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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:13:57 min)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part one in a series of three “Back to the Roots” Podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part one is titled “A Family Farm”. The podcast is hosted and created by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong. Rose and Wei Yan are under…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Series
Back to the Roots Podcast series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.28.3
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:13:57 min)
Material Details
Podcasts hosts: Rose Wu; Wei Yan Yeong Persons from recorded extracts: Denise Fong; Josephine Chow Music: P. Ruderman Podcast Date: October 2020 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all tracks: 00:13:57 min
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part one in a series of three “Back to the Roots” Podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part one is titled “A Family Farm”. The podcast is hosted and created by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong. Rose and Wei Yan are undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. In this series the students connect their knowledge of food systems to their shared Chinese heritage in order to discover how Chinese Canadian history is rooted in their local food systems. 00:00-02:21 The podcast opens with Wei Yan Yeong and Rose Wu introducing themselves and their topic- the Chinese Canadian experience in Burnaby and the people who have made important contributions to the city’s development. “A Family Farm” talks about Chinese-owned businesses which are family run. “The family-oriented nature of Chinese-owned businesses also extend to many of the early (and current) Chinese-owned farms in the Burnaby Big Bend area. When Chinese men first began farming in BC in the 1860s, a lot of them worked as labourers because they weren’t allowed to own land. After World War II many of these farmers were allowed to purchase lots, thanks to the Veterans Land Grant. These grants allowed returning veterans to purchase small parcels of land with government loans. Eventually, these men would start families on the farm, and many Chinese-owned farms became family-operated businesses where every member, male, female, child, and extended relatives were enlisted to work the grounds. And it was hard work, often from dawn to dusk, 6-7 days a week.” 02:23 – 07:50 This portion includes excerpts from Oral History interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) of Hop On Farms in the Burnaby Big Bend area. The interview was conducted by Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong. Josephine recalls growing up on the family farm with her six siblings. She tells of how the family pulled together money to purchase twelve acres along Marine Drive in 1951, her family’s background, daily life on the farm , responsibilities on the farm for her and her siblings and of how her mother had to balance working on the farm and providing for a family of ten to twelve people. 07:51 – 08:10 In this portion, hosts comment and reflect on their own experiences. “While it’s likely that a lot of this was done out of necessity and not being able to afford additional paid labourers, having grown up in Chinese households ourselves, we can definitely understand the rationale for these family-operated businesses and how it connects back to the Chinese understanding of family and kinship.” 08:11 – 09:06 In this portion, Rose and Wei provide information on the roots of the Chinese character for family “jia” in mandarin or “gah” in Cantonese. They explain that the term family is composed of two parts: the upper element is like a roof, symbolizing shelter, and the bottom part represents a pig which symbolizes food, whereby the Chinese character for family represents that of a farm. They provide a quote from the writings of Francois de Martin-Donos “In ancient China, the farm is an enterprise, a shelter that insures one food and work. The farm is a place to rely on, but in return, needs to be maintained, including a set of responsibilities. In other words, “family” is the insurance of a stable life.” 09:07 – 10:27 In this portion, the hosts speak about how traditional Chinese thought is heavily influenced by the teachings of Confucius and Confucius philosophy. They explain how Confucius emphasized five sets of human relationships that form the basis for society: ruler and minister, husband and wife, parents and child, sibling and sibling, friend and friend. Of these five, three are familial relationships also known as Filial piety – the respect and care for one’s familial superiors (such as parents, elders, and ancestors). They speak of how this is one of Confucianism’s main teachings and in this respect caring for family members is seen as a moral obligation. In China housing arrangements are in the form of siheyuan”s — a type of residence that featured a courtyard surrounded on all four sides with buildings. These traditionally housed one large extended family if they were wealthy enough. 10:28 – 13:08 In this portion, hosts provide further information on Josephine Chow’s family experience working and living on the “Hop On” family farm through the decades. An excerpt from the interview with Josephine Chow conducted by Denise Fong is included. In this excerpt, Josephine reflects on her past experiences on the farm and her present day experiences of her siblings running the farm. 13:09 -13:56 Final summary, credits and acknowledgements.
History/Biography
Beginning in 2018, University of British Columbia (UBC) students have interned with Burnaby Village Museum to create projects highlighting Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby. This project began as a joint partnership between Burnaby Village Museum and the UBC iniative for student teaching and research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC), the UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM), the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Go Global and UBC St. John's College (SJC). In 2020, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the interns were asked to create virtual experiences to reimagine Burnaby Village Museum's historical Chinese Canadian programming in remote online spaces. Debbie Liang and Joty Gill (UBC alumni and graduates of Dr. Henry Yu's 2019 summer ACAM 390A Global Seminar to Aisa) returned to work with Burnaby Village Museum to create two short films showcasing the history of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants and piggeries in Burnaby. Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong (students in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems) created a three episode podcast series "Back to the Roots" which delved into the topics of family-operated farming businesses, Chinese contributions to early local and alternative food systems, and Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalism. During their research the interns interviewed Dr. John Yang and Burnaby Village Museum researcher and PHD candidate, Denise Fong.
Notes
Title based contents of sound recording
See also Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020 - BV020.6.1
Creator
Rose Wu
Wei Yan Yeong
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture
Gardens - Market Gardens
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Persons - Immigrants
Names
Fong, Denise
Wu, Rose
Yeong, Wei Yan
Responsibility
Burnaby Village Museum & Univeristy of British Columbia
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Audio Tracks

A Family Farm

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:17:10 min)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part two in a series of three “Back to the Roots” Podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part two is titled “Where is your food from?" The podcast is hosted and created by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong. Rose and Wei Yan…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Series
Back to the Roots Podcast series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.28.4
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:17:10 min)
Material Details
Podcasts hosts: Rose Wu; Wei Yan Yeong Guest: Denise Fong Music: P. Ruderman Podcast Date: October 2020 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all tracks: 00:17:10 min
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part two in a series of three “Back to the Roots” Podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part two is titled “Where is your food from?" The podcast is hosted and created by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong. Rose and Wei Yan are undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. In this series the students connect their knowledge of food systems to their shared Chinese heritage in order to discover how Chinese Canadian history is rooted in their local food systems. "Where is your food from?" explores contemporary versus historical alternative food movements and how early Chinese farmers in the lower mainland had to be creative in their business tactics in order to survive in a local food system that discriminated against their race. 00:00-02:45 The podcast opens with an audio clip from Harvard University professor and world renowned food journalist and author of "The Ominvore's Dilemma", Michael Pollan. Wei Yan Yeong and Rose Wu introduce themselves and their topic "Where is your food from?" They comment on the global philosophy "Eat local, think global" and question whether this philosphy ignores the struggles faced by local farms operated by immigrant workers back in the day. They comment "Unlike how these alternative food movements are heralded as sustainable, healthy, and even sometimes trendy now in today’s standards, for Chinese farmers, these alternative food movements were necessary for survival against discriminatory practices entrenched in the food system they were servicing." 02:46 - 06:21 This portion provides background on Chinese immigrant farmers and the establishment of "market gardens" or "truck farms". Rose and Wei Yan tell of how up to the 1970s, Chinese farms produced mostly European staples such as potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, corn and cabbage because there was no market for Chinese crops. Many of the Chinese immigrants were forced into farming and other menial jobs due to discriminatory practices that excluded them from other types of employment. The hosts provide a synopsis of Burnaby Bylaw Number 4, created in 1892, "The Chinese and Japanese Exclusion Bylaw" which prohibited any Chinese or Japanese person from working for the Municipality of Burnaby. Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong provides information on Chinese immigrants in Burnaby, how many of them were farmers in the Big Bend area and how hard it was for them to own land due to racial discrimination. Denise also refers to an article in"Harrowsmith" magazine (c.1980s) where thirty five Chinese-Canadians operated farms in Burnaby. 06:22 - 09:24 This portion provides a description of Chinese market farms and vegetable peddling. Background information about the history of market farms, truck farms and vegetable peddling in Burnaby and the lower mainland provided by Denise Fong. 09:24 - 12:03 This portion talks about the policies put in place to create further barriers to Chinese farmers. Denise Fong provides information regarding the civic bylaws that were created to restrict produce sales, fines and fees that were imposed on peddlers, establishment of green grocers, the Chinese Marketing Act, the establishment of organizations to support Chinese farmers including the Chinese Growers Assocation. 12:04 - 15:00 This portion talks about how Chinese-Canadians played important roles in conventional "long" food networks. Denise Fong provides information in how Chinese Canadians participated in the larger food distribution network in British Columbia. Denise shares a story of Chinese-Canadian Cecil Lee and how he introduced the import of Chinese mandarin oranges into British Columbia. 15:01 - 16:29 Final summary regarding the contraditions in our local food system that continue to persist today and how despite the improved status of Chinese-Canadians in British Columbia, cheap, migrant labourers continue to be an overlooked part of our local food system. This portion includes a recorded excerpt from M.L.A. Mabel Elmore regarding Temporary Foreign Workers (presented before the NDP caucous in 2015). 16:29 - 17:22 Credits, thanks and acknowledgements. Special thanks to Duncan McCue and M.LA. Mabel Elmore. Music created by P. Ruderman
History/Biography
Beginning in 2018, University of British Columbia (UBC) students have interned with Burnaby Village Museum to create projects highlighting Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby. This project began as a joint partnership between Burnaby Village Museum and the UBC iniative for student teaching and research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC), the UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM), the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Go Global and UBC St. John's College (SJC). In 2020, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the interns were asked to create virtual experiences to reimagine Burnaby Village Museum's historical Chinese Canadian programming in remote online spaces. Debbie Liang and Joty Gill (UBC alumni and graduates of Dr. Henry Yu's 2019 summer ACAM 390A Global Seminar to Aisa) returned to work with Burnaby Village Museum to create two short films showcasing the history of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants and piggeries in Burnaby. Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong (students in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems) created a three episode podcast series "Back to the Roots" which delved into the topics of family-operated farming businesses, Chinese contributions to early local and alternative food systems, and Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalism. During their research the interns interviewed Dr. John Yang and Burnaby Village Museum researcher and PHD candidate, Denise Fong.
Notes
Title based contents of sound recording
For video recording of research interview with Denise Fong - see BV020.28.2
Creator
Rose Wu
Wei Yan Yeong
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture
Gardens - Market Gardens
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Persons - Immigrants
Names
Fong, Denise
Wu, Rose
Yeong, Wei Yan
Burnaby Village Museum
McCue, Duncan
Elmore, Mabel
Responsibility
Burnaby Village Museum & Univeristy of British Columbia
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Audio Tracks

Where is your food from?

