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Ann Hansen fonds
CA UVICARCH AR453 · Fonds · 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann
CA UVICARCH AR430 · Item · 2009

Item consists of sound recordings of Debby Yaffe discussing her childhood, schooling and family life in California, including gendered family roles, expectations of femininity in the 1950s, university, marriage and life in Europe, her feminist consciousness raising experience in London, teaching high school in London, the differences between English and American societies, sex discrimination, radical feminist activities, restructuring of sexual relationships, life in Canada and involvement in the Women’s movement in Victoria, Status of Women Action group, Everywomens Books, disordered eating as feminist issue, work as a fitness instructor, abortion rights, impact on feminist awareness of the December 6, 1989 killings at École Polytechnique in Montréal, radical feminism, women’s lives in Canada and England, life as a lesbian, resisting dominant domestic relationship constructs, teaching Women’s Studies, feminist theory, and the Victoria Women’s Movement Archives.

The Debby Yaffe interview was conducted by Joy Fisher as a research project in the course History 358A, “Women in Canada,” taught by Dr. Lynne Marks, which covered histories of women in Canada from the era of New France to the present. Fisher’s resulting essay is entitled “Riding the Wave/ Watching the Wave: A Second Wave Feminist Talks about Gender Ideologies and her Life.”

Yaffe, Debby
Ted Harrison fonds
CA UVICARCH AR460 · Fonds · 1947 - 2008

The fonds reflects the development of Harrison's career as a painter following 28 years as a teacher, and consists of the following series: Harrison Family and Personal; Accounting; Teaching; Art Works; Production; Harrison Appearances; Publishing; Projects; Galleries; Photography; and Miscellaneous Objects.

Harrison, Ted
File · 1967 - 2008
Part of Ted Harrison fonds

File consists of various accounting materials, including financial matters dealing with the government, accountants and other agencies not covered in other files. Relationships with galleries and publishers are found within their own files.

File contains the following folders:
• Accounting 1, years 1967-1986
• Accounting 2, years 1987-1989
• Accounting 3, years 1990-1992
• Accounting 4, years 1993-1994
• Accounting 5, years 1995-1999, 2008

Series · 1972 - 2008
Part of Limners fonds

This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Victoria Limners Society from 1972 to 2008, excluding the years 1982-1983 which appear to be missing. The records relate to group exhibitions; memberships; the video about the Limners produced by Agustin Luviano-Cordero; and the book about the Limners entitled A Passion for Art: The Art and Dynamics of the Limners written by Patricia Bovey. There are also a number of meeting minutes on the same subjects interspersed in this series.

The exhibition correspondence relates to the arrangement, promotion and carrying out of various Limner shows, including the Limners’ 25th anniversary exhibition in 1996. It contains correspondence with various art galleries, financial records, shipping lists, invitations, and some marketing materials (e.g. information on individual Limner artists, press releases and some press clippings). There are also nine photographs from the Limner exhibition that travelled on the Atlantic Provinces Art Circuit in 1975 from Confederation Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI, to Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick Museum, Memorial University Art Gallery, and the University of New Brunswick Art Centre.

The membership correspondence relates to the arrangement of society meetings, briefings on members’ activities, incoming and outgoing members, including one color photograph and curriculum vitae of Jack Wilkinson upon his acceptance into the Limners.

Correspondence also relates to a video about the Limners which was produced by Agustin Luviano-Cordero. In particular, the letters relate to the production, marketing and airing of this video, and includes a post production contract and copyright agreements signed by individual Limner members.

Correspondents include individual Limner members, especially Sylvia Skelton, who acted as secretary for the Limners for several years, as well as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Winchester Gallery in Victoria, Agustin Luviano-Cordero, Patricia Bovey, Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown, PEI) and several others.

Item is the continuation of the 2008 Ahrens interview with Rick Searle. Ahrens discusses land acquisition for parks, including compromising on park boundaries, land exchanges and acquisitions with resource entitlements; examples include Sooke Mountain Park and Strathcona Park. He speaks about the challenges of different resource interests in Parks and Forests from the 1940s.

