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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.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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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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Norm Henderson collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85186
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1945-1946
Collection/Fonds
Norm Henderson collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 film reel
Storage Location
MI catalogue 565
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of one film entitled 'Investment in Youth'. The film was produced for the Burnaby School Board and Norm Henderson participated as a student assistant and was present for all of the filming and much of the sound work.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1945-1946
Collection/Fonds
Norm Henderson collection
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MI catalogue 565
Physical Description
1 film reel
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of one film entitled 'Investment in Youth'. The film was produced for the Burnaby School Board and Norm Henderson participated as a student assistant and was present for all of the filming and much of the sound work.
History/Biography
Norm Henderson came from Saskatchewan to Burnaby with his parents in December of 1940 to visit his grandmothers. Norm and his parents stayed on and bought the Old Orchard Auto Park on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue, which they ran until 1944. Norm attended Burnaby South High School from 1941 to 1947, during which time he was involved in the production of the Burnaby School Board film; “Investment in Youth." In 1945 Norm got a part time job at Woodward’s Department Store in Vancouver where he worked until he went into teacher training at Vancouver Normal School in the early nineteen-fifties. Kathleen MacFarlane (later Henderson) was born in 1929 and grew up in Vancouver. Kathleen also went through teacher training at Vancouver Normal School. Norm and Kathleen (MacFarlane) Henderson were married in 1953 and moved to a small suite at Patterson Avenue and Kingsway. Norm was a teacher at Gilmore Avenue School and Kathleen taught at Nelson Avenue Elementary School. Norm was a member of West Burnaby United Church from 1941 until he and Kathleen moved to Richmond in 1959.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1946
Collection/Fonds
Norm Henderson collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film reel [19 min, 37 sec] : kodak kodachrome, col., sd.; 16mm
Item No.
565-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
56-5-1-4
Scope and Content
Item consists of a motion picture film entitled 'Investment in Youth'. The film was created between October 1945 and March 15, 1946 and had its first public screening in April of 1946 at the North Burnaby High School with The Deputy Minister of Education of British Columbia, Dr. F.T. Fairey in atte…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1946
Collection/Fonds
Norm Henderson collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
565-001
Accession Number
2013-33
Storage Location
A/V Storage
56-5-1-4
Physical Description
1 film reel [19 min, 37 sec] : kodak kodachrome, col., sd.; 16mm
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a motion picture film entitled 'Investment in Youth'. The film was created between October 1945 and March 15, 1946 and had its first public screening in April of 1946 at the North Burnaby High School with The Deputy Minister of Education of British Columbia, Dr. F.T. Fairey in attendance. It was produced for the Burnaby School Board as one method of demonstrating the importance of education as well as pointing out the need for school improvements. The depression of the 1930s left Burnaby in a difficult position with limited school construction and during World War II there were little resources for maintenance. Ken West was the producer and amateur cinematographer while Vancouver teacher, Roth Gordon assisted with the cinematography as well as providing technical assistance. The script was written by Norman D. MacDonald, who was the principal of Burnaby South High School while Inspector of Burnaby Schools, Cliff G. Brown, provided the overall supervision and idea for the production. Norm Henderson worked as a student assistant during the filming and assisted with much of the sound work. The speed of the film was ASA 2 ( artifical lighting) to 4 (natural lighting). As a result many of the sets had to have outside lighting. A 16 mm Bolex camera was used to film the entire production with sound being added later.
History/Biography
Norm Henderson came from Saskatchewan to Burnaby with his parents in December of 1940 to visit his grandmothers. Norm and his parents stayed on and bought the Old Orchard Auto Park on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue, which they ran until 1944. Norm attended Burnaby South High School from 1941 to 1947, during which time he was involved in the production of the Burnaby School Board film; “Investment in Youth." In 1945 Norm got a part time job at Woodward’s Department Store in Vancouver where he worked until he went into teacher training at Vancouver Normal School in the early nineteen-fifties. Kathleen MacFarlane (later Henderson) was born in 1929 and grew up in Vancouver. Kathleen also went through teacher training at Vancouver Normal School. Norm Henderson and Kathleen MacFarlane were married in 1953 and moved to a small suite located at Patterson Avenue and Kingsway in Burnaby. Norm taught at Gilmore Avenue School and Kathleen taught at Nelson Avenue Elementary School. Norm was a member of West Burnaby United Church from 1941 until he and Kathleen moved to Richmond in 1959.
Notes
Transcribed title
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Persons - Children
Names
Henderson, Norm
Burnaby School Board
West, Ken
Gordon, Roth
MacDonald, N D
Responsibility
Burnaby School Board
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Video Tracks
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-1
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the construction of the Royal Oak Theatre in 1936, the opening of the theatre held on August 4, 1937, the theatre with snow in the winter and the Digney family home and neighborhood . Andy Digney moved with his family from Man…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-1
