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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + Approx. 1,910 photographs + Approx. 120 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) …
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents Geor…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + Approx. 1,910 photographs + Approx. 120 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) Research files 5) Love family photographs 6) Love Farmhouse Oral History series
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents George and Ann Leonard. While living in Toronto, Jesse and Martha had two children, George born March 22, 1880 and Annie Elizabeth on August 24, 1881. About one year after Annie was born, the Love family moved to North Dakota to grow wheat. While living there, they had two more children, Henry who was born August 24, 1883 and Edith Minnie born October 9, 1885. The family decided to move further west after hearing about the fairer weather conditions from Martha’s father, George Leonard, who had settled in Vancouver in 1885. On May 23, 1887, Jesse, Martha and their four children arrived in Vancouver after travelling across Canada from Winnipeg on the first transcontinental train. The Loves made their home in Vancouver while Jesse helped clear land on Granville Street. Their fifth child, Thomas Robert was born on September 17, 1887 and soon after, the family moved to Lulu Island in Richmond where they lived growing vegetables and selling them to Vancouver hotels. While living and farming on Lulu island, the couple had two more girls, Martha (Dot or Dorothy) born on December 17, 1889 and Sarah Marie, born February 8, 1892. On October 6, 1893 an agreement was signed by Jesse Love to purchase 14.52 acres of land from Joseph C. Armstrong. The acreage covered the north east section of District Lot 25 within the newly incorporated District of the Municipality of Burnaby. It was here where the original Love house was built (between October 1893 and April 15, 1894) by Jesse Love with the help of local builder George Salt and father in law, George Leonard. The house consisted of an entrance hall, dining room, lean to kitchen, master bedroom and three bedrooms upstairs. A road was constructed and named Cumberland in 1905 and ran from District Lot 25 through to District Lot 11. The address for the Love home was 1390 Cumberland Road and in the early 1960’s the address was renumbered 7651 Cumberland Street. On the land surrounding the house, Jesse Love planted an orchard along with strawberries and raspberries which he sold at the Fraser Valley Market, T.S. Anandale’s Grocery Store in New Westminster and to hotels around Vancouver. Jesse Love served on the Burnaby School Board and also as a District Councillor in 1901 and from 1904-1907. While living in the house, Jesse and Martha had four more children, Phoebe Leonard, born April 15, 1894, Esther, born August 28, 1896, John Leonard, born June 7, 1899 and Hannah Victoria (also known as Girlie) who was born May 12, 1902. As the family grew to eleven children, additions along with some substantial remodelling in the craftsman style took place. In about 1898, a north wing addition was added to include a parlour with two windows, the construction of two more bedrooms and the relocation of the stair case to the North West wall. In 1903 the front door moved to the north elevation, a front porch was extended along the east wall and a summer lean to kitchen was added to the west elevation. Between 1905 and 1910, a tin embossed ceiling was installed along with an addition of the main kitchen which included a pantry, bathtub and a back porch. In about 1912, five craftsman style windows replaced the original pioneer tent style, the front verandah was enlarged to wrap around the south and east elevations, a back door was installed in the kitchen to access the verandah and wood shingle siding and brackets were added to the exterior. In 1918, at the age of 31 years, Robert Love fell ill due to an influenza epidemic and died on November 23, 1918. Following their son’s death, Martha Love became weak and on August 24, 1920, she passed away. By this time, Jesse had sold off a large percentage of his land and his youngest daughter, Girlie decided to stay on to live and care for him. Since the house was too large for just the two of them, Jesse invited any other children to return and share the residence. For a while his son, George and his wife joined them until 1925, followed by his daughter Sarah Parker (nee Love), her husband William and their three children, Albert, Bill and Elsie. The house remained pretty unchanged until 1928 after Jesse Love died of pneumonia (March 10, 1928) and the house was purchased by Sarah and her husband William Parker who continued to live there with their children. The master bedroom wall on the main floor opened up to the dining room, the kitchen pantry and bathtub converted to an alcove with a marble counter and enlarged window and sink while the bathroom was moved to the upstairs and the furnace and coolers were installed in the crawl space under the kitchen. A hot water tank was installed in the house in 1966. Sarah continued to live in the house until a little while after her husband William died in 1961. She sold the house to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966, who lived in the house along with their son Brent, until August 23, 1971. Mahbir Molchan Papan and his wife Geraldine Papan bought the house August 23, 1971 and by 1982, the house was sold to Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha. The Papans continued to rent the house from Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha until 1985/1988??.