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Button

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90561
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.33.4
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.33.4
Description
Red and Yellow button with a metal backing and pin fastener. A yellow image of a closed medival knight's helmet is in the centre of the button with "Kensington" (top) "Prefect" (bottom) around the image of the helmet.
Object History
From Kensington Junior Secondary SChool in the mid-1970s.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts - - Organizational Objects
Object Term
Button, Promotional
Colour
Red
Yellow
Subjects
Events - Competitions
Sports
Names
Kensington Junior Secondary School
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Button

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90562
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.33.5
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.33.5
Description
Yellow and red button with a metal backing and pin fastener. A red image of a closed medival knight's helmet is in the centre of the button with "Kensington" (top) "Crusaders" (bottom) around the image of the helmet.
Object History
From Kensington Junior Secondary School in the mid-1970s.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts - - Organizational Objects
Object Term
Button, Promotional
Colour
Yellow
Red
Subjects
Events - Competitions
Sports
Names
Kensington Junior Secondary School
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Record Type
Artifact
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cake box

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90989
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.11.3
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.11.3
Description
Flatted light brown cardboard cake box. Top has blue triangle with British Columbia Centennial Logo in yellow with 3 'C' shapes and a white dogwood in the middle. "TO:" with 4 lines, "POSTAGE HERE" and XXXBRITISH COLUMBIA'S CENTENNIAL '71 CAKE" Side flap reads "A TINY TASTE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CAKE / A CENTENNIAL PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE MERCHANTS AND OWNERS OF / LOUGHEED MALL, BURNABY, B.C. CANADA." The other side flap "A SIGHT AND A TASTE TO REMEMBER" "BEAUTIFUL - RICH - DELICIOUS" "CUT ONLY WITH SHARP KNIFE - DO NOT REFRIDGERATE - KEEP IN COOL PLACE" End panel flap reads "ORIGINAL RECIPE/ WORLD'S FAMOUS "BRITISH COLUMBIA / OFFICAL/ CENTENNIAL CAKE" / 25,500 LBS. / LOUGHEED MALL / BURNABY, B.C. CANADA" and other side "GREENTINGS FROM:"
Object History
Cake boxes were made to share pieces of a 25,000 pound, 24-foot high offical Centennial cake cake that was displayed at Lougheed Mall. It was baked by George Molecey of Nanaimo, using his Princess Margaret 1958 cake recipe. Newspapers reported it to be the largest fruit cake ever made, and it ws decorated with a tonne of bright coloured icing. The cost of the cake was $50,000 with 15 professional baking assistants working on it for six weeks. The cake celebrated the province's 100th birthday, and the first cut was made by Chief Dan George and Burnaby Mayor, R. W. Prittle.
Measurements
41cm x 35cm
Subjects
Ceremonies
Ceremonial Artifacts
Container - Box
Events
Events - Anniversaries
Celebrations - Centennials
Record Type
Artifact
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Canadian Flag raising

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription97625
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w negatives
Scope and Content
Photographs of a Canadian flag raising ceremony at Burnaby Municipal Hall.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Municipal record subseries
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w negatives
Description Level
File
Record No.
366-040
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS1998-12
Scope and Content
Photographs of a Canadian flag raising ceremony at Burnaby Municipal Hall.
Subjects
Ceremonial Artifacts - Flags
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on content of photographs
Geographic Access
Canada Way
Street Address
4949 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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candleholder set

