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Arrow Neon Sign

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/landmark861
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1961
Other Names
Lost in the 50's Drive-in
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Lost in the 50's Drive-in
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Associated Dates
1961
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
The Arrow Neon Sign was built in 1961 by the Neonette Sign Company of New Westminster when this property was opened as the Tomahawk Drive-in Restaurant. The restaurant was later known as Lindy's Burger and in 1990, the business was renamed Lost in the 50's Drive-in. It stands 20-foot tall and is composed of a large double-sided hollow steel panel serpentine arrow mounted on a pole supporting a lexan sign panel measuring approximately 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall. The sign was designed with three illuminated features: a round lamp at the top of the pole, a double-sided rectangular fluorescent sign panel box, and two double-sided rows of orange neon arrows that follow the large serpentine arrow. The Arrow Neon Sign remains as a rare surviving example of neon sign art in the city and is the only historic neon sign in South Burnaby. The sign has gained prominence over the years as it has been associated with this small iconic drive-in which has also been utilized as a set for film production. Additionally, the drive-in has played a prominent role in the Edmonds community as a popular setting for recent "Show and Shine" participants to park their classic cars.
Locality
Edmonds
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Builder
Neonette Sign Company
Community
Burnaby
Contributing Resource
Structure
Ownership
Public (local)
Subject Access
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Helen 'The Swinging Girl' Neon Sign

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4142 Hastings Street
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12771
Enactment Date
19/04/2010
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
While the building here is of some importance as the former North Burnaby municipal office, its primary importance is its delightful neon sign that has become a North Burnaby landmark. Helen Arnold opened Helen’s Childrens Wear shop in the building next door to the old Municipal offices in 1948. In 1955, when North Burnaby moved out, she moved into the vacated building. As part of the renovations, Helen enlisted the assistance of her good friend Jimmy Wallace, owner of Vancouver’s Wallace Neon Company, to create a new sign for her expanded business. One of the company’s designers, Reeve Lehman, created the swinging neon girl that was installed in 1956. Designed in two parts, one section of the sign is cloud shaped and reads ‘Helen’s’ while the other section is a moving representation of a little girl on a swing. The sign is nine feet six inches high and nine feet wide, and the lower section is animated with an internal motor and gears. It immediately became a landmark on Hastings Street, and recently the sign’s design fame has spread far and wide as one of the best surviving examples of kinetic neon art in North America.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Community
Burnaby
Name Access
Helen's Childrens Wear
Subject Access
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Lion dance at Metrotown Mall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto95728
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Lunar New Year celebrations at the Metrotown mall. In one photograph, Burnaby North MLA Pietro Calendino helps to "waken the lion." In the other, a Buddha dances with the lions in the atrium of the mall as spectators look down from the storeys of the mall above.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-1586
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Lunar New Year celebrations at the Metrotown mall. In one photograph, Burnaby North MLA Pietro Calendino helps to "waken the lion." In the other, a Buddha dances with the lions in the atrium of the mall as spectators look down from the storeys of the mall above.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Celebrations
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Performances
Names
Metrotown
Calendino, Pietro
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2001 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-1586-1: "Burnaby North MLA Pietro Calendino helps "waken the lion" by painting dots on its tongue and eyes, at Chinese New Year's celebrations at Burnaby's Metrotown mall."
Caption from metadata for 535-1586-2: "A "Buddha" dances with the lions at Chinese New Year's celebrations at Burnaby's Metrotown Centre."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4700 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Lion dance at New Westminster Quay

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto95727
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of lion dancers celebrating Lunar New Year at the New Westminster Quay. As the dancers perform, a crowd of adults and children gather in a circle to watch.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1585
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of lion dancers celebrating Lunar New Year at the New Westminster Quay. As the dancers perform, a crowd of adults and children gather in a circle to watch.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Celebrations
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Performances
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2001 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Lion dancers welcome the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake, at the New Westminser Quay."
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Images
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Lunar New Year at Lougheed Town Centre

