Diamond Jubilee Parade (Vancouver's 60th birthday) on July 1st (1946) Public

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One of a series of amateur motion picture films by Mathew Ko. Parade and crowds, downtown Vancouver, BC: motorcycle groups, marching bands, cars, RCMP, horse and carriage, military weaponry and personnel, people on bicycles, flower floats, local businesses in background and Hotel Vancouver in distance [Georgia St]. Signs read “1899 Veterans of Boer War 1902: No 1 Legion African Campaigners,” “Vancouver Pioneers,” “Native Sons of British Columbia: Post No2 Honors: the Annual Award,” “twin 4’ anti-aircraft gun: used in Canadian warships,” “NO.XI. district depot,” “here comes the Fighting Dukes,” “Irish Fusiliers,” “Seaforth Highlanders,” “RCAF battle honors.” Floats say: “Vancouver’s Diamond Jubilee,” “Greetings from Victoria,” “City of New Westminster,” “Nanaimo,” “Burnaby,” “City of Port Moody,” “congratulations Vancouver, side by side we prosper,” “B.C Telephone Co,” “Steveston Canaries,” “Fraser Farms,” “made by B.C. Welders,” “Johnston National Storage,” “Caterpillar Diesel Engines,” “John Deer Tractors and Implements,” "Lumber Carrier Service,” “Chinese Flying Club hero club,” “Howe Sound Ferries Ltd,” “Crystal Dairy Ltd,” “Canadian Jewelers Association, for gifts that last consult your jeweler,” “this modern earth mover,” “Valley Riding Academy,” “Baker Catering,” “Pro-Rec Centres,” First nations group with drummers and dancers on flatbed truck, “The University of British Columbia: Canada’s second largest: back to shacks - on to the future,” “Cavalier Boys’ Club,” “Western Sports Centre: building athletic Canadians,” “future citizens of Vancouver,” “1st A.R.P mobile unit in Canada built by Steveston volunteers,” “grape festival in Hungary,” “Sons of Norway,” “Ukrainian Canadian Assoc,” “Sons of Scotland,” “always there when help is needed,” “Deep Cove,” “Steveston Community Association,” “peace international goodwill,” “RAOB,” “greetings from the federation of Russian Canadians.” Crowd disperses, people on rooves, two men pose on Motor Princess Ferry. These clips were initially intended for home, personal use. Silent film.


In Collection:
Creator Subject Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 00:11:26
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 49.24966, -123.11934
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
Additional physical characteristics
  • Kodak 16mm
Physical repository Collection
  • Mathew Ko Colour Films, Victoria's Chinatown and Region
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 2013-033.1.05
Fonds title
  • Mathew Ko fonds
Fonds identifier
  • AR480
Date digitized
  • February 20, 2014
Technical note
  • Metadata by Lauren Chancellor
  • Double-perf color reversal. B-wind. Mixed Ansco and Kodachrome stocks. 1946 Kodak date code. Ansco section is very faded. Somewhat shrunken. Digitized at 18 FPS. Digitized by The Media Preserve
  • NTSC 525
  • mp4
  • additional metadata by MT
  • Contact UVic Special Collection and University Archives for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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