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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-5
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 5. The film segment opens with black and white footage of a Burnaby May Day Parade. Children are seen in costumes pushing carriages and bicycles along with pets as they come to gather at Central Park for judging. This event is followed with…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-5
Accession Number
2014-04
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 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 5. The film segment opens with black and white footage of a Burnaby May Day Parade. Children are seen in costumes pushing carriages and bicycles along with pets as they come to gather at Central Park for judging. This event is followed with colour footage of a gymkhana event with people riding horses at the Lubbock farm in Burnaby and closes with Victory Bond fundraising outside the Oak Theatre, a parade on Kingsway and contrails from an airplane. Many of the men can be seen marching in the parade with their A.R.P. (Air Raid Precautions) uniforms and arm bands.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Digney, Andy
Subjects
Events - Parades
Events - May Day
Animals - Horses
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5000 Block 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 562-002). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'May Day Events'
Creator
Digney, Andy
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
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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
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
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
Digney, Andy
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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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 562-002). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Storage location refers to location of DVD containing this clip. See 562-002 notes for more information. Additional copies of video file stored in Permanent drive accession folder.
Creator
Digney, Andy
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

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 562-002). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Digney, Andy
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
Less detail

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
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
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
Digney, Andy
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
Less detail

Digney film 1 - Bruce Digney and Tawny

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10614
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1958 and 1959] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 13 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment of Bruce Digney playing with family dog named Tawny in a pool of water in the front yard of Digney home located at 6521 Bonsor Avenue. Bruce Digney is using a hose to spray water on the dog.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1958 and 1959] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 13 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Bruce Digney playing with family dog named Tawny in a pool of water in the front yard of Digney home located at 6521 Bonsor Avenue. Bruce Digney is using a hose to spray water on the dog.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Sports - Swimming
Names
Digney, Bruce
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 1 - Graduation party

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10625
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 28 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment of a party in recognition of Paul Digney's high school graduation. The party takes place in the basement of the Digney family home at 6521 Bonsor Avenue. Several young people are seated on the outside of the room while people dance in the centre. People identified include; Paul Digney,…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 28 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of a party in recognition of Paul Digney's high school graduation. The party takes place in the basement of the Digney family home at 6521 Bonsor Avenue. Several young people are seated on the outside of the room while people dance in the centre. People identified include; Paul Digney, Bruce Digney, Marjorie Sager (nee Peterson) and John Sager.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Names
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Sager, John
Sager, Marjorie
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Video Tracks
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Digney film 1 - Playing badminton

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10615
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (53 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment taken from the front yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. Joyce Digney is in the front yard playing badminton with her son Bruce while son Paul Digney is holding a hose and filling a pool in the driveway. Bonsor Park can be seen across the road along with houses.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (53 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment taken from the front yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. Joyce Digney is in the front yard playing badminton with her son Bruce while son Paul Digney is holding a hose and filling a pool in the driveway. Bonsor Park can be seen across the road along with houses.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Badminton
Names
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 1 - Playing with Tawny

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10616
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 22 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment taken from the front yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The Digney family dog named Tawny is playing with a sprinkler in the yard, barking at the camera man who is probably Dig Digney. Film continues with Joyce Digney throwing a piece of wood for the dog while Bruce Digney look…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1960] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 22 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment taken from the front yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The Digney family dog named Tawny is playing with a sprinkler in the yard, barking at the camera man who is probably Dig Digney. Film continues with Joyce Digney throwing a piece of wood for the dog while Bruce Digney looks on.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Names
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Joyce
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 1 - Yard on Bonsor Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10631
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1965] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 48 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment of back yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Avenue. The footage opens, looking northeast towards the remains of a concrete foundation from a neighbouring house and pans to the left over the roof of the Digney Bowling Alley towards the Sears building. The camera then pans to Bruce Digney…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1965] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 48 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of back yard of Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Avenue. The footage opens, looking northeast towards the remains of a concrete foundation from a neighbouring house and pans to the left over the roof of the Digney Bowling Alley towards the Sears building. The camera then pans to Bruce Digney at the front of the house and then in the backyard playing with their dog "Rex".
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Ernest "Dig" Digney
Names
Digney, Bruce
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 2 - Construction of Simpsons-Sears

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10640
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (5 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Short Film segment of a view from the Digney's backyard at 3698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Ave. after 1958) of the construction of the Simpsons-Sears building on Kingsway in Burnaby.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (5 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Short Film segment of a view from the Digney's backyard at 3698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Ave. after 1958) of the construction of the Simpsons-Sears building on Kingsway in Burnaby.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Simpsons-Sears Ltd.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 2 - Construction of Simpsons-Sears building

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10644
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Simpsons-Sears building located at 3660 Kingsway in Burnaby (address changed to 4750 Kingsway after 1958). The film footage is shot by Andy Digney from his backyard at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958).
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1954] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (1 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Simpsons-Sears building located at 3660 Kingsway in Burnaby (address changed to 4750 Kingsway after 1958). The film footage is shot by Andy Digney from his backyard at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address changed to 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958).
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Simpsons-Sears Ltd.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - 4750 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 2 - Five pin bowling

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10638
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (7 min., 11 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film close up of five pin bowling at the Digney Bowling Alley at 6521 Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby. Footage cuts everytime pins are reset. The Digney Bowling Alley opened in 1955.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (7 min., 11 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Material Details
Poor quality - dark
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film close up of five pin bowling at the Digney Bowling Alley at 6521 Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby. Footage cuts everytime pins are reset. The Digney Bowling Alley opened in 1955.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney Bowling Alley
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney film 2 - Great Dane

