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Interview with Jack Davy and Thomas James Sanderson 22-Jul-75 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jack Davy and Tommy Sanderson's memories of the apprentice system offered as an alternative to high school as well as the Depression's effect on the schools.
Date Range
1931-1940
Length
0:09:36
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jack Davy and Tommy Sanderson's memories of the apprentice system offered as an alternative to high school as well as the Depression's effect on the schools.
Date Range
1931-1940
Length
0:09:36
Subject
Education
Interviewer
McLeod, Ross S.
Interview Date
22-Jul-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with two school principals who were working during the depression; John "Jack" Davy and Thomas James "Tommy" Sanderson by Ross S. McLeod. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and scholastic studies. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John “Jack” Davy was raised in New Westminster and his family and the Eagles' family were close friends, with the grandparents and parents getting together regularly to play cards. As a child, Jack delivered the Columbian newspaper. Jack Davy worked for Burnaby schools for over fifty years; twenty-five of those years as principal at Edmonds Street School. During the depression, he worked as a principal of Kitchener Street School. Thomas James “Tommy” Sanderson was born to Ellen Jane Garvin and Thomas F. Sanderson. The couple married on January 14, 1903 at Mount Pleasant and lived first at English Bay. Tommy had an older brother, Gordon John and a sister, Flora Jane (later Rawden). The three children were raised in the Sanderson family home at 3812 Inman Avenue, one block north of Central Park. From 1919 to 1920, their father, Thomas F. Sanderson served as Reeve of Burnaby. Tommy Sanderson attended Inman Avenue School, then Kingsway West before graduating from Burnaby South High School in 1926. In 1931, he began his teaching career back at Burnaby South High School. From 1938, Tommy was principal at Sperling Avenue School. During the course of his career, he also worked as vice-principal of Edmonds Street School, principal at Capitol Hill School, Kingsway West School, McPhearson Junior High and Burnaby North High School. Tommy married Dorothy Alberta Reid of Chilliwack July 12, 1932 and had two children Robert “Bobby” and Margaret. The family first lived at 1921 Gilley Avenue, New Westminster then 2073 Waverley Avenue, Burnaby while Bobby and Margaret attended Nelson Avenue School, then Burnaby South High School.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:43:20
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Interviewee Name
Davy, Jack
Sanderson, Thomas "Tommy" James
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-24_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Speech given by Jack Davy November 8, 1972 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to opening remarks given by Dr. Blythe Eagles for Jack Davy's speech. Jack begins his talk by telling anecdotes of early Burnaby school trustees and of early Burnaby teachers.
Date Range
1893-1957
Length
0:09:39
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to opening remarks given by Dr. Blythe Eagles for Jack Davy's speech. Jack begins his talk by telling anecdotes of early Burnaby school trustees and of early Burnaby teachers.
Date Range
1893-1957
Length
0:09:39
Name
Edmonds Street School
Subject
Education
Interview Date
November 8, 1972
Scope and Content
Recording is of a speech given by John "Jack" Davy on November 8, 1972 to the Burnaby Historical Society on the subject of Edmonds School. Jack Davy is introduced by Dr. Blythe Eagles.
Biographical Notes
John “Jack” Davy was raised in New Westminster and his family and the Eagles' family were close friends, with the grandparents and parents getting together regularly to play cards. As a child, Jack delivered the Columbian newspaper. Jack Davy worked for Burnaby schools for over fifty years; twenty-five of those years as principal at Edmonds Street School. During the depression, he worked as a principal of Kitchener Street School.
Total Tracks
3
Total Length
0:29:41
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Interviewee Name
Davy, Jack
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-1_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of recording of speech given by Jack Davy

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Speech given by Jack Davy November 8, 1972 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Jack Davy's description of the first Edmonds Street School principal, school activities of the time to the demolition of what he describes as the old grey building.
Date Range
1908-1957
Length
0:09:44
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Jack Davy's description of the first Edmonds Street School principal, school activities of the time to the demolition of what he describes as the old grey building.
Date Range
1908-1957
Length
0:09:44
Name
Edmonds Street School
Subject
Education
Interview Date
November 8, 1972
Scope and Content
Recording is of a speech given by John "Jack" Davy on November 8, 1972 to the Burnaby Historical Society on the subject of Edmonds School. Jack Davy is introduced by Dr. Blythe Eagles.
Biographical Notes
John “Jack” Davy was raised in New Westminster and his family and the Eagles' family were close friends, with the grandparents and parents getting together regularly to play cards. As a child, Jack delivered the Columbian newspaper. Jack Davy worked for Burnaby schools for over fifty years; twenty-five of those years as principal at Edmonds Street School. During the depression, he worked as a principal of Kitchener Street School.
Total Tracks
3
Total Length
0:29:41
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Interviewee Name
Davy, Jack
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-1_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track two of recording of speech given by Jack Davy