Ahrens talks about the evolution of the Park Act and policies on facilities management and public ownership. He discusses developing a model for BC Parks that was different from that of Parks Canada, especially in terms of commercial activities. Ahrens expounds on economic considerations in parks, including development of park facilities, compromises with resource interests and minimizing losses. He speaks different designations within parks like wilderness, nature conservancy, recreation areas, etc. to reflect different resource uses.

Ahrens speaks about the British Columbia Natural Resources conference which began in 1947; D.B. Turner as Director of Conservation; interagency discussions on resource uses; and creation of separate BC Parks system. He touches on contact with Roderick Haig-Brown, then moves on to discuss the creation of the nature conservancy designation to manage resource interests. Ahrens mentions involving boards in land use issues, then speaks about interpretation and youth crew programs, including their benefits and their demise.

Camera shots show Bob Ahrens with trees and yard in background. Sometimes see interviewers.

Society filings
Series · 1972 - 2008
Part of Limners fonds

This series consists of records related to the Victoria Limners Society’s status as a non-profit society under the the Societies Act of British Columbia dating from 1972 to 2008. It includes a receipt book for membership dues, annual reports with financial information attached which were submitted yearly to the government of British Columbia, the certificate of incorporation and the Victoria Limners Society’s constitution. Also, miscellaneous minutes and financial records can be found in this series.

Item is the continuation of the 2008 Ahrens interview with Rick Searle. Ahrens continues to discuss BC Parks’ interpretation program, including internal critics, and tells an anecdote about being “too practical” at Rathtrevor Beach and successes at Kokanee Creek Park. He addresses internal dynamics within the organization, but describes an overall esprit de corps, saying there no one father of the provincial park system; rather, he speaks of numerous groundbreakers, such as Don McMurtry.

Ahrens reminisces about beautiful natural places in BC, including seeing Strathcona Park and the Nahatlatch for the first time, plus west coast beaches. He speaks about national park interests in Cape Scott and Pacific Rim, then discusses the Alpine Club of Canada’s involvement in parks such as the Rocky Mountains. Ahrens talks about the “classic” parks like Mount Robson, Assiniboine and Garibaldi and speaks of necessary regulations, like the limitations at Bowron Lake and West Coast Trail. He then addresses consultation with First Nations in parks past, present and future.

Ahrens and his interviewers talk about sound recordings and graphic images for Elders Council for Parks of BC projects. Ahrens ends the interview by speaking about his shifting interest from BC Parks; now, he focuses on the larger world and sees problems of parks as a microcosm of bigger in the world.

Camera shots show Bob Ahrens with trees and yard in background and some shots of plants. Several shots of interviewers.

Letters of thanks
File · 1976 - 2008
Part of Ted Harrison fonds

File consists of includes letters of thanks for gifts or services from Ted, and in some cases TH’s replies and letters of thanks.

