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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV995.31.163
Description
Royal Baker and Pastry Cook - Booklet -- [1898]. Baking and Pastry cook booklet published by the Royal Baking Powder Company in New York U.S.A. and was written by Professor G. Rudmanai. The front cover of the booklet has a woman holding a basket and a container of Royal Baking Powder. The booklet w…
Object History
Donor purchased objects from various collectors and antique retailers.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV995.31.163
Description
Royal Baker and Pastry Cook - Booklet -- [1898]. Baking and Pastry cook booklet published by the Royal Baking Powder Company in New York U.S.A. and was written by Professor G. Rudmanai. The front cover of the booklet has a woman holding a basket and a container of Royal Baking Powder. The booklet was copyrighted 1898. The booklet measures 13cm x 20.5cm.
Object History
Donor purchased objects from various collectors and antique retailers.
Country Made
United States of America
Province Made
New York
Title
Royal Baker and Pastry Cook
Author
G. Rudmani
Publication Date
1898
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Documentary Artifacts - Cook Books
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6011.1
Description
American Sugar Refining Company - Label Booklet. Small booklet produced by the American Sugar Refining Company containing labels for fruit preserves. The front cover of the booklet is dark blue with illustrations of fruit, canned preserves and a box of Domino Cane Sugar. Inside there are three rema…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6011.1
Description
American Sugar Refining Company - Label Booklet. Small booklet produced by the American Sugar Refining Company containing labels for fruit preserves. The front cover of the booklet is dark blue with illustrations of fruit, canned preserves and a box of Domino Cane Sugar. Inside there are three remaining rows of labels, from a potential six rows. Each row contains labels for various fruits, all starting with Strawberry. The booklet measures 13cm x 5cm.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Documentary Artifacts - Labels
Food Processing Tools and Equipment
Food Processing Tools and Equipment - Canning
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.61.20
Description
Waghorn's Guide - Booklet -- [1916]. Monthly directory for Manatoba and North Western Canada. The booklet contains information about Railway times and fares as well as hotel prices in various cities.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.61.20
Description
Waghorn's Guide - Booklet -- [1916]. Monthly directory for Manatoba and North Western Canada. The booklet contains information about Railway times and fares as well as hotel prices in various cities.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
Manitoba
Site/City Made
Winnipeg
Patent Date
1903
Title
Waghorn's Guide
Publication Date
1916
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5829.1
Description
Officers N.C.O.'s and Men - Booklet -- [1931]. Booklet containing honor rolls of N.C.O.'s and Men who died in the Great War 1914-1919. The book was created by the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Vancouver, BC. The booklet was compiled using Official Casualty Lists. The booklet was printed in Canada …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5829.1
Description
Officers N.C.O.'s and Men - Booklet -- [1931]. Booklet containing honor rolls of N.C.O.'s and Men who died in the Great War 1914-1919. The book was created by the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Vancouver, BC. The booklet was compiled using Official Casualty Lists. The booklet was printed in Canada in 1931. The booklet measures 19cm x 26.5cm.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Wars
Wars - World War, 1914-1918
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.25
Description
Rare Ridiculous Recitations and Rhymes - Booklet -- [192-]. Small booklet titled "Rare Ridiculous Recitations and Rhymes" written by Reuben More. The booklet was produced by Reynolds & Co. in London, England. The booklet has 16 pages and contains five recitations and rhymes. The last few pages of …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.25
Description
Rare Ridiculous Recitations and Rhymes - Booklet -- [192-]. Small booklet titled "Rare Ridiculous Recitations and Rhymes" written by Reuben More. The booklet was produced by Reynolds & Co. in London, England. The booklet has 16 pages and contains five recitations and rhymes. The last few pages of the booklet are adverts for other Reynolds & Co products. The top of the booklet's cover has been stamped twice with "Property of C.J. Caunt". The booklet measures 12.5cm x 18.5cm.
Colour
white
Maker
Reynolds & Co.
