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6511 Hastings St

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94339
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of various commerical and undeveloped properties in Burnaby. Businesses visible in the photographs include: Liquidation World, Big-O Tires, CSD Computers, and Full Gospel Assembly Vancouver.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-124
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of various commerical and undeveloped properties in Burnaby. Businesses visible in the photographs include: Liquidation World, Big-O Tires, CSD Computers, and Full Gospel Assembly Vancouver.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 95-243-B
Photographer identified as "D.M."
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Street Address
6511 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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6850 Hastings burnaby [sic]

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94297
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1993
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
26 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a Liquidation World store and several houses along an unidentified residential street. The address 6850 Hastings Street no longer exists.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1993
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
26 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-082
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a Liquidation World store and several houses along an unidentified residential street. The address 6850 Hastings Street no longer exists.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 93-468-B
Photographer identified as "L.D."
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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A & Aero Trading Salvage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription79166
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a large sign advertising lawn mower sharpening over A & Aero Trading Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 16, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-184
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-13
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a large sign advertising lawn mower sharpening over A & Aero Trading Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Subjects
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
A & Aero Trading Salvage
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Photographers identified by surnames only: Carr and Vardeman
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Street Address
6147 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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A & Aero Trading Salvage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription79167
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 12, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows hitchikers being picked up outside A & Aero Trading and Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 12, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-185
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-13
Scope and Content
Photograph shows hitchikers being picked up outside A & Aero Trading and Salvage at 6147 Hastings Street.
Names
A & Aero Trading Salvage
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Born, A. J.
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Street Address
6147 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
Less detail

Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription84882
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain and surrounding area with Burrard Inlet to the north.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
561-003
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Accession Number
2014-08
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby Mountain and surrounding area with Burrard Inlet to the north.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Province of British Columbia
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:83 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:84 to the west and BC5061:82 to the east
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Lake City Area
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Aerial photograph of North Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription84881
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
561-002
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Accession Number
2014-08
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Province of British Columbia
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:84 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:85 to the west and BC5061:83 to the east
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Westridge Area
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Aerial photograph of North Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription93598
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
561-001
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Accession Number
2014-08
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of North Burnaby with Burrard Inlet to the north and Hastings Street, Inlet Drive, Barnet Road.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Inlets
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Province of British Columbia
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is identified as BC5061:85
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Westridge Area
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Barnet Wagon Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription38306
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking west from Sperling Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Description Level
Item
Record No.
403-001
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking west from Sperling Avenue.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Features - Roads
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Barnet Road
Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Barnet Wagon Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription38307
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking east, near Barnet and Hastings.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1903 (date of original), copied ca. 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Description Level
Item
Record No.
403-002
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Barnet Wagon Road looking east, near Barnet and Hastings.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Features - Roads
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Barnet Road
Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
Less detail

Burnaby Mountain Autobody and Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription79209
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 11, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Burnaby Mountain Autobody and Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd. at 6861 Hastings Street with Burnaby Automotive in the rear.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 11, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-208
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-13
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Burnaby Mountain Autobody and Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd. at 6861 Hastings Street with Burnaby Automotive in the rear.
Names
Burnaby Mountain Autobody
Dedemus (Lloyd) Electric Ltd.
Burnaby Automotive
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Photographers identified by surnames only: Carr and Vardeman
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Street Address
6861 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
Less detail

Burrard Inlet

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription35842
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burrard Inlet taken from Capitol Hill.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Pioneer Tales subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Description Level
Item
Record No.
204-701
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
BHS1988-03
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burrard Inlet taken from Capitol Hill.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Inlets
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Phillips, James William "Jim"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Burrard Inlet

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Heritage Value
According to Tsleil'wautuh Chief Len George, as many as 10,000 band members once lived along both sides of the Burrard Inlet, but disease took its toll in the 1400s and Europeans brought smallpox in the 1800s. In 1792, Captain George Vancouver charted this inlet of the Pacific Ocean.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Capitol Hill Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription37466
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.1 x 3.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) passenger train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Image Bank subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.1 x 3.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
370-054
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
BHS1999-03
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) passenger train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
Subjects
Transportation - Locomotives
Transportation - Rail
Names
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
Less detail

Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription37467
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.3 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1933] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Image Bank subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.3 x 2.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
370-055
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
BHS1999-03
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) train at Burrard Inlet at a site that later became a Shell Oil refinery.
Subjects
Transportation - Locomotives
Transportation - Rail
Names
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bellinger, Bernard
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burrard Inlet
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
Less detail

