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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[after 1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive no. 2531 (built from 1908 to 1910) at Edmonton with an engineer visible at the window.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive no. 2531 (built from 1908 to 1910) at Edmonton with an engineer visible at the window.
Subjects
Transportation - Locomotives
Transportation - Rail
Names
Canadian Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Alberta
Accession Code
BV985.6114.74
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Date
[after 1908]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
27-May-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on note written on verso of photograph
Handwritten note in black ball-point pen on verso of photograph reads: "CP 2531 at Edmonton"
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "269A"
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original) -1991
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS061-036
Storage Location
Bay 69 - Shelf 6
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Deer Lake's development, Burnaby's Heritage Week celebrations and potential heritage buildings. Also included in the file are Real Estate pamphlets, information on Banff Alberta as well as photocopies of early newspaper articles.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original) -1991
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS061-036
Storage Location
Bay 69 - Shelf 6
Accession Number
BHS991-24
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Deer Lake's development, Burnaby's Heritage Week celebrations and potential heritage buildings. Also included in the file are Real Estate pamphlets, information on Banff Alberta as well as photocopies of early newspaper articles.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. Toronto, Ont.: The Copp, Clark Company Limited , c1909. (Book) 425 LAN Copy 3
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.3737.1
Call No.
425 LAN Copy 3
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"Free Text-Book / The property of -- Education Department of B.C." -- Stickered on endpaper (front). "Fred Tomkinson" -- handwritten in pen on sticker. Various writings through signature.
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Notes
Includes index.
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Copy 3 of 9
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. Toronto, Ont.: The Copp, Clark Company Limited , c1909. (Book) 425 LAN Copy 1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.3738.1
Call No.
425 LAN Copy 1
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"who subject / whom object" -- handwritten in pencil on endpaper (front). Various signatures thoughout the book.
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Notes
Includes index.
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Copy 1 of 9
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English poetry : book ii : for use in colleges and schools

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Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons , 1900. (Book) 821.8 JMD
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV983.76.27
Call No.
821.8 JMD
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
J.M. Dent & Sons
Publication Date
1900
Printer
Temple Press
Physical Description
vii, 314 p. ; 17 cm.
Inscription
Bottom edge of text block: "E.B." [written in black ink] Front endpaper: "Eric Brooks Rinby Alberta" [written in black ink] "F.C. Brooks A.C." [written in black ink] Throughout book: Study notes and markings highlighting passages of text, written in pencil and black ink.
Subjects LoC
English poetry.
English poetry--Criticism and interpretation.
Notes
Includes notes and annonations on every poem.
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The signist's book of modern alphabets, plain and ornamental, ancient and medieval, from the eighth to the twentieth century, with numerals.

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Delamotte, F., 1814-1862. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co. , c1906. (Book) 745.6 DEL
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV002.71.1
Call No.
745.6 DEL
Author
Delamotte, F., 1814-1862.
Place of Publication
Chicago
Publisher
Frederick J. Drake & Co.
Publication Date
c1906
Physical Description
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. : 16 x 24 cm.
Inscription
"CITY OF WHITE ROCK Museum/Archives" [Stamped in green ink on front endpaper and pre title page] "M___e ______ Grande Prairie" [Handwritten in pencil on front flyleaf] "THE GRANDE PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 2357 1932 PROVINCE OF ALBERTA DE __" [Stamped in black ink on front flyleaf]
Subjects LoC
Alphabets
Calligraphy
Lettering
Notes
Author's full name and dates : Delamotte, F. (Freeman), 1814-1862.
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. Toronto: The Copp, Clark Company, Limited , c1909. (Book) 426 LAN Copy 6
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
X3258
Call No.
426 LAN Copy 6
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company, Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Books
Notes
Includes index.
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Copy 6 of 8
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New Canadian readers : fifth reader

