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Bridge over the creek in front of "Argu-In" cabin on Mount Seymour

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow covered bridge leading to Jack and Pixie McGeachie's log cabin on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a snow covered bridge leading to Jack and Pixie McGeachie's log cabin on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Accession Code
BV008.17.10
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Bridge to "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's snow covered log cabin, "Argu-In" with a snow covered wooden bridge leading up to it. The photograph is taken from under the bridge which leads to the cabin on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's snow covered log cabin, "Argu-In" with a snow covered wooden bridge leading up to it. The photograph is taken from under the bridge which leads to the cabin on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Accession Code
BV008.17.15
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Cottage in the woods

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription82641
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph shows cottages, one possibly belonging to Louisa Vidal, near a lake.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photograph series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
550-194
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
Photograph shows cottages, one possibly belonging to Louisa Vidal, near a lake.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Geographic Features - Forests
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue pen on verso reads: "1925"
Images
Less detail

Mount Seymour cabin "Argu-In" in the snow

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. Pixie McGeachie is waving out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver from 1938 unt…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. Pixie McGeachie is waving out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Names
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
McGeachie, Doreen "Pixie"
Accession Code
BV008.17.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Mount Seymour cabin "Argu-In" in the snow

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription2917
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow with a large snow drift in front on Mount Seymour. Pixie McGeachie is leaning out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow with a large snow drift in front on Mount Seymour. Pixie McGeachie is leaning out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Names
McGeachie, Doreen "Pixie"
Accession Code
BV008.17.6
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Pixie McGeachie in the window of "Argu-In"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription2919
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow with a large snow drift in front on Mount Seymour. Pixie McGeachie is leaning out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log cabin named "Argu-In" covered in snow with a large snow drift in front on Mount Seymour. Pixie McGeachie is leaning out the window of the cabin. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Names
McGeachie, Doreen "Pixie"
Accession Code
BV008.17.8
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Snow covered cabin on Mount Seymour

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription2929
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie's McGeachie's log cabin, "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. There is a very high snow drift in the foreground and just the roof of the cabin is visible through the trees. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie's McGeachie's log cabin, "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. There is a very high snow drift in the foreground and just the roof of the cabin is visible through the trees. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Accession Code
BV008.17.18
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Snow covered cabin on Mount Seymour

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription2931
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a side view of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's cabin, "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. The log cabin is covered with snow and surrounded by snow covered trees. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymo…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of a side view of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's cabin, "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. The log cabin is covered with snow and surrounded by snow covered trees. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Accession Code
BV008.17.20
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Snow covered cabin on Mount Seymour

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription2935
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's snow covered log cabin "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. There is a man (Jack McGeachie?) stairing out the window of the second floor. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie fonds
Series
Pixie McGeachie photographs series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w ; 600 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jack and Pixie McGeachie's snow covered log cabin "Argu-In" on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver. There is a man (Jack McGeachie?) stairing out the window of the second floor. Jack McGeachie and friends, Maurice Skinner and Jack Gannon built and maintained a cabin with friends on Mount Seymour from 1938 until after the Second World War.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Forests
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Names
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Accession Code
BV008.17.24
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1939 and 1949] (date of orignals), copied 2008
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Oral history interview with Hipman "Jimmy" Chow and Donna Polos

