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Burnaby Mountain sod turning

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 7, 1957 (date of original), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film reel (1 min., 22 sec.) : acetate, b&w, silent ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a silent CBUT News item from October 7, 1957 titled "Burnaby Mountain Sod Turning". The film documents the memorable occasion of the Burnaby Mountain Centennial Project with Lieutenant Governor Frank M. Ross providing a brief address to the attendees before taking a shovel to turn…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 7, 1957 (date of original), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
HV971.30.2
Physical Description
1 film reel (1 min., 22 sec.) : acetate, b&w, silent ; 16 mm
Material Details
Label around film container reads: "CBUT NEWS ITEM of October 7, 1957 "BURNABY MOUNTAIN SOD TURNING" ( Duncan) on permanent loan to Burnaby Centennial Comm."
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of a silent CBUT News item from October 7, 1957 titled "Burnaby Mountain Sod Turning". The film documents the memorable occasion of the Burnaby Mountain Centennial Project with Lieutenant Governor Frank M. Ross providing a brief address to the attendees before taking a shovel to turn the sod. Other attendees identified include, Councillor Sam Hughes of the Centennial Committee and British Columbia Recreation Minister, Honourable Earl C. Westwood. This event marks the development of a portion of Burnaby Mountain park including the erection of a Centennial building which opened in 1958. The film footage captures views of Burrard Inlet from the mountain top as well as newly erected roads on Burnaby mountain. According to the Burnaby Adverstiser (Vol. 25 No. 27 - October 10, 1957 p.1), Lieutenant Governor Frank M. Ross provided a brief address for the sod turning ceremony which is quoted; "What Burnaby has undertaken is not merely to celebrate the Centennial observance, but it has started something which will last down through the years and provide a lot of pleasure for future generations."
History/Biography
This event marks the beginning of a Centennial project to develop a park and erect a pavillion as part of the British Columbia Centennial in 1958. In October 1956, a Burnaby Centennial Committee was appointed to govern over the project with the Reeve and Council at the head of the committee. Councillor S.E. Hughes was appointed as Chairman and W.M. Morrison as Vice Chairman with the organizational structure to include the provision for Honorary Vice Chairman, secretary, treasurer, advisory staff and representative delegates from community groups and working committees. In September 1957, the Centennial Committee submitted detailed plans for a proposed building to be located on the Centennial site on Burnaby Mountain together with a recommendation to create a Building Committee as part of the Centennial Committee. In November 1957, the Burnaby Centennial Committee recommended that the new road from Badger Street and Hastings Street to the Burnaby Mountain site be named Centennial Way. January 1958, councillors Mather and Jamieson were appointed to the committee by council to replace former council members that were no longer in office. Councillor Mather was appointed as Vice Chairman. CBUT station was owned by CBC and was first broadcast on December 16, 1953. "In 1975, the CBC consolidated its Vancouver radio and television operations into one building. Prior to this, CBC's Vancouver radio properties – CBU (690 AM), CBU-FM (105.7) and CBUF-FM (97.7) – had operated from a separate studio facility at 701 Hornby Street, within the basement of the Hotel Vancouver. Together, those stations formed the basis of the Regional Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street, a few blocks east of its previous radio and television facilities.
Notes
Transcribed title
Copyright is held by CBC
Responsibility
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Video Tracks
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Digney film 1 - Newlyweds

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (25 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Scope and Content
Film segment of what appears to be newlyweds standing outside houses in an unidentifed neighbourhood in Burnaby. The couple is unidentified. A group of unidentified men are looking on and standing near automobiles. Ernest "Dig" Digney can be seen in the foreground holding a camera.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (25 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of what appears to be newlyweds standing outside houses in an unidentifed neighbourhood in Burnaby. The couple is unidentified. A group of unidentified men are looking on and standing near automobiles. Ernest "Dig" Digney can be seen in the foreground holding a camera.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Physical Description
1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Moving Images
Call No.
333.3 BCH VR
Contributor
British Columbia Electric Company
Place of Publication
[British Columbia, Canada]
Publisher
BC Hydro
Publication Date
c1954-1955
Physical Description
1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects LoC
Construction - British Columbia
House construction
Household appliances
Lions Gate Bridge (Vancouver, B.C.) -- History
Women - -British Columbia -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Kitchens
British Columbia Electric Company
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Geographic Access
British Properties (West Vancouver, B.C.)
West Vancouver (B.C.)
Vancouver (B.C.)
Notes
Summary: Promotional film. The planning, design, construction and features of a BCE "Ease-of-Living" modern home, equipped with up-to-date electrical appliances. Footage of special interest includes a view from a car crossing Lion's Gate Bridge and views of the British Properties.
Credit note: director: A.J.H. Pullinger; photography: Jack McCallum; photography: Denny Brearley; sound: Dave Pomeroy; sound: Telesound Film Recordings Ltd.; editor: Werner Franz; script: Robert Francis; art direction: Marguerite Roozeboom; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia Electric Company; producing agency/company: Lew Parry Film Productions
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