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Digney family home at Christmas

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85470
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1min., 18 sec.) : digital, col. ; si.
Item No.
562-002-6
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment of the Digney family at Christmas. Film opens with views of a rhododendrun bush and moves into footage showing the outside and inside their home at Christmas time.
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-6
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1min., 18 sec.) : digital, col. ; si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment of the Digney family at Christmas. Film opens with views of a rhododendrun bush and moves into footage showing the outside and inside their home at Christmas time.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
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Ploughing snow at the Oak Theatre

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85471
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (45 sec.) : digital, col. ; si.
Item No.
562-002-7
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment of a snow plough ploughing snow in the parking lot outside the Oak Theatre.
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-7
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (45 sec.) : digital, col. ; si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment of a snow plough ploughing snow in the parking lot outside the Oak Theatre.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (8 min., 37 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the annual Sports Day events held at Burnaby Central Park. The film opens with an unidentified dedication ceremony and tree planting in an unknown location and switches to students marching into Central Park. Hundreds of child…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-3
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (8 min., 37 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the annual Sports Day events held at Burnaby Central Park. The film opens with an unidentified dedication ceremony and tree planting in an unknown location and switches to students marching into Central Park. Hundreds of children and Youth are showcased in sporting field events and competitions such as track and field sports, acrobatics, gymnastics, dancing, leap frog, skipping, rugby.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'May Day Events'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Occupations
Occupations - Labourers
Organizations - Mens' Societies and Clubs
Organizations - Womens' Societies and Clubs
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (4 min, 23 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-4
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of a May Day labour parade for International Worker's Day. Men, women and children are seen marching with banners held high interspersed with a marching band with bagpipes. Some of the banners are identified as; The Communist Pa…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-4
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (4 min, 23 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of a May Day labour parade for International Worker's Day. Men, women and children are seen marching with banners held high interspersed with a marching band with bagpipes. Some of the banners are identified as; The Communist Party of Canada, the Scandinavian Worker's Club, Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union, Ex-Servicemen's League, Canadian League Against War and Fascism, Fishermen's Legislative Program, Sailor's Union, B.C. Maritime Workers, Amalgamated Building Workers Union, Bakery and Confectionary Workers International Union of America and The Women's Labour League. Some of the banners in the parade read as follows; 'Support the White Lunch Strike', 'Abolish Deferred Pay', 'Builders of British Columbia- Bill Bennett', 'Communist Party of Canada', 'Free Grange and Molland'.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Labour Parade'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Occupations
Occupations - Labourers
Organizations - Mens' Societies and Clubs
Organizations - Womens' Societies and Clubs
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Kingsway
Video Tracks
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Burnaby, Vancouver and the north shore

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85238
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 21 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-6
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 6. The film segment opens with colour footage of people lawn bowling at Burnaby's Central Park. Dot Digney, Sid and Connie Swan can be seen bowling. This footage is followed with Andy Digney and Charles E. Jones at the Bird's of Paradise b…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-6
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 21 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 6. The film segment opens with colour footage of people lawn bowling at Burnaby's Central Park. Dot Digney, Sid and Connie Swan can be seen bowling. This footage is followed with Andy Digney and Charles E. Jones at the Bird's of Paradise bird sanctuary followed by footage of Stanley Park. The footage continues and interchanges between black and white and colour as the Digney's take a ferry ride to North Vancouver where they visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Fishermen's Cove. The reel closes with footage of skiers on Grouse Mountain and a fire at Pier D in 1938.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Birds
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Sports - Skiing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Jones, Charles E.
Digney, Dorothy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Vancouver
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Video Tracks
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Digney family in Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85249
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 17sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-12
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film colour segment identified as Reel 12. The film is a compilation of Digney family events. The film opens with children Paul and Bruce Digney running around the Digney family yard at their home on Bonsor Avenue with Andy and Ernest (Dig) Digney looking on. This is followed by…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-12
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 17sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film colour segment identified as Reel 12. The film is a compilation of Digney family events. The film opens with children Paul and Bruce Digney running around the Digney family yard at their home on Bonsor Avenue with Andy and Ernest (Dig) Digney looking on. This is followed by interspersed footage of the family's pet dog Nero and puppies along with some brief glimpses of the Royal visit (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) and cavilicade in 1939 along Kingsway. The film then switches to footage of Digney family Christmas festivities, a cat playing with a fish in a bowl and summer time at Pelican Lake in the 1940s and ends with a dog playing with a ball.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Animals - Dogs
Holidays - Christmas
Animals - Cats
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Children's theatrical performance at the Oak Theatre

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85469
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 36 sec.) : digital, b&w ; si.
Item No.
562-002-5
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a black and white film segment of an unidentified theatrical production at the Oak Theatre with children as the performers. Children appear in costume with some dressed as mice or rats and cats dancing and performing on the stage while others are dressed as townsfolk. Th…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-5
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 36 sec.) : digital, b&w ; si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a black and white film segment of an unidentified theatrical production at the Oak Theatre with children as the performers. Children appear in costume with some dressed as mice or rats and cats dancing and performing on the stage while others are dressed as townsfolk. The play closely resembles the folk tale 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' (also known as The Pan Piper, the Rat Catcher of Hamelin).
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Persons - Children
Names
Oak Theatre
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-2
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Oak T…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-2
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Oak Theatre. As the royal couple (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) drive by the crowd on Kingsway, they can be seen in a automobile identified as a McLaughlin model 45 Extra Special series, with Queen Elizabeth holding a white umbrella. RCMP officers are seen on a motorcycle with a side car, while dignitaries and officials in automobiles accompany the royal couple as the crowd waves red flags and looks on as the cars drive off.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - May Day
Events - Royal Visits
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
Oak Theatre
Digney, Andy
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
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Through the Lens of Andy Digney

