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January 3 Hollinger Inc. was incorporated. At its peak Conrad Black’s Hollinger Inc. Would control more than 150 dailies and 350 weeklies in Canada (including the Vancouver Sun and the Province), the United States, Britain, Israel and Australia. More than half of Canada’s daily newspaper circulation ended up in Black’s hands. But then it all started unravelling. Check out this site.

January 6, 1966 Yvonne Firkins, B.C.’s “First Lady of the Theatre,” died in Vancouver in her 70s. She was born in Worcester, England. During WWI she lived in Birmingham where she was introduced to theatre. She came to Vancouver in 1920. Her husband, magistrate Walter H.C. Firkins, was a police court clerk for 31 years. She was a founding member of Vancouver Little Theatre, Vancouver Ballet School and the Vancouver Dance Festival. She was president of the B.C. Drama Association and founder of the B.C. Dance Festival. She directed shows at Theatre Under the Stars. From 1939 to 1945, during WWII, she was production manager of service shows for Pacific Command, and in 1964 she opened the Arts Club Theatre. What a lot of activity she crammed into her years!

January 7 The Right Reverend James Francis Carney became the first Vancouver-born Catholic (born June 28, 1915) to be named a bishop. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop today. On January 8, 1969 he would be appointed Archbishop (installed February 11.) Archbishop Carney died September 16, 1990 at age 75.

February 2 Grouse Mountain Sky Ride began. (First informal use was actually January 29.)

Also February 2 Dr. R.G. Foulkes became the medical director at Royal Columbian Hospital.

February 12 Sedley Campbell Sweeny, nicknamed ‘Bimbo,’ died in West Vancouver, aged 77. He was born October 16, 1888 in Vancouver. He was a celebrated rugby player and rower. In 1915 he married Violet Pooley, who became a famous B.C. golfer. (See her March 19, 1965 obituary on this site.)

February 15 The first ski lifts opened to the public on Whistler Mountain.

February 26 Health Minister Eric Martin opened the 132-bed Richmond General Hospital. The hospital was next to a cow pasture. The first patient would be admitted March 17 and the hospital's first baby was born later that day.

March 17 The 132-bed Richmond General Hospital admitted its first patient, and the hospital's first baby was born later that same day.

March 26 Bob Dylan performed at Vancouver’s Agrodome. This would be his last North American concert for eight years! He would start a world tour on April 13, but on July 29 (after concerts in Sydney and London) would be badly injured in a motorcycle accident when the bike’s brakes locked and he was thrown to the ground. He spent a long time convalescing.

It's a tribute to Dylan's staying power as a superstar that he attracted full houses in an appearance in Vancouver from July 19 to 21, 2005 . . . 39 years after his first show here!

April 2 Teck Corporation (mining development and exploration) was incorporated under that name. In 2001 it will merge with Cominco, and the new firm will be called Teck Cominco.

April 6 On Vancouver’s 80th birthday a "Paint-in" began at the Courthouse Fountain site. Hoardings were built around the space on which the fountain was being installed, and, with encouragement from Mayor Bill Rathie, amateur and professional artists began to paint on them in a wide and wild variety of styles. It became a cultural phenomenon, much covered by the media.

April 19 Former mayor (1949-50) Charles Edwin Thompson died, aged 75. He was born September 17, 1890 in Grey County, Ontario. Writes Donna Jean McKinnon: “Thompson was a teacher, rancher, automotive dealer, and from 1945 to 1948 an alderman. His apparently contradictory combination of progressive and regressive policies make him a hard character to pin down. He felt that improvements to public transit, roadways and sewer lines and efforts to equalize civic taxes should be provided to law-abiding and politically correct citizens. However, civil liberties were impaired during his term through a policy requiring all civic employees to be screened for Communist sympathies.”

May 11 A dark day for baseball’s Vancouver Mounties, who had re-entered the Pacific Coast League in 1965. The Mounties' Santiago Rosario hit catcher Merritt Ranew of the Seattle Rainiers in the head with a baseball bat during an on-field brawl. See this site for more.

May 20 The Queen of Prince Rupert made its first voyage. Built in Victoria it was, at the time, the flagship of the BC Ferries fleet. Their web site says “the launch occurred prematurely, probably due to a boy (accidentally?) pushing the launch button.”

