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Interview with Ingeborg Raymer by Eric Damer November 21, 2012 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Ingeborg ((Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer's memories of her involvement in the arts. Ingeborg continues to tell the story of how the Burnaby Artist's Guild was formed.
Date Range
1970-2012
Length
0:09:20
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Ingeborg ((Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer's memories of her involvement in the arts. Ingeborg continues to tell the story of how the Burnaby Artist's Guild was formed.
Date Range
1970-2012
Photo Info
Ingeborg (Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer in an evening gown, [196-]. Item no. 549-061.
Length
0:09:20
Subject
Arts
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 21, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ingeborg (Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 21, 2012. Major theme discussed: rise of fine arts in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1922 in Dresden and trained as a pianist, Ingeborg (Weigler) Haacke came to Vancouver in 1952 with her husband, eldest daughter, and son. Ingeborg found work in Burnaby but her husband did not wish to stay. By 1953 they were divorced, with Ingeborg keeping the children in Burnaby. In 1955 Ingeborg (Weigler) Haacke married her second husband Roy Raymer. The first auto court in British Columbia, the Oasis, was originally owned and operated by Roy Raymer's parents. Roy was responsible for running the Oasis gas station and he and Ingeborg also built an attached drive-in restaurant on the property. During this time, Ingeborg and Roy had two sons together. After the auto court was sold in 1964, Ingeborg followed Roy on a job to Banff where she began sketching and painting. Over the course of her art career, Ingeborg has studied at Douglas College, Emily Carr College of Art, and Capilano College, earned an Associate of Arts Degree and an honorary Degree from the Accademia Internazionale Greci Marino. Ingeborg also founded the Burnaby Artists' Guild in 1970 of which she is an honorary Lifetime Member. She currently teaches private art classes out of her studio.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:44:18
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Interviewee Name
Raymer, Ingeborg Weigler Haacke
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-023_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track four of recording of interview with Ingeborg Raymer

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Interview with Ingeborg Raymer by Eric Damer November 21, 2012 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Ingeborg ((Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer's memories of her involvement in the arts. Ingeborg discusses Jack Shadbolt, as well as what it takes to be an artist.
Date Range
1970-2012
Length
0:10:03
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Ingeborg ((Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer's memories of her involvement in the arts. Ingeborg discusses Jack Shadbolt, as well as what it takes to be an artist.
Date Range
1970-2012
Photo Info
Ingeborg (Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer in an evening gown, [196-]. Item no. 549-061.
Length
0:10:03
Subject
Arts
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 21, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ingeborg (Weigler) (Haacke) Raymer conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 21, 2012. Major theme discussed: rise of fine arts in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1922 in Dresden and trained as a pianist, Ingeborg (Weigler) Haacke came to Vancouver in 1952 with her husband, eldest daughter, and son. Ingeborg found work in Burnaby but her husband did not wish to stay. By 1953 they were divorced, with Ingeborg keeping the children in Burnaby. In 1955 Ingeborg (Weigler) Haacke married her second husband Roy Raymer. The first auto court in British Columbia, the Oasis, was originally owned and operated by Roy Raymer's parents. Roy was responsible for running the Oasis gas station and he and Ingeborg also built an attached drive-in restaurant on the property. During this time, Ingeborg and Roy had two sons together. After the auto court was sold in 1964, Ingeborg followed Roy on a job to Banff where she began sketching and painting. Over the course of her art career, Ingeborg has studied at Douglas College, Emily Carr College of Art, and Capilano College, earned an Associate of Arts Degree and an honorary Degree from the Accademia Internazionale Greci Marino. Ingeborg also founded the Burnaby Artists' Guild in 1970 of which she is an honorary Lifetime Member. She currently teaches private art classes out of her studio.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:44:18
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Interviewee Name
Raymer, Ingeborg Weigler Haacke
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-023_ Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track five of recording of interview with Ingeborg Raymer

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Interview with Eileen Kernaghan by Rod Fowler April 10, 1990 - Track 8