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Interview with Charmaine Bayntun by Eric Damer October 22, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun's memories of sewing and craft-making as a teen, as well as her student days at Sperling Avenue Elementary School. She compares school of that time to her working years as a teacher and principal.
Date Range
1960-2012
Length
0:09:21
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun's memories of sewing and craft-making as a teen, as well as her student days at Sperling Avenue Elementary School. She compares school of that time to her working years as a teacher and principal.
Date Range
1960-2012
Photo Info
Charmaine Yanko (later Bayntun) nursing a goat from a bottle, [1969]. Item no. 549-015.
Length
0:09:21
Subject
Education
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 22, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 22, 2012. Major themes discussed are: education and family heritage.
Biographical Notes
At the age of twenty, John Ivan Yanko met his future wife Leida Doria "Lillian Doris" Carman while visiting relatives in Burnaby. Lillian received a rail pass because of her dad’s employment with the CPR and at fourteen had gone to visit her Godmother in Burnaby. John Ivan Yanko and Lillian Doris (Carman) Yanko were married October 16, 1948 in Nelson, British Columbia and moved into the basement of John’s sister’s house on Union Street. Lillian began working at the downtown Woodward’s store as a cashier in 1948. In 1950, the young couple bought property at 7385 (later renumbered 7391) Broadway in Burnaby and began constructing a house as they could afford it. Knowing she’d be let go if she was pregnant, when Lillian was expecting her first child, Jenny sewed her several versions of the same outfit; they all used the same material, but each was a little bit larger than the last to accommodate her expanding girth. Rhonda, born in 1953 and Charmaine, born in 1955, grew up in the Broadway home. They attended school at Sperling Elementary, and later at Burnaby North high school. Lillian left her job to be a stay-at-home mom when Rhonda was born, but that changed in 1963 when John and Charmaine were in a car accident that left John temporarily unable to work. John Yanko later returned to work, establishing his own tile setting business and working until age eighty-two. John and Lillian lived out the rest of their married lives on the Broadway property. John Ivan Yanko passed away in 2010; his wife Lillian Doria Leida (Carman) Yanko passed away in 2011. Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun completed her schooling in Burnaby and became a teacher for twenty-two years, followed by ten years as a Burnaby elementary school principal.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:47:24
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Interviewee Name
Bayntun, Charmaine "Sherrie" Yanko
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-002_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track three of recording of interview with Charmaine Bayntun

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Interview with John and Julia Poole by Eric Damer November 24, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Poole and Julia (Kong) Poole's memories of their elementary school years in Burnaby (John and Julia went to different elementary schools). The Pooles compare their experience in school to the experience for modern day students and teachers.
Date Range
1957-2012
Length
0:08:26
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Poole and Julia (Kong) Poole's memories of their elementary school years in Burnaby (John and Julia went to different elementary schools). The Pooles compare their experience in school to the experience for modern day students and teachers.
Date Range
1957-2012
Photo Info
Julia Kong (later Poole) while at Burnaby North High School, [1968]. Item no. 549-058.
Length
0:08:26
Subject
Education
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 24, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with John Poole and Julia (Kong) Poole conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 24, 2012. Major themes discussed are: education and recreational activities of the ninteen-sixties.
Biographical Notes
Julia Kong's father moved his family to Capitol Hill in 1953 when Julia was two years old. Julia attended Capitol Hill Elementary and later Burnaby North High School, where she was active in student politics and as a cheerleader. Outside of school she participated in Girl Guides, was an active swimmer, and volunteered in various capacities. After graduation, Julia studied to become a teacher, which included a practicum at Capitol Hill Elementary, and then began a career in education. John Poole, whose father had transferred to the Burnaby RCMP in 1961 when John was ten, attended Burnaby North High School at the same time as Julia, but had earlier attended Schou Street and Lochdale Elementary Schools. John was active in baseball, soccer, and Boy Scouts, and took a keen interest in cars. After high school he opened a transmission shop in Abbotsford before settling into a career with the Vancouver Fire Department. John and Julia married at the Burnaby Village Museum church in 1980 and began their family roots with their first home on Capitol Hill. They later moved with their three children to Surrey where Julia continues to work for the Surrey School district and John is enjoying his retirement.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:03:16
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Interviewee Name
Poole, Julia Kong
Poole, John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-021_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track three of recording of interview with John and Julia Poole

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Interview with John and Julia Poole by Eric Damer November 24, 2012 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Poole and Julia (Kong) Poole's memories of Junior High and High School. Julia discusses her political life; protesting in Junior High and running for student president in High School. John and Julia discuss how different their experience of school was.…
Date Range
1964-2012
Length
0:09:23
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Poole and Julia (Kong) Poole's memories of Junior High and High School. Julia discusses her political life; protesting in Junior High and running for student president in High School. John and Julia discuss how different their experience of school was. Julia mentions what school is like now from a teacher's perspective. She also talks about changes to the houses on Capitol Hill.
Date Range
1964-2012
Photo Info
Julia Kong (later Poole) while at Burnaby North High School, [1968]. Item no. 549-058.
Length
0:09:23
Subject
Education
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 24, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with John Poole and Julia (Kong) Poole conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 24, 2012. Major themes discussed are: education and recreational activities of the ninteen-sixties.
Biographical Notes
Julia Kong's father moved his family to Capitol Hill in 1953 when Julia was two years old. Julia attended Capitol Hill Elementary and later Burnaby North High School, where she was active in student politics and as a cheerleader. Outside of school she participated in Girl Guides, was an active swimmer, and volunteered in various capacities. After graduation, Julia studied to become a teacher, which included a practicum at Capitol Hill Elementary, and then began a career in education. John Poole, whose father had transferred to the Burnaby RCMP in 1961 when John was ten, attended Burnaby North High School at the same time as Julia, but had earlier attended Schou Street and Lochdale Elementary Schools. John was active in baseball, soccer, and Boy Scouts, and took a keen interest in cars. After high school he opened a transmission shop in Abbotsford before settling into a career with the Vancouver Fire Department. John and Julia married at the Burnaby Village Museum church in 1980 and began their family roots with their first home on Capitol Hill. They later moved with their three children to Surrey where Julia continues to work for the Surrey School district and John is enjoying his retirement.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:03:16
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Interviewee Name
Poole, Julia Kong
Poole, John
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-021_ Track_7
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track seven of recording of interview with John and Julia Poole

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Interview with Ken Yip by Eric Damer November 14, 2012 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ken Yip's memories of his childhood. Ken discusses his school days at Riverside School, including a story involving an Unidentified Flying Object (U.F.O.). He also discusses his paternal grandparents.
Date Range
1961-1967
Length
0:09:17
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ken Yip's memories of his childhood. Ken discusses his school days at Riverside School, including a story involving an Unidentified Flying Object (U.F.O.). He also discusses his paternal grandparents.
Date Range
1961-1967
Length
0:09:17
Subject
Education
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 14, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ken Yip conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 14, 2012. Major theme discussed: growing up with a family market garden.
Biographical Notes
Ken Yip's father purchased property on Byrne Road in the Fraser Arm area of South Burnaby under a special plan granted to veterans of the Second World War, cleared the brush by hand, and enhanced the soil’s productivity to create a market garden. Ken Yip was born in 1949. He and his younger brother grew up at the market garden, helping out. Ken attended Riverside Elementary School, McPherson Park Junior High School and Burnaby South Senior High School where he was in the school band. He continued his studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and pursued a career in biomedical engineering.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:09:22
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Interviewee Name
Yip, Ken
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-030_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track four of recording of interview with Ken Yip

