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Interview with Annie Boulanger by Rod Fowler April 9, 1990 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Annie Boulanger’s interest in Archives work, especially doing oral histories, for John Adams and Rick Duckles, curators of Heritage Village, and for SFU
Date Range
1970-1990
Length
00:03:39
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Annie Boulanger’s interest in Archives work, especially doing oral histories, for John Adams and Rick Duckles, curators of Heritage Village, and for SFU
Date Range
1970-1990
Length
00:03:39
Name
Burnaby Village Museum
Subject
Persons - Volunteers
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 9, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Annie Boulanger, conducted by Rod Fowler. Annie Boulanger was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Annie Boulanger’s volunteer community work in Burnaby, including initiating the teaching of french and gymnastics at Seaforth School where her children attended, doing historical research and oral histories for Burnaby Heritage Village and the SFU Archives, becoming a long term member of the Burnaby Writers’ Club, being a member and President of Burnaby Arts Council, and member of the Parks Board's Centre for the Performing Arts Committee (1987). The interview focuses attention on the Arts Council’s financial difficulties between 1985 and 1990, and the need for a comprehensive approach to supporting the arts through a municipal arts policy. Annie Boulanger also talks about her parents’ history, their home on Napier Street and her later home on Government Road, her education and teaching career, and her arts journalism. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Annie Urbanovits Boulanger’s parents emigrated from Hungary to Toronto, Louis in 1925 and Irene in 1930, where they married. Louis and Irene Boulanger moved to Vancouver where Louis worked in the Vancouver Shipyards during WWII and then for Nichols Chemical Company in Barnet for 15 years. While the Urbanovits family lived in Cloverdale, Louis commuted to Kask’s Camp in Barnet, until they moved to Burnaby in 1951 to an old farm purchased on Napier Street. Between 1951 and 1956 Annie completed her BA degree, majoring in chemistry and english with a minor in physical education, and obtained her teaching diploma at UBC. She taught for 4 years in various locations in BC before marrying and moving to Manitoba and Ottawa. She and her husband and five children (two more children to come later) returned to Burnaby in 1964 to a home on Government Street to be close to family. Annie Boulanger became involved in the community first through her children’s school, initiating and teaching french classes in Seaforth School in 1969, and supporting the development of gymnastics in school and as a municipal program. Her interest in Archives lead to doing oral histories for John Adams, curator of Heritage Village [Burnaby Heritage Village], and for SFU Archives. She became a long time member of the Burnaby Writers’ Club in the 1970s, taking a course in writing non-fiction from Chris Potter. In 1983 Annie Boulanger joined the Burnaby Arts Council, becoming President in 1985. She was involved in lobbying the municipality for better monetary support and facilities for the arts and for the creation of a Municipal Arts Policy. She has continued to promote the arts in Burnaby through her appointment to Burnaby’s Visual Arts Advisory Board in 1997, her arts journalism, writing regular book and theatre reviews for the local newspaper, and other activities. She was a member of the Burnaby Centennial Committee and was one of the editors of the book “Burnaby Centennial Anthology”.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:41:53
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Interviewee Name
Boulanger, Annie
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-022_Track_2
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track two of interview with Annie Boulanger

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Interview with Kay Zimmerman by Rod Fowler [February] 1990 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview continues Kay Zimmerman’s description of the BVA and the election of councillors and then mayors from the party, Dave Mercier 1979-1981 and Bill Lewarne 1981-1987. She talks about resistance to paying for the road to SFU as a “local improvement”, Heritage Village as a …
Date Range
1960-1987
Length
00:07:50
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview continues Kay Zimmerman’s description of the BVA and the election of councillors and then mayors from the party, Dave Mercier 1979-1981 and Bill Lewarne 1981-1987. She talks about resistance to paying for the road to SFU as a “local improvement”, Heritage Village as a Centennial Project, differing BVA support in north and south Burnaby, and Alan Emmott’s political career.
Date Range
1960-1987
Photo Info
Kay Zimmerman, [1973]. Item no. 231-021
Length
00:07:50
Name
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Emmott, Alan H
Mercier, David M "Dave"
Burnaby Voters Association
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby Village Museum
Subject
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Public Services - Municipal Services
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
[February] 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Kay Zimmerman, conducted by Rod Fowler. Kay Zimmerman was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Kay Zimmerman’s political activities in Burnaby and her description of her Lochdale neighbourhood in the 1960s. She provides an excellent overview of the municipal political groups and important political issues in Burnaby from 1960 to 1980. She tells the story about an early and successful political action that convinced her that an individual can make a difference. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Kathleen “Kay” Zimmerman, her husband Gordon and their young son Rick moved to Burnaby from Vancouver in 1960 to a house on Curtis Avenue near Duthie Street (a second son Bruce was born in Burnaby). Kay Zimmerman worked 12 years at Royal Columbian Hospital in the admitting office, then 4 years (1974-1979) as special assistant to Senator Ray Perrault, followed by work as a judge on the Citizenship Court before retiring. Gordon Zimmerman worked at the Shell Refinery. A member of the Liberal Party and political activist before arriving in Burnaby, Kay Zimmerman continued her involvement in national and local politics. She campaigned for Ray Perrault during the Trudeau years, and was a founder and active member of the Burnaby Voters Association (BVA). Her political activities encompassed 30 years that saw major changes in Burnaby, including the building of SFU, creation of Heritage Village, an awakening environmental sensibility, and a dramatic increase in population and development in Burnaby.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
01:04:36
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Interviewee Name
Zimmerman, Kay
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-018_Track_2
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Kay Zimmerman

