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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
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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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs and sound recordings
Storage Location
BHS299
BHS237
BHS332
BHS460
MSS054
MSS065
MSS135
MSS136
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and essays penne…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs and sound recordings
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS299
BHS237
BHS332
BHS460
MSS054
MSS065
MSS135
MSS136
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and essays penned by her. Also included are a series of files (mainly newspaper clippings) collected and organized for her own personal use.
History/Biography
Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. She served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." Pixie also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. The residents of Burnaby suffered a great loss when Pixie McGeachie passed away in August of 2010. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading room at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Hazel Peterson photographs

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62794
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
ca. 60 photographs : b&w and col. -- 2 prints : col. illustrations
Item No.
504-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
64-2
Scope and Content
File consists of loose photographs of Hazel Peterson (nee Erickson), as well as photographs of her family and parents, Charles and Amanda Erickson, and her husband, Edwin Peterson. Photographs are from all stages of Hazel Peterson's life, including infancy and childhood and later years of her life,…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Description Level
File
Item No.
504-001
Accession Number
BHS2000-08
Storage Location
AV Storage
64-2
Physical Description
ca. 60 photographs : b&w and col. -- 2 prints : col. illustrations
Material Details
Some photographs remain in frames or paper covers.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File consists of loose photographs of Hazel Peterson (nee Erickson), as well as photographs of her family and parents, Charles and Amanda Erickson, and her husband, Edwin Peterson. Photographs are from all stages of Hazel Peterson's life, including infancy and childhood and later years of her life, including a trip to Hawaii in 1982. File includes studio portraits, cartes de visites, postcards, and some illustrations.
Subjects
Travel
Persons - Children
Names
Peterson, Hazel
Peterson, Edwin
Notes
Title based on content of file
Note on verso of 504-022 reads: "This was taken several years ago / Your niece / Hazel Petersen (at left)"
Note on verso of 504-027 reads: "Hazel Erickson Peterson"
Note on verso of 504-028 reads: "all of us except Ethel" and identifies the siblings in the photo
Note on verso of 504-029 reads: "not such a bad picture considering" and identifies the people in the photo.
Note on verso of 504-030 reads: "Agnus McDonald" and "Touch up outline of deer"
Note on envelope for 504-039:504-041 reads: "Hazel Petersen resided at Dania Home, Burnaby, for 20 years before her death shortly before her 100th birthday."
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat18
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
approx. 130 linear feet of textual records + 31 linear feet of graphic and other material
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Historical Society into following series: 1.The Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript series, ca. 1890-2000 2.The Burnaby Historical Society Photograph series, ca. 1890-2000; predom…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
approx. 130 linear feet of textual records + 31 linear feet of graphic and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
This collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Historical Society into following series:
1.The Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript series, ca. 1890-2000
2.The Burnaby Historical Society Photograph series, ca. 1890-2000; predominantly 1890-1950
3. The Century Park Museum Association and Burnaby Historical Society series, ca. 1965-1976
4. The Oral History series, 1969-1989
5. The Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera series, 1915-1992
History/Biography
The Burnaby Historical Society was founded in 1957. Over the years, the Burnaby Historical Society developed a community archives by collecting, compiling and preserving various material with historical value to the City of Burnaby. The Society gathered miscellaneous documents, photographs and other items while also soliciting and acquiring entire collections or groups of archival records. The Century Park Museum Association was founded under the auspices of the Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee, to administer Burnaby's Centennial '71 Commemorative Project, Heritage Village. In 1991, the Historical Society was provided a permanent space to house their growing collection at the Burnaby Village Museum and they continued to collect and expand their holdings.
After the creation of the City of Burnaby Archives in 2001, the Burnaby Historical Society and the City of Burnaby began discussing the possibility of uniting the two collections. In February, 2007, an agreement was signed between the two institutions which resulted in the merger of the Community Archives with the City Archives. All records and photographs that had been collected by the Historical Society were transferred into the custody of the City and were moved from the Burnaby Village Museum to the City Archives in the McGill Branch Library. While the Society continues to function as a community group, it no longer acts as a collecting body.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Burnaby Historical Society Photograph series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39741
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Approximately 5000 photographs
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Approximately 5000 photographs
Media Type
Photograph
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Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord57721
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
approx. 130 linear feet of textual records
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2006
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
approx. 130 linear feet of textual records
Description Level
Series
Media Type
Textual Record
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2014
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
130m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by City Council and the Office of the City Clerk. The fonds is organized into the following series: Council minutes and agendas; Council Committee records; Bylaws; Contracts and Agreements; Election records; Zoning and Rezoni…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2014
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Physical Description
130m of textual records and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by City Council and the Office of the City Clerk. The fonds is organized into the following series: Council minutes and agendas; Council Committee records; Bylaws; Contracts and Agreements; Election records; Zoning and Rezoning records; and Clerk’s Department files.
History/Biography
The City of Burnaby covers an area of approximately 98 square kilometers between the cities of Vancouver to the west, and Coquitlam and New Westminster to the east, Burrard Inlet to the north, and the Fraser River to the south. The municipality derived its name from Robert Burnaby, a prominent businessman and advisor to Sir James Douglas, the first Governor of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. Burnaby’s early development was closely tied to the development of the City of New Westminster. New Westminster became British Columbia’s capital in 1859, the year after the British Government proclaimed the establishment of British Columbia. Shortly thereafter, the Royal Engineers began exploring Burnaby to establish military defenses and secure natural resources. This involved the construction of a road linking New Westminster to Burrard Inlet for military purposes, which is present-day North Road. At this time, individuals and families began settling in Burnaby and were largely involved in agricultural and logging activities. Burnaby developed slowly until 1887, when the Canadian Pacific Railway was extended into Vancouver from the Port Moody terminal, causing a dramatic increase in traffic between New Westminster and Vancouver. To meet the new transportation demands, a tramline was built in 1891 connecting the two urban centers along what is now Kingsway. The creation and location of the tramline induced property owners to begin subdividing and selling their lands as early as October 1891. The property taxes the roughly 200 residents paid at this time went directly to the provincial government in Victoria. No local services were provided in turn, which prompted the formation of a committee to petition the provincial government for a municipal charter. As a result, the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was incorporated by letters patent on September 22, 1892. Burnaby’s first Council was elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892 and consisted of Reeve Charles R. Shaw and councillors William Brenchley, Arthur De Windt Hazard, L. Claude Hill, William McDermott, and John Woolard.* The first formal Council election was conducted three months later. Nicolai Shou became the first elected reeve of Burnaby by ballot. Council met at various locations, including the tramline’s power house, private homes, and offices until the first municipal hall was built at Kingsway and Edmonds in 1899. Council is ultimately responsible for the government of the City of Burnaby. The Mayor (formally called “Reeve” prior to 1968) and Council are elected by the residents of Burnaby to represent them in decisions with respect to the provision of public services and facilities. Additionally, the Mayor represents the citizens of Burnaby at various public functions and events. Burnaby was without Council representation during most of the Great Depression and part of the Second World War. Council was disbanded on December 31, 1932 as a result of financial difficulties. The Provincial Government appointed a Commissioner to take over the duties of Reeve and Council beginning in 1933. This system of government was retained until January 1943, when Burnaby residents could once again elect their local government officials. The following individuals have served as Mayor (or Reeve) of Burnaby: Reeves and Mayors: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Schou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 John W. Weart 1911-1912 Duncan C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 Thomas Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 William L. Burdick 1929 William A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorley 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 R. Corrigan 2002-2018 Mike Hurley 2018-present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: Commissioners: John Bennett 1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R.S. Gilchrist 1941-1942* B.C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner. Closely associated with the functions of Council is the City Clerk. The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the statutory duties of the municipal clerk including the preparation and preservation of all minutes books and records of Council business, custody of City bylaws, administrative support to Council and its Committees, preparation of Council and Committee agendas and the conduct of local government elections. The Clerk’s Office is the communications link between Council and other City Departments and the general public, and provides assistance and advice to citizens with respect to Council and Council Committee processes, reporting procedures and decisions. At the time of Burnaby’s incorporation in 1892, the municipal Clerk had the responsibility to attend all meetings of Council, keep all records of Council, prepare and alter voters’ lists, conduct Council elections, collect revenue, as well as having the responsibility to prepare balance sheets and audits. An advertisement in a local newspaper for the appointment of the Clerk dated February 1, 1905 states the “united offices of clerk, collector and assessor” receive a salary of $65.00 per month. Originally the treasurer, assessor and records manager for the corporation, the Clerk eventually became the municipal Council liaison. The primary functions of the City Clerk over time have been the keeping of minutes for the meetings of City Council and related bodies; keeping the records of the City of Burnaby as required by the Local Government Act (formally Municipal Act); keeping all records related to City Council decision making; carrying out correspondence on behalf of Council; assembling voters’ lists and carrying out elections; providing communication, information, and public relations services, including responsibility for civic ceremonies/events, and the municipal archives. The following individuals have served as City Clerk: Alexander Philip 1892–1894 Alfred Smither 1894–1899 F.J.H. Shirley 1899–1901 Arthur De Windt Haszard 1901–1902 Walter J. Walker 1902–1905 Benjamin George Walker 1905–1908 Charles Thomas Saunders 1908–1911 W.M. Griffiths 1911–1912 Arthur G. Moore 1912–1933 Charles Boyer Brown 1933–1959 John H. Shaw 1959–1973* James Hudson 1974–1984 Charles A. Turpin 1984–1995 Debbie R. Comis 1995–2011 Anne Skipsey (Acting) 2011-2012 Maryann Manuel (Acting) 2012-2014 Dennis Back 2014-2018 Kate O'Connell 2018-present *Deputy City Clerk T. Ward took over many of the Clerk’s duties from 1972 to 1973 due to Shaw’s ill health during these years.
Formats
Microforms exist for some records. See series descriptions.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2010
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of all bylaws passed, signed and sealed by the municipal Council of Burnaby, as well as drafts of bylaws that did not receive final adoption or a final reading. Bylaws pertain to all aspects of municipal government, including, but not limited to, public works, land and building reg…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2010
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of all bylaws passed, signed and sealed by the municipal Council of Burnaby, as well as drafts of bylaws that did not receive final adoption or a final reading. Bylaws pertain to all aspects of municipal government, including, but not limited to, public works, land and building regulation, taxation, finance, licensing, public health and safety, and recreation and culture. Series also includes files of correspondence and other documents related to the development of individual bylaws and municipal bylaw elections, as well as appendices to bylaws, including maps, plans, and engineering related comprehensive development drawings (CD plans). Included also are bylaw record books, which list all bylaws and related information, such as dates of reading and final adoption dates. Bylaws are numbered sequentially and are arranged according to bylaw number.
Formats
Microfiche copies are available in the Clerk’s Department vault for bylaws number 1 to 10584.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of files relating to the various functions of the Office of the City Clerk, more commonly referred to as the Clerk’s Department or Clerk’s Office. In addition to records created, received, and set aside by the Clerk’s Department, this series also includes records and copies of reco…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of files relating to the various functions of the Office of the City Clerk, more commonly referred to as the Clerk’s Department or Clerk’s Office. In addition to records created, received, and set aside by the Clerk’s Department, this series also includes records and copies of records created and received by other City departments which are the Clerk’s responsibility to keep. As a result, files reflect the changing record keeping responsibilities of the City Clerk over the years. For instance, the series includes the City’s early financial records, including Auditor’s reports, cash books, and records related to bond sales, mortgages, taxes, and tax sales, which were the Clerk’s responsibility to keep until a municipal accountant was appointed in 1912. Series also includes records relating to the administration of the Clerk’s Office. Arranged by subject according to various records classification systems.
Formats
Many files ca. 1940 to 1979 exist only on microfilm located in the Clerk’s Department vault.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Council Minutes and Agendas

