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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
AV 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
AV 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
[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
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1973 (date of original), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film reel (22 min., 22 sec.) : 24 fps, polyester, positive, col., sd. ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film titled "Cabin" that is produced and directed by James Bizzochi. The film documents the building of a log cabin using pioneer tools. The buildng takes place at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) and includes a commentary by the craftsman, Earl Carter. Opening foota…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1973 (date of original), digitized in 2020
Other Title Information
Copyright 1973, Jim Bizzocchi. All rights reserved,
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.5.709
Physical Description
1 film reel (22 min., 22 sec.) : 24 fps, polyester, positive, col., sd. ; 16 mm
Material Details
Producer and Director - James Bizzocchi
Cabin building and narration - Earl Carter
Editing- Justine Dancy
Director of Cinematography - Selwyn Pullan
Music- Ralph Dyck
Titles - Carl Chaplin
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film titled "Cabin" that is produced and directed by James Bizzochi. The film documents the building of a log cabin using pioneer tools. The buildng takes place at Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) and includes a commentary by the craftsman, Earl Carter. Opening footage includes historic photographs from the Vancouver Public Library Photographic collection.
History/Biography
Film director and producer James (Jim) Bizzochi is a moving image artist living and working in British Columbia. Jim created the film while working as a professor with Simon Fraser University. Cinematographer Selwyn Pullan is a distinguised Canadian photographer who specialized in building photography documenting B.C. mid-century modernism.
Notes
Transcribed title
Copyright MCMLXXIII
Film under copyright - for Fair Dealing Purposes only
End Credits : "Thanks to / Heritage Village Museum - Burnaby / Simon Fraser University Film Workshop / Vancouver Public Library Photographic Collection"
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Buildings - Residential - Cabins
Names
Carter, Earl
Bizzocchi, James
Pullan, Selwyn
Chaplin, Carl
Dancy, Justine
Dyck, Ralph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Video Tracks
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Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee collection

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1970-1971
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
59 architectural drawings + textual records + 53 photographs + 2 moving images
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records documenting the planning and development of the Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee's commemorative project, Heritage Village (Burnaby Village Museum) prior to it's opening in November 1971. These records were created and/or accumulated by various members of the Burnaby…
Administrative History
The Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee was formed in accordance with the British Columbia Centennial '71 Act and was directed by the Provincial Centennial '71 Committee. In April 1970, a representative group of Burnaby citizens were appointed to the committee. Members of the committee included: Ex-Of…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
59 architectural drawings + textual records + 53 photographs + 2 moving images
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records documenting the planning and development of the Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee's commemorative project, Heritage Village (Burnaby Village Museum) prior to it's opening in November 1971. These records were created and/or accumulated by various members of the Burnaby ’71 Centennial Committee sub-committee, Heritage Village staff and the Century Park Museum Association.
Administrative History
The Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee was formed in accordance with the British Columbia Centennial '71 Act and was directed by the Provincial Centennial '71 Committee. In April 1970, a representative group of Burnaby citizens were appointed to the committee. Members of the committee included: Ex-Officio Mayor Robert W. Prittie; Chairman, James A. Barrrington; Vice Chairman, Gordon H. Skene; Secretary-Treasurer, Charles B. Brown; Alderman, John D. Drummond; Mrs. Joan Johnston; Mrs. Martin Dunsmuir; Miss Rose Bancroft; Msgr. J.E. Brown; Messrs. Elmer Buckingham; A.B. "Sandy" Stewart; Vic Stusiak; Fraser Wilson; Don Copan and Richard Smith. The purpose of the committee was to ensure that all Burnaby citizens as individuals, family groups or members of community organizations had an opportunity to participate and contribute to celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of the entry of British Columbia into Confederation and further to make written suggestions of a permanent Centennial project of lasting value and significance to the community. Programs and special events sponsored by the committee included; Flag raising ceremony on January 1, 1971, New Year's Day Ceremony, parades, plays (including "Barkerville '71"), musical events, Burnaby pioneer award presentations, a horse show, lacrosse jamboree, minor baseball, volleyball, tennis, football, soccer, judo and field hockey tournaments, a swim meet, an antique car rally, Easter egg hunt, Rocketry meet, Boy Scouts outdoor action show, Girl Guides "camporee", Midsummer Festival at Burnaby Arts Centre, Rhododendrun Festival at Century Gardens, Variety show, Centennial Ball, Burnaby Rhodendrun Flower show, a Miss Burnaby Pageant, Sports Day, Burnaby Amateur Radio Club party, Centennial '71 Caravan, Centennial High School Art Contest, Sod Turning Ceremony at Heritage park Museum and opening of Heritage Village Museum in November. A sub-committee of the Centennial Committee was responsible for the development of a City of Burnaby permanent commemorative project which became Heritage Village. Sandy Stewart was the sub-committee chair who worked with Richie Smith and Vic Stusiak to develop the concept for an open- air museum reflective of a tram stop community. Architect Rudy Kovacs was hired to come up with a design for the project. Official sod-turning of Heritage Village took place on April 11, 1971. Mayor Bob Prittie officially turned the sod in front of the Elworth house before a crowd of 500. In the spring of 1971, a Heritage Village Director and Curator were hired to oversee the development of the project and acquire artifacts. Salaries were paid through the Parks Commission. The sub-committee continued to assist in overseeing the project to completion. Vic Stusiak set up an administrative structure to govern the new museum. The building of the museum was contracted by Ballarin Bros. Construction at a cost of $121,000 and work began in mid July. Trevi Construction Co. was contracted to do the finished carpentry on the project. The Century Park Museum Association was formed to govern Heritage Village with directors elected on October 26, 1971. Heritage Village officially opened on November 19, 1971 with Mayor Bob Prittie and Governor General Roland Michener in attendance. On January 27, 1972 the committee turned over the Heritage Village Project to the Corporation of the District of Burnaby. After this, the committee was dissolved and all remaining funds were transferred to the Century Park Museum Association which took over the governance of Heritage Village, later known as Burnaby Village Museum.
Accession Code
BV985.6018; BV020.5
Date
1970-1971
Media Type
Architectural Drawing
Photograph
Moving Images
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of collection
Accessions that form part of this fonds include: BV985.6018; BV000.18; BV019.52; BV020.5
Some records within this collection have restricted access - contact Burnaby Village Museum for further information
For other records regarding the history of Heritage Village Museum (Burnaby Village Museum) see also: Century Park Museum Association fonds; Don Copan fonds; Burnaby Village Museum fonds; Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
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Easthope family collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924-1982
Collection/Fonds
Easthope family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
79 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, records and film footage related to the Easthope family, including George Jr. and Dorothy May's home at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924-1982
Collection/Fonds
Easthope family collection
Physical Description
79 photographs and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS2003-06
BHS2003-10
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, records and film footage related to the Easthope family, including George Jr. and Dorothy May's home at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby.
History/Biography
The Easthope family has lived in Burnaby since 1889, when Ernest and Ann Easthope emigrated from Wolverhapton, England with eight of their nine children and settled in the Edmonds district. They later moved to Vancouver where Ernest started Easthope Bros., a marine engine business on Georgia Street with two of his sons, Percy and George. George married Elizabeth Tisdale of Sapperton BC in 1902 and in 1905, George Jr. was born, eventually having eight siblings. In 1926, the family moved to Lochdale, Burnaby, where the children attended St. Helen's Catholic private school, Capitol Hill School and Burnaby North High School. George Jr. married Dorothy May Parkes (born 1903), and by 1930, they had built a house at 6671 Halifax Street in Burnaby where they lived for the rest of their married lives. George Jr. died in 1986.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
Includes 1 architectural drawing, 7 reels of film, and 2 pieces of film editing equipment.
BHS451, MSS105, MSS106
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This film is created was Lester Gierarch. Part of the Gierach heritage his father instilled in him was the work ethic of “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” This film shares Lester’s happy memories of working on the Y.Y. Sim farm, in Cloverdale, B.C., when he was …
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.9
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 6 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This film is created was Lester Gierarch. Part of the Gierach heritage his father instilled in him was the work ethic of “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” This film shares Lester’s happy memories of working on the Y.Y. Sim farm, in Cloverdale, B.C., when he was 15 years old. He worked hard alongside Chinese men and women who were new immigrants to Canada as he helped to harvest lettuce and celery for 80 cents an hour. Through this experience Lester grew comfortable working with people of another culture who also knew the importance of working hard.
History/Biography
Lester Gierach has lived in Burnaby for the past 22 years.
Notes
Transcribed title
The film was produced in 2016 as part of the Elders Digital Storytelling project. Digital storytelling is a form of narrative that creates short movies using relatively simple media technology. The project began in 2014 funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and AGE-WELL NCE grants. In partnership with the City of Burnaby, digital storytelling workshops were offered in Burnaby. The workshops helped older adults create short autobiographical films that tell a special story in their lives, complete with music, photos and narration. This film was produced at one of those workshops.
Creator
Lester E. Gierach
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Gierach, Lester
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Surrey
Video Tracks
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Digney film 1 - Digney family Christmas