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact17410
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.50.37
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.50.37
Description
Set of eleven candle holders. They are made of wire, coiled on one end to hold a birthday candle and with approximately one inch of straight wire to insert into the cake.
Object History
This item belonged to the owner of Stewart's Cartage & Fuel Supply (1910-1978) on 3870 East Hastings and lived at 3902 Albert Street, Burnaby. He was involved in local politics in Burnaby North, as well as the North Burnaby Board of Trade and the Joint Community Ratepayers Association.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts - - Party Accessories
Object Term
Candle, Cake
Decoration, Cake
Subjects
Celebrations - Birthdays
Celebrations
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Centennial year flag raising, Burnaby Municipal Hall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription13641
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1 Jan 1971
Collection/Fonds
Donald Copan collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.9 x 12.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Queen's Scout raising the British Columbia Centennial flag on Canada Way outside of Burnaby Municipal Hall as part of the Burnaby Centennial '71 New Year's Day Ceremony. The Burnaby YMCA building is across the road. The ground is covered in snow.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Donald Copan collection
Series
Copan album series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.9 x 12.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Queen's Scout raising the British Columbia Centennial flag on Canada Way outside of Burnaby Municipal Hall as part of the Burnaby Centennial '71 New Year's Day Ceremony. The Burnaby YMCA building is across the road. The ground is covered in snow.
Subjects
Celebrations - Centennials
Ceremonial Artifacts - Flags
Symbols - Flags
Geographic Access
Canada Way
Street Address
4949 Canada Way
4970 Canada Way
Accession Code
BV005.54.536
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1 Jan 1971
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
August 11, 2020
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Dan Johnston unveiling commemorative citation during opening ceremonies for carousel

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription18286
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission chair Dan Johnston unveiling a commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citatio…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission chair Dan Johnston unveiling a commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citation acknowledges the work of the "Friends of the Carousel" and Association President Don Wrigley for the "Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel".
Subjects
Events - Openings
Ceremonial Artifacts - Plaques
Names
Johnston, Dan
Accession Code
BV022.2.140
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
1200
Scan Date
2022-02-16
Photographer
Kallberg, Kent
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Negative number 15-16 of Roll #3
Sticker on verso of accompanying contact sheet reads: "Kallberg / Kent Kallberg Studios Ltd. / Studio & Commercial Photography / 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver / Canada V6B 2X6 / Studio (604) 689-5115 / Fax: (604) 685-6886 / FILE: BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM / EVENT CAROUSEL OPENING / DATE: SAT 27th MAR, 1993 / ROLL # 3"
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Don Brown unveiling commemorative citation during opening ceremonies for carousel

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription18284
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Centennial Committee chair Donald N. "Don" Brown unveiling commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citation ac…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Centennial Committee chair Donald N. "Don" Brown unveiling commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citation acknowledges the support of the Burnaby Centennial Committee for the "Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel".
Subjects
Events - Openings
Ceremonial Artifacts - Plaques
Names
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Accession Code
BV022.2.138
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
1200
Scan Date
2022-02-16
Photographer
Kallberg, Kent
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Negative number 13 of Roll #3
Sticker on verso of accompanying contact sheet reads: "Kallberg / Kent Kallberg Studios Ltd. / Studio & Commercial Photography / 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver / Canada V6B 2X6 / Studio (604) 689-5115 / Fax: (604) 685-6886 / FILE: BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM / EVENT CAROUSEL OPENING / DATE: SAT 27th MAR, 1993 / ROLL # 3"
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Doug Brownridge and Doug Drummond at PMC-Sierra

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription97548
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Doug Brownridge, the VP for Corporate Marketing at PMC-Sierra, showing Doug Drummond, the mayor of Burnaby, a plaque in PMC-Sierra's offices.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2887
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of Doug Brownridge, the VP for Corporate Marketing at PMC-Sierra, showing Doug Drummond, the mayor of Burnaby, a plaque in PMC-Sierra's offices.
Subjects
Ceremonial Artifacts - Plaques
Buildings - Commercial - Offices
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Drummond, Douglas P. "Doug"
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in an October 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Doug Brownridge, the VP for Corporate Marketing at PMC Sierra, shows Burnaby mayor Doug Drummond, one of the plaques recognizing the company's many patents for technological innovations."
Geographic Access
Baxter Place
Street Address
8555 Baxter Place
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Images
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flag staff finial

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact87446
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV015.35.59
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV015.35.59
Description
flag staff finial; brass casting of the Girl Guide trefoil logo. Would be mounted on the top of a flag staff or pole.
Category
06.Tools & Equipment for Communication
Classification
Communication Artifacts
Ceremonial Artifacts - - Organizational Objects
Subjects
Organizations - Girls' Societies and Clubs
Ceremonial Artifacts - Flags
Names
Girl Guides of Canada
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Gavel Pad

