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Ribbon cutting at the Dragon Inn Restaurant's grand-opening

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1990-1995]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the ribbon cutting inside the Dragon Inn Restaurant during their grand-opening at the Hastings location. 4 men gathered around ribbon in foreground image including Burnaby Mayor, Bill Copeland holding scissors, second from left.
Administrative History
The Dragon Inn Restaurant belonged to the Lee family. The Dragon Inn Restaurant was located at 4510 Kingsway, on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue (opened in the 1970s) and later at Hastings Street near Willingdon (opened in the 1990s). The Dragon Inn was known for its exterior neon sign…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the ribbon cutting inside the Dragon Inn Restaurant during their grand-opening at the Hastings location. 4 men gathered around ribbon in foreground image including Burnaby Mayor, Bill Copeland holding scissors, second from left.
Administrative History
The Dragon Inn Restaurant belonged to the Lee family. The Dragon Inn Restaurant was located at 4510 Kingsway, on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue (opened in the 1970s) and later at Hastings Street near Willingdon (opened in the 1990s). The Dragon Inn was known for its exterior neon sign which was removed in 1997.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
title based on content of copy scan
Names
Copeland, William J
Accession Code
BV017.37.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1990-1995]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
10/29/2017
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory435
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's involvement in the International Association of Fire Fighters union.
Date Range
1960-1990
Length
00:03:16
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's involvement in the International Association of Fire Fighters union.
Date Range
1960-1990
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:03:16
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Organizations - Unions
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
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 business computerization 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.
MSS187-013_Track_1
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 one of interview with William J. Copeland

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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's training as a firefighter in the Federal Fire Service at the Wireless Station in Delta, and his career in Burnaby, mainly at Control Station.
Date Range
1953-1990
Length
00:02:44
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's training as a firefighter in the Federal Fire Service at the Wireless Station in Delta, and his career in Burnaby, mainly at Control Station.
Date Range
1953-1990
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:02:44
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
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 business computerization 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.
MSS187-013_Track_2
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with William J. Copeland

Images
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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's election to Mayor in 1987, attributing it to being well known through his work as a fire fighter and as a volunteer with various organizations such as the soccer club Cliff Avenue Union FC, Burnaby Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, CNIB, the firef…
Date Range
1955-1990
Length
00:04:32
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's election to Mayor in 1987, attributing it to being well known through his work as a fire fighter and as a volunteer with various organizations such as the soccer club Cliff Avenue Union FC, Burnaby Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, CNIB, the firefighters' union, among others
Date Range
1955-1990
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:04:32
Subject
Elections
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
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 business computerization 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.
MSS187-013_Track_3
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with William J. Copeland

Images
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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory438
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's childhood in Burnaby and Vancouver, his father's work as a miner, his war service, education, and his three children
Date Range
1927-1990
Length
00:06:37
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's childhood in Burnaby and Vancouver, his father's work as a miner, his war service, education, and his three children
Date Range
1927-1990
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:06:37
Subject
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Education
Mining and Mineral Harvesting Tools and Equipment
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
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 business computerization 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.
MSS187-013_Track_4
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 four of interview with William J. Copeland

Images
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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory439
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about particular fires that Bill remembers, the kinds of calls attended, and the stress caused by some of the calls and the shift work.
Date Range
1955-1986
Length
00:06:41
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about particular fires that Bill remembers, the kinds of calls attended, and the stress caused by some of the calls and the shift work.
Date Range
1955-1986
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:06:41
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
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 business computerization 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.
MSS187-013_Track_5
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 five of interview with William J. Copeland

