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Confederation Park

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
250 Willingdon Avenue
Associated Dates
1927
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
250 Willingdon Avenue
Associated Dates
1927
Heritage Value
North Burnaby’s first park began its life as the Capitol Hill subdivision during the land boom of 1909. In 1914 the boom went bust and many owners of unoccupied lots failed to pay the property taxes owing and the land became the property of the Municipality of Burnaby. By 1922, Burnaby had so many lots that it decided to reserve land for future park use and dedicated a narrow 26 acre site adjacent to the ravine. During the 1920s, the Heights area boomed again and many new residents wanted a playground for their children. A local women’s group took on the cause and enlisted local residents and businesses to raise the necessary funds. On June 25, 1927 crowds gathered to officially dedicate “Confederation Park” named in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Canada’s Confederation (1867-1927).
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 250 Willingdon Avenue
Street View URL
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Burnaby North High School

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
250 Willingdon Avenue
Associated Dates
1923-1982
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
250 Willingdon Avenue
Associated Dates
1923-1982
Heritage Value
Burnaby North and Burnaby South were the first high schools built in the City. Before the high school opened, Burnaby students had to travel to Vancouver if they wished to pursue education beyond an elementary level. In 1921, arrangements were made to use the basement of the Presbyterian Church for instruction of local students. By 1922 the Burnaby North High School opened at its first permanent location (4375 Pandora Street - which is now Rosser Elementary). In 1945, the Willingdon Avenue site was built and was used until a new building was constructed in 1961 on Hammarskjold Drive. From 1962, the school was used as Burnaby Heights Junior High school, but it closed in 1982 and the junior high students went to the new Burnaby North on Hammarskjold.
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 250 Willingdon Avenue
Street View URL
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Bill Copeland Sports Centre & Burnaby Lake Arena

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3676 Kensington Avenue
Associated Dates
1965
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3676 Kensington Avenue
Associated Dates
1965
Heritage Value
In February 1965, the Planning Department presented to Burnaby Council a preliminary Development Plan entitled "Pacific Sports Centre," for the area immediately west of Burnaby Lake. This report proposed a conceptual plan for a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities adjacent to Burnaby Lake. The idea was accepted by Council and led to the construction of the Burnaby Lake Rink beside the C.G. Brown Pool. In 1973, Burnaby and New Westminster jointly hosted the Canada Summer Games for which a rowing course and pavilion were built at Burnaby Lake and the success of the games and the sports facilities added within Burnaby Lake Park provided further stimulus for the creation of the sports and recreation facilities at this site.
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3676 Kensington Avenue
Street View URL
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North Burnaby Cenotaph

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
250 Willingdon Avenue
Description
The North Burnaby Cenotaph is located in Confederation Park at the north end of the park on axis with the adjacent sports oval. The form of the memorial is of an obelisk atop a solid rectangular base, adorned with plaques commemorating those lost in the First World War, Second World War and the Kor…
Associated Dates
1953
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
250 Willingdon Avenue
Associated Dates
1953
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The North Burnaby Cenotaph is located in Confederation Park at the north end of the park on axis with the adjacent sports oval. The form of the memorial is of an obelisk atop a solid rectangular base, adorned with plaques commemorating those lost in the First World War, Second World War and the Korean War.
Heritage Value
Built in 1953 by stonemason and First World War Veteran, Walter Holmes Morrice, the cenotaph was erected by the North Burnaby Legion Post #148 and is one of four memorials to citizens of Burnaby whose lives were lost at war. Strategically placed in an active and vibrant public park that was dedicated in 1927 and is used for sports, family outings and social gatherings, the cenotaph celebrates the freedoms that soldiers gave their lives to protect. The cenotaph is still used as a memorial site and bears witness to annual Remembrance Day ceremonies. Built of irregular granite blocks, the cenotaph is a solid structure of modest ornamentation that visually anchors the north end of the park. The site of the cenotaph and its adjacent gardens are surrounded by a simple barrier of continuous chain supported by low metal fence posts, providing a sense of solemnity and ceremony to the site.
Defining Elements
The character-defining elements of the North Burnaby Cenotaph include its: - axial location in the park and setting among active municipal facilities such as a school and library - strong symmetry of massing and design - obelisk form set atop a rectangular base - limited palette of materials - random coursed granite used as primary building material - bronze plaques commemorating the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War - surrounding pathways and flowerbeds
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Organization
North Burnaby Legion Post #148
Builder
Walter Holmes Morrice
Function
Primary Current--Park Fixture
Primary Historic--Park Fixture
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 017-040-752 Legal Description: Parcel 1, District Lots 122 and 188, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan NWP87902
Boundaries
The property (Confederation Park) is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 250 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
184,160.00
Contributing Resource
Landscape Feature
Structure
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 250 Willingdon Avenue
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[19-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 map : ink on paper ; 83 x 53 cm on sheet 92 x 61 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of "Municipality of Burnaby" map outlining waterlines, telephone lines, lights and power lines, and street lights. The map was complied "EXPRESSLY FOR/ THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF BURNABY/ BY/ THE COAST MAP AND BLUE PRINT CO/ EMPIRE BLDG VANCOUVER B.C." A section of the upper left corne…
Administrative History
From the Angus MacDonald House and most likely the Angus MacDonald family. North Burnaby heritage house. MacDonald was a municipal council member and real estate developer. The two families are not related.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 map : ink on paper ; 83 x 53 cm on sheet 92 x 61 cm
Material Details
Scale 10 chains = 1 inch
Scope and Content
Item consists of "Municipality of Burnaby" map outlining waterlines, telephone lines, lights and power lines, and street lights. The map was complied "EXPRESSLY FOR/ THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF BURNABY/ BY/ THE COAST MAP AND BLUE PRINT CO/ EMPIRE BLDG VANCOUVER B.C." A section of the upper left corner (borded by Boundary Road to the west; Queens Ave to the east; Burrard Inlet to the north and Parker Avenue to the south) of map is hand coloured in red with "Queens Avenue" and "Parker Avenue" identified.
Administrative History
From the Angus MacDonald House and most likely the Angus MacDonald family. North Burnaby heritage house. MacDonald was a municipal council member and real estate developer. The two families are not related.
Creator
Coast Map and Blue Print Co. Empire Bldg Vancouver B.C.
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
BV008.24.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[19-?]
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Notes
Transcribed title
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