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (41 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of Digney family gathered in the basement of Andy and Alice Digney's home on Kaymar Drive for Christmas dinner. Family members are identified as: Andy Digney, Alice Digney, Joyce Digney, Sydney Swan, Connie Swan, Bruce Digney, Paul Digney, Mel and June Arthur.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (41 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Digney family gathered in the basement of Andy and Alice Digney's home on Kaymar Drive for Christmas dinner. Family members are identified as: Andy Digney, Alice Digney, Joyce Digney, Sydney Swan, Connie Swan, Bruce Digney, Paul Digney, Mel and June Arthur.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Digney, Alice
Digney, Andy
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Joyce
Digney, Paul
Arthur, Malcolm "Mel"
Arthur, June
Video Tracks
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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
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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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
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of originals), copied in 2016 and 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
7 mp4 videos (approx. 3hr., 18 min.) : digital, 23 fps
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various short films created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Films include; a compilation of Burnaby content shot by Andy Digney and narrated by Lisa Codd (Curator of Burnaby Village Museum) along with a collection of six films shot on 8 mm film. Film content inclu…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1934 and 1964] (date of originals), copied in 2016 and 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Code
BV019.18
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
7 mp4 videos (approx. 3hr., 18 min.) : digital, 23 fps
Material Details
Films were digitized in 2019 from original 8 mm format
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various short films created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. Films include; a compilation of Burnaby content shot by Andy Digney and narrated by Lisa Codd (Curator of Burnaby Village Museum) along with a collection of six films shot on 8 mm film. Film content includes footage of members of the Digney family and friends in Burnaby; the Digney homes on Bonsor Avenue and Kaymar Drive; construction of the Digney Bowling Alley and the Simpsons-Sears building; Lawn bowling at Central Park as well as various family events, gatherings, vacations and trips. Films are arranged and described at item level.
History/Biography
Andy Digney was born in London, England on July 27, 1886. His given names were Andrew Charles and in 1905, he immigrated with his elder brother to Raymore Saskatchewan and worked on a farm. In 1914, he met and married Alice Swan and in 1920 they had their one and only child, Ernest ('Dig'). The young family lived in Beatty Saskatchewan where they ran a small general store with a pool hall over the top. Andy sold the store and they moved to Carberry Manitoba where Andy worked selling lightening rods and hanging wallpaper. At this time he met and formed a partnership with someone who owned a hand cranked move projector and in the evenings, he and his wife, traveled to church halls in neighbouring towns showing movies. Eventually, he purchased his own movie projector and opened a small theatre in Carberry. He worked odd jobs during the daytime and projected movies in his small theatre at night. Eventually he made enough money to move to Brandon, Manitoba where he purchased a restaurant which he turned into a theatre with living quarters above. Andy called the theatre 'The Oak' since the mighty oak was strong and stood forever. After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney, his wife Alice and son Ernest ('Dig') moved to Burnaby in 1936 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 house at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (after 1959-6521 Bonsor Ave.) 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. Dig 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 England in 1964 while on his world tour. His wife Alice died on June 3, 1982 and their son, Ernest ('Dig') died November 27, 2009.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Subjects
Sports - Bowling
Sports - Badminton
Sports - Swimming
Construction
Names
Digney, Alice
Digney, Andy
Digney, Bruce
Digney, Dorothy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Digney, Paul
Digney, Joyce
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - Kaymar Drive
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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
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
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w + 1 film reel : col. ; 16mm + 7 optical discs (DVDs) + 1 portable drive
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
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 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 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
Andy Digney was born in London, England on July 27, 1886. His given names were Andrew Charles and in 1905, he immigrated with his elder brother to Raymore Saskatchewan and worked on a farm. In 1914, he met and married Alice Swan and in 1920 they had their one and only child, Ernest ('Dig'). The young family lived in Beatty Saskatchewan where they ran a small general store with a pool hall over the top. Andy sold the store and they moved to Carberry Manitoba where Andy worked selling lightening rods and hanging wallpaper. At this time he met and formed a partnership with someone who owned a hand cranked move projector and in the evenings, he and his wife, traveled to church halls in neighbouring towns showing movies. Eventually, he purchased his own movie projector and opened a small theatre in Carberry. He worked odd jobs during the daytime and projected movies in his small theatre at night. Eventually he made enough money to move to Brandon, Manitoba where he purchased a restaurant which he turned into a theatre with living quarters above. Andy called the theatre 'The Oak' since the mighty oak was strong and stood forever. After starting the first Oak Theatre in Brandon, Manitoba when talking pictures came along, Andy Digney, his wife Alice and son Ernest ('Dig') moved to Burnaby in 1935 and chose the site of their new theatre and home at the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. The Oak Theatre - which opened on August 4, 1937 - was hailed as an artistic masterpiece for its ultra modern white stucco exterior, floodlights and pink-and-green neon marquee. The interior featured a mirrored ceiling, fireplace, and aquarium and had a colour scheme of orchid, royal blue, silver and black. Andy was a very involved member of the Burnaby community becoming the founding president of the Lion's club and the chairman of the committee raising money for war bonds during World War II. In 1944, Andy suffered a severe heart attack, forcing him to retire, so in 1945 he sold the theatre to Odeon Theatres of Canada who continued to operate at this location until 1968 when competition forced its closure and demolition. Andy and his family relocated to a home on Bonsor Avenue on 3/4 acres where he spent much of his time cultivating a lovely garden. In about 1946, Andy was approached by the B.C. Midget Auto Racing Association, who were looking for a good location to race the smaller, racing cars, popular at the time. Andy was interested and purchased 10 acres of property located near the corner of Irmin Street and MacPherson Avenue and built a race track. The Digney Speedway opened on July 8, 1948 with stands that had capacity of holding 4500 people. In 1949, when the popularity of midget racing declined, Digney started racing roadsters. However, he struggled to find local drivers, and it was expensive to bring in drivers from elsewhere. In 1951 Digney found a winner: jalopy racing. Local men would buy 1930s cars and strip them down, remove the glass, and weld the doors shut. By early 1952 over forty cars were showing up for jalopy races. By the early 1950s the Speedway was well established, with coverage in the sports pages and on radio. Andy's son Ernest Digney (also known as Dig) worked at the race track but moved away with his wife in 1951 to work in Seattle. Andy and his wife Joyce, along with their two young sons, Paul and Bruce returned to Burnaby in 1953 moving into a 550 square foot apartment located above the Digney Speedway restrooms. In 1954 Simpson Sears built a large store on Kingsway and their parking lot came up to the back garden of the family home on Bonsor Avenue. Andy thought of building small stores on his property but in the end decided to build a bowling alley, clearing out his beautiful garden. The Digney Bowl opened on August 19,1955 and Andy Digney, his wife Alice, son 'Dig' and daughter in law Joyce all worked at both the Speedway and the bowling alley. In 1956 Andy decided to finally retire and sold the bowling alley and home to his son 'Dig' which he paid for over time. 'Dig' and his family moved into the house on Bonsor Avenue and ran the bowling alley until their son Bruce took over in 1980. Andy Digney died in 1964 while travelling with his wife in England. His wife Alice died on June 3, 1982 and their son, Ernest ('Dig') died November 27, 2009.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo/MI catalogue 562
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Digney film 2 - Gathering at Alice and Andy Digney's