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
29 Jun. 2022
Collection/Fonds
Hipman "Jimmy" Chow and Donna Polos fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
3 sound recordings (wav) (02:06:53 min) + 1 sound recording (mp3) (02:06:53 min)
Scope and Content
Item consists of an audio recording of an oral history interview with Jimmy Chow and Donna Polos conducted by Denise Fong with assistance from Burnaby Village Museum Assistant Curator, Kate Petrusa. During the interview, Jimmy Chow and Donna Polos discuss; their ancestral background, childhood, pla…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Hipman "Jimmy" Chow and Donna Polos fonds
Series
Jimmy Chow and Donna Polos interview series
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
3 sound recordings (wav) (02:06:53 min) + 1 sound recording (mp3) (02:06:53 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Co Interviewer and technical support: Kate Petrusa Interviewees: Hipman "Jimmy" Chow and Donna Polos Location of Interview: Home of Jimmy Chow and Donna Polos on Victory Street, Burnaby Date of interview: June 29, 2022 Total Number of Tracks: 3 Total length of all Tracks: 02:06:53 min Digital master recordings (wav) were recorded onto 3 separate audio tracks, edited and merged together and converted to mp3 for access on Heritage Burnaby
Scope and Content
Item consists of an audio recording of an oral history interview with Jimmy Chow and Donna Polos conducted by Denise Fong with assistance from Burnaby Village Museum Assistant Curator, Kate Petrusa. During the interview, Jimmy Chow and Donna Polos discuss; their ancestral background, childhood, places of residence, education, career history, how they met, Jimmy's experience working in the film industry, their home in Burnaby and their neighbourhood, their political activism in Burnaby, Robin Chung Dip's work in Vancouver’s' Chinatown, the gambling scene in Vancouver prior to legalized forms of gambling and their memories of supper clubs in Vancouver. 00:00 - 5:57 Opening introductions where Jimmy Chow and Donna Polos provide information on their full names, their birth places and their ancestral background. Jimmy clarifies that his birth name is Hipman Chow but that he was given the English name “Jimmy” by his father when he came to Canada. Jimmy shares that he was born in 1948, in the Village of Lin Pong Lee, Hoiping, China and immigrated to British Columbia with his mother, Gim Gee Chow in 1950 to escape the Communist Regime and to join his father who had already immigrated to Canada. Jimmy imparts that many Chinese immigrated to British Columbia in search of a better life, referring to it as “Gold Mountain” and that even though they faced extreme racial discrimination that many stayed since they felt that it was better than returning. Donna Polos shares ancestral information on both her maternal and paternal sides of the family. Donna’s mother’s family came from Helsinki, Finland. Donna’s paternal grandmother emigrated from Ukraine to Argentina and then to Winnipeg. Donna’s paternal grandfather, James Kostopolus (renamed Polos) emigrated as a 12 year old orphan from Sparta, Greece to the United States but was denied entry so ended up going to Halifax and eventually made his way to Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, he became a restaurant proprietor and over the years, he owned and operated three restaurants in Vancouver, including; “Jimmy’s Café” (next door the Astoria Hotel); “Home Apple Pie Café” (Princess Avenue & Hastings Street) and a restaurant that was located on Alma Street. 05:58 - 13:28 Jimmy recollects in further detail, the many places that his family lived over the years. Jimmy’s father Robin Chung Dip Chow immigrated to Vancouver at the age of 14 years and worked and lived in Victoria and Vancouver. In 1950, Jimmy and his mother fled China, first to Hong Kong and then to Vancouver to join his father. Soon after arriving in Vancouver, for the next four years, he and his parents lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec City where his father, Robin had work in restaurants and hotels. Jimmy attended school while the family lived in these different places and began to learn English. After four years, the family returned to Vancouver, first living in areas of Chinatown and Strathcona before settling in the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. Jimmy shares his memories of growing up in Strathcona and the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, schools that he attended and the friendships that he made. Jimmy recollects details about the old Bethlehem Lutheran Church that he attended and describes the demands of the education required to become a Lutheran minister. 13:29 - 15:47 Jimmy tells of how his father, Robin Chung Dip Chow had to pay the Chinese Head Tax of $500 when he arrived in Vancouver at 14 years of age (1921) and how his father had to work hard pay off the head tax over the years. Denise Fong and Jimmy Chow, talk about the origin of a photograph portrait of Jimmy Chow that was taken around 1954 and speculate whether it might have been taken by well known portrait photographer, Yucho Chow. 15:48 - 19:33 Donna Polos recollects the many locations that her family lived while she was growing up in Vancouver. First residing at various locations in the downtown east side of Vancouver before moving to a home near Joyce Station where she lived until 21 years old. After 21 years of age, Donna moved in with roommates in Vancouver before moving in with Jimmy in North Burnaby in 1972. In 1976 Donna and Jimmy purchased their home on Victory Street. Both Donna and Jimmy talk about their careers after high school. Jimmy talks about how he worked at the Supervalu grocery store near his house. Jimmy planned to use his savings from his job to travel but instead he used his savings for a down payment on a house with Donna. Donna imparts that after obtaining her teaching degree she began working in Burnaby schools, eventually teaching at Burnaby South. 19:34 - 32:08 Both Jimmy and Donna share their educational background and experiences growing up. Jimmy first attended Florence Nightingale elementary in Strathcona, then Mount Pleasant Elementary and later high school at 24th Avenue and Main Street. Donna lists the schools that she attended including; elementary school in Strathcona, Carlton Elementary School at Kingsway and Joyce, Windermere High School, Vancouver City College (Langara) and the University of British Columbia. Donna and Jimmy reflect on public transportation that was available during the time they were growing up. Donna recollects her childhood growing up in the neighbourhood of Joyce Station, the freedom that she experienced playing outside in nature and what inspired her to become a teacher. Jimmy reflects on some of his mentors and about his first experience seeing movies as a young child at a cinema in Asquith, Saskatchewan. Donna communicates her own experiences of sexism throughout her high school, college and university education (1968-1972). 32:09 - 36:18 Donna talks about her career history and some of her major turning points. Donna recollects starting out as a Chemistry lab assistant, marking math papers before working as a teacher on call and eventually being hired as a teacher at Clinton Elementary School where she taught for nine years. Donna shares a memory of her first experience working as a teacher on call at Gilmore Elementary School and the fire that occurred there. After starting a family (Jimmy and Donna had three children) Donna worked part time teaching while Jimmy worked full time in film. Donna, shares that in 1991, after a near death experience, she became interested in fine art and took drawing and watercolour painting classes. With this experience, Donna experimented with different painting techniques on paper and fabric. Donna tells of how she retired from teaching in 2008 but continued to participate in the schools as an Artist in Residence. 