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Toronto: W. J. Gage & Co. , c1901. 20th Century ed. (Book) 428.2 NEW Copy 3 GAGE Ver.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.748.1
Call No.
428.2 NEW Copy 3 GAGE Ver.
Edition
20th Century ed.
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
W. J. Gage & Co.
Publication Date
c1901
Series
New Canadian readers
Physical Description
vi, 9-420 p. : port. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
[stamp from South Vancouver High School on front page]
[inscriptions inside front and bank covers in faded pencil]
Subjects LoC
Readers (Elementary)
Notes
"Prescribed for use in the Schools of British Columbia" --title page.
"Prescribed for use in the Schools of Alberta" --title page
Copy 3 of 3
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. Toronto, Ont.: The Copp, Clark Company Limited , c1909. (Book) 425 LAN Copy 4
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV978.48.10
Call No.
425 LAN Copy 4
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"John D. Hall / 3731 13th Ave. East Burnaby B.C." -- handwritten in pen on flyleaf. "It now belongs to Maud Stanley's Schou St. School" -- handwritten in pencil on flyleaf. Various writing through signature.
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Notes
Includes index.
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Copy 4 of 9
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. The Copp, Clark Company, Limited , c1909. (Book) 425 LAN Copy 9
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV973.134.8
Call No.
425 LAN Copy 9
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company, Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"Free Text-Book The Property of" [printed label on front pastedown with the following filled in] "W. Tomkinson" [handwritten in pencil] "Edmonds Street School" [name stamped in purple ink] "Division 7" [number handwritten in pencil] "Number of Book 17" [number handwritten in pencil "Day Month Year 17 9 25" [numbers handwritten in pencil] Various scribbles and notes throughout book
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Notes
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Includes index.
Copy 9 of 9
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. Toronto, Ont.: The Copp, Clark Company Limited , c1909. (Book) 425 LAN Copy 5
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV000.11.1
Call No.
425 LAN Copy 5
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"Free Text-Book / The property of -- Education Department of B.C." -- Stickered on endpaper (front). "Jessie Benedict / Edmonds St." -- Handwritten in pen on sticker. "Jessie Benedict" -- Handwritten in pen and pencil on flyleaf. "192 / 128 / 56" -- handwritten and underlined in pencil on flyleaf. ""~~ill" is used in the 10th person to ~~ press determination ~~ "Shall" in the 2nd and 3rd." -- handwritten in pen on flyleaf (back).
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Notes
Includes index.
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Copy 5 of 8
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New Canadian readers : fifth reader

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Toronto: W.J. Gage & Company, Limited , 1901. 20th Century ed. (Book) 428.2 NEW Copy 2 GAGE Ver.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV001.1.21
Call No.
428.2 NEW Copy 2 GAGE Ver.
Edition
20th Century ed.
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
W.J. Gage & Company, Limited
Publication Date
1901
Series
New Canadian readers
Gage & Co's educational series
Physical Description
vi, 9-420 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"Free Text-Book The Property of" [printed label on front pastedown with the following filled in] "Eric Coe" [handwritten in pencil] "Date of issue to pupil Day 2 Month 9 Year 1924" [numbers handwritten in black ink] "1.50" [handwritten in pencil on p. after p. 420] "Eric Coe" [handwritten in pencil on back endpaper] Math problems written in pencil on back endpaper.
Subjects LoC
Readers (Elementary)
Notes
"Prescribed for use in the Schools of British Columbia" --title page.
"Prescribed for use in the Schools of Alberta" --title page
Copy 2 of 3
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New Canadian readers : fifth reader

