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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.30.2
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house in garden, flagpoles; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "No. 5" "CENTURY GARDENS" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "Century Gardens was Burnaby's Centennial Project... Canada's 100th birthday... north shore of Deer Lake... Burnaby's new Art Centre...", the restored herita…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.30.2
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house in garden, flagpoles; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "No. 5" "CENTURY GARDENS" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "Century Gardens was Burnaby's Centennial Project... Canada's 100th birthday... north shore of Deer Lake... Burnaby's new Art Centre...", the restored heritage house "Fairacres", later "Burnaby Art Gallery"; illustration at left of R.C.M.P. officer; at bottom, "Photo by George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd." "S-2796"; navy bar up centre "NATURAL COLOR PRODUCTIONS, LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C."; at bottom, "MADE IN CANADA" "GRANT-MANN" and logo; at upper right, illustration of mounted R.C.M.P. officer, "POST CARD" "ADDRESS", rectangle "USE CANADIAN POSTAGE"; in blue pen at left, "We saw this July 1977"
Maker
Natural Color Productions, Ltd.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Title
Century Gardens Burnaby, B.C., Canada S-2796
Author
George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Civic - Art Galleries
Name Access
Burnaby Art Gallery
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV003.5.1
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house in garden, flagpoles; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "No. 5" "CENTURY GARDENS" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "Century Gardens was Burnaby's Centennial Project... Canada's 100th birthday... north shore of Deer Lake... Burnaby's new Art Centre...", the restored herita…
Object History
Purchased on E-Bay.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV003.5.1
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house in garden, flagpoles; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "No. 5" "CENTURY GARDENS" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "Century Gardens was Burnaby's Centennial Project... Canada's 100th birthday... north shore of Deer Lake... Burnaby's new Art Centre...", the restored heritage house "Fairacres", later "Burnaby Art Gallery"; illustration at left of R.C.M.P. officer; at bottom, "Photo by George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd." "S-2796"; navy bar up centre "NATURAL COLOR PRODUCTIONS, LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C."; at bottom, "MADE IN CANADA" "GRANT-MANN" and logo; at upper right, illustration of mounted R.C.M.P. officer, "POST CARD" "ADDRESS", rectangle "USE CANADIAN POSTAGE"; unused
Object History
Purchased on E-Bay.
Maker
Natural Color Productions, Ltd.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Title
Century Gardens Burnaby, B.C., Canada S-2796
Author
George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Civic - Art Galleries
Name Access
Burnaby Art Gallery
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.13.39
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house in garden, flagpoles; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "No. 5" "CENTURY GARDENS" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "Century Gardens was Burnaby's Centennial Project... Canada's 100th birthday... north shore of Deer Lake... Burnaby's new Art Centre...", the restored herita…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.13.39
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house in garden, flagpoles; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "No. 5" "CENTURY GARDENS" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "Century Gardens was Burnaby's Centennial Project... Canada's 100th birthday... north shore of Deer Lake... Burnaby's new Art Centre...", the restored heritage house "Fairacres", later "Burnaby Art Gallery"; illustration at left of R.C.M.P. officer; at bottom, "Photo by George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd." "S-2796"; navy bar up centre "NATURAL COLOR PRODUCTIONS, LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C."; at bottom, "MADE IN CANADA" "GRANT-MANN" and logo; at upper right, illustration of mounted R.C.M.P. officer, "POST CARD" "ADDRESS", rectangle "USE CANADIAN POSTAGE"; unused
Marks/Labels
No.5 / Century Gardens / Burnaby, B.C., Canada / ..Burnaby's Centennial Project Commemorating Canada's 100th Birthday..
Maker
Natural Color Productions, Ltd.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Title
Century Gardens Burnaby, B.C., Canada S-2796
Author
George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Civic - Art Galleries
Name Access
Burnaby Art Gallery
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 9, 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
556-573
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a lawn and the exterior of the Justice Building at the Burnaby Municipal Hall complex. The photograph is taken facing west.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 9, 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-573
Accession Number
2017-57
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a lawn and the exterior of the Justice Building at the Burnaby Municipal Hall complex. The photograph is taken facing west.
