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Donald N. Brown collection

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

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924-1982
Collection/Fonds
Easthope family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
79 photographs and 1 architectural drawing and 7 reels of film footage and 2 pieces of film editing equipment
Storage Location
BHS451
MSS105
MSS106
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs, records and film footage of the Easthope family, including George Jr. and Dorothy May's home at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924-1982
Collection/Fonds
Easthope family collection
Physical Description
79 photographs and 1 architectural drawing and 7 reels of film footage and 2 pieces of film editing equipment
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS451
MSS105
MSS106
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs, records and film footage of the Easthope family, including George Jr. and Dorothy May's home at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby.
History/Biography
The Easthope family has lived in Burnaby since 1889, when Ernest and Ann Easthope emigrated from Wolverhapton, England with eight of their nine children and settled in the Edmonds district. They later moved to Vancouver where Ernest started Easthope Bros., a marine engine business on Georgia Street with two of his sons, Percy and George. George married Elizabeth Tisdale of Sapperton BC in 1902 and in 1905, George Jr. was born, eventually having eight siblings. In 1926, the family moved to Lochdale, Burnaby, where the children attended St. Helen's Catholic private school, Capitol Hill School and Burnaby North High School. George Jr. married Dorothy May Parkes (born 1903), and by 1930, they had built a house at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby where they lived for the rest of their married lives. George Jr. died in 1986.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1940-2005
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
80m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created during the regular conduct of business by the Planning Department and its predecessor agencies according to their mandate of providing professional and technical advice to Council on the current and future uses of City land and resources. The fonds is organi…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1940-2005
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Physical Description
80m of textual records and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created during the regular conduct of business by the Planning Department and its predecessor agencies according to their mandate of providing professional and technical advice to Council on the current and future uses of City land and resources. The fonds is organized into the following series: Planning Department Government files; Regulations and Controls series; Property Files; Planning – General Files; Planning – Economic and Finance Files; Planning – Sociology and Demography Files; Planning – Municipal Design Files; Transportation Files; Planning Services; Planning – Facilities; Environmental Factors; Housing and Residential Development; Commerce and Industry; Redevelopment and Urban Renewal; Studies, Reports, and Conferences; Subdivision Control files; Strata Title Properties; Preliminary Plan Approval series; Planning Department Rezoning files and Planning Department Photograph series.
History/Biography
The City of Burnaby Planning Department was established on October 9, 1956 when the City Council unanimously carried the motion to create a distinct department to deal with planning issues within the City and appointed Mr. William John Blakely as its head. This decision followed a report and recommendation made by the City’s Chief Administrative Officer which indicated that the role of the Planning Engineer and his staff had quickly expanded to become a separate division within the Engineering Department and that they were functioning as an independent unit in all but name. The proposed separation of the Engineering and Planning departments had been in the works since the early part of 1956 when staff changes and restructuring within the Engineering Department’s Planning Division illustrated the undermanned condition of the Planning Engineer’s office. As a result, Council asked the Chief Administrative Officer to undertake a study examining the feasibility of creating a distinct Planning Department. This report was delivered to Council on July 3, 1956 but was laid over until a Committee of the Council had the opportunity to study the functions of the Planning department to determine the necessity of the proposal. The Committee’s findings were in line with the initial report and the Planning Department was established with a staff of nine (the head Planning Engineer, an Administrative Planner, three Research Planning Assistants, a Draughtsman, a Subdivision Control Clerk, a department Clerk and a Clerk Stenographer). This new department was to offer advice and carry out the work intensive in matters such as zoning and rezoning applications, subdivision control, traffic and transportation planning, and general City planning schemes. Prior to the creation of the Planning Department, a number of bodies within the City had been responsible for fulfilling the functions carried out by this new unit. In the earliest years of the City, the members of Council were responsible for matters of planning and were assisted in their job by the City’s Engineer or any number of