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January 30 CP Air inaugurated its Vancouver-San
February 2 Crestbrook Forest Industries was
incorporated as Crestbrook Timber. It changed to its present name
three months later, on May 1.
February 17 Frederick J. Hume, mayor of New
Westminster from 1933 to 1942 and of Vancouver from 1951 to 1958,
died, aged 74. He was born May 2, 1892 in New Westminster. Writes
Donna Jean McKinnon: This wealthy philanthropist and nine-year
mayor of New Westminster donated his salary to charity while he
was mayor of Vancouver. Although he won with a 3-2 majority in an
election notable for its absence of issues, Mayor Hume was particularly
concerned about smog and littersomething generally assumed
to have been issues of a later period. While mayor, he worked to
establish low rental housing, hoping to do away with slum housing
altogether. His community involvement outside civic politics included
founding CJOR radio (as CFXC) in 1924, and the owning/operating
of the Vancouver Canucks from 1962 until his death. More than 2,000
attended his funeral.
March 3 Wanda Biana Selma Ziegler (née
Muller), candy store chain president, died at Fort Langley, aged
about 93. She was born in 1874 in Ballerstedt, Prussia. She came
to Vancouver in 1911 with her husband Fritz (born in Germany) and
two children. Her father was the reeve of Ballerstedt, an office
passed on in the family since the 15th Century. Fritz established
Ziegler Chocolate Shops here in 1921. When he died in 1923, there
were three shops. Wanda became president and developed the chain
to 11 Lower Mainland stores. Her son, Fritz Alfred Wilhelm (b. Feb.
12, 1902, Wittenberge, Germany) served as managing director. She
retired in 1956, after 33 years, and the shops closed.
March 26 Skier Nancy Greene won the first
ever Womens World Cup. See this
site and this
Also March 26 A big anti-Vietnam War protest
was held in Vancouver. On the same day there was a Super Human
Be-In in Stanley Park.
April 15 A big peace march was held in Vancouver.
April 28 Expo 67 began in Montreal.
April Vancouver's millionth convention delegate
arrived during Convention Week. (Were not sure when they began
May 5 The first issue of the Georgia Straight
appeared. This radical newspaper (published every two weeks at first)
would stir up a great deal of attention in the following months,
before the city settled down and accepted it. Heres an excerpt
from a chronology in What The Hell Happened?, a 1997 book
on the Straights history:
Georgia Straights first issue
appears May 5. It costs a dime. Stories include a local art censorship
bust at the Douglas Gallery, a report on the youth movement in Amsterdam,
and an article from San Francisco claiming that hard drugs, capitalist
head merchants, and corruption of young runaways are serious problems
in Haight-Ashbury. The 12-page paper is produced out of Dan McLeods
$30-per-month apartment at 1666 West 6th and a warehouse studio
on Prior Street. On May 12, it moves into its first office at 432
Homer; later that day, Dan McLeod is taken away in a paddy wagon
and jailed three hours for investigation of vagrancy.
College Printers refuses to print the second issue.
So the Straight is nearing its 40th anniversary!
Dan McLeod still heads it. Its wonderfully ironic that McLeodwho
in the papers earliest days fought mayor Tom Campbell and
the right wing and the police and the prudes and was occasionally
jailed for his painswould in 1998 win the Bruce Hutchison
Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to journalism
in B.C. He deserved to win, but its astonishing that
he did. In 2005 circulation of the free, ad-fat Straight
is way up (100,000+ claimed), but the papers calmer. It still
does investigative stories, wins awards, has good writers and gets
scoops. McLeod leaves editing chores to others. But he started it
all, and local news was forever altered because of it.
May 17 The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame
opened in the Centennial Community Centre at 6th Avenue and McBride
Boulevard in New Westminster. (Trivia: someone stole the Mann Cup
from the Hall in the late 1980s and returned it after the hall paid
a $10,000 ransom.)
May 23 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands visited
June 1 The first McDonald's restaurant in
Canada opened in Richmond at 7120 No. 3 Road. It was take-out only
and hamburgers cost 18 cents.
