Events and Celebrations

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  • Specific cultural, arts, political, sports, holiday and community events
  • Personal events
  • Organizations, public agencies and businesses dedicated to planning for events
  • Examples: centennials, parades, festivals, fairs, exhibitions, concerts, ceremonies, parties, royal visits, campaigns, weddings, funerals, baptisms, protests and demonstrations

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  • MemoryBC Subject Groups

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1299 Archival description results for Events and Celebrations

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1970 Labour Strike

File contains photographs depicting individuals at Cassiar on strike in the winter time, marching down roads, holding picket signs, carrying small children who hold signs, and driving cars covered with strike slogans. Many of the signs read "U.S.W.A. LOCAL 6536" (United Steel Workers of America).

  • Two photographs depict a man with a video recorder. Some photos feature plant buildings, two were taken at night. One photograph depicts a note that reads: "THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON SHIFT THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5th 1970."
  • Many photos depict areas in the mine showing snow impacts, fissures in the mountain, asbestos evidence and other environmental activity. The picket signs contain protests regarding contracts, safety, environment, and ethics.
  • Handwritten annotation on original envelope containing photographs: "Pictures 1970 Strike."
  • Integrated into file are fourteen photos from file marked "Mr. B. Pewsey" that depict an area where a large rock fell, measuring tape, and protest sign.

1995 Recipients of UNBC Honourary Doctorates

Photograph depicts group of 17 men and women posed on ceremonial steps in Agora courtyard at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, B.C. Most individuals in group wear regalia. Bridget Moran stands in first row, second from right.

A.C. Beguin Accepting Safety Award

Typed annotation on caption below photograph: "General Superintendent A.C. Beguin receiving 1965 Safety Award for Open Pits and Quarries in British Columbia from Mr. R.B. Bonar, Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources." Photograph depicts A.C. Beguin shaking hands with Mr. Bonar as he accepts a large plaque. Counter bar and curtains in background.

Air force officer speaking from a podium at the Comox Valley Air Force Museum

Photograph taken during the Inaugural Dedication of Heritage Stones. Canadian flags hang behind podium. Crowd sits under tent in grassy area, planes visible in background.

Item is one of three photographs accompanying a paper reading: “Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association, Inaugural Dedication of Heritage Stones, Sunday 04 June 2006”; see also items 2009.6.1.627 and 2009.6.1.628.

Al Elsey Moving Images Collection

  • 2006.25
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 2000, predominant 1961-1967

Fonds consists of original, silent 16mm reels that portray the natural, social and land use history of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin regions named the "Natural and Guiding History of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin Regions".

Possible locations that Al Elsey filmed include: Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Anahim Lake, Alert Bay, Nimpo Lake, Bulkey Valley, the Rainbow Mountains, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Dean River, Bella Coola River, Tchaha Lake, the Chilcotin region, the Ulkatcho Mountains, Lassard Lake, Fenton Lake, Atnarko River, Wells Gray Park, and Holt Homestead.

Album 2: Convocations at UNBC (1995) and UVIC (1996)