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2010
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes and agendas of the meetings of Burnaby City Council. Minutes of open Council meetings reflect Council discussions and decisions regarding issues of municipal concern, including, but not limited to, public works, taxation, bylaw enforcement, land development, public healt…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2010
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes and agendas of the meetings of Burnaby City Council. Minutes of open Council meetings reflect Council discussions and decisions regarding issues of municipal concern, including, but not limited to, public works, taxation, bylaw enforcement, land development, public health, and administrative decisions. Series includes minutes of “in camera,” or closed, Council meetings in which confidential issues are discussed. Some of the early minute books contain minutes of Court of Revision proceedings as well. Minutes are arranged chronologically.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Access to in camera minutes is restricted in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act legislation. Contact the City Archives for details.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + Approx. 1,910 photographs + Approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) …
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents Geor…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + Approx. 1,910 photographs + Approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) Research files 5) Love family photographs 6) Love Farmhouse Oral History series
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents George and Ann Leonard. While living in Toronto, Jesse and Martha had two children, George born March 22, 1880 and Annie Elizabeth on August 24, 1881. About one year after Annie was born, the Love family moved to North Dakota to grow wheat. While living there, they had two more children, Henry who was born August 24, 1883 and Edith Minnie born October 9, 1885. The family decided to move further west after hearing about the fairer weather conditions from Martha’s father, George Leonard, who had settled in Vancouver in 1885. On May 23, 1887, Jesse, Martha and their four children arrived in Vancouver after travelling across Canada from Winnipeg on the first transcontinental train. The Loves made their home in Vancouver while Jesse helped clear land on Granville Street. Their fifth child, Thomas Robert was born on September 17, 1887 and soon after, the family moved to Lulu Island in Richmond where they lived growing vegetables and selling them to Vancouver hotels. While living and farming on Lulu island, the couple had two more girls, Martha (Dot or Dorothy) born on December 17, 1889 and Sarah Marie, born February 8, 1892. On October 6, 1893 an agreement was signed by Jesse Love to purchase 14.52 acres of land from Joseph C. Armstrong. The acreage covered the north east section of District Lot 25 within the newly incorporated District of the Municipality of Burnaby. It was here where the original Love house was built (between October 1893 and April 15, 1894) by Jesse Love with the help of local builder George Salt and father in law, George Leonard. The house consisted of an entrance hall, dining room, lean to kitchen, master bedroom and three bedrooms upstairs. A road was constructed and named Cumberland in 1905 and ran from District Lot 25 through to District Lot 11. The address for the Love home was 1390 Cumberland Road and in the early 1960’s the address was renumbered 7651 Cumberland Street. On the land surrounding the house, Jesse Love planted an orchard along with strawberries and raspberries which he sold at the Fraser Valley Market, T.S. Anandale’s Grocery Store in New Westminster and to hotels around Vancouver. Jesse Love served on the Burnaby School Board and also as a District Councillor in 1901 and from 1904-1907. While living in the house, Jesse and Martha had four more children, Phoebe Leonard, born April 15, 1894, Esther, born August 28, 1896, John Leonard, born June 7, 1899 and Hannah Victoria (also known as Girlie) who was born May 12, 1902. As the family grew to eleven children, additions along with some substantial remodelling in the craftsman style took place. In about 1898, a north wing addition was added to include a parlour with two windows, the construction of two more bedrooms and the relocation of the stair case to the North West wall. In 1903 the front door moved to the north elevation, a front porch was extended along the east wall and a summer lean to kitchen was added to the west elevation. Between 1905 and 1910, a tin embossed ceiling was installed along with an addition of the main kitchen which included a pantry, bathtub and a back porch. In about 1912, five craftsman style windows replaced the original pioneer tent style, the front verandah was enlarged to wrap around the south and east elevations, a back door was installed in the kitchen to access the verandah and wood shingle siding and brackets were added to the exterior. In 1918, at the age of 31 years, Robert Love fell ill due to an influenza epidemic and died on November 23, 1918. Following their son’s death, Martha Love became weak and on August 24, 1920, she passed away. By this time, Jesse had sold off a large percentage of his land and his youngest daughter, Girlie decided to stay on to live and care for him. Since the house was too large for just the two of them, Jesse invited any other children to return and share the residence. For a while his son, George and his wife joined them until 1925, followed by his daughter Sarah Parker (nee Love), her husband William and their three children, Albert, Bill and Elsie. The house remained pretty unchanged until 1928 after Jesse Love died of pneumonia (March 10, 1928) and the house was purchased by Sarah and her husband William Parker who continued to live there with their children. The master bedroom wall on the main floor opened up to the dining room, the kitchen pantry and bathtub converted to an alcove with a marble counter and enlarged window and sink while the bathroom was moved to the upstairs and the furnace and coolers were installed in the crawl space under the kitchen. A hot water tank was installed in the house in 1966. Sarah continued to live in the house until a little while after her husband William died in 1961. She sold the house to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966, who lived in the house along with their son Brent, until August 23, 1971. Mahbir Molchan Papan and his wife Geraldine Papan bought the house August 23, 1971 and by 1982, the house was sold to Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha. The Papans continued to rent the house from Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha until the late 1980s. In 1988, the house was scheduled for demolition with the remaining property to be subdivided. Fortunately, a neighbour, Mr. Harvey Elder recognized the farmhouse's historical significance and contacted the Burnaby Historical Society. Following this event, the owners agreed to donate the building to the Burnaby Village Museum who financed the move of the house from Cumberland Street to the museum site. Heritage planner and architect, Robert Lemon provided guidance for the project. Prior to the move, the two porches were removed and demolished while the kitchen and roof were both separated from the main house. The kitchen and roof of the house were transported to Burnaby Village Museum on May 20, 1988 by Nickel Bros. House Moving company, while the main frame of the house completed its transportation to the museum near the end of May 1988 (due to low overhead wires). The house was moved down Cumberland Street to 10th Avenue, up Canada Way to Sperling and set on temporary footings near Hart House. Robert Lemon oversaw structural improvements such as, upgrading floor joists and creating new foundations to replace the original timber foundation of the farmhouse. The restoration went through several phases of work between 1988 until it opened in November 1998. Restoration began on both the interior and exterior features to be interpreted from the period of 1925. In 1993, the architecture firm of Brian G. Hart Associates was appointed for the design and construction supervision of the restoration project. Plans were created for a foundation on the museum site in 1989 and the farmhouse was eventually settled on a permanent foundation behind the Burnaby Village Museum administration building in 1993 along with the reattachment of the roof. The kitchen section was reattached to the main house in 1994 along with skirting around the foundation and the reshingling of the exterior. In 1996, the tin ceiling was removed to make way for the installation of the internal electrical system along with sprinklers, ceiling heating and fire break gyprock. The dining room ceiling joists were consolidated, a pantry and bathroom were added to the kitchen, the downstairs bedroom wall was opened and filled, the dining and kitchen doorways were widened. In 1997, a wheelchair ramp was installed along with a concrete sidewalk, stair rails, cement pads at the base of the stairs and a gravel sink for any excess water. Interior work included painting of the kitchen, restoration and furnishing of the kitchen pantry, insulation of the house floor to protect from rodents along with the reconstruction of the kitchen and house chimneys. The registrar worked together with the curator and conservator and was tasked with a large research project on the house including the family contacts and family history, property information, plans, photographs, artifacts, furnishings, stories etc. all organized in files for easy retrieval. A great deal of research and conservation was undertaken in order to make the interior of the house authentic to the time period as possible. One of the biggest projects was selecting and obtaining wall coverings since much of the original wallpaper was incomplete and poor condition. The conservator and registrar were lucky enough to locate a few samples of the original paper and engage the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company of Benica, California to reproduce replica designs for free. The City of Burnaby now has its own series “Burnaby Village Papers” produced by this company which are titled “Burnaby Wall”; “Burnaby Border” and “Burnaby Ceiling”. All three of these wallpaper designs have been used in the Love farm house and are also commercially available through the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company. After the completion of the kitchen, the Love farmhouse exhibit opened on November 29, 1998 with an open invitation to the public and extended members of the Love family. Officials including the Mayor, Doug Drummond and Love family members were all present to cut the ribbon for the special event.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Documentary Artifacts
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road Burnaby - Cumberland Street Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV018.41
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Media Type
Textual Record
Architectural Drawing
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse is described as an Artifact under BV988.33.1
Some records within this collection have restricted access and are subject to FIPPA
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893] (date of original) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records, graphic material and cartographic material
Storage Location
Photograph catalogue 572
MSS185
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by Mary Forsyth. Records include correspondence, photographs, a map, presentation notes and reviews along with research for historical and biographical essays pertaining to pioneering families, organizations and the geographical area of South Burnab…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893] (date of original) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
Textual records, graphic material and cartographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photograph catalogue 572
MSS185
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by Mary Forsyth. Records include correspondence, photographs, a map, presentation notes and reviews along with research for historical and biographical essays pertaining to pioneering families, organizations and the geographical area of South Burnaby. One of her major research projects consists of "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby" which also became a proposal to The Corporation of the District of Burnaby. Historical information and photographs pertaining to South Burnaby pioneer families and organizations were compiled from interviews with the intention of publishing a book.
History/Biography
Mary Gertrude (Bolton) Forsyth was born at her parents' home in Burnaby on March 5, 1923 and was the daughter of Richard Bolton and Gertrude (nee Hern). Mary's father, Richard, immigrated to Canada from Sunderland, England in 1911. He lived with his brother George in New Westminster prior to purchasing property in South Burnaby in 1916 and built a bungalow located at 859 Marine Drive. Richard Bolton was employed as the municipal treasurer for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby and in 1919, he returned to Sunderland with three months leave of absence to marry, Mary Gertrude Hern, daughter of Captain and Mrs. John Hern. Mary grew up with her parents and sister Nancy in the house that her father built on Marine Drive. She married Lloyd Forsyth in 1946 and they had two children; Diane and Robert. Mary and her husband raised their family in Burnaby and built a house at 855 Marine Drive, on the lot originally purchased by her father and moved later to a house located at 6457 Marine Drive. In 1964, after her children were grown, Mary completed her teaching degree at Simon Fraser University and went on to teach kindergarten at Nelson Elementary school. While a teacher within the Burnaby School District, Mary was instrumental in adopting ballet as part of the school curriculum. Mary was an active member of the Burnaby Historical Society participating and leading local events and seminars. She was inspired by the idea of the 'Housewives Holiday', originally initiated by the Vancouver "Y’ S". In February 1960, she was integral in forming a committee in South Burnaby working alongside Ruth Turner, Faye Treagh and Dorothy Turnbull. The "Housewives Holiday" committee (a branch of the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Association) planned several events at Bonsor Hall for Burnaby housewives from October 6 to December 8, 1960. After her retirement from teaching, Mary returned to Simon Fraser University to do further studies and in 1983 she wrote an essay for an Environmental Education course, titled, "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby". The essay was conducted as a feasibility study to provide a walking environment in her community and included a formal essay, a media book, a map and a slide presentation which was presented to a variety of local community groups. In 1984, Mary was the recipient of the North Fraser Harbour Commission Award to further her work on this project. In October 1986, her essay was adapted as a proposal to The Corporation of the District of Burnaby for a walking and cycling trail system for South Burnaby. Her proposal was taken into consideration by council and was later adopted by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Mary was very much interested in the history of South Burnaby and spent time between 1990 to 2004 conducting research through the Burnaby Historical Society, The City of Burnaby Archives and several pioneering families who agreed to share their family records and be interviewed. Mary compiled her research into short historical and biographical essays by geographical area, family name and organization. Mary (Bolton) Forsyth lived her whole life in South Burnaby and was an active and committed member of her community. She died on November 10, 2010.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Cartographic Material
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Pictures of Hazel, throughout her life

