Fonds MS 27 - Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society fonds

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Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society fonds

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  • 1979 - 1987 (Creation)
    Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society

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13 cm of textual records
29 slides
119 negatives
c. 250 photographs

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The Bowen Island Park & Store Use Society (1979-1987) was established to pursue the creation of parkland on the island and to have the Union Steamships Co. "Old General Store" declared a structure of provincial significance and restored. The society enjoyed a successful working relationship with the Greater Vancouver Regional District as both parties worked through the development and incorporation of a Regional Park space near Snug Point that included a large measure of the old USSC property near and around Deep Bay. Crippen Regional Park and the "Old General Store" were dedicated at 1984's Heritage Day, after which the affairs of the society were wound-up.

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The records of the Bowen Island Park & Store Use Society were donated to the archives by the Society. Accruals were received from David Smith, a former President of the society.

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The fonds consists of records collected and created by the Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society during its eight-year existence. The records include minutes of annual general meetings, correspondence, proposals, and reference materials. Additionally, there are a number of records, photographs, and ephemera from Heritage Day '84.

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      Created 13 August, 2012

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