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Chinese Herbalist Shops and TCM

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording14274
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:16:19 min)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part three in a series of three “Back to the Roots” Podcasts where the hosts Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong, "Dig up the roots of the past to unearth the foundations of the Chinese Canadian experience in Burnaby." In this series the students connect their knowledge of foo…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Series
Back to the Roots Podcast series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.28.5
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:16:19 min)
Material Details
Podcasts hosts: Rose Wu; Wei Yan Yeong Persons from recorded extracts: Denise Fong; Josephine Chow; Julie Lee Guest: Dr. John Yang Podcast Date: October 2020 Total Number of tracks: 1
Total Length of all tracks: 00:16:19 min
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part three in a series of three “Back to the Roots” Podcasts where the hosts Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong, "Dig up the roots of the past to unearth the foundations of the Chinese Canadian experience in Burnaby." In this series the students connect their knowledge of food systems to their shared Chinese heritage in order to discover how Chinese Canadian history is rooted in their local food systems. Episode three is titled "Chinese Herbalist Shops and TCM". 00:00 - 01:34 Podcast opens with an introduction to this episode in the podcast series. 01:35 - 03:43 This portion of the podcast consists of segments of pre-recorded interviews between Denise Fong and Chinese-Canadians Julie Lee and Josephine Chow who grew up in Burnaby. Josephine and Jule recall visiting herbalist shops in Vancouver's Chinatown during the nineteen fifties and sixties. Due to the lack of herbalist shops in the Burnaby community during that time, it was common for a Chinese farming family to travel to Vancouver’s Chinatown in order to obtain herbal prescriptions or dried goods. Julie speaks briefly about what the type of Traditional Chinese medical care and advice her mother and family received. Josephine Chow tells of a female Chinese doctor from Vancouver, Madeline Chung who was responsible for delivering a lot of Chinese babies including Josephine and describes how her mother would take members of the family to the herbalist in Vancouver's Chinatown. 03:44 - 04:44 In this portion, the hosts tell of how aside from its medicinal purposes, herbalist shops also have a major socio-cultural significance to the Chinese community. The hosts describe the traditional layout of Chinese herblist shops, with a table set up for the game Ma Jong in the back and a seating area where customers could chat while waiting and be served tea. The hosts provide an example of the "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co." herbalist shop in Victoria that was open between 1905 and 1967 and of how the shop and contents are now part of a permanent exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. 04:45 - 09:21 In this portion, the hosts describe "Traditional Chinese Medicine" also known as "TCM". In order to better understand the importance of TCM in Chinese culture, and specifically to Chinese-Canadian immigrants, the hosts interview Dr John Yang, the chairperson and program director of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's TCM program. Holding a PHD in TCM before migrating with his family to Canada, Dr Yang came here 30 years ago and immediately started his journey as a TCM practitioner at his home basement in Burnaby. Dr. Yang tells of how he worked with the lobbying group, ATCMA (The British Columbia Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners) to help legitimize TCM as a recognized form of medical health care. In 1996, the Canadian government finally approved the legitimization of TCM in Canada, where one is required to take a licensing exam before they’re allowed to start their practices in Canada. 09:22 - 15:17 In this portion of the podcast, Dr. Yang and hosts describe how Traditional Chinese Medicine and treatments differ from Western medicine, how TCM is a way of life and regularly incorporated into recipes and diets, the lack of social acceptance and the import of Chinese medicinal herbs and misconceptions. 15:18 - 16:19 Conclusion, credits and acknowledgements.
History/Biography
Beginning in 2018, University of British Columbia (UBC) students have interned with Burnaby Village Museum to create projects highlighting Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby. This project began as a joint partnership between Burnaby Village Museum and the UBC iniative for student teaching and research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC), the UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM), the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Go Global and UBC St. John's College (SJC). In 2020, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the interns were asked to create virtual experiences to reimagine Burnaby Village Museum's historical Chinese Canadian programming in remote online spaces. Debbie Liang and Joty Gill (UBC alumni and graduates of Dr. Henry Yu's 2019 summer ACAM 390A Global Seminar to Aisa) returned to work with Burnaby Village Museum to create two short films showcasing the history of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants and piggeries in Burnaby. Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong (students in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems) created a three episode podcast series "Back to the Roots" which delved into the topics of family-operated farming businesses, Chinese contributions to early local and alternative food systems, and Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalism. During their research the interns interviewed Dr. John Yang and Burnaby Village Museum researcher and PHD candidate, Denise Fong.
Notes
Title based contents of sound recording
See also Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020 - BV020.6.1; Interview with Julie Lee by Denise Fong February 6, 2020 - BV020.6.2
For video recording of research interview with Dr. John Yang - see BV020.28.1
Creator
Rose Wu
Wei Yan Yeong
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Public Services - Health Services
Persons - Immigrants
Names
Wu, Rose
Yeong, Wei Yan
Lee, Julie
Chow, Josephine
Fong, Denise
Yang, Dr. John
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Burnaby Village Museum
Responsibility
Burnaby Village Museum & Univeristy of British Columbia
Audio Tracks