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10647
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1960 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 3 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting family and friends gathering in the living room of Alice and Andy Digney's home at 7749 Kaymar Drive in Burnaby. People identified include; June and Mel Arthur, Sydney Swan and Alice and Andy Digney.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1960 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 3 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting family and friends gathering in the living room of Alice and Andy Digney's home at 7749 Kaymar Drive in Burnaby. People identified include; June and Mel Arthur, Sydney Swan and Alice and Andy Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Names
Digney, Alice
Digney, Andy
Swan, Sydney
Arthur, Malcolm "Mel"
Arthur, June
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7749 Kaymar Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Suncrest Area
Video Tracks
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Digney film 2 - Great Dane

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney's Great Dane playing in the yard of the Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The elaborate dog house was built by Andy Digney.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1955 and 1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.3
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (2 min., 2 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney's Great Dane playing in the yard of the Digney home at 6521 Bonsor Street. The elaborate dog house was built by Andy Digney.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.3)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Physical Description
1 film reel (14 min., 14 sec.) : polyester, positive, col. , sd. ; 16 mm
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Moving Images
Accession Code
BV020.5.707
Call No.
682 BCE VR
Author
British Columbia Department of Education
Contributor
McKay, Doug (photographer)
Lyske, George (sound)
Moffett, Jim (narrator)
Erickson, Don (script writer)
Motut, Bernard (director)
Hall, Raymond (editor)
Place of Publication
British Columbia
Publisher
A PEMC Production
Publication Date
1978
Physical Description
1 film reel (14 min., 14 sec.) : polyester, positive, col. , sd. ; 16 mm
Subjects LoC
Blacksmithing
Forging
Tools
Subjects
Animals - Horses
Occupations - Blacksmiths
Name Access
McKay, Doug
Burnaby Village Museum
Notes
Summary: Hand forging by constant hammering of red hot metal is contrasted with modern stamp forging where the metal is shaped by a stamp and die method of precision. Bob Marshall is a ferrier who's come to make new shoes for "Bonnie" a horse on a farm. Bob Marshall provides background on his work as a ferrier. He works on hand forging horseshoes for the horse and describes the blacksmithing process as he goes. Footage also includes scenes of blacksmiths at work in blacksmith shops including; Burnaby's Heritage Village and Mariner Shipbuilders and Canadian Chain and Forge Co. Ltd. Jim Moffett narrates and describes the blacksmithing process and tools that are used.
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view film
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 30 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-21
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film of Edna and George McLean's visit to Hawaii. The film opens with blurry footage of Hawiian hula dancers and switches to aerial views of the Hawaiian islands, the oceanside and coastal views. The film closes with Edna McLean exiting an airplane and views of p…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1970
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-21
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 30 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 of Edna and George McLean's visit to Hawaii. The film opens with blurry footage of Hawiian hula dancers and switches to aerial views of the Hawaiian islands, the oceanside and coastal views. The film closes with Edna McLean exiting an airplane and views of palm trees.
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
Geographic Features - Islands
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, George H.F.
McLean, Brad
McLean, Edna
McLean, Sharon
Geographic Access
United States of America - Hawaii
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (8 min., 5 sec.) : VHS, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
Michael J. Fox narrates an appeal for community financial support for a new Burnaby Arts Centre, a legacy project for Burnaby’s Centennial year. He describes the Centre’s origin, shows the current Centre with its programs and activities, and mentions the organizations which use it. A model of the p…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV005.8.3
Physical Description
1 videocassette (8 min., 5 sec.) : VHS, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Material Details
"Give Art a Home" "Burnaby Arts Centre" "Capital Campaign" "7 Minutes"; with case
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Michael J. Fox narrates an appeal for community financial support for a new Burnaby Arts Centre, a legacy project for Burnaby’s Centennial year. He describes the Centre’s origin, shows the current Centre with its programs and activities, and mentions the organizations which use it. A model of the proposed extension and its planned activities are shown in 3D animation, with facts and figures. Members of the local business community show their corporate support and the public is invited to contribute by way of a campaign called “Put your name on Burnaby’s Birthday Present!”.
Notes
Transcribed title
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view film content. Reproductions are restricted by copyright holder.
Names
Burnaby Arts Centre Capital Campaign
The Burnaby Arts Centre
The Burnaby Arts Centre Capital Campaign Committee
Responsibility
Copyright 1992 Burnaby Arts Centre Capital Campaign Committee
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1992]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 videocassette (7 min.)
Item No.
MSS133-001
599-001
Storage Location
67-1-5-19
AV Storage
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to the Burnaby Arts Centre for their Capital Campaign entitled, "Give Art a Home" including a seven minute Video Home System (VHS) tape and correspondence. Also included in the file is a box of "Mr. Dressup" crayons.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1992]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 videocassette (7 min.)
Description Level
Item
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Item No.
MSS133-001
599-001
Storage Location
67-1-5-19
AV Storage
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS2001-14
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to the Burnaby Arts Centre for their Capital Campaign entitled, "Give Art a Home" including a seven minute Video Home System (VHS) tape and correspondence. Also included in the file is a box of "Mr. Dressup" crayons.
Media Type
Moving Images
Textual Record
Notes
Image used in the campaign is by Joe Average
VHS tape has been placed in A/V Storage for preservation purposes
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Digney family home at Christmas

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85470
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (1min., 18 sec.) : digital, col. ; si.
Item No.
562-002-6
Scope and Content
Item is a digitized copy of a silent colour film segment of the Digney family at Christmas. Film opens with views of a rhododendrun bush and moves into footage showing the outside and inside their home at Christmas time.
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-002-6
Accession Number
2012-15
Physical Description
1 film clip (1min., 18 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 of the Digney family at Christmas. Film opens with views of a rhododendrun bush and moves into footage showing the outside and inside their home at Christmas time.
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
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Digney, Andy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Physical Description
1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Moving Images
Call No.
333.3 BCH VR
Contributor
British Columbia Electric Company
Place of Publication
[British Columbia, Canada]
Publisher
BC Hydro
Publication Date
c1954-1955
Physical Description
1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects LoC
Construction - British Columbia
House construction
Household appliances
Lions Gate Bridge (Vancouver, B.C.) -- History
Women - -British Columbia -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Kitchens
British Columbia Electric Company
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Geographic Access
British Properties (West Vancouver, B.C.)
West Vancouver (B.C.)
Vancouver (B.C.)
Notes
Summary: Promotional film. The planning, design, construction and features of a BCE "Ease-of-Living" modern home, equipped with up-to-date electrical appliances. Footage of special interest includes a view from a car crossing Lion's Gate Bridge and views of the British Properties.
Credit note: director: A.J.H. Pullinger; photography: Jack McCallum; photography: Denny Brearley; sound: Dave Pomeroy; sound: Telesound Film Recordings Ltd.; editor: Werner Franz; script: Robert Francis; art direction: Marguerite Roozeboom; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia Electric Company; producing agency/company: Lew Parry Film Productions
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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
AV 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
AV 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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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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Digney Film 3 - Inside Digney Bowling Alley