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the construction of the Royal Oak Theatre in 1936, the opening of the theatre held on August 4, 1937, the theatre with snow in the winter and the Digney family home and neighborhood . Andy Digney moved with his family from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1936 and purchased 2 acres of land where he settled with his family and built the Royal Oak Theatre which was located at 5000 Kingsway ( Marlborough & Kingsway). The theatre was located on a 2 acre parcel of land and had a 350 seat capacity and offered valet parking. Construction crews with men and horses can be seen laying the foundation and erecting the walls of the theatre and crowds of people and cars are seen arriving outside the theatre on opening day.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Oak Theatre'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Openings
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Animals - Horses
Names
Royal Oak Theatre
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-2
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Royal…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-2
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1 min., 52 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the Royal Visit from King George VI and Queen consort, Elizabeth. Boy Scouts and members of the community can be seen preparing for a roadside view of the motorcade and Mr. Digney can be seen pacing in his gardens at the Royal Oak Theatre. As the royal couple (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) drive by the crowd on Kingsway, they can be seen in a automobile identified as a McLaughlin model 45 Extra Special series, with Queen Elizabeth holding a white umbrella. RCMP officers are seen on a motorcycle with a side car, while dignitaries and officials in automobiles accompany the royal couple as the crowd waves red flags and looks on as the cars drive off.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Royal Visit'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - May Day
Events - Royal Visits
Buildings - Commercial - Theatres
Recreational Activities - Theatre
Names
Royal Oak Theatre
Digney, Andy
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (8 min., 37 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the annual Sports Day events held at Burnaby Central Park. The film opens with an unidentified dedication ceremony and tree planting in an unknown location and switches to students marching into Central Park. Hundreds of child…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-3
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (8 min., 37 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of the annual Sports Day events held at Burnaby Central Park. The film opens with an unidentified dedication ceremony and tree planting in an unknown location and switches to students marching into Central Park. Hundreds of children and Youth are showcased in sporting field events and competitions such as track and field sports, acrobatics, gymnastics, dancing, leap frog, skipping, rugby.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'May Day Events'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Occupations
Occupations - Labourers
Organizations - Mens' Societies and Clubs
Organizations - Womens' Societies and Clubs
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (4 min, 23 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-002-4
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of a May Day labour parade for International Worker's Day. Men, women and children are seen marching with banners held high interspersed with a marching band with bagpipes. Some of the banners are identified as; The Communist Pa…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1939]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-4
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (4 min, 23 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment with footage of a May Day labour parade for International Worker's Day. Men, women and children are seen marching with banners held high interspersed with a marching band with bagpipes. Some of the banners are identified as; The Communist Party of Canada, the Scandinavian Worker's Club, Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union, Ex-Servicemen's League, Canadian League Against War and Fascism, Fishermen's Legislative Program, Sailor's Union, B.C. Maritime Workers, Amalgamated Building Workers Union, Bakery and Confectionary Workers International Union of America and The Women's Labour League. Some of the banners in the parade read as follows; 'Support the White Lunch Strike', 'Abolish Deferred Pay', 'Builders of British Columbia- Bill Bennett', 'Communist Party of Canada', 'Free Grange and Molland'.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Film clip originates from digitized version of original 16 mm film footage (item 562-001). This segment was part of digitized portion titled 'Labour Parade'
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Occupations
Occupations - Labourers
Organizations - Mens' Societies and Clubs
Organizations - Womens' Societies and Clubs
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Kingsway
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 3 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-1
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 1' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour providing a look into activities of Andy Digney and his family while they resided in Brandon, Manitoba. Footage documents outdoor activities such as camping…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-1
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 3 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 1' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour providing a look into activities of Andy Digney and his family while they resided in Brandon, Manitoba. Footage documents outdoor activities such as camping,fishing, boating, golfing, swimming, picnicing and a parade in Banff, Alberta.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Recreational Activities - Camping
Recreational Activities - Picnics
Recreational Activities - Golf
Geographic Features - Rivers
Events - Parades
Sports - Motorcycle Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Alberta - Banff
Manitoba
Video Tracks
Less detail

