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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1983-1984
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS160-009
Storage Location
68-2-5-9
Scope and Content
File consists of "Information for Collectors" directory listings and other information pages that were mailed to the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1983-1984
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS160-009
Storage Location
68-2-5-9
Accession Number
2012-03
Scope and Content
File consists of "Information for Collectors" directory listings and other information pages that were mailed to the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title transcribed from original file folder
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Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada records

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS160-014
Storage Location
68-2-6-2
Scope and Content
File consists of Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada records, including information on their policies, insurance and constitution.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS160-014
Storage Location
68-2-6-2
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
2012-03
Scope and Content
File consists of Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada records, including information on their policies, insurance and constitution.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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The Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada papers

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1978-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS160-005
Storage Location
68-2-5-5
Scope and Content
File consists of newsletters and correspondence from the Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada, collected by the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1978-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS160-005
Storage Location
68-2-5-5
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
2012-03
Scope and Content
File consists of newsletters and correspondence from the Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada, collected by the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
17 folders of textual records
Storage Location
MSS160
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seventeen files of textual records pertaining to the operations of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Physical Description
17 folders of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS160
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seventeen files of textual records pertaining to the operations of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
History/Biography
Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club was formed in Burnaby in 1963 and they became a chartered member club of the Lapidary Rock and Mineral Society of British Columbia on June 15th, 1965. Meetings were held at Bonsor Hall on the third Tuesday of every month. Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club became a registered federation member of the Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada in 1978. From 1978 to 1985, Marguerite “Mary” Skinner was the recording secretary. Mary and her husband John Skinner were members for twenty-one years, and during that time, John organized all of the “big shows” with the help and support of fellow members. On December 15, 1985, the general membership of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club voted to close the club. They had a final dinner meeting on February 18, 1986 at the Copper Kettle on Kingsway.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association plant

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962-1963
Collection/Fonds
Don McQueen fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS193-001
Storage Location
70-7-1-11
Scope and Content
File consists of scrapbook contents including newspaper articles and clippings from the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association (FVMPA) newsletter "Fraser Valley Milk Break". The scrapbook documents and chronologizes the history of the association and the planning, construction and implementation…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962-1963
Collection/Fonds
Don McQueen fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS193-001
Storage Location
70-7-1-11
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Accession Number
2015-10
Scope and Content
File consists of scrapbook contents including newspaper articles and clippings from the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association (FVMPA) newsletter "Fraser Valley Milk Break". The scrapbook documents and chronologizes the history of the association and the planning, construction and implementation of the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association plant on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby. The dairy plant covered five acres of property in Burnaby situated at Lougheed Highway and Sperling. The FVMPA was a 2200 member dairy co operative consisting of dairy men all in the Fraser Valley and claims that it was the first in Canada to add Vitamin D to fluid milk and to use the vacuum packed tin for evaporated milk. The FVMPA was originally located at 425 W. 8th Avenue in Vancouver prior to the construction of the new plant on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby which opened in 1964.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Don McQueen
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Photographs were removed from the scrapbook and are described at item level; Photograph catalogue 588-001 to 588-092
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961-1964
Collection/Fonds
Don McQueen fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
99 photographs + 1 folder of textual records
Storage Location
MSS193
Photo catalogue 588
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a scrapbook organized by Don McQueen containing photographs, newspaper articles and clippings from the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association newsletter "Fraser Valley Milk Break". The scrapbook documents and chronologizes the planning, construction and implementation of the Fr…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961-1964
Collection/Fonds
Don McQueen fonds
Physical Description
99 photographs + 1 folder of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS193
Photo catalogue 588
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a scrapbook organized by Don McQueen containing photographs, newspaper articles and clippings from the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association newsletter "Fraser Valley Milk Break". The scrapbook documents and chronologizes the planning, construction and implementation of the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association Plant located on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby as well as providing some background history on this organization. The Fraser Valley Milk Producers Assocation (FVPMA) was organized by farmers to protect the quality and price of milk. It was granted its charter on June 18th, 1913 and the organization was represented by farmers of every district in the Fraser Valley with 22 locals. In 1919, the Association purchased manufacturing plants and a milk company and in 1920 the firm acquired another milk company and condensery. In 1923, the FVPMA became the first Canadian dairy organization to establish a quality control laboratory and employ a bacteriologist and in 1943 the Association established Dairyland dairies. The original headquarters for the FVMPA was located at 425 W. 8th Avenue in Vancouver and as a result of FVMPA's growing success and need for expansion, a modern plant was opened in Burnaby in 1964. The four million dollar plant was built on a 24 acre site located at Sperling and Lougheed Highway. This location also housed the association's head office, the Dairyland Fluid Milk Division plant and offices, the Arctic Ice Cream Division plant and offices and the Concentrated Milk Division (Pacific Evaporated and Powder) sales and offices. The facility included a processing plant, service block, garage, primary and secondary mechanical and electrical services as well as air conditioned office space. The general contract to build the plant was awarded to John Laing and Son (Canada) Ltd. and was overseen by the FVMPA engineering department, headed by D.R. McQueen, P. Eng.
History/Biography
Don McQueen was born September 7, 1918 in Wilkie Saskatchewan and was the son of Thomas Kerningham McQueen (1873-1948) and Ethel (Badley) McQueen (1889-1981) and brother to Tom Alexander McQueen (1920-1999). In 1924 Don moved with his family from Wilkie, Saskatchewan to North Vancouver until 1930 when they moved to Burnaby. In 1942, Don moved back to North Vancouver and in 1951 he settled in West Vancouver. As a child, Don attended Queen Mary Elementary School in North Vancouver, followed by attending Burnaby North High School and completing a degree in Engineering at University of British Columbia in 1948. Don married Rosina Amelia Hewett in 1942 and together they had four children; Donald James McQueen, Rose Anne McQueen, Robin Elaine McQueen and Robert Douglas McQueen. Following the death of Don's first wife, Rosina in 1966, Don was married three more times, beginning with Laverne Cyr, followed by Marian Schreiber and Gregoria Noble. During World War II, Don worked at Boeing Air Craft building planes and after the war from 1945 until 1948, he worked at the shipyards in North Vancouver. In 1948 he joined Dairyland which was affiliated with the Fraser Valley Milk Association (FVMPA) working as the head of Engineering until his retirement in 1980. Building the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association plant which opened in 1964 was a highlight of his career where he was employed as the lead Engineer in creating a state of the art plant located at Lougheed Highway and Sperling Avenue in Burnaby. Don spent three years directing research investigations into modern dairies and ice cream plants throughout Canada and the USA. This plant served the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association for many years to come and his dedication resulted in giving hundreds of hours of overtime for which he was never paid. Don belonged to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGB) from 1948, was a founding member of the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver and between 1950 and the 1960s was a director on the board for the West Vancouver YMCA. Don had many hobbies including Russian ballet, kinesiology, drawing, photography, sailing, canoeing and taught ballroom dancing and downhill skiing. He competed in fencing in the Empire Games in the 1950s and was slated to canoe for Canada in the 1940 Olympics but was prevented by the war. He was a carpenter and handy man beginning with building his first sail boat at 12 years of age and later enjoyed building and restoring furniture.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
Don McQueen
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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