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90815
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.6
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.6
Description
Varnished and beveled wooden cylinder, used to provide a place to bang a gavel. The top surfaces is dented and scratched with use. There is a small, golden coloured metal plaque nailed into the side of the gavel pad with 2 nails. It reads "Presented to The Corporation of The District of Burnaby / Operation Identification 15-5-78 / by Burnaby Kingsway Rotary Club
Object History
Gavel pad used by Mayor William Copland (1987-1996). William “Bill” Copeland once joked that the reason he ran for mayor of Burnaby was because “there wasn’t a shadow of hope he would be successful” – and when the votes were tallied and he was declared victorious, Bill asked for a recount. Fortunately for the people of Burnaby, he was not serious and instead went on to become an overwhelmingly popular and much-respected leader of the community. Bill’s service to his community began early in life. Born in Vancouver on May 19, 1927, Bill was still a young man when World War Two began but that did not stop him from serving in the Merchant Marines and in the Royal Canadian Navy. After the war, Bill and his wife Ruth raised three children and in 1955 he embarked on a career with the Burnaby Fire Department. Bill went on to serve Burnaby as a firefighter until his retirement in 1987 as an Assistant Fire Chief. During this lengthy tenure, Bill held a leadership role in the Firefighters’ Union Local 323 and served as Vice President of the 6th District of the International Association of Firefighters. Over the years, Bill found various ways to contribute to the people of Burnaby. In conjunction with his work with the Fire Department, Bill was also President of the Burnaby Red Cross, Director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Chairman of the St. John Ambulance, Life Member of the Burnaby North Lions Club and Member of the Deer Lake Chapter of the Rotary Club – to name but a very few of the numerous groups and organizations to which he belonged. Immediately upon his retirement from the Fire Department in 1987, Bill was asked to run for the position of Mayor of Burnaby and was successful in his bid. As Mayor, Bill earned the respect of Council and the citizens of Burnaby for his outstanding work and dedication to the community. Bill was an advocate of public participation and introduced the concept of “Area Advisory Committees” to the City with the appointment of the Hastings Street Advisory Committee. The success of this process has led to many other appointments for area advisory committees throughout Burnaby. Bill did not limit his good works to stay within the borders of the City, and as Mayor he was responsible for the two-year sister city twinning agreement with the city of El Zapotal, El Salvador. This campaign saw the citizens of Burnaby embark on numerous initiatives and fundraisers to offer support and assistance to this developing area. In 1996, Bill retired from public life after serving three terms in office and in 1997, in recognition of Bill’s contribution to the community both as a firefighter and as Mayor, the newly constructed ice arena at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex was officially named the “Bill Copeland Sports Centre,” and in 2001, Bill was made a Freeman of the City. William Copeland died August 30, 2002.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts
Object Term
Gavel
Colour
Brown
Gold
Measurements
4 inches in diameter
Subjects
Ceremonial Artifacts
Government - Local Government
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Gavel Pad

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90816
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.7
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.7
Description
Varnished and beveled wooden cylinder, used to provide a place to bang a gavel. The top surfaces is dented and scratched with use.
Object History
Gavel pad used by Mayor William Copland (1987-1996). William “Bill” Copeland once joked that the reason he ran for mayor of Burnaby was because “there wasn’t a shadow of hope he would be successful” – and when the votes were tallied and he was declared victorious, Bill asked for a recount. Fortunately for the people of Burnaby, he was not serious and instead went on to become an overwhelmingly popular and much-respected leader of the community. Bill’s service to his community began early in life. Born in Vancouver on May 19, 1927, Bill was still a young man when World War Two began but that did not stop him from serving in the Merchant Marines and in the Royal Canadian Navy. After the war, Bill and his wife Ruth raised three children and in 1955 he embarked on a career with the Burnaby Fire Department. Bill went on to serve Burnaby as a firefighter until his retirement in 1987 as an Assistant Fire Chief. During this lengthy tenure, Bill held a leadership role in the Firefighters’ Union Local 323 and served as Vice President of the 6th District of the International Association of Firefighters. Over the years, Bill found various ways to contribute to the people of Burnaby. In conjunction with his work with the Fire Department, Bill was also President of the Burnaby Red Cross, Director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Chairman of the St. John Ambulance, Life Member of the Burnaby North Lions Club and Member of the Deer Lake Chapter of the Rotary Club – to name but a very few of the numerous groups and organizations to which he belonged. Immediately upon his retirement from the Fire Department in 1987, Bill was asked to run for the position of Mayor of Burnaby and was successful in his bid. As Mayor, Bill earned the respect of Council and the citizens of Burnaby for his outstanding work and dedication to the community. Bill was an advocate of public participation and introduced the concept of “Area Advisory Committees” to the City with the appointment of the Hastings Street Advisory Committee. The success of this process has led to many other appointments for area advisory committees throughout Burnaby. Bill did not limit his good works to stay within the borders of the City, and as Mayor he was responsible for the two-year sister city twinning agreement with the city of El Zapotal, El Salvador. This campaign saw the citizens of Burnaby embark on numerous initiatives and fundraisers to offer support and assistance to this developing area. In 1996, Bill retired from public life after serving three terms in office and in 1997, in recognition of Bill’s contribution to the community both as a firefighter and as Mayor, the newly constructed ice arena at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex was officially named the “Bill Copeland Sports Centre,” and in 2001, Bill was made a Freeman of the City. William Copeland died August 30, 2002.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts
Object Term
Gavel
Colour
Brown
Measurements
4 inches in diameter
Subjects
Ceremonial Artifacts
Government - Local Government
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Glass Sculpture