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96192
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2006]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Lunar New Year celebrations at Lougheed Town Centre. The photographs depict the Grand Ensemble Choir singing and members of the North Burnaby Retired Society performing a traditional dance.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2006]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-1889
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Lunar New Year celebrations at Lougheed Town Centre. The photographs depict the Grand Ensemble Choir singing and members of the North Burnaby Retired Society performing a traditional dance.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Celebrations
Organizations - Choirs
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Lougheed Town Centre
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2006 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-1889-1: "The Grand Ensemble Choir entertains shoppers during Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday at Lougheed Town Centre."
Caption from metadata for 535-1889-2: "Members of the North Burnaby Retired Society perform a traditional Chinese dance as part of Lunar New Year celebrations, Saturday at Lougheed Town Centre."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 9855 Austin Avenue
Burnaby - Austin Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cameron Area
Images
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Mayor Doug Drummond at a lion dance

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto97989
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Doug Drummond dotting the eyes of a lion during a Lunar New Year celebration in the atrium of the Metrotown mall.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-3094
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Doug Drummond dotting the eyes of a lion during a Lunar New Year celebration in the atrium of the Metrotown mall.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Drummond, Douglas P. "Doug"
Metrotown
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Burnaby mayor Doug Drummond dots the eye of the lion at Chinese New Year celebrations at the Metrotown Centre. Dotting the eye symbolizes waking up the lion."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4700 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Lion dance at Simon Fraser University

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96248
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Qun Ying Athletic Club from Gilmore Community School performing the lion dance under the Convocation Mall roof at Simon Fraser University, as part of Lunar New Year celebrations.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1931
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Qun Ying Athletic Club from Gilmore Community School performing the lion dance under the Convocation Mall roof at Simon Fraser University, as part of Lunar New Year celebrations.
Photographer
Medig, Kari
Subjects
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Persons - Students
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
Simon Fraser University
Gilmore Avenue School
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2005 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Members of the Qun Ying Athletic Club from Gilmore Community School perform the Lion Dance to bring in the Chinese New Year at Simon Fraser University on Wednesday afternoon."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby - University Drive
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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North Burnaby High School Graduates 1954

