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Fonds AM757 - Vancouver Public Aquarium Association fonds

Point Grey neighborhood, showing downtown Vancouver and English Bay in the background Looking south on Hemlock St. from 6th Ave. 1st Ave., facing west Automobile on 5th Ave. Balaclava St. Baseball field near Arbutus St. and 33rd Ave. Bayswater St. between 5th and 6th Ave.s Bicycle track Bridge across stream at Doggie Park, near North-west Marine Bridge over First Creek in Tatlow Park Bridge over First Creek in Tatlow Park Bullrushes by Kent St., near Jellico St. Children on playing field in Memorial Park China Creek tributary China Creek tributary Creek near Slocan St. and East 28th Ave. Creek near Slocan St. and East 28th Ave. Crofton House School sign David Rodger and horsetails David Rodger by manhole on 31st Ave., opposite St. George St. David Rodger inspecting pipe by railroad track Duck pond at Jericho Beach, looking west First Creek flowing through Tatlow Park Fraserview golf course Fraserview golf course Grass and bushes beside unidentified house Horsetails and other plants Intersection at Burrard St. and 3rd Ave. Intersection at Burrard St. and 3rd Ave. Intersection at Cambie St. and Broadway Intersection at South-West Marine Drive and Blenheim St. Intersection at West 43rd Ave. and Blenheim St. Jericho Beach Langara Golf Course Lot beneath south side of Cambie St. Bridge Manhole on 31st Ave., opposite St. George St. Mountain View Cemetery, looking north Mountain View Cemetery, looking south-east Mountain View Cemetery, looking south-east Musqueam Creek, near where it crosses Crown St. Musqueam Creek, near where it crosses West 51st Ave. North-west end of Trout Lake Old tree stump Parking lot beside the Brake and Drum building Parking lot beside the Brake and Drum building Path at bottom of ravine Path at bottom of ravine Pipe draining fresh water over intertidal zone, behind house east of 3005 Point Grey Rd. Pond in Memorial Park Quilchena Park, near West 33rd Ave. and Pine Crescent
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Vancouver Public Aquarium Association fonds

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AM757

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  • 1950 - 2000, predominant 1950 - 1989 (Creation)
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    Vancouver Public Aquarium Association

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  • 0.88 m of textual records
  • ca. 250 photographs

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The Vancouver Public Aquarium Association was formed in October 1950, and incorporated under the Societies Act on March 22, 1951. The association was formed in order to organize public opinion and establish the demand for an aquarium, and to finance, construct and maintain an aquarium in the City of Vancouver. Construction of the aquarium in Stanley Park was completed in 1956 on land leased from the City of Vancouver. Although the aquarium is not part of the City of Vancouver, the city has some ability to influence the aquarium's activities by modifying the terms of the lease between the aquarium and the Parks Board. The lease agreement also gives the city the ability to appoint two members to the board of governors. The facility has undergone many expansions, and is presently (2003) the largest aquarium in Canada, and one of the five largest aquariums in North America

Custodial history

Records in the minutes and financial statements series were transfered from the aquarium in 1981 and 1989. Records in the Vancouver's Old Streams notes and photographs series were transfered to the archives by Sharon Proctor in 2003. Proctor retained posession of the records after ending her employment with the aquarium.

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The fonds consists of the association's minutes and financial reports, and notes, maps and photographs related to the Vancouver's Old Streams booklets published by the aquarium in 1978 and 1989. The fonds is divided into two series: Minutes and financial statements (1959-1988) and Vancouver's Old Streams notes and photographs (1978-2000, 1978-1989 predominant).

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