Country Made
England
Site/City Made
London
Title
Rare Ridiculous Recitations and Rhymes
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.35
Description
Community Songs - Music Booklet -- [1917]. Music booklet published by C.C. Birchard & Company in Boston, called "Twice 55 Community Songs: The Brown Book". The front cover has an illustration of an outdoor concert and its attendants. At the top of the cover is "I Hear America Singing". The book con…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.35
Description
Community Songs - Music Booklet -- [1917]. Music booklet published by C.C. Birchard & Company in Boston, called "Twice 55 Community Songs: The Brown Book". The front cover has an illustration of an outdoor concert and its attendants. At the top of the cover is "I Hear America Singing". The book contains 120 songs. Handwritten in ink on the front cover is "C.J. Caunt".
Colour
brown
Maker
C.C. Birchard & Company
Country Made
United States of America
Province Made
Massachusetts
Site/City Made
Boston
Patent Date
Copyright 1917
Title
I Hear America Singing; No. 1 Twice 55 Community Songs; The Brown Book
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Sheet Music
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Music
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV993.43.6
Description
Constitution and By-Laws - Booklet -- [1975]. Booklet from the Burnaby Civic Employees Local Union #23 of the Constitution and By-Laws as amended to October 1975. The booklet was chartered by Canadian Union of Public Employees 1963. The booklet contains various information about the Burnaby Civic E…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV993.43.6
Description
Constitution and By-Laws - Booklet -- [1975]. Booklet from the Burnaby Civic Employees Local Union #23 of the Constitution and By-Laws as amended to October 1975. The booklet was chartered by Canadian Union of Public Employees 1963. The booklet contains various information about the Burnaby Civic Employees Local Union. The booklet measures 10cm x 15cm.
Colour
white
Title
Burnaby Civic Employees Local Union #23 Constitution and By-Laws
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Unions
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.212
Description
Smokehouse Monthly - Booklet -- [1929]. A monthly magazine/booklet published by Fawcett Publications Incorporated in Minneapolis Minnisota, called "Smokehouse Monthly". This edition is Volume 2, Number 12, from January 1929. The booklet contains Hobo Ballads and Blowsy Humor. The front cover has an…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.212
Description
Smokehouse Monthly - Booklet -- [1929]. A monthly magazine/booklet published by Fawcett Publications Incorporated in Minneapolis Minnisota, called "Smokehouse Monthly". This edition is Volume 2, Number 12, from January 1929. The booklet contains Hobo Ballads and Blowsy Humor. The front cover has an illustration of an outhouse at night time. The back cover advertises "Modern Mechanics and Inventions" magazine. The booklet cost 25 cents per edition or $2.50 for the year. The booklet measures 13cm x 19cm.
Maker
Fawcett Publications
Country Made
United States of America
Province Made
Minnisota
Site/City Made
Minneapolis
Title
Smokehouse Monthly
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Documentary Artifacts - Magazines
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV998.61.60
Description
Bear Brand Blue Book - Booklet -- [1918]. Instructional booklet from Bear Brand Blue Book and Yarn Kraft for Women's Sweaters Volume 19. The front cover has a photograph of a woman in a knitted sweater in an oval frame. The cost of the booklet was 15 cents. The booklet contains many designs for dif…
Object History
Object from the estate of Burnaby pioneer Elsie Wilson.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV998.61.60
Description
Bear Brand Blue Book - Booklet -- [1918]. Instructional booklet from Bear Brand Blue Book and Yarn Kraft for Women's Sweaters Volume 19. The front cover has a photograph of a woman in a knitted sweater in an oval frame. The cost of the booklet was 15 cents. The booklet contains many designs for different sweaters and knitting projects. The booklet measures 15.5cm x 24cm.
Object History
Object from the estate of Burnaby pioneer Elsie Wilson.