May Abbotsford's Matsqui Institution opened for the custody and treatment of drug addicts. This medium security facility was built to hold 312 inmates. See this site.

May Allard de Ridder, VSO conductor, died in Vancouver, aged about 79. He was born in 1887 in Dordrecht, Holland. He received his music education in Holland and Cologne Conservatory, was a guest conductor in Arnhem, The Hague and Amsterdam, later conductor of Amsterdam's National Opera and Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was the first conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (1930). He put up his $3,000 life savings—a tremendous amount in 1930—to cover the musicians' wages for that first concert. In 1941, he joined the Hart House String Quartet in Toronto, and taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music before founding the Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra in 1944. He retired to Vancouver in 1951.

June 17 BCIT’s first 400 graduates received the two-year National Diploma of Technology.

July 1 The Grouse Mountain Restaurant opened.

June 23 The St. Roch historic site opened adjacent to the Maritime Museum. The tough RCMP schooner, which had gone through Arctic waters twice (making it the only ship to traverse the Arctic in both directions), and which had gone through the Panama Canal (making it the first ship to circumnavigate North America), was put on display and made available to tours.

July 16 West Vancouver’s Elaine Tanner, 15, was named Amateur Swimmer of the Year by the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association. This was one in a string of honors for “Mighty Mouse.” She won four golds and three silvers at the 1966 Commonwealth Games, an individual Games record for women that still stands. At 15 she was the youngest person ever named as Canada's Athlete of the Year. Later, at the Pan-American Games she won two golds and three silvers, then went on to the 1968 Olympics and won two silvers. Tanner retired from competitive swimming at age 18, the best woman swimmer in Canadian history.

August 3 Edmond Maillard, Fraser Mills confessor, died in Ste.-Foy-Les-Lyon, France. “On September 22, 1909,” Constance Brissenden writes, “some 30 families (110 people) left Montreal by special CPR train to work in Fraser Mills in the southwestern part of Coquitlam. Father Maillard, a young Roman Catholic Oblate from France, arrived with them. The group lived in baggage cars for two weeks while homes were built by their new employers. The first service was held in a room above a store. Maillard opened Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Dec. 10, 1910. When it burned down in 1911, he rebuilt it. After he left the community in 1912, the post office adopted the name Maillardville in his honor (1913). In 1937, he returned to France to teach at a Franco-Canadian College in Rhone.”

September 12 A court case began by some Block 42 merchants against the city's expropriation of their properties for development.

October 17 Frederick Laughton Townley, architect and designer, died in Vancouver, aged about 79. He was born in 1887 in Winnipeg. He was the son of Vancouver mayor T.O. Townley (mayor 1901). Frederick attended Point Grey Jr. High School, and apprenticed at 14 as an architect. He graduated from U. of Pennsylvania in 1910, was one of only five architects in Vancouver when he set up practice in 1911. He was a founding member of the Architectural Institute of B.C. Townley designed Vancouver City Hall (“a proud, modern, 1936 streamlined building”) and more than 1,000 other buildings including the Great Northern Railway station, Capitol Theatre, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Stock Exchange Building and the CNIB Building.

October 29 First annual Christopher Columbus banquet, sponsored by the Sons of Italy.

November 25 A riot followed the Grey Cup game in Vancouver.

November The Queensborough Bridge, a $4 million high-level highway bridge built by New Westminster and opened in 1960, was bought by the provincial government. It was built over the North Arm of the Fraser for access to New Westminster’s suburb of Queensborough at the east end of Lulu Island, and to the Annacis Industrial Estate to the south. It has since become a feeder to Route 91 and the 1986 Alex Fraser (Annacis) Bridge. It had been a toll bridge, but the province removed the tolls.

November The Department of Social Planning was established by Vancouver City Council. To quote from the City Archives site: “From the beginning its mandate or purpose was to plan, develop, coordinate and integrate health, education, welfare, recreational, and community renewal programs and to foster self-help and community-betterment programs.” The Archives site details the great variety of programs the department handles: (A personal note: I have a special spot in my heart for the Social Planning Department. Away back in 1974 they arranged a grant from the city that allowed me to compile The Vancouver Book, which I described as an urban almanac. My thanks to Maurice Egan, who led the department back then, and to Ernie Fladell, who actually got the ball rolling on the book. The book appeared in 1976, and was the inspiration for 1997's The Greater Vancouver Book.)