hired consultants (e.g. surveyors, cartographers). By 1906, however, the provincial laws surrounding the subdivision process had changed, and local governments were charged with the task of approving all private subdivision plans in their respective Municipalities. In Burnaby, the City Council passed a bylaw decreeing that all subdivision plans were to be submitted to Council for review and the City Engineer was responsible for ensuring compliance with the law. After the first Town Planning Bylaw in 1924 which restricted the type and size of construction that could occur in certain City areas, the Engineering and Building departments were to work together to oversee the enforcement of the Bylaw and the development of City plans. The scope and competence required to carry out this work grew as Burnaby’s population expanded, and in 1930 Council passed the Town Planning Commission Bylaw (No. 1028) that saw the creation of a permanent body – the Town Planning Commission – which was to serve as an advisory body to help direct the planning activities in the City while the actual work continued to be carried out by the Engineering Department. This body was comprised of the Reeve, the Chairman of the School Board, the Chairman of the Park Committee (later, the Board of Parks Commissioners), and six appointed citizens who served three-year terms. Council referred all matters of subdivisions, transportation planning, and rezoning to this Commission, which was later supported in its work by several other special or standing committees such as the Subdivision Committee, the Apartment Committee, the Transportation Committee or the Town Planning Board of Appeal. By 1953 it became apparent that the advisory committees that were dedicated to these planning issues needed a permanent staff to carry out the work intensive, so a restructuring of the Engineering department resulted in a permanent Planning Engineer’s office being created. The Town Planning Commission continued in its advisory capacity even after the determination came in 1956 to create a separate Planning Department. When Bylaw No. 4473 was passed in 1963, the Town Planning Commission was disbanded in favor of a new Advisory Planning Commission that would turn over all routine matters such as subdivision and rezoning applications to the Planning Department but would offer advice and community input into the more complex planning schemes within the City and act as an intermediary in cases where Council and Planning staff were in disagreement. A new Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw (No. 7600) was adopted in 1980 which allowed for even greater community participation in the planning process. The Planning Department was initially responsible to report directly to Council, but in 1957 the administrative structure of Municipal staff changed with the introduction of the Burnaby Municipal Manager Bylaw (No. 3859) and from that point on the head of the Planning Department held a direct reporting relationship to the Municipal Manager, who in turn was responsible for reporting the activities of the Department to the City Council. Over the years, the internal structure and the scope of responsibilities of the Department have changed during periods of staff reorganizations, but it has come to be comprised of two divisions: Current and Long Range Planning. The functions of the Current Planning Division include rezoning, subdivision, development plan areas, preliminary plan approvals, urban design, heritage planning, and urban trails and bicycle routes. The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for environmental planning concerns, transportation planning, housing, neighborhood area planning, social planning and planning information services. The following individuals have served as Planning Engineer and/or Director of the Planning Department for the City of Burnaby: William John Blakely 1954-1956 (as Planning Engineer) 1956-1963 (as Head of the Department) Anthony P. Parr 1964-1993 Don G. Stenson 1993-2001 Jack S. Belhouse 2001-2006 Basil Luksun 2006-2012 Lou Pelletier 2012-present
Formats
Microforms exist for some records. See series descriptions.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail

Studies, Reports, and Conferences

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-2010
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of the various published and draft reports and studies produced by the Planning Department covering all facets of their operations. During the course of their research and reporting on all planning issues within the City, the Planning Department published or made available studies …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930-2010
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of the various published and draft reports and studies produced by the Planning Department covering all facets of their operations. During the course of their research and reporting on all planning issues within the City, the Planning Department published or made available studies that outlined the findings or proposals that arose from their work and this type of material was all grouped together within this series. These reports and studies ranged from topics such as Burnaby regional studies, transportation and apartment reports, and park and school site needs to Official Community Plans and development schemes related to residential, commercial, and industrial sites. Also found within this series were the records that were created dealing with conferences, workshops, and seminars attended or held by the Burnaby Planning Department staff.