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10650
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (48 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the inside of the Digney Bowling Alley. Views of kitchen and counter staff working and serving customers who are gathered at the bar. The camera pans back outside and shows buses parked outside from "Channel / Chan TV. 8". Sign on roof of building reads: "BOWL" and "DIGNE…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1955] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (48 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the inside of the Digney Bowling Alley. Views of kitchen and counter staff working and serving customers who are gathered at the bar. The camera pans back outside and shows buses parked outside from "Channel / Chan TV. 8". Sign on roof of building reads: "BOWL" and "DIGNEY" sign hangs vertically out front.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.4)
Film segment may have been taken on the same day as BV019.18.4.2
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney Bowling Alley
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + approx. 1,910 photographs + approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) …
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents Geor…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
File No.
51320-10
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + approx. 1,910 photographs + approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) Research files 5) Love family photographs 6) Love Farmhouse Oral History series
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents George and Ann Leonard. While living in Toronto, Jesse and Martha had two children, George born March 22, 1880 and Annie Elizabeth on August 24, 1881. About one year after Annie was born, the Love family moved to North Dakota to grow wheat. While living there, they had two more children, Henry who was born August 24, 1883 and Edith Minnie born October 9, 1885. The family decided to move further west after hearing about the fairer weather conditions from Martha’s father, George Leonard, who had settled in Vancouver in 1885. On May 23, 1887, Jesse, Martha and their four children arrived in Vancouver after travelling across Canada from Winnipeg on the first transcontinental train. The Loves made their home in Vancouver while Jesse helped clear land on Granville Street. Their fifth child, Thomas Robert was born on September 17, 1887 and soon after, the family moved to Lulu Island in Richmond where they lived growing vegetables and selling them to Vancouver hotels. While living and farming on Lulu island, the couple had two more girls, Martha (Dot or Dorothy) born on December 17, 1889 and Sarah Marie, born February 8, 1892. On October 6, 1893 an agreement was signed by Jesse Love to purchase 14.52 acres of land from Joseph C. Armstrong. The acreage covered the north east section of District Lot 25 within the newly incorporated District of the Municipality of Burnaby. It was here where the original Love house was built (between October 1893 and April 15, 1894) by Jesse Love with the help of local builder George Salt and father in law, George Leonard. The house consisted of an entrance hall, dining room, lean to kitchen, master bedroom and three bedrooms upstairs. A road was constructed and named Cumberland in 1905 and ran from District Lot 25 through to District Lot 11. The address for the Love home was 1390 Cumberland Road and in the early 1960’s the address was renumbered 7651 Cumberland Street. On the land surrounding the house, Jesse Love planted an orchard along with strawberries and raspberries which he sold at the Fraser Valley Market, T.S. Anandale’s Grocery Store in New Westminster and to hotels around Vancouver. Jesse Love served on the Burnaby School Board and also as a District Councillor in 1901 and from 1904-1907. While living in the house, Jesse and Martha had four more children, Phoebe Leonard, born April 15, 1894, Esther, born August 28, 1896, John Leonard, born June 7, 1899 and Hannah Victoria (also known as Girlie) who was born May 12, 1902. As the family grew to eleven children, additions along with some substantial remodelling in the craftsman style took place. In about 1898, a north wing addition was added to include a parlour with two windows, the construction of two more bedrooms and the relocation of the stair case to the North West wall. In 1903 the front door moved to the north elevation, a front porch was extended along the east wall and a summer lean to kitchen was added to the west elevation. Between 1905 and 1910, a tin embossed ceiling was installed along with an addition of the main kitchen which included a pantry, bathtub and a back porch. In about 1912, five craftsman style windows replaced the original pioneer tent style, the front verandah was enlarged to wrap around the south and east elevations, a back door was installed in the kitchen to access the verandah and wood shingle siding and brackets were added to the exterior. In 1918, at the age of 31 years, Robert Love fell ill due to an influenza epidemic and died on November 23, 1918. Following their son’s death, Martha Love became weak and on August 24, 1920, she passed away. By this time, Jesse had sold off a large percentage of his land and his youngest daughter, Girlie decided to stay on to live and care for him. Since the house was too large for just the two of them, Jesse invited any other children to return and share the residence. For a while his son, George and his wife joined them until 1925, followed by his daughter Sarah Parker (nee Love), her husband William and their three children, Albert, Bill and Elsie. The house remained pretty unchanged until 1928 after Jesse Love died of pneumonia (March 10, 1928) and the house was purchased by Sarah and her husband William Parker who continued to live there with their children. The master bedroom wall on the main floor opened up to the dining room, the kitchen pantry and bathtub converted to an alcove with a marble counter and enlarged window and sink while the bathroom was moved to the upstairs and the furnace and coolers were installed in the crawl space under the kitchen. A hot water tank was installed in the house in 1966. Sarah continued to live in the house until a little while after her husband William died in 1961. She sold the house to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966, who lived in the house along with their son Brent, until August 23, 1971. Mahbir Molchan Papan and his wife Geraldine Papan bought the house August 23, 1971 and by 1982, the house was sold to Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha. The Papans continued to rent the house from Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha until the late 1980s. In 1988, the house was scheduled for demolition with the remaining property to be subdivided. Fortunately, a neighbour, Mr. Harvey Elder recognized the farmhouse's historical significance and contacted the Burnaby Historical Society. Following this event, the owners agreed to donate the building to the Burnaby Village Museum (under the Century Park Museum Association) who financed the move of the house from Cumberland Street to the museum site. Heritage planner and architect, Robert Lemon provided guidance for the project. Prior to the move, the two porches were removed and demolished while the kitchen and roof were both separated from the main house. The kitchen and roof of the house were transported to Burnaby Village Museum on May 20, 1988 by Nickel Bros. House Moving company, while the main frame of the house completed its transportation to the museum near the end of May 1988 (due to low overhead wires). The house was moved down Cumberland Street to 10th Avenue, up Canada Way to Sperling and set on temporary footings near Hart House. Robert Lemon oversaw structural improvements such as, upgrading floor joists and creating new foundations to replace the original timber foundation of the farmhouse. The restoration went through several phases of work between 1988 until it opened in November 1998. Restoration began on both the interior and exterior features to be interpreted from the period of 1925. In 1993, the architecture firm of Brian G. Hart Associates was appointed for the design and construction supervision of the restoration project. Plans were created for a foundation on the museum site in 1989 and the farmhouse was eventually settled on a permanent foundation behind the Burnaby Village Museum administration building in 1993 along with the reattachment of the roof. The kitchen section was reattached to the main house in 1994 along with skirting around the foundation and the reshingling of the exterior. In 1996, the tin ceiling was removed to make way for the installation of the internal electrical system along with sprinklers, ceiling heating and fire break gyprock. The dining room ceiling joists were consolidated, a pantry and bathroom were added to the kitchen, the downstairs bedroom wall was opened and filled, the dining and kitchen doorways were widened. In 1997, a wheelchair ramp was installed along with a concrete sidewalk, stair rails, cement pads at the base of the stairs and a gravel sink for any excess water. Interior work included painting of the kitchen, restoration and furnishing of the kitchen pantry, insulation of the house floor to protect from rodents along with the reconstruction of the kitchen and house chimneys. The registrar worked together with the curator and conservator and was tasked with a large research project on the house including the family contacts and family history, property information, plans, photographs, artifacts, furnishings, stories etc. all organized in files for easy retrieval. A great deal of research and conservation was undertaken in order to make the interior of the house authentic to the time period as possible. One of the biggest projects was selecting and obtaining wall coverings since much of the original wallpaper was incomplete and poor condition. The conservator and registrar were lucky enough to locate a few samples of the original paper and engage the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company of Benica, California to reproduce replica designs for free. The City of Burnaby now has its own series “Burnaby Village Papers” produced by this company which are titled “Burnaby Wall”; “Burnaby Border” and “Burnaby Ceiling”. All three of these wallpaper designs have been used in the Love farm house and are also commercially available through the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company. After the completion of the kitchen, the Love farmhouse exhibit opened on November 29, 1998 with an open invitation to the public and extended members of the Love family. Officials including the Mayor, Doug Drummond and Love family members were all present to cut the ribbon for the special event.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Documentary Artifacts
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road Burnaby - Cumberland Street Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV018.41; BV020.5
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Media Type
Textual Record
Architectural Drawing
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Arrangement
Other photographs documenting the move and restoration work were added later under BV020.5
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse is described as an Artifact under BV988.33.1
Some records within this collection have restricted access and are subject to FIPPA
Accessions BV018.41 and BV020.5 form this fonds
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Digney film 1 - Digney's at Brentwood mall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo10601
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney, Alice Digney and Joyce Digney walking along a sidewalk outside stores at Brentwood mall in Burnaby. The Brentwood Shopping Centre opened in August 1961.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1961 and 1963] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (12 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of Andy Digney, Alice Digney and Joyce Digney walking along a sidewalk outside stores at Brentwood mall in Burnaby. The Brentwood Shopping Centre opened in August 1961.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Malls
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Alice
Digney, Joyce
Brentwood Shopping Centre
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4567 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Planning Study Area
Brentwood Area
Video Tracks
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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
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Manitoba
Video Tracks
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Burnaby’s Chinese Canadian Market Gardens

