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[Spencer] family [at Aberthau]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family in the gardens of their home at 1750 Trimble St. in Vancouver. Film documents Colonel and Mrs. Victor Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victor Vance.

Family winter at Aberthau

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding in a rowboat and the family playing in the snow and sledding near the family home at 1750 Trimble Street. The film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and their children Isabell Louise, Barbara, Diana, Victor Vance, and John Fife. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Family winter at Aberthau- John-Baby".

[Spencer] family

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children and their grandfather R.V. Winch playing at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. Hangars of the Royal Canadian Air Force Base are visible. The film also documents a gathering of people and automobiles in a wooded area. An accompanying handwritten note reads "John, Victor, Grandpa at beach" and "Groups of people and old cars (a lot of Chinese people)".

Paris

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family travelling to and within France by train and by boat. Film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Diana, and Barbara.

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.

All Black game Brockton Point

Item is an amateur film documenting people in formal spring dress, including Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, followed by a rugby match at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The match features the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Brockton Oval Football (Stanley Park)".

Bryan Guinness, Choat lodge, baby

Item is an amateur film documenting the Second Narrows Bridge, showing the vertical lift span, a group travelling by boat, and men (including Col. Victor Spencer and possibly Bryan Guinness) looking at cars and boarding a train. Film also documents Isabell Louise and Gertrude Spencer with Elizabeth Ann, approximately one year of age.

[Spencer children at Earlscourt]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencers at the family ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film documents John Fife and Elizabeth Ann swimming, and Barbara, Elizabeth Ann, and John Fife playing in the gardens. Film also shows the outside of the family home, and Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer.

[Earlscourt 1935 with guests]

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family at the Earlscourt ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film documents Elizabeth Ann playing on the lawn, people playing tennis, John Fife and Elizabeth Ann Spencer swimming, Gertrude Spencer at the swimming pool, and R.V. Winch reading inside the house.

Mrs. G.

Item is a family film from the 1930's. Film includes footage showing the Cherniavsky family (Elspeth, Jan and children) in a yard (possibly at 3637 Angus Drive), on family trips to a rural area (possibly Bowen Island). There are shots showing dogs, swimming, time spent at an amusement park, a group clearing land and children playing.

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.

Keith Chan House Party - Poon Leong Family - Bob Lee and Mrs. Chan - Henry Young - Fraser Bridge Exhibit Park - Chin Nin Farm Winter Scene

Item is a film containing footage of a Christmas party at Keith Chan's house, Vancouver City Hall festive lights at night, a party with people gathering in a living room and kitchen, snowy scene at Vancouver's Exhibition Park on Renfrew street, a frozen river and bridge, a farm setting, people skating and playing ice hockey on a frozen pond.

Lady Lynn Fishing Trips - Tom Fowlers - Keith Fishing - Mt. Seymour - Joe Poon - Deep Cove - Galiano Island - Lady Lynn - Charlie Woods - Wellington Lee Fishing

Item is a film showing the inaugural journey of Lady Lynn, a small fishing boat. The boat is driven through Vancouver to the docks, where it is placed into the water. The film shows multiple fishing trips with friends and family to Deep Cove, Galiano Island, and other places likely in and around the Burrard Inlet. There is footage of travelling along the water north of Stanley Park, under the Lions Gate Bridge, passing by the light house at Brockton Point, and around the marine gas stations in Coal Harbour. There is also footage of the Mount Seymour Coffee Bar and the Galiano Lodge.

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.

1948-1952 - Patsy 1 year old to 4 years old

Item is a film showing Patricia McCuaig from ages one to four years old, skating, the McCuaig family attending christenings, children's birthday parties, the family at Boundary Bay Beach and Wayne McCuaig as a baby. Other individuals identified in the film include Jean McCuaig, Kenny McCuaig, David Goodman, Marg Clarence, Dot Toombs, Lynn Drinnan, Wil McCuaig, Do McCuaig and Anna Lena McCuaig.

Our Home Winter - Summer On The Way Our Home - Our Home 1953 - Gay Sing - Davidson - Xmas 52 Pen, Ron, Nor, Mel - Mom Birthday - Herbert Jang Par.

Item is a film showing various scenes at 1118 Powell Street including shoveling snow in front yard, mowing the lawn, teenagers and adults inside house on Christmas, a birthday party and a snowball fight. The film includes many shots of the B.C. Sugar refinery building across the street from the house 1118 Powell Street.

Easter at Ozama

Item is a family film shot between 1953 and 1954. Footage was mostly shot at Ozama in the Dominican Republic and includes many shots of Alix Cherniavsky as a baby with her parents Peter and Ann Cherniavsky. Also shown are Ozama locals singing and playing, people swimming and a Christmas party.

Jan. 1958

Item is a film showing Jean and Kenny McCuaig's trip to California with Dick and Doreen Drinnan, neon signs at night, sports day at Trafalgar Elementary School, the McCuaig family attending the christening of Kelly and Danny McCuaig, various scenes with the McCuaig children and water skiing.

Sept. 1958 - July 1959

Item is a film showing Wayne McCuaig's seventh birthday party with a pony, a Halloween party, Christmas celebrations 1958, Birttania Beach with friends Laura West and Patsy McCannell, sports day at school, Patricia McCuaig playing the accordion, Queen Elizabeth opening Deas Island Tunnel (now Massey Tunnel) in July 1959, summer camp, water skiing, playing football and time with neighbours.