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory498
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the arts community in Burnaby, who is involved, and the pros and cons for a central location for the Arts Centre
Date Range
1970-1990
Length
00:04:35
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the arts community in Burnaby, who is involved, and the pros and cons for a central location for the Arts Centre
Date Range
1970-1990
Photo Info
Eileen Kernaghan standing in front of four poets at the Poetry Pocket Cafe in New Westminster, October 15, 1995. Item no. 535-0014
Length
00:04:35
Name
Burnaby Arts Centre
Subject
Arts
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 10, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Eileen Kernaghan, conducted by Rod Fowler. Eileen Kernaghan was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Eileen Kernaghan’s activities with the Burnaby Writers’ Society and the Burnaby Arts Council, describing the history of these organizations between 1967 and 1990. She describes the financial and other challenges facing the arts community, the various programs initiated by the Arts Council, and the development of the Burnaby Arts Centre facilities at Deer Lake. She also talks about her education, writing career, the Neville Street neighbourhood, and her and her husband’s bookstore business. Ghosts believed to inhabit some of the Arts Centre's heritage buildings are also a topic of conversation. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Eileen Kernaghan was born January 6, 1939, to William Alfred Monk (1910-2003) and Belinda Maude Monk (1908-1996), and grew up on a dairy farm near Grindrod in the North Okanagan. She attended a two room school in Grindrod, completed Junior and Senior High School in Enderby, and at age 17 in 1956, left home to attend UBC. She taught school in the North Okanagan area in the late 1950s, during which time she married her husband Patrick Kernaghan. They moved to Vancouver in 1961, Burnaby in 1963, and settled on Neville Street in the South Slope area in 1966 with their three children. Pat Kernaghan worked at Oakalla Prison as a correctional officer until his retirement in 1988. Eileen and Patrick Kernaghan owned and operated a bookstore on Neville Street from 1987 to 1999. They later moved to New Westminster. Eileen Kernaghan began her writing career at twelve years old with a story published in the Vancouver Sun. After her youngest child began school, with more free time, she started writing again and has become an award winning author of fantasy and science fiction novels. She helped found the Burnaby Writers’ Society in 1967, taught writing workshops, and wrote its popular Newsletter for many years. In 1971 the Society put together a small handbook for BC writers, a venture that was expanded and published by Douglas MacIntyre in 1975 as “The Upper Left-Hand Corner: a writer’s handbook for the Northwest”. The book became a Canadian best-seller. During this same period Eileen Kernaghan began her successful “Grey Isles” trilogy. In 1967 she joined the Burnaby Arts Council, worked as its Coordinator from 1973 to 1984, and was a determined advocate for municipal government support for the arts in Burnaby.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:26:27
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Interviewee Name
Kernaghan, Eileen
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-023_Track_8
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track eight of interview with Eileen Kernaghan

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Interview with Eileen Kernaghan by Rod Fowler April 10, 1990 - Track 9

