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Interview with Diane Stiglish by Eric Damer December 4, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Diane Stiglish's memories of her school days. Diane describes her family home, then goes on to discuss her school life and her after school activities. She also describes a number of her father's entrepreneurial projects.
Date Range
1947-1965
Length
0:08:59
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Diane Stiglish's memories of her school days. Diane describes her family home, then goes on to discuss her school life and her after school activities. She also describes a number of her father's entrepreneurial projects.
Date Range
1947-1965
Photo Info
Diane Stiglish with her parents and older brother in New Westminster, 1955. Item no. 549-067.
Length
0:08:59
Subject
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
December 4, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Diane Stiglish conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, December 4, 2012. Major theme discussed: mushroom farming.
Biographical Notes
F.J. "Jack" Stiglish (originally spelt Stiglich) and his wife bought a Burnaby home in 1943 at Keswick Street, just south of the Lougheed Highway, and took up mushroom farming. By the time their daughter Diane was born five years later in New Westminster, the F.J. Stiglish mushroom farm was an established business. Mushrooms grown at the F.J. Stiglish farm were sent off to Money’s Mushrooms to be packaged and retailed. Later, mushroom growers bought out Money’s to form the Fraser Valley Mushroom Growers Co-op and nominated Jack Stiglish as their first president. Jack then entered a float in the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) parade and set up a mushroom booth at the fair. In 1969 Jack Stiglish sold the mushroom farm and he and his wife moved next to their trailer court business just down the road. Diane’s brother Allan Stiglich (his family name returned to the original spelling) moved to Langley to open a large mushroom farm of his own which he established with the help of his father. Diane Stiglish began a career with BC Tel.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:06
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Interviewee Name
Stiglish, Diane
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.
MSS171-026_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track three of recording of interview with Diane Stiglish

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Interview with Eddy Wood by Eric Damer September 24, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory424
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Eddy Wood's memories of the Regent Fish Market. Eddy describes the customers that came in to the family store and the Heights shopping district in general. He describes a number of the merchants in more detail as well.
Date Range
1951-1989
Length
0:10:28
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Eddy Wood's memories of the Regent Fish Market. Eddy describes the customers that came in to the family store and the Heights shopping district in general. He describes a number of the merchants in more detail as well.
Date Range
1951-1989
Length
0:10:28
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 24, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Eddy Wood conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 24, 2012. Major themes discussed are: Regent Fish Market and the Vancouver Heights business district.
Biographical Notes
Eddy Wood was born in 1943 and grew up working in various shops in the Vancouver Heights area of Burnaby. Eddy's father, also Eddy Wood, bought the Regent Fish Market in 1947 or 1948. When the senior Eddy Wood died in 1960, his wife took over the fish market and ran it for the next fifteen years. Their son Eddy then stepped in and continued with the family business. Through this, the Wood family was able to run the Regent Fish Market for over fifty years. Eddy Wood recalls the busy nature of the business in the post-war period, the role of the streetcar in bringing customers to the area and the preferences of the local customers. Vancouver Heights merchants joined together to form the North Burnaby Merchants in 1954. During Eddy Wood's tenure, the North Burnaby Merchants created “Hats Off Day” and organized to fight the Provincial Department of Highways’ plan to remove street level parking along Hastings Street.
Total Tracks
3
Total Length
0:29:32
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Interviewee Name
Wood, Eddy
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.
MSS171-029_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track two of recording of interview with Eddy Wood

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