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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.6 cm print
Item No.
315-078
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Archie and Amy Shaw and their family at 663 Wedgewood Street (old street numbering system).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-078
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.6 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Archie and Amy Shaw and their family at 663 Wedgewood Street (old street numbering system).
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Wedgewood Street
Burnaby - 7863 Wedgewood Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
315-261
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man looking at a fireplace. This is likely Tom Cornforth with the fireplace he built for the family home on Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-261
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man looking at a fireplace. This is likely Tom Cornforth with the fireplace he built for the family home on Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings Components - Fireplaces
Names
Cornforth, Tom
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Tom Cornforth measuring peas

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36806
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 10.5 cm print
Item No.
315-264
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tom Cornforth measuring the pea plants in the garden at his house on Royal Oak Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-264
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 10.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tom Cornforth measuring the pea plants in the garden at his house on Royal Oak Avenue.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Cornforth, Tom
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Overlooking Oakalla and Deer Lake

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36990
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1935] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
315-448
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking northeast from the Price's property overlooking Oakalla and Deer Lake.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1935] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-448
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking northeast from the Price's property overlooking Oakalla and Deer Lake.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Buildings - Institutional - Prisons
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Oakalla Area
Images
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Burnaby Village Museum

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62675
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Item No.
503-009
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Village Museum.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Charting Change Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
503-009
Accession Number
2009-10
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Village Museum.
Photographer
Pasch, Rebecca
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Burnaby Central High School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62676
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Item No.
503-010
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Central Secondary School.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Charting Change Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
503-010
Accession Number
2009-10
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Central Secondary School.
Photographer
Pasch, Rebecca
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Burnaby Central Secondary School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4939 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Bill Copeland Sports Centre

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62677
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Item No.
503-011
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Charting Change Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
503-011
Accession Number
2009-10
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.
Photographer
Pasch, Rebecca
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational
Names
Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3676 Kensington Avenue
Burnaby - Kensington Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
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Buckingham Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62678
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Item No.
503-012
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of Buckingham Elementary School.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 28, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Charting Change Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
503-012
Accession Number
2009-10
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Buckingham Elementary School.
Photographer
Pasch, Rebecca
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Buckingham Elementary School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6066 Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62695
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
Septmeber 10, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Item No.
503-041
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
Septmeber 10, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Charting Change Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
503-041
Accession Number
2009-10
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Photographer
Pasch, Rebecca
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational
Buildings - Civic
Names
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Gilpin Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62703
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 8, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Item No.
503-036
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gilpin Elementary School.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 8, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Charting Change Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
503-036
Accession Number
2009-10
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gilpin Elementary School.
Photographer
Pasch, Rebecca
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Gilpin Elementary School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5490 Eglinton Street
Burnaby - Eglinton Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-041
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys on their soap box race cars at Norfolk Street near Royal Oak. Robert "Bob" Lowe is the child in the middle.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-041
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys on their soap box race cars at Norfolk Street near Royal Oak. Robert "Bob" Lowe is the child in the middle.
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Norfolk Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 12.3 cm print
Item No.
315-046
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two women standing outside of the Burnaby Municipal Hall on Canada Way. The woman on the left may be Betty Stevenson.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[195-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-046
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 12.3 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two women standing outside of the Burnaby Municipal Hall on Canada Way. The woman on the left may be Betty Stevenson.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - City Halls
Names
Stevenson, Betty
Burnaby City Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Ethel Cornforth with Canadian Flag

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36804
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.6 x 11.8 cm print
Item No.
315-262
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ethel Cornforth placing a Canadian flag outside her house on Royal Oak Avenue. The two men in the photograph are unidentified but may be her sons.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-262
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.6 x 11.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ethel Cornforth placing a Canadian flag outside her house on Royal Oak Avenue. The two men in the photograph are unidentified but may be her sons.
Subjects
Symbols - Flags
Names
Cornforth, Ethel McTaggart
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby - 3338 Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Gordon Morash and Colleen Campbell

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36936
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.0 x 12.6 cm print
Item No.
315-394
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gordon Morash and Colleen Campbell dressed as a bride and groom for a May Day parade.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1928 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-394
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.0 x 12.6 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gordon Morash and Colleen Campbell dressed as a bride and groom for a May Day parade.
Subjects
Clothing - Costumes
Events - May Day
Names
Campbell, Colleen
Morash, Gordon
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8155 Wedgewood Street
Burnaby - Wedgewood Street
Burnaby - Robert Burnaby Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Images
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Skating on Burnaby Lake

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37017
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 12.1 cm print
Item No.
315-480
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Jimmy Hood (holding hockey stick), Elizabeth "Bessie" Stark and David Stark (sister and brother) skating on Burnaby Lake.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-480
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 12.1 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Jimmy Hood (holding hockey stick), Elizabeth "Bessie" Stark and David Stark (sister and brother) skating on Burnaby Lake.
Subjects
Sports - Ice Hockey
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Sports - Skating
Names
Hood, Jimmy
Linton, Elizabeth "Bessie" Stark
Stark, David
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Images
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Interview with Jim and Linda Champion by Eric Damer October 21, 2012 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory318
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Linda and Jim Champion's memories of living so close to the Oakalla Prison Farm. They also tell stories about changes to the neighbourhood, the family horse and living "a country life."
Date Range
1951-1969
Length
0:11:40
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Linda and Jim Champion's memories of living so close to the Oakalla Prison Farm. They also tell stories about changes to the neighbourhood, the family horse and living "a country life."
Date Range
1951-1969
Length
0:11:40
Name
Oakalla Prison Farm
Subject
Animals - Horses
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 21, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Jim Champion and his daughter Linda Champion conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 21, 2012. Major themes discussed are: raising a family in Burnaby as well as the experience of growing up in the area as it developed from farmland to suburbia.
Biographical Notes
Although Jim Champion was born in Burnaby in 1924, he grew up and attended school in White Rock. After serving in the navy during the war, Jim Champion came back to Vancouver, met and married Ethel (Danielson) Champion and began working for the Vancouver Fire Department. Jim and Ethel Champion's eldest daughter, Linda Champion, was born in 1948. In 1949, the Champions bought 1.8 undeveloped acres on Gilpin Street and began to build. By the time their house was built, they had become a family of six, so Jim and Ethel worked to built a larger house adjacent to the first. The Champions had chickens and a horse as their neighbourhood changed from farmland to suburbia. Jim has retired from the Vancouver Fire Department and his daughter Linda Champion is currently a City of Burnaby employee.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:41:09
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Interviewee Name
Champion, Jim
Champion, Linda
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.
MSS171-007_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of recording of interview with Jim and Linda Champion

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Interview with Tony Fabian by Kathy Bossort October 29, 2015 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory597
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s memories of his moving to Hardwick Street in Burnaby in 1957; his views about early attitudes toward clearing the land in Burnaby and how people’s attitudes changed with regard to protecting the environment; and his description of the “golden ye…
Date Range
1956-1980
Length
0:15:48
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s memories of his moving to Hardwick Street in Burnaby in 1957; his views about early attitudes toward clearing the land in Burnaby and how people’s attitudes changed with regard to protecting the environment; and his description of the “golden years” for park creation and planning in the 1970s.
Date Range
1956-1980
Length
0:15:48
Name
Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission
Shelley, Melvin
Barnet Park
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hardwick Street
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_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Tony Fabian

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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory598
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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