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
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Burnaby Centennial Committee series

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-1993
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 1 audio/visual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of papers created by the Centennial Committee, as well as one audio visual record (VHS tape). Committee president Donald N. Brown donated these records to the Burnaby Historical Society ten years after the centennial year.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-1993
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 1 audio/visual record
Description Level
Series
Series
Burnaby Centennial Committee series
Scope and Content
Series consists of papers created by the Centennial Committee, as well as one audio visual record (VHS tape). Committee president Donald N. Brown donated these records to the Burnaby Historical Society ten years after the centennial year.
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Creator
Donald N. Brown
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1992]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 videocassette (7 min.)
Item No.
MSS133-001
599-001
Storage Location
67-1-5-19
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to the Burnaby Arts Centre for their Capital Campaign entitled, "Give Art a Home" including a seven minute Video Home System (VHS) tape and correspondence. Also included in the file is a box of "Mr. Dressup" crayons.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1992]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 videocassette (7 min.)
Description Level
Item
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Item No.
MSS133-001
599-001
Storage Location
67-1-5-19
A/V Storage
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS2001-14
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to the Burnaby Arts Centre for their Capital Campaign entitled, "Give Art a Home" including a seven minute Video Home System (VHS) tape and correspondence. Also included in the file is a box of "Mr. Dressup" crayons.
Media Type
Moving Images
Textual Record
Notes
Image used in the campaign is by Joe Average
VHS tape has been placed in A/V Storage for preservation purposes
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 video cassette (22 min., 5 sec.)
Item No.
MSS131-004
597-004
Storage Location
67-1-6-16
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
File consists of a VHS tape entitled “Our Heritage / A Lesson for the Future" produced by the City of Burnaby. This video describes a school field-trip to Burnaby Village Museum. Included in the file is the thirty-four page teacher's guide.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 video cassette (22 min., 5 sec.)
Material Details
Includes a Video Home System (VHS) tape
Description Level
File
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Item No.
MSS131-004
597-004
Storage Location
67-1-6-16
A/V Storage
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS2004-13
Scope and Content
File consists of a VHS tape entitled “Our Heritage / A Lesson for the Future" produced by the City of Burnaby. This video describes a school field-trip to Burnaby Village Museum. Included in the file is the thirty-four page teacher's guide.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Publisher
Richmond : Image Media Services Ltd.
Notes
Continuation of title: "...A Lesson for the Future"
Label on end of videocassette reads: "Please_Return_to_Harry_Pride / 433-4707"
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South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1957-2001
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records + 129 photographs + 3 moving images
Storage Location
MSS181
Photo/MI catalogue 563
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of all records generated by the South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool between 1957-2001 during their operational functions under the Socities Act.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1957-2001
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records + 129 photographs + 3 moving images
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS181
Photo/MI catalogue 563
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of all records generated by the South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool between 1957-2001 during their operational functions under the Socities Act.