(Box 6- timeline Love House file) In 1988, the house was scheduled for demolition with the remaining property to be subdivided. Fortunately, a neighbour, Mr. Harvey Elder recognized the farmhouse's historical significance and contacted the Burnaby Historical Society. Following this event, the owners agreed to donate the building to the Burnaby Village Museum who financed the move of the house from Cumberland Street to the museum site. Heritage planner and architect, Robert Lemon provided guidance for the project. Prior to the move, the two porches were removed and demolished while the kitchen and roof were both separated from the main house. The kitchen and roof of the house were transported to Burnaby Village Museum on May 20, 1988 by Nickel Bros. House Moving company, while the main frame of the house completed its transportation to the museum near the end of May 1988 (due to low overhead wires). The house was moved down Cumberland Street to 10th Avenue, up Canada Way to Sperling and set on temporary footings near Hart House. Robert Lemon oversaw structural improvements such as, upgrading floor joists and creating new foundations to replace the original timber foundation of the farmhouse. The restoration went through several phases of work between 1988 until it opened in November 1998. Restoration began on both the interior and exterior features to be interpreted from the period of 1925. In 1993, the architecture firm of Brian G. Hart Associates was appointed for the design and construction supervision of the restoration project. Plans were created for a foundation on the museum site in 1989 and the farmhouse was eventually settled on a permanent foundation behind the Burnaby Village Museum administration building in 1993 along with the reattachment of the roof. The kitchen section was reattached to the main house in 1994 along with skirting around the foundation and the reshingling of the exterior. In 1996, the tin ceiling was removed to make way for the installation of the internal electrical system along with sprinklers, ceiling heating and fire break gyprock. The dining room ceiling joists were consolidated, a pantry and bathroom were added to the kitchen, the downstairs bedroom wall was opened and filled, the dining and kitchen doorways were widened. In 1997, a wheelchair ramp was installed along with a concrete sidewalk, stair rails, cement pads at the base of the stairs and a gravel sink for any excess water. Interior work included painting of the kitchen, restoration and furnishing of the kitchen pantry, insulation of the house floor to protect from rodents along with the reconstruction of the kitchen and house chimneys. The registrar worked together with the curator and conservator and was tasked with a large research project on the house including the family contacts and family history, property information, plans, photographs, artifacts, furnishings, stories etc. all organized in files for easy retrieval. A great deal of research and conservation was undertaken in order to make the interior of the house authentic to the time period as possible. One of the biggest projects was selecting and obtaining wall coverings since much of the original wallpaper was incomplete and poor condition. The conservator and registrar were lucky enough to locate a few samples of the original paper and engage the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company of Benica, California to reproduce replica designs for free. The City of Burnaby now has its own series “Burnaby Village Papers” produced by this company which are titled “Burnaby Wall”; “Burnaby Border” and “Burnaby Ceiling”. All three of these wallpaper designs have been used in the Love farm house and are also commercially available through the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company. After the completion of the kitchen, the Love farmhouse exhibit opened on November 29, 1998 with an open invitation to the public and extended members of the Love family. Officials including the Mayor, Doug Drummond and Love family members were all present to cut the ribbon for the special event.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Documentary Artifacts
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road Burnaby - Cumberland Street Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV018.41
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Media Type
Textual Record
Cartographic Material
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse is described as an Artifact under BV988.33.1
Some records have restricted access and are subject to FOIPPA
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Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925-1930 (interview content), interviewed between 1988 and 1991
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Textual records + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and collected during research of the Love family and the Love family farmhouse and include oral history interviews in various formats. Interviews were conducted by Jim Wolf and Burnaby Village Museum curator Colin Stevens with members of the Love family including;…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
Textual records + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and collected during research of the Love family and the Love family farmhouse and include oral history interviews in various formats. Interviews were conducted by Jim Wolf and Burnaby Village Museum curator Colin Stevens with members of the Love family including; Annie Chamberlain, William Parker, Esther Stanley, Albert Parker and Elsie Hughes. Interviews were focused on the subject of the interior and exterior of the farmhouse from a first person perspective. The goal was to obtain as much information as possible from family members in order to accurately restore, furnish and exhibit the farmhouse back to it's original 1920s era.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Burnaby Village Museum
Hughes, Elsie
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Parker, William Charles
Chamberlain, Annie
Stanley, Esther Love
Accession Code
BV018.41
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925-1930 (interview content), interviewed between 1988 and 1991
Media Type
Textual Record
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on content of series
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Film of Julie Lee discussing her family farm in the Big Bend area

