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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 orthophoto map on 63 sheets ; 61 x 86 cm
Item No.
62613
Storage Location
M10-E
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 orthophoto map of the City of Burnaby, printed on 63 sheets.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Physical Description
1 orthophoto map on 63 sheets ; 61 x 86 cm
Material Details
Scale 1:2000
Description Level
File
Series
General and Administrative Files
File No.
22000-2
Item No.
62613
Storage Location
M10-E
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-54
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 orthophoto map of the City of Burnaby, printed on 63 sheets.
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Creator
City of Burnaby
Notes
Tittle based on content of file
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City of Burnaby Archives

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62664
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 27, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Item No.
503-001
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of the City of Burnaby Archives.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 27, 2009
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Charting Change Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
503-001
Accession Number
2009-10
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col. ; 600ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the City of Burnaby Archives.
Photographer
Pasch, Rebecca
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - Archives
Names
City of Burnaby Archives
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4595 Albert Street
Burnaby - Albert Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
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City of Burnaby Archives

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark783
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4595 Albert Street
Associated Dates
2001
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4595 Albert Street
Associated Dates
2001
Heritage Value
The City of Burnaby Archives officially opened on Saturday, November 10, 2001. The Archives is Burnaby's first municipal archives, and is located in the McGill Branch Library. The City Archives functions as a branch of the Office of the City Clerk and operates as the official repository of Burnaby's municipal records, containing records dating back to Burnaby's incorporation in 1892. In 2007, the City of Burnaby Archives expanded its collection mandate to include private as well as public records. On February 14, 2007 an agreement was signed with the Burnaby Historical Society and, as a result, the Archives accepted into its custody the collection of community records that had been maintained and managed by the Historical Society since the 1950s. In the Spring of 2007, these records were transferred from the Burnaby Village Museum to their permanent home in the Archives facility.
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4595 Albert Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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History of Burnaby Council and council committees since 1982

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City of Burnaby, Office of the City Clerk. Burnaby, B.C.: City of Burnaby , 2005. (Textual Record) 971.133 BUR
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Textual Record
Call No.
971.133 BUR
Author
City of Burnaby, Office of the City Clerk
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
City of Burnaby
Publication Date
2005
Physical Description
221 p ; 30 cm.
Subjects LoC
Burnaby, B.C.
Burnaby (B.C.) -- History
Subjects
Government - Local Government
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Interview with John Kirbyson by Kathy Bossort September 28, 2015 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory557
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s career with City of Burnaby Parks and Recreation Dept. 1978-2005. He talks about returning to SFU for his Masters degree in the new Natural Resource Management program; trail management on Burnaby Mountain; and relationship between SFU and Park…
Date Range
1978-2005
Length
0:14:04
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s career with City of Burnaby Parks and Recreation Dept. 1978-2005. He talks about returning to SFU for his Masters degree in the new Natural Resource Management program; trail management on Burnaby Mountain; and relationship between SFU and Parks staff managing trails on the mountain.
Date Range
1978-2005
Length
0:14:04
Name
Simon Fraser University
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Subject
Education
Public Services - Municipal Services
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
September 28, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Kirbyson conducted by Kathy Bossort. John Kirbyson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about John Kirbyson’s education and career as parks planner for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and the development of the 1999 Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area Management Plan. The interview explores how parks management balances environmental and recreational values and safety, and the importance of good guidelines and public input in the parks planning process. John Kirbyson also talks about recreational activities and various developments on Burnaby Mountain in the 1990s, such as the Kamui Mintara sculptures.
Biographical Notes
John Kirbyson was born in Vancouver in 1954, to Arnold and Winnifred Kirbyson. After several years spent in Winnipeg and Calgary, the Kirbyson family moved to Hunter Street in Burnaby in 1969 where John remembers living near the City’s nursery. John earned his BSc degree at SFU in Physical Geography (1973-1978) and then worked for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services between 1978 and 2005, where he moved from labourer to management positions. Supported by the City, he returned to SFU to earn his Masters degree in the School of Resource and Environment Management in 1991, his thesis being on restoration of Deer Lake. He was Manager of Parks Planning, Design and Development in the 1990s at the time that land on Burnaby Mountain was transferred from SFU to the City of Burnaby, and had the opportunity to direct the development of the first management plan for the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. From 2005 to 2010 John was Manager of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Dept. in Penticton, after which he has worked as an environmental consultant for Lees & Associates Landscape Architects and Planners. He is married to wife Linda and has three children: Linnaea, Jeremy and Colin.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:33:43
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Interviewee Name
Kirbyson, John W.
Interview Location
John Kirbyson's son's home in Langley
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-002_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with John Kirbyson

