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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an elderly woman standing on a pavement sidewalk beside a road. There are houses on the right side facing the road. There is an unpaved footpath closer to the houses. Electric poles are erected along the road on a grassy patch between the pavement sidewalk and the foot path. The locat…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 4.5 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an elderly woman standing on a pavement sidewalk beside a road. There are houses on the right side facing the road. There is an unpaved footpath closer to the houses. Electric poles are erected along the road on a grassy patch between the pavement sidewalk and the foot path. The location is unidentified, but it is likely that the photograph was taken in Burnaby.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV976.251.30
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
For another photograph of the elderly lady, see HV976.251.28
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
22-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
The print is made as a black and white print from a colour negative film
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Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's impressions of the neighbourhood he grew up in.
Date Range
1925
Length
0:07:37
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's impressions of the neighbourhood he grew up in.
Date Range
1925
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:07:37
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Transportation
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:51:13
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Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_3
Transcript Available
None
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 interview with Jack McGeachie

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Interview with Jack Davy and Thomas James Sanderson 22-Jul-75 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jack Davy and Tommy Sanderson's descriptions of the neighbourhoods surrounding the schools that they worked at during the Depression. They also discuss the structure of elementary through high school as it was during this time.
Date Range
1931-1940
Length
0:09:31
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jack Davy and Tommy Sanderson's descriptions of the neighbourhoods surrounding the schools that they worked at during the Depression. They also discuss the structure of elementary through high school as it was during this time.
Date Range
1931-1940
Length
0:09:31
Name
Kitchener Street School
Sperling Avenue School
Burnaby South High School
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
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_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.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Jack Davy and Thomas James Sanderson

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Interview with Charles A. Purdon and May E. Purdon July 9, 1975 - Track 8

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Charles and May Purdon's memories of the Jubilee neighbourhood in comparison to their previous neighbourhood of Edmonds.
Date Range
1938-1945
Length
0:09:23
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Charles and May Purdon's memories of the Jubilee neighbourhood in comparison to their previous neighbourhood of Edmonds.
Date Range
1938-1945
Length
0:09:23
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July 9, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Charles A. Purdon and May E. Purdon by SFU graduate student Bettina Bradbury July 9, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and Canadian politics. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
May Eliza was born in London, England in 1907. She came out to Regina with her family when she was eleven. Charles A. Purdon was born February 28, 1904 in London, England. He came to Canada in 1925 from China where he had been working as an accountant for the previous three years. Charles first came to Vancouver and joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) but within a week he was sent to Regina. This is where he met May. May and Charles got married in 1926 and Charles began working as an accountant for the Saskatchewan Wheat Growers, then for the Canadian Wool Growers before being laid off. In October of 1930, Charles and May left Regina for Vancouver Island. Charles drove himself out and May rode the train with her children; twin boys and a daughter, only one year apart. They settled at May’s parent’s second house in Coombs. The Purdons arrived in Burnaby in December of 1932 and rented a house on Edmonds Street. Charles was unable to do road work and instead found work through the Liberal Party and also with the Municipal engineers indoors on a number of projects. In 1938 the Purdons were able to get into a reverted house built by Ernie Winch at Maple Avenue (then Jubilee) and Nelson Avenue that had nine bedrooms. They paid ten dollars a month to the municipality for use of this property. May Eliza Purdon died April 6, 1983 at the age of seventy-six.
Total Length
1:40:03
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Interviewee Name
Purdon, Charles A.
Purdon, May Eliza
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-19_Track_8
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.
Audio Tracks

Track eight of interview with Charles A. Purdon and May E. Purdon

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Interview with Jim and Linda Champion by Eric Damer October 21, 2012 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Jim Champion's memories of first coming to Burnaby with his wife Ethel. He mentions the neighbouring creek near their property, along with a number of neighbours. Jim also tells the story of cutting down cottonwood trees growing on nearby crown land.
Date Range
1924-1951
Length
0:09:28
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Jim Champion's memories of first coming to Burnaby with his wife Ethel. He mentions the neighbouring creek near their property, along with a number of neighbours. Jim also tells the story of cutting down cottonwood trees growing on nearby crown land.
Date Range
1924-1951
Length
0:09:28
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 21, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Jim Champion and his daughter Linda Champion conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 21, 2012. Major themes discussed are: raising a family in Burnaby as well as the experience of growing up in the area as it developed from farmland to suburbia.
Biographical Notes
Although Jim Champion was born in Burnaby in 1924, he grew up and attended school in White Rock. After serving in the navy during the war, Jim Champion came back to Vancouver, met and married Ethel (Danielson) Champion and began working for the Vancouver Fire Department. Jim and Ethel Champion's eldest daughter, Linda Champion, was born in 1948. In 1949, the Champions bought 1.8 undeveloped acres on Gilpin Street and began to build. By the time their house was built, they had become a family of six, so Jim and Ethel worked to built a larger house adjacent to the first. The Champions had chickens and a horse as their neighbourhood changed from farmland to suburbia. Jim has retired from the Vancouver Fire Department and his daughter Linda Champion is currently a City of Burnaby employee.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:41:09
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Interviewee Name
Champion, Jim
Champion, Linda
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.
MSS171-007_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Jim and Linda Champion