File consists of the following items:
• 25 August 1976 – J. C. Smith, commissioner of the Yukon, presented a painting by the Minister on behalf of the Canadian Government
• Erik [Neilson] sends thanks for help with his election campaign
• 10 May 1977 – Yukon teachers’ Association thanks for inscribing books
• 25 July 1982 – Chris Head thanks for picture presented to him
• 20 September 1982 – Jean Casselman Wadds, Canadian High Commissioner in London thanks for the book, The Last Horizon
• 24 June 1983 – the Hon. Edward Adeane for the Prince and Princess of Wales thanks for the two books the Last Horizon and A Northern Alphabet, presented while on tour in Canada
• 5 August 1983 – Margaret Lawrence from Frobisher Bay – thanks for the Morningside Interview with Peter Gzowski
• 4 March 1984 – Yukon Department of Renewable Resources thanks Nicky Harrison for judging entries in Be Bear Aware contest.
• 6 September 1985 – Marcel Masse, federal Minister of Communications, thanks for the print given while on tour of Yukon
• 7 January 1986 – Sharon Molyneu, thanks for The Last Horizon
• 8 February 1986 – The Honourable Stephen Borins, Toronto: the picture is splendid
• 30 April 1986 – Suzanne Blais-Grenier, member for Rosemont, Montreal: thanks for the prints
• 29 July 1986 – W. Helen Hunley, Lt. Governor of Alberta: thanks for the book
• 2 February 1988 – Rusty Erlam: thanks for the painting
• 2 June 1989 – L’Honorable Juge Claude R. Vallerand: a photo of his petit-point tapestry
• 8 June 1989 – Guy Lavigneur, Federal Business Development Bank, Montreal: thanks for The Blue Raven book
• 10 October 1989 – Jean C. McCloskey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of External Affairs (Asia and Pacific Branch): thanks for hospitality to members of the board of the Asia Pacific Foundation
• 23 April 1990 – Dianne D. Villeseche, Society of Yukon Artists of Native Ancestry: thanks for donating a painting for scholarship auction
• 2 February 1991 – Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles: thanks for Cremation of Sam McGee and Shooting of Dan McGrew
• 10 June 1992 – Tony Penikett, Premier of the Yukon: thanks for Kids Can Press catalogue
• 30 June 1992 – Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Governor General: thanks for book O Canada
• 13 August 1992 – Bob Rae, premier of Ontario: thanks for ‘O Canada’
• 11 September 1992 – Bernard Ledun, Consul General of France in Vancouver: thanks for the book
• 10 May 1993 – TH writes to Y. T. A. (teachers’ association?) to thank them for support for “our collection exhibition and also for the lecture evening”
• 7 August 1996 – Garde Gardom, Lieutenant Governor of B. C.: thanks for “Vancouver”
• 20 December 1996 – Cheryl Cyr, Malahat Group: we treasure your painting of our work place
• 15 February 2008 – Kathryn Rockwell: have loved the print Wild Geese for many years

Limners fonds
CA UVICARCH AR440 · Fonds · 1972 - 2008

This fonds documents the activities of the Victoria Limners Society from 1972-2008 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records and society filings. It also contains records related to various group exhibits, including the Limners’ 25th anniversary exhibition in 1996, as well as records related to a book and video produced about the group. A small number of newspaper clippings, exhibition pamphlets, various editions of a booklet on the Limners Society artists and black and white photographs showing Limner members at exhibitions and meetings can be found in this fonds. This fonds has been arranged into into six series: 1) letters; 2) minutes; 3) financial records; 4) society filings; 5) 25th anniversary exhibition; and 6) publications and graphic materials.

Limners (Group of artists)
Series · 1972 - 2008
Part of Limners fonds

This series consists of minutes from meetings held by the Victoria Limners Society from 1972 to 2008, excluding any minutes from 1983, 1986 and 1992 which are missing. These records document the activities around group exhibitions, including the Limners’ 25th anniversary exhibition, the production, marketing and airing of Agustin Luviana-Cordero’s video on the Limners; and Patricia Bovey’s book on the Limners A Passion for Art: The Art and Dynamics of the Limners,

Additional subject matter includes treasurer’s reports and possible sources of government funding, memberships, various Limners’ individual activities and the Limners’ tree and stone plaque planted in Oak Bay Park in 2001 (as seen in a colour printout of the Limners with the tree and plaque).

Financial records
Series · 1972 - 2008
Part of Limners fonds

This series consists of records related to the Victoria Limners Society’s financial accounts and date from 1972 to 2008. It includes a ledger entitled “Journal of the Victoria Limners Society” kept by society secretaries Niki Pavelic (1972-?), Sylvia Sketon (1980-?) and Jan Grove (1986-), as well as bank statements from the Society’s account.

CA UVICARCH AR447 · Collection · 2000 - 2008

Collection consists of video history interviews with park pioneers, as well as some events, created by EKOS Communications in partnership with the Elders Council for Parks of British Columbia commemorate the 100th anniversary of BC Parks in 2011.

The Elders Council is an independent society, whose members are retired parks system employees and conservation advocates who have dedicated a significant portion of their lives to parks and protected areas in BC. These interviews served as source material for the documentary BC Parks: Celebrating 100 Years of Recreation and Protection.

EKOS Communications first launched in 2005 as with the goal of creating Canada's first independent new media channel. ekostv was re-envisioned in 2007 as EKOS Communications, Inc. which providing environmental education and communication services. Clients included Parks Canada, BC Parks, Natural Resources Canada, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Metro Vancouver, and Union of BC Municipalities. EKOS Communications’ services included project management, video production, audio production, web design and development, community animation, group process and facilitation, research and writing, communications strategy, communications consultation, environmental education, curriculum design, development and evaluation.