December 12 Mathias Joe Capilano, Squamish chief and carver, died in Vancouver, aged about 81. He was born c. 1885 on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, the son of Chief Joe and Mary Capilano. A prominent leader and internationally famed carver, he was frequently written about in local newspapers. He attended the coronations of both George VI (1937) and Elizabeth II (1953), wearing full tribal regalia. A lifelong campaigner for the rights of first nations people, in 1949 he and his wife Ellen cast the first native ballots in B.C.

December 14 Tom Campbell was elected mayor of Vancouver, served a couple of turbulent terms, and came to be known as “Tom Terrific.”

Also December 14 William George “Uncle Billy” Hassell, children's program announcer, died in Vancouver, aged about 73. He was born in 1893 in Bath, Eng., moved to Vancouver in 1919 after serving as a wireless operator in the Royal Navy. He appeared on CHLS, one of the first radio stations on the coast (it signed on May 23, 1928). Hassell was the first Canadian newscaster to sign off with his own name, and possibly the first to make a singing radio commercial. Known as Uncle Billy on his kid's program, Squareshooters. In 1946 he retired to breed collies in Langley, and became one of the world's top collie breeders. Biography: The Hassells of Early Radio by his son, Alan D. Hassell.

Also December 14 The second Bank of British Columbia—the 1960s version—received its federal charter, exactly one year after the Senate banking committee rejected B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett's proposal to create a B.C.-based bank, with the provincial government as a major shareholder.

Bennett was disenchanted with Canada's eastern-based financial establishment and those feelings were shared by many in B.C.—including Bennett's political opponents. He felt financial institutions headquartered in Toronto and Montreal could not understand the pressing need to finance private development in B.C. (He once tried unsuccessfully to convince one of the big chartered banks to move its head office to Vancouver.) “Vancouver is farther away from the head office of a chartered bank than any other city of comparable size in the whole free world,” Bennett had told the banking committee in July 1964. But the committee was concerned about the influence the B.C. government could have on a new bank if it was the major shareholder so it turned Bennett down. But in March 1966 the committee approved a different, totally private, proposal for a new Bank of British Columbia. The bank would begin full operations in 1968.

December 15 The first Grouse Mountain skyride was opened by B.C.’s Premier W.A.C. Bennett. It carried 50 passengers. (Ten years to the day later, Bennett’s son, Premier Bill Bennett, would open Grouse’s “Superskyride,” which more than doubled the uphill capacity.)

On the same day, the busy Premier Bennett opened Centennial Fountain, built on the Georgia Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery, to commemorate the union of the crown colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver’s Island (sic) in 1866. “In full flow,” writes Elizabeth Godley, “the Centennial Fountain (marble, ceramic and glass tile; 15 feet high), pumps 300,000 gallons of water an hour. Robert H. Savery, a landscape architect with the provincial department of public works, drew up the basic design, and artist Alex Svoboda, of Conn Art Studios in Toronto, devised the sculpture and mosaics.”

The installation of this and several other fountains in Vancouver this year prompted an outburst by alderman Aeneas Bell-Irving. “There is one thing we don't need,” he said, “and that is more fountains, because God has given us a perfectly wonderful supply of rain.” Bell-Irving suggested bonfires would be more appropriate.

December 21 Samuel Joseph Cohen, the founder of Army & Navy stores, died in Vancouver, aged 69. “Sam Cohen was born,” Constance Brissenden writes, “October 12, 1897 in San Francisco, Calif. At 19 he acquired his first stock by buying out a men's clothing store in Kamloops. In 1919 he founded Army & Navy as a surplus store in the 300 block West Hastings, with his father Jacob Solomon Cohen and brothers Joseph and Henry, eventually owning five stores. He shunned the limelight, telling a reporter, ‘If I want any advertising, I'll pay for it.’ A&N was cash only, offering ‘no credit cards, deliveries or fancy store fixtures.’ His motto was ‘Get the goods sold—there's always more to follow.’ He was an avid fisherman, and a generous philanthropist, especially to children's charities.”

Also in 1966

The Medicare bill is passed by Parliament.

