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Chinatown (Victoria, B.C.)
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Chinese josh [joss] house

The item is a black and white cabinet card (with edges trimmed) showing a Chinese temple or Chinese community Tachiu event which may have been hosted by the Hongnen Chee Kung Tong (CKT). It may have been taken in Victoria. On the back of the car...

Victoria; Victory Loan Float F.O.E.

On Fisgard - parked in front of Sam Chong Laundry. Banner on side of truck: The Fraternal Order of Eagles and individual members have purchased $60,000 of War Bonds for Victory. How about you? Men in civil defence uniforms with helmets.

Island life and places

Amateur film. Scenes of Vancouver Island, including the Victoria Inner Harbour, local tourist attractions, ocean shots, Chinatown, sailboats and nature shots.

Roger Monteith interview

CALL NUMBER: T1287:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Major Roger Monteith recalls early Victoria from the 1890s; he talks about streets; stores; cabbies; saloons; Christmastime; banks; Robert Service; Indians; Chinese pe...


News footage. News feature about Victoria's Chinatown, including footage of: historic buildings; shop windows; parade with dragon dance and martial arts (Chinese New Year?); Fan Tan Alley; gambling table; interviews with merchants; archival p...

[Chinese New Year parade, dragon dance, etc.]

News item. Part 2 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Interior of Chinese temple with part of a service in Chinese. Good shots (some from elevation) of Chinese New Year's parade with dragon dance, other interpretive...

[Fan Tan Alley]

News item. Part 5 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Footage of Fan Tan Alley, Chinatown backyards and old Chinese hospital. No sound.

[Chinatown buildings]

News item. Part 7 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Footage shows some Chinatown buildings. These include the Yen-Wo Society, the Chinese hospital, the Chinese school, the Gee Tuck Tong Benevolent Association (1903), a...

[Victoria's Chinatown -- Chinese culture]

News item. Part 3 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Representatives from Chinatown explain some aspects of Chinese culture, both here and in China. A meeting of these men would probably be equivalent to our Chamber of ...

[Chinese Temple in Victoria's Chinatown]

News item. Part 1 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Interior views of ornate Chinese temple; no sound. Shows Victoria's Tam Kung Temple.

[Bawlf presentation]

News item. Part 6 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. MLA and cabinet minister Sam Bawlf presents Dr. David Lai with the original deed for the Victoria Chinese Free Mason's building. Its wording indicates the members...

[Chinese parade]

News item. Part 4 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Footage shows more dragon dancing (in close-up) and other Fisgard Street festivities, with flags to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Some good high-elevation shots.

[Chinese Benevolent Club]

News item. A Chinese-Canadian spokesman discusses the Benevolent Association, which is actually an off-shoot of a higher Masonic order. The club has existed in mainland China for a long time. The Victoria Branch was established in 1915. The shr...


News item. This film opens with shots of the neon signs in Victoria's Chinatown. These are followed by archival photograghs which show the history of Chinatown -- the people, the stores, the buildings and the streets. Continues with shots o...

[CHEK-TV news film -- Victoria construction #1]

Stock shots. 1. Synagogue; church steeple; church exteriors. 2. Beaconville Apartments. 3. Congregation Emanuel Temple (Canada's oldest synagogue) being restored. 4. Unidentified interview [Rabbi or architect?]. 5. Metropolitan Store; st...

[Chinese New Year celebrations]

News item. The last part of this film may have been made in February 1978 to show the Chinese New Year celebrations. There is some duplication here with the "Chinatown" item dated 1977-12-09, but this one has better high elevation shots...

[CHEK-TV news film -- December 1979 and January-August 1980]

Stock shots. 1. Flood scenes - houses awash, roads washed out, etc. 2. Seaspan's Santa in the Inner Harbour. 3. More floods and washouts. 4. CUPE Local 727 on strike in a flood. 5. Snowstorm - car wrecks and toboggans. 6. Small oil spil...

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