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment inco…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment incomes.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to household living arrangements, toys and games, and organized youth activities. Janet describes attending a new United Church, involvement in Canadian Girls in Training, Job’s Daughters, and Girl Guides.
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to household living arrangements, toys and games, and organized youth activities. Janet describes attending a new United Church, involvement in Canadian Girls in Training, Job’s Daughters, and Girl Guides.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet’s best and worst memories of her youth. Janet’s best memory is of the freedom of children of the time. She describes sleepovers as a teenager, and the arrival of the first television on the block, noting that outdoor play declined when childr…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet’s best and worst memories of her youth. Janet’s best memory is of the freedom of children of the time. She describes sleepovers as a teenager, and the arrival of the first television on the block, noting that outdoor play declined when children stayed in to watch television. Janet’s worst memory is of the murder of a classmate’s siblings by their parents.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and the Hudson’s Bay store downtown. When Woodward’s and Sears opened, the family also shopped there occasionally.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 8

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to socializing in Janet’s later teen years. She talks about dances at Lochdale Community Hall and Capitol Hill Community Hall, and informal gatherings in homes. She describes the attitudes and practices related to drinking and smoking at that time. Ja…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to socializing in Janet’s later teen years. She talks about dances at Lochdale Community Hall and Capitol Hill Community Hall, and informal gatherings in homes. She describes the attitudes and practices related to drinking and smoking at that time. Janet also talks about the transportation options for young people, her parents’ occupations, and her memories of the Fraser River flood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 8

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discuss…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Full Recording Time: 40:19 Number of Tracks: 7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discusses her involvement with the Henderson-Jubilee United church, and C.G.I.T..
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Full Recording Time: 40:19 Number of Tracks: 7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls how getting a bicycle led eventually to the further freedom of cycling to White Rock, the airport, Deep Cove, and Horseshoe Bay.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Full Recording Time: 43:36 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet White’s school years and the activities and sports she participated in, formally and informally. She lived near 6th and Edmonds St., and then in the Cascades area, by Nithsdale St., and attended Schou Elementary. She attended many schools as …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet White’s school years and the activities and sports she participated in, formally and informally. She lived near 6th and Edmonds St., and then in the Cascades area, by Nithsdale St., and attended Schou Elementary. She attended many schools as soon as they were built, attending Gilmore Avenue, then Cascade Heights, Alpha Junior High, Moscrop Secondary, and finally Burnaby Central Secondary. Play was unstructured, with the Cascades bush and the tunnel parallel to and going under Smith Avenue being favourite places to play.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to restrictions on children and youth of the time, and where children played. Janet describes her curfews, and the where she wasn’t supposed to play. She describes sneaking into the Cascades Drive-In with friends. As a teenager, she went to Hazel’s Ca…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 10 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Full Recording Time: 31:34 Number of Tracks: 8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to restrictions on children and youth of the time, and where children played. Janet describes her curfews, and the where she wasn’t supposed to play. She describes sneaking into the Cascades Drive-In with friends. As a teenager, she went to Hazel’s Café on Sunset where high school students and “drop-outs” mixed. Janet remarks on the lack of racial diversity in the part of Burnaby she lived in at that time.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Cice’s school and extracurricular activities. She grew up in West Burnaby, near Central Park, attending Kingsway West Elementary School and Burnaby South High School. Cice relates how strongly she and the other children were affected by the Second …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Full Recording Time: 40:19 Number of Tracks: 7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Cice’s school and extracurricular activities. She grew up in West Burnaby, near Central Park, attending Kingsway West Elementary School and Burnaby South High School. Cice relates how strongly she and the other children were affected by the Second World War, and describes how proud they were to contribute to the war effort. She talks about joining the Cadets, and mentions the Girl Guides. Cice also discusses the Hi-Y, noting that she saw more diversity in the international conference delegates than was usual in Burnaby at that time. Cice recalls unstructured play outside, in Central Park and in the Forty Acres bush, with traditional games and role play as well as comics-inspired ones.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they pl…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Full Recording Time: 40:19 Number of Tracks: 7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they played. Cice recalls how she spent time with her high school friends, and discusses the games that she played with her family and friends.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Full Recording Time: 40:19 Number of Tracks: 7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions on children, and discusses the nature of community at the time. She comments on the cultural and religious backgrounds of the people she knew. Cice describes her family’s home and living arrangements, and how they reflected her family’s situation. She recalls a favourite toy.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their f…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Full Recording Time: 40:19 Number of Tracks: 7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their financial situation. Cice talks about her family installing a toilet, and she describes how the money saved for a bathtub was spent purchasing a piano instead.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 7

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Cice’s childhood. Cice discusses the rural nature of South Burnaby, and the sense of security of that time. She talks of the changes caused by the creation and growth of the Metrotown area. Cice describes how her husband’s …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Full Recording Time: 40:19 Number of Tracks: 7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Cice’s childhood. Cice discusses the rural nature of South Burnaby, and the sense of security of that time. She talks of the changes caused by the creation and growth of the Metrotown area. Cice describes how her husband’s veteran status earned them a discount on a building lot from the City of Burnaby, allowing her to continue to live there.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 7

