Series S6 - Program subject files

"Exploring Vancouver's Past" publishing group 1985 April 6th 1986 - firing of the 100 gun salute Australian delegation, spring 1983, Westin Bayshore Centennial poster series announcement and first poster off press (Artist - Toni Onley) Lord Roberts playground project Make Vancouver Sparkle promotion / Federal Express promotion (Mayor of Coburg [Cobourg] Ontario) Miscellaneous photographs of Tillicum - [Tillicum talking to child in front of Centennial display] Miscellaneous photographs of Tillicum - February 10, 1985 - Vancouver Airport Native Indian Centre May 1985 P.N.E. Homeshow 1986 Press conference at Vancouver Art Gallery to announce Dutch Castle, May 1985 Tillicum at Britannia Elementary School, May 1985 Vancouver Centennial Art Race, Spring 1986 Vancouver centennial song Vancouver's birthday party CBC News - Vancouver Centennial Make Vancouver Sparkle Campaign Vancouver : a year in motion Vancouver : city of century History of Vancouver — 100th birthday Vancouver on the move Frank Sinatra promo, March 31, 1986 Vancouver Centennial Commission Vancouver you'll always look like home to me Front [view of 1235 Devonshire Crescent] Rear [view of 1235 Devonshire Crescent] Patio of 1235 Devonshire Crescent Rear of 1235 Devonshire Crescent Driveway of 1235 Devonshire Crescent Backyard and driveway of 1235 Devonshire Crescent Pieter's picture no. 1 [old garden photographs] Tillicum posing with two Centennial Commissioners Tillicum posing with unidentified man Tillicum posing with two Centennial Commissioners Tillicum walking with two Centennial Commissioners Clearing location for C.I.'s [Canadian Indemnity's] building in 1963 Canadian Indemnity's first garden made by P.J. Molenaar in April 1965 Front and east side area [at 1477 West Pender Street] Tillicum ice skating with Calgary Flames players Tillicum cutting birthday cake in a shopping mall Tillicum wearing party hat in a shopping mall Tillicum interacting with people in a shopping mall Tillicum interacting with two children in field Vancouver City of the Century props and merchandise Peter the Dutchman [in front of the Canadian Indemnity Company building at 1477 West Pender Stree... Tillicum interacting with a child in a shopping mall Gerald Roberts putting ice skates on Tillicum Tillicum hammering wooden bird sculpture Tillicum exiting City Hall with woman holding flowers Mike Harcourt, Tillicum and Michael Francis attend the Centennial Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
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  • 1950-1987, predominant 1979-1987 (Creation)
    Some records were microfilmed in 1999 and the originals destroyed. The original dates of these records have been used in the date of creation field.

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4.5 m of textual records and other material

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Series consists of subject files containing correspondence, minutes, research material, photographs, agreements, press releases, publications, promotional material and other records pertaining to Centennial programs and events, promotional activities and communications, licensing, fundraising activities, funding of community projects, and various program committees coordinated by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Series also includes scrapbooks, original artwork and other graphic material, sound recordings and audiovisual material.
Series is arranged into the following subseries: Research and program develpment files (1980-1987 [microfilmed 1999]), Communications and media relations files (1963, 1981-1987), Photographs (1956-1986, predominant 1983-1986), Printed matter (1982-1986), Licensing program files (1979-1987 [microfilmed 1999]), Program committees files (1980-1987), Special events files (1980-1987), Community program files (1978-1987), Arts program files (1981-1986), Community outreach files (1982-1985), Sports program files (1981-1987), Civic decorations files (1971, 1982-1986), Sister city program files (1983-1987), Celebrations research files (1980-1987), Recognition program files (1981-1987), Distribution of funds files (1984-1987 [microfilmed 1999]), Vancouver Centennial Commission minutes (1979-1986), Vancouver Centennial Executive Committee minutes (1982-1987), Scrapbooks (1981-1987), Portfolio material (1980-1986), Audiovisual material (1984-1986) and Sound recordings (1986).

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Includes 2659 photographs, 17 cm graphic material, 4 scrapbooks, 7 microfilm reels, 10 audio cassettes, 1 audio reel, 11 videocassettes and 16 transparencies.

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