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Ceina and Bill Griston

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1976, published May 6, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 14 cm
Item No.
480-155
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ceina and Bill Griston sitting by the fireplace of their Burnaby home, when Ceina Griston was 67 years old and so active in volunteer work that her husband, then 75 years old, acted as her secretary; taking phone messages and keeping track of her schedule for her.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1976, published May 6, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-155
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ceina and Bill Griston sitting by the fireplace of their Burnaby home, when Ceina Griston was 67 years old and so active in volunteer work that her husband, then 75 years old, acted as her secretary; taking phone messages and keeping track of her schedule for her.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Persons - Volunteers
Names
Griston, Ceina
Griston, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7623 Newcombe Street
Burnaby - Newcombe Street
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Second Street Area
Images
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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
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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
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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_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Mary Lumby

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