Chinese Herbalist Shops and TCM

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
Oct. 2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (11 min., 19 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo, subtitles
Scope and Content
Item consists of part one in a two part video series "A Taste of History" created by Debbie Liang and Joty Gill, University of British Columbia alumni and graduates from the Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM). Part one is titled "Scraps and Dragons". The film provides backgroun…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
Oct. 2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Series
A Taste of History Video series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.28.6
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (11 min., 19 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo, subtitles
Material Details
Script: Debbie Liang; Joty Gill Narration: Debbie Liang Editor: Debbie Liang Video Appearances: Kathy Lee; Eleanor Lee Interviews filmed by: Eleanor Lee Interview questions: Eleanor Lee; Debbie Liang Illustrations and Animations: Debbie Liang Photos, Images & B-roll: Vegetable letters from Shutterstock; Green onion and carrot footage from Debbie Liang; Chop Suey image courtesy of pulaw from Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC By 2.0); Chop Suey from Shutterstock; Menus by Amy Wilson; Gold Dragon booklet cover and menu image- courtesy of UBC RBSC Chung Collection (RBSC-ARC-1679-CCTX-309-122); Chop Suey Nation book cover, image courtesy of Douglas & MacIntyre; Dragon Inn Restaurant, Burnaby Village Museum, 2013-13; Larry Lee, image courtesy of Eleanor Lee; VanTech, image courtesy of Mike from Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0); Bamboo Terrace, image courtesy of Rob from Flickr, public domain; Map image courtesy of Sentinel 2 from wikimedia Creative Commons; Photograph-Salad bar inside of Dragon Inn Restaurant, Burnaby Village Museum, Photo ID BV017.37.3; Photograph - Bar Inside the Dragon Inn Restaurant - Burnaby Village Museum, Photo ID BV017.37.2; Photograph - John Lee- Burnaby Village Museum, 2012-11; Chopping Mushrooms, footage courtesy of Pressmaster from pexels.com; Chopping Parsley, footage courtesy of Pressmaster from pexels.com; Kwan Luck from Debbie Liang; Crystall Mall as taken from the north side of Kingsway in Burnaby, image courtesy of w:en: Colin Keigher from wikimedia, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license; Lok's Produce at Crystal mall (Burnaby) in the Underground Chinese Produce Market image courtesy of William Chen from wikimedia, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license; Crystal Mall foodcourt, image courtesy of Jay Friedman, Gastrolust; Restaurant and Dragon Innn art by Debbie Liang Music and Sound Effects: "Alison", "Acoustic Mediation 2" from audionautix; "Slow Motion", "Creative Minds" & "Cute" from bensound.com; "Kitchen sounds" & "Pop" from Debbie Liang; "Ding sound effect" from freesoundlibrary Video adapted from 2019 BVM intern project by Debbie Liang and Marcela Gomez Special thanks to: UBC: Joanna Yang, Jenny Lu, Denise Fong, Henry Yu; BVM: Kate Petrusa, Amy Wilson Changes to music may have been made
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of part one in a two part video series "A Taste of History" created by Debbie Liang and Joty Gill, University of British Columbia alumni and graduates from the Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM). Part one is titled "Scraps and Dragons". The film provides background information on the origins of the Chinese-Canadian culinary dish "chop suey" and tells the story of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants, highlighting the history of the "Dragon Inn" chop suey restaurant owned by Larry Lee. The film is supported with voice over, english subtitles, animation, historical and family photographs and interviews with family members, Kathy Lee and Eleanor Lee.
History/Biography
In 2020, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, University of British Columbia student interns with the Burnaby Village Museum Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby project were asked to create virtual experiences to reimagine Burnaby Village Museum's historical Chinese Canadian programming in remote online spaces. Debbie Liang and Joty Gill (UBC alumni and graduates of Dr. Henry Yu's 2019 summer ACAM 390A Global Seminar to Aisa) returned to work with Burnaby Village Museum to create two short films showcasing the history of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants and piggeries in Burnaby. Larry Lee was born in Kaiping, Guangdong, China and immigrated to Canada in 1949 at the age of sixteen to reunite with his father, Lee Soon. Larry Lee's father had been in Canada for years before his son immigrated to join him. Larry attended Vancouver Technical Secondary School and learned English and carpentry. After he graduated, he was hired by Mr. Wong. Larry and Mr. Wong operated an IGA grocery store at Lonsdale in North Vancouver. Following this, Larry worked as a cashier for his father at "Bamboo Terrace" Chinese restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown. In 1958, he married his wife Kathy and one year later, in 1959 he started a new business of his own. Larry opened the "Dragon Inn" chop suey restaurant at 2516 Kingsway (at Slocan) in Vancouver. Once the restaurant was doing well, Larry opened the "Park Inn" at Kingsway and 25th Avenue. The "Park Inn" was the first Chinese food restaurant with a smorgasboard in Vancouver. With the success of these restaurants and subsequent restaurants Larry Lee opened three other "Dragon Inn" chop suey restaurants located at; 4510 Kingsway and Willingdon in Burnaby (1964); 250 Columbia Street in New Westminster (1971) and Hastings and Willingdon (1990s). In the 1990s Larry retained ownership of the Dragon Inn at 4510 Kingsway and Willingdon and sold the other properties. In 1996, Larry sold the property of the Dragon Inn and surrounding lots located at Kingsway and Willingdon to make way for the construction of Crystal Mall. Larry and Kathy Lee had eight children who all worked in the family run restaurants until they were sold.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Photo of John Lee improperly credited to Burnaby Village Museum, should read: City of Burnaby Archives, Brian Langdeau. Photo ID 535-0415.
Photo of Dragon Inn improperly credited to Burnaby Village Museum should read: City of Burnaby Archives, John McCarron, Photo ID 556-239
Creator
Joty Gill
Debbie Liang
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Lee, Larrry
Lee, Kathy
Lee, Eleanor
Liang, Debbie
Gill, Joty
Burnaby Village Museum
University of British Columbia
Responsibility
University of British Columbia
UBC Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4510 Kingsway
British Columbia - Vancouver
British Columbia - New Westminster
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Video Tracks
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Interview with Denise Fong by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo14276
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (60 min., 38 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a Zoom interview with Denise Fong conducted by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong, UBC students in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The interview was conducted with Denise Fong as part of the students' research for their podcast "Where is your food from?". Thi…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Research Project No. 3 fonds
Series
Oral History Interviews series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.28.2
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (60 min., 38 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo
Material Details
Interviewers: Rose Wu; Wei Yan Yeong Interviewee: Denise Fong Interview Date: October 2020 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all tracks: 00:60:38
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a Zoom interview with Denise Fong conducted by Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong, UBC students in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The interview was conducted with Denise Fong as part of the students' research for their podcast "Where is your food from?". This podcast was part two in a series of three "Back to the Roots" podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. In this series the students connected their knowledge of food systems to their shared Chinese heritage in order to discover how Chinese Canadian history is rooted in their local food systems. "Where is your food from?" explores contemporary versus historical alternative food movements and how early Chinese farmers in the lower mainland had to be creative in their business tactics in order to survive in a local food system that discriminated against their race. 00:00 - 4:51 Denise Fong introduces herself and provides a summary of the work that she has done while working as a researcher on the Chinese Canadian History Research project for the Burnaby Village Museum. Denise explains how much of her research has focused on the history of Chinese Canadian market gardeners and green grocers and their presence in Burnaby. Denise tells of how many Chinese immigrants found it hard to find work due to racial discrimination which led many Chinese men to work in agriculture and farming. Her research has shown that many of the Chinese farms were located in the Big Bend area of Burnaby. 04:52 – 08:24 In this segment, Denise elaborates on the “truck” or “market” farming industry for Chinese farmers in Burnaby. Denise explains how “truck” farming was a mode for distributing produce from Chinese farms and some of the challenges the Chinese farmers faced. 08:25 – 14:10 In this segment Denise talks about peddling as another mode to distribute farm produce and how this was often dominated by Chinese Canadians since they were restricted from accessing other jobs. Denise explains how the Chinese peddlers would have their own routes with customers who depended on them to bring the produce to them. Denise provides an example of racial discrimination whereby a Burnaby Bylaw prevented people of Chinese descent from working for the city. 14:11 – 22: 39 In this segment, Denise describes how in the 1950s and 1960s, produce distribution networks for Chinese Canadian farmers in Burnaby expanded to larger stores and wholesalers including Woodward’s, Safeway in Burnaby, MacDonald’s Consolidated and Kelly Douglas. Denise provides specific examples of Burnaby families and tells the story of Chinese Canadian Cecil Lee, a produce buyer for Kelly Douglas. In the mid 1970s Lee, was asked to oversee the import of Chinese mandarin oranges into Canada and was responsible for the design of a new cardboard box to replace the wooden crates that held the mandarin oranges. 22:40 – 33:28 In this segment, Denise provides information on Chinese farming methods and practices that she gathered through her research. Information gathered from interviews, research papers and an article in Harrowsmith magazine suggest that many of the Big Bend farms in Burnaby relied on crop rotation, companion planting and intercropping along with traditional organic fertilizers that were available. Denise also tells of how Chinese farmers often relied on traditional methods that they brought from Southern China including the creation of raised beds to avoid damage due to flooding. Wei Yan comments that many of these traditional methods are being reintroduced as a new sustainable way of farming. Research done by Wei Yan found that when chemical fertilizers were introduced informational brochures included Chinese translations. 33:29 – 38:30 In this segment Rose and Wei Yan speak to Denise about the cultural demographic of farmers in the Big Bend area of Burnaby and what types of crops were grown. Denise comments that to her knowledge there were mostly Chinese farmers in this area but there were some European farmers as well. Produce that was grown on the farms was mostly market driven by the local consumers and it wasn’t until the 1970s that there was a bigger demand to grow Chinese vegetables to supply the growing Chinese population. Denise shares personal experience of what she learned after a visit to a local farm and the different methods that the farmer used for growing crops. The three discuss the importance of innovation and adaptability in growing techniques that Chinese farmers have used. 38:31 – 46:23 In this segment, Rose and Wei Yan speak to Denise about the discrimination barriers that Chinese farmers had to face. Denise speaks about discriminatory bylaws and regulations that targeted Chinese farmers including the Peddling tax. She tells of how this tax, persecution to peddlers and restrictions resulted in the emergence of a new industry of Chinese green grocers. Denise names Chinese trade organizations that were formed in response to the social and economic segregation and marginalization that Chinese farmers and retailers faced. Denise references research done by Natalie Gibb and Hannah Wittman from their article “Parallel Alternatives: Chinese-Canadian farmers and the Metro Vancouver local food movement” as well as research by Harry Con and Edgar Wickberg. Denise also provides information that she has gathered from Chinese farmers in Burnaby including the Yip family who were able to purchase land after World War II through the Veterans Land Act and how prior to World War II it was very difficult for Chinese immigrants to purchase land. 46:24 – 1:00:38 In this segment the group discusses how Chinese farmers have adapted in the market garden farm distribution system and the introduction of retail spaces on their farms as part of the new local food movement. Denise, Rose and Wei Yan reflect on how their interview with Denise Fong and research resources will support their podcast series and exhibits at Burnaby Village Museum.
History/Biography
Interviewer biographies: Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong are Univeristy of British Columbia students in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and student interns at Burnaby Village Museum. Interviewee biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of the Burnaby Village Museum “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Notes
Title based on contents of video recording
For recording of podcast "Where is your food from?" see BV020.28.4
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Immigrants
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Agriculture
Agriculture - Crops
Agriculture - Farms
Gardens - Market Gardens
Foods - Produce
Names
Fong, Denise
Yeong, Wei Yan
Wu, Rose
Video Tracks
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Interview with Howe Lee, 2019

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10266
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
February 20, 2019
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:18:41 min)
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Howe Lee conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong. Mr. Lee describes growing up in Armstrong in the 1930s and 1940s, leaving to attend university, and becoming a teacher in Burnaby. He discusses his community involvement and the creation of the Chinese Canadian Militar…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
February 20, 2019
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.15.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:18:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Howe Lee Location of Interview: Burnaby Village Museum Interview Date: February 20, 2019 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:18:41
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Howe Lee conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong. Mr. Lee describes growing up in Armstrong in the 1930s and 1940s, leaving to attend university, and becoming a teacher in Burnaby. He discusses his community involvement and the creation of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society. 00:00 – 20:39: Mr. Lee describes his family’s origins in China. Denise shows him a photograph of Armstrong and he uses it to show the location of his family’s property and other landmarks. He talks about his family’s life in Armstrong, their farm’s place in the Chinese produce supply system of the time, and the presence and life of Chinese people in British Columbia generally. Mr. Lee also relates how the Interior Vegetable Marketing Board’s policies affected the farm and his future prospects. 20:39 – 32:40: This portion of the recording pertains to Mr. Lee’s involvement with the Chinese Cultural Centre and how he developed an interest in commemorating and honouring Chinese pioneers and military veterans. He recalls his education in Armstrong and at U.B.C. and the community of Chinese students which first drew him to Vancouver’s Chinatown. 32:40 – 51:24: Mr. Lee describes his family and the Chinese community in Armstrong, using the photo to show the locations of the businesses. He recalls his involvement with youth groups, particularly the Cadets, and with local sports, noting that he faced very little discrimination there. Denise asks about the family’s farm and Mr. Lee identifies the family’s house in a drawing. 51:24 – 1:02:18: This portion of the recording pertains to Mr. Lee’s education and career. He describes his enjoyment of being a leader in various groups and activities, and his interest in the local Chinese community. He explains the structure and operation of the cadets and shares his perspective of its value in leadership training. 1:02:18 – 1:18:46: Mr. Lee recalls how he became involved with veterans and with the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver. He talks about bringing his parents to Burnaby to live. Mr. Lee describes how he persuaded some veterans to reorganize their group under the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada. He discusses the importance of documenting and passing on the legacy of the Chinese veterans’ contribution and tells how he convinced some of them to create The Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society. Mr. Lee relates how his involvement with the local society led to involvement with a national group.
History/Biography
Howe Lee has worked in education, business, military and within the community. He has taught Science and Mathematics in several Burnaby Secondary Schools and was head of the Science Department and Edmonds Secondary School. Lee was appointed Honorary Colonel in 2012. He has been active within the Chinese-Canadian community including working with the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, Vancouver Chinatown Memorial Square, Asian Heriage Month Society and the Chinatown Revitalization.
Names
Lee, Howe
Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society
Audio Tracks