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Full Recording Time: 43:36 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls attending Douglas Road School and Burnaby South High School. Bob describes his extracurricular activities in school, organized and informal. He mentions the games he played with his friends. Bob discusses his family chores, and his first job, which was a newspaper route for the Vancouver Province. He describes his later jobs, one at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, working for Mr. Arnold, and then for Mr. Robertson at Burnaby Lake Nurseries.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality o…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Full Recording Time: 43:36 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality of the people he knew at the time had their origin in the community’s experiences of the First World War. Bob discusses his family’s living arrangements, and how they moved as circumstances required, although they always remained in the same area. Bob recalls his school sporting activities, and the Army Cadets organized in his high school during World War II. He talks of his friends and how they played in the bush, at the millponds, and on Still Creek, and how they could skate on the frozen creek to Burnaby Lake. He describes the hunting and fishing, and the field and water trials for retrievers in the marsh.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of ma…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Full Recording Time: 43:36 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of making an enterprise of harvesting and selling cascara bark during WWII, when prices rose. Bob describes his worst memories, which are of fires, a flood, and bad fogs, and how he was nearly killed as a passenger in a wagon whose horse bolted. He recalls that his family was a minority among the Ukrainian families in the neighborhood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World Wa…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Full Recording Time: 43:36 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World War started. He continues to describe his relationship with his Ukrainian neighbors, and how he felt about such discrimination as he experienced. He discusses the entrepreneurial opportunities which existed for children and youth, recalls that everyone had private enterprises to help pay for necessities of life, and notes that most of his classmates went to work full time after finishing elementary school. Bob contrasts the general affluence of the present day with the pervasive poverty of his childhood. He notes that discipline at the time was physical, and that authority was not questioned. He comments on physical changes to Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Full Recording Time: 43:36 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing himself as a relative newcomer. He speaks of the preservation of the Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake areas. Bob describes his disorientation in the more newly densified parts of Burnaby, and observes that traffic has increased on Burnaby streets. Bob recalls that he mostly travelled on foot or by bike. He notes that the Neville Transport Company operated the school bus he used as well as the only North-South bus route in Burnaby at that time. He mentions Pacific Stage Lines as a later operator through Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spen…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Full Recording Time: 62:00 Number of Tracks: 5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spent the spare time he had. He describes going as far as Washington State and Mission to watch car racing with friends when he was older. Ken speaks of his family as nominally Buddhist through his mother, who was from China. He recalls that, despite this, he and his brother were bused to Sunday school at a church near Joffre Ave. He talks of the activities and trips the church had for the children, whom, because of the distance, he didn’t see otherwise. He describes travelling with the school band, their fundraising, and their billeting arrangements.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording continues with Ken’s band activities, and then pertains to the games Ken played with his brother and friends. Ken discusses how the school band’s repertoire and performances were designed to complement the school’s events throughout the year. He describes the …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Full Recording Time: 62:00 Number of Tracks: 5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording continues with Ken’s band activities, and then pertains to the games Ken played with his brother and friends. Ken discusses how the school band’s repertoire and performances were designed to complement the school’s events throughout the year. He describes the concert the band was invited to play on the lawn of Ceperley House on their return from Expo 67. Ken recalls the games he and his brother played, and the two neighbor boys they played with. He describes playing on the North American Peat property adjacent to theirs, in the peat trenches and in the bush. He talks of roaming as far as New Westminster and the Fraser River.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s family responsibilities, school activities, and friends. Ken relates how his father received a veteran’s land grant after the Second World War, on Byrne Rd. in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, and how his family operated a market garden on the l…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Full Recording Time: 62:00 Number of Tracks: 5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s family responsibilities, school activities, and friends. Ken relates how his father received a veteran’s land grant after the Second World War, on Byrne Rd. in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, and how his family operated a market garden on the land, selling their produce to Kelly Douglas, Woodward’s, and MacDonald’s Consolidated. Ken describes how he moved to North Burnaby in the early 1970s, near Sperling Ave. and Lougheed Hwy., and then to the Burnaby General Hospital area when he married a few years later. He speaks of attending Riverside Elementary School, McPherson Junior High School, and Burnaby South High School. Ken recalls having little free time as a child. He speaks of working on the farm after he finished his homework, and playing there with his brother. He describes his household chores, and the additional responsibilities he took on as he grew older and acquired more skills. Ken talks of being in the school band with his friends, their activities and travel and their trip to Montreal for Expo in 1967. He discusses his interests and his family’s expectations of him and his brother.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Full Recording Time: 62:00 Number of Tracks: 5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne Rd., and watching sturgeon in them. He mentions spending time at the Luxury Freeze near Burnaby South High School, and at a church near Royal Oak Ave. north of Rumble St. which hosted a basement coffee house a few nights a week for the young people. Ken recalls going to Oilcan Harry’s club in downtown Vancouver when he was older. Ken describes his family’s closeness as his best memory of his youth, sharing his perspective that this closeness came from having a family business. Ken’s worst memory is of losing his grandmother, who had lived with his family. He discusses his extended family and relates how his father was born in Cranbrook because his grandfather, who had come to Canada in the 1880s, was gold mining there at the time. Ken describes the kinds of Chinese associations he remembers in Vancouver, and the services they offered. He recalls the New Year and Spring festivals they hosted. He mentions his family belonging to the Chow association, ‘Chow’ being his mother’s family’s name.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church a…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Full Recording Time: 62:00 Number of Tracks: 5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church activities. He describes the main change to Burnaby as being its increased urbanization, remembering how he would contrast the quiet, slow-paced Burnaby of his youth to the bustle of Chinatown, where his father did his shopping. He mentions the increased density, the changes to the Metrotown area, and the much larger number of shops. He notes that warehouses were built across from his family’s property, which is still farmland. Ken recalls that he and his wife only looked in Burnaby for a house when they married, thinking Vancouver too busy and commercialized then. He finishes by relating an incident from elementary school, when he saw a UFO hovering over the edge of the school’s property.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Jean’s early years. She was born August 16, 1915, to Joseph and Wilhelmina Wright. Jean recalls the house that her family lived in, at 3871 East Pender Street, until she was six years old. She describes the family’s move to a property one block awa…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Full Recording Time: 1:09:29 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Jean’s early years. She was born August 16, 1915, to Joseph and Wilhelmina Wright. Jean recalls the house that her family lived in, at 3871 East Pender Street, until she was six years old. She describes the family’s move to a property one block away on the same street, their acquisition of a house which they had moved to that lot, and their additions to it. Jean also talks about her mother, and relates several incidents characteristic of her and of their relationship.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 1