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Eileen Kernaghan’s decreased involvement with the Arts Council, and a discussion about the lack of political support for the arts and speculations as to why sports seems to have more funding through the Parks and Recreation Commission. She talks about the cont…
Date Range
1970-1990
Length
00:12:18
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Eileen Kernaghan’s decreased involvement with the Arts Council, and a discussion about the lack of political support for the arts and speculations as to why sports seems to have more funding through the Parks and Recreation Commission. She talks about the controversy about the proposed Metrotown theatre, the unique characteristics of arts groups in Burnaby, and the difficulty of recruiting volunteers
Date Range
1970-1990
Photo Info
Eileen Kernaghan standing in front of four poets at the Poetry Pocket Cafe in New Westminster, October 15, 1995. Item no. 535-0014
Length
00:12:18
Name
Burnaby Arts Council
Subject
Arts
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 10, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Eileen Kernaghan, conducted by Rod Fowler. Eileen Kernaghan was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Eileen Kernaghan’s activities with the Burnaby Writers’ Society and the Burnaby Arts Council, describing the history of these organizations between 1967 and 1990. She describes the financial and other challenges facing the arts community, the various programs initiated by the Arts Council, and the development of the Burnaby Arts Centre facilities at Deer Lake. She also talks about her education, writing career, the Neville Street neighbourhood, and her and her husband’s bookstore business. Ghosts believed to inhabit some of the Arts Centre's heritage buildings are also a topic of conversation. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Eileen Kernaghan was born January 6, 1939, to William Alfred Monk (1910-2003) and Belinda Maude Monk (1908-1996), and grew up on a dairy farm near Grindrod in the North Okanagan. She attended a two room school in Grindrod, completed Junior and Senior High School in Enderby, and at age 17 in 1956, left home to attend UBC. She taught school in the North Okanagan area in the late 1950s, during which time she married her husband Patrick Kernaghan. They moved to Vancouver in 1961, Burnaby in 1963, and settled on Neville Street in the South Slope area in 1966 with their three children. Pat Kernaghan worked at Oakalla Prison as a correctional officer until his retirement in 1988. Eileen and Patrick Kernaghan owned and operated a bookstore on Neville Street from 1987 to 1999. They later moved to New Westminster. Eileen Kernaghan began her writing career at twelve years old with a story published in the Vancouver Sun. After her youngest child began school, with more free time, she started writing again and has become an award winning author of fantasy and science fiction novels. She helped found the Burnaby Writers’ Society in 1967, taught writing workshops, and wrote its popular Newsletter for many years. In 1971 the Society put together a small handbook for BC writers, a venture that was expanded and published by Douglas MacIntyre in 1975 as “The Upper Left-Hand Corner: a writer’s handbook for the Northwest”. The book became a Canadian best-seller. During this same period Eileen Kernaghan began her successful “Grey Isles” trilogy. In 1967 she joined the Burnaby Arts Council, worked as its Coordinator from 1973 to 1984, and was a determined advocate for municipal government support for the arts in Burnaby.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:26:27
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Kernaghan, Eileen
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-023_Track_9
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Eileen Kernaghan

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Interview with Eileen Kernaghan by Rod Fowler April 10, 1990 - Track 10

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is Eileen Kernaghan’s observations about the changes on Neville Street, the mix in ethnic and cultural groups, and the nature of multicultural activity in the arts community
Date Range
1966-1990
Length
00:08:22
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is Eileen Kernaghan’s observations about the changes on Neville Street, the mix in ethnic and cultural groups, and the nature of multicultural activity in the arts community
Date Range
1966-1990
Photo Info
Eileen Kernaghan standing in front of four poets at the Poetry Pocket Cafe in New Westminster, October 15, 1995. Item no. 535-0014
Length
00:08:22
Subject
Arts
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 10, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Eileen Kernaghan, conducted by Rod Fowler. Eileen Kernaghan was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Eileen Kernaghan’s activities with the Burnaby Writers’ Society and the Burnaby Arts Council, describing the history of these organizations between 1967 and 1990. She describes the financial and other challenges facing the arts community, the various programs initiated by the Arts Council, and the development of the Burnaby Arts Centre facilities at Deer Lake. She also talks about her education, writing career, the Neville Street neighbourhood, and her and her husband’s bookstore business. Ghosts believed to inhabit some of the Arts Centre's heritage buildings are also a topic of conversation. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Eileen Kernaghan was born January 6, 1939, to William Alfred Monk (1910-2003) and Belinda Maude Monk (1908-1996), and grew up on a dairy farm near Grindrod in the North Okanagan. She attended a two room school in Grindrod, completed Junior and Senior High School in Enderby, and at age 17 in 1956, left home to attend UBC. She taught school in the North Okanagan area in the late 1950s, during which time she married her husband Patrick Kernaghan. They moved to Vancouver in 1961, Burnaby in 1963, and settled on Neville Street in the South Slope area in 1966 with their three children. Pat Kernaghan worked at Oakalla Prison as a correctional officer until his retirement in 1988. Eileen and Patrick Kernaghan owned and operated a bookstore on Neville Street from 1987 to 1999. They later moved to New Westminster. Eileen Kernaghan began her writing career at twelve years old with a story published in the Vancouver Sun. After her youngest child began school, with more free time, she started writing again and has become an award winning author of fantasy and science fiction novels. She helped found the Burnaby Writers’ Society in 1967, taught writing workshops, and wrote its popular Newsletter for many years. In 1971 the Society put together a small handbook for BC writers, a venture that was expanded and published by Douglas MacIntyre in 1975 as “The Upper Left-Hand Corner: a writer’s handbook for the Northwest”. The book became a Canadian best-seller. During this same period Eileen Kernaghan began her successful “Grey Isles” trilogy. In 1967 she joined the Burnaby Arts Council, worked as its Coordinator from 1973 to 1984, and was a determined advocate for municipal government support for the arts in Burnaby.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:26:27
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Kernaghan, Eileen
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-023_Track_10
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track ten of interview with Eileen Kernaghan