History/Biography
The South Burnaby United Church Cooperative Play group was formed as a society under the Societies Act in September 1954 when a group of parents in Burnaby decided to create a parent participation and cooperative pre school for children age 3-5 years. The preschool was located at the South Burnaby United Church, 7551 Gray Avenue in Burnaby. The society hired early childhood educators offering pre school classes in the mornings. In 1961 the pre school expanded in offering classes in both mornings and afternoons. In 1959 they changed their name to South Burnaby Cooperative Preschool Group, in the 1970s they were also known as the South Burnaby Nursery School and The South Burnaby Cooperative Nursery School Group. They later rebranded in the 1980s as the South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool and were also known as the South Burnaby Preschool. The preschool was based on the following principles in their constitution; a) To promote principles of preschool education in which children through play develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually b) To provide a high standard of preschool education in which children through play develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually c)To encourage and facilitate opportunities for parents to observe and learn about the development, needs and behavior of children d)To do everything incidental and necessary to promote and attain the foregoing objects Presidents of the Society included: Helen Gray (1957-1958); Dorothy Lyeler (1958-1959);G.L.Bancroft; Helen Stone (1959-1960); Carol Jane Gray (1969-1970); Nancy Gordon (1970-1971); Barbara Spitz (1971-1972); Debby Fry (1976-1977); Jill Johneox (1977-1978); Nancy Lewis (1980-1981);Nancy Lewis (1983-1984); Lynda Walsh (1984-1985); Margaret Stevens (1985-1986); Nina Crowe (1987-1988); Carol McRae and Cathy Lauzon (1988-1989); Tracy Sawatzky (1996-1997); Shelley Molarni and Charmaine Calbick(1997-1998); Kathie Owen (1999-2000); Susie Jackson (2001-2002); . The first supervisor was Rhoda Darnbrough (1954-1981). All parents who had children enrolled in the preschool were responsible for the adminstration and staffing of the preschool under the guidance of a qualified preschool teacher.Parents occupied positions on the executive, assisting in the general adminstration and helping out in the classroom under the guidance of the supervising teacher. The society was an active member of the Council of Parent Participation Preschools in B.C. (CPPPBC- was established in 1960 as 'The Association of Cooperative Pre School Groups') and adhered to the Council's statements of standards and common practices. Members from the preschool executive sat on the South Burnaby executive of the CPPPBC. Salaries were paid to educators in accordance with the Parent Participation Preschool Teacher's Association. In 1958 the preschool was chosen by the Play Groups Association of BC as an Observation Centre and was selected for many years following. The preschool participated in fundraising activities and were granted Gaming/Casino funding to help purchase supplies and furnishings for their facility. The preschool closed in 2001.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Moving Images
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SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 folders of textual records + 813 photographs + 10 audio cassettes + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disk + 2 optical discs
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 370
Photo catalogue 576
Photo catalogue 577
Photo catalogue 578
MSS088
MSS131
MSS187
Moving image catalogue 579
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee in celebration of Burnaby's Centennial in 1992. The fonds is arranged into four series; 1) Burnaby Image Bank Photograph series, 2) SFU/Centennial Committee Manuscript series, 3) Centennial Oral History Projec…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
16 folders of textual records + 813 photographs + 10 audio cassettes + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disk + 2 optical discs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 370
Photo catalogue 576
Photo catalogue 577
Photo catalogue 578
MSS088
MSS131
MSS187
Moving image catalogue 579
Access Restriction
Open Access
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee in celebration of Burnaby's Centennial in 1992. The fonds is arranged into four series; 1) Burnaby Image Bank Photograph series, 2) SFU/Centennial Committee Manuscript series, 3) Centennial Oral History Project series and 4) Video Project series.