Colour
blue
Title
Bear Brand Blue Book Volume 19 Women's Sweaters
Publication Date
1918
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Textileworking Tools and Equipment
Textileworking Tools and Equipment - Patterns
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV998.61.85
Description
The People's Handbook Series - Booklet -- [1894]. Booklet from the I.& M. Ottenheimer Publishers called The People's Handbook Series, The Ladies' Model Fancy Work Manual. The booklet contains designs and directions for knitting, crocheting and lace-making. The booklet was copyrighted by F.M. Lupton…
Object History
Object from the estate of Burnaby pioneer Elsie Wilson.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV998.61.85
Description
The People's Handbook Series - Booklet -- [1894]. Booklet from the I.& M. Ottenheimer Publishers called The People's Handbook Series, The Ladies' Model Fancy Work Manual. The booklet contains designs and directions for knitting, crocheting and lace-making. The booklet was copyrighted by F.M. Lupton, 1894. The booklet measures 15cm x 20cm.
Object History
Object from the estate of Burnaby pioneer Elsie Wilson.
Colour
buff
Maker
I. & M. Ottenheimer
Country Made
United States of America
Province Made
Maryland
Site/City Made
Baltimore
Title
The People's Handbook Series The Ladies' Model Fancy Work Manual
Publication Date
1894
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Textileworking Tools and Equipment
Textileworking Tools and Equipment - Patterns
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Brown's guide to British Columbia

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Brown, Conway. Ottawa: Conway Brown , 1934. (Textual Record) 317.1 BRO
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Textual Record
Accession Code
HV975.15.13
Call No.
317.1 BRO
Author
Brown, Conway
Place of Publication
Ottawa
Publisher
Conway Brown
Publication Date
1934
Series
Brown's guide to British Columbia, no. 4
Physical Description
112 p. : ill. (maps) : 17 cm.
Subjects LoC
Guidebooks
Canada, Western
British Columbia
British Columbia -- Maps
British Columbia -- Politics and government
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Elections
Geographic Features - Districts - Electoral Districts
Notes
Includes index.
"This issue contains federal electoral map of B.C. showing boundaries of new ridings clearly, so that every riding is easily distinguished." -- Cover
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV984.65.24
Description
Francis & Day's 37th Annual - Music Booklet -- [1917]. Music book produced by Francis and Day containing 17 songs for piano and vocals and has tonic sol-fa settings. The front cover has a picture of Fred Barnes in a suit holding a cane and hat. The phograph was taken by Campbell Gray. At the top of…
Object History
Donor inherited object from neighbour/friend, Donald Campbell, when he passed away "several years" prior. No records found on original owner.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV984.65.24
Description
Francis & Day's 37th Annual - Music Booklet -- [1917]. Music book produced by Francis and Day containing 17 songs for piano and vocals and has tonic sol-fa settings. The front cover has a picture of Fred Barnes in a suit holding a cane and hat. The phograph was taken by Campbell Gray. At the top of the cover it states that "THIS BOOK MUST NOT BE EXPORTED FOR SALE IN AMERICA, CANADA AND AUSTRALASIA". The front of the cover is torn.
Object History
Donor inherited object from neighbour/friend, Donald Campbell, when he passed away "several years" prior. No records found on original owner.
Maker
Francis, Day & Hunter
Country Made
England
Site/City Made
London
Title
Francis & Day's 37th Annual
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Documentary Artifacts - Sheet Music
Music
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV984.65.26
Description
Francis & Day's 38th Annual - Music Booklet -- [1918]. Music book produced by Francis and Day containing 17 songs for piano and vocals and has tonic sol-fa settings. The front cover has a picture of Miss Clarice Mayne. There is green cloth tape along the binding of the book. At the top of the cover…
Object History
Donor inherited object from neighbour/friend, Donald Campbell, when he passed away "several years" prior. No records found on original owner.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV984.65.26
Description
Francis & Day's 38th Annual - Music Booklet -- [1918]. Music book produced by Francis and Day containing 17 songs for piano and vocals and has tonic sol-fa settings. The front cover has a picture of Miss Clarice Mayne. There is green cloth tape along the binding of the book. At the top of the cover it states that "THIS BOOK MUST NOT BE EXPORTED FOR SALE IN AMERICA, CANADA AND AUSTRALASIA". The booklet is stamped "Fred R. Weaver MUSIC DEPT. D. SPENCER LTD. VANCOUVER, B.C."