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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s explanation about the practice and art of Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana) and her specific school or discipline Ikebana Sogetsu. She talks about the meanings of the material used.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:26
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s explanation about the practice and art of Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana) and her specific school or discipline Ikebana Sogetsu. She talks about the meanings of the material used.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:26
Subject
Arts
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
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Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_4
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 11

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the lessons Toki Miyashita learned from visiting Ikebana teachers, especially care for and skill using their tools, and mindfulness in choosing material for arrangements. She notes that flower arranging is used as a way to relax and feel calm.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:33
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the lessons Toki Miyashita learned from visiting Ikebana teachers, especially care for and skill using their tools, and mindfulness in choosing material for arrangements. She notes that flower arranging is used as a way to relax and feel calm.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:33
Subject
Arts
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
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Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_11
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track eleven of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1995
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1995
Heritage Value
The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts opened in 1995. The Shadbolt Centre was named after two Burnaby residents who dedicated a lifetime of support and cultivation of the arts locally, nationally and internationally. Doris and Jack Shadbolt resided in Burnaby for over 50 years until Jack's death in November 1998. Doris Shadbolt spent her life's work bringing the artist and the audience closer together through her writing and curatorial work. Jack Shadbolt was an internationally recognized Canadian painter. He was also an author and both received many awards including the Order of Canada. In keeping with the Shadbolts' generosity the arts, Jack Shadbolt donated two of his paintings to the Centre for permanent display.
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.1
Description
Angel - Decoration. Cardboard decoration, possibly for Christmas, of an angel playing the lyre. The bottom part of the angel's skirt is made of tissue paper.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.1
Description
Angel - Decoration. Cardboard decoration, possibly for Christmas, of an angel playing the lyre. The bottom part of the angel's skirt is made of tissue paper.
Subjects
Arts
Arts - Christmas Ornaments
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.2
Description
Angel - Decoration. Cardboard decoration, possibly for Christmas, of an angel holding a horn of plenty. The bottom part of the angel's skirt is made of tissue paper and has traces of glitter.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.2
Description
Angel - Decoration. Cardboard decoration, possibly for Christmas, of an angel holding a horn of plenty. The bottom part of the angel's skirt is made of tissue paper and has traces of glitter.
Subjects
Arts
Arts - Christmas Ornaments
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.3
Description
Snowball Girl - Decoration. Possibly a Christmas decoration of a girl holding a snow ball. The girl has a blue coat, pink tissue paper skirt, red boots, gloves and tam hat. There is a string at the top of the hat for hanging.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.3
Description
Snowball Girl - Decoration. Possibly a Christmas decoration of a girl holding a snow ball. The girl has a blue coat, pink tissue paper skirt, red boots, gloves and tam hat. There is a string at the top of the hat for hanging.
Subjects
Arts
Arts - Christmas Ornaments
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.4
Description
Crying Girl - Decoration. Possibly a Christmas decoration of a girl crying. The girl is in a yellow dress with white smock apron. The bottom of the skirt is made of tissue paper. She is also holding an apple.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.4
Description
Crying Girl - Decoration. Possibly a Christmas decoration of a girl crying. The girl is in a yellow dress with white smock apron. The bottom of the skirt is made of tissue paper. She is also holding an apple.
Subjects
Arts
Arts - Christmas Ornaments
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.5
Description
"Eskimo" Girl - Decoration. Christmas decoration of a blonde girl in what looks like an "Eskimo" outfit. The bottom of the skrit is made of tissue paper. The girl holds a round yellow sign with "A Merry Xmas" written on it.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.109.5
Description
"Eskimo" Girl - Decoration. Christmas decoration of a blonde girl in what looks like an "Eskimo" outfit. The bottom of the skrit is made of tissue paper. The girl holds a round yellow sign with "A Merry Xmas" written on it.
Subjects
Arts
Arts - Christmas Ornaments
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 11, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-183
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Mr. Zanetti standing among the garden ornaments for sale at Zanetti Arts, located at 6880 Hastings Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 11, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-183
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Mr. Zanetti standing among the garden ornaments for sale at Zanetti Arts, located at 6880 Hastings Street.
Photographer
Carr
Vardeman
Names
Zanetti Arts
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6880 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
8348
Meeting Date
23-Jul-1990
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
48
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
8348
Meeting Date
23-Jul-1990
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
48
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 drawing : graphite and chalk pastel on heavy-weight paper ; 43 x 33 cm
Item No.
244-002
Storage Location
64-3-1
Scope and Content
Drawing of Andrew M. Johnson wearing a three-piece suit. He was married to Margaret Sloane Johnson.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
244-002
Accession Number
BHS990-10
Storage Location
64-3-1
Physical Description
1 drawing : graphite and chalk pastel on heavy-weight paper ; 43 x 33 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Drawing of Andrew M. Johnson wearing a three-piece suit. He was married to Margaret Sloane Johnson.
Subjects
Arts - Drawings
Names
Johnson, Andrew M.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Margaret Sloane Johnson

