Item AAAB5802 - Vernon Brink interview

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Vernon Brink interview

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  • 1984-03-26 [date recorded] (Creation)

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Transferred from the ministry via Katherine Lea Bell.

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CALL NUMBER: T4147:0006 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: First visit to Garibaldi Park in 1926 or 1927, as a boy of 13 or 14, at a Vancouver Natural History Society camp under the leadership of Professor John Davidson; introduction to the Alpine Club of Canada in the 1930s; involvement with the Varsity Outdoor Club in the 1940s as honourary president; encouraged club to visit Garibaldi Park area; wrote article along with club president on ski mountaineering in Garibaldi Park; involvement with Vancouver section of the Alpine Club of Canada in 1940s as club president; had Taylor cabin turned over for use by the Alpine Club of Canada. Vancouver Natural History Society camp in Black Tusk Meadows in 1941; last camp directed by Professor Davidson; story about cook wanting to leave camp; brief description of the Garibaldi Park Board packer Alec Munro as a packer; anecdote about flashlight dropped into the biffy; Dr. Davidson's botany games; hike out in rain; meeting members of university board at PGE; first official ascent of Pyramid Peak; by Vancouver section of the Alpine Club in the 1940s; involvement with Garibaldi Playground Association in the 1940s and early 1950s as chairman of the association; association brought about establishment of a comprehensive park system for the province.

CALL NUMBER: T4147:0007 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1984-03-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Involvement with Garibaldi Playground Association (continued). [Note: Dr. Brink spoke about a Mr. Dickson at this point, but later said he was referring to Mr. Dickens.] Studies carried out b;y Dr. Brink in Garibaldi Park in the 1950s and 1960s, and comments about changes in the park; comments about two incidents recalled during trips into Garibaldi Park; comments about Professor John Davidson. TRACK 2: Comments about Professor John Davidson (continued); mentions how the Burrard Field Naturalists started as a splinter group from the Vancouver Natural History Society; comments about well-known individuals associated with Garibaldi Park -- Don Munday, Dr. Fred Bell, Tom Fyles and Dr. Neal Carter.

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British Columbia. Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing, 1984-06-12


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-296.

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  • Copying Restriction: Not to be copied without permission of of the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing, Outdoor Recreation Division.
  • Use Restriction: Not to be quoted at length or broadcast without permission of of the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing, Outdoor Recreation Division.
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Accession number(s): T4147

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speaker: Vernon Cuthbert Brink, interviewer: Katherine Lea Bell

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