Interview with Howe Lee, 2019

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Eileen Dailly: Taking a Stand

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4483
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 46 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of Burnaby MLA Eileen Dailly and her efforts to ban corporal punishment in BC public schools.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Other Title Information
Title given by film makers
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.12.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 46 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of Burnaby MLA Eileen Dailly and her efforts to ban corporal punishment in BC public schools.
Notes
Transcribed title
Reproduction of content is restricted
Names
Dailly, Eileen
Video Tracks
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Burnaby’s Chinese Canadian Market Gardens

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4484
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of market gardens operated by Chinese Canadian families in the Big Bend area.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Other Title Information
title given by film makers
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.12.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of market gardens operated by Chinese Canadian families in the Big Bend area.
Notes
Transcribed title
Reproduction of content is restricted
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Names
Hop On Farms
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 25 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of the preservation of Burnaby Lake.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Other Title Information
title given by film makers
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.12.3
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 25 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of the preservation of Burnaby Lake.
Notes
Transcribed title
Reproduction of content is restricted
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Video Tracks
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Saving the Salmon: the Brunette River Story

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4486
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 35 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of the preservation of the Brunette River.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Other Title Information
title given by film makers
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.12.4
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 35 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of the preservation of the Brunette River.
Notes
Transcribed title
Reproduction of content is restricted
Subjects
Geographic Features - Rivers
Animals - Fish
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Video Tracks
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Troubled Times: Burnaby in the 1930s

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4487
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 51 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of Burnaby during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Other Title Information
title given by film makers
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.12.5
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 51 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of Burnaby during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Notes
Transcribed title
Reproduction of content is restricted
Names
Pritchard, William A.
Army of the Common Good
Video Tracks
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Interview with Joe Sadowski, 2017

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording5115
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
June 16, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:46.06 min)
Scope and Content
00:00 – 3:05: Joe discusses his involvement with the Association from its early days in the late 1960s. He describes the formation of the group, its original intentions, and its changing focus. 3:05 - 5:54: Joe recalls how the group decided to further their purpose by involving the public, and the …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
June 16, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.18.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:46.06 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Rebeca Salas Interviewee: Joe Sadowski Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:46:06
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
00:00 – 3:05: Joe discusses his involvement with the Association from its early days in the late 1960s. He describes the formation of the group, its original intentions, and its changing focus. 3:05 - 5:54: Joe recalls how the group decided to further their purpose by involving the public, and the rationale behind building a trail system. He explains how the Burnaby Outdoor Education Association was formed and describes its activities. 5:54 – 9:20: Joe relates how the Association was able to access federal funding for the trail. He shares his perspective about local businesses having changed their priorities since that time. 9:20 – 13:31: Joe discusses how the group expanded its base, and why it changed its name to the Burnaby Lake Advisory. He explains how the trail system came to be under the jurisdiction of Metro Parks, and why the name was changed to the Burnaby Lake Park Association. He describes the shift in the group’s composition and responsibilities. 13:31 – 17:06: Rebecca notes that the museum is interested in the reasons for the group coming together in the 1960s. Joe describes how the group’s plans regarding the lake informed their subsequent activities there. He talks about the changing attitude to pollution in the 1970s. 17:06 - 22:05: Joe describes what Burnaby Lake was like in the 1960s. He discusses its importance to migrating birds, and talks about the improvement to Still Creek. 22:05 – 29:48: Joe talks about the big Burnaby Lake Clean Up. He notes that the public’s changing attitudes have made further large clean-ups unnecessary. 29:48 – 32:00: Joe talks about the work of the Eagle Creek Streamkeepers, the Sapperton Fish and Game Club, The Semiahmoo Rod and Gun Club, and the Hyde Creek Watershed Society. He observes that game clubs have broader interests now than sport alone. 32:00 – 37:37: Joe discusses the return of salmon to the lake, the improvement in the quality of water, and the increased numbers of birds. He shares his perspective that the relationship of the public to the lake changed as visitors began to take ownership. 37:37 – 39:30: Joe talks about the importance of leadership in conservation efforts, discussing how Bob Gardner and Elmer Rudolph inspired people to become involved. He describes the positive results of volunteering. 39:30 – 41:48: Asked what he feels has made the biggest difference in improving the health of the lake, Joe describes the change in the attitude of the public and contrasts this new environmental awareness with that of people in other parts of the world. 41:48 – 47:46: Joe discusses the importance of the buffer zone, and of giving students the opportunity to be involved in efforts to remove invasive species and plant native ones. 47:46 – 56:10: Joe talks about the nesting box program. He notes that interacting with wildlife may influence people’s future behavior and describes the experience as cross-cultural. 56:10 – 58:17: Joe discusses the design of the trail around the lake. 58:17 – 1:02:32: Joe mentions the advisory role of Dr. Milton McLaren in the Association’s trail building work. He remarks on the importance to the project of people such as Tony Fabian and John Thomson. Joe also discusses the material used for the trail’s construction. 1:02:32 – 1:10:53: Joe describes the Association’s relationship with the Nature House and the Wildlife Rescue Centre. He recalls the acquisition of the Nature House building. 1:10:53 – 1:19:57: Asked about consultation, Joe describes the design and construction of the trail as the only subject in which the group’s expertise was deferred to. He discusses his concerns about dredging, and mentions the installation of squirrel nesting boxes as a successful enhancement project. 1:19:57 – 1:28:05: Joe talks about how the Burnaby Lake area has changed since he moved to Burnaby in 1964, and mentions some of the detrimental effects of development. He recalls the construction of the original observation tower by Aril Dalsvaag’s students at Burnaby Central Secondary School, talks about the current tower and discusses the success of the Association’s turtle nesting pad. 1:28:05 – 1:34:50: Joe discusses the introduced species in Burnaby Lake, and the efforts to eradicate them. He mentions the work of Bob Gunn, from B.C.I.T., a former student of Bob Gardner. 1:34:50 – 1:49:28: Asked about the substances used to control the mosquito population at Burnaby Lake, Joe voices his concerns about the effects of spraying, noting that the butterfly garden has been negatively affected by it in the past. He describes the origin of the garden. 1:40:28 – 1:46:06: Rebecca summarizes the interview and thanks Joe. Joe describes his hopes for the B.L.P.A. and the future of the lake. He reiterates the importance of preservation and accessibility and remarks on the number and diversity of the visitors.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Joe Sadowski conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Rebeca Salas, June 16, 2017. Major themes discussed: the history of the Burnaby Park Advisory Association and the Group of Ten, and the ongoing conservation of Burnaby Lake.
Creator
Rebeca Salas
Names
Sadowski, Joe
Audio Tracks

Interview with Joe Sadowski, 2017

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100 Years of Gilmore School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4488
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (34 min., 23 sec.) : digital, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
"100 Years of Gilmore School". Filmed by Yunuen Perez Vertti and made by the Heights Neighbourhood Association. The film includes interviews with former students and highlights their experiences through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the 1960s.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.13.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (34 min., 23 sec.) : digital, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
"100 Years of Gilmore School". Filmed by Yunuen Perez Vertti and made by the Heights Neighbourhood Association. The film includes interviews with former students and highlights their experiences through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the 1960s.
History/Biography
Yunuen Perez Vertti is a filmmaker and digital media artist originally from Mexico City. She has produced films for many public, private and non-profit organizations.
Notes
Transcribed title
Reproductions are restricted by copyright holder
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Perez Vertti, Yunuen
Gilmore Avenue School
Gilmore Community School
Responsibility
Yunuen Perez Vertti
Heights Neighbourhood Association
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Video Tracks
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Film of Pat Sexsmith discussing Gilmore Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5116
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (2 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording is of anecdotes shared by Pat Sexsmith pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Pat attended the school in the 1940s and 1950s. She describes recreational activities at the school during a time when resources were few, and recalls the commitment of time made by the school’s teacher…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.48.3
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (2 min., 30 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording is of anecdotes shared by Pat Sexsmith pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Pat attended the school in the 1940s and 1950s. She describes recreational activities at the school during a time when resources were few, and recalls the commitment of time made by the school’s teachers to extracurricular activities for the students.
History/Biography
Film recorded at the McGill Library on January 17, 2017 as part of an event to screen "100 Years of Gilmore School" by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Sexsmith, Pat
Perez Vertti, Yunuen
Gilmore Avenue School
Gilmore Community School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 50 Gilmore Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Video Tracks
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Film of Dave Linton discussing Gilmore Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5117
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (51 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording is an anecdote shared by Dave Linton pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Dave displays a medallion which was awarded to his mother by the Burnaby School Board for perfect attendance between the years 1921-1929. Dave attended Gilmore Avenue School, but it is unclear which schoo…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.48.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (51 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording is an anecdote shared by Dave Linton pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Dave displays a medallion which was awarded to his mother by the Burnaby School Board for perfect attendance between the years 1921-1929. Dave attended Gilmore Avenue School, but it is unclear which school his mother attended. Asked her name, he replies “Stark”.
History/Biography
Film recorded at the McGill Library on January 17, 2017 as part of an event to screen "100 Years of Gilmore School" by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Linton, David "Dave"
Perez Vertti, Yunuen
Gilmore Avenue School
Gilmore Community School
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Video Tracks
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Film of Bruce McRae discussing Gilmore Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5118
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording is of anecdotes shared by Bruce McRae pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Bruce recalls that he didn’t attend Gilmore Avenue School, but his mother, Sheila McRae, worked there as an assistant. He describes her work and her enjoyment of it. Bruce also notes that the school had …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.48.4
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording is of anecdotes shared by Bruce McRae pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Bruce recalls that he didn’t attend Gilmore Avenue School, but his mother, Sheila McRae, worked there as an assistant. He describes her work and her enjoyment of it. Bruce also notes that the school had an air raid siren mounted on its roof which sounded terrifying to him when it was tested periodically during the 1950s Cold War era.
History/Biography
Film recorded at the McGill Library on January 17, 2017 as part of an event to screen "100 Years of Gilmore School" by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Perez Vertti, Yunuen
Gilmore Avenue School
Gilmore Community School
McRae, Bruce
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 50 Gilmore Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Video Tracks
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Film of Marcello Agosti discussing Gilmore Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5119
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (2 min., 3 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording is of an anecdote shared by Marcello Agosti pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Marcello was a Grade 2 student at the school at the time of the recording. He describes the music class, noting that it has changed greatly since he was in Kindergarten. Marcello talks about the ro…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.48.5
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (2 min., 3 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Recording is of an anecdote shared by Marcello Agosti pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Marcello was a Grade 2 student at the school at the time of the recording. He describes the music class, noting that it has changed greatly since he was in Kindergarten. Marcello talks about the room, the equipment and resources, the students’ activities, and praises his music teacher.
History/Biography
Film recorded at the McGill Library on January 17, 2017 as part of an event to screen "100 Years of Gilmore School" by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Gilmore Community School
Perez Vertti, Yunuen
Agosti, Marcello
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 50 Gilmore Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Film of Barrie McKenzie discussing Gilmore Avenue School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5121
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Video recording of an anecdote shared by Barrie McKenzie, pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Barrie attended the school in the 1940s and 1950s. He describes the “punishment paddle” as made by and used on students in the woodworking shop.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.48.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Video recording of an anecdote shared by Barrie McKenzie, pertaining to Gilmore Avenue School in Burnaby. Barrie attended the school in the 1940s and 1950s. He describes the “punishment paddle” as made by and used on students in the woodworking shop.
History/Biography
Film recorded at the McGill Library on January 17, 2017 as part of an event to screen "100 Years of Gilmore School" by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
McKenzie, Barry
Perez Vertti, Yunuen
Gilmore Avenue School
Gilmore Community School
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Video Tracks
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Gerald F. Sanders at 100th birthday