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Toronto: W.J. Gage & Company, Limited , 1901. 20th Century ed. (Book) 428.2 NEW Copy 1 GAGE Ver.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV001.1.28
Call No.
428.2 NEW Copy 1 GAGE Ver.
Edition
20th Century ed.
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
W.J. Gage & Company, Limited
Publication Date
1901
Series
New Canadian readers
Gage & Co's educational series
Physical Description
vi, 9-420 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"Free Text-Book The Property of" [printed label on front pastedown with the following filled in] "Walter Edwards" [handwritten in blue ink] "School Danny Edwards" [name handwritten in pencil] "Division AR. - Bull" [name handwritten in pencil] "Number of Book Eric Coe" [name handwritten in pencil] "18/2r 79/4" [handwritten in pencil on p. before t.p.] "99 118 ___[Lib?] 124 H w___" [handwritten in pencil on back endpaper] "264" [handwritten upsidedown in pencil on back endpaper]
Subjects LoC
Readers (Elementary)
Notes
"Prescribed for use in the Schools of British Columbia" --t.p.
"Prescribed for use in the Schools of Alberta" --t.p.
Copy 1 of 3
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. Toronto, Ont.: The Copp, Clark Company Limited , c1909. (Book) 425 LAN Copy 2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV001.1.198
Call No.
425 LAN Copy 2
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"Free Text-Book / The property of -- Education Department of B.C." -- Stickered on endpaper (front). "Eric Coe, Kingsway West School Division III" -- handwritten on sticker. "5/ 9/ 1922" -- Handwritten in pen on sticker.
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Name Access
Kingsway West School
Notes
Includes index.
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Copy 2 of 8
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An introductory English grammar

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Lang, S. E., 1864-1950. The Copp, Clark Company, Limited , c1909. (Book) 425 LAN Copy 8
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV989.9.23
Call No.
425 LAN Copy 8
Author
Lang, S. E., 1864-1950
Publisher
The Copp, Clark Company, Limited
Publication Date
c1909
Series
Western Canada Series
Printer
The Copp Clark Press
Physical Description
x, 186 p. ; 19 cm.
Inscription
"Free Text-Book The Property of" [printed label on front pastedown with the following filled in] "Ethel Anderson" [handwritten in black ink] "School Victoria Normal" [name handwritten in pencil] "Division A" [letter handwritten in pencil] "Number of Book 1" [number handwritten in pencil "Day Month Year 10 9 /22" [numbers handwritten in pencil] "Gr. VII - 1st. g chap. Jm - Part 4 Ger__d_[Gerunds?] 6 "Rules of Grammar" handwritten in pencil on back endpaper]
Subjects LoC
English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Notes
Includes index.
"Authorized for use in the Schools of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia."
Author's given name and dates: Lang, S. E. (Sidney Edward), 1864-1950
Copy 8 of 9
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The modern baker confectioner and caterer : a practical and scientific work for the baking and allied trades, vol. iv

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London: The Gresham Publishing Company , 1908. (Book) 641 KIR v.4
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV989.29.1
Call No.
641 KIR v.4
Contributor
Kirkland, John
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
The Gresham Publishing Company
Publication Date
1908
Physical Description
x, 152p. 1-8, : ill. plates.
Subjects LoC
Baking
Bread
Cake
Cake decorating
Pastry
Confectionery.
Caterers and catering.
Object History
Antique Dealer is from Courtenay BC. He had acquired this book in that area. The rest of the set was missing. This single volume was spotted in a Burnaby Antique Show by Curator Colin Stevens at a table rented by Bluechicken Antiques of Courtenay. After determining that it was identical to the volume missing from our set, it was purchased. The set we have is HV975.70, and was acquired from Ivan Sayers. He had acquired his set in Alberta. His set was missing Volume 4. [CMS 1991 FEB 20]
Notes
"Edited by John Kirkland"
With contributions from leading specialists and trade experts"
Includes index
"Divisional Vol. IV"
Volume 4 of 6
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Interview with Rick Sporns by Kathy Bossort October 30, 2015 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s discussion of the value of natural areas to Burnaby, the city’s history of protecting green spaces, and the complementary role the Pavilion area plays in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. He talks about how the rose garden and “Playground of…
Date Range
1900-2015
Length
0:17:11
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s discussion of the value of natural areas to Burnaby, the city’s history of protecting green spaces, and the complementary role the Pavilion area plays in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. He talks about how the rose garden and “Playground of the Gods” sculptures (Kamui Mintara) help Pavilion area visitors more fully appreciate the mountain setting. He also talks about the history of the construction of the Kamui Mintara sculptures.
Date Range
1900-2015
Length
0:17:11
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Kamui Mintara
Central Park
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Planning
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 30, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Rick Sporns conducted by Kathy Bossort. Rick Sporns was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Rick Sporn’s description of the history and design of Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden and the significance of the Centennial Pavilion area in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Rick Sporns also talks about his career with the City of Burnaby’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, management of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, and the value of natural areas to Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Richard Sporns was born in 1957 in Daly Municipality, Manitoba, to Ulrich and Charlotte Sporns. The family moved to the Burquitlam Area of Burnaby in about 1965. Rick Sporns obtained his BSc degree in biology at SFU and a degree in landscape architecture at UBC. In 1985 he began his career in the City of Burnaby’s Park, Recreation and Cultural Services department where he currently is Assistant Manager - Parks Design. Rick was responsible for designing Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden, a legacy project proposed by Mark Stockdale to commemorate Burnaby’s 1992 Centennial. The rose garden opened to the public July 18, 1992.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:01:40
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Interviewee Name
Sporns, Richard "Rick"
Interview Location
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services meeting room
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-008_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track four of interview with Rick Sporns

