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Interview with Tony Fabian by Kathy Bossort October 29, 2015 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s story about his first involvement in civic politics when he questioned the cutting in half of Hardwick Park and his learning about the legal status of park dedications. He talks about the value of understanding the geographic history and natural …
Date Range
1960-1990
Length
0:12:29
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s story about his first involvement in civic politics when he questioned the cutting in half of Hardwick Park and his learning about the legal status of park dedications. He talks about the value of understanding the geographic history and natural processes of Burnaby landscapes.
Date Range
1960-1990
Length
0:12:29
Name
Hardwick Park
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hardwick Street
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 29, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Tony Fabian conducted by Kathy Bossort. Tony Fabian was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Tony Fabian’s part in park creation and protection of natural areas in Burnaby, particularly as a member of the Park and Recreation Commission in the 1970s; his childhood and how that contributed to his land ethic; and the history of the uses made of and setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Tony S. Fabian was born in 1934 in north Saskatchewan. At less than a year old Tony, along with his siblings, was removed from his family home and eventually placed with an immigrant farm family. As a child he worked on the farm and witnessed what he considered abusive treatment of the land and farm animals. When he was about 12 years old his adoptive family moved to the BC coast where he went on his own, working for a variety of farmers in Richmond and Delta. At 19 he contracted polio, quit farm work, and found work with the telephone company. In 1956 Tony married, and in 1957 he and his wife moved to a home on Hardwick Street in Burnaby where he still lives. Tony entered civic politics in the 1960s when he objected to development on Hardwick Park and became concerned about the destruction of Burnaby’s natural landscapes. He became a life long advocate for preserving natural areas and helped to create large parks in Burnaby on the foreshore of the Fraser River and on Burrard Inlet. He served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission 1970-1975, is a long time volunteer with the Burnaby Lake Park Association, and continues to stay current on local and regional environmental issues. In 2008 Tony was presented with the City of Burnaby Environment Award for Community Stewardship.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:43:22
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Interviewee Name
Fabian, Tony S.
Interview Location
Tony Fabian's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-007_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track three of interview with Tony Fabian

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Burnaby Mountain Oil Storage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34704
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.2 x 19.5 cm
Item No.
109-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of oil storage tanks on Burnaby Mountain, possibly those of Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Co. at the top of Underhill Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
109-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.2 x 19.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of oil storage tanks on Burnaby Mountain, possibly those of Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Co. at the top of Underhill Avenue.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Buildings - Industrial - Refineries
Names
Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Underhill Avenue
Burnaby - Shellmont Street
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Images
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Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Co.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34688
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
097-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Co. storage tanks on Burnaby Mountain.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
097-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Co. storage tanks on Burnaby Mountain.
Photographer
Commercial Illustrators Industrial Photographers
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Buildings - Industrial - Refineries
Names
Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp and annotation on back of photograph reads, "TA. 8817 / Commerical Illustrators / Industrial Photographers / 601 Denman St., Vancouver 5, B.C. / File No. 9412-13"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Underhill Avenue
Burnaby - Shellmont Street
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Images
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