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto9886
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; copy print ; 17.6 cm x 12.6 cm
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Gerald Sanders, taken days after his 100th birthday
Administrative History
Gerald Frank Sanders (1916-2017) was born August 28, 1916 in Hackney, London. He emigrated to Canada in 1918 and the family settled in Burnaby on Spruce Street. As the family grew, they built the house that still stands (as of 2018) on the corner of Spruce and Carlton Avenue at 4096 Spruce Street t…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; copy print ; 17.6 cm x 12.6 cm
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Gerald Sanders, taken days after his 100th birthday
Administrative History
Gerald Frank Sanders (1916-2017) was born August 28, 1916 in Hackney, London. He emigrated to Canada in 1918 and the family settled in Burnaby on Spruce Street. As the family grew, they built the house that still stands (as of 2018) on the corner of Spruce and Carlton Avenue at 4096 Spruce Street then eventually the smaller house between the two. He attended Inman Elementary, then VanTech. He eventually joined the RAF during WWII as an airplane mechanic in England. He sent his pay home and his mother bought the two lots on Pine Street with some of the money. Gerald married Alice Viola Sparman (1925-1996) on March 8, 1948. Alice was born in Lloydminster Sasks, grew up near Cranbrook BC and spent her teenage years in Victoria BC. She trained to be a nurse at St.Paul's Hospital in Vancouver graduating in ca. 1945-1946. Alice worked at the Burnaby General Hospital since it was built in 1952. They had six children: Dennis, Kerry, Kris, David, Ruth, and Marie. Gerald built the house at 4058 Pine Street with the help of family and friends in 1949. He worked as a carpenter, working on projects like the dentistry building at UBC, highway overpasses, the Vancouver Court House, Jack Poole's house in the British Properties, etc. "He lived on one square block for 98 years but his life was anything but small". (Donor note)
Other Title Information
Title based on contents of photograph.
Names
Sanders, Gerald Frank
Accession Code
BV018.34.11
Date
2016
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
07-Jan-19
Scale
96
Images
Less detail

Looking east from north side of 5118 Douglas Road - The Roberts House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91821
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-002
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a two-storey house located at 3090 Douglas Road. The house was constructed in 1922 and is painted white with brown trim. The photograph was taken from the Roberts' property at 5538 Dominion Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-002
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a two-storey house located at 3090 Douglas Road. The house was constructed in 1922 and is painted white with brown trim. The photograph was taken from the Roberts' property at 5538 Dominion Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
The same house is visible in the background of photograph 620-001
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Jan. 2016 / 3090 Douglas Rd. (N.E. Corner Douglas Road and Dominion St.)
Note in blue ink on verson of photograph reads: "P3"
5538 Dominion Street was previously numbered previously 5118 Douglas Road and 3131 Douglas Road
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3090 Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
Less detail

Looking east from 3131 Douglas Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91826
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 15 cm x 10 cm
Item No.
620-007
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Roberts' front yard . A large oak tree stands in the centre of the photograph with a row of short shrubs on each side. The house located at 3090 Douglas Road is visible in the distance. The photograph is taken from 3131 Douglas Road, looking east.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-007
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 15 cm x 10 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Roberts' front yard . A large oak tree stands in the centre of the photograph with a row of short shrubs on each side. The house located at 3090 Douglas Road is visible in the distance. The photograph is taken from 3131 Douglas Road, looking east.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Plants - Trees
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
5118 Douglas Road renumbered to 3131 Douglas Road in 1958 and to 5538 Dominion Street in 1970 or 1971
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Jan. 2016 / Looking East from Roberts' front yard"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P8"
Photograph 620-003 depicts the same house on 3090 Douglas Road.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5118 Douglas Road
Burnaby - 3131 Douglas Road
Burnaby - 5538 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 3090 Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
Less detail

Looking west along Dominion Street from 5496 Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91873
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-054
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses along Dominion Street, looking west from 5496 Dominion Street. The two houses in the foreground, 5480 and 5488 Dominion Street, were constructed in 1994 on the lot previously numbered 5486 Dominion Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-054
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses along Dominion Street, looking west from 5496 Dominion Street. The two houses in the foreground, 5480 and 5488 Dominion Street, were constructed in 1994 on the lot previously numbered 5486 Dominion Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.16"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Houses at 5480 and 5488 Dominion St. / built in 1994"
Photo production stamp on verso of photograph reads: "07/03/2016"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5480 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 5488 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
Less detail

Looking west along Dominion Street from across the street from 5496 Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91874
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-055
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses along the south side of Dominion Street with cars parked along the curb. In 2009 sidewalks were installed and the street was repaved under a neighbourhood local improvement request to the City. The photograph was taken from the north side of the street, opposite 5496 Dom…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-055
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses along the south side of Dominion Street with cars parked along the curb. In 2009 sidewalks were installed and the street was repaved under a neighbourhood local improvement request to the City. The photograph was taken from the north side of the street, opposite 5496 Dominion Street, looking west.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Transportation - Automobiles
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.17"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Dominion St. infilled with houses on 33' lots / Photo July 2016"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
Less detail