Centennial Park

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription45375
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1981]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 13.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Centennial Park entrance (Burnaby Mountain Park).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1981]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 13.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
480-270
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2003-02
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Centennial Park entrance (Burnaby Mountain Park).
Subjects
Geographic Features - Parks
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
King, Basil
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Centennial Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Hafez Tea House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription96158
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Abbas Adibi, owner of the Hafez Tea House on Hastings Street, seated at a table and smoking from a hookah.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2005]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1855
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of Abbas Adibi, owner of the Hafez Tea House on Hastings Street, seated at a table and smoking from a hookah.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Recreational Activities
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a January 2005 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Abbas Adibi enjoys a smoke on a traditional Persian hookah water pipe at his North Burnaby cafe, The Hafez Tea House. He says his establishment should be exempt from smoking bylaws and Worker's Compensation Board regulations because socializing around a hookah is an integral part of Persian culture, and there are few carcinogens in the smoke."
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Street Address
6649 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Hallett's Eggs

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription93656
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 13, 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house surrounded by trees at 6947 Hastings Street. There is a sign in front of the home advertising "Hallett's Eggs & Poultry" and a "For Sale" sign. The photograph is taken from across the street, facing northeast.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 13, 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-613
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-57
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house surrounded by trees at 6947 Hastings Street. There is a sign in front of the home advertising "Hallett's Eggs & Poultry" and a "For Sale" sign. The photograph is taken from across the street, facing northeast.
Subjects
Agriculture - Poultry
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Chapman, Fred
Notes
Title taken from project information form
Accompanied by a project information form and 1 photograph (b&w negative ; 9.5 x 12.5 cm)
BPL no. 63
Geographic Access
Hastings Street
Street Address
6947 Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Images
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Interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen by Kathy Bossort October 9, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory563
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1965-1995
Length
0:05:25
Summary
This portion of the interview introduces Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen. Karen Morcke talks about coming to SFU from Germany as a student in 1968 and then working as an instructor at SFU until she retired in 1995. She describes the trails on Burnaby Mountain when she first started walking them. Dian…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview introduces Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen. Karen Morcke talks about coming to SFU from Germany as a student in 1968 and then working as an instructor at SFU until she retired in 1995. She describes the trails on Burnaby Mountain when she first started walking them. Diane Hansen describes moving to Westridge in 1971.
Date Range
1965-1995
Length
0:05:25
Names
Simon Fraser University
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Geographic Features - Trails
Education
Geographic Access
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 9, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen conducted by Kathy Bossort. Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were two of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about the history and activities of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society of which Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen were founding members, and the environmental and recreational value of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. Karen Morcke also talks about walking the trails on Burnaby Mountain from 1968 to present and her involvement in other environmental groups.
Biographical Notes
Diane Hansen was born in Winnipeg in 1941, trained as a nurse in Toronto, and moved with her husband Ingolf Hansen to the Westridge Area in Burnaby in 1971, where Diane lived until 2010. Diane has one daughter Kristin. Karen Morcke was born in Germany in 1940, immigrating to Canada in 1968 to attend SFU. After completing her Masters degree in 1970 Karen was hired by SFU as a language instructor from which she retired in 1995. She has one son Erik and has lived almost continuously in North Burnaby since 1968. Both Diane Hansen and Karen Morcke have been active volunteers in local environmental groups and were founding members of the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society, which formed about 1989 to lobby for a conservation area that integrated SFU land below the campus ring road with City of Burnaby parkland on Burnaby Mountain. Diane has also been active in wild bird rescue groups. Karen walked the trails on Burnaby Mountain to and from work, and began lobbying for protection of green space on Burnaby Mountain in the 1970s.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
1:10:35
Interviewee Name
Morcke, Karen
Hansen, H. Diane
Interview Location
Karen Morcke's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Karen Morcke and Diane Hansen

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory569
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Av…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s parents immigration to Saskatchewan, her mother Kerstin in 1912 and father Axel in 1928, Maureen’s birth on a trip to Sweden in 1938, and her family’s move to Burnaby in 1942 and the start of their mink ranch, the GAK Fur Farm, near Curtis Avenue in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on Burnaby Mountain.
Date Range
1906-1950
Length
0:09:08
Names
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Skofteby, Gus
Ericksson, Karin
Subjects
Agriculture
Geographic Access
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/oralhistory570
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
Names
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Sperling Avenue School
Subjects
Agriculture
Industries - Fur Trade
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Maureen Olofson

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