Skip header and navigation

8 records – page 1 of 1.

B.C. Electric Rly. Co. Observation Car, Vancouver, 1925, "Teddy" Lyons, Conductor

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3711
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.6 x 23.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic postcard of an open sightseeing car operated by the BC Electric Railway Company. The postcard is inscribed "Bullen Photo Co. 626 W. Pender."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Photographs
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.6 x 23.6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic postcard of an open sightseeing car operated by the BC Electric Railway Company. The postcard is inscribed "Bullen Photo Co. 626 W. Pender."
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Industries - Tourism
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Bullen, Harry
Accession Code
BV013.12.68
Date
1925
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is a part of original scrapbook Item BV013.12.11
Images
Less detail

Oasis Tea Garden and Tourist Camp

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35623
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (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.
204-481
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Oasis tea garden and tourist camp at 2675 Kingsway (Pacific Highway). It was later renumbered 6105 Kingsway. Guests could pitch tents for free at the campground and patronize the tea garden. The complex was operated by the Raymer family.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-481
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 Oasis tea garden and tourist camp at 2675 Kingsway (Pacific Highway). It was later renumbered 6105 Kingsway. Guests could pitch tents for free at the campground and patronize the tea garden. The complex was operated by the Raymer family.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Industries - Tourism
Names
Oasis
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Pacific Highway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 6105 Kingsway
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
Images
Less detail

Oasis Tourist Camp cabins

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35627
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.
204-485
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first of ten rental cabins built at The Oasis tourist camp. The Oasis was located at 2675 Kingsway (Pacific Highway). It was later renumbered 6105 Kingsway.
  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.
204-485
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 first of ten rental cabins built at The Oasis tourist camp. The Oasis was located at 2675 Kingsway (Pacific Highway). It was later renumbered 6105 Kingsway.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Industries - Tourism
Names
Oasis
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Pacific Highway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 6105 Kingsway
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
Images
Less detail

Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 8

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory523
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s six years service on Burnaby’s Family Court. She talks about what the Court does and the need for better services for battered women. She also relates that when Municipal officials receive visitors from Japan she is often asked to help.
Date Range
1984-1990
Length
00:04:47
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s six years service on Burnaby’s Family Court. She talks about what the Court does and the need for better services for battered women. She also relates that when Municipal officials receive visitors from Japan she is often asked to help.
Date Range
1984-1990
Length
00:04:47
Subject
Persons - Volunteers
Legal System
Industries - Tourism
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_8
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track eight of interview with Toki Miyashita

Less detail

Interview with Sev Morin by Rod Fowler April 4, 1990 - Track 9

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory545
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s appointment to SFU Senate and his views about the university, and his involvement in other organizations such as Rotary, the Variety Club and Telethon, Burnaby Hospital (with Bill Lewarne), the Restaurant Association, and Vancouver AM Tourism Assoc…
Date Range
1970-1990
Length
00:04:50
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Sev Morin’s appointment to SFU Senate and his views about the university, and his involvement in other organizations such as Rotary, the Variety Club and Telethon, Burnaby Hospital (with Bill Lewarne), the Restaurant Association, and Vancouver AM Tourism Association
Date Range
1970-1990
Photo Info
Sev Morin (left) of Severin's in Burnaby (formerly the Gai Paree) hosting a gala New Year's celebration, 1979. Item no. 480-712
Length
00:04:50
Name
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Persons - Volunteers
Industries - Tourism
Events - Fundraising
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 4, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Severin "Sev" Morin, conducted by Rod Fowler. Sev Morin was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Sev Morin’s banquet hall, restaurant and night club business on Kingsway, originally named the “Gai Paree Supper Club” (1947-1976) and later “Severin’s” (1976-1985) and “Diego’s” (1985-1994), its function as a Burnaby landmark, and the entertainment and political people he met through his business. He also describes his many volunteer activities in Burnaby, including member of the SFU Senate, Rotary Club, Variety Club and Telethon, fund raising for Burnaby Hospital, and tourism related groups, and his political work for the federal Liberal party. He talks about his parents’ origins, the lives of his brothers Rudy and Rene, and the family’s involvement in establishing the “Gai Paree”. He also shares his views about the business and cultural development of Burnaby. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Severin “Sev” Rene Morin was born September 21, 1927, in Bonneville, Alberta, to Rene Pierre Morin (1878-1963) and Anne Marie (nee Lachiver) Morin (1886-1956). Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Morin and their son Rene Francois (1905-1954) immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, from France in 1913, where Rene Pierre Morin worked for the C.N.R. and a second son Adolphe “Rudy” Ferdinand (1922-1969) was born, followed by their third son Severin. In 1943, after R.P. Morin retired, the family moved to Burnaby to a house on Sperling Avenue. Sometime earlier the two older Morin brothers found work in Trail at the smelter and developed musical careers. In 1946/47 the Morin family purchased property on Kingsway and built a banquet hall, the “Gai Paree Supper Club”. Sev and Rudy Morin managed the club and Rene F. Morin moved to Burnaby to join them with his band. The supper club, with its live music and dance floor, became a popular meeting place and wedding venue, eventually expanding into a restaurant and nightclub in the 1970s. The “Gai Paree” was renamed “Severin’s” in 1976 and “Diego’s” in 1985, closing finally in 1994. Sev Morin’s business life included three record stores which he owned with his friend Jack Cullen. Through these businesses Sev Morin was well known in the entertainment and hospitality industry. He and his restaurant also hosted political and social events that made the restaurant a community landmark. Sev Morin contributed many volunteer hours to community and charitable organizations, including an appointment to the SFU Senate, fundraising for the Burnaby Hospital, Director of the Variety Club and Rotary Club, and consultant for a variety of tourism related ventures. He also was active in the federal Liberal Party. Sev Morin and his wife Pauline married in 1950 and had three children. Sev Morin died at age 86 on March 28, 2014.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
00:56:44
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Morin, Severin "Sev"
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-021_Track_9
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Sev Morin

