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Nanaimo Community Archives Events and celebrations
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Agnes Flett fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1965]

Fonds consists of photographs of a Legion banquet. Includes images of the unveiling of the "Bathtub Capital" sign and various people including Frank Ney, Janice Dorman, George Pearkes, and Jack Johnson.

Flett, Agnes

Fred Taylor collection

  • Fonds
  • 1995-1997

Collection consists of correspondence and notes, compiled by Fred Taylor, related to the City of Nanaimo's acquisition of an old steam coal mine whistle from Air Chime Manufacturing Company. The coal mine whistle was blown every day in Nanaimo to announce shift changes and other mining related events. Includes a report on chain of title of various local mining companies and council minutes relating to Fred Taylor's role as negotiator of the whistle's return to Nanaimo. Also includes two photographs of Fred Taylor and Mayor Gary Korpan with whistle.

Nanaimo Centennial (1958) Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957-1958

Fonds consists of reports, correspondence, promotional materials, and memorabilia. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Centennial (1958) Committee

Salute to Frank Ney Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of speeches, newpaper clippings and correspondence about the statue project, sculptor Jack Harman, and the members of the committee.

Salute to Frank Ney Committee

Cornelius Bryant collection

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1975 (originally created 1880 -1893)

Collection consists of a page from an album that includes a British program for the 1887 Harvest Festival Service led by Cornelius Bryant and a file of photocopied receipts and invoices from Nanaimo businesses, 1880-1893. The receipts may have been collected by M.A. Kenny whose name appeared on the envelope that contained them.

Empire Day Celebration Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926, 1934, 1940-1947

Fonds consists of a cashbook (1940 -1947) and financial statements (1926, 1934).

Empire Day Celebration Committee (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Nanaimo Centennial (1966, 1967) Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964, 1966-1967

Fonds consists of correspondence, guest register inc. photographs, accounts, list of events and Pioneer Medallion Application forms. The applications provide considerable genealogical information.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Centennial (1966, 1967) Committee

Frank J. Ney fonds

  • CA NCAI 1993 008 A
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1992

The fonds consists of records documenting Ney's many roles and activities in government (as Mayor of Nanaimo and MLA), in local business, and with local community groups in Nanaimo. Fonds includes Ney's personal appointment books, correspondence (including some as Mayor of Nanaimo and as MLA), legal documents, and speeches; MLA files; records created and accumulated by Ney as Chair of the Nanaimo Centennial Committee, 1967, (including records of the Empire Day Celebration Committee, 1958), as Chair of the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, as President of Great National Land and Investment Corp., and as President of Nanaimo Realty Ltd.; and, photographs depicting Ney's participation in political and community activities and in land and real estate development. Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Personal records; 2) MLA records; 3) Nanaimo Centennial Committee; 4) Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society; 5) Great National Land and Investment Corporation; and, 6) Photographs.

Ney, Frank J.

Office of the Mayor fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 009 C
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 193-?]-1990, predominant 1983-1990

The fonds consists of records of the Office of the Mayor of Nanaimo during the terms of Frank Ney and Graeme Roberts. Fonds includes correspondence files, including the personal correspondence of Frank Ney; records of meetings and ceremonies, and a series of files relating to the Committee investigating proposals for a natural gas pipeline on Vancouver Island. Fonds also includes photographs of the Mayor (primarily Frank Ney) involved in numerous ceremonies and activities, along with aerial photographs of various areas of Nanaimo. The fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Ceremonies and meetings; 3) Committee; and, 4) Photographs.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Mayor

June and Dick Leahy fonds: 1960

  • Fonds
  • [Reprinted 2001]

Fonds consists of images of the 1960 fire that razed most of Chinatown. June Leahy, who took all the colour slides, used one of the earliest SLR Pentax cameras while Bill Leahy, who took most of the black and white photographs, used a Leica camera. The photographs of the day after the fire were taken by June. The Leahys were friends with RCMP Staff Sergeant Earle Sarsiat who notified Bill Leahy of the fire; the Leahys were on site soon after the fire was reported.

Leahy, June, 1917-

Vancouver Island Exhibition Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953, 1971, 1975

Fonds consists of a copy of the constitution (1953); a copy of a five-year lease from the City (1971); an exhibition prize book (1975); a blank entry form, and a newspaper clipping about history of the association.

Vancouver Island Exhibition Association