Vancouver (B.C.)

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Behind the switch

The item is a composite print of an educational film made in 1958. It shows how hydroelectric power is harnessed and distributed to homes and industry. Shows dam and powerhouse sites, the maintenance of power lines, and the various users of electricity. It is a companion film to NATURE'S MIRACLE.

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.

Dinner for Miss Creeden

The item is an Industrial film on colour print made in 1947. It is 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 and BCE streetcar and trolley bus services.

Forward

Documentary. The importance of British Columbia's secondary industries. The activities touched upon include the manufacture of tissue paper, wire rope, pipe, tin cans, plastic bags, lighting fixtures, electric signs, power saws, broom handles, galvanized pails, ceramics, clothing, drill bits, and plasterboard; food canning; sugar refining; hydro-electric power developments; electronics; television (CBC studio); motion picture production and film processing; construction. The filmmaking sequence is in the Parry Films studio in North Vancouver, and Lew Parry is seen on the set as technicians prepare for a shot.

Forward

Documentary. The importance of British Columbia's secondary industries. The activities touched upon include the manufacture of tissue paper, wire rope, pipe, tin cans, plastic bags, lighting fixtures, electric signs, power saws, broom handles, galvanized pails, ceramics, clothing, drill bits, and plasterboard; food canning; sugar refining; hydro-electric power developments; electronics; television (CBC studio); motion picture production and film processing; construction. The filmmaking sequence is in the Parry Films studio in North Vancouver, and Lew Parry is seen on the set as technicians prepare for a shot.

Power and people

The item is a composite print of a promotional film from ca. 1978. It contains an overview of BC Hydro projects, activities and plans to meet the province's energy needs -- past, present and future. Sequences include: historical footage from 1950s of power plants in the Lower Mainland and the Bridge River development; the Peace River project under construction and now; flood control benefits of the Bennett dam; the provincial power grid; power line right-of-way made available for other uses; new submarine cable to Vancouver Island (late 1960s); Duncan and Keenleyside [Arrow] dams and side benefits [Kokanee spawning channel, Duck Lake waterfowl sanctuary, new beaches on Arrow Lake]; construction at Mica dam site; helicopter transporting transmission tower; crew stringing power lines on Mission Ridge; helicopter patrolling line; crew working on fallen line and tower; possible new energy sources for the future; B.C. Hydro building in Vancouver. "Hydro in Action" is probably a short version of this film.

Vancouver diamond jubilee

The item is a composite print of a promotional film made in 1947. It shows the celebrations marking Vancouver's 60th anniversary to provide a framework for a short history and description of the city. Jubilee events include parades, a pageant at Timber Bowl in Stanley Park, First Nations dancing and the induction of the Governor-General (Viscount Alexander) as an honorary Kwakiutl chief. There are historical photographs which show Vancouver's early development.

Contemporary footage reveals various aspects of the city: skyline, public buildings and street scenes including Marine Building, harbour and shipyards, False Creek CPR yards and roundhouse, Lion's Gate and Burrard bridges, Vancouver airport, bus and streetcar systems, Police and Fire departments, Kitsilano Beach, Stanley Park, Bowen Island, boating, sailing, Sun Salmon Derby etc. It also includes footage of regional industries: logging, mining, smelting, fishing, farming, hydro-electric sites.

Vancouver diamond jubilee

Promotional film. The celebrations marking Vancouver's 60th anniversary provide a framework for a short history and description of the city. Jubilee events include parades, a pageant at Timber Bowl in Stanley Park, Indian dancing and the induction of the Governor-General (Viscount Alexander) as an honorary Kwakiutl chief. Historical photographs show Vancouver's early development. Contemporary footage reveals various aspects of the city: skyline, public buildings, street scenes; Marine Building; harbour and shipyards; False Creek CPR yards and roundhouse; Lion's Gate and Burrard bridges; Vancouver airport; bus and streetcar systems; Police and Fire departments; Kitsilano Beach; Stanley Park; Bowen Island; boating; sailing; Sun Salmon Derby; etc. Also includes footage of regional industries: logging, mining, smelting, fishing, farming, hydro-electric sites.