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90817
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.8
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.8
Description
Glass rectangular prism with 3D etching depicting heavy duty trucks. Each corner of the bottom of the sculpture has a small pad. The sculpture has a branded black box for safe carrying. The box is in two parts. The exterior of both parts is covered in a black vinyl wrap, and polyester satin in the inside. The inside of each box is inset to fit on half of the sculpture. The top half of the box has a "Burnco 100 Years" logo in red, gray, white and black.
Object History
The Burnco company was established in Calgary in 1912 as a rock and aggregate and concrete supply company. This presentation piece was presented to the City of Burnaby on the establishment of its new Burnaby based plant in the Big Bend area in 2004.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts
Object Term
Sculpture
Marks/Labels
BURNCO 100 YEARS
Colour
Red
Gray
White
Black
Subjects
Arts - Sculptures
Corporations - Private Corporations
Industries
Natural Resources - Mineral Resources
Planning - City Planning
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 10

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory525
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1989-1990
Length
00:06:41
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s description of how Toko Nuburi and his son [Shusei] worked to create the pole carvings in 1989. She also relates that seeing Toko, a man of the north of Japan, explains her own physical characteristics
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s description of how Toko Nuburi and his son [Shusei] worked to create the pole carvings in 1989. She also relates that seeing Toko, a man of the north of Japan, explains her own physical characteristics
Date Range
1989-1990
Length
00:06:41
Names
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
Subjects
Celebrations - Centennial
Ceremonial Artifacts - Totem Poles
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita 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 about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
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
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 ten of interview with Toki Miyashita

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license plate

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90997
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.11.5
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.11.5
Description
blue metal license plate with yellow logo of the British Columbia Centennial '71 with "1871/ CONFEDERATION" and "1971/ CENTENNIAL" on either side. "BRITISH COLUMBIA" at the top, and "BURNABY, B.C." at the bottom. White border with two oval mounting holes at top. Rear is gold colour.
Object History
Vanity license plate was produced as part of the British Columbia Centennial '71 celebrations.
Category
07. Distribution & Transportation Artifacts
Classification
Land Transportation T&E - - Land Transportation Accessories
Object Term
Plate, License
Measurements
30cm wide x 10cm high
Subjects
Ceremonies
Ceremonial Artifacts
Events
Events - Anniversaries
Celebrations - Centennials
Record Type
Artifact
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Mayor Copeland unveiling commemorative citation during opening ceremonies for carousel