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 6 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 m4v video ; 13:59 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Julie Lee discusses what life was like growing up on her family farm in the Douglas-Gilpin area, at the corner of Still Creek and Douglas Road in Burnaby.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 6 2017
Other Title Information
title based on content of film
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV018.6.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 m4v video ; 13:59 min in length
Formats
m4v
Media Type
Moving Images
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Julie Lee discusses what life was like growing up on her family farm in the Douglas-Gilpin area, at the corner of Still Creek and Douglas Road in Burnaby.
History/Biography
Film of Julie Lee discussing her family farm in the Big Bend area of Burnaby during a presentation as part of the "Chinese Canadian Stories" Lecture. This lecture was part of the Burnaby Neighbourhood History Series on October 4, 2017 at the Metrotown branch of the Burnaby Public Library. Julie Lee is the daughter of Suey Ying Jung (Laura) and Chan Puy Yuen (Henry). The couple were married at Fraser Mills in October, 1942. The family owned a farm on Douglas Road near Still Creek in the early 1900s. Their farm was located in front of the Douglas Road interurban tram station.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Names
Lee, Julie
Jung, Ying
Yuen, Puy
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Video Tracks
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Film of Ken Yip discussing his family farm in the Big Bend area

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 6 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 m4v video ; 14:57 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Ken Yip discusses what life was like growing up on his family farm in the Big Bend area, on Bryne Road in Burnaby.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
October 6 2017
Other Title Information
title based on content of film
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV018.6.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 m4v video ; 14:57 min in length
Formats
m4v
Media Type
Moving Images
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Ken Yip discusses what life was like growing up on his family farm in the Big Bend area, on Bryne Road in Burnaby.
History/Biography
Film of Ken Yip discussing his family farm in the Big Bend area of Burnaby during a presentation as part of the "Chinese Canadian Stories" Lecture. This lecture was part of the Burnaby Neighbourhood History Series on October 4, 2017 at the Metrotown branch of the Burnaby Public Library.
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Video Tracks
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Eileen Dailly: Taking a Stand

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:46 min in length
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
Accession Code
BV018.12.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:46 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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.
Names
Dailly, Eileen
Video Tracks
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Burnaby’s Chinese Canadian Market Gardens

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:15 min in length
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
Accession Code
BV018.12.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:15 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Names
Hop On Farms
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 04:25 min in length
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
Accession Code
BV018.12.3
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 04:25 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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.
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Video Tracks
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Saving the Salmon: the Brunette River Story

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:35 min in length
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
Accession Code
BV018.12.4
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:35 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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.
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Video Tracks
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Troubled Times: Burnaby in the 1930s

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:51 min in length
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
Accession Code
BV018.12.5
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:51 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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.
Names
Pritchard, William A.
Army of the Common Good
Video Tracks
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100 Years of Gilmore School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 34:23 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
"100 Years of Gilmore School". Filmed by Yunuen Perezvertti and made by the Heights Neighbourhood Association.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2017
Other Title Information
title supplied by filmmaker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV018.13.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 34:23 min in length
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 Perezvertti and made by the Heights Neighbourhood Association.
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Video Tracks
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Film of Pat Sexsmith discussing Gilmore Avenue School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 2:30 min in length
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
Other Title Information
title based on content of film
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV017.48.3
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 2:30 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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 Perezvertti.
Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Video Tracks
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Film of Dave Linton discussing Gilmore Avenue School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 0:51 min in length
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
Other Title Information
title based on content of film
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV017.48.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 0:51 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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 Perezvertti.
Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Video Tracks
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Film of Bruce McRae discussing Gilmore Avenue School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 3:15 min in length
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
Other Title Information
title based on content of film
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV017.48.4
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 3:15 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
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 Perezvertti.
Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Video Tracks
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Film of Marcello Agosti discussing Gilmore Avenue School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 2:03 min in length
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
Other Title Information
title based on content of film
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV017.48.5
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 2:03 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
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 Perezvertti.
Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Video Tracks
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Film of Barrie McKenzie discussing Gilmore Avenue School

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 17, 2017
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 2:22 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording is 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
Other Title Information
title based on content of film
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV017.48.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 2:22 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording is 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 Perezvertti.
Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 9:17 min in length
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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.1
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 9:17 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Vivian Lee
Names
Lee, Vivian
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 4:07 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.2
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 4:07 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
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Lucky Number: A Tribute to my Sisters

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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 9:08 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.3
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 9:08 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Jadzia Prenosil
Names
Prenosil, Jadzia
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 4:21 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.4
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Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 4:21 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Kehar Sing Aujla
Names
Aujla, Kehar Singh
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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A Tribute to Grandma Lamb

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9675
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 7:28 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.6
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 7:28 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Arlene Belcastro
Names
Belcastro, Arlene
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 9:26 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.7
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 9:26 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Janice Bobic
Names
Bobic, Janice
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Laying Down My Paddle