36:19 - 58:18 Jimmy talks about his work and career history. He shares memories of his experiences as a young boy delivering newspapers, working at a local pharmacy, stocking shelves at the local supermarket, and his experience working with troubled youth and of how he thought that he might like to become a social worker. Jimmy tells of how he was uncertain of what to do until he got a job with the CBC in 1973 which eventually launched his career as a property master in the film industry, becoming a member of IATSE and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures. Jimmy describes in detail what it means to be a property master and the work that is entailed in the film industry. 58:19 - 1:07:45 Donna Polos describes her art practice and her connection to Burnaby. Donna recollects how she first started working with textiles and fabrics from a young age and how this later inspired her to develop her own watercolour techniques of painting on paper, canvas and fabrics. Donna describes how she first got started by taking art classes in Burnaby and now has over 31 years of experience working in watercolour. Donna has worked as an Artist in Residence in Burnaby schools, been a member of the Burnaby Arts Council, had her first show in 1997 and has been involved in many art projects over the years. Donna describes the style of her work, first starting with more figurative work, social commentary and still life and that now most of her work is landscape based. Donna coveys that as a political activist in Burnaby, she was an active participant in the development of a tree bylaw, has petitioned to protect renters from demo-evictions and the impacts of future development on the local environment. 1:07:46 - 1:07:59 Background discussion between Denise Fong and Kate Petrusa re interviews. 1:08:00 - 1:26:36 Jimmy provides information on his connection to the local film industry and the changes that have occurred over the years. Jimmy describes the first studios on the North Shore and the eventual establishment of Bridge Studios on Boundary Road. Jimmy shares that in 1988, he and some of his colleagues in the film industry put a proposal together to buy the Bridge Studios but it didn't go through. Since the Bridge Studios and other film studios have been established in Burnaby and Vancouver, the industry has grown exponentially. Jimmy became the 54th member of the local IATSE union. Jimmy describes some of his experiences working on various productions including "Seven Years in Tibet", provides a description of what a film studio is, how it is used and the differences between working in the film industry in the United States and British Columbia. 1:26:37 - 1:32:46 Jimmy and Donna recollect how they first met, buying a house in Burnaby, getting married and starting a family. The two share memories of their wedding in White Rock and Jimmy talks about the Chinese hair cutting ceremony in recognition of their first born child that took place in Chinatown in Vancouver. Jimmy tells of how his parents had hopes of him marrying a Chinese woman and his mother began introducing him to a few young Chinese women from the time he was 16 years old. Jimmy mentions that his parents rarely used Western Medicine and relied on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Donna and Jimmy talk about Jimmy's parents, when they died and how happy his parents were to have grandchildren. 1:32:47 - 1:40:13 Jimmy and Donna talk about their house on Victory Street which they purchased in 1976. They share information on the history of the house, how it was built in 1939 by Norm Clark, how they fell in love with the design of the house and the neighbourhood. 1:40:14 - 1:58:31 Jimmy and Donna share information on their family life in Burnaby, their neighbourhood and favourite places in Burnaby. Donna lists the schools that their three children attended including; Nelson Avenue School, Burnaby South High School and Burnaby Central High School. Both Donna and Jimmy convey that all of their children played soccer and the benefits that the sport provided them. Donna and Jimmy talk about how the neighbourhood has changed over the years, the benefits of where they live, their fondness for built heritage and the many parks and trees in Burnaby. 1:58:32 - 2:02:50 Jimmy begins to share information on his father, Robin Chung Dip Chow's employment history. Jimmy recalls that his father, Robin worked in a variety of jobs over the years and as a young child, Jimmy was uncertain of what his father's job was but thought that he worked in accounting. He mentions that his father stopped working at 45 years of age due to a problem with his Achilles tendon. Jimmy describes his father as an intellectual who worked at gambling houses in Vancouver's Chinatown where people played mah-jong and fan-tan. Jimmy recollects that these were large clubs with lots of employees. His father never gambled but he was good with money so he worked on the management side. Jimmy mentions that while working in the film industry, his father took him and some of his film colleagues into some of the gambling houses in Chinatown to assist them with a production that they were working on. 2:02:51 - 2:06:58 Donna shares her own family history regarding gambling. She mentions that her uncle worked as a high end "bookie" in Vancouver and how in 1968, her uncle was arrested but got let go with just a small fine. Jimmy describes what gambling was like in those days with various sweepstakes, not under the jurisdiction of the government like it is today. Both Donna and Jimmy recollect the popularity of supper clubs their memories of Vie's Chicken and Steak House that was located in Hogan's Alley. Jimmy laments the destruction of Hogan's Alley and the other proposals that were brought forward that would change Chinatown and Strathcona.
History
Interviewees biography: Hipman "Jimmy" Chow was born in Lin Pong Lee, Hoiping, China in 1948. In 1950, Jimmy Chow immigrated to Vancouver from China with his mother, Gim Gee Chow to join his father, Robin Chung Dip Chow who'd immigrated to Canada at 14 years of age in 1921. For the first four years after immigrating, Jimmy and his parents lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec before returning to Vancouver around 1954. Jimmy and his family then lived and worked in Vancouver eventually settling in the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. In the early 1970s, Jimmy met his future wife Donna Polos and they married in 1981. Donna Polos was born in 1949 to Donald James Polos and Mayme "May" Helen Tilikana Polos and grew up in Vancouver. Between the age of 5 and 21 years, Donna lived in the neighbourhood of Joyce Station. In 1976, Jimmy and Donna purchased and moved into a house on Victory Street in Burnaby where they still live today. While living on Victory Street, they've raised their three children. Donna received her teaching degree and taught in elementary schools for many years. In 1991, after a near death experience, Donna developed an interest in drawing and painting and began experimenting with water colour painting on fabric. Donna has since exhibited her work widely, participated as an Artist in Residence in Burnaby schools and is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Jimmy entered the film industry in 1973, gaining experience and recognition as a property master and has worked on many films over a 45 year career. Interviewer biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of BVM’s “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Buildings - Residential
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Education
Geographic Features - Parks
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Government - Local Government
Industries - Film
Migration
Occupations
Occupations - Artists
Occupations - Grocers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Occupations - Teachers
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Social Issues - Racism
Sports - Soccer
Names
Bridge Studios
Chow, Gim Gee Dang
Chow, Hipman "Jimmy"
Chow, Robin Chung Dip
Polos, Donna
Polos, James "Jimmy", 1898-1962
Polos, Donald James
Polos, Mayme "May" Helen Tilikana
Geographic Access
Victory Street
Accession Code
BV022.21.1
Date
29 Jun. 2022
Media Type
Sound Recording
Notes
Title based on contents of recording
Hipman "Jimmy" Chow's name in Cantonese is Chow Hipman and in Mandarin is Zhou Xiamin.
Images
Audio Tracks
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By the water