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Interview with Merrill M. Gordon by Rod Fowler March 19, 1990 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Merrill Gordon’s education at Templeton School (Gr. 7-9) and Grandview High School of Commerce on First and Commercial, his teachers and the courses that he took.
Date Range
1939-1946
Length
00:04:30
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Merrill Gordon’s education at Templeton School (Gr. 7-9) and Grandview High School of Commerce on First and Commercial, his teachers and the courses that he took.
Date Range
1939-1946
Photo Info
Burnaby Alderman Merrill Gordon (second from right) following a candidates' meeting, 1973. Item no. 480-263
Length
00:04:30
Subject
Education
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
March 19, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Merrill Gordon, conducted by Rod Fowler.Gordon Merrill was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Merrill Gordon’s childhood in the Depression, including his story about the family’s difficult trek to Burnaby from Alberta; his education, teachers and first volunteer activities at Grandview High School; his career at Fleck Brothers and the start of his own company Blaze Industries and later work in India; and his many volunteer activities in Burnaby. He describes how he started the Cliff Avenue United Football Club, the soccer club's subsequent growth and development, some of the people involved, and the founding of the youth soccer exchange. He also describes his work on the Parks Board and in the arts community, including the 1987 arts centre referendum, and involvement with the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society (1988- ), and mentions his work for other groups including the New Vista Society, library board, and Burnaby Mental Health Committee. He also talks about his political career with the Better Burnaby Committee and Burnaby Voters Association, resulting in his 1972 election to Burnaby’s 1973 council. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Merrill M. Gordon was born in Saskatchewan in 1929 to parents farming north of North Battleford. After a fifth year of crop failure the family of four left the farm in 1934 to join relatives living near the corner of Union and Sperling in Burnaby. With little resources the family adapted as well as possible in the Depression years, moving often in the East Vancouver/North Burnaby area in an attempt to better their situation. Merrill’s father obtained work at sawmills including Kapoor’s Sawmill at Barnet, walking to work over Burnaby Mountain. After attending numerous public schools, Merrill Gordon eventually spent three years at Templeton School and then completed his education at Grandview High School of Commerce, majoring in accounting and commercial law. He worked a few years at Canadian Industries Ltd., then joined Fleck Brothers. In 1965 Merrill Gordon and his wife started their own company Blaze Industries of Canada that manufactured wood burning fireplaces, selling the company to AB Electrolux in 1980. After a short retirement, Merrill Gordon went back to work in 1981 for a company manufacturing solar panels, one project taking him and his wife intermittently to India over a four year period. Merrill Gordon helped found the political group Better Burnaby Committee, later the Burnaby Voters Association, with Alan Emmott and Bill Lewarne, ran for Burnaby Municipal Council and served one year as councillor in 1973. Merrill Gordon is well known for his over 40 years of volunteer work in Burnaby, particularly as founder in 1956 and director of the Cliff Avenue United Football Club, one of the largest soccer clubs in BC. He was also the founder of Burnaby Youth Soccer and the first youth soccer exchange with Washington State. His other volunteer work includes library trustee, Parks Commissioner (1987-1992), Director of New Vista Home for Seniors, Chair of campaign raising funds for building Shadbolt Arts Centre, and Chair of the Burnaby Mental Health Committee. In 1988 Merrill Gordon, Betty Gordon, Dean Lamont and several others formed the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which advocated for the return of unused land to Burnaby from SFU and the subsequent creation of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Merrill Gordon and Elizabeth Balfour (nee Leitch) (1926-2012) married in 1953 and had two children.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:31:44
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Gordon, Merrill
Interview Location
unknown
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.
MSS187-020_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.
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Track three of interview with Merrill Gordon

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Interview with Sev Morin by Rod Fowler April 4, 1990 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s parents moving to Burnaby where he completed Grade 11 at South Burnaby School, the later careers of people he met at school, and his memories of the Kingsway neighbourhood in the 1940s and 1950s.
Date Range
1943-1990
Length
00:05:37
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s parents moving to Burnaby where he completed Grade 11 at South Burnaby School, the later careers of people he met at school, and his memories of the Kingsway neighbourhood in the 1940s and 1950s.
Date Range
1943-1990
Photo Info
Sev Morin (left) of Severin's in Burnaby (formerly the Gai Paree) hosting a gala New Year's celebration, 1979. Item no. 480-712
Length
00:05:37
Subject
Education
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 4, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Severin "Sev" Morin, conducted by Rod Fowler. Sev Morin 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 Sev Morin’s banquet hall, restaurant and night club business on Kingsway, originally named the “Gai Paree Supper Club” (1947-1976) and later “Severin’s” (1976-1985) and “Diego’s” (1985-1994), its function as a Burnaby landmark, and the entertainment and political people he met through his business. He also describes his many volunteer activities in Burnaby, including member of the SFU Senate, Rotary Club, Variety Club and Telethon, fund raising for Burnaby Hospital, and tourism related groups, and his political work for the federal Liberal party. He talks about his parents’ origins, the lives of his brothers Rudy and Rene, and the family’s involvement in establishing the “Gai Paree”. He also shares his views about the business and cultural development of Burnaby. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Severin “Sev” Rene Morin was born September 21, 1927, in Bonneville, Alberta, to Rene Pierre Morin (1878-1963) and Anne Marie (nee Lachiver) Morin (1886-1956). Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Morin and their son Rene Francois (1905-1954) immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, from France in 1913, where Rene Pierre Morin worked for the C.N.R. and a second son Adolphe “Rudy” Ferdinand (1922-1969) was born, followed by their third son Severin. In 1943, after R.P. Morin retired, the family moved to Burnaby to a house on Sperling Avenue. Sometime earlier the two older Morin brothers found work in Trail at the smelter and developed musical careers. In 1946/47 the Morin family purchased property on Kingsway and built a banquet hall, the “Gai Paree Supper Club”. Sev and Rudy Morin managed the club and Rene F. Morin moved to Burnaby to join them with his band. The supper club, with its live music and dance floor, became a popular meeting place and wedding venue, eventually expanding into a restaurant and nightclub in the 1970s. The “Gai Paree” was renamed “Severin’s” in 1976 and “Diego’s” in 1985, closing finally in 1994. Sev Morin’s business life included three record stores which he owned with his friend Jack Cullen. Through these businesses Sev Morin was well known in the entertainment and hospitality industry. He and his restaurant also hosted political and social events that made the restaurant a community landmark. Sev Morin contributed many volunteer hours to community and charitable organizations, including an appointment to the SFU Senate, fundraising for the Burnaby Hospital, Director of the Variety Club and Rotary Club, and consultant for a variety of tourism related ventures. He also was active in the federal Liberal Party. Sev Morin and his wife Pauline married in 1950 and had three children. Sev Morin died at age 86 on March 28, 2014.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
00:56:44
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Interviewee Name
Morin, Severin "Sev"
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.
MSS187-021_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.
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Track one of interview with Sev Morin