Images
Less detail

B.C. Electric Railway Co. Observation Car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto218
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
August 14, 1942
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, loaded with people, and conducted by "Dick" Gardner. The car number is 123, and on the rear end of the car is a sign that reads, "SEE VANCOUVER/ TWO HOUR/ TRIP/ FARE 50c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 11am, as there are sign…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Material Details
printed on recto, b. "B.C. ELECTRIC RLY CO OBSERVATION CAR "DICK" GARDNER CONDUCTOR Harry Bullen Photographer. 2608 Granville St. Phone Bay. 8869." stamped on verso, c.r. "AUG 14 1942"
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, loaded with people, and conducted by "Dick" Gardner. The car number is 123, and on the rear end of the car is a sign that reads, "SEE VANCOUVER/ TWO HOUR/ TRIP/ FARE 50c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 11am, as there are signs hanging on the car by the front that reads, "NEXT TRIP/ 11 AM" and "NEXT TRIP/ 3 PM". Storefronts are visible directly behind the Observation car. One has a window display of photographs and a large awning. The display window has a sign that reads, "HARRY BULLEN," indicating the car is stopped right in front of the photographer's studio for a souvenir photograph.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Industries - Tourism
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Gardner, Dick
Bullen, Harry
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver - Granville Street
Accession Code
BV985.441.1
Date
August 14, 1942
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
The envelope for this photograph is BV985.441.2
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Harry Bullen
Images
Less detail

BC Electric Railway Company Observation Car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto900
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
September 1, 1946
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.5 x 23.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, fully loaded with people, passing by Harry Bullen Photo studio on 2608 Granville Street. The car number is 123, and on the end of the car is a sign that reads; "Seeing Vancouver / 2 Hour Trip / Fare 50c." A sign on the side of the car re…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.5 x 23.7 cm
Material Details
inscribed in the negative and printed on recto, l.l. "B.C. ELECTRIC RLY CO OBSERVATION CAR", l.r. " Harry Bullen Photographer. 2608 Granville St. Phone Bay. 8869" stamped on verso, l.l. "SEP 1 - 1946/ 664"
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, fully loaded with people, passing by Harry Bullen Photo studio on 2608 Granville Street. The car number is 123, and on the end of the car is a sign that reads; "Seeing Vancouver / 2 Hour Trip / Fare 50c." A sign on the side of the car reads; "Sightseeing Car Trips / Leave Robson & Granville / At 10 & 11 AM - 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 PM / Daily." Behind the car, a store window display of photographs with an awning reads; "Harry Bullen Photographer." Among the passengers in the car are a number of soldiers. Printed at the bottom front of the photograph; "BC Electric Rly Co Observation Car / Harry Bullen Photographer., 2608 Granville St., Phone Bay. 8869."
Subjects
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Industries - Tourism
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV975.88.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
September 1, 1946
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
For another photograph of BCER observation car by Harry Bullen, see HV972.142.1
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Harry Bullen
Notes
Title based on caption of photograph
In "History of Metropolitan Vancouver" at http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/chronology6.htm, it notes that Harry Bullen sold long narrow souvenir photographs of the passengers taken in the car.
Images
Less detail

B.C. Electric Railway Co. Observation Car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1097
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 22, 1934
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 23.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, full of people and conducted by "Teddy" Lyons. The car number is 124, and a sign on the rear end of the car reads, "See Vancouver / Two Hour / Trip / Fare 35c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 4:00 pm, as there are signs hang…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 23.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, full of people and conducted by "Teddy" Lyons. The car number is 124, and a sign on the rear end of the car reads, "See Vancouver / Two Hour / Trip / Fare 35c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 4:00 pm, as there are signs hanging on the car by the conductor that read, "Extra Trip / 7:00 PM" and "Next Trip / 4:00 PM." There are restaurants and various stores which line the street by the tracks in the background. The caption printed on the front bottom of the photo reads, "B.C. Electric Rly. Co. Observation Car, Vancouver. / "Teddy" Lyons, Conductor. Harry Bullen Photo. 2608 Gran. Bayview 8869." Stamped on the back of the photo is "Vancouver, B.C. Jul 22 1934."
Subjects
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Industries - Tourism
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Bullen, Harry
Lyons, Teddy
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV972.142.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
July 22, 1934
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
For another photograph of BCER car # 124, but from a different year, see photograph HV973.26.143 For another photograph of BCER observation car by Harry Bullen, see HV975.88.1
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
15-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Harry Bullen
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
In "History of Metropolitan Vancouver" at http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/chronology6.htm, it notes that Harry Bullen sold long narrow souvenir photographs of the passengers taken in the car
Images
Less detail

8 records – page 1 of 1.

Back to top
Back to Top