's footage of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria, British Columbia, in May of 1939. The film captures a car approaching Government House; Margaret by the water; intertitles reading "We leave their majesties steaming Eastward, back to their family at the Heart of the Empire - while Canadians from the Atlantic to Pacific unite in loyalty and affection for our Sailor King and his gracious consort," and "The Straits of Juan de Fuca : In the foreground Canada - in the background the towering Olympic Range in the United States - two great nations living together in peace and Amity;" a large pole being painted by a man elevated by a pulley; the fountains and structures of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings illuminated for the royal visit; the parade, a marching band, and Mounties; a golf game; flowers; and youths riding horses. The end of the film captures soldiers marching.

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 people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, Jiro Sugawara, Joan D. Gambioli, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

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 - Sympos[ium] crane

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium. The film contains footage of Canadian Reserve soldiers helping move sculptures using a crane. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Michael Prentice. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Stone Symposium - Symposium 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 people photographing and filming the process. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and Jiro Sugawara. The main sculpture being moved is "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen.

Can you be a leader?

Film is a promotional and informational short produced by New Horizon Films (with support from the NFB) for for the Department of National Defense. The film follows a set of new recruits through officer training at the facility in Chilliwack, B.C.
Directed and photographed by Robert S. Rodvik, sound recording and editing by Michael J. Collier, technical advisors: Captain Stu Harper and Captain Grant Russell, music composed by Captain John Montminy, Narrated by Chad Miller, music performed by Canadian Forces Naden Band, Esquimalt, B.C.
"Can you be a leader?" won a Certificate of Excellence - Training at the U.S. Industrial Film Festival.

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.

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.

Rescue at Sea [English version]

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Produced in English and French. English verison.Producers Rod Brookes DND, Paul Bisson PWGSG, and Mike [Michael] Collier; technical advisor P2 Malcolm Conlon. 1995.

Sauvetage en Mer [Rescue at Sea, French version]

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions for the Department of National Defense, Canada. Produced in English and French. This is the French version; French narration and French subtitles for those sections spoken in English. Producers Rod Brookes DND, Paul Bisson PWGSG, and Mike [Michael] Collier; technical advisor P2 Malcolm Conlon. 1995.

Flight of the sky hawks [broadcast version]

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky Hawks, "Flight of the sky hawks: 20th anniversary celebration.;" produced in cooperation with the Department of National Defence Canada. Narrated by Donnelly Rhodes; written by Richard Tomkies; produced and directed by Michael Collier; editor Jane Morrison; and music Bruce Ruddell. The documentary follows the Sky hawks team through selection and training, their missions and goals and performances and other outreach activities the team performs as part of being a Sky hawk. From original camera source tapes. Includes blackouts for commercials.

Sky hawks [cassette version]

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky Hawks, "Flight of the Skyhawks: 20th anniversary celebration.;" produced in cooperation with the Department of National Defense Canada. Narrated by Donnelly Rhodes; written by Richard Tomkies; produced and directed by Michael Collier; editor Jane Morrison; and music Bruce Ruddell. The documentary follows the Sky hawks team through selection and training, their missions and goals and performances and other outreach activities the team performs as part of being a Sky hawk. From original camera source tapes. This is the cassette version, 47 minutes. Nov. 4, 1991, Yaletown Productions.

L'envol de Sky hawks [French version]

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky Hawks. produced in cooperation with the Department of National Defense Canada. Written by Richard Tomkies; produced and directed by Michael Collier; editor Jane Morrison; and music Bruce Ruddell. The documentary follows the Sky hawks team through selection and training, their missions and goals and performances and other outreach activities the team performs as part of being a Sky hawk. This is the cassette version, 47 minutes. Nov. 1992.
From original camera source tapes.

Sky hawks [film to tape transfers, tape #2]

Item is one inch film to tape transfer of raw footage shot for the one hour television network documentary "Flight of the Sky hawks : 20th anniversary." The film features Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. There is some aerial footage of the team in formation in free-fall and also shots of the team in combat gear with parachutes designed for combat and not for show. Footage is silent.

Return of the cold warriors [English version]

Item is a half hour television documentary about the history and closing of the last Canadian military base in Germany. This documentary outlines the Canadian Airforce experience in Germany during the Cold War from 1953-1993. Individuals are interviewed who served at Baden Baden, the various airplanes flown by Canadians out of the base are discussed and there is footage of the closing down reunion party and the final military parade and fly-over. Produced by Yaletown Productions for Department of National Defence. Narrated by Donnelly Rhodes. Produced by Michael Collier; written by Richard Tomkies; directed by Ken Jubenvill; . Aug. 3, 1993.

Flight of the Sky hawks [English version]

Item uses additional material from other sponsored productions produced by Yaletown Productions, specifically, "Sky hawks." This 9 minute video was sponsored by the Department of National Defense [DND] and produced by Yaletown Productions. Rights are owned by DND. Some footage is common to the one hour documentary "Flight of the Sky hawks."

Flight of the Sky hawks [French version] [L'envol de Sky hawks]

Item uses additional material from other sponsored productions produced by Yaletown Productions, specifically, "Sky Hawks." This 9 minute video was sponsored by the Department of National Defense [DND] and produced by Yaletown Productions. Rights are owned by DND. Some footage is common to the one hour documentary "Flight Of The Skyhawks."