[Boundary] Bay - [Tsawwassen] Ferry - Gee How Oak Tin Assn - Nature Bridge of Yoho Park - Lake [Louise] - Rogers Pass - Can Alpine Aqua

Item is a film containing footage of the Chin family collecting driftwood at the beach, views from aboard the ferry and of the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, a gathering of the Gee How Oak Tin association in the Chin Wing Chun building, exterior shots of storefronts on the 500 block of Main street, vacation footage in Yoho Park, Lake Louise and Roger's Pass and scenes in the Alpine Aqua canning factory.

Family movies from 1928 - early roll - Ruby, Chris, Kay - wedding, Valleen etc.

Item is a film consisting of several amateur films that have been spliced together. Footage documents the life of the George and Ruby (nee Wood) Thompson family from approximately 1928-1961. The film includes footage of significant family events such as the couple’s courtship, engagement and 1930 wedding, bringing home their baby daughter Valleen, and Christmas celebrations and holiday meals. Film also includes footage of numerous family scenes and subjects such as playing at the beach, picnicking, swimming, the family’s houses and pets, daughters Valleen and Hellene, and George and Ruby tending to and riding horses.

Film also includes footage of Vancouver attractions, including the Thompsons skiing and playing in the snow at Grouse Mountain circa 1928, and visiting the Stanley Park ornamental gardens and zoo in the 1930s.

The order of the stock date years of the films is as follows: 1929, 1926, 1928, 1939, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1959, 1955, 1946, 1961, 1948 and 1947.

1960 Alert Bay - Trip to Victoria Sept. '60

Item is a film showing Alert Bay, a trip to Victoria and Weir's Beach on Vancouver Island, Elk Falls, Sproat Lake, Grey Cup Parade, Easter 1961 in Portland, Canadian Memorial United Church Sunday School Picnic at Peace Arch Park, summer at South Beach, fishing, Wayne McCuaig's tenth birthday party, family holiday to Kelowna and the boys that lived on W. 22nd Ave.

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.

1962(?)-1963

Item is a film showing Jean and Kenny McCuaig's trip south to Las Vegas and the Santa Anita horse races, Annette Island and Ketchikan Alaska, Mount Waddington, playing baseball, surf boards, camping at Penticton, the Grey Cup Parade in 1962 and Harrison Hot Springs.

Our Vacation in Vancouver

Item is a film showing a family vacation in Vancouver. The film contains title cards. People in the film include: Joe Sellers, Helen Sellers, Brenda Sellers and Wayne Sellers. Film contains scenes showing downtown Vancouver, Canadian Pacific passenger trains, Stanley Park, children swimming in outdoor pool, Mount Seymour Park, gondolas [at Mount Seymour], Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, and a picnic with men playing ukulele.

P.A. Cherniavsky 1964

Item is a family film from 1964. Film includes footage showing the Cherniavsky family (Peter, Ann, Alix, Pippa, Tessa and Jan) in the yard at their home at 6688 Marguerite Street, Easter and Jan's fifth birthday celebrations at Cowan's Point on Bowen Island including swimming and boating. The film ends with footage of a whaling expedition in Port Hardy, showing aerial views of the wharf, ocean and beach, harpooning a whale and men processing the whale on a pier.

Barbara's wedding [and other events]

Item is an amateur film documenting various family events, including the wedding of Barbara Spencer to Laurence Norman Bruce in Kelowna, B.C. 28 April 1961. Other events include waterskiing, a helicopter ride over the Lion's Gate Bridge, fishing, and another wedding.

Baseball '64

Item is a film showing various home movie scenes with the McCuaig family members and dog (Jocko) at home and at the cabin with friends, new Valiant convertible, Vincent Kendan McCuaig flying a plane, over the cabin and later over Seattle, Ucluelet and Tofino, moving to new home at 5078 Marguerite Street, Patricia McCuaig's debut at the Military Ball in 1966, water skiing and fishing.

City Lights Etc.

Item is an amateur film documenting Vancouver city lights at night in 1964, including several neon signs and Theatre Row on Granville Street. The film also contains snow scenes and footage of the William Gardner family at Capilano Road in North Vancouver in December 1964 and January 1965, and footage of the family at their West Vancouver home between May and July 1965.

Gardner, William

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.

Cross Canada road trip and Expo '67

Item is an amateur film containing footage of the George W. Goold family vacation in the summer of 1967. Includes footage of the family at the following attractions: Yoho National Park; International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; the “Big Nickel” in Sudbury, Ontario; industrial plants in Ontario; Parliament Hill in Ottawa and the changing of the ceremonial guard, National War Memorial and Samuel de Champlain statue; Ottawa River; Chateau Laurier; Chateau Frontenac and Citadelle Aerien; St. Lawrence River valley; and Expo ’67 in Montreal, including views of the fair grounds and many of the buildings; Niagara Falls; Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; Old Faithful and hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; and an unidentified lakeside resort, possibly in the interior of British Columbia. Film also contains some footage at the end showing George Goold putting up the Christmas lights at 1138 Balfour Avenue and the children riding their bikes.

Erin [birthday party]

Item is a film showing the birthday party of [Erin, the baby] at a house, parents drinking champagne, guests arriving, kids arriving with birthday presents, guest eating in yard. House is possible located on Alma Street [street sign]. Post it note on film box with the address "2160 Trutch Street" written on it.

Christmas 1975, Christmas 1976

Item is a film showing a family celebrating Christmas. Film contains scenes with children unwrapping presents, playing Twister and board games, women preparing food, kittens playing, a dachshund puppy playing, a child getting a haircut in the bathroom, and Christmas decorations. The film ends with footage of school children participating in running races, potato sack races, relay races, and three-legged races on school grounds.

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