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Vancouver Centennial Commission sports program photographs [album]

File consists of photographs and some ephemeral material, such as pamphlets, invitations, and programs, relating to Centennial sports and recreational events that were arranged into a photograph album.
Includes photographs and ephemera relating to the following events:

  • [Tillicum dropping the puck at a hockey event with Canuck Stan Smyl and a Calgary Flame player] (2011-010.1582)
  • Provincial Girls Curling Championships, February 12-16 (2011-010.1583 to 2011-010.1584)
  • High School Provincial Tennis Table Championships, February 28-March 1 (2011-010.1585)
  • Centennial Skateboard Competition, March 31-April 3 (2011-010.1586 to 2011-010.1587)
  • Kerrisdale / Point Grey Pee Wee Ice Hockey Tournament, March 28-31 (2011-010.1588 to 2011-010.1590)
  • Western Division Synchronized Swimming Championship (2011-010.1591)
  • [The Blush is Beautiful Ski to Sea Relay Race, April 15] (2011-010.1592 to 2011-010.1593)
  • B.C. Masters Swimming Championship, April 19-20 (2011-010.1594)
  • Vancouver Oldtimers Ice Hockey Tournament, April 25-May 7 (2011-010.1595 to 2011-010.1596)
  • National Masters Badminton Championships, April 30 to May 3 (2011-010.1597)
  • Dive Canada International, May 2-4 (2011-010.1598 to 2011-010.1599)
  • Canada Squash Championships, May 1-6 (2011-010.1600)
  • Ethnic Communities Volleyball Tournament, May 5-June 11 (2011-010.1601 to 2011-010.1602)
  • Centennial Handicap, May 11 (2011-010.1603 to 2011-010.1605)
  • Centennial Rugby Festival, May 11-13 (2011-010.1606 to 2011-010.1607)
  • Canadian Weightlifting Championships, May 17-18 (2011-010.1608)
  • Run for Light, May 30 (2011-010.1609 to 2011-010.1610)
  • Okanagan Express Relay Race, June 6-8 (2011-010.1611 to 2011-010.1614)
  • Centennial Mixed Pairs Lawn Bowling Championship, June 10-August 26 (2011-010.1615 to 2011-010.1616)
  • Harry Jerome Track Classic, June 10 (2011-010.1617 to 2011-010.1618); Vancouver Centennial Women's Golf Tournament, June 12 (2011-010.1619 to 2011-010.1620)
  • Southlands Summer Show '86, June 20-22 (2011-010.1621 to 2011-010.1624)
  • Super Socco Youth Basketball Tournament, June 24 to 28 (2011-010.1625 to 2011-010.1627)
  • Vancouver Clay Court Tennis Championships, July 14-19 (2011-010.1628 to 2011-010.1630)
  • Centennial 'Best Ever' Field Hockey Tournament, July 19-20 (2011-010.1631 to 2011-010.1633)
  • BC Lions Centennial Salute, July 19 (2011-010.1634 to 2011-010.1636)
  • Canadians Centennial Night, July 22 (2011-010.1637 to 2011-010.1639)
  • West Indian Reunion, July 21-26 (2011-010.1640 to 2011-010.1642)
  • Sports Action program, July 23 to September 2 (2011-010.1643 to 2011-010.1645)
  • Vancouver Centennial Triathlon, July 26 (2011-010.1646 to 2011-010.1648)
  • Goldie Oldie Netball Festival, July 27-August 2 (2011-010.1649 to 2011-010.1651)
  • Canadian Slowpitch Championship for the Deaf, July 31- August 31 (2011-010.1652 to 2011-010.1654)
  • Bison Baseball Provincial Championship, August 1-4 (2011-010.1655)
  • International Practical Shooting Championships, August 2-9 (2011-010.1656)
  • National Horseshoe Pitching Championships, August 8-10 (2011-010.1657)
  • IYRU World Women's Sailing Championships, August 16-22 (2011-010.1658 to 2011-010.1659)
  • Canadian Lawnbowling Championships, August 17-22 (2011-010.1660)
  • National Women's Softball Championships, August 19-25 (2011-010.1661 to 2011-010.1663)
  • Centennial Slowpitch (DEL) Tournament, September 12-14 (2011-010.1664 to 2011-010.1666)
  • World Veterans Road Running Championships, October 4-5 (2011-010.1667 to 2011-010.1668)
  • Arts 20 Relay Race, October 23 (2011-010.1669 to 2011-010.1672)

Ephemeral items have been assigned item numbers 2011-010.1830 to 2011-010.1833.