Also June 1 VanCity Credit Union introduced
North America's first daily interest savings account, known as Plan
June 10 The first Miles for Millions Walk
in aid of the Third World. This was a project begun by the Canadian
government as a centennial project to focus attention on the needs
of the millions of people in underdeveloped countries. Though government
involvement ended within a year, the program would be continued
by local committees whose activities were coordinated by the Ottawa-based
National Walk Committee.
June 14 August Jack Khahtsahlano, a Squamish
chief, died. His grandfather was the man for whom Kitsilano was
named, but August Jack made a name for himself as one of the most
fruitful and dignified sources of information on early native life
here, thanks to his long conversations with archivist J.S. Matthews,
transcribed and accessible at the archives. (They are occasionally
a source of unintended humor: sometimes Matthews has him speaking
in the measured tones of an English professor, elsewhere he makes
him sound like Tonto.) He was born July 16, 1867 at Snauq (also
spelled Sunahk), about where the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
is today. Around 1900 he held a potlatch to honor the receiving
of his grandfather's name some years earlier. At the feast, he gave
out more than 100 blankets.
June 15 Ellen Harris, radio broadcaster, died
in Vancouver, aged about 63. She was born in 1904 in Winnipeg. She
came to Vancouver in 1930. From the 1920s onward she was active
in children's theatre. A prominent radio broadcaster with Morning
Visit, a CBC women's show that ran from 1944 to 1952. In the
early 1950s she was involved in CBC school broadcasts. She was a
president of the Vancouver Ballet Society; chair of the building
committee of UBC's International House; public relations officer
for BCAA and for the Health Centre for Children for many years.
From the 1950s she active in the Vancouver Zonta Club and International
June 19 The first four notes of O Canada
played from four huge cast aluminum airhorns atop the BC Hydro Building
at Nelson and Burrard. Robert Swanson designed them. Unsuspecting
pedestrians could be visibly alarmed when the horns blared out.
Today they are atop Canada Place and aimed out over the water. They
signal the noon hour.
June 26 Griffiths Gibson Productions began.
By 1972 it will expand as Griffiths Gibson & Ramsay Productions
Limited, and go on to become one of Canadas leading commercial
jingle studios. The principals were Brian Griffiths, Brian Gibson
and Miles Ramsay.
June 28 Canadian Pacific unveiled its waterfront
June Vancouver businessman Harry Con published
the first history of Canada written in Chinese.
July 1 Canada celebrated its 100th birthday.
Also July 1 Not local, but must be reported:
Pamela Anderson was born today in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island.
July 4 Chief Dan George of North Vancouver's
Burrard Band moved a crowd of more than 30,000 people to silence
with his eloquent Lament for Confederation at Empire
It began: How long have I known you, Oh Canada?
A hundred years? Yes, a hundred years. And many many seelanum [lunar
months] more. And today, when you celebrate your hundred years,
Oh Canada, I am sad for all the Indian people throughout the land.
For I have known you when your forests were
mine; when they gave me my meat and my clothing. I have known you
in your streams and rivers where your fish flashed and danced in
the sun, where the waters said come, come and eat of my abundance.
I have known you in the freedom of your winds. And my spirit, like
the winds, once roamed your good lands.
But in the long hundred years since the white
man came, I have seen my freedom disappear like the salmon going
mysteriously out to sea. The white man's strange customs which I
could not understand pressed down upon me until I could no longer
breathe . . .
The full text is here.
July 6 Jack Harmans statuary group,
The Family, was installed outside the Pacific Press Building
at 2250 Granville. The figures were elongated, Harman explained,
to lend them a spiritual quality. Controversy arose over the boy
in the group: he was naked. That spiritual quality didnt
deter the vandal who attempted one night to hacksaw away the boys
penis. The next day an embarrassed welder insisted on being screened
from public view while he repaired the damage. The work is
intended, Harman said, to depict the role of a newspaper
in the family and the importance of the family in the community.
July 12 The first meeting of the board of
the Greater Vancouver Regional District. The GVRD is a voluntary
federation of 20 municipalities and two electoral areas that make
up the metropolitan area of Greater Vancouver. These communities
work together through the GVRD to deliver essential services, more
economically, efficiently and equitably at a regional level. It
is one of 27 regional districts in British Columbia and, with more
than two million residents, a little more than half the population
of the province, is easily the largest.
