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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1989-2004
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 scrapbook album : 4 photographs; col. negatives + other material
Scope and Content
Item consists of one of three scrapbooks and is titled, "Parker Carousel Volume 1- Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119". The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours a…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 scrapbook album : 4 photographs; col. negatives + other material
Scope and Content
Item consists of one of three scrapbooks and is titled, "Parker Carousel Volume 1- Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119". The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.1
Date
1989-2004
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Documents
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV993.50.7
Description
Part of the 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel. Carousel horse No. 6, "Scampering Dawn." "American Beauty Rose" style, stretched out jumper. Neck arched, head tucked in, mouth open ears erect and facing back. Colour: Yellow-white. Trappings: Red brown stippled saddle with dark brown trim, yellow saddle ski…
Object History
Carousel horse. Part of the C.W. Parker Carousel on display at the Burnaby Village Museum. Name: Sponsors Dennis and Cice Brown note: "The name Scampering Dawn contains all of our families initials, with lots of letters left over for future family members." Sponsors: Dennis and Cice Brown.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV993.50.7
Description
Part of the 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel. Carousel horse No. 6, "Scampering Dawn." "American Beauty Rose" style, stretched out jumper. Neck arched, head tucked in, mouth open ears erect and facing back. Colour: Yellow-white. Trappings: Red brown stippled saddle with dark brown trim, yellow saddle skirt. Deep pink roses on back of cantle. Red tint and gold toned drape, sprays of pink wild roses and green leaves ahead of and behind the drape, ruby and emerald jewels as centres of wild roses. Yellow breast collar with bow, all bordered with red with amethyst jewels. Clear jewel in gold bridle concho and breast plate. Wild roses with ruby jewel centres and green leaves on neck.
Object History
Carousel horse. Part of the C.W. Parker Carousel on display at the Burnaby Village Museum. Name: Sponsors Dennis and Cice Brown note: "The name Scampering Dawn contains all of our families initials, with lots of letters left over for future family members." Sponsors: Dennis and Cice Brown.
Maker
C. W. Parker Co.
Country Made
United States of America
Province Made
Kansas
Site/City Made
Leavenworth
Subjects
Carousels
Name Access
C. W. Parker Co.
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Friends of the Carousel
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4969
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child is being held on the lap of an adult male rider on outside carousel horse No. 9. At the Burnaby Village Museum, this horse is kn…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child is being held on the lap of an adult male rider on outside carousel horse No. 9. At the Burnaby Village Museum, this horse is known as "Mignonette".
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of photograph.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.4
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The photograph was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I - Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
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riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4970
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child, seated on one of the non-moving cast steel horses, has an adult woman standing beside him. She is wearing a yellow and white fl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child, seated on one of the non-moving cast steel horses, has an adult woman standing beside him. She is wearing a yellow and white floral shift dress.
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of photograph.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.5
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The photograph was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I - Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
Less detail

riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4971
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. A young girl is riding an outside horse, while an adult woman sits sidesaddle on a middle horse. The adult is wearing a multi-coloured, short-sleeved blouse and a red skirt.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. A young girl is riding an outside horse, while an adult woman sits sidesaddle on a middle horse. The adult is wearing a multi-coloured, short-sleeved blouse and a red skirt.
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of photograph.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.6
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The photograph was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I - Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
Less detail

young riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4972
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of four young riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is not yet in motion. A boy wearing shorts is seated on an outside horse, with a girl seated next to him on a middle horse. A second girl is seated on an inside horse.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 25.3 cm x 18.8 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of four young riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is not yet in motion. A boy wearing shorts is seated on an outside horse, with a girl seated next to him on a middle horse. A second girl is seated on an inside horse.
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of photograph.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.7
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The photograph was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I - Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
Less detail

Riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4973
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child is being held on the lap of an adult male rider on outside carousel horse No. 9. At the Burnaby Village Museum, this horse is kn…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child is being held on the lap of an adult male rider on outside carousel horse No. 9. At the Burnaby Village Museum, this horse is known as "Mignonette".
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of negative.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.8
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The negative was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I- Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
Less detail

riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4974
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child, seated on one of the non-moving cast steel horses, has an adult woman standing beside him. She is wearing a yellow and white fl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. The majority of riders are children. One small child, seated on one of the non-moving cast steel horses, has an adult woman standing beside him. She is wearing a yellow and white floral shift dress.
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of negative.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.9
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The negative was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I - Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
Less detail

Riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4975
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ;12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. A young girl is riding an outside horse, while an adult woman sits sidesaddle on a middle horse. The adult is wearing a multi-coloured, short-sleeved blouse and a red skirt.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ;12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is in motion. A young girl is riding an outside horse, while an adult woman sits sidesaddle on a middle horse. The adult is wearing a multi-coloured, short-sleeved blouse and a red skirt.
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of negative.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.10
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The negative was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I - Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
Less detail

Young riders on Parker Carousel at the PNE

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4976
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960-1969]
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative 12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of four young riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is not yet in motion. A boy wearing shorts is seated on an outside horse, with a girl seated next to him on a middle horse. A second girl is seated on an inside horse.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative 12.5 cm x 10.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of four young riders on the Parker carousel #119 at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The carousel is not yet in motion. A boy wearing shorts is seated on an outside horse, with a girl seated next to him on a middle horse. A second girl is seated on an inside horse.
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of negative.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
C.W. Parker Co.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41.11
Date
[1960-1969]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
The negative was removed from the scrapbook titled, "Parker Carousel Volume I - Saving and Restoring the C.W. Parker Carousel #119" (BV015.41.1). The scrapbook contained newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters and original photographs documenting "The Friends of the Carousel" fundraising endeavours as well as the restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119. The carousel was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1989-1993
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 scrapbook albums : 245 photographs + other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of three scrapbooks providing a detailed account of the fundraising, restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119 which was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum. Scrapbooks were created by Keith and Pat Jamieson and contain photographs, news…
Administrative History
Keith Jamieson was one of the founding members of the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel. The Association was created in 1989 to raise funds to rescue the Parker Carousel #119 from Playland at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). As a collector and restorer of vin…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 scrapbook albums : 245 photographs + other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of three scrapbooks providing a detailed account of the fundraising, restoration and installation of the Parker Carousel #119 which was rescued from the PNE and re-installed at the Burnaby Village Museum. Scrapbooks were created by Keith and Pat Jamieson and contain photographs, newspaper clippings, publicity and correspondence documenting this historical event and are described at item level.
Administrative History
Keith Jamieson was one of the founding members of the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel. The Association was created in 1989 to raise funds to rescue the Parker Carousel #119 from Playland at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). As a collector and restorer of vintage carousel horses, Keith and his wife Pat took a keen interest in saving this carousel. In May 1989, Burnaby Village Museum agreed to provide a home for the carousel and Friends of the Carousel set about raising the $350,000 to purchase the machine which opened at the Museum in September 1992. Jamieson a carousel expert, worked on restoring the Expo ’86 carousel and agreed to oversee the restoration of the Parker Carousel when it was moved to Burnaby.
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Jamieson, Keith
Jamieson, Pat
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV015.41
Date
1989-1993
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Arrangement
Scrapbooks were arranged by Keith and Pat Jamieson before donation.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 9

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory524
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement with the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko and her interest in the link between BC’s aboriginals and the Ainu of Japan. She describes Toko’s visits, her arrangement for Toko to meet Haida carver Bill Reid, and the events surrounding Burnaby…
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:19:08
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement with the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko and her interest in the link between BC’s aboriginals and the Ainu of Japan. She describes Toko’s visits, her arrangement for Toko to meet Haida carver Bill Reid, and the events surrounding Burnaby’s sister-city Kushiro’s gift of Toko’s sculptures to Burnaby for the Centennial. She also describes Toko’s appreciation of the Haida totems and the native people of BC, and his gift of a set of carving tools to Chief Saul Terry
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:19:08
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
Subject
Celebrations - Centennial
Ceremonial Artifacts - Totem Poles
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
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
Other Tracks
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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
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_9
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 nine of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 10

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory525
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
  1 Audio  
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
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
Subject
Celebrations - Centennial
Ceremonial Artifacts - Totem Poles
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
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
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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
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_10
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track ten of interview with Toki Miyashita

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