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Interview with Steve Mancinelli by Kathy Bossort September 13, 2015 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Steve Mancinelli’s description of the Society’s involvement in environmental issues and projects other than Burnaby Mountain, and its visits to schools to talk about environmental concerns. He talks about his continuing work on recycling programs, including th…
Date Range
1988-2015
Length
0:05:03
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Steve Mancinelli’s description of the Society’s involvement in environmental issues and projects other than Burnaby Mountain, and its visits to schools to talk about environmental concerns. He talks about his continuing work on recycling programs, including the one at the Coquitlam school where he is employed.
Date Range
1988-2015
Length
0:05:03
Name
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society
Subject
Education
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
September 13, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Steve Mancinelli conducted by Kathy Bossort. Steve Mancinelli was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society between 1988 and 1997 and its advocacy for the protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain prior to the land transfer from SFU to Burnaby in 1995. Steve Mancinelli also talks about his other environmental and political activities, recreation on Burnaby Mountain, and the value of its natural assets.
Biographical Notes
Stephen Mancinelli was born in Vancouver in 1953 to Mario and Joan Mancinelli, one of three sons. The Mancinelli family moved to Burnaby in 1955 to the Cascade-Schou District. Steve attended Schou School (Gr. 1- 7) and Moscrop School (Gr. 8-10), playing as a child in the bush on the future Discovery Park site, before the family moved to Port Coquitlam. Steve moved back to Burnaby when he was 18, married his wife Glenda in 1980, and raised his family of two daughters (Julia and Aimee) in the Capital Hill District, before moving to Coquitlam in 2002. Employed as a sheet metal worker for 25 years, Steve has recently worked as a custodian for Coquitlam School District 43 for 19 years. Steve was one of the founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, and has also been a member of the Capital Hill Community Association, on the Board of Directors for Burnaby Psychiatric Services, and a Regional Director for the Green Party. Steve took an early interest in organic gardening, planting trees, and finding inventive ways to recycle waste and promote responsible use of the environment. Steve’s experience working on environmental issues was an important asset to the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed ca. 1988 to become a key advocate for preserving parkland on Burnaby Mountain. The Society was awarded the City of Burnaby 1998 Environment Award in Communications for its work in preserving the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. In 2001 Steve was awarded an Environmental Star in Community Stewardship for being “active in preserving and enhancing Burnaby’s natural environment for over thirty years”.
Total Tracks
9
Total Length
1:31:42
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Interviewee Name
Mancinelli, Stephen J. "Steve"
Interview Location
Steve Mancinelli'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.
MSS196-001_Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track five of interview with Steve Mancinelli

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Interview with Ron Baker by Kathy Bossort November 27, 2015 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Dr. Ron Baker’s story about the challenge of bringing different traditions and institutions together to create the new University of PEI for which he served as President from 1969 to 1978. He talks about Dr. McTaggart-Cowan’s efforts to respond to the public’s…
Date Range
1964-2015
Length
0:14:40
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Dr. Ron Baker’s story about the challenge of bringing different traditions and institutions together to create the new University of PEI for which he served as President from 1969 to 1978. He talks about Dr. McTaggart-Cowan’s efforts to respond to the public’s interest in the higher education system and his talent at engaging with community groups as opposed to his problems with dealing with SFU faculty. He talks about Hugh Johnson’s book “Radical Campus” about the history of SFU. He concludes by seeing positive role for UniverCity and more student residences to bring feeling of community to SFU.
Date Range
1964-2015
Length
0:14:40
Name
University of PEI.
Simon Fraser University
McTaggart-Cowan, Patrick D.
UniverCity
Subject
Education
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
November 27, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Dr. Ronald James Baker conducted by Kathy Bossort. Ron Baker was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the founding of Simon Fraser University from the perspective of SFU’s first faculty member and Director of Academic Planning, Ron Baker. Ron Baker talks about John B. Macdonald’s report on higher education in BC (1962) and how it lead to the provincial government’s decision to establish a new university and to put it in the Burnaby area. He tells stories about how the site on Burnaby Mountain was chosen; about the building of the campus; and about the challenges of planning the academic structure of the university. He also talks about the attraction of creating with little interference an institution trying out new ideas and tells stories about his working relationship with Gordon Shrum. He considers the problems created by building universities in out of the way places and the ideas such as UniverCity for dealing with SFU’s isolation.
Biographical Notes
Ron Baker was born in London, England, in 1924, and served in the Royal Air Force during WW2. He emigrated to Canada in 1947 and studied at UBC where he obtained a BA degree (1951) and MA degree (1953) in English Language and Literature. He served on the faculty of the UBC English Department beginning as a lecturer in 1951 and advanced to positions of Assistant Professor (1958-63) and Associate Professor (1963-65). He was a contributor to John B. Macdonald’s 1962 report “Higher Education in British Columbia and a Plan for the Future”, and continued to make significant contributions to the establishment of the community college system in Canada throughout his career. In 1963 the newly established Simon Fraser University hired Ron as its first Director of Academic Planning, serving also as first head of SFU’s English Department. In 1969 Ron left SFU to become the first President of the University of Prince Edward Island, a position he held until 1978. In 1978 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to higher education. Ron has contributed to many organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, on Canada Council, and as President of Association of Atlantic Universities and the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English. In 1990 Ron Baker was asked by the government of BC to prepare a preliminary report on the establishment of the future UNBC in Prince George. Now retired Ron Baker lives in the Edmonds area of Burnaby.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:33:46
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Interviewee Name
Baker, Ronald J. "Ron"
Interview Location
Ron Baker'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.
MSS196-013_Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track seven of interview with Dr. Ron Baker