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Interview with Judy Hagen by Eric Damer November 7, 2012 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Judith "Judy" (Robins) Hagen's views on the neighbourhood of Dover Street in Burnaby. She begins by discussing how her family first arrived on Dover Street (when her father Jack Robins was only two years old) and continues their story through her childhood …
Date Range
1918-1948
Length
0:09:53
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Judith "Judy" (Robins) Hagen's views on the neighbourhood of Dover Street in Burnaby. She begins by discussing how her family first arrived on Dover Street (when her father Jack Robins was only two years old) and continues their story through her childhood during the war years, including neighbours and neighbouring buildings.
Date Range
1918-1948
Photo Info
Judith "Judy" Robins (later Hagen) posing in a dance costume, 1949. Item no. 549-036.
Length
0:09:53
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Dover Street
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 7, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Judith "Judy" (Robins) Hagen conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 7, 2012. Major theme discussed: the neighbourhood of Dover Street.
Biographical Notes
Judy Robins (later Hagen) was born in 1941 and grew up in South Burnaby. Her paternal grandfather, a master stone mason from Devon, moved to Vancouver in 1912 to find work before bringing over the rest of the family. He bought three lots in Burnaby and in 1918 moved his family to a small house on Dover Street (formerly Paul Street). Judy’s father, Jack, married, bought one of his father’s lots and built a new home for his family. Judy attended school and church nearby, took dance and piano lessons and participated actively in Girl Guides. After high school, she attended the University of British Columbia (UBC) and then Simon Fraser University (SFU), worked for a few years and then married in 1967 before moving to Courtaney, British Columbia.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:09:51
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Interviewee Name
Hagen, Judith "Judy" Robins
Interview Location
Nanaimo Museum on Vancouver Island
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.
MSS171-011_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Judy Hagen

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Interview with Tony and Hazel Padula by Eric Damer November 27, 2012 - Track 6

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of raising their children in Burnaby. Tony and Hazel discuss the sports activities that their children where involved in. They also mention their neighbours; included here is a tragic story of a neighbour loo…
Date Range
1988
Length
0:08:42
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of raising their children in Burnaby. Tony and Hazel discuss the sports activities that their children where involved in. They also mention their neighbours; included here is a tragic story of a neighbour loosing their life on the highway.
Date Range
1988
Photo Info
Hazel (Bongea) Padula standing on the steps of her home at High Lawn, [195-]. Item no. 549-052.
Length
0:08:42
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 27, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 27, 2012. Major themes discussed are: neighbourhoods and family heritage.
Biographical Notes
Tony Padula’s family came to Vancouver from Italy in 1926, the year Tony was born. After graduating from school, Tony entered the shoe industry as a salesman. Hazel Bongea (later Padula) was born in 1931 in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver with her family when she was ten years old. After graduating from school, Hazel found work with Standard Oil in Vancouver. Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula married in 1951. By 1953 they had bought property in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Burnaby where they built a home and began a family. The Padulas moved away in 1959 but returned five years later to a new home in central Burnaby, where they lived for twenty-two years before moving again, this time to North Vancouver. After six years in North Vancouver, Tony and Hazel retired to New Westminster.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:09:21
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Interviewee Name
Padula, Hazel Bongea
Padula, Tony
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.
MSS171-020_ Track_6
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track six of recording of interview with Tony and Hazel Padula

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Interview with Tony and Hazel Padula by Eric Damer November 27, 2012 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of the differences between the two neighbourhoods that they have lived in, in Burnaby. Tony and Hazel discuss the process of getting a mortgage.
Date Range
1952-1988
Length
0:09:42
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of the differences between the two neighbourhoods that they have lived in, in Burnaby. Tony and Hazel discuss the process of getting a mortgage.
Date Range
1952-1988
Photo Info
Hazel (Bongea) Padula standing on the steps of her home at High Lawn, [195-]. Item no. 549-052.
Length
0:09:42
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 27, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 27, 2012. Major themes discussed are: neighbourhoods and family heritage.
Biographical Notes
Tony Padula’s family came to Vancouver from Italy in 1926, the year Tony was born. After graduating from school, Tony entered the shoe industry as a salesman. Hazel Bongea (later Padula) was born in 1931 in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver with her family when she was ten years old. After graduating from school, Hazel found work with Standard Oil in Vancouver. Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula married in 1951. By 1953 they had bought property in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Burnaby where they built a home and began a family. The Padulas moved away in 1959 but returned five years later to a new home in central Burnaby, where they lived for twenty-two years before moving again, this time to North Vancouver. After six years in North Vancouver, Tony and Hazel retired to New Westminster.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:09:21
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Interviewee Name
Padula, Hazel Bongea
Padula, Tony
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.
MSS171-020_ Track_7
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track seven of recording of interview with Tony and Hazel Padula

