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

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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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Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58434
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1973
Collection/Fonds
Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 brochure
Item No.
MSS083-004
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 1
Scope and Content
Item is a Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission brochure for the Summer of 1973.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1973
Collection/Fonds
Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection
Physical Description
1 brochure
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS083-004
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 1
Accession Number
BHS997-03
Scope and Content
Item is a Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission brochure for the Summer of 1973.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Interview with Tony Fabian by Kathy Bossort October 29, 2015 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory602
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s views about the Trans Mountain pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain and how he sees himself as an environmentalist. At the end of the interview he summarizes some of his successes when he was a Parks Commissioner.
Date Range
1970-2015
Length
0:12:19
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s views about the Trans Mountain pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain and how he sees himself as an environmentalist. At the end of the interview he summarizes some of his successes when he was a Parks Commissioner.
Date Range
1970-2015
Length
0:12:19
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Company
Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation 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_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track seven of interview with Tony Fabian

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Resignation of G.A. Sutherland from the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
33703
Meeting Date
13-Oct-1964
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
64
Item No.
1
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
33703
Meeting Date
13-Oct-1964
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
64
Item No.
1
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Amendment to the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission Bylaw 1965 (Bylaw No. 5625)

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62490
Meeting Date
8-Nov-1999
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
29
Item No.
7
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62490
Meeting Date
8-Nov-1999
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
29
Item No.
7
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet
Item No.
42701
Storage Location
68-1-4-25
Scope and Content
Item is the "Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission / Annual Report / 1963." This report describes the development of parks and recreational facilities in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 booklet
Description Level
Item
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera Collection
Item No.
42701
Storage Location
68-1-4-25
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Item is the "Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission / Annual Report / 1963." This report describes the development of parks and recreational facilities in Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Parks and Recreation Commission papers