Burnaby and Digney recreational events

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85208
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1934 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 30 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-3
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized colour and black and white film segment identified as Reel 3. The film segment opens with footage of Digney family automobile travels and of Pelican Lake, Alberta where the family spent their summer, the footage switches to footage of a parade somewhere in the Rockies (B…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1934 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-3
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 30 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized colour and black and white film segment identified as Reel 3. The film segment opens with footage of Digney family automobile travels and of Pelican Lake, Alberta where the family spent their summer, the footage switches to footage of a parade somewhere in the Rockies (Banff) which begins in black and white and changes to colour format. This is followed by colour footage of car racing at the Digney Speedway located on 10 acres of property on MacPherson Ave. Jelopy stock car racing is seen taking place with crowds of people looking on.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Swimming
Events - Parades
Persons - Children
Persons - Crowds
Sports - Automobile Racing
Names
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney Speedway
Geographic Access
Burnaby - MacPherson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-2
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 2' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour opening with a glimpse of a dog show in the winter outside the Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba. Andy Digney appears in a hat in front of a poster. He sol…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-2
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 2' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour opening with a glimpse of a dog show in the winter outside the Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba. Andy Digney appears in a hat in front of a poster. He sold the Oak Theatre in 1935 when the family moved to British Columbia. Other glimpses provide a view of an ice jam on the Assinboine River,Brandon floods, the Sandhills animal farm, the North Hill Motorcycle hill climb and an RCMP show in Regina.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Geographic Features - Rivers
Sports - Motorcycle Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Manitoba
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 16 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-4
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 4. The film segment contains footage of Digney family travels, with some of the footage taken from the hood of the Digney car as they drive through the mountains of British Columbia and Washington State. The Digney family is travelling and …
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-4
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (14 min., 16 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 4. The film segment contains footage of Digney family travels, with some of the footage taken from the hood of the Digney car as they drive through the mountains of British Columbia and Washington State. The Digney family is travelling and camping through the Fraser Canyon and the Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia. They visit Radium Hot Springs, Gyro club pool, Cranbook, Alexandra Bridge near Boston Bar and the Grand Coulee in Washington State. The footage interchanges between black and white and colour showing scenery and various family members playing and picnicing along the way.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Swimming
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-5
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 5. The film segment opens with black and white footage of a Burnaby May Day Parade. Children are seen in costumes pushing carriages and bicycles along with pets as they come to gather at Central Park for judging. This event is followed with…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-5
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 5. The film segment opens with black and white footage of a Burnaby May Day Parade. Children are seen in costumes pushing carriages and bicycles along with pets as they come to gather at Central Park for judging. This event is followed with colour footage of a gymkhana event with people riding horses at the Lubbock farm in Burnaby and closes with Victory Bond fundraising outside the Oak Theatre, a parade on Kingsway and contrails from an airplane. Many of the men can be seen marching in the parade with their A.R.P. (Air Raid Precautions) uniforms and arm bands.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Events - May Day
Animals - Horses
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Burnaby, Vancouver and the north shore

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85238
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 21 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-6
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 6. The film segment opens with colour footage of people lawn bowling at Burnaby's Central Park. Dot Digney, Sid and Connie Swan can be seen bowling. This footage is followed with Andy Digney and Charles E. Jones at the Bird's of Paradise b…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-6
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 21 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized film segment identified as Reel 6. The film segment opens with colour footage of people lawn bowling at Burnaby's Central Park. Dot Digney, Sid and Connie Swan can be seen bowling. This footage is followed with Andy Digney and Charles E. Jones at the Bird's of Paradise bird sanctuary followed by footage of Stanley Park. The footage continues and interchanges between black and white and colour as the Digney's take a ferry ride to North Vancouver where they visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Fishermen's Cove. The reel closes with footage of skiers on Grouse Mountain and a fire at Pier D in 1938.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Birds
Sports - Lawn Bowling
Sports - Skiing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Jones, Charles E.
Digney, Dorothy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Vancouver
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Galiano Island, Oak Theatre and Calgary

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85241
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1941]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 51 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-7
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized colour film segment identified as Reel 7. The film segment opens with footage of the shores of Galiano Island and soon switches to a game of table tennis and a boat ride up Burrard Inlet with Grannie Swan and company. The boat ride continues to the marina at Horseshoe Bay…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1941]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-7
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (9 min., 51 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized colour film segment identified as Reel 7. The film segment opens with footage of the shores of Galiano Island and soon switches to a game of table tennis and a boat ride up Burrard Inlet with Grannie Swan and company. The boat ride continues to the marina at Horseshoe Bay where the family goes ashore. This footage is followed with a dark segment of footage of a paegant at the Oak Theatre in 1941 and the gardens of the Oak Theatre. The film has a break and continues with footage of the Digney family travels to the Calgary Breweries, Calgary Zoo, and the Calgary Stampede parade and fairgrounds, Alberta, closing with footage of the Rockies and Rogers Pass.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Birds
Events - Parades
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Travels to Ontario, Quebec and England

