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Bob Prittie with Burnaby North drama students

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 19.5 cm
Item No.
480-907
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Bob Prittie being "kidnapped" on the steps of City Hall by cast members of the play "Guys and Dolls", produced by drama students at Burnaby North senior secondary school. Robert Prittie was Mayor of Burnaby from 1969 to 1973.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-907
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 19.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Bob Prittie being "kidnapped" on the steps of City Hall by cast members of the play "Guys and Dolls", produced by drama students at Burnaby North senior secondary school. Robert Prittie was Mayor of Burnaby from 1969 to 1973.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
Prittie, Robert W. "Bob"
Burnaby North High School
Burnaby City Hall
Burnaby Citizen's Association
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Kidnapping of Mayor Bob Prittie was simulated on the steps of the Burnaby municipal hall Thursday by cast members of the play Guys and Dolls, produced by drama students at Burnaby North senior secondary school. The play will run March 8, 9, 10 and 11 at the school. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Tickets cost $1."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory569
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Av…
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Avenue in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on Burnaby Mountain.
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Skofteby, Gus
Ericksson, Karin
Subject
Agriculture
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson'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.
MSS196-004_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track one of interview with Maureen Olofson

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