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Laying Down My Paddle

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min., 14 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This film is created was Cindy Gierarch. The film shares happy memories of canoeing with her husband, Lester, on beautiful glacier fed Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies. This trip, in 2007, was a long dreamt of reward for paying off the mortgage on their Burnaby condo suite. While canoeing on …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.8
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min., 14 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This film is created was Cindy Gierarch. The film shares happy memories of canoeing with her husband, Lester, on beautiful glacier fed Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies. This trip, in 2007, was a long dreamt of reward for paying off the mortgage on their Burnaby condo suite. While canoeing on the lake, Cindy learned a valuable lesson that she would never forget - “life will glide along smoothly and joyfully as long as I keep my paddle on the bottom of our canoe.”
History/Biography
Cindy Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Cindy Gierach
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Canoeing
Geographic Features - Mountains
Names
Gierach, Cindy
Gierach, Lester
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
Alberta
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Robert Burnaby research papers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58331
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2000-2001
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
40091
Storage Location
69-6-7
Scope and Content
File consists of research papers provided to the City of Burnaby Planning Department from Chris Hanna of Alpha Research Corporation on the topic of Robert Burnaby. Papers include photocopied newspaper articles and screen captures from various archives holdings. Invoices and correspondence between C…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2000-2001
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Mayor's Office files
Item No.
40091
Storage Location
69-6-7
Accession Number
BHS2003-03
Scope and Content
File consists of research papers provided to the City of Burnaby Planning Department from Chris Hanna of Alpha Research Corporation on the topic of Robert Burnaby. Papers include photocopied newspaper articles and screen captures from various archives holdings. Invoices and correspondence between Chris Hanna and the City of Burnaby Planning Department are also included in the file.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
40092
Storage Location
69-6-7
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies of correspondence (originally written between 1858 and 1863) by Robert Burnaby. Two of the letters are transcribed copies.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Mayor's Office files
Item No.
40092
Storage Location
69-6-7
Accession Number
BHS2003-03
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies of correspondence (originally written between 1858 and 1863) by Robert Burnaby. Two of the letters are transcribed copies.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977- [2001]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
40093
Storage Location
69-6-7
Scope and Content
File consists of part of the manuscript for the book "Land of Promise" including the Robert Burnaby biography originally written in 1977 by Pixie McGeachie entitled "Burnaby in British Columbia / 1858 ~ 1873" that was reproduced in the introductory pages of the publication.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977- [2001]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Mayor's Office files
Item No.
40093
Storage Location
69-6-7
Accession Number
BHS2003-03
Scope and Content
File consists of part of the manuscript for the book "Land of Promise" including the Robert Burnaby biography originally written in 1977 by Pixie McGeachie entitled "Burnaby in British Columbia / 1858 ~ 1873" that was reproduced in the introductory pages of the publication.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1999- [2001]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
40094
Storage Location
69-6
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopied pages for the book "Land of Promise" as well as interoffice communication between the Community Heritage Commission and the Director of Planing and Building for the City of Burnaby regarding the "Robert Burnaby Letters - Book Proposal."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1999- [2001]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Mayor's Office files
Item No.
40094
Storage Location
69-6
Accession Number
BHS2002-14
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopied pages for the book "Land of Promise" as well as interoffice communication between the Community Heritage Commission and the Director of Planing and Building for the City of Burnaby regarding the "Robert Burnaby Letters - Book Proposal."
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Storage Location - in last box on shelf
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Item No.
40111
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
File contains proclamations declared by the Office of the Mayor and City Council.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files
Item No.
40111
Storage Location
AV Storage
Accession Number
2009-07
Scope and Content
File contains proclamations declared by the Office of the Mayor and City Council.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek Corrigan (2002-present). The fonds consists of the following series: Sister Cities files; Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files; City Council and Council Committees files; Pioneer Tales files; and Mayor’s Office files.