In December 2010, EKOS Communications Inc. dissolved and was re-formed as EKOS Communications under the sole proprietorship of creator, president and executive producer Rick Searle. As of April 2011, other chief officers of EKOS Communications included Creative Director/Writer Starr Munro, Editor/Shooter Richard Fulop, and Webmaster Prarie Blake. EKOS Communications’ stated mission is “to assist with the rapid advancement of ecological literacy and sustainability through environmental education and communication;” “Combining video, audio, animation, and print with new media innovations, EKOS Communications connects people more deeply with each other to work together for the betterment of the planet.”

Standard questions were used in most of the interviews and included dates of employment/association with BC Parks, parks worked in, greatest challenges, accomplishments and regrets, lessons learned, hopes for provincial park system today and mentors.

Interviewers included Rick Searle. Interviewees: Bob Ahrens, Victor Bopp, Bert Brink, Luc Campeau, Ric Careless, Jim Delikatny, Yorke Edwards, Ken Farquharson, Milt Goddard, Don Gough, Herb Green, Gordon MacDonald, Ed Mankelow, Ian McTaggart-Cowan, Tom Moore, Denis O’Gorman, David Stirling, Bob Williams and John Woodworth.

Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia

Bob Ahrens interviewed by Rick Searle and Derek Thompson in 2008. Ahrens speaks about choosing a career in BC Parks [1949-1979], his early work in the forestry industry and education. Ahrens discusses the historical beginnings of BC Parks in reports and legislation, as well as visionaries like E.C. Manning, early parks and employees like C.P. Lyons and Mickey True. In talking about BC Parks history, he mentions balancing park, forestry and recreation interests. Ahrens also discusses different theories of park management (i.e. replanting versus laissez-faire/nature taking its course).

Ahrens speaks of major figures in early BC Parks, like Donald McMurtry (intellectual), Cy Oldham (motivator) and Chester Lyons (park promoter/interpreter). He talks about his work in selection and reconnaissance work and names his work with Oldham on the Buttle Lake reservoir as a career highlight. He also tells an anecdote about Oldham hiring early park employees.

He touches on lodge development in public parks, then talks about reconnaissance choices based on recommendations from forest rangers, land inspectors, public and parks’ own investigations. Ahrens speaks about early park system initiatives for roadside parks and difficulties establishing bigger parks, then tells anecdotes of early acquisitions at Davis Lake, Shuswap Lake, Okanagan Lake Park, Kokanee Creek and Buttle Lake.

Series · 1967 - 2008
Part of Ted Harrison fonds

Series consists of material related to accounting matters and consists of the following files: Accounting; and Ledgers.
This series is not to be considered a complete representation of Harrison’s accounts. Documents relating to accounts (excluding galleries and publishing) are found within their own files.

Personal appearances
File · 1976 - 2008
Part of Ted Harrison fonds

File consists of three folders of correspondence (1976-1987, 1987-1991, 1991-2008) regarding personal appearances by Harrison: as guest speaker, guest of honour, writing, giving readings, demonstrating painting, doing radio and television interviews, etc.