Centennial event posters

File contains posters for:

  • New Star Books "Working Lives"
  • Arts '20 VGH to UBC relay
  • Blush is Beautiful Ski to Sea relay
  • "Presenza Italiana A Vancouver" display at the Italian Cultural Centre
  • Lorita Leung Dance Association presentation of "Gold Mountain" at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Vancouver Centennial Fiction Festival at Isadora's on Granville Island
  • Scandinavian Festival at Vanier Park
  • CMC (Canadian Music Competitions inc.) National Finals and Gala Concert
  • Latin American Cultural Festival at John Henry Park
  • Marathon Canoe Racing National Championships/Vancouver Voyageur Challenge
  • Limited Edition Official Commemorative Medallions
  • The Vancouver Reading, Vancouver Poetry at Amiga Studio Theatre
  • Neighbourhood Images: a very special city wide Centennial photo contest
  • Artwalk: a view through windows
  • In Transition: postwar photography in Vancouver at Presentation House
  • Presentation House Gallery: gala openings
  • Gala Underground presents Ken Bayfield, Happy Trails Theatre Co, Shannon McManus
  • Vancouver Centennial Triathalon
  • Vancouver Centennial Hickory Golf Classic
  • Nanaimo Bathtub Race

Channel 13

File consists of correspondence and a videocassette from television station VU13 (CKVU-TV), in response to a request from the City of Vancouver Archives requesting additional materials to be added to their files in the Centennial Committee collection.

CKVU-DT

VCC [slide binder] #3 : Canada Day '86

File consists of slide, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting Canada Day activities organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission for July 1, 1986. Individuals depicted in the photographs include Michael Harcourt, Pat Carney, Grace McCarthy, Harry Rankin, and Gordon Campbell.

VCC [slide binder] #5 : DD,EE,FF,GG,HH,[II,JJ,KK]

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following:

  • (DD) Chevron Stage at Arts Race (2011-010.1031 to 2011-010.1049)
  • (EE) Tillicum cartoons (2011-010.1050 to 2011-010.1062)
  • (FF) Logos, Centennial publications (2011-010.1063 to 2011-010.1075)
  • (GG) Sport Actions Program, YMCA (2011-010.1076 to 2011-010.1084)
  • (HH) Yokohama, [Re-enactment of first Council meeting] (2011-010.1085 to 2011-010.1134)
  • (II) Chevron Stage photos - various events (2011-010.1135 to 2011-010.1197)
  • (JJ) Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters visit City Hall, Jan. 1986 (2011-010.1198 to 2011-010.1220)
  • (KK) Federal Express display at Park Royal, Summer 1986 (2011-010.1221 to 2011-010.1254)

Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, various Vancouver City Council members, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #4 : T,U,V,W,X,AA,CC

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following:

  • (T) Vancouver's 99th birthday (2011-010.839 to 2011-010.878, 2011-010.917 to 2011-010.933)
  • (U) Tillicum and kids photo session (2011-010.879 to 2011-010.897)
  • (V) Xmas [Christmas] tree at Art Gallery, Centennial Flag at night (2011-010.898 to 2011-010.916
  • (W) Polar Bear Swim at English Bay (2011-010.934 to 2011-010.973)
  • (X) Celebration of the haggis (2011-010.974 to 2011-010.993)
  • (AA) Tillicum at Chevron Gas Station (2011-010.994 to 2011-010.1025)
  • (CC) [Centennial flag at Vanier Park] (2011-010.1026 to 2011-010.1030)

Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Pat Carney, Grace McCarthy, Toni Onley, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #2 : K,L,M,N,P,Q,R

