Bookmark and Share

Vancouver (B.C.). Street Decoration Committee

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Vancouver (B.C.). Street Decoration Committee

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Street Decoration Committee (1958-)

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



The Vancouver Street Decoration Committee is a voluntary committee of citizens which reports to City Council. It is responsible for overseeing the artistic development of the Vancouver Summer Street Banners which festoon city streets from May to October. The Committee works closely with the Electrical Design Branch of Engineering Services (formerly referred to as the Engineering Department), which administers the technical side of the Summer Street Banner Program and looks after the installation of banners.

The banners have provided a palette of unique scope and scale for artists. Many of these artists are well known, and include Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Rudy Kovach, Jack Shadbolt, Barbara Shelly, Gordon Smith, Takao Tanabe, Len Norris, Tony Onley, and Sam Black.

The Councils of the City have funded the program every year since 1958, when the banners were an element of a comprehensive, widespread decoration theme as part of Vancouver’s participation in the celebration of British Columbia’s Centenary.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services (1886-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship


Dates of the relationship


Description of relationship

Vancouver (B.C.). Street Decoration Committee, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Last modified 18-12-2012 by KO




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places