File consists of the following items:
• 17 May 1976 – Yukon riverboat trip with Governor General Leger
• 25 May 1979 – F. H. Collins Secondary School graduation – guest speaker, Whitehorse
• 6 November 1980 – dinner at Parliamentary restaurant, Ottawa
• 6 June 1980 – reception for Imperial Oil centenary, Whitehorse
• 8 May 1981 – F. H. Collins secondary, graduation guest speaker, Whitehorse
• 15 September 1983 – Hong Kong, Asian Art Fair
• 25 September - 17 October 1983 – Tokyo
• 28 April- 5 May 1984 – Peace River Associated Libraries Book Week Festival, five public readings, Dawson Creek
• 28 April 1984 – St. Albert Public Library, discussion on art, informal meeting and autograph session , St. Albert, AB
o Libraries Book Week funded by Canada Council
• March 1984 – Forest Green School, visit to grade 5/6 class, Stony Plain, AB
• 17-24 November 1984 – Children’s Book Festival, readings, tour of southern Ontario
• 21 June 1984 – National Parks Centennial Citizens Committee, Toronto
• 22 June 1984 – Fieldtrip Canada, presentation, Whitehorse
• 17 September 1984 – Jasper School District, classroom visits, Jasper, AB
• 22 November 1984 – Peterborough Public Library, reading and talk, Peterborough, ON
• November 1984 – Brant Avenue Public School, school visit, Guelph, ON
• 15 January-3 February 1985 – Prairie Gallery, Whitehorse Public Library Gallery, exhibition and appearance for eight school groups, Whitehorse
• 1985 – Newfoundland Historic Parks Association
• 24-26 November 1985 – National Parks Centenary, Toronto
• 25 November 1985 – Heritage ’85, dinner for TH and corporate sponsors, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
• 8 April 1986 – reading at Public Library in Thompson MB
• 9 April 1986 – reading for grade 5/6 students, Leaf Rapids MB
• 10 April 1986 - reading to public and grade 4+ students, Gillam MB
• 11 April 1986 – Reading at school for students and public, Churchill, MB
• 12 April 1986 – reading for children at public Library, Thompson MB
• 14 April 1986 – reading to grade 5/6 students, The Pas MB
• 15 April 1986 – reading at public library to students and public, Flin Flon, MB
• 16 April 1986 – Reading at Growing Minds Bookstore for children 8-12, reading at River Heights Library for grade 5+ students, Winnipeg, MB
• 29 June-5 July 1986 – painting trip, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Back River
• 26 November 1986 – Children’s Book Festival “After Math” Party, Toronto
• 27July-4 August 1987 – painting demonstration, Bathurst Inlet Lodge, Yellowknife, NWT
• 87 – Arts Synergy 1987
• February 1988 – North Central Teacher’ Convention Association, painting demonstration, Alberta
• 5 April 1988 – Radio interviews, television interviews, and phone interview, Edmonton
• 1988 – Beaver College Exhibition, Glenside, PA
• 4 April 1989 – Reception for parents and children at Sandpiper Books, Calgary
• 5 April 1989 – Event for parents and children at Village Books, Edmonton
• 6-7 April 1989 – Events and media at Yellowknife Bookstore, Yellowknife
• 9 April 1989 – Event at The Children’s Bookstore, Toronto
• 13 April 1989 – Reception at Hollander-York Gallery, Toronto
• 4 June 1989 – Yukon Department of Education reception in celebration of the passage of Bill 29, presentation of print, Whitehorse
• 28 June – 1 July 1990
• 24 November 1990 – The Northern Storytelling Festival’s circumpolar dinner
• 13 February 1991 – Canadian Society of Children’ Authors, Illustrators and Performers general meeting
• 4 May 1991 – Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival, reading for the Nanaimo Children’s Literature Round Table, Nanaimo
• 31 May 1991 – Ted Harrison Exhibition at Tumbler Ridge Community Center, Tumbler Ridge
• 31 May 1991 – Visit at Tumbler Ridge Elementary, Tumbler Ridge
• 1 June 1991 – Two adult workshops at Northern Lights College, Tumbler Ridge
• 3 June 1991 – visits at Tumbler Ridge Secondary, Claude Galibois Elementary, Tumbler Ridge
• 29 Jul-5 August 1991, Rotary Friendship Exchange to Madagan USSR via Anchorage, AK
• 23 August 1991 – The National Milton Acorn Festival Inc., reading, Charlottetown, PEI
• 1 October 1991 – Canada Council payment for public readings: Western Kings Arts Council, Lafurgey Cultural Center, The Studio Gallery, West Prince Arts Council, Eastern Kings Arts Council
• 11 December 1991 – Garrett Wasny, Western Economic Diversification Canada writes in thanks for recent consideration at Western Canada Investment Seminar, NY
• 3 April 1992 – Interchange on Canadian Studies/Canadian high school students, invitation to keynote sessions to thank sponsors, Whitehorse.
• June 1992 – Dawson City Museum and Historical Society, lecture series, Dawson City, YK
• 28 June-9 July 1992 – ‘O Canada’ book launch, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary
• 1 September 1992 – Visit, Munich, Nitra. Rolf Hougen writes Ambassador Allen McLean (Canadian Embassy) suggesting a meeting
• 2-4 October 1992 – National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee
• 14 October 1992 – UNICEF Alberta’s international gala, proposed exhibition, Calgary
• 16-17 October 1992 – Kaleidoscope 5, guest speaker, autograph session, social function, Calgary
• 10-30 November 1992 – Travel from Whitehorse to Vancouver, Calgary, Hong Kong with Nicky
• 6-8 August 1993 – International Whole Language Umbrella Conference, Winnipeg, MB
• January 1994 – Readings and Q-and-A at Newton and Cloverdale Brances of the Surrey Public Library
• 17-19 February 1994 – Crossroads ’94, Malaspina College Education Department, presentation on teaching and other experiences in the Yukon Territory and NWT
• 14 May 1994 – One hour program at the Central branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria, BC
• 24 May 1994 – Annual Spring Congregation at the University of British Columbia, attended as guest of David McLean, Vancouver
• 24 July 1994 – Moss Street Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria
• 20-24 January 1997 – invitation to present to grade 6-8 students at Bayside Middle School, Brentwood Bay
• February 1997 – Reading of Robert Service books at Canadian Authors Meeting
• 24 May 1997 – Invitation to present a workshop at Young Writers’ Conference at Oriole Park Elementary School, Red Deer, AB
• 19 July 1997 – Moss Street Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
• 25 April 2002 – Keynote Speaker at West Point Grey Independent School, “Importance of Art in our community,” Vancouver