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85245
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 42 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-8
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 8. Most of the film is in black and white but switches to a pinky hue about 3/4 of the way through. The film footage provides views of road travels with the Digney family as they drive around Ontario and into Detroit via the Windsor Bridge.…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1937 and 1938]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-8
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 42 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 8. Most of the film is in black and white but switches to a pinky hue about 3/4 of the way through. The film footage provides views of road travels with the Digney family as they drive around Ontario and into Detroit via the Windsor Bridge. Footage includes travels to Niagara Falls and the power plant, the gates of the CNE and the Toronto skyline, a scene in Quebec where the Digney car is being loaded on board a large ship, followed by glimpses of life aboard the oceanliner as the family travels to England. Once in England, the family is seen enjoying a picnic with relatives and the film cuts and ends with a scene of a polo match.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Transportation - Ships
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
England
Ontario - Toronto
Quebec
Video Tracks
Less detail

Travels to England # 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85246
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 31 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-9
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 9. The film alternates between black and white and a rosy hue of colour. The film continues from item 562-003-9 and provides views of England and the countryside as the Digney family travels by car visiting various landmarks and castles alo…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-9
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 31 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 9. The film alternates between black and white and a rosy hue of colour. The film continues from item 562-003-9 and provides views of England and the countryside as the Digney family travels by car visiting various landmarks and castles along the way.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
England
Video Tracks
Less detail

Travels to England # 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85247
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 25 sec.) : digital, b&w, si.
Item No.
562-003-10
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent black and white film segment identified as Reel 10. This film continues from item number 562-003-11, following the Digney family as they continue to travel through England. It interchanges with views of the seaside and the Henley airshow, followed by footage of the Chang…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-10
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 25 sec.) : digital, b&w, si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent black and white film segment identified as Reel 10. This film continues from item number 562-003-11, following the Digney family as they continue to travel through England. It interchanges with views of the seaside and the Henley airshow, followed by footage of the Changing of the Guards, Liverpool, a storm on the Atlantic, an iceberg and the St. Lawrence seaway.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Transportation - Ships
Transportation - Automobiles
Transportation - Air
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
England
Quebec
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1948]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 17sec.) :digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-11
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 11. Film opens with colour footage of the Tacoma Daffodil Parade and switches to some black and white and colour footage of the Vancouver Diamond Jubilee Parade starting from the Toronto Dominion Bank located at Hastings Street and C…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1936 and 1948]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-11
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (11 min., 17sec.) :digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 11. Film opens with colour footage of the Tacoma Daffodil Parade and switches to some black and white and colour footage of the Vancouver Diamond Jubilee Parade starting from the Toronto Dominion Bank located at Hastings Street and Cambie Street. The Queen appears in a calvicade at the beginning of the parade. The footage soon switches to the Vancouver PNC Parade in 1946 celebrating 50 years of progress.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Alice
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Vancouver
United States of America - Washington State
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney family in Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85249
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 17sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-12
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film colour segment identified as Reel 12. The film is a compilation of Digney family events. The film opens with children Paul and Bruce Digney running around the Digney family yard at their home on Bonsor Avenue with Andy and Ernest (Dig) Digney looking on. This is followed by…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1939 and 1959]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-12
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (5 min., 17sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film colour segment identified as Reel 12. The film is a compilation of Digney family events. The film opens with children Paul and Bruce Digney running around the Digney family yard at their home on Bonsor Avenue with Andy and Ernest (Dig) Digney looking on. This is followed by interspersed footage of the family's pet dog Nero and puppies along with some brief glimpses of the Royal visit (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) and cavilicade in 1939 along Kingsway. The film then switches to footage of Digney family Christmas festivities, a cat playing with a fish in a bowl and summer time at Pelican Lake in the 1940s and ends with a dog playing with a ball.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Events - Parades
Animals - Dogs
Holidays - Christmas
Animals - Cats
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Paul
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Paul Digney and family

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85250
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 21 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-13
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 13. Film provides footage of Paul Digney as a young child as he interacts with family members and pet dogs at the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby. The film contains views of the Digney family home, yard and neighborhoo…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-13
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 21 sec.) : digital, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 13. Film provides footage of Paul Digney as a young child as he interacts with family members and pet dogs at the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby. The film contains views of the Digney family home, yard and neighborhood in summer and winter time. Some of the footage shows some wear.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Persons - Children
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Paul
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney family and the Oak Theatre gardens