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto93393
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1897-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 album (19 photographs ; b&w and col.) + 1 accompanying letter
Item No.
504-045
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph album containing photographs of Hazel Peterson throughout her life, from her childhood in San Francisco to her later years. The album also held a letter attesting to Hazel Peterson's vaccination in 1902; there is a lock of hair and a photographic button pinned to the letter.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1897-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
504-045
Accession Number
BHS2000-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 album (19 photographs ; b&w and col.) + 1 accompanying letter
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph album containing photographs of Hazel Peterson throughout her life, from her childhood in San Francisco to her later years. The album also held a letter attesting to Hazel Peterson's vaccination in 1902; there is a lock of hair and a photographic button pinned to the letter.
Subjects
Persons - Children
Names
Peterson, Hazel
Peterson, Edwin
Notes
Title taken from handwritten note inside the original album
Note on verso of 504-045-1 reads: "hair light blond / eyes violet blue / Mrs Erickson / [?]"
Note on verso of 504-045-10 reads: "Hazel Peterson, Dennis & Irene / Aug 18 1994"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 504-045-18 reads: "Souvenir Snaps / 401 W. Hastings St. / Vancouver, B.C. / Extra copies by number"
Geographic Access
United States of America - California
British Columbia - Vancouver
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898 -2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 files of textual records and 44 photographs
Storage Location
BHS170
BHS171
BHS213
BHS322
BHS326
MSS024
MSS039
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs pertaining to the Patterson family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898 -2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Physical Description
5 files of textual records and 44 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS170
BHS171
BHS213
BHS322
BHS326
MSS024
MSS039
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs pertaining to the Patterson family.
History/Biography
The Patterson family were early Burnaby pioneers. Dugald Campbell Patterson (1860-1931) and Frances Mabel Webb Patterson (1872-1960) were married in 1890 in Victoria, British Columbia. Dugald Patterson founded Vulcan Iron Works in New Westminister in 1903 (this business would eventually become the Dominion Bridge Company) and settled in the Central Park district. In 1910 they relocated to the Edmonds district and built a home (complete with tennis courts and a gazebo) on Edmonds Street near Kingsway. The Pattersons were community minded citizens that served Burnaby through their involvement with local municipal affairs and politics. In 1909 Dugald Patterson became the first postmaster of Edmonds. He also served as a School Trustee in 1912-13 and was one of the first residents to lobby council to preserve the local ravines as parks. The family name is remembered and honoured by the naming of Patterson Avenue and the Patterson SkyTrain Station located in the Metrotown area. The seven children in the family were named William H. (Bill), Jean, Frances Jr, Dugald C. Jr, Mary, C. Bruce and Alice.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of contracts and agreements made between Burnaby and other parties, including individuals, companies, and governments relating to all aspects of municipal affairs. Early contracts and agreements are largely related to the municipality’s land transactions and infrastructure, and inc…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1898-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of contracts and agreements made between Burnaby and other parties, including individuals, companies, and governments relating to all aspects of municipal affairs. Early contracts and agreements are largely related to the municipality’s land transactions and infrastructure, and include conveyances, deeds of land, expropriations, and quit claim deeds. The Clerk is responsible for keeping these records.
Media Type
Textual Record
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1899 (date of original)-2008
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of vital statistical, biographical and historical information about Leonard Love and family. Records include copies of vital statistics, interview notes, a newspaper clipping on the BC Society of Model Engineers at BVM, correspondence from descendents of Leonard Love and their memori…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Research files
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of vital statistical, biographical and historical information about Leonard Love and family. Records include copies of vital statistics, interview notes, a newspaper clipping on the BC Society of Model Engineers at BVM, correspondence from descendents of Leonard Love and their memories of the Love family and time spent in the farmhouse and an obituary for Gordon Wesley Love. Leonard Love was born in 1899, married Jenny Kennedy in 1922 and is the son of Jesse Love and Martha Love (nee Leonard).
Names
Love, John Leonard
Accession Code
BV018.41.72
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1899 (date of original)-2008
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Interview with Rick Sporns by Kathy Bossort October 30, 2015 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory606
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s discussion of the value of natural areas to Burnaby, the city’s history of protecting green spaces, and the complementary role the Pavilion area plays in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. He talks about how the rose garden and “Playground of…
Date Range
1900-2015
Length
0:17:11
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Rick Sporn’s discussion of the value of natural areas to Burnaby, the city’s history of protecting green spaces, and the complementary role the Pavilion area plays in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. He talks about how the rose garden and “Playground of the Gods” sculptures (Kamui Mintara) help Pavilion area visitors more fully appreciate the mountain setting. He also talks about the history of the construction of the Kamui Mintara sculptures.
Date Range
1900-2015
Length
0:17:11
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Kamui Mintara
Central Park
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Planning
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 30, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Rick Sporns conducted by Kathy Bossort. Rick Sporns was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Rick Sporn’s description of the history and design of Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden and the significance of the Centennial Pavilion area in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Rick Sporns also talks about his career with the City of Burnaby’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, management of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, and the value of natural areas to Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Richard Sporns was born in 1957 in Daly Municipality, Manitoba, to Ulrich and Charlotte Sporns. The family moved to the Burquitlam Area of Burnaby in about 1965. Rick Sporns obtained his BSc degree in biology at SFU and a degree in landscape architecture at UBC. In 1985 he began his career in the City of Burnaby’s Park, Recreation and Cultural Services department where he currently is Assistant Manager - Parks Design. Rick was responsible for designing Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden, a legacy project proposed by Mark Stockdale to commemorate Burnaby’s 1992 Centennial. The rose garden opened to the public July 18, 1992.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:01:40
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Sporns, Richard "Rick"
Interview Location
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services meeting room
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-008_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Rick Sporns

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1900-2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS039-002
Storage Location
69-2-3
Scope and Content
File contains papers pertaining to the Patterson family. Included in the file is a Deed of Land from 1910, student report cards for Bruce and Dugald Campbell Patterson as well as histories and correspondence pertaining to the Webb family (Frances Mabel Webb Patterson's family). Also included is a p…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1900-2005
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS039-002
Storage Location
69-2-3
Accession Number
BHS996-05
Scope and Content
File contains papers pertaining to the Patterson family. Included in the file is a Deed of Land from 1910, student report cards for Bruce and Dugald Campbell Patterson as well as histories and correspondence pertaining to the Webb family (Frances Mabel Webb Patterson's family). Also included is a photocopied history of D.C. Patterson Senior (from an early publication).
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Vidal family textual records

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord82707
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900-2012]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1.3 cm of textual records : ill.
Item No.
MSS176-004
Storage Location
68-3-4-4
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten letters from 1907, typed family histories, photocopies of family crest and family histories, photocopies of photographs from the 1942 Shamrock Tea of East Cedar School, copies of the photograph numbered 550-004 and published works by J. H. Vidal. Key persons include Cap…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900-2012]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
1.3 cm of textual records : ill.
Description Level
File
Series
Hill family and Vidal family textual records
Item No.
MSS176-004
Storage Location
68-3-4-4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten letters from 1907, typed family histories, photocopies of family crest and family histories, photocopies of photographs from the 1942 Shamrock Tea of East Cedar School, copies of the photograph numbered 550-004 and published works by J. H. Vidal. Key persons include Captain Richard Emeric Vidal, a pioneer of Upper Canada, and his son Senator Alexander Vidal.
Names
Vidal, Alexander
Vidal, Captain Richard Emeric
Vidal, J. H.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968-2003
Collection/Fonds
Legal Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created during the land sale process coordinated by the City of Burnaby’s Legal Department. Records include: correspondence, memos, agreements, proposals, tenders, bids, reports, receipts for fees paid, registration of sale agreements, Land Title forms, surveys, appraisal…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1968-2003
Collection/Fonds
Legal Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created during the land sale process coordinated by the City of Burnaby’s Legal Department. Records include: correspondence, memos, agreements, proposals, tenders, bids, reports, receipts for fees paid, registration of sale agreements, Land Title forms, surveys, appraisals, estimates, legal opinions, as well as maps and other cartographic material.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Glen Lyon Estates and Owners