Item consists of Rick Searle interview with Rick Careless, and Rick Searle and Derek Thompson interview with Bob Ahrens. Careless speaks about his involvement in protecting natural areas (1970-2006) through his work in the Sierra Club on Vancouver Island, Tatsheshini Wild/BC Spaces for Nature, the Wilderness Tourism Association and as a land resources specialist with BC Cabinet. He names the parks he is most familiar with, including Nitinat Triangle, Purcell Wilderness, Spatsizi, Height of the Rockies, Tatshenshini and Chilcotin. Amongst his memorable experiences, Careless lists demonstrations for Nitinat Triangle, meeting Princess Margaret and Chretien and his encounters with wildlife. He names protecting Tatshenshini as a major accomplishment. Careless mentions mentors such as Bob Williams, Brett Wallace (UVic), Brock Evans, Ken Farquharson and family.

Throughout his interview, Careless voices his concerns about this generation keeping the legacy of protection alive and his wishes that the public connects with parks through personal experiences; these connections is what will make parks lands truly safe for the future.

Ahrens speaks about his work with BC Parks (1949-1979) in roles as chief of planning, assistant director, director and deputy minister. He discusses his interest in nature, work in forestry industry and organization of BC Parks in the early years. Ahrens speaks about working in all of the parks at the time and explains the change in focus from multi-purpose parks close to urban areas to larger, more scenic park expansion under the 1970s government. He discusses park use and creation of “mischief designations” like wilderness areas and recreation areas.

In terms of challenges, Ahrens names daily battles to protect natural integrity of the parks. He expresses regrets that funds were not available to acquire parkland in cheaper times and tells an anecdote about Kokanee Creek Park. Ahrens communicates dissatisfaction with the current parks system, particularly with their push for substantial developments/resorts. He speaks about a lack of public support for natural parks and expresses hope that this will change in the future. Ahrens discusses the interpretive program and the demise of the youth crew program.

Camera shots show Careless with trees and shrubs in background and show Ahrens with railing and tree in background.

Continuation of the Bob Ahrens interview Fall 2007. Ahrens discusses the strengths and weakness of his mentors E.G. Oldham and Donald McMurtry. He speaks about the historical relationship between forestry and parks, as well as the provincial Park Act and outside influences/park proponents in the 1940s-1960s. Ahrens talks about balancing use and impact on the environment and how those decisions were made. In terms of proudest accomplishments, he speaks about the park system itself, park expansion under different governments and establishing an independent Park Act (1965). Ahrens addresses his regrets, which include lack of funding to acquire private offerings.