Those magnificent Snowbirds - The first 20 years

Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic air team, the Snowbirds. Narrated by Leslie Nielsen. The documentary begins by following the eight men trying out for the four spaces in the 1990 Snowbirds team, then discussing the history of aviation in Canada and the Canadian military, the majority of the film focuses on the training of the Snowbirds team and the outreach and shows they perform. Ending with the final show of the 20th anniversary season. Digital edited master (no supers). Version has blackout breaks for commercials. Yaletown Productions, produced in cooperation with U.TV/CKVU Vancouver and the Global Television Network and in cooperation with the Department of National Defense Canada; executive producers Ken Jubenvill and I.H. Asper; co-producers Stan Thomas and Peter Viner; associate producer Susan Brinton; director of photography Bob Gibson; additional photography Bob Ennis and Cpl. Marc Cossette; technical adviser Major Dan Dempsey.

Sky hawks [tape # 1]

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 1. Includes footage of an airplane taking off and then footage taken from inside an airplane of the pilots and crew and of equipment being dropped out the back of the airplane attached to parachutes.

Sky hawks [tape # 2]

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 2. Video includes shots of men in an air hangar wearing camouflage and carrying equipment, checking parachutes and receiving instructions. Also shows men on an airplane ready and waiting to jump out. Ambient noise recorded.

Sky hawks [tape # 3]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks.Video contains footage of men in camouflage in an airplane getting ready to jump out and then exiting the plane. Also includeds interviews with Darryl [rank?] and with Colonel Holmes about the Canadian airborne pathfinders. Original camera source tape 3.

Sky hawks [tape # 5]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of the Sky hawks training, practicing formations on the ground, and folding their parachutes. Original camera source tape 5.

Sky hawks [tape # 6]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of the preperation of the drop zone (with yellow marker and red smoke bomb), the Sky hawks practicing on the ground, entering an airplane, aerial acrobatics, sky diving, parachuting, and landing in the drop zone. Original camera source tape 6.

Sky hawks [tape # 7]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky hawks in an airplane getting ready to jump an then jumping out of the airplane as well as shots of airplanes taking off and the Sky hawks landing in the drop zone, folding their parachutes, completing paper work and exercising. Original camera source tape 7.

Sky hawks [tape # 8]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Video includes footage of an interview with team member Mario about the importance of stretching and warming up before parachuting, team members preparing smoke grenades, team members reviewing a recording of their performance, and planning/learning the routine for the upcoming season. Original camera source tape 8.

Sky hawks [tape # 9]

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 9. Includes classroom planning footage, team members getting their skydiving costumes on, checking each others parachute equipment, an interview with Peirre regarding the Sky hawks six week training camp in Paris CA each year, the Sky hawks getting on an airplane, preparing the landing site, footage from the ground of the Sky hawks performing and landing.

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.

Sky hawks [tape # 11]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Footage includes the cameraman who parachutes with the team and wears cameras on his helmet to capture aerial action getting his gear ready for a jump, throwing Pierre (Pete) into the pool, Ray's ankle being taped up after a bad landing, Rob talking about his first jump, a sunset, Collier in a field, and the workings of a parachute being explained. Original camera source tape 11. Paris, CA.

Sky hawks [tape # 12]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of a detailed explaination of the parachute apparatus and functions; someone is wearing a parachute to help demonstrate. Original camera source tape 12. Paris CA.

Sky hawks [tape # 15]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. This tape has footage of parachuters jumping from an airplane, military officers and personnel, military men and woman receiving thier wings for parachute training, the tape ends with the General describing the role of the Sky hawks.Original camera source tape 15.

Sky hawks [tape # 16]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Footage includes shots of the Sky hawks team traveling by air, a plane taking off and retracting landing gear (shot from inside the airplane), men playing cards/gambling on the airplane, Royal Rhodes Military College campus, the audience at Royal Rhodes, ribbons being dropped from the airplane to aid in testing the winds at levels higher than the ground, Sky hawks ground crew, the Sky hawks jumping while commentary is offered on the ground about the show and jumpers, and applause when the jumpers land.
Original camera source tape 16.

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.

Sky hawks [tape # 18]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Footage includes an airplane flying by, commentary of the show provided on the ground, ribbons (wind drift educators) are dropped from an airplane, the camera captures the audience as well as the Sky hawk's performance. Original camera source tape 18.

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.

Sky hawks [tape # 20]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of a city skyline [Spokane, WA?], and the Sky hawk team members at an air show in the USA, an American flag is included in their show [Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, WA?]. Team members are filmed getting ready to board the plane, polishing their boots, folding a flag, checking their own and each others equipment, practicing their aerial routine on the ground, footage also includes a local news camera women, airshow crowds, the Sky hawks ground team, the Sky hawks performance, the airshow announcer can be heard narrating the show as the camera captures the show and the crowd. Original camera source tape 20.

Sky hawks [tape # 21]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky hawks at an airshow in the USA, on the ground after jumping, scenes of the audience/crowd at ground level cheering for the Sky hawks, as well as the audience from the height of several stories up, parachutes being packed up, other airshow participants, airplanes and jets landing, taking off, and hovering, many shots of the crowd looking up to enjoy the performance, also the Sky hawks performing their jumps, and walking by the crowd after their performance. Original camera source tape 21.

Sky hawks [tape # 22]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Footage includes several takes of an interview with Richard Nette about the history of the Sky hawks team and how the team began, and includes scenes of military drills: push-ups, obstacle course, and parachute drills. Original camera source tape 22.

Sky hawks [tape # 23]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's pilitary parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of military drills, inspection, and men packing snowshoes along with other equipment, a shot of the "Airborne Pathfinder" logo, a lecture, demonstration, and lesson on proper airborne emergency procedures, practice jumps in a gym with simulated parachute apparatus, outdoor training; men put on practice parachute gear. Original camera source tape 23.

Sky hawks [tape # 24]

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Item includes footage of military parachute drills and men jumping off a tower in simulated parachute jumps. Original camera source tape 24.

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