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
99805
Meeting Date
25-Oct-1920
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
99805
Meeting Date
25-Oct-1920
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
49067
Meeting Date
3-Nov-1947
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
49067
Meeting Date
3-Nov-1947
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 22, 1957
Collection/Fonds
Central Burnaby Ratepayers and Citizens Association fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet
Item No.
MSS093-013
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Scope and Content
Item is a booklet produced by Reeve C.W. MacSorley, Chief Administrative Officer Charles B. Brown, Secretary-Treasurer of the Burnaby School Board A.C. Durkin and Municipal Treasurer Bert McCafferty for the municipal council entitled "Educational Finance / Province of British Columbia" which was wr…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 22, 1957
Collection/Fonds
Central Burnaby Ratepayers and Citizens Association fonds
Physical Description
1 booklet
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS093-013
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 4
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS000.1
Scope and Content
Item is a booklet produced by Reeve C.W. MacSorley, Chief Administrative Officer Charles B. Brown, Secretary-Treasurer of the Burnaby School Board A.C. Durkin and Municipal Treasurer Bert McCafferty for the municipal council entitled "Educational Finance / Province of British Columbia" which was written "to acquaint all who read it with some of the history of educational finance as it relates to this Province and some of the current problems."
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Continuation of title: "...Province of British Columbia"
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
14538
Meeting Date
30-Jan-1978
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
8
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
14538
Meeting Date
30-Jan-1978
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
8
Item No.
4
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Ontario. Department of Education. Toronto: William Briggs , c1915. (Book) 370.9 HIS Copy 1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV978.59.9
Call No.
370.9 HIS Copy 1
Author
Ontario. Department of Education
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
William Briggs
Publication Date
c1915
Series
Ontario Normal School manuals
Physical Description
vi, 242 p. ; 20 cm
Inscription
"Catherine Lillian G__son[Gilson] 534 Third Ave. N. Saskatoon Class D" [handwritten in ink on front endpaper] "Parrott's Saskatoon - Sask." [stamped in blue ink on front endpaper] "1st 2 chapters" [handwritten in pencil p. 1]
Subjects LoC
Education -- History
Education
Notes
"Authorized by the Minister of Education" --title page
Copy 1 of 2
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Ontario. Department of Education. Ryerson Press , 1925 | c1914. (Book) 646.2 ONT
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV001.11.23
Call No.
646.2 ONT
Author
Ontario. Department of Education
Publisher
Ryerson Press
Publication Date
1925
c1914
Series
Ontario teachers' manuals
Physical Description
127 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Inscription
"Ruth Bryson" [handwritten on page opposing front pastedown]
Subjects LoC
Sewing -- Study and teaching
Sewing -- Study and teaching -- Ontario
Sewing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Notes
Includes index and bibliographical references.
"Authorized by the Minister of Education"--t.p.
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Ontario. Department of Education. Toronto: William Briggs , c1915. (Book) 370.9 HIS Copy 2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV007.21.24
Call No.
370.9 HIS Copy 2
Author
Ontario. Department of Education
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
William Briggs
Publication Date
c1915
Series
Ontario Normal School manuals
Physical Description
vi, 242 p. ; 20 cm
Inscription
"Loretta L. Lee 2051 Halifax St., Regina, Sask." [handwritten in black ink on front endpaper] "The Elite Service Pattern 60 Detroit, USA Room 52, 1453 farmer St." [handwritten in black ink on back endpaper] "Influence new object methods contain germs of modern pedagogy + reform" [handwritten in black ink on back pastedown] Some underlining and notes throughout book written in pencil
Subjects LoC
Education -- History
Education
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Books
Notes
"Authorized by the Minister of Education" --title page
Copy 2 of 2
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Schou Education Centre

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2002
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15.1 cm
Item No.
440-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Schou Education Centre on Canada Way. This was formerly the Schou Street School (1914-1979). In 1980 it re-opened as a staff training centre for School District No. 41.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2002
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
440-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Schou Education Centre on Canada Way. This was formerly the Schou Street School (1914-1979). In 1980 it re-opened as a staff training centre for School District No. 41.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Schou Street School
Schou Education Centre
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4041 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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Physical Education Class

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 20, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
535-0213
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a physical education class running down an unidentified street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 20, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0213
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a physical education class running down an unidentified street.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bby 751 Alpha B / Bby B2 70%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-1992
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS098-021
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 5
Scope and Content
File consists of reports produced by the Education Committee for Burnaby's Centennial Celebrations.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-1992
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Burnaby Centennial Committee series
Item No.
MSS098-021
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 5
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2001-12
Scope and Content
File consists of reports produced by the Education Committee for Burnaby's Centennial Celebrations.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Donald N. Brown
Responsibility
Submitted by Les Lee Lowe
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 27, 1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 report
Item No.
MSS103-008
Storage Location
Bay 66 Shelf 5
Scope and Content
Item is a report entitled "Education Personnel Changes" written to inform the Burnaby School Board of staffing changes within the municipality.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 27, 1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Physical Description
1 report
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS103-008
Storage Location
Bay 66 Shelf 5
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
BHS2002-11
Scope and Content
Item is a report entitled "Education Personnel Changes" written to inform the Burnaby School Board of staffing changes within the municipality.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Gun Control Education Project