History/Biography
The SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee was established in 1990 and obtained initial funding from the President of Simon Fraser University which was matched by a grant authorized by the Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Burnaby. Further funding came from the Burnaby (civic) Centennial Committee after the projects had been accepted as part of the recognition for Burnaby's Centennial celebrations in 1992. The suggestion for this committee originated with Professor Robert Anderson from the School of Communications and he was joined by Professors, Veronica Strong-Boag from the Department of History and Leonard J. Evenden from the Department of Geography. Primary responsibilities ended up falling jointly to Professor Leonard J. Evenden and Susan Jamieson-McLarnon. The Committee was made up of the following members who helped to carry out the projects to completion: Rodney Fowler (SFU Department of Geography), Terry Fowler (Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago), Edward Gibson (SFU Department of Geography and Director of the Simon Fraser Gallery), James Ross (SFU Archivist), Allen Seager (Department of History), Grant Strate (SFU Fine and Performing Arts), and Arthur Wirick (representing Burnaby Municipal Centennial Committee). Other members of the university community contributed their expertise in a variety of ways, including: Jack Corse (SFU Librarian), Stephen Duguid (Institute of Humanities), Christine Hearn (Continuing Studies), Ken Mennel (Media and Public Relations), Jane Parkinson (Historian and Researcher), Stanley Shapiro (Business Administration) and Jerry Zaslove (Institute for the Humanities). Rodney Fowler also filled the position of committee coordinator. The committee's first undertaking was to explore the extent and availability of historical resources in the community of Burnaby. Two graduate students were hired to help carry out this work in the summer of 1991 which took two forms: a document based study and an oral history project. The documents based history resulted in an inventory of ‘archival’ resources titled "Burnaby: A Cultural Inventory and Resource Guide" and the Oral History Project consisted of interviews with eleven Burnaby citizens. With the culmination of these two projects a day long workshop was held with both the SFU and the Burnaby municipal committees and other members of the Burnaby community who were pursuing various centennial projects of their own. Following the workshop, and several meetings, the committee proposed other projects in addition to the Cultural Inventory and Oral History Project. The other completed projects consisted of; "The Burnaby Image Bank" which included an exhibition titled, "Images of Burnaby", a finding aid video titled, "Burnaby's Photographic Family Album / Burnaby Image Bank Collection / Volume 1 / 1992", a video titled "Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices", a book of essays titled, "Suburb of Happy Homes: Burnaby Centennial Themes" and a dance festival sponsored by The Centre for the Arts. Suburb of happy Homes: Burnaby Centennial Themes", dedicated to the citizens and students of Burnaby, and to the students of Simon Fraser University, was published in 1995. For this project, Leonard Evenden received the City of Burnaby Heritage Award in 1997.A companion project to the book of essays consisted of a map project which illustrated the development of settlement within the city but it never came to fruition due to funding constraints.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
3 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes (teac) + 1 computer disc
Item No.
370-814
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
File consists of audio/visual versions of the Burnaby Image Bank photographs and records compiled in a variety of formats and include; the Burnaby Image Bank database, scanned image files and backups. These photographs were collected by the City of Burnaby and the Simon Fraser University Archives…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
3 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes (teac) + 1 computer disc
Description Level
File
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Item No.
370-814
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Scope and Content
File consists of audio/visual versions of the Burnaby Image Bank photographs and records compiled in a variety of formats and include; the Burnaby Image Bank database, scanned image files and backups. These photographs were collected by the City of Burnaby and the Simon Fraser University Archives during their preparations for Burnaby's Centennial celebrations in 1992. The collection was transferred to Video Home System format (VHS) for public purchase and viewing.
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992-2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records + 1 videocassette + 1 optical disc
Scope and Content
Series consists of one folder of records from the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project titled, "Burnaby at 100: Visions and Voices of Burnaby" and a video and DVD access copy titled "Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices of Burnaby". The video brought together photographs …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992-2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records + 1 videocassette + 1 optical disc
Description Level
Series
Series
Video Project series
Access Restriction
Open Access
Scope and Content
Series consists of one folder of records from the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project titled, "Burnaby at 100: Visions and Voices of Burnaby" and a video and DVD access copy titled "Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices of Burnaby". The video brought together photographs from the Burnaby Image Bank and a selection of interviewees from the Oral History project. The video and "Image Bank" collection were buried together in the City of Burnaby's time capsule which was mounted at City Hall.
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents 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 Big Bend 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
None
Scope and Content
Julie Lee discusses what life was like growing up on her family farm in the Big Bend 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.
Names
Lee, Julie
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Film of Ken Yip discussing his family farm in the Big Bend area

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4379
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
None
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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4483
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum 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 Village Museum 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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4484
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum 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 Village Museum 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.
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum 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 Village Museum 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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4486
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum 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 Village Museum 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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4487
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum 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 Village Museum 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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4488
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
Reproduction Restriction
In the event of a reproduction request, permission must be sought from the HNA.
