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British Columbia international trade fair : 1961 trade fair

The item is a composite print of a promotional film which depicts the 1961 BC International Trade Fair. Footage shows interior of exhibition halls, preparation of displays, special events; Premier W.A.C. Bennett at the fair; airliners arriving at airport; freighters unloading. Also promotes the forthcoming 3rd BC International Trade Fair in 1964. A French version was also released.

British Columbia sketches : [reel 7]

Amateur film. B&W: views of Arrow Lakes scenery from a sternwheeler; arrival; the "Minto" at dock. Two men travelling by packhorse in the Lardeau. The steam tug "Beaton". Sequence on gold mining in the Cariboo, with footage of a hydraulic mining operation. COLOUR: Vancouver; Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park approach; city skyline. Trip on the steamship S.S. "Catala": views at sea; approaching settlement; people meeting the boat; log boom and sawmill adjacent to the dock. Alert Bay: views of village, store, homes, etc.; Indian children at play; schoolgirls in red sweaters [from St. Michael's Indian Residential School]; steamboat arriving; many shots of totem poles, graveyard, etc. Fishing fleet in harbour, preparing nets, and heading out to sea. Fishboat crew hauling in net full of thrashing salmon, and brailing them onto boat. Other fishboats setting their nets, hauling in salmon. Fishboat crew unloading salmon onto conveyor; shots of cannery wharf, female cannery workers. Savary Island: family vacation scenes; lodge; children at play; adults playing golf on beach at low tide; departing on a boat trip.

British Columbia today

The item is a composite print of a promotional film made in 1976. The film follows a group of American investors as they take a brief trip around B.C. to examine the province's economic opportunities and potential, its resources and markets. The province's major industries (forest products, mining/smelting, fishing/canning, agriculture) are discussed, and the importance to industry of B.C. Hydro's electrical energy resources is highlighted. Includes sequences on Vancouver, shipping facilities, B.C. Ferries, Victoria and area, Bennett Dam, Site One, Mica Dam project construction, Kootenay Canal, Hat Creek coal deposits and exploration, export/trade with the Pacific Rim, and Roberts Bank coal port.

[British Columbia travel scenes]

Amateur film. "[B&W:] Victoria Harbour. Empress Hotel. View from Empress Hotel. [COLOUR:] Evening in Esquimalt. University of British Columbia. A house in Shaughnessy. Becky and Gore and her brother Bob. Vancouver skyline from Brockton Point. Scottie Wilson. North Vancouver. B&W: Osoyoos Lake, going up Anarchist Mountain. Looking [southwest] through windshield. Causeway between Osoyoos Lake and Skaha Lake. Penticton main street. Looking at Okanagan Lake from Summerland. Kelowna Regatta. Aquatic Club. Ferry from Westbank to Kelowna. Becky and Rob on ferry at Kelowna. Black Mountain in distance. Looking north on Okanagan Lake. Kelowna main street. Rutland Road, packing house. Dog on Edie Gay Ranch. T.G.S. Chambers and dog. House on Belgo. A.K. Lloyd, our next door neighbour. Apples. Pixie Wilson with horse. Kelowna looking down Okanagan Lake. Paddy and Patricia Acland. O.V. Maude Roxby & Mr. Hart. Looking over RLO Bench to Kelowna. Looking at Black Mountain from ranch. House. Orchards on Belgo Road, Kelowna. Pruning the orchard. Revelstoke - main ski jump. Nels Nielson, champion jumper. Looking down the Columbia River. North shore road at Agassiz. Harrison Lake with Mt. Douglas. Railway and road bridge across the Fraser River. Pattullo Bridge. Empress Hotel. Pier D, Vancouver, before the fire. "Princess" boat. View from Metropolitan Building. Marine Building with Stanley Park. Top of Royal Bank Building, Vancouver, with representatives of Cockfield-Brown and both Chambers. Pan over Vancouver skyline. Cambie Street Bridge. Advertising tea. Georgia Street. Old CPR Hotel. House on Balfour Street, Vancouver. Film star Lilian Chambers off to Chicago." (Colin Browne)

[British Columbia travel scenes]

Amateur film. "B&W: H.M.S. "Apollo" in Vancouver Harbour. S.S. "Empress of Japan" in Vancouver Harbour. Train at Seton Lake. Fraser Highway. Highlining in the woods. Malahat Drive. Roses at Butchart Gardens. Thompson River. Oliver. Kalamalka Lake. Hospital at Tranquille. Dr. Kingsley Terry. COLOUR: Bridge River. Mt. Halcyon. Upper Arrow Lake. Trail. Elk Falls. Logging camp at Campbell River in 1937." (Colin Browne)

British Columbia's natural heritage

Documentary. The potential health hazards posed by environmental pollution in B.C., and the work of the Public Health Service and Pollution Control Board. Includes scenes documenting various sources of air and water pollution; sewage treatment; field testing of air, water, shellfish to determine health dangers, etc. Begins with a speech by Premier W.A.C. Bennett on the importance of keeping B.C. beautiful, despite the demands of progress.

British Empire & Commonwealth Games : television coverage of August 5, 1954, part 1

The item consists of a kinescope of the August 5, 1954 CBC coverage of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, sponsored by Northern Electric. Events reported on include: rowing finals from the Vedder Canal (Prince Phillip in attendance, Canada wins gold medal in the eights); boxing from the Forum; wrestling from Kerrisdale Arena; fencing from Lord Byng High School gymnasium; lawn bowls from New Westminster; track and field from Empire Stadium; and swimming from Empire Pool. Includes ad inserts for Northern Electric flash bulbs and kitchen appliances.

