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Westridge Area Rezoning

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4776
Meeting Date
6-Sep-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
49
Item No.
9
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4776
Meeting Date
6-Sep-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
49
Item No.
9
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Westridge Area Rezoning

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4662
Meeting Date
5-Apr-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
22
Item No.
10
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4662
Meeting Date
5-Apr-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
22
Item No.
10
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Westridge - Area Specific Zoning

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport9449
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5704
Meeting Date
26-Jul-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
45
Item No.
19
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5704
Meeting Date
26-Jul-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
45
Item No.
19
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Crosswalks - Westridge Area

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
35277
Meeting Date
30-Jul-1962
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
35277
Meeting Date
30-Jul-1962
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Improvements in Westridge Area

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
38540
Meeting Date
6-Oct-1958
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
38540
Meeting Date
6-Oct-1958
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
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Westridge Area School Zones

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
44531
Meeting Date
8-Aug-1955
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
44531
Meeting Date
8-Aug-1955
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Westridge Area: Request for Rezoning

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5641
Meeting Date
5-Apr-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
21
Item No.
5
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5641
Meeting Date
5-Apr-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
21
Item No.
5
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Rezoning Reference #68/94 Westridge Area Rezoning

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4854
Meeting Date
19-Dec-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
71
Item No.
21
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4854
Meeting Date
19-Dec-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
71
Item No.
21
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Rezoning Reference #22/94 Westridge Area

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4683
Meeting Date
2-May-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
29
Item No.
14
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
4683
Meeting Date
2-May-1994
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
29
Item No.
14
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Westridge Area - Request for Area Rezoning

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5656
Meeting Date
3-May-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
29
Item No.
10
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
5656
Meeting Date
3-May-1993
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
29
Item No.
10
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Traffic Situation in the Westridge Area

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
31132
Meeting Date
24-Jan-1966
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
31132
Meeting Date
24-Jan-1966
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Proposed Sewer Project in the Westridge Area

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
43652
Meeting Date
24-Sep-1956
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
43652
Meeting Date
24-Sep-1956
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Request for a District Improvement Scheme for the Erection of a Community Centre in the Westridge Area

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
44492
Meeting Date
25-Jul-1955
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
44492
Meeting Date
25-Jul-1955
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
510 Duncan Avenue
Associated Dates
1953
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
510 Duncan Avenue
Associated Dates
1953
Heritage Value
The building boom in Burnaby during the first few years of the 1950s resulted in many new subdivisions being created in previously unoccupied areas of Burnaby. One such neighbourhood was the Westridge area. In 1951, the Inspector of Schools noted in a report that there were 475 new homes in Westridge with another 100 under development. As a result, enrolment pressures were particularly heavy in this area and the School Board opened the Westridge Elementary School in 1953.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 510 Duncan Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Westridge Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
Heritage Value
The Westridge Neighbourhood of Burnaby was created as a new subdivision during the post-World War Two housing boom in Burnaby. Developed by the C.B. Riley Company, it was laid out in a plan contoured to the shapes of the land and was situated to allow residents easy access to main transportation routes.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Heritage Value
According to Tsleil'wautuh Chief Len George, as many as 10,000 band members once lived along both sides of the Burrard Inlet, but disease took its toll in the 1400s and Europeans brought smallpox in the 1800s. In 1792, Captain George Vancouver charted this inlet of the Pacific Ocean.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Capitol Hill Area
Westridge Area
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
North Kensington Avenue
Associated Dates
ca. 1930-1993
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
North Kensington Avenue
Associated Dates
ca. 1930-1993
Heritage Value
After considering several sites in the Greater Vancouver area, the Shell Oil Company chose 70 acres in North Burnaby with frontage of one third of a mile on Burrard Inlet. Shell proposed to build a four-million dollar plant that would employ up to 2000 - providing some relief in the middle of Burnaby's economic crisis of the Depression years. The site became known as the Shellburn Refinery and was in operation until 1993.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kensington Avenue
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Westridge Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Heritage Value
The Westridge Neighbourhood is effectively separated into two areas by Inlet Drive. To the west of the highway lies a typical 1950s subdivision of single-family homes, while to the east is a newer (1970s) subdivision featuring larger lots and some low-rise units. In the 1980 Residential Neighbourhood Environment Study, Westridge was characterised as a stable community with little need for direct Municipal involvement in growth and development.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7500 Barnet Highway
Associated Dates
1925
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7500 Barnet Highway
Associated Dates
1925
Heritage Value
In 1925, William Kask Sr. and his family purchased land along the Barnet Road and built what became known as Kask's Camp, where cabins were rented out to families working at the Barnet Mill. The family - William Kask Jr., Dave and Jack - went on to expand their business into a lumber and concrete supply company and in 1936, the company was named the Kask Brothers Building Supply Company. A lumber office was established on Curtis Street and the concrete plant was built at the former site of the cabin camp. To a large degree, the camp catered to Immigrants from Nordic countries who were active in the lumber trade. Many Finns felt at home in the camp, as the Kasks spoke Finnish and there were steam baths available.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Highway
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Bylaw Number: 10158 - Zoning Bylaw 1965, Amendment Bylaw No 56, 1994