Photographer
Olsen, John
Subjects
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Judicial - Courthouses
Notes
Title taken from project information form
Accompanied by a project information form and 1 photograph (b&w negative ; 9.5 x 12.5 cm)
BPL no. 19
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6355 Kingsway
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.41.2
Description
Postcard: colour photo of interior, room with paintings on cream-coloured walls, staircase visible through doorway; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "BURNABY ART GALLERY" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "View of the Main Gallery and Entrance Hall"; housed in the Ceperley Mansion at Deer Lake Park; at bottom…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.41.2
Description
Postcard: colour photo of interior, room with paintings on cream-coloured walls, staircase visible through doorway; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "BURNABY ART GALLERY" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "View of the Main Gallery and Entrance Hall"; housed in the Ceperley Mansion at Deer Lake Park; at bottom, "Photo by D.A. Denny"; up centre of card, "Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd., Vancouver, Canada"; at bottom, "Traveltime PRODUCT" "C-2159", logo; at top, maple leaf "MADE IN CANADA"; at upper right, "POST CARD" "ADDRESS"; addressed in black pen to "Dorothy & Phil Mountain" "1016 Stevens St. White Rock B.C. V4B 4X7"; message "Your Welcome! Bln M."?; blue stamp with grey cameo profile image of Queen Elizabeth II, black "12" "POSTAGE POSTES" "CANADA"; round postmark "POSTES CANADA POST" "25 V 1977"; rectangular cancellation "POSTAL CODE" "CODE POSTAL"; series of short yellow vertical lines across bottom; pencilled "$2" at upper left
Marks/Labels
Burnaby Art Gallery / Burnaby, B.C., Canada / View of the Main Gallery and Hall
Maker
Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Title
Burnaby Art Galley C-2159
Author
D.A. Denny
Publication Date
May 25 1977
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Civic - Art Galleries
Name Access
Burnaby Art Gallery
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.47.2
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house, half-timbered style, with garden; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "BURNABY ART GALLERY" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "And view of Century Gardens on shores of Deer Lake", formerly the Ceperley Mansion "Fairacres"; at bottom, "Photo by D.A. Denny"; up centre of card…
Object History
This item was found in book BV005.47.1.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV005.47.2
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house, half-timbered style, with garden; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "BURNABY ART GALLERY" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "And view of Century Gardens on shores of Deer Lake", formerly the Ceperley Mansion "Fairacres"; at bottom, "Photo by D.A. Denny"; up centre of card, "Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd., Vancouver, Canada"; at bottom, "Traveltime PRODUCT" "C-2158", logo; at top, maple leaf and "MADE IN CANADA"; at upper right, "POST CARD" "ADDRESS", rectangle with "POSTAGE STAMP"; typed address "Mrs. Doreen A. Lawson, 7522 Burris St., Burnaby, B.C. V5E 1Y9"; printed in black at left, "YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PRIVATE VIEWING OF VISUAL ALCHEMY - AN EXHIBITION OF HOLOGRAPHIC ART BY AL RAZUTIS" "THURSDAY, MARCH 24 AT 8 P.M."; pink metering "FIRST CLASS" "VANCOUVER B.C." "17 III '77" "CANADA" "POSTES" "POSTAGE" "12" "METER COMPTEUR" "PO" "568653"; some smudging
Object History
This item was found in book BV005.47.1.
Marks/Labels
Burnaby Art Gallery / Burnaby, B.C., Canada / and view of.. / A Private Viewing of / "Visual Alchemy" - / an Exhibition of / Holographic Art by / Al Razutis / Thursday, March 24 at / 8 P.M. / Mrs. Doreen A. Lawson / 7522 Burris St., / Burnaby, B.C. / V5E 1Y9 / Vancouver / 17 III '77
Maker
Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Title
Burnaby Art Gallery C-2158
Author
D.A. Denny
Publication Date
March 17 1977
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Civic - Art Galleries
Name Access
Burnaby Art Gallery
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.30.3
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house, half-timbered style, with garden; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "BURNABY ART GALLERY" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "And view of Century Gardens on shores of Deer Lake", formerly the Ceperley Mansion "Fairacres"; at bottom, "Photo by D.A. Denny"; up centre of card…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.30.3
Description