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85251
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1940 and 1944]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-14
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 14. The film opens in with the Digney family in their yard and garden and Grandma Swan's funeral ( Royal Oak Cemetary). The remainder of the footage provides views of the gardens surrounding the Royal Oak Theatre and includes footage of a w…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1940 and 1944]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-14
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 12 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 14. The film opens in with the Digney family in their yard and garden and Grandma Swan's funeral ( Royal Oak Cemetary). The remainder of the footage provides views of the gardens surrounding the Royal Oak Theatre and includes footage of a wedding, family pets at play, men and women playing badminton, views of both the interior and exterior of the Oak Theatre including female ushers. The film then moves on to a War Bond Drive and parade along Kingsway followed by more views of the Oak Theatre gardens.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Ceremonies - Funerals
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Oak Theatre
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5000 Block Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney family at Bonsor Avenue and family outings

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85309
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1946 and 1947]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (13 min., 10 sec.) : digital,col., si.
Item No.
562-003-15
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 15. Film footage opens with Andy and Alice Digney in the yard of the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue and their son Ernest Frank (Dig) and his wife Dorothy (Dot) with thier infant son Paul at age 6 months and later as a toddler wi…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1946 and 1947]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-15
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (13 min., 10 sec.) : digital,col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent colour film segment identified as Reel 15. Film footage opens with Andy and Alice Digney in the yard of the Digney family home on Bonsor Avenue and their son Ernest Frank (Dig) and his wife Dorothy (Dot) with thier infant son Paul at age 6 months and later as a toddler with a variety of family members. Footage also includes a view of Prince George, family members with Elephants and ponies from the Bible Brothers Circus, the Crystal Pool and Butchart Gardens in Victoria. The film closes with Paul, grandpa Dig and the family dog, Nero back in the yard of their home on Bonsor Avenue.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Persons - Children
Animals - Elephants
Animals - Horses
Animals - Dogs
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Paul
Digney, Dorothy
Digney, Alice
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
British Columbia - Victoria
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail

Digney family travels in the praries and the rockies

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85311
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 12 min., 37 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-17
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film segment identified as Reel 17. The film opens with colour footage with views of a lake (possibly Pelican Lake, Manitoba) and switches to black and white footage of Dig Digney playing in a canoe on a lake and family camping adventures as they travel west from Manitoba throug…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1936]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-17
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 12 min., 37 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized film segment identified as Reel 17. The film opens with colour footage with views of a lake (possibly Pelican Lake, Manitoba) and switches to black and white footage of Dig Digney playing in a canoe on a lake and family camping adventures as they travel west from Manitoba through to Saskatchewan and visit with Dorothy Swan (Alice Digney's sister) who is dressed in her nurses' uniform. Their travels continue as they visit the Calgary Zoo, the foothills of Alberta, Bow River and falls, Banff Hot Springs and Lake Louise pools.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Camping
Recreational Activities - Canoeing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Swan, Dorothy
Geographic Access
Alberta - Calgary
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1952]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 9 min., 43 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-18
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 18 and contains footage interchanging between colour and black and white, showing the Digney family trip to San Francisco and California. The footage starts off rather poor. It provides views of; the islands surrounding San Francisco; cactu…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1935 and 1952]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-18
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip ( 9 min., 43 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 18 and contains footage interchanging between colour and black and white, showing the Digney family trip to San Francisco and California. The footage starts off rather poor. It provides views of; the islands surrounding San Francisco; cactus gardens; the Pismo Beach zoo; a Circus; the Aurora Speedway in Seattle; a beach; garden sculptures; views from Telegraph Hill; clearing a California hwy and closes with Paul, Joyce and Dot Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Video Tracks
Less detail