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12828
Meeting Date
14-Jun-1993
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12828
Meeting Date
14-Jun-1993
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Canada Way Education Centre

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 26, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0671
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Canada Way Education Centre students and staff outside the school building.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 26, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0671
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Canada Way Education Centre students and staff outside the school building.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "B1 Bby E 93% / Bby B1"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Community Education Clinic

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport33072
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
28246
Meeting Date
17-Feb-1969
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
11
Item No.
16
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
28246
Meeting Date
17-Feb-1969
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
11
Item No.
16
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Watercourse Protection Education Proposal

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport13103
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12024
Meeting Date
13-Mar-1989
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
12024
Meeting Date
13-Mar-1989
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Community Traffic Safety Education

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport16218
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
9286
Meeting Date
2-Jul-1985
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
9286
Meeting Date
2-Jul-1985
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Public schools of the Province of British Columbia : special historical supplement to the one hundredth annual report, 1970/71

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British Columbia. Dept. of Education. [Victoria, B.C.]: Dept. of Education , 1972. (Book) 372.971 PUB
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
Call No.
372.971 PUB
Author
British Columbia. Dept. of Education.
Place of Publication
[Victoria, B.C.]
Publisher
Dept. of Education
Publication Date
1972
Physical Description
110 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Subjects LoC
Education -- Canada -- History
Education -- British Columbia -- History
Notes
Title on added t.p.: One hundred years : education in British Columbia.
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The syllabus of physical exercise for schools

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Great Britain. Department of Education. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office , 1909. New rev. ed. (Book) 613.7042 DOE
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV980.2.16
Call No.
613.7042 DOE
Edition
New rev. ed.
Author
Great Britain. Department of Education.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
His Majesty's Stationery Office
Publication Date
1909
Printer
Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd.
Physical Description
viii, 168 p. : ports. ; 21 cm.
Inscription
"2/6", "Nett".
Subjects LoC
Physical education for children--Curricula
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Educational Workshop - Asset Development

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65756
Meeting Date
7-Feb-2005
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65756
Meeting Date
7-Feb-2005
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Department of Education task force

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45439
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 21, 1974
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 19 cm
Item No.
480-334
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first set of hearings of the Department of Education task force on change of governing structure for British Columbia Institute of Technology. Students, faculty, and representatives of the B.C. Government Employees' Union are all in the audience, along with Jim Caldwell of forest…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 21, 1974
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-334
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 19 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first set of hearings of the Department of Education task force on change of governing structure for British Columbia Institute of Technology. Students, faculty, and representatives of the B.C. Government Employees' Union are all in the audience, along with Jim Caldwell of forest resource technology who is standing, reading from a paper. The task force members seated at the front are; Cliff Anderson, Stan Tonoski, Dr. Ralph Patterson, Graham Fane, Dale Michaels, the recording secretary, Cliff McAdam, and Dave Helgeson.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Government - Provincial Government
Names
British Columbia Institute of Technology
British Columbia Government Employees' Union
Caldwell, Jim
Anderson, Cliff
Tonoski, Stan
Patterson, Dr. Ralph F.
Fane, Graham
Michaels, Dale
McAdam, Cliff
Helgeson, Dave
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "BCIT HEARINGS LAUNCHED / It was a sparse to middling crowd Monday night at the first set of hearings into the recommendations of the provincial government's task force on governing BCIT. Students, faculty, and representatives of the B.C. Government Employees' Union look on as Jim Caldwell (far left), of forest resource technology, reads his brief. Task force members are (from left) Cliff Anderson, Stan Tonoski, Dr. Ralph Patterson, Graham Fane, Dale Michaels, Cliff McAdam, and Dave Helgeson."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Department of Education task force

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 21, 1974
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 19 cm
Item No.
480-335
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of one of the first nights of hearings of the Department of Education task force on change of governing structure for British Columbia Institute of Technology. The task force members seated in a semi circle are; Cliff Anderson, Stan Tonoski, Dr. Ralph Patterson, Graham Fane, Dale Michae…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 21, 1974
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-335
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 19 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of one of the first nights of hearings of the Department of Education task force on change of governing structure for British Columbia Institute of Technology. The task force members seated in a semi circle are; Cliff Anderson, Stan Tonoski, Dr. Ralph Patterson, Graham Fane, Dale Michaels, the recording secretary, Cliff McAdam, and Dave Helgeson.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Government - Provincial Government
Names
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Anderson, Cliff
Tonoski, Stan
Patterson, Dr. Ralph F.
Fane, Graham
Michaels, Dale
McAdam, Cliff
Helgeson, Dave
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Department of Education task force

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45441
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 21, 1974
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 19 cm
Item No.
480-336
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of one of the first nights of hearings of the Department of Education task force on change of governing structure for British Columbia Institute of Technology. Students, faculty, and representatives of the B.C. Government Employees' Union are all in the audience, along with Jim Caldwell…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 21, 1974
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-336
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 19 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of one of the first nights of hearings of the Department of Education task force on change of governing structure for British Columbia Institute of Technology. Students, faculty, and representatives of the B.C. Government Employees' Union are all in the audience, along with Jim Caldwell of forest resource technology who is seated in the front row of the audience at the far right. The task force members that are visible, with their backs to the camera are; Graham Fane, Dale Michaels, the recording secretary, and Cliff McAdam.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Government - Provincial Government
Names
British Columbia Institute of Technology
British Columbia Government Employees' Union
Fane, Graham
Michaels, Dale
McAdam, Cliff
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Environmental Resource and Education Centre