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Interview with Alekxos Sarter by Kathy Bossort October 16, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory577
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Alekxos Sarter’s overview of her education and her career with City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services beginning in 1986. She tells a delightful story about Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the opening ceremony of the Variety Playground in …
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:12:40
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Alekxos Sarter’s overview of her education and her career with City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services beginning in 1986. She tells a delightful story about Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the opening ceremony of the Variety Playground in Central Park.
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:12:40
Name
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Central Park
Subject
Education
Occupations
Events - Royal Visits
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 16, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Alekxos Sarter conducted by Kathy Bossort. Alekxos Sarter was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain from Alekxos Sarter’s perspective and experience as employee in the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. The interview provides an excellent explanation of the history and function of kinds of park dedications used by the City of Burnaby; an overview of issues around including the Trans Mountain tank farm in the conservation area; and the background to the land use and ownership disagreement between the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University, its resolution, and the subsequent development of SFU’s UniverCity. Alekxos Sarter talks about Richard Bolton, Burnaby’s Acting-Commissioner who was responsible for dedicating the first park on Burnaby Mountain in 1942, and the creation of a park named after him in UniverCity.
Biographical Notes
Alekxos Sarter was born in Vancouver in 1961, to Daine and Kasandra Sarter. She grew up in North Vancouver and since 1994 has lived on a sailboat in False Creek. After attending UBC where she studied landscape architecture, she was hired by the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services in 1986. Working first in parks design, Alekxos quickly moved into parks planning, her preferred career. As Research Officer she covers research, planning, public consultation, parks and facility inventory, parkland acquisition, among other duties.
Total Tracks
9
Total Length
2:20:47
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Interviewee Name
Sarter, Alekxos T.
Interview Location
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services meeting room
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-005_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Alekxos Sarter

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Interview with Rick Sporns by Kathy Bossort October 30, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory603
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s thirty year career with the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, his education, and what has kept him interested in his work. Rick Sporns is currently Assistant Manager of Parks Design.
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:06:29
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s thirty year career with the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, his education, and what has kept him interested in his work. Rick Sporns is currently Assistant Manager of Parks Design.
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:06:29
Name
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Central Park
Subject
Education
Occupations
Events - Royal Visits
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 30, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Rick Sporns conducted by Kathy Bossort. Rick Sporns was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Rick Sporn’s description of the history and design of Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden and the significance of the Centennial Pavilion area in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Rick Sporns also talks about his career with the City of Burnaby’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, management of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, and the value of natural areas to Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Richard Sporns was born in 1957 in Daly Municipality, Manitoba, to Ulrich and Charlotte Sporns. The family moved to the Burquitlam Area of Burnaby in about 1965. Rick Sporns obtained his BSc degree in biology at SFU and a degree in landscape architecture at UBC. In 1985 he began his career in the City of Burnaby’s Park, Recreation and Cultural Services department where he currently is Assistant Manager - Parks Design. Rick was responsible for designing Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden, a legacy project proposed by Mark Stockdale to commemorate Burnaby’s 1992 Centennial. The rose garden opened to the public July 18, 1992.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:01:40
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Sporns, Richard "Rick"
Interview Location
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services meeting room
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-008_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Rick Sporns

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City of Burnaby Audit Committee

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport58312
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
90405
Meeting Date
16-Apr-2012
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
90405
Meeting Date
16-Apr-2012
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Web Page

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport5893
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61264
Meeting Date
9-Feb-1998
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
5
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61264
Meeting Date
9-Feb-1998
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
5
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Environmental Awards

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport6379
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
60753
Meeting Date
26-May-1997
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
60753
Meeting Date
26-May-1997
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Lots Map

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport79573
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
84084
Meeting Date
4-Dec-1897
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
84084
Meeting Date
4-Dec-1897
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Environment Awards

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport7152
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
25611
Meeting Date
27-May-1996
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
25611
Meeting Date
27-May-1996
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Waste Management

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport8356
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
13166
Meeting Date
14-Nov-1994
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
13166
Meeting Date
14-Nov-1994
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Equity Policy

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport8688
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
13050
Meeting Date
13-Jun-1994
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
13050
Meeting Date
13-Jun-1994
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Environment Awards

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport4941
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62202
Meeting Date
31-May-1999
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62202
Meeting Date
31-May-1999
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Environment Awards

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport5684
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61477
Meeting Date
25-May-1998
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61477
Meeting Date
25-May-1998
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Emergency Plan

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport2406
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64756
Meeting Date
23-Jun-2003
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64756
Meeting Date
23-Jun-2003
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Employee Handbook