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9677
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 5:14 min in length
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Digital Only
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This film is created was Cindy Gierarch. The film shares happy memories of canoeing with her husband, Lester, on beautiful glacier fed Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies. This trip, in 2007, was a long dreamt of reward for paying off the mortgage on their Burnaby condo suite. While canoeing on …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.8
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 5:14 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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This film is created was Cindy Gierarch. The film shares happy memories of canoeing with her husband, Lester, on beautiful glacier fed Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies. This trip, in 2007, was a long dreamt of reward for paying off the mortgage on their Burnaby condo suite. While canoeing on the lake, Cindy learned a valuable lesson that she would never forget - “life will glide along smoothly and joyfully as long as I keep my paddle on the bottom of our canoe.”
History/Biography
Cindy Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years.
Notes
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
Cindy Gierach
Names
Gierach, Cindy
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 6:06 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.9
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 6:06 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Names
Gierach, Lester
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Hickory Dickory Dock-What is the time on the clock?

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9679
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 14:47 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.10
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 14:47 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Yasmin B. Jamal
Names
Jamal, Yasmin
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 06:39 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.11
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 06:39 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Barbara Karmazyn
Names
Karmazyn, Barbara
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Community Hero: Recalling a Strathcona Story

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9681
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 07:09 min in length
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Digital Only
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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
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.12
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Digital Only
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1 mp4 video ; 07:09 min in length
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mp4
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Moving Images
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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
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
Gee Chung Lam
Names
Lam, Gee Chung
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
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1 mp4 video ; 05:00 min in length
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Digital Only
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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  
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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
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title supplied by film maker
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Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.13
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 05:00 min in length
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
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
Judy Schulz
Names
Schulz, Judy
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:04 min in length
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
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.14
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:04 min in length
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
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
Teresa Switzer
Names
Switzer, Teresa
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Alfred's Fountain Pen

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9684
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:40 min in length
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
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.15
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 03:40 min in length
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
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
Alfred Woo
Names
Woo, Alfred
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 5:06 min in length
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
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.16
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 5:06 min in length
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
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
Muriel Ferrari
Names
Ferrari, Muriel
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 08:09 min in length
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
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.17
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 08:09 min in length
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
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
Teresa Florkow
Names
Florkow, Teresa
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Official Sod Turning Ceremony for Heritage Village

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9776
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
April 11 1971
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 3:11 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Film: Vintage car parade ending with the sod turning ceremony at Heritage Park Museum. CBC news item April 11, 1971.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
April 11 1971
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV018.42.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 3:11 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Film: Vintage car parade ending with the sod turning ceremony at Heritage Park Museum. CBC news item April 11, 1971.
History/Biography
This footage was originally shot in 8mm, on Sunday, April 11, 1971, and broadcast on CBC television. The original footage was silent: when it was broadcast, a news announcer read from a script to describe the events. In 2011, the footage was digitized. The original script was read by an actor, recorded, and added to the digitized footage to create this film.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Video Tracks
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Visit to Jesse Love farmhouse

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9840
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
Jan 17 1992
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Scope and Content
Item consists of an audio visual recording of an interview with William (Bill) Parker, Albert Parker and Mrs. Bill Parker conducted by curator, Colin Stevens during a visit to the Love family farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on January 17, 1992.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
Jan 17 1992
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.50
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Material Details
Interviewer: Colin Stevens
Interviewee:William (Bill) Parker; Albert Parker; Mrs. William Parker
Camera: Susan Green and Colin Stevens
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of an audio visual recording of an interview with William (Bill) Parker, Albert Parker and Mrs. Bill Parker conducted by curator, Colin Stevens during a visit to the Love family farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on January 17, 1992.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Colin Stevens and Susan Green
Names
Stevens, Colin
Parker, William Charles
Parker, Albert "Bert"
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Texas Family wins Burnaby Hearts