Building and opening the Digney Speedway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85334
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 47sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-16
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 16. The film footage shows land being cleared to make way for the Digney Speedway located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue, one of the men seen in this footage clearing the land is named Lucky Fordham. The film continue…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1948 and 1949]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-16
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 47sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized silent film segment identified as Reel 16. The film footage shows land being cleared to make way for the Digney Speedway located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue, one of the men seen in this footage clearing the land is named Lucky Fordham. The film continues with footage of a press dinner in the garden of Andy Digney's home on Bonsor Avenue in Burnaby and is followed with footage of the Digney Speedway in operation for the grand opening on July 8, 1948. Midget cars and jalopies (stock cars) can be seen racing on the speedway. Some of the footage of the raceway pit and races switches to black and white.The film closes with colour footage of a truck moving Lucky Fordham's house from Bonsor Ave to the speedway.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Sports - Automobile Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney Speedway
Fordham, Lucky
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1934 and 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 optical discs (approx. 2 hrs, 40 min) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a collection of 18 short films on DVD. These films were created by Andy Digney using his 8 mm camera and provide views of the Digney family gatherings, trips, vacations at home and abroad. They also provide glimpses of Burnaby parades, celebrations and the Digney Speedway. The 18 segments h…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1934 and 1961]
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
2 optical discs (approx. 2 hrs, 40 min) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a collection of 18 short films on DVD. These films were created by Andy Digney using his 8 mm camera and provide views of the Digney family gatherings, trips, vacations at home and abroad. They also provide glimpses of Burnaby parades, celebrations and the Digney Speedway. The 18 segments have all been described at item level.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
The original 8mm film footage was digitized and broken down into 18 segments, reflecting the original order. Items are described as 562-003-1 : 562-003-18
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Recreational Activities - Camping
Recreational Activities - Picnics
Geographic Features - Rivers
Events - Parades
Sports - Motorcycle Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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George H.F. McLean Films

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85414
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[Between 1961 - 1970]
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
6 optical discs (approx. 1 hr., 37 min ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of 23 silent, colour digital movie files of the McLean family in Burnaby. Footage provides highlights of family celebrations including birthdays, Christmas and New Years celebrated at their family home located at 4378 Halley Avenue South in Burnaby ; family travels and…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[Between 1961 - 1970]
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
File
Item No.
567-001
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
6 optical discs (approx. 1 hr., 37 min ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of 23 silent, colour digital movie files of the McLean family in Burnaby. Footage provides highlights of family celebrations including birthdays, Christmas and New Years celebrated at their family home located at 4378 Halley Avenue South in Burnaby ; family travels and vacations including visits to Expo '67, The Seattle's World Fair in 1961, Bowyer Island and Hawaii. The films were created by Freeman George H.F. McLean. The 23 film segments have been described at item level with a selection being available for viewing on line.
Notes
Title based on content of films
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Films are identified by MI#s 567-001-1 to 567-001-23
Names
McLean, George H.F.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936-1959
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w + 1 film reel : col. ; 16mm + 7 optical discs (DVDs) + 1 portable drive
Storage Location
Photo/MI catalogue 562
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a reel of film (digitized into four segments) created by Andy Digney; a panorama photograph of the Digney Pee-Wee Bowling League from 1958 or 1959 and 18 film segments on DVD that were originally created by Andy Digney between 1934-1961 and digitized by his grandson Paul Digney in…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936-1959
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo/MI catalogue 562
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w + 1 film reel : col. ; 16mm + 7 optical discs (DVDs) + 1 portable drive
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a reel of film (digitized into four segments) created by Andy Digney; a panorama photograph of the Digney Pee-Wee Bowling League from 1958 or 1959 and 18 film segments on DVD that were originally created by Andy Digney between 1934-1961 and digitized by his grandson Paul Digney in 2012. The 16 mm film is divided into the following segments; the Royal Oak Theatre in 1936 (construction and opening), the Royal Visit ( from the King and Queen in 1939), Burnaby Sports and May Day events (ca. 1937) and the Labour parade ( ca. 1935). The 18 film segments contain footage of the Digney family at their home in Brandon Manitoba and Burnaby, views of the Royal Oak Theatre and Digney Speedway in operation and their travels throughout British Columbia and abroad. The 18 film segments are described at item level and titled; Andy's first film; Brandon,Manitoba; Burnaby and Digney recreational events; Trip to Kamloops; Burnaby; Burnaby, Vancouver and the north shore; Galiano Island, Oak Theatre and Calgary; Travels to Ontario, Quebec and England; Travels to England #2 ; Travels to England #3; Parades; Digney family in Burnaby; Paul Digney and family; Digney family and the Oak Theatre gardens; Digney family at Bonsor Avenue and family outings; Building and opening the Digney Speedway; Digney family travel the praries; San Francisco Trip.
History/Biography
XXXAndy Digney was born in London, England on July 27, 1886. His given names were Andrew Charles and in 1905, he immigrated with his elder brother to Raymore Saskatchewan and worked on a farm. In 1914, he met and married Alice Swan and in 1920 they had their one and only child, Ernest ('Dig'). The young family lived in Beatty Saskatchewan where they ran a small general store with a pool hall over the top. Andy sold the store and they moved to Carberry Manitoba where Andy worked selling lightening rods and hanging wallpaper. At this time he met and formed a partnership with someone who owned a hand cranked move projector and in the evenings, he and his wife, traveled to church halls in neighbouring towns showing movies. Eventually, he purchased his own movie projector and opened a small theatre in Carberry. He worked odd jobs during the daytime and projected movies in his small theatre at night. Eventually he made enough money to move to Brandon, Manitoba where he purchased a restaurant which he turned into a theatre with living quarters above. Andy called the theatre 'The Oak' since the mighty oak was strong and stood forever. After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney, his wife Alice and son Ernest ('Dig') moved to Burnaby in 1935 and chose the site of their new theatre and home at the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. The Oak Theatre - which opened on August 4, 1937 - was hailed as an artistic masterpiece for its ultra modern white stucco exterior, floodlights and pink-and-green neon marquee. The interior featured a mirrored ceiling, fireplace, and aquarium and had a colour scheme of orchid, royal blue, silver and black. Andy was a very involved member of the Burnaby community becoming the founding president of the Lion's club and the chairman of the committee raising money for war bonds during World War II. In 1944, Andy suffered a severe heart attack, forcing him to retire, so in 1945 he sold the theatre to Odeon Theatres of Canada who continued to operate at this location until 1968 when competition forced its closure and demolition. Andy and his family relocated to a home on Bonsor Avenue on 3/4 acres where he spent much of his time cultivating a lovely garden. In about 1946, Andy was approached by the B.C. Midget Auto Racing Association, who were looking for a good location to race the smaller, racing cars, popular at the time. Andy was interested and purchased 10 acres of property located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue and built a race track. The Digney Speedway opened on July 8, 1948 with stands that had capacity of holding 4500 people. In 1949, when the popularity of midget racing declined, Digney started racing roadsters. However, he struggled to find local drivers, and it was expensive to bring in drivers from elsewhere. In 1951 Digney found a winner: jalopy racing. Local men would buy 1930s cars and strip them down, remove the glass, and weld the doors shut. By early 1952 over forty cars were showing up for jalopy races. By the early 1950s the Speedway was well established, with coverage in the sports pages and on radio. Andy's son Ernest Digney (also known as Dig) worked at the race track but moved away with his wife in 1951 to work in Seattle. Andy and his wife Joyce, along with their two young sons, Paul and Bruce returned to Burnaby in 1953 moving into a 550 square foot apartment located above the Digney Speedway restrooms. In 1954 Simpson Sears built a large store on Kingsway and their parking lot came up to the back garden of the family home on Bonsor Avenue. Andy thought of building small stores on his property but in the end decided to build a bowling alley, clearing out his beautiful garden. The Digney Bowl opened on August 19,1955 and Andy Digney, his wife Alice, son 'Dig' and daughter in law Joyce all worked at both the Speedway and the bowling alley. In 1956 Andy decided to finally retire and sold the bowling alley and home to his son 'Dig' which he paid for over time. 'Dig' and his family moved into the house on Bonsor Avenue and ran the bowling alley until their son Bruce took over in 1980. Andy Digney died in 1964 while travelling with his wife in England. His wife Alice died on June 3, 1982 and their son, Ernest ('Dig') died November 27, 2009.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Seattle World's fair and McLean family