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport9380
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5726
Meeting Date
23-Aug-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
49
Item No.
25
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5726
Meeting Date
23-Aug-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
49
Item No.
25
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Environmental Resource and Education Centre

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport9434
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5703
Meeting Date
26-Jul-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
45
Item No.
18
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5703
Meeting Date
26-Jul-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
45
Item No.
18
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Association for Cooperative Education Conference

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport3680
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63463
Meeting Date
14-May-2001
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63463
Meeting Date
14-May-2001
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Public School Education Finance Formula

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport18568
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
2480
Meeting Date
22-Mar-1982
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
19
Item No.
17
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
2480
Meeting Date
22-Mar-1982
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
19
Item No.
17
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Vehicle Idle Reduction Education Initiative

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport1443
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65706
Meeting Date
17-Jan-2005
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65706
Meeting Date
17-Jan-2005
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Jackson, Edith. [s.l]: [s.n.] (Book) 577 JAC
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV987.5.66
Call No.
577 JAC
Author
Jackson, Edith
Place of Publication
[s.l]
Publisher
[s.n.]
Physical Description
20 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.)
Inscription
"EDITH JACKSON" - hand printed on front cover "Good" - hand written on back cover
Subjects LoC
Botany -- Pictorial works
Natural History -- Pictorial works
Nature -- Pictorial works
Zoology -- Pictorial works
Subjects
Education
Plants
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Notes
contains dried specimens of leaves and flowers
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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording4470
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:02:40 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:02:40 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Education
Sports
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory520
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement in the Multicultural Society, flower-arranging groups, and her own practice and willingness to respond to requests for presentations. She describes how traditional rules govern doll-making, Ikebana and the wearing of the kimono.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:05
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement in the Multicultural Society, flower-arranging groups, and her own practice and willingness to respond to requests for presentations. She describes how traditional rules govern doll-making, Ikebana and the wearing of the kimono.
Date Range
1969-1990
Length
00:07:05
Subject
Arts
Education
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_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 Toki Miyashita

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Interview with Leonard Evenden and Allen Seager by Kathy Bossort November 18, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory621
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Dr. Evenden and Dr. Seager’s description of their early years at Simon Fraser University. They talk about the challenges to commuting up and down Burnaby Mountain and the solutions people used, particularly hitchhiking. Dr. Seager talks about living in Monteci…
Date Range
1925-2015
Length
0:12:50
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Dr. Evenden and Dr. Seager’s description of their early years at Simon Fraser University. They talk about the challenges to commuting up and down Burnaby Mountain and the solutions people used, particularly hitchhiking. Dr. Seager talks about living in Montecito in the 1980s. Dr. Evenden talks about the early use of Burnaby Mountain and its undeveloped state when the site for SFU was proposed in 1963.
Date Range
1925-2015
Length
0:12:50
Name
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Education
Transportation
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
November 18, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Dr. Leonard Evenden and Dr. Allen Seager conducted by Kathy Bossort. Leonard Evenden and Allen Seager were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about aspects of Simon Fraser University’s history that is related to its site on Burnaby Mountain, as told by two retired SFU professors, Dr. Evenden of the Geography Department and Dr. Seager of the Department of History. The interview ranges over campus access and housing issues created by the isolated mountain site; the relationship of the university to the local community and the dispute over land ownership and control with the City of Burnaby; SFU’s environmental stewardship; the development of UniverCity; and the future of parkland in the conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Dr. Leonard J. Evenden was born 1937 in Beijing, China, to parents and Salvation Army missionaries Leonard Evenden and Elsie Pearl March. Dr. Evenden attended McMaster University (B.A. 1960), University of Georgia (M.A. 1962) and University of Edinburgh (Ph.D. 1970). He was appointed to Simon Fraser University’s Department of Geography in 1966, shortly after SFU opened in the fall of 1965, and retired in 2002. Dr. Evenden’s research has focused on Canadian urban geography. He edited a collection of essays about Burnaby titled “Suburb of Happy Homes: Burnaby centennial themes” (1995), and directed “Voices of Burnaby”, an SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee oral history project (1992). Dr. Evenden is married with three children. Dr. Allen Seager was born 1953 in Montreal, Quebec, to parents C.F.B. Seager and Evelyn DeGex Chesam. Dr. Seager is a retired Simon Fraser University professor, being a member of SFU’s Department of History from 1981 to 2014, and has current links with SFU as an instructor for Continuing Studies. His research interests include history of Canada and Western Canada, and labour and working class history, particularly in the coal mining and railway industries. Dr. Seager moved to Burnaby and the Montecito area in 1981 where he continues to live and enjoy the hiking trails on Burnaby Mountain and the amenities at SFU. Dr. Seager is a member of the Burnaby North NDP, and has volunteered with Scouts Canada and the Burnaby Centennial Committee.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:11:28
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Evenden, Leonard J.
Seager, Allen
Interview Location
Clubhouse at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course Restaurant
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.
MSS196-011_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Dr. Leonard Evenden and Dr. Allen Seager