Looking east along Dominion street to corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91876
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-057
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dominion Street, looking east. The houses are largely obscured by tall hedges and bushes. The photograph was taken from the north side of the street, opposite 5496 Dominion Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-057
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dominion Street, looking east. The houses are largely obscured by tall hedges and bushes. The photograph was taken from the north side of the street, opposite 5496 Dominion Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Plants - Trees
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.19"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "2016 / Looking East along Dominion St to corner of Douglas Rd. and Dominion St."
Photograph 620-056 taken from the same vantage point
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Dominion Street
Burnaby - 5538 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Vivian Lee’s short film covers six decades of her life experience. The film tells the story of Vivian’s parents and their difficult time during the Second World War, including a harrowing journey on the Burma Road. Vivian describes her idyllic childhood in post-war Burma, where she was the sixth of…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 17 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Vivian Lee’s short film covers six decades of her life experience. The film tells the story of Vivian’s parents and their difficult time during the Second World War, including a harrowing journey on the Burma Road. Vivian describes her idyllic childhood in post-war Burma, where she was the sixth of eight children, and her life in Singapore and Hong Kong as a young woman. The film includes Vivian and husband Alan’s decision to move to Canada. The couple briefly lived in Burnaby for a short period, during which time their daughters were born. A short while later they moved to Vancouver to care for Alan’s parents. The film concludes with the couple’s return to Burnaby for their retirement, and Vivian’s expressions of appreciation for the many things that bring her joy.
History/Biography
Vivian Lee was born in Rangoon, Burma, in 1950. Her parents moved to Burma from China in the 1930s. Vivian was the sixth of eight children. Two older siblings were born in Burma, and survived a perilous escape from Burma along the Burma Road during the Second World War. Vivian was the first child to be born in post-war Burma, after her parents returned following the war. The family lived in Rangoon for a period, before moving to a home in the suburbs where Vivian spent an idyllic childhood. After graduating from university, Vivian moved to Singapore, and then to Hong Kong. She worked for a large pharmaceutical company in Hong Kong, where she met her husband, Alan. The couple emigrated to Canada with Alan’s parents (in the 1980s?). Daughters Cynthia and Adrienne were born in Burnaby, before the family moved to Vancouver to care for Alan’s parents. Alan and Vivian have recently returned to Burnaby for their retirement years. They are active volunteers and grand-parents, and Vivian has been developing her watercolour painting skills. Vivian produced the short film in order to pass the legacy of her family’s history on to her children and their offspring. She notes: “I am happy and honoured to share my life story with others in the community. I think it gives all of us a chance to contribute to the mosaic of our shared heritage. I am so proud to be a Canadian citizen and feel very fortunate to live in a multicultural society. I believe it is through sharing these life stories that will make us stronger as a nation.”
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Vivian Lee
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Lee, Vivian
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 7 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Film created by Janet Duxbury, who grew up in Burnaby, north of Imperial Street. Janet recounts her family's house that was built in 1940 and had no water or electricity during the early years. The family had chickens, vegetable gardens and used an outhouse until an addition was built a few years l…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 7 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Film created by Janet Duxbury, who grew up in Burnaby, north of Imperial Street. Janet recounts her family's house that was built in 1940 and had no water or electricity during the early years. The family had chickens, vegetable gardens and used an outhouse until an addition was built a few years later. Janet played in the woods by the house as a child. Janet recounts swimming at Deer Lake Lake and walking past Oakalla Prison on the way. Janet attended Windsor Street School. She recounts visiting the Carneige Library in Vancouver and the Burnaby Public Library with her cousin.
History/Biography
Janet Duxbury grew up in Burnaby, north of Imperial Street. She attended Windsor Street School in Burnaby.
Notes
Transcribed title
The film was produced in 2016 as part of the Elders Digital Storytelling project. Digital storytelling is a form of narrative that creates short movies using relatively simple media technology. The project began in 2014 funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and AGE-WELL NCE grants. In partnership with the City of Burnaby, digital storytelling workshops were offered in Burnaby. This film was produced at one of those workshops.
Creator
Janet Duxbury
Names
Duxbury, Janet
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Video Tracks
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Lucky Number: A Tribute to my Sisters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9672
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 8 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This film by Jadzia Prenosil follows the life of three sisters. They were born, educated and spent the first two decades of their lives in Communist (Czecho) - Slovakia. In August of 1968 the Warsaw Pact forces/Russian Army invaded the country in order to stop the spread of democracy lead by Presid…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.3
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 8 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This film by Jadzia Prenosil follows the life of three sisters. They were born, educated and spent the first two decades of their lives in Communist (Czecho) - Slovakia. In August of 1968 the Warsaw Pact forces/Russian Army invaded the country in order to stop the spread of democracy lead by President Dubcek. In fear of repercussions the family decided to leave their homeland. While they pondered over their fate in nearby Vienna, Austria they received an invitation from their aunt who lived in Vancouver. They were granted the status of refugee and were sponsored by the Canadian government. They arrived to Vancouver in October 1968. The film depicts their life in both countries ( Slovakia/Canada ) and tells a story of their strong relationship that spans for over half a century. It is this bond that helped them to overcome the many challenges and traumas they had to face throughout their lives.
History/Biography
Jadzia (pron. Ya-dja) Prenosil was born in Trnava, Czecho- Slovakia in 1951. She emigrated to Canada in 1968. After she acquired basic English skills at a night school she entered Grade 11 in Lord Byng High School in Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor degree in French and Spanish at UBC. In order to improve these two languages she spent some time in France to learn French and later travelled across Central and South America. This experience widened her view of the world. She remains an avid explorer, traveller to this day. After travelling and working at different jobs she obtained a teaching degree from SFU. In 1988 she began teaching French and ESL in Killarney Secondary School. For the next thirty years she had worked with refugees from all over the world and developed close friendships with many of them. Her own experience of being once an immigrant herself and learning English as a teenager allowed her to reach out to many students and helped them integrate into Canadian society. In 1991 she moved to an old (1931) character home in North Burnaby where she and her husband live happily to the present day.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Jadzia Prenosil
Names
Prenosil, Jadzia
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 21 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This film chronicles that 2013 journey of Kehar Sing Aujla and his wife as they travelled to India on vacation. The visit included a trip to the town of Ledo in North-East India, where the Ledo Mine Rescue Centre is located. In the film, Aujla describes the trip and the work he oversaw at the Ledo …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.4
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 21 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This film chronicles that 2013 journey of Kehar Sing Aujla and his wife as they travelled to India on vacation. The visit included a trip to the town of Ledo in North-East India, where the Ledo Mine Rescue Centre is located. In the film, Aujla describes the trip and the work he oversaw at the Ledo Mine Rescue Centre when he was Superintendent of the Coal Mines Rescue Department in India. His visit with friends and trip to a local Sikh holy place is also included in the film.
History/Biography
Kehar Singh Aujla is originally from the Western part of India. He and his wife immigrated to Canada in 1996 to be closer to his son and his family in Burnaby. Aujla worked in the coal mining industry in India for 40 years starting in 1951. He passed his management exam in 1960, and spent 23 years working with a coal mine rescue organization. Since moving to Burnaby he has received recognition for his commitment to volunteer work, receiving eight awards between 2006 and 2016, including being selected as Burnaby's Citizen of the Year for 2011. His volunteering has included work with Volunteer Grandparents, Burnaby Citizen Support Services, Burnaby Village Museum, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, BMO Marathon, Breast Cancer Association, and at the Sukh Sagar Gurdwara. His awards include the Gerontology Award from SFU, 2011 Citizen of the year from the City of Burnaby, Top 25 Immigrant of 2012 by Canadian Immigrants and Royal Bank of Canada, The Life Time Sewa Award by Sukh Sagar Sikh Temple of New Westminster, Best Community Service Award by Vaisakhi Gala of Surrey, Best Community Service Award by Age Care and News Leader, Sovereign Medal by Governor General of Canada, Above and Beyond Award by Fraser Health, Early Bird Award by Volunteer Resources of Burnaby General Hospital.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Kehar Sing Aujla
Names
Aujla, Kehar Singh
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
India
Video Tracks
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A Tribute to Grandma Lamb

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9675
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 28 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Arlene Belcastro tells the story of her grandmother, Dakota Lamb, who was born to Norwegian parents in the late 1800s in North Dakota. She moved to Milk River, Alberta around 1900, then took up residence in Carmengay, Alberta during the Depression where she raised four children as a single mother a…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.6
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 28 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Arlene Belcastro tells the story of her grandmother, Dakota Lamb, who was born to Norwegian parents in the late 1800s in North Dakota. She moved to Milk River, Alberta around 1900, then took up residence in Carmengay, Alberta during the Depression where she raised four children as a single mother after her husband left. She supported her family by taking in boarders, ironing, and working as a midwife. The family later moved to Edmonton, where she was one of the first Avon ladies. In 1944, she was able to take a job as a pastry cook up north during the construction of the Alaska Highway and save enough money to purchase her own home. The film includes Arlene’s memories of visiting Grandma Lamb’s rustic cabin at Baptiste Lake north of Edmonton. Starting at age 6, Arlene and her cousin, Donna, spent every summer with Grandma Lamb. The rustic cabin did not have running water or electricity, so the girls learned about kerosene lamps, wood stoves, and using a cold storage trunk for refrigeration. Grandma Lamb taught them life-skills through chores such as gathering kindling and tending the garden, and encouraged their independence. Arlene recalls that they also learned by example from Grandma Lamb, who instilled a respect for nature and for other people and never complained about life or what material things she didn’t have. She was a resilient, respectful, and wise role model.
History/Biography
Arlene Belcastro was born in Edmonton and attended H.A. Gray School and Victoria High School, where she completed commercial courses. She was married in Edmonton at age 19, and moved to Calgary after her eldest child was born. She learned to ride a horse at Elkana Ranch at Bragg Creek while living in Calgary. Following the birth of her second son, the family briefly lived in Nassau. Arlene returned to Edmonton after her marriage ended, and soon moved to the Vancouver/Burnaby area where she has lived for more than 40 years. At age 50, Arlene began acting and is currently a student of drumming, a community volunteer, and an avid traveler.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Arlene Belcastro
Names
Belcastro, Arlene
Lamb, Dakota
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
Alberta - Edmonton
Alberta
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The film tells the story of Janice Bobic’s parents, John and Frances Wuzinski, including the couple’s move from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1944, where they purchased an acre of land on the corner of Hastings Street and Cliff Avenue. They grew berries, fruit and vegetables for home and for sale, and rai…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.7
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The film tells the story of Janice Bobic’s parents, John and Frances Wuzinski, including the couple’s move from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1944, where they purchased an acre of land on the corner of Hastings Street and Cliff Avenue. They grew berries, fruit and vegetables for home and for sale, and raised bees. People came from miles around to purchase strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes and honey. The film includes Janice’s memories of growing up in the family garden, along with her sister Mary Louise.Janice describes her decision to continue working the family property, and her sense of connection with her parents and the land.
History/Biography
Janice Bobic is the daughter of John and Frances Wuzinski, longtime Burnaby residents who moved from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1944. In 1962 the Wuzinski property was expropriated by the Municipality of Burnaby, and the family purchased another property nearby. They started a new garden, brought the bees, and transplanted several trees to the new property. John passed away in 1998, and Frances in 2000.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Janice Bobic
Names
Bobic, Janice
Wuzinski, Frances
Wuzinski, John
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This film is created was Lester Gierarch. Part of the Gierach heritage his father instilled in him was the work ethic of “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” This film shares Lester’s happy memories of working on the Y.Y. Sim farm, in Cloverdale, B.C., when he was …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.9
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This film is created was Lester Gierarch. Part of the Gierach heritage his father instilled in him was the work ethic of “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” This film shares Lester’s happy memories of working on the Y.Y. Sim farm, in Cloverdale, B.C., when he was 15 years old. He worked hard alongside Chinese men and women who were new immigrants to Canada as he helped to harvest lettuce and celery for 80 cents an hour. Through this experience Lester grew comfortable working with people of another culture who also knew the importance of working hard.
History/Biography
Lester Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years.
Notes
Transcribed title
The film was produced in 2016 as part of the Elders Digital Storytelling project. Digital storytelling is a form of narrative that creates short movies using relatively simple media technology. The project began in 2014 funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and AGE-WELL NCE grants. In partnership with the City of Burnaby, digital storytelling workshops were offered in Burnaby. The workshops helped older adults create short autobiographical films that tell a special story in their lives, complete with music, photos and narration. This film was produced at one of those workshops.
Creator
Lester E. Gierach
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Gierach, Lester
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Surrey
Video Tracks
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Hickory Dickory Dock-What is the time on the clock?

