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Ray Williston receiving silver teaspoons

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston receiving five silver teaspoons with the centennial crest, one for each 100 hundred miles of a personal centennial project which was to run 500 miles, the equivalent of the distance to Prince George. The spoons were presented by YMCA Physical Education Director Art Burgess (left) and YMCA Secretary James A. McConnell. The run took place on the YMCA track in Victoria.

Ray Williston bowling

Item is a photograph of members of the Legislative Bowling Team, from left, Minister of Recreation Earl Westwood, Ray Williston Minister of Lands and Forests and Ken Kiernan.

Princess Margaret watching a prospector pan for gold

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on July 17, 1958 at an event staged in the Prince George railway yards. Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector demonstrates panning for previously salted gold nuggets, which were later given to the Princess.

Bert Leboe at Hudson’s Hope

Item is a photograph of Bert Leboe, MP for Peace River, watching the construction of a trading boat traditionally used in the Peace / Parsnip area. These boats were used to conduct surveys and transport supplies during the construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.

Signing of the protocol and power sale agreements 1

Item is a photograph of the signing of the protocol agreements with reference to the Columbia River Treaty at the White House on January 22, 1964. Seated from the left seated are: Paul Martin, Sr., Lester B. Pearson and Lyndon Johnson. Mr. Williston is on the extreme right at the edge of the picture.

Signing of the protocol and power sale agreements 3

Item is a photograph of the exchange of notes during the signing of the protocol and power sale agreements with reference to the Columbia River Treaty on January 22, 1964. Seated from the left are: Paul Martin, Sr., Lester B. Pearson, Lyndon Johnson and Dean Rusk. Mr. Williston is behind and to the right of President Johnson.

Man of the year 1

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston receiving the Man of the Year Award from the Newsmen’s Club of BC for outstanding achievement in public service. The award was presented by Dr. John B. MacDonald, President of UBC on November 7, 1964.

Three diversion tunnels

Item is a photograph of the three tunnels built to divert the Peace River around the Bennett Dam construction site.

Elementary Class

Item is a photograph of a class of elementary school children from the Craigflower School in Victoria. Ray began attending there in 1922.

Legislature in session

Item is a photograph of the BC legislature in session. Mr. Williston is seated on the left in the front row, fourth from the speaker next to Premier W.A.C. Bennett.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 2

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret on a train

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on the back deck of the Royal train's caboose just prior to her departure from Prince George during her 1958 visit to British Columbia.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Couples in period costumes

Item is a photograph of Ray and Gladys Williston in fancy dress with a number of other people. Mr. & Mrs. Williston are the second couple from the left.

Road sign

Item is a photograph of a road sign in North Dakota stating the distance to Ray and Williston.

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