The late Dan Campbell, minister of municipal affairs
in the W.A.C. Bennett government of the early '60s, and his deputy
minister J. Everett Brown, pushed for the concept of regional government.
Campbell and Brown could be considered the fathers of regional government
in B.C. The regional district concept was established by the provincial
government in 1965.; the first meeting of the GVRD's board of directors
was July 12, 1967.
July 15 The Vancouver Parks Foundation was
formed. We also have July 16.
July 22 The roof began to go up on the Pacific
July 27 Mildred Valley Thornton, artist and
art critic, died in Vancouver, aged about 77. She was born,
writes Constance Brissenden, in 1890 in Dresden, Ontario.
She studied art in the US before moving to Vancouver from Saskatchewan
in 1934. In the 1920s, with her two sons, she spent summers with
Saskatchewan's Plains Cree people. She created more than 300 paintings
of ceremonies, dances and Native people. She was The Vancouver
Suns art critic for 16 years to 1959 when she retired.
An executive member of the Canadian Women's Press Club; member,
Vancouver Poetry Society and Canadian Authors' Association. In 1960
she was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts. She wrote Indian
Lives and Legends.
July 30 Nanaimo mayor Frank Neys wacky
inspiration bears fruit: the first Nanaimo-to-Vancouver bathtub
race was held today. 212 powered bathtubs entered. See this
site. Today, the race is confined to the Nanaimo region.
July Vancouver writer Chuck Davis wrote, on
a scrap of paper, a sudden idea: should do urban almanac on
Vancouver. That notion wouldalbeit many years laterlead
to the 500-page The Vancouver Book, published in 1976 by
J.J. Douglas Ltd., and, in 1997, to the 912-page The Greater
Vancouver Book, published by Linkman Press.
August 21 Carrie-Ann Moss, who plays Trinity
in the Matrix movies, was born in Vancouver. She would began acting
at age 11.
September 27 Jack Harmans Bannister-Landy
statue was unveiled, commemorating the famous Miracle Mile
of the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver, when for the first
time in one race two men, Roger Bannister and John Landy, ran the
mile in under four minutes. Denny Boyd, then a sports columnist
at The Vancouver Sun, put Harman's name forward for this
work. Both Bannister and Lady attended the sculpture's unveiling.
Today, the statue is at the main entrance of the
Pacific National Exhibition.
September A new laboratory and classroom building
opened at the still young BC Institute of Technology. BCIT had opened
October 6, 1964.
October 16 A headline in The Vancouver
Sun reads: Chinese seethe over Freeway. This was
in reference to the anger in the citys Strathcona neighborhood
over plans to run a freeway through the areamany of the residents
were Chinese who had lived there for decades. Wrote Taras Grescoe
in The Greater Vancouver Book: A San Francisco-based
firm concluded that a waterfront freeway would best be served by
levelling 600 houses in Strathcona and laying a ten-metre-high overpass
over Carrall Street, in the centre of Chinatown. Immediately, protest
came from every part of the city, and a crowd of 800 people gathered
in City Hall to shout down the consultants' proposals. The Chairman
of the city's planning commission resigned on the spot, and a year
later, the plan was scrapped. Apparently, the spirited editorializing
of the local papers in favor of cutting out civic blight with a
concrete knife had influenced no one but a handful of architects.
John Atkin, author of a book on Strathcona, has commented:
It was because of its mixture of housing and industry and
the fact that it was the entry point to the city for successive
waves of immigrants, that the East End name came to have a derogatory
meaning. By the 1950s planners had declared it a slum for demolition,
despite evidence to the contrary. By 1967, despite protests, fifteen
blocks of the neighborhood had already been acquired and cleared
for urban redevelopment when the city announced a freeway to downtown.
Strathcona residents were horrified by plans to use the blocks in
between Union and Prior for the freeway, connected via a new Georgia
Viaduct to the larger network of roads that were to carve up the
downtown. The outcry from the general public, community activists
and professionals was loud and clear about the lack of public consultation
and the amount of destruction the new roads would cause. In the
end the Georgia and Dunsmuir street viaducts were the only pieces
of the system to be constructed . . .
