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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
1966-2002
Collection/Fonds
Baldwin family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Newsprint and photographs
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 357; MSS145
Scope and Content
Fonds consist of records pertaining to the Baldwin family home. Included in the fonds are newspaper clippings, magazine articles and photographs of the house taken by Basil King.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1966-2002
Collection/Fonds
Baldwin family fonds
Physical Description
Newsprint and photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 357; MSS145
Scope and Content
Fonds consist of records pertaining to the Baldwin family home. Included in the fonds are newspaper clippings, magazine articles and photographs of the house taken by Basil King.
History/Biography
In 1959 Dr William (Bill) Baldwin and his wife Ruth bought a cottage and approximately two and a half acres of land on the shores of Deer Lake for $16,000. The cottage and land had been owned by one of Dr. Baldwin’s colleagues at Burnaby Hospital. The couple lived in the cottage with their two then-infant-aged children John and Susan for a few years before deciding to renovate and expand their home. Arthur Erickson was close friends with William Baldwin, having gone to Prince of Wales High School and McGill University together. Ruth decided that they needed a lakeshore home rather than a renovation on their cottage and Arthur Erickson would be the man to design it. Local builder Torstein Kravik completed the house in 1965. The home is considered an early example of Erickson’s design aesthetic, demonstrating his vision of "site, light and cadence." It is thought to be the best example of West Coast contemporary architecture in Burnaby. John Baldwin was eight years old and his sister Susan was seven when the family celebrated their second Thanksgiving in their new home in 1966. Dr. William Baldwin died in 1987. In 2001, at the age of seventy-eight, Ruth approached the City of Burnaby about buying the property,on the condition that the house be protected and that Ruth could continue to rent the home. The City purchased it and gave it Heritage designation. Ruth Baldwin died in 2009. Presently, the Baldwin home and garden is on lease to The Land Conservancy of B.C. (TLC) to serve as a “guest house.” It is now available for lease to local residents and visitors for overnight stays.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Gordon Presbyterian Church fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1950 (date of originals) ; 2012
Collection/Fonds
Gordon Presbyterian Church fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
32 photographs : b&w & col.
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 193
Photo catalogue 555
Scope and Content
Fonds conists of photographs created by members of the Gordon Presbyterian Church, depicting the church and district as well as events and activities undertaken by or for church groups. Included in the fonds are photographs taken at the church's one hundredth anniversary event.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1950 (date of originals) ; 2012
Collection/Fonds
Gordon Presbyterian Church fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 193
Photo catalogue 555
Physical Description
32 photographs : b&w & col.
Media Type
Photograph
Scope and Content
Fonds conists of photographs created by members of the Gordon Presbyterian Church, depicting the church and district as well as events and activities undertaken by or for church groups. Included in the fonds are photographs taken at the church's one hundredth anniversary event.
History/Biography
In November, 1911 a small group of people met at Morton Hall on Edmonds Street, Burnaby to organize a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. David J. Gordon, a student from Westminster Hall theological College was in charge. By 1912, a building was erected on two lots and the name was given “Gordon Presbyterian Church”. A new sanctuary was built in 1956 and due to the increase in the congregation a Christan Education Centre was added in 1974. The longest minister to serve the congregation was Reverend George Philps and his wife Margaret. After twenty-one years, he retired in 1987. In April of 1988 Reverend Charles Scott began serving. Six months later, a fire broke out in the centre portion of the complex. For many months, while reconstruction continued, worship services were held at the Edmonds Community centre for the Retired. In 2001 Reverend Cal MacLeod and his wife Robin joined the congregation. Mrs. Marie Douglas, wife of retired minister, Reverend R. J. Douglas and mother of Missionary to India, Ellen Douglas, started the first Women’s Missionary Auxiliary in 1932. The Ladies Aid Societies have also been an active force in Gordon. In 1957, the original Ladies Aid became known as the Margaret Hall Circle, named after Margaret Philps’ mother who had been an active member. For many years, the COC, Explorers and CGIT were very active and Sunday School classes have been in operation since the beginning. - Information garnered from church's official website
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