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord88217
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1901-2002 (date of originals), predominant 1937-1939
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-024
Storage Location
68-4-5-24
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's research documents for Glen Lyon Estate and its various tenants including; Duncan C. McGregor, The Home of the Friendless and New Haven Correctional Centre. Documents include; a copy of a marriage certificate for Ducan C. McGregor and Margaret Jane Johnston, May 7, 1…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1901-2002 (date of originals), predominant 1937-1939
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-024
Storage Location
68-4-5-24
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's research documents for Glen Lyon Estate and its various tenants including; Duncan C. McGregor, The Home of the Friendless and New Haven Correctional Centre. Documents include; a copy of a marriage certificate for Ducan C. McGregor and Margaret Jane Johnston, May 7, 1901; an official opening invitation and program for New Haven in 1977; newspaper clippings regarding the Borstal Home and New Haven and the Prison History; copies of newspaper clippings regarding 'The Home of the Friendless', a copy of a fire insurance plan for New Haven; correspondence with the Provincial Court of B.C. about the origins of New Haven; a copy of a 24 page report from Honour Eric Werge Hamber Lte Governor of B.C. dated July 23, 1937 re: "Conduct Home of the Friendless"; a copy of the "Summerland Home Investigation with an examination by Dr. MacKay" dated February 6, 1937; a South Slope School and Program Consultation Study, Minutes, May 5, 1980 and two clippings from the Burnaby Now in 2002 and 1997 focusing on the history and development the New Haven site. Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906-2002
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of municipal elections records, including records pertaining to the election of Reeves/Mayors and Council members and, early on, of school trustees and police commissioners. Series also includes early records related to bylaw elections, in which bylaws were put before the public fo…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906-2002
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of municipal elections records, including records pertaining to the election of Reeves/Mayors and Council members and, early on, of school trustees and police commissioners. Series also includes early records related to bylaw elections, in which bylaws were put before the public for approval. Also included are voters’ lists, 1912 to 1954, and election posters for the period 1906 to 1926.
Media Type
Textual Record
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SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat88249
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 folders of textual records + 813 photographs + 10 audio cassettes + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disk + 2 optical discs
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 370
Photo catalogue 576
Photo catalogue 577
Photo catalogue 578
MSS088
MSS131
MSS187
Moving image catalogue 579
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee in celebration of Burnaby's Centennial in 1992. The fonds is arranged into four series; 1) Burnaby Image Bank Photograph series, 2) SFU/Centennial Committee Manuscript series, 3) Centennial Oral History Projec…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
16 folders of textual records + 813 photographs + 10 audio cassettes + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disk + 2 optical discs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 370
Photo catalogue 576
Photo catalogue 577
Photo catalogue 578
MSS088
MSS131
MSS187
Moving image catalogue 579
Access Restriction
Open Access
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee in celebration of Burnaby's Centennial in 1992. The fonds is arranged into four series; 1) Burnaby Image Bank Photograph series, 2) SFU/Centennial Committee Manuscript series, 3) Centennial Oral History Project series and 4) Video Project series.
History/Biography
The SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee was established in 1990 and obtained initial funding from the President of Simon Fraser University which was matched by a grant authorized by the Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Burnaby. Further funding came from the Burnaby (civic) Centennial Committee after the projects had been accepted as part of the recognition for Burnaby's Centennial celebrations in 1992. The suggestion for this committee originated with Professor Robert Anderson from the School of Communications and he was joined by Professors, Veronica Strong-Boag from the Department of History and Leonard J. Evenden from the Department of Geography. Primary responsibilities ended up falling jointly to Professor Leonard J. Evenden and Susan Jamieson-McLarnon. The Committee was made up of the following members who helped to carry out the projects to completion: Rodney Fowler (SFU Department of Geography), Terry Fowler (Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago), Edward Gibson (SFU Department of Geography and Director of the Simon Fraser Gallery), James Ross (SFU Archivist), Allen Seager (Department of History), Grant Strate (SFU Fine and Performing Arts), and Arthur Wirick (representing Burnaby Municipal Centennial Committee). Other members of the university community contributed their expertise in a variety of ways, including: Jack Corse (SFU Librarian), Stephen Duguid (Institute of Humanities), Christine Hearn (Continuing Studies), Ken Mennel (Media and Public Relations), Jane Parkinson (Historian and Researcher), Stanley Shapiro (Business Administration) and Jerry Zaslove (Institute for the Humanities). Rodney Fowler also filled the position of committee coordinator. The committee's first undertaking was to explore the extent and availability of historical resources in the community of Burnaby. Two graduate students were hired to help carry out this work in the summer of 1991 which took two forms: a document based study and an oral history project. The documents based history resulted in an inventory of ‘archival’ resources titled "Burnaby: A Cultural Inventory and Resource Guide" and the Oral History Project consisted of interviews with eleven Burnaby citizens. With the culmination of these two projects a day long workshop was held with both the SFU and the Burnaby municipal committees and other members of the Burnaby community who were pursuing various centennial projects of their own. Following the workshop, and several meetings, the committee proposed other projects in addition to the Cultural Inventory and Oral History Project. The other completed projects consisted of; "The Burnaby Image Bank" which included an exhibition titled, "Images of Burnaby", a finding aid video titled, "Burnaby's Photographic Family Album / Burnaby Image Bank Collection / Volume 1 / 1992", a video titled "Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices", a book of essays titled, "Suburb of Happy Homes: Burnaby Centennial Themes" and a dance festival sponsored by The Centre for the Arts. Suburb of happy Homes: Burnaby Centennial Themes", dedicated to the citizens and students of Burnaby, and to the students of Simon Fraser University, was published in 1995. For this project, Leonard Evenden received the City of Burnaby Heritage Award in 1997.A companion project to the book of essays consisted of a map project which illustrated the development of settlement within the city but it never came to fruition due to funding constraints.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-2014
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes, agendas, correspondence and reports of committees of Council, including the Court of Revision, Advisory Planning Commission, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Civic Development Committee, Community Heritage Commission, Community Housing and Planning Committee, Community Issues…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910-2014
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes, agendas, correspondence and reports of committees of Council, including the Court of Revision, Advisory Planning Commission, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Civic Development Committee, Community Heritage Commission, Community Housing and Planning Committee, Community Issues and Social Planning Committee, Community Policing Committee, Emergency Planning Committee, Environment and Waste Management Committee, Executive Committee, Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, Finance and Economics Development Committee, Traffic and Transportation Committee (Traffic Safety Commission), Traffic and Transportation Committee (Transportation and Transit Division), as well as the minutes of various defunct committees.
History/Biography
Committees of Council are comprised of Council members and citizens of Burnaby who apply to sit on a committee in a volunteer capacity. In the early years, Council committees did not include citizen participation; committees consisted of two or more councillors nominated by the Reeve, or the entire Council would sit as a committee. One councillor would be selected as committee chair. The Reeve would often sit on committees as well. Committees may also be created on an ad hoc basis to deal with particular issues as they arise. For example, a committee was temporarily formed in 1899 to oversee the construction of the new municipal hall. The earliest committees of Council were the Finance Committee, Board of Works, Board of Health and the Licensing Board. Council would also sit once a year as the Court of Revision. [In addition, Councillors also sat on intermunicipal councils with Vancouver and Coquitlam council members]. By 1910, the number of Council committees had increased in accordance with Burnaby’s development; the earliest committee minutes recorded separately from the minutes of Council date from this year.
Media Type
Textual Record
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The Waplingtons and Flemings