Camera shots show Ahrens with railing and tree in background.

Sandra Meigs fonds
CA UVICARCH AR138 · Fonds · 1970 - 2007

The fonds reflects Meigs’ artistic development, relationships with galleries, and teaching career, and consists of articles, brochures, correspondence, essays, lecture notes, notebooks, exhibit posters, photographs, scripts and other writings. Exhibitions and writings include: "The Scab Picker," "The Western Gothic," "Joy Joy Sorrow," "The Newborn," "Swoon," "Scenes for My Affection," "Purgatorio - A Drinkingbout," and "A Dense Fog."

Meigs, Sandra
Order of Canada
File · 1987 - 2006
Part of Ted Harrison fonds

File consists of materials relating to Harrison's being named to the Order of Canada in 1987, including further correspondence with the Governor General and Rideau Hall.

File includes the following items:
• 6 July 1987 – TH writes to Roger De C. Nantel thanking him for notification of admission to the OOC
• 13 July 1987 – Rick Filanti writes to Ted congratulating him on OOC
• 28 October 1987 – Office of Governor General remits payment for travel, meals, and accommodation
• TH writes to the Rt. Hon. Mr. John Turner MP thanking him for letter of congratulation
• TH writes to the Rt. Hon. Flora MacDonald MP thanking her for letter of congratulation
• 24 November 1987 – TH writes to Doug Phillips MLA thanking him for his letter of congratulation
• 24 November 1987 – TH writs to Willard L. Phelps thanking him for his letter of congratulation
• 24 November 1987 – TH writes to Audrey McLaughlin MP thanking her for attending the OOC investiture and vernissage
• 24 June 1992 – fax from Rideau Hall with invitation to a luncheon with Queen Elizabeth II on 1 July 92
• 26 November 1993 – Letter from Patrick Reid of Vancouver Port Corporation regarding disbursement of leftover funds from 1992 regional celebrations
• 11 August 1994 – Letter from Gerda Hnatyshyn thanking TH for donation of a painting to the Friends of Rideau Hall
• 5 October 1994 – Letter from Richard Berthelsen inviting TH to several events in conjunction with the 1994 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in Ottawa along with formal invitation
• 21 January 1995 – menu from a dinner with the Hnatyshyns at Rideau Hall
• 19 June 1995 – Letter from Registrar of Canadian Citizenship regarding TH’s request to take part in citizenship ceremonies
• November 1995 – Friends of Rideau Hall Newsletter
• 20 February 2006 – personal note from Nan Oliver

Series · 1985 - 2006
Part of Early Music Society of the Islands fonds

Series includes the records of the Society’s incorporation, its constitution, and charitable status; annual general meeting files; minutes, correspondence and reports files; concert committee business and reports;
newsletters; and press releases, advertising development and articles regarding the Society.

Early Music Society of the Islands
Fundraising and development
Series · 1986 - 2006
Part of Early Music Society of the Islands fonds

The series includes records relating to the application for and administration of grants for the operation of the Society and funding of individual concerts. Funding bodies include local and non local foundations, provincial government granting agencies, 1994 Commonwealth Games Arts and Cultural Festival Endorsement Program, Victoria’s Community Arts Council, and foreign embassies and cultural agencies.

Early Music Society of the Islands
Harrison Appearances
Series · 1984 - 2006
Part of Ted Harrison fonds

Series consists of correspondence regarding events which TH participated in, and consists of the following files: Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava, 1985; various locations in Japan; Arts Umbrella in Vancouver and a cruise to Alaska; International Board of Books for Young People in Nicosia, Cyprus (1984), Williamsburg, West Virginia USA, and elsewhere; National Parks Centennial Citizens’ Committee of Toronto and elsewhere; Newfoundland Historic Parks Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland; International Reading Association 37th Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida in May 1992; Saskatchewan Reading Council Conference in Regina, 2002; International Children’s Project, Inc.; Painters at Painter’s Lodge, Campbell River; and a reading tour with West Vancouver Memorial Library.