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36319
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 drawing : graphite and chalk pastel on heavy-weight paper ; 43 x 33 cm
Item No.
244-003
Storage Location
64-3-1
Scope and Content
Drawing of Margaret Sloane Johnson wearing a high-collared top with puff sleeves. She was married to Andrew M. Johnson.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
244-003
Accession Number
BHS990-10
Storage Location
64-3-1
Physical Description
1 drawing : graphite and chalk pastel on heavy-weight paper ; 43 x 33 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Drawing of Margaret Sloane Johnson wearing a high-collared top with puff sleeves. She was married to Andrew M. Johnson.
Subjects
Arts - Drawings
Names
Johnson, Margaret Sloane
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.7 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-770
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Albert Memorial. This item was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-770
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.7 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Albert Memorial. This item was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
England
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1950 and 1955]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 9.5 cm
Item No.
480-117
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Lawyer Yvonne Edwards pointing out a drawing of a jester that is hanging on the wall by putting her hand on the bottom of the frame and turning to smile at the camera.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1950 and 1955]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-117
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 9.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Lawyer Yvonne Edwards pointing out a drawing of a jester that is hanging on the wall by putting her hand on the bottom of the frame and turning to smile at the camera.
Photographer
Smith, Sheamus
Subjects
Arts - Drawings
Names
Edwards, Yvonne
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45532
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 19.5 cm
Item No.
480-427
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of curator Rick Percy and cultural anthropologist Dr. Editha Stephens, who is holding an object that would be in the first exhibit after the major renovations at the Simon Fraser University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-427
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 19.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of curator Rick Percy and cultural anthropologist Dr. Editha Stephens, who is holding an object that would be in the first exhibit after the major renovations at the Simon Fraser University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Names
Simon Fraser University
Percy, Rick
Stephens, Dr. Editha
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Preparing exhibits for the re-opening, after major renovations, of the SFU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology are curator Rick Percy and cultural anthropologist Dr. Edithe [sp] Stevens [sp]. Unique exhibit featured is a mask from the West Indies, Museum reopens Feb. 1"
Images
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Man showing off art work