British Empire and Commonwealth Games photograph album

The record consists of a photograph album created by Charles De Mara to commemorate his visit to the British Empire and Commonweath Games held in July and August 1954 in Vancouver.

The album contains 11 colour and 94 black and white photographs of various events at the games including opening ceremonies, diving at the Empire pool (University of British Columbia), boating events at Vedder Canal and track and field events. The field event photographs include some of the famous "Miracle Mile" run where both Roger Bannister and John Landy ran the mile in less than four minutes. Each photograph has a caption, a date and often additional information about the event photographed. The black and white photographs have been numbered with two identifying numbering systems; a straight sequential number from 1 to 94, and a composite number that may refer to a negative film and item number.

There are also 11 black and white commercial postcards probably purchased by De Mara and glued in the album with the photographs. The postcards are not numbered.

The album also contains event tickets, programs and various souvenir guides and has a souvenir cloth crest glued into the inside front cover.

De Mara, Charles Marvyn

British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Vancouver

Special event footage. Amateur footage of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Vancouver. Shows track and field events at Empire Stadium on opening day; final day events at Empire Stadium (including the Roger Bannnister-John Landy "Miracle Mile" and the end of Jim Peters' marathon attempt); swimming and diving events at Empire Pool; rowing events on the Vedder Canal.

Bruce Flanagan fonds

  • PR-2368
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1987

The fonds consists of 161 35 mm colour slides and four large slides predominantly depicting logging camps and equipment in British Columbia, between 1969-1987. The logging camps and locations captured in the slides are: Port McNeill, Rayonier Logging Camp; Jeune Landing, Port Alice; Denham Bay Logging Camp; and Nimpkish Logging Camp.

There are also slides depicting Vancouver, the construction of BC Place in 1982-1983, and Ladysmith.

Flanagan, Bruce

[Burritt miscellany, reel 1]

Footage. B&W: poster for "The Original Keystone Cops with four added acts of Eastern Headline Vaudeville" at the Beacon Theatre [Vancouver], Friday April 12 [1940?]. Colour: scenes of musical, comedy and dance performances (shot from balcony in theatre), concluding with Keystone Cop routine and throwing of pies into audience [Kodachrome, edge code 1939]. B&W: man and woman dancing on stage [Kodak, edge code 1938; underexposed]. Galiano Island scenes (outs from THREE THERE): long sequence of shots showing forest, texture of weathered sandstone, rocks, bark, fences, etc. [Dupont stock; has become sepia]. Colour: sequence showing an abstract sculptured head, presumably by Peter Sager [b.1920] and called "The Poet." Sculpture is shown in dramatic lighting effects; revolving; kids pose with it, etc. [Kodachrome, edge code 1939].

[Burritt miscellany, reel 2]

Footage. Baby and woman in a park. Long sequence on the "General Motors Parade of Progress" (several streamlined trucks at a fairground - presumably some kind of traveling exhibition); faded shots of various people (including Oscar Burritt and Dorothy Fowler) at English Bay beach; trip to Harrison Hot Springs [ca.1938], showing people in car, scenery en route, Harrison Lake, car ferry etc.; scenes of parade marking "May Day, A Day of International Solidarity" [01-May-1938?], including marchers with flags, banners, trade union representation, etc; brief scene of oriental man lifting weights.

[Burritt miscellany, reel 3]

Footage. B&W [Agfa]: Dominion Bank building, Vancouver. Colour: shots of Oscar Burritt, Ernie Kirkpatrick and Cliff Bourne (all of Shelly Films staff) clowning around [Kodachrome, edge code 1946]. B&W: footage apparently related to BANSHEES OVER CANADA (produced by Vancouver Motion Pictures for the NFB, 1943), depicting civil defence drills and related activities in Vancouver during WWII [Kodak positive print stock, edge code 1942].

[Burritt miscellany, reel 4]

Footage. B&W: "Boardman-Shaw Ltd. Creative Printing" storefront, with sign indicating move to Dominion Bank Bldg; ext & interior shots of Dominion Bank Building at Cambie & Hastings in Vancouver [Agfa reversal stock]. Negative shots of a man smoking a cigar in "Capitol Printers" [Dupont negative stock]. Colour: shots of downtown Seattle, mainly at night, particularly of neon signs (ca.100 ft.) [Kodachrome, edge code 1937].

[Burritt miscellany, reel 6]

Footage. Vancouver footage: shots of neon, electric signs and traffic lights at night [edge code 1940]. New York footage (including Times Square): shots of neon signs, city lights; quite good photography [edge code 1954].

[Burritt miscellany, reel 7]

Footage. Colour [Dufaycolor process]: shots of Vancouver skyline and Hotel Vancouver (the latter matching a shot in the film 'AND-'). B&W [Agfa stock]: underexposed night shots on and from a streetcar passing through downtown Vancouver on New Year's Eve, 1937 - passengers (including Dorothy Fowler), some in party hats; big Christmas tree, theatre marquees and electric signs. Scenes in nightclub with jazz band; trick shot of man "sucking in" smoke rings. Dorothy, Oscar Burritt and others swimming; Dorothy taking photos. Colour: brief shots of Oscar posing with unidentified man and woman in front of a sightseeing bus [Kodachrome, edge code 1938].

Business records

Agreement for employment between Simpson, Roberts and Company of Liverpool and Edgar Osman Cornish of Vancouver, 9 May 1912; an application for a loan by John Wallace of Butedale and Marion Hunter of Liverpool (1914) and correspondence regarding the loan.

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