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the family’s new house, Jean’s parents, and what it was like to live in Vancouver Heights at that time. Jean describes what it was like to live in the house before it was finished, and how the family did their chores. She discusses the changes to c…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Full Recording Time: 1:09:29 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the family’s new house, Jean’s parents, and what it was like to live in Vancouver Heights at that time. Jean describes what it was like to live in the house before it was finished, and how the family did their chores. She discusses the changes to chores, such as doing laundry, which occurred as the family adopted new technologies. Jean talks about her siblings, and the relativity of age. She recalls the birth of her younger brother, at home. She describes her parents’ backgrounds and how they met, after immigrating to Vancouver, as part of a close-knit Irish community. Jean recalls what the Vancouver Heights area was like in the 1920s. She mentions her father’s job, and recalls her mother’s daily occupations. She describes what she wore as a child, and the recreational activities of the time.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 2

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to entertainment, food, school, and music. Jean discusses the importance of music as entertainment, which everyone participated in. She notes that her family always had visitors, for meals or to stay. Jean describes how her mother maintained a kitchen…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Full Recording Time: 1:09:29 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to entertainment, food, school, and music. Jean discusses the importance of music as entertainment, which everyone participated in. She notes that her family always had visitors, for meals or to stay. Jean describes how her mother maintained a kitchen garden and domestic livestock, and what her mother did with the surplus. She talks about attending Gilmore Avenue School, relating how classes were held in various off-site locations when enrollment exceeded capacity. She also mentions attending the high school on Rosser Avenue. Jean talks of joining the school band in high school, playing the cornet. She describes becoming a member of the National Juvenile Band, playing concerts in many places, including the British Columbia Penitentiary.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 3

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Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to the living arrangements of various family members, the Wright’s religious practices, discipline, and favoured pastimes. Jean continues talking about life in the house in Kitsilano, and she recalls where her daughters lived at various times. She tal…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 8 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.17.1
Physical Description
1 cassette tape
Material Details
Interviewer: Teresa Ballentine Interviewee: Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright (later Jean McCallum and later Jean Hogg) Full Recording Time: 1:09:29 Number of Tracks: 6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to the living arrangements of various family members, the Wright’s religious practices, discipline, and favoured pastimes. Jean continues talking about life in the house in Kitsilano, and she recalls where her daughters lived at various times. She talks of buying a house with Walter when they returned to Burnaby, and how later she lived with Terry for a while after Walter died. Jean notes that her mother was a Christian Scientist. She discusses going to the services and Sunday school the church offered, on Georgia Street in Vancouver. Jean describes how physical punishment was meted out for offenses in her family. She relates how she enjoyed looking at boats from the pier in downtown Vancouver, and begins to share a story about her father, but the tape ends.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jean Hogg conducted by her daughter Teresa Ballentine. Jean talks about her life as a resident of Burnaby from her childhood in the 1910s to widowhood in the 1960s. Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright was born in Burnaby in August 1915, two years after her family moved to 3871 East Pender Street. She was one of five children of Joseph Wright and Wilhelmina Williams. Her first husband was Walter Angus McCallum, who she was married to from 1940-1965; they raised two daughters: June and Teresa. Her second husband's last name was Hogg.
Creator
Teresa Ballentine
Names
Wright Family
Hogg, Jean Wright McCallum
Audio Tracks

Interview with Margaret Jane (Jean) Wright 1992 - Track 5

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Interview with Dennis Brown by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's early life in Burnaby as a teenager, attending Burnaby South High School as well as completing basic training for the air force in 1944.
Date Range
1941
Length
0:07:31
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's early life in Burnaby as a teenager, attending Burnaby South High School as well as completing basic training for the air force in 1944.
Date Range
1941
Photo Info
Dennis Brown (far left) with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown (far right) and their five children, [1964]. Item no. 549-018.
Length
0:07:31
Name
Burnaby South High School
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Dennis Brown conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major theme discussed: life in Burnaby during the war years.
Biographical Notes
Dennis Brown’s family moved from North Vancouver to South Burnaby, near Central Park, in 1941. Dennis finished his high school in Burnaby and enlisted in the air force, completing basic training. He returned to Burnaby looking for work and found employment stoking the boiler of a cargo ship. He and a friend spent the next year sailing around the world. When Dennis returned to Burnaby, he found work at a local shingle mill, married Cice Chandler and began work on a new home at Willingdon and Imperial. He and Cice had two children in 1948 and 1950, and three more in the later nineteen-fifties. By this time, Dennis had retrained as an accountant and worked in several large businesses in Vancouver. In their later years, both Dennis and Cice were active in the restoration of the Parker Carousel and Interurban 1223 (now on display at the Burnaby Village Museum) and both were honoured independently with “Citizen of the Year” awards. Cice (Chandler) Brown was, additionally, Honourary Reeve of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:57
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Dennis
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.
MSS171-005_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Dennis Brown