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
10158
Final Adoption
1995 Mar 08
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
10158
Final Adoption
1995 Mar 08
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Bylaw Number: 10124 - Zoning Bylaw 1965, Amendment Bylaw No 48, 1994

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
10124
Final Adoption
1994 Dec 05
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
10124
Final Adoption
1994 Dec 05
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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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.
204-701
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burrard Inlet taken from Capitol Hill.
  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.
204-701
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 Burrard Inlet taken from Capitol Hill.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Burrard Inlet
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1981]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 13.5 cm
Item No.
480-270
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Centennial Park entrance (Burnaby Mountain Park).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1981]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-270
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 13.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Centennial Park entrance (Burnaby Mountain Park).
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Geographic Features - Parks
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Centennial Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.6 x 20.5 cm
Item No.
106-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby and Burrard Inlet looking west.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1959]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
106-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.6 x 20.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby and Burrard Inlet looking west.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Roads
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Capitol Hill Area
Westridge Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Brentwood Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Lochdale Area
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Aerial photograph of North Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto93598
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-001
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is identified as BC5061:85
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Westridge Area
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Sperling Avenue and Barnet Road

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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.
204-300
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Cadillac full of passengers driving along the plank roadway at Sperling Avenue and Barnet Road.
  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.
204-300
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 Cadillac full of passengers driving along the plank roadway at Sperling Avenue and Barnet Road.
Photographer
Eaton, Dr. Carl
Subjects
Transportation - Automobiles
Geographic Features - Roads
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph is believed to be taken by Dr. Carl Eaton
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Item No.
403-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking west from Sperling Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
403-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking west from Sperling Avenue.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Features - Roads
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Item No.
403-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking east, near Barnet and Hastings.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
403-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking east, near Barnet and Hastings.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Features - Roads
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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A & Aero Trading Salvage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79167
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 12, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-185
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows hitchikers being picked up outside A & Aero Trading and Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 12, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-185
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows hitchikers being picked up outside A & Aero Trading and Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Photographer
Born, A. J.
Names
A & Aero Trading Salvage
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6147 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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Trans Mountain Pipe Line loading dock

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34689
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
098-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Trans Mountain Pipe Line Westridge loading dock on Burrard Inlet. Houses are visible in the background, and railroad tracks along the edge of the inlet.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
098-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of the Trans Mountain Pipe Line Westridge loading dock on Burrard Inlet. Houses are visible in the background, and railroad tracks along the edge of the inlet.
Photographer
Commercial Illustrators Industrial Photographers
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Structures - Piers and Wharves
Names
Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp and annotation on back of photograph reads, "TA. 8817 / Commerical Illustrators / Industrial Photographers / 601 Denman St., Vancouver 5, B.C. / File No. 9412-2"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
British Columbia - Burrard Inlet
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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Aerial photograph of North Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84881
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-002
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:84 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:85 to the west and BC5061:83 to the east
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Westridge Area
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84882
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain and surrounding area with Burrard Inlet to the north.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-003
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain and surrounding area with Burrard Inlet to the north.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:83 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:84 to the west and BC5061:82 to the east
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Lake City Area
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Trail to Shell installation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35852
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1911]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-711
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the trail to the powder magazine wharf at the Shell installation. Fred Holmes and his friends would catch crabs from the wharf, where dynamite was stored at end of the pier in a shack (thus its name).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1911]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-711
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 trail to the powder magazine wharf at the Shell installation. Fred Holmes and his friends would catch crabs from the wharf, where dynamite was stored at end of the pier in a shack (thus its name).
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Trails
Geographic Features - Forests
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Road
Burnaby - 7790 Barnet Road
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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A & Aero Trading Salvage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79166
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-184
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a large sign advertising lawn mower sharpening over A & Aero Trading Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-184
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a large sign advertising lawn mower sharpening over A & Aero Trading Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Photographer
Carr
Vardeman
Subjects
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
A & Aero Trading Salvage
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6147 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Burnaby Mountain Autobody and Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79209
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 11, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-208
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Burnaby Mountain Autobody and Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd. at 6861 Hastings Street with Burnaby Automotive in the rear.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 11, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-208
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Burnaby Mountain Autobody and Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd. at 6861 Hastings Street with Burnaby Automotive in the rear.
Photographer
Carr
Vardeman
Names
Burnaby Mountain Autobody
Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd.
Burnaby Automotive
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - 6861 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1925 and 1929] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Item No.
370-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of a tree at Alex Kask's home at Hastings Street and Kensington Avenue. The property later became the site of a Shell filling station.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1925 and 1929] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-006
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Kask, Sr., standing in front of a tree at Alex Kask's home at Hastings Street and Kensington Avenue. The property later became the site of a Shell filling station.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Kask, William "Bill", Sr.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Kensington Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37466
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.1 x 3.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-054
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) passenger train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-054
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.1 x 3.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) passenger train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Subjects
Transportation - Locomotives
Transportation - Rail
Names
Canadian Pacific Railway
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
Less detail

Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37467
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.3 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-055
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-055
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.3 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Subjects
Transportation - Locomotives
Transportation - Rail
Names
Canadian Pacific Railway
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory563
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview introduces Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen. Karen Morcke talks about coming to SFU from Germany as a student in 1968 and then working as an instructor at SFU until she retired in 1995. She describes the trails on Burnaby Mountain when she first started walking them. Dian…
Date Range
1965-1995
Length
0:05:25
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview introduces Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen. Karen Morcke talks about coming to SFU from Germany as a student in 1968 and then working as an instructor at SFU until she retired in 1995. She describes the trails on Burnaby Mountain when she first started walking them. Diane Hansen describes moving to Westridge in 1971.
Date Range
1965-1995
Length
0:05:25
Name
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Recreational Activities
Geographic Features - Trails
Education
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke'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.
MSS196-003_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Municipality of Burnaby - Volume XV and Volume XVIII

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumcartographicmaterial8680
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 1927
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
4 plans : b&w and hand col. on paper ; 63.5 x 53.5 cm folded to 53 x 31.5 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four pages of plans removed from a bound book containing a series of fire insurance plans of the Municipality of Burnaby. The first two pages are numbered "A" and "B" and are key plans from "GREATER VANCOUVER B.C. / VOLUME XV / Surveyed _ May 1927 / MUNICIPALITY OF / BURNABY", "PLA…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
4 plans : b&w and hand col. on paper ; 63.5 x 53.5 cm folded to 53 x 31.5 cm
Material Details
Scales [1:1200] and [1:6000]
Scope and Content
File consists of four pages of plans removed from a bound book containing a series of fire insurance plans of the Municipality of Burnaby. The first two pages are numbered "A" and "B" and are key plans from "GREATER VANCOUVER B.C. / VOLUME XV / Surveyed _ May 1927 / MUNICIPALITY OF / BURNABY", "PLAN DEPT. FIRE BRANCH _ B.C. INSURANCE UNDERWRITERS ASSN.". Key Plan "B" covers plans: 1505; 1506; 1512 to 1516; 1540 to 1544; 1550 to 1557 and District Lots: 129 to 132; 135 to 138; 205 to 208 and 215 to 218. Key Plan "A" covers plans: 1501 to 1504; 1507 to 1511; 1517 to 1525; 1531 to 1539; 1545 to 1550 and District Lots: 116 to 127 and 186 to 189. Plan "1806" is part of "GREATER VANCOUVER B.C. / VOLUME XVIII / Municipality of Burnaby / May, 1927" and covers District Lot 153. Plan "1807" is from "GREATER VANCOUVER B.C. / VOLUME XVIII / Municipality of Burnaby / May, 1927" and covers District Lots: 99,149 and 152.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Responsibility
B.C. Underwriters Assn.
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV972.111.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
May 1927
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Lochdale Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Westridge Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Capitol Hill Area
Maywood Area
Marlborough Area
Notes
Title based on content of plans
Scales are measured 1 inch = 100 feet and 1 inch = 500 feet
See also BV987.1.70d for revised versions of plans
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Chapter XII: A Boy's Eye View of the 1920s p. 82