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto163
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1954
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36.5 x 58.5 cm mounted on board 76 x 101.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of graduates of North Burnaby High School in 1954 with all names of graduates scripted on mounting board by E.Skrypec. Row 1: L. Fox, S. Johnson, R. Larson, B. Milaney, J. Watson, D. Spring, G. Calder, J. Forester, A. Nash, J. McGiveron, M. Meikle, T. Brooks, J. Meikle, S. Hill, B. Bil…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
1954
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36.5 x 58.5 cm mounted on board 76 x 101.5 cm
Accession Code
BV985.30.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of graduates of North Burnaby High School in 1954 with all names of graduates scripted on mounting board by E.Skrypec. Row 1: L. Fox, S. Johnson, R. Larson, B. Milaney, J. Watson, D. Spring, G. Calder, J. Forester, A. Nash, J. McGiveron, M. Meikle, T. Brooks, J. Meikle, S. Hill, B. Bilson, F. Stewart, M. Slavin, H. Trayling, B. Bourne, M. Mothe, M. Bazylevich, S. Yorston, E. Underwood, S. Sandberg, A. Craig, A. Holzman, M. Cranston, W. Pendygrasse and L. Holland. Row 2: S. Willimas, S. Anderson, G. Burgess, I. Radill, J. Jopling, J. Wong, K. McNicol, D. Gallie, W. Brigden, I. Frank, J. Elliott, P. Wooldard, D. Drummond, E. Murray, K. Nelson, B. Smith, J. Purser, D. Lister, N. Husband, A. Ryder and G. Olafson. Row 3: B. Beaumont, W. Judyski, B. Chamberland, R. Dyck, H. Lunow, R. Morris, N. Trtan, S. Gill, K. Elliott, D. Demchuk, D. Wilson, H. Philbrook, D. Connorton, D. Panton, G. Monk, G. Kubicek, J. Christian, H. Pendygrasse, D. Norman and H. Peterson. Row 4: C. Allen, J. MacDonald, H. Siddoo, G. Boyd, G. Norgard, P. Iannucci, R. McDonnell, B. Mills, R. Ostby, K. Bennett, F. McAuley, G. Topham, G. Clapp, H. Rink, T. Scuffi, B. Dolman, L. Armstrong, W. Cross, E. Matiash and B. Miles. Row 5: V. Cinnamon, T. Saunders, E. Skrypec, S. Bonettemaker, G. Barr, W. Greba, B. Asleson, B. Launder, F. Punko, J. Maxwell, J. McTaggart, D. Allen, W. Plevy, J. Bailey and R. Zacharias.
Subjects
Persons - Students
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Events
Buildings - Schools
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Siddoo, Hardev
Wong, Jessie
Burnaby North High School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4375 Pandora Street
Burnaby - Pandora Street
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo18877
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
22 Sep. 2022
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (91 min., 5 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo ; 29 fps
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar hosted by Burnaby Village Museum Curator, Jane Lemke with presentations and discussions by Megan Innes, Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra and Denise Fong. The webinar is titled "Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Burnaby Neighbourhood Speaker Series series
Subseries
Neighbourhood Speaker Series - Fall 2022 subseries
Date
22 Sep. 2022
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (91 min., 5 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo ; 29 fps
Material Details
Host: Jane Lemke
Presenters: Meagan Innes; Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra; Denise Fong
Date of Presentation: Tuesday, September 22, 2022. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Total Number of tracks: 1
Total Length of all tracks: 91 min., 5 sec.
Recording Device: Zoom video communication platform
Original recording of 91 min., 5 sec.was edited to 79 min., 2 sec. for viewing on Heritage Burnaby
Accession Code
BV022.27.4
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar hosted by Burnaby Village Museum Curator, Jane Lemke with presentations and discussions by Megan Innes, Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra and Denise Fong. The webinar is titled "Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum". The webinar is the fourth in a series of six webinars presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library. The live webinar was also made available on the Burnaby Village Museum's facebook page. Community members were invited to participate by bringing questions during the interactive online sessions. In this webinar speakers and host discuss what it takes to bring more diverse stories into the Burnaby Village Museum and explore the history of discriminatory practices and museological trends at the Burnaby Village Museum and other museums. Speakers highlight recent projects taking place at Burnaby Village Museum to ensure that other diverse stories of communities are being represented and told. Speakers each provide a ten minute presentation followed by discussions. The first speaker in the webinar is Meagan Innes. When talking about place, Meagan talks about her ancestral ties to certain places including the site where Burnaby Village Museum now stands and what it means to her Indigenous ancestors. Meagan shares stories from her grandfather John Cordocedo of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation and how her grandfather, her great grandfather and ancestors have lived, hunted, gathered and traveled on this land. Meagan talks about the work that she’s been involved with at the Burnaby Village Museum including the development of the Indigenous Learning House, the Matriarch’s Garden, the Indigenous History in Burnaby Resource Guide and development of Indigenous educational programing and projects. Meagan reflects on the collaboration and relationships that have developed during this work with Indigenous artists and Indigenous knowledge keepers. The second speaker in the webinar is Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra “Sharn”. Sharn's presentation is titled “From Orientalism and Colonialism to hope and future possibility”. Sharn speaks of her personal experience visiting the Burnaby Village Museum’s Chinese herbalist exhibit with her son and his school in 2019. Sharn expresses