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9989
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 29m:16s
Scope and Content
The film shows the official opening and dedication of Parker Carousel #119 at Burnaby Village Museum on March 27, 1993. The edited footage of the ceremony is framed by scenes of the descendants of the carousel’s first owner, Fred Leggett, as they discuss the carousel with Burnaby Village Museum Cur…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV004.94.1
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 29m:16s
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The film shows the official opening and dedication of Parker Carousel #119 at Burnaby Village Museum on March 27, 1993. The edited footage of the ceremony is framed by scenes of the descendants of the carousel’s first owner, Fred Leggett, as they discuss the carousel with Burnaby Village Museum Curator Colin Stevens in Texas, travel to Vancouver, attend the opening, and ride the carousel. They are shown being interviewed, sightseeing, and being presented with a copy of the film “The Story of Parker #119”. BCTV news coverage of the opening is shown, with clips showing volunteers restoring and working on the carousel. Film locations are Texas, Burnaby: the Burnaby Centennial Parker Carousel at Burnaby Village Museum and other locations within the Museum and its buildings and Vancouver: Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Subjects
Carousels
Names
Frame, Norvie Leggett
Rippy, Jane
Wilson, Nelda
Brunson, Bebe
Brunson, Bryant
Friends of the Carousel
Stevens, Colin
Robinson, Red
Robinson, Svend
Wrigley, Don
Sawicki, Joan
Brown, Don
Johnston, Dan
Sumner, Harry
Copeland, William J
Jamieson, Keith
Hope, Deborah
Cosgrove, Ed
Ironside, Gord
McIlhiney, Marie
Morgan, Brian
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 08m:05s
Scope and Content
Michael J. Fox narrates an appeal for community financial support for a new Burnaby Arts Centre, a legacy project for Burnaby’s Centennial year. He describes the Centre’s origin, shows the current Centre with its programs and activities, and mentions the organizations which use it. A model of the p…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV005.8.3
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 08m:05s
Material Details
"Give Art a Home" "Burnaby Arts Centre" "Capital Campaign" "7 Minutes"; with case
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Michael J. Fox narrates an appeal for community financial support for a new Burnaby Arts Centre, a legacy project for Burnaby’s Centennial year. He describes the Centre’s origin, shows the current Centre with its programs and activities, and mentions the organizations which use it. A model of the proposed extension and its planned activities are shown in 3D animation, with facts and figures. Members of the local business community show their corporate support and the public is invited to contribute by way of a campaign called “Put your name on Burnaby’s Birthday Present!”.
Notes
Title from filmmaker
Names
Burnaby Arts Centre Capital Campaign
The Burnaby Arts Centre
The Burnaby Arts Centre Capital Campaign Committee
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 27m:23s
Scope and Content
Video cassette tape: "A FRIEND AT THE DOOR" "C 113B0150036"; handwritten "1950" "Courtroom scenes filmed in Burnaby Municipal Hall" "Don Brown is BC Provincial Policeman." "ref. Don Brown 2004"; logo on label "NFB" "ONF" with eye/person symbol; received in a clear plastic case [not accessioned]; pr…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV005.48.1
Physical Description
1 videocassette; 27m:23s
Material Details
A FRIEND AT THE DOOR / C 113B0150036 / 1950 / Courtroom scenes filmed in Burnaby Municipal Hall / Don Brown is BC Provincial Policeman / ref. Don Brown 2004 / NFB / ONF
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Video cassette tape: "A FRIEND AT THE DOOR" "C 113B0150036"; handwritten "1950" "Courtroom scenes filmed in Burnaby Municipal Hall" "Don Brown is BC Provincial Policeman." "ref. Don Brown 2004"; logo on label "NFB" "ONF" with eye/person symbol; received in a clear plastic case [not accessioned]; producer James Beveridge, cameraman Wallace Hamilton, assistant John Foster, location manager Rita Green, editor David Maybnovitch, composer Louis Applebaum, writer/director Leslie McFarlane. In this film, the work of rural social workers in British Columbia is documented, using four representative case histories: An elderly man, an unmarried mother, juvenile delinquents, and a family coping with illness. The film describes the work of social workers in connecting people with medical, financial, and personal aid, and assisting in their interactions with the legal system, while overcoming the challenges of distance and isolation.
History/Biography
The courtroom scenes were filmed in Burnaby Municipal Hall, although Burnaby is never mentioned in the film.This is a National Film Board of Canada film, made in conjunction with The Social Welfare Branch of the Government of British Columbia, Department of Health and Welfare.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Video Tracks
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It Took a While to Get There

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10097
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 4:40 min in length
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
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.5
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 4:40 min in length
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
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
Kathryn Small
Names
Small, Kathryn
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Through the Lens of Andy Digney

