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Series GR-1449 - Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee records

Members of the Simon Fras...

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Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee records

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GR-1449

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  • 1966-1967 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia

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Originals, 30 m

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Records of the committee organized to celebrate the centenary of the union of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, and the centenary of confederation in Canada. Committee chairman was L.J. Wallace, Deputy Provincial Secretary. Includes administrative files dealing with particular events and activities, and project files dealing with commemorative projects undertaken by local communities.

GR-1449 consists of two records series: Administration files and Project files. The former documents the many events organized and authorized by the committee, while the latter deals with funding local community projects throughout the province.

Related records are to be found in GR-1489 - Applications for Pioneer Medallions. These medallions were presented by the centennial committee to B.C. residents who were either born in Canada or were a resident of Canada prior to 1892.

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Transferred from the Deputy Provincial Secretary's office, 1975.

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GR-1489

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The Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia was created by authority of the Canadian Confederation Centennial Celebration Act of 1962 [10-11 Eliz. 2, c.9]. The Committee was established to "make and carry out all arrangements necessary for the organizing of a celebration of the centenary of the union of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia and of the centenary of confederation in Canada." The chairman of the committee was L.J. Wallace, Deputy Provincial Secretary, who had also been responsible for the 1958 centennial celebrations [See GR-1448 - British Columbia. Centennial 158 Committee]. Other members of the committee (who were appointed by Order-in-Council #771 on 20 March 1964) included the Provincial Archivist, W.E. Ireland. The Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia was created by authority of the Canadian Confederation Centennial Celebration Act of 1962 [10-11 Eliz. 2, c.9]. The Committee was established to "make and carry out all arrangements necessary for the organizing of a celebration of the centenary of the union of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia and of the centenary of confederation in Canada." The chairman of the committee was L.J. Wallace, Deputy Provincial Secretary, who had also been responsible for the 1958 centennial celebrations [See GR-1448 - British Columbia. Centennial 158 Committee]. Other members of the committee (who were appointed by Order-in-Council #771 on 20 March 1964) included the Provincial Archivist, W.E. Ireland. As had been the case in 1958, the provincial government offered 40 cents per capita grants to assist with the organization of local celebrations. The provincial government also offered 600 per capita grants (which were supplemented by $1.00 per capita grants from the federal government) to assist with the construction of permanent commemorative projects. Museums, community halls, swimming pools, and playing fields were among the three hundred projects funded through the Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee.

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Accession number(s): G84-018

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