November 14 An anonymous donation of $100,000
allowed the installation of a pipe organ in the recital hall of
UBCs Music Building, part of the Norman Mackenzie Centre for
Fine Arts, which would open January 12, 1968.
November 22 We got a new arterial route when
Canada Way was named, its name a tribute to Canadas centennial.
Parts of the new route had been Douglas Road.
December 1 CBUF-FM 97.7 signed on as BC's
first French-language station.
Also December 1 The Powell Street Dugout opens
as a day centre for homeless men in the area.
December 12 Canada's largest library for the
visually impaired opened at UBC. The Charles Crane Library is named
for the first deaf-and-blind person to attend university in Canada.
December 13 The Clifford J. Rogers,
a freighter built in Montreal in 1955 for the White Pass and Yukon
Railway Co. for service between Vancouver and Skagway, and sold
to Greek owners in 1966 (who renamed her the Drosia), sank suddenly
near Bermuda with the loss of eight crew members. She was the world's
first purpose-built container ship.
Also in 1967
The Vancouver Museum moved from its musty crowded
home at the former Carnegie Library at Main and Hastings to brand
new quarters in Vanier Park. Museum officials took the opportunity
to create four curatorial departments: Archaeology, Ethnology, History
and Natural History.
Greenpeace, now the world's largest environmental
organization, began quietly in a home in the Dunbar area, with a
group calling itself the Don't Make a Wave Committee.
Grandview United Church, at the northwest corner
of Victoria and Venables, closed. It had opened in 1909 as a Methodist
Church. On October 15, 1973 the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (the
Cultch) will open there as a venue for music and live
Thomas J. Campbell became mayor of Vancouver. He
will hold the post to 1972. Writes Donna-Jean McKinnon: Campbell,
Tom Terrific to the developers who couldn't have asked
for a better advocate for their interests at city hall, was an East
End Vancouver boy turned prosperous. Considered a brash upstart,
Campbell's chronic absence from council didn't stop him from promoting
a freeway through Chinatown and demolition of the Carnegie Centre.
He backed the construction of a luxury hotel at the entrance to
Stanley Park, but it was rejected by voters. It is for his stance
during the so-called Gastown Riot in the summer of 1971 that Campbell
is most remembered. The so-called Battle of Maple Tree Square drew
more than 1,000 people to Gastown as a protest against the illegality
of marijuana. But police on horseback were called in to break it
up, arresting 79 and charging 38. A later judicial inquiry criticized
the action, characterizing it as a police riot.
Back on February 14, 1929 in Chicago seven members
of Bugs Morans criminal bootlegging gang were
lined up against a wall in a North Side garage and shot down by
members of rival Al Capones gang, some of whom were dressed
in phony cop uniforms. The wall against which the Moran gang victims
were shot was preserved, with many of the bricks being bullet-scarred.
In 1967 the wall went up for auction. Vancouver businessman George
Patey, who heard about the auction while listening to his car radio,
was the high bidder. He had the wall, six feet high by 10 feet wide,
painstakingly taken apart with each brick numbered, then shipped
them to Canada. They were declared for duty as construction material
at several pennies each.
Patey displayed the reconstructed wall in shopping
malls, museums and galleries. In 1971, he opened a bar in Vancouver
in the style of the Roaring Twenties, and installed the bricks (behind
plexiglass) inside the men's washroom. The bar closed in 1976, and
the bricks were placed in storage. Then Patey began to sell them
brick by brick, keeping one for a keepsake.
The Vancouver Aquarium expanded to three times its
original size and became the largest public aquarium in Canada,
and one of the five largest in North America. Two killer whales,
Skana and Hyak, began performing for visitors under Chief Trainer
Klaus Michaelis, and would do so for 13 years. See this
James Clavell directed a movie (which he also wrote)
titled The Sweet And The Bitter. Wrote Vancouver movie historian
Michael Walsh: Intent on avenging the death of her father
(Dale Ishimoto), a Japanese fishermen interned during the war, a
dutiful daughter (Yoko Tani) comes to Vancouver looking for the
Scots businessman (Torin Thatcher) who stole her father's boats.