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10099
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Scope and Content
Burnaby resident Andy Digney captured footage of Burnaby and beyond from 1934 to 1964. This short, narrated film features a compilation of the Digney footage created by the Burnaby Village Museum. Highlights include the construction of the Oak Theatre, a Depression-era May Day workers’ parade, and …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV019.18.1
Material Details
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Burnaby resident Andy Digney captured footage of Burnaby and beyond from 1934 to 1964. This short, narrated film features a compilation of the Digney footage created by the Burnaby Village Museum. Highlights include the construction of the Oak Theatre, a Depression-era May Day workers’ parade, and visits to locations throughout the Lower Mainland, including Grouse Mountain, Burnaby’s Central Park, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
History/Biography
Andy Digney was born in London, England on July 27, 1886. His given names were Andrew Charles and in 1905, he immigrated with his elder brother to Raymore Saskatchewan and worked on a farm. In 1914, he met and married Alice Swan and in 1920 they had their one and only child, Ernest ('Dig'). The young family lived in Beatty Saskatchewan where they ran a small general store with a pool hall over the top. Andy sold the store and they moved to Carberry Manitoba where Andy worked selling lightening rods and hanging wallpaper. At this time he met and formed a partnership with someone who owned a hand cranked move projector and in the evenings, he and his wife, traveled to church halls in neighbouring towns showing movies. Eventually, he purchased his own movie projector and opened a small theatre in Carberry. He worked odd jobs during the daytime and projected movies in his small theatre at night. Eventually he made enough money to move to Brandon, Manitoba where he purchased a restaurant which he turned into a theatre with living quarters above. Andy called the theatre 'The Oak' since the mighty oak was strong and stood forever. After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney, his wife Alice and son Ernest ('Dig') moved to Burnaby in 1935 and chose the site of their new theatre and home at the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. The Oak Theatre - which opened on August 4, 1937 - was hailed as an artistic masterpiece for its ultra modern white stucco exterior, floodlights and pink-and-green neon marquee. The interior featured a mirrored ceiling, fireplace, and aquarium and had a colour scheme of orchid, royal blue, silver and black. Andy was a very involved member of the Burnaby community becoming the founding president of the Lion's club and the chairman of the committee raising money for war bonds during World War II. In 1944, Andy suffered a severe heart attack, forcing him to retire, so in 1945 he sold the theatre to Odeon Theatres of Canada who continued to operate at this location until 1968 when competition forced its closure and demolition. Andy and his family relocated to a home on Bonsor Avenue on 3/4 acres where he spent much of his time cultivating a lovely garden. In about 1946, Andy was approached by the B.C. Midget Auto Racing Association, who were looking for a good location to race the smaller, racing cars, popular at the time. Andy was interested and purchased 10 acres of property located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue and built a race track. The Digney Speedway opened on July 8, 1948 with stands that had capacity of holding 4500 people. In 1949, when the popularity of midget racing declined, Digney started racing roadsters. However, he struggled to find local drivers, and it was expensive to bring in drivers from elsewhere. In 1951 Digney found a winner: jalopy racing. Local men would buy 1930s cars and strip them down, remove the glass, and weld the doors shut. By early 1952 over forty cars were showing up for jalopy races. By the early 1950s the Speedway was well established, with coverage in the sports pages and on radio. Andy's son Ernest Digney (also known as Dig) worked at the race track but moved away with his wife in 1951 to work in Seattle. Andy and his wife Joyce, along with their two young sons, Paul and Bruce returned to Burnaby in 1953 moving into a 550 square foot apartment located above the Digney Speedway restrooms. In 1954 Simpson Sears built a large store on Kingsway and their parking lot came up to the back garden of the family home on Bonsor Avenue. Andy thought of building small stores on his property but in the end decided to build a bowling alley, clearing out his beautiful garden. The Digney Bowl opened on August 19,1955 and Andy Digney, his wife Alice, son 'Dig' and daughter in law Joyce all worked at both the Speedway and the bowling alley. In 1956 Andy decided to finally retire and sold the bowling alley and home to his son 'Dig' which he paid for over time. 'Dig' and his family moved into the house on Bonsor Avenue and ran the bowling alley until their son Bruce took over in 1980. Andy Digney died in 1964 while travelling with his wife in England. His wife Alice died on June 3, 1982 and their son, Ernest ('Dig') died November 27, 2009.
Notes
Title based on contents
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney Bowling Alley
Digney Speedway
Video Tracks
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B.C. Transit Centennial: Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Way Points