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Interview with Diane Stiglish by Eric Damer December 4, 2012 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Diane Stiglish's memories of the neighbourhood she grew up in and the changes that have occurred there. Diane describes how her parents sold the mushroom farm and built a new home; the property later became a townhouse development. She mentions her brother …
Date Range
1950-2012
Length
0:08:57
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Diane Stiglish's memories of the neighbourhood she grew up in and the changes that have occurred there. Diane describes how her parents sold the mushroom farm and built a new home; the property later became a townhouse development. She mentions her brother and some of their early neighbours.
Date Range
1950-2012
Photo Info
Diane Stiglish with her parents and older brother in New Westminster, 1955. Item no. 549-067.
Length
0:08:57
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
December 4, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Diane Stiglish conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, December 4, 2012. Major theme discussed: mushroom farming.
Biographical Notes
F.J. "Jack" Stiglish (originally spelt Stiglich) and his wife bought a Burnaby home in 1943 at Keswick Street, just south of the Lougheed Highway, and took up mushroom farming. By the time their daughter Diane was born five years later in New Westminster, the F.J. Stiglish mushroom farm was an established business. Mushrooms grown at the F.J. Stiglish farm were sent off to Money’s Mushrooms to be packaged and retailed. Later, mushroom growers bought out Money’s to form the Fraser Valley Mushroom Growers Co-op and nominated Jack Stiglish as their first president. Jack then entered a float in the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) parade and set up a mushroom booth at the fair. In 1969 Jack Stiglish sold the mushroom farm and he and his wife moved next to their trailer court business just down the road. Diane’s brother Allan Stiglich (his family name returned to the original spelling) moved to Langley to open a large mushroom farm of his own which he established with the help of his father. Diane Stiglish began a career with BC Tel.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:06
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Interviewee Name
Stiglish, Diane
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.
MSS171-026_ Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track five of recording of interview with Diane Stiglish

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about what the Curtis Street neighborhood looked like in the 1930s and 1940s. She tells a story about the next door mink farm. She also describes Curtis Street road and the avenues that branched off Curtis Street on Burnaby Mountain above P…
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:10:11
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about what the Curtis Street neighborhood looked like in the 1930s and 1940s. She tells a story about the next door mink farm. She also describes Curtis Street road and the avenues that branched off Curtis Street on Burnaby Mountain above Philips Avenue (First Avenue). These avenues (First to Ninth) were part of a street grid laid out for Hastings Grove in 1911 and are now forest in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. She also talks about the old Hastings Grove store building, the Adams family who lived in it and the community events held there.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:10:11
Name
Hastings Grove Store
Hastings Grove
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Curtis Street
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory656
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the people who lived on Curtis Street and 4th Avenue on Burnaby Mountain. Fourth avenue was part of a street grid laid out for Hastings Grove in 1911 and is now forest in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:09:15
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the people who lived on Curtis Street and 4th Avenue on Burnaby Mountain. Fourth avenue was part of a street grid laid out for Hastings Grove in 1911 and is now forest in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:09:15
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track seven of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 9

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory658
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the Olofson mink farm on 4th Avenue and the Biggenson house on 8th Avenue (Centennial Way). She also talks about bears and deer in neighborhood gardens, coyotes, and the Lambert cherry tree on the Seim farm. She tells about her father…
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:11:31
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the Olofson mink farm on 4th Avenue and the Biggenson house on 8th Avenue (Centennial Way). She also talks about bears and deer in neighborhood gardens, coyotes, and the Lambert cherry tree on the Seim farm. She tells about her father giving up chicken farming in the 1950s.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:11:31
Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_9
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 10

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory659
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about changes on Curtis Street beginning in the 1950s. She tells about a surveyor for the Trans Mountain pipeline coming on to the Seim farm. She tells stories about the fish seller and milk delivery on Curtis Street.
Date Range
1930-1960
Length
0:10:06
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about changes on Curtis Street beginning in the 1950s. She tells about a surveyor for the Trans Mountain pipeline coming on to the Seim farm. She tells stories about the fish seller and milk delivery on Curtis Street.
Date Range
1930-1960
Length
0:10:06
Name
Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Company
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7300 Block Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_10
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track ten of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 12