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following: (K) April 6th (2011-010.561 to 2011-010.727); (L) Vancouver AM sign unveiling (2011-010.728 to 2011-010.743); (M) Fools parade (2011-010.744 to 2011-010.762); (N) Tillicum's birthday party (2011-010.763 to 2011-010.770); (P) Chinese New Year (2011-010.771 to 2011-010.801); (Q) Tillicum at Lougheed Mall (2011-010.802 to 2011-010.820); and (R) Tony Onley at Agency Press (2011-010.821 to 2011-010.838). April 6th events and activities depicted include the arrival of Governor General Jeanne Sauve at the train station; the birthday celebration at Brockton Point, Stanley Park, including the cutting of the birthday cake; re-dedication of the fountain at Lost Lagoon; fireworks; and a formal dinner.
Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Governor General Jeanne Sauve, Toni Onley, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

VCC [slide binder] #1 : A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets in a binder, depicting Centennial activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following: (A) Tillicum at City Hall, miscellaneous Centennial banners (2011-010.367 to 2011-010.406); (B) Tillicum with Mayor Harcourt and Centennial Committee (2011-010.407 to 2011-010.426); (C) Tillicum at PNE / B.C. Place Stadium (2011-010.427 to 2011-010.460); (D) Mac's promotion, Tillicum Mobile [Chevron Ottermobile] (2011-010.461 to 2011-010.470); (E) Tillicum and Centennial baby, April 6th baby (2011-010.471 to 2011-010.489); (F) Boy Scouts making Vancouver sparkle (2011-010.490 to 2011-010.498); (G) Landing of the Ford Taurus, media event (2011-010.499 to 2011-010.412); (H) Boys and Girls Club Making Vancouver Sparkle (2011-010.513 to 2011-010.531); (I) Lighting of the Lions Gate Bridge, [Centennial banners] (2011-010.532 to 2011-010.540); and (J) Centennial Handicap, Exhibition Park, Chevron Burnaby Centre Stage (2011-010.541 to 2011-010.560). Individuals depicted in the slides include Michael Harcourt and Centennial Committee members.

Vancouver A.M. sign unveiling / Wake Up Awards

File consists of one black and white contact sheet with thirty-five images of the Vancouver A.M. sign unveiling ceremony (2011-010.2302), and forty colour prints of the Wake Up Awards Ceremony held at Hotel Georgia. Photographs include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Commission mascot Tillicum and his sister, and Expo mascot Expo Ernie.
Glen E. Erikson is the photographer for the contact sheet images; the photographer of the prints of the awards ceremony is unknown.

Vancouver 100 - City of the Century [album]

File consists of 327 photographs and some ephemeral material, such as pamphlets, invitations, and programs, relating to Centennial events that were arranged into a photograph album.
Includes photographs and ephemera relating to the following events:

  • Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. 'Make Vancouver Sparkle,' February 26, 1986 (2011-010. 1255 to 2011-010.1276)
  • Vancouver AM Welcome to Vancouver sign unveiling, April 4, 1986, Oak and 71st Street and Chevron Stage On the Move (2011-010.1277 to 2011-010.1291)
  • Castle Vancouver Opening, Pacific Centre Plaza, April 4, 1986 and Vancouver Coeverden Society, KLM Airlines (2011-010.1292 to 2011-010.1310)
  • Arrival of the Governor General at the C.N. Rail Station, April 5, 1986 (2011-010.1311 to 2011-010.1320); Woodward s putting the birthday cake together, Stanley Park, April 5, 1986 (2011-010.1321 to 2011-010.1326)
  • Distinguished Pioneer Award ceremony, Hotel Vancouver, April 5, 1986 (2011-010.1327 to 2011-010.1339)
  • Happy Birthday Vancouver! April 6, 1986 (2011-010.1340 to 2011.010.1378)
  • 'Remembering Vancouver', April 6, 1986 - opening - 'Remembering Vancouver' display at Vancouver Museum (2011-010.1379 to 2011-010. 1384)
  • [An Historic Reconstruction for Voices of Vancouver's First City Council] (2011-010.1385 to 2011-010.1397; Reenactment program 2011-010.1827);
  • Vancouver Day, June 13th, 1986, celebrated at the Expo Site and in Gastown (2011-010.1398 to 2011-010.1405)
  • [Boat cruise] (2011-010.1406 to 2011-010.1423)
  • Canada Day Festival, Brockton Point, Stanley Park, July 1, 1986 (2011-010.1424 to 2011-010.1462)
  • [BC Lions Centennial Salute, July 19, 1986] (2011-010.1463 to 2011-010.1465)
  • [Event at the Arts, Sciences and Technology Centre] (2011-010.1466 to 2011-010.1487)
  • [Yokohama Day, August 23] (2011-010.1488 to 2011-010.1499)
  • Denman Mall, Feb. 1, 1986, The Mint Edition (2011-010.1500 to 2011-010.1504)
  • Chinese New Year, February 9, 1986 (2011-010.1505 to 2011-010.1514)
  • Tillicum s Birthday Party March 28, 1986, Visibly Shakin (2011-010.1515 to 2011-010.1526)
  • Sun Run, May 10, 1986 (2011-010.1527 to 2011-010.1528); Okanagan Express Relay Dinner, June 6, 1986 (2011-010.1529 to 2011-010.1530)
  • [Miscellaneous events] (2011-010.1531 to 2011-010.1581). Miscellaneous events photographs includes two photographs of the Centennial Handicap event (2011-010.1539 and 2011-010.1544) and one photograph of Tillicum's birthday party (2011-010.1581)

Ephemeral material was assigned item numbers 2011-010.1822 to 2011-010.1829.

Sea Festival 1985

File consists of twenty-six prints and ten negative strips with a total of thirty-eight images pertaining to the Vancouver Centennial Commission's participation in the 1985 Sea Festival parade. Twenty-four of the prints were printed from the negatives. Includes images of Tillicum, as well as groups representing Expo '86, the Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau, White Spot and the RCMP. VCC Chairman Michael Francis appears in a few of the photographs.

Re-enactment of first City Council meeting / launch of Federal Express promotion

File includes two contact sheets with a total of sixty-two images of the Re-enactment of the First City Council Meeting on May 10, 1986 (2011-010.2274 and 2011-010.2275). Individuals identified are Mayor Michael Harcourt, Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis, Gordon Campbell, Harry Rankin, George Puil, Bruce Eriksen, Bill Yee and Marguerite Ford, May Brown and Libby Davies. File also contains two contact sheets with a total of forty-four images of a plaque unveiling in Gastown in May 1985, including images of Centennial mascot Tillicum, Councillor May Brown and Mayor Michael Harcourt (2011-010.2276 to 2011-010.2277).

Photos used to make commemorative photo montage for Commissioners & staff

File consists of three strips of 35 mm negatives containing sixteen images, two single image negatives, seven duplicate colour transparencies containing nine images, and six prints. Includes photographs of the Fraser Wilson mural event, the police band performing in Gastown, Tillicum and Centennial Commissioners in front of City Hall, celebratory fireworks, Mayor Michael Harcourt posing with Centennial gifts sent to Vancouver from around the world, the birthday party at Stanley Park, Princess Diana and Prince Charles at City Hall, and Governor General Jeanne Sauve.

Merchandising photographs March 1986

File consists of three contact sheets with a total of 102 images, as well as nine prints made from these images showing Centennial mascot Tillicum, Commission staff members and a boy modelling Centennial clothing, including sportswear, ponchos and the Centennial tartan.

Make Vancouver Sparkle promotion - miscellaneous photos

File consists of photographs relating the Commission's Make Vancouver Sparkle contest. Includes two contact sheets with sixty-seven images of Kimount Boys & Girls Club members Troy Zwolinksi, Jasmine Gibbons and David LeBrun cleaning mailboxes in May 1986 (2011-010.2376 and 2011-010.2377). Also shown is their supervisor Jessica Dragojevich. File also includes one contact sheet of thirty-six images of boy scouts gardening (2011-010.2378); two contact sheets of sixty-nine images total of Girl Guides cleaning the beach (2011-010.2379 and 2011-010.2380); one contact sheet with thirty-six images of the promotion for the 'best decorated residence' (2011-010.2382); a print showing the campaign trailer with the Ford Taurus prize car (2011-010.2381); two prints showing the promotional bus shelter posters for the contest (2011-010.2383 and 2011-010.2384); one contact sheet with twenty-four images of the landing of the Ford Taurus in Vanier Park by helicopter (2011-010.2385); one contact sheet with twenty-five images of the reception (2011-010.2386); and four prints of images from the various contact sheets mentioned above (2011-010.2387 to 2011-010.2390).