Object History
Donor inherited object from neighbour/friend, Donald Campbell, when he passed away "several years" prior. No records found on original owner.
Maker
Francis, Day & Hunter
Country Made
England
Site/City Made
London
Title
Francis & Day's 38th Annual
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Documentary Artifacts - Sheet Music
Music
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV984.65.27
Description
Francis & Day's 42th Annual - Music Booklet -- [1922]. Music book produced by Francis and Day containing 16 songs for piano and vocals and has tonic sol-fa settings. The front cover has a picture of Dorothy Ward. The photograph was taken by Foulsham & Banfield. At the top of the cover it states tha…
Object History
Donor inherited object from neighbour/friend, Donald Campbell, when he passed away "several years" prior. No records found on original owner.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV984.65.27
Description
Francis & Day's 42th Annual - Music Booklet -- [1922]. Music book produced by Francis and Day containing 16 songs for piano and vocals and has tonic sol-fa settings. The front cover has a picture of Dorothy Ward. The photograph was taken by Foulsham & Banfield. At the top of the cover it states that "THIS BOOK MUST NOT BE EXPORTED FOR SALE IN AMERICA, CANADA AND AUSTRALASIA".
Object History
Donor inherited object from neighbour/friend, Donald Campbell, when he passed away "several years" prior. No records found on original owner.
Maker
Francis, Day & Hunter
Country Made
England
Site/City Made
London
Title
Francis & Day's 42nd Annual
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Documentary Artifacts - Sheet Music
Music
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6098.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1919]. May 1st 1919 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LIX, Number 18, and starts at page 1325. The publication was printed in Victoria BC by William H. Cullin "Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty". The Gazette was published e…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6098.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1919]. May 1st 1919 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LIX, Number 18, and starts at page 1325. The publication was printed in Victoria BC by William H. Cullin "Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty". The Gazette was published every Thursday and contained information about Provincial departments and Ministries. The front cover has the Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom and the table of contents for the publication below. Hand written on the top of the page is "see page 1405" and "Councillor W.L. Ker."
Marks/Labels
The British Columbia Gazette / Vol. LIX Victoria / May 1st, 1919 Councillor W.L. Ker
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Victoria
Title
The British Columbia Gazette
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6099.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1920]. January 29th 1920 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LX, Number 5, and starts at page 343. The publication was printed in Victoria BC every Thursday and contained information about Provincial departments and Ministries. The fron…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6099.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1920]. January 29th 1920 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LX, Number 5, and starts at page 343. The publication was printed in Victoria BC every Thursday and contained information about Provincial departments and Ministries. The front cover has the Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom and the table of contents for the publication below. Hand written on the top of the page is "vido page 431" and "President W.L. Ker."
Marks/Labels
The British Columbia Gazette / Vol. LX Victoria / January 29th, 1920 / No.5 President W.L. Ker
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Victoria
Title
The British Columbia Gazette
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Record Type
Artifact
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Tight linings and boning

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Picken, Mary Brooks, 1886-1981, Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. Scranton, Pa.: Education Corp. General , 1923 | c1915. (Book) 646 WOM
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV007.6.10
Call No.
646 WOM
Author
Picken, Mary Brooks, 1886-1981
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Place of Publication
Scranton, Pa.
Publisher
Education Corp. General
Publication Date
1923
c1915
Physical Description
43 p. : ill. : 23 cm.
Inscription
"This instruction book is not included in your course of study, but is sent to show you just how to prepare your dress form for use. You will not be asked to report on this book." [Typed in purple ink and pasted to first page]
Subjects LoC
Dressmaking
Sewing
Linings (Sewing)
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Object History
Home sewing course used by Burnaby residents in the 1920's
Notes
"Department of sewing" -- cover
"Instruction paper with examination questions ; 5-2" -- Cover
"This lesson is optional. You are not required to report on it unless you so desire. However, you are urged to study it diligently, to apply the instruction contained in it, and to answer the Examination Questions for your own satisfaction." -- Cover
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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 9

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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
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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

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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
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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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