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord65652
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet
Item No.
42581
Storage Location
68-1-2-6
Scope and Content
Item is a City of Burnaby Employee Handbook. The Burnaby Historical Society provided photographs from their holdings for this publication.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 booklet
Description Level
Item
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera Collection
Item No.
42581
Storage Location
68-1-2-6
Accession Number
BHS997-02
Scope and Content
Item is a City of Burnaby Employee Handbook. The Burnaby Historical Society provided photographs from their holdings for this publication.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Interview with John Kirbyson by Kathy Bossort September 28, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory556
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s early life, his family’s move to Burnaby in 1969, his connection to the outdoors, and his experience as a student at SFU earning his bachelors degree in Physical Geography. He also talks about hiking on Burnaby Mountain and working for the City…
Date Range
1954-1978
Length
0:09:35
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s early life, his family’s move to Burnaby in 1969, his connection to the outdoors, and his experience as a student at SFU earning his bachelors degree in Physical Geography. He also talks about hiking on Burnaby Mountain and working for the City of Burnaby while going to school.
Date Range
1954-1978
Length
0:09:35
Name
Crampton, Colin
Simon Fraser University
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Subject
Education
Occupations
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
September 28, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Kirbyson conducted by Kathy Bossort. John Kirbyson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about John Kirbyson’s education and career as parks planner for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and the development of the 1999 Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area Management Plan. The interview explores how parks management balances environmental and recreational values and safety, and the importance of good guidelines and public input in the parks planning process. John Kirbyson also talks about recreational activities and various developments on Burnaby Mountain in the 1990s, such as the Kamui Mintara sculptures.
Biographical Notes
John Kirbyson was born in Vancouver in 1954, to Arnold and Winnifred Kirbyson. After several years spent in Winnipeg and Calgary, the Kirbyson family moved to Hunter Street in Burnaby in 1969 where John remembers living near the City’s nursery. John earned his BSc degree at SFU in Physical Geography (1973-1978) and then worked for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services between 1978 and 2005, where he moved from labourer to management positions. Supported by the City, he returned to SFU to earn his Masters degree in the School of Resource and Environment Management in 1991, his thesis being on restoration of Deer Lake. He was Manager of Parks Planning, Design and Development in the 1990s at the time that land on Burnaby Mountain was transferred from SFU to the City of Burnaby, and had the opportunity to direct the development of the first management plan for the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. From 2005 to 2010 John was Manager of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Dept. in Penticton, after which he has worked as an environmental consultant for Lees & Associates Landscape Architects and Planners. He is married to wife Linda and has three children: Linnaea, Jeremy and Colin.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:33:43
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Interviewee Name
Kirbyson, John W.
Interview Location
John Kirbyson's son's home in Langley
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-002_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with John Kirbyson

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Interview with Rick Sporns by Kathy Bossort October 30, 2015 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory607
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s views about public feeling for the natural areas of Burnaby, how Park’s staff responds to public concerns, and how natural areas attract people and businesses to Burnaby. He talks about how management of the conservation area on Burnaby Mountain i…
Date Range
1985-2015
Length
0:10:19
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s views about public feeling for the natural areas of Burnaby, how Park’s staff responds to public concerns, and how natural areas attract people and businesses to Burnaby. He talks about how management of the conservation area on Burnaby Mountain is focused on trail management and dispersing and directing park use.
Date Range
1985-2015
Length
0:10:19
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Geographic Features - Forests
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 30, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Rick Sporns conducted by Kathy Bossort. Rick Sporns was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Rick Sporn’s description of the history and design of Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden and the significance of the Centennial Pavilion area in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Rick Sporns also talks about his career with the City of Burnaby’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, management of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, and the value of natural areas to Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Richard Sporns was born in 1957 in Daly Municipality, Manitoba, to Ulrich and Charlotte Sporns. The family moved to the Burquitlam Area of Burnaby in about 1965. Rick Sporns obtained his BSc degree in biology at SFU and a degree in landscape architecture at UBC. In 1985 he began his career in the City of Burnaby’s Park, Recreation and Cultural Services department where he currently is Assistant Manager - Parks Design. Rick was responsible for designing Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden, a legacy project proposed by Mark Stockdale to commemorate Burnaby’s 1992 Centennial. The rose garden opened to the public July 18, 1992.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:01:40
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Sporns, Richard "Rick"
Interview Location
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services meeting room
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-008_Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Rick Sporns

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City of Burnaby - Statisitcs Canada Census - 1996

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord31917
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1996
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
Textual record
Item No.
34931
Storage Location
41-6-7
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1996
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Physical Description
Textual record
Description Level
File
Series
Studies, Reports, and Conferences
Item No.
34931
Storage Location
41-6-7
Accession Number
2006-16
Media Type
Textual Record
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City of Burnaby Archives Annual Report 2011