More on this
Richmond's Minoru Chapel, the first church on Lulu
Island (1891) was relocated and restored in Minoru Park. It will
later be designated a heritage building. It is now an interdenominational
chapel used mainly for weddings and funerals.
Dr. Gordon Shrum was awarded the Order of Canada.
A federal law was passed that, in effect, allowed
Chinese immigrants to come to Canada under the same rules that applied
to other immigrants.
Fairacres, the Ceperley Mansion at Deer Lake,
became home to the Burnaby Art Gallery. See this
The Smith House, 5030 The Byway in West Vancouver,
designed by Erickson/Massey in 1965, won the Massey Medal for Architecture.
The North Vancouver Youth Band, founded in 1939,
won five first place trophies at the National Band Competition,
an unprecedented achievement.
A chunk of Vancouver on the citys south slope,
overlooking the North Arm of the Fraser River and Richmond's Lulu
Island, is named Sunset by city planners. Fraserview butts up against
it on the east, with the northern limit at 41st Avenue. The name
Sunset was applied after the naming of the Sunset Nurseries, Sunset
Park and Sunset Community Centre at 52nd Avenue.
A gift to Vancouver of Yoshino Cherry trees came
from the Japanese city of Yokohama. They beautify Cambie Street
between West 41st and 49th Avenues.
The Blue Horizon Hotel went up at 1225 Robson Street.
The Marpole Bridge, a low-level rail bridge over
the North Arm of the Fraser River to Lulu Island, built in 1902
was damaged by a barge in 1966. It reopened this year, rebuilt with
full main-line capacity, and a longer, hydraulically operated swing
span. The bridge is used today by the Southern Railway of B.C.
The Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board was disbanded
in 1967 and replaced by regional districts which served a coordination
and planning function for groups of municipalities.
The Greater Vancouver Regional Hospital District
was incorporated. It becomes responsible for hospital planning and
construction in the region.
The Gladstone chapter of AHEPA (Anglo-Hellenic Educational
Progressive Association), in honor of Canada's centenary, donated
a statue of the Discus Thrower to stand in the courtyard of the
Diver George Athans, Sr., who had competed in the
1936 Berlin Olympics and won silver and gold medals at the 1950
Empire Games, was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Kanakla, a large handsome 1912 mansion designed
by architect Samuel McClure on the UBC campus, and built by lawyer
Edward P. Davis, was donated to the university by its 1967 owners,
Dr. Cecil and Mrs. Ida Green. Renamed Cecil Green Park House, it
became the town and gown meeting place for UBC.
UBCs H.R. MacMillan Building (Forestry and
Agriculture) was built this year, and dedicated to forest company
executive H.R. MacMillan who contributed more than $12 million to
the university. It makes efficient use of space for two small faculties,
Forestry and Agriculture, each of which requires a lot of research
space. Both Forestry and Agriculture have their own wings for faculty
and graduate student offices and labs. They share the centre wing
containing classrooms, seminar rooms, a lecture hall and the combined
Forestry/Agriculture branch of the library. The building has facilities
for 550 undergraduates, 120 graduate students and 46 faculty.
UBCs Barn, built in 1917, was originally
used as a classroom for returning World War I soldiers. It later
became the horticulture facility for generations of undergraduate
students in agriculture. After a long battle to save this heritage
building, it was converted this year into a faculty, staff and student
cafeteria. While the building's original cost was just $5,250, the
1967 renovations cost more than $62,000.
John B. MacDonald stepped down as president of UBC
(since 1962), and was succeeded by Walter Gage.
Five teaching assistants were fired by Simon Fraser
Universitys Board of Governors for supporting a student who
had criticized a teacher at Templeton High School. The Board recanted
when a howl for academic freedom erupted.
An eight-hectare site in the northeast corner of
Langara golf course was purchased to provide space for a new campus
to replace the crowded King Edward Centre of Vancouver Community
(City) College. VCC had been established just two years earlier.
Five portable classrooms had been set up on the centre's playing
field and additional offices had been squeezed into its former auditorium.
Ron Meyer of UBCs Department of Geology wrote
his BA thesis on The Evolution of Roads in the Lower Fraser Valley.