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1911] - 2002
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 album : 78 photographs + textual records + emphemera
Scope and Content
Item consists of an album about the Waplington and Fleming families. The album contains photographs, original family documents; including marriage and birth certificates and school awards, report cards and diplomas, a family tree as well as histories, stories, poems and biographies about the family…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 album : 78 photographs + textual records + emphemera
Scope and Content
Item consists of an album about the Waplington and Fleming families. The album contains photographs, original family documents; including marriage and birth certificates and school awards, report cards and diplomas, a family tree as well as histories, stories, poems and biographies about the family.John (Jack) Bancroft Waplington and Sarah Alice Cogswell Waplington (nee Nickerson) were the owners of the house and property located at 3813 Deer Lake Avenue from 1925 to 1946. Ray and Frances Louise Fleming (nee Waplington) owned the home from 1947 to 1958. In 1959 the Burnaby Municipality purchased the Fleming property at this location and rented it out for several years prior to it's demolition around 1970 to make way for Burnaby Heritage Village.
Names
Waplington, Jack
Waplington, Sarah
Fleming, John Reyland "Ray"
Fleming, John "Jack" Reyland
Ehlers, Edith "Edie" Fleming
Fleming, Frances "Fanny" Waplington
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV016.46.52
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1911] - 2002
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Photographs are described at item level and were removed from album for conservation purposes
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1911-2004
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph album + 2 framed photographs + textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the lives of both the Warplington and Fleming families who resided at 3813 Deer Lake. Records include a family photograph album; two framed portraits: one of John Waplington and Doris Waplington (possibly on their wedding day) and Frances (nee Waplington) and R…
Administrative History
John (Jack) Waplington emigrated from Nottingham, England in 1904, arriving in Quebec City and continuing on to Ontario before eventually settling in British Columbia. Somewhere on his journey his right hand was crushed in an industrial accident and amputated. Following his recovery, Jack continued…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Waplington family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph album + 2 framed photographs + textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the lives of both the Warplington and Fleming families who resided at 3813 Deer Lake. Records include a family photograph album; two framed portraits: one of John Waplington and Doris Waplington (possibly on their wedding day) and Frances (nee Waplington) and Ray Fleming; a copy of a handwritten memoir "The Way it Was / 1913-1925"; as well as a computer printed copy of "In and Out of / A Cedar Shake Shack" / "The life of a little girl from World War I / to Canada's Diamond Jubilee" both written by Frances L. Fleming (nee Waplington).
Administrative History
John (Jack) Waplington emigrated from Nottingham, England in 1904, arriving in Quebec City and continuing on to Ontario before eventually settling in British Columbia. Somewhere on his journey his right hand was crushed in an industrial accident and amputated. Following his recovery, Jack continued to work his way across Canada until he found employment at Stave Falls, B.C. and married Sarah Alice Cogswell (nee Nickerson). Jack and Sarah (nicknamed Cutie) Waplington had three children; Frances Louise Waplington , John Hazen Waplington and Grace Bancroft Waplington. In 1916, the Waplingtons rented the Walker house at Hill Station on the Burnaby Lake Interurban Line and in 1920 Jack built a cedar shack on 5 acres of land at 4925 Douglas Road (northwest corner of Douglas and Laurel). According to a memoir by Frances Waplington, life was rough living in the cedar shack on Douglas Road with no electricity or running water and by 1925 the family was lucky to purchase "Brookfield", the former home of Louis Claude Hill located at 3813 Deer Lake Avenue. The home was not in good shape having been empty for some time but was located on ¾ of an acre and purchased at a fair price of $1000. The house was surrounded by grass and flowers gone wild and very tall fir trees. The house had running water, electricity and was heated by a wood burning stove in the kitchen and hall and a fireplace in the living room. There was no refrigeration other than the ice box. The three Waplington children, Frances, John and Grace continued to attend Douglas Road School. The family renovated and restored the house at Deer Lake as well as the grounds, adding in flower and vegetable gardens. The large area of grass which formerly housed a tennis court was rolled flat and reseeded. Jack Waplington continued to work for the power company which became B.C. Electric Company and eventually B.C. Power and Hydro. The Waplingtons continued to live at 3813 Deer Lake until 1946 when they sold their home to their daughter Frances who married Ray Fleming. Jack and Sarah Waplington retired and moved to Lasquiti island. Frances "Fanny" Waplington married Reyland "Ray" Fleming October 11, 1935. Ray and Frances Fleming had three children; John (Jack) Reyland, Edith (Edie) Louise and Sara Maureen. In 1941 Ray was hired by the B.C. Electric Company to work at Buntzen Lake hydro station. There was no housing at the hydro station so the family lived on a 42’ coastal boat, the Cohoe Bay tied up to the dock at Buntzen Lake. Since it was war time, there was fear that the two hydro plants at Stave Falls and Buntzen Lake could be targeted for bombing so the Fleming family had to learn about air raid sirens, bunkers, helmets and gas masks. The children attended a one room classroom at Buntzen Lake and participated in school drills when the air raid siren sounded. By 1947 the Fleming family moved to the Waplington home at 3813 Deer lake Avenue after purchasing it from Frances’ parents. Ray continued to work for B.C. Electric and eventually B.C. Power and B.C. Hydro. The children walked or rode bicycles to and from Douglas Road School. At the time the family moved into their home there were no buses only the Interurban streetcar to take them to Vancouver. Douglas Road station was the nearest stop to Deer Lake on the Burnaby Lake Line. The closest neighbours were the Oakalla Prison farm (located off of Royal Oak hill overlooking Deer Lake) and the Ceperley mansion. Prison breaks were common and both the Waplington and Fleming families would often hear air raid sirens blare to warn them. The neighbourhood would go on high alert and the children would immediately run home to safety. Mr. Fleming was well prepared with his 22 rifle nearby should it be needed. After Sarah Waplington died, Jack Waplington returned to Deer Lake to live in a house trailer on the property that was owned by the Flemings. In 1959, after the Fleming children had grown and moved on, Ray and Frances Fleming sold the property to the Municipality of Burnaby. The Municipality rented it out for several years prior to its demolition around 1970 to make way for Burnaby’s Heritage Village.
Names
Waplington, John "Jack"
Waplington, Sarah Alice Cogswell
Fleming, John Reyland "Ray"
Fleming, Frances "Fanny" Waplington
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Accession Code
BV016.46
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1911-2004
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original), predominant 1990-2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-035
Storage Location
68-4-6-11
Scope and Content
File consists of two typewritten copies titled "The Thrussel family" by Mary Forsyth; a copy of school honour roll for Frederick T. Thrussel; a copy of "Through the Years- A Story of a School, Dundonald, Riverway, Riverway East, Glenwood" written by Mary Forsyth and handwritten research notes. Biog…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911 (date of original), predominant 1990-2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-035
Storage Location
68-4-6-11
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of two typewritten copies titled "The Thrussel family" by Mary Forsyth; a copy of school honour roll for Frederick T. Thrussel; a copy of "Through the Years- A Story of a School, Dundonald, Riverway, Riverway East, Glenwood" written by Mary Forsyth and handwritten research notes. Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911, 1921 (date of originals) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-036
Storage Location
68-4-6-12
Scope and Content
File consists of two typewritten copies titled "Peter Byrne family" by Mary Forsyth; a few copies of newspaper clippings from the Columbian about Peter Byrne as Indian Agent ca. 1911; a copy of a handrawn plan showing property owners of South Burnaby in 1900; a copy from The Monthly Bulletin dated …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911, 1921 (date of originals) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-036
Storage Location
68-4-6-12
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of two typewritten copies titled "Peter Byrne family" by Mary Forsyth; a few copies of newspaper clippings from the Columbian about Peter Byrne as Indian Agent ca. 1911; a copy of a handrawn plan showing property owners of South Burnaby in 1900; a copy from The Monthly Bulletin dated December 1921; and handwritten genealogical and biographical notes. Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
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South Burnaby Garden Club fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-2012
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Garden Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
20 boxes of textual records and photographs
Storage Location
BHS223
BHS488
Photo catalogue 489
MSS028
MSS124
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of all records of the South Burnaby Garden Club from their early beginnings as the Central Park Agricultural Association and Farmer's Institute (1901-1926), the South Burnaby Horticultural Association and Farmers Institute (1927-1957) to present.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-2012
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Garden Club fonds
Physical Description
20 boxes of textual records and photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS223
BHS488
Photo catalogue 489
MSS028
MSS124
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of all records of the South Burnaby Garden Club from their early beginnings as the Central Park Agricultural Association and Farmer's Institute (1901-1926), the South Burnaby Horticultural Association and Farmers Institute (1927-1957) to present.
History/Biography
The South Burnaby Garden Club as formed in 1901 when a group of Central Park residents met to form a Farmers’ Institute. They leased seventeen acres of Central Park from the Provincial Government and arranged for government grants to construct a two-story building, which was built in time for the September 1901 Fall Fair. This became an annual event. In 1903 the Institute amalgamated with the South Vancouver and Burnaby Agricultural Society to become the Central Park Agricultural Association & Farmers Institute and in 1907 the membership doubled to five hundred twenty members. Increasing urbanization and World War 1 saw the last exhibition on 1919, then lease on the building expired in 1921. The society continued to meet and hold small exhibitions in rented halls under the name, The South Burnaby Horticultural Association. After several name changes, the association became the South Burnaby Garden Club in 1958 and continues to this day.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
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Gordon Presbyterian Church fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1950 (date of originals) ; 2012
Collection/Fonds
Gordon Presbyterian Church fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
32 photographs : b&w & col.
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 193
Photo catalogue 555
Scope and Content
Fonds conists of photographs created by members of the Gordon Presbyterian Church, depicting the church and district as well as events and activities undertaken by or for church groups. Included in the fonds are photographs taken at the church's one hundredth anniversary event.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-1950 (date of originals) ; 2012
Collection/Fonds
Gordon Presbyterian Church fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 193
Photo catalogue 555
Physical Description
32 photographs : b&w & col.
Media Type
Photograph
Scope and Content
Fonds conists of photographs created by members of the Gordon Presbyterian Church, depicting the church and district as well as events and activities undertaken by or for church groups. Included in the fonds are photographs taken at the church's one hundredth anniversary event.
History/Biography
In November, 1911 a small group of people met at Morton Hall on Edmonds Street, Burnaby to organize a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. David J. Gordon, a student from Westminster Hall theological College was in charge. By 1912, a building was erected on two lots and the name was given “Gordon Presbyterian Church”. A new sanctuary was built in 1956 and due to the increase in the congregation a Christan Education Centre was added in 1974. The longest minister to serve the congregation was Reverend George Philps and his wife Margaret. After twenty-one years, he retired in 1987. In April of 1988 Reverend Charles Scott began serving. Six months later, a fire broke out in the centre portion of the complex. For many months, while reconstruction continued, worship services were held at the Edmonds Community centre for the Retired. In 2001 Reverend Cal MacLeod and his wife Robin joined the congregation. Mrs. Marie Douglas, wife of retired minister, Reverend R. J. Douglas and mother of Missionary to India, Ellen Douglas, started the first Women’s Missionary Auxiliary in 1932. The Ladies Aid Societies have also been an active force in Gordon. In 1957, the original Ladies Aid became known as the Margaret Hall Circle, named after Margaret Philps’ mother who had been an active member. For many years, the COC, Explorers and CGIT were very active and Sunday School classes have been in operation since the beginning. - Information garnered from church's official website
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Engineering Department fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-2014
Collection/Fonds
Engineering Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records; approximately 2000 cartographic and architecural drawings
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of three series: Environmental Services series; General and Administrative files; and Physical Plant - Plans.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912-2014
Collection/Fonds
Engineering Department fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records; approximately 2000 cartographic and architecural drawings
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of three series: Environmental Services series; General and Administrative files; and Physical Plant - Plans.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Interview with Basil Luksun and Jack Belhouse by Kathy Bossort November 24, 2015 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Basil Luksun and Jack Belhouse talking about the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain beginning in 1942 with By-Law 1772; the kinds of park dedications used by the City and shift in nature of dedications to accommodate long range park planning…
Date Range
1913-2015
Length
0:19:24
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Basil Luksun and Jack Belhouse talking about the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain beginning in 1942 with By-Law 1772; the kinds of park dedications used by the City and shift in nature of dedications to accommodate long range park planning; and looking at the big picture policy and programs for land assembly for major open spaces and linkages.
Date Range
1913-2015
Length
0:19:24
Name
Burnaby Planning and Building Department
Barnet Mountain Park
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
November 24, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Basil Luksun and Jack Belhouse conducted by Kathy Bossort. Basil Luksun and Jack Belhouse were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history of setting aside parkland by dedication on Burnaby Mountain, the 1974/76 delineation of the conservation area on Burnaby Mountain, and the dispute between Burnaby and Simon Fraser University over land ownership and control on Burnaby Mountain, as discussed by two retired participants in these events from the City of Burnaby’s Planning and Building Department, Basil Luksun and Jack Belhouse. They also talk about their interaction with the public in developing policies, particularly for the 1974 report “The Public Meetings - Phase One”, and the importance of a strong policy base for long range planning and the patience needed to assemble land for large parks. They talk as well about their careers, their close working relationship in the department, and the cooperation between City and SFU staff in the development of UniverCity.
Biographical Notes
Basil Luksun was born and educated in South Africa, immigrating to Canada and Burnaby in 1972 to escape the harmful effects of apartheid. He holds a BSc degree from the University of Cape Town and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Town Planning from the University of Witwatersrand. He joined the City of Burnaby’s Planning and Building Department in 1973, working his way up through the organization to Director of the department before retiring after 39 years in 2012. When he started work in the 1970s, the City of Burnaby was focusing on green space planning projects and he takes great pride in these projects as well as the city’s focus on long-term planning. Basil lived in the Capital Hill area from 1972 to 1990. He currently resides in Vancouver and has two sons, Warren and Derek. Jack Belhouse was born in 1946 in Vancouver and attended UBC, York University and SFU (1965-1972), majoring in urban geography. He began working in Burnaby’s planning department as a summer student in 1968, and was offered a full-time position when he graduated from university. He became Director of the Planning and Building Department before retiring after 38 years with the city in 2006. He and Basil Luksun worked closely together in long range planning in the department. Jack lives in Coquitlam with his wife Linda and has two children, Brad and Lori.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:58:23
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Interviewee Name
Luksun, Basil
Belhouse, Jack
Interview Location
Basil Luksun's home in Vancouver
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-012_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Basil Luksun and Jack Belhouse

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Harold Edward Winch collection