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto59005
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
480-1414
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man holding a painting. Two other paintings are displayed on a ledge behind him.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1414
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man holding a painting. Two other paintings are displayed on a ledge behind him.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's stamp on verso
Note on verso reads: "PMT 100% / page A-9 / Burnaby Today"
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A woman on a chair holding a paintbrush surrounded by paintings

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto59136
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
480-1475
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a person holding a paintbrush, surrounded by paintings on the walls and on stands.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1475
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 25.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a person holding a paintbrush, surrounded by paintings on the walls and on stands.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's stamp on verso
Note on verso reads: "page 6 / Burnaby / Today / PMT 100%"
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Mural at Simon Fraser University

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto78971
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 27, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0230
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified woman walking by the "Arrivals and Encounters" mural at Simon Fraser University. The mural made its debut at the Vancouver Folk Festival in 1986, for Vancouver's Centennial.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 27, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0230
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified woman walking by the "Arrivals and Encounters" mural at Simon Fraser University. The mural made its debut at the Vancouver Folk Festival in 1986, for Vancouver's Centennial.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "821 Bby Mario / Bby/NW - 3 - 71%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 10, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 16 x 23.5 cm
Item No.
535-0343
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Shadbolt working on his lithographs at Prior Editions Studio in Vancouver.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 10, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0343
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 16 x 23.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Shadbolt working on his lithographs at Prior Editions Studio in Vancouver.
Photographer
Leidenfrost, Wayne
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Shadbolt, Jack
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "Jack Shadbolt working on his lithographs at Prior Editions Studio, Vancouver / Photo: Wayne Leidenfrost"
Scan is cropped
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 22, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16.5 cm
Item No.
535-0424
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Cody Tresierra using his mouth to hold a paintbrush to paint a picture. He became a quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 22, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0424
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Cody Tresierra using his mouth to hold a paintbrush to paint a picture. He became a quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Tresierra, Cody
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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International Plastic Modelers show

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79563
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0447
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a putty model of a solider on a horse made by Emmanuel Valerio at the International Plastic Modelers show and sale at the Clarion Villa Hotel. An unidentified woman is in the background of the photo.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0447
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a putty model of a solider on a horse made by Emmanuel Valerio at the International Plastic Modelers show and sale at the Clarion Villa Hotel. An unidentified woman is in the background of the photo.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bby. 2475 B. Brian / 10/13 Bby p. 1 74%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement in the Multicultural Society, flower-arranging groups, and her own practice and willingness to respond to requests for presentations. She describes how traditional rules govern doll-making, Ikebana and the wearing of the kimono.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:05
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement in the Multicultural Society, flower-arranging groups, and her own practice and willingness to respond to requests for presentations. She describes how traditional rules govern doll-making, Ikebana and the wearing of the kimono.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:05
Subject
Arts
Education
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_5
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Students at work on mural

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34616
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.1 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-020
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two students painting a mural as part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-020
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.1 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two students painting a mural as part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street.
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.1 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-024
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is signed, "M.H. Apps '66."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-024
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.1 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is signed, "M.H. Apps '66."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Responsibility
Painted by M.H. Apps
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-025
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. "A Century of Confederation" is painted on the mural, and it is signed "[R.F.] '66."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-025
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. "A Century of Confederation" is painted on the mural, and it is signed "[R.F.] '66."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
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Burnaby: Where Beauty and Industry Merge