The Elks Purple Cross Fund, established by the well-known
service club, provides funds to help children in need under 19 years
old, regardless of the nature of disease or physical disability;
race, religion, creed or color. This year the Elks founded the Deaf
Detection and Development programme, to help identify as early as
possible hearing impairment in children, and to assure the best
possible services in hearing and speech rehabilitation.
Dick MacLean's Greater Vancouver Greeter Guide,
a digest-sized listing of clubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas,
first appeared. It will undergo various metamorphoses over the years,
and eventually become Vancouver magazine.
Amphora, a quarterly published by the Alcuin
Society, first appeared. It published articles on book art, book
collecting, typography, private press publishing and related topics.
CGA Magazine, a monthly published in Vancouver
by the Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada, first
appeared. It covered accounting matters for Canadian professional
accountants and financial executives.
Democratic Commitment, a bi-monthly publication
of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, first appeared.
Education Leader: News and Views on Education,
a semi-monthly publication of the British Columbia School Trustees
Association, first appeared. It provided information about broad
curriculum and policy issues and developments, and the latest trends
in education research.
Playboard: Professional Stage Magazine, a
monthly publication from Arch-Way Publishers Ltd., first appeared.
It reports on the local theatre scene.
WIDHH News, a quarterly publication for members
of the Western Institute for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, first
As part of the Peace River power development, the
Duncan Dam was built on the Columbia River.
Sprinter Harry Jerome won gold in the 100-metre race
at the Pan-American Games. He was inducted into the Canadian Amateur
Athletic Hall of Fame this year.
The formal Century Gardens were installed at Burnabys
Deer Lake Park.
Park and Tilford Distillers commissioned the Park
and Tilford Gardens, at 333 Brooksbank Avenue in North Vancouver,
as a Centennial Year beautification project. This small space has
a native woodland garden, a rose garden, a herb collection, an oriental
style garden and a greenhouse with tropical plants. During the summer
months there is a very good collection of bedding plants. In December
the garden is converted to a winter wonderland with more than 50,000
lights strung throughout the trees, shrubs and plants on its 1.2
hectares. Landscape horticulture students from Capilano College
learn the practical side of their studies in this garden. They also
help with the upkeep of the garden.
Painter and teacher W.P. Weston died, aged about
88. He was an important figure in the Vancouver education and art
scene. In addition to teaching art, he joined the BC Society of
Fine Arts and exhibited regularly. He was the first artist in Western
Canada to be made an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of
Art. Said art writer Ian Thom, Weston more than any other
artist, captured the awesome, lonely nature, the spirit of British
site has many attractive examples of his work.
Vancouver Art Gallery acting director Doris Shadbolt
curated an exhibition titled The Arts of the Raven: 450 Northwest
Indian Masterworks Exhibition. Says art writer Tony Robertson,
It brought the gallery international recognition, and general
attention to the most important art of the region.
Tony Emery became director of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
He will hold the post for seven years.
The George Cunningham Memorial Sun Dial was
created by sculptor Gerhard Class. The bronze and granite memorial,
near the foot of Denman Street at English Bay, was commissioned
by Cunningham Drug Stores. It commemorates the Three Greenhorns
who settled in the West End around 1867, as well as the first drugstore
built in the area in 1911.
A bronze sculpture, Florentine Door and Wall #3,
was created by Frank Perry and installed in the plaza of the Queen
Joan Sutherland appeared in the Vancouver Opera Associations
production of Lucia Di Lammermoor.
George Ryga's powerful play about the abuse of native
women, The Ecstacy of Rita Joe, with Chief Dan George and
Ann Mortifee, electrified Vancouver Playhouse audiences with its
Eric Nicols play In the Rough, originally
produced in 1964 at UBCs Freddie Wood Theatre, had been so
successful the show was revived this year to tour the province as
part of Canada's centennial celebrations.
Austrian-born dancer and choreographer Anna Wyman
moved to Vancouver. She will become immensely influential on the
local dance scene.
Max Wyman, born in 1939 in England, came to Vancouver.
He became a long-serving arts critic for The Vancouver Sun
and The Province, and is an expert on dance. His books include
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet: The First Forty Years; Dance Canada:
An Illustrated History and Evelyn Hart: An Intimate Portrait.