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1914]-2003
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records + photographs (b&w + col.)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records relating to Harold Edward Winch's family life and political career. It includes photographs of Winch's parents, family, and wife Jessie, as well as photographs, correspondence and other textual records from Harold's political work and experiences, a travel diary, gues…
Administrative History
Harold Edward Winch (June 18, 1907-February 1, 1993) was born in Loughton, Essex, England to Ernest “Ernie” Edward Winch (March 22, 1879-January 11, 1957) and his wife Linda Marian (nee Hendy). Harold was the eldest of six children; the others were Eileen, Charlie, Grace, Alan, and Eric. Ernest mov…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Physical Description
Textual records + photographs (b&w + col.)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records relating to Harold Edward Winch's family life and political career. It includes photographs of Winch's parents, family, and wife Jessie, as well as photographs, correspondence and other textual records from Harold's political work and experiences, a travel diary, guest books, and certificates. The collection includes a number of Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party newspapers. The collection also includes records relating to Winch's death, such as obituaries, memorials, articles, and a guest book. Finally, the collection includes a small number of records relating to Winch's father, Ernie Winch, and his own political career.
Administrative History
Harold Edward Winch (June 18, 1907-February 1, 1993) was born in Loughton, Essex, England to Ernest “Ernie” Edward Winch (March 22, 1879-January 11, 1957) and his wife Linda Marian (nee Hendy). Harold was the eldest of six children; the others were Eileen, Charlie, Grace, Alan, and Eric. Ernest moved to BC in 1909, followed by Linda, Harold, and Eileen in 1910. The remaining children were born in BC. Ernie, a brick mason, built the family a series of homes in the Lower Mainland as the family moved around for a number of years, living in Burnaby, White Rock, Mission, and Vancouver before finally settling back in Burnaby. Ernie Winch joined the Social Democratic Party of Canada in 1911 and became secretary of the party in 1913, and was heavily involved in trade unions and the labour and socialist movements. He helped re-establish the Socialist Party of Canada (BC) in 1932, which soon merged with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). Ernie was a CCF MLA in Burnaby from 1933 until his death in 1957, following which his son-in-law Cedric Cox (husband of Eileen) won the seat in a byelection. Ernie was particularly interested in institutions, including jails, mental hospitals, and industrial schools, and founded the New Vista Society in 1943 to provide a live-in rehabilitation program to women with psychiatric problems. The organization later expanded to focus on low-cost housing for seniors, and an apartment complex was built for this purpose in Burnaby. Both Ernie and Harold were lifelong members of the New Vista Society board of trustees. Harold Winch trained as an electrician, but also followed his father into politics, serving as a CCF MLA in Vancouver East from 1933 to 1953 – Ernie and Harold were two of the first seven CCF MLAs. The Winches set a Guinness world record for the longest father-and-son parliamentary tenure. Like his father, Harold was also highly involved in the labour movement, and acted as a liaison between workers and government during the Depression, particularly during the relief camp strike in Vancouver in 1935 which precipitated the On to Ottawa trek. He was the leader of the BC CCF from 1938 to 1953, and Leader of the Opposition from 1941 to 1953. In 1953, Harold stepped down from provincial politics to enter the federal arena, and served as a CCF MP for Vancouver East from 1953 to 1961, when the CCF became the New Democratic Party (NDP); Harold continued to serve as an NDP MP from 1961 to 1972, when he retired for health reasons. In federal office, Harold remained dedicated to the working class and humanitarian causes, issuing reports on subject such as unemployment, veterans’ rights, low-cost housing for seniors, animal welfare, drug addiction, and mental health concerns. Harold earned honorary law degrees from both UBC (1973) and SFU (1974). He was involved in numerous humanitarian and other organizations and his roles included president and treasurer of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; co-founder of the Immigrant Services Society of Vancouver; director of the Boag Foundation; and lifelong member of the Association for Protection of Fur Bearing Animals. Harold married Dorothy Ada Hutchinson (December 1, 1907-October 24, 1974) on May 11, 1929. They had three children: Donald, Gerald ("Jerry"), and Shirley. Following Dorothy’s death, Harold married Jessie Margaret Mendels (nee Sweezey) (June 29, 1913-May 9, 2006) on May 19, 1981. Jessie grew up in Grand Forks, BC, and her family moved to Vancouver when she was in high school. Her first husband was George Edward Mendels (November 2, 1905-September 2, 1978). She had no children. Jessie served as a St. John’s ambulance driver during World War II. She was also active in the CCF and NDP parties in BC, having been Provincial Secretary for the CCF in the 1940s, a vice-president of the party in the 1950s, and Provincial Secretary for the NDP in the 1960s. Like Harold, she later served as a director of the Boag Foundation. Jessie traveled widely throughout her life. The collection contains a small number of Jessie’s photographs. Harold Winch died in White Rock, where he and Jessie had retired, on February 1, 1993.
Names
Winch, Harold
Winch, Jessie
New Vista Society
Date
[1914]-2003
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Arrangement
The collection has been arranged into five series: Biographical records (1933-2003); Photographs (1914-[ca. 1990]); Political photographic album, ephemera and other records ([1937]-1993); Personal diary, certificates and other records (1949-1993); and Newspapers (1936-1986).
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1914-2009
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Girl Guides fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
22 scrapbooks : photographs + textual records + illustrations + digital files : col. (pdfs) + photographs : col. (tiffs) + col. (jpegs) + 222 photographs : b&w ; col. + 12 cm of textual records + ephemera
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks containing photographs, textual records, illustrations and ephemera along with individual photographs and textual records related to Burnaby Girl Guides. Records document the activities and functions of Burnaby Girl Guides through histories, journals, newsp…
Administrative History
The Girl Guide Movement began in England in 1909 when girls in England demanded to take part in a Boy Scouts rally at the Crystal Palace in London, organized by Chief Scout and Boy Scout founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Following this event, Baden Powell asked his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell to hel…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Girl Guides fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
22 scrapbooks : photographs + textual records + illustrations + digital files : col. (pdfs) + photographs : col. (tiffs) + col. (jpegs) + 222 photographs : b&w ; col. + 12 cm of textual records + ephemera
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks containing photographs, textual records, illustrations and ephemera along with individual photographs and textual records related to Burnaby Girl Guides. Records document the activities and functions of Burnaby Girl Guides through histories, journals, newspaper clippings, certificates, awards, programmes, photographs, illustrations and newsletters. Scrapbooks were created by Burnaby Girl Guides and Girl Guide leaders and deposited with the Burnaby Girl Guide Archivist prior to being donated to the Burnaby Village Museum. Record descriptions are available at both item and file level.
Administrative History
The Girl Guide Movement began in England in 1909 when girls in England demanded to take part in a Boy Scouts rally at the Crystal Palace in London, organized by Chief Scout and Boy Scout founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Following this event, Baden Powell asked his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell to help him start a similar organization for girls and Girl Guides was formed. Girl Guides came to Canada in 1910 and the first troop in British Columbia was registered in Victoria in 1912. In 1913 Amy Leigh moved to Burnaby from England and enquired about a Guiding company in her area and was disappointed to find none. On June 11, 1914 at the age of 17 years, Amy registered the 1st Burnaby Girl Guide Company and became the captain. On April 2, 1916 the 2nd Burnaby Guide Company registered and met at Edmonds School. In this same year, the very first Burnaby Girl Guide Rally event took place at Central Park and by 1920 another took place at the Burnaby Municipal Hall (Edmonds) and was attended by both Burnaby and New Westminster Guides. The First Burnaby Brownie Pack was registered on December 1922 with Mrs. W.J. Matherson as Brown Owl. The Brownie Pack met in a West Burnaby facility. The First Burnaby Land Ranger Co. was formed on November 29, 1923 and by 1924 Burnaby became a District with four Guide companies, four Brownie Packs and the Rangers. In 1923 records show Mrs. Gavin as commissioner, Mrs. C.F. Carter in 1924 and Miss Amy Leigh between 1926 and 1928. The first District camp was held near Sechelt in 1927 on the property of Mrs. Deal and Mrs. Nixon with annual camps held here until 1930 when the Guide camp at Wilson Creek was established. In 1929 Guides and Brownies began taking part in the Annual May Day Celebrations at Central Park. In 1930 Burnaby became a Division with Mrs. C.F. Carter as Division Commissioner and Mrs. G. Peel as District Commissioner for South Burnaby and in 1931 Miss Amy Leigh became the first North Burnaby Commissioner. The 5th Burnaby Girl Guide Company in North Burnaby began publishing a bulletin in 1935. In this same year Burnaby Girl Guides attended a rally for Lord and Lady Powell who were visiting Vancouver and Burnaby Girl Guides became affiliated with Greater Vancouver Girl Guide Council. The packs and companies of North Burnaby were attached to the eastern section of Vancouver while South Burnaby and South Vancouver District became another Division. Mrs. Pochin organized the Burnaby Lake District in 1943 becoming the first District commissioner (In 1927 Mrs. Peel had guides in this area). The first training classes for Girl Guides were held in 1943 in a hall on Buller Avenue at the BCER tracks and also Phillips Hall on McKay Avenue. By 1945 a training camp was held on Mrs. Pochin’s property on Deer Lake. South Vancouver, South Burnaby and Burnaby Lake Districts took part in the training which was a change over from war time service and the return of Pioneer camping. Miss E. Perition was in charge of camp which was attended by Mrs. J. Quinnell, Mrs. J. Albertson and many guiders. In 1946 Lady Baden Powel returned for a visit to Vancouver and there was a rally at Connaught Park and Chief Scout Lord Rowallyn held a rally at Brocton Point. In 1947 Mrs. J. Albertson became Division Commissioner for South Vancouver and South Burnaby. Districts of Burnaby Lake and South Burnaby each adopted a European child and undertook to send regular parcels and by 1948 these Districts became a Burnaby Division once more under Division Commissioner Mrs. W.M. Wall. In September 1949 the first Sea Ranger Crew “S.R.S. Royal Oak” was formed under the Skipper, Miss E. Periton. The S.R.S. Royal Oak met at All Saint’s Church Hall on Royal Oak Ave. In 1950 Packs and Companies in North Burnaby organized into a District under Mrs. Hebron and in 1953 Sperling District was organized by District Commissioner Mrs. Hancock. 1953 was also the same year that South Burnaby District was divided into three Districts: Central Park District under Commissioner Miss Perition, Douglas District under Commissioner Mrs. J. McKee Wilson and Kingsway under Commissioner Mrs. J.G. Fowler. A few years later, in 1955 the guides and brownies were out in force to welcome Lady Baden Powel at a rally held in the PNE Gardens building and by March 1956 Burnaby ceased to be a part of Greater Vancouver Area and was organized under two Divisions of the Province. The Sperling, Willingdon and Vancouver Heights Districts in North Burnaby became North Burnaby Division with Mrs. H. Hebron as Division Commissioner. With rapid population growth further decentralization became necessary and South Burnaby Division was split in two, adding the new division of Central Burnaby under Commissioner Miss E. Perition. Central Burnaby was composed of three Districts: Burnaby Lake, Central Park and a new District named “Windsor” under Mrs. C. Dumfries. South Burnaby was composed of three Districts: Kingsway, Edmonds and Lakeview (the latter two also referred to as Douglas with Mrs. McGeachie and Mrs. J. Park as the first commissioners of these two Districts). In 1957 Burnaby became an Area unto itself with three Divisions, and 9 Districts under Miss Periton as the first Area Commissioner. In February 1957, Burnaby entered into a contract with Vancouver Girl Guide Council to lease a part of the Wilson Creek campsite. Under the leadership of Area Commissioner, Miss Periton, work started on the development of the site with funds raised by both the Girl Guides, local citizens and associations. A camp committee was formed with representation from each Division and a lot of help from Miss Norah Weller, the Wilson Creek camp manager. Plans were laid for the site with a dining shelter, store room and cook stove contracted for while a subcommittee of men was appointed to purchase building supplies and organize work parties to build cabins, a staff house, water pipes and sanitary facilities. The site opened in May 1958 with $6000 expended on building and equipping the camp, while an official opening took place on June 8 and by July Girl Guides began camping on the site. The Burnaby Area Committee became a member of the Burnaby Community Council and a participant in Community Chest in 1958 and on May 1, the Burnaby Area office opened. By 1959, with further participation in North Burnaby, Sperling District was split to form Sperling and Hillview Districts and by 1960 Kingsway District of South Burnaby split to form Kingsway and Royal Oak Districts. By December 1960, Burnaby Area had 3 Divisions, 11 Districts with a total membership of 2, 331.
Creator
Burnaby Girl Guides
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1914-2009
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Some scrapbooks are only available in digital formats
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1917-2010
Collection/Fonds
Yanko family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 albums (1272 photographs : b&w and col.) and other material
Storage Location
MSS170
Photo catalogue 545
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of four photographic albums, two scrapbooks, one guestbook, one recipe notebook, 19 loose photographs, and 1 cm of other textual records pertaining to the Yanko family. Included are photographs depicting the building of the Yanko family home at 7391 Broadway, Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1917-2010
Collection/Fonds
Yanko family fonds
Physical Description
4 albums (1272 photographs : b&w and col.) and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS170
Photo catalogue 545
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2012-09
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of four photographic albums, two scrapbooks, one guestbook, one recipe notebook, 19 loose photographs, and 1 cm of other textual records pertaining to the Yanko family. Included are photographs depicting the building of the Yanko family home at 7391 Broadway, Burnaby.
History/Biography
Annie D. Basiuk (later Yanko) was born on February 25, 1902 in Sheho, Saskatchewan (formerly Sheho, North West Territories). Daniel "Dan" Yanko was born in Kobilnicha, Ukraine in 1887 and immigrated to Canada in May or June of 1905. Daniel Yanko married Annie D. Basiuk and had thirteen children together. Their son, John Ivan Yanko was born on the family farm, near Kelliher, Saskatchewan, on June 27, 1923. In grade six, John was pulled out of school to help support the family. Eugenia “Jenny” Haresomovych (later Carman) was born August 8, 1904 in Galecia, Austria. She came to Canada in 1928, when her parents sent her to live with the Austrian consular in Halifax. A year later, she was in The Pas with Albert Edward Carman, with whom she would have three children. Their daughter, Leida Doria "Lillian Doris" Carman was born in The Pas, Manitoba March 24, 1929. Eugenia “Jenny” (Haresomovych) Carman later re-married Joseph Nagy who was born in Hungary in October 3, 1900. Jenny, Joseph and the children moved to Nelson, British Columbia, where Joseph worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway. At the age of twenty, John Yanko met his future wife Lillian Doris Carman while visiting relatives in Burnaby. Lillian received a rail pass because of her dad’s employment with the CPR and at fourteen had gone to visit her Godmother in Burnaby. John Ivan Yanko and Leida Doria "Lillian Doris" Carman were married October 16, 1948 in Nelson, British Columbia and moved into the basement of John’s sister’s house on Union Street. Lillian began working at the downtown Woodward’s store as a cashier in 1948. In 1950, the young couple bought property at 7385 (later renumbered 7391) Broadway in Burnaby and began constructing a house as they could afford it. Knowing she’d be let go if she was pregnant, when Lillian was expecting her first child, Jenny sewed her several versions of the same outfit; they all used the same material, but each was a little bit larger than the last to accommodate her expanding girth. Rhonda, born in 1953 and Charmaine, born in 1955, grew up in the Broadway home. They attended school at Sperling Elementary, and later at Burnaby North high school. Lillian left her job to be a stay-at-home mom when Rhonda was born, but that changed in 1963 when John and Charmaine were in a car accident that left John temporarily unable to work. Joseph Nagy died April 20, 1962; his wife Eugenia “Jenny” (Haresomovych) (Carman) Nagy passed away August 14, 1985. Daniel "Dan" Yanko died in 1976; his wife Annie D. (Basiuk) Yanko died in 1997. John Yanko later returned to work, establishing his own tile setting business and working until age eighty-two. John and Lillian lived out the rest of their married lives on the Broadway property. John Ivan Yanko passed away in 2010; his wife Leida Doria "Lillian Doris" Carman (Carman) Yanko passed away in 2011.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Interview with Judy Hagen by Eric Damer November 7, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory333
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Judith "Judy" (Robins) Hagen's grandfather Sam Robins who also lived in the family home. Judy mentions a number of her neighbours, discusses her aunt and uncles, and tells a short story involving Kingsway West School.
Date Range
1918-2012
Length
0:09:44
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Judith "Judy" (Robins) Hagen's grandfather Sam Robins who also lived in the family home. Judy mentions a number of her neighbours, discusses her aunt and uncles, and tells a short story involving Kingsway West School.
Date Range
1918-2012
Photo Info
Judith "Judy" Robins (later Hagen) posing in a dance costume, 1949. Item no. 549-036.
Length
0:09:44
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 7, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Judith "Judy" (Robins) Hagen conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 7, 2012. Major theme discussed: the neighbourhood of Dover Street.
Biographical Notes
Judy Robins (later Hagen) was born in 1941 and grew up in South Burnaby. Her paternal grandfather, a master stone mason from Devon, moved to Vancouver in 1912 to find work before bringing over the rest of the family. He bought three lots in Burnaby and in 1918 moved his family to a small house on Dover Street (formerly Paul Street). Judy’s father, Jack, married, bought one of his father’s lots and built a new home for his family. Judy attended school and church nearby, took dance and piano lessons and participated actively in Girl Guides. After high school, she attended the University of British Columbia (UBC) and then Simon Fraser University (SFU), worked for a few years and then married in 1967 before moving to Courtaney, British Columbia.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:09:51
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Interviewee Name
Hagen, Judith "Judy" Robins
Interview Location
Nanaimo Museum on Vancouver Island
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-011_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Judy Hagen