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription18287
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland unveiling a commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citation marks the official open…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.negative ; 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland unveiling a commemorative citation during the opening ceremonies for the 1912 Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and Don Wrigley Pavillion at the Burnaby Village Museum. The commemorative citation marks the official opening of the "Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel" and Don Wrigley Pavillion by City of Burnaby Council and Parks and Recreation Commission.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Ceremonial Artifacts - Plaques
Names
Copeland, William J.
Accession Code
BV022.2.141
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
27 Mar. 1993
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
1200
Scan Date
2022-02-16
Photographer
Kallberg, Kent
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Negative number 17 of Roll #3
Sticker on verso of accompanying contact sheet reads: "Kallberg / Kent Kallberg Studios Ltd. / Studio & Commercial Photography / 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver / Canada V6B 2X6 / Studio (604) 689-5115 / Fax: (604) 685-6886 / FILE: BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM / EVENT CAROUSEL OPENING / DATE: SAT 27th MAR, 1993 / ROLL # 3"
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Orange garland

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact91277
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.20.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.20.1
Description
The garland consist of several hundred small pieces of orange fabric in different patterns and shades. They are tied around the base, a thin white rope.
Object History
These items were collected as part of the Museum's response to the news of 215 unmarked children's graves found at the Kamloops Residential School in June 2021. These items came from engagement activities the public were invited to take part in for several weeks and consider the impact of the discovery in their own lives.
This garland was built by members of the public tying an orange piece of fabric to a string. These garlands lined the Cedar Grove in the Village.
There were a number of other elements to the commemorative display at the Museum. At the Church, there was a display of children's shoes and poetry. Visitors were invited to reflect and write a message to the children, the families or anyone connected to this tragic finding. Visitors were invited to write a message on an orange index card.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts
Object Term
Garland
Colour
Orange
Measurements
height: 362 cm width: 10 cm depth: 1cm
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Burnaby
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - , Treatment of
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Record Type
Artifact
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pamphlet

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90996
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.11.4
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV021.11.4
Description
pamphlet; white center-folded paper titled "The Centenary of the Union of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, November, 19, 1866" with a logo of British Columbia Confederation Centennial. In the centre there are two oval headshot photos of "Governor A. E. Kennedy, Vancouver Island" and "Governor F. Seymour, British Columbia" above a drawing of "J.A.R. Homer, High Sheriff reading Proclaimation uniting the two colonies at New Westminster, November 19, 1866." At the bottom "Issued by/ THE CANADIAN CONFEDERATION CENTENNIAL COMITTEE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA" Interior has a story of BC's history and four landscape photos of Victoria and New Westminster in 1866, and Victoria Government Offices in 1868 and Royal Engineers' camp. Back has copy of signed declaration with two seals and signatures.
Object History
Pamphlet was produced as part of the British Columbia Centennial '71 celebrations. It contains a story of the history of the two colonies and their joining to form Canada's sixth province on July 20, 1871. Back of the pamplet has a scan of the 1866 union proclaimation with signatures.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Other Documents
Object Term
Pamphlet
Marks/Labels
"LITHOGRAPHED IN CANADA BY A. SUTTON, QUEEN'S PRINTER, VICTORIA, B.C."
Measurements
Length: 21.5 cm x Width: 14 cm
Subjects
Ceremonies
Ceremonial Artifacts
Events
Events - Anniversaries
Celebrations - Centennials
Record Type
Artifact
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Pendant

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90870
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.22
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.40.22
Description
Gold (10K) rectangular pendant, with rounded edges. "BAE" is engraved in cursive on the front, standing for Blyth Alfred Eagles. On the back in cursive reads "From Grandma Tidy on occasion of matriculation 1918." A small hoop is at the top for threading through a neckalce or other chain.
Object History
Blythe Eagles's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles, immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930.Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby.
Category
03. Personal Artifacts
Classification
Adornment - - Body Adornments
Object Term
Pendant
Colour
Bronze
Measurements
1" h x 3/4" w
Subjects
Ceremonial Artifacts
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Pennant

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact90559
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.33.2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV020.33.2
Description
Red and yellow felt pennant. The narrow end of the pennant has two points. The name "Kensington" is outlined in red colouring. There are two red strips used to to attach the pennant. A homemade ribbon is sewn to the pennant with similar red and yellow colours.
Object History
From Kensington Junior High School in the early 1970s.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Ceremonial Artifacts - - Organizational Objects
Object Term
Pennant
Colour
Red
Yellow
Subjects
Events - Competitions
Sports
Names
Kensington Junior Secondary School
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Record Type
Artifact
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