Series 275 - Facility Administration - Museum and Heritage Services

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Facility Administration - Museum and Heritage Services

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CA CRICH 275

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  • 1985-1991 (Creation)
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    Richmond (B.C.). Leisure Services

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8 cm of textual records;1 plan

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(1957 -)

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The Recreation Advisory Council (RAC) was created by Council in 1957 in order to provide "advice from those actively engaged in the the various types of recreation." The name of this citizen advisory group was changed to Leisure Services Advisory Committee between March and April of 1978, corresponding with the creation of the Leisure Services Department within the City of Richmond. Bylaw 2047, passed in 1964, states that this body shall be comprised of one representative from each society, group, club, or league which is registered with the Municipality as engaged in voluntary public recreation. The purpose of RAC was to act as a forum for ideas and problems relating to the recreation mandate of it's political counterpart, the Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC). RAC was also to act as a means by which organizations could bring forward requests, complaints and suggestions, as well as serving as an appeal mechanism regarding PARC decisions to City Council.

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Series consists of memos, correspondence, reports and planning documents relating to municipal administration of the Richmond Museum. Includes some program and display records, budget records, copies of grant applications, and an architectural plan for the renovation of the Steveston Museum.

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Earlier records relating to the administration of the Richmond Museum and other heritage services can be found in MR Series 89 (Recreation Department Subject Files) and MR Series 90 (Leisure Services Subject Files).

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