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85416
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 23 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-1
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent, colour film segment providing glimpses of the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1961. The footage provides views of the McLean family touring the sites of the fair including the metropolitan area, the monorail, gondola, rides and architecture. The film closes with Teresa McLean …
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-1
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 23 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent, colour film segment providing glimpses of the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1961. The footage provides views of the McLean family touring the sites of the fair including the metropolitan area, the monorail, gondola, rides and architecture. The film closes with Teresa McLean as an infant.
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Exhibitions - Fairs
Transportation - Rail
Persons - Children
Persons - Crowds
Names
McLean, George D
McLean, Teresa
McLean, Edna
McLean, Sharon
Geographic Access
United States of America - Washington State - Seattle
Video Tracks
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McLean children at play

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85417
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-2
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of the McLean children playing with a puppy in their yard at 4378 Halley Avenue South in Burnaby, a trip on a British Columbia Ferry, a zoo (poor quality), and sports day with a 3 legged race, potato sack races and square dancing (p…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-2
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of the McLean children playing with a puppy in their yard at 4378 Halley Avenue South in Burnaby, a trip on a British Columbia Ferry, a zoo (poor quality), and sports day with a 3 legged race, potato sack races and square dancing (possibly located at Central Park in Burnaby).
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Exhibtions - zoos
Animals - Dogs
Persons - Children
Transportation - Ferries
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, Sharon
McLean, Edna
McLean, George H.F.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4378 Halley Avenue S.
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
Video Tracks
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McLean family Christmas and new years celebrations