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1966-1973
Collection/Fonds
Mayor s Office fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS127-007
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission meeting minutes and pamphlets. Also included in the file is a map of "The Lower Mainland Regional Park System."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1966-1973
Collection/Fonds
Mayor s Office fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Mayor's Office files
Item No.
MSS127-007
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
BHS999-01
Scope and Content
File consists of Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission meeting minutes and pamphlets. Also included in the file is a map of "The Lower Mainland Regional Park System."
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1967
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 mounted on board 19 x 21.5 cm
Item No.
605-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Centennial Planting" event held at Brentwood Shopping Centre. Mr. D. Haywood and Doreen Lawson stand alongside a Rhododendron bush. On August 22, 1966, Burnaby Municipal Council with recommendation from the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission adopted the Rhododendron as the offi…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1967
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
605-003
Accession Number
2003-30
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 mounted on board 19 x 21.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Centennial Planting" event held at Brentwood Shopping Centre. Mr. D. Haywood and Doreen Lawson stand alongside a Rhododendron bush. On August 22, 1966, Burnaby Municipal Council with recommendation from the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission adopted the Rhododendron as the official flower of Burnaby.
Subjects
Plants - Flowers
Names
Lawson, Doreen
Haywood, D.
Notes
Title based on photograph
Stamp on verso of photograph reads: "Brentwood_Shopping_Centre_Association / 1000_Brentwood / 4567_Lougheed_Highway / Burnaby_BC"
Note in pencil on verso of photograph reads: "May_67 / Centennial_planting / 100_[?] / Mr._D._Haywood / Mrs_Lawson"
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Images
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Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-381
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows golfers at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax Street. Construction of the course began in September 1965; it opened to the public in May 1969. The course is 18 holes, 5418 yards long and covers 137 acres.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-381
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows golfers at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax Street. Construction of the course began in September 1965; it opened to the public in May 1969. The course is 18 holes, 5418 yards long and covers 137 acres.
Photographer
Salmon, Stu
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Golf
Names
Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
Accompanying Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission - Burnaby Mountain Golf Course informational document attached to verso.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Halifax Street
Burnaby - 7600 Halifax Street
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.113.1
Description
Postcard: colour photograph of Burnaby Mountain Park including Centennial Pavilion; horizontal; on reverse in blue: "1" "BURNABY MOUNTAIN PARK" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "This park...", drawing of R.C.M.P. officer at left; photo by "George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd. For the Burnaby Parks & Recreation C…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV004.113.1
Description
Postcard: colour photograph of Burnaby Mountain Park including Centennial Pavilion; horizontal; on reverse in blue: "1" "BURNABY MOUNTAIN PARK" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "This park...", drawing of R.C.M.P. officer at left; photo by "George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd. For the Burnaby Parks & Recreation Commission" "S-2772"; blue bar up centre with "PUB. BY NATURAL COLOR PRODUCTIONS, LTD. VANC.-", rest covered; at bottom "MADE IN CANADA" "GRANT-MANN"; green 10 cent stamp at upper right; blue and white "AIR MAIL PAR AVION" label top centre; postmarked "NEW WESTMINSTER B.C. CANADA" "6 -" "17 -" "19--"; cancelled with 7 wavy lines; under "ADDRESS" at right side, in blue pen, "De Heer" "U. Hospes." "Uffo. Emmiresstr. 6." "Sneet"? "Nederland."; message "Hantel Cproetin"? "J. Wisbrands"?; corners slightly worn
Marks/Labels
Burnaby Mountain Park / Burnaby, B.C., Canada / George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd. / Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission / S-2772
Maker
Natural Color Productions, Ltd.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
BC
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Title
Burnaby Mountain Park 1 S-2772
Author
George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd.
Publication Date
[ca. 1970].
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Geographic Features
Geographic Features - Parks
Name Access
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970-1978]
Collection/Fonds
Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS343
BHS344
MSS083
Scope and Content
Collection consits of records related to Confederation Seniors House (minutes, reports, correspondence etc) as well as photographs showing events held at the centre.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970-1978]
Collection/Fonds
Confederation Community Centre for the Retired collection
Physical Description
Textual records and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS343
BHS344
MSS083
Scope and Content
Collection consits of records related to Confederation Seniors House (minutes, reports, correspondence etc) as well as photographs showing events held at the centre.
History/Biography
In 1959 Commissioner George McLean (former Alderman) first met with the elder citizens of the northern part of Burnaby. At that time they expressed their need for a building as they did not wish to be programmed into other recreation centres. Previous to and during the construction of the Confederation Community Centre for the Retired (also known as Confederation House), representatives of the O.A.P.O., Senior Citizen Associations and the existing elder citizen’s programme at Willingdon Heights met with members of the Parks and Recreation Commission and staff. They discussed what type of facility was needed to meet the recreational needs of the retired population in North Burnaby. In 1971 the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission authorized the building of Confederation House. Architect Norman S. Jones designed the building at 4585 Albert Street with the assistance of Consultant W.D. McKinnon of Industrial Construction Centre Ltd. A sod turning ceremony was held on Friday, June 11, 1971. A minimal mandatory membership fee was established in order to establish a membership list. As it was then, and continues to be today, anyone fifty or over and retired is eligible for membership; exercise classes, credit and non-credit college courses, drop-in, club activities and social events are all offered. Marie Mogensen collected these records while working as a staff member for the Confederation House. She was the “Elder Co-ordinator” for the Centre.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Riverway School PTA collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1967
Collection/Fonds
Riverway School PTA collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Storage Location
BHS273 and MSS068
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the Riverway West School PTA scrapbook and photographs.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1967
Collection/Fonds
Riverway School PTA collection
Physical Description
Textual record and graphic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS273 and MSS068
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the Riverway West School PTA scrapbook and photographs.
History/Biography
The original Riverway West School was a one room school house built in 1923 just west of the ravine at Sussex Avenue and Marine Drive. Miss Marion Swanson was the first teacher and the first custodian was Mr. Morrison. Miss Carrie Kidd taught from 1924 to 1935, with the enrolment increasing from eighteen in 1924 to forty-two pupils in 1929, and including grades one to seven. In 1930 grades one to four were at Riverway while the older students went to Nelson. It continued on in this manner; as a one-room school of four grades until 1952. As the school was seen by parents to be “greatly lacking” for students and teachers “in comfortable accommodations and vital equipment necessary for their extra curricular and recreational needs, such as were enjoyed by children in the larger schools” they formed a Parent Teacher Association in September of 1951 to remedy the situation. From the beginning the PTA was very active in making its desires known to the School Board and “the school was very fortunate to have an organisation which put forth such a united effort on behalf of the children”. Their first bazaar fundraiser allowed them to purchase a hot plate and the necessary utensils to provide the students with soup and cocoa during the cold weather. At their request, the School Board improved the electrical wiring in the school (so that they could use the hotplate) and built a roof over the stairs to the basement and provided more sports equipment for the children. Art classes and piano classes were started through the efforts of the members and also (in 1953) a cub pack and a brownie pack with PTA members as Cub Leaders and Brownie Leaders. A ditto machine and the starting of a school library were the direct results of successful bazaars held by the PTA. The PTA also made a survey of the school district in 1951 to analyse the future school population and presented the results to the School Board. Following this, a portable unit was erected beside the existing school house for use the following September (this portable was in use until 1958). In the late 1950s, the PTA approached the School Board and the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission and proposed a park on the grounds adjacent to their school to relieve a playfield deficiency. The creation of Riverway West Park was the direct result of this proposal. As Parks Planner Paul Stocksted pointed out in 1961, “All of this would not have been possible had not the people associated with the PTA insisted on the solution to the problem of inadequate play areas.” In 1957 the first unit of the new Riverway West School underwent construction. Designed by Carlberg and Jackson with Remigio Maniaga as the contractor, it was completed in September of 1957 and consisted of four classrooms, an activity room and administration facilities. A two classroom addition (again designed by Carlberg and Jackson) was completed on the last day of 1959; just three months after its construction began. In order to preserve the memory of all that the PTA had accomplished, a Riverway West History Book was created by the 1960-1961 PTA members. Notably; Mrs. R. Eichler, Historian, Mrs. C.L. James, Assistant Historian, Mrs. Gordon Dowding, Photographer and Mr. Rod Beaton who designed the cover.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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