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9679
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (14 min., 47 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
In this short film, Yasmin Jamal declares her passion for clocks and fancy watches, but confesses that she has a troubled relationship with them! From her kitchen clock that does not tell the correct time, to her collection of beautiful wrist watches that refuse to do their job, she is beginning to…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.10
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (14 min., 47 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
In this short film, Yasmin Jamal declares her passion for clocks and fancy watches, but confesses that she has a troubled relationship with them! From her kitchen clock that does not tell the correct time, to her collection of beautiful wrist watches that refuse to do their job, she is beginning to question this strange relationship. Why does she hold such a love and passion for time pieces that are too stubborn to keep time? She is aware that her attraction to timepieces is about more than needing to know the time. Her touching mediation on the reasons for her attachment reminds her audience that time is a treasure and we should make the most of every moment.
History/Biography
Yasmin Jamal immigrated from Kenya over 44 years ago. She came to pursue her undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University. She is a long-time resident of Coquitlam. However, she has always been employed in the Burnaby District. She presently works as a librarian at Burnaby Public Library. Prior to that, she was employed at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby campus. She loves Canada, but still treasures the fond memories of her childhood in Kenya. Yasmin visits Kenya every 8-10 years to feel the warm waters & white sands of the tropical beaches.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Yasmin B. Jamal
Subjects
Timekeeping Tools and Equipment
Names
Jamal, Yasmin
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 39 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
In "Dance Me Home", Barbara Karmazyn talks about the important role that dance has played in her life. Awakening as a dancer in her late twenties she created a career as an expressive arts facilitator, sharing her love of dance and the arts with people of all ages and abilities. After years of phys…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.11
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 39 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
In "Dance Me Home", Barbara Karmazyn talks about the important role that dance has played in her life. Awakening as a dancer in her late twenties she created a career as an expressive arts facilitator, sharing her love of dance and the arts with people of all ages and abilities. After years of physical demands, her body began to break down, sending her into the quagmire of “trying to fix it”. Frustrated with traditional therapies Barbara went back to dance, enrolling in a Community Engaged Dance class for people over 55. Dancing and socializing with other women her age, she learned to re connect to her body and adjust to the physical limitations of aging.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Barbara Karmazyn
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Names
Karmazyn, Barbara
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Community Hero: Recalling a Strathcona Story

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9681
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The digital video tells the story of Gee Lam’s childhood experience of growing up in the Vancouver’s East End neighbourhood known as Strathcona. His story revolved around his father’s friend Harry Con who was a community activist in the Strathcona neighbourhood, as well as a volunteer “spy” for the…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.12
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (7 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The digital video tells the story of Gee Lam’s childhood experience of growing up in the Vancouver’s East End neighbourhood known as Strathcona. His story revolved around his father’s friend Harry Con who was a community activist in the Strathcona neighbourhood, as well as a volunteer “spy” for the Canadian Armed forces in World War 2. Gee shares his personal life lessons learned from “uncle Harry” regarding the importance of standing up and fighting for what is right. Harry’s community contribution had embodied Martin Luther King’s social activist principles: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” In the eyes of Gee, Harry Con was an exemplary who modeled an old Chinese proverb: “Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown. To enjoy the benefits of the hard work of one’s predecessors.” Harry’s life of selfless contributions in shaping the Vancouver Chinese community will impact generations to come. This is a story that needs to be told to the next generation to encourage them to respect and remember that the benefits of a thriving community is derived from both past and present continuous collaborations for paving long term beneficial outcomes for everyone.
History/Biography
Gee Lam immigrated from Hong Kong and grew up in the Strathcona neighbourhood that was adjacent to Vancouver’s Chinatown. He is a long-time resident of Burnaby. He has lived in North Burnaby with his wife since 1985. He attended Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus and graduated in 1983. He obtained his M.Ed. in 2013 from SFU. He worked as a research assistant and workshop facilitator on the Elders’ Digital Storytelling project. He currently works at SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre on top of Burnaby Mountain.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Gee Chung Lam
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Lam, Gee Chung
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Our Journey is a tribute to Judy Schulz's mother who helped raise Judy's two daughters while Judy maintained her career. The film celebrates four generations of women in Judy's family, including her mother, herself, her daughters, and her grand-daughters. Judy's mother, Mrs. Suet Ping Yip, was born…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.13
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Our Journey is a tribute to Judy Schulz's mother who helped raise Judy's two daughters while Judy maintained her career. The film celebrates four generations of women in Judy's family, including her mother, herself, her daughters, and her grand-daughters. Judy's mother, Mrs. Suet Ping Yip, was born in 1922, and passed away in 2008. Judy was born in Hong Kong in 1955, and immigrated to Canada as an adult, later sponsoring her parents to join her. All of her five siblings soon followed. Judy's mother quit her job when Judy had her second daughter and helped to raise the two girls. Judy remembers her as a smart, kind, and hard-working mother and devoted grandmother. The girls knew her as "Pau Pau." Judy is proud to now be a "Pau Pau" herself, to two beautiful grand-daughters.
History/Biography
Judy Schulz has been a resident of Burnaby since 1980. She was born in Hong Kong and left home at age 17 first to England, and then immigrating to Canada in 1974. She originally settled in Vancouver. Though she had no family when she first arrived in Canada, her parents and all five of her siblings soon joined her in Canada. She worked in the medical field, and is now retired, but continues to live in Burnaby with Confederation Park as a favorite place to spend time.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Judy Schulz
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Schulz, Judy
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 4 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
In “The Store” film maker Teresa Switzer reminds us of the power of second chances. She shares the story of opening a second hand store called “Yesterday’s Collectibles” with her friend, Pete. The store was located on West Broadway in Vancouver from 1983 to 1985. She recalls the challenges of opera…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.14
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 4 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
In “The Store” film maker Teresa Switzer reminds us of the power of second chances. She shares the story of opening a second hand store called “Yesterday’s Collectibles” with her friend, Pete. The store was located on West Broadway in Vancouver from 1983 to 1985. She recalls the challenges of operating a small business, coupled with the personal challenge of the end of her marriage. The film ends with a reflection on the lessons learned from the experience, and her good fortune of finding a second chance with her new partner, Patrick.
History/Biography
Teresa Switzer is originally from Winnipeg. She moved to the Westcoast in 1973, and has lived in South Burnaby since 1997. After the store closed, Teresa worked as a project coordinator for cancer research at UBC and BC Cancer Research. Teresa and Patrick Lucy were together from 1985 until Patrick passed away in 2007. Patrick was an Exhibit Preparator at Burnaby Village Museum for 13 years before retiring in 2006.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Teresa Switzer
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Switzer, Teresa
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Video Tracks
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Alfred's Fountain Pen

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9684
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The video depicts the challenges of film maker Alfred Woo’s physical, social, and cultural transformation to a foreign country. Sentimentally prior to departing Hong Kong in 1954, Alfred was presented a fountain pen by some of his grade two classmates, a souvenir that he has cherished all these yea…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.15
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The video depicts the challenges of film maker Alfred Woo’s physical, social, and cultural transformation to a foreign country. Sentimentally prior to departing Hong Kong in 1954, Alfred was presented a fountain pen by some of his grade two classmates, a souvenir that he has cherished all these years despite losing contact with them long ago. In his seniority, he muses poignantly about the symbolism of this writing instrument and shares his wonderment about the destiny of these childhood benefactors.
History/Biography
Immigrating from Hong Kong to Canada as a child, Alfred Woo easily assimilated into the Canadian way of life at an early age and has enjoyed the best of both worlds. A law graduate, his professional career included service as a Crown Counsel, securities administrator, corporate executive, and as private practitioner. He also served in the Canadian Army (Reserve Force) as a legal officer and an artillery officer before being honorably discharged at the rank of Major. A Burnaby resident for over 30 years, and now retired, he continues to volunteer helping seniors, a community service club, and a veterans group.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Alfred Woo
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Woo, Alfred
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
From the film maker, Muriel Ferrari: "The film describes my life as a child, and identifies the difficulties that my mother faced. The good fortune that was bestowed on us, when she met a loving man who raised her child. And who I will always consider my “father”. Describes my path in marrying the …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.16
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
From the film maker, Muriel Ferrari: "The film describes my life as a child, and identifies the difficulties that my mother faced. The good fortune that was bestowed on us, when she met a loving man who raised her child. And who I will always consider my “father”. Describes my path in marrying the love of my life. He has stuck with me and helped me with my careers and illness. Describes my diagnose of cancer and the prognosis of this disease. And the good news that came from this disease. Describes my great fortune in being blessed with grandchildren and what my future holds. I believe that we have to share ourselves and for me it is being part of other things. I take care of my family and have a passion for quilting. I enjoy volunteering at the Burnaby Village Museum, and being part of a fabulous walking group who fundraise and help people in need. What this film represents to me is that there is always a positive from a negative. My life gave me lessons - that when one door closes another opens. I am very blessed."
History/Biography
From the film maker, Muriel Ferrari: "Born at St. Paul’s Hospital in 1949. Family moved back to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where my mother was raised. Mom and I moved to Regina (I was under one year old). My mom was a single mom – before this was even a term. She and I were taken care of by a loving and caring man. We moved around following the oil fields. We moved to Vancouver in 1962. I attended Killarney Secondary. Worked for a mortgage company, in Vancouver. I married a wonderful man in 1970. We had two daughters. We moved to Burnaby in 1975. I was the Executive Director for two non-profit organizations in Burnaby. After my cancer treatment I left my jobs to concentrate on living my life."
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Muriel Ferrari
Names
Ferrari, Muriel
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (8 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The film details Teresa Florkow’s journey to restore and maintain her tugboat, the Papco III in 1982, at the prodding of her dock neighbour Ollie Iverson.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.17
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (8 min., 9 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The film details Teresa Florkow’s journey to restore and maintain her tugboat, the Papco III in 1982, at the prodding of her dock neighbour Ollie Iverson.
History/Biography
Teresa Florkow was born on October 11 1932 in Natal BC (now Sparwood BC). Her parents, Ann and John Bowman had another three girls (Betty Ann, Marilyn and Frances) before moving to Burnaby in 1945. They settled at 1713 Frederick Avenue at Rumble Street. Teresa attended Nelson Avenue School and then Burnaby South High School. After graduation, she worked at the Royal Bank at Kingsway and McKay for 7 years. She married Arc Florkow on July 14 1952. The couple moved to 5887 Berwick Street in Burnaby and had three children: Chris, Jill and Gail. Arc worked as a furniture painter until he bought a tugboat in 1975.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Teresa Florkow
Subjects
Transportation - Boats
Names
Florkow, Teresa
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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It Took a While to Get There