the racist impressions that she witnessed from the young students who visited the exhibit and her reaction re-visiting the exhibit in 2021 after the exhibit was revitalized. Sharn describes the much more positive aspects of the revitalized exhibit which transformed it from “Nostalgic Colonialism” to a place of meaningful belonging for racialized communities that includes faces and personal stories. Sharn looks forward to being a part of Burnaby’s next venture which looks at the history of Burnaby’s South Asian Canadian Community and shares some of her research while working on this project. The third speaker in the webinar is Denise Fong. Denise’s presentation is titled “Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby”. Denise provides some background regarding her work as a researcher working for the City of Burnaby. Denise takes us on a journey of her research in compiling non white experiences in Burnaby as well as uncovering personal stories from Burnaby families living and working in Burnaby. Denise points out discriminatory practices within Burnaby including the Chinese and Japanese Exclusion Bylaw in 1892 and the history of Chinese immigration to Canada including the Chinese Head Tax. Denise reflects on her own work, the work of students from UBC and volunteers from the Chinese Canadian History Advisory committee in building relationships with Chinese Canadian families within Burnaby to obtain stories and family records. Denise points out the various projects that these relationships and research have contributed to including; Heritage interpretive plaques installed at the Riverway Golf Course and in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, an award winning exhibit at Burnaby Village Museum “Across the Pacific”, new Chinese Canadian resources available on “Heritage Burnaby”, the revitalization of the Chinese Herbalist shop exhibit “Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee and Co.” at Burnaby Village Museum, the Chinese Market Garden at Burnaby Village Museum, the creation of a "Burnaby Farm Tour" map highlighting Chinese farms in the Big Bend area and a publication titled "Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Resource Guide". Following the presentations, host Jane Lemke enters a conversation with Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra and Denise Fong. Jane intiates the conversations with questions regarding further work that is necessary for Burnaby Village Museum and other museums to move forward in readdressing the narratives beyond white colonial settler perspectives to include stories of marginalized and racialized people who are under represented and often forgotten.
History/Biography
Jane Lemke has worked in various museums in the Lower Mainland and has been the Curator at Burnaby Village Museum since 2019. Her educational background includes a Master of Arts degree in History and a Master of Museum Studies degree. Her research focus has been on trauma and memory and its role in shaping Canadian identity. She loves sharing memories and stories of Burnaby with the public. Jane sits on the Council of the BC Museums Association and is the Chair of the BC Museums Association Professional Development and Education Committee.
Meagan Innes is from Xwmélts'tstn úxwumixw (Capilano Village). She is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh First Nation Educator and a multidisciplinary Artist. Meagan completed her Masters of Education around examining connection to place, kinship and to spén´em (plant) s7ek_w’í7tel (siblings) pén´em (plant things). She is an emerging artist who is waking up her Ancestral skills and practicing the ways of her Ancestors. She is exploring reshaping pedagogy to embody traditional ways of knowing and being, more specifically Sḵwx̱wú7mesh traditional ways of learning, knowing and being. She had recently completed the First Nations Language Program at Simon Fraser University to become a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh langauge speaker which is the language of her Ancestors.
Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra (Sharn) is Coordinator of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, co-curator of exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC, and a sessional faculty in the Department of History at UFV. Sharn’s PhD looks at the affective experiences of racialized museum visitors through a critical race theory lens. She’s a passionate activist, building bridges between community and academia through museum work. She is a past member of the BC Museums Association, and currently a Director with the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration.
Denise Fong is a historical researcher with the City of Burnaby and Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on Chinese Canadian identity and meaning making in heritage spaces. Since 2009, Denise has coordinated a number of historical research and public history projects, including SFU’s From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration and UBC’s Chinese Canadian Stories: Uncommon Histories from a Common Past. She co-curated two award-winning Chinese Canadian exhibitions locally — Burnaby Village Museum’s Across the Pacific exhibition and the Chinese Canadian Museum of BC/Museum of Vancouver’s A Seat at the Table exhibition. She is a UBC Public Scholar and currently serves as the research director for UBC's Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Food
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - First contact with Europeans
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Social life and customs
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Art
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Languages
Indigenous peoples - Canada - , Treatment of
Plants
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Social Issues - Racism
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Fong, Denise
Lemke, Jane
Innes, Meagan
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation
Sandhra, Sharanjit Kaur "Sharn" Dr.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Video

Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum, 22 Sep. 2022

Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum, 22 Sep. 2022

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/media/hpo/_Data/_BVM_Moving_Images/2022_0027_0004_002.mp4
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Working on the green chain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15193
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified Chinese Canadian men working on the green chain of Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Burrard Inlet and the north shore mountains are visible in the distance.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified Chinese Canadian men working on the green chain of Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Burrard Inlet and the north shore mountains are visible in the distance.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Occupations - Millworkers
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Gung Haggis Fat Choy

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96169
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Todd Wong on the Simon Fraser University campus, posing in a SFU T-shirt and kilt with a dragon puppet and other objects. Wong was the founder of "Gung Haggis Fat Choy," a combination celebration of Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-1866
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Todd Wong on the Simon Fraser University campus, posing in a SFU T-shirt and kilt with a dragon puppet and other objects. Wong was the founder of "Gung Haggis Fat Choy," a combination celebration of Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Buildings - Schools - Universities and Colleges
Names
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2005 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-1866-1: "Todd Wong, aka Toddish McWong, is getting ready to celebrate Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a convergence of Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year that he cooked up while trying to come up with an idea for "a really good house party" when he was a student at Simon Fraser University."
Caption from metadata for 535-1866-2: "Todd Wong, aka Toddish McWong, dreamed up Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a combination celebration of Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year, while he was a student at Simon Fraser University in the early 1990s. The school will celebrate the newfound holiday with the first Gung Haggis Fat Choy Canadian Games, feature dragoncart races, a lion dance, highland dancers and bag pipers, at Convocation Mall on Jan. 28."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby - University Drive
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail

Calligrapher Peter Chuk

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96335
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2003]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Peter Chuk, a Chinese calligrapher, creating good luck messages during Lunar New Year celebrations at Lougheed Town Centre.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2003]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-2016
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Peter Chuk, a Chinese calligrapher, creating good luck messages during Lunar New Year celebrations at Lougheed Town Centre.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Arts
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Names
Lougheed Town Centre
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2003 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-2016-1: "Peter Chuk, a Chinese calligrapher, is framed by the brushes of his craft as he writes good luck messages during Chinese New Year celebrations at Burnaby Lougheed Town Centre on Saturday."
Caption from metadata for 535-2016-2: "Peter Chuk, a Chinese calligrapher, paints good luck messages during Chinese New Year celebrations, Saturday at Burnaby's Lougheed Town Centre."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 9855 Austin Avenue
Burnaby - Austin Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cameron Area
Images
Less detail

Dragon dance

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto98049
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of two people watching a performance of a dragon dance in celebration of Lunar New Year.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-3129
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two people watching a performance of a dragon dance in celebration of Lunar New Year.
Subjects
Performances
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Notes
Title based on original file name
Collected by editorial for use in a February 1999 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

Dragon dancers at Brentwood Mall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96005
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2004]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of two dragon dancers from the Yau Kung Moon Athletic Association performing for a crowd inside the Brentwood Mall.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2004]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1756
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two dragon dancers from the Yau Kung Moon Athletic Association performing for a crowd inside the Brentwood Mall.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Performances
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Brentwood Shopping Centre
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2004 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Dragon dancers from the Yau Kung Moon Athletic Association, celebrate Chinese New Year, Saturday at Burnaby's Brentwood Mall. The dragon is controlled by the King of Heaven, and the dance is symbolic of its arrival on earth to help people and brighten the future."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - 4567 Lougheed Highway
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Images
Less detail

Lion dance

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto98046
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
3 photographs (tiff) : b&w and col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of a lion dance happening at Metrotown, and members of the audience watching.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-3126
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
3 photographs (tiff) : b&w and col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of a lion dance happening at Metrotown, and members of the audience watching.
Subjects
Performances
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Names
Metrotown
Notes
Title based on original file name
Collected by editorial for use in a February 1999 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4700 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
Less detail