File consists of: 9 colour photographs (taken May 26, 1995): Ms. Moran reading the convocation address at UNBC Convocation; Ms. Moran during UNBC Convocation; Bridget Moran and Mary John;Group photo of 1995 UNBC graduates; Group photo of VIPs and recipients of UNBC Honourary Doctorates; Bridget Moran in UNBC regalia; Bob Harkins, Bridget Moran and unidentified woman; Post convocation celebratory BBQ; Bridget Moran and Mary John Tentative convocation itinerary and letter from Martin Cocking, Associate Registrar- Registrar Services to Bridget Moran re: UNBC Convocation (April 1995) Cards of congratulations on Ms. Moran's Honourary UNBC Doctorate The Citizen newspaper announcements re: UNBC convocation Swift Current newspaper article on Bridget Moran receipt of an Honourary UNBC Doctorate (The Sun, May 17, 1995) Letter of congratulations to Bridget Moran from faculty members in UNBC Social Work program (May 26, 1995) Letter of invitation from Dr. David Strong, President of UVic to Bridget Moran to receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws (April 23, 1996) Letter to Bridget Moran from the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees regarding measurement for UVic regalia (May 2, 1996) Letter to Bridget Moran from Manager of Ceremonies and Events regarding convocation arrangements (August 15, 1996); print out of costs incurred at the Victoria Laurel Point Inn (Dec. 1996) Newspaper clipping: "Tenor's Appearance Highlights Convocation" (Times Colonist, Nov. 30, 1996) Newspaper clipping re: Bridget Moran's receipt of UVic honour (The Citizen, Nov. 28, 1996); ticket to UVic Fall Convocation, 1996; card of congratulations. UVic convocation program for the gifting of honorary degrees; invitation to formal Fall Convocation Dinner for Honorary Degree Recipients following the Convocation UVic Convocation itinerary Book of Mementos created by UVic and sent to Bridget (Dec. 18, 1996): Title page: "Bridget Moran, Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Victoria, November 30, 1996"; UVic convocation program for the gifting of honorary degrees; Invitation to formal dinner for Honorary Degree Recipients; University of Victoria Fall Convocation for the Conferring of Degrees, Part II; Citation read (by David Strong, President) on the occasion of the granting of the degree of Honorary Doctor of Laws to Bridget Moran by the Senate of University of Victoria, November 30, 1996; Invitation to formal Fall Convocation Dinner for Honorary Degree Recipients following the Convocation; Place name card "Bridget Moran"; 17 Photographs of Bridget Moran at the UVic convocation UVic Fall Convocation Dinner table listing Letter to Helen Kempster, Manager Ceremonies and Special Events from Mayo Moran re: reading a message to honor her mother during convocation (Nov. 29, 1996) Letter of congratulations to Bridget Moran from Michael, Tracy and Hailey Moran Letter from David Strong to Bridget Moran re: a book of Convocation mementos (Dec. 18, 1996).

Alex Moffet with gold nuggets

Item is a photograph of Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector holding gold nuggets he salted into a gravel bed and later panned out and gave to Princess Margaret.

Anahim Lake Stampede, Loading Pack Horses, Caribou Moose Hunt, and Children Playing

Film begins with recording of geese flying in sky as introduction. Then there is footage of community life in the general store, believed to be "Christensen's General Store," including a man lighting a pipe, children buying snacks and families buying groceries. Afterwards there is filming of the Anahim Stampede, depicting wild cow riding, bronco riding and the spectators.

The second portion of the film begins with the title slide "Caribou Return" and in consists of clips of ducks on a lake, scenery of trees and the lake, men packing up horses as they prepare for a journey into the high country. They travel as a pack train up into the mountains and eventually set up camp. There is footage of the men cooking, and also various shots of wildlife including a white grouse, herd of caribou, moose wandering through the snow, and a porcupine. The hunting party eventually kills a bull moose and there is footage of them examining the kill and loading the pack train with meat.

The third portion of the film begins with two young girls playing in a boat and then playing in a garden, and then a young boy pulling his sister in a wagon. There is a family barbeque and more footage of children playing and going fishing in a lack. The film ends with a recording of a grouse or pheasant in a bush.

Locations believed to be filmed in on this reel include Gitcha Mountains, Ulkatcho Mountains, Holt Homestead, Lassard Lake, Rainbow Mountains or Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

Audio Recordings

Series consists of original audio reels of CKPG radio programming broadcasts recorded in Prince George from 1960 to 1979, as well as, dubbed audio cassette copies made by the Prince George Oral History Group.

Awards

File contains photographs depicting superintendents accepting safety awards on behalf of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation ltd, and BCIT Scholarship Winners.

B.C. Electric Board of Directors

Item is a photograph of the B.C. Electric Board taken the day after the company’s take over by the Social Credit government on August 1, 1961. Pictured from the left are: Bill Means, former Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross, Einar Gunderson, board secretary W. Goth, Gordon Shrum, Mr. Williston, Hydro lawyer Arthur Fouks and John Dunsmuir.

BC forestry delegation at Japanese banquet

Item is a photograph of Ray Williston at a banquet hosted by Sanyo Pulp Ltd. in May 1970. Mr. Williston is flanked by Vern Stothert of Stothert Veco Consultants Ltd., who designed BC Forest products’ mill in Mackenzie and Margaret Nagy, who was scouting financing for a pulp mill in Bella Coola.

Backyard Barbeque Celebrating Convocation

Photograph depicts group of men and women eating on deck attached to unknown house. Photo believed to have been taken during event held to celebrate Bridget Moran receiving an Honourary Law Degree from the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, B.C.

Banquet menu for Elks convention

Banquet was held for Visiting Officers and Delegates to the B.P.O.E. Provincial Convention in Prince George, B.C. May 25-27, 1938. The banquet was held in the Elks’ Hall on Thursday May 26, 1938. Menu features food courses, toast list and dance programme.

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