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumvideo4484
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of market gardens operated by Chinese Canadian families in the Big Bend area.
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2018
Other Title Information
title given by film makers
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Community Heritage Commission 125 Video Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV018.12.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (3 min., 15 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
This short film was produced by the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission to commemorate Burnaby's 125th anniversary. It features the story of market gardens operated by Chinese Canadian families in the Big Bend area.
Notes
Transcribed title
Reproduction of content is restricted
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Names
Hop On Farms
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Video Tracks
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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
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
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
Photo/MI catalogue 567
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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
AV Storage
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
AV Storage
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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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
AV Storage
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 …
  1 Video  
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
AV Storage
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
Video Tracks
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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
AV Storage
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
AV Storage
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
Video Tracks
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McLean family Christmas

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85424
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 19 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-9
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film and opens with footage of Sharon McLean in a costume with her sister Teresa McLean while their brother looks on and switches to footage of the McLean family opening presents on Christmas morning. Teresa McLean can be seen with a doll and toys while and her …
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-9
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
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 Sharon McLean in a costume with her sister Teresa McLean while their brother looks on and switches to footage of the McLean family opening presents on Christmas morning. Teresa McLean can be seen with a doll and toys while and her brothers and family members are busy unwrapping Christmas gifts in their living room. The film closes with young Teresa McLean and family members building a snowman in their backyard.
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
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, George H.F.
McLean, Edna
McLean, Sharon
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 at a beach and cabin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85425
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 26 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-10
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film and opens with footage of Teresa McLean and her mother, Edna at the oceanside on Bowyer Island and is followed with footage of a man and George McLean building a cabin with help from some of the McLean children. The following footage is a little poor and jump…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-10
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 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 consists of one silent colour film and opens with footage of Teresa McLean and her mother, Edna at the oceanside on Bowyer Island and is followed with footage of a man and George McLean building a cabin with help from some of the McLean children. The following footage is a little poor and jumpy but continues with views of the family swimming and playing at the beach and playing around the cabin that is under construction.
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
Building Components
Geographic Features - Beaches
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, George H.F.
McLean, Edna
McLean, Sharon
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Bowyer Island
Video Tracks
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McLean family activities

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85426
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 30 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-11
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film and opens with Sharon McLean's birthday party with family and friends gathered around and continues with some boys playing guitars and McLean family members looking on. The film then switches to views on a golf course with people playing a round of golf, foll…
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-11
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 30 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 Sharon McLean's birthday party with family and friends gathered around and continues with some boys playing guitars and McLean family members looking on. The film then switches to views on a golf course with people playing a round of golf, followed by a large group of people playing a game of egg toss outdoors, family on a beach, children reading in sleeping bags, Brad McLean's birthday and birthday cake and young Teresa McLean walking under a table in the family kitchen. The film ends with the McLean family swimming at an outdoor swimming pool.
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 - Golf
Sports - Swimming
Musical Instruments - Guitars
Celebrations - Birthdays
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, George H.F.
McLean, Edna
McLean, Sharon
McLean, Brad
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

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivevideo85431
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1966
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 24 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-16
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film providing footage of the McLean family opening presents on Christmas morning, playing in the snow and building a snowman on a street outside their home on Halley Avenue South and eating Christmas dinner. The film closes with McLean family and friends playing …
  1 Video  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1966
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-16
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 24 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 providing footage of the McLean family opening presents on Christmas morning, playing in the snow and building a snowman on a street outside their home on Halley Avenue South and eating Christmas dinner. The film closes with McLean family and friends playing pool and games 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
Persons - Children
Holidays - Christmas
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, George H.F.
McLean, Brad
McLean, Edna
McLean, Sharon
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4378 Halley Avenue S.
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 39 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
In "Dance Me Home", Barbara Karmazyn talks about the important role that dance has played in her life. Awakening as a dancer in her late twenties she created a career as an expressive arts facilitator, sharing her love of dance and the arts with people of all ages and abilities. After years of phys…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.11
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (6 min., 39 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
In "Dance Me Home", Barbara Karmazyn talks about the important role that dance has played in her life. Awakening as a dancer in her late twenties she created a career as an expressive arts facilitator, sharing her love of dance and the arts with people of all ages and abilities. After years of physical demands, her body began to break down, sending her into the quagmire of “trying to fix it”. Frustrated with traditional therapies Barbara went back to dance, enrolling in a Community Engaged Dance class for people over 55. Dancing and socializing with other women her age, she learned to re connect to her body and adjust to the physical limitations of aging.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Barbara Karmazyn
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Names
Karmazyn, Barbara
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Dinner for Miss Creeden