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory661
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the building of Simon Fraser University and how it impacted the neighborhood on Curtis Street, including increase in property values, traffic volume and speeding, street congestion due to parking, and students renting local homes. She…
Date Range
1963-2015
Length
0:13:53
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the building of Simon Fraser University and how it impacted the neighborhood on Curtis Street, including increase in property values, traffic volume and speeding, street congestion due to parking, and students renting local homes. She talks about how the building of the Burnaby Mountain Parkway helped alleviate the traffic problem. She also talks about how SFU has benefitted Burnaby.
Date Range
1963-2015
Length
0:13:53
Name
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby Mountain Parkway
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Transportation
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_12
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track twelve of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 14

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory663
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about how the people living in the Curtis Street neighbourhood needed to be self-sufficient, and about how her mother walked to a store on Howard and Hastings Streets. She talks about the local taxi, bus and trolley services, describing in …
Date Range
1930-1960
Length
0:16:10
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about how the people living in the Curtis Street neighbourhood needed to be self-sufficient, and about how her mother walked to a store on Howard and Hastings Streets. She talks about the local taxi, bus and trolley services, describing in detail the Toonerville Trolley. She also talks about going to the new Burnaby North High School in Grade nine. She also talks about how Parker and Curtis Streets were eventually joined.
Date Range
1930-1960
Length
0:16:10
Name
Burnaby North High School
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Transportation
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_14
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track fourteen of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Mary Lumby by Kathy Bossort January 8, 2016 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory674
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about the Trans Mountain tank farm and its good relationship with neighbouring communities when she lived in Forest Hills, and how that relationship has deteriorated. She also talks about the lack of engagement between communities with Simon…
Date Range
1983-2015
Length
0:07:39
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about the Trans Mountain tank farm and its good relationship with neighbouring communities when she lived in Forest Hills, and how that relationship has deteriorated. She also talks about the lack of engagement between communities with Simon Fraser University and how that has improved.
Date Range
1983-2015
Length
0:07:39
Name
Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Company
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Forest Hills
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 8, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Mary Lumby conducted by Kathy Bossort. Mary Lumby was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Mary Lumby’s experience living in Forest Hills, raising her children there, and her involvement in community groups and advocating for improved community services in the Forest Hills and Forest Grove neighbourhoods, and her later move to UniverCity. She talks about the history of the Forest Hills subdivision and what she liked about living there, its links with Forest Grove, and challenges facing both communities as a result of their isolation. Her description of living in UniverCity provides an interesting comparison in how community is created. Mary Lumby also talks about her teaching career, her volunteer activities especially related to the environment, the relationship Trans Mountain tank farm had with adjacent neighbourhoods when she lived in Forest Hills, and what the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area means to her.
Biographical Notes
Mary Lumby was born in Vancouver B.C. She moved to Burnaby and the Parkcrest area in 1977, and then to the new Forest Hills subdivision. Later she moved into another developing community, UniverCity, at the top of Burnaby Mountain and adjacent to the Simon Fraser University campus. Mary has been an active community member, volunteer and community advocate. She has been particularly interested in environmental issues, as a teacher, volunteer coordinator for civic events, and citizen representative on Burnaby’s Environment Committee. She continues to be active in community affairs and enjoys living on Burnaby Mountain.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:31:47
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lumby, Mary M.
Interview Location
Mary Lumby'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.
MSS196-016_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Mary Lumby

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North Burnaby from Hythe Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34929
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1949]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.1 x 12.6 cm
Item No.
161-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking west from Hythe Avenue, between Empire Drive and Dundas, towards north Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1949]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
161-004
Accession Number
BHS986-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.1 x 12.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking west from Hythe Avenue, between Empire Drive and Dundas, towards north Burnaby.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Item no. 161-004, 161-005 and 161-006 join to form a panorama
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hythe Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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North Burnaby from Hythe Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34930
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1949]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 12.6 cm
Item No.
161-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking west from Hythe Avenue towards north Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1949]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
161-005
Accession Number
BHS986-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 12.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking west from Hythe Avenue towards north Burnaby.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Items no. 161-004, 161-005 and 161-006 join to form a panorama
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hythe Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Carol and Valerie Shantz with Ida Cary

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37579
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.4 x 3.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-167
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Carol and Valerie Shantz, age 5 and 1, with their grandmother, Ida Cary, at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Albert Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-167
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.4 x 3.0 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Carol and Valerie Shantz, age 5 and 1, with their grandmother, Ida Cary, at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Albert Street.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Names
Cary, Ida
Shantz, Carol
Shantz, Valerie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Madison Avenue
Burnaby - Albert Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 18 cm
Item No.
381-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of three houses in the Vancouver Heights area, North Burnaby. The exact location of this photograph is unknown.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
381-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 18 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of three houses in the Vancouver Heights area, North Burnaby. The exact location of this photograph is unknown.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Vancouver Heights area