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport58221
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
90312
Meeting Date
13-Feb-2012
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
90312
Meeting Date
13-Feb-2012
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby Archives Annual Report 2012

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
92059
Meeting Date
18-Mar-2013
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
92059
Meeting Date
18-Mar-2013
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby Archives Annual Report 2013

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
99263
Meeting Date
24-Feb-2014
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
99263
Meeting Date
24-Feb-2014
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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The City of Burnaby Signing Authority

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
67000
Meeting Date
28-May-2007
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
67000
Meeting Date
28-May-2007
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
4
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Royal Oak College vs. City of Burnaby

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12798
Meeting Date
25-May-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
35
Item No.
14
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12798
Meeting Date
25-May-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
35
Item No.
14
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby 1997 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61357
Meeting Date
23-Mar-1998
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
1
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61357
Meeting Date
23-Mar-1998
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
1
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby 1996 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
60658
Meeting Date
7-Apr-1997
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
10
Item No.
2
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
60658
Meeting Date
7-Apr-1997
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
10
Item No.
2
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby 1995 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5888
Meeting Date
15-Apr-1996
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
11
Item No.
9
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5888
Meeting Date
15-Apr-1996
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
11
Item No.
9
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby 1994 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4978
Meeting Date
10-Apr-1995
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
18
Item No.
8
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4978
Meeting Date
10-Apr-1995
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
18
Item No.
8
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby 1993 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4363
Meeting Date
25-Apr-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
27
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4363
Meeting Date
25-Apr-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
27
Item No.
4
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby Archives - Project 2002

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63601
Meeting Date
13-Aug-2001
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63601
Meeting Date
13-Aug-2001
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Photo Radar Operations - City of Burnaby

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63569
Meeting Date
23-Jul-2001
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
19
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63569
Meeting Date
23-Jul-2001
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
19
Item No.
4
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby 2000 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63391
Meeting Date
9-Apr-2001
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
11
Item No.
1
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63391
Meeting Date
9-Apr-2001
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
11
Item No.
1
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Art Collection Policy

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62952
Meeting Date
31-Jul-2000
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
20
Item No.
16
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62952
Meeting Date
31-Jul-2000
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
20
Item No.
16
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby 2009 Environment Awards Program

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
77388
Meeting Date
1-Jun-2009
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
77388
Meeting Date
1-Jun-2009
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby 2004 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65837
Meeting Date
21-Mar-2005
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
10
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65837
Meeting Date
21-Mar-2005
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
10
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby 2003 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65218
Meeting Date
22-Mar-2004
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
1
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65218
Meeting Date
22-Mar-2004
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
1
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby 1998 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62060
Meeting Date
29-Mar-1999
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
11
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
62060
Meeting Date
29-Mar-1999
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
11
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Archives 2009 Annual Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
78020
Meeting Date
15-Feb-2010
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
78020
Meeting Date
15-Feb-2010
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby 2008 Environment Award Program

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
100117
Meeting Date
26-May-2008
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
100117
Meeting Date
26-May-2008
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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City of Burnaby 2002 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64587
Meeting Date
7-Apr-2003
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
10
Item No.
14
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64587
Meeting Date
7-Apr-2003
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
10
Item No.
14
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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SFU/City of Burnaby Memorandums of Understanding

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64352
Meeting Date
25-Nov-2002
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64352
Meeting Date
25-Nov-2002
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Update on the City of Burnaby Archives

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64357
Meeting Date
25-Nov-2002
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
64357
Meeting Date
25-Nov-2002
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby 2001 Financial Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63943
Meeting Date
25-Mar-2002
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
18
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63943
Meeting Date
25-Mar-2002
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
9
Item No.
18
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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City of Burnaby Community Plans 1993

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord56658
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Item No.
40084
Storage Location
16-5
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Physical Description
Textual record
Description Level
Item
Series
Studies, Reports, and Conferences
Item No.
40084
Storage Location
16-5
Accession Number
2008-16
Media Type
Textual Record
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City of Burnaby Community Plans 1992

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Item No.
40088
Storage Location
16-5
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Physical Description
Textual record
Description Level
Item
Series
Studies, Reports, and Conferences
Item No.
40088
Storage Location
16-5
Accession Number
2008-16
Media Type
Textual Record
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City of Burnaby's Employee Trip Reduction Programs