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10100
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (123 min.) : col., sd.
Scope and Content
The film shows Lower Mainland trams on their various routes, and an excursion train. The trams are shown travelling through Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, North Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. The excursion train was filmed in Washington State, U.S.A. 0:00 – 16:18: a Burn…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV012.37.12
Physical Description
1 videocassette (123 min.) : col., sd.
Material Details
VHS video tape in slip case "1950 / BCE Rail Archives / Burn. Lake / Central Park / Oak-Marploe / Skagit / Tourist Ride Chilliwack" hand written on label.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The film shows Lower Mainland trams on their various routes, and an excursion train. The trams are shown travelling through Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, North Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. The excursion train was filmed in Washington State, U.S.A. 0:00 – 16:18: a Burnaby Lake Line tram from the Carrall Street depot in Vancouver to the Sapperton terminus, New Westminster. 16:18 – 30:20: a Central Park Line tram from the New Westminster depot to the Carrall Street depot. 30:20 - 40:53: an Oak St. Line tram from Victory Square to the Marpole terminus. 40:53 – 49:41: although the title card reads “Fairview Belt Line 1”, this is an observation car from the intersection of Cambie and Hastings Streets to the Dunbar terminus and back to Victory Square by way of Granville Street. 49:41 – 57:34: Skagit River Railway, Washington, U.S.A., from Newhalem to the Diablo Dam powerhouse and lift, then to the boat which crossed the lake to Ross Dam 57:34 – 1:12:54: the title card reads “Observation Car Trip” but this is a Fairview Belt Line tram on the outer line run, from Broadway and Main on a complete loop through downtown. 1:12:54 – 1:15:49: the last Fraser Valley Line tram from Vancouver meets the last tram from Chilliwack in Langley for the last-day-of-service ceremony, October 1, 1950 1:15:49 – 1:56:10: a Fraser Valley line tram from the Carrall Street depot, leaving in sections which meet at the New Westminster depot and continue on together to Chilliwack Depot, then return to New Westminster. 1:56:10 – 2:03:04: decommissioning of the system: removal of the tram power lines, scrapping and burning of tram cars at the Kitsilano yard. The narrators give commentary, describing the routes, landmarks of the past and present, the various kinds of trams and buses seen, drivers’ protocols, and historical information.
History/Biography
Film footage shot in 1950 and voice-over recorded in 1990. The end-of-service ceremony film is dated October 1, 1950.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Other organizations participated in the filming of the footage: B.C. Transit and Gastown Post & Transfer.
Film is narrated by Frank Horn and Vic Sharman
Creator
Railway Pictures
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Co Limited
Video Tracks
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Item No.
17345
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape containing the "Burnaby Image Bank Collection 1992."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Series
Clerk's Department files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
17345
Accession Number
2005-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape containing the "Burnaby Image Bank Collection 1992."
Notes
Transcribed title
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1992
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 videocassette
Item No.
604-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a Video Home System (VHS) tape entitled "People of Faith # 13."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1992
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Series
Burnaby Centennial Committee series
Description Level
File
Item No.
604-001
Accession Number
BHS2004-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a Video Home System (VHS) tape entitled "People of Faith # 13."
Notes
Transcribed title
Notes on cardboard cover of VHS tape read: "1992 Cenntenial / May / 'People of Faith'"
Creator
Donald N. Brown
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Burnaby's Photographic Family Album-Burnaby Image Bank Collection: Volume 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo64764
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (1 hr., 56 min., 40 sec.) : b&w, col., sd.
Item No.
577-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a "Burnaby's Photographic Family Album / Burnaby Image Bank Collection / Volume 1 / 1992" Video Home System (VHS) tape created for public purchase and viewing. The video consists of eight hundred and twelve images from the Burnaby Image Bank which are indexed by Communities, Neighbourhoods…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
577-001
Accession Number
BHS2001-15
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette (1 hr., 56 min., 40 sec.) : b&w, col., sd.
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a "Burnaby's Photographic Family Album / Burnaby Image Bank Collection / Volume 1 / 1992" Video Home System (VHS) tape created for public purchase and viewing. The video consists of eight hundred and twelve images from the Burnaby Image Bank which are indexed by Communities, Neighbourhoods, Subjects and Names. The indexes are provided at both the beginning and end of the video with photographs dispersed in between. An introduction is provided by Simon Fraser University Archivist, Jim Ross. The video was made available for public purchase and viewing on Video Home System (VHS) format. As well, each Burnaby school and each branch of the Burnaby Public Library received their own (VHS) copy for information and research purposes.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
13 duplicate VHS tapes accompanying
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Oakalla Tour with Warren Mulligan