Postcard: colour photo of large house, half-timbered style, with garden; horizontal; on reverse in navy, "BURNABY ART GALLERY" "Burnaby, B.C., Canada" "And view of Century Gardens on shores of Deer Lake", formerly the Ceperley Mansion "Fairacres"; at bottom, "Photo by D.A. Denny"; up centre of card, "Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd., Vancouver, Canada"; at bottom, "Traveltime PRODUCT" "C-2158", logo; at top, maple leaf and "MADE IN CANADA"; at upper right, "POST CARD" "ADDRESS"; typed label affixed to right side, "Mr. & Mrs. D.H. Carey" "936 Seymour Blvd." "North Vancouver, B.C."; typed directly onto card at left, "THIS - CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION OF HIGH SCHOOL ART" "Sponsored by the Burnaby Centennial 71 Committee and Burnaby Art Gallery" "June 30 August 29", smudges, dots between letters of "THIS" erased; used as an invitation; blue and white 5 cent stamp with Queen Elizabeth II and harbour, "POSTES POSTAGE", cancelled with three double horizontal lines on stamp only, no marks on card
Maker
Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Vancouver
Title
Burnaby Art Gallery C-2158
Author
D.A. Denny
Publication Date
June 30 1971
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Documentary Artifacts - Photographs
Buildings
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Civic - Art Galleries
Name Access
Burnaby Art Gallery
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Interview with Allan Nixon by Rod Fowler February 21, 1990 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory465
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Al Nixon describing the location of the North Burnaby Fire Department fire hall and the location of the six fire halls subsequently built for the combined north and south department. He also talks about Fred Blake, Lewis Auvache and Henry Chapman, early member…
Date Range
1936-1990
Length
00:04:08
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Al Nixon describing the location of the North Burnaby Fire Department fire hall and the location of the six fire halls subsequently built for the combined north and south department. He also talks about Fred Blake, Lewis Auvache and Henry Chapman, early members of the department who were also interested in the department's history.
Date Range
1936-1990
Length
00:04:08
Name
Blake, Fred
Auvache, Lewis
Chapman, Henry H.
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Buildings - Civic
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 21, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Al Nixon, conducted by Rod Fowler. Al Nixon 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 the history and operations of the Burnaby Fire Department from its beginning in 1911 to 1990, and Al Nixon’s stories about the various ways photographs, records and artifacts about the department were collected and saved. The interview takes place while looking at photographs, but the information is clear nonetheless (His photographs have been deposited in the Burnaby Archives). Al Nixon also talks about his father's career as a firefighter, and about his Douglas grandparents and their home “The Gables” [Seven Gables] and neighbourhood in Burquitlam. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Al Nixon was born in New Westminster Feb. 8, 1936, the son of Provincial Fire Marshal Basil Nixon (1904-1975) and Agnes Douglas (1909-?). His mother’s family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1922 and lived in a large ca. 1900 home in Burquitlam at 9957 Sullivan Road called “Seven Gables” (recently demolished). His grandfather Thomas Douglas, a Coquitlam Councillor and Socialist, was murdered in 1934 in his North Road service station. Al Nixon began his career as a firefighter with the Burnaby Fire Department in 1957, eventually becoming Deputy Fire Chief Operations in 1987 and Fire Chief in 1991, before retiring in 1993. In the mid 1980's Al Nixon became interested in the department’s history after finding a photograph scrapbook at one of the firehalls. It was in very bad condition but he recognized its value and began a project to collect and save photographs, artifacts and stories about the Burnaby Fire Department, a 6 month project that turned into years. The photographs and information gathered by Al Nixon became part of Douglas Penn’s book “Follow that Fire: the history of the Burnaby Fire Department”.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:43:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Nixon, Al
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.
MSS187-014_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 Al Nixon

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Interview with Allan Nixon by Rod Fowler February 21, 1990 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory466
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the equipment used by the fire department over the years, in particular about the pump and ladder trucks, and about Chief Waddell's wise choice of locations for the fire halls.
Date Range
1927-1990
Length
00:04:05
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the equipment used by the fire department over the years, in particular about the pump and ladder trucks, and about Chief Waddell's wise choice of locations for the fire halls.