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34622
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-026
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is entitled, "Burnaby: Where Beauty and Industry Merge."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-026
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is entitled, "Burnaby: Where Beauty and Industry Merge."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.2 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-027
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is captioned "Canada."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-027
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.2 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is captioned "Canada."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.0 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-028
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is of a landscape and is signed "R. Craig."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-028
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.0 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is of a landscape and is signed "R. Craig."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Responsibility
Painted by R. Craig
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-029
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is of a street scene.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-029
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.3 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is of a street scene.
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.2 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-030
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is captioned "First Century," and some of the elements it includes are a cannon with "viva la Quebec" written on the side and a scroll with "1867 BNA" written on it. The mural is signed…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-030
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.2 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural is captioned "First Century," and some of the elements it includes are a cannon with "viva la Quebec" written on the side and a scroll with "1867 BNA" written on it. The mural is signed "T. Knapfl '66."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Responsibility
Painted by T. Knapfl
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
BNA appears to refer to The British North America Act 1867
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.4 x 6.1 cm
Item No.
066-031
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural includes a locomotive and is signed "Peter Turner / Mark Jantz."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-031
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 6.4 x 6.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural includes a locomotive and is signed "Peter Turner / Mark Jantz."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Responsibility
Painted by Peter Turner and Mark Jantz
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 4.5 x 4.6 cm
Item No.
066-033
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural includes a ship and is titled "The 'Beaver' at Fort Victoria." It is signed, "[D. Otanen]."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-033
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 4.5 x 4.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural includes a ship and is titled "The 'Beaver' at Fort Victoria." It is signed, "[D. Otanen]."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 4.7 x 4.5 cm
Item No.
066-034
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural includes mountains and trees and a streetscape. Written at the top right corner of the mural is, "Reserved #51."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 15, 1966
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
066-034
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 4.7 x 4.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a completed mural, part of the Burnaby Historical Society's Paint-In on Hastings Street. The mural includes mountains and trees and a streetscape. Written at the top right corner of the mural is, "Reserved #51."
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1908 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-065
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a 1908 watercolour of the original Patterson homestead built in 1894 on Patterson Trail, now Patterson Avenue. A woman feeding chickens can be seen by the front steps.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1908 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-065
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a 1908 watercolour of the original Patterson homestead built in 1894 on Patterson Trail, now Patterson Avenue. A woman feeding chickens can be seen by the front steps.
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Patterson Trail
Burnaby - Patterson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
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Grace Thomson and Bernadette Yen