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Interview with William J. Copeland by Rod Fowler February 18, 1990 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory440
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's possibility of running for a second term and the political group he represents (BCA)
Date Range
1990
Length
00:01:45
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Bill Copeland's possibility of running for a second term and the political group he represents (BCA)
Date Range
1990
Photo Info
Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon for the opening of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan, 1995. Item no. 535-0067
Length
00:01:45
Subject
Elections
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 18, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with former Burnaby Mayor William J. Copeland conducted by Rod Fowler. Bill Copeland was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Bill Copeland’s education, career and experience as a Burnaby firefighter from 1955 to 1987, and his work for the union International Association of Fire Fighters. He talks about his early family life in Burnaby and Vancouver, war service, training with the Federal Fire Service, the organizations he has belonged to, and the careers of his three children. He briefly talks about Burnaby politics and his unexpected election to Mayor of Burnaby. Major themes of the interview, described by track: Track 1: Organizations - Unions; Public Services - Fire Protection; International Association of Fire Fighters; Track 2: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 3: Elections; Track 4: family history and education; Track 5: Public Services - Fire Protection; Track 6: Elections
Biographical Notes
William John (Bill) Copeland (1927-2002) was born in Vancouver May 19, 1927. As a young child he lived with his parents on Southwood Street in South Burnaby on a chicken ranch. Bill’s father was a miner and was often away from home. The family moved to Pioneer Mines at Bridge River for a few years and then moved back to Vancouver in 1941 when his father contracted silicosis. Bill served in the navy for about a year near the end of WWII, was in the Canadian Merchant Marine and worked as a pipe fitter, before beginning his career as a fire fighter. He trained with the Federal Fire Service and worked two years at the Wireless Station in Delta. In 1955 he started work as Fire Fighter No. 53 in Burnaby, retiring 33 years later in 1987. Most of his career was spent at the Control Station or Number 1 Firehall, first located at Wiilingdon and Hastings (now No.5 Station) and later on Sperling near Canada Way. Bill worked as a first aid instructor, eventually moving into the training office, and retired as assistant chief. In 1987, shortly after retiring, Bill was asked to run for Mayor for the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA). Much to his surprise he won. He served with distinction for three terms (1987-1996). Bill, his wife Ruth, and their three children, Doug and Dan (both firefighters) and Emily (a teacher), lived in North Burnaby on Cliff Avenue, the family home for about 35 years. Bill was active in many organizations including the Cliff Avenue soccer organization, St. John Ambulance, Burnaby Red Cross, and CNIB, among others. He began representing firefighters locally in the International Association of Fire Fighters in the early 1960s, eventually becoming President of the provincial association and then Vice President of the 6th District representing Western Canada.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:25:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Copeland, William J
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 business computerization 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.
MSS187-013_Track_6
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 six of interview with William J. Copeland

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Bill Copeland with Jon Grant

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79309
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 3, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
535-0337
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby mayor Bill Copeland presenting Chairman of Canada Lands Company Jon Grant with the City of Burnaby's Inaugural Environment Award for Planning and Development for their Glenlyon Business Park Development Plan.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 3, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0337
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby mayor Bill Copeland presenting Chairman of Canada Lands Company Jon Grant with the City of Burnaby's Inaugural Environment Award for Planning and Development for their Glenlyon Business Park Development Plan.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Copeland, William J
Grant, Jon
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "Vancouver, June 1996 - Canada Lands Company Receives the City of Burnaby's Inaugural Environment Award for Planning and Development for their Glenlyon Business Park Development Plan. Mayor Bill Copeland (left) from the City of Burnaby presents the award to Mr. Jon Grant, (right) Chairman of Canada Lands Company. "
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Canada Post stamp unveiling

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4275
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[March 17,1988]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 12.8 cm x 8.6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the unveiling presentation of the Canada Post "Exploration of Canada, Recognizers" stamp series at Simon Fraser University on March 17, 1988. Caption on original matte read: "Mayor Bill Copeland at the official ceremony of the new Canadian Stamps commemorating the early explorers, Sim…
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 12.8 cm x 8.6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the unveiling presentation of the Canada Post "Exploration of Canada, Recognizers" stamp series at Simon Fraser University on March 17, 1988. Caption on original matte read: "Mayor Bill Copeland at the official ceremony of the new Canadian Stamps commemorating the early explorers, Simon Fraser, George Vancouver, A Henday & John Palliser. President Bill Saywell, Simon Fraser University, helps to unveil the series of "Exploration" Canadian stamps.".
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools - Universities and Colleges
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Simon Fraser University
Copeland, William J
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Accession Code
BV017.32.5
Date
[March 17,1988]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
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Canada Post stamp unveiling

