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Item : LEG543.2 - Orpheum opening ceremony

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Orpheum opening ceremony

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  • Sound recording

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AM1487-: LEG543.2

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  • Apr. 2, 1977 (Creation)

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1 audio reel (51 min., 14 sec.) : 19 cm/sec., polyester, mono. ; 25.4 cm

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Reel was sent to the B.C. Archives due to preservation concerns and returned to City of Vancouver Archives in 2013.

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Item is an audio reel containing a recording of the ceremonies for the civic re-opening of the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, on Saturday, 2 April 1977. The program includes speeches by political representatives Jack Volrich, Ron Basford, John Roberts, Grace McCarthy and Art Philips; a "show and tell" with supervising architect Ron Nelson and construction manager Roy McBride; and performances by the Suzuki Strings and Ginette Duplessis.

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A copy reel was created by the BC Archives and was given the identifier LEG543.1

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Digital file was created from copy reel, LEG543.1


Copyright: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; expiry: 2028-01-01

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  • Box: 707-B-05
  • Box: 709-E-01