Images
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Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord157
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
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 m of textual records, graphic material, and cartographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: Follow That Fire series; and General and Administrative Files.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1920-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Physical Description
1 m of textual records, graphic material, and cartographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: Follow That Fire series; and General and Administrative Files.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds.
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922-2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
75 photographs : b&w & col. + 1 plan
Storage Location
A/V Storage
119-1-1-17
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting the transformation of the Burnaby Lake area of Burnaby, BC from semi-rural in the 1920s to urbanized in 2016. Photographs depict the land and houses located on the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street as the property was rezoned and its density quad…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922-2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Physical Description
75 photographs : b&w & col. + 1 plan
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
A/V Storage
119-1-1-17
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-01
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting the transformation of the Burnaby Lake area of Burnaby, BC from semi-rural in the 1920s to urbanized in 2016. Photographs depict the land and houses located on the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street as the property was rezoned and its density quadrupled. Fonds also includes photographs of the Small family house being moved to 5496 Dominion Street and the original landscape plan for 5118 Douglas Road.
History/Biography
In 1915 John W. Roberts and his wife Mary Allen Roberts moved from the United States to Canada along with their daughter, Lauretta. On first moving to Canada, the family lived in a rented house in Vancouver and John worked as a movie projectionist in the city. The couple had three more children, all sons: John A., Edward, and Roland. Circa 1921, John purchased a large parcel of land at the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street in Burnaby. This parcel encompassed the equivalent of at least six 66 foot lots along the south side of Dominion Street and the same along the north side of Norfolk Street. On their property, a barn and small living quarters were built. The family moved in, raising goats and growing potatoes to supplement their income. They also planted cherry, apples, and pear trees; hazelnut and walnut trees; raspberries; and a large vegetable garden, the fruits of which Mary preserved for year-round use. At this time agricultural activities were common for families in the area: the Roberts' neighbours kept chickens for personal use and for selling eggs; grew mushrooms for commercial sale; and sold manure from an old buckboard drawn by Clydesdale horses. John built a new house in the middle of the Roberts’ lots on the southwest corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street. The house faced Douglas Road and overlooked a large, well-landscaped front yard to the east and a full-sized, clay tennis court to the north. The family moved into this new house in 1925. When the Roberts ceased raising goats, the barn and original living quarters were reduced to a double-car garage with storage space plus a sawdust-insulated “root cellar”. John also built a house on the northwest corner of the lot at Douglas Road and Dominion Street (3093 Douglas Road) which was purchased by the Hardy family. In 1957, part of this property (3071 Douglas Road) was sold to the Brocklebanks who built a house and lived there. In addition, John built a house at the northwest corner of Douglas Road and Norfolk Street (5106 Douglas Road). The original purchaser of this house is unknown, but in 1949 it was bought by the Meyers family. In 1952 or 1953 the Meyers sold part of this property and the Manahans built a house on it, facing Douglas Road. Several other lots that John owned were also sold off over the years. By the 1950s, John owned only five 66 foot lots from Douglas Road west, along the south side Dominion Street. In 1954 John sold the lot furthest from Douglas Road (5486 Dominion Street) to a builder who built a “ranch-style” house and put it up for sale. John retired from his career as a movie projectionist in the 1950s. He, Mary, and Lauretta retained their US citizenship all their lives, although they never returned to the USA except for brief visits. John A., Edward, and Roland who, as children of US citizens, also had USA citizenship eventually moved to the USA, where they remained for the rest of their lives. In 1945 Lauretta Roberts married Frederick Small. The couple lived in a rented house in Vancouver for a few years before moving in with John and Mary Roberts in Burnaby. The couple had four children: Elizabeth, Kathryn, Charles, and Martin. In 1955 Frederick purchased the rancher at 5486 Dominion Street and the family moved in. The Small children grew up enjoying the freedom of having their grandparent’s large property in addition to their parent’s yard to play in. The back lane that ran between Dominion Street and Norfolk Street was filled with trees and bushes, creating a narrow bit of “forest” to explore. In 1957, John W. Roberts died. Mary Roberts died in 1969 as did Frederick Small. Lauretta Small was executor for her mother’s and husband’s estates. After much consideration, she decided to sell the house at 5486 Dominion Street and move back into her childhood home. By doing so, she was able to settle her mother’s estate to the satisfaction of her brothers. Elizabeth married and moved away. Over the next few years, the “Roberts” house was home to Lauretta, Kathryn, Charles and Martin, with the three grown children moving in and out several times during the 1970s. In 1981 Lauretta died. Her children discussed at length how to divide up the property, which consisted of four 66 foot lots, according to her will. None of her children wanted to see the old family house destroyed but the house straddled two lots. They finally decided that if one of them wanted to pay to move the house to sit on one of the lots, the “value” of the house would not enter into the settlement of the estate. Kathryn chose to do this. In 1982 the old house was moved to 5496 Dominion Street and Kathryn continued to live in it. Martin died in 1982. Elizabeth and Charles each inherited one lot and the last lot which would have gone to Martin was sold, the funds divided equally between Elizabeth, Kathryn and Charles. The three lots between 5496 Dominion Street and Douglas Road were subdivided into 33 foot lots and six new houses were built. In 1993, the Meyers’ property and the Manahan’s property were subdivided into 33 foot lots facing Norfolk Street and the old houses were torn down and four new houses were built.
Media Type
Photograph
Cartographic Material
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922 (date of original), predominant 1994-2005
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-029
Storage Location
68-4-6-5
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's research documents for the Riverway East school (Glenwood School) and includes; a copy of the Riverway East Register, dated September 5, 1922; interviews notes from former students; Alumni Advisory Committee 1994-95; a flyer for the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Associ…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922 (date of original), predominant 1994-2005
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-029
Storage Location
68-4-6-5
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's research documents for the Riverway East school (Glenwood School) and includes; a copy of the Riverway East Register, dated September 5, 1922; interviews notes from former students; Alumni Advisory Committee 1994-95; a flyer for the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Association; newspaper clippings regarding the history of the Riverway East School in recognition of it's 100 year birthday; copy of a page from the Riverway West P.T.A. scrapbook and a list of teachers from 1905-1962 and a chronlogy of the naming of the school from Dundonald (1905-1913), Riverway East (1913-1948), Glenwood (1948-1982). Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-2006
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-045
Storage Location
68-4-6-21
Scope and Content
File consists of various research records compiled by Mary Forsyth and includes; records from a Burnaby Historical Society photo presentation and contest held at Irving House; a letter to the directors of the B.C. Historical Society from Don N. Brown re: Accomodation for the Burnaby Historical Soci…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-2006
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-045
Storage Location
68-4-6-21
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of various research records compiled by Mary Forsyth and includes; records from a Burnaby Historical Society photo presentation and contest held at Irving House; a letter to the directors of the B.C. Historical Society from Don N. Brown re: Accomodation for the Burnaby Historical Society; a Corporation of the District of Burnaby Re: "Suggestions submitted to the Post War Rehabilitation Council" dated August 4, 1942; notes and information re: a natural resources map; genealogical notes for the Hern family; a copy of the 2003 Greater Vancouver Regional District Board of Directors for 2003; a Simon Fraser Week publication dated June 27, 1985 about the history of Simon Fraser University; Corporation of the District of Burnaby "A Sound Investment...Burnaby British Columbia Reverted Lands" with map 1926; a copy of a Deed of Gift letter from the Burnaby Historical Society for items donated to the archives dated January 5, 1989; pamphlets about B.C. Hydro rail and Burnaby's Central Park Tramline; National Housing Adminstration Sketch Designs for houses 1946; an invitation for Glenwood Elementary School 100th birthday; a family memoir from the Rorisons; a Victorian Order of Nurses home visit document in March 1923; Corporation of the District of Burnaby By Law No. 1354; 1991 Community Services Directory for New Westminster and Burnaby; Hudson's Bay Company Annual General Report 1947; typewritten history of the Gulf Islands and various Burnaby Now papers for 1990, 2001, 2004 and 2006. Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
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Donald N. Brown collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat35
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original) -2000
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records + 1 audio/visual record + 31 photographs
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 194
Photo catalogue 241
MSS098
MSS148
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs Freeman Donald N. Brown took while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities as well as textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the collection are textual records and photographs pertaining to his i…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original) -2000
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records + 1 audio/visual record + 31 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 194
Photo catalogue 241
MSS098
MSS148
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs Freeman Donald N. Brown took while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities as well as textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the collection are textual records and photographs pertaining to his involvement with various community groups including the Oakalla Lands Citizens' Committee and the renovation of Burnaby Village Museum and the restoration of Interurban tram no. 1223.
History/Biography
Donald (Don) Neil Brown was born in Birmingham, England and moved with his family to Canada, settling in Winnipeg in 1922 when he was only an infant. He walked out of his Senior Matriculation classes on September 8, 1939 to join the Royal Canadian Engineers. Two weeks later, Don eloped with his high school sweetheart, Helen J., just months before he was to be shipped overseas with the 3rd Contingent of Canadian Troops. He served in the army with the Royal Canadian Engineer’s 12th Field Company and saw action in both Sicily and Italy. In 1945, Don returned to obtain his Senior Matriculation and a year of university studies before re-enlisting in the army as a Second Lieutenant. He spent the next two years stationed in Chilliwack with his wife and their first child. In 1947, Don left the army to join the ranks of the British Columbia Provincial Police force – embarking on a three-decade long career. His first assignment brought him to Burnaby where he served from 1947-1954, first as a member of the BC Police Department and then as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. In 1954, Don was transferred to Regina, Saskatchewan and then on to Ottawa, Ontario to serve in the Crime Detection Laboratories. He became qualified as an Examiner of Questioned Documents and provided expert testimony in such matters as handwriting, counterfeiting, graphic arts, alterations, etc. He attained the rank of first Corporal, and then Sergeant in the RCMP. Don was transferred to Vancouver to be the Second in Charge of a new laboratory and head of the Document Section in July, 1963. On December 9, 1967, Helen Brown ran as an independent for the position of Alderman on the Burnaby Council. Unfortunately, she was not elected. In May of 1970, Don was promoted to Sub-Inspector and was transferred to Edmonton to take command of the new Crime Detection Laboratory. By 1972, he was promoted to full Inspector. Transferred back to Vancouver in 1975, Don became the Officer-in-Charge of a new Crime Laboratory and took over the National Police Services pilot project for British Columbia. He was rewarded for this work with a promotion to Superintendent in September, 1975. In 1976, after a distinguished 35 years combined service to the armed forces and the police, Don retired and founded his own laboratory to carry on his work in the field of questioned documents. He became a Fellow (Emeritus) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Life Member (Emeritus) and Past Director of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, a Member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners. After his retirement, Don decided to become involved in local politics and with the blessing of his wife and six children, he joined the Burnaby Voters’ Association as their Secretary and in 1978 was elected to a two-year term as a Burnaby School Trustee. During the next municipal election held in November of 1979, he successfully ran for Alderman. Don Brown served Burnaby as Alderman from 1979 to 1985. During this time, Don also became a member of the Community College for the Retired, the Horsemen’s Society and the Burnaby Historical Society. He has also given his support to Arts Council programs and numerous other community functions over the years. He also wrote a book about the BC Provincial Police (Why? The Last Years of the British Columbia Police 1858-1950; 2000). In 1991, Don was appointed as Chair of the Burnaby Centennial Committee, dedicating himself to making Burnaby’s Centennial celebration a memorable success. His contributions were always supported by his wife Helen, and their work during the Centennial Year was just one example of the strength of their 66-year partnership. They were both formally recognized for their efforts when they were chosen to receive the Kushiro Cup and named the Citizens of the Year in 1992. Also that year, Don was a recipient of the Canadian 125 Medal and one year later, in March 1993, Donald Brown was awarded Burnaby’s highest honour and was made a Freeman of the City of Burnaby. Don Neil Brown passed away in 2010.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Interview with Leonard Evenden and Allen Seager by Kathy Bossort November 18, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory621
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Dr. Evenden and Dr. Seager’s description of their early years at Simon Fraser University. They talk about the challenges to commuting up and down Burnaby Mountain and the solutions people used, particularly hitchhiking. Dr. Seager talks about living in Monteci…
Date Range
1925-2015
Length
0:12:50
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Dr. Evenden and Dr. Seager’s description of their early years at Simon Fraser University. They talk about the challenges to commuting up and down Burnaby Mountain and the solutions people used, particularly hitchhiking. Dr. Seager talks about living in Montecito in the 1980s. Dr. Evenden talks about the early use of Burnaby Mountain and its undeveloped state when the site for SFU was proposed in 1963.
Date Range
1925-2015
Length
0:12:50
Name
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Education
Transportation
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
November 18, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Dr. Leonard Evenden and Dr. Allen Seager conducted by Kathy Bossort. Leonard Evenden and Allen Seager were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about aspects of Simon Fraser University’s history that is related to its site on Burnaby Mountain, as told by two retired SFU professors, Dr. Evenden of the Geography Department and Dr. Seager of the Department of History. The interview ranges over campus access and housing issues created by the isolated mountain site; the relationship of the university to the local community and the dispute over land ownership and control with the City of Burnaby; SFU’s environmental stewardship; the development of UniverCity; and the future of parkland in the conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Dr. Leonard J. Evenden was born 1937 in Beijing, China, to parents and Salvation Army missionaries Leonard Evenden and Elsie Pearl March. Dr. Evenden attended McMaster University (B.A. 1960), University of Georgia (M.A. 1962) and University of Edinburgh (Ph.D. 1970). He was appointed to Simon Fraser University’s Department of Geography in 1966, shortly after SFU opened in the fall of 1965, and retired in 2002. Dr. Evenden’s research has focused on Canadian urban geography. He edited a collection of essays about Burnaby titled “Suburb of Happy Homes: Burnaby centennial themes” (1995), and directed “Voices of Burnaby”, an SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee oral history project (1992). Dr. Evenden is married with three children. Dr. Allen Seager was born 1953 in Montreal, Quebec, to parents C.F.B. Seager and Evelyn DeGex Chesam. Dr. Seager is a retired Simon Fraser University professor, being a member of SFU’s Department of History from 1981 to 2014, and has current links with SFU as an instructor for Continuing Studies. His research interests include history of Canada and Western Canada, and labour and working class history, particularly in the coal mining and railway industries. Dr. Seager moved to Burnaby and the Montecito area in 1981 where he continues to live and enjoy the hiking trails on Burnaby Mountain and the amenities at SFU. Dr. Seager is a member of the Burnaby North NDP, and has volunteered with Scouts Canada and the Burnaby Centennial Committee.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:11:28
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Evenden, Leonard J.
Seager, Allen
Interview Location
Clubhouse at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course Restaurant
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-011_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Dr. Leonard Evenden and Dr. Allen Seager