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary7356
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Physical Description
1 videodisc (36 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Moving Images
Call No.
388.46 BCH
Contributor
British Columbia Electric Company
Place of Publication
[British Columbia, Canada]
Publisher
BC Hydro
Publication Date
1947
Physical Description
1 videodisc (36 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects LoC
Bridge River Hydroelectric Development
British Columbia Electric Company
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Natural gas industry
Streetcars -- British Columbia -- Vancouver
Trolley Cars -- British Columbia -- Lower Mainland
Vancouver (B.C.) -- Streets
World War, 1914-1918 -- Mobilization
World War, 1939-1945--Mobilization
Geographic Access
Bridge River (B.C.)
Fraser Valley district (B.C.)
British Columbia - Buntzen Lake
Vancouver (B.C.)
Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Lower Mainland Region (B.C.)
Alouette Lake (B.C.)
Ruskin (B.C.)
Stave Falls (B.C.)
Goldstream (B.C.)
British Columbia - Victoria
Notes
Summary: Industrial film. A film about the growth of B.C. Electric from 1906 to 1946, built around the story of stenographer Flossie Creeden, the first female office employee of the company. Footage includes: Goldstream power plant; Vancouver natural gas facilities; BC Electric Railway lines in Fraser Valley; Stave Falls generator plant; Alouette Lake and Ruskin plants; 1939 royal visit; BCE employee's newsletter; A.E. Grauer family at home; office scenes; plans & construction at Bridge River project; BCE employee's service in World Wars I & II; BCE streetcar and trolley bus services
Credit notes: producer: Lew M. Parry; director: Lew M. Parry; photography: John Young; script: Cecil Maiden; sound: S.G. Wilson; narrator: A.E. Grauer; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia Electric Company; producing agency/company: Trans-Canada Films Ltd.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
The film tells the story of Janice Bobic’s parents, John and Frances Wuzinski, including the couple’s move from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1944, where they purchased an acre of land on the corner of Hastings Street and Cliff Avenue. They grew berries, fruit and vegetables for home and for sale, and rai…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.7
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (9 min., 26 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The film tells the story of Janice Bobic’s parents, John and Frances Wuzinski, including the couple’s move from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1944, where they purchased an acre of land on the corner of Hastings Street and Cliff Avenue. They grew berries, fruit and vegetables for home and for sale, and raised bees. People came from miles around to purchase strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes and honey. The film includes Janice’s memories of growing up in the family garden, along with her sister Mary Louise.Janice describes her decision to continue working the family property, and her sense of connection with her parents and the land.
History/Biography
Janice Bobic is the daughter of John and Frances Wuzinski, longtime Burnaby residents who moved from Manitoba to Burnaby in 1944. In 1962 the Wuzinski property was expropriated by the Municipality of Burnaby, and the family purchased another property nearby. They started a new garden, brought the bees, and transplanted several trees to the new property. John passed away in 1998, and Frances in 2000.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Janice Bobic
Names
Bobic, Janice
Wuzinski, Frances
Wuzinski, John
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Donald N. Brown collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original)-2000
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records
1 videocassette : VHS
31 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs Freeman Donald N. Brown took while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities as well as textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the collection are textual records and photographs pertaining to his i…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original)-2000
Collection/Fonds
Donald N. Brown collection
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records
1 videocassette : VHS
31 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS987-03
BHS2003-04
BHS992-20
BHS995-09
BHS2000-10
BHS991-41
BHS2001-12
BHS2004-01
BHS2004-12
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs Freeman Donald N. Brown took while involved in Burnaby Historical Society activities as well as textual records pertaining to his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also included in the collection are textual records and photographs pertaining to his involvement with various community groups including the Oakalla Lands Citizens' Committee and the renovation of Burnaby Village Museum and the restoration of Interurban tram no. 1223.
History/Biography
Donald (Don) Neil Brown was born in Birmingham, England and moved with his family to Canada, settling in Winnipeg in 1922 when he was only an infant. He walked out of his Senior Matriculation classes on September 8, 1939 to join the Royal Canadian Engineers. Two weeks later, Don eloped with his high school sweetheart, Helen J., just months before he was to be shipped overseas with the 3rd Contingent of Canadian Troops. He served in the army with the Royal Canadian Engineer’s 12th Field Company and saw action in both Sicily and Italy. In 1945, Don returned to obtain his Senior Matriculation and a year of university studies before re-enlisting in the army as a Second Lieutenant. He spent the next two years stationed in Chilliwack with his wife and their first child. In 1947, Don left the army to join the ranks of the British Columbia Provincial Police force, embarking on a three-decade long career. His first assignment brought him to Burnaby where he served from 1947-1954, first as a member of the BC Police Department and then as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. In 1954, Don was transferred to Regina, Saskatchewan and then on to Ottawa, Ontario to serve in the Crime Detection Laboratories. He became qualified as an Examiner of Questioned Documents and provided expert testimony in such matters as handwriting, counterfeiting, graphic arts, and alterations. He attained the rank of first Corporal, and then Sergeant in the RCMP. Don was transferred to Vancouver to be the Second in Charge of a new laboratory and head of the Document Section in July, 1963. On December 9, 1967, Helen Brown ran as an independent for the position of Alderman on the Burnaby Council. She was not elected. In May of 1970, Don was promoted to Sub-Inspector and was transferred to Edmonton to take command of the new Crime Detection Laboratory. By 1972, he was promoted to full Inspector. Transferred back to Vancouver in 1975, Don became the Officer-in-Charge of a new Crime Laboratory and took over the National Police Services pilot project for British Columbia. He was rewarded for this work with a promotion to Superintendent in September 1975. In 1976, after a distinguished 35 years combined service to the armed forces and the police, Don retired and founded his own laboratory to carry on his work in the field of questioned documents. He became a Fellow (Emeritus) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Life Member (Emeritus) and Past Director of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, a Member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners. After his retirement, Don decided to become involved in local politics and with the blessing of his wife and six children, he joined the Burnaby Voters’ Association as their Secretary and in 1978 was elected to a two-year term as a Burnaby School Trustee. During the next municipal election held in November of 1979, he successfully ran for Alderman. Don Brown served Burnaby as Alderman from 1979 to 1985. During this time, Don also became a member of the Community College for the Retired, the Horsemen’s Society and the Burnaby Historical Society. He has also given his support to Arts Council programs and numerous other community functions over the years. He also wrote a book about the BC Provincial Police (Why? The Last Years of the British Columbia Police 1858-1950; 2000). In 1991, Don was appointed as Chair of the Burnaby Centennial Committee, dedicating himself to making Burnaby’s Centennial celebration a memorable success. His contributions were always supported by his wife Helen, and their work during the Centennial Year was just one example of the strength of their 66-year partnership. They were both formally recognized for their efforts when they were chosen to receive the Kushiro Cup and named the Citizens of the Year in 1992. Also that year, Don was a recipient of the Canadian 125 Medal and one year later, in March 1993, Donald Brown was awarded Burnaby’s highest honour and was made a Freeman of the City of Burnaby. Don Neil Brown passed away in 2010.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 194, photo catalogue 241, MSS098, MSS148
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Digney film 1 - Newlyweds

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (25 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment of what appears to be newlyweds standing outside houses in an unidentifed neighbourhood in Burnaby. The couple is unidentified. A group of unidentified men are looking on and standing near automobiles. Ernest "Dig" Digney can be seen in the foreground holding a camera.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1958] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.2
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (25 sec.) : digital, 24 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment of what appears to be newlyweds standing outside houses in an unidentifed neighbourhood in Burnaby. The couple is unidentified. A group of unidentified men are looking on and standing near automobiles. Ernest "Dig" Digney can be seen in the foreground holding a camera.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.2)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Video Tracks
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Norm Henderson collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1945-1946
Collection/Fonds
Norm Henderson collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 film reel
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
Physical Description
1 film reel
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
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
Photo/MI catalogue 565
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Physical Description
1 videodisc (9 min., 52 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Moving Images
Accession Code
BV020.5.1059
Call No.
365.9711 JAC VR
Author
Jack, Ronald
Place of Publication
Vancouver, B.C.
Publisher
Runagate Pictures
Publication Date
c2009
Physical Description
1 videodisc (9 min., 52 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Subjects LoC
Lower Mainland Regional Corrections Centre - History
Prisons -- British Columbia -- Burnaby -- History
Subjects
Buildings - Public - Detention Facilities
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Oakalla Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5220 Oakmount Crescent
Burnaby - Oakmount Crescent
Name Access
Oakalla Prison
Oakalla Prison Farm
Gooden, Tom
Anderson, Earl
Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre
Notes
"A preview DVD" titled "Oakalla" compiled by Ronald Jack. Film footage consists of historic and contemporary images regarding Oakalla Prison Farm and includes commentaries from Burnaby Village Museum Curator, Tom Gooden; Oakalla Historian and Vancouver Police Officer, Earl Anderson and Burnaby Mayor, Derek Corrigan (former Oakalla prison guard). A collection of Oakalla artifacts are included in the film footage.
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Digney Film 3 - Construction of Digney Bowling Alley