History/Biography
On September 22, 1892 the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was established by letters patent. An integral component of this incorporation was the creation of the office of the Reeve (later called Mayor). The Reeve was to serve as the Head and Chief Executive Officer of Burnaby and was to lead the City Council in the governing of the Corporation. Burnaby’s first Reeve and Council were elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892, with formal elections held by ballot three months later. From 1893 until 1977 the Reeve and Council were elected for one-year terms, but the practice of annual elections was abandoned in favour of two-year terms in 1977. The current practice of holding elections every three years was begun in 1987. Elections of Reeve and Council were suspended altogether in 1933, however, as a financial crisis in the Corporation resulted in the Province intervening and assuming control of the local government. For ten years, Commissioners were appointed by the Provincial Government to manage the affairs of the Municipality, but by January 1943, the situation had been remedied and local elections were once again held. From 1892 until 1968 the Chief Executive Officer in Burnaby was known as “Reeve” but this nomenclature changed with revisions to the Local Government Act in the latter part of the Twentieth Century. In 1968, the Province altered the Act and abolished the practice of assigning different titles to the members of Council based on Municipal Classification and introduced "Mayor" and "Alderman" as terms applicable in all Municipalities not just those of a certain size or with a certain number of citizens. From that point on, the CEO of Burnaby has been referred to as the Mayor of the City. Despite these changes in election procedures, naming protocols, and the disruption caused by the financial crisis in the 1930s and 1940s, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor have remained relatively stable throughout the years. As Head and Chief Executive Officer of the City, the Mayor is responsible for ensuring that the principles of law and good government are enforced in Burnaby. This includes the task of overseeing the conduct of officers and employees and directing the management of municipal business and affairs as well as chairing the meetings of Council and appointing Council Committee members. The Mayor is also charged with the duty of representing the City at public functions, in meetings with visiting dignitaries, and in participating in local community and fundraising events. Initially, the Municipal Clerk assisted the Mayor in his work by handling most correspondence and clerical tasks of the office. Today, however, the Mayor’s office retains its own administrative staff who are responsible for facilitating all schedules and arrangements for the Mayor along with coordinating his/her internal and external contacts and events. The following individuals have served as Reeve or Mayor of Burnaby: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Shou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 J. W. Weart 1911-1912 D. C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 T. Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 W. L. Burdick 1929 W. A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorely 1954-1957 Alan H. Emmott 1958-1968 Robert W. Prittie 1969-1973 Thomas W. Constable 1973-1979 David M. Mercier 1979-1981 William A. Lewarne 1981-1987 William J. Copeland 1987-1996 Douglas P. Drummond 1996-2002 Derek Corrigan 2002-present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: John Bennett 1932-1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R. S. Gilchrist 1941* B. C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1964-2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created during the establishment and maintenance of Sister-City relationships between Burnaby and the cities of Kushiro (Japan), Loughborough (England), El Zapotal (El Salvador), Mesa (Arizona), Gatineau (Quebec), Hwaseong (Korea), Zhongshan City (P.R. China). Records in…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1964-2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created during the establishment and maintenance of Sister-City relationships between Burnaby and the cities of Kushiro (Japan), Loughborough (England), El Zapotal (El Salvador), Mesa (Arizona), Gatineau (Quebec), Hwaseong (Korea), Zhongshan City (P.R. China). Records include: reports, correspondence, photographs and photograph albums, memoranda, newspaper clippings, speeches, certificates, itineraries, presentation material, invitations, agendas, and minutes. The sister city movement gained momentum in North America after the Second World War with a goal to encourage cooperation between international communities. Burnaby became a part of that movement in the hopes that sister city relationships would create meaningful industrial, economic, educational, and cultural ties between Burnaby citizens and those of other countries. Burnaby’s first sister city was Kushiro, Japan. The formal agreement for the establishment of a sister city relationship between the two communities was signed on September 9, 1965. Following this twinning, the two cities have enjoyed numerous exchanges and visits, the records of which are contained within this series. While the sister city status between Burnaby and Kushiro has endured for over three decades, Burnaby has also maintained shorter-lived relationships