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo64771
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 7, 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette ( unknown length)
Item No.
598-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Okalla [sic] Tour with Warren Mulligan” dated September 7, 1991.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 7, 1991
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
598-003
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette ( unknown length)
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Okalla [sic] Tour with Warren Mulligan” dated September 7, 1991.
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Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo64772
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (21 min., 59 sec.) : b&w, col., sd.
Item No.
578-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Burnaby at 100 / Images and Voices" produced by SFU. The video includes material drawn from the Burnaby Image Bank and participants in the Oral History project. An introduction is provided by SFU Archivist, Jim Ross with voice narration by Bill Lewarane, Merril Gordon a…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Video Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
578-001
Accession Number
BHS2004-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette (21 min., 59 sec.) : b&w, col., sd.
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Burnaby at 100 / Images and Voices" produced by SFU. The video includes material drawn from the Burnaby Image Bank and participants in the Oral History project. An introduction is provided by SFU Archivist, Jim Ross with voice narration by Bill Lewarane, Merril Gordon and Ed Apps. Background music by "Solid Comfort" was recorded by Kurtis Vanel with additional footage by Chris Hildred.
Notes
Transcribed title
Names
Lewarne, William A. "Bill"
Apps, Ed
Gordon, Merrill
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Item No.
597-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Burnaby's Bandstand / Jan. 1998."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
597-001
Accession Number
BHS2004-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Burnaby's Bandstand / Jan. 1998."
Notes
Continuation of title: "...Jan. 1998"
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bandstands
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (9 min., 35 sec.) : chrome dioxide, SP, b&w
Item No.
597-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “What's in the B.A.G.?" a documentary on the "haunted" Burnaby Art Gallery, directed by Scott Morgan.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1993
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
597-003
Accession Number
BHS2004-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette (9 min., 35 sec.) : chrome dioxide, SP, b&w
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “What's in the B.A.G.?" a documentary on the "haunted" Burnaby Art Gallery, directed by Scott Morgan.
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Burnaby Heritage "A Lesson For the Future"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo64776
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette ( 22 min., 5 sec.)
Item No.
597-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Burnaby Heritage "A Lesson For The Future."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
597-002
Accession Number
BHS2004-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette ( 22 min., 5 sec.)
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a VHS tape entitled “Burnaby Heritage "A Lesson For The Future."
Notes
Transcribed title
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2000
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette ( unknown length)
Item No.
598-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a thirty minute Video Home System (VHS) tape produced by the City of Burnaby / Burnaby Village Museum entitled "Step back in time at the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2000
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
598-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette ( unknown length)
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a thirty minute Video Home System (VHS) tape produced by the City of Burnaby / Burnaby Village Museum entitled "Step back in time at the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel."
Notes
Transcribed title
Continuation of title: "...at the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel."
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The Canadianization of Robert Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo64778
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[199-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Item No.
598-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a Video Home System (VHS) tape entitled "The Canadianization of Robert Burnaby.”
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[199-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
598-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 videocassette (unknown length)
Material Details
Video Home System (VHS) tape
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a Video Home System (VHS) tape entitled "The Canadianization of Robert Burnaby.”
Notes
Transcribed title
1 duplicate VHS tape accompanying
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George H.F. McLean fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo72150
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961 - 1970
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 optical discs
Storage Location
Photo/MI catalogue 567
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 23 short film segments on 6 DVDs. The films were originally filmed in colour using an 8mm film camera, they have no sound. The films provide insight into the McLean family in Burnaby, their daily activities, celebrations and travels during the 1960s.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961 - 1970
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo/MI catalogue 567
Physical Description
6 optical discs
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open access
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 23 short film segments on 6 DVDs. The films were originally filmed in colour using an 8mm film camera, they have no sound. The films provide insight into the McLean family in Burnaby, their daily activities, celebrations and travels during the 1960s.
History/Biography
George Henry Foster McLean was born in Prince Albert Saskatchewan in 1925 and lived with his family at their home located at the corner of Nelson and Burrard Streets in Vancouver. In 1942, at the age of 16 years, George enlisted with the Royal Navy at the HMCS Discovery located off Stanley Park. By the end of the war he was awarded numerous medals and awards, including the Italian Star, North African Star and the France/Germany Star and Malta Star. After the war, George returned to Canada settling in Burnaby with his wife Edna. Together the couple raised 5 children while George maintained a life of public service becoming the Director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1946, continuing his involvement until 1957.Following this, he was elected to Burnaby Municipal Council serving as an alderman for 18 years, 14 years as Burnaby Parks Commissioner and 8 years as Burnaby Planning Commissioner. He also served on several civic committees including the Lower Mainland Planning Board, the Greater Vancouver Regional District Planning Committee and the Greater Vancouver Regional District Water and Sewer Board. In his role as parks commissioner he fostered the expansion of the Burnaby Parks system as well as the Burnaby Parkland Acquisition Program. George also found time for coaching sports such as minor hockey and softball and was an active member in community organizations such as, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Rotary Club and the Burnaby Hospital Society. In 1987 George retired from Municipal politics and was honoured in 1989 by the Burnaby Municipal Council when he was bestowed the title of Freeman for the Municipality. George continued his commitment to public service and became an active participant in the Memory Project, sponsored by Veteran Affairs of Canada, to help bring history home to school children, sharing his wartime experiences with younger generations. He also participated in a project entitled 'From the Heart: The Freeman Legacy' which was a collaboration between the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University. A feature film was produced as one element of the larger multimedia project and was broadcast nationally in 2007. In 2010, the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission extended permanent recognition to Freeman George H.F. McLean by re naming Inman Green Park, to George McLean Park in his honour. In his private life, George took pride in spending time with his family and was a successful businessman. George was also an active member of the royal Canadian Legion Branch 83, The Burnaby Kingsway Rotary Club and Burnaby Hospital Society and enjoyed working in his organic garden in his free time. George H.F. McLean died May 7, 2015.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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