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In the Shadow by the Sea series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto64574
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925-1971 (date of originals), copied 2004; 2005
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of duplicated family photographs of early Barnet residents created in order to be published in the "In the Shadow by the Sea" book project, along with born-digital photographs taken at the book launch in 2005.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925-1971 (date of originals), copied 2004; 2005
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
In the Shadow by the Sea series
Description Level
Series
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Series consists of duplicated family photographs of early Barnet residents created in order to be published in the "In the Shadow by the Sea" book project, along with born-digital photographs taken at the book launch in 2005.
History/Biography
Personal memories and family photographs from early Barnet residents were complied and developed into a book entitled "In the Shadow by the Sea / Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village under the direction of the Community Heritage Commission. Community Heritage Commission volunteer Harry Pride was the driving force behind this project. Family surnames involved in the project include; Brichmore, Blake, Burkmar, Calihou, Cary, Charters, Cordy, Dean, Drummond, Evans, Fish, Fraser, Hall, Hope, Irwin, McNie, Johnston, Kask, Keys, Kitchener, McNie, LaFavor, Laine, Laleune, Lauder, Lorenz, Marshall, Mathewson, Moore, Pert, Philbrook, Pruden, Rex, Rutherford, Siddoo, Stemo, Stewart, Teja, Traff (Trafinenkov), Urbanovits, Wells, Williams, Wilson, Woolsey and Yatsui.
Notes
Title based on contents of series
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Pamphlets and newspaper clippings

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord58344
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926 (dateof original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS065-008
Storage Location
69-6
Scope and Content
File consists of pamphlets and newspaper clippings (originals and photocopies) pertaining to the Burnaby family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926 (dateof original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS065-008
Storage Location
69-6
Accession Number
BHS996-06
Scope and Content
File consists of pamphlets and newspaper clippings (originals and photocopies) pertaining to the Burnaby family.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of one series: Historical files.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Series
Building Department Historical files
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of one series: Historical files.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds.
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Building Department Historical files

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord135
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
The series consists of ledgers kept by the Building Department indicating work assignments for Building Department staff, as well as building permits issued to applicants.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
The series consists of ledgers kept by the Building Department indicating work assignments for Building Department staff, as well as building permits issued to applicants.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Zoning and Rezoning records

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord142
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2008
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the zoning and rezoning of property and buildings in Burnaby. Includes records pertaining to each zoning or rezoning, and the accompanying public hearings. Series also includes correspondence, agendas and minutes of the Board of Variance. The Board of V…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2008
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the zoning and rezoning of property and buildings in Burnaby. Includes records pertaining to each zoning or rezoning, and the accompanying public hearings. Series also includes correspondence, agendas and minutes of the Board of Variance. The Board of Variance is an independent body that considers requests for minor variances to the Burnaby Zoning Bylaw regarding the site, size and dimensions of buildings. The Board originally consisted of five members, including two members of the public appointed by Council, two members appointed by the Provincial Government, and one member appointed by the other four. In March, 2003, the Local Government Act s.899(1) was amended and the manner of appointments to the Board of Variance was changed, resulting in all members being Council appointees. The Board of Variance remained an independent body with complete discretion in its decisions, only the manner of appointments was altered. The Board of Variance was formerly called Burnaby Zoning Board of Appeal from ca. 1960 until May 1968.
Media Type
Textual Record
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General and Administrative Files

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord148
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1932-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of administrative records created by the Fire Department related to its management, direction, coordination, and planning. Records in the series include daily record books, emergency preparedness pamphlets, a departmental practice manual, procedural directives, scrapbooks, and an o…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1932-1990, 2004
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of administrative records created by the Fire Department related to its management, direction, coordination, and planning. Records in the series include daily record books, emergency preparedness pamphlets, a departmental practice manual, procedural directives, scrapbooks, and an orthophoto map (in 63 pieces) of the City of Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
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