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1955 (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (8 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Digney Bowling Alley in Burnaby. The bowling alley was built on the west side of the Digney family home located at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). The film documents Ozzie Cavello using his bulldozer to clear the la…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1955 (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.4
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video file (8 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Film segment documenting the construction of the Digney Bowling Alley in Burnaby. The bowling alley was built on the west side of the Digney family home located at 2698 Bonsor Avenue (address became 6521 Bonsor Avenue after 1958). The film documents Ozzie Cavello using his bulldozer to clear the land followed by construction workers laying cinder block walls, a large crane helping to lay steel girders and lumber for the roof. The opening footage is taken from the parking lot of the Simpson Sears store on Kingsway. The Film segment closes with large flower arrangements gathered around the entrance of the Digney Bowling Alley in honour of the grand opening with Andy Digney and his brother in law Sydney Swan at the entrance.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film (See BV019.18.4)
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Buildings - Recreational - Bowling Alleys
Sports - Bowling
Names
Digney, Andy
Swan, Sydney
Digney Bowling Alley
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6521 Bonsor Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Video Tracks
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Friends of Interurban 1223

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 DVD (29 min., 51 sec.) : col., sd.
Scope and Content
Item consists of edited historic film footage and still images of British Columbia Electric Railway (B.C.E.R.) trams including the Burnaby Lake Line [between the 1920s and 1950s] as well as documentary footage of the restoration of Interurban Tram 1223 by the "Friends of the Interurban 1223" at the…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Series
Moving Images series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.5.736
Physical Description
1 DVD (29 min., 51 sec.) : col., sd.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of edited historic film footage and still images of British Columbia Electric Railway (B.C.E.R.) trams including the Burnaby Lake Line [between the 1920s and 1950s] as well as documentary footage of the restoration of Interurban Tram 1223 by the "Friends of the Interurban 1223" at the Royal Oak warehouse and the Burnaby Village Museum. The edited film footage includes overlayed music throughout and title frames identifying the various stations and locations in the historic B.C.E.R. footage. Opening film footage includes title frames with names and phone numbers of key members of Friends of Interurban 1223 including; President, Pixie McGeachie; Project Manager and Treasurer, Dennis Brown; Secretary, Margaret Matovich; Fundraiser, Ed Eckley; Displays, Carol Rush and Volunteer Co-ordinator, Cice Brown.
Notes
Title based on DVD title
Handwritten label on DVD case reads: "Copy 3 / of / FOI 1223"
Handwritten label on DVD reads: "Friends of the 1223 / 30 min / May-05 / Copy No. 3"
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Creator
Friends of Interurban 1223
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby - 6857 Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1999-2010
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
23 cm textual records + 68 photographs + 3 DVDs + 5 scrapbooks + 1 photograph album + 4 videocassettes + 1 mini videocassette
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual material and photographs documenting the society's fundraising, restoration and official opening of the Interurban Tram 1223. The records include the society's Certificate of Incorporation, research and publicity materials, correspondence, meetings and reports along with …
Administrative History
The Interurban 1223 tram ran in the lower mainland for the British Columbia Electric Railway from 1913 to 1958, after which it became the property of the Burnaby Historical Society. The tram was put on display at Kingsway and Edmonds, and moved to Heritage Village (later Burnaby Village Museum) in …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
23 cm textual records + 68 photographs + 3 DVDs + 5 scrapbooks + 1 photograph album + 4 videocassettes + 1 mini videocassette
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual material and photographs documenting the society's fundraising, restoration and official opening of the Interurban Tram 1223. The records include the society's Certificate of Incorporation, research and publicity materials, correspondence, meetings and reports along with financial registers, volunteer lists, scrapbooks, one photograph album and textual chronologies created by Cice and Dennis Brown (volunteers with Friends of the Interurban Tram 1223). There are four scrapbooks titled “Friends of the Interurban 1223” (books 1 -4) documenting the history and restoration while one small album “Friends of the Interurban 1223” celebrates the volunteers who took part in the restoration along with archival images of BCER rolling stock and stations. Two historical chronologies titled “The Near Death and Resurrection of 1223” document fundraising and restoration while another historical chronology is titled “BCER Archival Reports” and includes copies of original BCER records and newspaper clippings (1910-1985).One file of records includes memoirs from both Cice and Dennis Brown reflecting on the significance that the Interurban 1223 had on their union along with two endorsement letters for the restoration of the tram from the Mayor of Burnaby and Friends of the Interurban (2002). The Interurban 1223 tram ran in the Lower Mainland for the British Columbia Electric Railway from 1913 to 1958, after which it became the property of the Burnaby Historical Society. The tram was put on display at Kingsway and Edmonds, and moved to Heritage Village (later Burnaby Village Museum) in 1971. Don Wrigley was president of the Friends of the Interurban 1223 society. The tram was restored between 2001 and 2007. Fonds is arranged into four series: Treasurer / Project Manager; Scrapbooks and album; Research notes; Society records and Moving Images.
Administrative History
The Interurban 1223 tram ran in the lower mainland for the British Columbia Electric Railway from 1913 to 1958, after which it became the property of the Burnaby Historical Society. The tram was put on display at Kingsway and Edmonds, and moved to Heritage Village (later Burnaby Village Museum) in 1971. The tram slowly decayed from disuse, vandalism, and exposure to the elements. In March, 1999, an Ad Hoc Committee for the Interurban Tram 1223 was formed within the Burnaby Historical Society. The original members of this committee were Don Wrigley, Cicely (Cice) Brown, Carol Rush, Diane Heberts, and Margaret Matovich. The committee made a presentation to the Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission, which adopted three recommendations related to the restoration of the 1223. This group then established the Friends of Interurban 1223, a non-profit society, in May of 1999 in order to undertake the restoration of the tram. At its incorporation the society’s board of directors consisted of President Don Wrigley (who had previously coordinated the restoration of Burnaby Village Museum’s Parker carousel), Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator Cicely Brown, Treasurer and Project Manager Dennis Brown, Recording Secretary Margaret Matovich, Corresponding Secretary Dorothy Wrigley, and Director Carol Rush. Ed Eckly headed the Fundraising Committee, and Carol and Bob Rush visited community events with an information program promoting the restoration to raise funds. The Friends, after a public awareness campaign in local media, convinced Burnaby City Council that a full restoration was necessary and that it should be done by a Burnaby group. (There had been a proposal that the tram be sent to Richmond so that a group that had been restoring another tram there could also restore the 1223.) The City agreed to let the Friends of Interurban 1223 raise funds and organized skilled volunteers for the restoration, and also agreed to build a car barn to house and display the 1223 when it was restored. The City’s proposal that the tram be moved to a city owned warehouse on Royal Oak Ave. while it was being restored divided the Friends. Many members saw the warehouse as a reasonable place to complete the work; others wanted the work to be done in front of the public at Burnaby Village Museum. When the Friends of Interurban 1223 passed a motion at the April 2001 AGM to support the option of using the city warehouse, Don Wrigley resigned from the society’s board. Pixie McGeachie was elected President following Wrigley’s resignation. The 1223 was moved to the Royal Oak warehouse in September of 2001. The tram was first disassembled and parts inventoried. The restoration involved welding a new frame, having new brass parts cast, rebuilding the wooden body, stripping and refinishing wooden parts, rewiring the tram’s electrical components, having custom rattan seats and fabric roof seal made, and replacing windows and fittings. Many parts were sourced from other restoration groups that had worked on 1223’s sister trams, and were either donated or loaned to make patterns for new parts. The Southern British Columbia Railroad (corporate descendant of the BC Electric Railway) provided maintenance documents and Elisabeth Czerwinski, Burnaby Village Museum Conservator, acted as liaison with the Friends to ensure that the restoration met museum standards. More than 20,000 volunteer hours and over $550,000 in cash and in-kind donations were contributed to the project. The restoration was completed in 2007, when the tram was moved to its new tram barn back at Burnaby Village Museum. Burnaby Village Museum and the Friends of Interurban 1223 were the recipients of a 2007 BC Museums Association Award of Merit for the project, and the museum also received a 2007 Heritage BC Award of Honour. The Friends of Interurban 1223 was dissolved in 2008 following the completion of the restoration.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
Friends of Interurban 1223
Accession Code
BV011.53; BV014.30; BV013.27; BV020.5.712
Date
1999-2010
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Photograph
Arrangement
Arrangement of scrapbooks and album by Cice and Dennis Brown
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
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McLean family on Bowyer Island