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription82633
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph shows houses on the shore of a body of water.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photograph series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
550-186
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
Photograph shows houses on the shore of a body of water.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Geographic Features - Forests
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on page photograph is mounted on reads: "1925"
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Cottage in the woods

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a cottage, possibly belonging to Louisa Vidal, in the middle of the woods.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photograph series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
550-193
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a cottage, possibly belonging to Louisa Vidal, in the middle of the woods.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Geographic Features - Forests
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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3700 block of Hastings Street

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 3700 block of Hastings Street in North Burnaby, looking southeast. Kato Japanese Chinese Restaurant is one of the visible businesses and some snow is on the ground.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-3066
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of the 3700 block of Hastings Street in North Burnaby, looking southeast. Kato Japanese Chinese Restaurant is one of the visible businesses and some snow is on the ground.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Buildings - Residential
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Street Address
3700 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Brookes family home, "Normanna"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription35246
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Normanna," the Brookes family residence. This new Brookes family home was built in 1927 on the same site as the original house at 441 12th Avenue (later renumbered 7979 12th Avenue). Eventually, this became Normanna Norwegian rest home. The original house was built by Burnaby's firs…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Description Level
Item
Record No.
204-103
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Normanna," the Brookes family residence. This new Brookes family home was built in 1927 on the same site as the original house at 441 12th Avenue (later renumbered 7979 12th Avenue). Eventually, this became Normanna Norwegian rest home. The original house was built by Burnaby's first Reeve, Charles Shaw, and is now a designated heritage site at 7725 4th Street.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Buildings - Residential - Seniors Housing
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Normanna Rest Home
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
4th Street
Street Address
7725 4th Street
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Second Street Area
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4042 Yale Street