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35266
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-123
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Carleton Avenue and Yale Street area in the neighbourhood where David Taylor and Henry Ward built their duplex for their families in 1911, when they emigrated from England. Both families had two children: Douglas and Hilda Ward, and Marjorie and Winnie Taylor.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-123
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Carleton Avenue and Yale Street area in the neighbourhood where David Taylor and Henry Ward built their duplex for their families in 1911, when they emigrated from England. Both families had two children: Douglas and Hilda Ward, and Marjorie and Winnie Taylor.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Carleton Avenue
Burnaby - Yale Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Vancouver Heights area

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35267
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-124
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken from the corner of Carleton Avenue and McGill Street, looking northeast. This later became the site of McGill Park.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-124
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph taken from the corner of Carleton Avenue and McGill Street, looking northeast. This later became the site of McGill Park.
Photographer
Sutcliffe, Arthur
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Names
McGill Park
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Carleton Avenue North
Burnaby - McGill Street
Burnaby - McGill Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-295
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers' houses in Barnet Village. Some 700 people were employed by the North Pacific Lumber Co. mill at its peak. The roof of the Canadian Pacific Railway station is visible.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-295
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers' houses in Barnet Village. Some 700 people were employed by the North Pacific Lumber Co. mill at its peak. The roof of the Canadian Pacific Railway station is visible.
Photographer
Eaton, Dr. Carl
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 8181 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-440
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the neighbourhood as seen from the Benson front porch at 3 Fell Avenue North. Note the trees and bush.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-440
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the neighbourhood as seen from the Benson front porch at 3 Fell Avenue North. Note the trees and bush.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Fell Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
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Davis family neighbourhood

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35610
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.2 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-468
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the neighbourhood where the Davis family lived, looking up Royal Oak Road at Imperial Street, taken from an upstairs room of the Davis home. Arthur Davis later built a corner house at 2345 Royal Oak, right next to house from which this photograph was taken.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-468
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.2 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the neighbourhood where the Davis family lived, looking up Royal Oak Road at Imperial Street, taken from an upstairs room of the Davis home. Arthur Davis later built a corner house at 2345 Royal Oak, right next to house from which this photograph was taken.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph has been cropped
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Road
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 15 cm print
Item No.
207-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a neighbourhood in Burnaby, taken from the New Vista Tower, looking west.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-004
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 15 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a neighbourhood in Burnaby, taken from the New Vista Tower, looking west.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
207-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of houses and apartment buildings in a Burnaby neighbourhood, taken from the New Vista Tower, looking north-west.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-005
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of houses and apartment buildings in a Burnaby neighbourhood, taken from the New Vista Tower, looking north-west.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
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Edmonds school rooftop

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35957
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
207-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph was taken looking south-east from a fire ladder above Edmonds Street School, with the school's rooftop as well as its surounding neighbourhood visible.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-006
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph was taken looking south-east from a fire ladder above Edmonds Street School, with the school's rooftop as well as its surounding neighbourhood visible.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7651 18th Avenue
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
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Edmonds school rooftop

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35958
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
207-007
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph was taken looking south from a fire ladder above Edmonds Street School, with the school's rooftop as well as its surounding neighbourhood visible. Metrotown is in the distance.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-007
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph was taken looking south from a fire ladder above Edmonds Street School, with the school's rooftop as well as its surounding neighbourhood visible. Metrotown is in the distance.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7651 18th Avenue
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
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Edmonds school rooftop

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35959
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Item No.
207-008
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph was taken looking south-west from a fire ladder above Edmonds Street School, with the school's rooftop as well as its surounding neighbourhood visible.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-008
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph was taken looking south-west from a fire ladder above Edmonds Street School, with the school's rooftop as well as its surounding neighbourhood visible.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Names
Edmonds Street School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7651 18th Avenue
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
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City of Mainz, Germany

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39479
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-798
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the City of Mainz in Germany. This item was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-798
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the City of Mainz in Germany. This item was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Germany
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-284
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a general view of Vancouver Heights. The car is on Ingleton Avenue near the corner of Triumph Street, looking east to MacDonald Avenue and Gilmore Avenue. Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church and Gilmore Avenue School can be seen in the background at the right. The photograph is by D…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-284
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a general view of Vancouver Heights. The car is on Ingleton Avenue near the corner of Triumph Street, looking east to MacDonald Avenue and Gilmore Avenue. Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church and Gilmore Avenue School can be seen in the background at the right. The photograph is by Dr. Carl Eaton, teacher, principal and later family physician.
Photographer
Eaton, Dr. Carl
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Ingleton Avenue
Burnaby - Triumph Street
Burnaby - MacDonald Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
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Edmonds School and sports field

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35952
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24.3 cm print
Item No.
207-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Edmonds Street School, including the sports field, taken from the New Vista Tower.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-001
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 24.3 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Edmonds Street School, including the sports field, taken from the New Vista Tower.
Photographer
Magus, Merv.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Names
Edmonds Street School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7651 18th Avenue
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
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Edmonds School and sports field