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Interview with Dennis Brown by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's days in the merchant marines as well as his first memories of meeting his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown.
Date Range
1942-1944
Length
0:07:26
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's days in the merchant marines as well as his first memories of meeting his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown.
Date Range
1942-1944
Photo Info
Dennis Brown (far left) with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown (far right) and their five children, [1964]. Item no. 549-018.
Length
0:07:26
Name
Brown, Cice Chandler
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Dennis Brown conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major theme discussed: life in Burnaby during the war years.
Biographical Notes
Dennis Brown’s family moved from North Vancouver to South Burnaby, near Central Park, in 1941. Dennis finished his high school in Burnaby and enlisted in the air force, completing basic training. He returned to Burnaby looking for work and found employment stoking the boiler of a cargo ship. He and a friend spent the next year sailing around the world. When Dennis returned to Burnaby, he found work at a local shingle mill, married Cice Chandler and began work on a new home at Willingdon and Imperial. He and Cice had two children in 1948 and 1950, and three more in the later nineteen-fifties. By this time, Dennis had retrained as an accountant and worked in several large businesses in Vancouver. In their later years, both Dennis and Cice were active in the restoration of the Parker Carousel and Interurban 1223 (now on display at the Burnaby Village Museum) and both were honoured independently with “Citizen of the Year” awards. Cice (Chandler) Brown was, additionally, Honourary Reeve of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:57
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Dennis
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.
MSS171-005_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Dennis Brown

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Interview with Dennis Brown by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of reconnecting with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown on the interurban tram. He discusses his job history and tells the story of single-handedly clearing land for their family home.
Date Range
1944-1960
Length
0:09:21
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of reconnecting with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown on the interurban tram. He discusses his job history and tells the story of single-handedly clearing land for their family home.
Date Range
1944-1960
Photo Info
Dennis Brown (far left) with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown (far right) and their five children, [1964]. Item no. 549-018.
Length
0:09:21
Name
Brown, Cice Chandler
Subject
Land Clearing
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Dennis Brown conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major theme discussed: life in Burnaby during the war years.
Biographical Notes
Dennis Brown’s family moved from North Vancouver to South Burnaby, near Central Park, in 1941. Dennis finished his high school in Burnaby and enlisted in the air force, completing basic training. He returned to Burnaby looking for work and found employment stoking the boiler of a cargo ship. He and a friend spent the next year sailing around the world. When Dennis returned to Burnaby, he found work at a local shingle mill, married Cice Chandler and began work on a new home at Willingdon and Imperial. He and Cice had two children in 1948 and 1950, and three more in the later nineteen-fifties. By this time, Dennis had retrained as an accountant and worked in several large businesses in Vancouver. In their later years, both Dennis and Cice were active in the restoration of the Parker Carousel and Interurban 1223 (now on display at the Burnaby Village Museum) and both were honoured independently with “Citizen of the Year” awards. Cice (Chandler) Brown was, additionally, Honourary Reeve of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:57
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Dennis
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.
MSS171-005_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of recording of interview with Dennis Brown

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Interview with Dennis Brown by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of the time when he was taking correspondence and university courses while finishing the house off. He tells the story of the purchasing a car on a whim.
Date Range
1947-1980
Length
0:10:39
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of the time when he was taking correspondence and university courses while finishing the house off. He tells the story of the purchasing a car on a whim.
Date Range
1947-1980
Photo Info
Dennis Brown (far left) with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown (far right) and their five children, [1964]. Item no. 549-018.
Length
0:10:39
Subject
Transportation - Automobiles
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Dennis Brown conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major theme discussed: life in Burnaby during the war years.
Biographical Notes
Dennis Brown’s family moved from North Vancouver to South Burnaby, near Central Park, in 1941. Dennis finished his high school in Burnaby and enlisted in the air force, completing basic training. He returned to Burnaby looking for work and found employment stoking the boiler of a cargo ship. He and a friend spent the next year sailing around the world. When Dennis returned to Burnaby, he found work at a local shingle mill, married Cice Chandler and began work on a new home at Willingdon and Imperial. He and Cice had two children in 1948 and 1950, and three more in the later nineteen-fifties. By this time, Dennis had retrained as an accountant and worked in several large businesses in Vancouver. In their later years, both Dennis and Cice were active in the restoration of the Parker Carousel and Interurban 1223 (now on display at the Burnaby Village Museum) and both were honoured independently with “Citizen of the Year” awards. Cice (Chandler) Brown was, additionally, Honourary Reeve of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:57
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Dennis
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.
MSS171-005_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of recording of interview with Dennis Brown

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Interview with Dennis Brown by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of recreational activities he and his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown and their children participated in. He discusses the changes that he's seen in Burnaby, mainly as density increases.
Date Range
1960-2012
Length
0:08:58
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of recreational activities he and his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown and their children participated in. He discusses the changes that he's seen in Burnaby, mainly as density increases.
Date Range
1960-2012
Photo Info
Dennis Brown (far left) with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown (far right) and their five children, [1964]. Item no. 549-018.
Length
0:08:58
Subject
Recreational Activities
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Dennis Brown conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major theme discussed: life in Burnaby during the war years.
Biographical Notes
Dennis Brown’s family moved from North Vancouver to South Burnaby, near Central Park, in 1941. Dennis finished his high school in Burnaby and enlisted in the air force, completing basic training. He returned to Burnaby looking for work and found employment stoking the boiler of a cargo ship. He and a friend spent the next year sailing around the world. When Dennis returned to Burnaby, he found work at a local shingle mill, married Cice Chandler and began work on a new home at Willingdon and Imperial. He and Cice had two children in 1948 and 1950, and three more in the later nineteen-fifties. By this time, Dennis had retrained as an accountant and worked in several large businesses in Vancouver. In their later years, both Dennis and Cice were active in the restoration of the Parker Carousel and Interurban 1223 (now on display at the Burnaby Village Museum) and both were honoured independently with “Citizen of the Year” awards. Cice (Chandler) Brown was, additionally, Honourary Reeve of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:57
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Dennis
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.
MSS171-005_ Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of recording of interview with Dennis Brown

