Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.)

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"Morning show" - Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park part #1

Item is a documentary film documenting The Morning Show's coverage of visits to Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park with interviewer Ross Mortimer and host Doug Campbell. The program was aired on CBUT (Channel 2) in 1963 and contains footage of Ross Mortimer's interview in Stanley Park with Stuart Lefeaux, Superintendent of Parks in greater Vancouver. Lefeaux discusses various aspects of the interaction between parks, the Parks Board and the public as well as Parks Board personnel, Stanley Park history, recreational activities, and services offered to the public such as supervised playgrounds and refreshment services. In addition, the film documents a visit to Queen Elizabeth Park including footage of Century Rock, which is a time capsule located there that is to be opened in 2054. During the visit, Ross Mortimer interviews Grace McCarthy, Parks Board Commissioner, about the park's history, current uses and future visions and planning. The film also documents Ross Mortimer's interview with the park's landscape designer who discusses garden design as well as various types of trees and flowers in the park.

"Morning show" Park Board part #2

Item is a documentary film documenting The Morning Show's coverage of visits to Vancouver parks with interviewer Ross Mortimer and host Doug Campbell. This film is the continuation of film MI-116 'Morning Show' - Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park Part #1. The program was aired on CBUT (Channel 2) in 1963 and contains footage of Ross Mortimer's interviews with the Chairman of the Parks Board who discusses Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park. This film also contains footage of Nelson Park and Ross Mortimer's interviews with seniors and children in the park about the uses and functions of parks. The film concludes with comments from Stuart Lefeaux, Superintendent of Parks and Grace McCarthy, Parks Board Commissioner.

1st Narrows Bridge

Item is a color film which details the steps involved in constructing the Lions Gate Bridge (First Narrows Bridge) across the First Narrows of the Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1937 and 1938. The film, which appears to be professionally produced, captures the entire construction and assembly process, including the cutting of a road through Stanley Park, preparation of cofferdams and caissons, foundation pouring, erection of the main towers, hoisting and attaching cables, insertion of stiffening trusses, bridge surface pouring, application of protective paint, and other finishing touches, including the installation of sculptor Charles Marega's lions. The film also captures shots of key contributors A.J.T. Taylor and John Anderson, as well as the first cars to cross the span from end to end.

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