Fraser Wilson mural

File consists of two contact sheets with a total of sixty images pertaining to a celebration for the restoration and relocation of murals by artist Fraser Wilson from Pender Hall to the Maritime Labour Centre. Individuals identified are Mayor Mike Harcourt and Fraser Wilson. Some images appear to show Harcourt and Councillor May Brown with items from the Mayors Gift Program.

Federal Express project

File consists of two contact sheets with a total of sixty-two images and two negative strips with a total of eight images. Some photographs were taken at Oakridge Centre mall. Individuals identified are Mayor Michael Harcourt and Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis.

Distinguished Pioneer Awards

File consists of six contact sheets with a total of 197 images of the Distinguished Pioneer Awards ceremony held at Hotel Vancouver and prints of four of these images. Includes many images of Governor General Jeanne Sauve handing out the awards. Prints include an image of Sauve presenting an award to Mr. Rice, images of the officials attending, and a view of the seated recipients. Individuals identified are Governor General Jeanne Sauve, Mr. Rice, Mayor Michael Harcourt and Vancouver Centennial Commission Chairman Michael Francis.

Community Centre presidents 1984

File consists of two contact sheets with a total of forty-nine images, three of which are included in the file as prints. Photographs depict a meeting of the Vancouver Community Association Presidents at the Champlain Heights Community Centre on February 28th and a meeting of the Gastown Historical Society on March 15th.
Note on original envelope read: "Community Centre - Presidents meeting; Ann Yandle and Michael Francis at meeting."

Commissioners on steps of City Hall

File consists of one contact sheet with fifteen images, three strips of negatives with eleven images, and a print of one of these images. The majority of images feature Vancouver Centennial Commissioners on the steps of City Hall with Tillicum. There is overlap between the negatives and the images on the contact sheet.

Commissioner Generals luncheon, October 1986

File consists of two contact sheets with a total of 63 images and a print of one of these images showing a luncheon for the Commissioners General and the Commissioners of Expo held at the University Golf Club. Individuals identified include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Vancouver City Councillor Harry Rankin, Commission Chairman Michael Francis, and Centennial mascot Tillicum.

Colour separations used for various Centennial publications and brochures

File consists of photographs and transparency images used in the creation of Centennial publications and brochures. Includes twelve prints, fifty-two negatives (including original and copy negatives) with fifty-eight images, and sixteen transparencies. Photographs include images of women's field hockey (2011-010.2693); the Vancouver Museumobile (2011-010.2612, 2011-010.2613); Peace Walk (2011-010.2618); Centennial Commissioners in front of City Hall (2011-010.2688); fireworks (2011-010.2622, 2011-010.2629, 2011-010.2646, 2011-010.2664, 2011-010.2670, 2011-010.2690, 2011-010.2692); the Centennial Stakes event (2011-010.2676); Dragon Boat Festival (2011-010.2617); Castle Vancouver (2011-010.2607, 2011-010.2642, 2011-010.2659); mascot Tillicum with children (2011-010.2610, 2011-010.2611, 2011-010.2638 to 2011-010.2641, 2011-010.2655 to 2011-010.2658); First Nations (2011-010.2624, 2011-010.2679, 2011-010.2694); various performances; and the Centennial logo, clothing and merchandise (2011-010.2609, 2011-010.2619, 2011-010.2620, 2011-010.2637, 2011-010.2654, 2011-010.2674, 2011-010.2675, 2011-010.2680 to 2011-010.2682, 2011-010.2685). Transparencies feature images of some of the photographs, as well as promotional graphics.

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