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Interview with Dennis Brown by Eric Damer September 18, 2012 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of recreational activities he and his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown and their children participated in. He discusses the changes that he's seen in Burnaby, mainly as density increases.
Date Range
1960-2012
Length
0:08:58
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Dennis Brown's memories of recreational activities he and his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown and their children participated in. He discusses the changes that he's seen in Burnaby, mainly as density increases.
Date Range
1960-2012
Photo Info
Dennis Brown (far left) with his wife Cice (Chandler) Brown (far right) and their five children, [1964]. Item no. 549-018.
Length
0:08:58
Subject
Recreational Activities
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
September 18, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Dennis Brown conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, September 18, 2012. Major theme discussed: life in Burnaby during the war years.
Biographical Notes
Dennis Brown’s family moved from North Vancouver to South Burnaby, near Central Park, in 1941. Dennis finished his high school in Burnaby and enlisted in the air force, completing basic training. He returned to Burnaby looking for work and found employment stoking the boiler of a cargo ship. He and a friend spent the next year sailing around the world. When Dennis returned to Burnaby, he found work at a local shingle mill, married Cice Chandler and began work on a new home at Willingdon and Imperial. He and Cice had two children in 1948 and 1950, and three more in the later nineteen-fifties. By this time, Dennis had retrained as an accountant and worked in several large businesses in Vancouver. In their later years, both Dennis and Cice were active in the restoration of the Parker Carousel and Interurban 1223 (now on display at the Burnaby Village Museum) and both were honoured independently with “Citizen of the Year” awards. Cice (Chandler) Brown was, additionally, Honourary Reeve of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:57
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brown, Dennis
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.
MSS171-006_ Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of recording of interview with Dennis Brown

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Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.2
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ella Beatty Full Recording Time: 21:41 Number of Tracks: 1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the time, and discusses household responsibilities of girls. Ella describes jobs she had as a teenager, such as a brief time working at the B.C. Electric Café at Carrall St. She talks about her allowance, and describes how she spent the money as well as her earnings from her jobs. XXX 7:18–13:55: Although Ella doesn’t recall being involved in many organized activities, she does mention Sunday school and a girl’s group. She talks about having A.R.P. and First Aid training during the Second World War. Ella notes that children made their own fun, and discusses the games she played, parks she went to, and how she got there. She describes how parents kept an eye on children without strictly supervising them. Ella also talks about neighborhood and school friends, describes her recreation, which was mainly informal, and where she played. XXX 13:55–15:30: Ella can’t choose any one memory of her childhood as being the most joyful, but she recalls the announcement of the declaration of war (of World War II) as her worst childhood memory. XXX 15:30–16:31: Ella describes the families in the neighborhood and her schoolmates as having similar cultural backgrounds. The very few immigrant families she remembers came from Europe. XXX 16:31–18:13: Ella describes her household living arrangements and her toys. XXX 18:13–20:25: Ella comments on the changes which have occurred in Burnaby since her childhood as the city has become built up. She notes that much of it began after the war as veterans returned home. XXX 20:25-21:41: Ella explains why she is still a Burnaby resident and remarks on the self-reliance that children acquired in the earlier days of the city.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ella Beatty, recorded by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Beatty, Ella
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Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s school years, her activities, household living arrangements, responsibilities, jobs, toys and games, and friends. 00:00-2:46: Gail describes growing up in South Burnaby, on her parents’ farm on Marine Drive, which her father had purchased f…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.4
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Gail Yip Full Recording Time: 22:16 Number of Tracks: 2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s school years, her activities, household living arrangements, responsibilities, jobs, toys and games, and friends. 00:00-2:46: Gail describes growing up in South Burnaby, on her parents’ farm on Marine Drive, which her father had purchased from the people he worked for. She talks about attending Riverway West Elementary School, then McPherson Junior High school, and Burnaby South High School. Gail describes the games and activities she participated in at school, both formal and informal. She discusses her first real job as a teenager, as a page at the Burnaby Public Library. 2:46-6:09: Gail recalls her responsibilities at home, and earning money. She talks about her family’s living arrangements. She describes her family, immediate and extended, and her family’s history on the farm. Gail discusses the economic difficulties of farming, and the job her father got when he leased the farm to a tenant. 6:09-10:15: Gail describes her playmates, with whom she played in the nearby bush, and recalls how the time of year and the weather affected their play. She mentions a roller skating rink on Edmonds Street, but notes that such amenities were uncommon then. Gail lists the organized youth activities she participated in: Brownies, C.G.I.T., and Explorers. She discusses the toys and games she played with at home with her sisters. Gail describes her family’s living arrangements, and how the large house included a big rumpus room with a television set. She talks about her family’s closeness with extended family. 10:15-12:13: Gail recalls that the distance between her home and school made it necessary to have lunch at school, and shares how this created a special group of friends. She relates how living near Marine Drive, which was then a highway, affected her. Gail recalls going to Sunday school with her neighbor’s children in her elementary school years, but describes her family as not being very connected to church. She talks about participating in Brownies and Explorers.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Gail Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
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Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s organized activities, her best and worst childhood memories, recreation, shopping, her feeling about living in Burnaby and the changes she has observed. 0:00-3:18: Gail continues to talk about Brownies. She relates her worst childhood memor…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 9 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.4
Physical Description
mp3 recording
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Gail Yip Full Recording Time: 22:16 Number of Tracks: 2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s organized activities, her best and worst childhood memories, recreation, shopping, her feeling about living in Burnaby and the changes she has observed. 0:00-3:18: Gail continues to talk about Brownies. She relates her worst childhood memory, but can’t select a best. She describes how her activities were affected by living in the Marine Drive corridor, which was a difficult place to walk or cycle, or even cross the street. Gail mentions that her older sister encountered racial prejudice, but she can’t remember encountering any herself. 3:18-7:58: Gail discusses living in Burnaby, and the changes she has observed in the city. She describes the Kingsway corridor as busier and more congested now, but notes that there are improved opportunities for shopping . Gail recalls that her family did their grocery shopping at the Safeway at Royal Oak Avenue and Rumble St., and went to Woodward’s department store in New Westminster. She relates that although her family occasionally went to Chinatown in Vancouver, and that as a teenager she sometimes went to Vancouver to shop, she went to New Westminster more often, preferring the movie theatres there also. She notes that bus service on Marine Drive was infrequent, which affected her activities. Gail recalls that shopping days and hours were more restricted when she was a child. She describes how her family shopped by car, when her father was available to drive, until her mother began driving them later. 7:58-10:03: Gail shares her favourite things about living in Burnaby. She recalls being married at South Burnaby United Church, where she had gone to Sunday School, but not by a Chinese minister as she doesn’t speak Chinese.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Gail Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
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Interview with Georgina Nicholson by Eric Damer November 2, 2012 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's parents' early years of marriage as well as her own childhood in Burnaby. Georgina discusses recreational activities that she took part in as a young person as well as the culture at school.
Date Range
1936-2012
Length
0:11:19
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's parents' early years of marriage as well as her own childhood in Burnaby. Georgina discusses recreational activities that she took part in as a young person as well as the culture at school.
Date Range
1936-2012
Length
0:11:19
Subject
Recreational Activities
Geographic Features - Parks
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 2, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Georgina Nicholson conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 2, 2012. Major theme discussed: the life of a teenager in the nineteen-sixties.
Biographical Notes
Georgina Nicholson's parents were married in 1929 and moved into their house in North Burnaby. Georgina Nicholson was born in 1948 and grew up playing in neighbourhood parks. Georgina went to Rosser Avenue Elementary, Alpha and Burnaby Heights Junior Secondary, and North Burnaby High Schools. She later studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and pursued a career as a laboratory technologist.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:38:20
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Interviewee Name
Nicholson, Georgina
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.
MSS171-019_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track one of recording of interview with Georgina Nicholson

