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A Tribute to Grandma Lamb

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9675
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 28 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Arlene Belcastro tells the story of her grandmother, Dakota Lamb, who was born to Norwegian parents in the late 1800s in North Dakota. She moved to Milk River, Alberta around 1900, then took up residence in Carmengay, Alberta during the Depression where she raised four children as a single mother a…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.6
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 28 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Arlene Belcastro tells the story of her grandmother, Dakota Lamb, who was born to Norwegian parents in the late 1800s in North Dakota. She moved to Milk River, Alberta around 1900, then took up residence in Carmengay, Alberta during the Depression where she raised four children as a single mother after her husband left. She supported her family by taking in boarders, ironing, and working as a midwife. The family later moved to Edmonton, where she was one of the first Avon ladies. In 1944, she was able to take a job as a pastry cook up north during the construction of the Alaska Highway and save enough money to purchase her own home. The film includes Arlene’s memories of visiting Grandma Lamb’s rustic cabin at Baptiste Lake north of Edmonton. Starting at age 6, Arlene and her cousin, Donna, spent every summer with Grandma Lamb. The rustic cabin did not have running water or electricity, so the girls learned about kerosene lamps, wood stoves, and using a cold storage trunk for refrigeration. Grandma Lamb taught them life-skills through chores such as gathering kindling and tending the garden, and encouraged their independence. Arlene recalls that they also learned by example from Grandma Lamb, who instilled a respect for nature and for other people and never complained about life or what material things she didn’t have. She was a resilient, respectful, and wise role model.
History/Biography
Arlene Belcastro was born in Edmonton and attended H.A. Gray School and Victoria High School, where she completed commercial courses. She was married in Edmonton at age 19, and moved to Calgary after her eldest child was born. She learned to ride a horse at Elkana Ranch at Bragg Creek while living in Calgary. Following the birth of her second son, the family briefly lived in Nassau. Arlene returned to Edmonton after her marriage ended, and soon moved to the Vancouver/Burnaby area where she has lived for more than 40 years. At age 50, Arlene began acting and is currently a student of drumming, a community volunteer, and an avid traveler.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Arlene Belcastro
Names
Belcastro, Arlene
Lamb, Dakota
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
Alberta - Edmonton
Alberta
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Elders Digital Storytelling project

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10595
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
17 mp4 videos (approx. 1 hr., 45 min. ) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a series of seventeen different short films that were produced in 2016 by seventeen participants as part of the Elders Digital Storytelling project also known as "Sharing Our Stories". The films within the fonds are titled: "Vivian's Tapestry"; "Janet's Story"; "Lucky Number: A …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Code
BV016.37
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
17 mp4 videos (approx. 1 hr., 45 min. ) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a series of seventeen different short films that were produced in 2016 by seventeen participants as part of the Elders Digital Storytelling project also known as "Sharing Our Stories". The films within the fonds are titled: "Vivian's Tapestry"; "Janet's Story"; "Lucky Number: A Tribute to my Sisters"; "My Story"; "It Took a While to Get There"; "A Tribute to Grandma Lamb"; "My Father's Garden"; "Laying Down My Paddle"; "Farmer Boy"; “Hickory Dickory Dock-What is the time on the clock?”; "Dance Me Home"; "Community Hero: Recalling a Strathcona Story"; "Our Journey"; "The Store"; "Alfred's Fountain Pen"; "My Three Gifts" and "The Bet”.
History/Biography
The Elders Digital Storytelling project was called "Sharing Our Stories" and was a project completed by SFU Professor David Kaufman and Postdoctoral Scholar Ann Nguyen. The overall goal of the project was to use digital storytelling to encourage communication, socialization and development of English language, media and technology skills for seniors and immigrants. The project asked Burnaby seniors to write a short film about their lives and then to record using video software. Sharing Our Stories became part of a federally funded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant in 2014 along with AGE-WELL NCE grants and was hosted by the City of Burnaby (BVM) and the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. BVM was given permission to have a copy of some of the films for their collection.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Creator
Vivian Lee
Janet Duxbury
Jadzia Prenosil
Kehar Sing Aujla
Kathryn Small
Arlene Belcastro
Janice Bobic
Cindy Gierach
Lester E. Gierach
Yasmin B. Jamal
Barbara Karmazyn
Gee Chung Lam
Judy Schulz
Teresa Switzer
Alfred Woo
Muriel Ferrari
Teresa Florkow
Frances Wuzinski
John Wuzinski
Dakota Lamb
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Canoeing
Geographic Features - Mountains
Timekeeping Tools and Equipment
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Persons - Chinese Canadians
British Columbia - Vancouver
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Transportation - Boats
Names
Gierach, Cindy
Gierach, Lester
Jamal, Yasmin
Karmazyn, Barbara
Lam, Gee Chung
Schulz, Judy
Switzer, Teresa
Woo, Alfred
Ferrari, Muriel
Florkow, Teresa
Bobic, Janice
Wuzinski, Frances
Wuzinski, John
Belcastro, Arlene
Lamb, Dakota
Lee, Vivian
Prenosil, Jadzia
Duxbury, Janet
Aujla, Kehar Singh
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