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79904
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 19, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0565
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace Thomson, curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery’s “Through Women’s Eyes” Exhibition, looking at artwork with Bernadette Yen, director of the Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 19, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0565
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace Thomson, curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery’s “Through Women’s Eyes” Exhibition, looking at artwork with Bernadette Yen, director of the Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Thomson, Grace
Yen, Bernadette
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "72 Bby Mario / 74% Bby p. 15"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 19, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23.5 x 16 cm
Item No.
535-0660
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified students standing in front of a painting of their portrait.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 19, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0660
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23.5 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified students standing in front of a painting of their portrait.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "55% Bby B2 / Bby E"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 27, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0845
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Barry Gilson, president of the Burnaby Art Gallery Association inside the art gallery.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 27, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0845
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Barry Gilson, president of the Burnaby Art Gallery Association inside the art gallery.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Gilson, Barry
Burnaby Art Gallery
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "1679 Bby 1679 / Bby p. ? 56%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 27, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0846
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Karen Henry, curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery inside the art gallery.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 27, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0846
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Karen Henry, curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery inside the art gallery.
Photographer
Morrison, Keith
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Henry, Karen
Burnaby Art Gallery
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "1682 A Bby Keith / Bby p. 11 70%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 20, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 19 cm
Item No.
535-0883
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified woman holding a paper mache dog.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 20, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0883
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 19 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified woman holding a paper mache dog.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "1809"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 7, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 14.5 cm
Item No.
535-0910
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of artist Amy Chang holding one of her vases, at the Burnaby Potters’ Guild show.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 7, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0910
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 14.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of artist Amy Chang holding one of her vases, at the Burnaby Potters’ Guild show.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Names
Chang, Amy
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bartel Bby 1917 / 88% Bby 16"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 14, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
535-1085
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of local artist Muriel Corson at her art exhibition at the Burnaby Arts Council Gallery.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 14, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1085
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of local artist Muriel Corson at her art exhibition at the Burnaby Arts Council Gallery.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Corson, Muriel
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Mario Bby 8 67% Bby p. 11"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 24, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
535-1238
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of three unidentified people on Burnaby Mountain viewing wood carvings donated by Burnaby’s sister city in Japan.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 24, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1238
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 15.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of three unidentified people on Burnaby Mountain viewing wood carvings donated by Burnaby’s sister city in Japan.
Photographer
Ray, Steve
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "72% Bby. 13 / 989 Bby Steve"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Accompanying caption reads: "June 24, 1998 989: / Visitors stop to learn more about the wood carvings atop Burnaby Mountain, a gift from Burnaby's sister city in Japan."
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Jason and Damian Spence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto81230
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 11, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 23.5 cm
Item No.
535-1374
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jason and Damian Spence looking at “The Porch” painting by Phillippe Raphanel at Caperley House in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 11, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1374
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 23.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jason and Damian Spence looking at “The Porch” painting by Phillippe Raphanel at Caperley House in Burnaby.
Photographer
Ponne, Simone
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Paintings
Names
Spence, Damian
Spence, Jason
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "1694 A Bby Simone / 9 5/16" / 6 10/16" "
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Accompanying caption reads: "Oct 11, 1998, 1967: / Jason and Damian Spence take a close look at "The Porch" by Phillippe Raphanel at Caperley [sic] House in Burnaby."
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1995 and 1998]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 22 cm
Item No.
535-1450
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man holding a wooden hammer and metal sculpting tool in the foreground and a boy leaning on a sculpture of tigger in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1995 and 1998]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1450
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 22 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified man holding a wooden hammer and metal sculpting tool in the foreground and a boy leaning on a sculpture of tigger in the background.
Photographer
Ponne, Simone
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "1249 Bby Simone 78% Bby p 3"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1966-1989
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records
Item No.
39193
Storage Location
Main Stacks
Scope and Content
Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, membership lists, press releases, presentations, fundraising material, posters, scripts, budgets and financial statements created and compiled by the Burnaby Arts Council during the period from 1966-1989.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1966-1989
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Arts Council fonds
Physical Description
Textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Item No.
39193
Storage Location
Main Stacks
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Records consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, membership lists, press releases, presentations, fundraising material, posters, scripts, budgets and financial statements created and compiled by the Burnaby Arts Council during the period from 1966-1989.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Arts Council was formed in the early 1960s and was comprised of representatives from six existing Arts Organizations: the Burnaby Writer's Society, the Burnaby Historical Society, the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Burnaby Players, the Burnaby Civic Opera and one other dance group. The Council was initially called the Fine Arts Council and the group's first mandate was to see the Art Gallery move from its location in the basement of the Burnaby Kingsway Library into premises of its own. Sheila Kincaid was a driving force behind this venture and when the Gallery was successfully relocated, she became the first director of the Burnaby Art Gallery in its present location in Ceperley House. During the 1967 Centennial Year, one of the Municipal projects for the Centennial was the dedication of the land at Deer Lake Park for an Arts Centre. At this time, the Fine Arts Council changed its name to the Burnaby Arts Council and the group focused its energies on securing funding for needed renovations and staffing for the Gallery and Arts Centre. That year, all the groups in the Council donated their share of the Provincial Cultural Grants toward outfitting the James Cowan Theatre. 1967 also saw a big Festival of the Arts produced to raise the public's awareness of the Arts Centre. During the late 1960s, the Council worked to get registered Society status and by 1976, it was fully incorporated. Throughout the years, the Burnaby Arts Council has supported and sponsored the arts and arts programs in Burnaby. Events such as the Burnaby Craft Market, the Burnaby Summer Theatre, the Christmas Craft Fair, and various concert series, studio tours, exhibitions and displays have been presented by the Council and it continues to be an active and driving force behind the celebration of arts and culture in Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Burnaby Arts Council
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