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4277
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[March 17,1988]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 12.7 cm x 8.1 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mayor Bill Copeland at the "Exploration of Canada, Recognizers" postage stamps unveiling at Simon Fraser University on March 17, 1988. Caption on original matte read: "Mayor Bill Copeland, S.F.U. student, and Kevin Conway (acting as Simon Fraser), and Mike Gormick, the General…
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 12.7 cm x 8.1 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mayor Bill Copeland at the "Exploration of Canada, Recognizers" postage stamps unveiling at Simon Fraser University on March 17, 1988. Caption on original matte read: "Mayor Bill Copeland, S.F.U. student, and Kevin Conway (acting as Simon Fraser), and Mike Gormick, the General Manager for the Pacific Division of Canada Post, presenting gatefold albums.". There is also an unidentified woman in the photograph holding one of the gatefold albums.
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools - Universities and Colleges
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Simon Fraser University
Copeland, William J
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Accession Code
BV017.32.7
Date
[March 17,1988]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
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Mayor Bill Copeland opening the Bonsor Recreation Complex

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4294
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[April 9, 1988]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 17.5 cm x 12.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mayor Bill Copeland opening the Bonsor Park Rec Complex taken April 9, 1988. Caption on original matte read: "Mayor Bill Copeland opening the Bonsor Park Recreation Complex.".
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 17.5 cm x 12.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Mayor Bill Copeland opening the Bonsor Park Rec Complex taken April 9, 1988. Caption on original matte read: "Mayor Bill Copeland opening the Bonsor Park Recreation Complex.".
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Celebrations
Buildings - Civic - Community Centres
Buildings - Recreational
Buildings - Recreational - Swimming Pools
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J
Bonsor Recreation Complex
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6550 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Accession Code
BV017.32.25
Date
[April 9, 1988]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
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Mayor congratulates Daryl Wong

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36633
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 13, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
313-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1995 Evelyn Salisbury Scholarship Award winner Daryl Wong (left) being congratulated by Burnaby Mayor W. Copeland, and Ellen Wirick, Secretary of the Burnaby Historical Society.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 13, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
313-004
Accession Number
BHS995-8
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1995 Evelyn Salisbury Scholarship Award winner Daryl Wong (left) being congratulated by Burnaby Mayor W. Copeland, and Ellen Wirick, Secretary of the Burnaby Historical Society.
Subjects
Ceremonies - Award Ceremonies
Organizations
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Wong, Daryl
Copeland, William J
Wirick, Ellen
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Dedication of picnic site

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36639
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 11, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
314-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the dedication of the picnic site at Deer Lake Park in honour of Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles organized by the Burnaby Historical Society. Pictured cutting the ribbon are; Joan Sawicki, Millie Canessa, Mayor W. Copeland, and unidentified.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 11, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
314-004
Accession Number
BHS995-6
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the dedication of the picnic site at Deer Lake Park in honour of Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles organized by the Burnaby Historical Society. Pictured cutting the ribbon are; Joan Sawicki, Millie Canessa, Mayor W. Copeland, and unidentified.
Subjects
Ceremonies
Organizations
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J
Sawicki, Joan
Canessa, Millie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Councillor Doreen Lawson, Pixie McGeachie, and Mayor W. Copeland

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37195
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1996
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
332-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of guests of the Municipal Appreciation Dinner. Standing inbetween two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers are Councillor Doreen Lawson, Pixie McGeachie, and Mayor W. Copeland.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1996
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
332-001
Accession Number
BHS996-16
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of guests of the Municipal Appreciation Dinner. Standing inbetween two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers are Councillor Doreen Lawson, Pixie McGeachie, and Mayor W. Copeland.
Subjects
Celebrations
Names
Lawson, Doreen A.
McGeachie, Pixie
Copeland, William J
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Bill Copeland with Wayne Brassington and Bob Fenske