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Interview with Georgina Nicholson by Eric Damer November 2, 2012 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's teenage years. Georgina discusses her parents' involvement and her life at school, making mention of popular music and fashions. She also talks about two Burnaby Heights businesses; Helen's and Regent Theatre.
Date Range
1959-1966
Length
0:08:30
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's teenage years. Georgina discusses her parents' involvement and her life at school, making mention of popular music and fashions. She also talks about two Burnaby Heights businesses; Helen's and Regent Theatre.
Date Range
1959-1966
Length
0:08:30
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 2, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Georgina Nicholson conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 2, 2012. Major theme discussed: the life of a teenager in the nineteen-sixties.
Biographical Notes
Georgina Nicholson's parents were married in 1929 and moved into their house in North Burnaby. Georgina Nicholson was born in 1948 and grew up playing in neighbourhood parks. Georgina went to Rosser Avenue Elementary, Alpha and Burnaby Heights Junior Secondary, and North Burnaby High Schools. She later studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and pursued a career as a laboratory technologist.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:38:20
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Interviewee Name
Nicholson, Georgina
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.
MSS171-019_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track two of recording of interview with Georgina Nicholson

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Interview with Georgina Nicholson by Eric Damer November 2, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's teenage years. Georgina discusses the popularity of sports, her family's first television and the renovation of the family home. She mentions Brentwood Mall first going in along with the first shops it housed.
Date Range
1948-1966
Length
0:08:52
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's teenage years. Georgina discusses the popularity of sports, her family's first television and the renovation of the family home. She mentions Brentwood Mall first going in along with the first shops it housed.
Date Range
1948-1966
Length
0:08:52
Subject
Sports
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 2, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Georgina Nicholson conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 2, 2012. Major theme discussed: the life of a teenager in the nineteen-sixties.
Biographical Notes
Georgina Nicholson's parents were married in 1929 and moved into their house in North Burnaby. Georgina Nicholson was born in 1948 and grew up playing in neighbourhood parks. Georgina went to Rosser Avenue Elementary, Alpha and Burnaby Heights Junior Secondary, and North Burnaby High Schools. She later studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and pursued a career as a laboratory technologist.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:38:20
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Interviewee Name
Nicholson, Georgina
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.
MSS171-019_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track three of recording of interview with Georgina Nicholson