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35953
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm print
Item No.
207-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Edmonds Street School, including the sports field, taken from the New Vista Tower.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-002
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Edmonds Street School, including the sports field, taken from the New Vista Tower.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Names
Edmonds Street School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7651 18th Avenue
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
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Edmonds School and sports field

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35954
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 15 cm print
Item No.
207-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of one section of Edmonds Street School and sports field.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1987
Collection/Fonds
Edmonds School fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
207-003
Accession Number
BHS988-7
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 15 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of one section of Edmonds Street School and sports field.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Names
Edmonds Street School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7651 18th Avenue
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
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Snow scene at Edmonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto582
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow scene taken from the porch of the Patterson house on Edmonds Street. Noted in the catalogue record is how the snow covered house in the distance was the only neighbour of the Pattersons at that time. The house was originally located at 7260 Edmonds Street (near Kingsway). It w…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow scene taken from the porch of the Patterson house on Edmonds Street. Noted in the catalogue record is how the snow covered house in the distance was the only neighbour of the Pattersons at that time. The house was originally located at 7260 Edmonds Street (near Kingsway). It was relocated in 1955 to 7106 18th Avenue and is a city heritage site.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - 7260 Edmonds Street
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Burnaby - 7106 18th Avenue
Accession Code
HV977.99.24
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Interview with Tony and Hazel Padula by Eric Damer November 27, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory372
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of their first home in Burnaby. Tony and Hazel discuss their house, their neighbourhood and their neighbours. Tony also tells the story of his family first coming to Burnaby from Italy.
Date Range
1926-1958
Length
0:11:29
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula's memories of their first home in Burnaby. Tony and Hazel discuss their house, their neighbourhood and their neighbours. Tony also tells the story of his family first coming to Burnaby from Italy.
Date Range
1926-1958
Photo Info
Hazel (Bongea) Padula standing on the steps of her home at High Lawn, [195-]. Item no. 549-052.
Length
0:11:29
Subject
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 27, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 27, 2012. Major themes discussed are: neighbourhoods and family heritage.
Biographical Notes
Tony Padula’s family came to Vancouver from Italy in 1926, the year Tony was born. After graduating from school, Tony entered the shoe industry as a salesman. Hazel Bongea (later Padula) was born in 1931 in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver with her family when she was ten years old. After graduating from school, Hazel found work with Standard Oil in Vancouver. Tony Padula and Hazel (Bongea) Padula married in 1951. By 1953 they had bought property in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Burnaby where they built a home and began a family. The Padulas moved away in 1959 but returned five years later to a new home in central Burnaby, where they lived for twenty-two years before moving again, this time to North Vancouver. After six years in North Vancouver, Tony and Hazel retired to New Westminster.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:09:21
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Interviewee Name
Padula, Hazel Bongea
Padula, Tony
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.
MSS171-020_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Tony and Hazel Padula

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory655
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue and the public tap available there for residents living on Burnaby Mountain. She talks about the City of Vancouver cemetery property. She describes the families and people who live…
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:12:19
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue and the public tap available there for residents living on Burnaby Mountain. She talks about the City of Vancouver cemetery property. She describes the families and people who lived on Burnwood (2nd Ave), and the mushroom farm that operated next door to the Seim farm.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:12:19
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Public Services - Public Works
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnwood Avenue
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Mary Lumby by Kathy Bossort January 8, 2016 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory671
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about her career as a teacher in Burnaby at Douglas Road, Suncrest and Stride schools, and her move to the Parkcrest neighborhood in Burnaby in 1977 and in 1983 to Forest Hills. She talks about visiting Burnaby Mountain Park and the Owl & Oa…
Date Range
1965-2003
Length
0:12:46
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about her career as a teacher in Burnaby at Douglas Road, Suncrest and Stride schools, and her move to the Parkcrest neighborhood in Burnaby in 1977 and in 1983 to Forest Hills. She talks about visiting Burnaby Mountain Park and the Owl & Oarsman restaurant, and the history of the development of Forest Hills in the 1980s.
Date Range
1965-2003
Length
0:12:46
Name
Douglas Road School
Suncrest School
Stride Avenue School
Burnaby Mountain Park
Subject
Education
Occupations - Teachers
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Forest Hills
Burnaby - Forest Grove
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Lake City Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 8, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Mary Lumby conducted by Kathy Bossort. Mary Lumby was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Mary Lumby’s experience living in Forest Hills, raising her children there, and her involvement in community groups and advocating for improved community services in the Forest Hills and Forest Grove neighbourhoods, and her later move to UniverCity. She talks about the history of the Forest Hills subdivision and what she liked about living there, its links with Forest Grove, and challenges facing both communities as a result of their isolation. Her description of living in UniverCity provides an interesting comparison in how community is created. Mary Lumby also talks about her teaching career, her volunteer activities especially related to the environment, the relationship Trans Mountain tank farm had with adjacent neighbourhoods when she lived in Forest Hills, and what the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area means to her.
Biographical Notes
Mary Lumby was born in Vancouver B.C. She moved to Burnaby and the Parkcrest area in 1977, and then to the new Forest Hills subdivision. Later she moved into another developing community, UniverCity, at the top of Burnaby Mountain and adjacent to the Simon Fraser University campus. Mary has been an active community member, volunteer and community advocate. She has been particularly interested in environmental issues, as a teacher, volunteer coordinator for civic events, and citizen representative on Burnaby’s Environment Committee. She continues to be active in community affairs and enjoys living on Burnaby Mountain.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:31:47
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Lumby, Mary M.
Interview Location
Mary Lumby'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.
MSS196-016_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Mary Lumby