The first of what are now five Bentall Buildings went up in downtown Vancouver. Architects for the 22-storey One Bentall Centre were Frank Musson and his partner Terry Cattell.(Musson Cattell Mackey had been formed in 1965.) The construction of Bentall Centre, four towers that went up from 1966 to 1982, would form the biggest superblock development in western Canada.

St Paul’s Hospital opened its intensive-care unit.

The Amalgamated Construction Association (ACA) was founded. The organization’s roots actually extended back to 1929, with the formation of the Building and Construction Industries Exchange of B.C. Its members, says the web site, helped build some of Vancouver's greatest landmarks—structures like the Lions Gate Bridge and the Hotel Vancouver.

“Unofficially,” the web site continues, “the organization traces its roots to the 1800s when it existed as a ‘builders exchange,’ an informal gathering of builders and trades people. Despite a massive decline in construction during the First World War, this group represented industry interests in Greater Vancouver for more than 50 years. In 1966, the Exchange added new members and adopted a new name, becoming the Amalgamated Construction Association of B.C. (ACA). The new organization brought together the Victoria Building Industries Exchange, the Vancouver General Contractors Association, The Heavy Construction Association of B.C. and the Vancouver Construction Association, with the idea of creating a mixed association of trade contractors and suppliers. With more than 650 companies, the ACA united a diverse construction industry in B.C. and became, by far, the largest construction association in B.C. and the voice of construction in the province.”

Today the organization is called the Vancouver Regional Construction Association. President is Keith Sashaw.

Angelo Branca, about 63, who had been a judge on the BC Supreme Court since 1963, was appointed to the province’s highest court, the BC Court of Appeal.

Dr. Vivien Basco began practicing radiation oncology in Vancouver. Her 1991 Order of B.C. citation reads, in part: “Dr. Basco introduced lymphography into British Columbia and was the first to use radiotherapy techniques in the treatment of Hodgkin's Disease; she was instrumental in launching the first national clinical study of that disease.”

The undersea company Can-Dive was founded by Phil Nuytten (pronounced ‘newton’). Nuytten started diving when he was only 12, designing his own scuba equipment. At 15 he opened a scuba diving store on Fourth Avenue in Vancouver—the first in Western Canada—and was making good money as a freelance diver even before he finished high school. He flew up and down the coast on lucrative diving work and earned his first million by age 31. He founded Can-Dive Marine Services to supply divers to Shell Oil, then searching for oil off the west coast of Vancouver Island. He then got contracts with oil companies exploring in the Beaufort Sea and off the East Coast. His best-known product will be the Newtsuit, which allows divers to work at 300-metre depths without having to undergo decompression after resurfacing.

The Clifford J. Rogers, the world's first purpose-built container ship, was sold by the White Pass and Yukon Railway Co. Since 1955 (when she was built in Montreal) she had served between Vancouver and Skagway, carrying 168 8x8x7-foot metal containers. In 1967, with a different name, she sank suddenly with some loss of crew near Bermuda.

Construction began on the mammoth, fully-automated $20.4 million Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator in North Vancouver. It would open in 1968. The five-million-bushel terminal in North Vancouver was the most expensive single capital project handled by the Wheat Pool up to that time.

The Marpole Bridge, originally (1902) a CPR crossing carrying the Vancouver and Lulu Island Railway over the North Arm of the Fraser River, was heavily damaged by a barge. The bridge, now leased by the Southern Railway of B.C., would be rebuilt with full main-line capacity, and a longer, hydraulically operated swing span, and go back into operation in 1967.

The House of Commons approved the incorporation of the Bank of British Columbia.

Paddy Sherman’s biography of Premier W.A.C. Bennett, titled Bennett, was published.

Author James Clavell, who had moved to West Vancouver in 1963, had an international best seller in Tai-Pan.

Author Christie Harris had a hugely popular title in Raven’s Cry, which relates the history, some of it mythological, of the Haida from 1775.

Frederick Hubert Soward, historian, retired from teaching at UBC. He had been teaching there since 1922, at the age of 23. He was called the university’s “boy wonder.” Soward headed UBC’s history department from 1953 to 1963 and was dean of graduate studies from 1961 to 1965.