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85418
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-3
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of the McLean family celebrating Christmas at thier home at 4378 Halley Avenue South in Burnaby. The film footage shows the family opening presents on Christmas morning, seated at the table for Christmas dinner and adults dancing an…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-3
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of the McLean family celebrating Christmas at thier home at 4378 Halley Avenue South in Burnaby. The film footage shows the family opening presents on Christmas morning, seated at the table for Christmas dinner and adults dancing and celebrating New Years Eve in their recreation room.
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Celebrations - New Years Eve
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, Sharon
McLean, Edna
McLean, George H.F.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4378 Halley Avenue S.
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
Video Tracks
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McLean family celebrations

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85419
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-4
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of birthday celebrations and milestones. The film footage opens with Sharon McLean's 17th birthday celebrations with teenagers dancing, playing pool and celebrating in the family recreation room. This footage is followed by another …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-4
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of birthday celebrations and milestones. The film footage opens with Sharon McLean's 17th birthday celebrations with teenagers dancing, playing pool and celebrating in the family recreation room. This footage is followed by another birthday celebration of a boy who is about 8 or 9 years old opening presents, and baby Teresa learning to walk in the family livingroom.
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Celebrations - Birthdays
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Persons - Children
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, Sharon
McLean, Edna
McLean, George H.F.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4378 Halley Avenue S.
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-5
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent, colour digital film segment providing glimpses of Christmas and recreational activities. The film opens with glimpses of the McLean family opening presents on Christmas morning, followed by them playing a game of pool and table tennis games in the family's recreation ro…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-5
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent, colour digital film segment providing glimpses of Christmas and recreational activities. The film opens with glimpses of the McLean family opening presents on Christmas morning, followed by them playing a game of pool and table tennis games in the family's recreation room, sharing a meal and the youngest McLean, Teresa being given a bath by her mother, Edna.
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Persons - Children
Holidays - Christmas
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, Edna
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4378 Halley Avenue S.
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-6
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent, colour film segment providing glimpses of baby Teresa and family members at play inside their house and outside in their yard at 4378 Halley Avenue South. Baby Teresa can be seen walking and playing with her brothers as they push her in a cardboard box and pull her in a…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-6
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent, colour film segment providing glimpses of baby Teresa and family members at play inside their house and outside in their yard at 4378 Halley Avenue South. Baby Teresa can be seen walking and playing with her brothers as they push her in a cardboard box and pull her in a wagon and play outside in the garden, pool and sprinkler. The film closes with her seated on a table with her mother supporting her from behind as she celebrates her first birthday with a cake.
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Persons - Children
Celebrations - Birthdays
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, Edna
McLean, George H.F.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4378 Halley Avenue S.
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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McLean family summer activities

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85422
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-7
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of the McLean family playing games of shuffle board and horse shoes outside and their travels with a travel trailer. It is followed by footage of the McLean's daughter,Teresa, at play inside and outside with other children and the f…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-7
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 15 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film segment providing glimpses of the McLean family playing games of shuffle board and horse shoes outside and their travels with a travel trailer. It is followed by footage of the McLean's daughter,Teresa, at play inside and outside with other children and the family in a campground, at a beach, boating and kayaking.
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Persons - Children
Recreational Activities - Boating
Recreational Activities - Camping
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, Edna
McLean, George H.F.
McLean, Sharon
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Yellowstone National Park and Birthday Party

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85423
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[Between 1963 - 1970]
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 19 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-8
Storage Location
A/V Room
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film and opens with footage of the McLean family visiting the Old Faithfull Geyser at Yellowstone National Park and switches to Teresa McLean and friend with hula skirts dancing in a backyard, followed by footage of young girls playing games at Teresa's eighth bir…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[Between 1963 - 1970]
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-8
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
A/V Room
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 19 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film and opens with footage of the McLean family visiting the Old Faithfull Geyser at Yellowstone National Park and switches to Teresa McLean and friend with hula skirts dancing in a backyard, followed by footage of young girls playing games at Teresa's eighth birthday party at the McLean family home on Halley Avenue.
Notes
Title based on content of film
Films originated in an 8mm format and were digitized by George McLean before being donated to the CBA
Subjects
Persons - Children
Celebrations - Birthdays
Names
McLean, Teresa
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4378 Halley Avenue S.
United States of America
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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