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79136
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 21, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 21 cm
Item No.
535-0273
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby mayor Bill Copeland with fire chief Wayne Brassington and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) superintendent Bob Fenske leaving the Canadian Cancer Society's annual "Jail 'n' Bail" fundraiser. The mayor and fire chief were handcuffed together as they left the fundraiser.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 21, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0273
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 21 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby mayor Bill Copeland with fire chief Wayne Brassington and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) superintendent Bob Fenske leaving the Canadian Cancer Society's annual "Jail 'n' Bail" fundraiser. The mayor and fire chief were handcuffed together as they left the fundraiser.
Photographer
Ponne, Simone
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Clothing - Uniforms
Public Services - Policing
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Names
Copeland, William J
Brassington, Wayne
Fenske, Bob
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black and blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "1024 Bby Simone / 4/21 Bby pg. 1 78%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Jack Shadbolt, Bill Copeland and Joan Sawicki

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79320
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 10, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0348
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Shadbolt signing a copy of a catalogue of his prints with Burnaby mayor Bill Copeland and MLA Joan Sawicki.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 10, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0348
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack Shadbolt signing a copy of a catalogue of his prints with Burnaby mayor Bill Copeland and MLA Joan Sawicki.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Names
Shadbolt, Jack
Copeland, William J
Sawicki, Joan
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "1770 NW/Bby Mario 71% Bby 1"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 11

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s service as Alderman (1979-1985), his support for Bill Copeland in 1987 and conflicts with Mayor Bill Lewarne, and some of the issues he dealt with such as illegal suites, density planning and highrises for Hastings
Date Range
1979-1990
Length
00:09:05
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s service as Alderman (1979-1985), his support for Bill Copeland in 1987 and conflicts with Mayor Bill Lewarne, and some of the issues he dealt with such as illegal suites, density planning and highrises for Hastings
Date Range
1979-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:09:05
Name
Copeland, William J
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Subject
Officials - Aldermen and Councillors
Planning
Elections
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Don
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.
MSS187-016_Track_11
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 eleven of interview with Don Brown

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Opening of the Fraser Wilson Room

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36333
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
250-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland helping Evelyn Salisbury to cut the ribbon at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson is holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Violet Eag…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
250-001
Accession Number
BHS991-5
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland helping Evelyn Salisbury to cut the ribbon at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson is holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Violet Eagles is sitting to the left of Evelyn Salisbury. Fraser Wilson was the first Director of the Burnaby Historical Society.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J
Wilson, Fraser
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Salisbury, Evelyn
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Mayor William J. Copeland's speech

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36440
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 15 x 10 cm
Item No.
271-008
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of John and Elise Burton, along with other spectators listening to Mayor William J. Copeland address the crowd at the opening of the Burnaby Community Archives at the Burnaby Village Museum.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
271-008
Accession Number
BHS991-41
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 15 x 10 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of John and Elise Burton, along with other spectators listening to Mayor William J. Copeland address the crowd at the opening of the Burnaby Community Archives at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Burnaby Village Museum
Copeland, William J
Burton, John
Burton, Elise
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Colin Stevens and Mayor William J. Copeland

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36441
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 15 x 10 cm
Item No.
271-009
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of curator Colin Stevens, and Mayor William J. Copeland, both wearing striped ties and glasses at the opening of the Burnaby Community Archives at the Burnaby Village Museum. A crowd is gathered to listen to the Mayor.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
271-009
Accession Number
BHS991-41
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 15 x 10 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of curator Colin Stevens, and Mayor William J. Copeland, both wearing striped ties and glasses at the opening of the Burnaby Community Archives at the Burnaby Village Museum. A crowd is gathered to listen to the Mayor.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Burnaby Village Museum
Copeland, William J
Stevens, Colin
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Daryl Wong, family and friends