The CBC produced The Bill Kenny Show, produced by Elie Savoie. Kenny was an original member of the famous singing group of the 1940s and ’50s, The Inkspots. Regulars on this light entertainment/music series headlined by Kenny were The Accents, Fraser MacPherson, Marty Gillan, Judy Ginn and Fran Gregory.

North Vancouver Recreation Centre opened at 23rd and Lonsdale, jointly funded by the City and District as a Centennial Project.

Betty and Rolly Fox moved to Port Coquitlam from Winnipeg. Among their children: eight-year old Terry.

The Guildford shopping centre opened in north Surrey.

Leon Ladner, lawyer, 82, retired from the UBC Board of Governors. He had served as a UBC senator from 1955 to 1961, as a governor from 1957.

John M. Buchanan, president of B.C. Packers president, was elected chancellor of UBC. He would retire from that post in May, 1979.

BCIT began evening programs in its Extension Division.

Director/producer John Juliani, who, according to the Province “pioneered experimental theatre in Vancouver during his days as theatre head at Simon Fraser University,” began Savage God, an experimental theatre company. The productions were so notorious one local critic accused Juliani of corrupting innocent youth. There is a fine and admiring outline of Juliani and his career at this site.

The Metropolitan Co-op Theatre Society, which had since 1963 been hosting a variety of community theatre groups, began producing its own work. They've been one of Vancouver's most prominent community theatre companies ever since, producing an average of 10 shows per season. Their headquarters is the 366-seat Metro Theatre Centre at 1370 SW Marine Drive.

Michael Yates, poet and publisher, joined UBC's Creative Writing faculty. He would be there until 1971.

Marilyn Horne returned to Vancouver to star in the VOA’s production of Il Trovatore.

The Chapel of the Epiphany was dedicated at Anglican Theological College on the UBC campus.

The B.C. Muslim Association was established in Richmond.

The City of Vancouver bought the Gustav Roedde House and made it the centrepiece in what came to be called Barclay Heritage Square, bounded by Barclay, Nicola, Haro and Broughton Streets in the West End, and which features nine historic houses built between 1890 and 1908. Roedde House at 1415 Barclay was built in 1893 for Vancouver's first bookbinder, Gustav Roedde. It's operated by the Roedde House Preservation Society, a non-profit volunteer group, and has been handsomely restored. There are guided tours and afternoon tea.

The 718-seat Centennial Theatre Centre opened at 2300 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver. One of many theatres built across Canada as part of the country's centennial celebrations, the Centennial is home to the North Shore Light Opera, the North Shore Chorus and the Greater Vancouver Operatic Society.

Sculptor George Norris created a striking piece called Spirit of Communication for the lobby of the Pacific Press building. “Norris,” writes Elizabeth Godley, “used old newspapers from Vancouver's history, as well as foreign-language papers, to form a decorative collage in the form of typographical plates. These collages were then photo-engraved in copper.”

Gerhard Class created a BC granite monument to the Old Hastings Mill at the north foot of Dunlevy Street, site of the original mill. The Vancouver Historical Society commissioned the monument for $1,500 as a centennial project. (The store at the mill, spared in the Great Fire of 1886, was moved in 1930 to Pioneer Park at the foot of Alma Street.)

Carver Tony Hunt created the Kwakiutl Bear Pole at Horseshoe Bay.

The Hanseatic, which had suffered fire damage, was scrapped. This ship was important in Vancouver history because she began her active life in 1930 as the Empress of Japan, the CPR's finest trans-Pacific liner. She was requisitioned as a troop ship in 1939 and became the Empress of Scotland. After the war she returned to CPR service in the North Atlantic, then was sold in 1958 and renamed Hanseatic.

A Canadian-born Seattle businessman, Stan McDonald, who had developed a taste for cruising with a charter ship serving the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, chartered two larger Italian ships in 1966 and set about building his company Princess Cruises: Alaska in the summer, Mexico in the winter.

Harry Winston Jerome, sprinter, born September 30, 1940 in Prince Albert, Sask., was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Jerome was the first to simultaneously hold world records for the 100-metre and 100-yard events. He had won a bronze medal at the 1964 Olympics and gold at the 1966 Commonwealth Games.

Mass-market skiing began at Whistler with the opening of the first ski lift (today's "Creekside"), south of the Village. The gondola up the mountain's north slope and the development of adjacent Blackcomb would ensured the resort's enormous growth.

