Fonds - Fair Haven Homes Society fonds

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Fair Haven Homes Society fonds

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  • 1944-2016 (Creation)
    Fair Haven Homes Society

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66 cm of textual records
4 photo albums
3 architectural drawings

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In 1946, BC Conference Executive appointed a committee to establish a home for senior citizens in the Greater Vancouver area. The Homes for the Aged Committee secured a site on Rumble Street, beside the United Church Home for Girls on Sussex Street. Funding for the project was provided by the United Church of Canada, the provincial government, and private donations and bequests. The Conference appointed a Board of Directors in 1949; it was registered under the British Columbia Societies Act in 1960. Several standing committees were established at the outset, including Building, Admissions, Furnishings, Executive, and Fund Raising committees. Also established early on was a Fair Haven Auxiliary (1950), which functions primarily to add to the comfort and welfare of residents and to assist with raising funds. The Fair Haven main lodge was dedicated in May 1950. A second site was developed in Vancouver in 1961, and is situated between East 48th and 49th Avenues. Both facilities have been redeveloped over the decades.

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Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1946-2015); Board and committee correspondence and reports (1947-1960); Fair Haven Auxiliary records (1962-2009); Communications and marketing materials (1944-2007); Annual reports (1949-2016); Historical reference materials (1945-2009); and Photographs (1992-2011).

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Initial records were donated from the estate of Fred Turner and brought to the Archives by John Wing, member of the Board of Directors, March 28, 1994. Further accruals transferred by Peggy Gomez in 2012 and 2017, and by Graham Brownmiller (with Jubilee United Church records) in 2019.


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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-9

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AffB 23

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Revised May 8, 2019

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  • English

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