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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5116
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
None
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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5117
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
None
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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5118
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
None
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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5119
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
None
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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo5121
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
None
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
Less detail
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]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 9:17 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
Vivian Lee’s short film covers six decades of her life experience. The film tells the story of Vivian’s parents and their difficult time during the Second World War, including a harrowing journey on the Burma Road. Vivian describes her idyllic childhood in post-war Burma, where she was the sixth of eight children, and her life in Singapore and Hong Kong as a young woman. The film includes Vivian and husband Alan’s decision to move to Canada. The couple briefly lived in Burnaby for a short period, during which time their daughters were born. A short while later they moved to Vancouver to care for Alan’s parents. The film concludes with the couple’s return to Burnaby for their retirement, and Vivian’s expressions of appreciation for the many things that bring her joy.
History/Biography
Vivian Lee was born in Rangoon, Burma, in 1950. Her parents moved to Burma from China in the 1930s. Vivian was the sixth of eight children. Two older siblings were born in Burma, and survived a perilous escape from Burma along the Burma Road during the Second World War. Vivian was the first child to be born in post-war Burma, after her parents returned following the war. The family lived in Rangoon for a period, before moving to a home in the suburbs where Vivian spent an idyllic childhood. After graduating from university, Vivian moved to Singapore, and then to Hong Kong. She worked for a large pharmaceutical company in Hong Kong, where she met her husband, Alan. The couple emigrated to Canada with Alan’s parents (in the 1980s?). Daughters Cynthia and Adrienne were born in Burnaby, before the family moved to Vancouver to care for Alan’s parents. Alan and Vivian have recently returned to Burnaby for their retirement years. They are active volunteers and grand-parents, and Vivian has been developing her watercolour painting skills. Vivian produced the short film in order to pass the legacy of her family’s history on to her children and their offspring. She notes: “I am happy and honoured to share my life story with others in the community. I think it gives all of us a chance to contribute to the mosaic of our shared heritage. I am so proud to be a Canadian citizen and feel very fortunate to live in a multicultural society. I believe it is through sharing these life stories that will make us stronger as a nation.”
Notes
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
Video Tracks
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Lucky Number: A Tribute to my Sisters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9672
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 9:08 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This film 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…
  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
BV016.37.3
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 9:08 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
This film 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
Video Tracks
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A Tribute to Grandma Lamb

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9675
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 7:28 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Arlene Belcastro tells the story of her grandmother, Dakota Lamb, who was born to Norwegian parents in the late 1800s in North Dakota. She moved to Milk River, Alberta around 1900, then took up residence in Carmengay, Alberta during the Depression where she raised four children as a single mother a…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.6
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 7:28 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
Arlene Belcastro tells the story of her grandmother, Dakota Lamb, who was born to Norwegian parents in the late 1800s in North Dakota. She moved to Milk River, Alberta around 1900, then took up residence in Carmengay, Alberta during the Depression where she raised four children as a single mother after her husband left. She supported her family by taking in boarders, ironing, and working as a midwife. The family later moved to Edmonton, where she was one of the first Avon ladies. In 1944, she was able to take a job as a pastry cook up north during the construction of the Alaska Highway and save enough money to purchase her own home. The film includes Arlene’s memories of visiting Grandma Lamb’s rustic cabin at Baptiste Lake north of Edmonton. Starting at age 6, Arlene and her cousin, Donna, spent every summer with Grandma Lamb. The rustic cabin did not have running water or electricity, so the girls learned about kerosene lamps, wood stoves, and using a cold storage trunk for refrigeration. Grandma Lamb taught them life-skills through chores such as gathering kindling and tending the garden, and encouraged their independence. Arlene recalls that they also learned by example from Grandma Lamb, who instilled a respect for nature and for other people and never complained about life or what material things she didn’t have. She was a resilient, respectful, and wise role model.