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10097
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Kathryn Small has lived in Burnaby almost her entire life. In this video she recounts the path she travelled before finding the 27 year career she settled on and from which she retired in 2008. Having faced discrimination (because she was a woman) which blocked her entering her first choice for a…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.5
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (4 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Kathryn Small has lived in Burnaby almost her entire life. In this video she recounts the path she travelled before finding the 27 year career she settled on and from which she retired in 2008. Having faced discrimination (because she was a woman) which blocked her entering her first choice for a career, Kathryn found that her subsequent variety of education and experiences over the next decade well-fitted her for her “life’s work”. Kathryn is convinced that all and any education and experience can play a part in preparing one for one’s chosen career. She is also glad that today discrimination based on gender is finally illegal in Canada. That the title of this video is an intentional double-entendre is evident by the end of the video.
History/Biography
Kathryn Small has a long connection to Burnaby, her grandparents having settled in the Douglas Road area in 1921 and her parents choosing to live in the same area. Kathryn attended Douglas Road Elementary School and graduated from Burnaby Central High School. After a variety of post-secondary education, work and travel experiences, she then worked for 27 years in Burnaby as a Public Health Inspector/Environmental Health Officer before retiring in 2008. Kathryn still lives in Burnaby.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Kathryn Small
Names
Small, Kathryn
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Video Tracks
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Looking west from Douglas Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91834
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-015
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses located on the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street, with a large oak tree in the front of the yard. The house on the left is 3131 Douglas Road; the house behind is 5536 Dominion Street. The photograph was taken from Douglas Road, looking west.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-015
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses located on the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street, with a large oak tree in the front of the yard. The house on the left is 3131 Douglas Road; the house behind is 5536 Dominion Street. The photograph was taken from Douglas Road, looking west.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Plants - Trees
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "April 2015 / 3131 Douglas Rd. / with Oak Tree"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.15"
5118 Douglas Road renumbered to 3131 Douglas Road in 1958 and to 5538 Dominion Street in 1970 or 1971
The oak tree (centre) is the same tree as in photographs 620-007 and 620-014
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5118 Douglas Road
Burnaby - 3131 Douglas Road
Burnaby - 5538 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
Less detail

Looking northwest from Douglas Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91835
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-016
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a two-storey house located at 3131 Douglas Road. The house is white with brown trim and a brown shingle roof. The large oak tree in the front yard of the property is full of vibrant autum-coloured leaves. The photograph was taken from across Douglas Road, looking northwest.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-016
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a two-storey house located at 3131 Douglas Road. The house is white with brown trim and a brown shingle roof. The large oak tree in the front yard of the property is full of vibrant autum-coloured leaves. The photograph was taken from across Douglas Road, looking northwest.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Plants - Trees
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Oct. 2016 / 3131 Douglas Rd. - with Oak Tree - Fall Colours"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.16"
5118 Douglas Road renumbered to 3131 Douglas Road in 1958 and to 5538 Dominion Street in 1970 or 1971
The oak tree (centre) is the same tree as in photographs 620-007, 620-014, and 620-015
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5118 Douglas Road
Burnaby - 3131 Douglas Road
Burnaby - 5538 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
Less detail

Looking northwest along Dominion Street from near Douglas Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91846
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-027
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dominion Street, looking northwest from near Douglas Road. The house at 3093 Douglas Road is just visible between the trees. In 2009 Dominion Street was repaved and sidewalks were installed following a local improvement request to the City.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-027
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dominion Street, looking northwest from near Douglas Road. The house at 3093 Douglas Road is just visible between the trees. In 2009 Dominion Street was repaved and sidewalks were installed following a local improvement request to the City.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.27"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "April 2015 / Looking Northwest along Dominion St. from near Douglas Rd."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3093 Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
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5495 Dominion Street and 5505 Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91857
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 1, 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-038
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a tan duplex located at 5495 Dominion Street (left) and clay-coloured house at 5505 Dominion Street (right). The photograph was taken from 5496 Dominion street, looking north.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 1, 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-038
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a tan duplex located at 5495 Dominion Street (left) and clay-coloured house at 5505 Dominion Street (right). The photograph was taken from 5496 Dominion street, looking north.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.37"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "April 1 , 2015 / 5495 Dominion st. 5505 Dominion St."
5493 Dominion Street was previously numbered 3107 Dominion Street and it was later subdivided into two lots: 5491 and 5495 Dominion Street.
Photograph 620-037 depicts the same houses prior to being repainted.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5493 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 3107 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 5495 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 5491 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
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Looking west along the back lane

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91861
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-042
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the back lane between Dominion Street and Norfolk Street, looking west. Visible along the Norfolk Street side of the lane are houses with garages and longer driveways. Along the Dominion Street side the lane is abutted by trees and open carports. The houses along Norfolk Street wer…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-042
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the back lane between Dominion Street and Norfolk Street, looking west. Visible along the Norfolk Street side of the lane are houses with garages and longer driveways. Along the Dominion Street side the lane is abutted by trees and open carports. The houses along Norfolk Street were constructed in the 1980s and 1990s following the rezoning of the properties.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lanes
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.5"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "April 1, 2015"
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
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Looking west from back yard of 5496 Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91866
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 1, 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-047
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the backyard at 5496 Dominion Street, looking west, with the houses on Norfolk Street (left) and Dominion Street (right) visible in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 1, 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-047
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the backyard at 5496 Dominion Street, looking west, with the houses on Norfolk Street (left) and Dominion Street (right) visible in the background.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Features - Gardens
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.10"
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "April 1, 2015"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5496 Dominion Street
Burnaby - Norfolk Street
Burnaby - Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
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Looking southwest from corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91878
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-059
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses and trees situated on the southwest corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street. The large oak, hemlock, and fir were planted as part of the original landscaping of the Roberts' property in the 1920s. The photograph was taken from the Douglas Road and Dominion Street inter…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-059
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the houses and trees situated on the southwest corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street. The large oak, hemlock, and fir were planted as part of the original landscaping of the Roberts' property in the 1920s. The photograph was taken from the Douglas Road and Dominion Street intersection.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Plants - Trees
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.21"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Looking southwest from corner of Douglas Rd. and Dominion St. / Oak Tree Hemlock Tree Fir Tree / planted in late 1920's"
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "April 2015"
The oak tree is the same tree as in photographs 620-007, 620-014, 620-015, and 620-016
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Dominion Street
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
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1982 - Moving the Roberts House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91894
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-075
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "Roberts House" in its new location at 5496 Dominion Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2015
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-075
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. copy print ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "Roberts House" in its new location at 5496 Dominion Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.17"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5496 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Images
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Sister Pledge in Commemoration of 50 Years of Friendship between Burnaby and Kushiro

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord89073
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Item No.
59943
Storage Location
30-5-6-2
Scope and Content
Item consists of the Sister City Pledge certificate in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Sister City Affiliation between the City of Burnaby and the City of Kushiro and the pen that was used to sign it.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
Textual record
Description Level
Item
Series
Sister Cities files
Item No.
59943
Storage Location
30-5-6-2
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2016-01
Scope and Content
Item consists of the Sister City Pledge certificate in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Sister City Affiliation between the City of Burnaby and the City of Kushiro and the pen that was used to sign it.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
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Interview with Jiro Kamiya, 2015

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording4476
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2015]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:11:02 min)
Scope and Content
0:00 – 6:38: Frank Kamiya recalls the museum’s ofuro project, describing how his father became involved with it. He talks about the ofuro in Canada, speaking of their importance to Japanese Canadians but noting that they have been superseded by newer products. Frank also mentions that ofuros are no…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2015]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.13.1
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (01:11:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Lisa Codd Interviewee: Jiro Kamiya Location of Interview: Nikkei Home, Burnaby Interview Date: [2015] Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:02
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
0:00 – 6:38: Frank Kamiya recalls the museum’s ofuro project, describing how his father became involved with it. He talks about the ofuro in Canada, speaking of their importance to Japanese Canadians but noting that they have been superseded by newer products. Frank also mentions that ofuros are now subject to modern building regulations. 6:38 – 20:30: Jiro Kamiya describes the construction of the ofuro. He explains the technique of water-proofing and talks about the different sizes of baths, discussing the differences in Japanese and Canadian styles and in the way water was supplied. 20:30 – 28:27: This portion of the recording pertains to Jiro Kamiya’s background as a carpenter in Shizuoka, Japan, in the family’s business, and how he came to immigrate to Canada. Frank talks about his father’s innovations and skills. He discusses the differences between Japanese and Canadian tools. Lisa Codd asks about the tools Jiro donated to the museum. 28:27 – 36:00: Frank talks about his father’s involvement in the building of the Museum’s ofuro. He notes that he himself drew up the plans and submitted them to City Hall. He asks about the ofuro’s plaque and the building’s condition. Lisa explains how the classification of buildings as replica or heritage determines how conservation choices are made. 36:00 – 45:47: Frank describes the purpose and use of the ofuro and the kind of accessories which should be included in the Museum’s display. The exact meaning of ‘ofuro’ is discussed with Jiro, as is bathing protocol for the larger and smaller kinds. 45:47 – 59:13: Jiro recalls New Year and other traditions and Lisa and Frank remark on the differences between the established infrastructures of Japan and those of rural Canada. Frank describes his father’s work in Canada. Jiro talks of being unable to join the carpenters union, but advancing in his profession through his ability and experience with Japanese techniques. 59:13 – 1:11:02: Jiro talks about the work that he did during internment during World War II and his choice to go to Winnipeg with his family. Frank relates how his father adapted to shipyard work, and Jiro tells anecdotes about his working years.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Jiro Kamiya about the ofuro he built as an exhibit for display at Burnaby Village Museum, and his work in Canada generally. When he speaks in Japanese, his son Frank Kamiya does the English translation. Frank recalls how his father, a Japanese-trained carpenter, came to be involved in the project, which was donated to the Museum by the Japanese Canadian Citizens Association. An unidentified woman is also present and contributes to the discussion.
Notes
Audio is only available to listen at the Burnaby Village Museum
Creator
Lisa Codd
Names
Kamiya, Jiro
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