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North Burnaby from Hythe Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34931
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1949]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 12.6 cm
Item No.
161-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking west from Hythe Avenue towards north Burnaby. Burrard Inlet is also visible.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1949]
Collection/Fonds
Marjorie Coe collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
161-006
Accession Number
BHS986-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 12.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking west from Hythe Avenue towards north Burnaby. Burrard Inlet is also visible.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Items no. 161-004, 161-005 and 161-006 join to form a panorama
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hythe Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1972 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.2 x 4.7 cm print on contact sheet 20.5 x 26.4 cm
Item No.
370-592
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snowy neighbourhood at sunrise. MacPherson Junior High School is visible in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1972 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-592
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.2 x 4.7 cm print on contact sheet 20.5 x 26.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snowy neighbourhood at sunrise. MacPherson Junior High School is visible in the background.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Names
MacPherson Junior High School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Copied from col. photograph
Annotation at bottom of photograph reads, "Jan. Sunrise 1972"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Rumble Street
Burnaby - MacPherson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-229
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the William George Walker house at Edmonds and Kingsway, 7328 Edmonds Street, built in 1909. The houses in the background are on Linden Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-229
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the William George Walker house at Edmonds and Kingsway, 7328 Edmonds Street, built in 1909. The houses in the background are on Linden Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - 7328 Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Linden Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-296
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers' houses in Barnet Village. Some 700 people were employed by the North Pacific Lumber Co. mill at its peak.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-296
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers' houses in Barnet Village. Some 700 people were employed by the North Pacific Lumber Co. mill at its peak.
Photographer
Eaton, Dr. Carl
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 8383 Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Capitol Hill neighborhood

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35792
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-650
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Capitol Hill neighborhood taken from Bob Benson's home, 5 Fell Avenue and Dundas Street, looking towards the top of Capitol Hill.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-650
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Capitol Hill neighborhood taken from Bob Benson's home, 5 Fell Avenue and Dundas Street, looking towards the top of Capitol Hill.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Fell Avenue
Burnaby - 5 Fell Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory654
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the families and the vineyard and apple orchard on Aubrey Street. She tells stories about picking wild blackberries near Aubrey and raspberries grown on her parent’s farm, and about her mother’s large garden and kale grown for chicken…
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:09:51
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the families and the vineyard and apple orchard on Aubrey Street. She tells stories about picking wild blackberries near Aubrey and raspberries grown on her parent’s farm, and about her mother’s large garden and kale grown for chicken feed.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:09:51
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Features - Gardens
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7300 Block Curtis Street
Burnaby - Aubrey Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
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.
MSS196-017_Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Reidun Seim

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Interview with Mary Lumby by Kathy Bossort January 8, 2016 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory672
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about living in the Forest Hills community, the location of the Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail in Forest Hills, and the Forest Grove community and school. She explains why parents were hesitant to let children play in the conservation area uns…
Date Range
1983-2003
Length
0:10:08
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about living in the Forest Hills community, the location of the Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail in Forest Hills, and the Forest Grove community and school. She explains why parents were hesitant to let children play in the conservation area unsupervised. She tells a story about her children selling pop to the golfers on the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.
Date Range
1983-2003
Length
0:10:08
Name
Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail
Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
Subject
Geographic Features - Trails
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Forest Hills
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 8, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Mary Lumby conducted by Kathy Bossort. Mary Lumby was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Mary Lumby’s experience living in Forest Hills, raising her children there, and her involvement in community groups and advocating for improved community services in the Forest Hills and Forest Grove neighbourhoods, and her later move to UniverCity. She talks about the history of the Forest Hills subdivision and what she liked about living there, its links with Forest Grove, and challenges facing both communities as a result of their isolation. Her description of living in UniverCity provides an interesting comparison in how community is created. Mary Lumby also talks about her teaching career, her volunteer activities especially related to the environment, the relationship Trans Mountain tank farm had with adjacent neighbourhoods when she lived in Forest Hills, and what the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area means to her.
Biographical Notes
Mary Lumby was born in Vancouver B.C. She moved to Burnaby and the Parkcrest area in 1977, and then to the new Forest Hills subdivision. Later she moved into another developing community, UniverCity, at the top of Burnaby Mountain and adjacent to the Simon Fraser University campus. Mary has been an active community member, volunteer and community advocate. She has been particularly interested in environmental issues, as a teacher, volunteer coordinator for civic events, and citizen representative on Burnaby’s Environment Committee. She continues to be active in community affairs and enjoys living on Burnaby Mountain.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:31:47
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lumby, Mary M.
Interview Location
Mary Lumby'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.
MSS196-016_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Mary Lumby