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10099
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of original film), edited and narrated in 2016
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
Burnaby resident Andy Digney captured footage of Burnaby and beyond from 1934 to 1964. This short, narrated film features a compilation of the Digney footage created and narrated by the Burnaby Village Museum. Highlights include the construction of the Oak Theatre, a Depression-era May Day workers’…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of original film), edited and narrated in 2016
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.1
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Material Details
278 MB
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Burnaby resident Andy Digney captured footage of Burnaby and beyond from 1934 to 1964. This short, narrated film features a compilation of the Digney footage created and narrated by the Burnaby Village Museum. Highlights include the construction of the Oak Theatre, a Depression-era May Day workers’ parade, and visits to locations throughout the Lower Mainland, including Grouse Mountain, Burnaby’s Central Park, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
History/Biography
Andy Digney was born in London, England on July 27, 1886. His given names were Andrew Charles and in 1905, he immigrated with his elder brother to Raymore Saskatchewan and worked on a farm. In 1914, he met and married Alice Swan and in 1920 they had their one and only child, Ernest ('Dig'). The young family lived in Beatty Saskatchewan where they ran a small general store with a pool hall over the top. Andy sold the store and they moved to Carberry Manitoba where Andy worked selling lightening rods and hanging wallpaper. At this time he met and formed a partnership with someone who owned a hand cranked move projector and in the evenings, he and his wife, traveled to church halls in neighbouring towns showing movies. Eventually, he purchased his own movie projector and opened a small theatre in Carberry. He worked odd jobs during the daytime and projected movies in his small theatre at night. Eventually he made enough money to move to Brandon, Manitoba where he purchased a restaurant which he turned into a theatre with living quarters above. Andy called the theatre 'The Oak' since the mighty oak was strong and stood forever. After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney, his wife Alice and son Ernest ('Dig') moved to Burnaby in 1935 and chose the site of their new theatre and home at the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. The Oak Theatre - which opened on August 4, 1937 - was hailed as an artistic masterpiece for its ultra modern white stucco exterior, floodlights and pink-and-green neon marquee. The interior featured a mirrored ceiling, fireplace, and aquarium and had a colour scheme of orchid, royal blue, silver and black. Andy was a very involved member of the Burnaby community becoming the founding president of the Lion's club and the chairman of the committee raising money for war bonds during World War II. In 1944, Andy suffered a severe heart attack, forcing him to retire, so in 1945 he sold the theatre to Odeon Theatres of Canada who continued to operate at this location until 1968 when competition forced its closure and demolition. Andy and his family relocated to a home on Bonsor Avenue on 3/4 acres where he spent much of his time cultivating a lovely garden. In about 1946, Andy was approached by the B.C. Midget Auto Racing Association, who were looking for a good location to race the smaller, racing cars, popular at the time. Andy was interested and purchased 10 acres of property located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue and built a race track. The Digney Speedway opened on July 8, 1948 with stands that had capacity of holding 4500 people. In 1949, when the popularity of midget racing declined, Digney started racing roadsters. However, he struggled to find local drivers, and it was expensive to bring in drivers from elsewhere. In 1951 Digney found a winner: jalopy racing. Local men would buy 1930s cars and strip them down, remove the glass, and weld the doors shut. By early 1952 over forty cars were showing up for jalopy races. By the early 1950s the Speedway was well established, with coverage in the sports pages and on radio. Andy's son Ernest Digney (also known as Dig) worked at the race track but moved away with his wife in 1951 to work in Seattle. Andy and his wife Joyce, along with their two young sons, Paul and Bruce returned to Burnaby in 1953 moving into a 550 square foot apartment located above the Digney Speedway restrooms. In 1954 Simpson Sears built a large store on Kingsway and their parking lot came up to the back garden of the family home on Bonsor Avenue. Andy thought of building small stores on his property but in the end decided to build a bowling alley, clearing out his beautiful garden. The Digney Bowl opened on August 19,1955 and Andy Digney, his wife Alice, son 'Dig' and daughter in law Joyce all worked at both the Speedway and the bowling alley. In 1956 Andy decided to finally retire and sold the bowling alley and home to his son 'Dig' which he paid for over time. 'Dig' and his family moved into the house on Bonsor Avenue and ran the bowling alley until their son Bruce took over in 1980. Andy Digney died in 1964 while travelling with his wife in England. His wife Alice died on June 3, 1982 and their son, Ernest ('Dig') died November 27, 2009.
Notes
Title based on contents
City of Burnaby Archives holds the original Digney film masters (562.003) that this narrated segment was disseminated from
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney Bowling Alley
Digney Speedway
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Video Tracks
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