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Interview with Georgina Nicholson by Eric Damer November 2, 2012 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's childhood years. Georgina discusses the food she grew up on and the toys that she played with as a child, as compared to what she sees now. She briefly mentions taking tap dance classes in Vancouver.
Date Range
1948-2012
Length
0:09:38
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Georgina Nicholson's childhood years. Georgina discusses the food she grew up on and the toys that she played with as a child, as compared to what she sees now. She briefly mentions taking tap dance classes in Vancouver.
Date Range
1948-2012
Length
0:09:38
Subject
Toy
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 2, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Georgina Nicholson conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 2, 2012. Major theme discussed: the life of a teenager in the nineteen-sixties.
Biographical Notes
Georgina Nicholson's parents were married in 1929 and moved into their house in North Burnaby. Georgina Nicholson was born in 1948 and grew up playing in neighbourhood parks. Georgina went to Rosser Avenue Elementary, Alpha and Burnaby Heights Junior Secondary, and North Burnaby High Schools. She later studied at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and pursued a career as a laboratory technologist.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:38:20
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Interviewee Name
Nicholson, Georgina
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.
MSS171-019_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Interview with Ron Smitherman by Eric Damer November 15, 2012 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of his early years in construction. Ron discusses what it was like to be in construction during the postwar era. He also discusses his father's work as a carpenter and the changes that occurred with the introduction of electric car…
Date Range
1945-1979
Length
0:08:43
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of his early years in construction. Ron discusses what it was like to be in construction during the postwar era. He also discusses his father's work as a carpenter and the changes that occurred with the introduction of electric carpentry tools.
Date Range
1945-1979
Photo Info
Ron Smitherman, [199-]. Item no. 549-065.
Length
0:08:43
Subject
Construction Tools and Equipment
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 15, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ron Smitherman conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 15, 2012. Major theme discussed: building construction and development in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1933 and raised in Vancouver, Ron Smitherman learned the construction trade from his father, upgrading his knowledge and skills as techniques and materials changed and improved. Ron built houses and commercial buildings in Burnaby and elsewhere during the nineteen-forties, fifties and sixties. In 1969 Ron and his family settled in Burnaby where he shifted his business to real estate.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:46:51
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Interviewee Name
Smitherman, Ron
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.
MSS171-025_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Interview with Ron Smitherman by Eric Damer November 15, 2012 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of changes to house construction over the years. Ron discusses working in construction, designing his own house and changes to the process of obtaining building permits (including a situation involving direct wiring in his home).
Date Range
1969-2012
Length
0:08:06
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of changes to house construction over the years. Ron discusses working in construction, designing his own house and changes to the process of obtaining building permits (including a situation involving direct wiring in his home).
Date Range
1969-2012
Photo Info
Ron Smitherman, [199-]. Item no. 549-065.
Length
0:08:06
Subject
Construction
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 15, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ron Smitherman conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 15, 2012. Major theme discussed: building construction and development in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1933 and raised in Vancouver, Ron Smitherman learned the construction trade from his father, upgrading his knowledge and skills as techniques and materials changed and improved. Ron built houses and commercial buildings in Burnaby and elsewhere during the nineteen-forties, fifties and sixties. In 1969 Ron and his family settled in Burnaby where he shifted his business to real estate.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:46:51
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Interviewee Name
Smitherman, Ron
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.
MSS171-025_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Interview with Ron Smitherman by Eric Damer November 15, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of the postwar construction boom in comparison to the modern day. Ron discusses the changes in construction practices which lead to the leaky condo phenomenon.
Date Range
1949-2012
Length
0:07:25
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of the postwar construction boom in comparison to the modern day. Ron discusses the changes in construction practices which lead to the leaky condo phenomenon.
Date Range
1949-2012
Photo Info
Ron Smitherman, [199-]. Item no. 549-065.
Length
0:07:25
Subject
Construction
Buildings - Residences
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 15, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ron Smitherman conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 15, 2012. Major theme discussed: building construction and development in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1933 and raised in Vancouver, Ron Smitherman learned the construction trade from his father, upgrading his knowledge and skills as techniques and materials changed and improved. Ron built houses and commercial buildings in Burnaby and elsewhere during the nineteen-forties, fifties and sixties. In 1969 Ron and his family settled in Burnaby where he shifted his business to real estate.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:46:51
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Interviewee Name
Smitherman, Ron
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.
MSS171-025_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Interview with Ron Smitherman by Eric Damer November 15, 2012 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of changes to construction regulations over the years. Ron discusses Burnaby's industrial construction during the postwar era and beyond. He explains environmental and municipal regulations in relation to common practices within th…
Date Range
1949-2012
Length
0:09:51
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of changes to construction regulations over the years. Ron discusses Burnaby's industrial construction during the postwar era and beyond. He explains environmental and municipal regulations in relation to common practices within the construction industry.
Date Range
1949-2012
Photo Info
Ron Smitherman, [199-]. Item no. 549-065.
Length
0:09:51
Subject
Construction
Buildings - Industrial
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 15, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ron Smitherman conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 15, 2012. Major theme discussed: building construction and development in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1933 and raised in Vancouver, Ron Smitherman learned the construction trade from his father, upgrading his knowledge and skills as techniques and materials changed and improved. Ron built houses and commercial buildings in Burnaby and elsewhere during the nineteen-forties, fifties and sixties. In 1969 Ron and his family settled in Burnaby where he shifted his business to real estate.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:46:51
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Interviewee Name
Smitherman, Ron
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.
MSS171-025_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Interview with Ron Smitherman by Eric Damer November 15, 2012 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of construction regulations and public policies that made Burnaby unique. Ron discusses the impact of paved lanes and unusual lot widths.
Date Range
1949-2010
Length
0:04:54
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of construction regulations and public policies that made Burnaby unique. Ron discusses the impact of paved lanes and unusual lot widths.
Date Range
1949-2010
Photo Info
Ron Smitherman, [199-]. Item no. 549-065.
Length
0:04:54
Subject
Construction
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 15, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ron Smitherman conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 15, 2012. Major theme discussed: building construction and development in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1933 and raised in Vancouver, Ron Smitherman learned the construction trade from his father, upgrading his knowledge and skills as techniques and materials changed and improved. Ron built houses and commercial buildings in Burnaby and elsewhere during the nineteen-forties, fifties and sixties. In 1969 Ron and his family settled in Burnaby where he shifted his business to real estate.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:46:51
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Interviewee Name
Smitherman, Ron
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.
MSS171-025_ Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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