Robert “Bob” Johnston, 1868-1951, known as the “grand old man of rowing,” was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame (1966). New Brunswick-born, he moved to West Vancouver in 1888 and started rowing in 1889. Rowing was at the height of its popularity and he competed before thousands. In Johnston's final race, he won the $1,000 purse by beating former world champion John Hackett by 4.5 lengths. He coached the Vancouver Rowing Club which won a bronze medal in the 1932 Olympic double sculls event. “A keen, cigar-chewing coach of champions.” The Vancouver Rowing Club has more detail on its terrific web site, and a nice chronology of the Club’s history.

Frank Alexis Patrick, 1885-1960, hockey player and builder, was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. With his brother Lester, he brought professional hockey to the West Coast. The brothers built the first two artificial ice rinks in Canada. See more on this site at his June 29, 1960 obituary.

Lester (Curtis Lester) Patrick, 1883-1960, hockey player and builder, was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. With his brother Frank, he brought professional hockey to the West Coast, constructed indoor ice rinks and developed NHL rules, including unrestricted passing in the central zone, the blue line, and the penalty shot. Lester Patrick conceived the play-off series and continued to influence NHL hockey as manager of the New York Rangers (1926-39) and as coach in 1946. See more on this site at his June 1, 1960 obituary.

William John “Torchy” Peden, cyclist, was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. A “flame-haired youth who led the pack like a torch,” he was famed during the Depression as “a six-day immortal” bicycle racer, winning Vancouver's first such event in 1931. With brother James Douglas Peden, Torchy won races across North America, setting a world record of 38 victories that lasted 28 years.

Scotland-born David Lambie “Davey” Black, golfer, was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. He moved to Quebec in the early 1900s, moved west to become the golf pro at Shaughnessy Golf Club from 1920 to 1945. He won four national titles, the first in 1913; in 1928, he won the first B.C. Open. In 1929, with Duncan Sutherland, he beat Walter Hagen and Horton Smith at the Point Grey Golf Club; in 1935, again with Sutherland, he bested the great Bobbie Jones, who was partnered with Davie's son, B.C. amateur champion Kenny Black. See more at this site.

Department store founder Charles A. Woodward (1852-1937) was named to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

Playboard first appeared. Started by Vienna-born theatre enthusiast Harold Schiel and his wife Irene, it began life as a program guide for the Vancouver Little Theatre. Over the years Playboard became part of the theatre- and opera-going experience for Vancouverites, with a mix of movie industry news, theatrical trivia and guides to current productions. It is now published by Alan Slater in Richmond.

Crux: a Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought and Opinion, a quarterly published at Regent College on the UBC campus, first appeared.

Link, a weekly student newspaper published by the Student Association at BCIT, first appeared.

Metropolitan Pensioner, a monthly publication of the Metropolitan Pensioners Welfare Association in Vancouver, first appeared.

Ski Trails, published eight times a year by Raipub Enterprises Ltd. of Vancouver, first appeared.

West Coast Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Criticism, published three times a year out of SFU by the West Coast Review Publishing Society, first appeared. It contained contemporary poetry, fiction, essays and reviews of modern literature. International in scope, its emphasis was on Canadian writing.

The University Players' Club was disbanded after the launch of UBC's theatre department.

The Lions Bay Water Improvement District was created, an umbrella agency that not only collected and distributed the water from the mountainside but also dealt with garbage, recreational facilities and fire protection.

1966 Ford Mustang
1966 Ford Mustang
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The Most Rev. James Carney (Vancouver Traditional Mass Society)
The Most Rev. James Carney
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The Queen of Prince Rupert
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Queensborough Bridge (Photo: Jim McGraw)
Queensborough Bridge
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Keith Sashaw, President, Vancouver Regional Construction Assn. (Photo: VRCA)
Keith Sashaw, President,
Vancouver Regional Construction Assn.

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Dr. Phil Nuytten in the Newtsuit (photo: Nuytco)
Dr. Phil Nuytten in the Newtsuit
[Photo: Nuytco]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Johnston, rowing champion (Photo: BC Sports Hall of Fame)
Bob Johnston (upper right), rowing champion

(Photo: BC Sports Hall of Fame)