Item consists of interviews by Rick Searle with Lucien (Luc) Campeau and Milton (Milt) Goddard).Campeau speaks about his employment with BC Parks, from 1955 until his retirement as district manager [year not given]. He names the parks he worked in; his major accomplishments, such as the boardwalk at Liard Hot Springs, the road into Montague Harbor and Bowen Island landscaping; and names some of his mentors. Campeau also speaks to the importance of the provincial park system and the need for support from the government to ensure its continued success.

Camera shots show Luc Campeau with water and hills in the background. Sometimes see interviewer.

Goddard speaks about his employment with BC Parks (1959-1988) and roles as reconnaissance, district park officer and regional manager in the Kootenays and Kamloops. He characterizes each decade of BC Parks during his years there: 1960s were underfunded; 1970s were well-funded with several parks and wilderness areas created and major park reconstruction; 1980s saw reorganization and downsizing, but system was sophisticated and successful.

Goddard discusses the youth crews and back country ranger programs, and he counts the establishment of the female youth crews and back country rangers as major accomplishments. He found managing staff performance as a major challenge. Goddard feels that the current BC Parks has lost its vitality and colour, due in part to contractors, lost ownership of system and an unmet need for greater planning capabilities.

Item consists of Rich Searle interviews with Tom Moore and Ed Mankelow. Moore speaks about his employment with BC Parks (1950-1995), including positions as district manager and regional manager. He names the parks he worked in, which included most of the parks in BC. Moore characterizes the 1960s as a time of tough budgeting processes, the 1970s as a time when more money than could be spent responsibly and the 1980s as a time when development was sold off and programs were done away with (e.g. youth crew).

Moore’s most memorable experiences include building a park from start to finish in a single year (e.g. Okanagan Lake Park) as well as developing ski areas in Manning Park and Cypress Mountain. He does not feel that he has one single biggest accomplishment, but names youth crews and building chair lifts amongst best accomplishments. He hopes he is remembered for being a builder, a doer and a hard-nosed "budgeter." Moore counts the ups and downs of government changes as his major challenge, as they made it difficult to budget and set priorities. In terms of lessons learned, Moore feels that having consistent staff rather than relying on auxiliaries is important. His future wishes for BC Parks include BC parks becoming a commission (like BC Hydro) with a budget not just from government, but also from donations. This would allow more planned development by need. In closing, Moore names his mentors, including Charlie Valet and Ian Leeman, and remarks that he feels disappointed that the regional status of parks is gone. He believes that today, consistency in the BC Parks system has been lost and he would like to see BC parks move back to a decentralized system that works better, giving district authority and allowing for greater consistency.

Camera shots show Tom Moore indoors with a plant in the background. Interviewer is seen at end of interview.

Mankelow speaks about his involvement with BC Parks and protected areas through work with the Parks and Wilderness Land Use Committee of the BC Wildlife Federation (1962-2006), the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the BC Parks Legacy Panel and the Parks Advisory Committee. He is most familiar with parks where he park host, namely Spatzisi and Kakwa, as well as Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island.
Mankelow recounts his most memorable experiences, such as park inaugurations and watching wild animals in their native habitat. His biggest accomplishments center on awards he has received for his environmental work over the years, including the award for outstanding conservationist in Canada (1979), the Barsby Award for Conservation (1979) and the Millenium Award for protection of parks. Mankelow hopes to be remembered for his passion for parks, which comes from his true belief in young people.
Mankelow sees securing continued financial support from government and the 2010 Olympics as the next major challenges for parks and protected areas. Mankelow’s regrets are few, but he does regret suggesting the co-management of wild rivers in BC. The biggest lessons he has learned is the strength of people power, the importance of ecological integrity above recreation and the importance of education and involving young people. He hopes that BC Parks will not turn to commercialization in the future. Mankelow lists several mentors, including Bob Ahrens, Bert Brink, Bob Peterson, Helut Williams, Rick Searle and others. Mankelow ends the interview by reiterating the importance of young people and by speaking with interviewer about Strathcona, lodges in parks and other park related issues.

Camera shots show Ed Mankelow indoors with a plant in the background. Interviewer is seen towards the end of interview.