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12955
Meeting Date
24-Jan-1994
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12955
Meeting Date
24-Jan-1994
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Interview with John Kirbyson by Kathy Bossort September 28, 2015 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s memories of events in Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park and the Pavilion area around 1990, including the Velodrome, Playground of the Gods totems and the Rose Garden. He talks about balancing recreation and conservation values, and the role of t…
Date Range
1990-2000
Length
0:13:22
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s memories of events in Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park and the Pavilion area around 1990, including the Velodrome, Playground of the Gods totems and the Rose Garden. He talks about balancing recreation and conservation values, and the role of the Environmental Services Division.
Date Range
1990-2000
Length
0:13:22
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
City of Burnaby Environmental Services
Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
Subject
Recreational Activities
Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
September 28, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Kirbyson conducted by Kathy Bossort. John Kirbyson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about John Kirbyson’s education and career as parks planner for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and the development of the 1999 Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area Management Plan. The interview explores how parks management balances environmental and recreational values and safety, and the importance of good guidelines and public input in the parks planning process. John Kirbyson also talks about recreational activities and various developments on Burnaby Mountain in the 1990s, such as the Kamui Mintara sculptures.
Biographical Notes
John Kirbyson was born in Vancouver in 1954, to Arnold and Winnifred Kirbyson. After several years spent in Winnipeg and Calgary, the Kirbyson family moved to Hunter Street in Burnaby in 1969 where John remembers living near the City’s nursery. John earned his BSc degree at SFU in Physical Geography (1973-1978) and then worked for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services between 1978 and 2005, where he moved from labourer to management positions. Supported by the City, he returned to SFU to earn his Masters degree in the School of Resource and Environment Management in 1991, his thesis being on restoration of Deer Lake. He was Manager of Parks Planning, Design and Development in the 1990s at the time that land on Burnaby Mountain was transferred from SFU to the City of Burnaby, and had the opportunity to direct the development of the first management plan for the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. From 2005 to 2010 John was Manager of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Dept. in Penticton, after which he has worked as an environmental consultant for Lees & Associates Landscape Architects and Planners. He is married to wife Linda and has three children: Linnaea, Jeremy and Colin.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:33:43
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Interviewee Name
Kirbyson, John W.
Interview Location
John Kirbyson's son's home in Langley
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-002_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track three of interview with John Kirbyson

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Interview with Ron Burton by Kathy Bossort November 16, 2015 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Ron Burton’s description of mountain biking on Burnaby Mountain in the 1980’s and 1990’s and trail building on SFU lands prior to the land transfer in 1995/96. He talks about the guidelines used for trail building, and the uncertainty about what impact the lan…
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:09:21
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Ron Burton’s description of mountain biking on Burnaby Mountain in the 1980’s and 1990’s and trail building on SFU lands prior to the land transfer in 1995/96. He talks about the guidelines used for trail building, and the uncertainty about what impact the land transfer from SFU to Burnaby would have on biking in the new conservation area. He also talks about forming the Burnaby Mountain Biking Association in 2000, its goals, fund raising, and members.
Date Range
1980-2015
Length
0:09:21
Name
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby Mountain Biking Association
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Geographic Features - Trails
Sports - Cycling
Organizations - Societies and Clubs
Persons - Volunteers
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
November 16, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Ron Burton conducted by Kathy Bossort. Ron Burton was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the founding, goals, and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Biking Association as told by one of the founders and President of the club, Ron Burton, and about the development of mountain biking and trail construction on Burnaby Mountain, both prior to and after the creation of the conservation area in 1995/96. Ron Burton also talks about his childhood, his work as a Burnaby school trustee, and the sports and recreational activities he has enjoyed on the mountain.
Biographical Notes
Ron Burton was born in Burnaby in 1954 to Fred and Shirley Burton. He grew up in East Vancouver and attended Hastings Elementary and Gladstone Secondary schools. He worked on the waterfront for Viterra, became a member of the Grain Workers Union and joined the NDP in 1972. He and his wife moved to Burnaby’s Vancouver Heights in 1982 and Forest Grove in 1988. He has served as a Board of Education Trustee in the Burnaby School District since first being elected in 1987, currently serving as Board Chair. Ron is founder and President of the Burnaby Mountain Biking Association and an active rider on Burnaby Mountain since 1988. The Association was founded in 2000, registering as a society in 2005, with the goals to build sustainable trails on Burnaby Mountain, to provide education about trail riding, and to advocate for and improve the image of mountain biking. Under Ron’s leadership the Association has successfully recruited members and formed a cooperative relationship with Burnaby’s Parks staff and with other park trail users.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:01:32
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Interviewee Name
Burton, Ronald C. "Ron"
Interview Location
Meeting room at the Burnaby School District office
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-010_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track two of interview with Ron Burton

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