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Interview with Mayor Derek Corrigan by Kathy Bossort January 28, 2016 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory679
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mayor Corrigan talking about his education at UBC as an undergraduate majoring in philosophy and political science and later as a law student, and his early work experience as a prison guard at Oakalla Prison and later articling for Jim Lorimer. He tells about…
Date Range
1965-1980
Length
0:09:07
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mayor Corrigan talking about his education at UBC as an undergraduate majoring in philosophy and political science and later as a law student, and his early work experience as a prison guard at Oakalla Prison and later articling for Jim Lorimer. He tells about how these formative events impacted his life. He also talks about moving to Burnaby in 1977, originally to the Stoney Creek area and then to the South Slope area.
Date Range
1965-1980
Length
0:09:07
Name
Oakalla Prison Farm
Lorimer, James G "Jim"
Subject
Education
Occupations
Planning Study Area
Lyndhurst Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 28, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Mayor Derek Corrigan conducted by Kathy Bossort. Derek Corrigan was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Mayor Corrigan talking about the history and value of protecting the environment and green space in Burnaby, and the different positions held by the City and SFU about land use and control on Burnaby Mountain between 1964 and 1995. He talks about the increasing awareness that a solution needed to be found that gave certainty to the protection of the conservation area on Burnaby Mountain. Mayor Corrigan also talks about what conservation means to him, the role that the Centennial Pavilion area plays on Burnaby Mountain, and the future for the urban forest on Burnaby Mountain. Other topics include his childhood, education, formative events in his life, and his career in politics.
Biographical Notes
Derek Corrigan was born and grew up in Vancouver. He attended a number of elementary schools in East Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Elementary School (Gr. 4-7) and Sir Charles Tupper High School. He attended UBC, majoring in philosophy and political science, and after travel in Europe, successfully applied to enter law school without completing his bachelors degree. He graduated in 1977, articled with Jim Lorimer in Burnaby and was called to the bar in 1978. In 1977 Derek Corrigan and his wife Kathy moved to Burnaby, first to the Stoney Creek neighborhood and then to a home on the South Slope where they raised their family of four children. Derek Corrigan first ran for Burnaby Council in 1979 with the Burnaby Citizens Association, and after three more tries was elected to council in 1987. He has served Burnaby for 28 years, first as a councillor and then as mayor since 2002. During his career he has served on many committees at the local, regional and national levels.
Total Tracks
9
Total Length
1:31:24
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Corrigan, Derek
Interview Location
Mayor’s office at Burnaby City Hall
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.
MSS196-018_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Mayor Derek Corrigan

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Anik-B educational television system

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45456
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
480-351
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Education Minister Pat McGreer delivering the first message with the Anik-B educational television system which connected fourteen classrooms around the province and in the Northwest Territories to the originating studio at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-351
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Education Minister Pat McGreer delivering the first message with the Anik-B educational television system which connected fourteen classrooms around the province and in the Northwest Territories to the originating studio at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Telecommunication Tools and Equipment - Televisions
Names
British Columbia Institute of Technology
McGreer, Pat
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "ON THE AIR ... The Anik-B educational television system went on the air live Monday as Education Minister Pat McGreer delivered the first message. The system connects some 14 classrooms around the province and in the Northwest Territories to the originating studio at BCIT. The lessons are beamed via sattelite [sic] to the classrooms, most of which have the capacity to talk back to the instructor during the lesson."
Note on recto of photograph reads: "CAMERA IS AT TOP ON PHOTO."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Educational Signs Promoting Traffic Safety

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport3312
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63848
Meeting Date
21-Jan-2002
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
63848
Meeting Date
21-Jan-2002
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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New System of Educational Grants

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport45037
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
44068
Meeting Date
28-Feb-1955
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
44068
Meeting Date
28-Feb-1955
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Foods, nutrition, and home management manual : home economics circular no. 1

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Province of British Columbia, Department of Education. [Victoria, B.C.]: Province of British Columbia, Department of Education , 1930. Rev. (Book) 641.1 FOO
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV008.18.1
Call No.
641.1 FOO
Edition
Rev.
Author
Province of British Columbia, Department of Education
Place of Publication
[Victoria, B.C.]
Publisher
Province of British Columbia, Department of Education
Publication Date
1930
Printer
Charles F. Banfield
Physical Description
156 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Inscription
Front end paper: "MAC'S" "Confectionery & Tobacco." "E. Hastings" [stamped in purple ink. possibily faded blue ink?] "KATHLEEN WYLLIE." "3735 PANDORA ST.' "VANCOUVER" "B.C." "SCHOOL GILMORE AVE." "DIV 7" [Printed in pencil] Paper cover: "Kay Wyllie" "Div __" [upper right side, handwritten in blue ink] "HOME EC. MANUAL" "May Wyllie" "Gi[l]more Ave. Junior High" [printed in blue ink]
Subjects LoC
Home economics
Nutrition
Home economics -- North America -- History -- Juvenile literature
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Books
Object History
Donor inherited object from her mother.
Notes
"Authorized by the Ministry of Education" - cover "Printed by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellant Majesty."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 11, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 23 cm
Item No.
535-0164
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lee Crowchild during the Burnaby School District's "First Nations Career Day" at the Schou Education Centre.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 11, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0164
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 23 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lee Crowchild during the Burnaby School District's "First Nations Career Day" at the Schou Education Centre.
Photographer
Blissett, Rebecca
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Persons - First Nations of North America
Names
Schou Education Centre
Crowchild, Lee
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bby 377 Rebecca / Bby - 10 - 65%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
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Museums, magic & children : youth education in museums

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary698
Pitman-Gelles, Bonnie. Washington, D.C.: Assoc.of Science-Technology Centres , c1981. (Book) 069.1 PIT
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
Call No.
069.1 PIT
Author
Pitman-Gelles, Bonnie
Contributor
Bannerman, Carol(edited by)
Kendall, Aubyn (edited by)
American Association of Youth Museums
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C.
Publisher
Assoc.of Science-Technology Centres
Publication Date
c1981
Physical Description
262 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects LoC
Children's museums -- United States -- Planning
Children's museums -- United States -- Directories
Museums -- United States -- Educational aspects
Notes
2 copies held, copy 1.
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Museums, magic & children : youth education in museums

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary5153
Pitman-Gelles, Bonnie. Washington, D.C.: Assoc.of Science-Technology Centres , c1981. (Book) 069.1 PIT
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
Call No.
069.1 PIT
Author
Pitman-Gelles, Bonnie
Contributor
Bannerman, Carol(edited by)
Kendall, Aubyn (edited by)
American Association of Youth Museums
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C.
Publisher
Assoc.of Science-Technology Centres
Publication Date
c1981
Physical Description
262 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects LoC
Children's museums -- United States -- Planning
Children's museums -- United States -- Directories
Museums -- United States -- Educational aspects
Notes
2 copies held, copy 2.
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