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Interview with Mary Lumby by Kathy Bossort January 8, 2016 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory675
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about her move to UniverCity in 2007, why she likes living there and some of the disadvantages. She talks about the challenges of creating a sense of community in UniverCity, comparing it to the active involvement of Forest Hills and Forest …
Date Range
2007-2015
Length
0:17:35
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about her move to UniverCity in 2007, why she likes living there and some of the disadvantages. She talks about the challenges of creating a sense of community in UniverCity, comparing it to the active involvement of Forest Hills and Forest Grove residents in civic affairs, and about problems of isolation on the mountain top, and separation between campus and the residential area.
Date Range
2007-2015
Length
0:17:35
Name
Simon Fraser University
UniverCity
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Public Services
Planning
Persons - Volunteers
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 8, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Mary Lumby conducted by Kathy Bossort. Mary Lumby was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Mary Lumby’s experience living in Forest Hills, raising her children there, and her involvement in community groups and advocating for improved community services in the Forest Hills and Forest Grove neighbourhoods, and her later move to UniverCity. She talks about the history of the Forest Hills subdivision and what she liked about living there, its links with Forest Grove, and challenges facing both communities as a result of their isolation. Her description of living in UniverCity provides an interesting comparison in how community is created. Mary Lumby also talks about her teaching career, her volunteer activities especially related to the environment, the relationship Trans Mountain tank farm had with adjacent neighbourhoods when she lived in Forest Hills, and what the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area means to her.
Biographical Notes
Mary Lumby was born in Vancouver B.C. She moved to Burnaby and the Parkcrest area in 1977, and then to the new Forest Hills subdivision. Later she moved into another developing community, UniverCity, at the top of Burnaby Mountain and adjacent to the Simon Fraser University campus. Mary has been an active community member, volunteer and community advocate. She has been particularly interested in environmental issues, as a teacher, volunteer coordinator for civic events, and citizen representative on Burnaby’s Environment Committee. She continues to be active in community affairs and enjoys living on Burnaby Mountain.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:31:47
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lumby, Mary M.
Interview Location
Mary Lumby'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.
MSS196-016_Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Mary Lumby

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Interview with Mary Lumby by Kathy Bossort January 8, 2016 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory673
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about the link between the communities of Forest Hills and Forest Grove, about Forest Grove Elementary School, and about how residents advocated for community services, particularly parks for children. She talks about how neighbourhood desig…
Date Range
1983-2003
Length
0:11:05
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Mary Lumby talking about the link between the communities of Forest Hills and Forest Grove, about Forest Grove Elementary School, and about how residents advocated for community services, particularly parks for children. She talks about how neighbourhood design balances protecting the natural environment with needed community services, and the problem of isolation for the communities.
Date Range
1983-2003
Length
0:11:05
Name
Forest Grove Elementary School
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Subject
Public Services - Municipal Services
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Features - Parks
Persons - Volunteers
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Forest Hills
Burnaby - Forest Grove
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 8, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Mary Lumby conducted by Kathy Bossort. Mary Lumby was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Mary Lumby’s experience living in Forest Hills, raising her children there, and her involvement in community groups and advocating for improved community services in the Forest Hills and Forest Grove neighbourhoods, and her later move to UniverCity. She talks about the history of the Forest Hills subdivision and what she liked about living there, its links with Forest Grove, and challenges facing both communities as a result of their isolation. Her description of living in UniverCity provides an interesting comparison in how community is created. Mary Lumby also talks about her teaching career, her volunteer activities especially related to the environment, the relationship Trans Mountain tank farm had with adjacent neighbourhoods when she lived in Forest Hills, and what the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area means to her.
Biographical Notes
Mary Lumby was born in Vancouver B.C. She moved to Burnaby and the Parkcrest area in 1977, and then to the new Forest Hills subdivision. Later she moved into another developing community, UniverCity, at the top of Burnaby Mountain and adjacent to the Simon Fraser University campus. Mary has been an active community member, volunteer and community advocate. She has been particularly interested in environmental issues, as a teacher, volunteer coordinator for civic events, and citizen representative on Burnaby’s Environment Committee. She continues to be active in community affairs and enjoys living on Burnaby Mountain.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:31:47
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Lumby, Mary M.
Interview Location
Mary Lumby'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.
MSS196-016_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Mary Lumby

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