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary6005-82
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
operated in the Westridge area. The big stumps left from earlier logging operations in Burnaby provided the wood for this mill. Also active was a lath mill at Curtis and Sperling and another small sawmill on Sperling about halfway between Hastings Street and Sperling School. About the same time that
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Subjects LoC
Burnaby (B.C.) -- History
Digital Book
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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the founding of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society and how they became members. They talk about the Society’s goal, members Dean Lamont and Merrill and Betty Gordon, and the work of SFU Professor Colin Crampton. …
Date Range
1988-1997
Length
0:15:54
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the founding of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society and how they became members. They talk about the Society’s goal, members Dean Lamont and Merrill and Betty Gordon, and the work of SFU Professor Colin Crampton. Karen Morcke talks about the significance of the names on the cairn that memorializes the dedication of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. They also talk about the results of the 1995 agreement between City and SFU.
Date Range
1988-1997
Length
0:15:54
Name
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Lamont, Dean
Gordon, Merrill
Crampton, Colin
Harcourt, Mike
Sihota, Moe
Copeland, William J
Corrigan, Derek
Drummond, Douglas P "Doug"
Subject
Organizations - Societies and Clubs
Persons - Volunteers
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke'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.
MSS196-003_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory565
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society’s meetings, resources, and activities to make the public aware of the value and threat to parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Date Range
1988-1997
Length
0:15:00
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society’s meetings, resources, and activities to make the public aware of the value and threat to parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Date Range
1988-1997
Length
0:15:00
Name
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
George, Leonard
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Organizations - Societies and Clubs
Persons - Volunteers
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke'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.
MSS196-003_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing other environmental organizations that worked with Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society or on which they were members, including Burnaby Lake Park Association, GVRD Creating Our Future report (1990), and IMPACT. Karen …
Date Range
1988-2015
Length
0:05:37
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing other environmental organizations that worked with Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society or on which they were members, including Burnaby Lake Park Association, GVRD Creating Our Future report (1990), and IMPACT. Karen Morcke talks about the role that Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park plays in addition to the conservation area.
Date Range
1988-2015
Length
0:05:37
Name
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society
Burnaby Lake Park Association
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Subject
Organizations - Societies and Clubs
Persons - Volunteers
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke'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.
MSS196-003_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
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Track four of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen’s description of the negotiations between SFU and the City of Burnaby, the City’s 1998 Environment Award to the Society, and how the conservation area has developed. Karen Morcke talks about her participation in the 1974 public he…
Date Range
1974-2015
Length
0:12:26
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen’s description of the negotiations between SFU and the City of Burnaby, the City’s 1998 Environment Award to the Society, and how the conservation area has developed. Karen Morcke talks about her participation in the 1974 public hearings, her concern about development at the bottom of the mountain, and the changing meaning of the term “conservation”.
Date Range
1974-2015
Length
0:12:26
Name
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Subject
Organizations - Societies and Clubs
Persons - Volunteers
Geographic Features - Parks
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
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Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke'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.
MSS196-003_Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory568
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the ways in which people benefit from the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. They talk about the impact mountain biking has on the environment and on other park users, and on the problem of invasive plant species.
Date Range
1995-2015
Length
0:16:07
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen describing the ways in which people benefit from the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. They talk about the impact mountain biking has on the environment and on other park users, and on the problem of invasive plant species.
Date Range
1995-2015
Length
0:16:07
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Recreational Activities
Geographic Features - Forests
Plants
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
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Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke'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.
MSS196-003_Track_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory569
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Av…
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Avenue in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on Burnaby Mountain.
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Skofteby, Gus
Ericksson, Karin
Subject
Agriculture
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson'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.
MSS196-004_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory570
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Sperling Avenue School
Subject
Agriculture
Industries - Fur Trade
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson'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.
MSS196-004_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory571
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the food sources on the farm including the garden, food animals, berry picking and bears. She also describes what her parents did after giving up the farm, opening sporting good stores on Hastings Street and then in North Vanco…
Date Range
1942-1980
Length
0:06:55
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the food sources on the farm including the garden, food animals, berry picking and bears. She also describes what her parents did after giving up the farm, opening sporting good stores on Hastings Street and then in North Vancouver.
Date Range
1942-1980
Length
0:06:55
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Subject
Agriculture
Animals - Livestock
Animals - Bears
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson'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.
MSS196-004_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory572
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s childhood at her family’s mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain. She describes neighbourhood friends, pets, playing on the farm and in the bush, going to town, and what the mountain looked like
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:13:41
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s childhood at her family’s mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain. She describes neighbourhood friends, pets, playing on the farm and in the bush, going to town, and what the mountain looked like
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:13:41
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Subject
Persons - Children
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson'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.
MSS196-004_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Maureen Olofson

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