Date Range
1927-1990
Length
00:04:05
Name
Waddell, Gordon
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Buildings - Civic
Transportation - Fire Trucks
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 21, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Al Nixon, conducted by Rod Fowler. Al Nixon 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 the history and operations of the Burnaby Fire Department from its beginning in 1911 to 1990, and Al Nixon’s stories about the various ways photographs, records and artifacts about the department were collected and saved. The interview takes place while looking at photographs, but the information is clear nonetheless (His photographs have been deposited in the Burnaby Archives). Al Nixon also talks about his father's career as a firefighter, and about his Douglas grandparents and their home “The Gables” [Seven Gables] and neighbourhood in Burquitlam. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Al Nixon was born in New Westminster Feb. 8, 1936, the son of Provincial Fire Marshal Basil Nixon (1904-1975) and Agnes Douglas (1909-?). His mother’s family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1922 and lived in a large ca. 1900 home in Burquitlam at 9957 Sullivan Road called “Seven Gables” (recently demolished). His grandfather Thomas Douglas, a Coquitlam Councillor and Socialist, was murdered in 1934 in his North Road service station. Al Nixon began his career as a firefighter with the Burnaby Fire Department in 1957, eventually becoming Deputy Fire Chief Operations in 1987 and Fire Chief in 1991, before retiring in 1993. In the mid 1980's Al Nixon became interested in the department’s history after finding a photograph scrapbook at one of the firehalls. It was in very bad condition but he recognized its value and began a project to collect and save photographs, artifacts and stories about the Burnaby Fire Department, a 6 month project that turned into years. The photographs and information gathered by Al Nixon became part of Douglas Penn’s book “Follow that Fire: the history of the Burnaby Fire Department”.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:43:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Nixon, Al
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.
MSS187-014_Track_3
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 three of interview with Al Nixon

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Interview with Sev Morin by Rod Fowler April 4, 1990 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory538
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s description of Burnaby’s growth and business development along Kingsway and Hastings, the Lake City Industrial Park, and the purchase of property in 1958 for the Heritage Park and Art Gallery.
Date Range
1950-1990
Length
00:06:16
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s description of Burnaby’s growth and business development along Kingsway and Hastings, the Lake City Industrial Park, and the purchase of property in 1958 for the Heritage Park and Art Gallery.
Date Range
1950-1990
Photo Info
Sev Morin (left) of Severin's in Burnaby (formerly the Gai Paree) hosting a gala New Year's celebration, 1979. Item no. 480-712
Length
00:06:16
Subject
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Industrial
Buildings - Schools - Universities and Colleges
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Lake City Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 4, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Severin "Sev" Morin, conducted by Rod Fowler. Sev Morin 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 Sev Morin’s banquet hall, restaurant and night club business on Kingsway, originally named the “Gai Paree Supper Club” (1947-1976) and later “Severin’s” (1976-1985) and “Diego’s” (1985-1994), its function as a Burnaby landmark, and the entertainment and political people he met through his business. He also describes his many volunteer activities in Burnaby, including member of the SFU Senate, Rotary Club, Variety Club and Telethon, fund raising for Burnaby Hospital, and tourism related groups, and his political work for the federal Liberal party. He talks about his parents’ origins, the lives of his brothers Rudy and Rene, and the family’s involvement in establishing the “Gai Paree”. He also shares his views about the business and cultural development of Burnaby. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Severin “Sev” Rene Morin was born September 21, 1927, in Bonneville, Alberta, to Rene Pierre Morin (1878-1963) and Anne Marie (nee Lachiver) Morin (1886-1956). Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Morin and their son Rene Francois (1905-1954) immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, from France in 1913, where Rene Pierre Morin worked for the C.N.R. and a second son Adolphe “Rudy” Ferdinand (1922-1969) was born, followed by their third son Severin. In 1943, after R.P. Morin retired, the family moved to Burnaby to a house on Sperling Avenue. Sometime earlier the two older Morin brothers found work in Trail at the smelter and developed musical careers. In 1946/47 the Morin family purchased property on Kingsway and built a banquet hall, the “Gai Paree Supper Club”. Sev and Rudy Morin managed the club and Rene F. Morin moved to Burnaby to join them with his band. The supper club, with its live music and dance floor, became a popular meeting place and wedding venue, eventually expanding into a restaurant and nightclub in the 1970s. The “Gai Paree” was renamed “Severin’s” in 1976 and “Diego’s” in 1985, closing finally in 1994. Sev Morin’s business life included three record stores which he owned with his friend Jack Cullen. Through these businesses Sev Morin was well known in the entertainment and hospitality industry. He and his restaurant also hosted political and social events that made the restaurant a community landmark. Sev Morin contributed many volunteer hours to community and charitable organizations, including an appointment to the SFU Senate, fundraising for the Burnaby Hospital, Director of the Variety Club and Rotary Club, and consultant for a variety of tourism related ventures. He also was active in the federal Liberal Party. Sev Morin and his wife Pauline married in 1950 and had three children. Sev Morin died at age 86 on March 28, 2014.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
00:56:44
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Morin, Severin "Sev"
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.
MSS187-021_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 Sev Morin

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