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A carousel is magic : the saving of Parker #119

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Boulanger, Annie. Burnaby, B.C.: Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel , c1995. (Book) 731.932 BOU Copy 2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0969992904
Call No.
731.932 BOU Copy 2
Author
Boulanger, Annie
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Publication Date
c1995
Physical Description
171 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Subjects LoC
Parker, C. W. -- (Charles Wallace), -- 1864-1932
Merry-go-round -- History
Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Copy 2 of 2
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A carousel is magic : the saving of Parker #119

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Boulanger, Annie. Burnaby, B.C.: Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel , c1995. (Book) 731.932 BOU Copy 1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0969992904
Call No.
731.932 BOU Copy 1
Author
Boulanger, Annie
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Publication Date
c1995
Physical Description
171 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Inscription
"To the Burnaby Village Museum - / one of my favourite places! / A. Boulanger / Sept 29/95", hand written in ink on title page of book
Subjects LoC
Parker, C. W. -- (Charles Wallace), -- 1864-1932
Merry-go-round -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History
Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Copy 1 of 2
Signed by author.
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A carousel is magic : the saving of Parker #119

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Boulanger, Annie. Burnaby, B.C.: Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel , c1995. (Book) 731.932 BOU Copy 3
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV005.47.1
ISBN
0969992904
Call No.
731.932 BOU Copy 3
Author
Boulanger, Annie
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Publication Date
c1995
Physical Description
171 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Inscription
"To Doreen Happy Easter 1996 Loving memories Nov. 25, 1995 Thanks to you" [handwritten in blue ink on title page]
Subjects LoC
Parker, C. W. -- (Charles Wallace), -- 1864-1932
Merry-go-round -- History
Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
2 additional copies held in reference collection
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1987-2012]
Collection/Fonds
Donald Wrigley fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
108.5 cm textual records + photographs + other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records, photographs, and other material relating to Don Wrigley's role as board member and later president of the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel [Friends of the Carousel] and the Burnaby Village Museum Association. Fonds has been arranged …
Administrative History
Donald (Don) Wrigley was Chairman and Chief Fundraiser of the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel from 1990 to 1993 (when the restored carousel was officially opened at the Burnaby Village Museum). Wrigley has remained active in the "Friends of the Carousel" since t…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Donald Wrigley fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
108.5 cm textual records + photographs + other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records, photographs, and other material relating to Don Wrigley's role as board member and later president of the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel [Friends of the Carousel] and the Burnaby Village Museum Association. Fonds has been arranged into the following two series: 1) Lower Mainland Associaton of the Friends of the Carousel; 2) Burnaby Village Museum Association.
Administrative History
Donald (Don) Wrigley was Chairman and Chief Fundraiser of the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel from 1990 to 1993 (when the restored carousel was officially opened at the Burnaby Village Museum). Wrigley has remained active in the "Friends of the Carousel" since that time, serving as President for the majority of the group’s history since 1993 (as of January 2015). Wrigley was President of the Century Park Museum Association (later known as the Burnaby Village Museum Association, the governing society of the Burnaby Heritage Village – now Burnaby Village Museum) when the Lower Mainland Friends of the Vancouver Carousel approached the group in May 1989 to see if they could provide a home for the carousel. At their board meeting on May 27, 1989, the CPMA agreed to give space to the carousel, pending the approval of Burnaby Municipal Council. Wrigley was asked to join the board of the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel as a liaison. At that time, Wrigley recalls the board of the group was its entire membership – Venus Solano, Doug McCallum, Wayne MacKay, Hazel Martin and Elio Luongo. They acquired two horses from the carousel, Julius and Belle, for use in fundraising over the summer of 1990, at which time the carousel was operating again at the PNE. Julius was restored by William Dentzel III (a descendant of one of North America’s original carousel manufacturers), and Belle was partially stripped and repaired so they could serve as “before and after” examples. The second AGM of the LMFOC was held in June 1990. Don Wrigley became president, VP was Monica Woldring, Secretary Hazel Martin, Treasurer Ross Stringer, and Directors Venus Solano, Wayne MacKay, Doug McCallum and Michele Reid. They had $10,850 in cash donations and pledges of $20,000, plus offers of in-kind donations of $11,500. They decided to ask for pledges, as they were not yet certain if they could make it happen. They had four months. Don Wrigley took on the task of Chairman of Fundraising. Harry Sumner joined the board in August as Volunteer Coordinator, and later Vice President. Good news came in September 1990 when a GO BC award of $200,000 was received from the provincial government.
Names
Wrigley, Don
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Friends of Interurban 1223
Century Park Museum Association
Accession Code
BV014.30
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1987-2012]
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Arrangement
Files were arranged by Don Wrigley before donation.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Includes 58 drawings, 43 photographs and 1 needlework piece
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Friends of the Carousel fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
7 boxes of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seven boxes of textual records including; scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel (Friends of the Carousel).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Physical Description
7 boxes of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seven boxes of textual records including; scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel (Friends of the Carousel).
History/Biography
The no. 119 “Carry-Us-All” Carousel was built in 1912 by C.W. Parker an amusement ride manufacturer in Leavenworth, Kansas. Fred Leggett bought no.119 for “Lone Star” Amusement Co. in Houston Texas, but it was returned to the Parker Factory in 1915 for reasons unknown. Back at the factory it was upgraded from Standard style to Superior and electrified (this explains the mix of carving styles, some pre-dating 1913). It was used in the San Francisco area until 1936 when it was shipped to “Happyland” in Vancouver’s Hastings Park (home of the Pacific National Exhibition) then passed to “Playland” at Hastings Park in 1957. In 1988 the Carousel was scheduled to be broken up and sold at auction. Concerned citizens formed the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel to save it. Through fundraising the Friends of the Carousel were able to acquire the Parker Carousel no. 119. Between 1990 and 1993 Friends of the Carousel were able to it completely restore, repaint and rebuild the Carousel. The City of Burnaby, Province of British Columbia and Friends of the Carousel contributed to the construction of a new building at Burnaby Village Museum designed to house it. Enterprising volunteers salvaged the maple hardwood gymnasium floor at the Oakalla penitentiary just before it was demolished and used it to rebuild the Carousel platform. The association also acquired and restored a Wurlitzer 146B organ. And on March 27, 1993, No. 119 moved to the Don Wrigley Pavilion at the Burnaby Village Museum, the Pavilion having been named after the president of the Friends of the Carousel for his coordination of the restoration project. Mrs. Norvie Frame daughter of the original owner of the carousel Mr. Fred Leggett came with her family from Texas to attend the official opening. The Burnaby Village Museum exhibit “The Story of Parker #119” and the video “Labour of Love: The Saving of Number 119” and their accompanying publications were created by the association.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS087, MSS121
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