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36634
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 13, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
313-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1995 Evelyn Salisbury Scholarship Award winner Daryl Wong being congratulated by his family and friends. Burnaby Mayor W. Copeland, Ellen Wirick,Secretary of the Burnaby Historical Society, and Don Wrigley, President of the Burnaby Historical Society are also among the group.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 13, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
313-005
Accession Number
BHS995-8
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 1995 Evelyn Salisbury Scholarship Award winner Daryl Wong being congratulated by his family and friends. Burnaby Mayor W. Copeland, Ellen Wirick,Secretary of the Burnaby Historical Society, and Don Wrigley, President of the Burnaby Historical Society are also among the group.
Subjects
Ceremonies - Award Ceremonies
Organizations
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Wong, Daryl
Copeland, William J
Wirick, Ellen
Wrigley, Don
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Grand Opening ribbon cutting at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto78706
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 22, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 23.5 cm
Item No.
535-0067
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the grand opening of Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, with Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 22, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0067
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 23.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the grand opening of Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, with Mayor Bill Copeland cutting the ribbon accompanied by Jack and Doris Shadbolt and Councillors Doug Drummond and Derek Corrigan.
Photographer
Langdeau, Brian
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Events - Openings
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Names
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Copeland, William J
Corrigan, Derek
Drummond, Douglas P "Doug"
Shadbolt, Jack
Shadbolt, Doris
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black and blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bby 89% B2 / A 3229 - Bby - Brian"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the founding of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society and how they became members. They talk about the Society’s goal, members Dean Lamont and Merrill and Betty Gordon, and the work of SFU Professor Colin Crampton. …
Date Range
1988-1997
Length
0:15:54
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the founding of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society and how they became members. They talk about the Society’s goal, members Dean Lamont and Merrill and Betty Gordon, and the work of SFU Professor Colin Crampton. Karen Morcke talks about the significance of the names on the cairn that memorializes the dedication of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. They also talk about the results of the 1995 agreement between City and SFU.
Date Range
1988-1997
Length
0:15:54
Name
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Lamont, Dean
Gordon, Merrill
Crampton, Colin
Harcourt, Mike
Sihota, Moe
Copeland, William J
Corrigan, Derek
Drummond, Douglas P "Doug"
Subject
Organizations - Societies and Clubs
Persons - Volunteers
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
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Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke's home in Burnaby
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.
MSS196-003_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Opening of the Fraser Wilson Room

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36335
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
250-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
250-003
Accession Number
BHS991-5
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front row and holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Seated beside him are Evelyn Salisbury and Violet Eagles. Fraser Wilson was the first Director of the Burnaby Historical Society
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J
Strut, Helen
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Mitchell, John
Peter, Nancy
Wolf, Jim
Derreck, Ethel
L'Estrange, Hazel
Matovich, Marjorie
Forsyth, Mary
Salisbury, Evelyn
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Texas Family wins Burnaby Hearts

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9989
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 29m:16s
Scope and Content
The film shows the official opening and dedication of Parker Carousel #119 at Burnaby Village Museum on March 27, 1993. The edited footage of the ceremony is framed by scenes of the descendants of the carousel’s first owner, Fred Leggett, as they discuss the carousel with Burnaby Village Museum Cur…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV004.94.1
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 29m:16s
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The film shows the official opening and dedication of Parker Carousel #119 at Burnaby Village Museum on March 27, 1993. The edited footage of the ceremony is framed by scenes of the descendants of the carousel’s first owner, Fred Leggett, as they discuss the carousel with Burnaby Village Museum Curator Colin Stevens in Texas, travel to Vancouver, attend the opening, and ride the carousel. They are shown being interviewed, sightseeing, and being presented with a copy of the film “The Story of Parker #119”. BCTV news coverage of the opening is shown, with clips showing volunteers restoring and working on the carousel. Film locations are Texas, Burnaby: the Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel at Burnaby Village Museum and other locations within the Museum and its buildings and Vancouver: Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Frame, Norvie Leggett
Rippy, Jane
Wilson, Nelda
Brunson, Bebe
Brunson, Bryant
Friends of the Carousel
Stevens, Colin
Robinson, Red
Robinson, Svend
Wrigley, Don
Sawicki, Joan
Brown, Don
Johnston, Dan
Sumner, Harry
Copeland, William J
Jamieson, Keith
Hope, Deborah
Cosgrove, Ed
Ironside, Gord
McIlhiney, Marie
Morgan, Brian
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