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Av…
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Avenue in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on Burnaby Mountain.
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Skofteby, Gus
Ericksson, Karin
Subject
Agriculture
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-004_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Interview with Tony Fabian by Kathy Bossort October 29, 2015 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s description of the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain, the creation of the Pavilion area in 1957, the history of proposals for how Burnaby Mountain could be used, the land transfer to SFU in 1963, and difficulty accessing the m…
Date Range
1860-1995
Length
0:15:57
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s description of the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain, the creation of the Pavilion area in 1957, the history of proposals for how Burnaby Mountain could be used, the land transfer to SFU in 1963, and difficulty accessing the mountain for recreation prior to 1965. He also talks about the dispute between SFU and the City of Burnaby over land ownership and control.
Date Range
1860-1995
Length
0:15:57
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 29, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Tony Fabian conducted by Kathy Bossort. Tony Fabian was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Tony Fabian’s part in park creation and protection of natural areas in Burnaby, particularly as a member of the Park and Recreation Commission in the 1970s; his childhood and how that contributed to his land ethic; and the history of the uses made of and setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Tony S. Fabian was born in 1934 in north Saskatchewan. At less than a year old Tony, along with his siblings, was removed from his family home and eventually placed with an immigrant farm family. As a child he worked on the farm and witnessed what he considered abusive treatment of the land and farm animals. When he was about 12 years old his adoptive family moved to the BC coast where he went on his own, working for a variety of farmers in Richmond and Delta. At 19 he contracted polio, quit farm work, and found work with the telephone company. In 1956 Tony married, and in 1957 he and his wife moved to a home on Hardwick Street in Burnaby where he still lives. Tony entered civic politics in the 1960s when he objected to development on Hardwick Park and became concerned about the destruction of Burnaby’s natural landscapes. He became a life long advocate for preserving natural areas and helped to create large parks in Burnaby on the foreshore of the Fraser River and on Burrard Inlet. He served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission 1970-1975, is a long time volunteer with the Burnaby Lake Park Association, and continues to stay current on local and regional environmental issues. In 2008 Tony was presented with the City of Burnaby Environment Award for Community Stewardship.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:43:22
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Interviewee Name
Fabian, Tony S.
Interview Location
Tony Fabian's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-007_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track four of interview with Tony Fabian

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s immigration to the USA in 1904 at age 16, his return to Norway and marrying Martine, her parents emigration from Norway to Vancouver in 1930, her father’s purchase of an acre of land on Curtis Street and building a two ro…
Date Range
1904-1940
Length
0:11:22
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s immigration to the USA in 1904 at age 16, his return to Norway and marrying Martine, her parents emigration from Norway to Vancouver in 1930, her father’s purchase of an acre of land on Curtis Street and building a two room house for the family, Reidun’s birth in 1931, and the family’s move to Curtis Street in 1932. She talks about her childhood memories of playing on a big stump and cedar log in the yard.
Date Range
1904-1940
Length
0:11:22
Name
Seim, Sjur
Seim, Martine
Subject
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Land Clearing
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7300 Block Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-017_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track one of interview with Reidun Seim

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