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10632
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney's Great Dane playing in the yard of the Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The elaborate dog house was built by Andy Digney.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney's Great Dane playing in the yard of the Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The elaborate dog house was built by Andy Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney Film 3 - Construction and opening of Digney bowling Alley, visit to Stanley Park and summer vacations

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10678
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 197_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (20 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Film compilation documents the construction, opening and a tournament of the Digney Bowling Alley located at 6521 Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby along with family outings at Stanley Park and vacations at Birch Bay…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 197_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (20 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 16 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Film compilation documents the construction, opening and a tournament of the Digney Bowling Alley located at 6521 Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby along with family outings at Stanley Park and vacations at Birch Bay and Okanagan Lake.
Notes
Title based on contents of film compilation
Three Film segments from this compilation are described at item level and available for viewing on Heritage Burnaby: BV019.18.4.1; BV019.18.4.2; BV019.4.3
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view entire content
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney, Andy
Swan, Sydney
Digney Bowling Alley
Digney, Drew
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
British Columbia - Okanagan
United States of America - Washington State
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Digney Film 3 - Construction of Digney Bowling Alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10648
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1955 (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (8 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Digney Bowling Alley in Burnaby. The bowling alley was built on the west side of the Digney family home located at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). The film documents Ozzie Cavello using his bulldozer to clear the la…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1955 (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (8 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Digney Bowling Alley in Burnaby. The bowling alley was built on the west side of the Digney family home located at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). The film documents Ozzie Cavello using his bulldozer to clear the land followed by construction workers laying cinder block walls, a large crane helping to lay steel girders and lumber for the roof. The opening footage is taken from the parking lot of the Simpsons-Sears store on Kingsway. The Film segment closes with large flower arrangements gathered around the entrance of the Digney Bowling Alley in honour of the grand opening with Andy Digney and his brother in law Sydney Swan at the entrance.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.4)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney, Andy
Swan, Sydney
Digney Bowling Alley
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Digney Film 3 - Inside Digney Bowling Alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10650
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (48 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the inside of the Digney Bowling Alley. Views of kitchen and counter staff working and serving customers who are gathered at the bar. The camera pans back outside and shows buses parked outside from "Channel / Chan TV. 8". Sign on roof of building reads: "BOWL" and "DIGNE…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (48 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the inside of the Digney Bowling Alley. Views of kitchen and counter staff working and serving customers who are gathered at the bar. The camera pans back outside and shows buses parked outside from "Channel / Chan TV. 8". Sign on roof of building reads: "BOWL" and "DIGNEY" sign hangs vertically out front.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.4)
Film segment may have been taken on the same day as BV019.18.4.2
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney Bowling Alley
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Digney Film 3 - Tournament at Digney Bowling Alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10649
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (3 min., 12 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting a bowling tournament at the Digney Bowling Alley at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). Two male and female pairs appear to be competing against each other and a camera man and camera from Channel 8 - Chan TV are filming the event. One of the …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (3 min., 12 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting a bowling tournament at the Digney Bowling Alley at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). Two male and female pairs appear to be competing against each other and a camera man and camera from Channel 8 - Chan TV are filming the event. One of the couples are wearing shirts with "Digney Bowl" printed on the back. Ernest "Dig" Digney assists in handing out awards at the end. Joyce Digney is identified working in the kitchen. The camera pans outside where there are two "Channel 8 - Chan TV" buses parked in the parking lot of the Digney Bowl.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.4)
Film segment may have been taken on the same day as BV019.18.4.3
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney Bowling Alley
Digney, Joyce
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Digney Film 4 - Lawn bowling at Central Park

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10658
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment of unidentified women and men lawn bowling at Central Park in Burnaby. Buildings along Kingsway and Boundary Road are visible in the background.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.5
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of unidentified women and men lawn bowling at Central Park in Burnaby. Buildings along Kingsway and Boundary Road are visible in the background.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.5)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Video Tracks
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Digney Film 4 - Lawn bowling at Central Park

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10659
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (3 min., 22 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment of women and men lawn bowling at Central Park in Burnaby. Buildings along Kingsway and Boundary Road are visible in the background. Sydney Swan (wearing glasses and vest) is identified as one of the bowlers.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196_] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.5
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (3 min., 22 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of women and men lawn bowling at Central Park in Burnaby. Buildings along Kingsway and Boundary Road are visible in the background. Sydney Swan (wearing glasses and vest) is identified as one of the bowlers.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.5)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Names
Swan, Sydney
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Video Tracks
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Digney Film 4 - Seattle World Fair, Lawn Bowling and visit to Stanley Park Zoo

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10679
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1962 and 1967] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (27 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of eight short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents Joyce, Ernest "Dig", Paul and Bruce Digney's visit to the Seattle World Fair in 1962 as well as law…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1962 and 1967] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.5
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (27 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of eight short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents Joyce, Ernest "Dig", Paul and Bruce Digney's visit to the Seattle World Fair in 1962 as well as lawn bowling at Stanley Park and Central Park in Burnaby and a visit to the Stanley Park zoo.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.5)
Two Film segments from this compilation are described at item level and available for viewing on Heritage Burnaby: BV019.18.5.4 and BV019.18.5.7
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view entire content
Creator
Ernest "Dig" Digney
Subjects
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Exhibitions - Fairs
Menageries - Zoos
Names
Digney, Paul
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Bruce
Central Park Lawn Bowling Club
Swan, Sydney
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - Kingsway
British Columbia - Vancouver - Stanley Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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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 562-002). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Labour Parade'
Creator
Digney, Andy
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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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 562-002). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Digney, Andy
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
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 562-002). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Digney, Andy
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.
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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