History/Biography
Arlene Belcastro was born in Edmonton and attended H.A. Gray School and Victoria High School, where she completed commercial courses. She was married in Edmonton at age 19, and moved to Calgary after her eldest child was born. She learned to ride a horse at Elkana Ranch at Bragg Creek while living in Calgary. Following the birth of her second son, the family briefly lived in Nassau. Arlene returned to Edmonton after her marriage ended, and soon moved to the Vancouver/Burnaby area where she has lived for more than 40 years. At age 50, Arlene began acting and is currently a student of drumming, a community volunteer, and an avid traveler.
Notes
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
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 ; 9:26 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Janice Bobic is a long-time resident of Burnaby. The film tells the story of Janice’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 an…
  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
BV016.37.7
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 9:26 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
Janice Bobic is a long-time resident of Burnaby. The film tells the story of Janice’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. 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. Janice describes her decision to continue working the family property, and her sense of connection with her parents and the land.
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
Video Tracks
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Laying Down My Paddle

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9677
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 5:14 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Cindy Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years. 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. …
  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
BV016.37.8
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 5:14 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
Cindy Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years. 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.”
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
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 6:06 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Lester Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years. 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, …
  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
BV016.37.9
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 6:06 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
Lester Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years. 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.
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
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 06:39 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
In Dance Me Home, Barbara Karmazyn talks about the important role that dance has played in her life. Awakening as a dancer in her late twenties she created a career as an expressive arts facilitator, sharing her love of dance and the arts with people of all ages and abilities. After years of physic…
  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
BV016.37.11
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 06:39 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
In Dance Me Home, Barbara Karmazyn talks about the important role that dance has played in her life. Awakening as a dancer in her late twenties she created a career as an expressive arts facilitator, sharing her love of dance and the arts with people of all ages and abilities. After years of physical demands, her body began to break down, sending her into the quagmire of “trying to fix it”. Frustrated with traditional therapies Barbara went back to dance, enrolling in a Community Engaged Dance class for people over 55. Dancing and socializing with other women her age, she learned to re connect to her body and adjust to the physical limitations of aging.
Notes
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
Video Tracks
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Community Hero: Recalling a Strathcona Story

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo9681
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 07:09 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The digital video tells the story of Gee Lam’s childhood experience of growing up in the Vancouver’s East End neighbourhood known as Strathcona. His story revolved around his father’s friend Harry Con who was a community activist in the Strathcona neighbourhood, as well as a volunteer “spy” for the…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Accession Code
BV016.37.12
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 07:09 min in length
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
The digital video tells the story of Gee Lam’s childhood experience of growing up in the Vancouver’s East End neighbourhood known as Strathcona. His story revolved around his father’s friend Harry Con who was a community activist in the Strathcona neighbourhood, as well as a volunteer “spy” for the Canadian Armed forces in World War 2. Gee shares his personal life lessons learned from “uncle Harry” regarding the importance of standing up and fighting for what is right. Harry’s community contribution had embodied Martin Luther King’s social activist principles: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” In the eyes of Gee, Harry Con was an exemplary who modeled an old Chinese proverb: “Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown. To enjoy the benefits of the hard work of one’s predecessors.” Harry’s life of selfless contributions in shaping the Vancouver Chinese community will impact generations to come. This is a story that needs to be told to the next generation to encourage them to respect and remember that the benefits of a thriving community is derived from both past and present continuous collaborations for paving long term beneficial outcomes for everyone.
History/Biography
Gee Lam immigrated from Hong Kong and grew up in the Strathcona neighbourhood that was adjacent to Vancouver’s Chinatown. He is a long-time resident of Burnaby. He has lived in North Burnaby with his wife since 1985. He attended Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus and graduated in 1983. He obtained his M.Ed. in 2013 from SFU. He worked as a research assistant and workshop facilitator on the Elders’ Digital Storytelling project. He currently works at SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre on top of Burnaby Mountain.