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1961 or 1962] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.9 x 3.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph from above 4042 Yale Street looking northeast. Burrard Inlet and the northshore mountains are visible in the background. The photograph was taken during the winter of 1961 to 1962, and there is snow.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1961 or 1962] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Image Bank subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.9 x 3.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
370-214
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS1999-03
Scope and Content
Photograph from above 4042 Yale Street looking northeast. Burrard Inlet and the northshore mountains are visible in the background. The photograph was taken during the winter of 1961 to 1962, and there is snow.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Geographic Features - Inlets
Geographic Features - Mountains
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Yale Street
Street Address
4042 Yale Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Burrard Inlet in winter

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[192-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26.5 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Vancouver Heights streetscape in winter. There is snow on the ground. One of the houses across the street has what appears to be a radio mast in the front yard. The photograph is taken looking Northeast toward the Burrard Inlet with Mount Seymour in the background.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26.5 x 16 cm
Material Details
"Burrard Inlet - winter" written in ink on back of photo. "37" written in pencil on back of photo.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Vancouver Heights streetscape in winter. There is snow on the ground. One of the houses across the street has what appears to be a radio mast in the front yard. The photograph is taken looking Northeast toward the Burrard Inlet with Mount Seymour in the background.
History
George Vincent Martin was born in 1892 in England. He married Matilda Florence Reed in 1916. He purchased a property in North Burnaby in the 1920s on Trinity Street. There was a main house and a "shack" on the property split up onto two lots.
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Features - Mountains
Geographic Features - Inlets
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Accession Code
BV007.45.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[192-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Nov-2018
Scale
96
Notes
Title based on content of the photograph
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From 4042 Yale Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription37628
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 4.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking north from 4042 Yale Street. Burrard Inlet and the northshore mountains are visible in the background, and there is snow.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1952 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Image Bank subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.9 x 4.8 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
370-216
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS1999-03
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking north from 4042 Yale Street. Burrard Inlet and the northshore mountains are visible in the background, and there is snow.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Geographic Features - Inlets
Geographic Features - Mountains
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Yale Street
Street Address
4042 Yale Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Second Narrows

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[192-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 stereograph card : b&w ; 17.5 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Stereograph card images of a street in Vancouver Heights. The photograph is taken looking Northeast toward the Burrard Inlet. Mount Seymour is shrouded in cloud in the background.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 stereograph card : b&w ; 17.5 x 9 cm
Material Details
Hand-written text in red ink on the front of the stereograph card reads: "2nd Narrows".
Scope and Content
Stereograph card images of a street in Vancouver Heights. The photograph is taken looking Northeast toward the Burrard Inlet. Mount Seymour is shrouded in cloud in the background.
History
George Vincent Martin was born in 1892 in England. He married Matilda Florence Reed in 1916. He purchased a property in North Burnaby in the 1920s on Trinity Street. There was a main house and a "shack" on the property split up onto two lots.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Mountains
Geographic Features - Inlets
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Accession Code
BV007.45.18
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[192-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
29-Nov-2018
Scale
96
Notes
Title based on notation below the photograph
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Unidentified village along a river in Germany

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription39484
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.3 x 15.7 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified village along a river in Germany. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers family photograph series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.3 x 15.7 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Description Level
Item
Record No.
477-803
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
2007-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified village along a river in Germany. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
Subjects
Buildings - Residential - Palaces
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Geographic Features - Rivers
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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5516-84 Barker St.

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
14 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of Barker Avenue and the properties located at 5516-5584 Barker Avenue - addresses that no longer exist. File also contains a photograph of the Sheffield Court at Central Park condominium development being constructed. Sheffield Court is located at 5635 Patterson Avenue
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
14 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-025
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of Barker Avenue and the properties located at 5516-5584 Barker Avenue - addresses that no longer exist. File also contains a photograph of the Sheffield Court at Central Park condominium development being constructed. Sheffield Court is located at 5635 Patterson Avenue
Subjects
Buildings - Residential
Geographic Features - Roads
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from print envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 89-217-B
Geographic Access
Barker Avenue
Patterson Avenue
Street Address
5635 Patterson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Garden Village Area
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