with Loughborough, England and El Zapotal, El Salvador. The 1986 twinning with Loughborough was undertaken to recognize the importance of that city to the history of Burnaby in that Loughborough was the ancestral home of Burnaby’s namesake, Robert Burnaby. The twinning between Burnaby and El Zapotal came after Mayor Copeland visited El Salvador in the early 1990s and returned with a desire to see the citizens of Burnaby assist in the rebuilding of that community after a 12-year civil war was brought to an end in 1992. In 1998, Burnaby entered into two North American Sister City relationships with Mesa, Arizona and Gatineau, Quebec, and in 2010, it formulated a sister city agreement with Hwaseong, Korea. In 2011, a further agreement was signed with Zhongshan, China which expanded a previous “friendship” agreement into a Sister City relationship. Series also consists of records related to Friendship Agreements with Taichung (Taiwan China), Dongcheng District (formerly Chongwen District) of Beijing (P.R. China), Dongli District of Tianjin, Changshu (P.R. China), and Kunming, Yunnan Province (P.R. China); as well as Memorandums of Understanding with a number of other cities. The records in this series reflect both the actions that led up to the creation of these relationships as well as the numerous cultural, economic and educational exchanges that have been undertaken between the communities over the years.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919-2004
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by the Mayor’s Office during the Mayor’s participation in civic ceremonies, awards presentations, or other special events undertaken in or for the City of Burnaby. Records include: photographs, correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, progr…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919-2004
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by the Mayor’s Office during the Mayor’s participation in civic ceremonies, awards presentations, or other special events undertaken in or for the City of Burnaby. Records include: photographs, correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, programmes, agendas, proclamations, plaques, itineraries, invitations, and ceremonial certificates and memorabilia. As the official representative for the citizens of Burnaby, the Mayor hosts and attends numerous ceremonies and special events throughout his/her term in office. Included in this series are records from events such as the 1984 and 1997 B. C. Summer Games, the 1992 Burnaby Centennial celebrations, and the 1971 Royal Visit from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. During the course of these events, the City of Burnaby often is presented with ceremonial plaques, letters, or certificates that commemorate the special occasions and this material is included in the series. The Mayor is also responsible for seeing that awards are bestowed upon other deserving parties and ensures that achievements and special occasions are formally recognized by the City of Burnaby. Each year the Mayor presents the Kushiro Cup Award – which is named after Burnaby’s Sister City Kushiro, Japan – to an outstanding Burnaby resident and hosts such functions as municipal appreciation dinners. The records that are produced while carrying out these activities include criteria lists, resumes, correspondence, proclamations, and certificates.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created in the administration of the Mayor’s Office. This includes: reports, file lists, address books, subject files, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and ephemera. The Office of the Mayor is managed by an administrative staff who maintain the Mayor’s schedule, l…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created in the administration of the Mayor’s Office. This includes: reports, file lists, address books, subject files, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and ephemera. The Office of the Mayor is managed by an administrative staff who maintain the Mayor’s schedule, liaise with other City officials, and assist the Mayor fulfill his duties and responsibilities to the citizens of Burnaby. As a by-product of these activities, the Mayor’s Office maintains files related to general administrative tasks like record-keeping as well as collecting subject files and records of general interest to the Mayor and Council. These records were used as reference material and have been maintained for their informational value.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Friendship Pledge in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Affiliation between Burnaby and Kushiro

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Item No.
27496
Storage Location
30-5-6-1
Scope and Content
Item consists of Friendship Pledge in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Affiliation between Burnaby and Kushiro and the pen that was used to sign it.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2005
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
Textual record
Description Level
Item
Series
Sister Cities files
Item No.
27496
Storage Location
30-5-6-1
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2006-12
Scope and Content
Item consists of Friendship Pledge in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City Affiliation between Burnaby and Kushiro and the pen that was used to sign it.
Media Type
Textual Record
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