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1965
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 24 sec ) : digital , col., si.
Item No.
567-001-15
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Item consists of one silent colour film providing footage of members of the McLean family swimming, boating, water skiing and playing at a beach and wharf on Bowyer Island. The film closes with glimpses of a boy with a crow on his head and the family in a boat in Howe Sound.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1965
Collection/Fonds
George H.F. McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
567-001-15
Accession Number
2014-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 digital file ( 4 min., 24 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 providing footage of members of the McLean family swimming, boating, water skiing and playing at a beach and wharf on Bowyer Island. The film closes with glimpses of a boy with a crow on his head and the family in a boat in Howe Sound.
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
Sports - Swimming
Transportation - Boats
Names
McLean, Teresa
McLean, George H.F.
McLean, Brad
McLean, Edna
McLean, Sharon
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Bowyer Island
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
March 2007
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 DVD (77 min., 17 sec.) : col., sd.
Scope and Content
Item consists of film titled "Luncheon-Opening" created by Bryan Ness. The film documents the Friends of Interurban 1223 Volunteer Luncheon event taking place at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on March 17, 2007 and the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening of the Interurban Tram 1223 at Burnaby Village…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
March 2007
Collection/Fonds
Friends of Interurban 1223 fonds
Series
Moving Images series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV013.27.20.2
Physical Description
1 DVD (77 min., 17 sec.) : col., sd.
Material Details
Disc number 2 from set of 2 DVDs
Pictures courtesy of / various contributors. / This video is a non-/ profit production / for use by Friends of / Interurban 1223. / NessClan Productions / March 2007"
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of film titled "Luncheon-Opening" created by Bryan Ness. The film documents the Friends of Interurban 1223 Volunteer Luncheon event taking place at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on March 17, 2007 and the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening of the Interurban Tram 1223 at Burnaby Village Museum. At the luncheon ceremony Cultural Services director, Denis Nokony makes a speech in recognition of Friends of the Interurban 1223 in the restoration of the tram. Officiating members of Friends of Interurban 1223 make presentations to the many volunteers and staff for their service.
Notes
Title based on DVD title
Segments of this film footage were edited and became a part of film "From the Ashes" (BV013.27.20.1)
Handwritten label on DVD reads: "1 / Friends of the 1223 / Copy 123_Computer / DVD_DVD / "Luncheon-Opening / Disc 2 / 76 Min."
Front cover on DVD case reads "Friends of Interurban 1223" and verso of cover on DVD case reads: "Kay Bell / Wes Bennett / Cice Brown / Dave Brown / Dennis Brown / Wayne Brown / Bill Burby / Gino Caletti / Rosemary Cooke / Kay Copeland / Sid Cumbers / Gary Davis / John DeForest / Bill Dick / Mike Drewery / Don Dunham / Ed Eckley / Faith Edwards / Sharon Edwards / Tom Edwards / Brian Elder / Alan Emmott / Robert Floritto / Sid Foshaug / Les Francis / Barry Gaston / Don Geisser / Tom Gooden / Diane Herberts / Doug Hitchen / Dian Holt / Bill Kennedy / Tom Klopp / Bert Koll / Jim Kozak / John Lenning / Larry Levchuk / Ray Loop / Margaret Matovich / Joan McGeachie / Pixie McGeachie / Heather McKay / Rita Michaelson / Bryan Ness / Kisten Odaiyer / Jo Olson / Sherman Olson / Bert Richardson / Carol Rush / Ralph Salsbury / Bev Sandercock / Barrie Sansom / Harry Vagg / John Whiting / Bob Wilson"
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Creator
Bryan Ness (NessClan Productions)
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby - 6857 Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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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
AV Storage
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
AV Storage
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
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Video Tracks
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Our Journey is a tribute to Judy Schulz's mother who helped raise Judy's two daughters while Judy maintained her career. The film celebrates four generations of women in Judy's family, including her mother, herself, her daughters, and her grand-daughters. Judy's mother, Mrs. Suet Ping Yip, was born…
  1 Video  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Collection/Fonds
Elders Digital Storytelling project
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV016.37.13
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (5 min.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Formats
mp4
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Our Journey is a tribute to Judy Schulz's mother who helped raise Judy's two daughters while Judy maintained her career. The film celebrates four generations of women in Judy's family, including her mother, herself, her daughters, and her grand-daughters. Judy's mother, Mrs. Suet Ping Yip, was born in 1922, and passed away in 2008. Judy was born in Hong Kong in 1955, and immigrated to Canada as an adult, later sponsoring her parents to join her. All of her five siblings soon followed. Judy's mother quit her job when Judy had her second daughter and helped to raise the two girls. Judy remembers her as a smart, kind, and hard-working mother and devoted grandmother. The girls knew her as "Pau Pau." Judy is proud to now be a "Pau Pau" herself, to two beautiful grand-daughters.
History/Biography
Judy Schulz has been a resident of Burnaby since 1980. She was born in Hong Kong and left home at age 17 first to England, and then immigrating to Canada in 1974. She originally settled in Vancouver. Though she had no family when she first arrived in Canada, her parents and all five of her siblings soon joined her in Canada. She worked in the medical field, and is now retired, but continues to live in Burnaby with Confederation Park as a favorite place to spend time.
Notes
Transcribed title
Creator
Judy Schulz
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Schulz, Judy
Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Video Tracks
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 video cassette (22 min., 5 sec.)
Item No.
MSS131-004
597-004
Storage Location
67-1-6-16
AV Storage
Scope and Content
File consists of a VHS tape entitled “Our Heritage / A Lesson for the Future" produced by the City of Burnaby. This video describes a school field-trip to Burnaby Village Museum. Included in the file is the thirty-four page teacher's guide.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 video cassette (22 min., 5 sec.)
Material Details
Includes a Video Home System (VHS) tape
Description Level
File
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript Collection
Item No.
MSS131-004
597-004
Storage Location
67-1-6-16
AV Storage
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS2004-13
Scope and Content
File consists of a VHS tape entitled “Our Heritage / A Lesson for the Future" produced by the City of Burnaby. This video describes a school field-trip to Burnaby Village Museum. Included in the file is the thirty-four page teacher's guide.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Publisher
Richmond : Image Media Services Ltd.
Notes
Continuation of title: "...A Lesson for the Future"
Label on end of videocassette reads: "Please_Return_to_Harry_Pride / 433-4707"
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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
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
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