Lion dance at Brentwood Mall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto97982
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a lion dance during a Burnaby Chinese Parents Association's celebration for Lunar New Year at Brentwood Mall. Shoppers watch from the side of the floor and from above, looking down into the atrium.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-3087
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a lion dance during a Burnaby Chinese Parents Association's celebration for Lunar New Year at Brentwood Mall. Shoppers watch from the side of the floor and from above, looking down into the atrium.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Performances
Names
Brentwood Shopping Centre
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "A pair of Chinese lions dance in the new year at the Burnaby Chinese Parents Association's Chinese New Year celebration at Brentwood Mall."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4567 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Images
Less detail

Lunar New Year at Crystal Mall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96296
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2002]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lunar New Year celebrations at the Crystal Mall. A person dressed as the God of Fortune greets a shopper.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2002]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1979
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lunar New Year celebrations at the Crystal Mall. A person dressed as the God of Fortune greets a shopper.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Events
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2002 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "The Chinese God of Fortune greets shoppers at Burnaby's Crystal Shopping Mall, on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Horse. The God of Fortune brings luck to people, and prosperity to the community."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4500 Kingsway
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
Less detail

Lunar New Year at Lougheed Town Centre

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96245
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Lunar New Year celebrations at Lougheed Town Centre. Photographs depict performers from the Yuen's Family Martial Arts Centre demonstrating traditional Chinese swordplay and the Lion dance, as a crowd looks on in the mall's atrium.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-1928
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Lunar New Year celebrations at Lougheed Town Centre. Photographs depict performers from the Yuen's Family Martial Arts Centre demonstrating traditional Chinese swordplay and the Lion dance, as a crowd looks on in the mall's atrium.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Lougheed Town Centre
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2005 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-1928-1: "A performer from Yuen's Family Martial Arts Centre demonstrates traditional Chinese swordplay during Chinese New Year celebrations, Saturday at the Lougheed Town Centre."
Caption from metadata for 535-1928-2: "Having awoken the Lion, the "Buddha" tries to tame the angry beast so that it may bring luck instead of terror, in a reenactment of the origins of the traditional Chinese Lion dance, performed by the Yuen Family Martial Arts Centre, at Chinese New Year celebrations, Saturday at the Lougheed Town Centre."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 9855 Austin Avenue
Burnaby - Austin Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cameron Area
Images
Less detail

Lunar New Year celebrations at Brentwood

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96133
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2003]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of lions and ceremonies during Lunar New Year celebrations at Brentwood Town Centre.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2003]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-1830
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of lions and ceremonies during Lunar New Year celebrations at Brentwood Town Centre.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Ceremonies
Events
Names
Brentwood Shopping Centre
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2003 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-1830-1: "A "Gold Lion" from the Yau King Moon Club welcomes the Year of the Goat at Brentwood Town Centre, on Saturday."
Caption from metadata for 535-1830-2: "Nika White adds her dab in the traditional "Dotting of the Lion's Eye" Ceremony at Chinese New Year celebrations, Saturday at Brentwood Town Centre."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4567 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Images
Less detail

New Year at T&T Supermarket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto96001
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2004]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of two managers at the Metrotown T&T Supermarket displaying foods and customs before Chinese New Year.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2004]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-1752
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of two managers at the Metrotown T&T Supermarket displaying foods and customs before Chinese New Year.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Holidays - Chinese New Year
Names
Metrotown
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2004 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-1752-1: "Yanting Chen, the seafood manager at T&T Supermarket, at Metrotown, with a red snapper. Fish is a traditional meal for Chinese New Year's Eve, and a whole fish symbolizes abundance and completeness."
Caption from metadata for 535-1752-2: "Melina Hung, the marketing manager for T&T Supermarket, at Metrotown, makes sure she'll have prosperity for the coming new year by picking an even number of oranges. Serving food in even numbers during Chinese New Year is seen as a harbinger of good fortune and abundance."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4700 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
Less detail

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