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Russell Hellard fonds
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Russell Hellard fonds

  • CA CCOQ F9
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2017

The fonds consists of records relating to Russell Hellard's volunteering initiatives in Coquitlam, including his participation in the Crime Prevention Committee, the Community Policing Committee, the Mundy Park Sub Committee, the Crime Prevention Society, the BC Summer Games, the Centennial Committee, Block Watch, Vandal Watch, Court Watch, among others. The fonds also includes personal and family records, including a collection of photographs from his service in Canada and Australia during the Second World War.

Hellard, Russell

Crime Prevention and Community Policing Committees

The series consists of records relating to Russell Hellard's participation on the Crime Prevention Committee and later the Community Policing Committee. Hellard was Chairman of the Crime Prevention Committee from 1989-1991 and was Chairman of the Community Policy Committee from 1992-1994. A re-direction dictated from the RCMP in Ottawa changed Crime Watch to Community Policing Committees. Records include Annual Reports, committee meeting minutes, Chairman's reports, notes, and photographs. Records also pertain to the establishment, inauguration, and management of the Tri-City Community Crime Prevention Services Centre, and the activities of police officer Eric Chan, who founded the program.

Hellard, Russell

Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam Crime Prevention Society

The series consists of records relating to the Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam Crime Prevention Society, an independent volunteer organization that was formed in 1996 to assist police, community organizations, committees, and citizens in crime prevention activities. Russell Hellard was the President and Chairman of the Society until its dissolution in 2000. The records include meeting minutes, notes, official documentation of the society, including the notice of dissolution, as well as records relating to public forums that were hosted by the Society. The series also includes photographs of the community forums that took place in March, 1997.

Hellard, Russell

Assorted Committees

The series consists of records relating to several committees which Russell Hellard was involved with between 1984 and 1995. Records consist of meeting minutes, news clippings, and notes relating to several seniors programs, as well as Vandal Watch and Court Watch, two crime prevention initiatives in Coquitlam.

Hellard, Russell

BC Summer Games

The series consists of records relating to the BC Summer Games which were held in Coquitlam in 1991. The records include minutes of the Photography Sub-Committee, pamphlets, copies of The Spirit newsletter that was prepared for the Games, detailed notes relating to Hellard's participation in photographing the Games at the request of Craig Hodge, records relating to recruitment of volunteer photographers, and a few photographs of the Games.

Hellard, Russell

Centennial Committee

The series consists of records relating to the Centennial celebrations in Coquitlam in held in 1991. Records are primarily photographs but also include news clippings and pamphlets. Photographs depict Hellard and other committee members, the centennial mascot "the Town Logger," Mayor Lou Sekora, and images from the PNE Parade.

Hellard, Russell

Dogwood Pavilion Committees and Activities

The series consists of textual records, photographs, and videos relating to the various committees, activities, groups, and projects that Russell Hellard was involved with at Dogwood Pavilion including the Dogwood Lifewriters' Group, the Dogwood Veterans' Group, the Volunteer Improvement Committee, Community Volunteer Services for Seniors, the Multicultural Committee, and the Senior Safety Committee.

Hellard, Russell

Second World War records

The series primarily consists of photographs taken of Russell Hellard and by Russell Hellard while serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War as part of the No. 1 Wireless Signal Group of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. The series also includes a copy of Russell Hellard's military personnel file acquired from Library and Archives Canada, as well as some loose assorted documentation collected during his service. Finally, the series includes a copy of "Journey Down Under," a memoir written by George L. Drummond; a souvenir booklet about the history of the Number One Canadian Special Wireless Group; and a published book entitled, "The Invisible War: The Untold Secret Story of Number One Canadian Special Wireless Group," by Gil Murray.

Personal and Family records (including Awards and Recognition)

The series consists of records relating to awards and recognition received by Russell Hellard for his various volunteer positions, including his award for Citizen of the Year in 1989. The series includes photographs of awards and ceremonies, as well as the corresponding certificates and correspondence regarding the awards. The series also includes a number of personal photographs of Russell Hellard's family and home.

Hellard, Russell

Dogwood Lifewriters' Group

The subseries primarily consists of the annual publications of the Dogwood Lifewriters' Group from 1999 to 2017, as well as news clippings about the organization, grant applications, meeting minutes, newsletters, and photographs of members.

Dogwood Lifewriters' Group

Dogwood Veterans' Group

The subseries consists of a number of Veterans' Stories booklets from 2005 to 2007, as well as news clippings, minutes, and reports from the Dogwood Veterans' Group. The subseries also contains photographs of members of the Dogwood Veterans' Group that were included in the booklets, as well as photographs of various events attended by members.

Dogwood Veterans' Group

Dogwood Pavilion: Assorted Committees, Activities, and Projects

The subseries consists of assorted records from a number of committees, activities, and programs at Dogwood Pavilion including: the Volunteer Improvement Committee, Community Volunteer Services for Seniors, Multicultural Committee, and the Senior Safety Committee. The subseries also includes Dogwood Pavilion's Bylaws, photographs of the Dogwood Pavilion Expansion Project (1997), and photographs of various activities.

Mundy Park Sub Committee

The subseries consists of records relating to the Mundy Park Sub Committee, which was a sub committee of the Community Policing Committee formed to examine crime occurring in the park and determine crime prevention initiatives. Hellard was Chairman of the Committee.

Hellard, Russell