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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Item No.
MSS162
Storage Location
66-7-1
56-5-1-8
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club Newsletter "Footnotes" published monthly. The first issue was published in June 1991 and the collection consists of each issue through May 2012. The newsletters detail the events and activities undertaken by the Club and include information on member…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Description Level
Fonds
Item No.
MSS162
Storage Location
66-7-1
56-5-1-8
Accession Number
2012-12
2016-13
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club Newsletter "Footnotes" published monthly. The first issue was published in June 1991 and the collection consists of each issue through May 2012. The newsletters detail the events and activities undertaken by the Club and include information on membership and club development. Holdings consist of the first issue in June 1991 up to and including January 2009 (on paper) and digital copies from January 2009 up to and including July 2016.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Outdoor Club was formed in 1991 for the purpose of promoting the care and enjoyment of the outdoor environment through hiking, cycling and skiing, supplemented by a variety of other sports and activities. The Club holds numerous sport and social events throughout the year and the monthly newsletter provides an overview of these events.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1988-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Item No.
MSS121-003
Storage Location
Bay 67 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
Item is a scrapbook entitled "Special Events \ News clippings" which traces the history of the Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel from its $350,000 rescue purchase, to the sod turning ceremony for the Carousel building (later named the Don Wrigley Pavilion) and the opening ceremony March 27, 1993, …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1988-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Material Details
Scrapbook is a three-ring black binder with a bright, multi-coloured flower pattern
Scrapbook is comprised mainly of newsprint
Tag along spine of scrapbook reads: "Special Events \ News Clippings"
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS121-003
Storage Location
Bay 67 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS2006-02
Scope and Content
Item is a scrapbook entitled "Special Events \ News clippings" which traces the history of the Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel from its $350,000 rescue purchase, to the sod turning ceremony for the Carousel building (later named the Don Wrigley Pavilion) and the opening ceremony March 27, 1993, through to the publication of "A Carousel is Magic" and the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Carousel at the Museum in 2003.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Friends of the Carousel fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
7 boxes of textual records
Storage Location
MSS087
MSS121
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seven boxes of textual records including; scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel (Friends of the Carousel).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Physical Description
7 boxes of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS087
MSS121
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seven boxes of textual records including; scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel (Friends of the Carousel).
History/Biography
The no. 119 “Carry-Us-All” Carousel was built in 1912 by C.W. Parker an amusement ride manufacturer in Leavenworth, Kansas. Fred Leggett bought no.119 for “Lone Star” Amusement Co. in Houston Texas, but it was returned to the Parker Factory in 1915 for reasons unknown. Back at the factory it was upgraded from Standard style to Superior and electrified (this explains the mix of carving styles, some pre-dating 1913). It was used in the San Francisco area until 1936 when it was shipped to “Happyland” in Vancouver’s Hastings Park (home of the Pacific National Exhibition) then passed to “Playland” at Hastings Park in 1957. In 1988 the Carousel was scheduled to be broken up and sold at auction. Concerned citizens formed the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel to save it. Through fundraising the Friends of the Carousel were able to acquire the Parker Carousel no. 119. Between 1990 and 1993 Friends of the Carousel were able to it completely restore, repaint and rebuild the Carousel. The City of Burnaby, Province of British Columbia and Friends of the Carousel contributed to the construction of a new building at Burnaby Village Museum designed to house it. Enterprising volunteers salvaged the maple hardwood gymnasium floor at the Oakalla penitentiary just before it was demolished and used it to rebuild the Carousel platform. The association also acquired and restored a Wurlitzer 146B organ. And on March 27, 1993, No. 119 moved to the Don Wrigley Pavilion at the Burnaby Village Museum, the Pavilion having been named after the president of the Friends of the Carousel for his coordination of the restoration project. Mrs. Norvie Frame daughter of the original owner of the carousel Mr. Fred Leggett came with her family from Texas to attend the official opening. The Burnaby Village Museum exhibit “The Story of Parker #119” and the video “Labour of Love: The Saving of Number 119” and their accompanying publications were created by the association.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Scrapbooks are comprised mainly of colour photographs - photographs were not given a BHS no. (determined not to be required at time of description)
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