(He is also the fastest two-finger typist I have ever seen. Its
an awesome sight!)
Writes movie historian Michael Walsh, Canadas
first made-for-television feature was Waiting For Caroline,
directed by Ron Kelly. Pioneering the movie-of-the-week format,
this NFB-CBC co-production offered bi-cultural domestic drama with
a story set in both Vancouver and Quebec City.
The Surrey Arts Centre, a very much more modest structure
than it is today, was built at 13750 - 88th Avenue as a Federal
Centennial project at a cost of $225,000. In 1981 it will be rebuilt
by the municipality and the province at a cost of $2.1 million.
Wrote Mark Leiren-Young in The Greater Vancouver
Book: The Canadian Centennial celebration of 1967 was
a milestone year for entertainment in Vancouver as everybody in
the city decided to put on a show. Among the acts that played Vancouver
in 1967 were Marilyn Horne, Don Ho, Petula Clark, Danny Kaye, Maureen
Forrester, Wayne Newton, Victor Borge, the National Ballet of Canada,
the American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the New
York Ballet and the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein.
There were so many international acts visiting Vancouver in 1967
that the Centennial Vancouver Festival was actually criticized for
having a mediocre line-up when they announced shows
including the Mermaid Theatre of London, the Sound of Music starring
Dorothy Collins (a Canadian-born U.S. TV star), classical pianist
Van Cliburn and the Royal Ballet featuring Rudolph Nureyev and Margot
Vancouvers Talonbooks published its first book.
Publisher Karl Siegler says that in the early days of the company
staff members met once or twice a month in people's basements to
read and vote on what work to accept for publication. See this
New York City-born writer Crawford Kilian moved to
Vancouver. He has written much since then! Kilian, a Capilano College
English professor, writes on education (and on writing for the web)
and has produced many science fiction novels. See this
site for biographical details and this
site for details on his s/f stories and novels. Google
has more than 26,000 entries on him!
Writer W.P. Kinsella (William Patrick Kinsella) moved
to Victoria this year. He was born in Edmonton in 1945 (weve
also seen 1935!) and raised on a remote Alberta homestead. He now
lives in White Rock. Hes most well-known as the author of
Shoeless Joe, which became a terrific 1989 movie, Field
of Dreams, but he has many more tales to his credit. See this
Writer SKY Lee (she spells her first name in caps),
born in Port Alberni in 1952, came to Vancouver. Her 1990 novel
Disappearing Moon Cafe, about four generations of the Wong
family in Vancouver who operate the cafe of the title, received
the City of Vancouver book award.
The book Along the Way: An Historical Account
of Pioneering White Rock and Surrounding District in British Columbia
appeared. Author Margaret A. Lang was pleased to see it reprinted
New Westminster-born actor Raymond Burr, already
famous for his Perry Mason TV series, began a new one: Ironside,
as a wheelchair-bound investigator. It will be popular, will last
Edward Gilbert Nahanee, longshoreman and Native Brotherhood
of B.C. organizer, was awarded the Canada Confederation Medal for
his work with native people.
Swimmer and swimming instructor Percy Norman, born
March 14, 1904 in New Westminster, was posthumously inducted into
the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. He was considered Canada's top swimming
and diving coach for many years. Norman coached the 1936 Canadian
Olympic and 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games swim teams,
winning six medals. He was head coach of the Vancouver Amateur Swim
Club at Crystal Pool from 1931 to 1955.
Hockeys Victoria-born Lynn Patrick became general
manager of the St. Louis Blues.
Thomas Reid, who helped form the Fisheries Commission
in 1937, retired as chair.
Pearl Steen, women's activist, whose list of accomplishments
in a variety of organizations would fill a few pages, received Vancouver's
Good Citizen Award. See her entry in our Hall
Shipbuilder Clarence Wallace bought the shipbuilding
operations of Victoria Machinery Depot.
The Vancouver Sun items columnist Jack Wasserman
was fired by the Sun for hosting a show on CJOR radio, but was rehired
18 months later.
1967 Dodge Monaco 500 V8 Convertible
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