Notes
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
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Physical Description
1 mp4 video ; 05:00 min in length
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Our Journey is a tribute to Judy Schulz's mother who helped raise Judy's two daughters while Judy maintained her career. The film celebrates four generations of women in Judy's family, including her mother, herself, her daughters, and her grand-daughters. Judy's mother, Mrs. Suet Ping Yip, was born…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[2016-2016]
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
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
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
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
Video Tracks
Less detail
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” 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 smal…
  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
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
In “The Store” 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
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 a young boy’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…
  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
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduction not granted to external users
Scope and Content
The video depicts the challenges of a young boy’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
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
Less detail
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.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 24, 1955
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film reel ( 6 min., 8 sec.) : col. , si. ; 16 mm
Item No.
566-001
Storage Location
A/V Room
56-5-1-2
Scope and Content
Item consists of a silent motion picture civil defense film entitled, "Operation Mink Farm" produced by the Corporation of the District of Burnaby. The film footage was shot in Burnaby, B.C. on April 24th, 1955. A resolution was passed in February 1955 by the Corporation of the District of Burnaby …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 24, 1955
Collection/Fonds
Planning Department fonds
Series
Studies, Reports, and Conferences
Description Level
Item
Item No.
566-001
Accession Number
2009-08
Storage Location
A/V Room
56-5-1-2
Physical Description
1 film reel ( 6 min., 8 sec.) : col. , si. ; 16 mm
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a silent motion picture civil defense film entitled, "Operation Mink Farm" produced by the Corporation of the District of Burnaby. The film footage was shot in Burnaby, B.C. on April 24th, 1955. A resolution was passed in February 1955 by the Corporation of the District of Burnaby to create a Civil Defense Board comprised of council members and appointees, whereby the Reeve would act as the chair of the board. Several municipal employees and council members went through Civil Defense training in preparation for an attack or catastrophe. The first portion of the film takes place at the old City Hall (the stone building) with uniformed Air Raid Precaution (A.R.P.) members performing civil defense exercises in the case of a nuclear war and how to care for and rescue injured civilians. Volunteers pose as the injured as they are cared for and transported on stretchers. In the second portion of the film, the local fire department and civil defense members endeavor to get a fire under control with water hoses. The film takes place at a former mink farm in North Burnaby as referred to in the title.
Notes
Transcribed title
Subjects
Public Services - Civil Defence
Public Services - Fire Protection
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Video Tracks
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South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool puppet show

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85046
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1975
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film reel (50 ft.) : kodak kodachrome, col., no sound ; 8mm
Item No.
563-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a film of a puppet show from the South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool. Identification on outside label includeds the name, Darnbrough and the date, Mar 27, 1975.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1975
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
563-001
Accession Number
2014-06
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 film reel (50 ft.) : kodak kodachrome, col., no sound ; 8mm
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a film of a puppet show from the South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool. Identification on outside label includeds the name, Darnbrough and the date, Mar 27, 1975.
Notes
Transcribed title
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool
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South Burnaby Nursery School 4 year olds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85047
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1972
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film reel (100 ft.) : kodak kodachrome, col., [sd.] ; 8mm
Item No.
563-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a film identified as South Burnaby Nursery school four year olds, (later named South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool), January 1972.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1972
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
563-002
Accession Number
2014-06
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 film reel (100 ft.) : kodak kodachrome, col., [sd.] ; 8mm
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a film identified as South Burnaby Nursery school four year olds, (later named South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool), January 1972.
Notes
Transcribed title
Names
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Gray Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
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South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool School 3 year olds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85048
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1971
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film reel (100 ft.) : kodak kodachrome, col., [sd.] ; 8mm
Item No.
563-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Item is a film identified as three year olds, (from the South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool), December 1971.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1971
Collection/Fonds
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
563-003
Accession Number
2014-06
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 film reel (100 ft.) : kodak kodachrome, col., [sd.] ; 8mm
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a film identified as three year olds, (from the South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool), December 1971.
Notes
Transcribed title
Names
South Burnaby Parent Participation Preschool
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Gray Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
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